Articles about Basavaraj Bommai
The 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, Basavaraj Bommai, born on January 28, 1960, is also an engineer and Karnataka’s Member of Legislative Assembly for Shiggaon since 2008. The Indian politician, who began his political journey with Janata Dal in 1998 that gradually dissolved in 1999, is associated with Bharatiya Janata Party. Bommai, a mechanical engineering graduate, has also served as the Ministerial in charge of Haveri and Udupi districts of Karnataka as well as the Minister of Law and Justice and Parliamentary Affairs under BS Yediyurappa government. As the chief minister of Karnataka, Bommai increased the pension of widows, physically challenged people, as well as senior citizens. He also proclaimed scholarships for farmers’ children. An animal lover, Bommai is known to be a calm and composed person and follows Lingayat religious beliefs. He is the son of SR Bommai, the former and 11th Chief Minister of Karnataka.
02 May 2022Politics
Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Bengaluru late on Monday amid rumors of a leadership change in Karnataka ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.
25 Apr 2022India
Months after the hijab ban controversy erupted in Karnataka, Bengaluru's Clarence High School has now taken an undertaking from parents that they wouldn't object to their children carrying the Bible to the school.
18 Apr 2022Politics
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.
14 Apr 2022Politics
Karnataka Congress leaders on Thursday protested against the state's Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa, demanding his resignation and arrest over his alleged role in civil contractor Santosh Patil's suicide.
15 Mar 2022India
After days of back-to-back hearings, the Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed all petitions that challenged the state government's recent ban on wearing hijab in educational institutions.
14 Mar 2022Entertainment
Late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Mysore.
21 Feb 2022India
A 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal was stabbed to death in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Sunday night.
14 Feb 2022India
The Karnataka High court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the petition challenging the ban on hijab (headscarves) in colleges till Tuesday.
13 Feb 2022India
The Deputy Commissioner of Karnataka's Udupi district has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) within 200-meter radius area of all high schools in the district.
09 Feb 2022India
In wake of the escalating tensions in Karnataka over wearing a hijab (headscarf) in educational institutions, the Bengaluru Police have banned protests and gatherings near schools and colleges in the city for two weeks.
08 Feb 2022India
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday ordered all high schools and colleges to remain shut for the next three days.
05 Feb 2022Politics
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday spoke out on the controversy over Muslim students' demand to wear the hijab (a traditional headscarf) during their college classes.
28 Jan 2022India
Soundarya, the granddaughter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, died by alleged suicide on Friday (January 28), news agency ANI reported.
16 Nov 2021Politics
Congress' Leader of Opposition in Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Monday asked Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to provide protection to Sri Krishna or SriKi, the key accused in a Rs. 46 crore Bitcoin scam.
20 Oct 2021Politics
The Indian National Congress on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party over controversial remarks against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.
22 Sep 2021Bengaluru
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.
31 Aug 2021India
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said the government will take a decision on relaxing restrictions on Ganesha festival celebrations, on September 5, after getting necessary inputs from the districts and the expert committee.
27 Aug 2021India
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the state will start administering at least five lakh COVID-19 vaccinations daily from September 1 with the help of the Centre.
17 Aug 2021Politics
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that there was no proposal before the government to cut petrol prices in the state on the lines of neighboring Tamil Nadu.
13 Aug 2021India
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed all concerned departments to set up pediatric camps across the state.
08 Aug 2021Politics
Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has been accorded a Cabinet-rank status by his successor Basavaraj Bommai.
04 Aug 2021Politics
Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday inducted 29 new ministers into the state Cabinet.
04 Aug 2021Politics
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to appoint as many as 26 new Ministers for the state Cabinet today.
30 Jul 2021Politics
Amid rising COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, state Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said there is a need to tighten the borders and take measures to put in place compulsory testing to stop the spread of the virus.
28 Jul 2021Politics
Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka.
27 Jul 2021Politics
At the legislature meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengaluru, Basavaraj Bommai was elected the next Karnataka Chief Minister.
26 Jul 2021Politics
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that he has decided to resign. He said he would meet the State Governor later in the day.
06 Sep 2020Entertainment
Aditya Alva, who is the brother-in-law of Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, has been named among the 12 accused in the Karnataka drugs case.
13 Aug 2020India
On Tuesday, outraged over a "derogatory" Facebook post about Prophet Muhammad, thousands of rioters set various pockets of Karnataka's East Bengaluru on fire, while the police struggled to contain the violence.
12 Aug 2020India
A bloodthirsty mob went on a rampage in Northeast Bengaluru, Karnataka, late last night after being irked by a derogatory Facebook post on Prophet Muhammad, uploaded by a Congress MLA's relative.
20 Apr 2020India
A team of health workers and police personnel were attacked in West Bengaluru last evening when they had gone to quarantine dozens of people who had come in contact with three coronavirus patients.
11 Apr 2020Politics
The rules of lockdown must be followed strictly and no one should step out unless it's absolutely necessary — this is the only message the government has been conveying for the last couple of weeks.
27 Dec 2019India
Since the Citizenship Act was recently amended, there has been a lot of talk about the National Register of Citizens and detention centers expected to confine those declared foreigners under the NRC exercise.
27 Aug 2019Politics
For three weeks after he took the oath as Chief Minister on July 26, Karnataka's BS Yediyurappa ran his cabinet alone. After the cabinet was expanded, it took almost another week for him to announce portfolios.
20 Aug 2019Politics
Almost a month after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday, with 17 MLAs taking the oath.
28 Jul 2019Politics
BS Yediyurappa (Yeddyurappa until recently) was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Friday, for the fourth time.
27 Jul 2019Politics
In Karnataka, the Congress-JD(S) coalition collapsed on Tuesday evening, putting a halt on the crisis which had been going on for weeks.
26 Jul 2019Politics
The political crisis in Karnataka, which was sparked due to a slew of resignations, took a new twist on Thursday after speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified three rebel MLAs.
22 Jul 2019Politics
Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh on Monday summoned 12 rebel MLAs of Congress, whose resignations have endangered the coalition's survival.
19 Jul 2019Politics
It's D-day for Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who has been directed by Governor Vajubhai Vala to prove his coalition's majority on the floor of the assembly by 1:30 PM on Friday.