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.

Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

02 May 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Amit Shah's visit sparks leadership change, cabinet rejig rumors

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.

Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

25 Apr 2022

India
Karnataka: After hijab row, Bible in school triggers controversy

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.

Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

18 Apr 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Cabinet reshuffle on cards after BJP chief Nadda's visit?

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday hinted a cabinet reshuffle or expansion is likely to happen in the state.

Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide

14 Apr 2022

Politics
Karnataka: Congress demands minister Eshwarappa's resignation, arrest over contractor's suicide

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.

'Wearing hijab not essential practice in Islam,' rules Karnataka HC

15 Mar 2022

India
'Wearing hijab not essential practice in Islam,' rules Karnataka HC

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.

Mysore University to give posthumous honorary doctorate to Puneeth Rajkumar

14 Mar 2022

Entertainment
Mysore University to give posthumous honorary doctorate to Puneeth Rajkumar

Late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Mysore.

Bajrang Dal member killed in Karnataka's Shivamogga; Section 144 imposed

21 Feb 2022

India
Bajrang Dal member killed in Karnataka's Shivamogga; Section 144 imposed

A 26-year-old member of the right-wing outfit Bajrang Dal was stabbed to death in Karnataka's Shivamogga on Sunday night.

Hijab row: Karnataka HC adjourns hearing till tomorrow

14 Feb 2022

India
Hijab row: Karnataka HC adjourns hearing till tomorrow

The Karnataka High court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the petition challenging the ban on hijab (headscarves) in colleges till Tuesday.

Hijab row: Section 144 imposed around high schools in Udupi

13 Feb 2022

India
Hijab row: Section 144 imposed around high schools in Udupi

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.

Hijab row: Bengaluru police ban protests, gatherings near educational institutions

09 Feb 2022

India
Hijab row: Bengaluru police ban protests, gatherings near educational institutions

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.

Karnataka schools and colleges shut as hijab row escalates

08 Feb 2022

India
Karnataka schools and colleges shut as hijab row escalates

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday ordered all high schools and colleges to remain shut for the next three days.

Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders weigh in on Karnataka hijab row

05 Feb 2022

Politics
Rahul Gandhi, BJP leaders weigh in on Karnataka hijab row

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.

Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru

28 Jan 2022

India
Former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa's granddaughter found dead in Bengaluru

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.

Karnataka: Why Siddaramaiah wants protection for accused Bitcoin hacker

16 Nov 2021

Politics
Karnataka: Why Siddaramaiah wants protection for accused Bitcoin hacker

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.

Congress slams BJP over 'drug addict' remark against Rahul Gandhi

20 Oct 2021

Politics
Congress slams BJP over 'drug addict' remark against Rahul Gandhi

The Indian National Congress on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party over controversial remarks against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi.

Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

22 Sep 2021

Bengaluru
Namma Metro Phase II to be completed by 2024: Bommai

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday asked officials to complete the second phase of Namma (Bengaluru) Metro work by 2024.

Karnataka: Decision on Ganesha festival celebrations on September 5

31 Aug 2021

India
Karnataka: Decision on Ganesha festival celebrations on September 5

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.

Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

27 Aug 2021

India
Karnataka to administer five lakh COVID-19 jabs daily from September

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.

No proposal to cut petrol prices in state: Karnataka CM

17 Aug 2021

Politics
No proposal to cut petrol prices in state: Karnataka CM

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.

As COVID-19 cases surge, Karnataka launches special pediatric camps

13 Aug 2021

India
As COVID-19 cases surge, Karnataka launches special pediatric camps

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed all concerned departments to set up pediatric camps across the state.

Newly appointed Karnataka CM Bommai accords ex-CM Yediyurappa Cabinet-rank status

08 Aug 2021

Politics
Newly appointed Karnataka CM Bommai accords ex-CM Yediyurappa Cabinet-rank status

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has been accorded a Cabinet-rank status by his successor Basavaraj Bommai.

Karnataka Cabinet: Ministers take oath; no deputy for CM Bommai

04 Aug 2021

Politics
Karnataka Cabinet: Ministers take oath; no deputy for CM Bommai

Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday inducted 29 new ministers into the state Cabinet.

Karnataka Cabinet to have 26 new Ministers, swearing-in likely today

04 Aug 2021

Politics
Karnataka Cabinet to have 26 new Ministers, swearing-in likely today

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to appoint as many as 26 new Ministers for the state Cabinet today.

Karnataka to tighten borders, make COVID-19 testing compulsory, says Bommai

30 Jul 2021

Politics
Karnataka to tighten borders, make COVID-19 testing compulsory, says Bommai

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.

Basavaraj Bommai succeeds BS Yediyurappa; takes oath as Karnataka CM

28 Jul 2021

Politics
Basavaraj Bommai succeeds BS Yediyurappa; takes oath as Karnataka CM

Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday took oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Basavaraj Bommai elected new Karnataka CM; to take oath tomorrow

27 Jul 2021

Politics
Basavaraj Bommai elected new Karnataka CM; to take oath tomorrow

At the legislature meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengaluru, Basavaraj Bommai was elected the next Karnataka Chief Minister.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

26 Jul 2021

Politics
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

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.

Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva named in Karnataka drugs case

06 Sep 2020

Entertainment
Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law Aditya Alva named in Karnataka drugs case

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.

Bengaluru: How rioters cornered cops with guerrilla-like attack, discreet planning

13 Aug 2020

India
Bengaluru: How rioters cornered cops with guerrilla-like attack, discreet planning

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.

#BengaluruBurns: "Derogatory" Facebook post on Prophet sparks violence, three dead

12 Aug 2020

India
#BengaluruBurns: "Derogatory" Facebook post on Prophet sparks violence, three dead

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.

Coronavirus: Unruly mob attacks health workers in Bengaluru, 59 arrested

20 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: Unruly mob attacks health workers in Bengaluru, 59 arrested

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.

Karnataka: Defying lockdown, BJP MLA hosts grand birthday party

11 Apr 2020

Politics
Karnataka: Defying lockdown, BJP MLA hosts grand birthday party

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.

All you need to know about detention centers in India

27 Dec 2019

India
All you need to know about detention centers in India

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.

In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

27 Aug 2019

Politics
In a first for Karnataka, Yediyurappa gets three deputy CMs

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.

Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

20 Aug 2019

Politics
Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

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.

Why new-CM BS Yediyurappa is indispensable for BJP in Karnataka

28 Jul 2019

Politics
Why new-CM BS Yediyurappa is indispensable for BJP in Karnataka

BS Yediyurappa (Yeddyurappa until recently) was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on Friday, for the fourth time.

When Amit Shah called up Yediyurappa at midnight, gave nod

27 Jul 2019

Politics
When Amit Shah called up Yediyurappa at midnight, gave nod

In Karnataka, the Congress-JD(S) coalition collapsed on Tuesday evening, putting a halt on the crisis which had been going on for weeks.

Karnataka crisis: Days after trust vote, speaker disqualifies three MLAs

26 Jul 2019

Politics
Karnataka crisis: Days after trust vote, speaker disqualifies three MLAs

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.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Speaker summons 12 rebel MLAs, floor test today

22 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaCrisis: Speaker summons 12 rebel MLAs, floor test today

Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh on Monday summoned 12 rebel MLAs of Congress, whose resignations have endangered the coalition's survival.

#KarnatakaFloorTest: Governor asks Kumaraswamy to prove majority by 1:30pm

19 Jul 2019

Politics
#KarnatakaFloorTest: Governor asks Kumaraswamy to prove majority by 1:30pm

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.