Articles about Karnataka

Karnataka, originally known as the State of Mysore was formed in 1956 under the States Reorganisation Act, and was renamed to Karnataka in the year 1973. Located in south western India, Karnataka is the eight most populous state in the country with a total of 30 districts. Bangalore, the capital city is often dubbed as the Silicon Valley of India.

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

30 Jul 2021

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

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

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.

Yediyurappa supporter allegedly dies by suicide, caretaker CM expresses grief

27 Jul 2021

Yediyurappa supporter allegedly dies by suicide, caretaker CM expresses grief

Expressing "grief" over the alleged suicide of a supporter pained by his resignation, Karnataka's caretaker Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said ups and downs are common in politics, and appealed to his followers that their regard toward him should not go to its extremity.

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa announces resignation ending days of speculation

26 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa announces resignation ending days of speculation

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday announced that he would be resigning from his position.

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

26 Jul 2021

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.

Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said

22 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has finally hinted at the possibility of stepping down soon after his government completes two years in office on July 26.

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

21 Jul 2021

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

The phone numbers of those linked to the former Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government in Karnataka were reportedly surveilled at the time when the coalition government crumbled in 2019.

Karnataka CM's exit likely? BJP chief's 'leaked' audio hints change

19 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM's exit likely? BJP chief's 'leaked' audio hints change

A "leaked" audio clip purportedly of Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nalin Kumar Kateel has deepened the political crisis for the BJP in the state by hinting at the exit of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa soon.

'Not at all true,' Yediyurappa dismisses rumors about his resignation

17 Jul 2021

'Not at all true,' Yediyurappa dismisses rumors about his resignation

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday dismissed rumors about his resignation, saying it is not at all true.

Yediyurappa: We've every right to implement, start Mekedatu work

13 Jul 2021

Yediyurappa: We've every right to implement, start Mekedatu work

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday once again asserted that the state has got every right to implement the Mekedatu project across river Cauvery and will start the work, despite objections from neighboring Tamil Nadu.

Black fungus killed 303 in Karnataka who recovered from COVID-19

12 Jul 2021

Black fungus killed 303 in Karnataka who recovered from COVID-19

More than 300 people, who had fully recovered from the coronavirus, lost their life to mucormycosis in Karnataka.

Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

08 Jul 2021

Four new faces from Karnataka inducted into PM Modi's cabinet

With PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday inducting four new faces from Karnataka into his Ministry, and Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanda Gowda resigning ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle, the state's representation in the Union Council of Ministers now stands at six.

CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

07 Jul 2021

CM Yediyurappa directs officials to prepare Mekedatu project action plan

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has directed officials to prepare the action plan for the Mekedatu project at the earliest, which is vital for the state, said the state's Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Karnataka Unlock 3.0: Religious places, restaurants, malls open from today

05 Jul 2021

Karnataka Unlock 3.0: Religious places, restaurants, malls open from today

With the Karnataka government further easing restrictions under "Unlock 3.0" effective from Monday, life seems to have returned to normalcy as shops, restaurants, malls, private offices, and religious places began operations in full swing.

Bengaluru Urban number one among districts in nationwide vaccination drive

22 Jun 2021

Bengaluru Urban number one among districts in nationwide vaccination drive

Bengaluru Urban stood number one among districts in the country in the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday, by administering 2,09,256 doses, while Karnataka stood second among states by administering 10.36 lakh doses, Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

Karnataka hails NGT order closing proceedings against Mekedatu project

19 Jun 2021

Karnataka hails NGT order closing proceedings against Mekedatu project

The Karnataka government on Friday welcomed the National Green Tribunal's decision to close on its own, proceedings based on a media report against the ambitious Mekedatu project and said the project would be started soon.

Veteran Karnataka cricketer B Vijayakrishna no more

17 Jun 2021

Veteran Karnataka cricketer B Vijayakrishna no more

Veteran Karnataka cricketer B Vijayakrishna died at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday due to multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest, family sources said. He was 71.

Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah no more

12 Jun 2021

Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah no more

Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah died on Friday due to COVID-19 related ailments, sources close to him said.

Lockdown in 11 Karnataka districts to continue after June 14

11 Jun 2021

Lockdown in 11 Karnataka districts to continue after June 14

COVID-19 induced lockdown measures will continue in 11 districts of Karnataka which have a high positivity rate till June 21, while some relaxations will be given in the rest of the state from June 14, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Thursday.

COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka has been extended until June 14

03 Jun 2021

COVID-19 lockdown in Karnataka has been extended until June 14

The ongoing state-wide lockdown in Karnataka due to the coronavirus has been extended by a week, until June 14, News18 reports.

When and how will Maharashtra and Karnataka ease COVID-19 curbs?

25 May 2021

When and how will Maharashtra and Karnataka ease COVID-19 curbs?

The Maharashtra government is considering extending the state-wide lockdown by another week and may finally begin lifting restrictions once that period ends, sources have told News18.

COVID-19: Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown; curfew in Goa to continue

22 May 2021

COVID-19: Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown; curfew in Goa to continue

As India's battle with COVID-19 continues amid the deadly second wave, the number of infections and deaths remains high in several states of the country.

Karnataka targets vaccinating eligible population by 2021 end

19 May 2021

Karnataka targets vaccinating eligible population by 2021 end

The Karnataka government has set a goal to vaccinate all eligible people in the state by November end against coronavirus.

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

16 May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae hits Goa's coastal areas; 4 dead in Karnataka

The storm in the Arabian Sea, Cyclone Tauktae, on Sunday claimed four lives in Karnataka.

COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

12 May 2021

COVID-19: Many states rush to import vaccines amid acute shortage

Facing acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines amid the raging second wave, at least 10 Indian states have decided to reach out to international vaccine manufacturers to fast-track the inoculation drive.

State of confusion: Karnataka's new lockdown rules leave residents miffed

10 May 2021

State of confusion: Karnataka's new lockdown rules leave residents miffed

Karnataka's COVID-19 lockdown from May 10 to May 24 has left residents of the hilly state confused about the new curbs.

Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

07 May 2021

Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

Facing the wrath of Bengaluru's civil society for "communalizing" an alleged bed allocation scam by the civic body, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya visited the Bengaluru south zone war room on Thursday to apologize for his actions.

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

06 May 2021

Centre moves SC over Karnataka HC's order on oxygen supply

The Centre on Thursday moved the Supreme Court against a Karnataka High Court order seeking an increase in the daily supply of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to the state to 1,200 metric tonnes (MT) from the present 965 MT.

Karnataka to UP: These states have declared journalists frontline workers

05 May 2021

Karnataka to UP: These states have declared journalists frontline workers

On Tuesday, Karnataka became the latest state to designate journalists in the state as "frontline workers" adding that they would be vaccinated on priority.

Karnataka: 24 patients die as hospital faces oxygen shortage

03 May 2021

Karnataka: 24 patients die as hospital faces oxygen shortage

As many as 24 patients died at a government hospital in Karnataka's Chamarajanagara district allegedly due to the lack of oxygen supply, reports said on Monday.

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

03 May 2021

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar after the death of 24 patients at a hospital in the Chamarajanagar district of the state due to an alleged oxygen shortage.

Kannada actor Arjun Gowda becomes ambulance driver for COVID-19 patients

01 May 2021

Kannada actor Arjun Gowda becomes ambulance driver for COVID-19 patients

Many celebrities have come forward to help as India continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis.

IMD predicts wet spell in several parts from April 26-30

26 Apr 2021

IMD predicts wet spell in several parts from April 26-30

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted a wet spell over several parts of the country, including central, south, and northeast India, from April 26 to 30.

Coronavirus: Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown; free vaccines

26 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: Karnataka announces 14-day lockdown; free vaccines

The Karnataka government on Monday announced a 14-day lockdown in the state amid a surge in COVID-19 infections.

Karnataka to set up makeshift hospitals to meet COVID-19 demand

24 Apr 2021

Karnataka to set up makeshift hospitals to meet COVID-19 demand

Amid explosion of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government has decided to set up makeshift hospitals with ICU and ventilators in Bengaluru and elsewhere in a fortnight and ordered the private facilities to reserve 80 percent of the beds for coronavirus patients.

Bengaluru battered: 124 coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in one day

24 Apr 2021

Bengaluru battered: 124 coronavirus-linked deaths recorded in one day

Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, hit a new peak of daily deaths on Friday, as 124 more people died of COVID-19.

Toyota announces temporary suspension of production at Karnataka plant

23 Apr 2021

Toyota announces temporary suspension of production at Karnataka plant

India's fourth largest car maker Toyota Kirloskar Motor has announced a temporary halt in production at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka.

Karnataka night curfew: What's allowed and what's not?

21 Apr 2021

Karnataka night curfew: What's allowed and what's not?

The Karnataka government on Tuesday imposed a curfew on weekends and during nights to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20

16 Apr 2021

Karnataka: Decision on COVID-19-related restrictions on April 20

COVID-19-related restrictions like the 'corona curfew' that are in place will continue and the government will decide on the future course of action aimed at controlling its spread on April 20, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Friday.