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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.