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BS Yediyurappa, born on February 27, 1943, is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and a four-time Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was an early associate of the Sangh Parivar and rose from being a clerk to becoming a Municipal Councillor and then an MLA in the Karnataka Assembly during 1983-99 from Shikaripura. He served as an MLA from the same constituency during 2004-14 and was re-elected in 2018. Yediyurappa became Karnataka's Chief Minister for brief periods in 2007 and from 2008-2011. In 2011, he had to resign amid mounting charges of alleged corruption in various scams and was arrested. By 2015, the Karnataka High Court quashed all cases and FIRs against him, absolving him of all the charges. He was a Lok Sabha MP during 2014-18. He became CM for two days after the 2018 Assembly elections but couldn't prove the majority and hence had to resign once again. After multiple defections from the then ruling Congress-JDS alliance to BJP, the state government fell, and in the 2019 bypolls, the defectors emerged victorious on their new party's tickets. BJP thus crossed the majority mark and formed the government, with Yediyurappa taking oath as CM for the fourth time in 2019. However, pressures from within led Yediyurappa to resign again in 2021, with Basavaraj Bommai succeeding him as the Chief Minister.

27 Aug 2019

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.

20 Aug 2019

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.

18 Aug 2019

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa to order CBI probe into phone tapping

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he will order an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the alleged phone tapping incidents during the previous Congress-JD(S) coalition government.

11 Aug 2019

Massive floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra claim over 100 lives

Over 100 people have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

10 Aug 2019

Monsoon roundup: Floods ravage India; Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka worst-hit

Massive rains have led to a critical flood situation in several states across India.

08 Aug 2019

Maharashtra rains roundup: Situation worsens, 1.5L evacuated, 16 people dead

As heavy rains continue to hit several parts of the country, flooding in Maharashtra's Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts seems to have worsened.

31 Jul 2019

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After Siddhartha's death, CCD appoints SV Ranganath as interim chairman

Hours after the body of VG Siddhartha, the founder of Cafe Coffee Day was found from Netravati river on Wednesday, the celebrated coffee chain appointed SV Ranganath as its interim chairman.

31 Jul 2019

Karnataka: Congress expels 14 lawmakers who brought down coalition

On Tuesday, Congress expelled 14 of its lawmakers who were responsible for bringing down the coalition government in Karnataka.

29 Jul 2019

Karnataka: Days after taking oath, BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote

BJP's BS Yediyurappa won the trust vote on Monday, days after he took oath as Karnataka's Chief Minister.

28 Jul 2019

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.

27 Jul 2019

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.

26 Jul 2019

BJP's Yediyurappa takes oath as Karnataka's CM for fourth time

BS Yediyurappa took oath as Karnataka's Chief Minister at the Raj Bhavan for the fourth time on Friday.

26 Jul 2019

Karnataka: BJP's Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM at 6pm

BS Yeddyurappa, whose last stint as Karnataka's Chief Minister lasted less than three days, will now take oath at 6 PM on Friday.

26 Jul 2019

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.

24 Jul 2019

14-months ago, Yeddyurappa resigned. Soon, he'll return as Karnataka's CM

BS Yeddyurappa, one of the tallest BJP's leaders in Karnataka, is all set to return on the Chief Minister chair, 14 months after he resigned without facing a trust vote in the Assembly.

Karnataka's drama continues, trust vote likely at 6 PM today

On Monday, the legislators of Karnataka Assembly debated for hours, but the trust vote couldn't reach conclusion, visibly miffing speaker KR Ramesh Kumar.

#KarnatakaCrisis: After missing deadlines, Kumaraswamy faces floor test today

As the Karnataka Assembly resumes on Monday, the tottering Congress-JD(S) alliance faces its final test.

19 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaFloorTest: No trust vote today; House adjourned till July 22

Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh has adjourned the House till July 22 (Monday), ignoring Governor Vajubhai Vala's directions to hold the trust vote by Friday itself. The Assembly floor test will now be held on Monday.

19 Jul 2019

Karnataka: Governor's deadline ends. Everyone is clueless about next steps

Defying the order of Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, state Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy didn't prove majority in the House.

19 Jul 2019

#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.

18 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaTrustVote: Will Kumaraswamy be able to retain his CM chair?

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved a trust motion in the Assembly on Thursday, days after the survival of his government was threatened by a flurry of resignations.

16 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: SC to pronounce judgment on rebel MLAs' status tomorrow

Karnataka politics is going through a bizarre phase- 18 MLAs have tendered their resignations, the speaker hasn't accepted them for days now, and the Supreme Court (which was also brought into the crisis) has decided to give its verdict on Wednesday.

#KarnatakaCrisis: Rebel Congress MLA Roshan Baig detained in Bengaluru

In what marks as a new twist in the drama of Karnataka politics, a rebel Congress MLA was on Monday detained at Bengaluru airport whilst he was allegedly on his way to Mumbai to join other disgruntled legislators.

11 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: CM Kumaraswamy asks 'Why should I resign?'

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, whose fate as the head of state is mired with uncertainty, made it clear on Thursday that he won't resign.

09 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaCrisis: 30 ministers resign, Congress meet today, Kumaraswamy blames BJP

The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka took a new turn on Monday after all 30 ministers of the ruling JD(S)-Congress government resigned to make way for a cabinet reshuffle, in hope of saving the coalition from crumbling completely.

07 Jul 2019

#KarnatakaPoliticalCrisis: Mallikarjun Kharge blames BJP, denies K'taka CM post rumors

Following the resignation of 12 MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge blamed BJP for the political crisis.

06 Jul 2019

Karnataka: 11 Congress-JD(S) MLAs tender resignations, coalition in crisis

In May last year, JD(S) and Congress forged a post-poll alliance to form government in Karnataka and crowned HD Kumaraswamy as the Chief Minister.

22 Mar 2019

BS Yeddyurappa bribed top BJP leaders, Lokpal should investigate: Congress

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party of taking a bribe to the tune of Rs. 1,800 crore from former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa.

28 Feb 2019

Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

In what can only be qualified as cringeworthy, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the airstrikes would help the saffron party win 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

13 Feb 2019

Feel like rape survivor: Karnataka speaker's statement sparks row

Amid the ongoing audio tape row which has rocked Karnataka politics, speaker KR Ramesh on Tuesday likened himself to a rape survivor who repeatedly has to answer questions.

11 Feb 2019

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy announces SIT probe into audio clip row

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today announced a comprehensive SIT probe to "bring out the truth" after an audio clip he released showed state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa in a purported conversation to lure JD(S) MLA Naganagowda Kandkur.

08 Feb 2019

Kumaraswamy releases audio-clips, claims Yeddyurappa trying to topple his government

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today released two audio clips purportedly of BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa trying to lure JD(S) MLA Nagan Gouda, claiming the party was trying to topple his government.

21 Jan 2019

Karnataka: Congress MLA, accused of hitting colleague, says he 'slipped'

JN Ganesh, Congress MLA from Karnataka who was accused of hitting his colleague Anand Singh, was suspended from the party by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee's general secretary.

21 Jan 2019

Seer Shivakumara Swami, head of Lingayat mutt, dies at 111

On Monday, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt of Karnataka died after battling illness.

16 Jan 2019

Siddaramaiah attacks Modi while BJP-lawmakers from Karnataka stay at resort

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday over the coalition crisis in the state and asked him whether his saaf niyat slogan was about grabbing power through a coup.

The truth behind Justice AK Sikri's post-retirement 'plum job'

Justice AK Sikri, who voted in favor of the transfer of former CBI Chief Alok Verma, has declined a post-retirement job at the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT).

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

25 Dec 2018

'Kill mercilessly, no problem': Karnataka CM seen saying (video attached)

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has found himself in the middle of a massive controversy after he was seen on video ordering someone to "kill mercilessly" to avenge the death of a local JD(S) leader.

Series-of-events: What happened on night CBI-boss Alok Verma was divested

On the intervening night of October 23 and 24, CBI Chief Alok Verma was divested of his powers which led to political turmoil in the nation.

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.