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Karnataka elections: First battle for the upcoming war in 2019

10 May 2018

Karnataka elections: First battle for the upcoming war in 2019

The unprecedented media space for Karnataka is anything but unreasonable, after all it's a fight between two national parties - one that's fighting an existential battle (Congress), while the other wanting to get done with its 'party of the north' tag (BJP).

Why minority status for the Lingayats before Karnataka elections?

10 May 2018

Why minority status for the Lingayats before Karnataka elections?

Karnataka goes to polls in 2 days, and the hottest debated question of the assembly elections - is which way will the Lingayats vote?

#SuperstitiousIndia: Did Modi avoid this district fearing loss in Karnataka?

09 May 2018

#SuperstitiousIndia: Did Modi avoid this district fearing loss in Karnataka?

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took a dig at Prime Minister Modi for not doing a rally in the Chamarajanagar district, infamous for black-magic.

Game on! Yeddyurappa accepts Siddaramaiah's open-debate challenge

08 May 2018

Game on! Yeddyurappa accepts Siddaramaiah's open-debate challenge

In a quick turn of events, BJP's CM candidate of Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa has accepted the open-debate challenge of incumbent Congress CM Siddaramaiah.

Modiji, speeches don't fill empty stomachs: Sonia Gandhi

08 May 2018

Modiji, speeches don't fill empty stomachs: Sonia Gandhi

Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi from a podium at Vijayapura in poll-bound Karnataka on Tuesday.

Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections

08 May 2018

Amit Shah lists Congress's failures, BJP's achievements ahead of Karnataka-elections

BJP President Amit Shah spoke about issues concerning poll-bound Karnataka in an interview to Hindustan Times and said his party will win an absolute majority.

Siddaramaiah wants Modi to apologize publicly or face Rs.100cr defamation-suit

08 May 2018

Siddaramaiah wants Modi to apologize publicly or face Rs.100cr defamation-suit

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has threatened to file a Rs. 100cr defamation suit against BJP, PM Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah and its Karnataka candidate BS Yeddyurappa for 'false accusations' against him.

From loan waivers to foreign trips: Decoding Karnataka's manifestos

06 May 2018

From loan waivers to foreign trips: Decoding Karnataka's manifestos

In a bid to project its CM candidate Yeddyurappa as pro-farmer, the BJP in its manifesto has promised to allocate Rs. 1.5 lakh crore for waiving farmer loans, and irrigation projects.

Karnataka Manifesto: Why urban Karnataka matters?

05 May 2018

Karnataka Manifesto: Why urban Karnataka matters?

About 38% of Karnataka's population lives in urban areas.

Calling him 'naamdaar', PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi's 15-minute-speech challenge

01 May 2018

Calling him 'naamdaar', PM Modi mocks Rahul Gandhi's 15-minute-speech challenge

Addressing a mega-rally in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday, took several digs at Congress President Rahul Gandhi, and dared him to speak for 15 minutes without a paper.

Karnataka elections: Rahul Gandhi promises 1 crore jobs in manifesto

27 Apr 2018

Karnataka elections: Rahul Gandhi promises 1 crore jobs in manifesto

Congress President Rahul Gandhi released Karnataka Manifesto 2018-2023 on Friday and promised 1 crore jobs in a span of five years.

Development our only agenda: PM Modi tells Karnataka BJP workers

26 Apr 2018

Development our only agenda: PM Modi tells Karnataka BJP workers

PM Narendra Modi said today that development was his only agenda for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls, and accused the state's Congress government of stalling its progress.

Congress high-command to take call on next Karnataka CM candidate

24 Apr 2018

Congress high-command to take call on next Karnataka CM candidate

The Congress high-command will take a call on the next Chief Minister in consultation with the newly elected MLAs, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said on Tuesday, indicating incumbent Siddaramaiah may not be the automatic choice.

Bengaluru: Despite removing contractor system, sanitation workers unpaid since months

17 Apr 2018

Bengaluru: Despite removing contractor system, sanitation workers unpaid since months

Around 200 sanitation workers in RR Nagar zone took to the streets yesterday to protest against BBMP for not paying their salaries for three months.

Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah says fake Congress candidate list in circulation

12 Apr 2018

Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah says fake Congress candidate list in circulation

Karnataka's ruling Congress has recently been hit by election-related fake news. On Tuesday, several media organizations and lakhs of voters across the state received a candidates list via WhatsApp.

21-year-old Dalit allegedly hacked to death for owning, riding horse

31 Mar 2018

21-year-old Dalit allegedly hacked to death for owning, riding horse

Will hunt down killers of Karnataka BJP, RSS workers: Shah

31 Mar 2018

Will hunt down killers of Karnataka BJP, RSS workers: Shah

BJP President Amit Shah said his party -if voted to power- would hunt down the killers of RSS and BJP workers in Karnataka and hand out severest of punishment to them.

Amit Shah does a 'RaGa,' blames own candidate for corruption

27 Mar 2018

Amit Shah does a 'RaGa,' blames own candidate for corruption

An embarrassing moment ensued for BJP during Amit Shah's Bengaluru press-conference today.

Lingayats get special religious minority status, but are they non-Hindus?

20 Mar 2018

Lingayats get special religious minority status, but are they non-Hindus?

Yesterday, Karnataka's Congress-led Siddaramaiah government granted a special religious minority status to the Lingayats and Veerashaiva-Lingayats.

Karnataka government gives Lingayats separate religion status

20 Mar 2018

Karnataka government gives Lingayats separate religion status

In a political gamble ahead of the Assembly polls, Karnataka's Congress-led Siddaramaiah government granted a special religious minority status to the Lingayats and Veerashaiva-Lingayats.

It's "secularism vs. communalism" in upcoming Karnataka polls: CM Siddaramaiah

17 Mar 2018

It's "secularism vs. communalism" in upcoming Karnataka polls: CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said the upcoming State Assembly elections will see a "secularism versus communalism" contest while asserting that Congress will emerge as victorious.

Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed "multiple times" in Bengaluru office; one arrested

07 Mar 2018

Karnataka Lokayukta stabbed "multiple times" in Bengaluru office; one arrested

In an extremely shocking incident, Karnataka's senior-most anti-corruption ombudsman, Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty was today stabbed repeatedly in his office.

BJP MP Kateel calls Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah a terrorist

05 Mar 2018

BJP MP Kateel calls Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah a terrorist

Accusing Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah of supporting the alleged killing of Hindu activists in the state by staying mum, the state BJP MP Nalin Kumar Kateel called him a "terrorist."

Ahead of elections, CM launches several half-made projects in Bengaluru

05 Mar 2018

Ahead of elections, CM launches several half-made projects in Bengaluru

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah covered all the four corners of Bengaluru on Sunday inaugurating several projects, but all are half-done.

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah

05 Mar 2018

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah

Just a day after the Tripura Assembly election results were announced, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said there is no "Modi wave" in this state, and the result will have no impact in his state, where Assembly elections are expected to be held in a few months time.

Bengaluru: 'Save Bengaluru'- BJP's new campaign for May polls

04 Mar 2018

Bengaluru: 'Save Bengaluru'- BJP's new campaign for May polls

With the Karnataka election slated for May, BJP launched 'Save Bengaluru' campaign on Holi, putting Congress on defense.

World's largest solar park launched in Karnataka

02 Mar 2018

World's largest solar park launched in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday launched the world's largest solar park set up at an investment of Rs. 16,500 crore at Pavagada in the state's Tumakuru district.

What are BJP's and Congress's strategy for Karnataka polls?

25 Feb 2018

What are BJP's and Congress's strategy for Karnataka polls?

In about a month, Election Commission (EC) will announce the schedule for the Karnataka Assembly polls. As the battle draws close, BJP and Congress have rolled up their sleeves for the big fight.

Bengaluru to get new e-cab service for corporate firms

19 Feb 2018

Bengaluru to get new e-cab service for corporate firms

Bengaluru city is all set to get as many as 1,000 battery-run cabs as a city-based group in collaboration with Mahindra has launched their electric cab services during the weekend.

Siddaramaiah woos Karnataka with his government's last budget

16 Feb 2018

Siddaramaiah woos Karnataka with his government's last budget

Ahead of the Assembly polls, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah presented his government's last budget. It wasn't a full-fledged budget but a vote-on-account budget as the state goes to polls in April.

Karnataka polls: Government staff set to get 24-30% salary hike

27 Jan 2018

Karnataka polls: Government staff set to get 24-30% salary hike

This February, Karnataka's government's 6.2 lakh employees and pensioners are all set to receive a 24-30% salary-hike from the Siddaramaiah-led administration.

Karnataka CM launches mobile Indira canteens in Bengaluru

27 Jan 2018

Karnataka CM launches mobile Indira canteens in Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah recently flagged off 24 mobile Indira Canteens. The canteens were launched to make the state hunger-free by serving food to the poor at subsidized rates.

Now, Congress and BJP fight it out in Karnataka

12 Jan 2018

Now, Congress and BJP fight it out in Karnataka

After Gujarat and Himachal polls are done and dusted, the action has now moved to Karnataka.

MoS Anantkumar Hegde: BJP will change the constitution

26 Dec 2017

MoS Anantkumar Hegde: BJP will change the constitution

MoS Employment and Skill Development Anantkumar Hegde ruffled feathers when he announced that BJP will respect the word "secular" only because the Constitution mentions it.

Rahul's elevation: PM Modi congratulates Congress on its "Aurangzeb Raj"

04 Dec 2017

Rahul's elevation: PM Modi congratulates Congress on its "Aurangzeb Raj"

Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination for Congress president today, amid high drama.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah pitches for a state flag again

26 Nov 2017

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah pitches for a state flag again

While inaugurating the three-day 83rd Akhil Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that those who oppose a separate state flag are disrespecting the state and language.

Siddaramaiah's convoy blocks ambulance again, patient forced to walk

21 Nov 2017

Siddaramaiah's convoy blocks ambulance again, patient forced to walk

Once again, Karnataka CM Siddaramaih has managed to display his VIP mentality when his convoy blocked an ambulance, forcing a patient to walk to the hospital.

DySP Ganapathy death case: Karnataka minister KJ George booked

27 Oct 2017

DySP Ganapathy death case: Karnataka minister KJ George booked

In a setback to Congress in Karnataka, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against Karnataka minister and CM Siddaramaiah close aide KJ George and two senior police officials in Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) M K Ganapathy's death case in 2016.

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT releases sketches of prime suspects

14 Oct 2017

Gauri Lankesh murder: SIT releases sketches of prime suspects

The SIT probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh has released sketches of two main suspects.

Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

06 Oct 2017

Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

In the latest development in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, five names associated to the right-wing Sanatan Sanstha have emerged as key suspects. Four of them have Interpol Red Notices against them for their alleged involvement in earlier crimes.