Tag: Karnataka

BJP sweeps bypolls in Karnataka, Yediyurappa government retains majority

BENGALURU: The ruling BJP swept the by-elections winning 12 of the total 15 seats, helping the four-month-old B S Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government to retain majority in the Assembly. Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah and State Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao quit their posts after the party posted a poor show, winning only two seats, as […]

Karnataka’s financial condition good, stable, says B S Yediyurappa

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday said the State’s financial condition was “good”, and expressed confidence that the government would meet tax collection targets despite limitations. Yediyurappa, who also holds the finance portfolio, was responding to criticism about his purported statement that the states treasury was “empty”. During the discussion on demands, […]

ED arrests Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivkumar for ‘money laundering’

NEW DELHI: The ED Tuesday arrested Congress’s troubleshooter from Karnataka D K Shivakumar here in connection with a money laundering case following repeated questioning over the past few days, officials said. The former cabinet minister and sitting MLA from Kanakapura seat appeared before the central probe agency for questioning for the fourth time on Tuesday […]

Samsung donates 550,000 notebooks in government schools

NEW DELHI: Samsung R&D Institute – Bangalore (SRI-B), Samsung‘s largest R&D centre outside Korea and Government of Karnataka today donated 550,000 notebooks and one lakh stationery items to 2,100 government schools in Kolar and Ramanagar districts of Karnataka. In the fifth edition of the notebook donation drive for around one lakh students studying at government […]

Karnataka: Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha’s body found

MANGALURU: The body of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V G Siddhartha, who had gone missing, was found on Wednesday in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka after 36 hours of intense search, officials said. The body had washed ashore near Ullal and was fished out by local fishermen. Mangalore MLA U […]

Karnataka Assembly Speaker disqualifies three rebel MLAs

NEW DELHI: Karnataka Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar on July 25 disqualified Congress rebels Ramesh Jarakiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli and independent legislator R. Shankar till the end of the term of current House in 2023. Giving his ruling, the Speaker said he would take a decision on the remaining 14 cases in a “couple of […]

Karnataka Chief Minister submits resignation to Governor

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala shortly after losing the confidence motion in the Assembly. Soon after the outcome, Kumaraswamy drove to the Raj Bhavan along with deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara and other senior colleagues and handed over the resignation, officials said. “I hereby […]

Karnataka mulls ban on construction of tall buildings

NEW DELHI: The Karnataka government is contemplating a five-year ban on construction of multi-storeyed residential buildings in view of the acute water crisis. The deputy CM and Bengaluru Development Minister G Parameshwara said that the proposal comes in the wake of apartment residents in city suburbs rely on pure tanker water for both drinking and […]

Confident of getting CWC nod for Mekedatu project: Kumaraswamy

NEW DELHI: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday expressed confidence that the state will soon get clearance from the Central Water Commission for the proposed Rs 5,912-crore Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river. The chief minister met Union Water Resources and Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in the national capital and […]

Karnataka cuts fuel prices by Rs 2 per litre

KALBURGI: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday announced the coalition government’s decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre. The announcement comes in the wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu […]

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