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Cauvery water dispute: 50 km from Bengaluru, relief in Tamil Nadu town
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Karnataka government buses plying to destinations in Tamil Nadu were stopped on the other side, while buses from within the state halted inside town.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah announces sops for farmers, students in poll year
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The new measures include a direct income opportunity for 70 lakh dryland farmers at the rate of Rs 5,000 per hectare, free bus travel for the nearly 19.6 lakh government students in the state, free gas connections with a stove and two refills for 30 lakh rural homes, and a universal health coverage scheme

BJP eyes coastal region, Amit Shah to visit homes of Hindu ‘victims’ in Karnataka
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

According to the tour plan announced by state BJP, besides meeting party workers and addressing public meetings, Shah will visit homes of Deepak Rao in Surathkal (Dakshina Kannada district) and Paresh Mesta in Honnavar (Uttara Kannada).

Cauvery verdict today: What is this dispute?
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The Cauvery water dispute was adjudicated by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT) in 2007. The tribunal’s order was challenged by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. 

Karnataka election: BJP leaders slam Rahul Gandhi’s temple run, say gimmick before polls can’t fool Hindus
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

The BJP has claimed that Rahul’s visits to religious centres are an effort to cover up for a recent circular issued and later withdrawn by the state Congress government, seeking public opinion on government takeover of temples and mutts that land up in financial distress.

‘Rearview driving’ by PM Modi causing accidents like demonetisation, says Rahul Gandhi
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Rahul Gandhi said, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah is steering the state while looking ahead. “You can steer the nation forward only by looking ahead,” he emphasised.

End of tenure coinciding, eyes on how EC will conduct polls to Karnataka Assembly, Rajya Sabha
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

This has given rise to questions on how the Election Commission will conduct the two polls — especially if the code of conduct for Assembly polls kicks in before the Rajya Sabha polls.

Karnataka elections: JDS steps up efforts to regain ground, ties up with BSP
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Deve Gowda and Mayawati will launch a common campaign for the Assembly polls with a rally at Bengaluru on February 17.

Karnataka Assembly election: BJP set to ask MPs against fighting polls
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Defeat in Alwar and Ajmer seats in the recent Lok Sabha by-elections in Rajasthan seems to have triggered concern in the BJP leadership ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Karnataka.

A Gujarat repeat in Karnataka? On first leg of campaign, Rahul Gandhi likely to visit 4 religious places
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

While state Congress leaders claim that no deliberate thought was given to the religious stopovers, the nature of places chosen reveals careful planning. Much of the territory Rahul Gandhi will cover is inhabited by Lingayats, the single largest community in Karnataka.

HC running with a third of judges, Karnataka CM writes to PM Modi
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Calling it a “matter of great concern”, Siddaramaiah stated that although more than 45 recommendations have been made by the Karnataka HC collegium since 2016, “we have not had more than 12 appointments”.

Destination Bengaluru: Congress rents two flats, BJP hunts base for Amit Shah
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

The early phase of the Congress’s pre-election campaign has seen Chief Minister Siddaramaiah helihop across the state over a month to highlight achievements of the government.

Karnataka assembly polls: In run-up to polls, eyes on kin of Congress leaders seeking tickets
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

In the 2013 polls, Congress was forced to delay announcement of candidates in as many as four constituencies on account of pressure to grant tickets to children of senior leaders.

Karnataka: BJP MLA accused of illegal mining joins Congress
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Singh, a transport and mining businessman who joined the BJP in 2008 at the behest of the party’s former Bellary strongman G Janardhan Reddy, was inducted into the Congress in the presence of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and state party president G Parameshwara.

Now official: Team Indus’ mission to moon for Google Lunar XPrize called off
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Team Indus, which was trying for India’s first-ever private space mission to the moon on the PSLV as part of the Google Lunar XPrize contest, has officially cancelled its mission.

Growth gone rogue: Why Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake keeps catching fire
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Smoke on the water, flames in the foam — The Indian Express describes the extraordinary harm chemical pollutants, thoughtless development, and a builder-politician nexus can do to lakes

Prakash Raj calls Anantkumar Hegde ‘barking dog’ remark attack on Dalits, minister denies
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

The minister denied the charge on Twitter, calling the actor’s remark “glaring propaganda by the ugly distorted minds, who refuse to grow’’.

Mahadayi water dispute: From Siddaramaiah to BSY, Karnataka leaders condemn Goa minister’s remark
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Karnataka’s Water Resources Minister, M B Patil, has denied the allegations Palyekar and stated work on the canals was halted long ago.

Karnataka: After suicide, two cases, many arrests in police crackdown on harassment
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Bus driver Balakrishna Poojary (48) and Satish Shetty (30), administrator of the WhatsApp group called ‘Makuri’, were arrested by Bantwal police for circulating the fabricated messages. They have been booked under IPC Sections 354, 504 and 153A

Five months after FIR by UIDAI official, no chargesheet yet
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Based on a complaint of alleged hacking, filed by a deputy director of UIDAI on July 27 last year, Bengaluru police had arrested the techie, Abhinav Srivastava, 31, on August 3.

Can communal politics work in Karnataka or will it be on the margins?
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The ability of the right wing bandwagon to polarize the whole of Karnataka on communal lines is in doubt.

I-T turns gaze to cryptocurrency, finds 6 lakh active traders, most under 35 years
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The survey found that crypto- currency worth Rs 17,800 crore has been traded on the exchanges.

Yogi vs Siddaramaiah in election season: Cows, cycles and crime
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Siddaramaiah has stated that as a man linked to the agrarian economy of the country he perfectly understands the value of the cow in the cycle of rural life, unlike Yogi and Co who view it through a radical Hindutva value scheme.

India’s first private moon mission in peril over contractual issue between TeamIndus and ISRO’s Antrix
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The TeamIndus head Rahul Narayan has also in multiple discussions suggested that the launch efforts with ISRO are still on, although he has admitted that the startup was struggling to meet financial targets including payments to ISRO for the rocket launch to the tune of nearly $ 70 million.

Like Rahul, Siddaramaiah realising he is Hindu, says Yogi Adityanath
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

“You need to have the same government in the state and Centre for development to take place. The state and Centre need to be synchronised for the benefit of the state,’’ he claimed.

Karnataka polls: Amit Shah asks leaders to desist from naming election candidates
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Shah's intervention was needed last year to address a feud between Yeddyurappa and prominent backward class leader K S Eshwarappa.

Karnataka cops crack down on ‘inciting’ social media posts, 12 FIRs filed
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Karnataka's Lok Sabha MP Shobha Karandlaje booked

Two held in Jharkhand for Rs 76-lakh bank heist
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

According to the officials, investigation has revealed that people from 10 villages in Jamtara were involved in the crime.

Political row erupts as Goa CM Parrikar writes to Karnataka BJP chief: Can give Mahadayi water for drinking needs
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Parrikar’s letter, widely seen as a gambit to help BJP in Karnataka Assembly elections next year, has sparked a political row.

Karnataka: Polls in sight, clashes leave Uttara Kannada tense
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Since November 30, Honnavar region of Uttara Kannada has witnessed seven police complaints pertaining to communal incidents, including the mysterious death of 18-year-old Paresh Mesta after he went missing amid clashes.

A teenager’s unexplained death in a sensitive Karnataka district
Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Preliminary autopsy shows no external injury, BJP calls it communal murder, state govt brings in CBI

Gauri Lankesh murder probe reveals second ‘supari plot’
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

The details have emerged with the arrest of one of the alleged shooters, Anup Gowda, alias Tahir Hussain, 27, a Bengaluru resident with history of crime.

Salil S Parekh to take over as Infosys CEO, MD on January 2
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

An IIT Bombay alumni, Salil S Parekh holds Masters degrees in computer science and mechanical engineering from the Cornell University, in the United States.

No resolution on temple as VHP meet ends
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The host of the Dharma Sansad, Vishweshwara Thirtha, who is the head of the Pejawar Mutt in Udupi, brought a resolution seeking minority status for people within the Hindu religion, like Dalits, in order for them to avail benefits.

VHP’S dharma sansad: Hindu leaders voice need for inclusion, call for Ram temple
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Religious leaders at the meeting called for closer interaction between Hindus of all castes in order to improve social cohesion.

Days before SC hearing, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat rules: Only Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Nobody needs to lose their identity and everybody must enjoy new structure, says Mohan Bhagwat at VHP event