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From fringes, Madigas of Karnataka ask Congress: Our votes count, why don’t we?
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Despite being the single largest community at nearly nine per cent within the umbrella of Dalits who make up nearly 20 per cent of the state population, the Madigas have not got the political and social push needed to ensure upward mobility.

Karnataka Assembly polls: In third list, BJP names another Reddy brother, actor Saikumar
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The BJP has fielded G Karunakar Reddy, eldest of the three Reddy brothers, from Harapanahalli constituency, which he represented in 2008 when he was a minister in the BJP government in Karnataka.

Karnataka Assembly Elections: CM Siddaramaiah files nomination from Chamundeshwari, may file from Badami too
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

The Karnataka chief minister declared a total wealth of Rs 20.36 crore — nearly Rs 7 crore increase from the Rs 13.61 crore declared in 2013, when he became the chief minister of Karnataka.

Minister who sheltered Congress MLAs: Five years, assets up Rs 600 crore
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

The 55-year-old, who aspires to be chief minister, declared a total wealth of Rs 840 crore in his 94-page affidavit, up from Rs 251 crore in 2013 and Rs 75 crore in 2008.

From PM Modi and Amit Shah to Siddaramaiah, BJP, Cong go all out to woo Lingayats
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

In Karnataka, BJP chief Amit Shah and state unit chief B S Yeddyurappa, a Lingayat himself, garlanded a statue and bust of Basaveshwara, while CM Siddaramaiah of the Congress garlanded a statue in Mysuru.

Amit Shah asks Rahul Gandhi to apologise for ‘saffron terror’ charge, says he misled country
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Amit Shah urged BJP workers to raise this issue before people of Karnataka, which goes to the polls on May 12.

Karnataka elections: Congress releases first list of candidates, retains most of its sitting MLAs
Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Karnataka elections: Contrary to speculation, CM Siddaramaiah will not contest from two seats. He will only contest from his traditional citadel of Chamundeshwari in Mysore region where the opposition BJP and JD(S) are expected to put up a tough fight.

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: In 30 seats, all eyes on a 1,000-day-old protest
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

All the three major political parties in Karnataka — the ruling Congress, opposition BJP and JD(S) — have referred to the Nargund agitation in some way or the other in the build-up to the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls.

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Siddaramaiah may contest from second seat — Badami
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

The possibility of Siddaramaiah contesting the Badami seat re-emerged following the Congress election screening committee meetings in Delhi where the party high command is reported to have asked him to contest from Badami as well.

Congress using Karnataka like an ATM: Amit Shah
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

“The best opportunity to put an end to the politics of the Congress party begins in Karnataka when the elections are held next month," said Amit Shah

Karnataka assembly election 2018: Amit Shah to visit key temples, mutts in Lingayat-dominated areas
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

Shah’s visit is being seen as an effort to negate the support the Congress may have gained in the community after the Siddaramaiah government last month recommended the status of independent religion for Lingayats.

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: In backward district, why JD(S) candidate is dark horse
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The Badami assembly constituency where Murudi is located makes it clear that the ruling Congress party in Karnataka is not on a safe wicket, despite the populist programmes directed at backward regions.

Karnataka Assembly election: BS Yeddyurappa, Sreeramulu part of BJP’s first list of 72
Mon, Apr 09, 2018

Yeddyurappa, the Lok Sabha MP from Shimoga, has been nominated to contest from his home turf of Shikharipura constituency in Shimoga district. The seat is currently represented by his son B Y Raghavendra.

Karnataka: Jignesh Mevani booked for ‘promoting animosity’
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

A local BJP leader K S Naveen had alleged that Mevani made inflammatory remarks at a press interaction event, titled “Saving the Constitution”, at Vartha Bhavan in Chitradurga on Friday morning.

Karnataka: Minority tag from Congress does not enthuse many in this Lingayat bastion
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Lingayats, known to be strong supporters of the BJP, make up 17 per cent of the population of Karnataka, and can play a decisive role in as many as 100 of the 224 Assembly seats in the state.

Gauri Lankesh murder case: Suspect was a regular at Sanatan Sanstha, affiliate meetings
Tue, Apr 03, 2018

Gauri Lankesh murder probe: K T Naveen Kumar's online trail shows he attended series of meetings in Karnataka and Goa. Kumar’s association with the HJS is believed to be older than the first meeting of the group that he organised in Maddur in March 2017.

ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A satellite
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

ISRO had earlier not reported on the status of the second orbit raising manoeuvre on the GSAT-6A, which was to be carried out Saturday after the launch and first orbit raising manoeuvre on Thursday and Friday.

The Battle for Karnataka
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Is more than a battle for the state, for both Congress and BJP. The Sunday Express on what is at stake, why this is such an evenly matched contest, and why both parties have eye on 2019.

Karnataka: Lingayat religion status on hold for poll code, Congress still hopes to gain
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Having sent recommendations to the BJP-led government at the Centre on these issues over the last one month, the ruling Congress in Karnataka is hoping to profit the most politically from these since the BJP and the JD(S) have not made their stands clear.

How new GSLV launch boosted India’s second mission to Moon
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

The launch was the 12th satellite launched on board the GSLV rocket and the fifth consecutive success for a GSLV equipped with an indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage engine.