February 09, 2021 8:44 am
The Lingayats are a dominant community who make up nearly 17% of Karnataka’s six crore population . The community can determine the outcome of polls in as many as 90-100 of the state’s 224 Assembly constituencies.
November 28, 2020 2:43 am
a decision was deferred after ministers prevailed over the CM to examine the issue at greater length.
November 18, 2020 8:15 am
Yediyurappa, who himself belongs to the community, issued an order for constituting the Karnataka Veerashaiva-Lingayat Development Corporation (KVLDC) with immediate effect.
February 20, 2020 4:57 pm
"Nobody asked me to do it, the Almighty came and intervened my thoughts to guide me towards taking this step. Everyone around has been very supportive and cooperative in helping me come here and take charge," Sharief said
January 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Karnataka, which is home to the maximum number of followers in the country, declared a three-day mourning in the state. Swami's body will be cremated on January, 22 at 4.30 pm, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy stated.
December 20, 2018 6:07 am
Fifteen people have died and at least 100 others are undergoing treatment after they consumed tomato rice served as prasad at Kichugutti Maramma temple of Sulavadi village in the district on December 14.
May 26, 2018 9:23 am
Karnataka: The proposals for a separate flag and minority tag for Lingayats were made by the Congress government under Siddaramaiah just weeks before the Karnataka assembly election was announced.
May 16, 2018 8:11 am
Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2018: The Lingayats, who account for about 17 per cent of the state’s population, influence the outcome in at least 90 of Karnataka’s 224 assembly constituencies.
May 12, 2018 12:24 pm
In village after village, conversations with Lingayats reveal great resentment at the way the government has “divided” the religion and empowered those at the bottom of the social hierarchy.
May 11, 2018 10:11 am
The issue of the recommendation of a separate religion status for the Lingayat community by the Congress government in Karnataka has been a central underlying issue in the Assembly polls, although the political parties themselves never raised it directly in their campaigns.