IT raids on Sandalwood stars: Rs 11 crore undisclosed assets seized

The Income Tax Department Sunday said the searches conducted on various persons and entities in the Kannada cinema industry, including top actors, resulted in the seizure of undisclosed assets valued at Rs 11 crore. Continue Reading

Congress, JDS will fight polls together in Karnataka: Shivakumar

Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar Sunday said his party will fight the national polls in alliance with the JD(S) across all seats of Karnataka. Shivakumar, who is also a minister, said discussions on seat sharing will be held soon. Continue Reading

Karnataka govt increases petrol, diesel tax rates

The Congress-JDS government in Karnataka Friday increased tax rates on petrol and diesel to 32 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, citing adverse impact on the state revenue collection due to continuous fall in the prices of crude oil in international market. Continue Reading

Karnataka minister Shivakumar grilled for 2nd day by IT officials

Karnataka Water Resource minister D K Shivakumar cried foul Friday after he and his aged mother were grilled by Income Tax department officials for six hours in connection with alleged tax evasion by him. Continue Reading

Parameshwara defends move to revive steel bridge in Karnataka

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara Thursday defended the state government’s decision to revive the multi-billion steel bridge project here which was shelved earlier following massive public protests. Continue Reading

Siddaramaiah hits out at Modi on loan waiver scheme

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for criticising the state government’s farm loan waiver scheme and called him “anti-farmer.” Continue Reading

Karnataka: Parameshwara divested of Home portfolio; Patil gets key dept

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday divested Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara of the key Home Department and gave it to M B Patil as he allotted portfolios for new ministers from the Congress, seven days after their induction into the cabinet. Continue Reading

Congress is facing discontent over ministry rejig in Karnataka

Disgruntlement within the Congress triggered by the H D Kumaraswamy ministry rejig in Karnataka continued to simmer Monday with miffed ministerial aspirants pouring out their anger publicly. Continue Reading