Karnataka: Yeddyurappa stakes claim to form govt, to be sworn in today

This morning, Yeddyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala, and staked claim to form the government. With the Governor having given his consent, report say that Yeddyurappa is to be sworn in Chief Minister this evening at 6. Continue Reading

2019 elections: PWDs can ride to polling booths for free in Ola

In a kind gesture, cab aggregator Ola in association with Election authorities would be giving free rides to persons with disabilities (PWD) to their polling booths in Karnataka. This initiative is to increase number of people to vote in the Lok Sabha Elections in the State. Continue Reading

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