Karnataka govt defies Guv’s deadline, assembly adjourned till Monday

The Karnataka ruling government ignored Governor’s deadline for the second time yesterday as the assembly was adjourned till Monday. Speaker Ramesh Kumar adjourned the assembly saying that the motion of confidence would be concluded on Monday and there that it wont be prolonged further. Continue Reading

Karnataka govt takes a dig at Fin Min’s Basaveshwara references

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget yesterday said the central government followed 12th century social reformer Lord Basveshwara’s teachings, especially the principles of Kayaka and Dasoha.  Continue Reading

Power station workers block Karnataka CM’s convoy, HDK loses cool

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy yesterday lost his cool when employees of the Yermarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS) in Raichur district blocked his convoy to submit a list of their grievances. Continue Reading

BJP protests against JSW land sale, begins 2-day sit in

The BJP Friday started its two-day round-the-clock sit-in here protesting the sale of 3,667 acres of land to JSW Steel at a throwaway price and governments insensitivity to the victims of an alleged ponzi scheme fraud besides the prevailing drought situation. Continue Reading

Karnataka BJP to hold protest against govt over drought situation

Yeddyurappa would be visiting Badami, Hungund, Koppal, Lingasugur, Yadgir and Gurmitkal among others to understand the drought situation and to meet officials to collect information on water availability, fodder and work being undertaken under MNREGA. Continue Reading

Monsoon worries: Karnataka govt to take up cloud seeding

Cloud seeding used to be done by August earlier and by the time the monsoon would have almost ended, but the government has decided to go for the process at the onset of the monsoon this time around. Continue Reading

BJP in Karnataka slams Congress-JD(S) on drought

Former chief minister of Karnataka and State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa slammed the Congress-JD(S) party leaders by saying that the State was reeling under sever drought conditions. While 2,157 villages are facing shortage of water and were migrating, they were enjoying at resorts. His remarks drew contempt from Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Continue Reading

Lingayat row: Patil’s letter to Sonia is fake, claims Congress

Even as campaigning for the coming Lok Sabha elections came to and end yesterday, a political row erupted over the separate religious tag for the Lingayats in Karnataka.  Continue Reading

Audio clip row: Karnataka Speaker compares himself to a rape victim

Pointing to repeated reference to charges against him over the controversial audio tapes, Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar on Tuesday said, his “situation was like that of a rape victim, as they too are supposedly questioned about the incident repeatedly.”  Continue Reading