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

Karnataka Congress says no headway in convincing 2 MLAs who resigned

The Congress in Karnataka Thursday indicated it has not been able to make much headway in convincing two of its MLAs to withdraw their resignation but maintained there was no threat to the coalition government, even as it accused the BJP of trying to topple it. 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

JDS leader Gowda holds talks with Karnataka Congress chief

Following the debacle in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda met with Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao yesterday and held discussions. Continue Reading

Revanna also has capability to become CM: Siddaramaiah

Even as there was a growing clamour within the Congress for Siddaramaiah to become the Chief Minister of Karnataka once again, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s remark that veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge should have been offered the post long ago triggered a debate between the two coalition parties. Continue Reading

Kharge should have been made CM long time ago: Karnataka CM

Even as a bitter spat between the leaders of the ruling coalition partners Congress and JD(S) to make Siddaramaiah the chief minister again is going on, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy stated injustice was done to Congress veteran M Mallikarjun Kharge as he should have been given the position a long time ago. Continue Reading

Siddaramaiah daydreaming about CM’s Chair: BJP

Kumaraswamy also reportedly met Congress leaders on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure about the development and asked them to restrain party leaders from publicly making statements on the post of Chief Minister Continue Reading

Fake news on Karnataka CM: Journalist, BJP sympathiser arrested

Fake news and a morphed photo of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and a Kannada actress was allegedly circulated on social media, and the police arrested a web portal owner and a BJP sympathiser in connection to the case. Continue Reading

Karnataka CM hits out at media, says he is boycotting them

Upset over the press coverage of the Mandya Lok Sabha polls, from where his son Nikhil Gowda is being fielded, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said he was ‘boycotting’ the media. Continue Reading