CBI to probe phone tapping charges in Karnataka

Days after charges of phone tapping during the previous coalition government headed by JDS surfaced, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders. Continue Reading

Yediyurappa to undertake aerial survey of flood-hit North Karnataka

Hundreds of villages in North Karnataka were inundated following release of over 2 lakh cusecs of water from Koyna dam in neighbouring Maharashtra on Sunday and torrential rainfall in the region prompting the administration to rope in the Army for relief works. Continue Reading

Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigns

Karnataka Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar today announced his resignation after the House adopted the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and passed the Appropriation Bill. Continue Reading

Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 rebel MLAs

In a major development, Karnataka Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar today disqualified 14 rebel Congress-JDS legislators, who had earlier resigned from the Assembly, a day ahead of the trust vote scheduled to be held on Monday. Continue Reading

Editorial: Change of guard

The coming days will be interesting in Karnataka politics. The JD(S) will leave no stones unturned in pulling down the government. And a good show in the recently-concluded local body elections in Karnataka will embolden the Congress to face the people again. Continue Reading

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka killed in Lanka blasts

Four JD(S) workers from Karnataka, who were on a visit to Sri Lanka, have been killed in the multiple blasts in the island nation, according to Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. Continue Reading

Farmers protest in Bengaluru, seek full loan waiver

Hundreds of farmers from across the state Monday staged a protest here on a host of issues and set a fortnight-long deadline for the government to fulfil their demands, including complete loan waiver. Continue Reading