Karnataka News

Karnataka CM to attend funeral of Kalam

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will be attending the last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram on Thursday.

Hold 'yatras' to build confidence in farmers, BJP tells Karnataka govt

The BJP on Wednesday slammed the state government for "failing" to properly address the issue of farmers suicide and suggested holding "Vishwas Yatras" by prominent people, including agricultural experts, to build confidence among distressed agriculturists.

SIT arrests Karnataka Lokayukta's son Ashwin Rao in bribery case

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice V. Bhaskar Rao, in connection with a bribery case.

Karnataka Lokayukta's son Ashwin Rao held in bribery case

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday arrested Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice V. Bhaskar Rao, in connection with a bribery case.

President Pranab to inaugurate Mysore varsity centenary today

President Pranab Mukherjee is visiting Karnataka on a two-day visit from Monday to participate in academic, trade and healthcare events at Mysuru, Bengaluru and Kalaburgi.

Centre mulling crop insurance scheme: Venkaiah Naidu

BJP-led NDA government is mulling a crop insurance scheme as part of its policy to address problems plaguing farmers and the agriculture sector, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday.

Online police verification for passport in Bengaluru to start in November

 Bengaluru will become the first city to have online police verification process for passports with its launch in November as part of a country-wide project that will cut down the time required for issuing the travel document from a month at present to just a week.

Bill to amend Karnataka Lokayukta bill tabled

The Karnataka government on Friday tabled in the assembly a bill to amend the Karnataka Lokayukta Act, 1984 to curtail the anti-graft body`s powers and make the ombudsman`s removal easier.

Scotching speculation Rahul says he will visit Karnataka

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he will visit Karnataka as part of his nationwide 'padyatra' to highlight farmers' issues, even as about 100 farmers have reportedly killed themselves in his party-ruled state since April.

Scotching speculation Rahul Gandhi says he will visit Karnataka

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said he will visit Karnataka as part of his nationwide 'padyatra' to highlight farmers' issues, even as about 100 farmers have reportedly killed themselves in his party-ruled state since April.

Angry Karnataka CM flings copy of budget into well of Assembly

 Ruling Congress and BJP members were locked in a verbal clash in Karnataka Assembly on Friday over alleged cut in funding of centrally-sponsored schemes, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, angry with disruptions, flinging a copy of the budget into the well of the House.

Bill to ease steps for Lokayukta's removal tabled in Karnataka Assembly

A bill simplifying the procedure for removal of Lokayukta was tabled in the Karnataka Assembly on Thursday, in the light of a raging row over an alleged bribery scandal that has hit the state's anti-graft ombudsman with growing clamour for his exit.

No-confidence motion against Siddaramaiah govt defeated

A JD(S)-sponsored no confidence motion against the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka was on Tuesday defeated in the Legislative Assembly by a voice vote after the Chief Minister called the move a "futile exercise" and "politically motivated".

Farmer commits suicide in Karnataka

A 50-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Kappagal village in Ballari district.

Dams, reservoirs in Karnataka brim with rainwater

Dams and reservoirs in Karnataka are brimming with water after incessant rains over the last four days.

Exorbitant loans triggering farmer suicides: Karnataka CM

 Citing exorbitant loans as a major reason for farmer suicides, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday warned strict action against private money lenders charging more than 14 and 16 per cent interest rate.

Karnataka CM takes cue from PM Modi on radio talk to address farmers

 Rattled by a sudden spurt in farmers suicides, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday took a leaf out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book on "Mann ki baat" to reach out to peasants through radio, assuring them the government was with them in their distress.

Bill trifurcating Bangalore University passed in Assembly

Karnataka Legislative Assembly Friday passed by voice vote a bill aimed at trifurcation of Bangalore University.

CBI remand for Congress MLA in Karnataka mining scam

A special court on Thursday sent Congress lawmaker Anil Lad to CBI custody till July 20 for interrogating him over his alleged involvement in the illegal export of iron ore from the state in 2010.

Rain persists in coastal Karnataka

Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in coastal Karnataka on Thursday, a meteorological department official said.

CBI arrests Congress lawmaker Anil Lad in Karnataka mining scam

CBI on Wednesday arrested Congress`s Karnataka lawmaker Anil Lad for his alleged involvement in the illegal export of iron ore from a port in the state in 2010, an official said.

Protest going on against Lokayukta in Karnataka

Activists on Wednesday protested against the Lokayukta's supervision of the criminal case against Y Ashwin, the son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, stating that the anti-graft body does not have any role to play in the matter

Coastal Karnataka to get heavy rainfall

The weather office on Wednesday forecast heavy rainfall for coastal Karnataka.

Karnataka: Upset debt-ridden farmer destroys cane crop

A debt-ridden farmer destroyed his sugarcane crop using tractors at Kalaghatta village in Hosapete taluk of Ballari district on Tuesday.

Rainfall to continue in Karnataka

 Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in coastal Karnataka and at a few isolated places in the north and south of the state, a meteorological department official said on Tuesday.

Farmers' suicide issue rocks Karnataka Assembly; Siddaramaih says no need to learn lessons from BJP

The issue of farmers' suicide rocked the Assembly on Monday with BJP members entering the Well of the House, demanding a debate on it and dubbing the Siddaramaiah government as "anti-farmer".

Lokayukta bribery row: Evidence being destroyed, alleges Hegde

Former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde on Friday alleged that attempts were being made to destroy evidence about suspected extortion racket in the ombudsman's office and questioned the government's reluctance to give the case to CBI, saying it was not serious about getting at the truth.

JD(S) protests in Bengaluru, demands Lokayukta's resignation

The Janata Dal (Secular) workers took out a protest march here on Friday demanding Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao's resignation over the alleged involvement of his son in an extortion racket.

Heavy rains predicted in coastal Karnataka

Rain and thundershowers would occur at most places in coastal Karnataka, officials from the meteorological department said on Friday.

Karnataka Speaker pulls up govt over absence of ministers in House

Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa on Thursday pulled up the government over absence of ministers in the House during a discussion on development activities in north Karnataka.