Marking yet another low in the political blame game over repeated incidents of rape in the state, a member of Karnataka legislative council on Saturday hit back at BJP leader KS Eshwarappa for his "loose comments" by asking him what if he rapes Eshwarappa's wife.
In a yet another insensitive rape remark by a politician, state's former deputy chief minister and leader of opposition in Vidhana Parishad KS Eshwarappa on Friday said that the Karnataka Home Minister and Chief Minister do not consider everyone as their own and would take action over the recent spate of sexual assaults in schools only when 'their daughters get raped'.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the concessions the Centre has provided Andhra Pradesh for the information technology (IT) sector, stating that such allowances would cause an unhealthy competition between the two states.
Targetting the Congress Government over increasing sexual assaults, particularly of minor girls in schools, Karnataka BJP on Wednesday staged a protest, demanding resignation of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Home Minister K J George.
Amid public outrage over a spate of sexual assaults on minor girls, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday warned managements that permission granted to their schools would be revoked and criminal cases booked against them if they violate guidelines for safety of children.
In the wake of attack on three Northeast youth in Bangalore, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today called up Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and asked him to ensure that there is no discrimination against anyone on the basis of caste, creed and sect.
Karnataka government on Friday decided to rename Belgaum as Belagavi and an official announcement in this regard will be made on November one, the state formation day, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday.
Kudroli Gokarnanatheshwara Temple here has perhaps become the first in the country to appoint two widows from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities as priests to perform pujas and other rituals.
On the eve of the swearing-in of new Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday expressed unhappiness over the Narendra Modi government not consulting him about his appointment to the state.
Counting of votes for the August 21 by-election to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa.
Political tenacity of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP national Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa will be on test in tomorrow`s by-elections to three Assembly seats in Karnataka in the first electoral showdown after the Lok Sabha polls.
Accusing Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of making "absurd" remarks on the Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary row, the Shiv Sena Tuesday asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to "respond in equal measure" to the comments.
Levelling fresh charges against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Karnataka Public Service Commission scandal, JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy Thursday alleged he had sent as many as 1,600 recommendation letters to KPSC members during his tenures as Deputy Chief Minister.