Karnataka rape row: MLC targets LoP's wife

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.

KS Eshwarappa makes insensitive rape remark in Bengaluru, stokes controversy

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 vs Andhra Pradesh over IT concessions

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.

BJP protests increasing sexual assaults

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.

Sexual assault on minor girls in schools: Siddaramaiah warns managements
Sexual assault on minor girls in schools: Siddaramaiah warns managements

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.

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Pankaj Advani
President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Pankaj Advani

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated India's most celebrated cueist Pankaj Advani on clinching the World Billiards Championship (time format) in Leeds and bagging record 12 world titles.

Rajnath Singh calls up Karnataka CM; talks about attack on NE youth

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.

Belgaum to be renamed as Belagavi

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 Temple appoints two SC, ST widows as priests in Karnataka

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.

Women may be allowed to perform puja in Karnataka temples: Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Government would consider appointing women priests to conduct pujas in state-run temples, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said.

Moral policing not be tolerated: Siddaramaiah

Moral policing in any manner would not be tolerated in the state, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Saturday.

Karnataka CM unhappy he was not consulted on Guv's appointment by Centre

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.

Karnataka bypolls results tomorrow; Cong, BJP keep fingers crossed

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.

Hundreds of mourners pay tribute to Ananthamurthy

Thousands of mourners on Saturday paid their last respects to Jnanpith award winner and Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy, who passed away yesterday.

UR Ananthamurthy`s death mourned

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah condoled the death of Jnanpith award winner UR Ananthamurthy, saying it was a great loss to the state literary world and describing him as "an ocean of thoughts”.

CM to inaugurate Mangalore Dasara at Kudroli temple

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah would inaugurate the `Mangalore Dasara` celebrations at the Kudroli temple premises near here on September 27.

Siddaramaiah, Yeddyurappa face test of mettle in by-polls

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.

Shiv Sena flays Karnataka CM over border row remarks

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.

Karnataka CM creating misunderstanding in JDS: Kumaraswamy

JDS leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday accused Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah of trying to create misunderstanding within his party (JDS).

KPSC scandal: JDS` fresh charge against CM Siddaramaiah

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.