'Customary courts' like Khap panchayats unconstitutional: Govt

New Delhi: Government Thursday termed all 'customary courts' like Khap panchayats as illegal and unconstitutional and asked state governments to check such set up as it was a serious issue.

Law and order state subject: Gowda on 'godman' Rampal

As authorities in Haryana mount pressure on 'godman' Rampal to appear before the High Court, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday refused to join issue, saying law and order is a state subject.

Sadananda Gowda appears before Lokayukta court

Former Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda and his wife Datty appeared before Lokayukta court in connection with complaint alleging that they had obtained sites through illegal allotment.

Summons issued to former Karnataka CM, wife and other

The Lokayukta court issued summons to former Karnataka CM, his wife and another person on a complaint alleging illegal construction on government land.

BJP grapples with govt formation, lobbying for ministry berths

With the dust settling over the leadership issue in Karnataka, the focus is now on government formation under Chief Minister-designate Jagadish Shettar.

K`taka crisis: Party leadership to convey decision

State BJP president K S Eshwarappa said he believed that the party`s central leaders have solved the leadership issue and would abide by their decision.

Gowda turns emotional; lists govt`s achievements

The B S Yeddyurappa faction is propping up Shettar to replace Gowda as Chief Minister.

Govt to release Rs one crore each to drought-hit talukas

Gowda said the state government has decided to release Rs one crore each to 123 drought-hit talukas for tackling the situation.

Yeddyurappa faction launches attack on Gowda

Yeddyurappa faction launched an attack on Gowda, accusing him of being influenced by the opposition JDS and not taking Ministers into confidence.

Leadership tussle overshadows BJP rule in K’taka

The BJP government in Karnataka on Thursday sought to showcase achievements of its four-year rule even as speculation persisted over change of leadership of Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda.

Minister threatens to pull down BJP govt if Gowda replaced

Municipal Administration Minister Bhalachandra Jarkiholi threatened to pull down the BJP govt if CM DV Sadananda Gowda was replaced.

Law Minister withdraws resignation in Karnataka

Karnataka Law Minister S Suresh Kumar today decided to withdraw his resignation after the Advocate General exonerated him of the charge that he had violated rules in securing allotment of a residential site.

K’taka Council to meet for a day on June 28

Karnataka Government on Saturday decided to convene a one-day session of the Legislative Council on June 28 to go through the process of election of the Chairman of the house.

`Irregularities` in excise dept to be probed

D V Sadananda Gowda ordered a probe into alleged irregularities in the Excise Department in Dakshina Kannada district, according to R Janardhan.

‘Will convene legislature party meet if instructe

Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda asserted he was ready to convene the legislature party meeting if the high command directed him.

BJP rebels set three-day deadline to CM

BS Yeddyurappa camp in ruling BJP in Karnataka set a three-day deadline to CM DV Sadananda Gowda to convene the legislature party meeting.

UPA meting out `stepmotherly` treatment to Karnataka in drought relief

D V Sadananda Gowda charged the UPA govt with meting out "stepmotherly" treatment to the state in granting assistance to tackle the severe drought.

Police have cracked murder of Mahantesh: Gowda

Police have cracked the murder of SP Mahantesh, a whistle-blower in controversial land allotments by cooperative societies, CM Sadananda Gowda said.

No need to convene emergency legislative part meet: Gowda

Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Thursday said there was no need for convening an emergency legislative party meeting.

Naxals should give up arms: DGP

Karnataka DGP M Shankar Bidari asked Naxals operating in Malnad area to give up arms and make good use of the rehabilitation package.