Moderate voter turnout of about 30 per cent was reported till 1 pm in the by-polls to three Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on Thursday , where the ruling Congress and BJP are locked in a prestigious tussle.
Campaigning for the August 21 Karnataka Assembly by-polls for three constituencies in which the ruling Congress has invested much prestige after its unimpressive Lok Sabha election performance, ended this evening.
Inspite of Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s appeal to politicians that they should stop doing "psychological analysis" of the reasons behind rape incidents, Chairperson of the Karnataka Legislature Committee of Women and Child Development Shakuntala Shetty stoked a controversy by proposing to impose ban on mobile phones in schools and colleges to curb incidents like rape.
Turning emotional in Karnataka Assembly over an audio CD on the cash-for-MLC seat controversy involving him, JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy today offered to face any probe into the issue.
A delegation of Karnataka MLAs, who recently went to Australia and New Zealand on a study tour, have made 15 recommendations, including adopting sheep and cattle-rearing techniques to enhance the income of farmers in the state amid criticism for wasting public money on such foreign junkets.
JDS members on Wednesday staged a walkout in the state Karnataka legislative assembly demanding a two-day discussion over a tribunal`s final award on sharing of Krishna river water, even as the House passed five bills.
Staging a dharna, BJP members on Thursday created ruckus in the Karnataka Assembly over the suicide of a sugarcane farmer as they demanded Chief Minister Siddaramaiah`s resignation blaming him for the tragedy.
Karnataka Assembly on Monday witnessed pandemonium over the language issue as the ruling party and Opposition members raised objections against a Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi member addressing the House in Hindi after his failed attempt to do so in Marathi.
CAG has found that estimation of works under Chief Minister`s special grant of Rs 100 crore each to seven city corporations had been prepared without proper investigation and split up to avoid sanction of higher authorities.
The average asset per MLA in the 2013 Karnataka Assembly elections is Rs 23.54 crore, a nearly 135 per cent increase compared to the previous 2008 poll, when it was Rs 10.02 crore, according to an NGO.