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Karnataka’s “Shakti” scheme is allowing women to travel free and with freedom

Shakti was the first scheme to be rolled out by the state government; the scheme has been a runaway success.

The scheme gives free rides to women, who are domiciled in Karnataka, in all KSRTC's non-luxury and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses by showing a government identity card. (PTI)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 08:00 AM IST

Influential Lingayat leader sworn into NDA 3.0 council of ministers

When hurt and bitter Somanna, who held state BJP president BY Vijayendra responsible for his twin defeats from Varuna assembly constituency in Mysuru district and Chamarajanagar segment in the 2023 Assembly polls, wanted to leave the BJP, it was Gowda who counseled him to be patient.

Newly-appointed Union minister V Somanna. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

How B Nagendra’s resignation is a significant setback for the Karnataka Congress

The Karnataka Congress, which once protested against BJP's alleged corruption, now finds itself embroiled in a multi-crore scandal.

Karnataka scheduled tribes welfare and youth empowerment and sports department minister B Nagendra tenders resignation from his ministerial post to chief minister Siddaramaiah, in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 09, 2024 07:45 AM IST

Why are women thronging the Bengaluru General Post Office?

Rumours tied to the opposition’s election promises have prompted several women to visit Bengaluru's GPO to open India Post Payments Bank accounts.

Bengaluru, May 31 (ANI): Women throng the General Post Office for opening saving accounts following a false rumour that the postal department is depositing a certain amount in every single account opened under India Post Payment Bank (IPPB), in Bengaluru on Friday. (ANI Photo)(Arun Kumar Rao)
Published on May 31, 2024 09:24 PM IST

The Prajwal Revanna sex tape controversy holds dire implications for JD(S)

The alleged sex tapes scandal has intensified the longstanding rift within the Deve Gowda family, further impacting their political standing in Karnataka.

Prajwal Revanna (HT)
Published on May 01, 2024 02:50 AM IST

Bengaluru voters’ apathy to voting: Which party should worry about it?

Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya faced poor voter turnout in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls despite urging supporters, highlighting urban-rural divide.

Bengaluru South Lok Sabha MP Tejasvi Surya (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 05:54 PM IST

LS election: Poor turnout in 3 Bengaluru seats pulled state’s polling % down

According to the latest figures released by the Election Commission on Saturday, Bangalore Central registered 54.06% turnout, Bangalore North 54.45% and Bangalore South 53.17%

Voter turnout percentage during Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, held on Friday, was 69.56% (Savitha)
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 02:48 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Bengaluru records decline in turnout

In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the three constituencies in Bengaluru had recorded an overall voting percentage of 55%, while the state’s average stood at 65%.

A restaurant in Bengaluru served dosas free of cost to voters during the second phase of LS elections, on Friday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 08:21 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

In B’luru North, Karandlaje faces a tough challenge from Congress

In this election, Congress candidate MV Rajeev Gowda, a Vokkaliga, is taking on Shobha Karandlaj, who hails from the coastal region and is a Bunt Vokkaliga

The second-largest constituency in India after Malkajgiri in Telangana in terms of voters, Bengaluru North with 31,74,098 electorates was initially a Congress bastion (ANI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 08:52 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Why was Tejasvi Surya heckled at a recent gathering?

The 2,500-crore Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank Limited scam has affected thousands of senior citizens and families. The BJP MP was questioned about this

On April 13, Bengaluru South Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya and his uncle, MLA LA Ravi Subramanya, representing Basavanagudi constituency, beat a hasty exit from a meeting with constituents after they were heckled by aggrieved depositors(@INCKarnataka/X)
Published on Apr 17, 2024 08:27 PM IST

Why did mining baron Janardhan Reddy return to the BJP?

Does the saffron party need the man who once ran Ballari as his personal fiefdom, or is it the other way around — the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will tell

Bengaluru, Mar 25 (ANI): Karnataka Rajya Pragathi Paksha (KRPP) MLA, Gali Janardhana Reddy greets the BJP leader and former Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, as he joins the BJP, at the BJP office Jagannath Bhavan in Bengaluru on Monday. (ANI Photo)(Arun Kumar Rao)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 12:22 PM IST

The BJP’s pivot in Karnataka is away from some veterans who won't pipe down

Once thick friends, KS Eshwarappa and DV Sadananda Gowda's paths diverged. Now the two find themselves on the same side again – out of favour

KS Eshwarappa, a former deputy chief minister (left) and former chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 07:22 AM IST

BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde and his controversial statements

A profile of the parliamentarian whose statements against opponents, the Constitution and even historical monuments have divided opinions sharply

Karnataka BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde.(ANI)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 04:06 PM IST

Three arrested over ‘pro-Pak’ slogans in Karnataka assembly

Three people have been arrested in connection with the alleged slogans raised in the state assembly on February 29

Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs stage a protest against the state government over an alleged video of pro-Pakistan slogans by the supporters of Congress MP Syed Naseer Hussain during the State Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 08:36 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla, Bengaluru

Three arrested by Bengaluru Police for alleged pro-Pak slogans during RS polls

The arrested are Iltaz (New Delhi), Munnavar (R. T. Nagar, Bengaluru) and Mohammed Shafi (Byadgi, Haveri district).

The Bengaluru City Police said the three persons were arrested based on FSL report, circumstantial evidence, witness statements and available proof. BJP (Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 10:21 PM IST

Karnataka caste survey report puts CM Siddaramaiah in a fix. Here's why

Leaders from Congress to dominant Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities questioned the caste survey submitted to the CM on Thursday

Karnataka State Permanent Backward Classes Commission chairman K Jayaprakash Hegde submitted a voluminous report on the caste survey to CM Siddaramaiah on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 04:30 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla

15 Bills passed in assembly amid goof ups by Karnataka govt

During the session, the opposition pointed out the contradictory orders regarding singing of the state anthem by poet laureate Kuvempu ,issued by the state government

Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs stage a protest against the state government, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru (ANI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 06:26 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla, Bengaluru

Karnataka: Temple tax legislation passed in both Houses

The Bill, which was passed by voice vote, will now be sent to governor Thawaarchand Gehlot for his assent to become an Act

Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs stage a protest against the state government, at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru (ANI)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 06:18 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla, Bengaluru

Strict action if ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans found true: Siddaramaiah

When Congress workers were celebrating the victory of Syed Naseer Hussain in the Rajya Sabha polls, some people allegedly shouted “Pakistan zindabad’’ slogans

Leader of the Opposition in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly R Ashoka and supporters protest against alleged
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:48 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla

In Karnataka, ruling Congress secures 3, BJP fails to win second Rajya Sabha seat

Two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs defied the party diktat in the elections to four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka, and although their voting behaviour – one voted for the Opposition and another just didn’t turn up – did not change the outcome, it did raise questions about the party’s alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular).

Karnataka deputy chief minister D K Shivakumar with newly-elected Congress Rajya Sabha MPs Syed Naseer Hussain, GC Chandrashekar, Ajay Makhan and others, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 07:54 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla, New Delhi

Karnataka to equip youngsters with employment skills: CM

Siddaramaiah announced that his government will focus on starting Government Tool Room and Training Centres (GTTC)

Chief minister Siddaramaiah and skill development minister Sharan Prakash Patil interact with job aspirants on Monday. (HT)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:00 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla

Polls for 4 Rajya Sabha seats today in Karnataka, nail-biting finish on cards

The Congress on Monday moved all its MLAs to a hotel to prevent any last minute poaching in elections for Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka on Tuesday

Kalyana Karnataka Pragati Paksha chief and MLA Janardhan Reddy meets chief minister Siddaramaiah and deputy CM DK Shivakumar on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 01:39 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla, Bengaluru

4 Independents hold the key to fourth candidate’s victory

Four Independent MLAs in Karnataka hold the key to the victory of the fourth candidate in Rajya Sabha elections, with Congress and JD(S)-BJP claiming their support amidst allegations of cash-for-votes.

Each candidate has to get 45 first preference votes (ANI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 07:54 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla

Shadow of cross voting looms over Rajya Sabha polls in Karnataka

JD(S) and BJP are exploring options of getting the ruling Congress MLAs to cross vote as the NDA nominee, D Kupendra Reddy, is falling short of four votes

A candidate needs 45 first preference votes to get elected to the Rajya Sabha. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 05:00 AM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla, Bengaluru

Temple bill defeated in Karnataka Council, minister says will try again

Temple Bill was defeated in Karnataka Legislative Council on Friday. Minister plans to reintroduce it in Assembly.

Karnataka minister R Ramalinga Reddy, who worked on the temple bill (HT)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 12:12 PM IST
ByNaheed Ataulla
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