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SIT to probe audio-clip at centre of Karnataka poaching row

The speaker of the Karnataka legislative assembly K R Ramesh Kumar on Monday asked the state government to order an SIT probe into an audio recording where a purported BJP MLA refers to a payment of Rs 50 crore as ...

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Kumaraswamy’s audio tape allegations: Yeddyurappa admits he met Gurmitkal MLA’s son

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa, who earlier rubbished the audio clips released by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy as mimicry, took a U-turn on Sunday and admitted that he did meet Sharanagouda, son of JD(S) MLA from Gurmitkal Naganagouda Kandkur. Speaking ...

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Will quit politics if audio clips of BS Yeddyurappa are proven fake, says HD Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said he will quit politics, if the audio clip released by him on BJP state president BS Yeddyurappa, purportedly, luring JD(S) lawmakers with bribes, are proven to be fake. Kumaraswamy earlier claimed ...

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Bellandur Lake: NGT quashes Karnataka government’s plea to reverse fine of Rs 500 crore

New Delhi: Activists are hailing the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) decision to quash a review petition by the Karnataka government regarding the “environmental degradation” of Bengaluru’s infamous Bellandur lake. The state government had moved the apex green court seeking a ...

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Soon, beer to get costly in K’taka as HDK govt increases excise duty

Bengaluru: Beer and low alcoholic beverages will cost more from April 1 as the state budget 2019-2020 presented by Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday proposed to increase additional excise duty on beverages. “I propose to increase additional excise ...

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Karnataka Budget 2019-20 highlights

Bengaluru: CM HD Kumaraswamy presented the state budget even as BJP members staged a walk out while claiming that the Kumaraswamy was presenting the budget despite not having a majority. Below are highlights of state Budget 2019-20 Budget estimate (Consolidated ...

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Karnataka Congress to take legal action against 4 rebel MLAs

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Friday decided to take legal action against its four ‘rebel’ legislators for defying the party whip to attend the 10-day Budget Session of the Assembly and skipping its legislature party meeting here. “We ...

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5 Bajrang Dal workers held for setting canteen ablaze on suspicion of serving beef

Hassan: Nearly a week after few Bajrang Dal workers ransacked and burnt down a makeshift canteen, run by two women on suspicion that they cooked and served beef the police on Tuesday arrested five persons, including a minor. The arrested ...

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Karnataka Congress faces a scare after 7 MLAs miss first day of Budget Session

Bengaluru, Karnataka: On the first day of the budget session of the Karnataka Assembly, seven Congress MLAs have gone ‘missing’. The development comes just a day after Siddaramaiah issued a whip for all Congress’ 80 MLAs to be compulsorily present ...

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Suttur Mutt seer, 3 others injured in helium balloon explosion

Mysuru: Four persons, including Suttur Mutt seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swami and MLC Marithibbegowda, were injured after a bunch of nitrogen balloons burst over their head on Tuesday, Feb 5 afternoon. The incident took place during the inaugural ceremony of a ...

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Opposition BJP MLAs in disrupt Governor’s address in legislature

Bengaluru, Feb 6: Opposition BJP in Karnataka on Wednesday disrupted Governor Vajubhai Vala’s address to the joint sitting of the state legislature here. This is the first session after the cabinet expansion in December and political turmoil that engulfed the ...

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State only getting Rs. 2098 crore under ‘Krishi Sanman’: CM Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, Feb 5: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, the state will get only Rs 2098 crore under central government sponsored ‘Krishi Sanman’ scheme, while the state government has been giving Rs 11000 crore as subsidy to pump set users. Speaking ...

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Army helicopter makes emergency landing near Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 5: An army helicopter made an emergency landing on an agriculture field in the city outskirts Tuesday following a technical snag, police said. However, no one was injured. The incident occurred at Thattaguppe under Kaggalipura police station limits ...

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Birthday cake cutting lands BJP leader behind bars

Belagavi: Cutting off his birthday cake landed a BJP leader behind the bar. The reason- being the leader chose to cut the cake with a sword rather than a knife. The incident took place during the birthday party thrown by ...

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