HR Bhardwaj

  • UPA appointed Governors K Rosaiah, HR Bhardwaj prefer to quit: sources 19-06-2014 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress appointed Governors - Tamil Nadu's K Rosaiah and Karnataka's HR Bhardwaj have told party President Sonia Gandhi that they prefer to step down, said sources on Thursday. The remarks came in the backdrop of the Narendra Modi government planning to remove Governors appointed by the UPA...
  • Appointment of governors a prerogative of the government: HR Bhardwaj 17-06-2014 11:17 PM

    New Delhi: Refusing to have resigned from his post of Karnataka Governor, HR Bhardwaj said that the appointment of Governors is a policy decision taken by the Cabinet and if it decides to have a change in guard, no one can stop them. "Change of government means change of system,...
  • Karnataka minister spends crores on house renovation, upsets Governor 02-05-2014 12:30 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has expressed dissatisfaction over state PWD minister Dr HC Mahadevappa spending Rs 2.5 crore on the renovation of his house. Governor has told Chief Minister Siddaramaiah that he should not have allowed such lavish spending. He said that the government must focus on providing clean...
  • Karntaka: Republic Day celebrated with pomp and pageantry 26-01-2014 03:53 PM

    Pomp and pageantry marked the 65th Republic Day celebrations in Karnataka Sunday, with Governor HR Bharadwaj hoisting the tricolour and inspecting an impressive parade in Bangalore. On a sunny day, an air force helicopter showered rose petals at the podium at the Field Marshal Manekshaw ground in the city centre...
  • Karnataka government plans to regulate social media 22-01-2014 06:13 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is all set to regulate the social media, especially after recent instances of social networking sites being used for communal purposes. The Governor's speech of the Siddaramaiah government's priorities in his address to the joint houses of legislature on Wednesday talked about closer monitoring of social...
  • Kiran Reddy funding anti-Telangana protests, alleges TRS 29-08-2013 11:11 AM

    The Telangana Rashtra Samithi alleged that the Chief Minister if funding anti-Telangana protests across Seemandhara region. Protesting against Telangana, YSR Congress party chief Jagan Reddy's indefinite fast enters fifth day. Andhra Pradesh The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has alleged that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is funding anti-Telangana protests...
  • Karnataka CM inducts SR Patil into ministry 25-05-2013 01:22 PM

    Bangalore: Amid discontent among MLCs jostling for ministerial berths, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expanded his council of ministers by inducting SR Patil, a former leader of Opposition. Patil was administered the oath of office by Governor HR Bhardwaj at the Raj Bhavan. The induction of Patil, who enjoys...
  • Karnataka CM allots portfolios, retains key departments 20-05-2013 04:08 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday allocated portfolios to his new 28-member ministry, keeping key posts such as finance, energy, industries, IT and Bangalore city with himself. According to a Raj Bhavan communique, Governor HR Bhardwaj allocated the various portfolios on the advice of the chief minister to 20...
  • Karnataka: 28 MLAs inducted in CM Siddaramaiah's cabinet 18-05-2013 11:24 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday expanded his Cabinet with the induction of 28 Ministers. Twenty were made Cabinet Ministers and eight Ministers of State. They were administered oath of office by Governor HR Bhardwaj at a ceremony at Glass House at Raj Bhavan. Those made Cabinet ministers are...
  • Karnataka: 29 ministers to be sworn-in today 18-05-2013 08:35 AM

    Bangalore: 29 MLAs will be inducted on Saturday into the newly elected Congress government in Karnataka at Raj Bhawan. Of the 121 Congress MLAs elected in May 5 Assembly elections, more than 50 are former ministers. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who took the oath on May 13 brought the Congress to...
  • Siddaramaiah unveils Rs 4,409.81 crore plan for poor 13-05-2013 07:05 PM

    Bangalore: Resurrecting the Congress rule in Karnataka after seven years, Siddaramaiah on Monday took over as Chief Minister, unveiling a Rs 4,409.81 crore bonanza for the poor, SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities in his maiden act. The 64-year-old backward class leader was sworn in by Governor HR Bhardwaj amid fanfare...
  • Kerala Governor suspends Information Commissioner 12-11-2012 01:31 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Governor H R Bhardwaj has suspended state Information Commissioner K Natarajan for allegedly intervening in the land-gift case involving CPM stalwart V S Achuthanandan. Action against Natarajan, a former DIG of police, was taken on the basis of the recommendation made by the state Government following a police...
  • Karnataka Governor returns land bill 04-09-2012 12:07 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has returned an amendment Bill seeking to grant government land in rural areas to those who had unauthorisedly occupied it and built dwelling units prior to January 1 this year, saying it may lead to illegal grabbing. Bhardwaj returned the Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill,...
  • Spread Gandhian principles among youths: K'taka Governor 10-08-2012 01:28 PM

    Bangalore: Governor H R Bhardwaj on Thursday called upon the Gandhi Bhavan authorities to formulate a programme to disseminate message of Gandhian philosophy to younger generation. Speaking at a programme Quit India Movement-A Memory organised by Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi and Matrubhumi Shanti Prathisthana, he said, There is a need...
  • Spent sleepless nights during BJP rule: K'taka Guv 07-08-2012 10:59 PM

    Bangalore: Launching an indirect attack on former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Tuesday said he had spent 'sleepless nights' in the first three years of BJP rule as scams and misuse of power surfaced but praised the incumbent Jagadish Shettar's rule. "I couldn't get sound sleep...
  • Shettar takes exception to Governor's remarks 15-07-2012 06:25 PM

    Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on Sunday took exception to Governor HR Bhardwaj's remarks that there are "tainted ministers" in his cabinet, saying no one can be held guilty until proved otherwise. "No one can be held guilty unless proved as such," he told reporters at the airport here....
  • 'Tainted' ministers in Karnataka cabinet: Governor 14-07-2012 11:54 AM

    Bangalore: A day after Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar assumed office, Governor H R Bhardwaj fired his first salvo at him by pointing at tainted ministers in his Cabinet. There are tainted ministers. There should have been an effort to clean up. While wrong persons have been inducted, the right ones...
  • K'taka CM finds his feet, counters his mentor 25-12-2011 09:19 AM

    Bangalore: Apparently emboldened by his Council poll win, Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda seems to be emerging from the shadow of his mentor and predecessor BS Yeddyurappa. Gowda gave evidence of this on Saturday when he contradicted Yeddyurappa's remark on the issue of collective leadership. He told reporters at Raj...
  • Govt wants to whitewash criminal cases: K'taka Guv 19-12-2011 05:55 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Monday accused the government of adopting delaying tactics in appointment of a new Lokayukta to "whitewash" criminal cases and questioned the consultation process in recommending the name of SR Bannurmath to head the anti-corruption watchdog. Asked if the Government is indulging in deliberate delay,...
  • K'taka Assembly rocked over BJP attack on Guv 08-12-2011 02:48 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly on Wednesday witnessed noisy scenes over ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) attack on Governor HR Bhardwaj for his refusal to appoint the government's choice as the state's new Lokayukta (ombudsman). Opposition Congress and Janata Dal-Secular members trooped near the speaker's podium shouting slogans and protesting state...
  • Lokpal cannot check corruption: K'taka Governor 15-10-2011 08:41 AM

    Bangalore: Slamming the demand for a Jan Lokpal Bill to battle graft, Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Friday said corruption can be checked only through a strong democracy and not through an "extra-constitutional body" like the Jan Lokpal. "The system can be perfected only through constitutional amendments, not through an...
  • Land scam: HC rejects bail plea of Yeddyurappa 29-08-2011 10:58 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail application of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in the land notification scam. He had moved the application before the court in connection with the illegal denotification of land after prosecution was sanctioned by Governor HR Bhardwaj. With the bail plea...