Bangalore: Fourteen MLAs, who went on a state-sponsored tour of 18 countries at a time when their state, Karnataka, was reeling under severe drought-like conditions, have returned.
They maintain that their trip, that cost the government approximately Rs 4 crore, was in the interests of the state.
The MLAs reportedly continued their tour despite repeated requests from Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to return.
04:47 PM, Sep 15, 2012
New Delhi: Even as Karnataka reels under its worst drought in 42 years, the state government is busy doling out money to temples instead of taking concrete steps. Reports suggest that the BJP government has sanctioned a total of Rs 17 crore for 34,000 temples across Karnataka, which means each temple would get Rs 5,000 for holding "special prayers" for rain. The circular forwarded to temples by the Department of...
07:45 AM, Jul 27, 2012