LINGAYAT

  • Now, Bangalore townships sell plots only to Brahmins, Lingayat November 11, 2013

    Bangalore: After the controversy over the Mumbai property advertisement that said 'No Muslims allowed', CNNIBN has found that other cities too are spawning divisive colonies. Now, two walled townships are coming up just outside Bangalore, to cater to only certain communities. Shankara Agraharam or Vedic Village, as it's called is a...
  • Karnataka polls: Cong wins, BSY delivers knockout punch to BJP May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a huge margin. Securing a clear majority on its own in a triangular fight, the party is now set to form the government on its own in Karnataka. The BJP suffered a...
  • K'taka polls: BSY, Lingayat support turn the tide in Congress's favour May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday got majority in Karnataka and ousted the BJP to form the government in the state after seven years. The BJP suffered a humiliating defeat in the Karnataka Assembly elections as Congress appeared to be well on its way to wresting power on its own....
  • K'taka polls: BSY plays the spoiler, ensures BJP's defeat May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Karnataka Janata Paksha chief BS Yeddyurappa, who in May 2008 was the toast of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after leading the party to power in Karnataka, is now seen as the man who singlehandedly responsible for the massive rout the party suffered in the 2013 Assembly elections. Even...
  • Three priests commit selfimmolation in Karnataka April 8, 2013

    Bidar (Karna): Upset over the mysterious death of their seer, three priests allegedly committed suicide by selfimmolation inside a mutt complex in northern Karnataka on Monday, police said. The priests of Chouli Mutt Jagannath Swami (21), Sharanayya Swami (18) and V Reddy Swami (50) allegedly set fire to...
  • None in Karnataka BJP can match Yeddyurappa: Arun Shimoga December 11, 2012

    Bangalore: As many as 21 of the 118 BJP MLAs in the 225member Karnataka Assembly came out in support of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and attended a breakfast meeting at his residence on Sunday. Does that threaten the existence of the Jagadish Shettarled BJP government in the state? Senior...
  • Karnataka: BSY dares BJP to suspend his son December 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Lingayat strongman and former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday dared Jagadish Shettar drop his MP son BY Raghavendra after the saffron party sacked one of his loyalist and Cooperative Minister BJ Puttaswamy from the ministry and suspended Tumkur MP GS Basavaraj. Yeddyurappa, who is organising a mammoth rally...
  • As polls near, caste equations haunt Karnataka Congress September 17, 2012

    New Delhi/Bangalore: A group of 20 present and former Congress legislators from Karnataka is set to meet party president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Tuesday to urge her to replace state unit president G. Parameshwara, a Dalit, with the 81yearold veteran leader, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, a Lingayat. Caste considerations in...
  • K'taka: Gowda to meet Gadkari, likely to resign July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Karnataka is all set for its third Chief Minister in a year. After a BJP Core Group meet at 11.30 am on Saturday, it was reportedly decided that DV Sadananda Gowda will be replaced by BS Yeddyurappa loyalist and Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar as the Chief Minister. The BJP...
  • Karnataka: BJP strife microcosm of communal rift July 2, 2012

    Mysore: The tussle for the chief ministership between the warring BJP factions spilled on to the streets, literally, with people burning effigies of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and MLA B Harish near Maddur on the BangaloreMysore highway. Activists of the Vokkaliga Sangha, Vishwa Vokkaligara Sangha and Kannada organisations and...
  • K'taka bypolls: Sonia shown black flags in Tumkur April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited the Tumkur region in Karnataka on Saturday apparently in a bid to woo the Lingayat community ahead of the 2013 bypolls in the state. Sonia attended the birthday celebrations of the highly respected Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami at 'Siddaganga math', which is reportedly...
  • Karnataka caste politics set to get Sonia boost April 23, 2012

    Bangalore: The Congress is going all out to woo a powerful caste group in Karnataka that is generally perceived to be a strong supporter of the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even as the latter dithers in setting its house in order. State Congress leaders are set for a major...
  • Cong, BJP fight for Muslim voters in Hubli May 21, 2008

    Hubli (Karnataka): Riyazuddin Nazir, Asadulla Abubakar and Mohammad Asif were three faces that caught the country's attention in January, when they were arrested for suspected terrorist activity. They are also the reason for Muslims clerics like Maulana Mohd Ali Qazi to be worried. Over the last few weeks, Qazi and other...
  • Analysis: How Karnataka 'castes' its votes April 29, 2008

    The CNNIBNDeccan HeraldCSDS survey is one of the largest surveys of its kind that allows us to map the political sociology of voting in the state. Caste has always been recognised as an important indicator of political choice and preference. In recent years it has emerged as a visible political identity...