Sadanand Gowda

  • Bullet trains won't work in India, says Nitish Kumar July 9, 2014

    Former Railway minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that bullet trains, proposed in this year's Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive. Kumar said that he travelled from London to Paris on a bullet train during his time and made efforts...
  • Railway reservations to be overhauled through e-ticketing July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways' reservation system will be overhauled through e-ticketing systems, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda said on Tuesday, presenting the railway budget for 2014-15 in parliament. "We will allow 120,000 users to simultaneously book online", Gowda said after he began his budget presentation quoting the philosophy of Kautilya about...
  • Railway Budget forward-looking, reflection of modern India: PM Modi July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Complimenting his government's first Railway Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the budget is a forward-looking 'growth engine' and will promote transparency and integrity. He said that it keeps in mind the development of India. "We can see great use of technology. The basis for a modern...
  • Prithviraj Chavan requests railway ministry for air-conditioned trains July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has requested the union railway ministry to consider door closing technology on a few rakes on an experimental basis and introduction of cushioned seats in ladies' second class coaches on suburban trains in a phased manner. In a letter to the Union Railway Minister Sadanand...
  • New Railway time table to come in September June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The new Railway Time Table will now come into effect from September 1 instead of July 1 this year. Keeping in mind the possible announcement of new trains in the Rail Budget, to be presented on July 8, railways have decided to come out with a new time table...
  • 4 killed, 8 injured as Rajdhani derails in Chhapra; sabotage suspected June 25, 2014

    At least four passengers were killed and eight injured when the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed at Golden Ganj station near Chhapra early on Wednesday in suspected sabotage by Maoists. 12 coaches were derailed in the incident at around 0200 hours, a Railway spokesperson said. Five coaches-B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4 and pantry car-overturned in...
  • Fare hike inclusive of Fuel Adjustment Component: Railways June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with criticism of effecting a steep hike, the Railways clarified late in on Friday evening that the increase was only 10 per cent in passenger fare and 5 per cent in freight charges. It also insisted the hike was "as finalised by the previous government", and promised to...
  • Live Blog: June 21 June 21, 2014

    Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad speaks to CNN-IBN about the decisions being taken by the NDA government....
  • Rail fare hike applicable on tickets that were booked in advance too June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Railways, which hiked passenger fares by 14.2 per cent from June 25, on Friday said those who have purchased tickets earlier at pre-revised rates, will have to pay the differences either at booking offices or in trains. "In the case of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates, the difference...
  • Karnataka: BJP defuses crisis, Shettar new CM July 11, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally named former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's aide Jagadish Shettar as the new CM of Karnataka. The selection of the new Chief Minister has, however, not been easy with outgoing CM Sadanand Gowda setting stiff conditions for quitting. According to sources, there may...
  • K'taka: CM post for Shettar, RS sop for Gowda July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday appeared to have finalised the formula for the leadership change in Karnataka. According to sources, while the party has decided to make former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's aide Jagadish Shettar the CM, it is likely to send Sadanand Gowda to the...
  • Who is Jagadish Shettar? July 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Jagadish Shivappa Shettar was born on December 17, 1955, in Kerur village of Bagalkot district, Karnataka to SS Shettar and Basavanemma. His father, SS Shettar, was a senior activist of the Jana Sangh and was elected five times to the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation and became the first Jana...
  • Shettar likely to replace Gowda in a week July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Bowing to pressure from BS Yeddyurappa, BJP appears set to replace Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda with Lingayat leader Jagadish Shettar and an announcement is expected within a week. "A decision from the high command is likely to be conveyed within a week. We have left everything to the...
  • Will abide by BJP leadership decision: Gowda July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: With several loyalists of B S Yeddyurappa gunning for his head, Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday said he would accept any "direction" issued to him by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership. "Right from the beginning I used to say I am a disciplined soldier...
  • BJP confident Karnataka crisis will be overcome July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP top brass is confident of tiding over the present crisis in Karnataka till the presidential poll gets over but appears to be getting increasingly reconciled to replacing Sadanand Gowda with Jagdish Shettar as chief minister soon therafter. BJP sources said...
  • Karnataka: 8 BSY loyalists seek new CM, quit govt June 29, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government of DV Sadananada Gowda was plunged into a fresh crisis on Friday with eight ministers loyal to former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa resigning from the government demanding a change in the chief ministership. Yeddyurappa has been leading a rebellion against state government and demanding that his loyalist...
  • BSY loyalists threaten to quit Karnataka Cabinet June 29, 2012

    Bangalore: In a fresh trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka, as many as 10 ministers loyal to former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa have threatened to resign from the state Cabinet by Friday evening. The ministers have demanded that the Central leadership should take a call on...
  • BSY takes on BJP again, seeks CM post for Shettar June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and former Karanataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa has once again raised the flag of revolt against the party leadership over the post of the chief minister in the state. Yeddyurappa upped the ante against current Karnata Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda, demanding that Rural Development...
  • Yeddy applies for bail in CBI court after raids May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday filed an anticipatory bail plea in the CBI court. Yeddyurappa moved court after the CBI conducted raids at his Bangalore residence in an illegal mining case in line with the Supreme Court's directive. Reports said that Yeddyurappa's legal team has...
  • B'lore: CBI raids Yeddyurappa's residence May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted raids at former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's residence in Bangalore in connection with the mining scam. This comes hours after the central probe agency registered an FIR naming Yeddyurappa, his 2 sons and 2 others in a mining...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 14, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • I'm not quitting BJP, Gowda is a failure: Yeddy May 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday hit out at the current state government and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, calling CM Sadanand Gowda a failure. Addressing mediapersons in the state capital, the BJP leader said, "The Chief Minister is a failure. He should have resigned long...
  • Yeddyurappa criticises party leaders, praises Sonia May 13, 2012

    Bangalore/New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadanand Gowda is in Delhi for a crisis meet with the BJP leadership after former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa raised the pitch of his revolt. Yeddyurappa even openly praised Congress President Sonia Gandhi and criticised Gowda leadership. Singing a different political tune and embarrassing his...
  • BSY bargains hard, wants CM chair after budget March 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi to seek assurances that he would be reinstated as the head of the state government soon. Sources told CNN-IBN that Yeddyurappa, who is leading a rebellion against present Karnataka Chief Minister...
  • Gowda's choice for Karnataka Lokayukta quits February 8, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Kerala High Court Chief Justice S R Bannurmath has decided to opt out of the post of Lokayukta in Karnataka. According to sources, Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda said that the judge sent a letter to him, requesting the government not to pursue the matter with Governor HR Bharadwaj. "I...
  • Gowda defends transfer of Lokayukta cop November 14, 2011

    The officer was transferred after he wrote a complaint letter to CM mentioning a threat call from former PM Deve Gowda. ...
  • Karnataka: Now it's a fight for Cabinet berths August 5, 2011

    Bangalore: After engaging themselves in a week-long battle for the CM's post, the factions within the state BJP are now fighting for their pie in the Cabinet. As a result, D V Sadananda Gowda, who had planned to take oath along with a few ministers, had to take oath alone on...
  • Karnataka BJP MLAs vote to elect new CM August 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs have begun casting secret ballots to choose the next chief minister of the state. The choice is between Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's man - DV Sadananda Gowda, senior Lingayat leader and Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Jagadish Shettar and Law, Justice...
  • BJP struggles to find Yeddyurappa's successor August 3, 2011

    Bangalore: Sadanand Gowda and Jagdish Shettar are the front runners to be the successor to Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, but a defiant Yeddyurappa has moved high court on Tuesday against the Lokayukta report that indicts him in the mining scam and told his officials he will be back in...
  • BSY pressures BJP to name Gowda as K'taka CM August 1, 2011

    The drama in Karnataka is being curtailed right before the Parliament session with an interesting decision. BS Yeddyurappa quit as Karnataka chief minister on Sunday but despite all the speculation, no successor has been named. Yeddyurappa continues to pressurise the BJP to name his man Sadanand Gowda as his successor. The...