Siddaramaiah

  • Lok Sabha elections: Battle for survival and prestige in Karnataka 16-04-2014 03:39 PM

    Bangalore: All 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will be voting on April 17 in a single phase. This Lok Sabha election has become a true battle of prestige for over a dozen leaders from different political parties. As a well known analyst says prestige of these leaders is at...
  • Siddaramaiah's neighbour objects to urinating on his wall, attacked 16-04-2014 12:42 PM

    Mysore: In a rare protest on Tuesday, the neighbour of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah protested outside his house alleging he was attacked by his son's personal assistant and his bodyguard. Gopal, who owns a house next to Siddaramaiah's own house in Mysore, sat on a protest after he was allegedly...
  • Campaign ends for Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, voting on April 17 15-04-2014 07:59 PM

    Bangalore: A high-octane campaign for the single-phase April 17 Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka, where both Congress and BJP are betting high in a fierce close contest, ended on Tuesday evening. Electioneering, at times fired up by vicious rants among polical leaders, saw intense campaign by both national as well...
  • BJP has lost face in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah 14-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Bangalore: Taking a swipe at BJP in Karnataka for seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that they had lost their face having been immersed in corruption during the party rule. Siddaramaiah said that the re-entry of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and...
  • EC admonishes Siddaramaiah for calling Modi a mass murderer 10-04-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has admonished Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah for calling Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi a 'mass murderer'. ECI has sent him a letter stating that his reply to its notice is not satisfactory and it has decided to admonish...
  • Karnataka tracker: Congress to win 12-18 seats, BJP 7-13, others 1-4 01-04-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka is providing some southern comfort to the Congress. The ruling Congress has maintained a big lead over the main rival BJP in the state. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the Congress will emerge victorious in...
  • Send only English speakers to Lok Sabha: Siddaramaiah to voters 28-03-2014 04:06 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has courted a fresh controversy by urging the voters to send only English knowing people to the Lok Sabha. During his election campaign in Mandya, Siddaramaiah asked the voters to re-elect sitting MP and famous Kannada heroine Ramya. He said that the JDS candidate contesting...
  • No point voting for people who know only Kannada, says Karnataka CM 28-03-2014 03:47 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has courted a fresh controversy by urging the voters to send only people who know more languages to the Lok Sabha. During his election campaign in Mandya, Siddaramaiah asked the voters to re-elect sitting MP and famous Kannada heroine Ramya. He said that the JDS...
  • Amidst 'Modi wave' Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka 27-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Bangalore: Nandan Nilekani, Congress candidate from Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency, is the most searched name on Google compared to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other leaders. "State political veterans such as Siddaramaiah, BS Yeddyurappa (former chief minister) and HD Deve Gowda (former prime minister) lag behind a political entrant like...
  • Karnataka: Siddaramaiah tries to mollify upset Sharief 18-03-2014 07:46 AM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah met veteran Congress leader CK Jaffer Sharief in an attempt to pacify him, after he publicly gave vent to his displeasure over denial of ticket by the party to contest Lok Sabha polls and hinted at joining JDS. Siddaramaih was greeted by Sharief's supporters with...
  • Nandan Nilekani joins Congress, will contest from Bangalore South 09-03-2014 03:58 PM

    Bangalore: Former IT Czar, co-founder of Infosys and Aadhar founder chairman Nandan Nilekani has officially joined the Congress at a simple ceremony in KPCC office in Bangalore on Sunday. The Congress has fielded him as its candidate against five time BJP MP and its national general secretary HN Ananth Kumar...
  • No action against police officer who killed deer, Karnataka CM blamed 22-02-2014 12:41 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is under fire not ordering the suspension of a police officer who allegedly killed a deer at the Bandipura National Park, three weeks ago. The accused police officer TK Dharmesh is Deputy SP of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The state forest department has...
  • Karnataka: BJP names BSY from Shimoga, Congress adds Nilekani's name 07-02-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress and BJP in Karnataka have almost finalised their first list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The state Congress has asked the high command to field all 9 sitting MPs from the state while the BJP has already submitted a list of 21 candidates cleared...
  • Bangalore: Congress likely to allow pubs, bars to remain open after 11 pm 31-01-2014 08:14 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore's night life might get its zing back just before elections with the Congress government deciding to relax the 11 pm lock-up time for pubs and eateries. The issue was in the manifesto of many parties in the assembly elections six months ago and now could be a morale-booster...
  • Karnataka: Government keeping eye on communal forces, says CM 30-01-2014 07:51 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka government on Thursday said it will not allow communal forces to create disharmony and keep an on "elements" spreading hatred through social media and mobile phones. "We will not allow communal forces like Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Sriram Sene and others to create disharmony. We will take...
  • 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...
  • Karnataka poll tracker: Congress to get 10-18 seats, BJP 6-10, JDS 4-8 21-01-2014 08:49 PM

    New Delhi: In another battleground state of Karnataka, the ruling Congress is still ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal Secular (JDS). With 28 seats in the Lok Sabha, Karnataka is expected to play an important role in the next elections. According to the projections provided...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah advocates reservation in cooperative sector 15-01-2014 01:12 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has kicked up a row ahead of all important Lok Sabha elections. He is now advocating backward class reservation in the cooperative sector. Last week, addressing a conference of backward classes near Bangalore, he said that the backward classes must get reservation in the cooperative...
  • Rahul Gandhi holds party meet without local leaders and workers in Bangalore 11-01-2014 05:39 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi held a brainstorming session with some party leaders and young sympathizers of the party in Bangalore on Saturday. The Congress leader held a long interactive session at the Palace grounds. The access was restricted to the event and even the media was denied...
  • Karnataka: Rahul to hold discussions with party leaders in today 11-01-2014 07:53 AM

    Bangalore: In preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will hold discussions with party leaders from Karnataka, including Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC President G Parameshwar on various political issues pertaining to the state on Saturday. "Rahul Gandhi will hold discussions with Karnataka Pradesh Congress...
  • Evangelist Benny Hinn's visit to Bangalore rakes up controversy 07-01-2014 10:07 AM

    Bangalore: Controversial evangelist Benny Hinn is all set to visit Bangalore after 8 years. Hinn claims that he can cure all diseases and calls them 'miracle crusades'. The visit of Hinn has enraged the opposition BJP. The BJP leader and former minister S Sureshkumar has asked the state government not...
  • Karnataka MLAs plagiarise reports on global study tours 04-01-2014 08:15 AM

    Bangalore: The global study tours conducted by Karnataka MLAs has led to a fresh controversy. While the controversy over their foreign junkets year after year at the taxpayer's expense is still afresh, reports accessed by CNN-IBN has shown how brazenly they had been copying text from the internet to file...
  • Siddaramaiah inducts 'tainted' D K Shivakumar, R Roshan Baig into Cabinet 01-01-2014 06:36 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has expanded his 6 months old Cabinet on Wednesday, the first day of the New Year. He has shocked the people by inducting two 6 time MLAs, facing corruption charges, D K Shivakumar and R Roshan Baig into the cabinet. The Governor H R...
  • Karnataka CM to induct two 'tainted' ministers in Cabinet on Wednesday 31-12-2013 01:58 PM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is likely to expand his 6 months old Cabinet on Wednesday, the first day of the New Year. According to sources, he is inducting 6 time MLA and Congress strongman DK Shivakumar and 5 time MLA and a prominent Muslim leader R Roshan Baig...
  • Yeddyurappa's return will sully BJP's image: Siddaramaiah 31-12-2013 12:22 AM

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said the return of BS Yeddyurappa to BJP would not have any impact in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in the state but would only sully the image of saffron party further. "The joining of Yeddyurappa in BJP will not make any impact in...
  • Karnataka MLAs on foreign trips even as the state battles drought 26-12-2013 01:26 PM

    Bangalore: Two foreign junket trips by a bunch of MLAs in Karnataka have kicked up a storm. Close to 30 MLAs are on junkets to several countries even as the state was in the grip of a drought and sugarcane crisis. While one group of MLAs has already left to...
  • Karnataka government orders controversial caste survey 13-12-2013 06:48 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress government in Karnataka has angered some educated, urban people of the state by ordering a caste based survey across the state in April - May 2014. The state Cabinet gave its green signal to the survey on Thursday. The last caste based survey of the people was...
  • Indian of the year 2013: Political nominees 13-12-2013 10:40 AM

    Year 2013 saw the biggest political battles, clashes which produced heroes or demolished the established stars. Nominees for the politician of the year are - AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, Rajasthan BJP chief ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje, Karnataka...
  • Man-eater tiger caught, villagers near Bandipura national park relieved 06-12-2013 02:32 PM

    HD Kote: An 8-10 year old male tiger which has killed three people has been caught by the forest department officials near Mysore. The officials and veterinary doctors tranquilised the man eater near Chikkabaragi village in Bandipur national park on Thursday evening. The tiger has now been brought to Mysore....