SIDDARAMAIAH

  • Noted writer Chidananda Murthy dragged by police in presence of Karnataka CM, detained 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: In a shocking, despicable act 84-year-old, noted Kannada writer Dr M Chidananda Murthy was not only dragged but arrested in front of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at a function at banquet hall of the Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday. Murthy has been detained after he was dragged out of the hall. The...
  • Karnataka: BJP reminds Siddaramaiah government of fiscal responsibilities 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Reminding the Siddaramaiah government of its fiscal responsibilities, Opposition BJP leader Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday criticised it for the loans it has taken in the last two years compared to previous BJP rule. Siddaramaiah was an experienced Finance Minister who had presented budget for a record ten times and,...
  • Is it appropriate to pursue hearing on IAS officer case: Karnataka High Court 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Monday wondered whether it would be appropriate for it to pursue the hearing on the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravi after the government has decided to handed over the case to CBI. "The state government has handed over the...
  • Rajnath Singh asks CMs of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh to quickly solve terror cases 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to ensure expeditious probe of unresolved terror cases in their respective states, saying arrest of the guilty will be the "best recipe" to prevent similar attacks in future. In separate letters to O...
  • Karnataka government bows down to pressure, agrees to CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi's death 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Facing pressure from all quarters in the death case of Indian Administrative Service officer DK Ravi, the Karnataka government on Monday agreed to a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Speaking in the Assembly, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that nobody's death should not be politicised. "Opposition is making...
  • Even a CBI probe won't ensure closure in DK Ravi case 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as the chorus for a CBI probe grows louder into the DK Ravi case, it is incumbent upon us, to verify how much of it is genuinely motivated by a sense of justice for the young officer and how much of it is nothing but cynical politics...
  • 'Truth shall prevail', says woman IAS officer on DK Ravi's death 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: The woman IAS officer linked to late Karnataka IAS officer DK Ravi has put up a post on her Facebook profile saying 'Truth shall prevail'. The woman IAS officer is DK Ravi's batchmate and police sources claimed that Ravi committed suicide following a failed love affair with her. Her husband...
  • Karnataka HC stays tabling of CID interim report on DK Ravi death case in state Assembly 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Sunday stayed the tabling of the Crime Investigation Department's interim report on the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi in the state Assembly. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was planning to table the interim report in the Assembly on Monday. The move came after a...
  • IAS officer's death: BJP MP writes to Sonia Gandhi 6 days ago

    Bengaluru: Demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, DK Ravi, BJP MP from Mysore Prathap Simha on Sunday wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, questioning the intention of her party-led government in Karnataka in refusing such a probe. "As you are aware, an honest, young...
  • Decision of handing over IAS officer DK Ravi death case to CBI will be taken on Monday: Karnataka CM 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Yet undecided on handing over the death case of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer DK Ravi to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that a decision will be taken on Monday. "The stand of the government will be known on the floor of the House....
  • Sonia Gandhi and IAS officers Association demand CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi death case March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer DK Ravi in Karnataka, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and IAS officers Association have demanded CBI probe into the case. Sonia Gandhi asked Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to hand over the inquiry into the incident to CBI. "The Congress President...
  • Siddaramaiah's gaffe, calls Congress a party of liars, says it repeats the same lie 100 times March 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has once again embarrassed his own Congress party by calling it a corrupt party which is full of professional liars. Addressing a Congress organised public function 'Young Turk' at the Bangalore University auditorium on Friday, Siddaramaiah said, "The Congress partymen are good at repeating the same...
  • Karnataka may handover IAS officer DK Ravi death case to CBI March 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: Even as there is not much headway in the investigation into the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer DK Ravi, the state government is likely to handover the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The state government will make the announcement on Monday...
  • Bengaluru: IAS officer DK Ravi's parents threaten suicide if their demands are not met March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: IAS officer DK Ravi's parents on Wednesday threatened to suicide if their demands are not met and demanded Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's address to their concern. The deceased officer's family broke its silence with his father demanding a CBI probe, saying Ravi was not the kind of person who...
  • KJ George, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's shadow, can be the Achilles heel of Congress March 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Off late the Karnataka Home Minister KJ George has been in the news only for the wrong reasons. He is a super rich politician. He owns huge land bank and some of the best high end real estate across Bengaluru. He has leased out most of his huge buildings...
  • DK Ravi: An IAS officer who paid with his life to end corruption March 17, 2015

    Bengaluru: Young IAS officer DK Ravi's death under mysterious circumstances has raised several questions. Most of them are yet to be answered. The 35-year-old Ravi was from a very modest farming background and struggled to become an IAS officer. As Deputy Commissioner of Kolar district, he had earned a very...
  • Huge land scam looms large over Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah government January 28, 2015

    Bengaluru: Another land scam is looming large over the Congress ruled Karnataka, where the state BJP is mulling over filing a case of alleged illegal de-notifications by the chief minister Siddaramaiah - however, its party leaders are yet to approach the Governor seeking permission to prosecute the chief minister. Currently,...
  • Bengaluru: Minor fire in Karnataka CM's chopper just before take off January 10, 2015

    Bengaluru: A major accident was averted on Saturday as a technical glitch led to a fire in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's chopper. Minor smoke and fire was seen from the silencer of the chopper just before the take off. Siddaramaiah was scheduled to fly from the HAL airport in Bengaluru...
  • Congress does not need lessons of honesty from BJP: Siddaramaiah January 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Hitting back at BJP President Amit Shah for his offensive against the Congress government in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday said they did not need lessons of honesty from BJP, whose former ministers and a former Chief Minister were jailed on corruption charges. "There is no need for Congress...
  • Bullying babus of Bengaluru threaten its famous club culture December 7, 2014

    If you were hoping to spend your Christmas and New Year eve holidays in the salubrious climes of Bengaluru this time, you may like to quickly rethink your plan, as your local host may not be able to take you and your family on a wine-and-dine binge as most prestigious...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah signs up for eye donation November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has decided to donate his eyes after death. He has signed for eye donation at Karnataka's premier government-run eye hospital Minto Eye Hospital in Bengaluru. Siddaramaiah has taken an eye donation card from the hospital after signing relevant documents. His eye card says...
  • Media is tarnishing Bengaluru's image: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah November 6, 2014

    Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah also blames the media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image. "I request media to not make this a sensitive issue. We have taken all measures, we are serious about the issue," said Siddaramaiah. ...
  • School rape case: Karnataka Home Minister blames media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image November 6, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister KJ George on Thursday sparked a controversy by blaming media for tarnishing Bengaluru's image by focusing on rape cases. His statement came on the day when the school, where a 6-year-old was allegedly raped, reopened with stronger security. "Nowadays people in the media are playing only these kinds...
  • Bengaluru: BJP women workers taken into custody for protesting against rapes November 5, 2014

    Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party women activists have been taken into preventive custody while they were marching towards the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's residence to protest against rising cases of rapes in the city. The BJP also held protests outside the school where the incident took place. Meanwhile, the school management after...
  • Karnataka CM puts the onus on management to ensure security in schools October 31, 2014

    In Bangalore, a school teacher has been arrested for allegedly raping a 6-year-old. This is the third case of sexual assault on a child in a school in less than a month in the city. ...
  • Karnataka: 2,600 doctors resume duty after quitting in protest October 28, 2014

    Bangalore: About 2,600 doctors including specialists, working in state-run hospitals across Karnataka, resumed duty on Tuesday a day after they resigned in protest over the state government's failure to fulfill their demands, including of wage disparity. "All striking doctors are back on duty as we do not want patients to suffer...
  • Heritage conservationists up in arms over demolishing of 150-year-old iconic Balabrooie guest house for a club October 25, 2014

    Bangalore: The heritage conservationists and the civil society activists are up in the arms against Karnataka government's decision to demolish a 150 years old Balabrooie state guest house to make way for a swanky Legislators Club exclusively for the MLAs, MLCs and MPs. According to state government sources, the beautiful...
  • Bangalore rape: CM takes note of minor's rape, blames school October 22, 2014

    Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah took note of the rape of a minor girl in the premises of Bangalore school and blamed the school authorities for the heinous crime. ...
  • Karnataka government to rename Belgaum as Belagavi on November 1 October 17, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Government has decided to rename its border city Belgaum as Belagavi on November 1, the Karnataka reorganisation day. The proposal has been pending before the Central government for years. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has once again requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to give Centre's consent for the...
  • TB Jayachandra: Will Congress's main troubleshooter get bigger roles in Karnataka? October 6, 2014

    Bangalore: After winning a crucial Assembly by-poll, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seems to have consolidated his position and strengthened his hold on the party. But, everything is not hunky dory. A section within the Congress is still opposed to him. However, one person stands out. He is acceptable to all...