SIDDARAMAIAH

  • 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...
  • Karnataka to take action against firms not giving jobs to locals September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a bid to push private firms into appointing locals in jobs, Karnataka government today said it will table a report in next 10 days on such persons appointed in companies set up under previous industrial policy and action would be taken against those failing to comply. "I have been...
  • Karnataka CM unhappy he was not consulted on Governor's appointment by Centre August 31, 2014

    Bangalore: On the eve of the swearingin of new Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday expressed unhappiness over the Narendra Modi government not consulting him about his appointment to the state. "It is customary that the Chief Minister is consulted before appointing the new Governor; they have done...
  • Karnataka CM says Modi wave over, credits Rahul, Sonia for Congress's victory in bypolls August 28, 2014

    Bangalore: The Congress won two out of three seats in the Karnataka bypolls last week. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the Congress's victory in the state can be credited to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi's leadership. "The results were expected. I had said that we'll...
  • Karnataka Cabinet to be expanded after consulting Congress high command: Siddaramaiah August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Getting a booster from the Assembly bypoll outcome, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that he would expand his Cabinet after talking to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. "The main issue before us is (Cabinet) expansion. We will fill all four vacancies in consultation with Congress High Command," he...
  • Karnataka bypolls: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins from Bellary Rural seat August 25, 2014

    Bangalore: Congress leader NY Gopalakrishna wins Bellary Rural bypoll by a margin of 33104 votes. Congress is leading in ChikkodiSadalaga with 13360 votes. BJP is leading in Shikaripura. Counting of votes for the August 21 byelection to three Assembly seats from Karnataka begins today with the outcome being a test...
  • Karnataka bypolls results on Monday: Congress, BJP keep fingers crossed August 24, 2014

    Bangalore: Counting of votes for the August 21 byelection to three Assembly seats from Karnataka will be held tomorrow with the outcome being a test of popularity and prestige for Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP VicePresident BS Yeddyurappa. Both the ruling Congress and BJP fought a hard battle in the...
  • After Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Kerala CM Chandy says won't boycott Modi August 21, 2014

    It's not just Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who is not toeing the Congress' line on boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's functions. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said he will have to meet the Prime Minister. ...
  • Karnataka CM cites protocol, says can't skip PM Modi's programmes August 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Differing with the Congress high command's suggestion to its Chief Ministers to avoid sharing a dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at public programmes, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said "just because someone says this, we can't follow it. I will have to go by the protocol." Siddaramaiah's statement is...
  • Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime: Sadananda Gowda August 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Railway Minister and senior BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda on Sunday said the present Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka can fall anytime and asked his party workers to get ready for elections. "The Siddaramaiah government can fall anytime. Don't think it will continue for another threeandhalfyears. It can even fall in...
  • Karnataka CM clarifies his remark July 24, 2014

    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been forced to clarify his insensitive comment on being questioned about the rape of a sixyearold in a top Bangalore school. He had lost his cool and asked reporters if the Bangalore rape was the only news they had. ...
  • Mysore: Rape survivor made to wait naked for 3 hours for medical test July 22, 2014

    Mysore: A rape survivor in Mysore was made to wait naked for three hours in a government hospital on Tuesday. Karnataka State Women's Commission chairperson Manjula Manasa has taken up the issue. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah, too, promised action in the case. "We will take whatever action is needed," he said. Earlier...
  • Bangalore rape case: Karnataka CM snaps back, asks 'is this the only news' July 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Reacting to the horrific rape incident in the city, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Tuesday lashed back at reporters, "Is this the only thing which is happening here?" The incident took place at the Bangalore school, where two staff members allegedly raped a sixyearold girl student. The school has...
  • Student rape: Bangalore Police Chief R Auradkar transferred July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: Two weeks after a 6yearold girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, the city police chief Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred on Monday. Auradkar has been moved in view of the deteriorating law and order situation in the city. Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah cleared the transfer...
  • 'Sleeping' CM and political meddling demoralise Karnataka Police July 21, 2014

    Bangalore: An edit page article in Karnataka's leading English newspaper 'Deccan Herald' by its senior editor and one of the state's well respected journalists Ramakrishna Upadhya expresses concerns that the police administration has collapsed in the state. He writes, "The need of the hour is to restore the confidence of...
  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • Karnataka government bends rules to pay minister's Rs 1.16 cr medical bill July 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Housing Minister MH Ambareesh has created a controversy after the state government agreed to reimburse his Rs 1.16 crore medical bill. As per government rules, ministers are reimbursed up to Rs 5 lakh for their medical treatment. But Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah cited "special cases" to clear Ambareesh's...
  • Karnataka CM gives Rs 2 extra subsidy to SC, ST milk producers, angers many June 17, 2014

    Bangalore: It seems Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah does not think that all farmers and villagers are equal. He thinks that poor among some castes are more equal than the others. Siddaramaiah, who openly practises the AHINDA (minorities, other backward classes and Dalits) brand of politics, has gone a step further....
  • Cauvery row: Karnataka allparty delegation to meet Narendra Modi June 9, 2014

    Bangalore: An allparty delegation from Karnataka would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to convey the state's opposition to the setting up of Cauvery Management Board as demanded by Tamil Nadu to ensure implementation of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award. "An allparty delegation will meet the Prime Minister. We have...
  • Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah lists oneyear achievements May 19, 2014

    Bangalore: Unfazed by the drubbing the ruling Congress got in the Lok Sabha elections, Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah on Monday showcased the achievements of his government in the past one year. "Of 160 promises made in our party's poll manifesto for the 2013 assembly elections, we have implemented about...