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  • 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...
  • Disproportionate assets case: Karnataka HC directs probe against Yeddyurappa October 21, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed a probe against former chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in a disproportionate assets case. Earlier a court in Shimoga had quashed FIRs against Yeddyurappa in the case. The FIR had alleged that Yeddyurappa had grabbed government land in Shimoga. The HC overturned...
  • Corruption cases return to haunt former CM BS Yeddyurappa October 21, 2014

    Bangalore: A disproportionate assets case against BJP MP and former Karntaka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa returns to haunt him, with the Karnataka High Court telling a trial court in Shimoga to go ahead with its trial against him. A local magistrate court had quashed the First Information Report (FIR) lodged...
  • BJP on path to realise Modi's dream of Congress free India, says BS Yeddyurappa October 19, 2014

    Bangalore: BJP national vice president BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday said that the Haryana and Maharashtra assembly election results showed that the party was on its path towards realising Narendra Modi's call for a 'Congress free India'. "As expected Congress has been defeated in the Haryana and...
  • 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...
  • Congress, AAP slam Yeddy's inclusion in Amit Shah's team August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress and Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the inclusion of former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in BJP's new team of officebearers wondering over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ways of combating corruption. "It is Modi's unique style of functioning to fight corruption with corrupt people," Congress general...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah's new team; Varun Gandhi out, BS Yeddyurappa named vice president August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday reconstituted his core team. He has appointed former Karnataka chief minister and MP BS Yeddyurappa as one of the national vice presidents. Other senior leaders Bandaru Dattathreya and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have also been appointed as vice presidents. The announcement...
  • BS Yeddyurappa submits resignation as MLA May 25, 2014

    Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, who won Shimoga Lok Saba seat by a huge margin, has submitted his resignation as an MLA to the Speaker of Karnataka Assembly. "He (Yeddyurappa) has resigned as MLA in the wake of him being elected as the Member of Parliament. He has submitted his...
  • Yeddyurappa opts out of Cabinet race, writes to Modi May 22, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister and newly elected BJP MP BS Yeddyurappa has opted out of lobbying for a Cabinet berth at the Centre. In a letter written to Narendra Modi on Thursday, Yeddyurappa has said that he will focus on strengthening the BJP in Karnataka. Yeddyurappa won from the Shimoga...
  • Watch: BS Yeddyurappa cast his vote in Shimoga April 17, 2014

    Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa was amongst the early voters in Shimoga, Karnataka. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray April 17, 2014

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Battle for survival and prestige in Karnataka April 16, 2014

    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...
  • Bellary: Rajnath promises steel capital, Rahul a China of Karnataka April 11, 2014

    Bellary: The BJP national president Rajnath Singh campaigned for the party candidate B Sriramulu in Bellary on Thursday. Addressing a public meeting he said "If we come to power, we will make Bellary a steel capital of Karnataka". The response to this statement was quick. Congress MLA and Union Railways...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Karnataka April 9, 2014

    Just days to go before 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Deepa Balakrishnan visits Karnataka to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituency. Karnataka is set to vote on April 17. ...
  • My popularity makes Congress nervous, says Yeddyurappa April 6, 2014

    Bangalore: BJP candidate from Shimoga BS Yeddyurappa shrugged away allegations of corruption against him by his opponents. This comes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in Bellary last week had attacked the BJP for giving tickets to 'tainted' leaders like Yeddyurappa. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yeddyurappa blamed the Congress for creating...
  • LS polls: Son syndrome evident in Karnataka April 2, 2014

    Call it "son stroke" or a generational shift in Karnataka politics; it is all evident in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. A few old guards are paving the way for their sons to take over. The sons are steering talks, chalking out campaign strategies and setting sights on millions...
  • Karnataka tracker: Congress to win 12-18 seats, BJP 7-13, others 1-4 April 1, 2014

    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...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray April 1, 2014

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS Yeddyurappa...
  • Amidst 'Modi wave' Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka March 27, 2014

    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 Nilekani,...
  • I'm a victim of conspiracy, can't comment on Chavan: BS Yeddyurappa March 27, 2014

    Shimoga: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa is one of the most controversial and high profile candidates in the fray in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The former Karnataka chief minister who returned to the BJP in January is contesting from his stronghold Shimoga in Karnataka. The corruption charges against...
  • LS polls: Bangalore Central, where the minorities make up the majority March 25, 2014

    Bangalore: "This is a seat for a Muslim," Jaffer Sharief quotes the delimitation commissioner as having told him (about Bangalore Central) a few years back, when Bangalore Urban district was split into three Lok Sabha constituencies based on its population. Well, the one thing central to the Bangalore Central constituency is...
  • Congress admits ex-BJP Minister Krishnaiah Shetty into its fold March 23, 2014

    The ruling Congress in Karnataka on Sunday decided to induct former BJP minister Krishnaiah Shetty, who was a co-accused along with former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in an alleged land scam. Congress central ledership has given the green signal for entry of Shetty who was a member of the Yeddyurappa cabinet...
  • LS polls: Congress welcomes 'tainted' BJP minister Krishnaiah Shetty March 23, 2014

    Bangalore: The BJP may have averted the crisis by swiftly canceling the membership of Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik. But, the ruling Congress in Karnataka seems to be in trouble after welcoming a 'tainted' former BJP minister Krishnaiah Shetty. Krishnaiah Shetty was in jail with former chief minister BS...
  • Rahul Gandhi jumps barricade to meet supporters March 22, 2014

    Pratapgarh: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, a SPG protected VIP, gave his guards some anxious moments at his Pratapgarh rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday by jumping the barricade to meet his supporters. At the rally Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing the...
  • Will not engage in negative campaign against Yeddyurappa, says Geetha Shivarajkumar March 18, 2014

    JDS' Geetha Shivarajkumar on Tuesday said she would not engage in negative campaign against her rival BJP strongman BS Yeddyurappa in her fight for Shimoga Lok Sabha seat, but would focus on her late father and former Chief Minister S Bangarappa's developmental works. "I am very new to politics. I will...
  • LS polls: Don't elect Yeddyurappa, Sriramulu, says Kejriwal March 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday cautioned voters of Karnataka against electing former BJP ministers BS Yeddyurappa and B Sriramulu in the Lok Sabha elections. "If you elect Yeddyurappa and Sriramulu in this election, and if Narendra Modi becomes prime minister, he will make them telecom and...
  • Congress primary shows its bankruptcy, easy victory for BJP: Gowda March 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP's Vice President DV Sadananda Gowda will be contesting from Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat this time. This is his third Lok Sabha constituency since 2004. In 2004, he won from Mangalore, in 2009, he won from neighbouring Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Seat. Speaking about...
  • Division within BJP top brass over LS seats, Modi may contest from UP March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Bharatiya Janata Party's top brass met on Saturday to finalise the second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, all eyes were on a particular constituency in Uttar Pradesh - Varanasi. According to reports, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to contest...
  • BJP's 2nd list of LS candidates, Yeddyurappa gets Shimoga ticket March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for the coming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday. The Central Election Committee has cleared 52 candidates, including 20 from Karnataka. Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, an accused in the illegal mining scam, selected from Shimoga constituency. Former state...