Karnata

  • Siddaramaiah sworn-in as 22nd CM of Karnataka May 13, 2013

    Bangalore: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Monday took oath as the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka. The 64-year-old backward class leader from Mysore was sworn in at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore. About 50,000 people gathered at the stadium to witness the event. With a comfortable majority of 121 seats in the...
  • Karnataka: Lingayat mutts could determine outcome of polls April 23, 2013

    Hubli/Dharwad: The twin cities of Hubli and Dharwad in Karnataka are known for their heritage in Hindustani music and art. But they have also been the epicentre of the Bharatiya Janata Party's growth in north Karnataka. In the 1990s, BJP surged here using local communal disputes, which threw up leaders like...
  • Cauvery water: TN vehicles stop plying to K'taka December 7, 2012

    Erode: Vehicles have stopped plying from Sathyamangalam to Mysore following demonstrations and strikes by some Kannada outfits in parts of Karnataka protesting the Supreme Court directive to release 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. For the second consecutive day, more than 800 lorries, 300 vans and 200 other...
  • 16 MLAs, who prove costly for BJP, Opposition May 17, 2011

    New Delhi: At the centre of the latest political drama in Karntaka are 16 MLAs once again - 11 from the BJP and five Independents who switch sides with alarming regularity, sometimes to topple the Karntaka government and sometimes to save it. The world is their home quite literally for the...