KARNATAKA ASSEMBLY

  • Karnataka Assembly panel blames mobiles for rise in rape and molestation cases July 12, 2014

    In a bizarre recommendation, a Karnataka Assembly panel said that the State Government ban mobile phones in schools and colleges. "Cell phones are the root cause of rise in rape and molestation cases," the panel said. ...
  • Ban mobiles as they lead to rape cases, says Karnataka Assembly panel July 12, 2014

    Bangalore: A Karnataka Assembly panel has made a bizzare recommendation that the state government should ban mobile phones in schools and colleges in order to curb rapes. The panel blamed mobile phones for the rise in rapes and molestation cases. "Karnataka government should direct the Education Department to impose a compulsory...
  • CD row: Kumaraswamy turns emotional in Assembly July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Turning emotional in Karnataka Assembly over an audio CD on the cashforMLC seat controversy involving him, JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday offered to face any probe into the issue and said he was ready to go to jail if he was guilty. Raising the...
  • Deve Gowda's son's Rs 40 crore demand: When Vidhana Souda became a glass house July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: A clash between farmers and policemen over a power project. The alleged attack on policemen by an MLA. Errors in agriculture rights documents. The power crisis. Losing an industrial project to charming neighbour Seemandhra. Just about everything under the sun and the moon came up for discussion in the Assembly...
  • Karnataka: JDS loses Leader of Opposition post to BJP January 23, 2014

    Bangalore: After losing its head office in Bangalore to the Congress, the JDS has suffered another setback on Thursday. It has lost Leader of the Opposition post in the Assembly to the BJP. With the merger of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa's KJP, the strength of the BJP has gone...
  • BJP seeks leader of opposition post in Karnataka Assembly January 4, 2014

    Bangalore: With B S Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) merging with the Bharataiya Janata Party two days ago, the BJP has now staked claim as the primary opposition party in the state Assembly. The BJP leader and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar submitted a letter of support to the Speaker,...
  • Siddaramaiah inducts 'tainted' D K Shivakumar, R Roshan Baig into Cabinet January 1, 2014

    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...
  • Siddaramaiah focuses on Bangalore as part of 'revised' state budget July 12, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Friday announced that a special purpose vehicle Bangalore SubUrban Rail Corporation would be set up for implementing the Rs 8,759 crore project. Presenting the "revised" 201314 budget in the Legislative Assembly, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government had done a feasibility study...
  • Row over Karnataka Vidhana Soudha renovation June 7, 2013

    Bangalore: The renovation of Karnataka's Vidhana Soudha has triggered a massive debate in the state on the unnecessary expenditure. The Opposition has alleged that the renovation is to meet Vaastu standards. A larger room for Karnataka's Environment Minister Ramanath Rai was approved and a wall of the famed Vidhana Soudha...
  • Karnataka: Assembly session likely from May 29 May 18, 2013

    Bangalore: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said the session of the Karnataka Legislature is likely to be convened for a few days from May 29. After expanding the ministry inducting 28 members, he chaired a Cabinet meeting and told reporters later, "Most likely the Legislature session will be convened from...
  • Karnataka: 29 ministers to be swornin tomorrow May 17, 2013

    Bangalore: The fourday old Siddaramaiah ministry in Karnataka will be expanded on Saturday with the induction of 29 ministers, an exercise from which the "tainted" would be kept out. Siddaramaiah, who was sworn in as the Chief Minister on May 13 marking return of Congress to power after a sevenyear...
  • Siddaramaiah will work with an eye on the LS polls: KN Shanth Kumar May 14, 2013

    After being forced to put up with a government for the last five years which saw politicians indulging in acts ranging from widespread corruption to watching porn in the Assembly, which saw three chief ministers at work and one of them deserting a national party to form his own regional...
  • Governance the biggest challenge for Siddaramaiah: Sachidananda Murthy May 13, 2013

    Siddaramaiah, sworn in today as the new Karnataka chief minister, has the twin responsibilities of delivering a clean government and cementing the Congress party's fortunes in the next general elections. With both the UPA2 and the last Karnataka government being badgered by veverending scams and scandals, he surely has his...
  • K'taka polls: Modi should've been projected as a Hindutva leader, says Sena May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Criticising BJP for projecting Narendra Modi as a secular leader while campaigning for Karnataka Assembly elections, NDA ally Shiv Sena on Sunday said the part would have won, if it had projected the Gujarat Chief Minister as an outright Hindutva leader. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "If we would...
  • The mandate in Karnataka is for change: Imran Qureshi May 9, 2013

    Is the people's verdict in Karnataka an antiBJP one? Or is it a product of a proCongress wave? How is it significant in light of the general elections which are not very far away? Senior journalist Imran Qureshi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the matter. Q. Isn't it...
  • K'taka: Siddaramiah lobbies for CM post, likely to meet Sonia May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after its landmark victory in Karnataka, the Congress is yet to take a call on who will be the Chief Minister. Several aspirants are already making a pitch for the top post. Frontrunner Siddaramaiah has sought an appointment with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and is expected...
  • Cong savours Karnataka win, tussle for CM post continues May 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Back in power after seven years, the Congress is still savouring the victory in Karnataka. But a day after the results, comes the big task who will be the Chief Minister? For now, Siddaramaiah and Mallikarjun Kharge are being seen as the top contenders. It was a decisive...
  • K'taka verdict indication of party's future in LS poll: Congress May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Buoyed by Karnataka Assembly poll verdict, Congress on Wednesday said it is an indication of the shape of things to come in Lok Sabha elections and debunked comparisons between Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi as "illogical". "This is the victory of Congress' policies. This is the respect for the...
  • It's time for correction and not complaining: S Prakash of K'taka BJP May 8, 2013

    The BJP has been decimated, reduced to the third largest party in a state it had swept five years back. What caused this collapse? Will the party learn from its mistakes? Will it welcome Yeddyurappa back? Why did the Narendra Modi magic not work? What are the party's plans to...
  • Congress won not on account of any positive agenda: Sandeep Shastri May 8, 2013

    What lessons should the winners and losers take home from the Assembly poll results as the Lok Sabha elections draw closer? Eminent social scientist and analyst Dr Sandeep Shastri joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Whether the result would be same even If Yeddyurappa would be in...
  • It's a vote against corruption in Karnataka: Captain G R Gopinath May 8, 2013

    Captain G R Gopinath joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Karnataka Assembly poll results. Q. Do the results reinstate the Katju belief of 90%?! If not, what do the results actually say of the voter psyche in K'nataka? (Not expecting a politically correct answer; Rather an honest one.) Asked...
  • Karnataka polls: Mixed bag of luck for family politics May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The family politics found favour with electorates in the May 5 Karnataka assembly elections with family members of prominent leaders winning in some of the constituencies. Fatherson duo of Congress, Shamanoor ShivashankarappaSS Mallikarjuna and M KrishnappaPriya Krishna have won from their respective constituencies. While Shivashankarappa was elected from Davanagere...
  • Karnataka polls: Sonia hails result, PM says BJP ideology rejected May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday hailed the party's showing in Karnataka polls, saying the result was a rejection of BJP's ideology and suggested the same would be repeated in the Lok Sabha elections as well. Singh praised the efforts of Congress Vice...
  • Karnataka polls: Cong wins, BSY delivers knockout punch to BJP May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress returned to power in Karnataka after seven years, defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a huge margin. Securing a clear majority on its own in a triangular fight, the party is now set to form the government on its own in Karnataka. The BJP suffered a...
  • Karnataka polls: BJP suffers humiliating defeat May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: BJP on Wednesday suffered a humiliating defeat in the Karnataka Assembly Elections as Congress appeared to be well on its way to wresting power on its own after a gap of seven years. Hit by the exit of former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and the image of corruption during its...
  • Cong high command will decide who will be Karnataka CM: Mallikarjuna Kharge May 8, 2013

    Congress is inching to victory in Karnataka Assembly elections. Mallikarjuna Kharge is one of the prime contenders for the CM post. ...
  • Karnataka election results live: Congress wins, BJP accepts defeat May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: 4:49 pm: The Bharatiya Janata Party has accepted the defeat and Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar is set to resign on Wednesday evening. "We accept people's mandate; will resign this evening," says Shettar. 4:18 pm: The final tally of votes stands at Congress winning 121 seats, BJP and JDS winning...
  • Karnataka elections counting on; BJP, Congress in a close race May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: 8:49 am: The Congress inches ahead of the BJP with the JDS and Yeddyurappa's KJP far behind. 8:45 am: The Congress is now leading in 13 seats while the BJP is leading in 11. 8:42 am: The Congress is now ahead with leads in 10 seats while the BJP...
  • Karnataka polls: Counting set to begin; will Cong dethrone BJP? May 8, 2013

    Bangalore: The results for the Karnataka Assembly elections, which recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May 5 voting, will be known on Wednesday. The counting of votes is set to begin in a few minutes. The results will decide...
  • Karnataka poll results: Live blog May 8, 2013

    All eyes are on Karnataka as results of the first major electoral battle of 2013 are declared on Wednesday. CNNIBN's poll predictions suggest the Congress is set to make a comeback and oust the BJP from its southern citadel....