KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT

  • Is Bengaluru unsafe for women? 4 days ago

    In an extremely shameful incident in Bengaluru, five men have been caught on camera allegedly harassing a group of five women at the posh MG road in the city. The women claim that the men asked them to roll down their windows and even took out a sharp object to...
  • Will cut bus fares if government extends tax exemption to RTCs: Karnataka minister November 10, 2014

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Monday said that his department would reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road transport corporations (RTCs) and provides travel subsidy to students. "We will reduce bus fares if the state government extends tax exemption to all road...
  • 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...
  • Crimes escalating everywhere, can't isolate Bangalore only, says Karnataka Home Minister November 6, 2014

    Karnataka Home Minister KJ George who sparked a row by blaming the media for tarnishing Bangaluru's image by focusing on rape cases, said that crimes escalating everywhere in the country, Bangalore only cannot be isolated only. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Karnataka Home Minister said, "You cannot isolate Bangalure from other...
  • We have no objection to shift Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka Government October 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Government will have no objection to shift AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa to Tamil Nadu from a jail here if the neighbouring state makes a request through courts, Home Minister KJ George said on Monday. "If there is a proposal coming before the court from the Tamil Nadu government,...
  • Act to protect cane growers comes into effect in Karnataka September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: An Act to protect the interest of sugarcane farmers in Karnataka has come into effect which would also help ensure purchase and supply of cane in a transparent manner, state's Cooperation Minister HS Mahadev Prasad said on Tuesday. "The Karnataka Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply) Act, 2013, has already...
  • Karnataka government threatens to ban Sri Rama Sene if indulges in illegal activities September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Tuesday warned the controversial right wing outfit Sri Rama Sene that it would be banned if indulges in illegal activities. "We will ban Sri Rama Sene as it was done by the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa after police gave an adverse report about its activities,"...
  • Karnataka new industrial policy targets Rs 5 lakh crore investment September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Cabinet on Thursday approved a new industrial policy for 201419 with an aim to attract investment of up to Rs 5 lakh crore and create around 15 lakh jobs in the state. "New Industrial policy will be in force from 20142019. We had discussed it in the...
  • Student rape: Bangalore police chief fails to explain his transfer July 22, 2014

    Two weeks after a 6yearold girl was raped in her school premises in Bangalore, Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar has been transferred. The police chief, however, said that he cannot explain why he was transferred. The move also raised question whether it was a facesaving move by the Karnataka government. ...
  • Karnataka government asks ICSE to derecognise school where child was raped July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: In further trouble for Vibgyor High School, where a sixyearold girl was allegedly raped, Karnataka government on Friday requested the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) Board to derecognise the school. The Department of Public Instruction in a release said the state government had written...
  • Government acquires land for Infosys in Hubli July 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka government on Thursday said it has acquired land for Infosys Technologies to set up a unit with an investment of Rs 3,000 crore in Hubli. Replying to a query by Opposition Leader Jagadish Shettar during question hour in the assembly, IT Minister S R Patil said, "the land has...
  • Government to make Karnataka hungerfree: Minister July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka would be made a hungerfree state while laying stress on the ambitious Re 1 per kg rice scheme "Anna Bhagya", Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said on Wednesday. "Our challenge is to make Karnataka a hungerfree state," he said at a function to release a book...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Karnataka government on JDS leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cashforseat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant. "We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the incident,"...
  • Karnataka government mulling setting up of medical services corporation June 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Government is planning to set up "Karnataka Medical Services Corporation Limited" to ensure centralised tendering and purchase of drugs, Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash R Patil said on Wednesday. "We are planning to set up KMSCL on the lines of Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation Limited to ensure...
  • Cabinet approves second phase of Bangalore Metro project January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In good news for residents of Bangalore, the Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its goahead to construction of the second phase of Bangalore Metro to help improve public transport in the capital city of Karnataka. The project involves laying of about 72 km long Metro network at an estimated...
  • Karnataka government orders controversial caste survey December 13, 2013

    Bangalore: The Congress government in Karnataka has angered some educated, urban people of the state by ordering a caste based survey across the state in April May 2014. The state Cabinet gave its green signal to the survey on Thursday. The last caste based survey of the people was...
  • Karnataka midday meal workers protest, stop cooking meals in schools December 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Her threeyearold daughter has only eaten fruit jam in the past three days. The food supply she carried from back home in Bijapur is over. Money to splurge on food is scarce for this young mother from North Karnataka. "The nights are cold, we sleep here in the...
  • Karnataka to make IT industry an essential service October 22, 2013

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government is planning to declare IT industry and all IT enabled services as essential services. The IT industry will come under the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) once the government formally notifies its order. It will exempt the IT industry from bandhs, strikes and long holidays. According...
  • DA case: Relief for Jaya, SC sets aside order to replace prosecutor September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Relief for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court has directed the Karnataka government to cancel the removal order of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in her disproportionate assets (DA) case. The Karnataka government had dropped Bhavani Singh as SPP in the case. It had led...
  • Karnataka government to enforce dress code for employees September 15, 2013

    Bangalore: Now a dress code for Karnataka government employees -- pant and shirt/pyjama/kurta for men and saree or "chudidar" for women. The state government has announced enforcement of a dress code for its officials and staff after some were found to wear clothes "that did not bring any repute" to the...
  • DA case: SC acts on Jayalalithaa's plea, gives notice to Karnataka govt August 30, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Karnataka government on a plea of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa against the removal of Special Public Prosecutor in a disproportionate assets case against her and said no fresh appointment of public prosecutor be made in the case. A bench headed by Justice B S Chauhan also...
  • Karnataka: SC refers Kannada language matter to Constitutional bench July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred the matter to make Kannada a compulsory language in unaided schools at the primary level to a higher Constitutional bench. The apex court said there needs to be more clarity over what is a mother tongue. The Karnataka government moved the apex...
  • BJP govt hurting Karnataka economically: Congress February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Accusing BJP of creating "instability" in Karnataka, Union Minister Rajeev Shukla said the current political situation has hurt the financial interests of the state on February 2. "The ongoing political crisis in Karnataka highlights the sorry state of affairs precipitated by an incompetent BJP government, which has been...
  • Form SIT to probe RTI activist's murder: Karnataka HC December 12, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the government to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Joint Commissioner Crime Pranab Mohanty to investigate into recent murder of Right to Information Activist (RTI) activist Lingaraju. Hearing the suo motu PIL on the matter, a division bench headed by...
  • UB beer unit operating without clearance: Govt October 20, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka government on Saturday said it has instructed the State Pollution Control Board to take action against United Breweries which was found to run its beer production unit at Nanjanagud in Mysore district without operational clearance by the Board. Ecology and Environment Minister Sogadu Shivanna, who visited the unit...
  • Sonia attacks BJP, says UPA wants to fight corruption October 18, 2012

    Mangalore: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson on Thursday targeted the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka launching a sharp attack on the Opposition. Addressing a public rally, Sonia accused the BJP of spreading lies against the Congressled UPA government and making attempts to defame them. The Congress president said, "The...
  • K'taka to spend taxpayers' money on temples for rain July 21, 2012

    Bangalore: Staring at its worst drought in 42 years, Karnataka government is now seeking divine intervention for rain. The Karnataka government has even sanctioned Rs 17 crores for temples across the state to pray to appease the rain gods. Endowments Minister Kota Srinivas Poojari said, "Rs 5,000 will be spent on...
  • Karnataka to spend Rs 17 cr to please rain god July 20, 2012

    Bangalore: In a seemingly bizarre order in Karnataka, the state government has decided to spend Rs 17 crore on special rain prayers. Special pujas will be held at 34,000 temples each costing Rs 5000. While the Opposition says it is a waste of public money, the government has defended the order. The...
  • Chaos in Bangalore as schools remain shut July 17, 2012

    Bangalore: With many city schools unsure about whether they would remain shut till Sunday night, scenes of confusion and chaos were witnessed outside school premises in prominent areas on Monday. The traffic police were seen trying to ease out the traffic jams on Monday morning. Since many school autos and vans...
  • K'taka Advocate General issue: Karuna slams BJP February 10, 2012

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Thursday slammed BJP for trying to "help" Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to come out of the disproportionate wealth case being heard in a Bangalore court by exerting pressure on Karnataka's Advocate General and the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) BV Acharya. In a statement...