Karnataka Government

  • Student rape: Bangalore police chief fails to explain his transfer Yesterday

    Two weeks after a 6-year-old 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 face-saving move by the Karnataka government. ...
  • Karnataka government asks ICSE to derecognise school where child was raped 4 days ago

    Bangalore: In further trouble for Vibgyor High School, where a six-year-old 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 hunger-free: Minister July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka would be made a hunger-free 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 hunger-free 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 cash-for-seat 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 go-ahead 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 mid-day meal workers protest, stop cooking meals in schools December 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Her three-year-old 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 I-T 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 23, 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 Congress-led 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...
  • Jaya DA case: Karnataka Advocate General quits February 9, 2012

    Bangalore: In a fresh embarrassment for the Karnataka government, Advocate General B V Acharya has resigned from his post. The move came after Acharya was asked to quit as the Special Public Prosecutor in the Jayalalithaa Disproportionate Assets case. Acharya said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had asked him to...
  • BJP slams Cong for criticising Yeddy govt May 30, 2011

    Bangalore: The ruling BJP in Karnataka on Monday hit back at opposition Congress for criticising the performance of the B S Yeddyurappa-led government which completed three years in office. "The Congress has no moral right to criticise the BJP government as the people of the state have rejected that party in...
  • Is Karnataka headed for another trust vote? May 15, 2011

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid speculation that he would ask chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to take another floor test. The BS Yeddyurappa government could potentially lose its majority in the Assembly after the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the disqualification of...
  • K'taka crisis: Yeddyurappa government may survive October 8, 2010

    Panaji: The Karnataka government, it seems, could finally survive the crisis after a late night drama on Thursday at a Goa hotel after which rebel BJP MLAs have indicated that they'll return to the Yeddyurappa fold. Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy arrived late Thursday night at a five star...
  • Over 4,000 docs resign over pay disparity in Karnataka September 29, 2009

    Bangalore: Over 4,000 government doctors in Karnataka have quit their jobs demanding better pay. But the state government has put off the issue saying it would be resolved till the end of the week. “We told them the cabinet has already taken some steps and they quite welcomed it but...
  • 4,000 govt doctors to resign en masse in Karnataka September 29, 2009

    Bangalore: Nearly 4,000 government doctors in Karnataka would resign en masse on Wednesday in protest against the government's refusal to accept their demand on salary hike. President of the Karnataka Government Medical Officers Association, H N Ravindra, told PTI that one or two doctors would, however, be on duty at taluk...
  • IAS officer's wife wages RTI battle June 24, 2007

    Bangalore: An IAS officer and his wife are fighting back against corruption, demanding their Right To Information after six transfers this year. Six transfers in as many months; IAS officer M N Vijaykumar has been through hell. And all the while his wife Jayashree stood with him. She even opened a...
  • State firm: no women at night shift May 10, 2007

    New Delhi: The Karnataka Government has notified a law that bars organisations from employing women after 2000 hours IST and stipulates fines for violation of the rule. A PTI report quoting unnamed official sources said the Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Bill, 2007 was notified in the extraordinary gazette on...