Karnataka

  • Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka: Ananth Kumar 17-04-2014 09:59 AM

    After casting his vote on Thursday, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "This election is very challenging for the Congress. In Karnataka, Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka. People will get a combination of Ananth Kumar and Narendra Modi." ...
  • Watch: BS Yeddyurappa cast his vote in Shimoga 17-04-2014 09:07 AM

    Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa was amongst the early voters in Shimoga, Karnataka. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 10 per cent voting till 9 am in Karnataka 17-04-2014 07:17 AM

    Voting in Karnataka for all 28 Lok Sabha seats has begun. In the initial two hours, the voting percentage across the state hovered around 10 per cent, officials said, adding, polling had been peaceful so far. Nearly 4.62 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the single-phase election....
  • LS poll: 121 seats vote in the biggest round of electoral exercise 16-04-2014 10:38 PM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Battle for survival and prestige in Karnataka 16-04-2014 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Siddaramaiah's neighbour objects to urinating on his wall, attacked 16-04-2014 12:42 PM

    Mysore: In a rare protest on Tuesday, the neighbour of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah protested outside his house alleging he was attacked by his son's personal assistant and his bodyguard. Gopal, who owns a house next to Siddaramaiah's own house in Mysore, sat on a protest after he was allegedly...
  • Bangalore: AC bus catches fire, six charred to death 16-04-2014 07:14 AM

    Bangalore: In a tragic incident a bus travelling from Davangere in Karnataka to Bangalore caught fire early on Wednesday morning. Six people were burnt to death in the incident. The Sleeper AC bus had 29 people on board. The driver is absconding after the incident. YS Ravikumar,SP, Chitradurga told CNN-IBN,...
  • LS poll: Nandan Nilekani confident of winning from Bangalore South 15-04-2014 08:57 PM

    On the last day of campaigning, Congress Bangalore South candidate Nandan Nilekani is very confident that people will vote for him. He said, "People are ready for change. There is a huge anti-Ananth Kumar wave. I am very confident that people of Bangalore South will vote for us. I expect...
  • Over 11,000 polling stations 'hypersensitive' in Karnataka 14-04-2014 07:49 PM

    Bangalore: A total of 11,424 polling stations have been declared hypersensitive for the April 17 Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka, for which about 60,000 security personnel will be deployed. "Total number of polling stations in the state is 54,264, of which the number of hypersensitive polling stations is 11,424, number...
  • BJP has lost face in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah 14-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Bangalore: Taking a swipe at BJP in Karnataka for seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that they had lost their face having been immersed in corruption during the party rule. Siddaramaiah said that the re-entry of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and...
  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy 14-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Bangalore: Narendra Modi, the BJP's PM nominee, seems to have generated some sympathy for former prime minister HD Deve Gowda across Karnataka. Addressing an election meeting at a Gowda stronghold of Chikkaballapura near Bangalore, Modi offered assistance to Gowda. Reacting to a statement of Gowda that he won't be living...
  • Bellary blues for BJP- huge money recovered, party running for cover 14-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Bellary: When the Election Commission squad went to raid the office and residence of a local trader Babulal who is known as 'Chor' Babulal on Saturday, they were expecting a few crores or even a lesser amount at his place. But, they were both surprised and shocked after the raid...
  • Modi offers shelter to Deve Gowda, says I am also your son 13-04-2014 11:27 PM

    Chikballapura: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has requested former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda to live in Gujarat. Modi gave the statement after Gowda said that he will not live in Karnataka if Modi becomes the Prime Minister. Addressing an election meeting Modi said, "I request Deve Gowda to...
  • Karnataka: Police seize Rs 10 crore cash from Bellary, Hospet in raids 12-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Bellary: Just days to go for polls, local police has seized Rs 10 crore cash from Bellary and Hospet in Karnataka during raids on Saturday. Police conducted the raid following a tip-off. Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka has confirmed the report. However, according to the EC, party links are yet to...
  • Bellary: Rajnath promises steel capital, Rahul a China of Karnataka 11-04-2014 01:17 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: A week long holiday may affect voter turnout in Bangalore 11-04-2014 12:52 PM

    Bangalore: The Lok Sabha candidates from Bangalore have to battle not just the unusual April heat, they are also battling a week long holiday. The entire state of Karnataka is going to polls on April 17 in a single phase. The next day April 18 is a Good Friday. Two...
  • LS phase 5: Nilekani richest with Rs 7700 crore, poorest has Rs 150 11-04-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed 1,739 self sworn affidavits of 1,761 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election. 121 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states across India are voting on April 17. 279 candidates (16 per cent) have declared criminal cases...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Karnataka 09-04-2014 11:46 PM

    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. ...
  • Digvijaya tweets picture of Sonia getting kissed by a well-wisher 09-04-2014 02:55 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi received an affectionate kiss from a young well-wisher while campaigning in Karnataka. The moment was captured by party leader Digvijaya Singh who tweeted this photograph. ...
  • Watch: Campaign trail with actor-turned-politician Ramya 09-04-2014 10:48 AM

    It's been a starry seat for long and this time again actor turned politician Ramya is fighting for re-election from Mandya in Karnataka. CNN-IBN's Deepa Balakrishnan hit the campaign trail with the Congress candidate. ...
  • EC may remove Ananthamurthy, Karnad pictures from public places, buses 08-04-2014 02:18 PM

    Bangalore: The Election Commission is facing a unique problem in Karnataka. The opposition BJP and other parties have requested the commission to remove the pictures of Jnanpeeth Award winning Kannada writers Dr UR Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad from public places till the voting gets over in the state on April...
  • Ananthakumar does a U-turn on anti-Modi comment but still opposes BJP 08-04-2014 11:45 AM

    After claiming that he would leave India if Narendra Modi ever became the PM, Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy has now said that he has no such plans. Ananthamurthy said that his comment was made in the heat of the moment but maintained that he continues to oppose the BJP. ...
  • Narendra Modi misused CM office to tap phones of women: Rahul Gandhi 07-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Rahul Gandhi hit out at Narendra Modi over the snoopgate scandal during his rally in Karnataka. ...
  • My popularity makes Congress nervous, says Yeddyurappa 06-04-2014 05:35 PM

    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...
  • Rahul Gandhi shown black flags in Mangalore 04-04-2014 07:23 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was shown black flags on Friday while he was campaigning in Mangalore in Karnataka. In Mangalore, Rahul hit out BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his remarks that public should make him their 'chowkidaar' (guard). He also said that the BJP is dividing the...
  • Girish Karnad, Ananthamurthy back Nilekani, critics question motive 04-04-2014 11:42 AM

    Bangalore: Two renowned Kannada writers have joined Nandan Nilekani's campaign team in Karnataka. Both Dr. U R Ananthamurthy and Girish Karnad are Jnanapeeth award winning writers and celebrated social activists, not only in Karnataka, but also in rest of India. Girish Karnad has been doing a door to door campaign...
  • Does your vote really matter?

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Wherever you are in the world, chances are your national political establishment likes to call your vote sacred. There's probably no end to people advising...