Karnataka

  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • Bangalore: This 96-year-old has voted in every election since 1952 17-04-2014 12:38 PM

    Bangalore: 96-year-old Lakshmi Karanth is perhaps the oldest voter in India. She has voted in every election since 1952. Her grandson and grand daughter-in-law escorted her on Thursday to a polling booth in Bangalore South Lok Sabha seat. Her grandson said that Karanth was very excited about voting and planned...
  • 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." ...
  • 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: About 65 per cent polling in Karnataka 17-04-2014 07:17 AM

    Bangalore: An estimated 65 per cent of the 4.62 crore voters in Karnataka exercised their franchise on Thursday for 28 Lok Sabha seats in the single-phase polls in which the ruling Congress and BJP are playing for high stakes. The elections held under the watchful eyes of some 85,000 security...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SM Krishna accuses Modi of 'sidelining' senior BJP leaders 02-04-2014 12:34 PM

    Bangalore: Senior Congress leader SM Krishna on Wednesday launched his election campaign for the party's candidates with a scathing attack on Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "There is no such thing as a Modi wave in the country. Such an illusion is being created by vested interests,"...
  • Karnataka tracker: Congress to win 12-18 seats, BJP 7-13, others 1-4 01-04-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Karnataka is providing some southern comfort to the Congress. The ruling Congress has maintained a big lead over the main rival BJP in the state. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti-The Week national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar the Congress will emerge victorious in...
  • Andhra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala Lok Sabha poll tracker highlights 01-04-2014 07:42 PM

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha election tracker on southern states - Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. ...
  • Cong seeks action against Kumaraswamy for calling candidate 'murderer' 01-04-2014 05:45 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress on Tuesday petitioned Election Commission to take action against former chief minister and state JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy for using "defamatory language" against its nominee from Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency DK Suresh. Suresh is the sitting MP and brother of Energy Minister DK Shivakumar, arch rival...
  • Blow to TRS, two members return to Congress 31-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Hyderabad: G Vivekanand and G Vinod, who had joined the Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) a few months ago, returned to the Congress fold on Monday. The sons of former union minister G Venkatswamy are convinced of a Congress victory in the state. They held a meeting with Congress President Sonia...
  • Ashok Singhal seconds Modi's 'agent of Pak' jibe against Kejriwal 29-03-2014 11:07 PM

    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhalon Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then...