• V for vengeance: Hurt Vishwanath hits out at Siddaramaiah

    Bengaluru: The expected finally happened on Tuesday. Former Congressman H Vishwanath lashed out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in an emotional press meet in Mysuru. The former MP and minister clearly seemed to be on a mission to 'expose' Siddaramaiah. Vishwanath began his attack by stating that the ...

  • Techies knock on Kharge's door, ask minister to prevent layoffs

    Bengaluru: Members of the Information Technology Employees' Union (ITEU) on Saturday sought the intervention of Karnataka's IT Minister Priyank Kharge to prevent illegal layoffs by software firms in the state."We urge Kharge to intervene and prevent arbitrary and illegal retrenchment of thousands of...

  • Karnataka waives crop loans of farmers from cooperatives

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to waive crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 availed by over 22 lakh farmers from cooperatives in the state."Crop loans up to Rs 50,000 borrowed by 22,27,500 farmers from cooperative banks in the state would be waived off," Chief Minister Siddaramai...

  • Sasikala will decide on AIADMK strategy on President poll

    Bengaluru: Jailed AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala will take a decision on how the party will vote in the presidential election, party Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran said on Friday."It will be decided by Sasikala," Dinakaran told reporters after meeting her in jail when he was asked whic...

  • Blow for Karnataka Cong as party's no-confidence motion is defeated

    Bengaluru: In a blow to the ruling Congress in Karnataka, the party's no-confidence motion against state legislative council Chairman DH Shankara Murthy of the BJP was defeated on Thursday by one vote.Congress lawmaker VS Ugrappa moved the no-confidence motion. Deputy chairman of legislative council...

  • HDK denied anticipatory bail in Jantakkal mining case

    Bengaluru: The Lokayukta special court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in Jantakkal mining case.Kumaraswamy's role came under the lens after former IAS officer Gangaram Baderia, who was the then director of department of mines and geology, accused the ...

  • Democracy, society need free press: Ansari

    Bengaluru: Recalling the contribution of journalists to the Indian freedom struggle, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday said a democracy needs a free press and the same goes for society as well.He also said that press played an important role in educating, convincing and mobilising people.In his ...

  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Bengaluru on Monday

    Bengaluru: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Bengaluru on Monday to release a commemorative publication of the National Herald, said a senior Congress leader."Gandhi will release 'India at Crossroads: 70 Years of Independence'," Karnataka Congress President G. Parameshwara told reporte...

  • 'Pained' minister Patil performs 'rain pujas' with his own money

    Bengaluru: Minister for Water Resources MB Patil on Friday performed holy rituals praying for good rains this monsoon. But the divine exercise was funded by his own money.The 'yajnas' and rituals were performed at Mahabaleshwar, the birthplace of Krishna river. Another 'yajna' will be performed on J...

  • Karnataka Home Minister Parameshwara resigns, remains state's Congress chief

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Home Minister G. Parameshwara resigned on Thursday to continue as the ruling Congress' state unit president and lead the party in the next state legislative assembly elections, due by May 2018."As directed by the party's high command, I have resigned from the cabinet to continue...

  • MB Patil wants to perform yagnas for rains; CM says he knows nothing about this

    Bengaluru: Minister for Water Resources MB Patil wants to perform 'yagnas' for good rains this monsoon. The only trouble is that the CM Siddaramaiah doesn't believe in yagnas or rituals. Worse, he doesn't seem to know about the plan either."I have decided to perform 'parjanya yajnas' and other ritua...

  • End infighting if you want to win in 2018, Venugopal to Cong leaders

    Bengaluru: KC Venugopal, AICC general secretary in-charge of Karnataka, urged Congress leaders in the state to end infighting if they wanted to return to power in the 2018 polls."If the party is united and if the workers are united, then people will stand by us. Our mantra is: be united and retain p...