Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa offers prayers at Tirupati temple

New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala near here. Yediyurappa, who took over the reigns of Karnataka on July 26, flew in here on his maiden visit to the ancient hill temple last evening, a temple official said. After an […]

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Supreme Court to hear plea against changes to Karnataka Right to Education rules

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea challenging the amendments to Karnataka’s Right to Education rules under which an unaided school will not obliged now to give 25 per cent reservation to EWS children in case a government school is available within the neighbourhood. A bench of Justices N V Ramana, […]

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Congress in Karnataka decides to prepare for assembly bypolls

New Delhi: The Congress in Karnataka Thursdaydecided to prepare the party for by-elections to 17 constituencies, necessitated by the disqualification of rebel legislators, by sending in teams headed by party leaders as in-charge for each constituency. The party at a meeting of its top leaders here also decidedto face the legal battle against disqualified MLAs […]

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Supreme Court permits 2 Independent Karnataka MLAs to withdraw plea for immediate floor test

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed two Independent MLAs from Karnataka to withdraw their plea seeking a direction to state assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to conduct “forthwith” floor test on a trust motion moved by the H D Kumaraswamy government. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of […]

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Congress members protest in Lok Sabha over Karnataka crisis

New Delhi: Lok Sabha witnessed sloganeering and protests on Friday as Congress members sought to raise the issue of ongoing political crisis in Karnataka. As soon as the Lower House began proceedings, party members wanted to talk about the situation in Karnataka but Speaker Om Birla did not entertain the request. With the Speaker going […]

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Karnataka crisis: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea of 5 more rebel MLAs on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear a plea of five more rebel Congress MLAs along with the pending petition of 10 legislators seeking a direction to the Karnataka Assembly speaker to accept their resignation. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submission of senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi, […]

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Bharatiya Janata Party stages dharna in Karnataka, demands Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s resignation

New Delhi: The BJP in Karnataka staged a ‘dharna’ at the Vidhana Soudha on Wednesday, demanding the resignation of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, who they claim has lost majority in the House after the resignation of 14 MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) alliance. Several state BJP leaders, including former deputy chief minister K S […]

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon over Karnataka crisis

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings were Tuesday adjourned for an hour after uproar by opposition Congress over developments in Karnataka that have threatened survival of the party’s coalition government in the state. Congress members stormed into the well of the House shouting slogans against the ruling BJP, which it has blamed for instigating a rebellion […]

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Karnataka: Another ruling coalition MLA threatens to quit

New Delhi: The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, which is on the brink due to a flurry of resignations, is likely to suffer another jolt with another Congress MLA Monday threatening to resign. Karnataka Minister and Bidar North MLA Rahim Mahmood Khan said he has informed senior Congress functionaries about his grievances and will take […]

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Karnataka’s Chikkaballapura district 11 People killed in road mishap

New Delhi: As many as 11 people were killed and another five injured in a head-on collision between a mini-goods carrier and a private bus in Chikkaballapura district here Wednesday, police said. The accident took place at Murugamalla near Chintamani town under the Kencharlahalli Police Station, police said, adding that the goods carrier was reduced […]

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