Karnataka

‘Hotel bandh’ complete in twin cities

‘Hotel bandh’ complete in twin cities

Over 6,000 food joints stay closed for the day The ‘hotel bandh’ call, given in protest against increasing attacks on hoteliers and hotel staff in the twin cites, evoked a good response on Monday with over 6,000 small and big food joints remaining closed for the day. All hotels, bar …

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Legislative Council polls: Counting of votes today

Legislative Council polls: Counting of votes today

It will begin at 8 a.m. at Maharani’s Women’s Commerce and Management College The counting of votes for the recently held biennial election to the State Legislative Council from South Teachers’, South West Teachers’ and South West Graduates’ constituency will begin at 8 a.m. at Maharani’s Women’s Commerce and Management College on …

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Congress may fill six ministerial berths soon to quell dissidence

Congress may fill six ministerial berths soon to quell dissidence

Party wants to appease angry legislators as quickly as possible before it gets out of hand As the Congress grapples with dissidence of its disappointed legislators, who missed Cabinet berths, the party is likely to fill up its remaining quota of six ministerial berths soon, instead of waiting to fill …

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Are Veerashaiva/Lingayat leaders burying their differences?

Are Veerashaiva/Lingayat leaders burying their differences?

Senior Cong. leaders from community to meet in Bengaluru Political compulsions seem to be bringing factions of Veerashaiva and Lingayats together after nearly a year of slugfests between them. After being ignored for Cabinet berth by the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, senior leaders from the community in the Congress, who feel …

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Jallikattu champs, born in Karnataka

Jallikattu champs, born in Karnataka

Drought-hit farmers rescued by the popularity of their bulls in Tamil Nadu Vishnuvardhan, Sudeep, Darshan Thoogudeepa, Yash, and Duniya Vijay are not only popular Kannada film stars – all of them are also sturdy bulls from Karnataka that are taking Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu by storm, with some of them selling for as …

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Central leaders summon M.B. Patil, Dinesh Gundu Rao

Central leaders summon M.B. Patil, Dinesh Gundu Rao

Move follows failure of State Congress to placate disgruntled legislators After three days of tough posturing between the State Congress leadership and senior leader M.B. Patil and other disgruntled legislators over the “contentious” Cabinet expansion, action has now shifted to the national capital, where top leaders from both the State …

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Kaala sees packed houses, afterprotests delay screening

Kaala sees packed houses, afterprotests delay screening

Fans hire taxis to Tamil Nadu to watch the film there Rajinikanth’s latest film Kaala, which was released globally on Thursday, got off to a rocky start in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka as members from Kannada organisations staged protests and dharnas outside multiplexes. Despite the presence of heavy …

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Congress in damage-control mode as dissidence intensifies

Congress in damage-control mode as dissidence intensifies

Upset legislators rally around M.B. Patil to chalk out strategy to seek ‘justice’ from Rahul The dissidence that erupted in the governing coalition, particularly in the Congress, after the State Cabinet expansion intensified on Thursday as legislators who failed to make it to the ministry rallied around senior leader and …

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Yatnal lands himself in the soup over remarks against Muslim voters

Yatnal lands himself in the soup over remarks against Muslim voters

Vijayapura MLA defends statements after video clip goes viral Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, BJP MLA for Vijayapura, has landed himself in an embarrassing situation by making controversial remarks against Muslim voters of his constituency. In a video clip that has gone viral, Mr. Yatnal is seen saying that he has asked …

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Leaders of Lingayat movement kept at bay?

Leaders of Lingayat movement kept at bay?

Both those who supported the movement and those who opposed it do not make it to the ministry Is the Janata Dal (S)–Congress coalition government trying to keep leaders of the Lingayat movement — both those who favoured the separate religion tag and those who opposed it — at bay? A look at the …

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