Bengaluru/IBNS: A man from Karnataka returned from Saudi Arabia after spending 600 days in jail over allegations of blasphemy and derogatory Facebook messages about Mecca and the king of Saudi Arabia.
Bengaluru/UNI: Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the decision of the state government to implement the New Education Policy from the current academic year is undemocratic and dictatorial.
Bengaluru/UNI: Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot on Saturday announced the list of the portfolios allocated to the new ministers with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai keeping Finance and Bengaluru Development instead of Water Resources which he had held previously.
Bengaluru/UNI: Reiterating Karnataka's no-compromise stand on taking up Mekedatu project, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday expressed hope that the central government would approve the DPR submitted by the state to construct a dam across the disputed site.
Bengaluru/UNI: The BJP central leadership, in discussion with state leaders including Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Union Minister Prahlad Joshi, have worked out a formula of announcing the list of ministers phase wise to avoid possible revolt of senior party legislators who could be dropped from the yet-to-be formed ministry.
Bengaluru/UNI: Following his second visit to Delhi for forming a new ministry in the state, the political pundits and BJP insiders are speculating that the central leadership may weigh the political prospects of the party in the poll-bound state.
Bengaluru/IBNS: Succeeding 79-year old BS Yediyurappa, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and former state Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai took oath as the new Karnataka Chief Minister Wednesday.
Bengaluru/IBNS: Basavaraj S. Bommai, who was the home minister in BS Yediyurappa cabinet has been picked up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to become the new chief minister of Karnataka.
Bengaluru/IBNS: The decision on Karnataka succession can come soon as the BJP state legislature party will meet this evening following BS Yediyurappa's resignation last evening, according to media reports.
Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Monday announced his resignation, dropping the curtains on the speculations over which way the state politics was heading.
Goa/IBNS: Yediyurappa is running Karnataka well, BJP national president JP Nadda has said, dismissing speculations surrounding change in Karnataka leadership, according to media reports
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister for Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi on Saturday denied reports that he could be the next chief minister of Karnataka and added that he wasn't aware of the exit of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, according to media reports.
Bengaluru/IBNS: Extremely heavy rainfall has been forecast for Karnataka for at least nine districts and many areas are already experiencing flooding.
Bengaluru/IBNS: BS Yediyurappa has said he would accept the BJP high command's decision for him when his government completes two years in Karnataka on July 26, indicating that he may step down as Chief Minister after the weekend, according to media reports.
Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa urged colleagues and party workers to not indulge in 'any protest or indiscipline' act amid pressure over his exit rumours after a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week.