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In the backdrop of simmering discontent among party MLAs after his much-anticipated cabinet expansion last week, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has gone ahead and allocated portfolios to his seven new inductees today.

Border row erupts, Yediyurappa slams Maharashtra CM Uddhav’s statement

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday (January 18) slammed Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for his statement on “integration of Marathi language and culture into Maharashtra”, and said it is “contrary to the principles of the Indian Union”.

Shah talks of doubling farmer income as protests taint BJP image

Bagalkote (Karnataka): With the Delhi protests painting the Modi government as being anti-farmers, Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday sought to do an image makeover, asserting that doubling farmers' income was the Centre's biggest priority.

Reliance deal with farmer company sparks price war in Karnataka

At the start of 2021, Reliance Retail procured paddy (sona masuri variety) from a farmer producer company in Karnataka’s Raichur paying 4.4 percent higher than the minimum support price set by the government

Wistron plant may take 2 more weeks to resume: Labour Minister

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Resentment in BJP after Yediyurappa announces list of new ministers

Resentment has erupted within the state BJP soon after Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced the list of seven Ministers to be inducted into his 17-month-old cabinet on Wednesday (January 13)

Kannada losing its way in Sahitya Parishat; caste rifts hijack language

More than a hundred years after it was founded, the prestigious Kannada Sahitya Parishat (KSP) is in a state of crisis. It has moved away from its core agenda for the promotion of the Kannada language and culture to extraneous activities. Its membership has skyrocketed to over three lakhs from just around 40,000 in 2004 and it is being pulled apart...

Ex-MP loses ₹20 cr, retired HC judge ₹8.8 cr to Karnataka conman

The arrest of a conman in Bengaluru who cheated people by taking money and offered plum government posts and government tender projects in the garb of having close ties with RSS and BJP leaders, turned murkier by the day.  Until recently no one dared to raise a voice against the man as the money they gave him was nothing but a bribe to get a highe...

To boost economy, Karnataka allows businesses to function 24×7

The Karnataka government on Saturday (January 2) permitted all shops and commercial establishments in the state employing 10 or more people to be open 24x7 on all days for a period of three years with some conditions. The move seems to be aimed at generating employment and accelerating economic growth, which has taken a hit following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ruckus in K’taka council, Cong MLCs drag deputy chairman out of seat

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