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Karnataka political crisis

Fourteen Karnataka MLAs Challenge Disqualification in Supreme Court

The fourteen Karnataka MLAs belonging to the Congress and the JD(S) who were disqualified for the term of the current assembly have approached the...
BS Yeddyurappa

BJP’s Yeddyurappa Wins Floor Test In Karnataka Assembly

B S Yeddyurappa who took over as the chief minister of Karnataka won the crucial floor test on Monday as expected without much ado....
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Kumaraswamy Out, Yeddy Waiting In The Wings

Kumaraswamy Out, Yeddy Waiting In The Wings

Weeks of politicial uncertainty in Karnataka was brought to an end today as the JD(S) Congress coalition led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lost...
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (left) and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa arguing in the Assembly/Photos: UNI

Karnataka Crisis: Democracy’s Dark Hour

Above: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (left) and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa arguing in the Assembly/Photos: UNI Why did the resignation of Congress legislators in...
Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On Disqualification

Speaker’s Right to Decide Status of Rebel MLAs But Don’t Force Them To Vote:...

The Supreme Court has said that it is up to the speaker of the Karnataka assembly to decide on the status of rebel MLAs...
Supreme Court To Pass Order On Wednesday at 10.30 am on 15 rebel MLAs' plea on their resignations.

Supreme Court To Pass Order On Wednesday at 10.30 am on 15 rebel MLAs’...

The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday morning at 10.30 am on the 15 Karnataka rebel MLAs' plea for a direction to the Speaker...
Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On Disqualification

Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On...

Following a few raps on the knuckles form the Supreme Court, the Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has sought time till Wednesday to...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Begins Hearing On Karnataka Rebel MLA’s Petition On Resignations

Hearing began in the Supreme Court on Tuesday of 15 rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition in Karnataka who  approached the court...
Supreme Court

SC to hear rebel Karnataka MLAs plea alleging non-acceptance of their resignations by...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear the plea by Karnataka rebel Congress and JD(S) leaders alleging that the Speaker was...
The PRR project will decongest traffic and reduce air pollution in Bengaluru/Photo: Youtube

Peripheral Ring Road: Going Round in Circles

Above: The PRR project will decongest traffic and reduce air pollution in Bengaluru/Photo: Youtube Whether the traffic nightmare in Bengaluru will ease or not depends...
The audio tape scandal has rocked the Karnataka Assembly/Photo: UNI

Poaching Allegations: Playing It Safe

Above: The audio tape scandal has rocked the Karnataka Assembly/Photo: UNI With the poll process in full swing, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy decides discretion is...
Forest officials try to douse the raging fire/Photo: twitter.com/hashtag/bandipur

Bandipur National Park: Towering Inferno

Above: Forest officials try to douse the raging fire/Photo: twitter.com/hashtag/bandipur A fire which blazed Bandipur National Park and was allegedly man-made, affected over 4,000 hectares...
(Inset) The four men vandalised the pillars (marked in red) that stood at Hampi in 2017

Hampi Vandalism: Rock-solid Lesson

Above: (Inset) The four men vandalised the pillars (marked in red) that stood at Hampi in 2017 In a novel approach that can be followed...
Karnataka Audiogate: Simmering for the Future

Karnataka Audiogate: Simmering for the Future

By Stephen David in Bengaluru Hours before presenting the state budget on Feb 8, 2019, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy dropped a bombshell at a...
Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI

Reservations in Karnataka: Caste Conundrum

Above: Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in...

India’s ‘walking god’ passes away aged 111

Above: PM Modi with the 111-year-old Lingayat pontiff Dr Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka (file picture) By Stephen David India’s oldest pontiff Dr Shivakumara Swami, who...

Amusement Park: Up the Garden Path

Above: The government plans to build a theme park around the KRS dam in Mandya/Photo Courtesy: Mandya Collector Office Farmer groups are seething at the...

Cauvery: Rumble in the Reservoir

Above: Karnataka's water resources minister DK Shivakumar (right) indicates the site of the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river/Photo: CM’s Office, Karnataka Tamil Nadu has...
Citizens in Mumbai demand arrest of the killers of journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot outside her home in Bengaluru

Supreme Court Favours Common Agency To Probe Four Murders With “Common Thread”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it favours a common probe agency to look into the murder cases of MM Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh, Narendra...
MM-Kalburgi

SC pulls Up Karnataka Govt For Lack Of Progress In Kalburgi Murder Probe

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Karnataka government for the tardy progress in the probe into the murder of scholar MM Kalburgi...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court modifies Compensation Order, Says Interest Be Paid from Date of Death, Not...

It took a long time coming but after 19 years, the Supreme Court corrected an error in a judgment passed by the Commissioner for...

Karnataka Lokayukta: Watchdog Loses Bite

Above: The Karnataka High Court will now decide on the restoration of the Lokayukta’s powers/Photo: Stephan David Though the JD(S) government in Karnataka had promised...
Lingayats: A Hot Potato

Lingayats: A Hot Potato

Above: Prime Minister Modi with prominent Lingayat leaders at a function in Belagavi, Karnataka The demand for a religious minority tag by Lingayats caste is...
City Wont Shut Down, You Will”, Furious Karnataka HC Tells Bengaluru Civic Body

City Wont Shut Down, You Will”, Furious Karnataka HC Tells Bengaluru Civic Body

The High Court of Karnataka strongly rebuked the Bengaluru City Corporation authorities  for their failure to fill all potholes in the city by the...
Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI

Agriculture: Easing the Burden

Above: Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI The Karnataka Debt Relief Bill, 2018, awaiting presidential...
A herd of elephants crossing a road that cuts through a national park/Photo: UNI

Elephant Deaths in Karnataka: Jumbo Hazards

Above: A herd of elephants crossing a road that cuts through a national park/Photo: UNI As yet another pachyderm is knocked dead by a speeding...
Karnataka: Good Samaritan State

Karnataka: Good Samaritan State

Above: Fear of getting embroiled in long civil of criminal cases keeps people away from coming to the aid of accident victims A bill aimed...
Newly elected Karnataka Congress MLA dies in car crash

Newly elected Karnataka Congress MLA dies in car crash

With the death of Jamkhandi MLA Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda, Congress party’s strength in the Vidhan Soudha down to 77 ~By Stephen David Congress minister hopeful and...
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala (right) administering the oath to HD Kumaraswamy at the swearing-in ceremony

Karnataka: Rocky Road Ahead

Above: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala (right) administering the oath to HD Kumaraswamy at the swearing-in ceremony Considering that the JD(S) and the Congress fought each...
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s JD (S)-Congress coalition wins floor test as BJP walks out

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s JD (S)-Congress coalition wins floor test as BJP walks out

After Yeddyurappa’s resignation, another embarrassment for BJP as its candidate for Speaker’s post withdraws nomination, Congress nominee elected unanimously Amid fears of cross-voting and poaching...
Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM, united Opposition turns up

Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM, united Opposition turns up

Days after BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa steps down as chief minister, Congress- JD (S) government sworn-in with leaders of non-NDA outfits in attendance Karnataka got its...
Democracy’s Finest Hour

Democracy’s Finest Hour

Above: The decks are clear for JD(S) state chief HD Kumaraswamy to take over as next CM with BS Yeddyurappa resigning before the floor...
Failing to shore up majority, Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

Failing to shore up majority, Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

After days of vociferous claims that the BJP would prove its majority on the floor of the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha, chief minister BS Yeddyurappa...
Karnataka impasse: Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast for transparency, says SC

Karnataka impasse: Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast for...

  The Congress’ aim to dislodge junior BJP MLA KG Bopaiah from the protem speaker seat did not fructify on Saturday morning, but the Supreme Court bench...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court orders floor test on Saturday at 4pm to decide who gets Karnataka;...

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s 15-day breather given to the BJP to prove its strength has been curtailed to less than 48 hours by the...
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Karnataka issue: BJP appoints own MLA as protem speaker, Cong lawyers rush to SC...

Following its “success” in the morning at the Supreme Court, even as the Congress was preparing for the floor test ordered by the top...
Yeddyurappa’s big gaffe in trying to nominate friendly Anglo Indian community member to assembly

Yeddyurappa’s big gaffe in trying to nominate friendly Anglo Indian community member to assembly

B  S Yeddyurappa of the BJP, immediately after getting the Karnataka Chief Minister’s “throne”, courtesy Governor Vajubhai Vala, who gave his consent at 9pm and asked Yeddyurappa...
Supreme Court

Floor test on Saturday at 4pm to decide who gets Karnataka

The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhusan on Friday (May 18) decided that there should be a floor test...
With a SC sword over the Karnataka CM's chair, Yeddyurappa takes charge

With a SC sword over the Karnataka CM’s chair, Yeddyurappa takes charge

~By Stephen David in Bengaluru The arithmetic does not work - BJP needs 112 from the current 104 that it has from the just concluded...
Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani terms Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form a government a gross abuse of power There’s no...
Supreme Court

Appeal against Guv decision on Karnataka: late night arguments in SC

A three-judge Bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan decided early this morning (May 17), to not issue any interim stay...
BS Yeddyurappa

BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM after SC refuses to stay his swearing-in

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa took oath at 9 am on Thursday, May 17, just as he had claimed. The decks for Yeddyurappa  were cleared after an unexpected hearing at...
Karnataka Natak: The Game Has Only Begun

Karnataka Natak: The Game Has Only Begun

By swearing-in BS Yeddyurappa as chief minister, Governor Vajubhai Vala has given the BJP a chance for rampant horse trading but is a larger...
Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests two heads

Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests two heads

The Centre on Monday (May 14) after much delay finally submitted the draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board (CMB) to the Supreme Court. It...
CHANGING TIMES - India Legal

CHANGING TIMES

~By Inderjit Badhwar That the invocation of Karnataka Pride should have become a focal point during the surcharged election campaign should hardly come as a...
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BS Yeddyurappa; Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Karnataka poll campaign/Photo: UNI With the Congress and the...
Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Above: Pramod Muthalik The apex court on Thursday (May 10) told a petitioner that it was not inclined to hear his plea which sought...
Attorney General to Supreme Court: Cauvery scheme ready

Attorney General to Supreme Court: Cauvery scheme ready

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 8) directed Secretary, Water Resources Ministry, to be personally present in the court on May 14 after Attorney...
Karnataka elections: SC throws out plea by Janardhana Reddy to campaign for his brothers

Karnataka elections: SC throws out plea by Janardhana Reddy to campaign for his brothers

Despite new pre-poll survey pointing at a BJP victory it is being widely said that the biggest Achilles Heel for the BJP in the...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
A sign from above, for Rahul

A sign from above, for Rahul

Above: Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting at Davanagere and Shimoga City in Karnataka on April 3/Photo: UNI In Karnataka on Friday...
Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI

Jat Reservation: Flexing Their Muscles

Above: Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI Despite various governments succumbing to pressure tactics by this affluent...
PostCard News founder M V Hegde arrested for spreading fake news that instigates communal flare-ups - India Legal

PostCard News founder M V Hegde arrested for spreading fake news that instigates communal...

The founder of online news portal, PostCard News Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested on Thursday (March 29) on charges of spreading spurious and communally...
A TV grab of a coalmine (representative image)/Photo: UNI

Illegal mining of natural resources in Karnataka: SC discontinues special purpose vehicle KEMPRC

Above: A TV grab of a coalmine (representative image)/Photo: UNI   The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 21) said that the special purpose vehicle KEMPRC...
A TV grab of the Lok Sabha

Parliament adjourns over ‘lack of order’, no-confidence motion fails to be take up again

Above: A TV grab of the Lok Sabha The Parliament once again on Monday (March 19), failed to take up the no-confidence motion against the...
Siddaramaiah along with other officials unveiling the karnataka state flag

Karnataka adopts official state flag

Above:  Siddaramaiah along with other officials unveiling the Karnataka State flag The Karnataka government on Thursday (March 8) announced that it has adopted Karnataka State...

The Big Fight

The Congress is battling to retain power in the last big state under its rule even as the BJP tries to revive its victory...
Cauvery water dispute verdict: Raising the bar

Raising The Bar

Above: The then DMK Treasurer MK Stalin extending support to a bandh called by Tamil Nadu farmers associations on the Cauvery water dispute in...
SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru needs it

SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru...

Court says agreements were not “political arrangements” but were based on public interest; decision valid for 15 years The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16)...
2018 elections in eight states: The battle ahead

The Battle Ahead

Next year will be crucial for the BJP and the Congress as eight states go to the polls. Will the saffron wave permeate more...
A TV grab of a coal mine in Lalmatia, Godda. Photo: UNI

Illegal mining: Govt of India finally agrees to form inquiry committee

Above: A TV grab of a coal mine in Lalmatia, Godda. Photo: UNI The issue of rampant illegal mining in the state of Karnataka,...
Picture: aryasamaj.org

PIL against gau rakshaks: Only 5 states have filed reports

Hearing a petition by activist Tehseen S Poonawalla against self-styled gau rakshaks and related violence, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices...
Janardhana Reddy

SC: No bail now for mining scam accused Janardhana Reddy

Above: Janardhana Reddy Former BJP leader Janardhana Reddy, who was arrested on September 5, 2011 by the CBI and taken to Hyderabad, is charged...
Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org

Bengaluru lake encroachment: NGT unhappy with committee report

Above: Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, had, in its last...
Karnataka ex-CM Kumaraswamy may soon be arrested

Karnataka ex-CM Kumaraswamy may soon be arrested

One fallout of the extensive mining scam of Karnataka could soon be the arrest of former chief minister of the state, Karnataka’s ex-CM Kumaraswamy...
Cow vigilante issue: SC gives govt six weeks to answer

Cow vigilante issue: SC gives govt 6 weeks to answer

In the petition praying for action against violent cow protection groups, the Supreme Court, in its last hearing, had issued a notice returnable in three weeks,...
Karnataka Most Corrupt State

Karnataka Most Corrupt State

A recent survey has ranked Karnataka as the most corrupt state. It found that people in Karnataka faced corruption the most in accessing public services. The...
Picture Credit: Bhavana Gaur

SC to urgently deal with huge police vacancies in 6 states

24 percent of the sanctioned strength of forces vacant across the country Police forces across the country, especially in six states, are grossly understaffed. A...
Jallikattu protestors in Bengaluru; Supreme Court

Will jallikattu set a social precedent?

Many larger issues emerge from the bull-taming bill in Tamil Nadu ~By Meha Mathur While the state of Tamil Nadu has circumvented the Supreme Court ordered...

Triggering Water Wars

Karnataka’s water-sharing policy raises questions of impropriety. And Cauvery is not the only river under dispute. The Mahadayi is also a point of contention,...
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
AHMEDABAD, APR 23 (UNI)- An ambulance taking the bodies of Nepal bus accident victims in Ahmedabad on Thursday. 17 pilgrims died in as a bus of Gujarti pilgrims fell off road near Kathmandu on their way back to home after prayers in vrious temple in Nepal on Wednesday morning. UNI PHOTO-104u

Good Samaritan: Please save the savior

Bystanders who rush to help accident victims are often harassed by the police and hospitals. A new set of guidelines announced following a Supreme...
Cauvery River; protest against the SC order in Karnataka (photo: UNI)

Karnataka to release 12K cusecs of water: SC

The apex court hears Cauvery issue on a holiday, modifies its earlier order  In an important development on the Cauvery water dispute, the Supreme Court...
(L-R) actor-turned politician Ramya; BJP workers protesting against Ramya’s remark on Pakistan and Amnesty International. Photo: manglorean.com

Pak love of Ramya: Seditious?

The actor-politician is being tainted as unpatriotic because she stated the obvious—Indians and Pakistanis have much in common By Usha Rani Das Just days after Karnataka...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
Karnataka lead picture Aug 2

Why did cops in Karnataka embrace death?

The month of July was one of the worst for the police of Karnataka as four of their men and women took their lives...

The New Legal Eagles

A project in AP and Karnataka has empowered sex workers by making them paralegal volunteers. As they are made aware of their rights, a...

'Karnataka' - 78 News Results

Karnataka political crisis

Fourteen Karnataka MLAs Challenge Disqualification in Supreme Court

The fourteen Karnataka MLAs belonging to the Congress and the JD(S) who were disqualified for the term of the current assembly have approached the...
BS Yeddyurappa

BJP’s Yeddyurappa Wins Floor Test In Karnataka Assembly

B S Yeddyurappa who took over as the chief minister of Karnataka won the crucial floor test on Monday as expected without much ado....
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Kumaraswamy Out, Yeddy Waiting In The Wings

Kumaraswamy Out, Yeddy Waiting In The Wings

Weeks of politicial uncertainty in Karnataka was brought to an end today as the JD(S) Congress coalition led by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy lost...
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (left) and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa arguing in the Assembly/Photos: UNI

Karnataka Crisis: Democracy’s Dark Hour

Above: Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (left) and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa arguing in the Assembly/Photos: UNI Why did the resignation of Congress legislators in...
Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On Disqualification

Speaker’s Right to Decide Status of Rebel MLAs But Don’t Force Them To Vote:...

The Supreme Court has said that it is up to the speaker of the Karnataka assembly to decide on the status of rebel MLAs...
Supreme Court To Pass Order On Wednesday at 10.30 am on 15 rebel MLAs' plea on their resignations.

Supreme Court To Pass Order On Wednesday at 10.30 am on 15 rebel MLAs’...

The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday morning at 10.30 am on the 15 Karnataka rebel MLAs' plea for a direction to the Speaker...
Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On Disqualification

Supreme Court Raps The Karnataka Speaker Who Says He Will Decide By Tomorrow On...

Following a few raps on the knuckles form the Supreme Court, the Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar has sought time till Wednesday to...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Begins Hearing On Karnataka Rebel MLA’s Petition On Resignations

Hearing began in the Supreme Court on Tuesday of 15 rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition in Karnataka who  approached the court...
Supreme Court

SC to hear rebel Karnataka MLAs plea alleging non-acceptance of their resignations by...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear the plea by Karnataka rebel Congress and JD(S) leaders alleging that the Speaker was...
The PRR project will decongest traffic and reduce air pollution in Bengaluru/Photo: Youtube

Peripheral Ring Road: Going Round in Circles

Above: The PRR project will decongest traffic and reduce air pollution in Bengaluru/Photo: Youtube Whether the traffic nightmare in Bengaluru will ease or not depends...
The audio tape scandal has rocked the Karnataka Assembly/Photo: UNI

Poaching Allegations: Playing It Safe

Above: The audio tape scandal has rocked the Karnataka Assembly/Photo: UNI With the poll process in full swing, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy decides discretion is...
Forest officials try to douse the raging fire/Photo: twitter.com/hashtag/bandipur

Bandipur National Park: Towering Inferno

Above: Forest officials try to douse the raging fire/Photo: twitter.com/hashtag/bandipur A fire which blazed Bandipur National Park and was allegedly man-made, affected over 4,000 hectares...
(Inset) The four men vandalised the pillars (marked in red) that stood at Hampi in 2017

Hampi Vandalism: Rock-solid Lesson

Above: (Inset) The four men vandalised the pillars (marked in red) that stood at Hampi in 2017 In a novel approach that can be followed...
Karnataka Audiogate: Simmering for the Future

Karnataka Audiogate: Simmering for the Future

By Stephen David in Bengaluru Hours before presenting the state budget on Feb 8, 2019, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy dropped a bombshell at a...
Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI

Reservations in Karnataka: Caste Conundrum

Above: Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in...

India’s ‘walking god’ passes away aged 111

Above: PM Modi with the 111-year-old Lingayat pontiff Dr Shivakumara Swami in Karnataka (file picture) By Stephen David India’s oldest pontiff Dr Shivakumara Swami, who...

Amusement Park: Up the Garden Path

Above: The government plans to build a theme park around the KRS dam in Mandya/Photo Courtesy: Mandya Collector Office Farmer groups are seething at the...

Cauvery: Rumble in the Reservoir

Above: Karnataka's water resources minister DK Shivakumar (right) indicates the site of the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery river/Photo: CM’s Office, Karnataka Tamil Nadu has...
Citizens in Mumbai demand arrest of the killers of journalist Gauri Lankesh who was shot outside her home in Bengaluru

Supreme Court Favours Common Agency To Probe Four Murders With “Common Thread”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it favours a common probe agency to look into the murder cases of MM Kalburgi, Gauri Lankesh, Narendra...
MM-Kalburgi

SC pulls Up Karnataka Govt For Lack Of Progress In Kalburgi Murder Probe

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Karnataka government for the tardy progress in the probe into the murder of scholar MM Kalburgi...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court modifies Compensation Order, Says Interest Be Paid from Date of Death, Not...

It took a long time coming but after 19 years, the Supreme Court corrected an error in a judgment passed by the Commissioner for...

Karnataka Lokayukta: Watchdog Loses Bite

Above: The Karnataka High Court will now decide on the restoration of the Lokayukta’s powers/Photo: Stephan David Though the JD(S) government in Karnataka had promised...
Lingayats: A Hot Potato

Lingayats: A Hot Potato

Above: Prime Minister Modi with prominent Lingayat leaders at a function in Belagavi, Karnataka The demand for a religious minority tag by Lingayats caste is...
City Wont Shut Down, You Will”, Furious Karnataka HC Tells Bengaluru Civic Body

City Wont Shut Down, You Will”, Furious Karnataka HC Tells Bengaluru Civic Body

The High Court of Karnataka strongly rebuked the Bengaluru City Corporation authorities  for their failure to fill all potholes in the city by the...
Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI

Agriculture: Easing the Burden

Above: Farmers in Bengaluru protest against the Karnataka government while demanding a waiver of crop loans/Photo: UNI The Karnataka Debt Relief Bill, 2018, awaiting presidential...
A herd of elephants crossing a road that cuts through a national park/Photo: UNI

Elephant Deaths in Karnataka: Jumbo Hazards

Above: A herd of elephants crossing a road that cuts through a national park/Photo: UNI As yet another pachyderm is knocked dead by a speeding...
Karnataka: Good Samaritan State

Karnataka: Good Samaritan State

Above: Fear of getting embroiled in long civil of criminal cases keeps people away from coming to the aid of accident victims A bill aimed...
Newly elected Karnataka Congress MLA dies in car crash

Newly elected Karnataka Congress MLA dies in car crash

With the death of Jamkhandi MLA Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda, Congress party’s strength in the Vidhan Soudha down to 77 ~By Stephen David Congress minister hopeful and...
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala (right) administering the oath to HD Kumaraswamy at the swearing-in ceremony

Karnataka: Rocky Road Ahead

Above: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala (right) administering the oath to HD Kumaraswamy at the swearing-in ceremony Considering that the JD(S) and the Congress fought each...
Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s JD (S)-Congress coalition wins floor test as BJP walks out

Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s JD (S)-Congress coalition wins floor test as BJP walks out

After Yeddyurappa’s resignation, another embarrassment for BJP as its candidate for Speaker’s post withdraws nomination, Congress nominee elected unanimously Amid fears of cross-voting and poaching...
Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM, united Opposition turns up

Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM, united Opposition turns up

Days after BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa steps down as chief minister, Congress- JD (S) government sworn-in with leaders of non-NDA outfits in attendance Karnataka got its...
Democracy’s Finest Hour

Democracy’s Finest Hour

Above: The decks are clear for JD(S) state chief HD Kumaraswamy to take over as next CM with BS Yeddyurappa resigning before the floor...
Failing to shore up majority, Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

Failing to shore up majority, Yeddyurappa resigns ahead of floor test

After days of vociferous claims that the BJP would prove its majority on the floor of the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha, chief minister BS Yeddyurappa...
Karnataka impasse: Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast for transparency, says SC

Karnataka impasse: Bopaiah to stay protem speaker, floor test to be live telecast for...

  The Congress’ aim to dislodge junior BJP MLA KG Bopaiah from the protem speaker seat did not fructify on Saturday morning, but the Supreme Court bench...
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Supreme Court orders floor test on Saturday at 4pm to decide who gets Karnataka;...

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s 15-day breather given to the BJP to prove its strength has been curtailed to less than 48 hours by the...
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Karnataka issue: BJP appoints own MLA as protem speaker, Cong lawyers rush to SC...

Following its “success” in the morning at the Supreme Court, even as the Congress was preparing for the floor test ordered by the top...
Yeddyurappa’s big gaffe in trying to nominate friendly Anglo Indian community member to assembly

Yeddyurappa’s big gaffe in trying to nominate friendly Anglo Indian community member to assembly

B  S Yeddyurappa of the BJP, immediately after getting the Karnataka Chief Minister’s “throne”, courtesy Governor Vajubhai Vala, who gave his consent at 9pm and asked Yeddyurappa...
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Floor test on Saturday at 4pm to decide who gets Karnataka

The Supreme Court bench of Justices A K Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhusan on Friday (May 18) decided that there should be a floor test...
With a SC sword over the Karnataka CM's chair, Yeddyurappa takes charge

With a SC sword over the Karnataka CM’s chair, Yeddyurappa takes charge

~By Stephen David in Bengaluru The arithmetic does not work - BJP needs 112 from the current 104 that it has from the just concluded...
Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Jethmalani comes out of retirement, seeks CJI’s nod to appear in Karnataka poll case

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani terms Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s invitation to BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa to form a government a gross abuse of power There’s no...
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Appeal against Guv decision on Karnataka: late night arguments in SC

A three-judge Bench of Justices AK Sikri, SA Bobde and Ashok Bhushan decided early this morning (May 17), to not issue any interim stay...
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BS Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM after SC refuses to stay his swearing-in

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa took oath at 9 am on Thursday, May 17, just as he had claimed. The decks for Yeddyurappa  were cleared after an unexpected hearing at...
Karnataka Natak: The Game Has Only Begun

Karnataka Natak: The Game Has Only Begun

By swearing-in BS Yeddyurappa as chief minister, Governor Vajubhai Vala has given the BJP a chance for rampant horse trading but is a larger...
Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests two heads

Draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board submitted to SC, Centre suggests two heads

The Centre on Monday (May 14) after much delay finally submitted the draft scheme on Cauvery Management Board (CMB) to the Supreme Court. It...
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CHANGING TIMES

~By Inderjit Badhwar That the invocation of Karnataka Pride should have become a focal point during the surcharged election campaign should hardly come as a...
Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Karnataka Assembly Polls: Mudslinging Brawl

Above: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BS Yeddyurappa; Rahul Gandhi with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during the Karnataka poll campaign/Photo: UNI With the Congress and the...
Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Karnataka elections: SC postpones hearing on allegation of religious bias in Congress manifesto

Above: Pramod Muthalik The apex court on Thursday (May 10) told a petitioner that it was not inclined to hear his plea which sought...
Attorney General to Supreme Court: Cauvery scheme ready

Attorney General to Supreme Court: Cauvery scheme ready

The Supreme Court on Tuesday (May 8) directed Secretary, Water Resources Ministry, to be personally present in the court on May 14 after Attorney...
Karnataka elections: SC throws out plea by Janardhana Reddy to campaign for his brothers

Karnataka elections: SC throws out plea by Janardhana Reddy to campaign for his brothers

Despite new pre-poll survey pointing at a BJP victory it is being widely said that the biggest Achilles Heel for the BJP in the...
Custodial death in the Kotkhai rape-murder case: SC refuses bail to accused as CBI is yet to frame charges against the accused

26-yr-old Karnataka girl, forcefully married, moves SC for annulment, clarity in Hindu marriage Act...

The ink on the Hadiya case judgment of the Supreme Court has barely dried and another similar case has come up to the apex...
A sign from above, for Rahul

A sign from above, for Rahul

Above: Congress President Rahul Gandhi during a public meeting at Davanagere and Shimoga City in Karnataka on April 3/Photo: UNI In Karnataka on Friday...
Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI

Jat Reservation: Flexing Their Muscles

Above: Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI Despite various governments succumbing to pressure tactics by this affluent...
PostCard News founder M V Hegde arrested for spreading fake news that instigates communal flare-ups - India Legal

PostCard News founder M V Hegde arrested for spreading fake news that instigates communal...

The founder of online news portal, PostCard News Mahesh Vikram Hegde was arrested on Thursday (March 29) on charges of spreading spurious and communally...
A TV grab of a coalmine (representative image)/Photo: UNI

Illegal mining of natural resources in Karnataka: SC discontinues special purpose vehicle KEMPRC

Above: A TV grab of a coalmine (representative image)/Photo: UNI   The Supreme Court on Wednesday (March 21) said that the special purpose vehicle KEMPRC...
A TV grab of the Lok Sabha

Parliament adjourns over ‘lack of order’, no-confidence motion fails to be take up again

Above: A TV grab of the Lok Sabha The Parliament once again on Monday (March 19), failed to take up the no-confidence motion against the...
Siddaramaiah along with other officials unveiling the karnataka state flag

Karnataka adopts official state flag

Above:  Siddaramaiah along with other officials unveiling the Karnataka State flag The Karnataka government on Thursday (March 8) announced that it has adopted Karnataka State...

The Big Fight

The Congress is battling to retain power in the last big state under its rule even as the BJP tries to revive its victory...
Cauvery water dispute verdict: Raising the bar

Raising The Bar

Above: The then DMK Treasurer MK Stalin extending support to a bandh called by Tamil Nadu farmers associations on the Cauvery water dispute in...
SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru needs it

SC reduces Cauvery water allocation to Tamil Nadu, Karnataka to get more because Bengaluru...

Court says agreements were not “political arrangements” but were based on public interest; decision valid for 15 years The Supreme Court on Friday (February 16)...
2018 elections in eight states: The battle ahead

The Battle Ahead

Next year will be crucial for the BJP and the Congress as eight states go to the polls. Will the saffron wave permeate more...
A TV grab of a coal mine in Lalmatia, Godda. Photo: UNI

Illegal mining: Govt of India finally agrees to form inquiry committee

Above: A TV grab of a coal mine in Lalmatia, Godda. Photo: UNI The issue of rampant illegal mining in the state of Karnataka,...
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PIL against gau rakshaks: Only 5 states have filed reports

Hearing a petition by activist Tehseen S Poonawalla against self-styled gau rakshaks and related violence, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices...
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SC: No bail now for mining scam accused Janardhana Reddy

Above: Janardhana Reddy Former BJP leader Janardhana Reddy, who was arrested on September 5, 2011 by the CBI and taken to Hyderabad, is charged...
Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org

Bengaluru lake encroachment: NGT unhappy with committee report

Above: Lake encroachment is rampant in Bengaluru. Photo: www.Indiawaterportal.org The National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) principal bench, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, had, in its last...
Karnataka ex-CM Kumaraswamy may soon be arrested

Karnataka ex-CM Kumaraswamy may soon be arrested

One fallout of the extensive mining scam of Karnataka could soon be the arrest of former chief minister of the state, Karnataka’s ex-CM Kumaraswamy...
Cow vigilante issue: SC gives govt six weeks to answer

Cow vigilante issue: SC gives govt 6 weeks to answer

In the petition praying for action against violent cow protection groups, the Supreme Court, in its last hearing, had issued a notice returnable in three weeks,...
Karnataka Most Corrupt State

Karnataka Most Corrupt State

A recent survey has ranked Karnataka as the most corrupt state. It found that people in Karnataka faced corruption the most in accessing public services. The...
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SC to urgently deal with huge police vacancies in 6 states

24 percent of the sanctioned strength of forces vacant across the country Police forces across the country, especially in six states, are grossly understaffed. A...
Jallikattu protestors in Bengaluru; Supreme Court

Will jallikattu set a social precedent?

Many larger issues emerge from the bull-taming bill in Tamil Nadu ~By Meha Mathur While the state of Tamil Nadu has circumvented the Supreme Court ordered...

Triggering Water Wars

Karnataka’s water-sharing policy raises questions of impropriety. And Cauvery is not the only river under dispute. The Mahadayi is also a point of contention,...
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...
A uniform death certificate which includes circulatory and brain stem deaths will make it easier for families and hospitals as well as those in need of organs.

When Death Comes Calling…

Death in India is defined by two Acts—one which deals with circulatory death and the other with brain stem death. But experts are now...
AHMEDABAD, APR 23 (UNI)- An ambulance taking the bodies of Nepal bus accident victims in Ahmedabad on Thursday. 17 pilgrims died in as a bus of Gujarti pilgrims fell off road near Kathmandu on their way back to home after prayers in vrious temple in Nepal on Wednesday morning. UNI PHOTO-104u

Good Samaritan: Please save the savior

Bystanders who rush to help accident victims are often harassed by the police and hospitals. A new set of guidelines announced following a Supreme...
Cauvery River; protest against the SC order in Karnataka (photo: UNI)

Karnataka to release 12K cusecs of water: SC

The apex court hears Cauvery issue on a holiday, modifies its earlier order  In an important development on the Cauvery water dispute, the Supreme Court...
(L-R) actor-turned politician Ramya; BJP workers protesting against Ramya’s remark on Pakistan and Amnesty International. Photo: manglorean.com

Pak love of Ramya: Seditious?

The actor-politician is being tainted as unpatriotic because she stated the obvious—Indians and Pakistanis have much in common By Usha Rani Das Just days after Karnataka...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; Chief Justice Manjulla Chellur

Bombay HC gets a woman chief justice

Justice Manjulla Chellur took over as the new chief justice of the Bombay High Court on August 22. She is the second woman after...
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Why did cops in Karnataka embrace death?

The month of July was one of the worst for the police of Karnataka as four of their men and women took their lives...

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