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Embarrassment piles on ruling BJP in Karnataka


September 18th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) The faction-ridden, scam-scarred ruling BJP in Karnataka Tuesday faced embarrassment as a senior leader demanded the resignation of state party chief and another of a deputy ... Read more...

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Protests against moral policing in Karnataka


July 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Protest rallies and demonstrations were held across Karnataka Sunday condemning the violent moral policing of a pro-Hindu outfit whose eight activists were arrested for ... Read more...

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Maruti tops at Monsoon Challenge Rally


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Karthick Maruti (co-driver S. Sankar Anand) with a penalty of 1 minute 52 seconds emerged overall champion in the Mahindra Monsoon Challenge Rally that concluded here ... Read more...

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40 entries for Monsoon Challenge Rally


July 18th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 18 (IANS) The Bangalore to Goa Monsoon Challenge Rally organised by Mahindra and Mahindra in association with Apollo Tyres has attracted 40 entries and will be flagged off ... Read more...

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Three days after taking oath, Karnataka ministers get portfolios


July 15th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 15 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Sunday allotted portfolios to his ministers, three days after forming the cabinet, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party faced fresh ... Read more...

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BJP plays ‘truth games’ to save face (Lead, correcting para four of Karnataka Newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Truth, the general belief is, will always triumph. It just has in Karnataka where talk of the town in the last four years has been ... Read more...

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BJP plays ‘truth games’ to save face (Karnataka Newsletter)


June 9th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Truth, the general belief is, will always triumph. It just has in Karnataka where talk of the town in the last four years has been ... Read more...

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Jaitley reaching Bangalore on trouble-shooting mission (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's 's senior leader Arun Jaitley is rushing to Bangalore Friday on a trouble-shooting mission to defuse the crisis in the ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa calls CBI raids ‘painful’


May 16th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday called the CBI raids at his residences a painful day in his political life."Today (Wednesday) is one of ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa seeks anticipatory bail as CBI raids continue (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Fearing imminent arrest, former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday applied for anticipatory bail in a special court even as the CBI continued its raids ... Read more...

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Apex court tells CBI to probe graft charges against Yeddyurappa (Second Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, May 11 (IANS) In a severe setback to former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's comeback bid, the Supreme Court Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Budget session ends, ruling BJP leadership tussle resumes (Karnataka Newsletter)


April 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has achieved one more dubious distinction in its troubled rule in Karnataka. It barely managed a smooth end to ... Read more...

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A music concert with 1,008 veenas


March 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 26 (IANS) It's a concert where 1,008 veenas will play!In a first-of-its-kind, the Art of Living (AoL) Foundation is hosting a music concert with 1,008 veenas Wednesday at ... Read more...

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BJP minister found watching porn in Karnataka assembly (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) Karnataka Cooperation Minister Laxman Savadi was Tuesday caught watching a sex act on his cell phone inside the state assembly, leaving the ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Infighting in Karnataka BJP escalates


December 29th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 29 (IANS) Factional feuding in Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party escalated Thursday with indications that it will only worsen in the coming days unless the party ... Read more...

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Magsaysay awardee plans to electrify 1,000 rural homes


November 21st, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 21 (IANS) Magsaysay Award winner Harish Hande has roped in US-based Applied Materials Inc to electrify about 1,000 village households and 10 rural schools across Karnataka using solar ... Read more...

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Hegde rebuts Yeddyurappa’s criticism


November 16th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) The controversy over the Lokayukta (ombudsman) in Karnataka intensified Wednesday with former Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde hitting out at allegations that the institution of ombudsman is ... Read more...

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Karnataka caught in ugly spectacle over Lokayukta


November 14th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 14 (IANS) As the government and civil society groups wrangle over the proposed anti-corruption panel Lokpal, Karnataka, the first Indian state to set up a Lokayukta (ombudsman), ... Read more...

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Energy firm Soham raises Rs.125 crore from SBI fund


November 7th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 7 (IANS) Independent power producer Soham Renewable Energy India Ltd Monday said it had raised Rs.125 crore from Macquaire-State Bank of India (SBI) Infrastructure Fund (MSIF) to ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa faces another graft case


October 19th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 19 (IANS) As former Karnata chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa spent his first full day in prison Wednesday in connection with illegal land deals, one more such case ... Read more...

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Supporters invoke gods for Yeddyurappa’s health, release


October 16th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 16 (IANS) Hundreds of die-hard supporters of jailed former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Sunday invoked gods, broke coconuts and offered prayers for his speedy recovery from ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa arrest: Congress jubilant, JD-S wary


October 15th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 15 (IANS) The Congress in Karnataka was jubilant Saturday following the arrest of former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa of the Bharatiya Janata Party in a corruption case ... Read more...

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Maoists kill policeman in Karnataka


October 9th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, Oct 9 (IANS) A policeman of Karnataka's anti-Maoist force was killed in a shootout in the forests in the coastal district of Dakshina Kannada early Sunday, police said.The Maoists ... Read more...

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Vishwanath credits Pataudi for his career


September 23rd, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Stylish former Test batsman Gundappa R. Vishwanath Thursday credited Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi for his cricketing career during the late '60s and the '70s."It was a ... Read more...

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Lokayukta raids house, offices of Yeddyurappa’s kin


September 20th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) police Tuesday raided offices of scam-hit former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's two sons and son-in-law here in search of evidence in graft cases. Police ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa skips court, told to appear Sep 17


September 13th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday skipped appearance in a court here in a graft case and was directed by the judge to ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa graft case hearing put off till Sep 13


September 8th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 7 (IANS) The Lokayukta (ombudsman) court Wednesday adjourned till Sep 13 the hearing in the graft case against former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his family in ... Read more...

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BJP condemns Reddy arrest, Congress claims credit


September 5th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party here Monday condemned the arrest of one of its leaders, mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy, on charges of illegal mining, ... Read more...

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High court dismisses Yeddyurappa’s plea


August 29th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Monday dismissed as withdrawn a writ petition filed by former state chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa seeking quashing of a specific chapter ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa appears in trial court, seeks bail


August 29th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) Scam-hit former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Monday appeared in a trial court along with his two sons, son-in-law and 11 others and moved application ... Read more...

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Yeddyurapa’s graft trial to continue: Court (Lead)


August 25th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 25 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Thursday rejected former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa's plea to stay his prosecution on corruption charges, dashing his hopes of avoiding appearing ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa’s graft probe picks up pace


August 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Probe into charges that former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and his kin received bribes from the illegal mining mafia gathered momentum Monday with the ... Read more...

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Lokayukta to probe graft charges against Yeddyurappa


August 20th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 20 (IANS) Karnataka's new Lokayukta (ombudsman) Justice (Retd) Shivaraj V. Patil Saturday accepted Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's recommendation to probe bribe-taking charges against B.S. Yeddyurappa, who quit as ... Read more...

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Thousands rally across Karnataka supporting Anna


August 17th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) Thousands of school and college students in this tech hub and across Karnataka Wednesday took out rallies supporting social activist Anna Hazare and seeking stiff ... Read more...

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Yeddyurappa seeks anticipatory bail in graft cases


August 16th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Scam-hit former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Tuesday sought anticipatory bail in two graft cases in which he and his kin were summoned by the ... Read more...

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