BJP President Amit Shah (File Photo/IANS)

Embarrasing goof up : Amit Shah calls Yeddyurappa the most corrupt CM

Bengaluru : In an embarrassing goof-up in poll-bound Karnataka, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate B.S. Yeddyurappa ran the most corrupt government in the country. “Recently, a retired Supreme Court judge said if there was ever a competition for the most corrupt government, then the Yeddyurappa government is number […]

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah (File Photo)

Karnataka notifies minority tag to Lingayats, amid protests

Bengaluru :  The Karnataka government on Friday notified minority religion status to Lingayats amid protests by some sections of the community. “The state Social Welfare Department has issued a notification terming Lingayat followers of 12th century social reformer Basava’s philosophy (tatva) as a religious minority,” an official told IANS here. The notification comes three days […]

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‘Bengaluru’s taps may run dry if authorities don’t act’

Bengaluru, March 22 (IANS) Water taps in India’s Silicon Valley may soon turn dry if authorities don’t revive Bengaluru’s water bodies and conserve scarce water resources, ecological experts stressed on Thursday. “The city is sitting on a ticking time bomb. Considering the rate at which we are consuming water and are exploiting ground water through […]

Karnataka cabinet’s decision on Lingayats divisive: BJP

Bengaluru : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called the Karnataka’s Congress government decision on Monday to recognise the Hindu sects of Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats as separate religion an attempt to “divide the Hindu society”. The party’s Lok Sabha member Shobha Karandlaje, tweeted: “Kannadigas (people of Karnataka) will never forgive you (Chief Minister) Siddaramaiah […]