Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (Photo: IANS)

Karnataka Governor extends deadline, asks CM to prove majority by 6 p.m.

Bengaluru:  Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Friday extended the deadline for Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his government’s majority in the state legislative Assembly here till 6 p.m., after the latter missed the 1.30 p.m. deadline set by the Governor. “The Chief Minister failed to prove majority in the Assembly by 1.30 p.m. the […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka government crisis deepens, echoes in Parliament

Bengaluru/New Delhi:  The crisis in the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka deepened further on Tuesday with one more Congress MLA resigning, taking to 17 the number of legislators of the ruling Congress-JD-S combine who have quit over the last few days. Meanwhile, the 11 rebel Congress MLAs, who resigned from their Assembly seats three days […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

JD-S ministers too resign in Karnataka to save government

Bengaluru:  After 22 Congress ministers, all nine Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) ministers in the Karnataka coalition government submitted their resignations, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday. In a tweet in Kannada, he said that all the JD-S ministers “have resigned in the same manner” as the Congress ministers did and the “cabinet will be restructured […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka crisis: 8 Congress, 3 JD-MLAs ‘resign’

Bengaluru:  In a severe jolt to the 13-month-old coalition government in Karnataka, eight Congress and three Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislators on Saturday submitted their resignations in the Assembly Speaker’s office. “I came to know from my personal secretary that 11 legislators gave resignation letters in my office. They were acknowledged with receipts. I will go […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Two disgruntled Congress MLAs resign from Karnataka Assembly

Bengaluru:  In a blow to the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka, two Congress legislators – rebel MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi and Anand Singh – on Monday sent in their resignations from the state Assembly. In his hand-written letter in Kannada, faxed to the office of Assembly Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar, Jarkiholi complained his party had […]

Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara (File Photo)

Karnataka coalition government safe, stable: Deputy CM

Bengaluru:  The year-old JD-S-Congress government was safe and stable to continue in office despite electoral reverses in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to the ruling allies, said Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Friday. “There is no threat to our government. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy will continue to lead us as legislators as both the […]

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

4 JD-S workers from Karnataka dead in Colombo blasts

Bengaluru:  Four activists of the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) died in Colombo’s serial bomb blasts on Sunday, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Monday. “Of the seven party workers who flew to Colombo, four have been declared dead and three missing. We are trying to ascertain their whereabouts through the Indian High Commission,” the […]

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy (File Photo/IANS)

Karnataka government performance below average: ADR

New Delhi: Performance of the Karnataka government was “below average” on voters’ top three priorities – drinking water, employment and healthcare, said a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) on Saturday. “The Karnataka Survey 2018 shows that drinking water (50.42 per cent), better employment opportunities (39.75 per cent) and better hospitals/primary healthcare centres […]