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Budget ‘ordinary,’ say disappointed Karnataka farmers

Though they welcomed some decisions, they had expected more from Siddaramaiah.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka to give free bus pass scheme to all students from primary to post-graduate level.
Free bus passes for all students across Karnataka

One of the long pending demands of students in the state has finally been addressed in Siddaramaiah’s budget for 2018-19.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka: Namma Metro gets a Rs 5,000 crore boost, Phase-3 to cover 105 km

This is the highest ever budgetary allocation for BMRCL in the state budget. In 2016, it was earmarked Rs 1,881 crore, while in 2017 it was allocated Rs 2,566.39 crore.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka government accepts 30 per cent hike in salaries for its employees

The state government has accepted the Sixth Pay Commission recommendation and will soon issue a notification increasing their pay by 30 percent. 

17 Feb 2018

CM Siddu’s Karnataka budget hits all the right notes on AHINDA agenda

A total expenditure of Rs 11.981 has been provided for SC/ST, backward classes and minorities.

17 Feb 2018

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Karnataka boosts budget for women empowerment

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s budget has a total outlay of Rs5,371 crore for women and child welfare department.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka budget: A lot in store for police department

Siddaramaiah announced that a permanent Police Services Recruitment Board will be established to take up the process of police recruitment.

17 Feb 2018

Prof R S Deshpande,Director, Bengaluru Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics
Karnataka has shown the way for other states: Director, Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics

Social Welfare schemes are close to the heart of the Chief Minister and hence expectations were quite high when he started reading out measures on Social Welfare.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka budget: 4 per cent allocation, but no money for Arogya Bhagya

Public health experts and doctors rejoiced over a total budget of Rs 8,822 crore for health sector, which is 4 per cent of the total budget outlay.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka: Experts slam National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers accreditation

All major district and taluk hospitals will be certified under NABH to improve quality of health services, announced CM Siddaramaiah in the state budget on Friday.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka: Free education for girls up to postgraduate level

An exemption of full fess will be provided to all girl students securing admission in government PU, under graduation and post graduation courses.

17 Feb 2018

Karnataka health care budget is a very reasonable one with allocation of 4 per cent of the resources for health care.
A reasonable Budget for health sector: Dr Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals

The most important index of development in any society are the health care indices. Any budget of a state reflects the commitment of the government to the wellbeing of society.

17 Feb 2018

‘Challenge lies in plan implementation’

Promoting rare horticultural and fruit crops is welcome from the point of view of enhancing profitability and addressing malnutrition.

17 Feb 2018

Boat house
Like Kerala, houseboats will float in Karnataka waters

Just like Alleppey and Thekkady in Kerala, Coastal Karnataka will also have houseboats to attract tourists.

17 Feb 2018

Advantage Siddu as TN gets less of the Cauvery; mechanism in 6 weeks

Barely months away from the Assembly elections, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah couldn’t have asked for more.

17 Feb 2018

Supreme Court of India  (File | PTI)
River water a national asset, no state can claim exclusive ownership, says Supreme Court

A river's water is a "national asset" and a beneficial gift of nature and no state can claim its "exclusive ownership" or deprive others, the Supreme Court said today.

16 Feb 2018

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. (File)
Free education for Karnataka girls up to post-graduation

Siddaramaiah on Friday announced that all girls studying in government institutions up to post-graduation will be given free education.

16 Feb 2018

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. (File)
Supreme Court verdict on Cauvery: We have got some relief, says Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah also said he did not want to say that the verdict was a defeat for any state and noted that the apex court had only responded to "our difficulties.

16 Feb 2018

Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar (Photo | PTI)
Karnataka could have got more Cauvery water with better legal plan: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that Karnataka depended far more on the river for agriculture than neighbouring Tamil Nadu with which it had been engaged in a legal battle.

16 Feb 2018

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Indian-made liquor to cost more in Karnataka as excise duty hiked

Siddaramaiah said that the hike is hoped to enable the Excise Department to mop up Rs 18,750 crore in the next fiscal.

16 Feb 2018

CM Siddaramaiah goes through his budget speech at his house on Thursday, 15 February 2018.  (EPS | Nagraja Gadekal)
Karnataka Budget 2018: Siddaramaiah doles out sops for all castes and classes

Living up to the expectations in his poll budget, the record 13th as the Finance minister and 6th as the Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah doled out sops for all castes and classes.

16 Feb 2018