Bansy Kalappa

No more anonymous complaints on Karnataka govt staff

Activists explained that the government is swamped with hundreds of anonymous letters every year with information about different issues, mostly dealing with corruption.

05 Nov 2021

Bommai completes 100 days in office as Karnataka CM

‘What has been done in those days is important; Will take up exercise to inform public’

04 Nov 2021

Mixed bag for BJP in Karnataka bypolls

Cong’s Mane wins Hanagal, BJP’s Bhusanur secures Sindagi; Results also raise questions over JDS’ political relevance

03 Nov 2021

GST collection in Karnataka goes up 18% in October

Goods and Service Tax collection in Karnataka has gone up a whopping 18 per cent in October this year compared to the same month last year.

02 Nov 2021

Notes for votes: Going rate Rs 1,500-3,000 in Sindagi, Hanagal

Since bank transactions and withdrawal of large amounts are monitored, the cash is sourced from local businessmen and contractors.

29 Oct 2021

BJP’s ‘caste gamble’ in verbal duels riles Opposition

Giving examples, Congress leaders said that when Siddaramaiah, a Kuruba leader, is targeted, it is usually K S Eshwarappa, another Kuruba leader, who does so.

27 Oct 2021

With stakes high, Bommai pitches camp 

He is likely to be only the second chief minister to camp at a bypoll battleground. The first to do so was Devaraj Urs, who along with his cabinet, hunkered down in Chikkamagaluru in 1978.

27 Oct 2021

JDS looks to firm up secular identity by wooing minorities

The dominant Vokkaliga community in the Old Mysuru region largely supports the JDS, but they alone may not give the party enough numbers in the Assembly.

23 Oct 2021

Karnataka bypolls: All eyes on BSY as he heads out on week-long campaign

The Bharatiya Janata Party will have to come up with something spectacular for an assured win in Hanagal and Sindagi, where the ground report is none too encouraging.

19 Oct 2021

Hanagal may not be smooth sailing for BJP 

Hanagal is becoming a worry for the BJP, which is looking weak here, not only because of the Yediyurappa factor, but also because the Udasi family has remained lukewarm to the polls.

18 Oct 2021

Bypolls: Santhosh-BSY meet a bid to paper over cracks?

The visit sparked off much curiosity, and even rancour among Yediyurappa’s supporters, who were sceptical.

16 Oct 2021

Get survey dept service at click of your mouse

Was planned during Covid-19 pandemic, to open to public soon

12 Oct 2021

Karnataka's Survey Department to come up with app soon to review your own land

This is an exercise that has not been tried anywhere in the country. It is expected to bring down massive pendency in the department while not compromising on quality, officials said.

11 Oct 2021

Are IT raids a cloak-and-dagger message to Yediyurappa?

The two events appear unconnected, but JDS leader and former CM H D Kumaraswamy may have summed it up adroitly when he said the raid was just “internal party rivalry” playing out.

08 Oct 2021

Karnataka seeks Rs 10k crore from Centre for urban infrastructure

In a letter, minister Basavaraj said these infrastructure developments are important to ensure that the population from smaller towns do not move into Bengaluru, further congesting the city.

06 Oct 2021

Panchamasalis could queer bypoll pitch for BJP in Karnataka 

Koodalasangama Mutt sources said CM Basavaraj Bommai is wary of the Panchamsalis, who dominate his own Shiggaon constituency with around 60,000 community members.

04 Oct 2021

INTERVIEW | Bommai working under three high commands: Siddaramaiah

While defending his controversial comments likening the RSS to the Taliban, he said he will contest from Badami in 2023 and there is no question of changing constituencies.

03 Oct 2021

On revival path, JDS battles exodus of leaders

Reacting to the turn of events, former CM and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy told TNIE that the party has alternative candidates ready.

02 Oct 2021

INTERVIEW | We are vaccinated, ready for third wave, says Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

With cinemas, auditoriums, Rangamandiras, multiplexes and pubs allowing 100 per cent seating capacity, there is a gnawing fear among people about a possible spike in numbers.

27 Sep 2021

Congress Lingayat leaders meet, seek recognition  

The party has seized on Yediyurappa’s removal to play on the community’s emotions. “The BJP and RSS have misused the trust of Lingayat leaders.

24 Sep 2021

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