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BENGALURU : Amidst fears of the EVM malfunctioning or tampering, the Election Commission has brought in hundreds of the machines from other states for the May 12 Karnataka assembly polls, an official said.

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BANGALORE: The pro-Kannada outfits on Thursday called for a bandh in poll-bound Karnataka on April 12 in a counter to the ongoing stir in neighbouring Tamil Nadu for an early setting up of the Centre to form Cauvery Management Board (CMB).

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BENGALURU : Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on Thursday launched three mobile applications for voters ahead of the May 12 Karnataka Assembly elections.

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BENGALURU : As the heat for upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka is intensifying, the Congress and the BJP, at loggerheads with each other, are kicking up storms every day. The state assembly election is scheduled for May 12, and counting of votes will take place on May 15.

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BENGALURU : Surveillance teams of the Election Commission (EC) seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 4.60 lakh, vehicles valued at Rs 42.75 lakh and unspecified quantity of rice worth Rs 3.45 lakh during the last 24 hours in poll-bound Karnataka, an official said on Wednesday.

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DAVANGERE : Blaming the note ban and a flawed GST for the country's economic slowdown, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said jobs were created by small and medium companies and not by the country's top industrial tycoons.

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BENGALURU : As poll preparations are accelerating in Karnataka, there is a flurry of activity all around and citizens can feel the summer heat a lot more. 25 Congress leaders from Chamundeshwari (CM Siddaramaiah’s constituency) moved to the J D(S), while Mallikarjun Khuba and one more JD (S) leader, independent leader Basavanagouda Patil Yatnal and a Congress leader are reportedly joining the BJP.

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HUBBALLI : BJP President Amit Shah was in for a surprise on Tuesday when Election Commission officials searched his private aircraft on landing in this Karnataka city for party events ahead of the May 12 assembly poll.

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DAVANGERE : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed his party will retain power in Karnataka by securing a majority in the May 12 Assembly elections. "The Congress will retain power in Karnataka. Our government will not work for only industrialists but also farmers, weaker sections and the poor," said an upbeat Gandhi at public rallies in the state's central districts.

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BENGALURU : Swaraj India, led by psephologist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav, would contest in a dozen seats in the May 12 Karnataka Assembly election, said an official on Tuesday.

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BENGALURU : Challenging BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa to contest from Varuna constituency, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah of Congress said, ‘I challenge Yeddyurappa to contest from Varuna if he is so sure of winning instead of fielding his second son (B.Y. Vijayendra) against my son Yathindra.’

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BANGALORE: May 12 – as the date for Karnataka assembly elections draws closer, BJP and Congress are ready to fight it out – tooth and nail- to win this election. What makes it so important for these parties? For Congress, Karnataka is its last bastion, the last big state, apart from Punjab, where it is in power, and thus, badly needs to retain it.

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BENGALURU : Mainstream political parties like the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fear a lower turnout in the Karnataka assembly elections as voting is scheduled for May 12 -- a second Saturday when all government offices and quite a few in the private sector are closed.

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TUMKUR: Seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru of Chitradurga Mutt on Wednesday wrote a letter to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, requesting him to support the Karnataka government's decision of granting minority status to Lingayats community.

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DAVANGERE : Dubbing the Karnataka government’s notification of religious minority status to the Lingayat community an election stunt, BJP’s national President Amit Shah on Tuesday said appeasement polices were the culture of the Congress.

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NEW DELHI: The Karnataka Assembly elections will be held on May 12, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Tuesday. The counting of votes will be held on May 15, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat told the media here.

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TUMKUR: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah visited the Siddaganga Mutt here on Monday as a part of his two-day visit to Karnataka. Accompanied by the state BJP chief B. S. Yeddyurappa and supporters, Shah also met the mutt's pontiff Shivakumara Swami to seek his blessings ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

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MYSURU : Ten Janata Dal Secular (JD-S) members, including seven former MLAs, on Sunday joined the ruling Congress in poll-bound Karnataka.

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BENGALURU : The ruling Congress on Friday won three seats and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) one in the Rajya Sabha biennial election for four seats in Karnataka, said an official.

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BENGALURU : The Bengaluru airport won an international award for being the best in India and Central Asia under the regional category, said its operator on Thursday.

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BENGALURU : Polling was underway on Friday for four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka. "Polling began at 9 a.m., on a steady note in the state legislature building to elect four of the five candidates in the fray for the Upper House seats," said an election official.

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BENGALURU : 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.

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BENGALURU : In a bid to strengthen its retail presence in the southern region, Motorola India on Wednesday announced it will open 100 "Moto Hubs" in Karnataka where customers can experience the entire range of Motorola devices, including the newly-launched "Moto Z2 Force" and "Moto X4" smartphones.

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BENGALURU : About 900 employees of the state-run Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) on Tuesday agreed to defer their proposed strike on Thursday by a month on their demands.

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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".

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BENGALURU : The scene is getting more interesting with every passing day in Karnataka as the assembly election is drawing near. There are rallies and speeches, slogans and jumlas, tweets and hashtags, all ranging from the usual rhetoric to incendiary to bizarre. And it doesn’t look like all of it will end anytime soon.

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BENGALURU : Former Karnataka Police officer Anupama Shenoy on Sunday said her newly-launched Bharatiya Janashakti Congress (BJC) will contest 15 legislative assembly seats in the upcoming state polls.

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BENGALURU : Congress President Rahul Gandhi will begin a two-day tour across the coastal districts of poll-bound Karnataka from Tuesday, a party official said on Sunday.
In his third visit to the state after taking over as party chief, Gandhi will be visiting Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Chikmagalur and Hassan districts where he will be addressing various public meetings, Congress leader M. Ramachandrappa told IANS.

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BENGALURU : B S Yedyurappa, Karnataka BJP chief and also the chief ministerial candidate for the party sent ripples across the social media with his tweet that says he will present some breaking news on Friday evening at 5 pm. Yedyurappa, former CM of Karnataka, is on a visit to Delhi and the tweet coinciding with his visit has made people curious about his next move.

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BENGALURU : Following BJP’s loss in twin Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah advised his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath to refrain from lecturing about development in Karnataka. He tweeted, ‘Congratulations to Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party for this historic victory.

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BENGALURU : Karnataka Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanatha Shetty was on Wednesday discharged from a hospital where he had been admitted after being stabbed repeatedly by a complainant at his office on March 7.

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BANGALORE: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is gearing up to contest the upcoming Karnataka assembly polls and will field its candidates on all 28 seats in Bangalore. Renuka Viswanathan, a retired IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, and a former secretary to the Union government, is an AAP stalwart and is among the AAP candidates who will contest the election this time, along with Prithvi Reddy, social entrepreneur and state convener for AAP.

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BENGALURU : A narcoanalysis test would be conducted on the man arrested in connection with the murder of Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh six months ago here, an officer of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) said on Tuesday.

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BENGALURU : With assembly elections approaching in Karnataka, chief adversaries BJP and Congress are trying every possible trick to swing the electorate in their favor. Both have taken to aggressive online campaigning besides rallies and yatras across the state.

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BENGALURU : Coinciding with the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India, an Indo-French Centre of Excellence (CoE) was inaugurated here on Monday to impart vocational training to engineers in electricity, automation and energy management. Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron are on a four-day maiden visit to India since Friday.

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MANGALURU : A local court on Monday acquitted right-wing Ram Sene President Pramod Muthalik and 30 others in the pub attack case here in January 2009 for want of evidence. "Citing lack of evidence from the prosecution, the magistrate acquitted me and 30 others of our organisation who were charged by then BJP government in the state," a much relieved Muthalik told reporters.

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