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Phase 2 covers a route length of 74 km with 62 stations. The total cost of the project is Rs30,695 crore.

Phase-2 of Bengaluru metro to be thrown open to public today

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:11 PM IST
On Thursday, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the service via video conference from Delhi, while Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa was present on the site with other party leaders.
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File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. ((ANI Photo))
File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. ((ANI Photo))

Karnataka cabinet to get 7-8 new ministers on Wednesday

By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:51 PM IST
  • Governor Vajubhai Vala is expected to administer the oath of office during a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.
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(Pic for representation.)
(Pic for representation.)

Bengaluru drug case: Aditya Alva arrested, remanded to 7-day police custody

By Venkatesha Babu, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 09:58 PM IST
SC adjourns special leave petition seeking bail by another accused in the same case.
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Hectic lobbying for ministerial berths ahead of Karnataka cabinet expansion

By HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 10:12 PM IST
  • Minister for urban development Byrati Basavarj, who crossed over from Congress to the BJP, expressed confidence that his fellow defectors would also be rewarded with cabinet berths.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (ANI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (ANI)

Karnataka CM meets Shah and Nadda, promises 'sweet news' on cabinet expansion

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Venkatesha Babu, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 12:15 AM IST
  • Yediyurappa, who has made several trips to the capital for ensuring clearance for a cabinet expansion, sounded upbeat about its prospects.
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Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will meet union ministers on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will meet union ministers on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Karnataka CM to visit Delhi today to discuss cabinet expansion

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:13 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is travelling on Sunday to New Delhi to meet Union Ministers to discuss cabinet expansion.
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"It was more of loss than gain for Karnataka Congress due to the formation of coalition govt with JD(S). Had we not formed a coalition govt, we would not have lost our 14 MLAs," he tweeted.(PTI file)
"It was more of loss than gain for Karnataka Congress due to the formation of coalition govt with JD(S). Had we not formed a coalition govt, we would not have lost our 14 MLAs," he tweeted.(PTI file)

Karnataka: Siddaramaiah says coalition with JD(S) led to loss for Congress

By Harshit Sabarwal | ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 03:25 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the former chief minister said that Congress has a stronghold in Karnataka noting that the results of recent Gram Panchayat polls proved it.
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Covid-19 vaccination dry run is on at a total of 263 different health facilities across Karnataka on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/Hondustan Times (Representative Image))
Covid-19 vaccination dry run is on at a total of 263 different health facilities across Karnataka on Friday.(Praful Gangurde/Hondustan Times (Representative Image))

Karnataka to receive 13.90 lakh vaccine vials in next couple of days

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:01 PM IST
The first round of the dry run, an exercise for end- to-end testing of Covid-19 vaccination process was held in five districts of Karnataka- Bengaluru (including BBMP), Belagavi, Kalburgi, Mysore and Shivamogga- on December 2 as per the government of India guidelines.
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Representational Image.(HT file)
Representational Image.(HT file)

28 nursing college students test positive for Covid in Karnataka’s Kolar

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Of those, 27 are from Kerala while one student is from West Bengal; they have been isolated in hostels and are being given medical treatment
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BJP MLC R Shankar had on Tuesday met chief minister Yediyurappa and later claimed the expansion would happen in 2 -3 days and that he will be made a minister.(PTI)
BJP MLC R Shankar had on Tuesday met chief minister Yediyurappa and later claimed the expansion would happen in 2 -3 days and that he will be made a minister.(PTI)

Yediyurappa points fingers towards BJP high command on cabinet expansion

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The statement of the chief minister amid speculations that the cabinet expansion or reshuffle was likely this month, is seen as an indication of the process getting further delayed.
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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa speaks during the Winter Session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa speaks during the Winter Session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.(PTI)

All 118 BJP MLAs expressed faith in Yediyurappa’s leadership: Karnataka ministers

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Several ministers of Yediyurappa cabinet on Tuesday jointly spoke to the media at the end of the CM’s region wise meetings with party MLAs since Monday.
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Karnataka medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar has said around 2,73,211 government sector health workers and 3,57,313 private-sector employees will be given the vaccine for Covid-19 in the first phase. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Karnataka medical education minister Dr K Sudhakar has said around 2,73,211 government sector health workers and 3,57,313 private-sector employees will be given the vaccine for Covid-19 in the first phase. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

Karnataka to vaccinate 6.3 lakh healthcare workers in first phase

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:12 PM IST
The minister said that there are 9807 experienced vaccinators and 28,427 centres have been identified for providing vaccination across the state.
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Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) railway station (twitter.com/DVSadanandGowda)
Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) railway station (twitter.com/DVSadanandGowda)

Maiden run of train connecting Bengaluru with its airport begins

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 03:26 PM IST
“The trains will operate from Bengaluru city station to the newly built KIA, Devanahalli Railway halt station,” Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted, greeting people on the occasion.
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The Chief Minister later met Singh, who arrived in the state capital, ahead of their travel to Shivamogga Singh is on a visit to the state to participate in the special meeting of the state BJP and also its core committee in Shivamogga on Saturday and Sunday.(PTI)
The Chief Minister later met Singh, who arrived in the state capital, ahead of their travel to Shivamogga Singh is on a visit to the state to participate in the special meeting of the state BJP and also its core committee in Shivamogga on Saturday and Sunday.(PTI)

Karnataka cabinet talks comes to fore again; CM to talk to BJP Gen Secy

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Yediyurappa has been waiting for some time now to carry out the cabinet exercise, as he was asked by BJP national president JP Nadda during their meeting in New Delhi on November 18, to wait for the clearance from the central leadership.
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There has been intense speculation in some quarters that the BJP high command is mulling leadership change in Karnataka in the days to come considering Yediyurappa’s age (77), which the party has dismissed.(PTI)
There has been intense speculation in some quarters that the BJP high command is mulling leadership change in Karnataka in the days to come considering Yediyurappa’s age (77), which the party has dismissed.(PTI)

‘Yediyurappa’s assertion on completing term indication of worry’: Congress

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:54 PM IST
The KPCC President was responding to a question on Yediyurappa’s assertion that he would complete his term.
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Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa pays his last respects to Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council S L Dharmegowda near Chikmagakur.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa pays his last respects to Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council S L Dharmegowda near Chikmagakur.(PTI)

Yediyurappa rubbishes leadership change rumors, says will complete his term as CM

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:45 PM IST
There has been intense speculation in some quarters that the BJP high command is mulling leadership change in Karnataka in the days to come considering Yediyurappa’s age (77 years).
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States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan have placed night curbs to prevent large gatherings.(HT Photo. Representative image)
States like Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan have placed night curbs to prevent large gatherings.(HT Photo. Representative image)

All you need to know about New Year restrictions imposed in Bengaluru due to Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday announced that strict measures will be enforced in Bengaluru and all other cities. The minister urged all the people of the state to follow Covid-19 protocols.
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More than 2 lakh candidates contested the recently conducted elections which saw 82% voter turnout in the first phase and 80% voter turnout in the second phase of the elections.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)
More than 2 lakh candidates contested the recently conducted elections which saw 82% voter turnout in the first phase and 80% voter turnout in the second phase of the elections.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times File Photo/For Representative Purposes Only)

Karnataka gram panchayat poll results: Counting to begin at 8 am on Dec 30

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:55 AM IST
A total of 5,728 gram panchayats voted on December 22 and December 27.Candidates have been elected unopposed for 8,074 seats.
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Noting that as per WHO guidelines there should be one doctor for 1000 population, Sudhakar said in India, there is a doctor for every 10-12 thousand population.(PTI (Representative Image))
Noting that as per WHO guidelines there should be one doctor for 1000 population, Sudhakar said in India, there is a doctor for every 10-12 thousand population.(PTI (Representative Image))

Karnataka to set up more medical colleges under PPP model: Minister

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:26 PM IST
Speaking to reporters after inauguration of new building of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research centre here by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, he said establishing a medical college requires Rs 600-700 crore.
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“It is a political murder that has taken place today. The truth should come out as soon as possible about who is responsible for his death,” said Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
“It is a political murder that has taken place today. The truth should come out as soon as possible about who is responsible for his death,” said Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

‘It is a political murder’: Kumaraswamy on Dharmegowda suicide

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Karnataka Government has also condoled the demise of SL Dharmegowda. The cremation will be done with a limited number of people and by following all Covid-19 norms, according to the State Government.
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Interestingly Siddarmaiah’s statement comes on a day when the state cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the contentious anti-cow slaughter bill that is yet to be approved by the legislative council.(ANI)
Interestingly Siddarmaiah’s statement comes on a day when the state cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the contentious anti-cow slaughter bill that is yet to be approved by the legislative council.(ANI)

Food habit my right, says former Karnataka CM over anti cow slaughter bill

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Speaking at the Congress foundation day event, he said, many of his party colleagues hesitate about talking or taking a stand on issues fearing consequences or backlash.
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Nine people were injured after four cars collided with each other at the airport road in Bengaluru(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Nine people were injured after four cars collided with each other at the airport road in Bengaluru(Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

9 injured after four cars collide near Bengaluru airport

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:28 PM IST
According to it, all the injured have been rushed to the hospital.
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H D Deve Gowda, the National President of Janta Dal (Secular), Former Prime Minister of India and the former Chief Minister of Karnataka denied any kind of merger with the BJP.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
H D Deve Gowda, the National President of Janta Dal (Secular), Former Prime Minister of India and the former Chief Minister of Karnataka denied any kind of merger with the BJP.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

‘Which astrologer said it?’ Ex-PM Deve Gowda on BJP-JD(S) merger rumours

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:26 PM IST
He also hit out at the Congress for questioning his secular credentials and blamed it for the collapse of the JDS-Congress government in Karnataka and levelled allegations against the party.
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“Midnight Christmas mass shall be permitted in Bengaluru tonight whereas New Year festivities will be as per the guidelines issued earlier,” said Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.(Sanchit Khanna/Ht file photo. Representative image)
“Midnight Christmas mass shall be permitted in Bengaluru tonight whereas New Year festivities will be as per the guidelines issued earlier,” said Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.(Sanchit Khanna/Ht file photo. Representative image)

No restriction for prayers, midnight Christmas Mass in Bengaluru

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:28 PM IST
According to a press release, the Karnataka government changed the night curfew timing for the eve of the festival. Earlier, the curfew was supposed to be imposed between 11 pm and 5 am from Thursday night but now the intended curfew will come into effect from tomorrow (Friday) till January 1 2021 night 11 pm to 5 am.
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Karnataka has registered over 911,000 coronavirus cases till now and as many as 12,029 have died, according to the Union health ministry dashboard.(ANI)
Karnataka has registered over 911,000 coronavirus cases till now and as many as 12,029 have died, according to the Union health ministry dashboard.(ANI)

Karnataka imposes night curfew from today to January 1: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The decision to reimpose the curfew was taken by a high power committee after the new variant of coronavirus, VUI–202012/01, which is thought to be 70% more transmissible than earlier versions of the virus, was detected in the UK last week.
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Under the express test method, the RT-PCR test result would be available in less than 15 minutes, while the regular RT-PCR test result would take up to six hours, BIAL said.(AP | Representational image)
Under the express test method, the RT-PCR test result would be available in less than 15 minutes, while the regular RT-PCR test result would take up to six hours, BIAL said.(AP | Representational image)

Bengaluru airport sets up Covid-19 testing facility for passengers

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:02 PM IST
Located near the arrivals area of the terminal, the RT-PCR testing centre is managed and operated by the Auriga Research Pvt Ltd, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) said in a statement.
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Speaking at the launch event, Yediyurappa said Karnataka is a forerunner state when it comes to providing an investor-friendly ecosystem for the business community and various stakeholders.(PTI)
Speaking at the launch event, Yediyurappa said Karnataka is a forerunner state when it comes to providing an investor-friendly ecosystem for the business community and various stakeholders.(PTI)

Karnataka govt launches affidavit-based approval system to assist business

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 01:15 PM IST
ABAS is launched as a part of the amended Karnataka Industrial (Facilitation) Act and will enable investors to establish a business without multiple clearances for the first 3 years.
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Flight services from UK to India have been suspended till December 31 as a precautionary measure of overspread of a new strain of coronavirus in London and England.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))
Flight services from UK to India have been suspended till December 31 as a precautionary measure of overspread of a new strain of coronavirus in London and England.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

People who returned from UK must test for Covid: Karnataka Health Minister

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 09:42 AM IST
Passengers who are RT-PCR negative shall be under strict home quarantine for 14 days. Contact details of all such passengers should be informed to District Surveillance Officers for quarantine follow-up, according to the circular issued by the state government.
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Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

‘May extend issue-based support to BJP but no merger’: HD Kumaraswamy

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Kumaraswamy asserted that JD (S) took many welfare measures and the situation of committing suicide by merging itself with the other party has not come.
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BJP and Congress leaders clash over the chairman post during the Karnataka Legislative Council session in Bengaluru.(PTI)
BJP and Congress leaders clash over the chairman post during the Karnataka Legislative Council session in Bengaluru.(PTI)

BJP-JD(S) bid to oust Karnataka legislative council chairman fizzles, MLCs clash

By Venkatesha Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:06 PM IST
Congress members said that the no-confidence motion against the Council chairman had been rejected by the chairman’s secretariat due to procedural lapses.
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