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The Karnataka Legislative Council convened its session on Tuesday to table the anti-cow slaughter bill.(PTI (Representative Image))

Karnataka legislative council adjourned sine die after ruckus by Congress MLCs

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Congress MLCs heckled and pushed Deputy Chairman of the Legislative Council, SL Dharme Gowda, (JDS MLC) from his seat.
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The Karnataka legislative assembly passed the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle ill 2020 by a voice vote.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The Karnataka legislative assembly passed the Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle ill 2020 by a voice vote.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Karnataka assembly passes anti-cow slaughter bill amid bedlam

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 09:36 PM IST
The Opposition Congress claimed that the bill violated the model code of conduct since it was brought in after the announcement of Panchayat Raj polls.
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The Congress had alleged at a press conference that the family members of chief minister BS Yediyurappa were involved in graft, citing a sting operation by a private television channel.(PTI PHOTO.)
The Congress had alleged at a press conference that the family members of chief minister BS Yediyurappa were involved in graft, citing a sting operation by a private television channel.(PTI PHOTO.)

On last day of monsoon session, no-confidence motion defeated in Karnataka assembly

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 11:36 PM IST
An angry Yediyurappa responding to Siddaramaiah and KPCC President D K Shivakumar’s charges and said that he would retire from public life if it was proved that either he or any member of his family were involved in corruption.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa meeting farmer leaders on Sept 25, 2020. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa meeting farmer leaders on Sept 25, 2020. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)

After talks with Yediyurappa fail, farmers to go ahead with Karnataka bandh

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:42 PM IST
The group accused the state government of “trying to preach, rather than listen” to their grievances.
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Earlier CM BS Yediyurappa had appealed to the opposition to curtail the session to a mere three days pointing out that nearly 55-60 of the 225 MLA’s in the assembly could not attend as they had been infected with Covid-19.(PTI PHOTO.)
Earlier CM BS Yediyurappa had appealed to the opposition to curtail the session to a mere three days pointing out that nearly 55-60 of the 225 MLA’s in the assembly could not attend as they had been infected with Covid-19.(PTI PHOTO.)

Karnataka assembly session to be cut short as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 12:21 AM IST
The government has promised that it would allow detailed discussion on some of the contentious bills including those related to land reforms, APMC, amendments to electricity act and purchase of equipment for Covid-19 care.
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The state government wants the session, which is currently scheduled for 10 days - till September 30, to be shortened to three days.
The state government wants the session, which is currently scheduled for 10 days - till September 30, to be shortened to three days.

Karnataka legislature session begins, farmers on protest march in Bengaluru

By Venkatesha Babu | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:58 PM IST
A number of farmer organisations are staging a protest march in Bengaluru against what they say are anti-farmer bills passed by the Centre and the state. Karnataka had passed a law to allow non-agriculturists to buy farmland which they could not do so till recently.
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Karnataka bypolls: Chief minister Yediyurappa on Saturday said his party was confident of winning with a lead of 25,000-30,000 votes in most of the constituencies.(PTI File)
Karnataka bypolls: Chief minister Yediyurappa on Saturday said his party was confident of winning with a lead of 25,000-30,000 votes in most of the constituencies.(PTI File)

Yediyurappa set to retain power in Karnataka as BJP leads in 12 of 15 seats in bypolls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times & Agencies, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 01:59 AM IST
The results of Karnataka bypolls will have a bearing on the future of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s government, which enjoys a wafer-thin majority in the state.
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The BJP is unlikely to face much difficulty in passing its Bills, considering the fact that it enjoys a majority in the House. (Photo @BSYBJP)
The BJP is unlikely to face much difficulty in passing its Bills, considering the fact that it enjoys a majority in the House. (Photo @BSYBJP)

BJP braces up for stormy winter session of Karnataka assembly

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 08:06 PM IST
The winter session has already run into trouble after the government decided to hold it in Bengaluru and not the northern city of Belagavi, where the winter session is held annually.
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State leaders expect a decision on this by Tuesday, as the party will also have to take a call on the party’s leader in the state’s upper house and the whip. (Photo @siddaramaiah)
State leaders expect a decision on this by Tuesday, as the party will also have to take a call on the party’s leader in the state’s upper house and the whip. (Photo @siddaramaiah)

Siddaramaiah musters state unit backing for LoP in Karnataka assembly

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 09:02 PM IST
One Congress leader confirmed that all state unit estimates put former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s support base at 57 MLAs out of 66 and 30 out of 38 MLCs.
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PMC bank account holders gather out side the bank at Bhandup on Tuesday, September 24.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
PMC bank account holders gather out side the bank at Bhandup on Tuesday, September 24.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: RBI raises withdrawal limit for PMC bank customers to Rs 10,000 from current Rs 1,000 and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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The court is hearing the disqualified MLAs’ petition questioning the speaker’s decision to disqualify them as members of the house instead of giving a final verdict on their resignations.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The court is hearing the disqualified MLAs’ petition questioning the speaker’s decision to disqualify them as members of the house instead of giving a final verdict on their resignations.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Allow us to contest or defer by-elections: K’taka MLAs to SC

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 11:51 PM IST
The Election Commision’s counsel said the body has no view on the disqualifications but that the polls should not be deferred.
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BJP MLA Vishweshwar Kageri (second from left) seen here with CM Yediyurappa.(HT PHOTO)
BJP MLA Vishweshwar Kageri (second from left) seen here with CM Yediyurappa.(HT PHOTO)

In row over rebel Karnataka MLAs at SC, it is Speaker vs ex-Speaker

By Bhadra Sinha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:19 AM IST
The court is hearing the disqualified MLAs’ petition challenging the Speaker’s decision to disqualify them as members of the House instead of giving a final verdict on their resignations.
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Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) patriarch said his party was not insisting that it wanted to contest all 17 assembly seats where bypolls are to be held.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (S) patriarch said his party was not insisting that it wanted to contest all 17 assembly seats where bypolls are to be held.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Deve Gowda says he is open to continue JD(S)’ alliance with Congress in Karnataka

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 05:21 PM IST
Deve Gowda’s statement on Thursday came after weeks of sparring between the Janata Dal (S) and the Congress.
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BJP MLA Vishweshwar Kageri (secodn from left) was the only one who filed his nomination with Assembly secretary MK Vishalakshi.(HT PHOTO)
BJP MLA Vishweshwar Kageri (secodn from left) was the only one who filed his nomination with Assembly secretary MK Vishalakshi.(HT PHOTO)

BJP’s Vishweshwar Kageri to be new Karnataka Assembly Speaker

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2019 08:38 PM IST
Vishweshwar Kageri is set to become the new Speaker of the Karnataka assembly following the resignation of KR Ramesh Kumar of the Congress.
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Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s announcement comes a day after he disqualified 14 more lawmakers from the assembly.(PTI photo)
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s announcement comes a day after he disqualified 14 more lawmakers from the assembly.(PTI photo)

I resign, says Karnataka Speaker with a parting shot, and an apology

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 08:28 AM IST
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Monday announced his decision to step down moments after the state’s freshly-minted Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa cleared the trust vote by a voice vote.
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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa(AFP photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa(AFP photo)

Yediyurappa-led BJP govt wins trust vote in Karnataka, announces farm sops ‘like Modi’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 12:25 AM IST
Moving a confidence motion in Karnataka Assembly on Monday, Chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced sops for farm sector saying he was following in the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Rebel JD(S) MLA A H Vishwanath has said that he will approach the Supreme Court against his disqualification of MLAs by the Karnataka Speaker.(PTI PHOTO.)
Rebel JD(S) MLA A H Vishwanath has said that he will approach the Supreme Court against his disqualification of MLAs by the Karnataka Speaker.(PTI PHOTO.)

Now at Pune resort, Karnataka’s disqualified MLAs to challenge speaker order

By Yogesh Joshi | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 09:36 AM IST
Vishwanath, along with other MLAs, has been camping at Aamby Valley at Lonavala near Pune, days after the rebellion against the HD Kumaraswamy government, which then lost the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly.
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BS Yediyurappa took oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka on Friday, beginning his fourth stint in the office days after the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition lost the floor of the House.(AFP photo)
BS Yediyurappa took oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka on Friday, beginning his fourth stint in the office days after the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition lost the floor of the House.(AFP photo)

BS Yediyurappa sworn in as Karnataka CM, floor test on Monday

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Yediyurappa, who has reverted to the older spelling of his name from the Yeddyurappa he used between 2007 and now, will face a confidence motion on Monday during a special session called to prove his government’s majority.
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BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said that a “new era of development starts now”.(Photo ANI)
BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said that a “new era of development starts now”.(Photo ANI)

‘New era of development starts now’: Yeddyurappa after Kumaraswamy govt falls

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 08:22 PM IST
Scores of BJP supporters were seen celebrating at the party’s state office in Bengaluru soon after Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government lost the vote in the assembly.
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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the trust vote at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the trust vote at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)

‘I thought it was lucky’: Kumaraswamy on why he stayed in a 5-star hotel

By Vikram Gopal | HT Correspondent, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The Karnataka coalition government slipped into a crisis two weeks ago after 16 lawmakers — 13 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) — resigned.
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Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with party MLAs during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on July 22, 2019.(PTI)
Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah with party MLAs during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on July 22, 2019.(PTI)

As Karnataka trust vote nears, Bengaluru police ban protests in city

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 06:08 PM IST
Ahead of the trust vote in the Karnataka assembly, police clamped prohibitory orders after Congress supporters scuffled with them outside an apartment where independent MLAs who have resigned are said to be staying.
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Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar addresses the Assembly during the discussion on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.(ANI)
Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar addresses the Assembly during the discussion on the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.(ANI)

‘Backstabbed by rebels…will happen to you too’: Cong’s Shivakumar warns BJP

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 05:30 PM IST
Ahead of Tuesday’s trust vote in the Karnataka assembly, Congress’ chief trouble shooter, D K Shivakumar warned the opposition BJP that rebel MLAs who dumped the grand old party could ditch them too.
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BS Yeddyurappa declared that he will stay put till midnight for the motion to be moved.(PTI Photo)
BS Yeddyurappa declared that he will stay put till midnight for the motion to be moved.(PTI Photo)

‘Ready to wait post midnight for trust vote, please get food’: Yeddyurappa

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 10:55 PM IST
Yeddyurappa, the 76-year-old BJP leader, pointed out that on Friday Congress legislature party leader Siddaramaiah, chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and speaker had promised to put trust motion to vote, he appealed that it be concluded today.
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Speaker Ramesh Kumar during the Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Speaker Ramesh Kumar during the Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru on Monday. (ANI Photo)

‘Don’t make me a scapegoat’: Karnataka speaker on trust vote debate

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:00 PM IST
As the House resumed its sitting after an hour’s delay, the Speaker made it clear, “Everybody is watching us. Please don’t make me a scapegoat. Let us reach our goal,” stressing that the process should reach finality Monday.
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Over the past week, no actor involved in the Karnataka crisis has observed restraint. And there has also been an unwillingness to let formal processes -- the confidence vote, in this case -- take its own course. This has meant dangerously stepping out of constitutional boundaries(PTI)
Over the past week, no actor involved in the Karnataka crisis has observed restraint. And there has also been an unwillingness to let formal processes -- the confidence vote, in this case -- take its own course. This has meant dangerously stepping out of constitutional boundaries(PTI)

The lessons from the Karnataka imbroglio

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2019 07:59 AM IST
It suggests a breakdown of institutions and an erosion of constitutional morality.
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The Kumaraswamy government has been rocked by 16 MLAs resigning in the last two weeks - 13 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) . The two independent legislators have also withdrawn their support to the coalition government.(PTI)
The Kumaraswamy government has been rocked by 16 MLAs resigning in the last two weeks - 13 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) . The two independent legislators have also withdrawn their support to the coalition government.(PTI)

Mayawati instructs Karnataka lawmaker to back Kumaraswamy govt in trust vote

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:09 PM IST
The announcement came hours after N Mahesh, the BSP legislator, said he had been asked to skip the vote by the party.
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Ahead of the floor test, the Chief Minister has called a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders at the Taj Hotel here today. (TV video grab)
Ahead of the floor test, the Chief Minister has called a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders at the Taj Hotel here today. (TV video grab)

Ahead of Karnataka floor test, BSP MLA says asked by party not to attend

By Asian New International | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Following his absence from the Karnataka Assembly session this week, there were reports that he was told by Mayawati to go against the coalition during the trust vote when it is moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
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Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during the assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday, July 19, 2019.(PTI photo)
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during the assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday, July 19, 2019.(PTI photo)

Karnataka trust vote debate to continue on Monday, announces Speaker; BJP calls it ‘gross injustice’

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Benguluru
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 09:15 PM IST
Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar adjourned the House after the treasury benches and the opposition failed to reach a consensus on setting a time frame for concluding the trust vote.
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Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy speaks during assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Friday(PTI photo)

‘Protect me’: HD Kumaraswamy’s SOS to Karnataka Speaker after Governor’s ‘love letter’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 05:51 PM IST
Karnataka Assembly Floor Test: HD Kumaraswamy, who led a Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition government for nearly 15 months, appeared to acknowledge that his government was poised on the brink of collapse after the resignation of 16 lawmakers.
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Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with his deputy G Parameshwara during the assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy with his deputy G Parameshwara during the assembly session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru(PTI)

‘Prima facie, you’ve lost majority’: Guv sets 1.30 pm deadline for Karnataka CM

By Vikram Gopal | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 07:53 AM IST
Karnataka assembly floor test: The governor said he hadn’t intervened so far because Kumaraswamy had called the assembly session and moved the trust vote.
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