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Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa presents the state budget 2021-22 in the Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, Monday. (PTI)

Yediyurappa announces 7,800 crore for Bengaluru, mostly for ongoing projects

By Arun Dev , Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 07:00 PM IST
During his budget speech, CM Yediyurappa announced the construction of Bengaluru Signature Business next to Kempegowda International Airport. The agency responsible had listed this project on their website in 2018 itself
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. (PTI)

K'taka Budget: No burden of additional taxes on common people, says CM

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:37 PM IST
"The year 2020-21 due to Covid-19 pandemic has caused untold miseries to the general public. I am not willing to put the burden of additional taxes on the common people," Yediyurappa said.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with PWD Minister Govind Karjol addresses the media at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Thursday, Dec.31, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_31_2020_000073B)(PTI)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with PWD Minister Govind Karjol addresses the media at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Thursday, Dec.31, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI12_31_2020_000073B)(PTI)

Unfulfilled promises, lack of new projects loom large over Karnataka government

By Sharan Poovanna, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • The lack of visible schemes and programmes aimed at mitigating the plight of the people in the calamity-prone state is likely to weigh in on the performance of the Karnataka government.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa presented budget 2020 in Karnataka assembly on Thursday.(PTI Photo/File)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa presented budget 2020 in Karnataka assembly on Thursday.(PTI Photo/File)

Karnataka budget hikes fuel and liquor prices to raise revenue amid opposition criticism

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Karnataka CM said the state revenue resources were hit due to a reduction in the state’s share of central taxes and a decline in collection of GST cess.
This is the seventh time Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa presented the state’s budget .(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
This is the seventh time Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa presented the state’s budget .(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Petrol, diesel, liquor to cost more in Karnataka as Yediyurappa govt hikes taxes

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Karnataka Chief minister B S Yediyurappa announced tax on petrol would be increased from 32 per cent to 35 per cent and diesel from 21 per cent to 24 per cent. He also increased the excise duty on Indian Made Liquor (KML) across 18 slabs by six per cent.
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)
Kumaraswamy on Friday removed dissenting Congress MLA Dr Umesh Jadhav from the post of the chairman of the Warehouse Corporation.(AP)

Karnataka chief minister Kumaraswamy removes dissenting Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav

Bengaluru | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:07 AM IST
Making Karnataka’s fluid political situation more slippery, seven MLAs of Congress and three of BJP on Thursday abstained from the Assembly’s Budget Session, fuelling speculation of defection.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presents state budget in Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Thursday, July 5, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy presents state budget in Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Thursday, July 5, 2018.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Karnataka waives farm loans but makes fuel, liquor and power costly

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 06:36 PM IST
CM Kumaraswamy said he was increasing the levies on fuel, power and liquor to generate more revenue and reduce the burden of Rs 34,000 crore worth crop loan waiver on the exchequer.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers.(File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers.(File Photo)

‘Confident’ Karnataka govt will waive farmers’ loans, says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2018 09:18 PM IST
The Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka is expected to announce a crop loan waiver in its budget to be presented on Thursday.
A leaked video clip shows Siddaramaiah criticising the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to announce a full budget, just over three months after the former chief minister had presented a budget that had many new schemes in it.(HT/File Photo)
A leaked video clip shows Siddaramaiah criticising the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government’s decision to announce a full budget, just over three months after the former chief minister had presented a budget that had many new schemes in it.(HT/File Photo)

In Siddaramaiah, Karnataka’s Congress dissidents find a leader to rally behind

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 11:15 AM IST
Dissent within Karnataka Congress over cabinet expansion has been festering, and over time, the anger has concentrated on state unit chief G Parameshwara. Many Congress leaders believe Parameshwara had only looked after his own interests in ensuring that he got the deputy CM’s post.
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