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A deserted highway in Bengaluru after a lockdown was imposed by the Karnataka government as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus. (File Photo)

Karnataka to set up Covid-19 task force to tackle third wave of pandemic

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:12 AM IST
India is currently dealing with a devastating second Covid-19 wave that has swept through the nation, crushing the country's health infrastructure and overburdening frontline medical workers.
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has accused the BS Yediyurappa-led state government of being 'passive' with its Covid-19 approach. (File Photo)
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has accused the BS Yediyurappa-led state government of being 'passive' with its Covid-19 approach. (File Photo)

'MIA - Missing in Action': Congress slams Yediyurappa over Covid 'mismanagement'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala wrote, "In the midst of this crippling bedlam, Yediyurappa Govt is MIA - Missing in Action. Perhaps only concentrated to kath on to "Chair and Crumbs of Power" at any cost - at all cost!"
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

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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.
File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)
File photo: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa.(PTI)

Yediyurappa unveils Bengaluru Mission 2022 to turn it into ‘world-class city’

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:52 PM IST
The announcements are being seen as a part of BJP’s outreach to the Bengaluru city voters ahead of the local civic body polls.
Karnataka Chief minister B S Yediyurappa said Maratha Development Authority has been set up for the development of the Marathis living in Karnataka.(PTI)
Karnataka Chief minister B S Yediyurappa said Maratha Development Authority has been set up for the development of the Marathis living in Karnataka.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: On Ajit Pawar’s ‘united Maharashtra’ comment, Yediyurappa says ‘Marathis belong to us too’ and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Congress has been accusing the Yediyurappa government of indulging in corruption, a charge it has categorically denied.(PTI File Photo)
The Congress has been accusing the Yediyurappa government of indulging in corruption, a charge it has categorically denied.(PTI File Photo)

Congress demands resignation of Karnataka CM over reported graft allegations against kin

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Citing media reports, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi on Sunday alleged that the BJP government in Karnataka is “engulfed in the clutches of corruption with dented, tainted leaders ruling the roost”.
Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil said that Covid-19 has reached Hirekerur constituency.He urged people to maintain social distancing and wear masks.(ANI)
Karnataka Agriculture Minister BC Patil said that Covid-19 has reached Hirekerur constituency.He urged people to maintain social distancing and wear masks.(ANI)

Covid-19: Karnataka Agriculture Minister urges CM Yediyurappa to seal down Hirekerur Taluk

Bengaluru | By Asian News International | Posted by Jasra Afreen
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 11:13 AM IST
The total number of cases in Karnataka stands at 14,295 as on Monday and the death toll is 226. The number of active cases stands at 6,382, said the State Health Department.
Former CM and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy said that CM B S Yediyurappa should act in the interest of the people of the state instead of trying to please the Central government or BJP party bosses.(PTI)
Former CM and JDS leader H D Kumaraswamy said that CM B S Yediyurappa should act in the interest of the people of the state instead of trying to please the Central government or BJP party bosses.(PTI)

Karnataka: Yediyurappa govt warned against ordinance to amend labour laws

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Speaking at two separate press conferences, the Congress and the JDS leaders said they would protest any move to dilute or amend the existing laws without a discussion.
Only minimal necessary staff will be allowed in offices from Friday, most of the staff of IT firms will have to work from home.(PTI Photo)
Only minimal necessary staff will be allowed in offices from Friday, most of the staff of IT firms will have to work from home.(PTI Photo)

Karnataka allows IT, ITeS firms to reopen state’s economy from Thursday

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Karnataka government’s finances have suffered in a big way due to the lockdown.
Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa is likely to induct 13 new ministers into his cabinet on Thursday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa is likely to induct 13 new ministers into his cabinet on Thursday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Karnataka cabinet expansion is a delicate balancing act for Yediyurappa

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Yediyurappa told media in Kalburgi that cabinet expansion would take place as scheduled but a final call on the inductees will be taken by the party high command.
India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) it will host this year.(AP Photo)
India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) it will host this year.(AP Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times| India will invite Pak PM Imran Khan for SCO meet, say officials and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 08:49 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Thought the party won 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 Parliamentary polls, BSY was not given much credit for it. The victory was credited to the Modi-Shah duo rather than the local leadership. ( Photo @BYVijayendra)
Thought the party won 25 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 Parliamentary polls, BSY was not given much credit for it. The victory was credited to the Modi-Shah duo rather than the local leadership. ( Photo @BYVijayendra)

Yediyurappa proves a point to opponents and party high command| Opinion

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 03:52 AM IST
For the BJP nationally, it was critical to retain Karnataka as the national narrative was seen to be changing after the setback in Maharashtra. And the 76-year-old Lingayat strongman has delivered that state for the party.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa(PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa(PTI)

‘Future MLAs and ministers’: Yediyurappa on rebel lawmakers joining BJP

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 02:18 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday had upheld the disqualification of 17 Congress-JD(S) MLAs in Karnataka by the then Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar but paved the way for them to contest the by-polls.
Om Pathak, member secretary of the central disciplinary committee of the BJP, issued a show-cause notice in which he asked Yatnal to respond within 10 days why it should not take action against him.(ANI/Twitter)
Om Pathak, member secretary of the central disciplinary committee of the BJP, issued a show-cause notice in which he asked Yatnal to respond within 10 days why it should not take action against him.(ANI/Twitter)

BJP issues show-cause notice to Karnataka MLA who criticized party leaders

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 09:35 PM IST
Yatnal had said that though the state had elected 25 BJP MPs, out of the total 28 seats, these MPs had not raised their voice in the matter. He said the party must remember that the nation and state were bigger than the party.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.(ANI PHOTO.)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.(ANI PHOTO.)

‘Amit Shah has assured tickets for rebel MLAs in bypolls,’ says Yediyurappa

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:49 AM IST
By-elections are to be held on December 5 for 15 seats that fell vacant after rebel legislators from the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition resigned and were subsequently disqualified for ensuring the downfall of former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy’s coalition government.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that BJP would give tickets to disqualified Cong-JDS MLAs.(ANI Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that BJP would give tickets to disqualified Cong-JDS MLAs.(ANI Photo)

Disqualified Cong-JDS MLAs will get bypoll tickets if they contest from BJP: Yediyurappa

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 05:48 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said BJP President Amit Shah has said it was their responsibility to give tickets to the former MLAs.
Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa, has been called the weakest chief minister by Congress leader Siddaramaiah.(HT Photo)
Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa, has been called the weakest chief minister by Congress leader Siddaramaiah.(HT Photo)

Yediyurappa is ‘weakest chief minister’, says Siddaramaiah

Raichur | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Congress leaderand former chief minister Siddaramaiah further alleged that his party leader D K Shivakumar was denied bail in the money laundering case as the incumbent state government is strategising to keep a control on the opposition leaders
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s two months in charge have proved to be turbulent.(ANI PHOTO.)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa’s two months in charge have proved to be turbulent.(ANI PHOTO.)

EC’s decision to defer Karnataka bypolls offers Yediyurappa little respite

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 10:16 PM IST
The by-elections are being held for 15 seats after rebels from the previous Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government were disqualified for helping oust the alliance from power.
The three-month-old BS Yediyurappa government now hangs in the balance after bypolls were announced.(HT PHOTO.)
The three-month-old BS Yediyurappa government now hangs in the balance after bypolls were announced.(HT PHOTO.)

Can BS Yediyurappa save his government? | Analysis

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu N
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 06:40 PM IST
More than being a BJP government, it has been a Yediyurappa government in Karnataka. The Lingayat strongman knows at 76, time is not on his side and wants to retain power at all costs and thus the entire onus is on him to get the required numbers.
In Karnataka, he asserted Kannada is the principal language and will remain so. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)
In Karnataka, he asserted Kannada is the principal language and will remain so. (Photo @CMofKarnataka)

Will never compromise Kannada’s importance: Yediyurappa after Amit Shah’s Hindi push

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 10:21 PM IST
Yediyurappa’s tweet came after opposition leaders kept up their attacks on the BJP-led national coalition over Amit Shah’s description of Hindi as a language that holds the potential to unify the country
Exactly a month after the BS Yediyurappa government was sworn in and a week after he finally managed to get a cabinet approved from the party high command, portfolios have been announced.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Exactly a month after the BS Yediyurappa government was sworn in and a week after he finally managed to get a cabinet approved from the party high command, portfolios have been announced.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

In Karnataka, 3 deputy CMs and grooming of next gen leadership | Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 10:44 PM IST
Increasingly to keep large chunks of party legislators happy, leaders are anointing a number of deputies - witness the five deputy CM’s in Karnataka’s neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said before leaving Bengaluru on Thursday that he would ask the BJP central leadership to release the list.(ANI PHOTO.)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said before leaving Bengaluru on Thursday that he would ask the BJP central leadership to release the list.(ANI PHOTO.)

Worried about future, Karnataka rebel MLAs seek assurance from Yediyurappa

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Ten of the 17 rebels whose resignation and subsequent disqualification led to the collapse of the Congress-JD (S) coalition government reached Delhi on Thursday, hours before Yediyurappa landed in the capital, worried that their case, challenging the disqualification, had not come up for hearing in the Supreme Court.
BJP last month managed to successfully topple the year-old Congress – Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka and install its own government under BS Yediyurappa’s leadership.(Vipin Kumar / HT PHOTO)
BJP last month managed to successfully topple the year-old Congress – Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in Karnataka and install its own government under BS Yediyurappa’s leadership.(Vipin Kumar / HT PHOTO)

The BJP has a problem on its hands in Karnataka | Analysis

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 02:49 PM IST
In Karnataka after nearly 5-6 failed attempts, the BJP finally ensured that some of the coalition members quit. That reduced the strength of the 224-seat assembly (one more is nominated) and the BJP, which had won 104 seats in last year’s state elections, ended up with a majority in the assembly.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders.(HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several Congress leaders.(HT Photo)

Karnataka CM orders CBI probe into JDS phone tapping case

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 04:24 PM IST
B S Yediyurappa’s announcement comes amid signs that the scandal is gaining political steam ever since disqualified JDS MLA A H Vishwanath last week dropped the political bomb, accusing the H D Kumarswamy government of tapping phones.
HD Kumaraswamy said that several Congress leaders didn’t want to form the coalition government.(ANI Photo)
HD Kumaraswamy said that several Congress leaders didn’t want to form the coalition government.(ANI Photo)

‘Worked like a slave for Congress for 14 months’: HD Kumaraswamy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 12:42 PM IST
The Kumaraswamy led Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsed when it lost the trust vote on July 23.
Siddaramaiah pointed out that there are no ministers for revenue, agriculture and rural development departments, which have to deal with drought and floods.(ANI Photo)
Siddaramaiah pointed out that there are no ministers for revenue, agriculture and rural development departments, which have to deal with drought and floods.(ANI Photo)

‘One man cabinet, no ministers’: Siddaramaiah’s jibe at Karnataka govt

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 06:10 PM IST
Siddaramaiah sought to know whether the Governor, who sent “letter after letter” to the previous government to prove majority, was not aware of the “plight of the people” under a one-man cabinet in the state where different regions were reeling from drought and floods.
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)
Karnataka Chief minister BS Yediyurappa(HT Photo)

BJP MLAs ask Yediyurappa to withdraw cases against Hindu activists

BENGALURU | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:38 AM IST
In 2015, the Sangh had opposed former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s move to start Tipu Jayanti celebrations. Severe protests had then erupted across the state, especially in Kodagu district where one person died.
The Karnataka government has cancelled celebrations related to erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan Jayanti.(ANI Photo)
The Karnataka government has cancelled celebrations related to erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan Jayanti.(ANI Photo)

Yediyurappa cancels Tipu Jayanti celebrations days after taking over as CM

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Tipu Jayanti celebrations on November 10 were an annual feature in the former Congress government in the state.

Karnataka Floor Test Highlights- ‘Forgive me for any mistakes’: Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar resigns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Corespondent
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:56 PM IST

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa-led proved majority in the Assembly on Monday. Soon after BJP won the trust vote, Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar resigned from his post. Yediyurappa was sworn in as the Karnataka chief minister for the fourth time on Friday, days after HD Kumaraswamy-led Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsed after losing the trust vote in the House. Ahead of BJP’s floor test, Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 rebel MLAs. Here are the highlights:

Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), B.S. Yediyurappa .(AFP)
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), B.S. Yediyurappa .(AFP)

BJP plans to move confidence motion on Monday, says Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 08:25 AM IST
Though the BJP was able to topple the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government on Tuesday, it will be in a tricky position as no decision has been taken about most of the rebel MLAs whose resignations triggered the coalition collapse.
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