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Karnataka Govt reduces petrol, diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre!

The Karnataka Government on Monday announced a reduction in petrol and diesel price by Rs. 2 each.Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said, “Today, we are taking a decision that we are going to reduce Rs. 2 on both petrol and diesel”. Earlier on September 10, Karnataka’s neighbouring state, Andhra Pradesh also slashed the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2. Following Andhra Pradesh’s footsteps, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also decided to cut down cess on petrol and diesel prices in the state on September 11, thereby reducing the fuel prices by Re 1 per litre. On September ...

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K’taka minister ‘throws biscuits’ at flood victims, CM Kumaraswamy defends brother

K'taka minister 'throws biscuits' at flood victims, CM Kumaraswamy defends brother

K’taka minister ‘throws biscuits’ at flood victims, CM Kumaraswamy defends brother Karnataka Minister H D Revanna sparked a controversy after a video purportedly showing him flinging biscuit packets at flood victims in a relief camp in Hassan district went viral on Monday. Revanna, PWD Minister and brother of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, was seen picking biscuit packets and hurling them at the people sheltered in the relief camp. Revanna was accompanied by JD (S) MLA AT Ramaswamy who represents Arkalgudu taluk. As the video clip went viral in the social media besides being aired by TV channels, netizens and ...

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K’taka CM demands Rs 100 cr relief fund for rain-hit Kodagu

K'taka CM demands Rs 100 cr relief fund for rain-hit Kodagu

K’taka CM demands Rs 100 cr relief fund for rain-hit Kodagu Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has urged the Centre to provide Rs 100 crore relief fund for rain-ravaged state’s Kodagu district. Addressing the media, the chief minister said, “The Prime Minister has announced relief of Rs 500 Crore for Kerala, we expect at least Rs 100 Crore for Kodagu. We will request the central government for it. We have to repair roads for connectivity. We are taking help of the Army and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF),” Kumaraswamy said. He added, “We conducted an aerial survey in Kodagu ...

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North Karnataka bandh ‘BJP sponsored’ protest, claims Shivakumar

North Karnataka bandh ‘BJP sponsored’ protest, claims Shivakumar

North Karnataka bandh ‘BJP sponsored’ protest, claims Shivakumar Karnataka Water Resources Minister and senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar, on Wednesday, termed the call for Thursday’s north Karnataka bandh as a “BJP sponsored” protest. He alleged that the BJP was backing various outfits demanding separate statehood for the region. “Uttara Karnataka bandh is sponsored by the BJP…where did the issue start? Who has spoken? They are the ones who are dividing the state,” Shivakumar alleged. “At any cost, this government and Congress party will take Akhanda Karnataka (United Karnataka) forward; we will not allow any injustice to happen to any ...

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Karnataka govt gives iPhone as gift to MPs, BJP says ‘shame on democracy’

Karnataka govt gives iPhone as gift to MPs, BJP says ‘shame on democracy’

Karnataka govt gives iPhone as gift to MPs, BJP says ‘shame on democracy’ A controversy has erupted over expensive iPhones gifted to MPs from Karnataka by a state Congress minister, with BJP on Tuesday terming it a “shame on democracy” even as chief minister H D Kumaraswamy pleaded ignorance about the largesse. As the JD(S)-Congress coalition government came in the line of fire over the issue, Kumaraswamy said he was not aware of the gift and it was not discussed with him, but his ministerial colleague D K Shivakumar said they were given on his behalf as a “gesture” to ...

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Congress is treating Kumaraswamy the same way as his father: Arun Jaitley

Congress is treating Kumaraswamy the same way as his father: Arun Jaitley

Congress is treating Kumaraswamy the same way as his father: Arun Jaitley Union minister Arun Jaitley on Monday accused Congress of driving Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to desperation, saying it did the same to Charan Singh, Chandra Shekhar, HD Deve Gowda and IK Gujral when they were the prime ministers of governments backed by the party. Taking a pot-shot at opposition’s effort to stitch a “non-ideological opportunistic” alliance just to “Keep Modi Out”, Jaitley said in a hard-hitting Facebook post that India cannot afford to have ‘bechara’ (helpless) Prime Minister. He said that in the past few days, “we ...

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Rahul Gandhi takes mother abroad for check-up, leaves message for BJP’s ‘troll army’

Rahul Gandhi takes mother abroad for check-up, leaves message for BJP's 'troll army'

Rahul Gandhi takes mother abroad for check-up, leaves message for BJP’s ‘troll army’ UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, had to leave for abroad on Sunday night for a medical check-up, party sources said. According to the sources, Sonia Gandhi will be travelling abroad for her annual medical examination. She had undergone a surgery in the US in 2011. While Rahul Gandhi will return within a week, Sonia Gandhi will stay abroad for a longer period, the sources told news agency PTI. They said some key decisions, including the allocation of ministerial portfolios ...

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At mercy of Congress, not 6.5 crore people of Karnataka: Kumaraswamy

At mercy of Congress, not 6

At mercy of Congress, not 6.5 crore people of Karnataka: Kumaraswamy Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Sunday that he was at the ‘mercy’ of Congress and not the 6.5 crore people of the state as his government had not received the full mandate which his party had sought in the assembly elections. Ahead of his Delhi visit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union ministers, he reiterated that farm loan waiver was his priority as he had promised and he would resign if he failed to fulfil it. However, he reminded people that JD(S) did not ...

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My doors will always be open to the people, says HD Kumaraswamy

It  has not been easy to become Chief Minister in the present political environment.  I had aspired to be CM, but not this way. I had expected to come to power with the complete blessings of the people,” said Mr H D Kumaraswamy here on his arrival at the Lalitmahal helipad on Wednesday morning, to offer special poojas to Goddess Chamundeswari atop the Chamundi hills, prior to taking oath as Chief Minister.  Speaking to reporters he said he would make use of the opportunity to solve the problems of the state and requested the BJP to cooperate with him. While ...

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Running a coalition government will be a ‘big challenge’, says Kumaraswamy

Running a coalition government will be a 'big challenge', says Kumaraswamy

Running a coalition government will be a ‘big challenge’, says Kumaraswamy Karnataka chief minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy acknowledged on Wednesday that running the Congress-JD(S) coalition government over the next five years will be a “big challenge” for him. “This is a big challenge in my life. I’m not expecting that I will be able to fulfil my responsibilities as chief minister easily,” said Kumaraswamy, who will be sworn in as chief minister on Wednesday, said. Kumaraswamy, who was in Sringeri, the place where Adi Shankaracharya, the exponent of the Advaita Vedanta philosophy, established his first matha, said he believed that ...

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