Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa, in his third cabinet expansion, appointed seven new members on January 13. The newly appointed ministers include MLAs Umesh Katti, S Angara, Murugesh Nirani and Arvind Limbavali and MLCs R Shankar, M T B Nagaraj and C P Yogeshwar. However, several BJP legislators resented the cabinet expansion for overlooking seniority, sacrifice and fair regional representation and the appointment of non-popularly elected MLCs… read-more
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Bangalore's much-awaited train service from the city railway station to Kempegowda International Airport, which is in the outskirts of the city was launched on January 4. The train would function at a fare which is much lesser than the cost of cabs and busses that were operated to the airport. After the commencement, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, "This will go a long way in enhancing last-mile connectivity".
Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa slammed Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar's statements regarding incorporation of Belgaum, Karwar, and Nipani regions in Maharashtra. Yeddyurappa asked Pawar not to "incite fire" and said, "Marathi-speaking people are just like Kannadigas, they too belong to us." Earlier, Pawar had endorsed the idea of a united Maharashtra on Bal Thackeray's death anniversary. The three regions having a large Marathi-speaking… read-more
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Karnataka's most celebrated festival, "Dasara" was inaugurated on October 17 by Dr Manjunath, who was selected in honour of the service of COVID warriors. The government has decided to keep the celebrations low-key this year and hence the festival began by CM Yediyurappa and Dr Manjunath offering flowers to goddess "Chamundi". COVID warriors were felicitated at the event and the rituals throughout the ten-day festival will… read-more
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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on October 12 asked State Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar to take charge of the health portfolio of the state. Reportedly, the change in the cabinet was made owing to raise in COVID cases in the state. After taking charge, Sudhakar said, “My priority is to bring Covid-19 under control, decrease death rate and make sure people get easy treatment.”
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With rising COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, the CM office has directed that anyone meeting CM BS Yediyurappa should produce a COVID-19 negative report or should undergo an RT-PCR test at the gate. However, in case of exigencies, visitors would be allowed to take an antigen test. The move is intended to prevent the coronavirus outbreak. Earlier in August, the CM tested positive for COVID-19, albeit he recovered after nine days.
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Karnataka government is planning to form a trust to render modern and scientific education to educationally backward Muslims. The trust, ‘Maulana Azad Scientific Education Centre’, intends to conduct research, provide advise and chalk programmes with an aim to bring Muslim community into mainstream education. However, the Rs 25 cr proposal is yet to receive approval from the cabinet. Reportedly, the trust will not interfere with the madrassa… read-more
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Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa on September 28 clarified that MP Tejasvi Surya's comment was about the increase in terror activities in Bengaluru in recent days. The statement came after Tejasvi Surya was criticized by the opposition for calling Bengaluru an "epicenter" of terror activities. Karnataka Congress President D.K. Shivakumar, after Tejasvi's comment, said, “GDP growth has crashed and with such statements, which investor will come to… read-more
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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on August 17 said that the state government has decided to recover the cost of private and public property destroyed during recent Bengaluru riots from the culprits. CM Yediyurappa said the state government will request the High Court to appoint a "Claim Commissioner" to assess the damage. He also said that three special prosecutors will be appointed for the speedy trial of the cases.
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Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has tested positive for covid-19. The 77-year-old politician announced the news on August 2 on Twitter saying, “I have tested positive for coronavirus. Whilst I am fine, I am being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors.” He also requested people in recent contact with him to observe their health and get self-quarantined.