Karnataka is a state in the south western region of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act. Originally known as the State of Mysore, it was renamed Karnataka in 1973. The state corresponds to the Carnatic region. The capital and largest city is Bangalore.
Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday apprised the Congress top brass including interim President Sonia Gandhi, senior leader AK Antony and Ahmed Patel about the need of a 'Lingayath' state chief to tackle BJP in north Karnataka, sources said.
The opposition parties in Goa and members of civil society on Friday held a 'rasta roko' near the state Secretariat and blocked traffic for nearly an hour demanding the revocation of the Union environment ministry's nod to the Kalasa-Banduri water diversion project in Karnataka.
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday visited the state's most affected region by this year's monsoon floods and held interactions with the locals.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday said that isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive heavy rainfall today.
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) Chief, HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday stated that his party will be contesting alone in the upcoming election for local bodies in Karnataka.
Union Minister and Member of Parliament from the constituency Pralhad Joshi visited the flood-affected district, earlier today.
Where the entire country is celebrating Eid al-Adha today, the scenario in Sai Nagar area of flood-hit Karnataka remains grim.
The death toll in flood-hit Karnataka on Monday mounted to 42.
The Indian Navy on Sunday carried out aerial rescue and relief operations in North Karnataka's Belgaum district, where the floods triggered by rains have thrown the normal life out of gear.
Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil on Monday clarified his party MLA BC Patil's comment about Congress "neglecting" Lingayats in the Lok Sabha polls and said that elections are won with the support of all communities of the society.