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BJP names candidates for Karnataka Legislative Council Election 2017 16.11.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
BJP names candidates for Karnataka Legislative Council Election 2017
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BJP withdraws dharna for George's resignation, to raise N-K issues 15.11.2017 deccanherald.com
The pressure of taking up issues related to North Karnataka during the ongoing winter session of the legislature has forced the BJP to give up its earlier decision to take the government head-on, seeking the resignation of Bengaluru Development Minister K J George. The party had launched a dharna on Tuesday in the Legislative Assembly demanding the resignation of George following the CBI filing a FIR against him in the DySP M K Ganapathi death case. The party meekly withdrew its dharna on the issue on Wednesday. Similar was the scene in the Upper House. It is said the party was divided on whether it should continue with the George issue. At the BJP legislature party meeting on Tuesday night, former deputy chief minister R Ashoka is said to have insisted that the party should stall the legislature till George resigns. He is learnt to have told the meeting that the party Central leadership had also directed the state unit that it embarrass the government on the George issue. However, Leader of the ...
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Home minister pays surprise visits to police stations 3.11.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy, on Friday, made surprise visits to four police stations in the city to review policing work. He also checked if his men observed the 31-points he enumerated as checklists for the police soon after he became the home minister. Reddy along with city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar and additional commissioner of police east zone Seemanth Kumar Singh, visited Cubbon Park, Ashok Nagar, Halasuru and Indiranagar police stations. He also visited Halasuru traffic police station. At Cubbon Park police station, he examined CCTV footage of 18 junctions and was briefed on the use of the CCTV monitoring by DCP Chandragupta. At Halasuru police station, he lambasted the police officers for keeping the station untidy. Dusty seized vehicles welcomed the minister. Reddy told the commissioner to issue notices to untidy police stations. The minister also went through station diaries to check for the types of crimes and instructed the police inspectors to round up goondas and book cases ...
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BJP plans huge show of strength as Amit Shah set to launch yatra today 1.11.2017 deccanherald.com
BJP National President Amit Shah will launch the party's 75-day Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthana Yatra in Bengaluru on Thursday. The BJP is planning to make it the biggest ever yatra launch in poll-bound Karnataka. As many as two lakh BJP workers on one lakh bikes from each and every polling booth in 16 disticts of southern Karnataka will arrive at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) grounds, off Tumakuru Road, the venue of the launch. Besides, another one lakh workers will be present at the venue during the launch as part of show of strength of the party. Former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka, who has been appointed as one of the convenors of the yatra, said Shah will land at the HAL airport at 11.30 am and take the helicopter route to land directly at the venue. This has been done to prevent any traffic snarls. Two drones will be deployed to monitor the crowd and also film the event, Ashoka said. The main aim of the yatra is to "expose the misdeeds" of the Congress government. Ashoka ...
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Congress accuses Ashok of nepotism in land allotment 31.10.2017 Hindu: National
BJP leader calls it politically motivated
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BJP, Cong trade charges of scams in city 30.10.2017 deccanherald.com

The BJP on Monday said large-scale irregularities to the tune of Rs 850 crore have occurred in the purchase of sweeping machines and compactors in the BBMP.

BJP MLA Ashwathnarayan told reporters that Bengaluru Development Minister K J George and senior BBMP officials were involved in the scam. Sweeping machines supplied by the contractor were entirely different from what was specified in the tender. When the minister and the officials came to know that a complaint was lodged with the Lokayukta, the original file was destroyed and a new file was created in order to hush up the issue, he added.

On the other end, Congress leader V S Ugrappa demanded a high-level probe into granting of 245 acres of prime land in Bengaluru south taluk by the Bagair Hukkum committee headed by BJP leader R Ashoka.

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A box full of memories 29.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
This photo was taken in 1976 at the residence of former President V V Giri near the Ashoka Pillar in Jayanagar. I was the pursuing my PhD in Economics at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore which had just moved its campus from Carlton House in Palace road to its permanent campus in Nagarbhavi. From my high school days, I had this hobby of writing to VIPs and asking them for their autographed photos. I have in my prized collection autographed photos of President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, US Senators Edward Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. So when I heard that Mr Giri had settled down in Bangalore after demitting office as fourth President of India (1969 to 1974), I wrote to him seeking an appointment. I received a prompt response and an appointment was fixed. On the day, I hired a taxi and travelled from my PG accommodation in King Street, Richmond Town to Mr Giris residence. There were police sentries at his residence and after I showed them the ...
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Bengaluru Open 2017 golf tourneyin November 27.10.2017 Hindu: News
Karnataka Tourism has announced Bengaluru Open 2017 Golf Championship, to be organised in association with the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and the Karnataka Golf Association (KGA), from Nov...
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Religion tag: Take a call soon, Lingayat leaders urge CM 26.10.2017 Deccan Herald - City
A group of 20 Lingayat legislators and writers on Thursday petitioned Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to take an early call on asking the Centre to accord religion status to Lingayat community. Led by Water Resources Minister M B Patil, the group met the chief minister at a private resort and reiterated their demand for being declared a separate religion. Mines and Geology Minister Vinay Kulkarni, Ramdurg MLA Ashok M Pattan, Aland MLA B R Patil, among others, were present. "We told the chief minister he cannot sit on this issue and must take a call soon," senior JD(S) leader Basavaraj Horatti said. Patil, Kulkarni and Horatti belong to the camp that wants Lingayats to be declared a minority religion on the lines of Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. The opposing Veerashaiva camp comprising senior Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa, his son and Horticulture minister S S Mallikarjun and Municipal Administration minister Eshwar B Khandre contend that Veerashaivas and Lingayats are the same grouping and must ...
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A dual delight 24.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
BFlat will present a concert by 'Haiku-Like Imagination' and 'Space Is All We Have' on October 27, 9 pm onwards at its premises in Indiranagar.

'Haiku-Like Imagination' is a five-piece math rock/post-hardcore band based out of Bengaluru.

The band aims to simplify the seemingly complicated progressive music genre.

It comprises Siddharth Nair on vocals, Soorya Praveen on guitars and vocals, Sucheth Ramprasad on guitars, Abheet Anand on bass and Aniketh Ashok on drums. 'Space is All We Have' comprises Shiyasz Abdul on vocals, Yogeendra Hariprasad on synth/vocodor, Krishna M Sujith on the lead guitar, Shashank Akella on the rhythm guitar and Aniket Ashok on drums/percussion. Tickets are priced at Rs 500 and are available on www.insider.in and the doors at BFlat.
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Tipu Jayanti: CM warns troublemakers 24.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday warned of "strict action" against those who take the law into their hands to thwart Tipu Sultan Jayanti scheduled to be held on November 10. "The way BJP leaders are behaving seems like an attempt to disturb communal harmony. We won't allow people to become law unto themselves," Siddaramaiah told reporters when asked to comment on the BJP threatening to launch a protest against the Jayanti. "Dressed as Tipu and wielding a sword, Yeddyurappa swore by Allah that he would never join the BJP. He was then in the Karnataka Janata Party. "The then chief minister Jagadish Shettar and his deputy CM R Ashoka were also dressed as Tipu. Shettar had even written a foreword in a book about Tipu. Their objection to Tipu Jayanti now, as the polls are nearing, shows their double standards," Siddaramaiah said. "Wasn't Tipu Sultan, who was born in Devanahalli, a Kannadiga? Did he not fight four wars against the British? He may be a Muslim, but is it a lie that he laid down his life ...
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BJP plans mega bike rally to B'luru for yatra launch on Nov 2 22.10.2017 Deccan Herald - State
Six BJP workers on three motorcycles from each of the 27,000 polling booths in southern Karnataka will arrive at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) grounds here, to be present at the launch of the party's Nava Karnataka Nirmana Parivarthan Yatra on November 2. Speaking to reporters after participating in the Bhoomi Pooja at the grounds near BIEC from where the yatra is going to be launched, BJP national general secretary in-charge of Karnataka P Muralidhar Rao said that as many as 1.6 lakh workers will arrive on bikes from South Karnataka districts to be present on Day 1 of the yatra. The yatra will be launched by BJP national president Amit Shah. When it was pointed out that the BJP's bike rally to Mangaluru seeking the resignation of minister B Ramanath Rai had failed as the Congress government imposed ban on arrival of workers on bikes, Rao said, "I do not agree that the bike rally to Mangaluru failed. It was a great success as thousands of workers took out a rally inspite of the ban. I ...
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Bengaluru's road, drain funds have leaked, says Yeddyurappa 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The Opposition BJP on Saturday used the corruption plank to target the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government over Friday’s heavy rainfall that claimed eight lives in the city. “Funds amounting to Rs 4,000 crore that the government says had been released for development of roads and drains have leaked,” BJP state president and chief ministerial face BS Yeddyurappa told reporters. Instead of focussing on developmental works, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is busy looting the government’s treasury,” he charged. On Saturday morning, BJP leaders including Yeddyurappa, former
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Home minister comes to govt's defence on bad roads 13.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy on Friday defended the government on the poor state of roads in Bengaluru and accused the BJP of indulging in politics. "It started raining from August 14. The rainfall has been unprecedented in the last 30 years," said Reddy, who was earlier the minister in charge of Bengaluru. "Roads in Chennai and Hyderabad also get damaged after heavy rain," he added. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the number of potholes in the city has gone up to 33,621, an almost four-fold increase from around 9,000 last month. "There were fewer potholes before the rains started on August 14," Reddy said. "Contractors are ready to take up work, but incessant rain is an impediment." Asked if the government will act against contractors for substandard road work, Reddy said Bengaluru Development Minister K J George would do so. "George is the city minister now and I will cooperate with him." He took a dig at BJP leaders B S Yeddyurappa and R Ashoka, who staged a protest by painting ...
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BJP attacks Siddaramaiah government over pothole deaths 12.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , October 12 : Launching a scathing attack on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for recent pothole deaths in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that poor roads in Bengaluru were a reflection of the government's performance.
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BJP leaders protest against potholes 11.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) members staged a protest in front of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) head office against poor condition of roads, series of accidents by potholes and garbage problem. Protesters locked the main gate of BBMP office and raised slogans against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, City development minister K J George and BBMP for the pathetic condition of roads. Protesters also alleged that all the problems are caused because of corruption in BBMP. Former Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka said that "potholes have become the major problem in the city. There is no guarantee for life when you ride on the city road, the government says they have spent 22 cores for filling the pothole but we have not seen any changes in the pothole. Government is robbing taxpayers money by corruption. George gives inhuman statements to the recent deaths by accidents saying victims lost their life because of their own mistake." "Chief Minister says he has dedicated Rs 4,000 crores for the development ...
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BJP protests against poor roads, garbage problem 11.10.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
BJP members, led by former Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok and MP Shobha Karandlaje, staged a protest in front of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) office against poor condition of rroads a...
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Rwanda has released Hakki-Pikki people, says SP 9.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Superintendent of Police Abhinav Ashok Khare has stated that the 11 people belonging to Hakki-Pikki community of Shivamogga, who were reportedly detained in Rwanda last week, were released on October 8.

Speaking to DH, Khare said "it is still not clear whether they were only interrogated or arrested. Besides, we still don't know the reason for the detention.Things will become clear when they come back."

It may be mentioned that 11 members of the community, who hail from Sadashivapura village of Shivamogga taluk had left for Rwanda last month to sell herbal medicine. The family members had submitted a memorandum to officials last week urging the authorities to ensure the release for the11 members who were in Rwanda.

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Poor visibility delays inaugural Chennai-Belagavi flight 3.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Poor visibility delayed the landing of the first flight on the Chennai-Belagavi route on Tuesday. Spicejet, which is the only carrier operating services to Bengaluru and Mumbai from Belagavi, has launched the service to Chennai. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju had announced the services while inaugurating the new facilities at the upgraded airport last month. The first flight was scheduled to arrive from Chennai to Belagavi at 9 am. The flight arrived, but could not land due to poor visibility. The pilot took two to three rounds of the airport, while making efforts to land the flight from either end of the runway. After unsuccessful attempts, the pilot diverted the flight to Bengaluru. The new flight has received overwhelming response from fliers. The flight was filled to capacity. The authorities at the Belagavi airport had made all arrangements to accord the customary water cannon salute to the flight. The flight finally made a safe landing at 12.24 pm after refuelling in Bengaluru. After ...
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Floods: BJP seeks 'boat bhagya' for Bengalureans 28.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Senior BJP leader R Ashoka on Thursday demanded that the Siddaramaiah government announce a "boat bhagya" scheme for the residents who get stranded due to waterlogging in their areas every time it rains in Bengaluru. Speaking to reporters here, Ashoka claimed that the state government had spent Rs 22,000 crore during the last four years on civic amenities and infrastructure development in Bengaluru. However, there was no improvement on ground. "Where did all the money go? the government should furnish the accounts," the former deputy chief minister said. He said Rs 3,000 crore had been shown to be utilised for repairing and maintenance of roads in Bengaluru. But, most of the roads in the city were still full of potholes. Ashoka charged the government with looting the state exchequer by earmarking Rs 1,000 crore for white topping of roads. He said the government should also pay compensation to citizens whose houses were inundated following the recent rain in ...
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