Bommai interview: ‘Halal or azaan, orders issued in Cong rule. It is not ready to obey own orders… I am following rule of law’

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who met top BJP leaders in the national capital Wednesday, said he has left the decision over the timing of the much-awaited expansion of his Cabinet on the party leadership. In the course of a wide-ranging interview with The Indian Express, Bommai denied that there was an atmosphere of fear … Read more

Forensic voice matching nailed gangster Bannanje Raja in 2013 killing of businessman in Karnataka

A series of voice matches from extortion calls made to a Karnataka businessman and calls made to the media following the murder of the businessman proved to be crucial evidence in the sentencing to life imprisonment of notorious gangster Bannanje Raja (53), according to the 791- page judgment issued by a Belagavi trial court. Bannanje … Read more

Aiming big for 2023 Karnataka polls, JD(S) pins hopes on hung verdict, kingmaker role

Despite facing a shrinking vote base, questions over its standing on the political spectrum, and criticism for being largely a family-run outfit, the Janata Dal (Secular), headed by ex-Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, could not be written off as a political force in Karnataka. With the 2023 Karnataka Assembly elections in sight, the JD(S) has … Read more

Chop and churn likely as Bommai Cabinet, Karnataka BJP set for overhaul a year before state polls

Nearly three years after it came to power in Karnataka, the BJP, which has always kept at least four vacancies open in the state Cabinet to ward off dissension, is now set to fill all 34 ministerial berths available in the state with just a year left for the Assembly elections. Several political developments over … Read more