No question of exit polls being aired, says EC

 Conducting, Telecasting and printing results of the exit polls is banned under the Representation of People’s Act, 1951. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The Karnataka State Election Commission today in a workshop for media personnel mandated that  conducting  dessimination of exit polls is prohibited  under the Model code of Conduct . Manoj Arya, Special Commissioner (Finance), Bruhat Bengaluru […]

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Agricultural encroachment a major threat to K’taka forests

A CAG report shows a net increase of 29 per cent in the encroached forest land.  Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Karnataka is a land of contrasts. And a Comptroller and Auditor General report proves it. Despite boasting of the second highest growth in forest cover in all states of the country in the latest India State of Forest Report, the state forests are also facing increased encroachment […]

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Ambiguity over buffalo sport’s legal standing

There have been calls for a ban on Dakshin Kannada’s Kambala likening it to Tamil Nadu’s controversial bull sport Jallikattu. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The legal standing of Kambala—Dakshina Kannada’s famed buffalo race—hangs in the balance as the Kambala committee’s stance is in conflict with the Supreme Court’s most recent ruling. Following the public outrage […]

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High Tension Political Drama Grips Karnataka

Ananth Kumar, Javadekar hit out at Congress ‘Chola Bhatura’ fast From Ananth Kumar and Javadekar hitting out at Congress to Vokkaliga Supremo accusing Siddaramaiah of corruption cases, the political drama in K’Taka grips the state in election fever. By Narayan R, Garima Dhawan, Abhishek and Bharath Manjesh Bangalore, April 12, 2018: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs […]

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K’taka’s politicians and the fault in their stars

  He came. He saw. And He predicted. Meet the astrologer who knows the outcome of the state’s upcoming elections.  Bangalore, April 12, 2018: If only the election commission comes to its senses and listen to him. It can save on some serious moolah spent during the elections. He is the answer to Siddaramaiah’s sleepless […]

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Karnataka polls: Small parties plan to make a big impact

The 2018 elections will see plenty of new players entering the political arena. By Bhakti Makwana, Priyanka Pathak and Nilanjana Roy Bangalore, April 11, 2018: A number of small political parties have emerged and will be contesting in the state assembly elections to be held on May 12. The Sampoorna Bharat Kranti Party, headed by […]

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Students choose fields over books in Ron

High school students in Ron discontinue education after summer break. Bangalore,April 11, 2018:  High schools in Ron Taluk see an increase in drop out rates as children get occupied with labour work during summer and discontinue their education. Veena, a mathematics teacher at Hirehal Government High School said that most of the students get employed […]

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EC wants you to vote, will launch app to help

The latest app, expected to come out before April 17, will help voters avoid long queues, find nearest polling booth and information on assembly contestants. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: If the idea of waiting in unending queues at polling booths under the sweltering heat of the sun seems daunting to you, the State Election Commission […]

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New player in Karnataka elections aims big with alliance

One of its aims is to make one dollar equal to one rupee. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: The Sampoorna Bharat Kranti Party has been added to the list of parties contesting for elections in Karnataka for 50 seats from 224 constituencies. With its alliance with the Akhil Hindu Bhartiya Mahasabha, the Delhi based party is […]

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Dalit group: Anyone but Congress for 2018

State government is under pressure to implement the Sadashiva Committee recommendations on SC reservation. The Karnataka Madiga Dandora has called on the state’s Madiga community to ditch the Congress party in the upcoming assembly elections slated to be held on May 12. This is because they are dissatisfied over the non-implementation of the Sadashiva Committee […]

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