Everything you need to know about Bellary Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Bellary Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) BSR Congress party's newly elected legislators B. Sriramulu and T. H. Suresh Babu Thursday called on their leader and former Karnataka minister G. Janardhana Reddy in Chanchalguda central jail here.
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) For the first time since 2004, the Karnataka assembly will miss the Reddy brothers of Bellary whose rags to riches saga that ended in a huge mining scam will haunt the BJP for a long time.
Bangalore, May 4 (IANS) A day before the single-phase poll Sunday for the 14th Karnataka legislative assembly, national and regional political parties were vying for a clear mandate to rule the state but the Congress seemed to have an edge.
Bangalore, April 22 (IANS) BJP leader L.K. Advani had taken money from erstwhile Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to allow him to remain in office after corruption scandals involving him surfaced, Yeddyurappa's Karnataka Janata Party (KJP) alleged Monday. The BJP rubbished the allegations.
Bangalore, April 20 (IANS) Karnataka, which has earned the rather dubious distinction of witnessing around 20 assembly by-polls in the five years the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been in power, could possibly see by-elections for at least three Lok Sabha and one Rajya Sabha seats in the near future.
Bangalore, April 19 (IANS) Iron and steel firms in Karnataka are relieved over the Supreme Court order to allow reopening of mines in A & B categories as they will get more iron ore to increase their production.
A private carrying BJP President Rajnath Singh, BJP Senior Leader Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan and Joint General Secretary (Organization) V Satish made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport on Monday morning.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A private jet carrying senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders from Delhi to Bangalore made an emergency landing at the Delhi airport Monday morning, airport official said.
Bellary (Karnataka), April 4 (IANS) Police Thursday seized a total of Rs.4.1 million (Rs.41 lakh) in this mining town from two people who were detained for failing to account for the cash they were carrying in violation of the model code of conduct for May 5 assembly election.
Bangalore, April 3 (IANS) Switching from cycle-riding to heli-hopping and lording over Bellary and the BJP in Karnataka, mining barons Reddy brothers and their associates are learning a bitter lesson: money and crowds do not always translate into votes.
Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was routed in the urban local bodies held March 7, gaining more seats than other parties in only two - - Bangalore urban and Kodagu - of the state's 30 districts. Here is the performance of different parties at a glance:
Manipal, Dec 16 (IANS) A quick-fire 151 by Prem Sagar for Sri Venkateswara, Tirupathi, and a hat-trick by off-spinner T. Mukesh Kumar for Kalasalingam were the highlights of the second day's matches in the South Zone Inter-University Cricket Tournament here Sunday.
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Bangalore, Oct 26 (IANS) The BJP is all set to go down in history as a party that reduced Karnataka from a launch pad to rule southern India into a platform to make a mockery of ideals, ideology and discipline, all because the leadership was incapable of decisive action.
Bellary (Karnataka), S Sep 15 (IANS) Election of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha member J. Shanta from Bellary constituency in Karnataka was found valid Saturday, as recounting of votes polled in the April 2009 election revealed she had won by the same margin of 2,243 votes.
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 9 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Sunday said his government will "fully cooperate" with CBI in its probe into massive illegal export of iron ore from the state which took place during his predecessor B.S. Yeddyurappa's regime.
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar Tuesday directed a group of legislators touring South America to cancel the visit and return immediately, following public outrage over the trip when the state is facing a severe drought.
Bangalore, Sep 4 (IANS) Gali Janardhana Reddy, a struggling businessman who became a billionaire in less than a decade and dictated terms to BJP in Karnataka, completes a year behind bars Sep 5 on charges of illegal mining.
Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister and Badava Shramika Raitha Congress party founder B. Sriramulu appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Andhra Pradesh here Tuesday in the cash-for-bail scam involving mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy.
Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Anti-Corruption of Bureau (ACB) Tuesday issued notice to former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy's brother G. Somasekhara Reddy and T. H. Suresh Babu, both legislators in Karnataka, in the cash-for-bail scam.
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The government Thursday told the Supreme Court that the 'common good' as enshrined in the constitution and not just the consideration of financial gain was the touchstone of any policy for allocation of natural resources.
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday allowed J. Shantha, whose election as the BJP MP from Karnataka's Bellary constituency has been set aside, to exercise her vote in the July 19 presidential election, but said it would not be counted till the court ordered it.
Bangalore, July 5 (IANS) Karnataka's scam-hit mining industry has been urged to ensure sustainability for safeguarding the interests of stakeholders and the environment.
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday suspended the recounting of votes that was directed by the Karnataka High court when it set aside the election of J. Shantha, the Bharatiya Janata Party's Lok Sabha member from Bellary in Karnataka.
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court Monday set aside the election of J. Shanta as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from the Bellary reserved constituency (ST) on charges of irregularities.
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) The stage was Saturday set for the arrest of suspended Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge in a cash-for-bail scam which has sent shock waves among the judiciary across the state.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday called the CBI raids at his residences a painful day in his political life.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Fearing imminent arrest, former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday applied for anticipatory bail in a special court even as the CBI continued its raids at his residence and premises of his family and a few others in connection with the multi-crore mining scam.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Taking a dig at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader LK Advani for the disastrous by-poll result in Bellary, Karnataka, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Monday said that this is the defeat of former's Jan Chetna Yatra.
Bangalore, Dec 4 (ANI): Accepting the verdict of the Bellary (Rural) Assembly constituency byelection, Karnataka Chief Minister Sadanand Gowda today said that he would look to mend the previous mistakes in the forthcoming polls.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffering a humiliating defeat in the Bellary (Rural) Assembly constituency byelection, party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the political direction of the country cannot be judged based on bypoll results.
Bangalore, Dec 4 (ANI): Former Karnataka Minister B. Sriramulu won the Bellary (Rural) Assembly bypoll by more than 46000 votes.
Hyderabad, Dec 3(ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed a chargesheet in the illegal mining case against Obulapuram Mining Company owned by former Karnataka Tourism Minister G. Janardhan Reddy.
Bangalore, Nov.14 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister D. V. Sadananda Gowda has promised to take action against those who had "threatened" a senior police officer of the state's Lokayukta.
New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda on Saturday said he was not an aspirant for the post but became the chief minister of the state 'accidentally'.
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Mounting pressure on the UPA Government over the controversy surrounding the 2G note, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh should sack Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram for his alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam.
Bellary, Sep 17(ANI): Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) Managing Director Srinivasa Reddy was today questioned by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team in Karnataka's Bellary district.
Bellary, Sep 11(ANI): Continuing with the raids in connection with the illegal mining scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday raided the residences of two of the close aides of mining baron G. Janardhana Reddy in Karnataka's Bellary district.
Bellary (Karnataka), Sep.6 (ANI): Members belonging to a social group here, have expressed satisfaction over the arrest of former Karnataka tourism minister, legislator and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy and said that the law and judiciary in the country is catching up.
Bangalore, Sep 4 (ANI): Former Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu, who is an accused in the illegal mining scam along with the mining barons Reddy brothers, G Janardhana and G Karunakara, quit the Karnataka Assembly on Sunday after being upset for not been given the ministry again.
New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court has suspended the mining of iron ore in 10,868 hectares in Karnataka's Bellary District.
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): India and Russia on Thursday expressed the political intent to move towards a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
Bangalore, May 30 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa today said that the induction of Reddy brothers in the cabinet was taken after consultation with senior party leaders.
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): A day after Sushma Swaraj blamed fellow party leader Arun Jaitley for allotting ministerial berths to the Reddy brothers in Karnataka cabinet, Congress Party charging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in corruption and nepotism, today said the party will never come back to power.
Bangalore, May 28 (ANI): In the wake of a controversy over senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj's remarks about the Reddy brothers, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa asserting that no one exerted any influence on him, today said the decision to give ministerial berths to them was his own.
Jaipur, May 28 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajnath Singh taking responsibility for the inclusion of the Reddy brothers as ministers in Karnataka, clarified on Saturday that there was no rift between party veterans Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley over the issue.
Bangalore, Oct.25 (ANI): Income Tax officials on Monday raided the residences of prominent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs in Bangalore.
Bellary (Karnataka), Aug 9 (ANI): The Congress Party's 320-kilometer 'Bellary Chalo' padayatra from Bangalore to press the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka to order a CBI inquiry into the illegal mining issue is set to enter the mining hub of Bellary on Monday.
Bangalore, Aug 6 (ANI): Reacting to the Congress party's 'Bellary Chalo' padayatra from Bangalore to Bellary to press the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in Karnataka to order a CBI inquiry into the illegal mining issue, Tourism Minister G. Janardhan Reddy on Friday said Congress leaders are most welcome to visit Bellary District and witness the developments.
Bangalore, July 25 (ANI): The Congress leaders will embark on a "Bellary Chalo" padayatra from Bangalore to Bellary today to press the BJP government in Karnataka to order a CBI inquiry into the illegal mining issue.
Bangalore, July 20 (ANI): Retaliating to corruption charges levelled against him, Karnataka's Tourism Minister, G Janardhana Reddy, has said certain Congress leaders are also involved in illegal mining activities.
New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has slammed Congress Party and Janata Dal (Secular) for attacking his ministers, Janardhana and Karunakara Reddy, without any substantial proof in the controversial illegal mining row
Bangalore, July 13 (ANI): Karnataka Governor H R Bharadwaj on Tuesday met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and briefed her about the ongoing opposition protest over the illegal mining issue.
New Delhi, July 6 (ANI): The Central Government has given a week's time to the Karnataka Government to get its act together and take tough steps on the illegal miners in areas around Bellary.
Bellary (Karnataka), Mar 29 (ANI): Tumti Iron Ore owner Tapal Ganesh, on whose plea the Supreme Court suspended the Reddy brothers mining operations in Andhra Pradesh, was on Monday attacked by an eight-member gang in Bellary.
Bellari (Karnataka), Jan 29 (ANI): The grandeur of Vijayanagara emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya has once again come alive at Hampi in Bellary district of Karnataka.
Bellary (Karnataka), Jan 27 (ANI): At least five persons were killed and several others injured, when a six-storeyed under construction building collapsed in Bellary district here on Tuesday night.
Bangalore, Oct. 29 (ANI): The BJP's central leadership has reportedly told Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to deal with the rebellious Reddy brothers with an iron hand.
Bellary, Oct 6(ANI): Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday continued to drop relief material and saved people affected from flood-hit regions of Karnataka, where at least five million people have been affected so far.
Bellary (Karnataka), Oct 5 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will today undertake an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Karnataka's Bellary district.
Bangalore, Oct 2 (ANI): Torrential rains continue to wreak havoc in North Karnataka with 35 more deaths being reported from the region since Thursday night.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) J. Shantha is the lone woman to win from Karnataka, with the other three known women candidates, including Margaret Alva, tasting defeat in the Lok Sabha elections the results of which were announced Saturday.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Among the prominent politicians in Karnataka, Congress veterans Margaret Alva and B. Janardhana Poojary lost in the Lok Sabha elections Saturday while former chief minister and Janata Dal-Secular leader H.D. Kumaraswamy won, as results started pouring in.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won four of Karnataka's 28 Lok Sabha constituencies, while the Congress wrested the Mysore seat, according to the results declared by noon Saturday.
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Bangalore, April 21 (IANS) An acrimonious public campaigning ended Tuesday for 17 of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has high stakes as the polls are being held in the state for the first time under its rule.
Bellary (Karnataka), April 20 (IANS) It's an electoral battle between two unequals. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dared the Congress by fielding a political novice this time from the prestigious Bellary Lok Sabha constituency - once a Congress stronghold.
Bangalore, April 19 (IANS) The number of women candidates for the 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka going to polls later this month is dismal - a mere 11 as compared to 418 men. Four of the women belong to national parties and except for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, the going is tough for the remaining 10.
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Bangalore, April 10 (IANS) Police seized Rs.80 million (Rs.8 crore) in cash and a truck-load of liquor in two separate raids near Bellary in north Karnataka, a senior official said Friday.
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, first to announce its candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, is also leading the other parties in facing cases of poll code violation, data released by election officials showed Monday.
Bangalore, March 25 (IANS) The state election commission Wednesday transferred four police officers from Bellary to ensure free and fair elections in the volatile northern district of Karnataka, a senior police official confirmed.
Bellary (Karnataka), Feb 19 (ANI): Fifteen people were killed and six others injured when a van in which they were travelling rammed into a tree near Kudathii village near Bellary on Thursday.
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani Monday advised the Karnataka government to emulate Gujarat in achieving self-sufficiency in power generation and providing electricity to all villages round the clock.
Bellary (Karnataka), Nov 3 (IANS) The first 500 MW thermal power plant in power-starved Karnataka, built at a cost of Rs.21 billion, was commissioned Monday at Kudatini town in Bellary district.
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Industrial gas maker BOC India is in talks with Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-ADAG) for supplying speciality gas for its planned project to generate energy from photovoltaic cells, a top company official said here Friday.
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) The foundation stone laying ceremony of JSW Steel Ltd's proposed 10-million-tonne steel plant in Salboni in West Bengal will be held Nov 2 as scheduled, a top official said here Thursday.