Karnataka Election commission sets up pink polling booths to attract women voters

While women participation in voting has increased in the state over the last decade, women representation in elected bodies remain very poor   The election commission has decided to set up Sakhi/pink polling booths for the first time in Karnataka assembly elections. Comprising of 100% female staff, including presiding officers, polling officers, micro-observers and security […]

Days after Yogi-chappal row, Dinesh Gundu Rao files affidavit from Gandhinagar, Bengaluru

Dinesh Gundu Rao’s wealth has increased by 21% over the last term from Rs. 19.5 crore to Rs. 23.6 crore. Karnataka Congress Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao, who represents Gandhinagar constituency, filed his affidavit for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections on Friday. His annual income (Self and Hindu undivided income) is Rs.20.4 lakh. His wife […]

KPCC working president Dinesh Rao files nomination papers, predicts victory in Karnataka

The four-time MLA had no answers about traffic problems in Bengaluru and blamed BBMP for the concerns related to pourakarmikas not getting their salaries.   Four-time MLA and Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee working president Dinesh Gundu Rao filed his nomination papers on Friday from the Gandhinagar seat in Bengaluru and then spoke with media about […]

Govt to start linking Aadhaar to flight tickets as privacy concerns loom

Ministry of Civil Aviation is rolling out Aadhaar-based paperless boarding using biometric verification but experts are critical of the decision The civil aviation ministry is starting a project under which domestic passengers can link Aadhaar to air tickets at the time of booking the tickets and then, they can travel to the airport without a […]

AAP convener Prithvi Reddy files nominations, to battle Congress minister KJ George

“AAP is fighting on 11 seats in Bengaluru and will not support any party”, says party’s state affairs coordinator. Karnataka convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, Prithvi Reddy, filed his nomination papers on Thursday for the Sarvagnanagara assembly constituency in Bengaluru. Prithvi Reddy, along with his supporters, took out a rally from the AAP office […]

Siddaramaiah holds the aces but is there a Joker in the pack?

The Karnataka elections are also about three CM aspirants from the Congress as Siddaramaiah needs to keep looking over his shoulders for rivals within the party. As the electoral battle in Karnataka heats up, the internal politics within the parties is also getting more interesting with each passing day. Even between the rumblings of the […]

Denied regular salaries, equipment and job security, Pourakarmikas protest in RR Nagar

Pourakarmikas protested today, after not being paid for months but government does not know when will they receive their dues The pourakarmikas in RR Nagar zone, Bengaluru on Monday staged a protest for their salaries, which have not been paid for over 3 months now. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) regularized the pourakarmikas (civil […]