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Karnataka govt to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission

The Karnataka cabinet on Monday decided to implement the recommendations of the seventh Pay Commission effective from August one, official sources said. The Chief Minister is expected to make an announcement regarding the pay hike to more than seven lakh state government employees in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, the sources said. The 7th Pay Commission, headed by former chief secretary K Sudhakar Rao, has recommended a 27.5 percent hike on basic salary of government employees. This is expected to cost the government exchequer an additional Rs 17,440.15 crore annually. Siddaramaiah government was under pressure to decide on a pay hike, after the Karnataka State Government Employees Association announced its plans to go on an indefinite strike from August. In March 2023, the then Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai gave employees an interim 17 per cent salary hike, to which the Siddaramaiah administration is likely to add a 10.5 percentage points hike, which will total to 27.5 p

Karnataka govt to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 11:39 PM IST

20% bus fare hike proposal stirs row over 'Shakti' scheme in Karnataka

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has proposed a 15-20% bus fee hike, citing massive losses due to free travel scheme for women; government rebukes claims

20% bus fare hike proposal stirs row over 'Shakti' scheme in Karnataka
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 8:30 PM IST

SC refuses Shivakumar's plea on quashing CBI's disproportionate assets case

Supreme Court had earlier refused to interfere with the Karnataka High Court interim order staying proceedings against Congress leader Shivakumar

SC refuses Shivakumar's plea on quashing CBI's disproportionate assets case
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 2:48 PM IST

Uber, other apps seek govt clarity over GST liability for their business

Move comes after Karnataka AAR exempts Namma Yatri from GST, citing its role as mere intermediary between auto drivers and customers

Uber, other apps seek govt clarity over GST liability for their business
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 2:43 PM IST

Heavy rainfall expected in K'taka; schools, colleges in Uttara Kannada shut

Karnataka is likely to witness active to vigorous rainfall till July 16, according to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). Meanwhile, Uttara Kannada district deputy commissioner (DC) Laxmipriya has declared a holiday for all schools and PU colleges in Karwar, Ankola, Kumta, Honnavar, Bhatkal, Sirsi, Siddapur, Yellapur, Dandeli and Joida taluks on Monday, citing 'red alert' issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD). A red alert indicates heavy to extremely heavy rain of over 20 cm in 24 hours. According to the IMD, Castle Rock in Uttara Kannada received the highest rainfall on Sunday, with 220 mm. The weather department has issued a heavy rain and red alert from 1 pm on July 14 to 8.30 pm on July 16 in Uttara Kannada district. The vigorous monsoon conditions over Karnataka was due to the existing off-shore trough along the Maharashtra-north Kerala coast as well as the cyclonic circulation over west-central Bay of Bengal, off coastal Andhra Pradesh, whi

Heavy rainfall expected in K'taka; schools, colleges in Uttara Kannada shut
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 9:10 AM IST

KSRTC bus fare hike inevitable due to rise in oil prices: Chairman Srinivas

Srinivas also mentioned that a proposal for 40 new Volvo buses has been submitted to the government

KSRTC bus fare hike inevitable due to rise in oil prices: Chairman Srinivas
Updated On : 15 Jul 2024 | 7:47 AM IST

Gig workers Bill may hurt ease of doing biz: Startups to Karnataka govt

The startup and tech company group said that very wide powers of inspection have been granted to the state government, which are excessively broad and vague

Gig workers Bill may hurt ease of doing biz: Startups to Karnataka govt
Updated On : 14 Jul 2024 | 11:40 PM IST

MUDA scam, Cauvery water issue may rock K'taka legislature session

Alleged financial irregularities in ST Corporation and the Cauvery river water sharing issue are likely to rock the monsoon session of the Karnataka assembly, which starts from July 15. The assembly is expected to witness some noisy scenes as the opposition BJP is planning to raise the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribe Development Corporation scam worth Rs 187 crore and the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) scam. Congress MLA B Nagendra, who resigned his position as the Tribal Welfare Minister, has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate while search is on for the Valmiki Corporation chairman and MLA Basavaraj Daddal. The scam came to light after the Accounts Superintendent of the Corporation Chandrasekharan P died by suicide on May 26. The Congress government thereafter constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT), which has so far arrested 11 people in connection with the case. The opposition BJP and the JD(S) have demanded the resignation of Chief Minist

MUDA scam, Cauvery water issue may rock K'taka legislature session
Updated On : 14 Jul 2024 | 1:44 PM IST

Karnataka CM calls all party meet to discuss Cauvery panel's directive

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has convened an all-party meeting on Sunday to discuss issues related to the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee's (CWRC) directive to the State to release one tmcft of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu daily till this month-end. After holding discussions with Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, who is also the Water Resources Minister, Ministers from the Cauvery river basin area, and officials on Friday, the CM had said today's meeting would decide on the state's next course of action. "Despite forecasts for normal rains this time, there is a deficit of 28 per cent in inflow so far. This was clearly stated by us in our stand before the CWRC. Also, we requested not to take any decision till the end of July, still CWRC has asked to release one tmcft of water every day from July 12," Siddaramaiah had said. The meeting on Friday opined that the government should file an appeal against the CWRC directive before the Cauvery Water Management Authorit

Karnataka CM calls all party meet to discuss Cauvery panel's directive
Updated On : 14 Jul 2024 | 9:51 AM IST

CBI, ED should not become 'political weapons': K'taka Home Minister

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Saturday said central agencies like the CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) should not become "political weapons". His comments come a day after the ED on Friday arrested former minister B Nagendra in connection with a money laundering probe linked to alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Limited. Following allegations against him in connection with the scam, Nagendra, who was Scheduled Tribes Welfare Minister, had tendered his resignation on June 6. "I have said that ED is probing him (Nagendra), based on the information they get, they will take action. Now he has been arrested. Based on the information they have, he has been arrested. These procedures happen in accordance with the law, but this should not be used politically," Parameshwara said. Addressing reporters here, he said central agencies like CBI, ED should not become political weapons. The ED had earlier this week ...

CBI, ED should not become 'political weapons': K'taka Home Minister
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 2:57 PM IST

Nasscom writes to Karnataka CM, raises concerns over draft gig workers bill

It says the Bill lays down onerous and prescriptive obligations on aggregators like the minimum notice period for termination, algorithmic disclosures, monitoring and tracking mechanisms

Nasscom writes to Karnataka CM, raises concerns over draft gig workers bill
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 11:08 PM IST

One plate of momos cost Zomato Rs 60,000 in Karnataka: Here's why

On August 31, 2023, Sheethal had placed an order for momos via Zomato, paying Rs 133.25 but she alleged that she never received the momos nor did a delivery agent visit her home

One plate of momos cost Zomato Rs 60,000 in Karnataka: Here's why
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 4:35 PM IST

Karnataka BJP leaders on way to protest against MUDA scam detained

Vijayendra and other BJP leaders were whisked away in a bus on the Mysuru Road near Kengeri here, even as they sought to resist police action

Karnataka BJP leaders on way to protest against MUDA scam detained
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 12:50 PM IST

ED takes ex- K'taka min B Nagendra into custody in money laundering probe

The Enforcement Directorate on Friday took former Minister B Nagendra into custody, as part of a money-laundering probe linked to the alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation Limited, official sources said. The Congress MLA was taken to the ED office here from his residence for questioning, the sources said. Following allegations against him in connection with the scam, Nagendra, who was Scheduled Tribes Welfare Minister, tendered his resignation on June 6. "I'm being brought from my home...I don't know anything," Nagendra told reporters as he was being taken to the ED office. The ED has carried out searches for the last two days at several places, including at the premises of former Karnataka Minister Nagendra and ruling Congress MLA Basanagouda Daddal, who is Chairman of the Corporation. The agency covered around 20 locations in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra as part of a case registered under the ...

ED takes ex- K'taka min B Nagendra into custody in money laundering probe
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 10:26 AM IST

Action will be taken in Valmiki Corp scam after SIT report, says K'taka CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said action will be taken and responsibilities will be fixed in connection with an alleged illegal money transfer scam involving a state-run Karnataka Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation, once the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case submits its report. He also rejected the opposition's demand for his resignation in connection with the scam. "Three investigations are going on -- one by CBI in connection with the involvement of the bank, second by ED and the third by SIT. The SIT is conducting the probe, let the probe report come out," Siddaramaiah told reporters here in response to a question. Replying to a question about the opposition demanding his resignation alleging that such a big scam wouldn't have happened without coming to his notice as he is also the finance minister, he said, "if that is the case, for what has happened in the bank in connection with the case, Nirmala Sitharaman (Union Finance ...

Action will be taken in Valmiki Corp scam after SIT report, says K'taka CM
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 2:56 PM IST

Country needs national social security architecture for gig workers: Cong

Citing legislations by its state governments to ensure justice for gig workers, the Congress on Thursday said India needs a national legal and social security architecture for such workers and hoped that the forthcoming Union Budget will take a step in that direction. Congress general secretary, in-charge communications, Jairam Ramesh said the Karnataka Platform-based Gig Workers (Social Security and Welfare) Bill, 2024 is a landmark rights-based legislation that brings formal rights and social security to platform-based gig workers in the state. The Karnataka Government last month released a draft of the proposed Karnataka Platform Based Gig Workers (Social Security and Welfare) Bill, 2024 aimed to protect their rights in the state with creation of a board, welfare fund and grievance cell among other mechanisms. Ramesh listed some of the features of the bill such as establishing the gig worker's social security and welfare fund and gig workers welfare board to advocate for gig ...

Country needs national social security architecture for gig workers: Cong
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 2:19 PM IST

MUDA scam: BJP to hold mega protest in Mysuru on July 12, asks CM to resign

Karnataka BJP will be holding a "mega" protest in Mysuru on July 12 in connection with an alleged fraudulent allotment of sites to land losers by Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA), which involves plots given to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's wife Parvathi, its president B Y Vijayendra said on Wednesday, and demanded the CM's resignation. The protesters will demand allocation of sites to the poor by withdrawing those distributed illegally, and a CBI probe into the "scam" as the allegations are against the Chief Minister and his family, he said, adding that the BJP will also raise the issue during the coming Assembly session. It is alleged that compensatory sites were allotted to Siddaramaiah's wife in an upmarket area in Mysuru, which had higher property value as compared to the location of her land which had been "acquired" by the MUDA. The MUDA had allotted plots to Parvathi under a 50:50 ratio scheme in lieu of 3.16 acres of her land, where MUDA developed a residential ...

MUDA scam: BJP to hold mega protest in Mysuru on July 12, asks CM to resign
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 3:30 PM IST

SC issues notice to Prajwal Revanna's mother Bhavani on Karnataka SIT plea

The court also said that there is only a limited point as to whether the High Court is justified in protecting her against arrest

SC issues notice to Prajwal Revanna's mother Bhavani on Karnataka SIT plea
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 1:55 PM IST

Karnataka SSLC 2024: Supply result announced at karresults.nic.in

Candidates who took the SSLC exam this year to improve their performance can check their marks at the official website of KSEAB at kseab.karnataka.gov.in and karresults.nic.in

Karnataka SSLC 2024: Supply result announced at karresults.nic.in
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 1:17 PM IST

MUDA Scam: Complaint filed against K'taka CM, 9 others for forgery

The complaint also alleges the involvement of the deputy commissioner, tahsildar, deputy registrar and MUDA officials in the same case

MUDA Scam: Complaint filed against K'taka CM, 9 others for forgery
Updated On : 10 Jul 2024 | 1:14 PM IST