"India's exports to China touched USD 8.86 billion, whereas China's exports were USD 61.54 billion. I urge investors from China to invest in Karnataka," he said at the inauguration of 6th India-China Forum here. India-China bilateral trade also had reached USD 70.4 billion in 2015, he added.
According to the BJP, Tipu Sultan was responsible for killing of Hindus and Christians. The Congress maintains the erstwhile Mysore ruler was a freedom fighter.
In a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday, Siddaramaiah said: "I am writing to raise a very critical issue that the GST council should take note of and decide on a priority basis."
The complaint yesterday, came days after the party's OBC Morcha chief B J Puttaswamy accused Siddaramaiah of illegally denotifying land.
Under the project, the government would seek public opinion on how they want their dream state to be in the next seven years, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.
“The Indira canteens is an endeavour to make Karnataka hunger-free and provide food at affordable rates to the labour class and poor migrants,” Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had announced on Tuesday.
The Income Tax Department conducted searches at multiple properties related to senior minister D K Shivakumar, who was overseeing the stay of 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort near here, in connection with a tax evasion case.
"Such investments will bring tremendous job opportunities and strengthen the IT sector in the country," Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said.
After days of protest by hundreds of Anganwadi workers, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Monday announced a hike in their wages from Rs 7,000 to Rs 8,000 conceding their demand.
Karnataka is also starting a government subsidized chain of food centres similar to the ones in Tamil Nadu. Called the ‘Namma Canteen’ and modeled on Jayalalithaa’s ‘Amma Canteen’, it will sell breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch for Rs 10.
The MoU for the development of suburban railway system in Bengaluru was released by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at a function here.
Days after his government unveiled plans to introduce 100 per cent local quota for blue-collar jobs, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said it is high time to think about reservation in private sector and it should be achieved through debate and dialogue.
British Prime Minister Theresa May made a strong pitch on Monday for easier global trade and investment, setting the stage for a separate Indo-UK free trade pact, distinct from the one India is negotiating with the European Union (EU).
The Cauvery Supervisory Committee had yesterday asked Karnataka to release 3,000 cusecs per day from September 21 to 30 but the apex court today doubled the quantum to 6,000 cusecs till September 27 after Tamil Nadu pressed for water to save its samba paddy crop.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday assured Tamil Sangam of protection for Tamils in the state in the wake of violence in the city following a Supreme Court direction to release 12000 cusecs of Cauvery water everyday for next 10 days to Tamil Nadu.
As the Cauvery row hotted up with the state observing a 12-hour bandh today, Siddaramaiah dashed off a missive to Modi saying that the "unrest", if continued, would have a serious impact on the state's economy as also the IT economy which brings enormous revenue and foreign exchange to the country.
Karnataka Cabinet is all set to be revamped in a day or two with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah saying he has got the green signal from the Congress High Command to drop some ministers and induct fresh faces
"While Rs 500 crore would be spent on setting up a 74 km trunk sewage line to carry the waste, Rs 165 crore would be spent on establishing four sewage treatment plants at Bellandur lake, which was so polluted that it caught fire," said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
For Bengaluru city, Rs 100 crore was sanctioned for lake development. The state will also take up rejuvenation work, especially of the frothing Bellandur and Varthur lakes under public-private partnerships, seeking tie-ups under corporate social responsibility too.
Karnataka's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah laid down the foundation stone for the 50-acre Vemagal facility to create a state-of-the-art integrated digital design-to-manufacturing facility for large systems engineering and integration.
Apart from being an attractive tourist destination, Karnataka offers a variety of investment opportunities throughout the value chain and across tourism industry verticals spanning both the manufacturing and services sectors, Siddaramaiah said.
The plant, which has come up on an area of 38,000 sqm, would manufacture products for the diesel systems division.
Upsetting Congress plans to wrest control of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council with an all out offensive, BJP won 100 wards out of 198, as the results were declared today by the State Election Commission for the polls held on August 22.
The election is being held after a prolonged court battle, as Siddaramaiah led government sought to defer it on grounds of trifurcating the civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
In order to augment the national steel production to 300 million tonnes per annum by 2025, the central government has proposed to set up four mills through NMDC, SAIL and RINL in Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Karnataka, Union Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said.