"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.
Amazon says it is working to put this problem behind it, saying it's more a case of bad laws, and less about non-compliance.
Apparently Lok Sabha elections weighing on his mind, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today spared the common man of additional tax burden in budget 2014-15.
Steel giant ArcelorMittal is yet to secure possession of the entire land required for the Rs 30,000-crore steel plant in Karnataka, the state Legislative Assembly was informed on Tuesday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah informed the Assembly that 2,000 acres of the total 4,865 acres sought by the steel giant had been allotted in Bellary district.
Karnataka government may set up a fast-track court to try those named in the Rs 16,085 crore mining scam in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah indicated today, even as he favoured raising royalty on iron ore.