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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai allocates cabinet portfolios, retains finance & intelligence

CM Bommai also kept Bengaluru development, cabinet affairs & all unallotted portfolios. First-time minister Araga Jnanendra was assigned home ministry, excluding intelligence.
A Karnataka government-run Indira Canteen in Bengaluru | Photo: Rohini Swamy | ThePrint

After Khel Ratna name change, BJP leader asks Karnataka CM to rename Indira canteens

In a tweet Saturday, BJP National General Secretary C.T. Ravi said Kannadigas should not be reminded of 'dark days of Emergency' with these Indira canteens.

New CM Bommai expands Karnataka cabinet, Yediyurappa’s son and detractors left out

Cabinet expansion under new Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai takes place Wednesday, 29 ministers appointed but no deputy CMs. Former CM Yediyurappa had 3 deputies.
File photo of the Talapady border in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district | ANI

New Karnataka Covid restrictions trigger protest as many refused entry at Kerala border

Karnataka has barred entry of people from Kerala & Maharashtra unless they produce a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours, or a vaccination certificate.
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BJP says it doesn’t believe in dynastic politics, but its list of dynast leaders is ever-growing

New Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai is the latest addition to the list of dynasts in a party that calls dynastic politics the 'biggest enemy' of democracy. Here's a list of 25 such leaders.
Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka on 28 July, 2021 | Twitter/ANI

As video of teary-eyed Bommai at pet’s funeral goes viral, netizens praise ‘dog lover’ CM

The newly-appointed Karnataka CM lost his pet Sunny, earlier this month. The video is of the dog's last rites being performed, where Bommai appears visibly upset and is seen wiping his eyes.
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Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka on 28 July, 2021 | Twitter/ANI

Basavaraj Bommai takes oath as new Chief Minister of Karnataka

Bommai is a close confidant of Yediyurappa. He was Minister for Home Affairs, Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Legislature in Yediyurappa’s council of ministers.
Basavaraj Bommai (left) with outgoing chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa | Twitter: @BSBommai

Engineer to Karnataka CM — The rise of BSY loyalist & Lingayat leader Basavaraj Bommai

61-year-old Bommai held the portfolio of Home, Law, and Parliamentary Affairs in the Yediyurappa government. BJP leaders describe him as a 'shrewd' politician who 'knows his job'.
Basavaraj Bommai (left) with outgoing chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa | Twitter: @BSBommai

Basavaraj Bommai will be new Karnataka CM, BJP picks 61-year-old to replace Yediyurappa

Basavaraj Bommai, 61, is a close confidante of Yediyurappa and a Lingayat leader like him. He will take oath as Karnataka CM Wednesday.