Lingayat mutt in Karnataka's Gadag district appoints married Muslim man as pontiff; to take charge on 26 Feb
A Lingayat seminary in Gadag district of northern Karnataka is all set to get a Muslim man as its pontiff.
BJP MLAs from Lingayat community discuss representation in Karnataka govt amid rumours of discord within party over cabinet expansion
Amid speculations of factionalism in ruling BJP after recent meeting of senior MLAs 'upset' over not being inducted into the BS Yediyurappa ministry, more such activities surfaced with another group discussing cabinet representation
BJP, JD(S) slam Siddaramaiah for saying that Lingayat, Vokkaligas communities are ‘distancing’ themselves from parties
Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday found himself in the midst of a row over his purported remarks about two dominant communities in the state in a video that has since gone viral.
Understanding BS Yediyurappa's Karnataka cabinet: Lingayats get lion's share of ministerial berths; 3 seats apiece for Vokkaligas, Dalits
Eight Lingayat leaders were sworn in as ministers today (including Yediyurappa himself), out of the total 18, ensuring the community holds almost 44 percent share in the Yediyurappa cabinet.
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Karnataka profile: Congress-JDS, BJP set for epic clash; Belgaum, Bangalore North, Shimoga key seats
With 28 seats, Karnataka has the second highest number of Lok Sabha seats in the south after Tamil Nadu.
Shivakumara Swami's last rites performed with full state honours, thousands gather to pay tribute to Lingayat seer
Among prominent people who paid their last respects to Shivakumara Swamiji were former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who attended the ceremony on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Bharat Ratna demand for Shivakumara Swami: Chorus grows as Kumaraswamy, Yeddyurappa urge Centre to honour Lingayat seer
Initially, it was Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who urged the Centre to confer the prestigious award on the seer. After the Siddaganga Mutt seer's demise on Monday, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, too, made the same demand.
The 111-year old head of the Siddaganga mutt in Karnataka, known as 'Walking God' among his countless followers, died on Monday after prolonged illness.
Shivakumara Swami's funeral today: As devotees throng Lingayat seer's Siddaganga mutt, traffic in Tumakuru diverted
The state government declared a three-day state mourning from Monday. All schools, colleges and government offices will remain closed owing to Shivakumara's demise. The seer will be laid to rest at the mutt on Tuesday, in view of which the district authorities have made elaborate security arrangements.
Daily Bulletin: Karnataka's Shivakumara Swami's last rites at 4.30 pm; Narendra Modi to inaugurate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas; day's top stories
Today's top stories: Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi; Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami's last rites will be performed with full state honours in Tumakuru; and more.
Politicians take to Twitter to condole demise of Shivakumara Swamiji; Kharge demands Bharat Ratna for Siddaganga Mutt seer
Shivakumara Swamiji, the highly revered pontiff of the influential Lingayats, the major community in Karnataka, was a recipient of Padma Bhushan and Karnataka Ratna, the highest state civilian award.
Narendra Modi condoles demise of Lingayat leader Shivakumara Swamiji, says seer lived for 'poor and vulnerable'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the demise of a prominent Lingayat seer, saying he lived for the people, especially the poor. The seer of Tumakuru-based Siddaganga Math, 111-year-old Shivakumara Swamiji, who was known as the 'Walking God', died on Monday after a prolonged illness.
Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga mutt passes away at 111; three-day mourning declared in Karnataka
Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swamiji of the Siddaganga mutt passed away at the age of 111 years on Monday. The cremation will be held on Tuesday at 4.30 pm in Tumakuru.
Veteran Congress leader calls Karnataka home minister a 'monkey' as duo exchange barbs over funding of Lingayat movement
As the Congress deals with issues concerning its alliance with the Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka, the infighting in the grand old party came to the fore on Sunday after veteran leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa reportedly called Home Minister MB Patil a "monkey".
Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission
A better thing for Rahul Gandhi to do will be to spend more time in nurturing the party and give us a straight fight, with a positive, alternate agenda in 2024.
MB Patil, the tallest Lingayat leader within the Congress party now, is miffed that he is not part of the political leadership in HD Kumaraswamy's dispensation.
Karnataka election: Botched attempt at govt formation may be best possible outcome for BJP ahead of 2019
Despite the bad press, heartburn, loss of momentum and the risk of energizing the Opposition, BSY's decision to throw the hat in the ring was a net positive move.
Karnataka results: Siddaramaiah, twin Bengaluru polls, trust deficit set to complicate matters for HD Kumaraswamy
The honeymoon period is usually a time for celebration but HD Kumaraswamy is still a prisoner of numbers.
Karnataka govt formation: Lingayat body demands deputy CM's post for its president, larger role in cabinet
Shivakumar too is an influential Vokkaliga leader in the state, a fact that could go against him, given that Lingayats are the second largest bloc of MLAs among 78 victorious Congress candidates.
BS Yeddyurappa takes over as Karnataka chief minister: Lingayat strongman has long been controversy's favourite child
A hardboiled RSS man, 75-year-old BS Yeddyurappa, joined the Hindu right-wing organisation when he was barely 15, and cut his political teeth in the Jana Sangh, the BJP's forerunner, in his hometown Shikaripura in Shivamogga district