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All eyes on 20 Lingayat MLAs of Congress-JD(S) ahead of crucial floor test
There are 20 Lingayat MLAs in the Congress and JD(S) on whom all eyes would be. Will they back the Congress-JD(S) combine or go with the BJP and not prevent a Lingayat leader from continuing as Chief Minister? The [...]
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Congress didn't object Bopaiah's appointment in 2008!
In fast-paced political development in Karnataka, Governor Vajubhai Vala appointed KG Bopaiah as pro tem speaker of the assembly ahead of floor test tomorrow. The Congress is getting ready for one more round of legal battle with the BJP against the [...]
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J&K: Encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in Handwara
An encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. According to data available with South Asia Terrorism Portal, around 760 people have died in J&K since 2016 - [...]
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Karnataka Assembly Floor Test Live: Congress alleges luring of MLA by Janardhan Reddy
The BJP's hopes of remaining in power hinges on the floor test to be conducted on May 18 at 4 pm. The Supreme Court on Friday directed that the floor test be conducted on Saturday at 4 pm to decide the [...]
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RSS and its affiliates trying hard that the BJP government survives in Karnataka
New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has to prove its majority on the floor of house in Karnataka Assembly on Saturday but the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate organisations are also trying hard to save the government in the [...]
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Congress releases audio clip of Janaradhana Reddy trying to lure Congress MLA
Congress leaders released an audio clip where BJP leader Janaradhana Reddy is trying to lure Congress MLA from Raichur Rural by offering money and posts. VS Ugrappa said, "Janaradhana Reddy clearly says he has the backing of BJP President Amit Shah [...]
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Karnataka developments trigger series of reactions in Goa, Bihar and Manipur
The drama in Karnataka is playing out in various parts of the states.It began at Goa, then spread to Bihar and now has reached Manipur as well. The Congress and the RJD are citing the Karnataka example and are demanding that [...]
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No security outside Eagleton resort hours after BSY took oath
Security outside the Eagleston resort, where Congress MLAs are holed up, has been removed hours after BS Yeddyurappa took oath as chief minister of Karnataka on Thursday. According to the Congress party leaders, 78 MLAs are lodged in the [...]
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Terrorists kill a 23-year-boy on the first day of ceasefire; terrorist regrouping unlikely
New Delhi: The worst fear of the unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir has proved to be true when terrorists struck in Jammu and Kashmir on the very first day of Ramzan killing a 23-year boy. This comes within hours of [...]
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BJP fiddling with Constitution to get power in Karnataka: Sachin Pilot
The Congress's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot today accused the Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) of "strangulating democracy" in Karnataka and "fiddling with Constitution" to retain power. In the wake of the high-voltage political development in Karnataka, the opposition party [...]
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BJP sets 282 plus target; asked party workers the BJP rule from Parliament to Panchayat for 50 yrs
NEW Delhi: After the Karnataka elections, now the BJP has given a roadmap of the general elections 2019 to all Morcha office bearers of the party with a target of winning 282 plus seats in these elections by garnering fifty per [...]
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Karnataka fallout: Congress to observe 'Save Democracy Day' today
The Congress on Thursday said it would observe 'Save Democracy Day' across the country tomorrow in protest against Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to "illegally" invite BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state. Congress [...]
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R V Deshpande to be pro-tem Speaker in Karnataka Legislative Assembly
The legislature secretariat has recommended the name of R V Deshpande as pro-tem speaker of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The name of Deshpande, a Congress MLA was recommend after taking into consideration that he is the senior most member of the [...]
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West Bengal Civic Polls: TMC set to register thumping win, BJP to end up second
Kolkata, May 17: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday surged ahead by registering victory in over 2,400 gram panchayat seats, according to the results available till 12 noon, SEC officials said. The BJP and the CPI(M) won 386 and 94 gram [...]
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Order of Governor is open invitation to do corruption: Ram Jethmalani
Senior Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani on Thursday mentioned before the Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud his application for urgent hearing against Karnataka Governor for inviting BS Yeddyurappa for forming the government. Ram Jethmalani, [...]
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West Bengal Panchayat Election Result LIVE: BJP, TMC workers clash in Birbhum
The counting of votes for West Bengal Panchayat elections is currently underway. The Panchayat polls were held in the state on May 14. The polling was hit by violence in which 18 people were killed and 43 injured. Becasue [...]
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Yeddyurappa gets first chance, to prove majority in 15 days
B S Yeddyurappa will take over as Chief Minister of Karnataka at Raj Bhavan tomorrow. He will be sworn in as by the Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai Vala. He has been given 15 days time to prove his majority on the [...]
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'This is unconstitutional', says HD Kumaraswamy on Karnataka Governor's invite to BJP to form govt
Reacting to Karnataka Governor's invite to BJP to form government, Janata Dal Secular (JDS), chief HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said that by giving 15 days time to prove majority Governor is encouraging horse-trading by BJP leaders, which is unconstitutional. [...]
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Come watch with us Kar'nataka’, a political thriller minus any ‘censor cuts’
Bengaluru, May 16: Bengaluru, the bustling capital city of Karnataka, has a rich, vibrant theatre culture. Kannada, English, Hindi, Bengali and Tamil plays are staged in some of iconic podiums in the IT hub on a regular basis. Patrons of theatre encourage [...]
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Governor has shamed the office, says Randeep Surjewala
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, in a letter, has asked Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the next government in Karnataka by proving his majority in the legislative assembly in 15 days. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Wednesday [...]
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Karnataka election results: Is Rahul Gandhi’s political career over?
Bengaluru, May 16: They say failure is the pillar of success, but in the case of Congress president Rahul Gandhi after every unsuccessful election bid one more poll disaster quickly follows. The latest in the series of Rahul's political debacle is the [...]
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Murmurs of 'Operation Kamala' doing rounds: Will it be 2008 all over again?
Whenever there is a hung assembly post elections, talks of 'horse trading' and 'MLA poaching' start doing rounds. Now that the political situation is precariously poised in Karnataka, the term 'Operation Kamala' is cropping up again and again since yesterday (May [...]
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Who will form Karnataka government: Check behind the scene activities here
In cricket it is said never predict the result until the last ball is over. Both the Congress and the BJP are using every trick to ensure that the are able to form the government. The Congress has already declared support [...]
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Karnataka Elections: IPS officer's wife creates history for Congress in Khanapur
The Congress party created history in Marathi-speaking Khanapur constituency in Belgaum district in the Karnataka assembly elections. Dr Anjali Nimbalkar, the wife of IPS officer Hemant Nimbalkar, won the constituency against BJP's Vittal Halagekar. The Congress won the Khanapur [...]
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Lingayat movement leader Vinay Kulkarni loses in Dharwad
Congress minister Vinay Kulkarni bit the dust against BJP's Amrut Desai in Dharwad assembly constituency. Minister in the Siddaramaiah, Vinay Kulkarni was a prominent face in the movement for separate religion status for Lingayat community. It may be recalled that Vinay [...]
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15 ministers from Siddaramaiah’s cabinet lose election
Fifteen ministers from Siddaramaiah's cabinet have lost in Karnataka assembly election. There has been a major anti-incumbency against them. Some of them were in the forefront of Lingayat movement. The names of those who lost their seat are: [...]
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Uttar Pradesh: Under construction flyover collapses in Varanasi, 16 dead
At least 16 were people killed and several feared trapped after a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi's Cantt. area on Monday. Rescue operations are underway.  Three people have been safely rescued, sais relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar. Five teams [...]
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Cabinet Redif: Smriti Irani loses I&B Ministry, Goyal gets additional charge of Finance
In major rejig in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal given additional charge of Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley recovers from his operation. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was made the new Information and Broadcasting Minister (I&B) and Smriti Irani [...]
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