KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS
When khadi confronts saffron: As swamis veer towards worldly politics, Yediyurappa sends a firm message
In fact, the CM was so annoyed at a Veerashaiva-Lingayat event in Harihar on Tuesday that he threatened to walk out when Vachanananda Swami of Panchamashali mutt made a demand laced with a warning: The CM must either induct Murugesh Nirani into his ministry or be prepared to lose the community’s support.
Nalin Kumar Kateel takes charge as Karnataka BJP chief
Kateel said that one of the challenges is to ensure the BJP wins 150 seats in the 2023...
Most people prefer not to think about what lies ahead: Amitav Ghosh brings up climate change during A K Ramanujan lecture
The author said that 'very few seem to be listening' when it comes to climate crisis.
View: Oil is the world's new oyster
The current crisis in West Asia hangs by a fine balance — and held by the stability of oil prices
UK lawmakers back EU exit deal, turning page on Brexit crisis
The lawmakers voted 330 to 231 in favour of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which implements an exit deal agreed with the EU last year. The legislation now heads to parliament's upper chamber and is expected to become law in the coming weeks.
Safe-haven currencies retreat as US, Iran seen defusing crisis
The dollar traded at 109.08 yen, jumping back sharply from a three-month low of 107.65 yen touched on Wednesday.
TN tops good governance index, Maharashtra and Karnataka get second, third slot
The southern state of Tamil Nadu has bagged the top position in the composite ranking for good governance index (GGI), followed by Maharasht...
State Congress leaves it to high command to pick new chief
DKS, MB Patil strong contenders, but ED case against the former may weigh against them. While Shivakumar has intensified lobbying for the post and met Siddaramaiah to seek his support, the former chief minister’s love for Patil is well known.
"Tableau rejection for R-Day parade politically motivated"
The Kerala government's state cultural minister A K Balan said the Defence Ministry rejected the state's theme in the third screening and he failed to understand why the centre has a 'hatred' towards the state. "We had proposed a beautiful theme in the background of backwaters. We don't understand why the centre has a hatred towards all these.
Karnataka won’t Cede an Inch of Belagavi to Maharashtra, says BSY
As tempers ran high at Belagavi, the border district between Karnataka and Maharashtra, leading to disruption of inter-state bus services, top BJP leaders from the two states engaged in a war of words whipping up emotions and vitiating peace.
JNU VC 'completely ineffective', needs to step out to deal with crisis: Ex-chancellor Karan Singh
Expressing shock at the events at the premier university, Ex-chancellor Karan Singh urged the Home Ministry to get the whole matter impartially probed and apprehend the "masked miscreants who violently attacked university students, including women, and take necessary action against them regardless of their political affiliations".
No question of giving away even an inch of land, Karnataka CM on Belagavi border issue
Maharashtra claims the border district of Belagavi was part of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency, but is currently a district of Karnataka, on linguistic grounds. Bus services from Kolhapur district in Maharashtra to Karnataka had been suspended on Sunday against the backdrop of the ongoing border dispute between the two states over Belagavi.
Kateel calls a halt to signature campaign against Deputy CM posts
BJP state president Nalinkumar Kateel is said to have discouraged the campaign undertaken by an MLA close to chief minister BS Yediyurappa.
View: Fixing Indian finance after the crisis
Lot of progress, from the emergence of a attuned software services industry and capital markets, is at risk.
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