KARNATAKA POLITICAL CRISIS
JD(S)' choice of candidate doesn't match HD Kumarawamy's anger
The anger of the former CM is unsurprising, considering that the resignation of these legislators led to the fall of the JD(S)- Congress coalition government, headed by him. K Gopalaiah, the BJP candidate in Mahalakshmi Layout in Bengaluru, was elected on a JD(S) ticket from here in last year’s Assembly polls.
Ex-MLA to quit BJP as Yediyurappa battles audio tape
Kage decided to leave the BJP following a categorical statement from the CM at a party m...
Battleground Shivajinagar: Disqualified MLA Baig may back BJP
He is out of the Congress, and is knocking on the doors of the BJP, which is bu...
Karnataka Planters’ Association (KPA) estimates coffee production to be down by 30-35% in 2019-20
KPA chairman M B Ganapathy told media-persons at Bengaluru that like last time the current year too has been challenging considering the vagaries of weather and price issues leading to a financial crisis in the plantation sector. In 2018-19 KPA had estimated the coffee production to have dropped by 30% in general and 45% in Coorg due to heavy rains.
View: Supreme Court should not only be impartial but seen to be so
Four in a row can be a coincidence, and does not prove a political tilt. Besides, the caveats in the verdicts can be seen as evidence of judicial independence. Yet many analysts fear that the forces turning India in a saffron direction are affecting the courts too. India needs a Supreme Court that is not only impartial but seen to be so.
No permanent friends or enemies in politics: Deve Gowda
Is Yediyurappa an enemy? Siddaramaiah and I have fought in the past, but we also shared a stage in Shivamogga and Ballari recently. No one can say what will come at what time, Gowda said. Speaking to reporters, he said, In politics, there are no permanent enemies or friends. According to the situation it keeps changing.
Huawei founder says US sanctions not his toughest crisis
The billionaire entrepreneur embroiled in the Trump administration's fight with China over technology is a 75-year-old former army engineer who worked his way out of childhood poverty. He sees American pressure as just the latest in a string of tests that have hardened him and his company.
Speaker does not have power to indicate period of disqualification: SC
A bench of Justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari was referring to the then Karnataka Assembly Speaker R Ramesh Kumar's decision to disqualify 17 legislators till the end of the current 15th Legislative Assembly's term in 2023.
Growing trend of Speakers acting against constitutional duty of being neutral, says SC
A bench of justices N V Ramana, Sanjiv Khanna and Krishna Murari said the Speaker, being a neutral person, is expected to act independently while conducting the proceedings of the House or adjudication petitions.
Shiv Sena not in politics of trade, will declare stand once no one else forms govt: Sanjay Raut
Raut said his party welcomes the decision of Governor to invite the BJP to form government. "Now, with the governor's intervention, we hope the state will get a government," he said. "The single largest party had to be called. We fail to understand why the BJP did not stake claim in 24 hours if it was confident that it had the majority," Raut said.
View: India's economic crisis can bring about much needed reforms
The silver lining is that crises bring about reforms, and there is no reason not to be optimistic in this situation.
SC reserves judgement on pleas challenging disqualification of Karnataka MLAs
Kumaraswamy had resigned after losing a trust vote, which paved the way for the BJP-led government in the state under B S Yediyurappa.
PM Saad al-Hariri resigns as Lebanon crisis turns violent
The resignation of Hariri raises the stakes and pushes Lebanon into an unpredictable cycle. Lebanon could end up further under the sway of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, making it even harder to attract badly-needed foreign investment.
Karnataka State Congress yet to decide on opposition leader
Several MLAs have backed former CM Siddaramaiah's claim for the coveted post enjoying the rank of a Cabinet minister, but the Congress high command is said to be in no mood to hurry through the decision.
Uproar in Lok Sabha over political crisis in Karnataka
Opposition Congress members on Wednesday again disrupted proceedings in Lok Sabha over the Karnataka crisis and accused the BJP of trying to...
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