Bengaluru : No discontent in Yediyurappa government, says Srimant Patil

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Bengaluru : Karnataka minister Srimant Patil on Friday said the BJP government in his state was stable and that there was no discontent among ruling party MLAS. Patil was speaking to reporters while on a visit to temple town Shirdi in Maharashtra. There has been talk of discontent in the BJP camp after several MLAs […]

Hesitation in Delhi over Assam panel report, so CM will accept it

Friday, February 21st, 2020

New Delhi : Ten days after the Centre-appointed high-level committee finalised its report on implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, the government has agreed to accept the report. The report, incidentally, will be handed to the state government, and not the Union Ministry of Home Affairs which constituted the committee. Sources said there […]

Have received no apology from Karnataka Home minister : Ramachandra Guha

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Bengaluru : Historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday refuted Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s claim that the latter had apologised for police allegedly manhandling him during an anti-CAA protest in the city, saying he received no such call or apology. The writer further said even if such an apology had been offered, he would have rejected […]

CAG report : Opposition seeks CBI probe against Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Thiruvananthapuram : After the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report tabled in Kerala Assembly indicted the state police department for misuse and diversion of funds, and irregularities in dealing with service providers, the Congress-led Opposition on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Last week, the CAG report found that the state […]

Political conspiracy behind cases against Anand Singh : Minister B Sriramulu

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Raichur : Health and Family Welfare Minister B Sriramulu on Wednesday alleged that political conspiracy during the previous UPA government led to the booking of cases against Forest Minister Anand Singh. Replying to a query at a press meet here, the minister stated, Ballari became infamous due to the conspiracy hatched by the Congress. Cases […]

Minister Jagadish Shettar’s meeting with ‘upset’ BJP MLAs sparks speculation

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

Bengaluru : As his meeting with senior legislators, reportedly upset over not being inducted into the Cabinet, sparked speculation, Minister Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday termed reports about “revolt” as “far from truth.” The meeting late last evening at Shettar”s residence by legislators mostly from north Karnataka in the midst of the ongoing assembly session had […]

Bengaluru : Cakewalk for Laxman Savadi in bypoll to state legislative council

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Bengaluru : Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who was BJP candidate, has been declared elected to the state Legislative Council after bypoll for one MLC seat was held on Monday, officials said. While Savadi got 113 votes, his opponent B R Anil Kumar, who had announced his retirement from the contest at the last moment, […]

Bengaluru : Lingayat issue led to Congress’ loss; V Somanna

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Bengaluru : The issue of separate religion tag for Lingayats led to a banter between former chief minister Siddaramaiah and Housing Minister V Somanna at a “Sharana mela” here on Sunday. Speaking at Asankhya Pramathara Ganamela and Sarvasharana Sammelana, Siddaramaiah maintained that Lingayats were a separate sect. He said he was staunch follower of Basava […]

If you have courage, seek fresh mandate : Devendra Fadnavis to Uddhav Thackeray

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Mumbai : Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday dared his successor Uddhav Thackeray to seek a fresh mandate from the people of Maharashtra for his Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Describing it as a battle between dharma and adharma, the BJP leader said his party alone can fight Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, the […]

Quota till untouchability is in vogue : Kannada and Culture Minister C T Ravi

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Chitradurga : Kannada and Culture Minister C T Ravi said on Sunday that reservation would continue till there was untouchability in society. He told reporters that the union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of reservation and that the Congress was indulging in a misinformation campaign. “There is proof to suggest […]