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 […]

Bidar sedition case : Siddaramaiah detained during Congress march to CM B S Yediyurappa’s house

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Bengaluru : Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah was detained on Saturday as party leaders tried to take out a march to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa’s residence in Bengaluru to protest against the Bidar sedition case. Karnataka Congress leaders Dinesh Gundu Rao, Rizwan Arshad and K Suresh were also detained by […]

Ram Vilas Paswan : Dalit MPs want Indian Judicial Service with quotas

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

New Delhi : Irked by the Supreme Court observations on reservation not being a fundamental right, Dalit MPs across party lines met at Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s residence recently and favoured the creation of an Indian Judicial Service (IJS) with reservation. Speaking to The Indian Express, Paswan said: “All the MPs who attended […]

Karnataka will help India become $5 trillion economy : CM B.S. Yediyurappa

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Hubballi : Karnataka would significantly contribute towards making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said here on Friday. “Our state has the ability to contribute to the country’s economic growth for achieving the $5 trillion GDP target by 2024-25, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi envisioned,” the Chief Minister said at […]

Arvind Kejriwal : Aam aadmi, khaas appeal

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

New Dehli : Indian elections are increasingly becoming about the choice of a leader. Was this true of the recently concluded Delhi polls? The fact that the BJP did not have a Chief Ministerial face, as against the clear projection of Arvind Kejriwal, appeared to make an important difference. How critical was the leadership factor […]

Appointment of Minister Anand Singh as forest minister draws flak

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Bengaluru : Appointment of Anand Singh, an MLA from the mine rich Ballari district as Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Department has drawn flak from various quarters as several cases are pending against him, including under the Karnataka Forest Act. The Opposition Congress has hit out at Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for appointing […]

Kolkata East-West metro inauguration : Mamata Banerjee not invited, TMC to boycott eventk

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Kolkata : West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday decided to protest against denial of invitation to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the inauguration of the East-West Metro corridor with a senior party MP and an MLA deciding to boycott the function, sources said. Senior TMC MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and MLA Sujit Bose have […]

AAP’s Kejriwal writes to Lieutenant Governor, staking claim to form government in Delhi

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

New Dehli : Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday, staking claim to form the government in the national capital, sources said, while hinting that the AAP might not invite senior leaders and chief ministers of other parties for the oath-taking ceremony. The sources said it was the formal process by […]

In Arvind Kejriwal’s victory speech, echoes of AAP’s ‘new politics’

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

New Dehli : Electricity, education and healthcare all found a mention in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s victory speech, in which he thanked the people of Delhi for handing AAP a massive win, and told them, “I love you”. But as significant as what the CM said was what he did not say: The speech did […]

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