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with 6 seat offer bjp aiadmk beat congress to bring pmk on board grand alliance in tn

With 6-Seat Offer, BJP-AIADMK Beat Congress to Bring PMK on Board Grand Alliance in TN

The BJP-AIADMK combine has beaten the Congress to win the support of the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) for an electoral alliance in Tamil Nadu. The PMK will contest on six Lok Sabha seats and will be given one Rajya Sabha seat........

ttv dinakaran claims ops had sought his appointment to unseat cm palaniswami

TTV Dinakaran Claims OPS Had Sought His Appointment to 'Unseat' CM Palaniswami

The former AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran alleged that in the last week of September Panneerselvam also sought his appointment via a mediator to unseat Palaniswami from the CM post.........

nda announces list of candidates in bihar rs prasad to contest from patna sahib

NDA Announces List of Candidates in Bihar, RS Prasad to Contest From Patna Sahib

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will contest from Patna Sahib and BJP leader and former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Ruddy will fight from Saran. Also, Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh will fight from east Champaran while Dulal Chandra Goswami will fight from Katihar on JD(U) ticket.........

it dept attaches rs 400 cr benami plot in noida belonging to mayawati s brother

IT dept attaches Rs 400 cr 'benami' plot in Noida belonging to Mayawati's brother

Mayawati recently appointed Kumar as the national vice president of BSP. The Income-Tax Department has attached a 'benami' plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to BSP supremo Mayawati's brother and his wife, an official order said. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, "beneficially owned" by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) of the department.  Mayawati recently appointed Kumar as the national vice president of t........

sc frees speaker s hands to decide on rebel mlas ties up govt in knots

SC frees Speaker’s hands to decide on rebel MLAs, ties up govt in knots

In an interim order passed to maintain ‘constitutional balance’, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said while no time frame can be set for the Speaker to take a decision on the resignations of Karnataka rebel MLAs, the lawmakers also could not be forced to attend the trust vote scheduled for Thursday. “Speaker should be free to take a decision, should not be fettered by any court direction,” the top court bench headed by CJI Ranja........

yeddyurappa says confident of forming govt in 4 5 days in karnataka

Yeddyurappa says, ‘Confident of forming govt in 4-5 days in Karnataka’

As the Congress-JD(S) coalition government faces uncertainty over its numbers, BJP's Karnataka unit chief B S Yeddyurappa Monday said he is confident of forming the government in the next four to five days. Yeddyurappa's claim came on a day when the Assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar fixed July 18 for taking up the confidence motion moved by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, whose government is on the verge of collapse after 16 MLAs resigned from the assembly. "I am quite confident that the BJP government will come into existence in the next three to four days. The BJP will give the best ad........

roshan baig detained in ima money laundering case minutes before flying out of bengaluru

Roshan Baig Detained in IMA Money Laundering Case Minutes Before Flying Out of Bengaluru

Soon after IMA scam mastermind Mansoor Khan released a video saying that he would return to India within 24 hours, former Karnataka minister and Congress MLA R Roshan Baig was detained by the Special Investigation Team in connection with the case from Kempegowda International Airport. "Baig has been detained for questioning from Kempegowda International Airport when he was about to take off in a private chartered aircraft to unconfirmed destination. It will be verified whether his sudden plan to leave Bengaluru is anything to do with recent release of video in Youtube by I........

serious threat rebel karnataka lawmakers write to mumbai police again

"Serious Threat": Rebel Karnataka Lawmakers Write To Mumbai Police Again

Fourteen Karnataka rebel lawmakers, who are staying at a hotel in Mumbai after resigning from the state assembly last week, have written to the Mumbai Police again to seek protection from senior Congress leaders who may try to meet them. Congress's general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge and Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara are likely to visit the rebel lawmakers at Renaissance Hotel in Powai this morning for negotiations with the group that has endangered the survival of the........

nda s flagship nhdp and pmgsy schemes were my ideas yashwant sinha

NDA's flagship NHDP and PMGSY schemes were my ideas: Yashwant Sinha

"The national highway project was entirely my idea. For me, the NHDP was no new thought. I had nurtured it from the time I was posted in Germany in the 1970s. Germany is famous for its autobahns (a federal controlled-access highway system)," Sinha said. Sinha, who quit the BJP last year, also claimed that the PMGSY was his idea. "At a meeting with Vajpayee, I first suggested that we launch a new scheme for the construction of rural roads and earmark separate funds towards this. I even suggested that the programme be called the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Gram Sadak Yojana. ........

congress lawmakers in huddle amid floor test demand

Congress Lawmakers in Huddle Amid Floor Test Demand

Congress Legislative party meet underway at Taj Vivanta, Yeshwantpur The Chief Justice of India allows six more rebel Karnataka MLAsto file their matter andbe heard tomorrow. Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshisays, "We stand by our demand (of floor test). Behaviour of Assembly speaker and the CM is highly uncalled for and unacceptable. When the MLAs have personally handed Speaker their resignations, what inquiry does he want?" BJP MLAs leave for Karnataka Assembly. The party hasdemanded that CM HD Kumaraswamy prove majority of Congress-JD(S) government in the Assemb........

former union minister claims ms dhoni may join bjp after retiring

Former Union Minister claims MS Dhoni may join BJP after retiring

Amid a flurry of speculation about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future, former Union Minister and BJP leader Sanjay Paswan claimed that the cricket legend will join BJP after retiring. “On this issue, there has been a discussion for long, although this decision will be taken only after his retirement. Dhoni is my friend, he is a player of world fame and there have been discussions on bringing him into the party fold.” All eyes will be on Mahendra Singh ........

karnataka crisis parties back to resort politics amid fears of poaching

Karnataka Crisis: Parties Back to 'Resort Politics' Amid Fears of Poaching

Ahead of a possible vote of confidence in the Karnataka Vidhan Soudha (Assembly), the ruling Congress-JD(S) and the Opposition BJP decided to guard their legislators from being poached. While the Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) has been keeping about 30 of its legislators at the Golfshire Resort near Nandi Hills, Bengaluru, the Congress moved its 50 MLAs to the Clarks Exotica Convention Resorts on the outskirts of the city. The Opposition BJP in Karnataka also moved 80 of its 105 lawmakers to the Ramada resort at Yelahanka after Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announ........

7 weeks have passed next party prez must be appointed soon scindia

'7 weeks have passed, next party prez must be appointed soon': Scindia

We had not imagined that Rahul Gandhi would relinquish his post. This is a serious time for the Congress. We thought we would be able to persuade him (to reconsider his decision). But when Rahulji takes any decision, he is firm on it,” Scindia told. He also added: “The Congress will have to look for its new president. Seven weeks have passed. There should not be a delay in it and a person who can infuse fresh energy in the Congress under the leadersh........

speaker says can t work at lightning speed sc to hear his plea today

Speaker says can't work at lightning speed, SC to hear his plea today

There seems to be no end to the political crisis in Karnataka anytime soon. We saw an action-packed Thursday -- the rebel MLAs in the crisis-hit ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition flew to Bengaluru to meet Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar. The Speaker moved Supreme Court asking for more time to decide on these MLAs' resignation and Chief Minister HD Kuramaswamy put up a brave face claiming his government still has the numbers and he does not need to resign. Today looks no........

i will think all night speaker keeps the suspense on rebel mlas resignations

‘I will think all night’: Speaker keeps the suspense on rebel MLAs resignations

The suspense over the fate of the Kumaraswamy government continues after Karnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar ruled out taking a decision on resignations of 11 rebel MLAs on Thursday despite a Supreme Court directive. Kumar said, he will “think it over all night” to see if they were voluntary. He was addressing the press after meeting the rebel MLAs in Bengaluru. “Yes the MLAs came and they have given the resignations in the proper format. They asked if I........

p chidambaram speaks on karnataka goa bjp coup

P Chidambaram Speaks on Karnataka, Goa BJP Coup

Former union finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed his unhappiness over the economic implications of the political crisis in Karnataka and Goa, the states that saw the grand old party’s lawmakers resigning in the past few days. Speaking on the matter in the Rajya Sabha, Chidambaram said that prevailing conditions in both states will have a damaging effect on the economy. “Foreign investors, rating agencies, international organisations don’t follow Indian media. What they hear and read on political instability will have an impact on the economy,” he sa........

10 rebel karnataka mlas told by supreme court to appear before assembly speaker at 6 pm

10 rebel Karnataka MLAs told by Supreme Court to appear before Assembly Speaker at 6 pm

The 10 rebel Congress-Janata Dal Secular lawmakers who weren’t getting an early appointment with Karnataka Assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar should meet him at 6 pm in his office, the Supreme Court ordered on Thursday. A bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also ordered that the speaker would have to call on the resignations by the end of day and place his decision on the letters before the bench tomorrow morning. The top court........

i have a heart no weapons says dk shivakumar after cops stop him outside mumbai hotel where rebel mlas are stationed

'I have a heart, no weapons,' says DK Shivakumar after cops stop him outside Mumbai hotel where rebel MLAs are stationed

High drama was witnessed outside a hotel in Mumbai on Wednesday as senior Congress leader and Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar was prevented from entering the premises where the rebel MLAs are stationed. Shivakumar, who was accompanied by senior JD(S) MLAs, told reporters that he had booked a room in the hotel, but was not being permitted inside. On Tuesday midnight, 10 of the 12 MLAs put up in the luxury hotel in Powai wrote to Mumbai Police, saying they feared a threat to their lives, and asked that Shivakumar be prevented from entering the hotel. Nothing is permane........

karnataka resigned mlas to approach supreme court for delaying acceptance

Karnataka Resigned MLAs to Approach Supreme Court for delaying acceptance

A group of 10 rebel Congress-Janata Dal Secular legislators who sent their resignation letters last week approached the Supreme Court on Wednesday, complaining that Karnataka Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar was slipping up on his constitutional mandate and delaying acceptance of their letters. Senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the petition before a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi to request an early hearing. Chief Justice Gogoi has agreed........

will disqualify you karnataka congress tells rebel mlas as party leader roshan baig quits

'Will disqualify you': Karnataka Congress tells rebel MLAs as party leader Roshan Baig quits 

As the resignations of MLAs were not voluntary and genuine, the Speaker should intervene andact as per the Constitution, says Siddaramaiah. Siddaramaiah along with the party's Karnataka in-charge Venugopal at Deputy CM G Parameswara's house at Sadashiv Nagar in Bengaluru. | (Nagaraja Gadekal | EPS) The cajoling and pleading have clearly not worked and the Congress in Karnataka does not seem to be in the mood to be held to ransom anymore. In a legislative party meeting chaired by Siddaramaiah on Tuesday, the Congress decided to move for disqualification of all it's dissentin........