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karnataka cabinet expansion a former cm 2 ex deputy cms in yediyurappa s 17 member team

Karnataka Cabinet expansion: A former CM , 2 ex-deputy CMs in Yediyurappa’s 17-member team

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who has been running a one-man show in Karnataka for the past three weeks, expanded his Cabinet today with the induction of 17 ministers. The list of inductees includes 15 MLAs and one MLC, Kota Srinivas Poojari, and one unelected member Laxman Savadi. Among the MLAs, former chief minister Jagadish Shettar, who was in the saddle between 2012 and 2013, is to be inducted as a Cabinet minister. Former deputy chief minist........

why silent on job losses economy priyanka asks modi govt

Why silent on job losses, economy, Priyanka asks Modi govt

06:09 PM IST ↑ Grab this Headline Animator The Congress leader's recent comments came at a time when the automobile sector is facing the steepest fall in nearly 19 years. Launching yet another attack on the government, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday provoked the Centre to break its silence on job losses and closure of companies. Sharing a collage of multiple Hindi newspaper articles, Vadra further sought accountability for the plunging economy. “The government’s silence is dangerous. Companies aren’t functioning. People are being terminated fro........

bjp s tejasvi surya slams kannada group for vandalising hindi banners

BJP's Tejasvi Surya Slams Kannada Group For Vandalising Hindi Banners

Sections Tejasvi Surya has made many controversial statements over the course of his political career. Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya has hit out at a group of Kannada activists who allegedly vandalised Hindi banners put up for a Jain function in the Karnataka capital two days ago, claiming that such incidents only serve to defame "genuine" lovers of the regional language. "Deeply hurt over the attack on our Jain brothers in B'luru over Hindi on a banner of a temple by few rowdy elements. They, however, never question t........

former pm manmohan singh elected unopposed to rajya sabha from rajasthan

Former PM Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday congratulated former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on being elected 'unopposed' to the Rajya Sabha from the state. "I congratulate former PM Dr #ManmohanSingh ji on being elected unopposed as a member of #RajyaSabha from #Rajasthan. Dr Singh's election is a matter of pride for the entire state. His vast knowledge and rich experience would benefit the people of Rajasthan a lot," Chief Minister Gehlot said in a tweet. On August 13, the former Prime Mi........

former bihar cm jagannath mishra no more passes away after prolonged illness

Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra no More, Passes Away After Prolonged Illness

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on Monday passed away in Delhi after a prolonged illness. Mishra, a former three-time Chief Minister of the state, was 82 years old. The Bihar government has declared three-day mourning in the state and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his condolence at his demise. Jagannath Mishra started his career as a college professor and taught Economics at Bihar University. He took interest in politics from a young age his elder brother Lalit........

lutyens delhi at least 200 former mps yet to vacate bungalows

Lutyens Delhi: At least 200 former MPs yet to vacate bungalows

More than 200 former MPs have still not vacated their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi, over two months after the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha, sources said. According to the rules, former MPs have to vacate their respective bungalows within one month of dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind had on May 25 dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet after the Modi government was formed for a second term. N........

bs yediyurappa to order inquiry into phone tapping during previous govt s regime

BS Yediyurappa to order inquiry into 'phone-tapping' during previous govt's regime

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several political leaders including Congress. File image of Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa. PTI While former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who headed the coalition government said he was ready for a probe by even an "international agency", his alliance partner the Congress, however, seemed to be a divided house. "On the telephone tapping issue. Several leaders, including Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah, have said i........

chandrababu naidu served notice to vacate riverfront house as krishna swells

Chandrababu Naidu served notice to vacate riverfront house as Krishna swells

Telugu Desam Party president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu was served a notice by the state government on Saturday to vacate his rented residence on the banks of the Krishna river in Amaravati’s Undavalli. The notices were sent in the wake of alarming rise in the levels of the river due to huge inflows from upstream. The inflows into Krishna river at Prakasam barrage connectin........

india adhered to nuclear no first use says rajnath singh then a twist

India adhered to nuclear no first use, says Rajnath Singh. Then, a twist

Defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday India stood by its current “no first use policy” on nuclear weapons but its stance may see a shift in the future. Rajnath Singh tweeted his remarks during his visit to Rajasthan’s Pokhran, which is the site of two nuclear tests by India in 1974 and 1998. Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was at the helm of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government when the second round of test was held. “Pokhran is the area which witnessed A........

priyanka gandhi calls revocation of article 370 unconstitutional claims rules not followed

Priyanka Gandhi Calls Revocation of Article 370 'Unconstitutional', Claims 'Rules Not Followed'

In her first remarks on the revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said the manner in which its (abrogation of Article 370) being done is ‘unconstitutional’. She claimed that the rules were not followed while scrapping Article 370. “Congress party has always fought for the constitution and democracy. I have the same stand what our party has to say. The manner in which its (abrogation of Article 370) being done is unconstitutional,” the C........

pakistani commentator identifies arundhati roy mamata banerjee and congress as sympathisers

Pakistani commentator identifies Arundhati Roy, Mamata Banerjee and Congress as sympathisers

As the public debate in India remains divided over the Central government's decision to strip Kashmir of its special status as well as bifurcate the state into two Union territories, a Pakistani defence expert has said there are many sympathisers of Pakistan's cause in India. Mushahid Hussain, a Pakistani politician, journalist and geo-strategist was appearing in a debate on Pakistani news channel Geo TV when he remarked ........

lord rama lineage after kush s descendants now karni sena chief says he came from luv

Lord Rama lineage: After Kush's descendants, now Karni Sena chief says he came from Luv

After a BJP MP claimed that she is the directed descendant of Kush, Lord Rama's son, now the Rajasthan-based Karni Sena founder has claimed that he has descended from Luv, the elder son of Lord Rama. The debate over who are the real descendants of Lord Rama seems to be snowballing after BJP MP and Jaipur princess Diya Kumar's claim. Karni Sena, which was earlier in limelight for protesting against the Hindi ........

kashmir not to remain part of india on 100th independence day mdmk chief vaiko

Kashmir Not to Remain Part of India on 100th Independence Day: MDMK Chief Vaiko

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief and Rajya Sabha member Vaiko on Monday said that Kashmir will not be in India when the country will celebrate its 100th year of freedom. “Kashmir will not be in India when India will celebrate its 100th year of freedom. They (BJP) have smudged Kashmir in the mud,” said Vaiko. “I have expressed my view on Kashmir earlier too. I have attacked Congress 30 per cent and BJP 70........

sonia gandhi congress s saviour in chief in times of trouble

Sonia Gandhi: Congress’s saviour-in-chief in times of trouble

After Sonia Gandhi deftly led the Congress for 19 long years and wrested power twice at the Centre and in several states, she was back in the saddle on Saturday to steer it out of troubled waters once again. Almost 20 months after she handed over the reins of the Congress to her son Rahul Gandhi, 72-year-old Sonia Gandhi emerged as the unanimous choice of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that decided to bank on her experience and tested leadership to regain the pristine glory of 134-year-old party. Once considered the unlikely heir to the political legacy of the Gandhi family, Soni........

separatists to mainstream politicians how kashmir web of terror funding is unfolding

Separatists to mainstream politicians: How Kashmir web of terror funding is unfolding

The probe by the National Investigation Agency has been a systematic one. After all several probes of this nature relating to the terror funding and hawala cases relating to Jammu and Kashmir have ended up in the cold storage. The terror funding probe did not involve run of the mill hawala operators. It involved Pakistan, the separatists and many mainstream politicians in the Valley. In the first round itself the NIA went for the source. The arrest of Zahoor Watali, a prominent businessman was most crucial. He was the one bringing in the money and also channelising it. His interrogation has ........

national conference moves sc against centre s decision to nullify article 370

National Conference moves SC against Centre’s decision to nullify Article 370

National Conference has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging Centre’s move to remove special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate it into two Union Territories. Parliament had passed a resolution supporting the presidential order abrogating Article 370 which conferred J&K, special status and a bill to reorganize the state into two Union Territories of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh on August 5-6. National Conference leaders, Mohammad Akbar Lone ........

cwc to be divided into 5 groups as congress to discuss rahul gandhi s successor

CWC to be divided into 5 groups as Congress to discuss Rahul Gandhi's successor

Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, which will be held soon, will be divided into five groups, and discussions regarding choosing Rahul Gandhi's successor will be held with state unit leaders according to regions, sources said on Saturday. It is expected that an interim party president may be appointed in the meeting after consultation if the members fail to come to a consensus on one name. It is also being said that a group of leaders may be authorised by the CWC to decide the new party president after consulting workers, after which a second CWC meeting will be called to appro........

congress leader ghulam nabi azad stopped at srinagar airport likely to be sent back reports

Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Stopped at Srinagar Airport, Likely to be 'Sent Back' : Reports

Senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad is reported to have been stopped at the Srinagar Airport, along with party leader Gulam Ahmed Mir. Sources suggest that both Congress leaders could be ‘deported or sent back’ to the national capital soon. This comes after Azad earlier in the day angrily remarked that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval could have paid Kashmiri locals to interact with him on his tour to the state. Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, was speaking to the media........

sushma swaraj bjp stalwart and former external affairs minister dies at 67

Sushma Swaraj, BJP stalwart and former external affairs minister, dies at 67

Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who extended a helping hand to many Indians in distress abroad and acquired a reputation as one of the most accessible ministers in the first term of the Narendra Modi government, died suddenly on Tuesday night after a cardiac arrest. She was 67. Swaraj, who was India’s first full-time woman foreign minister (Indira Gandhi held additional charge of the ministry when she was prime minister) suffered the cardiac arrest late in the evening and was immediately ........

50 reservation quota to help the poor is not fixed says center to supreme court

50% reservation quota to help the poor is not fixed, says center to Supreme Court

The Centre told the Supreme Court that the ceiling of 50% reservation is not sacrosanct citing the recent example of Maratha reservation in Maharashtra — to justify its law providing 10% reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) of the population across the unreserved, open category admissions and jobs. The court has, meanwhile, reserved its orders on whether the petitions challenging the validity of the law required to be heard by a Constitution bench. The case witnessed an interesting clash of opinions as a bench of Justices SA Bobde, R Subhash Reddy........