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18 May 2018Hyderabad
After over-night bus journey, Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad
Congress and JD(S) MLAs travelled in a bus from Bengaluru to Hyderabad, late Thursday night. The decision was taken by senior party members to prevent horse-trading.
18 May 2018Karnataka
Will Yeddyurappa remain Karnataka's CM? It depends on a letter
The political thriller in Karnataka will today be played inside the Supreme Court, as the bench who heard Congress-JD(S) petition in an unusual overnight hearing fixed Friday as the next date.
18 May 2018Karnataka
Karnataka: Swearing-in done, where will Yeddyurappa get numbers from?
BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka yesterday, in a low-key affair at Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa announces loan waiver for farmers
Shortly after taking oath as the 23rd Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yeddyurappa announced loan waivers for all farmers to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh.
Congress in Goa, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar, planning a 'Karnataka'
In the aftermath of Karnataka rumble, Congress has said it will now approach Goa's Governor to form the government since they were the single largest party there, back then.
17 May 2018Pakistan News
Rahul Gandhi thinks situation in Karnataka is similar to Pakistan
Congress President Rahul Gandhi said such things happen in Pakistan, today, at a rally in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, as he launched a full-blown attack on BJP after BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Karnataka Chief Minister.
17 May 2018West Bengal
WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2,467 Gram Panchayat seats
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal won 2,467 Gram Panchayat seats till 12 noon while BJP and CPI (M) won 386 and 94 seats respectively, as per state Election Commission information.
Now, Ram Jethmalani approaches SC against Karnataka's Governor decision
Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, on Thursday, approached the Supreme Court, challenging Karnataka Governor Vajubhai's decision to invite BJP's Yeddyurappa to form the government.
17 May 2018Supreme Court Of India
RaGa calls Yeddyurappa swearing-in a 'mockery' of the Indian Constitution
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, after a brief period of silence, has now hit out at the BJP, calling its "irrational insistence" on forming the government a "mockery" of the Indian Constitution.
Congress leaders blame Siddaramaiah for Karnataka defeat, he gets "emotional"
Following an embarrassing defeat in the Karnataka election at the hands of BJP, Siddaramaiah has become a center of the blame-game inside the Congress.
After high-octane late-night incidents, Yeddyurappa takes oath as Karnataka CM
Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa has taken oath to become the next CM of Karnataka, after the Supreme Court refused the Congress and JD(S)' petition to stop the ceremony.
Karnataka Governor (finally) invites BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form government
The political slug-fest in Karnataka has finally come to an end.
16 May 2018Jammu
MLAs switching parties should be banned from contesting polls: Abdullah
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said MLAs who switch parties should be banned from contesting elections for one term in order to prevent horse-trading in the event of a hung house.
16 May 2018Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal to be questioned regarding CS Anshu Prakash assault case
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be questioned by the police on Friday regarding the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February.
Kumaraswamy: BJP offering Rs. 100cr to poach JD(S) MLAs
Following Congress's claims of BJP trying to poach its MLAs to form the Karnataka government, JD(S) chief ministerial candidate H.D. Kumaraswamy has now alleged that the BJP is offering his legislators Rs. 100cr and cabinet posts to lure them into switching sides.
Karnataka poll result: NCP surprised, wants paper ballots over EVMs
Maharashtra NCP president Jayant Patil was surprised at the Karnataka poll results and demanded that the Election Commission(EC) should revert back to paper ballots in future elections instead of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Karnataka Result: Congress-JD(S) opportunistic alliance now blaming BJP for poaching
The Congress-JD(S) alliance, that came together after the fractured mandate in Karnataka elections, have now alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to poach its legislators.
Understanding Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's role, currently the king maker
After a political thriller that played with the minds of almost all political analysts, the ball is now in the court of Karnataka's Governor, Vajubhai Vala.
#SemiFinals2019: Game of chess in Karnataka: Who will be CM?
In a shocking plot twist in the Karnataka Elections, the BJP fell short of a clear majority, giving JD(S) and Congress an upper hand.
15 May 2018Goa
Goa: Role of regional parties in politics cannot be undermined
The regional parties in the BJP-led Goa government today said their importance cannot be undermined in politics.
#SemiFinals2019: Looking back at leaders' gaffes during Karnataka campaign
Before Karnataka went to vote on May 12, the state was home to political heavyweights like Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, and Rahul Gandhi. Even Sonia Gandhi came to Karnataka streets to connect with citizens, for the first time after two years.
15 May 2018Narendra Modi
#KarnatakaElections: People rejected Congress's divisive, toxic, negative politics, says BJP
With BJP set for an impressive win in Karnataka Assembly polls, its leaders described the victory as an endorsement of PM Narendra Modi's development agenda and claimed that people have rejected the Congress's divisive, toxic, and negative agenda.
#SemiFinals2019: Congress blames EVMs (again); BJP calls it people's victory
The verdict of Karnataka elections confirms that Bharatiya Janata Party's BS Yeddyurappa will be the Chief Minister.
15 May 2018Elections
#SemiFinals2019: BS Yeddyurappa to meet PM, just like he foretold
Clearly, subtlety is not BS Yeddyurappa's style.
#SemiFinals2019: Karnataka all set to become 21st state under BJP
In a major achievement, Bharatiya Janata Party has already crossed the halfway mark in Karnataka elections.
#SemiFinals2019: Lingayats remain with the BJP, Vokkaliga belt with JD(S)
The Lingayat community has chosen the BJP over the Congress party that gave them a special religious minority status under the leadership of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
#SemiFinals2019: Who'll win- Congress or BJP? Twitterati weigh in
The counting of votes in Karnataka has begun. A lot is at stake in the southern state for both Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress.
#SemiFinals2019: CM Siddaramaiah trailing in Chamundeshwari, leading in Badami
Early trends of Karnataka Election results have incumbent Chief Minister Siddaramaiah trailing from Chamundeshwari, but he is leading in Badami constituency.
15 May 2018Janata Dal (Secular)
#SemiFinals2019: BJP's Sriramulu offers prayers. Will he defeat Siddaramaiah?
The nervousness across political parties is clearly visible as counting of votes in Karnataka has begun.
15 May 2018India
Karnataka Election results: Counting of votes begins
For weeks, politics in India focused only on the southern state of Karnataka. After a campaign by political heavyweights, the state went into polling on Saturday.
15 May 2018Narendra Modi
Shocking! Modi government spent Rs. 4,346 crore in publicity hitherto
An RTI response has revealed that after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the Central government has spent a whooping Rs. 4,346 crore on publicity alone.
14 May 2018Piyush Goyal
Cabinet Reshuffle: Smriti removed from I&B Ministry; Piyush gets Finance
Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, there has been a major cabinet reshuffle in the Modi-led government.
14 May 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi used "threatening language": Manmohan Singh writes to President
Condemning Prime Minister Modi for his attacking remarks on the Congress party, former PM Manmohan Singh wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind asking him to caution Modi against using "unwarranted, threatening and intimidating language."
14 May 2018Nitin Gadkari
No plans to become PM, Modi will continue: Nitin Gadkari
In an interview to HT, Union Minister and former BJP President Nitin Gadkari has ruled out his becoming the PM if the party wins in 2019.
14 May 2018West Bengal
West Bengal: Locals retrieve ballot-box from pond. Safe keeping much?
In a surprising incident, a ballot box was retrieved from a pond in West Bengal's Sonadangi, earlier today. It is still not clear how the box landed in the pond.
14 May 2018West Bengal
WB Panchayat polls: 3 killed, several injured following sporadic violence
In a shocking turn of events, 3 people were left dead in the ongoing West Bengal Panchayat polls, amidst brutal violence between rival party members.
14 May 2018Shiv Sena
Raut: Why hasn't Hindutva government given Bharat Ratna to Savarkar?
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut demanded Bharat Ratna for Hindu leader Veer Savarkar, in his weekly column Rokthok of the party's mouthpiece magazine 'Saamana'.
13 May 2018H D Deve Gowda
This is my last election, says K'taka CM Siddaramaiah
A day after the Karnataka Assembly polls, CM Siddaramaiah today asserted the Congress would retain power in the state and also said this was his last election.
13 May 2018West Bengal
West Bengal: Stage set for Panchayat polls tomorrow amid tight-security
After a protracted legal battle, the much-awaited Panchayat polls are all set to be held tomorrow in West Bengal amid tight security.
13 May 2018Karnataka
Post Karnataka polls, a quick look at possible scenarios
Weeks of intense campaigning for power in the politically-significant southern state of Karnataka have finally come to an end.