Karnataka Elections

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Priya Varrier 'winks' her way to become India's most-searched personality

13 Dec 2018

Priya Varrier 'winks' her way to become India's most-searched personality

Remember Priya Prakash Varrier, the Malayali actress who became an internet sensation for her eyebrow dance in that "wink song", Manikya Malaraya Poovi from the film Oru Addar Love?

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

06 Sep 2018

Beyond Section 377: Looking at prominent judgment of CJI Misra

Heading a constitutional bench which read down Section 377 of the IPC, CJI Dipak Misra scripted history.

Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

01 Jun 2018

Karnataka: Congress and JDS to fight 2019 General Elections together

Amid growing speculations of a pre-poll alliance between Congress and JD(S) for the upcoming LS elections, Congress leader KC Venugopal today confirmed that both the parties would fight the elections together.

Karnataka: Congress lawmaker calls bribe audio-clip fake, leaves party embarrassed

21 May 2018

Karnataka: Congress lawmaker calls bribe audio-clip fake, leaves party embarrassed

A Facebook post of Congress lawmaker Shivaram Hebbar has left his party red-faced. In the post dated May 19, Hebbar wrote the audio clip released by Congress, alleging Bharatiya Janata Party bribed its MLAs, is fake.

How the Kumaraswamy's govt. is likely to be set up

20 May 2018

How the Kumaraswamy's govt. is likely to be set up

Following Yeddyurappa's resignation as Karnataka's chief minister, JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy is set to take his oath as the new chief minister on May 23.

What makes Narendra Modi so popular?

20 May 2018

What makes Narendra Modi so popular?

Though BJP recently lost Karnataka, but no one can deny that BJP and its 'Pradhan sewak' continue to dominate the Indian political scene.

Yeddyurappa drops the mic: How things led to his resignation

19 May 2018

Yeddyurappa drops the mic: How things led to his resignation

Minutes before the floor test, Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa in his speech declared, "I have failed to secure the numbers," and resigned from the top post merely 2.5 days after coming to power.

Karnataka: Reports claim Yeddyurappa may resign before crucial floor test

19 May 2018

Karnataka: Reports claim Yeddyurappa may resign before crucial floor test

What'll happen in the floor assembly at Bengaluru's Vidhan Soudha at 4 PM, has grabbed the nation's attention.

Karnataka verdict: Congress releases 'audio clip', accuses Yeddyurappa of poaching

19 May 2018

Karnataka verdict: Congress releases 'audio clip', accuses Yeddyurappa of poaching

Right before the crucial floor test in the Karnataka assembly, Congress has released an audio clip accusing CM BS Yeddyurappa for bribing their leader BC Patil.

Karnataka Floor Test: Details about 3 possible scenarios

19 May 2018

Karnataka Floor Test: Details about 3 possible scenarios

BJP's newly sworn-in CM Yeddyurappa have to prove his majority in Karnataka Assembly at 4 pm today. In order to ensure transparency, the floor test would be broadcast live.

SC: Bopaiah to remain pro-tem speaker, live-broadcast of floor test

19 May 2018

SC: Bopaiah to remain pro-tem speaker, live-broadcast of floor test

The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Congress-JD(S) challenging the appointment of pro-tem speaker KG Bopaiah in the crucial floor test of Karnataka.

6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India

18 May 2018

6 Supreme Court judgements that changed the course of India

In a decisive judgement, the Supreme Court today ordered that floor test should be conducted tomorrow in the Karnataka assembly wherein BJP, the single-largest party, has to prove its majority.

Karnataka: All you need to know about tomorrow's floor test

18 May 2018

Karnataka: All you need to know about tomorrow's floor test

Whether BS Yeddyurappa will remain the CM of Karnataka or his dreams will be shattered, will be known after the crucial floor test tomorrow.

Karnataka: Swearing-in done, where will Yeddyurappa get numbers from?

18 May 2018

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

17 May 2018

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.

RaGa calls Yeddyurappa swearing-in a 'mockery' of the Indian Constitution

17 May 2018

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"

17 May 2018

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.

Karnataka Governor (finally) invites BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form government

16 May 2018

Karnataka Governor (finally) invites BJP's BS Yeddyurappa to form government

The political slug-fest in Karnataka has finally come to an end.

Kumaraswamy: BJP offering Rs. 100cr to poach JD(S) MLAs

16 May 2018

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.

Understanding Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's role, currently the king maker

15 May 2018

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?

15 May 2018

#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.

#SemiFinals2019: Looking back at leaders' gaffes during Karnataka campaign

15 May 2018

#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.

#SemiFinals2019: Congress blames EVMs (again); BJP calls it people's victory

15 May 2018

#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.

#SemiFinals2019: BS Yeddyurappa to meet PM, just like he foretold

15 May 2018

#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

15 May 2018

#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)

15 May 2018

#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

15 May 2018

#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

15 May 2018

#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.

#SemiFinals2019: BJP's Sriramulu offers prayers. Will he defeat Siddaramaiah?

15 May 2018

#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.

Karnataka Election results: Counting of votes begins

15 May 2018

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.

New tip for Bengalurean nerds: No vote, no complaints, okay?

15 May 2018

New tip for Bengalurean nerds: No vote, no complaints, okay?

They were the ones who protested when Bellandur Lake caught fire, emphasizing that this cannot be the fate of the other lakes in Bengaluru.

PM Modi used "threatening language": Manmohan Singh writes to President

14 May 2018

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."

Karnataka Exit Poll Out: BJP leads in most surveys

12 May 2018

Karnataka Exit Poll Out: BJP leads in most surveys

Karnataka has voted and according to the exit polls, BJP is leading in most surveys.

Karnataka elections: Bride casts her vote before wedding ceremony

12 May 2018

Karnataka elections: Bride casts her vote before wedding ceremony

Setting a perfect example for practising democratic right, a bride from Madikeri town of Karnataka went to the polling booth to cast her vote, before her wedding ceremony.

BJP, Congress workers caught distributing cash in Karnataka

12 May 2018

BJP, Congress workers caught distributing cash in Karnataka

Riding on issues of corruption, communalism and influence of towering leaders, Karnataka went into polls on Saturday at 7 AM.

BJP or Congress? Karnataka votes to choose its next government

12 May 2018

BJP or Congress? Karnataka votes to choose its next government

More than 4.98cr voters will cast their ballot today to decide the next government in Karnataka.

Sting video: Congress asks disqualification of BJP's Karnataka candidate, Sriramulu

11 May 2018

Sting video: Congress asks disqualification of BJP's Karnataka candidate, Sriramulu

In a petition to Election Commission, Congress today has asked the BJP candidate B Sriramulu be disqualified from fighting the Karnataka assembly polls.

Karnataka elections: First battle for the upcoming war in 2019

10 May 2018

Karnataka elections: First battle for the upcoming war in 2019

The unprecedented media space for Karnataka is anything but unreasonable, after all it's a fight between two national parties - one that's fighting an existential battle (Congress), while the other wanting to get done with its 'party of the north' tag (BJP).

Why minority status for the Lingayats before Karnataka elections?

10 May 2018

Why minority status for the Lingayats before Karnataka elections?

Karnataka goes to polls in 2 days, and the hottest debated question of the assembly elections - is which way will the Lingayats vote?

Karnataka shocker: 10,000 voter IDs found in Bengaluru flat

10 May 2018

Karnataka shocker: 10,000 voter IDs found in Bengaluru flat

A massive controversy has erupted with the seizure of 10,000 voter ID cards in a Bengaluru flat, three days ahead of the Karnataka election.