Yeddyurappa resigns without facing floor test at Karnataka Assembly

Yeddyurappa resigns without facing floor test at Karnataka Assembly

The three-day-old B.S. Yeddyurappa government in Karnataka collapsed on Saturday, with the chief minister announcing his decision to resign without facing a trust vote, reports said. The Supreme Court had on Friday ordered a floor test in the Karnataka Assembly at 4pm Saturday, drastically reducing the 15-day window given by Governor Vajubhai Vala to Bharatiya […]

‘Natak’ continues in Karnataka as Cong-JD(S) to file affidavits of 116 MLAs in SC: Report

‘Natak’ continues in Karnataka as Cong-JD(S) to file affidavits of 116 MLAs in SC: Report

To prove their majority in the Supreme Court on Friday, 18 May, the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) combine is likely to produce affidavits of its 116 MLAs, The Quint reported Friday. During a late-night hearing on 16-17 May, the apex court had refused to stay BS Yeddyurappa’s swearing-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, after the Congress-JD(S) […]

Kathua rape-murder: Lal Singh, Ganga were ‘two sacrifices’ offered by PM Modi to salvage party honour

Kathua rape-murder: Lal Singh, Ganga were ‘two sacrifices’ offered by PM Modi to salvage party honour

With Chaudhary Lal Singh —  the BJP minister who apparently resigned of his own will along with another minister Chander Prakash Ganga for defending the rape accused of 8-year-old Muslim minor girl from Kathua — again showing up in a rally on Tuesday to press for a CBI probe in the case, a report published […]

‘This family has little girls. BJP members seeking votes please stay outside’

‘This family has little girls. BJP members seeking votes please stay outside’

Families in Kerala have risen in protest over the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua with many banning entry to BJP workers saying they have little girls at home as outrage over the assault echoed hundreds of miles away, the Telegraph reported. The posters, handwritten and printed, first appeared on boundary […]

Voices from JNU

Voices from JNU

‘These curbs could now extend to the classrooms’ What happened on 9 February and onwards does not constitute a crime and in no way sedition. There have been some alleged slogans in bad taste but that should have been dealt with at the internal level. A university is a place where different ideas, opinions and […]

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: In the eyes of analysts

Mufti Mohammad Sayeed: In the eyes of analysts

Nasir Mirza Journalism teacher There are many grey shades in this respect. Mufti’s image was severely dented when he joined hands with BJP. It was like the North Pole joining the South Pole. Power is not the final objective of great leaders. His long cherished dream to be the Chief Minister was not only short […]

‘He wanted to preserve the Muslim identity of Kashmir’

‘He wanted to preserve the Muslim identity of Kashmir’

I see Mufti Mohammad Sayeed as a very mature and seasoned politician. He conducted politics with ethics and on his own terms. He belonged to that class of politicians for whom politics was a passion rather than a profession. In his individual life as well as political life, honesty was the buzzword. Even after being […]

From periphery to mainland India

From periphery to mainland India

It’s just the chicken coming home to roost India’s writers, artists, scientists, historians, film-makers, academics and members of civil society have rightfully condemned the creeping climate of violence, prejudice and intolerance sweeping across the country. Such protests are a moral and ethical force amidst a deepening darkness. Extraordinary as the protests are, their focus is […]