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In bypolls, Opposition snatches Kairana from BJP, limits BJP and allies at just 3

In bypolls, Opposition snatches Kairana from BJP, limits BJP and allies at just 3

 Opposition parties on Thursday appeared to be winning 11 bypolls, limiting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies to just three out of four Lok Sabha and 10 Assembly seats across 11 states. With prestige at stake in every bypoll, the BJP lost the high-profile Kairana Lok Sabha seat in politically important Uttar Pradesh […]

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) […]

I see Omar Abdullah as next CM of JK, says ex-RAW chief Dulat

I see Omar Abdullah as next CM of JK, says ex-RAW chief Dulat

Next coalition in Kashmir will be what it was in 1986-‘87, a Congress-National Congress coalition. That is the way I look at it Narrator Desk Srinagar: Amarjit Singh Dulat, former chief of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), has said that he believes Omar Abdullah will return as chief minister of Jammu Kashmir in a […]

‘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 […]