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    Congress-JD(S) will give stable govt in Karnataka: Kumaraswamy

    The Congress-JD(S) combine will give a stable government in Karnataka and the modalities of its formation will be worked out after meeting Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy said on Monday. Kumaraswamy, who will take over as chief minister of Karnataka on May 23, is in the national capital to meet the Congress leadership and work out modalities of government...

    • 55 min ago
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    Kejriwal to attend Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy as the chief minister of Karnataka, according to a government official. "Kejriwal will attend HD Kumarswamy's oath taking ceremony. He has been invited by former prime minister H D Deve Gowda," the official said. Kumaraswamy is visiting the national capital...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Difficult times ahead, says Parameshwara

    As the stage is set for JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy to become the next chief minister of Karnataka, KPCC president G Parameshwara on Monday said difficult times were ahead, but there was a need to stop the BJP from coming to power in the southern state. He said he understood the sentiments of many who were averse to a tie-up between the Congress and JD(S). However, the need to keep communal forces away...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Politics doesn't spare even Balaji's abode

    The Venkateswara temple in Tirumala is in the news in recent months for reasons not related with the presiding deity or the lakhs of devotees who have 'Darshan' every day. With the temple becoming a political rehabilitation centre, it has acquired all the ills that a flawed political system could offer. The administrators who constitute the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the board that...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    Maoist menace a challenge but now losing ground: Rajnath

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said Naxalism was a challenge but the menace was now shrinking and losing ground in the country. He was speaking here at the Passing Out Parade of the CRPF's 'Bastariya' Battalion -- comprising recruits from Naxal-hit districts in the state -- which was commissioned into service today. The battalion is named 'Bastariya'...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    I will make BJP lose sleep: HDK

    Chief Minister-designate H D Kumaraswamy said that Congress, BJP or Sriramulu cannot rob him of his sleep. He was speaking at the helipad in Hassan on Monday. "But I will make the BJP lose sleep," he claimed. "This is not a temporary government. We will give a stable government for a five-year term and solve the problems of the people," he added. Kumaraswamy asserted that there was no confusion...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Cong MLA Hebbar says audio clip released by party 'fake'

    In a development that could leave the Congress red-faced in Karnataka, its MLA Shivaram Hebbar on Monday dismissed as "fake" an audio clip released by the party to allege that the BJP offered money and a ministerial berth to him for cross-voting during the floor test in the Assembly. The Congress had released three audio tapes in the run-up to the floor test, claiming that the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Will take peace overtures by Pak seriously: Nirmala

    India would welcome any peace overture from Pakistan, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. She also made it clear that the armed forces would not deviate from the government decision of suspending all operations in Jammu & Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan that would continue till the second week of June. "Any comment on wanting peace will definitely be taken...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Need to pressurise centre for Lingayat religion

    Kannada actor Chetan expressed the need for a public movement to pressurise the union government to accord recognition for Lingayat as a separate religion. The state government has made a recommendation to the union government due to the statewide movement was undertaken by the people and similar movement was needed to pressurise the union government. Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Chetan...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Congress leaders brief Rahul Gandhi ahead of meeting with Kumaraswamy

    Top Congress leaders briefed party president Rahul Gandhi on Monday about the latest political developments in Karnataka, before the crucial deliberations on a power-sharing arrangement with JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy. According to party sources, AICC general secretaries Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot and KC Venugopal met Gandhi this morning and apprised him about the sense...

    • 5 hrs ago

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