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Karnataka Elections 2018

Speaker or vote? Supreme Court didn’t give Karnataka Congress & JD(S) much of a choice

Court says looking into pro-tem Speaker’s appointment would postpone trust vote, doesn’t pass order on manner of voting

In a fractious hung assembly, meet Karnataka’s ‘revolving’ MLA-elect Shankar

From participating in BJP meeting to appoint Yeddyurappa as chief minister to protesting against his swearing-in with Congress, the KPJP legislator has switched sides thrice already.

Resort politics is the last resort for Congress to keep its flock together

Lodged in Eagleton resort  near Bengaluru, Congress MLAs have been told to record the calls they get from the rival camp.

The legal & constitutional provisions that will determine what happens next in Karnataka

The BJP has won 104 seats and still needs eight more MLAs to cross the halfway mark. There are various scenarios being discussed on how this will play out.

Karnataka elects more crorepatis and candidates with criminal records this year than 2013

Among the elected candidates, 54 (24%) are facing serious criminal cases, including kidnapping, rape among others, compared to 39 (17%) in 2013.

Yeddyurappa is CM but what happens next in Karnataka depends on these 3 scenarios

The BJP has 104 of the 222 MLAs elected in the 12 May election, and has been given 15 days by governor Vajubhai Vala to prove his majority.

Reddy’s ‘Operation Kamala’ in Karnataka: This is what its version 2.0 could look like

Congress & JD(S) fear BJP will repeat its successful 2008 'Operation Kamala' as it ropes in mining baron G. Janardhan Reddy to help form the government by trying to circumvent the anti-defection law.

Yeddyurappa to take oath as Karnataka CM Thursday, governor gives 15 days for floor test

Congress says governor Vajubhai Vala has ‘shamed his office’, JD(S) set to move Supreme Court against the decision to invite BJP.

‘Moral cop’ Muthalik & Sri Ram Sene make political debut but Karnataka says no thanks

The Right-wing fringe group contested 40 seats under the Shiv Sena’s banner but managed to cross 500 votes in just about 10 constituencies.

Kumaraswamy dares BJP: I am not a saint, can poach your MLAs if you poach ours

All parties are trying to keep their flock close, making calls to each of their MLA-elects to ensure they had not been poached.

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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