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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.

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Bihar continuing with liquor ban is an exercise in madness with no method

It is now universally agreed that women-led community-based approaches are likely to yield better results than a ban. The sooner Bihar realises this, the better it will be.
Inside IOCL's 2G ethanol plant in Panipat | Pooja Kher | ThePrint

When farmers give you stubble, make ethanol — how IOCL Panipat plant can cut farm fires, emissions

Ethanol plant in Panipat will process 2.1 lakh metric tonnes of dry rice straw each year to make 3 crore litres of ethanol which will be blended with petrol and sold.

Defence

File photo of the Supreme Court | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Superseded & forced to work under male juniors, senior women Army officers move SC

MoD yet to form Selection Board for promotions despite SC’s two rulings on permanent commission, say women officers. This caused loss of financial benefits, study leave among others.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.