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Karnataka Elections 2018

Will BJP seek JD(S) support in Karnataka or will it try to break it?

Deve Gowda is on record rejecting any truck with BJP. In such a scenario, are Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy on the same page on an alliance partner

Karnataka affirms Amit Shah as the most powerful Indian party chief in half-a-century

Congress will say it got about as many votes as the BJP in Karnataka but still lost on seats big time. Fact: In the...

Sensex has best gain in months as BJP leads in Karnataka

The BSE Sensex rose 1.1 per cent to 35,933, set for the biggest advance since 5 April. The gains damped price swings, with the India Volatility Index tumbling 11 per cent.

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018 results: BJP dominates Karnataka too, but JD(S) holds the cards to power

Here's a real-time commentary in which our experts track the trajectory of victories and defeats in this bitterly fought election. Whoever forms the government...

Fuel price hikes resume after Karnataka election ends, analysts smell a rat

While the govt says it hasn’t given any directives over prices, Indian Oil increased prices Monday for the first time since 24 April.

Karnataka state polls turned out to be a ‘money guzzler’ exercise: Survey

Expenditure of several political parties and candidates in the Karnataka polls were more than twice spent during the last assembly poll in 2013. 

JD(S) could be kingmaker or heartbreaker. But will Deve Gowda & son align with each other?

In 2006, Deve Gowda almost expelled Kumaraswamy for going with the BJP. But with scorned ex-protege Siddaramaiah leading the Congress, a deadlock looms.

Five factors that will decide who wins the battle for Karnataka

From Siddaramaiah’s sub-nationalism to BJP’s Hindutva gambit, these five factors will decide whether Congress will retain its biggest state or BJP will return to power in the...

What Indian voters buy with ‘bribes’ just before elections: Booze, good food & clothes

The IIM-Bengaluru and University of Kent study looked at consumption patterns of households in major states before & after elections and found a spike in the expenditure on some key items ahead of the vote.

Crorepatis in Karnataka: 64% rise in assets of re-contesting MLAs, most are from Congress

Congress’s Priya Krishna is the richest candidate with net assets of Rs 1,024 crore while independent Dilip Kumar is the poorest with assets worth just Rs 1,000.

On Camera

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The cat carnival in Gurugram | Abantika Ghosh, ThePrint

Grumpy felines, greedy breeders—what Gurugram cat carnival looked like

Cats in tiny cages with tinier litter trays in a room full of curious onlookers—nothing could’ve prepared me for what lay inside the actual ‘carnival’ venue.
A man looks at a screen displaying news of markets update inside the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai | Reuters file photo

Shares rise ahead of RBI’s rate decision, Adani stocks arrest slide

The rebound comes after the recent selloff in Adani group stocks, which has caused a rout of over $100 billion in market capitalisation after Hindenburg's report on 24 January.

Defence

Army personnel helping Wildlife SOS rescue the elephant | Photo credit: Army

Army personnel, NGO come together to save 35-year-old elephant in Uttarakhand

The Army swung into action after Union Minister General V.K. Singh (retd) reached out to them to rescue the elephant that has been lying down for the last two weeks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.