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Karnataka Elections 2018

In Karnataka, BJP’s Yeddyurappa runs two ‘dynasties’: politics and business

Every time BJP attacks Congress and JD(S) for practicing dynasty politics, its state chief finds himself on the back foot, given his family’s track record.

Congress playing caste politics in Karnataka, we only care about development, says Modi

The Prime minister speaks to BJP workers in Karnataka by video conference, tells them Congress offers lollipops to caste groups whenever there are elections. 

From Kedarnath to Karnataka: Modi to seek blessings of Lingayat God & priest before polls

The head priest of the Shiva shrine is a Veerashaiva-Lingayat, and the BJP hopes Modi's visit to the temple before launching his Karnataka campaign will help win the hearts of Lingayats.

BJP banks on controversial confidant of Reddy brothers to win SC/ST votes in Karnataka

Sriramulu is a member of the Valmiki-Nayaka community and, being a scheduled tribe, can forge a connection with the Dalit population, BJP hopes. Bengaluru: The BJP...

BJP banks on old guard in Karnataka, despite the cases against them

Many of the 154 candidates declared in the first two lists were ministers & MLAs when BJP won Karnataka in 2008, but also face criminal & corruption charges.

In this Karnataka village, 39 people share their names with CM Siddaramaiah

From a seven-year-old boy to a 43-year-old farmer, they are full of praise for CM Siddaramaiah for the work he has done for their village and constituency.

BJP tries to field Dravid and Kumble in Karnataka, but ex-cricketers decide to stay out

Party wanted the former India captains in its fold to galvanise the youth vote against Siddaramaiah’s Congress government in the 12 May assembly polls.

In Karnataka, politicians say Cauvery order should come after elections

While the issue has triggered several protests in Tamil Nadu against the Centre, the reaction has been more guarded in Karnataka.

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BSF’s shoot-to-kill policy can’t stop Bangladesh cow traffickers. Trade legalisation must

The success of Sheikh Hasina’s government in crushing jihadist terrorism has had a crucial role in making India more secure.
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‘Need to see a decisive moderation in inflation’: RBI Governor on...

While overall inflation is moderating, high and persistent core inflation remains a worry, as does the uncertain global growth & inflation environment, the governor said.

Defence

A Chinese spy balloon drifts to the ocean after being shot down off the coast in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, U.S on 4 February 2023 | Photo: REUTERS/Randall Hill

Chinese spy balloon has been used to snoop on India as...

The US has linked the spy balloon episode to a more extensive Chinese surveillance programme, saying it has been used for spying in India, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam.
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.