Saturday, 26 May, 2018

Politics

Opposition leaders share the stage in Karnataka | @INCIndia

Kumaraswamy is sworn in Karnataka CM but opposition leaders strike a pre-2019 pose

Regional leaders, from Sharad Pawar to Mayawati and Mamata, share stage with the Gandhis at swearing-in ceremony, welcome Naidu and Kejriwal ‘under the tent’.
File photo of H.D. Deve Gowda with son Kumaraswamy | Sipra Das/India Today Group/Getty Images

Superstitious & suspicious of women rivals: Meet the Gowda family back on top in Karnataka

A fondness for astrology, a fear of women candidates — the Deva Gowda clan has its share of quirks. But above all, it has exhibited political resilience time and again.

Why the idea of a national ‘mahagathbandhan’ may be just wishful thinking

Several unanswered questions remain as the Congress-JD(S) coalition government takes oath, including whether the grand old party is ready to play second fiddle at the national stage.
Lastest news on Karnataka elections | ThePrint.in

The two Congressmen who will share the limelight with Kumaraswamy today

As a child, Parameshwara and his brother received haircuts from their father because barbers in their hometown, Golahalli, would reportedly turn them away for being Dalits.
Congress BJP Funds

Empty coffers challenge Congress in the race to beat Modi

The BJP received donations of 7.05 billion rupees from 2,987 corporates during the four years to March 2016.Congress got 1.98 billion rupees from 167 business houses.
Amit Shah addresses a press conference in New Delhi | PTI

Amit Shah hails Modi govt’s rural outreach schemes, unveils 4-year report card

A total of seven schemes were launched as part Gram Swaraj Abhiyan targeting 16,850 backward villages across the country.

BJP has still not given up in Karnataka despite not having numbers, is working on Plan B

Party hopes to ensure that the Kumaraswamy government does not have the numbers in its first budget session; banks on differences between Congress, JD(S) leaders.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy | PTI

Cow killer should be tried for murder, says Subramanian Swamy

The controversial MP had moved a Private Member’s Bill in the Rajya Sabha last year that sought to introduce the death penalty as punishment for cow slaughter. He withdrew the bill this February.
Kejriwal

AAP yet to submit audit report to EC, donor list still unavailable

The ADR report comes two years after AAP removed the list of its donors from the party website.
Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party earned Rs 82 crore, highest among regional parties in 2016-17

TDP, AIADMK came second and third with earnings of Rs 72.92 crore and Rs 48.88 crore respectively; opposition parties received far lesser amounts, says ADR report.
pregnant woman

Bar council rule implies women can’t juggle pregnancy & legal profession

When the court said maternity leave cannot granted to a “professional course”, it deepened the notion that in a woman’s life professionalism and family cannot go hand in hand.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

How should the Indian army ethos handle Major Gogoi’s case?

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat has said that 'exemplary punishment' will be given to Major Leetul Gogoi, if he is found guilty of violation of Army rules. Experts weigh in.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

Did you know Indian and Pakistani spies can plot peace too?

Some untold or barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spymasters making peace on the sidelines of war.