Sunday, 27 May, 2018

Politics

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.

Akhilesh, Mayawati to share stage in Bengaluru

The two leaders have recently come closer after they won the Lok Sabha byelections but rarely have they been seen together on a public platform.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over a model of polugh to Karnataka BJP President and chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa during the party's 'Farmers Convention' at Davanagere

Yeddyurappa & Sreeramulu have quit but Lok Sabha website says they are MPs, sparks doubts

Both leaders gave up their Lok Sabha seats as BJP suspects that Congress-JD(S) alliance may not last longer and it could get a chance to form a govt in Karnataka.
H.D. Deve Gowda| Arijit Sen/Getty Images

Alliance with Congress is Kumaraswamy’s decision, says father Deve Gowda

Deve Gowda also says need of the hour is that all secular forces must come together and the country must be saved from the 'communal and undemocratic' BJP.
Mehbooba Mufti

Brother of ex-J&K minister caught on camera calling Mehbooba a b***h

Rajender Singh made remarks during rally on Sunday supporting Kathua rape accused; brother Lal Singh, who resigned over the issue, led Sunday’s event. 
Prafulla Mahanta

Will snap ties with BJP if it goes ahead with citizenship bill: AGP’s Prafulla Mahanta

Coming close on the heels of the Karnataka debacle, former Assam CM’s comments could spell further trouble for BJP in the run-up to 2019.
Vajubhai Vala

President’s rule in Karnataka would have been right: T S Krishnamurthy

President's Rule could have avoided the wastage of time, money, horse-trading, bargaining for portfolios, says Krishnamurthy.
shahid aziz

From key Pakistani general to ISIS terrorist ‘killed’ in Jihad, the chilling saga of Shahid Aziz

An army cannot afford to allow so many ideologically motivated hardliners to rise to senior ranks and to freelance on behalf of their ideology after retirement.
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

The barely told stories of Indian and Pakistani spies making peace while waging war

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