Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Ballari

Why MSP is a fraud: Yogendra Yadav

For the last five decades, MSP has always been a piece of paper for most farmers. But now we have a Prime Minister who says, “MSP tha, hai, or rahega!”

How new Vijayanagara could resurrect mining baron Janardhana Reddy’s political career

The district of Ballari — home turf of the powerful Reddy brothers Janardhana, Somashekara and Karunakara — was bifurcated this week to form Karnataka’s 31st district, Vijayanagara.

Couple names their newborn after Ballari DC Nakul in tribute to his Covid work

Parents Pradeep and Akshata say Ballari Deputy Commissioner S.S. Nakul took care to ensure Covid-19 patients received the best treatment. 

Ballari officials apologise, change staff after video shows Covid bodies being dumped in grave

The Ballari administration in Karnataka apologised for the 'disrespectful' disposal of deceased Covid patients after the video sparked outrage over the 'inhuman' handling of the bodies.

Reddy brothers threaten mass protest as Yediyurappa moves to divide their bastion Ballari

The Reddy brothers believe the move will greatly diminish their influence on the region and benefit disqualified Congress MLA Anand Singh.

Why winning Ballari is a matter of prestige for Congress and BJP

Once a Congress stronghold, Ballari saw Sonia Gandhi beat Sushma Swaraj before the controversial Reddy brothers delivered the seat to BJP for 14 years.   

In Ballari Lok Sabha bypoll, Siddaramaiah & Sriramulu cross swords by proxy

Ballari Lok Sabha bypoll is being seen as an extension of the rivalry on display in the May election, when Siddaramaiah defeated Sriramulu from Badami.

Explained: 2010 mining case verdict that dragged in ex-CJI Balakrishnan & BJP’s Sriramulu

The purported sting operation showed BJP candidate Sriramulu trying to facilitate a deal with a relative of then CJI Balakrishnan on behalf of Reddys.

Return of the Ballari brothers shows how desperate BJP is for Karnataka

BJP hopes Janardhan Reddy, who faces more charges than most politicians, will deliver most of the 23 seats in his territory — 10% of the assembly’s strength.

The biggest issue in Ballari is not illegal mining but access to clean water

Since their rise in 2008, the Reddys have promised to convert Ballari into one of India’s most progressive cities, but nothing has changed on the ground so far.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.