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Yeddyurappa diaries: Time for Supreme Court to clearly note what constitutes evidence

In the 1991 Jain brothers hawala case, the Supreme Court had said that corroborating evidence is a must to convict the person named in the diaries.
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‘BSY’ diary forged, says Jaitley, accuses media of playing along with Opposition

Finance minister says media behaved as a 'caravan' of falsehood ready with a 'Rahul Bailout' following Pitroda's Balakot comments.
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We’ll make 12 people ministers, give Rs 10 cr each — full transcript of Yeddyurappa clips

The Karnataka government has ordered an SIT probe into audio tapes that name everybody from the state Speaker to BJP chief Amit Shah and even the PM.
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Plugged-In: Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM, and Valley ceasefire under fire

Front Page And the next chief minister of Karnataka is… B.S. Yeddyurappa. After three days of suspense, the BJP state chief finally took oath as the 29th chief minister of Karnataka Thursday, Hindustan Times and all the major dailies report front-page. Within 24 hours of assuming office, Yeddyurappa held a 'one-man cabinet meeting' with senior bureaucrats to “fulfil his pre-poll promise of waiving farm loans of up to Rs 1 lakh from all banks on day one", The Indian Express reports. The Congress and the JD(S) continue to be up in arms over the governor's invitation to BSY to form the government, an act they have labelled the "defeat of democracy", The Hindu reports. The BJP has 15 days to prove their majority. In ThePrint, Rohini Swamy lists the three scenarios likely to take place over the fortnight. Also read this time-line for a shortcut to understanding the twists and turns in the political battle for Karnataka. Meanwhile,...
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TalkPoint: Ballari mining scam ‘clean chit’- political expediency or not enough evidence?

In November last year, three different CBI branches dropped the investigation into the Rs. 16,500 crore Ballari illegal mining scam. Experts weigh in on BJP's decision to give tickets to family members of the accused.
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BJP campaign hit by protests as BSY says son won’t contest against Siddaramaiah Jr

Voters and political observers were looking forward to what promised to be a high-voltage campaign between the sons of two local stalwarts.
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Gauri Lankesh murder: Nervous BJP deploys big guns to counter allegations

The party has deployed big guns to thwart criticism from the Opposition.

A ‘Congress-mukt’ Karnataka will be harder to achieve than Amit Shah thinks

To make Karnataka 'Congress-mukt', the BJP will have to address internal dissidence, build a new social coalition and a compelling development agenda.

Now, SC to hear land-grabbing case against Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar

Allegations of collusion with revenue department officials to buy government land date back to 1999-2003 when Shivakumar was UD minister in S M Krishna govt. Apurva Vishwanath

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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?