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The 4 scenarios for rebel Karnataka MLAs who are waiting for SC ruling on disqualification

The 17 rebels were disqualified by Speaker, which prevents them from contesting polls. SC started hearing case today but last date for filing nominations is 30 September.

Alliance govt gone, Congress and JD(S) are back to being rivals in Karnataka

Parties won't contest polls together in Karnataka. Congress leaders say fall of govt has 'freed' them, JD(S) says it won’t be begging for power.
Congress MLAs at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

Karnataka assembly speaker disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs till 2023

Of the lawmakers who faced the action, 11 are from the Congress and three from JDS.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy | PTI

Kumaraswamy says future of JD(S)-Congress alliance uncertain day after losing trust vote

Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy said that JD(S)'s top priority is to develop the party and win people's confidence.

Why a BJP govt in Karnataka could be as unstable as the 14-month Congress-JD(S) alliance

BJP won’t find it easy to keep its members happy along with the new ones who have reportedly been offered ministerial berths once they return to House.
H.D. Kumaraswamy, G. Parameshwara, and R.V. Deshpande during the vote of confidence at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru on 23 July 2019 | PTI

Laws can’t stop Indian politicians from defecting. But there’s someone who can

Naming and shaming is more powerful than any legal remedy.
Karnataka assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar gets the observer's counting following vote of confidence during the Assembly Session at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Tuesday | PTI

What happens in Karnataka now? Speaker Ramesh Kumar’s actions, or inactions, will decide

For the BJP, pulling down the Kumaraswamy government may have been easier than forming the next government in Karnataka.
Karnataka crisis

Kumaraswamy will make his farewell speech today, says BS Yeddyurappa

Karnataka BJP chief B.S. Yeddyurappa’s comment comes a day after Governor Vajubhai Vala asked CM H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove his majority in the House by 1.30 pm Friday.
Karnataka crisis

Will follow the Constitution, says Karnataka Speaker after SC ruling on MLA resignations

The Karnataka Speaker was reacting to the Supreme Court ruling that allowed him to decide on the MLA resignations as he saw fit.
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BJP seeks to move no-confidence motion on Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka

Karnataka government has been pushed to the brink of collapse after 16 lawmakers of the ruling coalition have resigned from the assembly.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.