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Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar on his way to hoist the national flag at the party office in Bengaluru on 2 July 2020 | Twitter | @DKShivakumar

Congress puts up grand digital show as DK Shivakumar officially takes over as Karnataka chief

The party put up over 12,000 LEDs in 6,608 panchayats and connected with nearly 10 lakh people via Facebook, Zoom and regional channels.
D.K. Shivakumar will take charge as Karnataka Congress president on 7 June | Photo: ANI

Congress can take leaf out of RSS-BJP book on cadres, market itself better: DK Shivakumar

D.K. Shivakumar, set to formally take over as Karnataka Congress chief, says RSS-BJP’s cadre-based training has helped them gain political advantage, promises to bring his party back to power.
File image of Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar | Photo: ANI

Why DK Shivakumar is the Congress’ choice to lead the party out of a hole in Karnataka

Shivakumar has remained with the Congress since his student days. He’s feared by opponents, and the H.D. Deve Gowda family considers him their nemesis.
DK Shivakumar being taken to a special court from RML Hospital in New Delhi on 17 September

Battling defections in MP, Congress makes troubleshooter DK Shivakumar its Karnataka chief

After keeping the decision on hold since January, Congress finally makes announcement of appointing D.K. Shivakumar as the Karnataka Congress chief.
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Congress’ DK Shivakumar lands in ‘conversion conspiracy’ over 114-ft Jesus Christ statue

The proposed statue, near Bengaluru, will stand just short of Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer, which, at 124 feet, has defined the Rio skyline since 1931. 
Congress leader DK Shivakumar | PTI Photo | Shailendra Bhojak

Supreme Court dismisses ED plea challenging Congress leader Shivakumar’s bail

The ED had opposed bail, granted by the Delhi High Court, to D.K. Shivakumar on the grounds that he might tamper with evidence in a money laundering case.
Congress leader DK Shivakumar | PTI Photo | Shailendra Bhojak

Karnataka Congress leader Shivakumar gets bail in money laundering case

Delhi High Court Justice Suresh Kait granted bail to D.K. Shivakumar on the grounds that he isn't a flight risk and cannot temper with evidence.
Judges OP Saini and Ajay Kumar Kuhar

2G spectrum cases transferred from special CBI judge O.P. Saini to Ajay Kuhar

Judge Saini retires on 30 September. He granted anticipatory bail to P. Chidambaram on 3 September, the same day Kuhar sent him to Tihar.
Shivakumar daughter Aishwariya

ED grills daughter of Congress leader DK Shivakumar for over 7 hours

The Enforcement Directorate recorded the statement of Aishwarya, Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar's daughter, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
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Side-effect of Shivakumar and Chidambaram’s arrest: Congress gets its mojo back

Arrests of its two veterans has put Congress back on the centre stage when it looked like the party was slowly becoming irrelevant.

On Camera

Time to expand America’s footprint in India. A new consulate will be a good start

On the heels of the US and China closing consulates in each other’s country, the symbolism alone would be particularly significant.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed inside the central bank building in Mumbai

India’s current account surplus rises to $19.8 billion in June quarter

The current account surplus stood at $0.6 billion in the March quarter while there was a current account deficit of $15 billion in the year-ago period.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.