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Deve Gowda

Why Karnataka bypoll duck could spell ‘beginning of the end’ for Deve Gowda’s JD(S)

Former PM H.D. Deve Gowda’s Janata Dal (Secular) is faced with constant erosion in its support base, and did not manage to win even a single seat in Karnataka bypolls.
File image of Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa | Photo: PTI

BJP backs Yediyurappa as he ‘admits’ Amit Shah role in rebellion of Congress-JD(S) MLAs

The Congress has threatened to move the Supreme Court in view of the ‘revelation’, but BJP high command has thrown its weight behind Yediyurappa.
Karnataka politics

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.
Lingayats and Veerashaivas

Siddaramaiah considers JD(S) his first enemy, wanted BJP back in power, says Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy says Congress — specifically, Siddaramaiah — sought to undermine his position throughout their time in government.
Karnataka assembly

Congress initiates back-channel talks to win back rebel Karnataka MLAs

Efforts were intensified to reach out to dissident Karnataka legislators a day after CM Kumaraswamy made a surprise announcement that he will seek a trust vote.
Karnataka govt crisis

3 key takeaways from Karnataka crisis no matter what happens to Kumaraswamy govt

Aggressive dissidence is likely to be a permanent feature of Karnataka’s electoral politics. So, when the Kumaraswamy government may fall is not important.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Should Karnataka hold fresh elections or continue to bank on unnatural political alliances?

The Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is now hanging by a thread as more MLAs resign.
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy | Facebook | @hdkumaraswamy

A blow to wobbly Karnataka govt, 11 Cong-JD(S) MLAs submit resignation at Speaker’s office

Congress's "trouble shooter" and Minister D K Shivakumar met the legislators and tried to convince them not to rock the coalition's strength in the 224-member Assembly.
Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy | PTI

Kumaraswamy hit by ‘five-star CM’ tag ahead of his village-stay programme

Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy has been operating out of a five-star hotel for a year, drawing criticism from the opposition and some of his own party members.

5 reasons why BJP, Congress or JD(S) can’t take Karnataka voters for granted

The urban local body elections in Karnataka have come as a lesson for the Congress-JD(S) coalition, as well as the BJP.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

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

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
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.