Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: JD(S)

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.

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.

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.

Karnataka govt accused of selling 3,666 acres of land to JSW at ‘throwaway prices’

Senior Congress leader H.K. Patil has opposed the JD(S)-Congress govt’s decision, alleging that the land might be worth Rs 1.5 crore-2 crore per acre.

It’s down to 86-yr-old Deve Gowda to revive JD(S) as family politics, poll rout threaten party

Former PM Deve Gowda will have to step up to resurrect JD(S), which has seen a shift of its voter base, while having to deal with his family's ambitions.

After BJP win in Karnataka, fall of Kumaraswamy govt is just a matter of time

There remains no logical rationale for the continuation of the JD(S) and Congress alliance.

Karnataka Congress has a new headache as senior Muslim MLA ‘revolts’ 2 days before results

Congress MLA Roshan Baig calls senior leader K.C. Venugopal a 'buffoon', slams Dinesh Gundu Rao and Siddaramaiah for not handling Lok Sabha campaign 'properly'. 

In Karnataka, BJP wins Lok Sabha & Congress, JD(S) state polls but 2019 can be a close fight

The regret is that BJP vs Congress-JD(S) contest aside, Karnataka for all its civic activism hasn't given us alternative politics.

Math done, now Congress-JD(S) has to pass chemistry test in Karnataka

The Congress and JD(S) are avowed rivals of the past who forged an alliance last year. Some workers, however, are yet to forget old rivalries.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
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.


The maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.