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Deve Gowda

Janata Dal (Secular) expels 3 disqualified Karnataka MLAs for ‘anti-party’ activities

The three disqualified MLAs, along with 14 Congress MLAs, were responsible for bringing down the party's coalition government in Karnataka.
BS Yediyurappa

Yediyurappa seen sailing through Karnataka trust vote but Speaker could delay celebration

Yediyurappa expected to bring back BJP govt to Karnataka with a trust vote win after 17 MLA disqualifications pull House strength down to 208.
IAS officers

India has 60-plus civil services, but Modi govt plans to cut them down to just 3 or 4

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Karnataka elections

Yeddyurappa says BJP will stake claim to form Karnataka govt, to meet Governor today

The BJP move comes after Speaker Ramesh Kumar disqualified three rebel MLAs from assembly under the anti-defection law.
Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar

Karnataka speaker disqualifies 2 rebel Congress, 1 independent MLAs till 2023

Karnataka assembly speaker Ramesh Kumar said he was convinced the resignations by the 3 members were not genuine and therefore rejected them.

BJP to stake claim to form govt in Karnataka in a day or two, Yeddyurappa to be CM

BJP national general secretary Muralidhar Rao says party will form the government, but certain 'complexities' will have to be resolved before that.
Karnataka BJP MLAs at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

Karnataka BJP leaders meet Amit Shah, await party leadership’s decision on next move

BJP is treading cautiously in Karnataka, where the Congress-JD(S) govt lost a trust vote, since the Speaker is yet to decide on the resignations of 15 rebel MLAs.
BSP MLA in Karnataka N. Mahesh

Karnataka BSP MLA abstained from floor test as he did not want to ‘waste his vote’

BSP MLA N. Mahesh was expelled Tuesday soon after Congress-JD(S)-BSP coalition lost the floor test in Karnataka.
Karnataka politics

The big challenge Karnataka BJP will face if it forms government now

If BJP forms govt in Karnataka, it will have a wafer-thin majority. The party fears any reverse poaching of MLAs could tilt the scales against it.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.