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Kumaraswamy should resign, Karnataka should hold fresh polls

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Amit Shah and Narendra Modi

High on Karnataka confidence, BJP may fight it alone in Andhra

BJP unlikely to tie-up with Jagan Reddy's YSR Congress, believes it should build on Narendra Modi's popularity for growth and expansion.
Kumaraswamy wins trust vote

Tussle over portfolios keeps Karnataka cabinet formation on hold

Sources say the Congress wants home, finance and PWD ministries for itself while the JD(S) is not ready to forgo the finance ministry.
Rahul Gandhi

How Rahul Gandhi’s foreign trips hurt the Congress

His familial duties, birthday and New Year vacations stall critical decision-making in the party.
Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala at Karnataka chief minister H. D. Kumaraswamy swearing-in with deputy chief minister G. Parameshwara | PTI

Karnataka episode shows blatantly partisan figures should not be appointed as Governors

Current trend of appointing politically partisan leaders as governors will continue to decrease confidence in public offices, and the rule of law cannot survive without such confidence.
H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Congress leaders to hold cabinet expansion talks in Delhi today

Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, who will meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, are expected to discuss the contours of a common minimum programme for their coalition with the JD(S).
A file image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah | PTI

Year of the Dog: The BJP can blame Chinese Zodiac for Karnataka defeat

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Narendra modi in the parliament for the budget session 2018

India’s budget threat back in focus after Modi loses Karnataka

The bonds have taken a knock this year, which were further fueled by wider budget targets, faster inflation and a global selloff of emerging market assets.
The New Yorker

Last Laughs: Yeddyurappa’s resignation is the flavour of the day

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
K.G. Bopaiah

Controversial BJP leader Bopaiah appointed pro-tem speaker of Karnataka assembly

Congress, JD(S) allege governor picked Yeddyurappa’s man, Bopaiah was pro tem speaker when BJP govt faced trust vote in 2008.

On Camera

Yogi Adityanath said ‘gunda raj’ over and people bought it. But UP crime still the worst

The Yogi Adityanath govt’s brazen touting of encounter killings has gained popular support, but has failed to curb crime on the ground in Uttar Pradesh.
People on bike passing through a deserted market in Hyderabad on 26 June

World economy that took elevator down faces steep stairs back up

President of European Chamber in China, Joerg Wuttke, said the recovery isn't V or W, it's looking like the top of a chainsaw — up and down and painful all the way.

Defence

Pangong lake area and its eight fingers marked out, near LAC | Abhijit Iyer-Mitra | Twitter

Indian and Chinese troops begin disengagement in Ladakh, Army to remain very cautious

The Indian Army will carry out a verification process in a 72-hour window to ensure China's PLA soldiers have adhered to the agreement arrived at the Corps Commander-level meetings.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.