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In Karnataka, 16 journalists arrested in 1 year, most for blackmail & false propaganda

Many journalists have been booked for extortion, blackmail & false propaganda, and there’s a growing sense that the rot starts at the top of the Kannada media.
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Experts to probe ‘medical negligence’ in Karnataka IPS officer Madhukar Shetty’s death

Five months after his death in Hyderabad, Karnataka forms panel to probe suspicions that line of treatment to Madhukar Shetty was 'flawed'.

For Congress-JD(S), this election is more than just about a good Lok Sabha result

Karnataka's Congress-JD(S) coalition has been surviving on a wafer-thin majority and any setback in LS polls will give BJP a chance to topple the government.
The JD(S) members who were staying at the Shangri-La hotel, one of the sites struck Sri Lanka attacks

4 JD(S) leaders among Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts, 3 others missing

The four Karnataka leaders were staying at Colombo's Shangri-La hotel, one of the sites that was attacked in the Easter Sunday terror strikes on Sri Lanka.

BJP’s Tejasvi Surya is in for a rough ride even in this anti-Congress Bengaluru seat

Discontent among BJP supporters of Tejashwini, wife of late minister Ananth Kumar, and a strong Congress campaign are posing a serious challenge for Surya.
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Deve Gowda’s desperate family-first politics make even Pawar, KCR, Naidu clans look better

Even Deve Gowda’s supporters in Karnataka believe he now cares only about the political fortunes of his family.

The biggest test for Karnataka’s Congress-JD(S) alliance is in Mandya Lok Sabha seat

The independent candidate is banking on star friends, regional pride, and a local Congress rebellion to tackle the Deve Gowda family scion.

BJP tweets old fake letter claiming Sonia Gandhi ‘wanted to divide Hindus in Karnataka’

The letter allegedly written by Karnataka minister M.B. Patil to Sonia Gandhi was first published by Right-wing propaganda website Postcard News last year.
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BJP can try Operation Kamala again to win votes, but won’t succeed: Siddaramaiah

Congress took a jibe at the BJP by referring to 'Operation Kamala' from 2008 when it attempted to "poach-all" MLAs to stake claim to form the government in Karnataka.
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Shah Faesal called out on social media: Kashmir students jailed in Karnataka have legal aid

Former IAS officer Shah Faesal had claimed that three Kashmiris jailed for an ‘anti-national’ post after the Pulwama attack had no legal aid.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.