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This Karnataka IAS officer is taking on the politically mighty, transfers be damned

In the last couple of years, Rohini Sindhuri Dasari has had run-ins with Congress minister A. Manju and the CM’s brother H.D. Revanna. But she’s undeterred.
Umesh Jadhav

Umesh Jadhav joins BJP after quitting Congress, could face Mallikarjun Kharge in LS polls

Jadhav could face some hurdles ahead of his candidature for the Lok Sabha polls as a petition to disqualify him is still pending before the Speaker.

ABVP forces Karnataka college lecturer to kneel & apologise for ‘anti-national’ FB post

ABVP members demand suspension, resignation and police action. They also question Karnataka home minister, Congress’ M.B. Patil, who owns the college.
The team at the petroglyph site | Murugeshi Taruvekere

Stone Age rock art site discovered in Karnataka’s Udupi

The petroglyphs, giant images carved on rock by chipping away parts of it, could date to between 10000 BCE and 3000 BCE, falling right in the middle part of India's Stone Age period.
Forest fire flames at night

Indian Air Force to help Karnataka govt fight forest fire at Bandipur tiger reserve

The air force chief responded positively to the state's request and that the preparations are on for the operation, said CM H.D. Kumaraswamy on Twitter.
Flames arise after a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

Karnataka gripped by forest fires, state says it’s because of ‘mischief & mistakes’

Forest Survey of India report finds Karnataka has most forest fires. State forest department questions data, but says the fires are a matter of concern.
Congress MLA J.N. Ganesh

Congress MLA arrested for assault ‘thrashed’ the colleague who helped his political launch

Karnataka MLA J.N. Ganesh allegedly beat up and threatened his party colleague Anand Singh at a resort near Bengaluru in January. He was arrested Wednesday.
Karnataka assembly

Feel like I’m being raped again & again, says Karnataka Speaker. MLAs have a hearty laugh

Speaker references rape to describe his name being dragged into the audio tape row, but rather than castigating him, MLAs join in.

Snoop on school bags for ‘anything red’ — Valentine’s Day diktat for Karnataka schools

The advisory, issued to private schools, calls for a crackdown, saying students may resort to lying and stealing to celebrate Valentine's Day.
B.S. Yeddyurappa

We’ll make 12 people ministers, give Rs 10 cr each — full transcript of Yeddyurappa clips

The Karnataka government has ordered an SIT probe into audio tapes that name everybody from the state Speaker to BJP chief Amit Shah and even the PM.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?