Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Lingayat

Caste likely to decide Siddaramaiah’s fate in the close battle for Badami

BJP’s Sriramulu belongs to the Valmiki Scheduled Tribe, which can counter the large number of voters of the Kuruba community to which the CM...

Congress wants to split Lingayat votes by portraying a ‘diminished’ Yeddyurappa in BJP

The Lingayats have traditionally voted for a leader and not a party. A chief ministerial aspirant from their community would make them vote for that party.

Siddaramaiah vs Sreeramulu: Caste likely to decide who will win the historic Badami seat

Sreeramulu, who belongs to the Nayaka tribe, is seen as a tough competitor for Siddaramaiah as he is said to have a sizeable support base in the region.

From Kedarnath to Karnataka: Modi to seek blessings of Lingayat God & priest before polls

The head priest of the Shiva shrine is a Veerashaiva-Lingayat, and the BJP hopes Modi's visit to the temple before launching his Karnataka campaign will help win the hearts of Lingayats.

Last Laughs: Karnataka vote bank, Commonwealth games & tale of two Khans in Rajasthan

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Last Laughs: Nitish Kumar’s woes, the best April Fool’s gag and mutt-hopping in Karnataka

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Despite Lingayat issue, it is ‘advantage BJP’ in the biggest political slugfest of 2018

There are several good reasons why the BJP is upbeat in spite of expectations the Lingayat issue might go against the party.

Amit Shah says Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah is an anti-Hindu leader

BJP chief slams Karnataka CM over minority religion tag for Lingayats; asks why Siddaramaiah didn’t do this earlier in his term.

Last Laughs: Anna Hazare’s app, Modi Mann reading ki baat app, and data leaks

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Siddaramaiah’s decision on Lingayats is just ‘scorched earth’ politics

There are many schools of tantra that also reject the textual authority of the Vedas and yet proudly identify themselves as Hindus.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.