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Ex-chief minister of Karnataka

Siddaramaiah moves to Mysuru as Covid cases among political leaders rise in Bengaluru

According to officials, even though Siddaramaiah tested negative for the virus, he decided to move on the advice of his son Dr Yathindra.
MNS Rally in Mumbai

BMC’s ‘blatant oversight’ that has Raj Thackeray’s MNS riled up

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Karnataka Congress president Dinesh Gundu Rao (left) and legislature party leader Siddaramaiah have both resigned

Disconnected from voters & rudderless — Karnataka Congress hurtles from one crisis to next

Congress is worried about its prospects in Karnataka after drubbings in Lok Sabha polls & assembly bypolls. Its state leadership too has resigned.
Congress MLAs at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru

Disqualified Karnataka MLAs find a new tool to woo voters — new districts

In the last few months, demands to carve out 9 districts have been made by politicians & disqualified MLAs, saying it would result in better administration.
H.D. Kumaraswamy

Congress report blames forced alliance with JD(S) for poor Lok Sabha show in Karnataka

The Congress won just one of Karnataka’s 28 Lok Sabha seats in this year’s election, as did then ally JD(S). 
A file photo of Siddaramaiah | Facebook

Siddaramaiah slaps supporter at Mysuru airport, video goes viral

Former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah and the supporter sought to play it down with the latter describing the former as a father figure and saying he slapped him out of affection.
Lingayats and Veerashaivas

Siddaramaiah considers JD(S) his first enemy, wanted BJP back in power, says Kumaraswamy

Former Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy says Congress — specifically, Siddaramaiah — sought to undermine his position throughout their time in government.
B.S. Yeddyurappa

Yediyurappa wins trust vote in Karnataka Assembly with easy majority

As the Opposition did not press for division, Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar declared that the confidence motion had been passed by a voice vote.
Sachin Pilot

Ranveer bowls over Singhvi, Subramanian Swamy attacks Rahul, and Sachin Pilot turns pink

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Ex-chief minister of Karnataka

Siddaramaiah lashes out at BJP for ignoring Dalit Karnataka MPs in its cabinet

Senior Congress leader and former chief minister criticised BJP for 'big talk' and no action even after five Dalit candidates won the recent Lok Sabha polls in Karnataka.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
An SBI bank branch in Gwalior | ANI

Gwalior shuts banks for a week, a first as Covid cases spike in Madhya Pradesh district

The order suspends banking services until 21 July and prohibits customers from entering bank premises during this time. Banks can open for employees though.

Defence

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Govt’s top China advisory group meets to discuss outcome of corps commander talks

Army chief General M.M. Naravane also separately met senior officers to discuss the 15-hour talks held between Indian & Chinese corps commanders to resolve LAC tensions.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.