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Ex-chief minister of Karnataka

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital

The 71-year-old political leader took to Twitter to share the news Tuesday and requested all those who have come into contact with him to quarantine themselves
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

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On Camera

File photo of PM Narendra Modi and former PM Manmohan Singh | PTI

Modi govt was handed weak data institutions by Congress, but it ruined them further

The BJP’s 2014 manifesto promised ‘real-time data’. Now, the Modi government has no data on migrant workers’ deaths during Covid pandemic.
A man holds a Rs 2000 banknote | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Are people holding on to cash after lockdown? New RBI data seems to suggest so

Data shows a sharp increase in cash holding after the lockdown was imposed in March. The demand for Rs 2,000 notes has surged, say bankers.

Defence

Army chief M M Naravane assesses situation along LoC in North Kashmir

The Army chief, who is on a 2-day J&K visit, also discussed issues concerning the present security situation in the Union Territory with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why India’s triple crisis needs Modi to de-escalate & disengage from divisive politics at home

Covid, China and economy are intense, intertwined crises that need political space and confidence. Responsibility to create them doesn’t lie with opposition.