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Karnataka has unveiled its own flag: Is it legal and why does it want one?

Many see Siddaramaiah's unveiling of a state flag as a political decision ahead of the state elections.
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HoaXposed: Siddaramaiah inaugurates ‘world’s largest solar park’, but tweets fake picture

The picture on the poster being used to promote the solar park in Pavagada, Karnataka, is actually from Bavaria, Germany.
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Siddaramaiah may not be a Modi-baiter but he wants to be a Modi-stopper in Karnataka

Stopping Congress from retaining power in Karnataka is perhaps even more important than the BJP forming the government in the state
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Exclusive: Buoyed by Cauvery verdict, Siddaramaiah takes on BJP & ‘irrelevant’ Modicare

Karnataka CM believes Congress will get a majority on its own in upcoming polls, says people won’t trust Yeddyurappa, Amit Shah or Narendra Modi again.
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In spite of Siddaramaiah’s inept handling, the SC’s verdict on Cauvery is fair to Karnataka

The finality of the Cauveri verdict means more than just the numbers. The Supreme Court has ruled that ownership of river vests with no state.
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After Tipu Jayanti, Karnataka govt move to celebrate Bahmani Muslims sparks row

A three-day literary festival, aimed at understanding the history of Bahmani and Rashtrakuta rulers of the erstwhile Deccan state, will kick on 4 March.

Siddaramaiah drives looking ahead, but Modiji keeps looking at rear-view: Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief tears into Modi government over policies like GST and note ban; says PM chose not to highlight relevant issues in Parliament.
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Kannada becomes both hipster and political

Even before the assertion of Kannada pride under Siddaramaiah, non-native speakers started learning the language. But imposition remains a thorny issue.
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BJP’s ‘beef biryani’ vs Congress’s Yogi recipe, the social media wars are on in Karnataka

After ‘Siddu beef biryani’ video, BJP comes out with another clip highlighting alleged ill-treatment faced by IAS, IPS officers under Congress rule in the state.
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Anti-incumbency and Yeddyurappa’s old schemes will bring BJP back to power: Javadekar

BJP’s Karnataka in-charge opens up on its poll strategy, the key issues ahead of the state elections, and on allegations against CM candidate Yeddyurappa.

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Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
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Reliance, Maruti biggest losers as Sensex drops for fourth straight day amid gloomy outlook

BSE Sensex loses 0.8% while NSE Nifty 50 Index drops 0.9%. A gauge of IT firms rises 0.9%, but 16 out of 19 sector sub-indexes compiled by BSE drop.

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China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?