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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.
JSW steel plant at Toranagallu village in Ballari

Karnataka govt accused of selling 3,666 acres of land to JSW at ‘throwaway prices’

Senior Congress leader H.K. Patil has opposed the JD(S)-Congress govt’s decision, alleging that the land might be worth Rs 1.5 crore-2 crore per acre.

Karnataka’s shaky Congress-JD(S) coalition set for another test — Lok Sabha results

The bickering has only intensified between the Congress and JD(S), and a poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections could hasten the end for the uneasy coalition.
Lingayats and Veerashaivas

‘There’s a time to be CM’: Kumaraswamy & Siddaramaiah in Twitter war over Kharge

Karnataka's Congress chief and former CM Siddaramaiah took a swipe at current state CM Kumaraswamy, who said Mallikarjun Kharge shuold've been made CM years ago.

Income Tax dept seeks action against Karnataka CM & deputy CM for intimidating officers

The I-T department is seeking legal action on the grounds that the leaders led protests on 28 March against tax raids carried out across Karnataka.
File photo of Rohini Sindhuri Dasari | indicivil.blogspot.com

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.
File photo of H.D. Deve Gowda with son Kumaraswamy

Son-loyalist rivalry back to haunt Karnataka’s Congress-JD(S) alliance

JD(S) chief H.D. Deve Gowda has sprung to son and Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s defence, hitting out at Congress leader and former aide Siddaramaiah.
A file photo of Siddaramaiah | Facebook

Congress MLA’s Rs 1.5-cr Mercedes ‘gift’ is not a first for Siddaramaiah

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has long courted controversies for accepting expensive 'gifts', including Hublot watch and Toyota Land Cruiser.

In Ballari Lok Sabha bypoll, Siddaramaiah & Sriramulu cross swords by proxy

Ballari Lok Sabha bypoll is being seen as an extension of the rivalry on display in the May election, when Siddaramaiah defeated Sriramulu from Badami.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.