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Ex-chief minister of Karnataka

Siddaramaiah says BJP has no right to demand separate statehood for North Karnataka

The ex-chief minister highlighted his release of funds for various development schemes during his tenure, blaming BJP for 'zero' progress done. 
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Elections are history but Karnataka is still divided over Kannada vs English in schools

The move to introduce 1,000 English-medium schools faces some local anger, causing confusion in language-sensitive Karnataka.
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Kumaraswamy uses budget to get his numbers right with Congress & Siddaramaiah

Promising to continue Congress’s schemes, Kumaraswamy seems to be bending over backwards to keep predecessors happy. Bengaluru: Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy appears to be bending over backwards to keep his predecessor Siddaramaiah and the Congress party in good humour for the smooth running of the Janata Dal (Secular) and Congress coalition government. After presenting his full-fledged budget in the state assembly Thursday, Kumaraswamy went to the extent of calling “Siddaramaiah’s budget is my budget” to douse the latest controversy over allocations. In response to criticism by some Congress legislators that there was no mention or allocation for the needs of the minority communities, Kumaraswamy said he would like to continue the programmes announced by Siddaramaiah in his February 16 budget. “The allocations made in the previous budget stands and my government will only aim at continuing the same,” he said. He also maintained that he will continue Congress’s flagship welfare programmes such as the...

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Kumaraswamy strikes conciliatory note, reaches out to Congress on budget, welfare schemes

Karnataka CM dismisses reports of rift in JD(S)-Congress coalition after Siddaramaiah videos emerge, tells ThePrint govt will complete full term.

Illustrating the Emergency: The darkest time-line in modern Indian history

Imposed by Indira Gandhi’s government, the Emergency lasted for 21 months, one of the darkest periods in Indian history.
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How Indira Gandhi gifted Indian Democracy a new generation of political talent by jailing it

In trying to destroy all opposition, Indira Gandhi actually created a credible, pan-national, pan-ideological cadre of new leaders whose talent and charm her legatees failed to counter.
H.D. Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Congress leaders to hold cabinet expansion talks in Delhi today

Parameshwara, Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar, who will meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, are expected to discuss the contours of a common minimum programme for their coalition with the JD(S).

BJP has still not given up in Karnataka despite not having numbers, is working on Plan B

Party hopes to ensure that the Kumaraswamy government does not have the numbers in its first budget session; banks on differences between Congress, JD(S) leaders.
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D.K. Shivakumar: Karnataka Congressman for whom defeating BJP designs is becoming a habit

A reliable troubleshooter for the Congress, DK Shivakumar is now trying to save the Congress-JDS government in Karnataka.

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People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.


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Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.