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Karnataka Elections: Congress claims it set tape trap, BJP walked in
Mon, May 21, 2018

Congress leader D K Shivakumar, who spearheaded the effort to sequester MLAs in resorts and hotels, said at least 40 MLAs admitted to receiving calls.

Strong opponent of JD(S) but had to swallow bitterness: Congress’ point person DK Shivakumar for alliance
Mon, May 21, 2018

DK Shivakumar indicated that though the future of the alliance in Karnataka was fraught with challenges, both parties would work together to keep the BJP at bay, with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Congress leader DK Shivakumar interview: ‘Politics is art of possibility, we should forget individual issues’
Mon, May 21, 2018

We could not get a clear mandate for the Congress. It was Rahul Gandhi who triggered this entire operation. He gave a direction: plan A, B and C: DK Shivakumar.

Karnataka elections 2018: On the ground, some tension; a Cong-JD(S) reality check
Sun, May 20, 2018

The Congress hopes to stem the BJP charge across India and build momentum before the crucial Assembly polls in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, by keeping Karnataka, while the JD(S) hopes power will help it rebuild the party in Karnataka and perhaps even become a larger force in the Lok Sabha in 2019.

Karnataka Elections 2018: From hotel to pool to police, how Congress toiled
Sun, May 20, 2018

While the Congress was all smiles by the afternoon of Saturday, behind it lay many anxious moments, particularly over “missing” legislators.

Karnataka floor test: Bengaluru to Hyderabad and back — smiles, worry and a number game
Sat, May 19, 2018

There were victory signs and cheers in the Congress and JD(S) camps after the Supreme Court ordered the floor test. But the smiles masked the worry and nervousness in the two camps in the run-up to the vote.

The missing MLA: ex-BJP, once held in mining case
Fri, May 18, 2018

Anand Singh of Vijayanagara in Bellary remained incommunicado. While sources in the Congress claimed they were in touch with his family, Singh, who runs a mining business and was arrested by the CBI, was not seen with the party through Thursday. 

Last resort: Nervous Congress and JD(S) MLAs board a bus to Kochi
Fri, May 18, 2018

JD(S) spokesperson Kunwar Danish Ali said: “Three flights were to arrive in Bengaluru from Hyderabad to take Congress and JD(S) MLAs to Kochi. However, the planes were denied permission. No reason was given. The MLAs will now travel aboard buses to Kochi.”

The BJP’s performance and plan: Looking at 2008 to understand 2018
Wed, May 16, 2018

Karnataka results: Congress leaders alleged that the BJP had “engineered” the defection of three Congress and four JD(S) MLAs, who resigned as legislators forcing bypolls, and subsequently joined the BJP.

Hard campaign closes: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah leaves one of his two seats for last dash
Fri, May 11, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections: After leading the Congress charge across Karnataka over the last few weeks, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah left Chamundeshwari — one of the two constituencies he is contesting — for the very end.

Karnataka polls: Where BJP denied BS Yeddyurappa son, Lingayats weigh other options
Thu, May 10, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections: The stakes were high. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah vacated this seat for his son, Yathindra, and Varuna was a keenly watched seat. Until late April, when Yeddyurappa announced his son would not contest.

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Where Congress candidate becomes JD(S), and vice versa
Wed, May 09, 2018

The swap has left Arkere bewildered. “Both candidates have changed sides. I support one candidate and one party, but the same person verbally abused my party for five years. How do I choose now?” said Bhadre Gowda.

In Karnataka south where it’s a bit player, BJP doesn’t target JDS
Tue, May 08, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections: In 2008, when B S Yeddyurappa formed the first BJP government in south India, the party won seven of the region’s 55 seats. And that was its best showing ever.

Karnataka elections: Decision to deny ticket to BS Yeddyurappa son was needed to send message to society, says Sadananda Gowda
Mon, May 07, 2018

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Union Minister Gowda, who is on the campaign trail in south Karnataka, also told The Indian Express that no party leader would “share the dais” with mining baron G Janardhana Reddy till he was cleared of all charges.

Karnataka elections: S M Krishna gets pride of place with PM Narendra Modi, but is home alone
Sat, May 05, 2018

SM Krishna was brought into the BJP fold to boost its image amid the powerful Vokkaliga community in south Karnataka — a region where the BJP is yet to make inroads.

Translating PM Narendra Modi to Kannada, with emotion retained
Sat, May 05, 2018

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Ganesh Yahji is among a small team the Karnataka BJP has put together over the last few days. His next assignment with Modi is over the weekend.

Karnataka elections: Farm thrust in BJP manifesto, Congress says copy of theirs
Sat, May 05, 2018

Karnataka elections: Siddaramaiah, for his part, said the BJP had repeated schemes and promises mentioned in the Congress manifesto released late last month.

Jind double murder: Only common strand was their love
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Girl’s father a popular tailor, she was better in studies; boy’s father daily wage labourer, gave up only room for son to study

Jind rape-murder: Dead boy’s family says they were tortured by police
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

The Class X girl and Gulshan were reported missing from Jhansa village on January 9. The girl’s body was found three days later in Jind, nearly 120 km away.

We are here to change the Constitution: MoS Anantkumar Hegde
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Addressing an event organised by the Brahman Yuva Parishad in Koppal district of Karnataka, Anantkumar Hegde also heaped scorn on “secularists”, saying they were like “people without parentage”.

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