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  • Karnataka: Factors that worked in favour of BJP

    New Delhi: The drama revolving around the Karnataka state elections refuses to fade away. The assembly election results were not able to provide a clear mandate to any party. The BJP emerged as the single largest party but popular rivals Congress and JD-S forged an alliance within hours of the...

  • HD Kumaraswamy: Chief Minister by default

    Haradanahalli Deve Gowda Kumaraswamy, 58, is going to be the chief minister of Karnataka, by default. The JD (S) leader's innings in collusion with the Congress party would begin from May 23. He would be joining the list of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar...

  • JD(S) bhagya to Congress, thanks to Siddaramaiah

    Finally, the outgoing Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has brought 'JD(S) bhagya' for the Congress party! An achievement, indeed! Once a Janata Parivar man, Siddaramaiah has been made to surrender the Congress to JD (S) president H D Deve Gowda. The Congress has slipped from the hands of Siddaramaiah...

  • Yes, we can, say all 3 political parties in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: A well-known television journalist of this country while interviewing former prime minister H D Deve Gowda aired his analysis and seat predictions for the prominent parties which are fighting the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections 2018. The regional party, of course, had nothing to...

  • Vibhuti, kumkuma and gandha politics of Karnataka

    The political narratives of state level leaders who are campaigning and contesting the Karnataka legislative assembly elections this time have not yet risen above vibhuti (sacred ash), gandha (sandal paste) and kumkuma (vermilion). In addition, prime political players of all three...

  • Marriage won't come in way of actor and ultimate fashionista, Sonam

    I can't believe Sonam is getting married. When I first saw her, she was little more than a child on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Black", bustling around trying to make herself useful. Dressed in a suitably... umm... black Salwar-Kameez, she was every inch the functional assistant on...

  • Why do senior leaders take constituencies for granted?

    Some leaders grow bigger than their parties and dictate terms to their high command. That's nothing new. Now, leaders are not just taking their parties for granted, but they are even taking the legislative assembly constituencies in Karnataka for granted. Such autocratic behavior has...

  • Karnataka polls puncture demonetization's claims

    Asha KrishnaswamyBengaluru: Who has been demonetized? Definitely not any of the prominent politicians of any party in Karnataka. A cursory glance at some of the affidavits filed by prominent politicians who are contesting the upcoming assembly elections only reveals that their wealth has swelled....

  • Commemorating the contributions of Basavanna

    By Dr.Ashok Sangappa AlurSpecial Officer, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot Lord Basaveshwara was a great humanitarian, philosopher, thinker, a social reformer and a revolutionary who taught that right conduct is heaven, who said that work is worship and who preached the...

  • Will social media replace traditional media as democracy's fourth pillar?

    By Saket Suman The increasing polarisation among media in India - and perhaps across the world - has led to an unprecedented trust deficit in everyday news. What was once regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy today finds itself under the scrutiny of citizens as tainted news published with...

  • Dalit anger: BJP's hard core is its own enemy

    By Amulya Ganguli:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) owes much of its woes to the reluctance of its core constituency of urban, upper caste, conservative, anti-minority, middle class supporters to accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "sabka saath, sabka vikas" mantra of development for all.They may...

  • Politics of religious leaders in full swing in Karnataka

    Top leaders of the Congress party and the BJP have once again proved that their main vocation during election campaign is to go on a whirlwind tour of temples and mutts. Probably, leaders have not spared themselves from visiting any prominent religious institution or temple in Karnataka...