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  • Left confident of Tripura victory, BJP giving tough fight

    Agartala: The CPI-M is confident of retaining power in its bastion of Tripura in Sunday's assembly elections and achieving a turnaround in the Left movement across the country, though the BJP is battling tooth and nail to oust the Left Front government.In India's 65-year-long electoral history, the...

  • Rahul to hold public meetings in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi would be on a four-day visit in poll-bound Karnataka from Saturday to connect with people through public meetings and group inter-actions, a party leader said on Friday. "As Gandhi is visiting the state for the first time after becoming party...

  • JP Morgan CEO regrets calling bitcoin 'fraud

    New York: JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has softened his stance on bitcoin and regretted calling the digital currency a fraud. In an interview with Fox Business on Tuesday, Dimon said he regretted making his earlier comments on the cryptocurrency. The head of the biggest US bank called bitcoin "a...

  • Three years jail for Jharkhand ex-CM Madhu Koda

    New Delhi: A court here on Saturday sentenced former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda to three years in jail for corruption in a coal block allocation case. Special Judge Bharat Parashar also sent Koda's close aide Vijay Joshi, former Coal Secretary H.C. Gupta, Jharkhand's then Chief...

  • Perhaps Rahul should visit mosques and churches as well

    There will probably be a mixed reaction in the secular camp to Rahul Gandhi's temple-hopping in Gujarat. To some, it may seem to be a negation of the Congress's vaunted secular credentials and that, too, by the great grandson of the man who championed the concept of keeping the state separate from...

  • Now, get ready for a big fat JD(S) wedding in Dec

    Bengaluru: Another big fat Indian wedding is round the corner. JD(S) leader LR Shivaramegowda's daughter, Bhavya, is all set to tie the knot. But this will be no ordinary wedding. The JD(S) leader has decided to follow in the footsteps of BJP leader Janardhana Reddy, whose daughter's obscenely...

  • Ruckus in Karnataka legislature as BJP seeks minister's ouster

    Belagavi (Karnataka): The 10-day winter session of the Karnataka legislature began here on a stormy note on Monday, with the opposition BJP demanding resignation of Urban Development Minister K.J. George against whom the CBI has filed an FIR for allegedly abetting the suicide of a police...

  • Congress institutionalised corruption, says Javadekar

    Bengaluru: Attacking the Congress for observing Wednesday, marking the completion of one year of demonetisation, as a "black day", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the party had "institutionalised black money". "Congress had institutionalised corruption and supported black money, while we...

  • Shah calls to oust 'corrupt' Congress government in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said his party's 75-day, statewide rally in Karnataka was to oust the "corrupt" Congress government and bring in a "parivartan (change)" in the state."The rally is to bring about 'parivartan' in Karnataka -- to change the situation of the farmers,...

  • Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore to join Congress

    Gandhinagar: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi arrived here on Monday to take part in a rally organised by young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, who is joining the party in his presence.Thakore had on Saturday night announced he was joining the Congress, hours after Congress leader Bharatsinh...

  • Conduct any probe against Vadra, dares Congress

    Bengaluru/New Delhi: After the BJP asked the Congress to explain alleged links of party President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari, the Congress on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi can get "any investigation" done in the matter. "Modiji has been...

  • Channapatna MLA Yogeeshwara quits Congress

    Bengaluru: Channapatna MLA Yogeeshwara has decided to quit the Congress party.Yogeeshwara announced the decision on Saturday. He won from Channapatna on a Samajwadi Party ticket but later switched to the Congress. Rumours of the MLA's intention to switch loyalties had been doing the rounds for...