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Thursday, July 18th, 2019


Karnataka Assembly LIVE Updates: As 20 MLAs Skip Trust Vote, Kumaraswamy Govt Behind in Numbers

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Karnataka LIVE Updates: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved the trust motion in the assembly today even as he launched a scathing attack on the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs and the BJP for the political crisis in the state. “I know the circumstances under which I have to face this trust vote. I have said earlier as well that power is not permanent,” he added. While at least 12 rebel MLAs have reiterated that they would not return to the Congress, the party got a breather from legislator Ramalinga Reddy whoRead More

OPINION | Congress Needs a Vote-Catcher to Plug Erosion in the Ranks, Nehru Throwback Won’t Work Anymore

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The first priority for the Congress should be to resolve the current leadership cirisis and to reinvent its identity as a credible alternative to the BJP. Why is the grand old Congress party facing mass erosion of its legislators and workers? The events in Karnataka, where 16 Congress legislators resigned and plunged the government into crisis, and in Goa, where 10 of its 15 legislators switch over to the ruling BJP, show the mistrust in the party, which is almost imploding. The erosion seems to be unabated. It all beganRead More

Assembly Polls, Big Brother BJP and Threat from Uncle Raj: Why Aditya Thackeray’s Political Yatra is Crucial for Shiv Sena

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The first phase of Aditya Thackeray’s yatra will start from Jalgaon and cover four districts of North Maharashtra — Jalgaon, Dhule, Nashik, Ahmednagar- in the next five days. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya will start his mass public contact programme from Jalgaon on Thursday afternoon. This is for the first time that someone from Sena’s first family is undertaking a political yatra to reach out to the voters — both to consolidate and seek new constituency. The yatra assumes significance in the wake of state assembly polls thatRead More

Anand Kumar, Maya’s Brother & No. 2 in BSP, Under I-T Dept Scanner; Agency Seizes Rs 400 cr ‘Benami’ Plot

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The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, ‘beneficially owned’ by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) of the department. Lucknow:The Income-Tax Department has attached a ‘benami’ plot worth more than Rs 400 crore in Noida, which reportedly belongs to BSP supremo Mayawati’s brother Anand Kumar and his wife. Kumar has been under IT lens for last few years for allegedly acquiring benami properties through shell companies. BSP chief’s brother is also the National ViceRead More

Leaders Across Political Divide Welcome ICJ Verdict on Kulbushan Jadhav


Sushma Swaraj thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the case to the ICJ and senior advocate Harish Salve for arguing the matter very effectively and successfully. New Delhi:Leaders across the political spectrum Wednesday hailed the International Court of Justice verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that “truth and justice” have prevailed and expressed confidence that the death row convict will get justice. The opposition Congress also welcomed the verdict, saying justice has prevailed but pointed out that Jadhav’s safety is unaddressed and heRead More