BJP Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa has reverted to the earlier English spelling of his name B S Yediyurappa, apparently influenced by numerology. The change became public on Friday in his letter to Governor Vajubhai Vala, staking claim to form the government, and later, in the official invitation for the swearing-in ceremony of the BJP […]

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will conduct an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of the states Sangrur and Patiala districts on Tuesday. The two districts have been inundated following a breach in the Ghaggar river after heavy rains last week. The chief minister will conduct an ariel survey of the affected areas in the […]

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A prayer meeting was held at Sadaiv Atal-the memorial to Atal Bihari Vajpayee-on Friday to mark the first death anniversary of the former prime minister. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and members of Vajpayees family were amongst those who paid tributes to the BJP leader amid the playing […]

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The Karnataka government will set up a state-wide squad to check any misuse during the flood relief programme, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Wednesday. Addressing reporters after a meeting with senior officials on the flood relief programme, Ashoka said there was a notion among some people that the natural calamity was an opportunity to […]

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A crucial hearing on the Karnataka political crisis will take place on Tuesday in the Supreme Court which will examine weighty constitutional issues in the resignation and disqualification of 15 rebel MLAs of the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition. The apex court, which was dealing with the plea of 10 rebel MLAs on July 12, will now […]

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has asked Karnatakas HD Kumaraswamy to hold his ground and not give in to the efforts of the BJP, sources said Thursday. Banerjee, stung by defections herself with several of the Trinamool Congress MPs and MLAs joining the BJP, dialled the Karnataka chief minister last evening and spoke to […]

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Asserting that political opponents should not be considered enemies, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday that political values have declined in the recent times and so has the coordination between the ruling side and those in the opposition. Speaking at an event organised in the memory of former vice president Bhairon Singh Shekhawat […]

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India is looking forward to host Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in October, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Tuesday as he called on her and held a productive discussion on matters of mutual interest. Jaishankar is in Dhaka on a two-day visit, his first to Bangladesh after assuming the charge as External […]

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A Delhi court Wednesday said Kuldeep Singh Sengar, being a legislator, has to be tried as a public servant and framed fresh charges against him for allegedly raping a minor in Unnao in 2017. The charges framed under section 3 and 4 (sexual assault against a child and its punishment) of the POCSO Act on […]

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The block development council elections will be held soon in Jammu and Kashmir and the adminstration is preparing for it, an official said on Saturday. According to the Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, Rohit Kansal, the schedule for the BDC polls, the second tier of panchayati raj system, is being drawn up and we are […]

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