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Congress: Congress offers support to JD(S) to form government in Karnataka | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In a bid to keep the BJP from coming to power in Karnataka, the Congress on Tuesday offered support to the JD(S) to form the government in the southern state. With no party getting a clear majority in the 224-member assembly after several rounds of counting of votes, the Congress preemptively made the move to ally with the HD Deve Gowda-led JD(S) and deny BJP the chance
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Navjot Singh Sidhu acquitted of culpable homicide, fined Rs 1,000 for ‘causing injury’

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside a lower court's order and acquitted Punjab Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the 1988 Patiala road rage case. However, the bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul found him guilty of causing simple injury and imposed a fine without any jail term. The cricketer-turned-politician has been convicted under Section 323
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Karnataka election: Congress’s Lingayat religious minority card fails, community’s vote returns to BJP | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: If the Congress was banking on the crucial Lingayat vote in the 2018 assembly election following its decision to grant religious minority status to the community, the move has not worked to its advantage. The community's vote was expected make or mar the prospects of the parties battling it out in the state. The BJP had expressed its opposition to the decision, saying it would split society
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karnataka results 2018: In Karnataka, BJP set to emerge as single largest party: 10 points | India News

[ad_1] * The BJP, whose election campaign in Karnataka was spearheaded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appears to be on course to become the single largest party in Karnataka, with the Congress settling at a distant second after initial rounds of counting. However, no party was close to the halfway mark required for a simple majority in the 224-member assembly. In the event of a hung house, the JD(S) may
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BJP takes lead in early trends

[ad_1] * Congress is now leading on 81 seats while BJP is leading on 93. JD(S) is leading on 33 seats, as of 9.24am. * JD(S) candidate HD Kumaraswamy is leading in Ramanagaram. Another party heavyweight HD Revanna is also leading in his constituency Holenarasipur. * BJP chief minister candidates B S Yeddyurappa is leading in his constituency Shikaripura. * Congress moves up on 79 seats, while BJP is ahead
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Karnataka assembly elections 2018: Karnataka Elections: Word of the day – ‘Yeshtu’ dominates neta natter | Bengaluru News

[ad_1] Who will the Gods favour? After pouring cash into voters’ ‘Hundi’, politicos may have to spend more in case of a hung assembly BENGALURU: The buzzword in Karnataka’s political corridors on Monday was “Yeshtu?” Well, ‘yeshtu’ in Kannada means “How much?” If all politicians and their minions were asking, on the one hand, how many seats each party would win, with election results on Tuesday, the underpinning meaning of
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Many futures hinge on today’s Karnataka election verdict | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: The suspense over the high-stakes Karnataka election, seen as a clash with strong national overtones besides being a duel of regional leaders, will end today, revealing if CM Siddaramaiah can score a famous victory, if the BJP challenge led by PM Narendra Modi prevails or a hung House offers opportunities for H D Deve Gowda's Janata Dal (S). Though the Karnataka election will be largely settled over
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Bid on to beat US embargo, get Russian arms | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: India and Russia, with proposed defence projects worth over $12 billion hanging in balance, are working on a road map to get around the new US sanctions regime that seeks to deter countries from buying Russian weapon systems. "There are ways to get around the new financial sanctions flowing out of the CAATSA (Countering America's Adversaries through Sanction Act) enacted by US Congress. Consultations are in progress
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Storms kill more in 5 weeks than all of 2017

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Storms across the country have killed more people since April 11 than all of last year. Since Sunday, thunderstorms claimed 94 lives across six states, taking the death toll in storms since April to 278. Fatalities in the first two weeks of May stand at 223, while 55 people died in April. Last year, storms claimed 197 lives, while the toll in 2016 was 216. The figures
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Smriti Irani removed from I&B ministry, Piyush Goyal’s finance minister till Arun Jaitley’s back | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday temporarily assigned charge of the ministries of finance and corporate affairs to railway minister Piyush Goyal till Arun Jaitley recovers from a kidney transplant, while removing the controversy-scarred Smriti Irani from the high-profile I&B ministry. Smriti's loss will be sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore's gain. The Olympic medallist, who was closely engaged with the Indian squad which participated in the Commonwealth Games