An advertisement that depicts MS Dhoni as Lord Vishnu has landed the Indian skipper in legal trouble. An activist has filed a case against him in a Bengaluru court, alleging Dhoni had ‘denigrated’ the Hindu god in the advertisement in a business magazine.
A case has been registered in a local court against Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly "denigrating" a Hindu God and "hurting" the religious sentiments of the Hindus.
Hundreds of voters in many constituencies across Karnataka on Sunday boycotted the assembly poll to protest against the 'apathy' of the political parties and the administration, which, they alleged, had let them down.
If Karnataka was the BJP's gateway to the south of India, the assembly election result on May 8 may just push the party to look for another. For, hardly has any polling agency or political pundit dared to predict its return to power. Naveen Ammembala
Ruling BJP's senior leader and lawmaker M. Venkaiah Naidu had a taste of the people's power today when he was snubbed by voters as he tried to muscle his way into a polling booth with party workers and supporters, jumping the queue.
Attacks on churches, persecution of Muslims, violence against youths in the name of moral policing and kidnapping in the name of fighting love jihad, coastal Karnataka has seen enough in the past five years. Naveen Ammembala
There's no discernible wave in favour of any party but the Cong is seen as the natural beneficiary of the BJP's maiden rule, which has left deep disappointment due to severe infighting, corruption and unfulfilled promises. Shekhar Iyer
This time the Congress squarely beat the BJP in the glamour quotient with the help of Kannada actors – popularly called 'sandalwood stars'. These actors did not have to do much talking, they just accompanied Congress candidates on jeeps through various parts of the state. Shekhar Iyer reports.
As the campaigning for the May 5 assembly polls in Karnataka drew to close on Friday, the Congress remained confident of capturing power on its own after a gap of 14 years. The Janata Dal (Secular) too is hoping for a repeat of the 2004 results, which will put the party back in its role as kingmaker. Shekhar Iyer
India cannot break off its dialogue process with Pakistan on the Sarabjit issue alone as it would serve no purpose, Union minister Kapil Sibal said today.
The Income Tax department has conducted searches on the premises of JDS candidate and former minister A Krishnappa and seized Rs. 2.6 crore in cash, besides jewellery worth Rs. 1.88 crore.
The end of BS Yeddyurappa’s chief ministership and his exit from the BJP have not resulted in any loss of clout that the mining lobby exerts on the politics of Karnataka.
Amid a blaring saxophone playing a carnatic tune and bursting of crackers, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy emerges out of a SUV to mingle with an excited rural crowd, Shekhar Iyer reports.
The Congress and BJP have turned the Karnataka Assembly elections into a virtual battleground, with campaigning increasingly getting fierce, nasty, personal and bitter.
All efforts are being made to exert pressure on Pakistan to ensure best medical treatment for Sarabjit Singh, Union minister Manish Tewari said on Sunday.