Upset at not being assigned a single ministerial berth in the newly elected chief minister Siddaramaiah’s cabinet, Congress members of the Karnataka Legislative Council (Upper House) arrived in Delhi on Sunday to plead their case with party chief Sonia Gandhi.
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A 23-year-old electrician allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree on the Osmania University (OU) campus in Hyderabad on Monday for the "cause of separate state of Telangana", police said.
Andhra Pradesh home minister P Sabita Reddy and roads and buildings minister D Prasada Rao, who were named as accused in disproportionate assets case involving Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy, late on Sunday night submitted their resignations to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Following the expose of spot-fixing scandal in the ongoing Twenty20 League (T20) matches, an 'emergency' meeting of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took place in Chennai today.
The blame game over the food security bill continued on Saturday, with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi blaming the opposition again for stalling it in Parliament. The Opposition’s “politics of disruption” revealed their attitude towards the poor, he said.
A 44-year old Chinese national bound for Hong Kong was today detained by custom officials at the airport here when he attempted to smuggle 27 kg of rosewood in a suitcase, airport sources said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today launched a scathing attack on the opposition parties for stalling the food security bill in Parliament, and asserted the UPA government was determined to enact the legislation for the benefit of people.
Tamil Nadu police officials carried out raids at three places on Sunday after the interrogation of the six bookies held on Saturday. A senior police official clarified today that there seemed to be no link with the ongoing spot fixing controversy. HT
A 19-year-old boy has been arrested on charges of kidnapping a minor girl, police said today.
Newly elected Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah’s ‘clean’ cabinet came into force on Saturday but not everyone in the Congress was cheering.
The split with BS Yeddyurappa has cost the BJP its first bastion in south – Karnataka. But the party seems ready to correct its mistake — a merger with BSY’s breakaway faction, the Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP), appears to be in the pipeline in view of the Lok Sabha election next year.
Newly elected Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah’s team of 29 ministers will take oath on Saturday.
Farmers in Coimbatore region today threatened that they would resort to mass suicides if the government went ahead with its plan to increase the power tariff.
BJP has sacked the Treasurer of the Karnataka unit, Lehar Singh Siroya, for his attack on party stalwart L K Advani.