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Kumaraswamy breaks down, says want to swallow pain of coalition govt

Kumaraswamy breaks down, says want to swallow pain of coalition govt

Kumaraswamy breaks down, says want to swallow pain of coalition govt Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy broke down and wept at a party function on Saturday that was held to felicitate his ascent to chief ministership, saying he was finding it difficult to cope with the pressures of office. “The CM’s post is not a bed of roses, it’s a bed of thorns,” he said where he must work with coalition partner Congress, fend off opposition BJP and satisfy the aspirations of his own party legislators. “If the pressure gets to me, I’ll have no hesitation in resigning in less than ...

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Gali mining: SC slams Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh governments on borders

Gali mining: SC slams Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh governments on borders The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka governments for not taking steps to demarcate the boundaries of the two states for the purpose of mining. A Bench of Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta hearing petitions relating to Obulapuram Mining Company and others told counsel for the states “We had passed orders in 2010 to demarcate the boundaries. What had been done from 2010. We are trying to protect our borders. But within the states boarders are not safe neither state is interested.” In 2010 ...

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Karnataka govt to challenge Cauvery authority, committee in SC

Karnataka govt to challenge Cauvery authority, committee in SC

Karnataka govt to challenge Cauvery authority, committee in SC Backed by an all-party meet, the Karnataka government on Saturday decided to go in for an appeal in the Supreme Court against the setting up of the Cauvery Water Management Authority and Cauvery Water Regulation Committee. The all-party meeting on the Cauvery issue decided that two senior officials nominated by the state government as its representatives to the authority and the committee would participate in the July 2 meeting to present Karnataka’s views. The meeting, called by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, also decided to raise the issue in Parliament. “Our ...

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Amid concerns over poaching, Cong-JD(S) to fly MLAs out of Karnataka

Amid concerns over poaching, Cong-JD(S) to fly MLAs out of Karnataka

Amid concerns over poaching, Cong-JD(S) to fly MLAs out of Karnataka Karnataka is witnessing a high-voltage political drama since the last two days. On Thursday, BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister of the state hours after the Supreme Court rejected a petition filed by the Congress and ally JD(S) seeking a stay on the ceremony. Yeddyurappa, who had been sworn in as chief minister of a minority government, now has 15 days to garner support of 8 MLAs to reach the half-way mark. Amid all these developments, there is a fear in the Congress leadership that ...

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After mid-night court room drama, BJP’s Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM

After mid-night court room drama, BJP's Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM

After mid-night court room drama, BJP’s Yeddyurappa swears in as Karnataka CM Draped in a green shawl on his white safari suit, BJP’s B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday morning took oath as the chief minister of Karnataka for a second time. The swearing-in came after an overnight high-voltage legal battle in the Supreme Court. Yeddyurappa took oath as the chief minister in the name of God and farmers amid chants of “Modi, Modi” and sloganeering at the Raj Bhavan. Yeddyurappa was projected in the run-up to assembly election as ‘Raitha Bandhu’ – the friend of the farmers. The 75-year-old Lingayat ...

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In overnight hearing, SC okays Yeddy swearing-in, but case still on

In overnight hearing, SC okays Yeddy swearing-in, but case still on

In overnight hearing, SC okays Yeddy swearing-in, but case still on The Supreme Court today refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurppa’s swearing-in as Karnataka Chief Minister, paving the way for formation of his government after dramatic turn of events through the night inside and outside the courtroom that saw a rare post-midnight hearing continuing till the wee hours. Hours before the swearing-in ceremony, the apex court made it clear that the swearing-in and the government formation would be subject to the final outcome of the case before it. After hearing the matter for more than three hours beginning ...

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Cong to move lawmakers to Bengaluru resort to prevent poaching

Cong to move lawmakers to Bengaluru resort to prevent poaching

Cong to move lawmakers to Bengaluru resort to prevent poaching As suspense over government formation in Karnataka continues, the Congress, worried about losing its lawmakers, has decided to move them to a five-star resort. According to a reports, Eagleton Golf Resort near Bengaluru will host the newly-elected MLAs of the Congress party. In 2017, Congress’ Gujarat MLAs were in for a paid holiday at the same resort ahead of Rajya Sabha polls in August. Around 40 lawmakers stayed at the resort for days guaranteeing their votes to Congress leader Ahmad Patel. Reports on Wednesday morning said three Karnataka lawmakers went ...

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Congress, JD(S) MLAs missing from meetings? Siddaramaiah says ‘No!’

Congress, JD(S) MLAs missing from meetings? Siddaramaiah says 'No!'

Congress, JD(S) MLAs missing from meetings? Siddaramaiah says ‘No!’ Karnataka’s Congress chief Siddaramaiah has vehemently denied reports today that three Congress MLAs were missing from a morning meeting of newly-elected lawmakers. The Congress has offered unconditional support to the JD(S) and together they have staked claim to form government in Karnataka, having won more than the required 112 for simple majority. The BJP too wants to form government as it has emerged as the single largest party, but is eight MLAs short of the magic figure. In such a scenario, the phrase ‘MLAs missing’ can freeze even the bravest, most ...

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Jaitley tweet adds to power row, Cong says coalition should govern K’taka

Jaitley tweet adds to power row, Cong says coalition should govern K'taka

Jaitley tweet adds to power row, Cong says coalition should govern K’taka As the BJP and its chief ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa raced to Karnataka governor’s office to claim the invite to form the government in the state, the Congress underlined that Governor Vajubhai Vala could only invite the Congress-JD(S) combine which had a “clear majority” to form the government. The Congress backed up its claim, pointing to the governor’s invite to the BJP in Goa, Meghalaya and Manipur in 2017. To justify its point, the Congress also pulled out Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s tweet from 2017 where he had ...

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Karnataka gives separate religion status to Lingayats, seeks Centre’s nod

With eyes on Assembly polls, Siddaramaiah-led Karnataka government on Monday decided to grant separate religion status for Lingayat community. The decision came on the basis of the recommendations of the Nagamohan Das committee report and was taken after lengthy deliberations during cabinet meeting. The proposal will now be sent to the Centre for final approval. The government has decided to accord minority status to Lingayats, including Veerashaivas, who follow the teachings of the patron saint of the Lingayat community amid threats from Veerashaiva Lingayat seers against recommending the minority status for Lingayats alone. According to a report in The Indian ...

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