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Disqualification of 17 Karnataka MLAs upheld, but can contest bypolls on Dec 5: SC

New Delhi: The 17 disqualified MLAs in Karnataka are open to contest the bypolls slated on December 5, as the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld their disqualification, but struck down Speaker’s decison to disqualify them till the end of term of the Legislative Assembly. A bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana ruled that the Assembly Speaker […]

Congress General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal (File Photo/Facebook)

Amit Shah behind the poaching of MLAs in Karnataka: Congress

New Delhi: Congress on Saturday alleged that Union Home Minister Amit Shah was behind the poaching of its MLAs to sabotage the elected Janata Dal-Secular-Congress government in Karnataka earlier this year and demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Referring to a video which surfaced on Friday, the Congress alleged that in it Karnataka Chief […]

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yedyiurappa (File Photo/Facebook)

Karnataka to remove Tipu Sultan lesson from school syllabus

Bengaluru: The BJP government in Karnataka would remove the lesson on the 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan from school history books as he was a “tyrant” and prosecuted the Hindus, state Chief Minister B.S. Yedyiurappa said on Wednesday. “As lessons on Tipu Sultan must not be in school text books, we will not allow […]

Karnataka Congress leader G. Parameshwara's personal assistant N.S. Ramesh (Photo: IANS)

Karnataka Congress leader’s PA commits suicide due to ‘tax raids’

Bengaluru: Karnataka Congress leader G. Parameshwara’s personal assistant N.S. Ramesh committed suicide allegedly due to “tax raids” on his boss, a party official said on Saturday. “Ramesh, 38, was found hanging by a tree branch in the Bengaluru University campus earlier in the day. He was under pressure after the Income-Tax sleuths quizzed him in […]

Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara (File Photo)

Up to Rs 5 cr seized in tax raids on 2 Karnataka Congressmen

Bengaluru: Rs 4-5 crore in cash was “seized” during raids by over 100 Income-Tax (I-T) Department sleuths on the premises of Karnataka Congress leaders G. Parameshwara and R.L. Jalappa in Bengaluru and other places in the state, an informed source said here on Friday. “Search and seize operations in 25-30 premises of Parameswhara and Jalappa […]

Karnataka Congress legislator D.K. Shivakumar (File Photo/IANS)

ED summons Shivakumar’s daughter for questioning

New Delhi: In more trouble for arrested Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has now summoned his daughter Aishwarya for questioning as part of its probe into the money laundering case against the former Karnataka Minister. A senior ED official told IANS: “We have summoned Aishwarya for questioning in the money laundering case […]