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Congress to contest 20 LS seats in Karnataka, JD-S 8

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s ruling Congress-Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) coalition on Wednesday reached a seat-sharing agreement under which they will contest 20 and 8 Lok Sabha constituencies respectively. “Congress and JD-S seat-sharing for Karnataka #LokSabhaPolls2019 is confirmed. 20 for Congress and 8 for JD-S,” state Congress President Dinesh Gundu Rao tweeted. As per the pre-poll alliance between the […]

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Modi dubs Kumaraswamy punching bag of everyone in Karnataka

Hubballi (Karnataka) :  Terming the 8-month-old JD-S-Congress coalition government in Karnataka a ‘majboor sarkar’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dubbed its Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy a “punching bag” of everyone in the state. “Kumaraswamy has become a punching bag of everyone in the state, especially the Congress leaders, who have been threatening to unseat […]

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Karnataka’s underworld don’ Ravi Pujari traced, arrested in Senegal

Bengaluru | Karnataka’s wanted underworld don Ravi Suliya Pujari was traced and arrested at Dakar in West Africa’s Senegal recently, said the state government in a statement on Saturday. “Pujari, a notorious underworld criminal and extortionist, was traced in Senegal capital Dakar on January 19 and arrested on January 21 for extradition to India,” said the […]

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Congress, JD-S stay ‘united’ after Kumaraswamy threatens to quit

Bengaluru | Karnataka’s ruling coalition partners Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Monday said the allies were united with no dispute at the leadership level after Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy offered to quit if Congress could not control its MLAs from criticising his style of functioning. “There is no dispute in the coordination committee and […]

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Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy offers to quit if Congress can’t control MLAs

Bengaluru | An exasperated Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday offered to quit if the coalition partner Congress could not control its MLAs from criticizing his style of functioning. “I am ready to quit if my style of functioning is not acceptable to anyone. The Congress must control its MLAs and resolve the issues. […]

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Karnataka CM regrets Lingayat seer not being awarded Bharat Ratna

Bengaluru :  Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday regretted that the Central government did not confer Bharat Ratna on the southern state’s iconic Lingayat seer Shivakumara Swami, who passed away at Tumakuru on Monday. “It is disappointing that Bharat Ratna was not awarded to late Siddaganga seer from Tumakuru posthumously,” a statement from the […]

Karnataka's 111-year-old revered pontiff Shivakumar Swami of Siddaganga Mutt at Tumakuru (File Photo)

Karnataka’s 111-year-old seer dead

Bengaluru | Karnataka’s 111-year-old revered seer, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt at Tumakuru, is dead, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced on Monday. “His holiness, Swamiji passed away at 11.44 a.m. at the Mutt during his treatment for lung infection,” Kumaraswamy told the media in Tumakuru, about 70km from here. The Swami had been in and out […]