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'Sick' Karnataka MLA Shrimant Patil in Mumbai Says Will Return to Bengaluru After Recovery

The Congress MLAs said the lawmakers were living in fear and Patil was kidnapped, kept in a room, taken by a special flight to Mumbai and admitted to a hospital.

19 Jul 2019 12:01 pm
Karnataka Assembly LIVE Updates: As 21 MLAs Skip Trust Vote, Kumaraswamy Govt Behind in Numbers

Karnataka LIVE Updates: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved the trust motion in the assembly today even as he launched a scathing attack on the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs and the BJP for the political crisis in the state.

18 Jul 2019 12:02 pm
Keep Security Cover to Minimum to Avoid Public Inconvenience, Priyanka Gandhi Tells Yogi

In a letter sent to Adityanath Priyanka said, "I appreciate the security arrangements made by the police and administration during my visit, but it causes a lot of inconvenience to the people and this troubles me."

18 Jul 2019 11:55 am
Karnataka Governor Sets Deadline for Trust Vote as BJP MLAs Set Up Overnight Camp in Assembly

The parties traded charges after the Congress alleged that Patil had been 'kidnapped' as part of efforts to 'topple' the coalition government. However, Patil, in a video message on a social networking site later, said no one had kidnapped him.

18 Jul 2019 11:48 am
BJP 'Misusing Power' to 'Frame' Opposition Parties in False Cases, Says Mayawati

The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, 'beneficially owned' by Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Income Tax Department's Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit.

18 Jul 2019 11:44 am
Congress Needs a Vote-Catcher to Plug Erosion in the Ranks, Nehru Throwback Won't Work Anymore

The first priority for the Congress should be to resolve the current leadership cirisis and to reinvent its identity as a credible alternative to the BJP.

18 Jul 2019 11:32 am
Breather for Karnataka Govt as Rebel Congress MLA Agrees to Withdraw Resignation, Vote for Alliance

Ramalinga Reddy, a former minister, is among the 13 Congress and three JDS MLAs who have tendered their resignations, leaving it tottering on the brink of collapse.

18 Jul 2019 11:19 am
Karnataka LIVE: 'Do or Die' Situation for Kumaraswamy as Congress-JDS Govt Gears Up for Trust Vote Today

Karnataka LIVE: The state is set for a trust vote in the Assembly this morning as the HD Kumaraswamy government teeters on the edge. While at least 12 rebel MLAs have reiterated that they would not return to the Congress, the party got breather from legislator Ramalinga Reddy who has said that he would vote in the favour of Congress-JDS government.

18 Jul 2019 11:08 am
Karnataka Assembly Adjourned Till Tomorrow Morning, BJP to Stage Overnight 'Dharna'

The House was adjourned by Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy as the Congress members persistently shouted slogans against the BJP as the proceedings wore on with Kumaraswamy yet to make his speech on the motion.

18 Jul 2019 11:02 am
'SC Raised More Questions Than it Answered': Surjewala Asks if Floor Test Can be Held When Whip is Nullified

The Supreme Court had said in its order that 15 rebel MLAs of the Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka 'ought not' to be compelled to participate in the proceedings of the ongoing session of the state Assembly.

18 Jul 2019 10:52 am
After PM Modi's Rap, Akash Vijayvargiya Apologises for Assaulting Civic Official With Bat

Akash Vijayvargiya, MLA from Indore-3 landed in a controversy when a video circulated showed the MLA beating a civic officer with a cricket bat in Indore on June 26 during a removal drive by the municipal authorities.

18 Jul 2019 10:37 am
BJP Holds Statewide Protests in West Bengal Over TMC Leaders Taking 'Cut' Money'

Protests were held in front of several borough offices of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation across the city, Rajarhat BDO office and Howrah district magistrate's bungalow.

18 Jul 2019 9:10 am
Karnataka Assembly Trust LIVE: BJP Leaders Meet Governor Over Delay in Trust Vote, Shivakumar Alleges Congress MLAs Abducted

Karnataka Assembly Trust LIVE: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved the trust motion in the assembly today even as he launched a scathing attack on the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs and the BJP for the political crisis in the state.

18 Jul 2019 8:56 am
Parno Mittra Among 12 Bengali Actors to Join BJP as Party Ups its Glamour Quotient

Dilip Ghosh chose the occasion to accuse the state's ruling Trinamool Congress of "harassing" those who join the BJP, and said it has become "risky" for people to join his party.

18 Jul 2019 8:02 am
EC Issues Show-cause Notice to TMC, CPI, NCP Over National Party Status

The CPI, the BSP and the NCP are facing the prospects of losing their national party status after their dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

18 Jul 2019 7:45 am
Tamil Nadu Now Has 35 Districts as CM Palaniswami Announces Two New Districts

The bifurcation is done for administrative convenience following representations from Ministers, MLAs and the general public, the chief minister said. The government had announced, 33rd district, Kallakurichi in January.

18 Jul 2019 7:41 am
Delhi Court Summons CM Arvind Kejriwal in YouTube Video Defamation Case

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal directed Arvind Kejriwal to appear before the court on August 7.

18 Jul 2019 7:38 am
As Rift With TMC Continues, Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta Resigns

Sabyasachi Dutta, who is also the TMC MLA from Rajarhat-New Town but has been at loggerheads with the party leadership, clarified that he has not quit the party.

18 Jul 2019 7:37 am
Madhya Pradesh Congress Wants Akash Vijayvargiya to Publicly Apologise to Official Whom He Assaulted

Akash Vijayvargiya, the son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, assaulted an official of the Indore Municipal Corporation on June 26 during an argument over demolition of a dilapidated building.

18 Jul 2019 6:34 am
Kamal Nath Govt Orders Fresh Probe Into Rs 499-Crore Plantation Drive Under Shivraj Singh Chouhan

On July 2, 2017, Madhya Pradesh government had carried out a 12-hour drive to plant 6.67 crore saplings in the banks of river Narmada in order to create a Guinness World Record entry.

18 Jul 2019 6:28 am
Consider Completing Proceedings of Trust Vote by the End of Day: Guv's Message to Karnataka Speaker

A BJP delegation met the governor even as the assembly was debating the confidence motion amid fears by the party that 'extraneous' issues were being raised by the coalition to prolong the debate.

18 Jul 2019 5:58 am
'Uncle Nelson' First Told Me to Join Politics, Says Priyanka on Mandela's 101st Birth Anniversary

'The world misses men like Mandela more than ever today. His life was a testament to truth, love and freedom,' Priyanka tweeted.

18 Jul 2019 5:36 am
Former Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Dhavalsinh Zala Join BJP in Gujarat

43-year-old ex-MLA Thakor resigned on July 5, apparently after voting against Congress candidates in the Rajya Sabha bypolls.

18 Jul 2019 5:30 am
After Trust Vote Own-Goal, JDS-Cong Hold Up Play in Karnataka Assembly; BJP Complains to Governor

Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Siddaramaiah requested Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to postpone the confidence motion debate till the Supreme Court clarifies on his powers to issue a whip to all Congress MLAs.

18 Jul 2019 5:28 am
Karnataka Crisis Deepens as Congress MLA Shrimant Patil's Presence in Hospital Creates Uproar in Assembly

Patil, who complained of chest pain, has been shifted to Mumbai's St George Hospital from the Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre and is undergoing treatment there.

18 Jul 2019 5:15 am
Merger of 12 Congress MLAs With TRS As Per Constitutional Norms, Says Telangana CM

K Chandrasekhar Rao's remarks came in the Assembly when Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader M Bhatti Vikramarka referred to the issue of merger. "They came as per 10th Schedule of the Constitution," he said.

18 Jul 2019 5:00 am
Andhra Pradesh Cabinet Bats for Pro-farmer Bills in the Assembly Session

The cabinet has approved bills that enables tenant farmers to enter into cultivation agreements and gave nod to bill that ensures no loss to the land owners. It has also started taking measures to ban liquor in the state.

18 Jul 2019 3:06 am
Assembly Polls, Big Brother BJP & Threat from Uncle Raj: Why Aditya Thackeray's Yatra is Crucial for Sena

The first phase of Aditya Thackeray’s yatra will start from Jalgaon and cover four districts of North Maharashtra — Jalgaon, Dhule, Nashik, Ahmednagar- in the next five days.

18 Jul 2019 2:03 am
Karnataka Assembly LIVE Updates: As 20 MLAs Skip Trust Vote, Kumaraswamy Govt Behind in Numbers

Karnataka LIVE Updates: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy moved the trust motion in the assembly today even as he launched a scathing attack on the rebel Congress-JDS MLAs and the BJP for the political crisis in the state.

18 Jul 2019 1:41 am
Anand Kumar, Maya's Brother & No. 2 in BSP, Under I-T Dept Scanner; Agency Seizes Rs 400 cr 'Benami' Plot

The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, 'beneficially owned' by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by the Delhi-based Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) of the department.

18 Jul 2019 1:27 am
'Give Me Names': Upset With Ministers Skipping Parliament Duty, PM Modi Sets Evening Deadline

The Prime Minister asked MPs to attend Parliament regularly and take their roster duties seriously, adding they must focus on their constituencies.

17 Jul 2019 12:58 pm
Karnataka LIVE: Jolt to Kumaraswamy Govt as SC Says 15 Rebel MLAs Can't be Forced to Participate in Trust Vote

Karnataka LIVE: In a jolt to the Kumaraswamy government, the Supreme Court today said the 15 rebel Congress-JDS MLAs could not be forced to take part in the trust vote scheduled for tomorrow.

17 Jul 2019 12:38 pm
Fate of Kumaraswamy Govt Hangs in Balance as SC Says Rebel MLAs Can’t be Forced to Participate in Trust Vote

The court also said Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar was free to decide on the resignations of the rebel legislators within such time-frame as deemed appropriate by him.

17 Jul 2019 12:36 pm
'Moral Victory for Rebel MLAs': Yeddyurappa Hails SC Order, Says End of Kumaraswamy Govt is Certain

The Supreme Court had directed that the 15 rebel Congress and JD(S) MLAs 'ought not' to be compelled to take part in the proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly.

17 Jul 2019 12:10 pm
As Floor Test Looms, Supreme Court to Take Decision on Petition of Karnataka Rebel MLAs Today

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy is due to face a trust vote on Thursday and his government could collapse ahead of it if Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar was to accept the resignations of the rebel MLAs.

17 Jul 2019 12:03 pm
Rebel Congress MLA Makes U-turn Ahead of Floor Test, Says Will Withdraw Resignation and Vote for Party

Reddy, a former minister, is among the 13 Congress and three JDS MLAs who have tendered their resignations while two independent legislators have withdrawn their support to the 14-month old Kumaraswamy government, leaving it tottering on the brink of collapse.

17 Jul 2019 11:41 am
Congress Leaders Speak in Divergent Voices on SC Verdict in Karnataka Crisis

While Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the party has emerged victorious as 90% of its arguments during the trial was accepted by the top court, Randeep Surjewala said it's a 'terrible precedent'.

17 Jul 2019 11:21 am
'She Can Revive Cong The Way Her Grandmother Did': Chorus Grows for Priyanka Gandhi to Take Charge

The Congress is yet to decide on its new president after Rahul Gandhi made his resignation public, taking moral responsibility for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle.

17 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Parliament Clears New Bill to Amend Companies Act, 2013

'The proposed amendments will lead to further promotion of ease of doing business, de-clogging of National Company Law Tribunal and Special Courts,' an official release said.

17 Jul 2019 10:57 am
Anti-defection Law is Being 'Killed' in Goa Assembly, Says Former Deputy CM Vijai Sardesai

Sardesai, who was deputy chief minister, and two other ministers of his party were dropped from the Goa cabinet recently when ten Congress MLAs joined the BJP.

17 Jul 2019 10:55 am
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu Criticises YSRCP's Decision to Review PPAs Signed During His Tenure

Chandrababu Naidu also questioned dual Standards of Jagan and said, 'Jagan has charged higher tariff for his two power plants in Karnataka and he is questioning our tariffs in AP.'

17 Jul 2019 10:24 am
Cong Leader Ramesh Chennithala Demands Pinarayi Vijayan's Resignation over 'Mismanagement' of Home Dept

Chennithala, the Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly, also claimed the state had never seen such 'police atrocities and custodial deaths' as being witnessed now.

17 Jul 2019 10:18 am
Madhya Pradesh Govt Tables Bill to Deal with Cow Vigilantism, Ease Bovine Transprtation

The amendment to the Cow Progeny Slaughter Prevention Act, enacted by the previous BJP government, proposes jail terms ranging from six months to five years for those engaging in violence in the name of cow vigilantism.

17 Jul 2019 10:11 am
Leaders Across Political Divide Welcome ICJ verdict on Kulbushan Jadhav

Sushma Swaraj thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the case to the ICJ and senior advocate Harish Salve for arguing the matter very effectively and successfully.

17 Jul 2019 10:11 am
Karnataka LIVE: SC to Announce Verdict on Rebel Congress-JDS MLAs' Plea Against Speaker

Karnataka LIVE: The Supreme Court will deliver today its crucial order on the pleas of rebel Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs seeking a direction to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker to accept their resignations even as suspense mounts over the fate of the 13-month-old HD Kumaraswamy government in the state.

17 Jul 2019 9:57 am
Under What Law Has Telangana Govt Decided to Demolish Heritage Erram Manzil Structure, Asks High Court

The court had earlier ruled against the demolition of the existing secretariat complex and the iconic Erram Manzil and asked the state government to file a counter in 15 days.

17 Jul 2019 9:41 am
'Condemn Autocratic Attitude': Kamal Haasan Backs Suriya's Comments on National Education Policy

Suriya said that the National Education policy sought to impose entrance and qualifying examination on students and the three-language formula in Tamil Nadu.

17 Jul 2019 9:26 am
CBI Booked 86 IAS, IPS & IRS Officers in Corruption Cases in 3 Years, Govt Tells Lok Sabha

Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said 26 officers figuring in 20 CBI cases from these All India Services have been convicted in the past three years.

17 Jul 2019 9:19 am
Parliament LIVE: Rajya Sabha to Take Up NIA Amendment Bill Seeking More Teeth for Agency

Parliament LIVE: Two days after Lok Sabha proceedings descended into chaos as opposition parties protested against the passing of the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, the bill is slated to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha today. The latest amendments will enable the NIA to additionally investigate offences related to human trafficking, counterfeit currency, manufacture or sale of prohibited arms, cyber-terrorism, and offences under the Explosive Substances Act, 1908.

17 Jul 2019 8:54 am
Karnataka Minister Revanna Rejects Allegation of Interfering in Other Depts

Revanna rejected the allegations of his style of functioning was responsible for the resignation of MLAs and also said that he had no hands-on the transfers in departments other than his.

17 Jul 2019 8:13 am