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Siddaramaiah corners Kharge & Moily: But will Congress pay price? 17.4.2018 Central Chronicle » Nation
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Cong candidates' list shows Siddaramaiah's stamp of 16.4.2018 General News
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seems to have had his way in selection of Congress candidates for the May 12 assembly polls in Karnataka, with most party hoppers getting tickets, upsetting several seniors. With most of those who switched sides getting tickets, it is seen as consolidation of Siddaramaiah's position within the party, as party veterans like Mallikarjuna Kharge, Veerappa Moily and KPCC chief G Parameshwara were seen opposed to it, preferring long time party workers. Issuing tickets to party hoppers, including seven rebel JDS MLAs and controversial businessman of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project Ashok Kheny, was reported to be a thorny issue while selecting candidates, with Siddaramaiah said to be standing strongly in their favour. The chief minister is also said to have had his way in getting tickets to Anand Singh and B Nagendra in Ballari district. The two, who are allegedly involved in the illegal mining case, had joined the Congress, ahead ..
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Actor Chetan demands apology from BJP 16.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Accusing BJP leaders of branding him a Naxalite for working for the rehabilitation of Adivasis in Diddahalli village of Kodagu district, Kannada actor
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Chamundeshwari ticket for CM yet to be confirmed: KPCC chief 3.4.2018 Deccan Herald - State
"How can I confirm ticket for others, when my own ticket is not confirmed," said Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G Parameshwar. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, he said the party high command will decide on the candidates and so far no aspirants ticket has been finalised. He said the Congress high command is yet to take a decision on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah contesting from the Chamundeshwari seat. Siddaramaiah currently represents the Varuna constituency. Contradicting Siddaramaiah, who recently said that he would continue as the chief minister if Congress come backs to power, the state Congress chief said that the decision of selecting a chief minister will be taken only after results are announced. He also clarified that the party has not assured the ticket for Bidar South MLA and businessman Ashok Kheny, who recently joined the Congress. Parameshwar said that there is no doubt that the Congress will return to power. Any number of visits by BJP president Amit Shah and Prime ...
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Congress list: All eyes on April 9 meeting 3.4.2018 Hindu: National
Ticket aspirants in the Congress are waiting eagerly for the party’s central election committee meeting on April 9 when the list of candidates is ex
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Abraham seeks JD(S) or BJP ticket to face Kheny 1.4.2018 Hindu: National

T.J. Abraham, president of the Karnataka Anti-Graft and Environmental Forum, on Saturday announced that he would contest in the State Assembly elections against Ashok Kheny, who is likely to contes

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Caste census, panel report on NICE go into cold storage 30.3.2018 Hindu: National
The two major reports have been held following announcement of election date
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Caste census, panel report on NICE go into cold storage 30.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
The two major reports have been held following announcement of election date
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Centre approves service extension of Karnataka Chief Secretary 29.3.2018 General News
The Centre has approved service extension of K Ratna Prabha as Karnataka Chief Secretary for three months. In view of the assembly elections, the state government had earlier written to the Centre seeking extension of her tenure. The single phase election for the 224-member Karnataka Legislative Assembly would be held on May 12. The extension of service is with effect from April one to June 30, under the third Proviso to Rule 16 (1) of All India Service (Death Cum Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India in a letter to state government said. Ratna Prabha was appointed Karnataka Chief Secretary on November 28, 2017. A 1981 batch IAS officer, her term was to end on March 31, official sources said. She is the third woman Chief Secretary of the state after Teresa Bhattacharya and Malathi Das.
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Congress targets Modi in CBSE paper leak case, government assures strict action (Roundup) 29.3.2018 Education
The Congress on Thursday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the CBSE paper leak and sought sacking of Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar as he expressed his determination to bring the guilty to book.
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Cong will disappear from Karnataka like other states: Javadekar 27.3.2018 General News
Union minister Prakash Javadekar, the BJP's in-charge for Karnataka polls, today claimed the Congress will "disappear" from the state like it has from other parts of the country and accused the Siddaramaiah government of being "anti-farmer and anti-poor". On a day the Election Commission announced May 12 as the polling date in the state, Javadekar claimed that the people there are eager to throw out the Congress government due to its "divide and rule policy". "The BJP is confident of a victory. Their game is divide and rule. They are anti-poor and anti-farmers. People don't appreciate such policies. The Congress will disappear from the state as it has from other parts of the country" he told reporters. He also claimed that the state government had wanted to take over properties of mutts in the state which, he said, was a display of its "anti-Hindu" character. Javadekar also took a dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his visits to shrines and holy places, saying people understand ..
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BJP is the greater evil in Karnataka: Prashant Bhushan 25.3.2018 Hindu: Home

Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan on Sunday said the “greater evil” for the voters of the State was the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Though the choice before voters in Karnataka is be

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BJP is the greater evil in Karnataka: Prashant Bhushan 25.3.2018 Hindu: Health

Supreme Court advocate Prashant Bhushan on Sunday said the “greater evil” for the voters of the State was the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“Though the choice before voters in Karnataka is be

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Rajya Sabha polls: Keen contest on the cards for fourth seat 22.3.2018 Hindu: Rx
JD(S) and Congress anxious over the possibility of cross-voting
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Shortage of funds forces BDA to take up PRR project in phases 13.3.2018 deccanherald.com
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) would build the long-delayed Peripheral Ring Road in phases since it is unable to muster funds to implement the project in full. In the first phase, it would lay the 18-kilometre stretch between the existing Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprise (NICE) toll road junction on Tumakuru Road to the Kempegowda International Airport. Taking up the project in full would cost the BDA Rs 11,950 crore and the bulk of that amount - Rs 8,100 crore - would go towards acquiring 1,810 acres and 18.5 guntas of land. Despite holding several rounds of meetings with the investors, the agency found it harder to muster the sums needed for the full project. The Japanese agency JICA agreed to fund only the cost of constructing the road network. "Since we had difficulties getting Rs 8,100 crore for land acquisition, breaking up the project into phases made sense," a BDA official said, wishing anonymity. "Were working out the modalities of the first phase, which would cost us Rs ...
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‘JD(S), NCP to enter into pre-poll alliance’ 13.3.2018 Hindu: Home

The Janata Dal (Secular) will form a pre-poll alliance with the Sharad Pawar led Nationalist Congress Party, former Prime Minister and JD(S) national president H.D. Deve Gowda said in Belagavi on M

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Pre-poll alliance with NCP, says Deve Gowda 12.3.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition

The JD(S) will form a pre-poll alliance with the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party, former Prime Minister and JD(S) national president H.D. Deve Gowda said in Belagavi on Monday.

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I face threat to my life: Kharge 12.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Have been receiving phone calls and messages, says Cong. leader
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Kheny's induction ticks off families of Kharge, Dharam 10.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News
The families of veteran Congress leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and (late) N Dharam Singh, which wield significant clout in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, are upset with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the induction of businessman Ashok Kheny into the party. The ruling Congress has received much flak from various quarters, including from within, ever since Kheny was formally welcomed into the party last week. Kheny is the promoter of the controversial Bengaluru-Mysuru Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) project. He represents Bidar South constituency, from where Dharam Singhs son-in-law Chandra Singh is a ticket aspirant, in the Assembly. Singhs family has formally registered its protest against the "unilateral" decision to rope Kheny in. Singhs elder son and MLC Vijay Singh led a delegation to AICC general secretary incharge of Karnataka K C Venugopal to express their discontent. The delegation strongly urged Venugopal not to give Kheny the party ticket in the upcoming polls. Apparently, Chandra has been ...
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Yeddyurappa flays CM for raising issues like separate state 9.3.2018 General News
Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa today hit out at the Siddaramaiah government for using issues like state flag and separate religion status to Veerashaivas/ Lingayats for political reasons ahead of the assemblypolls. "At a time when the election is coming in about 45-50 days, when the election code of conduct will come into place shortly, what is your intention in coming up with Lingayat/Veerashaiva or Karnataka flag issue?" Yeddyurappa asked. Amid reports of differences between ministers,the cabinet yesterday discussed inconclusively recommending to the Centre to accord "religious minority" status to the dominant community. It will take up the issue again at the next cabinet meeting on March 14. According to reports, differences between Ministers in the cabinet belonging to both Veerashaivas and Lingayats resulted in no decision being arrived at. Commenting on differences within the cabinet onthe issue, Yeddyurappa said "Wait for some time.... you people know and ...
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