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A strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed  for one-party power. That’s dangerous for India
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A strong man gets his due, but BJP betrays a greed for one-party power. That’s dangerous for India

By TJS George D.K.Shivakumar is Karnataka’s most formidable politician. He is also the most feared. There are many in Karnataka, including senior Congress leaders, who see him as a liability in public life. Currently the State’s Energy Minister, he is recognised by all as a muscle-man, fixer, campaign manager, crowd mobiliser, money bag and general…

AICC leader calls for strengthening of Congress from booth level
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AICC leader calls for strengthening of Congress from booth level

Mysuru: AICC General Secretary in-charge of Mysuru division Congress P.C. Vishnunath has called upon the party leaders to take up the responsibility of strengthening the party right from the booth level. Addressing Krishnaraja Block and D. Devaraj Urs Block Congress meeting at Chikkamma Niketana Kalyana Mantap at Kuvempunagar here yesterday, Vishnunath stressed on the need…

Raids, Resorts and Saffron Reign
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Raids, Resorts and Saffron Reign

On July 29 last Saturday at 4 am, 44 Gujarat MLAs were escorted into Eagleton  Golf Resort on Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway by D.K. Suresh as per the instructions of his powerful brother, Power Minister Doddalahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar, popularly known as DKS. DKS, like former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, is well-versed in moving people and keeping them…

Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders
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Don’t defend DKS much, Cong top brass tells State leaders

New Delhi: The Congress top leadership has cautioned the State unit to be more guarded in defending Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar to avoid a perception that the party was shielding the corrupt. The party should only criticise the timing of the raids and use of central force rather than defending under-scanner leaders per se, is…

Congress workers stage  dharna, condemn I-T raid
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Congress workers stage dharna, condemn I-T raid

Congress workers, led by former ZP President Marigowda, staged a demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi bust near Mysuru City Law Court Complex condemning the I-T raids against Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar, MP D.K. Suresh and their relatives. The protestors alleged that the Central Government was misusing its machineries.

Karnataka Govt. wants State Flag, BJP calls move anti-national
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Karnataka Govt. wants State Flag, BJP calls move anti-national

Bengaluru: A long-standing demand by Kannada activists for an official State flag became a major controversy yesterday with Karnataka Government setting up a nine-member Committee to examine the legality and desirability of having and designing a separate flag for the State. The Committee is headed by Kannada and Culture Department Principal Secretary. Heads of Department…

I will fight 2018 polls as directed by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, says CM
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I will fight 2018 polls as directed by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, says CM

Nanjangud: Maintaining that he was contesting the 2018 Assembly polls on advice from AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah appealed the people to once again bless him for leading the State. Addressing the gathering during the Foundation Stone laying ceremony for the construction of a Primary Health Care Centre and…

Vishwanath Quits Cong.
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Vishwanath Quits Cong.

Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader and former Mysuru-Kodagu MP Adagur H. Vishwanath, who was mulling quitting Congress for some time now, has finally resigned from the primary membership of the party. Participating in an interaction with reporters organised by the Bangalore Reporters Guild at the Bengaluru Press Club this morning, Vishwanath, who is also a former…

Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win
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Congress planning to lose its hold on Karnataka, too? With boldness (not National Herald) it can win

Even in its glory days, the National Herald never had a South Indian presence. It was always a Delhi-Lucknow entity and knew it. It would have been another inconsequential provincial rag but for its ownership (Jawaharlal Nehru) and its editorship (Chalapathi Rau). Actually, the latter more than the former. While Nehru was an absentee overlord,…

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