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Karnataka announces slew of measures

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | KESTUR VASUKI | BANGALORE

Coming out of the slumber, the Karnataka Government has announced slew of measures to deal with increased incidents of rape and sexual assault across Karnataka. After spurt in cases of sexual assault and rape in Bangalore and other parts of the State, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced setting up…

Cong trouble mounts: Rane adamant

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

After having failed to persuade senior rebel Minister Narayan Rane to withdraw his resignation from his Cabinet, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday that he would seek the intervention of the Central high command in resolving the issue. A day after he resigned from the State Cabinet, Rane held…

Assam Congress defends Gogoi, seeks action against rebel MLAs

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

A day after Assam Health and Education Minister Himan-ta Biswa Sarma tendered his resignation to Governor JB Patnaik, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee came to the rescue of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and said that it has approached the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for necessary disciplinary action against the ‘rebel’…

Goa to crack down on illegal foreigners

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Mayabhushan | Panaji

Legislators in the State cutting across party lines scratched their heads over how to act against foreign nationals conducting business in the State including the drug business. The issue was raised first by Michael Lobo, who represents the tourist frequented Calangute consitutency who said that tourists from Russia and Ukraine,…

K’taka CM remarks raise eyebrows

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Kestur Vasuki | bangalore

Bangalore on Tuesday witnessed an insensitive remark by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who has been under pressure over many rape incidents across the State and a BJP protest over the inaction of the Government over the failing law and order in the State. The Chief Minister’s insensitive comment on the rape…

CM face talking point in Bihar BJP

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Amarnath Tewary | Patna

With senior BJP leaders claiming that next Assembly polls in Bihar may take place anytime, the race for the post of Chief Minister in the State unit has begun. In the recently concluded two-day State executive committee meeting, senior party leaders and Cabinet Ministers in the Narendra Modi Government, Radha Mohan…

Change of guard: Guessing game in Kerala CPM is on

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | VS Jayaraj | Kochi

Informal talks have started in the Kerala CPI(M) over who its next secretary will be as Pinarayi Vijayan, who has held the position for the past 16 years, is to step down with the State conference to be held most probably in February, 2015 as part of the 21st party…

DMK slams Katju for ‘wild and baseless allegations’

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The DMK on Tuesday lambasted Markandey Katju, former Judge of the Supreme Court, for making ‘wild and baseless allegations’ that a major political party from Tamil Nadu pressurised the UPA for getting extension for a tainted Judge of the Madras High Court in 2005. TKS Elangovan, party spokesman, told reporters…

BJP wrests Junagadh civic body from Cong

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | Nayan Dave | GANDHINAGAR

The Congress party lost its last bastion in urban Gujarat — Junagadh Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Tuesday as the BJP won 41 out of 60 seats. The thumping victory of the saffron party is seen as the last nail in the coffin of the grand old party, at least in…

Rejig to make Chandy invincible

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is expected to emerge totally invincible in the State's groupism-riddled Congress party if the Cabinet reshuffle he is planning to carry out goes as per the strategy he has reportedly devised. Chandy will be meeting the Congress high command most probably on Thursday to seek…

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Helping students focus

20 Jul 2014 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo

I don’t know why my father has forcefully brought me here when he knows that I have no faith in astrology or any other abstract subjects that he subscribes to,” was the opening remark of a young lad brought for counselling. I assured the young man that he will not be offered predictions or a lesson in dos and don’ts...

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Union Minister —Venkaiah Naidu

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Rajya Sabha Chairman —Hamid Ansari

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British lawmaker —David Ward
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