B S Yeddyurappa, the tallest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Karnataka, took a shot earlier this year to become the Chief Minister of the state again. The BJP won the Karnataka elections, but fell short of the majority mark.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The statement by former French president, Francois Hollande that the Indian government had proposed Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as the offset partner for Dassault Aviation in the Rafale aircraft deal has kicked up a political storm.
Visakhapatnam, Sep 25: A group of naxalites comprising several women shot dead a legislator and a former lawmaker in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.
New Delhi, Sep 25: While it became clear that Pakistan had stage managed the abduction and killing of the three special police officers in Jammu and Kashmir, reports now suggest that the next target would be the urban body and Panchayat polls.
New Delhi, Sep 24: The spat between CBI director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana refuses to die down.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The National Investigation Agency has arrested two persons in connection with a fake currency case.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The election results in Maldives came as a major relief to India, with the incumbent president, Abdulla Yameen losing to a unified opposition candidate, Ibrahim Solih.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The Supreme Court said that it would not disqualify lawmakers facing criminal trial. The court however directed the Parliament to make laws to prevent persons with serious criminal charges pending against them from entering the legislature or be part of the law making process. The court observed that corruption and criminalisation of politics is hitting at the roots of democracy and hence the Parliament should take urgent steps to curb this menace.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The Supreme Court has refused to disqualify lawmakers, who have pending criminal cases against them. The court has left it to the wisdom of the Parliament to come up with a law to deal with the issue.
New Delhi, Sep 25: The Supreme Court has said that there is no bar on lawmakers practising in courts during their tenure as legislators.