In Karnataka fake currency bust, NIA charges one accused

New Delhi, Sep 16: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against one Sariful Islam in connection with a fake currency case.

The case was originally registered in Belagavi following the seizure of fake currency to the tune of Rs 82,000. The special NIA court had earlier convicted five persons in connection with the same case and sentenced them to six years imprisonment.

The probe revealed that Islam was procuring fake currency from an absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh, both residents of Bangladesh. He would then circulate the same in Karnataka along with the other accused, the NIA said.

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The test for Bommai and the road ahead: A discussion with Dr. Shastri

New Delhi, Aug 19: The transition in Karnataka was a smooth one with Basavaraj Bommai taking over from B S Yediyurappa. While it is too early to tell, the question is how Bommai will take the party forward as in Karnataka the last two years in governance has been extremely crucial.

To find out how the Karnataka scenario will pan out, OneIndia caught up with Dr. Sandeep Shastri, India’s leading psephologist. He begins by saying that the BSY of 2012 is very different compared to the Yediyurappa of 2021.

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S R Bommai vs Union of India: How Bommai senior played a key role in Indian politics

New Delhi, July 28: Basavaraj Bommai replaced B S Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Bommai’s father had a brief stint as CM of the state in the 1980s, but he managed to make a great impact in Indian politics.

Each time there is a crisis of numbers in an assembly, the S R Bommai landmark verdict is cited. Known as the S R Bommai vs Union of India case, in this verdict the Supreme Court discussed at length Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. It was in this verdict that the Supreme Court laid down guidelines which curbed blatant misuse of Article 356 of the Constitution which allowed President rules to be imposed over state governments.

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Will BSY have the final say on who would replace him in Karnataka

New Delhi, July 27: The BJP leadership would tread carefully while naming a successor to B S Yediyurappa who resigned as the Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday. 

The BJP would keep in mind that the leader who would be CM when the state faces an election in 2023 will have to have the blessings of Yediyurappa. The central leadership would be sending Union Minister, Dharmender Pradhan to Karnataka to oversee the change of guard. 

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BSY says he will quit, but who will replace him

BSY, in deep trouble? Photo courtesy: The Hindu

Bengaluru, July 26: With Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa announcing that he would resign, the big question is who would replace him.

Sources tell OneIndia that observers would be sent from Delhi as the leadership change is effected in the state. 

The observers could come down, following which a legislative party meeting would be held during which a new leader would be appointed. 

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Will the Lingayats stick with BJP if BSY is replaced: An expert’s view

New Delhi, July 26: The political situation in Karnataka today is like that of a close cricket match where one does not know the result until and unless the last ball is bowled. 

Will Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa be replaced and if he is then who will succeed him. OneIndia caught up with India’s leading psephologist, Dr. Sandeep Shastri to discuss the issue. 

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ISIS links: NIA raids 7 locations in Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 15: The National Investigation Agency carried out raids in7 locations at Delhi, Kerala and Karnataka in connection with an Islamic State related case.

The raids pertain bona new case registered by the agency around 48 hours back. The NIA has under its scanner 6. To 7 persons. They were being monitored for nefarious activities by the intelligence, sources tell OneIndia. 

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Religious conversion for the sake of marriage: The dire need for a law against it

New Delhi, Nov 04: A much needed law against Love Jihad will be implemented in four BJP ruled states. Karnataka was the fourth BJP ruled state which said it would enact a law against Love Jihad. The law once enforced would ban religious conversion for the sake of marriage.

If anyone is found guilty then they would be severe and swift punishment. Apart from Karnataka, the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh have also said that they would bring in a law against religious conversions for the sake of marriage. 

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Plot to kill BJP leader: ATS arrests four from Maharashtra, Karnataka

arrestNew Delhi, Aug 25: The Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has picked up four suspects from Karnataka and Maharashtra after a plot to kill a BJP leader was unearthed.

The four were picked up after the arrest of a Chhota Shakeel gang member in Ahmedabad. The sharpshooter was picked up after the ATS learnt that he had been hired to kill Gordhan Zadafia, who was the home minister of the state in 2002, when the Gujarat riots took place.

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