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BS Yediyurappa’s granddaughter found dead at apartment in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa’s 30-year-old granddaughter Soundarya Neeraj was found hanging at her residence in Bengaluru on Friday. Soundarya, a doctor at MS Ramaiah Hospital, was the daughter of Yediyurappa’s daughter Padma. She was married to Dr Neeraj S in 2018 and gave birth to a girl last year. Soundarya is suspected...

Vijay Rupani 4th BJP CM in a year to vacate seat prematurely

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s resignation on Saturday took everyone by surprise. While Rupani said at a press conference after his resignation that he had stepped down willingly, speculations are rife about the actual reason for his exit. The change of guard in Gujarat comes just ahead of the crucial Assembly elections next year. Hence,...

New Karnataka Cabinet takes oath; CM Basavaraj Bommai has no deputy

Bengaluru: A total of 29 ministers joined newly inducted Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s Cabinet on Wednesday afternoon. However, there is no deputy Chief Minister among them. Earlier, the Karnataka Cabinet had three deputy CMs. However, this time around, there is none. Bommai had mentioned earlier that the state would not have any deputy CM. According...

Karnataka: 24 people died in hospital allegedly due to oxygen shortage

In an unfortunate incident, 24 patients lost their lives at a district hospital in Chamarajanagar in Karnataka allegedly due to oxygen shortage. Of the deceased, many were availing treatment for COVID-19.  Notably, 144 patients were availing treatment at the hospital. Family members of the deceased staged a protest at the hospital and alleged that the...

Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi resigns after sex tape scandal

After landing in a controversy over an alleged sex tape aired by local news channels, Karnataka water resources minister Ramesh Jarkiholi on Wednesday resigned on “moral grounds”.  Notably, the minister had to resign after instruction from the BJP high command. The minister continues to refute the allegations and termed the video as “fake”. In his...

Violence in Bengaluru leaves 3 dead, 110 arrested

Following a violence that broke out in east Bengaluru on Tuesday night, three people were killed in police firing. Also, 60 policemen were injured in the violence that erupted due to a Facebook post by the relative of a Congress MLA. So far, 110 people have been arrested for violence, assault on police personnel and...

Shashi Tharoor questions Amit Shah for choosing pvt hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday took a dig at Union home minister Amit Shah for choosing a private hospital for COVID-19 treatment rather than a government hospital. Shashi Tharoor said, “Public institutions need the patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence.” Shashi Tharoor reacting to a tweet on AIIMS, New...

Uma Bharti to stay away from Ram temple event

BJP leader Uma Bharti on Monday clarified that she will stay away from the Ram temple groundbreaking ceremony. Uma Bharti said the reason behind her decision is the COVID-19 pandemic, with many BJP leaders testing positive for the virus. Concerned about PM Modi Bharti, who was at the forefront of the Ram temple movement, took...

Karnataka seeks PM Modi’s permission to reopen religious places from June 1

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting that the state should be allowed to reopen temples, mosques, churches, and other religious places. If the CM has his way, these religious places could open from June 1. “We have to get a lot of permissions before opening up, so let’s...