Karnataka min rules out spending on Brindavan Gardens

The Karnataka government Thursday said not even a penny would be spent on the proposed upgradation of the Brindavan Gardens adjoining the Krishnarajasagara Dam (KRS) or the installation of a mammoth statue of Mother Cauvery. Continue Reading

Karnataka speaker asks govt to remove banners of leaders

Citing Karnataka High Court’s strong stand against disfigurement of public places, state Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar Thursday sought removal of flex banners put up here welcoming political leaders for the ongoing winter session of the state legislature. Continue Reading

Close ties with AIMIM will hurt KCR: BJP MLA

Newly elected BJP MLA in Telangana Raja Singh Thursday suggested to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao that maintaining close ties with the AIMIM would hurt him. Rao should take along all parties, Singh, a bitter critic of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM), said. Continue Reading

Man committed suicide due to depression: Kerala police

The Kerala Police said late Thursday night that a 55-year-old man, who died after setting himself afire near the venue of the BJP’s protest here, had committed suicide due to personal reasons and does not have any relation to the ongoing agitation over Sabarimala issue. Continue Reading

Pilot appeals to supporters in Rajasthan to maintain peace

Amid delay in the announcement of a chief minister for Rajasthan, state Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday said he has full faith in the Congress leadership and made a fervent appeal to his party workers to maintain peace and ensure discipline. Continue Reading

Kamal Nath to be Madhya Pradesh’s new CM

The Congress on Thursday night named veteran leader Kamal Nath as Madhya Pradesh’s next chief minister after hours of hectic parleys held by the party chief Rahul Gandhi with senior party leaders in the national capital amid a debate on the old versus the new guard. Continue Reading

Nirbhaya: SC rejects plea for immediate execution of 4 convicts

The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking directions for immediate execution of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, saying, “you want us to go around Delhi and execute these people?” Continue Reading

SC issues notice to Fadnavis on plea against his election

The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on a plea seeking annulment of his election to the state assembly for alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases against him in the nomination papers. Continue Reading

HC wants transparency in premature release of convicts

The Delhi High Court on Thursday said it appeared convicts were being granted premature release on “whims and fancies” of the Sentence Review Board (SRB) and observed “transparency” has to be ensured in the process. Continue Reading