Money laundering case: Vadra gets 4 weeks time to file rejoinder

The Delhi High Court today gave businessman Robert Vadra four weeks to file a rejoinder to the Enforcement Directorate’s (ED) reply to his petition seeking quashing of certain provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 11: Periyar, unplugged!

Left, Right, Centre, Left of Centre, Far Right, Liberal, Conservative and several such sundry stuff: These ideological labels that litter the lexicon are a legacy of the Western academic mindset that believes in categorisation. Continue Reading

Editorial: Political Kurukshetra

People who are okay when Rajinikanth praises leaders like Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi, Stalin, Anbumani and Seeman, get upset when he says something positive about either the BJP or Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue Reading

Chidambaram slams BJP over Article 370 abrogation in J&K

The Former union minister said the Modi government had used muscle power in the Jammu and Kashmir issue and would not have taken away the special status had it been a Hindu-dominated State. Continue Reading

Kerala rain: Rahul urges Centre, State to provide immediate aid

He said that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, the District Collector of Wayanad and Congress workers in the State regarding the flood situation in Wayanad. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Yeddyurappa stakes claim to form govt, to be sworn in today

This morning, Yeddyurappa met Governor Vajubhai Vala, and staked claim to form the government. With the Governor having given his consent, report say that Yeddyurappa is to be sworn in Chief Minister this evening at 6. Continue Reading

Editorial – Karnataka: Conflict & clarity

The Congress-JD(S) coalition government in Karnataka, headed by Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, collapsed Tuesday night capping a 14-month-long turbulent tenure, losing a vote of confidence in the Assembly, setting the stage for the BJP’s return to power in the southern State. Continue Reading

Cong welcomes BJP govt’s stand for denying Trump’s statement

The Congress today welcomed the government’s reiteration of India’s ‘no third party involvement’ stand on the Kashmir issue but asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ‘mum’ over US President Donald Trump’s claim that the Indian leader asked him to mediate on the matter. Continue Reading

Karnataka: Crucial trust vote to decide on CM Kumaraswamy fate

The ruling coalition’s strength in the House is 117– Congress 78, JD(S) 37, BSP 1, and nominated 1, besides the speaker. With the support of the two independents, the opposition BJP has 107 MLAs in the 225-member House including the nominated MLA and Speaker. Continue Reading