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Yediyurappa wins trust vote easily

PTI Bengaluru The three-day old BJP government in Karnataka headed by B S Yediyurappa on Monday proved its majority, sailing through the confidence motion smoothly in the truncated assembly, ending a month-long political turbulence in the state. A day after disqualifying 14 more rebel MLAs in a parting shot on the trust vote eve, paving the way for an easy …

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Unnao rape accused charged with murder after deadly accident

PTI Unnao/ Lucknow The Uttar Pradesh police on Monday filed a murder case against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and nine others after the Unnao rape survivor’s family filed a complaint, alleging “conspiracy” behind the Sunday’s car crash in which the rape victim was severely injured as the Opposition leaders and civil society expressed anguish and outrage over the entire …

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Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

Vienna: Iran said Sunday it considered Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of the ailing 2015 nuclear deal, as the remaining parties to the accord meet in Vienna in another attempt to salvage the agreement. British authorities detained an Iranian tanker off the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar in early July on allegations it was breaching EU …

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HP BJP suspends 2 leaders after obscene video circulated on social media

Shimla: The BJP has suspended a party leader and an office-bearer of its youth wing in Kullu district after a video which purportedly shows them in a compromising position was circulated on social media. The Himachal Pradesh Police registered a case on Saturday under the Information Technology Act and warned the people against sharing the video, officials said Sunday. The …

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Aligarh administration bans religious functions on roads

Aligarh (UP): The Aligarh administration has put a blanket ban on holding religious functions on roads. The decision came after some Hindutva groups planned the recital of Hanuman Chalisa to protest the offering of namaz on roads. The district administration has taken this step as a precautionary measure to prevent any disturbance, a senior official said on Sunday. The district …

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Cong attacks govt over move to privatise airports

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday attacked the Union government over the move to privatise 20-25 airports, alleging that it is like every other decision of the Modi government which has ended up benefiting big private players but goes against the common man. Airports Authority of India Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra had said on Friday that the government would privatise 20-25 …

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‘Future of Cong-JD(S) alliance to depend on Cong high command’

Bengaluru: JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda on Sunday said the future of his party’s alliance with Congress would depend on the decision of the high command of the grand old party, based on the advice of their Karnataka leadership. The former Prime Minister also made it clear that Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah would officially be the leader of …

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Congress veteran Jaipal Reddy passes away

Hyderabad: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister S Jaipal Reddy, who was known for his oratorical skills and carved a place for himself in Parliament and state assembly, died at a hospital here on Sunday. The 77-year-old was recently diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital, where he died at 1.28 am, a Congress leader told PTI. …

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Karnataka Speaker disqualifies 14 more rebel MLAs

Bengaluru: Karnataka assembly Speaker K R Ramesh Kumar on Sunday disqualified 14 more rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law, an action that reduces the majority mark in the assembly and paves the way for the newly-formed BJP government to win the trust vote smoothly on Monday. Eleven Congress MLAs and three Janata Dal-Secular lawmakers faced the axe from the Speaker …

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Unnao rape victim critically injured, two relatives killed in UP road accident

Rae Bareli/Unnao: A car in which the survivor of Unnao rape case, her family and lawyer were travelling was hit by an over-speeding truck in Rae Bareli on Sunday, killing two members while leaving her and the advocate critically injured, the police said. BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar, who is an accused in the rape case, was arrested on April 13 …

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