Free Press Journal
  • Some issues with Cong over portfolio allocation: HDK

    Bengaluru : Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday said there are some “issues” on portfolio allocation with his party’s coalition partner Congress but it is not something that will pull down the government.

  • Was Mamata miffed with traffic arrangements in Bengaluru?

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): While the oath-taking ceremony of Janata Dal (Secular)’s H.D. Kumaraswamy was a display of the Opposition’s unity, sources suggest that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not entirely happy with the traffic arrangements made for the big day.

  • Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to share dais in Bengaluru 

    Lucknow: The swearing-in of H D Kumaraswamy as Karnataka chief minister tomorrow is set to see one-time rivals in Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav, sharing a public platform. Though Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party have recently come closer, particularly after they together managed to win the Lok Sabha byelections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, their leaders have not been seen together on a public platform.

  • Act 2, Scene 1: HDK oath on Wed Opposition bosses coming

    Bengaluru : Hours after BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa submitted his resignation to Governor Vajubhai Vala on Saturday evening, HD Kumaraswamy was invited to form the next government in Karnataka. The Governor gave him 15 days to prove his majority, but HDK said he does not need that long a rope to prove his strength on the Assembly floor.

  • Aaron hopeful of national call-up

    Mumbai : Out-of-favour seamer Varun Aaron is confident of a national call-up, saying he is bowling at his best for Leicestershire in the English County circuit.

  • It was Spiderman stuff, says Kohli praising ABD

    Bengaluru : AB de Villiers said it looked tougher than it actually was but his gravity-defying boundary catch during an Indian Premier League match was declared “spiderman stuff” by an awestruck India and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli.

  • AB, Ali’s Royal show

    Both the batsmen score half-centuries as Bangalore crush Hyderabad by 14 run win

  • Senior IAS, IPS officers shunted

    Bengaluru: Hours after B S Yeddyurappa assumed office as chief minister, several IAS and IPS officers were on Thursday transferred in a top level reshuffle. The government appointed M Lakshminarayana, additional chief secretary, public works department, as the additional chief secretary to the chief minister.

  • Is sulking Rahul upset, hurt over party moves in K’taka?

    Though a punching bag for the BJP and despite all his shortcomings, one thing has to be said about Rahul in all fairness – he believes in fair means to an end and, to an extent, honesty in politics. He has been preaching this when he promises to bring a change. In the case of Karnataka, he was upset that though his party lost, the lust for power forced his party-men to

  • Kohli & Co aims to continue revival

    Bengaluru : Their chances of making the playoffs still hanging by a thread, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in another must-win Indian Premier League encounter, here on Thursday.

  • Opinions that drove K’taka guv

     Bengaluru : The Governor, Vajubhai Vala, a close friend of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, spent most of his time consulting legal experts and at the end of the day, found two strong opinions emerging. One said that he is bound to invite the largest single party to form a government. If that party fails to muster support, he can than give a chance to the second largest party or a post poll

  • BJP will form govt in K’taka: Shah

    Panaji/Bengaluru : BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday after the polling for high-stake assembly polls in the southern state indicated a close contest between the saffron party and the Congress.

  • Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: First-time voters get free dosas in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: In a bid to encourage first-time voters, an eatery here was giving away free dosas to those had voted in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday. The eatery at Nrupathunga Road here was also giving free coffee to other voters after seeing the ink-mark on their fingers and their voters card.

  • It’s D-day in Karnataka today

    Bengaluru : After a rancorous campaign over three months, Karnataka will vote to elect a new Assembly in a three-cornered contest on Saturday.