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  • Govt notifies 8.55% rate on PF, lowest in 5 years

    New Delhi : Retirement fund body has asked its field offices to credit 8.55 per cent rate of interest for 2017-18, the lowest rate since 2012-13 fiscal year, into the PF accounts of around 5 crore subscribers.

  • Deve Gowda doesn’t have any issue with Congress MLA becoming Dy CM: Shivakumar

    Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader D K Shivakumar today claimed JD (S) supremo H D Deve Gowda does not have any problem with a Congress MLA becoming deputy chief minister in the coalition government of the two parties. “I have been given to understand in the media that he (Deve Gowda) has no issues with a Congress MLA becoming the deputy chief minister. He has left the decision to us (Congress) and his son

  • Muslim should be made Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, say Muslim organisations

    Bengaluru: A group of Muslim organisation has demanded that seven-time Congress MLA from Shivajinagar, Roshan Baig should be made the deputy chief minister in the new government of Karnataka. Briefing the media, the organisation also said, if not Baig, then some other leader from the Muslim community should be made the deputy chief minister of the state.

  • Karnataka poll may be a trailer for 2019

    In spite of pulling out all the stops in its bid to score a decisive victory over the Congress, last Tuesday turned out to be a day of hits and misses for the BJP. Just as the party was celebrating its surge in the Karnataka assembly election – when it seemed all lost for the Congress and JD(S) – its numbers fell below the half-way mark and didn’t recover in later part

  • Siddaramaiah holds strategy meet with Congress MLAs

    Hyderabad: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday held a crucial meeting with Congress MLAs here on Friday to discuss the strategy to be adopted in the state Assembly on Saturday when the BJP government seeks a trust vote.

  • Ujjain: Congress workers take to streets over Karnataka Governor’s decision

    Ujjain: Dozens of Congress workers staged a demonstration here on Thursday in protest against the Kanataka Governor’s decision to invite BJP to form a government in the state. Youth Congress State general secretary Ajit Borasi slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for forming a government in Karnataka.

  • Twitter saw over 30 lakh tweets related to Karnataka polls

    New Delhi: The micro-blogging platform registered over 30 lakh tweets related to Karnataka assembly polls in the past three weeks, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) garnering 51 per cent of the share of voice, Twitter announced on Wednesday.


    Karnataka Assembly Election Results: Congress president Rahul Gandhi clueless, Sonia Gandhi to rescue

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday saw his position diminished in the Karnataka Assembly elections even as he rushed to 10 Janpath along with his sister Priyanka to take help of his mother and former party president Sonia Gandhi. It was decided then to immediately call up former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda for formation of a coalition government.

  • Karnataka Assmebly Election Results: Governor Vajubhai Vala, an RSS old timer is the man of the moment

    New Delhi: The man of the moment in Karnataka is Governor Vajubhai Vala, an RSS old timer who joined the BJP. Vala (80) is from Gujarat and had once vacated his seat for Narendra Modi; later, he served as Finance Minister in CM Modi’s cabinet. The dilemma is whether to invite the single largest party, the BJP, which is seven short of the halfway mark, or the Congress-JDS combine, which has a combined


    Karnataka Assembly Election Results: The lotus is blooming in Karnataka as well

    Bengaluru: The lotus is blooming again in Karnataka – almost. Though it has emerged as the single largest party, it failed to cross the half-way mark in the 224-member Assembly where two constituencies didn’t vote. Nonetheless, it left the ruling Congress stunned and the JD-S licking its wounds in the third spot.

  • H D Deve Gowda assured he won’t leave secular combination: Opposition leaders

    New Delhi: Opposition leaders today advised UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda to stay united to defeat the BJP, and the former prime minister assured them he would not desert the “secular combination” despite pressure from the BJP to “break” his party.

  • All eyes on Governor as Karnataka throws fractured mandate

    Bengaluru: All eyes were on Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Tuesday after hotly-contested elections threw up a hung Assembly, forcing the BJP and a hurriedly stitched alliance of the Congress and the JD-S to stake claim to form a government. The BJP, which appeared confident of returning to power in its only southern bastion, emerged as the single largest party but failed to cross the half-way mark in the 224-member Assembly where

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