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Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

 

Fissures in Karnataka BJP as Portfolio Allocation Leaves Overlooked Seniors, Disqualified MLAs Sulking

The BS Yediyurappa-led government has appointed three deputy chief ministers among the 17 ministers inducted, with the choice of the leaders leaving ruffling feathers in the senior leadership. Bengaluru: Signs of rebellion within the BJP have emerged barely hours after the distribution of cabinet berths in Karnataka, with Vokkaliga leader and Chikmagalur MLA CT Ravi posting a series of tweets late on Monday indicative of dissent in the party ranks. The BS Yediyurappa-led government has appointed three deputy chief ministers among the 17 ministers inducted, with the choice of the leaders leaving ruffling…


Ex-Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi Risks Losing Assembly Seat as Govt Panel Concludes He is Not a Tribal

The high power committee also revoked the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh chief’s caste certificates and ordered the Deputy Superintendent of Police to seize them. Raipur: A high-powered committee set up under the direction of the high court to probe the caste status of Ajit Jogi has concluded that the former Chief Minister is not a tribal. The committee has also recommended the caste certificates of the former CM be revoked. Jogi broke away from the Congress ahead of the last assembly polls and launched his own outfit — Chattisgarh Congress (Jantantrik). He…


Stolen Band-Aid on Gunshot Wound’: Rahul Gandhi Lashes Out at RBI’s Record Cash Transfer to Govt

Rahul Gandhi’s reaction came after the RBI allowed the government to take Rs 1.76 lakh crore from its reserves to provide a fresh impetus to the economy. New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over the record cash transfer by the RBI, saying the Prime Minister and the finance minister are “clueless” about solving the “self-created economic disaster” and accused them of “stealing money” from the bank. He also said that the move was akin to stealing a Band-Aid from the dispensary and sticking…


BSP Chief Mayawati Calls Key Party Meeting to Discuss Bypolls, Bhim Army’s Stir Over Ravidas Temple Demolition

The main agenda of the meeting, as per highly placed sources, will be the upcoming bypolls on 12 assembly seats in the state and the stir by Bhim Army over the demolition of Ravidas Temple in Delhi. Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati has called for a key party meeting on August 28 in Lucknow. The main agenda of the meeting, as per highly placed sources, will be the upcoming bypolls on 12 assembly seats in the state and the stir by Bhim Army…


Govt ‘Appropriated’ 99% of RBI’s Profits Since 2014: Sitaram Yechury on Cash Transfer

The Left leader’s reaction came a day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approved the transfer of a record Rs 1.76 lakh crore dividend and surplus reserves to the government, boosting the BJP-led regime’s prospect to stimulate the slowing economy without widening fiscal deficit. New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury hit out at the Centre on Tuesday over the record cash transfer by the RBI, alleging that the government had “appropriated” 99 per cent of the profits of India’s central banking institution since 2014. The Left leader’s reaction…