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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

 

Congress Karnataka Leader Siddaramaiah Slaps Party Worker, Caught on Camera

The former Karnataka Chief Minister is on a trip to Mysore and Kodagu to survey the post-flood situation. His visits come even as the party finds itself in the midst of another controversy with the arrest of troubleshooter DK Shivakumar In a shocking incident, Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was seen slapping a party worker outside Mysore Airport on Tuesday. The Congress worker had been passing a phone to Siddharamaiah, which angered the leader who then struck him. The leader is on a trip to Mysore and…


UP Opposition Parties Slam Yogi Govt as Electricity Tariffs are Hiked Ahead of Festival Season

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the common people were ‘fed-up’ of the government, while Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati said that the government was causing more trouble for ‘hard working people’. Lucknow: Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh came down heavily on the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government over the increment of about 12 to 15 percent on power tariffs ahead of the festival season, while the state power minister Shrikant Sharma defended the move. Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, “At one hand the reduction in income and demand…


Buses Torched, Some Schools Shut as Cong Protests Against DK Shivakumar’s Arrest

Congress supporters blocked the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway and four KSRTC buses were stoned. The bandh is expected to hit Bengaluru and affect the Bengaluru-Mysore traffic. The districts’ schools and colleges are shut. Bengaluru: Buses were torched and schools and colleges shut as a precautionary measure as the Karnataka Congress called for a state-wide bandh on Wednesday to protest against the arrest of its troubleshooter DK Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) after a long session of interrogation. Soon after the Kanakapura MLA’s arrest, protests erupted across Karnataka,…


‘Political Stunt’: Haryana Farmers Say Khattar Govt’s Interest, Penalty Waiver Doesn’t Help Their Cause

A farmer said most of the bad loans are in national banks. Hence, waiving interest and penalty of crop loans taken from cooperative banks would not help too many farmers. New Delhi: The Haryana government’s announcement of waiving interest and penalty worth Rs 4,750 crore on crop loans received backlash with many calling the move a “stunt” ahead of the state elections in November. On Monday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced in Bhiwani district that 10 lakh farmers, who took loans from the state-owned Primary Agriculture Cooperative Society (PACS), District…


‘His Arrest Did Not Bring Me Happiness’: BS Yediyurappa Hopes For DK Shivakumar’s Release

The Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa further said that he would be ‘more happy everyone’ if DK Shivakumar comes clear of the charges. Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa has said that he was unhappy to hear about the arrest of Congress leader DK Shivakumar by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The Congress troubleshooter was arrested on Tuesday after repeated questioning over the past few days in connection with a case of alleged money laundering. “Let me tell you one thing, the arrest of DK Shivakumar did not bring me any happiness. I will…