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Basavraj Bommai Sworn-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister, to Induct Other Ministers “Soon”

NEW DELHI, July 28: Three-time MLA and the home minister in the outgoing BS Yediyurappa cabinet, Basavaraj Bommai was on Wednesday took oath as the 23rd chief minister of Karnataka. He was sworn in by Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot at the Raj-Bhavan in the presence of senior BJP leaders, including Yediyurappa, the Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan […]

Basavaraj Bommai to be the Next Karnataka Chief Minister

NEW DELHI, July 27: Basavaraj Bommai, the home minister in the outgoing BS Yediyurappa cabinet and also a Lingayat like his predecessor, will be the new chief minister of Karnataka. He was picked as the leader to succeed Yediyurappa at the BJP legislature party meeting held in Bengaluru on Tuesday evening. Central observers Dharmendra Pradhan […]

Centre Seeks Details from States/ UTs on Oxygen-Shortage Deaths

NEW DELHI, July 27: The Centre has asked the states and Union Territories to provide data on deaths related to oxygen shortage during the second Covid wave earlier this year. The information will be collated and presented in Parliament before the monsoon session ends on August 13, official sources said. “The Centre has written to […]

Mamata Confident of Joint Opposition Front against BJP by 2024

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, July 27: The West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee whose Trinamool Congress party won a spectacular victory against the entire might of the BJP in the recent state Assembly elections, is confident that all the opposition parties would soon come together to form a joint front against the ruling party in […]

Pegasus Row: Two Veteran Journalists File Petition in Supreme Court, PM Asks BJP Members to “Expose” Opposition

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, July 27: As the prime minister Narendra Modi asked the BJP Members of Parliament to “expose” the opposition for disrupting the House proceedings on Pegasus spyware issue, two veteran journalists N. Ram and Sashi Kumar have moved the Supreme Court for an independent probe headed by a former or sitting top […]

Krunal Pandya Tests Positive: Second T20 Postponed by a Day

NEW DELHI, July 27: The second T20 cricket International between India and Sri Lanka scheduled for Tuesday has been pushed back by a day to Wednesday after the Indian team member Krunal Pandya was found Corona positive in the test conducted on Tuesday morning. Krunal was immediately quarantined and the entire contingent’s RT-PCR test reports […]

Covid-19: Vaccination for Children Likely from Next Month, Centre Sticks to Official Death Figure

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, July 27: As the central government is preparing to launch Covid-19 vaccination for children from the next month, it refuted a claim that the actual death toll in the pandemic in the country could be in the region of 27 lakhs to 33 lakhs as against the official figure of 4.21 […]

Six Assam Police Personnel Killed in Border Disputes with Mizoram

NEW DELHI, July 26: The border disputes between Assam and Mizoram on Monday flared up into gun fight leaving six personnel of the Assam Police dead and at least 50 others injured. The Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the police personnel died “defending the constitutional boundary” of the state at the Mizoram border […]

SC Refuses to Stay Inquiry against Gautam Gambhir Foundation

NEW DELHI, July 26: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the proceedings against the cricketer-turned-politician and BJP Member of Parliament Gautam Gambhir’s foundation in a case relating to illegal procuring and distribution of Coronavirus medicines. A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah said people were running around for medicines and drugs […]

Pegasus Row: Mamata Banerjee Sets up Judicial Inquiry Commission, Shashi Tharoor Wants SC-Monitored Probe

Manas Dasgupta NEW DELHI, July 26: Following his party line, the Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is also the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing committee on Information Technology, has demanded a Supreme Court judge-monitored probe into the Pegasus issue even as the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee appointed a two-member judicial inquiry commission to […]