PM Modi arrives in Russia for informal summit with President Vladimir Putin

PM Modi arrives in Russia for informal summit with President Vladimir Putin

Sochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived at Russia’s Sochi for his two-day summit with President Vladimir Putin. The Prime Minister tweeted, “Am confident the talks with President Putin will further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia.” The meet between the two leaders is entirely informal with no fixed agenda. The discussions will be based on global as well as regional issues and the meeting is expected to last…

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Cong MLA in K’taka nails party’s lie, terms audio clip on BJP’s offer of money, ministerial berth fake

Cong MLA in K’taka nails party’s lie, terms audio clip on BJP’s offer of money, ministerial berth fake

Bengaluru : In a major embarrassment to the Congress at a time when the party together with the JD(S) is going to form a government in Karnataka, Congress MLA Shivaram Hebber on Monday termed an audio clip released by the party to allege that the BJP offered money and a ministerial berth to him for cross-voting during the trust motion in the assembly as “fake.”  Three audio tapes were released by the Congress in the…

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Unholy alliance of JD(S)-Congress will not last long in Karnataka: Amit Shah

Unholy alliance of JD(S)-Congress will not last long in Karnataka: Amit Shah

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah once again reiterated on Monday that his party emerged as the single largest party with 104 seats in the Karnataka assembly, but the JD(S)-Congress formed an “unholy alliance” to subvert the people’s mandate. “The Congress crossed all limits in Karnataka elections. The JD(S) formed an alliance with the Congress against the people’s mandate. This is an unholy alliance,” the BJP president said at a press conference. He said the…

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H D Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday

H D Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM on Wednesday

Bengaluru: JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy will take oath of office on Wednesday, amid the presence of leaders from the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the BSP, the TDP and others. The oath ceremony was earlier planned for Monday but it was changed due to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary. On Thursday, the assembly speaker will be chosen. Earlier, the three-day political drama came to an end after Chief Minister Yeddyurappa on Saturday walked…

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Yeddyurappa says he is 100 percent confident of winning trust vote

Yeddyurappa says he is 100 percent confident of winning trust vote

Bengaluru: BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka for the third time on Friday expressed his confidence that his government will prove majority on the floor of the House on Saturday. Despite the saffron party, winning just 104 seats in the assembly, he said he will win the trial of strength “100 per cent.” “We will abide by the Supreme Court verdict…we have got 100 percent support and cooperation…

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Malaysian police confiscates cash and luxury goods from Ex-PM Najib Razak’s flat

Malaysian police confiscates cash and luxury goods from Ex-PM Najib Razak’s flat

Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian police on Friday raided former PM Najib Razak’s flat and confiscated 284 boxes of luxury handbags and 72 bags carrying cash, jewelry and other valuables, police said. The police began the search on Wednesday night which continued till Friday morning. The raid was carried out in view of Najib and his wife Rosmah Mansor’s involvement in the 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) corruption scandal, in which billions of dollars of a government…

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SC orders Yeddyurappa government to prove majority on Saturday

SC orders Yeddyurappa government to prove majority on Saturday

New Delhi: Fate of the BS Yeddyurappa government will be decided tomorrow, as the Supreme Court on Friday directed the two-day old BJP government in Karnataka to undertake floor test at 4 pm on Saturday. The apex court direction gave a major relief to the Congress and the JD(S) which had earlier petitioned the court, stating that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted constitutionally wrong by inviting the BJP with 104 seats in the assembly to form…

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BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa sworn in as K’taka Chief Minister

BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa sworn in as K’taka Chief Minister

Bengaluru: BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday was sworn in as Karnataka’s Chief Minister. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath of office to the Chief Minister at Raj Bhavan. Yeddyurappa took over the chief ministerial reins for the second time. Earlier the Supreme Court heard a petition filed by Congress and Janata Dal (JDS) against Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision. On Wednesday midnight, Vala invited Yeddyurappa to form the government in the state, instigating the…

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Turkey asks Israeli consul to leave country over Gaza killings

Turkey asks Israeli consul to leave country over Gaza killings

Jerusalem: Expressing anguish over the killings of more than 60 Palestinians during protests in the Gaza Strip, Turkey’s foreign ministry asked Israel’s consul-general in Istanbul to leave the country “for sometime”. South Africa and Turkey recalled their ambassadors to Israel in protest, and Turkey also withdrew its ambassador to the United States, while the White House defended Israel’s actions. Earlier on Tuesday United Nations human rights officials said that Israel’s use of lethal force against…

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North Korea says it may reconsider Kim-Trump summit in June

North Korea says it may reconsider Kim-Trump summit in June

Seoul: North Korea has said it may reconsider summit level talks between Kim Jong un and US President Donald Trump, expected to be held next month in Singapore if Washington pressurizes Pyongyang to unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons. North Korea also called off high-level talks with Seoul which was to be held on Wednesday. North Korea’s official news agency KCNA quoted first Vice Minister of North Korea’s Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan as saying…

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