No need to panic, Kerala ready to tackle Nipah virus: Minister

Kozhikode (Kerala), May 21 : After three confirmed deaths due to Nipah virus (NiV) and reports of eight other patients awaited, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said things are under control and there is no need to panic. Shailaja, who has been camping here since Sunday coordinating various teams from health and other […]

Nothing undemocratic in BJP staking claim in Karnataka: Shah

New Delhi, May 21 : BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said that being the single-largest party in Karnataka Assembly, it was his party’s responsibility to stake claim to form the government and there was nothing “undemocratic or unethical” in it. He said if the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) had not locked their […]

President Kovind says no to honorary doctorate from Nauni varsity

Solan, May 21 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday refused to accept an honorary doctorate that was to be conferred on him by the horticulture and forestry university at its annual convocation in Nauni near here. The Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry planned to confer a Doctorate of Science (D.Sc) degree […]

Yeddy does ‘Atal’, deals blow to BJP’s south strategy

By Brajendra Nath Singh New Delhi, May 19 : The BJP’s efforts to expand in southern states suffered a blow on Saturday with its two-day old government collapsing as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before a trust vote in an assembly where no party has majority. The party now hopes that the move, akin to […]

Congress celebrates fall of 3-day BJP government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 19 : Celebrations broke out at the Congress party office here as hundreds of its cadres greeted the fall of the 3-day BJP government on Saturday by bursting firecrackers and distributing sweets among themselves and even passersby. “Our cadres celebrated the victory of democracy by breaking hundreds of coconuts at the party minutes […]

Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 19 : Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular’s legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state, following the resignation of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote. “The Governor has invited me to form the next government as the leader of the JD-S legislative […]