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VARIETY

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Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Floods

Deccan in deluge: What makes the floods an annual saga year on year?

The floods in Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, that have become an annual event, are man-made and could have been prevented had action been taken in due time.

POLITICS

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Ramesh kumar, Bs yeddiurappa, Karnataka Assembly, Karnataka

Karnataka was no nataka: As BS Yediyurappa wins trust vote, 3 lessons we can't afford to miss

There are serious loopholes in our laws that let lawmakers get away with breaking the trust integral to our democracy. These gaps must be filled. Such lawmakers must be stopped.

POLITICS

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K Chandrasekhara Rao, MK Stalin, YS Jaganmohan Reddy, Narendra Modi

Why BJP loses out in the south: Why Narendra Modi's saffron party is unable to cross the Vindhyas in victory

Powerful local players. Rooted regional sensitivities. A host of political miscalculations. And an inability to catch the pulse of the South. All this has limited the Modi Wave to the north of India.

POLITICS

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Godavari, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Cauvery water dispute

Ragi can resolve Cauvery issue

Karnataka’s decision to refuse to release Cauvery water, to protect its irrigated summer paddy, will have an adverse effect on the standing Kuruvai paddy in Tamil Nadu, intensifying this property dispute of sorts.

POLITICS

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BJP, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala

Lok Sabha 2019: Where the Modi Wave hit a wall. Why South India votes differently

Despite the thumping majority in the Hindi heartland, the BJP has been shown the door in most of the states south of the Vindhyas. Why is it proving hard for the lotus to bloom down south?

POLITICS

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Karnataka, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, Lok Sabha elections 2019

Lok Sabha Phase II: Voting to be held for 97 seats. And a big day for Tamil Nadu

While voting in Tamil Nadu will be held for 38 Lok Sabha seats, by-polls to 18 Assembly seats would also be held. In addition, several other states will also go to the polls today.

VARIETY

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Misogyny, Jamal ara, Karnataka, Siddaramaiah

Siddaramaiah's brutish behaviour to a woman is on camera. Is the Congress watching?

The former CM of Karnataka pushed and shoved a woman because misogynist men use women to assert their power and they know they will get away with it. Where are the champions of women's empowerment, Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi?

POLITICS

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Horse-Trading, Buta singh, Karnataka, Operation lotus

What is happening in Karnataka is wrong - but Congress has no business crying foul

The Congress has a long and inglorious history of toppling democratic state governments. Alongside, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah should also think of the repercussions of making similar moves.

POLITICS

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BJP, Karnataka, Operation lotus, Hd kumaraswamy

To be a Karnataka MLA: A job that requires you to be on holiday

It must be stressful being a people’s representative. Thank God Karnataka’s MLAs, mostly seen in five-star resorts, don’t crack under the strain.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Hd kumaraswamy, BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka

Operation Lotus redux: Why BJP is so desperate to regain Karnataka

The BJP knows quite well the embarrassment of a failed attempt is a small price to pay for a major shot at 2019.