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The writer is a publicist, film scribe and political journalist.

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Why Karnataka looks set for mid-term polls

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa is reportedly unhappy with the way the party handled the appointment of ministers.

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Karnataka cursed by short-lived coalitions

The state’s brush with coalition politics started in 1983 but going by the current state of affairs, political alliances continue to have a poor track record in Karnataka.

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Siddaramaiah cannot afford to ignore Yeddyurappa in Karnataka anymore

The Congress government has its own share of problems and these have become rallying points for the BJP leaders.

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It's Karnataka CM versus the people of state over steel flyover

Not a single bureaucrat or technical consultant employed by the government has been brought to the forefront to defend the project.

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Karnataka can't afford to have a 'headless' Lokayukta

Creation of Anti-Corruption Bureau has led to unrest in the state, particularly among the anti-corruption crusaders.

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Cauvery row: Why Karnataka must dig up other options

While it is convenient to blame the perennial drought for water woes, its implications are far more worrying and long-term in nature.

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Siddaramaiah can fix Bangalore civic mess by giving up charge

But there is no indication from the CM on appointing a separate minister for city development.

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Why Bangalore is facing a Chennai flood-like situation

The Congress government needs to take a macroscopic view of the problem and undertake long-term plans for the Karnataka capital.

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Why India's IT capital needs a development minister now

Will Siddaramaiah, amidst his tight schedule, be able to give adequate time to Bangalore?

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Karnataka government is hounding cops into committing suicide

Deputy SP MK Ganapathy was the third IPS officer to kill himself after blaming former Karnataka home minister KJ George.