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

VARIETY

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When Covid fear grips business and people in Bengaluru

As contact tracing has failed, the number of Covid-19 positive cases has increased in Bengaluru during the last two weeks. The average number of positive cases every day is nearly 1,000.

VARIETY

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Why Bengaluru needs a lockdown urgently

The sudden spike in cases reveals that the government’s contact tracing is no more functional. Health experts fear the situation might spiral out of control if the government doesn’t lock down the city immediately.

POLITICS

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Why replacing BS Yediyurappa will not be easy

If ever anyone can find a replacement for Yediyurappa, it will be the chief minister himself.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.

POLITICS

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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.