Culture&Arts

Siddaramaiah ready to accept Dalit as CM of Karnataka

Siddaramaiah ready to accept Dalit as CM of Karnataka

His party President Amit Shah also said that BJP will form government in Karnataka on Tuesday.

Chief Ministerial post candidate, H. D.

Dismissing speculations of hung assembly Yeddyurappa told reporters in Bengaluru today that he can give in writing that the BJP will get an absolute majority bagging 125 to 130 seats.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday dropped a huge hint on Congress' possible alliance with Janata Dal (Secular) if there's a split verdict in the recently held Karnataka Assembly elections.

This might be an indication of the negotiations which might have already started in the Congress to counter any move by the BJP to form the Government.

Both the BJP and the Congress ran a high-decibel campaign in the state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the saffron charge with 21 rallies while Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led their bid to ensure that it defies anti-incumbency to retain power.

More news: Polls close in 4 states with primaries Tuesday

Siddaramaiah had also dubbed his political rival, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s B S Yeddyurappa as "mentally disturbed" for his claim that he would take oath as the chief minister on May 17. His party has accused Mr Deve Gowda's party of being hand-in-glove with the BJP in Chamundeshwari, where the Chief Minister is contesting from.

The fate of almost 2,644 candidates in 222 of 224 assembly constituencies was sealed in Saturday's polls that passed off peacefully amid tight security.

The ABP-C Voter, NewsX-CNX, Republic-Jan ki Baat and News Nation exit polls predicted the BJP would be the largest party in the assembly.

Karna poll sets record; 72.13 per cent exercise franchise (Eds; recasts intro, minor edits) Bengaluru, May 13 (PTI) Setting a record, 72.13 per cent of Karnatakas over 4.97 crore voters exercised their franchise in the assembly polls yesterday, the state Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar said today, as he gave the revised figure of the voter turnout.

Karnataka has an electorate of over 4.97 crores, including 2.52 crore men and 2.45 crore women. Only three agencies predicted a clear majority. "However, we expect this number to increase, and hope it surpasses that of the previous elections", he said.

Only the average of seats predicted by two surveys showed any party reaching halfway mark - and one survey predicted this for the Congress, another predicted it for the BJP.


  • Warm Weekend Will Spill Into Work Week

    Warm Weekend Will Spill Into Work Week

    Severe thunderstorms are not looking likely, but a few of the storms could produce some hail around parts of the area. Mother's Day on Sunday will be variably cloudy with showers and thunderstorms, so it will be a day to stay inside.
    Super-hot lava threat for Hawaii as Trump declares disaster

    Super-hot lava threat for Hawaii as Trump declares disaster

    Geological Survey recorded more than two dozen earthquakes in the area near the east coast of the Big Island on Saturday alone. As a result, lava levels inside the volcano's main crater have been decreasing.
    Google I/O 2018 Complete Wrap Up: Everything You Need To Know

    Google I/O 2018 Complete Wrap Up: Everything You Need To Know

    Finally, the "Newstand" tab brings in content now available through Google Play Newstand. App Actions is a feature that will pop up suggested actions based on your usage history.
  • China's first home-grown aircraft carrier launches

    China's first home-grown aircraft carrier launches

    This May 9, 2018, photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency shows China's aircraft carrier Liaoning at a shipyard in Dalian. Little is known about China's aircraft program which is a state secret, according to the news wire.
    Twitter's in Awe of Lomachenko's TKO to Win Lightweight Title

    Twitter's in Awe of Lomachenko's TKO to Win Lightweight Title

    The power-punching Lomachenko (10 1, 8 KOs) wowed everybody in his final struggle by making his competitor quit there at the ring. The right hand is working and landing regularly, and it could be an early night for Barrera if he doesn't defend against it.
    Wayne Rooney 'In Serious Talks' With DC United Over Transfer

    Wayne Rooney 'In Serious Talks' With DC United Over Transfer

    Despite being the Blues top-scorer with 10 goals, the 32-year-old's best performances have come in midfield. The Everton captain is reportedly closing in on a blockbuster transfer to play for D.C.
  • Trump blames his Homeland Security chief for illegal immigration

    Trump blames his Homeland Security chief for illegal immigration

    The Times report claimed that she was "miserable" in her job according to a "person close to Ms. Houlton cited a Thursday afternoon tweet from his office, calling the Times story false.
    Pep identifies the team to watch in the league next season

    Pep identifies the team to watch in the league next season

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Kyle Walker can be even better if he works on key areas of his game. In the middle of the park, Fernandinho will assume duties as the defensive anchor to shield the back four.
    Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey

    Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey

    Per the Toronto Sun, "Casey had defended himself on Wednesday amid speculation he would be ousted, saying he was "an easy target". Ujiri said he spent "countless hours" evaluating the team in the days following this year's defeat before deciding to fire Casey.
  • UFC 224 Results: Mackenzie Dern Submits Amanda Cooper in First Round

    UFC 224 Results: Mackenzie Dern Submits Amanda Cooper in First Round

    They told me even without a fight, they're going to make me make weight and they're going to stay on me, but that's what I need. I didn't feel pressure, I just got so emotional with everything that happened. "I don't want that to happen again".
    Bank Of England Holds-em

    Bank Of England Holds-em

    The four external members are appointed to bring thinking and expertise from outside the Bank to the meetings. The slowdown in the first three months of the year was one of two reasons why the Bank stayed pat.
    Bomb attacks occur at three Surabaya churches

    Bomb attacks occur at three Surabaya churches

    It was the first major attack in Jakarta since Jemaah Islamiyah's 2009 simultaneous attacks on the J.W. Extremists have mounted a series of attacks against Christians and other minorities in recent years.