Bommai interview: ‘Halal or azaan, orders issued in Cong rule. It is not ready to obey own orders… I am following rule of law’

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who met top BJP leaders in the national capital Wednesday, said he has left the decision over the timing of the much-awaited expansion of his Cabinet on the party leadership. In the course of a wide-ranging interview with The Indian Express, Bommai denied that there was an atmosphere of fear … Read more

Language showdown fact: South is the new No. 1 in film stakes

As political leaders across parties in Karnataka weighed in on a debate triggered by an exchange of words between Bollywood star Ajay Devgn and Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeepformer Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted that what lay at the heart of it was a simple fact: “Devgan must realise that Kannada cinema is outgrowing Hindi film … Read more

Chop and churn likely as Bommai Cabinet, Karnataka BJP set for overhaul a year before state polls

Nearly three years after it came to power in Karnataka, the BJP, which has always kept at least four vacancies open in the state Cabinet to ward off dissension, is now set to fill all 34 ministerial berths available in the state with just a year left for the Assembly elections. Several political developments over … Read more