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3 August, 2017 5:37 AM D K Shivakumar: Congress' money and muscle man

BENGALURU: Karnataka's energy minister Doddallahalli Kempegowda Shivakumar wears many hats. He is the money bag+ , muscle man, crowd mobilizer and, above all, a dependable troubleshooter for the Congress high command. In short, the go-to man for all things and seasons. Not surprising, given that the 55-year-old is the second richest minister in the country 35

2 August, 2017 5:36 PM BJP to hold social media conclave on Sunday

To plan strategies on how best social media can be used to reach out to the masses ahead of the 2018 Assembly elections, the BJP will hold a social media conclave here on Sunday. Briefing mediapersons, convener of BJP social media cell Balaji Srinivas said the event will be the “biggest ever” conclave focusing on social media in the State. “Already 52

2 August, 2017 3:40 PM Congress says Gujarat MLAs at Bengaluru resort were questioned

‘BJP waging war against us in a premeditated conspiracy’ The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Modi government for “misusing” central forces to “intimidate and terrorise” its Gujarat MLAs lodged in a resort near Bengaluru ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls. This came shortly after the deployment of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), without consulting 57

2 August, 2017 3:40 PM PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah killing democracy to win elections: Ashok Gehlot

JAIPUR: Rajasthan's former chief minister and Gujarat's Congress in-charge Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah of attempting to kill democracy to win elections. Targeting chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Gehlot said BJP's slogan of 'Congress-mukt Bharat' will not materialise even in centuries but Rajasthan 116

2 August, 2017 2:46 PM GAIL begins construction of stalled Kochi-Mangaluru pipeline

State-owned gas utility GAIL India Limited today said it has begun construction work on its long- delayed Kerala stretch of the Kochi-Koottanad-Mangaluru- Bengaluru gas pipeline project. The project, which had been stalled due to land acquisition problems, will cost Rs 3,263 crore. "Despite the initial hurdle, the Kerala stretch of the project will gain impetus 82

2 August, 2017 8:39 AM Don't link Karnataka IT raids with Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls: Arun Jaitley to Congress

NEW DELHI: Congress members today disrupted the proceedings in Parliament today protesting the IT raids against a Karnataka Minister, as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told them not to link the searches with Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat. Jaitley, who spoke on the issue in both Houses of Parliament, also said no search operation was conducted at the resort 47

2 August, 2017 5:22 AM Karnataka I-T Raid Live: Congress Cries Vendetta, Govt Says Economic Offence

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel slammed the I-T raids on Karnataka Energy minister and accused the BJP of indulging in an “unprecedented witch-hunt” to win one Rajya Sabha seat. Patel, who is contesting the Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat, said the I-T raids on the Congress minister, at whose guest house the Congress MLAs from Gujarat are staying 30

2 August, 2017 4:52 AM I-T department raids Karnataka energy minister's residence & resort where 44 Gujarat Cong MLAs staying

Shivakumar is in charge of looking after 44 MLAs from Gujarat who have been lodged at the resort after they landed from Ahmedabad last Saturday. The Income Tax department, however, clarified that it is not searching Gujarat Congress MLAs. NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department on Wednesday morning raided Karnataka energy minister DK Shivakumar's residence 67

1 August, 2017 11:04 PM After Goa and Karnataka, Congress strips Digvijaya of Telangana role

It leaves Digvijaya Singh with the sole responsibility of Andhra Pradesh, with Goa and Karnataka taken away from him in April – a sign of the high-profile Rajya Sabha MP’s continued diminution as organisational manager. HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI: Congress relieved general secretary Digvijaya Singh of the charge of the party's affairs in Telangana, as part of incremental 91

1 August, 2017 7:08 PM One senior Cong. leader in charge of each State

Party relieves general secretary Digvijaya Singh of his charge of Telangana as organisational changes takes place As part of the decision to have just one senior functionary in charge of each State, the Congress relieved party general secretary Digvijaya Singh of his charge of Telangana on Tuesday. Earlier, he had been divested of his responsibilities 42