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23 April, 2018 8:07 AM Cong. on path to win 130 seats, says CM

The BJP’s “Mission 150” was deflated in the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections last year which the Congress won and the latter is now on its way to win 130-plus seats in the ensuing Assembly elections, according to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. He told reporters before leaving for campaigning in Varuna constituency on Monday that apparently it seems 22

17 April, 2018 5:27 PM A protest for SCS on water

Telugu Desam workers take out rally on fishing boats The sea turned yellow on Tuesday when activists of the Telugu Desam Party Kakinada city unit took out a rally on fishing boats from Jagannaikpur fisheries jetty and proceeded towards the Hope Island in the Bay of Bengal. Holding party flags, the activists raised slogans demanding that the Centre immediately 39

17 April, 2018 12:48 PM Satish Jarkiholi to file nomination during ‘Rahu Kala’

“I will file nominations on a bad day, at the time considered as Rahu Kala,” announced Satish Jarkiholi, MLA and founder chairman of Manava Bandhutva Vedike, an anti-blind belief organisation. He told presspersons that he would choose the day that is rejected by most other candidates to file nominations. He is confident he will win by a huge margin 26

10 April, 2018 6:45 PM He can rattle off names of 224 Assembly constituencies

Six-year-old boy declared Shivamogga district icon for SVEEP campaign Six-year-old Indrajith of Shivamogga, who can rattle off the names of all the 224 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka with ease, has been declared as the district icon for the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) campaign of the Election Commission 24

9 April, 2018 5:07 PM 6.45 lakh voters apply during ‘Minchina Nondani’ programme

The Minchina Nondani (quick registration) programme organised by the Election Commission on Sunday to register fresh voters has been termed as a success with over 6.45 lakh applications received across 30 districts in the State, despite complaints of closed polling booths and inconvenience to voters. With the last date for adding names in the electoral 23

9 April, 2018 4:54 PM Orban’s party records landslide win

Fidesz gets a two-thirds majority and a carte blanche to pursue sweeping constitutional reform Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s election triumph on Sunday delighted other nationalists but sent a chill through civil society groups and portended fresh battles with Brussels. After a campaign centred on resistance to immigration and trumpeting a strong 13

3 April, 2018 11:54 AM 7 countries interested in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

Seven countries are interested in hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics. Cities in Austria, Canada, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey have submitted formal expressions of interest to the International Olympic Committee. The vote is scheduled for September 2019. The IOC has tried to attract more bidders after only two candidates reached the vote for the 2022 Games 26

3 April, 2018 8:36 AM Election Commission seizes Rs 1 crore in poll-bound Karnataka

The model code came into force on March 27 when the poll panel announced the polls for 224 Assembly seats and the vote count on May 15.  Bengaluru: Cash totalling Rs 1.21 crore and other valuables have been seized by the Election Commission ahead of the May 12 Assembly elections in Karnataka, an official said on Monday. "As much as Rs 1,21,47,570 in cash, 139 litres 51

2 April, 2018 7:04 PM Jingles, videos woo voters

Making use of the art form of Yakshagana and Tulu idioms, the Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) Committee in Dakshina Kannada has circulated video clippings and jingles on social media to motivate people to vote in the Assembly elections. In a video clipping whose audio is also being circulated as a jingle, Patla Satish 21

2 April, 2018 4:26 AM Ruling party candidate easily wins Costa Rica presidency

Costa Rica’s governing party won a big presidential election victory on Sunday as many voters rejected an evangelical pastor who had jumped into political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage. The head of the Supreme Electoral Council, Luis Antonio Sobrado, said that with 95 % of ballots counted on Sunday night, Carlos Alvarado of the ruling 48