Political Crisis

  • Ashok Singhal seconds Modi's 'agent of Pak' jibe against Kejriwal 29-03-2014 11:07 PM

    Varanasi: Senior VHP leader Ashok Singhalon Saturday backed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks that AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was "an agent of Pakistan". "If Kejriwal has shown Kashmir to be a part of Pakistan on a map on his website,then what do we call him? Is he then...
  • Ukraine protests turn into fiery street battles 20-01-2014 08:14 AM

    Kiev: Anti-government protests in Ukraine's capital escalated into fiery street battles with police Sunday as thousands of demonstrators hurled rocks and firebombs to set police vehicles ablaze. Dozens of officers and protesters were injured. Police responded with stun grenades, tear gas and water cannons, but were outnumbered by the protesters....
  • Egypt's Brotherhood rejects appeal to 'swallow reality' 06-08-2013 06:34 AM

    The Muslim Brotherhood on Monday rejected pleas from international envoys to "swallow the reality" that Mohamed Morsi will not return as Egypt's president. The envoys from the United States and the European Union, trying to resolve a political crisis brought on by the army's overthrow of the Islamist Morsi a...
  • Egypt army steps in to demand political truce 24-06-2013 06:28 AM

    Cairo: Egypt's army stepped in to a mounting political crisis on Sunday to demand that the Islamist government and its opponents settle their differences and warned that it would act to stop violence spinning out of control. Issued a week before mass rallies to demand the resignation of President Mohamed...
  • Bangladesh PM's dialogue offer 'good starting point': UN 14-05-2013 01:59 AM

    Dhaka: A top UN official on Monday termed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's dialogue offer to the opposition as a good "starting point" to resolve the current political crisis in Bangladesh, but feared the failure of talks could invite an unwanted scenario. "It is good starting point," visiting UN assistant secretary...
  • Yeddyurappa not to pick his successor: BJP 30-07-2011 11:48 AM

    Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday ruled out allowing scam-hit Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to pick his successor, even as it continued efforts to make him quit without conditions. "The new chief minister will be decided based on the opinion of all legislators," state Home Minister R...
  • 40 al-Qaeda militants escape Yemen jail 22-06-2011 03:26 PM

    Sanaa, Yemen: At least 57 al-Qaeda militants escaped from prison on Wednesday in the latest sign that Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened them to challenge authorities in the country's nearly lawless south. In a carefully choreographed escape, the militants attacked their guards and seized their weapons just as bands of...
  • 16 MLAs, who prove costly for BJP, Opposition 17-05-2011 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: At the centre of the latest political drama in Karntaka are 16 MLAs once again - 11 from the BJP and five Independents who switch sides with alarming regularity, sometimes to topple the Karntaka government and sometimes to save it. The world is their home quite literally for...
  • Yeddyurappa's show of strength today 17-05-2011 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa arrived in Delhi on Monday evening accompanied by 127 MLAs. He says he is ready to parade them before the President on Tuesday at around 5:30 PM to show that his government still enjoys a majority in the state assembly. Yeddyurappa is confident...
  • K'taka govt asks Guv to summon Assembly session 16-05-2011 03:39 PM

    Bangalore: To mount pressure on Governor HR Bhardwaj who has recommended imposition of President's Rule in Karnataka, the BJP Government in the state on Monday sent another Cabinet resolution requesting him to convene a session of both Houses of Legislatures from June 2. An emergent Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief...
  • Yeddyurappa slams Governor, to sit on dharna 16-05-2011 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: Slamming the Karnataka Governor for recommending dismissal of his government, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Monday said the action amounted to an "affront" to the pride of the people of the state and the mandate given to BJP. "The Congress bosses in Delhi are using the Governor to commit...
  • Home Ministry examining Governor's report 16-05-2011 09:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is examining the report of Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj recommending dismissal of the Yeddyurappa ministry and imposition of President's Rule in the wake of Supreme Court quashing the disqualification of 11 party rebel MLAs. The Ministry is looking into the details on what ground the...
  • BJP plans to parade party MLAs before Prez 15-05-2011 11:31 PM

    Bangalore: Stung by an abrupt recommendation by Governor H R Bhardwaj to bring Karnataka under President's rule, the ruling BJP on Sunday said it will demonstrate the government's majority in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. BJP, after holding its Legislature Party meeting, has plans to take all its legislators to Delhi...
  • Sorabjee slams Karnataka Governor 15-05-2011 10:52 PM

    New Delhi: Constitutional expert Soli J Sorabjee on Sunday attacked Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj for recommending imposition of President's rule in the BJP-ruled state and said the Chief Minister should be allowed to prove his majority on the floor of the House. "First of all, I do not think...
  • Governor's recommendation a welcome step: Cong 15-05-2011 10:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday night described as a welcome step the recommendation of President's Rule in Karnataka. "In view of the Supreme Court judgement this government must go," party general secretary Madhusudan Mistry said. Dubbing BS Yeddyurappa government as the "most corrupt", he alleged that it has broken...
  • Yeddyurappa sends protest lettter to Pres, PM 15-05-2011 10:28 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday shot off a protest letter to the President, the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister against Governor H R Bhardwaj's move to recommend central rule in the state, saying no attempt should be made to create a constitutional crisis when...
  • K'taka Governor wants dismissal of BSY govt 15-05-2011 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj has recommended the dismissal of the BS Yedyurappa government in Karnataka. In the context of the Supreme Court judgement, the Karnataka Governor has sent a special report to the Central Government. The report talks about the political situation in Karnataka and about vindication of the...
  • Newly elected K'taka MLAs to take oath on May 15 14-05-2011 11:18 PM

    Bangalore: Three newly-elected BJP MLAs will take oath as members of Karnataka assembly on Sunday, officials said on Saturday. C P Yogeshwar (Chennapatna), M Narayanaswamy (Bangarpet SC) and S V Ramachandra (Jagalur ST), who won the recent bypolls will be administered oath by Speaker K G Bopaiah. Chief Minister B...
  • Is Karnataka headed for another trust vote? 14-05-2011 08:11 AM

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Governor HR Bhardwaj on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh amid speculation that he would ask chief minister BS Yeddyurappa to take another floor test. The BS Yeddyurappa government could potentially lose its majority in the Assembly after the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the disqualification of...
  • BJP unfazed by SC order on Karnataka MLAs 13-05-2011 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday remained unfazed by the Supreme Court verdict quashing Karnataka Assembly Speaker's decision disqualifying 11 party MLAs and five Independents and insisted that the BS Yeddyurappa government was in no danger. "The Supreme Court has thrown 11 of these 16 MLAs into the BJP camp. And...
  • Disqualification of 16 Karnataka MLAs quashed 13-05-2011 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: In a major blow to the ruling BJP in Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the Assembly Speaker's decision to disqualify 16 MLAs ahead of the no confidence motion last year which had ensured survival of the Yeddyurappa government. A bench headed by justice Altamas Kabir while...
  • Cong stages dharna demanding BSY's resignation 26-03-2011 04:36 PM

    Bangalore: The Opposition Congress on Saturday staged a dharna in Bangalore demanding immediate resignation by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, against whom a local court has ordered a probe into allegations of corruption. The Congress leaders and activists who assembled in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue here raised slogans...