Category archives: Politics

Clamorworld Special: Countdown To Karnataka Elections

The high voltage Karnataka election campaign is set to end today. Politicians across party lines will make that one last attempt to woo voters. Ahead of the elections on May 12, political parties are holding a series of rallies generate as much support as possible. Karnataka’s Chief Ministerial candidate from BJP B.S. Yeddyurappa and Amit Shah are part of the roadshow in Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s Badami constituency. Chief Minister […]

'Death to America': Iranian lawmakers burn US flag as Trump quits nuclear deal

Hours after United States walked out of the 2015 nuclear accord, Iranian lawmakers shouted “Death to America” and set ablaze the US flag and a piece of paper, representing the nuclear deal, inside the country’s parliament on Wednesday. The lawmakers later carried out demonstrations on the street. “Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues,” said parliament speaker Ali Larijani said on the judiciary`s website, Mizan. On […]

Siddaramaiah dares Modi, Yeddyurappa for an open debate in newspaper ad

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday upped the ante against rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former CM BS Yeddyurappa in the run up to the state Assembly elections, where polling is scheduled to be held on May 12. In a newspaper ad in Bengaluru dailies, the Congress leader has challenged PM Modi and BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Yeddyurappa for an open debate, accusing them of […]

Putin, Macron urge ‘strict’ observance of Iran nuclear accord: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel Macron today called for the “strict observance” of the current Iran nuclear accord, with US President Donald Trump still deciding whether to scrap the agreement. “The Presidents of Russia and France spoke in favour of keeping the Plan and its strict observance,” the Kremlin said, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The statement was released after Macron called Putin to […]

Impeachment: The Pawar Factor

As the Budget session of Parliament was ending on April 6, several Opposition parties had second thoughts on moving an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s Rajya Sabha members withdrew their signatures on the draft impeachment notice. It meant the page with the signatures of the DMK MPs had to be removed, and other MPs who had signatures on that page had to […]

Kuber of Karnataka Congress : D.K. Shiv kumar Declares Assets worth 618 crore

Karnataka Energy Minister and Congress leader, DK Shivakumar filed his affidavit from the Kanakapura constituency in Ramanagara district on Thursday. While the minister declared that he is an educationist and social worker by profession, and that his wife is a housewife and a landlady, the two of them combined have declared assets worth Rs 730 crore. While Shivakumar declared that he had Rs 618 crore worth assets, his wife, Usha, […]

"No Culprit Will Be Spared", Says PM Modi Amid Anger Over Kathua And Unnao Rape Cases

Breaking his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases, which have sparked nationwide outrage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said no culprit will be spared. “Incidents being discussed since past two days cannot be part of a civilised society. As a country, as a society we all are ashamed of it,” the prime minister said. “I want to assure the country that no culprit will be spared, complete justice […]

Cauvery issue: DMK, Opposition parties call for Tamil Nadu bandh on April 5

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam will lead a shutdown across Tamil Nadu on April 5 to protest the Centre’s failure to form the Cauvery Management Board, the party’s working President MK Stalin said on Sunday. Stalin made the announcement after an all-party meeting the DMK had called in Chennai, ANI reported. He also said his party’s cadres will wave black flags when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Chennai. Modi will be […]

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

The ongoing deterioration of relations between Islamabad and Washington could end up increasing Pakistan’s vulnerability to China’s financial muscle, an analysis in a widely regarded foreign policy magazine has said. The analysis says the US move to put Pakistan on a terrorism financing watchlist could mean Islamabad’s ‘risky reliance’ on China would only increase. The analysis, titled ‘Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow’, appeared in The Diplomat, the […]

PM Modi’s Ambedkar challenge in 2019

On Sunday morning, in his monthly Mann ki Baat address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again invoked BR Ambedkar and said that new India is Ambedkar’s India. The reference fit into the Bharatiya Janata Party’s institutional and the Prime Minister’s personal push to win over a substantial section of the Dalit electorate by paying respect to the man many Dalits deify. In 2014, the BJP swept reserved seats in north, […]