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DK Shivakumar: Trouble shooter now in deep trouble!

Photo: Buisness Standard D oddalahalli K empegowda Shivakumar or popularly referred to as DK Shivakumar or DKShi, former state minister and leader of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee(KPCC) looks to be in a climax stage and deep trouble of his political career now. He had been in the news earlier for trying to come to the rescue of his Congress party now and then. But in the changed circumstances he has landed up in a soup and seems to be heading for much more trouble on the way! The present embroiled turn of events is not an overnight development. He had been under the radar of the Income Tax and other tax-related departments since long and got trapped in the net only a few years back.Just like his milestones of ensuring a crumbling defeat of his political adversaries his name has been entangled with controversies and alleged scandals and scams all along.If Gali Janardhan Reddy, former Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) minister and mining baron hitherto known for pumping in fun

Karnataka power politics stoops to a new low

image source: T he tussle for retaining and assuming political power in the state of Karnataka has stooped to a new low unheard of so far with the political morale getting stuck up on the street drain.Today appeared to be a crucial day in terms of hectic turnout of political developments, both to the ruling Janata Dal-Secular-Indian National Congress combine and Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party. DK Shivakumar, former state Major Irrigation Minister and Man Friday of the coalition JDS-INC parties suffered a setback as he was prevented entry to the luxury hotel where some Congress and JDS legislators are holed up.In fact he was on a mission to persuade the former legislator colleagues to win them back to the party fold. He was denied entry by the policemen in spite of having booked a room in the same hotel.He was also informed by the police on duty that his booking has been cancelled. A reluctant Shivakumar, refused to budge and continued to stay

Girish Karnad has his own way even in death​

image-source :  R enowned actor, playwright and filmmaker Girish Karnad , equally popular for his candid remarks and public outbursts to register whatever he felt right ultimately had his own way in bidding adieu to the worldly screen as well. In an unassuming manner to his caliber and contribution to the art and cultural fields in the country and elsewhere he preferred to be cremated as another ordinary fellow being by denying the honors of a state funeral willingly offered by the local government.Not only refusal of a funeral with state honor, his last rites took place devoid of any religious rituals unlike during such occasions in the case of all others. HD Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister had made an announcement in this regard soon after learning his demise and had declared that the late artist would be accorded a state funeral. He also declared the day as a public holiday apart from three days mourning across the state.But all such claims turned out to be