Karnataka

RAJASTHAN, KARNATAKA, GUJARAT, MAHARASHTRA AND DELHI HAVE OMICRON CASES IN INDIA

The Omicron strain of the coronavirus is spreading fast in India as well as the world. On Monday, India’s tally neared the two-dozen mark (23 to be exact) after two more people were confirmed infected with Omicron in Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai.... Read more

‘HATE WON, I’M DONE’, MUNAWAR FARUQUI HINTS AT QUITTING AFTER BENGALURU POLICE DENIED PERMISSION

After the police had reportedly ‘advised’ the organisers of the event to cancel his show, stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui has hinted that he may quit his career in comedy. The Banglore city police said the show had to cancelled citing law and order problems, due to possible protests from groups.... Read more

PUNEETH RAJKUMAR TO BE HONOURED WITH ‘KARNATAKA RATNA’, HIGHEST CIVILIAN AWARD IN THE STATE

Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar who passed away due to cardiac arrest a fortnight ago will be honored by posthumously awarding the Karnataka Ratna. It is the highest civilian award in the state.... Read more

CONGRESS NOT CONVINCED WITH CENTRE’S REDUCTION IN FUEL PRICES

Congress in Karnataka along with other state factions have joined the game of calling out the minimal reduction made by the centre last week in Petrol and Diesel prices. The NDA government after a long overdue, had reduced the Excise on both fuels bringing the price of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs. 10 respectively.... Read more

THIRD DAY OF BANGALORE WINTER MEETING 2021 – 2022

A long card of nine events has been framed for the third day of Bangalore Winter Meeting 2021 - 2022 to be held at Bangalore Race Course on the 6th of November 2021. Following are our selections.... Read more

KARNATAKA: MUSLIM STUDENTS ATTACKED FOR WEARING SKULL CAP

Md Rehan, a  14 year old Muslim student, was brutally attacked on Monday for wearing a skull cap while attending private tuition in Ilkal town of Bagalkot, Karnataka. Rehan who is in ninth-standard was attacked by a group of Hindu boys after the tutor called them out.... Read more

“I HAVE HAD NO CONNECTIONS WITH THE RSS”, ASSERTS DEVEGOWDA

Former Prime Minister and JDS Head H D Deve Gowda replied to claims from BJP National Secretary C T Ravi, that he was once in connection with the RSS, by denying all such allegations and adding that he had never praised the organization in the past. He hit out at the BJP for spreading false information on social media.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

“RSS INFILTRATING EVERYWHERE”; SAYS MALLIKARJUN KHARGE

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said on Wednesday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has a heavy influence in most sectors of the country. He was speaking to the media on H D Kumaraswami’s statement that PM Modi is a ‘puppet’ of the parent organization.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

KUMARASWAMI DENIES ACCUSATION THAT HE IS BJP’S B TEAM

H D Kumaraswami has denied allegations of supporting the BJP, as the party is fielding minority candidates in the bypolls this year. He told a national daily that he or his party is not in favour of anyone. ... Read more

KARNATAKA CONGRESS SENDS PROBABLE NAMES FOR BY POLLS

D K Shivakumar, President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee announced that the Congress unit in the state has sent probable candidates’ names for the Assembly by polls in Sindagi and Hanagal constituencies.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

D K SHIVAKUMAR IN DELHI TO DISCUSS ISSUES IN KARNATAKA CONGRESS

The Congress party is planning to revamp leadership and is expecting BJP and Janata Dal leaders to join in. Karanataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D K Shivakumar went to Delhi on Sunday, to discuss the developments with the central leadership. Part sources have told the Hindu that several ‘disgruntled’ legislators in the BJP and JD(S) have shown interest in joining the Congress, even those who left the Congress and resulted in the fall of the Congress- JD(S) coalition in 2019.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

BJP faces anger over temple demolition

Tejasvi Surya and Pratap Simha, both Bharatiya Janata party’s parliamentarians faced anger from a crowd while inaugurating a private hospital in Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka. The video of the incident has circulated in social media showing the MPs trying to calm the crowd down... Read more