Opposition attacks govt move to issue anti-conversion ordinance

BJP stands in  support of  the decision The Karnataka government’s decision to have an ordinance issued to ban religious conversions has drawn the ire of the opposition and received support from the BJP. Congress member and lawyer Brijesh Kalappa said: “They seem to be targeting the Christian community. As per my knowledge, the Christian community’s […]

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Katik community demands SC status, stages protest

Members say they get no government support Members of Karnataka’s Katikcommunity on Tuesday staged a protest demanding their inclusion in the list of Scheduled Castes. R.K. Siddaramanna, former MLC and chief convener of Sanchalana Samaj, an organizationthat helps the Katiks,said: “Our demand is that they give us SC status and all the benefits that come […]

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Janata Party demands probe into Yatnal’s claim

Hails Kejriwal, hints at tie-up  with AAP The Janata Party has demanded a criminal investigation against Vijayapura MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal if his allegations of bribery turn out to be false. The party has submitted a letter to the Uplokayukta chief B. S. Patil demanding an inquiry. Yatnal had claimed that he was offered the […]

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‘We will give a 0% govt’: Kejriwal promises a graft-free Karnataka

Kodihalli faction of KRRS merges with AAP  Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday promised to free Karnataka of corruption. Addressing a rally of more than 40,000 farmers and AAP members from various districts of Karnataka, he said: “We have performed well in Delhi and Punjab. Now I want to form a government in Karnataka.” Kejriwal […]

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BJP man who said Eshwarappa takes kickbacks kills himself

Whatsapp note requests Modi, BSY to take care of his family By Saumyangi Yadav and Shristi Achar A. Santosh Patil, a Belagavi-based BJP worker and contractor, allegedly died by suicide on Tuesday, a Deccan Herald report said. Patil had been in the public eye after he accused panchayat raj and rural development minister K.S. Eshwarappa of […]

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BJP got mutts’ blessings, now takes bribes from them: Congress

KPCC general secretary S. Manohar on April 25 accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of corruption and asked him to disclose the amount of bribe collected in the 30 per cent and 40 per cent scams under the BJP government. Participating in a protest against BJP at Congress Bhavan, he said: “The same government that got […]

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Almost 95% of Mekedatu gain will be for TN, says expert

‘But the project will help Bengaluru a lot’ Since  most of the water is stored downstream, 95 per cent of the benefit of the Mekedatu project will  benefit Tamil Nadu, said M. Lakshmana, Chairman of Institution of Engineers, India, on Tuesday. Participating in a discussion in Bengaluru, he said: “The main reason to build a dam is […]

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Congress blasts al-Qaeda for its praise of Muskan over hijab issue

Maken says BJP raising non-issues to divert attention The Congress on Thursday condemned the remark of the al-Qaeda on the hijab controversy in Karnataka.  “The al-Qaeda is a terrorist organisation; it is a banned organisation. It has no business commenting on our country’s internal affairs.… We condemn the statements of the organisation,” AICC general secretary […]

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Construction workers agitate against poor labour welfare

Demand strengthening of labour laws and welfare schemes The Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) held a protest at Mysore Bank circle near Chickpete on Thursday. The organisation demanded strengthening of labour rights in India.  “Today and tomorrow, we have national agitation day. All workers from the construction industry are on the streets today,” said Mahantesh, National […]

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Congress opposes shifting Gaganyaan project to Gujarat

Claims at protest  there’s a move to privatize ISRO The Congress on Wednesday criticized the reported move to shift a prestigious space project from Bengaluru to Gujarat. “Without a green signal from PM Modi or the government of India’s consent, nothing can be done,” KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar said at a protest by the Congress […]

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