Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicKarnataka assembly

Topic: Karnataka assembly

Why Karnataka Congress has appointed over 140 new office-bearers 

As the state heads into assembly polls, the Congress party makes changes to the KPCC. Insiders say it’s to keep varied interests pleased, avert defections, and reward workers.

Karnataka Speaker says will summon EC for answers as Congress alleges ‘19 lakh missing EVMs’

Congress sourced statistics from response to a 2018 RTI application by activist Manoranjan S. Roy, filed with PSU Bharat Electronics Limited, which manufactures EVMs.

‘Hindus have become aware’: How Hindutva groups are boycotting Muslims at Karnataka temple fairs

Posters ‘banning’ Muslim-run shops & stalls have popped up at temple fairs across Karnataka, especially in wake of hijab row. Opposition raises matter in Assembly, govt shrugs.

Pandemonium prevailed in Karnataka assembly over BJP minister Eshwarappa’s ‘saffron flag’ remark

Minister for rural development K S Eshwarappa, had recently claimed 'Bhagwa dhwaj' (saffron flag) may become the national flag sometime in the future and may be hoisted on the Red Fort.

Tension over hijab controversy remains but Karnataka colleges to reopen today after a week

School authorities ask Muslim teachers, students to remove hijabs outside gates, in public view, on Monday & Tuesday. Issue raised by Opposition in Karnataka assembly.

Karnataka assembly passes anti-conversion bill by voice vote amid Oppn protest

CM Bommai described the bill as 'legal & constitutional', and said it is an open secret that RSS is committed to anti-conversion.

‘Begging pardon’ — Karnataka Congress MLA apologises for ‘enjoy rape when inevitable’ remark

Apart from tendering an apology in the Assembly, Karnataka MLA Ramesh Kumar also tweeted saying his intention wasn't to 'trivialise the heinous crime but was an off-the-cuff remark'.

Karnataka council session adjourned sine die as Congress MLCs heckle deputy chairman

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council S R Patil alleged that the deputy chairman occupied the chair against the rules and procedures and it was against the Constitution.

How no-trust motion against Yediyurappa govt was defeated after 5-hour fierce debate

A high-voltage drama ensued in the Karnataka assembly after CM Yediyurappa and leader of the opposition Siddaramaiah were locked in a verbal duel.

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Ban on wheat export is tyranny. It stops farmers from getting a windfall from higher prices

Modi govt's ‘deal’ for the farmer is: ‘Heads I win, tails you lose’. Just when farmers might receive a decent price, the govt floods the market with imports or bans exports.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.

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Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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