Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicKarnataka government

Topic: Karnataka government

Contractor found dead in Karnataka hotel room, ‘suicide note’ blames minister Eshwarappa

Santosh Patil had accused minister Eshwarappa of demanding 40% 'commission' on completed work. He went missing from Belagavi Monday and his body was found in an Udupi lodge Tuesday.

Karnataka High Court to pronounce judgment on hijab row Tuesday

After 11 days of hearing the matter, a three-judge bench had reserved its verdict on 25 February in the batch of petitions questioning the hijab ban for Muslim girls in classrooms.

Autonomy for temples, more goshalas — Karnataka CM Bommai’s 1st budget delivers BJP promises

Freeing temples from state control was 2018 poll promise of BJP, pet project for RSS. Budget Friday also allocated funds to develop Anjanadri hills, thought to be Hanuman’s birthplace.

If declared essential to Islam, hijab will become compulsory for Muslim women: Karnataka to HC

Karnataka govt cites 2018 Supreme Court verdict in Sabarimala case to support argument that declaring hijab essential to religious practice could compromise 'dignity of women'.

Karnataka govt orders ‘dress code’ in all schools, colleges amid hijab row

Karnataka govt banned students from wearing clothes that 'disturb equality, integrity and public law and order' in education institutions.

Apps, software, tech-savvy team: How Karnataka is fighting Covid pandemic with technology

Karnataka’s Covid-19 war room has received the Union government’s e-governance award for use of information and communications technology in managing the pandemic.

Multi-crore scam or hearsay-driven panic — what we know about Karnataka bitcoin scandal

Congress has trained guns on BJP over the alleged bitcoin scam in Karnataka. But CM Bommai has described it as a non-issue and prime suspect wants journalists to 'chill'.

What is the bitcoin scam & who is the 25 yr-old that has put the BJP govt in Karnataka in a spot

Bommai was Home Minister in 2020 when Srikrishna was arrested, the reason he has come under fire from within and outside the BJP. The Congress has sought a judicial inquiry in the matter.

Karnataka govt issues advisory to prevent Nipah virus outbreak after Kerala reports cases

The state government has informed people about the antiviral Ribavirin which may have a role in reducing mortality among patients with encephalitis caused by Nipah virus disease.

Karnataka allows Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations for 5 days with restrictions

According to the order, celebrations will be allowed in districts where Covid positivity rate is below 2% & 20 people can participate during idol immersion or any kind of celebration.

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Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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