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Abducted, strangled, drowned: How Hindu man was killed for loving Muslim woman in Karnataka

Police have so far arrested the brother and uncle of the Muslim woman, and are in pursuit of three more accused — all family members of the woman. 
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Hindu man ‘killed by Muslim girlfriend’s family’ in Karnataka’s poll-bound Sindagi

Body of Ravi Nimbargi, 34, was fished out from a well Sunday, three days after he went missing. The woman's brother and uncle have been arrested.
A VVPAT-enabled electronic voting machine (representational image) | ECI

Why Karnataka bypolls are ‘insignificant’, but for Congress, BJP & JD(S) a prestige battle

Karnataka, which has 224-member House, will see bypolls in two assembly seats of Sindagi and Hangal on 30 October.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

11 cases against Hindus & Muslims in 1 month, Bommai in spotlight over moral policing incidents

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai has drawn flak from Congress and civil society after appearing to white-wash the crimes, especially the ones involving Hindu vigilantes.
Police personnel dressed in saffron pose outside the Kaup police station in Udupi on the festival of Ayudha Pooja last week | Photo: Twitter | @siddaramaiah

Slugfest over Karnataka cops dressed in saffron, Siddaramaiah calls it ‘UP-like jungle raj’

Congress leaders hit out at Bommai’s BJP govt, while senior police official says cops were celebrating ‘Ayudha Pooja’ and have been asked to be more careful about clothes.
Representational image of St Mary's Basilica in Bengaluru | ANI

Christians cry foul as Karnataka House panel orders church ‘survey to check forced conversions’

Opposition MLAs allege decision of backward classes and minorities welfare committee was taken without any consultation, as BJP legislator defends move.
Representational image of Odisha residents working under MGNREGA | Photo: ANI

Controversial order to split MNREGA payments on caste lines withdrawn after states object

Social justice ministry noted that its field report indicated a deepening of caste division within village communities over segregation of workers into SCs, STs and others.
A file photo of BJP Raichur MLA Shivraj Patil. | Photo: Facebook

‘Was highlighting neglect’: Karnataka BJP MLA under fire for saying ‘attach Raichur to Telangana’

BJP's Raichur legislator Shivraj Patil’s appeal to Karnataka minister over lack of development in his district landed him in a row. TRS leaders amplified comment as ‘compliment’ to Telangana.
Congress leader DK Shivakumar | PTI Photo | Shailendra Bhojak

‘A collection agent’: Karnataka Congress leaders’ video on Shivakumar leaves party embarrassed

Congress leaders M.A. Saleem and V.S. Ugrappa were caught on camera discussing an alleged corruption scandal. Saleem was expelled, while Urgappa was issued a showcause notice.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Why former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa’s PA is at the centre of a political storm following IT raids

Former CM says doesn't want to link I-T raids with politics. But behind closed doors rumblings of a tug of war between BJP & the leader have only grown louder.

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If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
Motorists approach s a Bharat Petroleum Corp. petrol station in Chennai, India, on 1 July 2021| Representational image| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Plan to privatise Bharat Petroleum delayed as bidders struggle to find partners

The sale of state-run refiner-cum-fuel retailer BPCL would have fetched about $13 billion for the exchequer and other shareholders.


Security forces during an encounter with militants at Nar Khas area in Poonch, on 25 October 2021 | ANI Photo

15-day hunt for Lashkar infiltrators could end soon as forces zero in on Poonch forest caves

Nine soldiers have lost their lives in two separate incidents at the hands of Lashkar terrorists who are said to have infiltrated into India in late September/early October.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.