Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Karnataka

Bhagat Singh, Hedgewar, Lankesh — how Kannada school texts have become ‘ideology battleground’

With many accusing Karnataka of making Kannada textbooks 'less progressive', textbook review panel chair defends changes, cites 'complaints about syllabus favouring a certain ideology'.

With bike rally, Tibetans mark 27 yrs since spiritual leader Gedhun Choekyi Nyima’s kidnapping

The second most important spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, the Panchen Lama identifies the Dalai Lama's reincarnation or successor.

21-year-old Kannada actor dies after plastic surgery, Bengaluru clinic accused of negligence

Kannada TV actor Chethana Raj allegedly suffered complications from a 'fat-free' plastic surgery at Dr Shetty’s Cosmetic Centre in Bengaluru on 16 May.

Karnataka Congress is unearthing scams, checking BJP. The problem? Its own leaders

Many in Congress are now wondering if DK Shivakumar is a baggage or a star. The party's internal fissures can be its final undoing.

Kejriwal taps into ‘40% commission’ charge on Bommai govt as he steers AAP push in Karnataka

Prominent farmer leader Kodihalli Chandrashekar joined the AAP in the presence of Arvind Kejriwal during a rally in Karnataka's Basavanagudi Thursday.

Quran at temple festival, dargah halt for fair — religious rows can’t stop Karnataka rituals

Upholding of centuries-old syncretic rituals in Karnataka comes at a time when Hindutva groups have been making issues out of hijab ban protests & Muslim businesses at temple fairs.

Congress membership drive strongest in Telangana, Karnataka; lacklustre in poll-bound Gujarat

The two states account for 23 per cent of the new Congress recruits, The Print has learnt. But here's why the party shouldn't gloat just yet.

Contractor’s suicide is one more charge against BJP’s claims of clean governance

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Karnataka minister Eshwarappa to quit after row over contractor’s suicide

Belagavi-based contractor Santosh Patil was found dead in an Udupi hotel on Tuesday, weeks after accusing the senior BJP leader of corruption.

Congress wants Karnataka minister Eshwarappa dismissed after contractor’s mysterious death

Santosh Patil, BJP leader & contractor, was found dead in a lodge Tuesday. Patil had recently accused Karnataka rural development and Panchayat Raj minister KS Eshwarappa of corruption.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


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.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.