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MP Tejasvi Surya at a press conference at BJP HQ, in New Delhi in November 2020 | ANI

Did Tejasvi Surya apologise for ‘communal’ remark? His office says no, BBMP staff say yes

BJP's Tejasvi Surya sparked a row earlier this week when he singled out 17 Muslim staff members at a Bengaluru Covid war room and alleged they were running a bed-blocking scam.
Town hall circle during weekend curfew in Bengaluru, on 24 April 2021 | PTI Photo

Karnataka announces lockdown for 14 days from Tuesday night, free vaccines for all over 18

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said shops selling essential commodities will be allowed to remain open only from 6am to 10am.

Over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, 40 deaths reported in Karnataka Sunday

The Bengaluru urban area alone reported 7,584 Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths. Over 2,600 patients were discharged across Karnataka Sunday.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Yediyurappa doesn’t want to see it, but Modi and Shah have sent the signal for Karnataka

There is no way that Modi and Shah will go to the next Karnataka election with an 80-year-old man as the BJP’s face.
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24-year-old stabbed in Karnataka for travelling with woman of other community

Police said a group of people stopped a private bus at Kankanady and stabbed the man with a sharp weapon. Eight people have been detained.

20 months, 12 flip-flops: Why Karnataka’s Yediyurappa govt is being called a ‘U-turn govt’

From Indira Canteens and migrant movement during lockdown to Panchamshali Lingayat quota demand, BS Yediyurappa has rolled back at least 12 major orders or decisions since July 2019.
File photo of Ramesh Jarkiholi | Twitter

Karnataka MLAs cite ‘viral deepfakes’ of Obama in plea to restrain media after Jarkiholi case

Six Karnataka MLAs moved court seeking an injunction against media. Plea was filed days after former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi resigned following allegations of sexual harassment.
Kalburgi resident Qazi Muhammad Hussain Siddiqui, who died after he was suspected to be suffering from Covid-19 | By special arrangement

A year on, family of India’s ‘first’ virus victim awaits Covid-positive report, wants closure

Kalburgi resident Qazi Muhammad Hussain Siddiqui died on 10 March 2020. Two days later, the Karnataka health department announced he died of Covid.
(From left) Karnataka politicians H.Y. Meti, Arvind Limbavali, M.P. Renukacharya, Ramesh Jarkiholi | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Ramesh Jarkiholi isn’t first. Karnataka’s politicians have habit of landing in sex scandals

Over a dozen of Karnataka’s politicians, cutting across party lines, have been embroiled in some form of a sex scandal in the last two decades.  

Centre asks for report after Karnataka Agriculture Minister gets Covid vaccine at home

Despite facing flak from various quarters including Karnataka Health Minister, Agriculture Minister B C Patil said there was nothing wrong in getting inoculated at home.

On Camera

There was more to Vira Sathidar than ‘Court’. He fought caste with theatre for 40 years

Vira Sathidar found prominence only in 2014 with the National Award-winning film 'Court'. But he leaves behind a rich legacy for the young generation of rights activists.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

Defence

Last rites being performed at the Brar Square Crematorium in the Delhi Cantonment | By special arrangement

These soldiers are serving 24×7 to cremate veterans, dependents succumbing to Covid

From 4 pyres at Delhi's Brar Square cremation ground, the infrastructure is being raised to deal with 20 bodies at a time due to the increased Covid toll.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.