Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Karnataka

’26/11 not funny, sir’ — Institute orders probe after teacher calls Muslim student ‘terrorist’

In a 45-second clip, which has now gone viral, a student from Karnataka's Manipal Institute of Technology can be seen confronting his teacher in front of his classmates.

BJP vs BJP Maharashtra-Karnataka border row has its roots in Sena vs Sena feud. Here’s how

Lately, Eknath Shinde has made several decisions re-igniting the row. But leaders from both Sena factions assert this is his bid to stake claim to Bal Thackeray’s legacy.

Pensions, aid to schools — Shinde & Bommai revive Maharashtra-Karnataka border tussle

Dispute dates back to 1950s when reorganisation of states took place. While Shinde fired first shot by rejigging border panel, Bommai is matching every move ahead of Karnataka poll.

‘How to steal an election’: Congress demands Bommai’s arrest over ‘voter awareness’ scandal

Congress, citing a news report, alleged BBMP under direct supervision of CM Bommai issued government order allowing NGO to collect personal data in the guise of 'voter awareness'.

From battling caste to redefining epics, why Kannada poet Kuvempu is relevant even today

Kuvempu’s Sri Ramayana Darshanam, a modern rendering of the Ramayana, is regarded as the revival of the era of great epic poetry.

‘Red tape to red carpet:’ Unlike UPA, we aided investment, Modi tells investors in Bengaluru

Virtually addressing ‘Invest Karnataka’, the Prime Minister took a dig at the previous government, which he said strangled investment due to policy crisis.

‘Called untouchable in 2022’: Why hundreds of Dalits in Karnataka embraced Buddhism last week

Over 450 Dalits renounced Hinduism Friday in the state's Shorapur city in a bid to get rid of 'untouchable' tag. Experts say just a sign of 'protest', lacks structural change.

‘No rooms’ signs, 3x rates — in Karnataka, hotels along Rahul’s Bharat Jodo route make a killing

Hotels in Chitradurga and Ballari districts run full as ‘state yatris’ and professionals employed by Congress to document the journey, along with media teams, take up all accommodation.

‘Kept out of temple, fined for touching idol’: Dalits in Karnataka’s Shorapur are adopting Buddhism

Many from Yadgir district's Dalit community are adopting BR Ambedkar’s Buddhism which focuses on social justice. Over 100 men and women chose to convert at an event held Friday.

‘Raped two minors, aides stood guard’: New allegations, FIR against jailed Lingayat swami

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru has been accused by an employee of Murugha Mutt in Karnataka of raping her two minor daughters. He is currently in jail in another sex abuse case.

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File photo of Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi | ANI

Indian military leaders must speak with caution, media twisting Army’s PoK remark

Lt General Upendra Dwivedi’s 22 November remark to Indian media on the PoK issue has been twisted to imply that the Army is ready to take back PoK.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.