Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Karnataka

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.

‘Let Muslims live peacefully’ — Yediyurappa calls for end to communal tensions in Karnataka

On Sunday, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J.C. Madhuswamy warned of action against fringe groups if they create trouble and disrupt peace in Karnataka.

Saffron scarf-clad group vandalise Muslim fruit sellers’ cart in Dharwad, Sri Rama Sene member detained

Bengaluru: On the eve of Ram Navami, alleged members of Hindutva outfit Sri Rama Sene vandalised fruit carts belonging to Muslims in Karnataka’s Dharwad....

Face-saving act? Why state government transferred the road rage case to CID

After several BJP leaders saw a communal angle, Bengaluru Police Commissioner tweeted a clarification. But the issue didn’t stop there. 

As communal tensions rise in Karnataka, IT firms ‘reach out’ to investment-seeking Tamil Nadu

TN Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan also says IT companies showing ‘great interest’ in state, but doesn't say where from. His govt to soon host several investor events abroad.

‘Road-rage murder’ gets communal twist: Why Karnataka Police fact-checked home minister & others

State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra claimed victim was ‘brutally murdered’ because he ‘could not speak in Urdu’. He issued a clarification after police posted a fact-check.

Why is a dragon carved on Jain temple in Mangalore? Medieval Africa-China trade holds answer

While many of us have heard of Indian interactions with Southeast Asia and China, or even Arabia, Africa is a gaping hole in how we think about premodern trade. But it was one of the most prosperous.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.