Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Lingayat

‘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.

‘Revolutionary reformer’ to rape accused — the scandalous story of Karnataka’s top Lingayat swami

Lingayat spiritual leader Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru, head of the wealthy and politically influential Murugha Mutt, has been accused of raping 2 teenage girls for over 3 years.

Lingayat seminary head who gave ‘deekshe’ to Rahul Gandhi accused of sexually abusing 2 minors

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru is head of the Jagadguru Murugharajendra Vidyapeetha, a prominent and influential Lingayat seminary visited by many political leaders

Why a ‘campaign against conversion’ in Karnataka has reignited Veerashaiva-Lingayat divide

On 15 November, All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha wrote to office-bearers to 'check' religious conversions and assist in 'bringing back' those who have converted to other faiths.

Removing Yediyurappa was the easier part, BJP now faces tough task of finding his successor

The final choice will be made after two observers, BJP Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, visit the state and hold a meeting with MLAs.

Why BJP can no longer ignore this MLA’s outbursts against Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

BJP MLA Ramagouda Patil Yatnal has in the past attacked Yediyurappa & his family, and while the BJP has ignored his outbursts, the MLA is increasingly putting the party in a spot.  

Why massive Bengaluru rally by largest Lingayat sub-sect has put CM Yediyurappa in a spot

The Panchamasali Lingayats have demanded they be granted a bigger slice of reservation under the OBC umbrella. But this has put Yediyurappa in a quandary.

How a once alcoholic auto driver, father of 4, became first Muslim pontiff of Lingayat mutt

Dewan Sharief, 33, will be anointed as head of Murugharajendra Koraneshwara Shantidhama, a Lingayat mutt in North Karnataka’s Gadag district, on 26 February.

Shivakumara Swami, the Siddaganga Mutt chief pontiff every PM from Indira to Modi courted

Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt, a leader of the Lingayat community, died Monday at 11.44 am.

Five factors that will decide who wins the battle for Karnataka

From Siddaramaiah’s sub-nationalism to BJP’s Hindutva gambit, these five factors will decide whether Congress will retain its biggest state or BJP will return to power in the...

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

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.