Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: Lingayat

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...

Why Hindutva polarisation hasn’t worked in Karnataka

Asserting sub-nationalism gave Karnataka politics an identity issue that distracted from Hindutva identity issues.

To install Yeddyurappa as Karnataka CM, Modi will have to run through the caste barrier

Even in the former CM’s own village, people are getting ready to vote on caste lines, which means the BJP will have to work hard to win over non-Lingayats.

Why Sonia Gandhi and Narendra Modi descended on Vijayapura on the same day: Lingayat votes

The Lingayat stronghold of Vijayapura has become a battleground where both Narendra Modi and Sonia Gandhi addressed rallies on the same day.

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Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.