Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Lingayat

Last Laughs: Siddaramaiah’s sixer, Kejriwal’s new apology & the Cambridge Analytica effect

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

To understand the debate on Lingayats, one must know how they’re different from Hindus

In half a dozen public rallies seen in north Karnataka last year, a few lakh people convened to express support for delinking Lingayat dharma from Hinduism.

Siddaramaiah’s Lingayat gamble: Can minority status swing BJP’s votebank?

Minority status has been a long-standing demand of the community, which constitutes 17 per cent of the state’s population.

TalkPoint: Will making Lingayat a separate religion benefit Congress or create a communal divide?

Experts weigh in on Siddaramaiah's decision to grant the Lingayat community separate religion status. The recommendation will now move to the centre for approval.

In Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi quotes Basavanna. But is Congress sincere about Lingayat issue?

Now that the committee on the Lingayat row has submitted its report recommending ‘religious minority’ status, state govt must urgently present a roadmap.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.