Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: Lingayats

In Mysuru village, Dalit man alleges assault over ‘pani puri’. Lingayats file counter-complaint.

6 held under SC/ST Act. Dalit man claims attackers hurled ‘casteist slurs’, Lingayats say Dalit family incited violence. Both cases being investigated, says Mysuru Rural SP R Chetan.

Yediyurappa can’t be without BJP, BJP can’t be without Yediyurappa, says son Vijayendra

B.Y. Vijayendra, the Karnataka BJP vice-president, says Yediyurappa and BJP are synonymous; CM will complete term, deliver what he promised to people.

Yediyurappa holds off plan to add Lingayats in OBC central list after Amit Shah intervention

Shah told Karnataka CM Yediyurappa it would be best if he discussed with the central leadership before making any such announcements.

CM Yediyurappa threatens to resign after Lingayat seer pushes him on cabinet expansion

Vachananda Swami said the Panchamasali Lingayats would withdraw support from Karnataka CM Yediyurappa if an MLA from the sect wasn’t made a minister.

CM Yediyurappa will complete his term, BJP says amid fears it could lose Lingayat support

BJP general secretary Muralidhar Rao says there has been no attempt to sideline Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa.

Kumaraswamy has a new headache: North Karnataka

Two dozen outfits have come together to announce a bandh in north Karnataka on 2 August to demand bifurcation from 'privileged south'.

Congress sends envoy to Karnataka as Siddaramaiah videos cast shadow on JD(S) tie-up

In one of the videos, the former CM is heard suggesting the coalition government, sworn in last month, may not last beyond 2019.

Lingayats, Veerashaivas join hands to lobby for berths in Karnataka cabinet

Sources confirmed that a meeting is scheduled for 17 June in Bengaluru where senior Lingayat and Veerashaiva leaders are expected to iron out their differences.

Karnataka’s political situation remains fluid over the Lingayat question

Historically, Lingayats have secured at least 7-8 cabinet berths in Karnataka, and H.D. Kumaraswamy too will follow the same formula.

As campaign ends, nobody knows which way the wind will blow on the Lingayat decision

Both the Congress and the BJP can feel the churn that this decision has caused in society and have hence steered clear of openly bringing it up in the election campaign.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.
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.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.