Karnataka High Court on September 8 quashed a petition by the Anti-Corruption Council of India Trust seeking action against Google for describing Kannada as the ''ugliest language'' of India. The petitioner also urged the court to order Google to pay a compensation of Rs 10 crore to the Culture and Heritage Department of Karnataka. In response, the court stated that Google had already apologized via Twitter, on June 3.
According to the 2011 census data, Bengaluru has been found as the most linguistically diverse district with the home to 107 scheduled and non-scheduled languages, followed by Pune at second in India. The data also reveals that 44.62% of people in the city speak Kannada among the scheduled languages. Dr. Mudit Kapoor, involved in the research, said it shows where people are moving to in the country.
Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay, died after sustaining significant brain injuries in a car accident. Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa thanked Vijay's family, on Twitter, for donating his organs. As a mark of gratitude, the CM said that the National Award-winning actor will be honoured with a state funeral with police honours. However, the doctors declared the 38-year-old actor brain dead, on June 14.
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Actor Sanchari Vijay dies due to brain failure on June 14 in a private Bengaluru hospital after sustaining major injuries due to a road accident. The 38-year-old national-award-winning actor was admitted to the hospital on June 12 after suffering a major blow to the head. Reportedly the actor was riding pillion on a bike with a friend which skidded on the wet road and collided with an electric pole.
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World's largest search engine Google on June 3 faced extreme criticism and backlash for showing Kannada as India's "ugliest language" in an answer to a query. The search result created a huge outrage on social media platforms. Subsequently, the response was later deleted by Google stating that "these are not reflective of the opinion of Google". Meanwhile, Karnataka Forest Minister Arvind Limbavali stated, "Legal action will be taken against… read-more
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Coming in support of Mysuru librarian Syed Issaq, whose library was burnt to ashes, the netizens have raised Rs 13 lakh to reconstruct his library. Reportedly, the private-run library was allegedly burnt by anti-Kannada miscreants on April 9. However, now social media has become a silver lining for the 62-year-old librarian, who was determined to rebuild it even alone. Reportedly, the library consisted 11,000 books on different religions.
Former Karnataka CM, H.D. Kumaraswamy, said that Kannada and other regional languages should be included in administration, and reminded the Government that all languages are equal. He opined that Centre's refusal to amend the constitution to provide 'primacy to regional languages' is an indication of 'rejection of a language'. Earlier, the Supreme Court had asked the Government to publish orders and publications in all recognized and… read-more
Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa urged American NRIs of the state to help in the improvement of schools and colleges. Addressing at the launch of the World Kannada Conference, organized by the Association of Kannada Kootas of America (AKKA), the CM thanked the NRIs for their financial aid during the pandemic and the floods. "Generosity is the other name for Kannadigas," he added.
Sumalatha Ambareesh on Monday, July 6 posted on her Facebook page that she has been tested positive for COVID-19. Sumalatha said that she had visited many Coronavirus hotspots related to work and had developed severe throat pain and headache on Saturday. "I will recover soon as I have good immunity and blessings of people," She said. Sumalatha has quarantined herself at home now.
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Kannada film actor Chiranjeevi Sarja, 39, passed away at a city hospital on Sunday afternoon. Reports suggest the actor had developed breathing issues and was immediately rushed to a hospital and was admitted. However, the actor breathed his last after a massive heart attack. Doctors are yet to release an official statement.
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