Ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections, a tweet shared by Karnataka man is going viral. Notably, a X user, Riyaz shared his electricity bill, which was ₹0. He said, "Thank you Karnataka Congress govt for zero electricity bill. For last 3 months, I have saved more than 5000+ rupees. I request people of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana & Mizoram… read-more
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The Congress government led by Siddaramaiah has decided to scrap the law against religious conversion introduced by the previous BJP government. The proposal was passed by the state cabinet, on June 15. Under the religious conversion law, if somebody wants to change their religious, need to sign a form, and submit the same to the district magistrate and government official. However, the current Congress-led government announced to scrap the… read-more
Days after the oath-taking ceremony, the Karnataka Government allocated portfolios to all 34 ministers. CM Siddaramaiah took the important finance portfolio, whereas Deputy CM DK Shivakumar gets irrigation and Bengaluru Development ministry. Home Ministry has been given G Parameshwara, and KJ Geroge has been given the energy department. HK Patil is given law ministry and affairs ministry, and KH Muniyappa is the food, supplied and civil… read-more
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In order to boost coastal tourism in Karnataka, the BJP-led State Government is going to construct India's first Marina which will be constructed at Byndoor in the Udupi district. On February 26, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai confirmed the same and said, " it is proposed to take up beach tourism in coastal areas and pilgrim tourism." The decision was taken after seeking all the necessary permission from the GoI.
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Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said his government is bringing in a legislation to make Kannada "mandatory" in the State. On the Hindi Divas, September 14, Bommai said the announcement, which is expected to be after protest from the locals. Kannada activists have been demanding for many years now for full implementation of Kannada as the administrative language, which is now being considered by BJP-led State Government.
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The Supreme Court will hear a batch of appeals challenging the Karnataka High Court's order which had upheld the state government's order to ban hijabs in school and college classrooms. On August 29, the Apex Court bench-led by new Chief Justice of India (CJI) UU Lalit will hear the Hijab ban plea. The bench will also have justices Hemant Gupta and Sudhanshu Dhulia.
Karnataka Government mandates singing the "national anthem" in schools and colleges in the State. The order dated August 17 is applicable to all government, aided and private schools and pre-university colleges. The order cites Section 133(2) of the Karnataka Education Act, which gives the government the power to issue directions, making singing the national anthem mandatory for school students during the mass prayers every morning.
The Karnataka Police imposes section 144 Hubli City to maintain law & order in connection with the April 16 violent stone-pelting incident. Notably, an angry mob allegedly pelted stones at the old Hubli police station, injuring four policemen, over an objectionable WhatsApp status, hurting religious sentiment. The imposed curfew will be till April 23. Furthermore, the police have registered a case and arrested 132 people in this matter so… read-more
After boycotting Muslim vendors outside temples, and halal meat sellers, the Karnataka Hindu groups demanded to boycott Muslim farmers and mango sellers. The demand came amid the monopoly of Muslim traders in the State, denying business space to Hindus. Mango retail business is dominated by Muslim traders in Bengaluru. Furthermore, the Karnataka government distanced itself from it and said, "The government has no role to play in it.”
The Supreme Court reviewed a petition filed by Anil Antony, challenging the Karnataka HC's decision to dismiss a plea. Notably, Anil filed petition against the appointment only Muslim Chairman for the Minority Development Corporation, demanding equal participation from other minority communities. Further, he filed a plea in the Karnataka HC, which was dismissed in January 2021. However, SC sought a reply from the Karnataka Government within… read-more