Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray declared on January 17 that his government aims to consolidate Karnataka's Marathi majority areas. He said the merger would be a "true tribute" to the martyrs. Maharashtra has claimed to annex Belgaum, Karwar, and Nippani that were a part of the then Bombay presidency. Reportedly, the day has been commemorated by Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti in memoriam of those who surrendered their lives for the cause.
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Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari virtually laid stones for two national highway projects in Karnataka on January 16. The Rs 323 crore projects will include an elevated corridor and widening of NH road into a four-lane highway to reduce travel time in the Hubballi-Dharwad region. Besides, the project will enhance road safety and reduce pollution. Besides, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa was also present in the virtual inauguration.
In a tragic incident, 13 travelers lost their life in an accident where a minibus rammed into a truck. Besides, seven others were injured in the accident. Reportedly, the accident occured at the 32-Km strech of Hubbali-Dharwad bypass road, while the victims were on their way to Goa. Reacting to the accident, PM Narendra Modi said, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to a road accident in Karnataka's Dharwad district."
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Karnataka police registered the first case under the freshly drafted Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act, 2020 on January 13. The police said that nearly 35 cattle were being illegally transported from Ranebennur to Mangaluru via Chikkamagluru district when they were attacked by an unidentified mob. While the cleaner escaped the attack, the police have registered a case after admitting the injured driver to the… read-more
Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik, along with his wife Vijaya and personal assistant, met with an accident on January 11 in Hosakambi village of Karnataka’s Ankola district. He has been admitted to Goa’s Bambolim Hospital and his condition is stable. However, the minister’s wife and his PA Deepak Dube sustained critical injuries and could not survive. Heading towards Gokarna, the speeding car had hit a tree and fell into a ditch.
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Agents registered with Reliance Retail Ltd have agreed with Karnataka’s Sindhanur farmers to purchase 1,000 quintals of Sona Masoori paddy. The agreement states Reliance will be paying Rs 82 more than the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 1,868. The produce will be procured by Swasthya Farmers Producing Company which has around 1,100 farmers registered with it. However, Karnataka’s Rajya Raitha Sangh said such luring measures will severely… read-more
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The Deputy CM of Karnataka, Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, has announced the reopening of colleges in Karnataka from January 14. Resuming after almost nine-month gap, the order for the offline classes of the first, second and final year students came in the meeting attended by senior officials and the Vice-Chancellors of private and government universities of the state. Earlier, the state government had already started the classes for grade 10, 12… read-more
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the natural gas pipeline from Kerala's Kochi to Karnataka's Mangalore on January 5. Stating the project important to the two states, PM Modi said that the pipeline would have a 'positive impact' on the states' development. Built by GAIL Ltd., the Rs 3,000 crore project is of 450 Km passing through seven districts. Moreover, this lays the foundation for creating 'One Nation One Gas Grid'.
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Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru on January 3 after he fainted due to drop in the blood sugar levels. The 67-year-old minister, who is a diabetic, fainted as he was apparently late for lunch by an hour while returning from a function. According to reports, he is out of risk but would be kept under doctors' observation.
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To provide stimulus to the economic growth, the Karnataka government on January 2 allowed shops and commercial establishments with 10 or more employees to operate 24x7. Moreover, the order fixed 8-hour-a-day and 48 hour-per-week shifts for each employee. Besides, the maximum work time for a day must not exceed 10 hours, including overtime. Entitling a one-day week-off, the government has asked to not employ women after 8 PM.