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Active Covid cases in Karnataka stand at 1,427

Bengaluru: Man held for setting his son on fire over financial dispute
In a bizarre incident, a 51-year-old fabrication businessman set his 25-year-old son ablaze over a financial dispute in Valmiki Nagar, Chamarajpet on April 1. Police arrested the suspect on Thursday, hours after his injured son succumbed to the burns. Read more
Al-Qaeda indulging in polarisation in India, says Congress
The Congress on Thursday lashed out at Al-Qaeda for wading into the hijab controversy in Karnataka and said the banned terrorist organisation has no business to comment about the the internal affairs of the country.
Bengaluru Police today sent notices to over 300 establishments including mosques, temples, churches, pubs, bars & other establishments to use their loudspeakers within the permissible decibel levels: Kamal Pant, commissioner of police, Bengaluru. (ANI)

We condemn the statement of Al-Qaeda (on hijab row) . It’s a banned terrorist org that has no business commenting on internal affairs of India. We also condemn the statement of Karnataka HM as both he & Al-Qaeda are polarising the atmosphere of the country: Ajay Maken, in Bengaluru. (ANI)

Ultimately, they will hit the farmers & small traders. No investments are coming to Karnataka… They’re harassing Muslims (over the Azaan loudspeaker issue). Let beauty be beauty, no one is going against law. We don’t get disturbed with it: Karnataka Congress Chief DK Shivakumar

BJP has failed to convince the people of Karnataka politically. Congress has the upper hand in all local body polls, so they want to deviate the issues, everything is being generated from Karnataka, be it the hijab issue or the halal issue.
The fair will run till April 18.

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate ‘Sanjeevini Saras’ a national fair of self-help groups (SHG) for women on Friday (April 8).

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai slams KT Rama Rao, says Bengaluru leagues ahead of Hyderabad
Days after Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and Telangana IT minister KT Rama Rao were involved in a friendly banter on growth in two cities vis-a-vis Bengaluru versus Hyderabad, Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai and the state BJP unit took up cudgels on behalf of Bengaluru saying the city is leagues ahead of Hyderabad. READ MORE
We’ve arranged a device that controls the sound as required so that no problems arise. We’ll follow all the SC-issued notices. Similarly, temples should also follow: Mohammed M Imran Rashadi, chief Imam & Khateeb of Jamia Masjid, Bengaluru, on Azaan loudspeaker issue

My Delhi visit this time was very successful as I met Union ministers for water resources, energy, environment, finance and defence. I have received a positive response from them: Karnataka CM

My Delhi visit this time was very successful as I met Union ministers for water resources, energy, environment, finance and defence. I have received a positive response from them: Karnataka CM

Hit by loneliness & boredom, elders get addicted to mobiles
Recently, a middle-aged woman knocked the doors of a clinical psychologist at Nimhans, seeking help in dealing with mobile addiction of not one, but two family members. But what was more startling is the fact that she was seeking digital detoxification for her parents, both elderly citizens. READ MORE
Why did price of green chilli shoot up in Bengaluru?
The price of green chilli, which skyrocketed to Rs 120 per kg in Bengaluru two days ago, has dropped by half, providing much-needed respite to citizens. READ MORE
This (Azaan loudspeaker issue) has been settled by the law, and SC has already given the direction. Noise pollution is also one of the facets of loudspeakers being used for Azaan.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday said he held a broad discussion on the issue of his cabinet rejig with BJP national president J P Nadda, and further discussion will be held next week. (PTI)

Al Qaida video proves involvement of unseen hands, says Karnataka home minister
Home minister Araga Jnanendra on Wednesday said the video purportedly released by alQaida chief Ayman Al Zawahiri, in which he criticises Karnataka over the hijab row and praises Mandya student Bibi Muskan Khan, has proved that “unseen hands” were behind the headscarf controversy. Jnanendra told reporters on Wednesday: READ MORE
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai will inaugurate ‘Sanjeevini SARAS’ on Friday which aims to further create 30,000 micro-enterprises led by Self Help Group (SHG) women, said Dr CN Ashwath Narayan, minister for skill development and entrepreneurship. (ANI)

Bengaluru: Buy BMTC bus pass on app, show your phone to travel
You can now purchase BMTC passes (daily, weekly, monthly) through a mobile app and flash the same on your cellphone to proceed with your journey. READ MORE

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