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Bengaluru to host Ranji Trophy knockout matches
Bengaluru will host the Ranji Trophy knockout matches, starting with the quarterfinals from June 4, with the final set to be played from June 20.
Excavation for two 700 MW nuclear power plants in Karnataka’s Kaiga begins

He stole vehicles to foot pub bills
A 27-year-old excavator operator, who was fond of visiting pubs on MG Road and Brigade Road, stole vehicles to meet his expenses. But his luck ran out when he was arrested. Police seized 14 two-wheelers worth over Rs 11 lakh from Shiva Kumar, a native of Srirangapatna. Cops zeroed in on him during investigation of a vehicle theft case on March 31. Kumar told police he stole vehicles from Rajagopalnagar, Chandra Layout, Vijayanagar, Jayanagar, Kunigal, Magadi and other places. He would visit pubs with friends and realised his salary as an excavator operator was not enough to meet expenses.
What Kiccha Sudeep said was correct. A regional language is the most important as a state is formed on linguistic bases. Everyone should understand and respect what Sudeep has said
Non-Christian students not required to read Bible& no Bible instructions for them. Education Min said Bhagavad Gita will be introduced next year as its moral education text, while Bible & Quran are supposed to be religious texts so they will not be allowed.
Education Department has ordered an inquiry about whether the Bible is used or religion is taught in our (Christian) schools. I feel very hurt. We can bravely say that no student of other religion has become Christian in our school: Bengaluru Archbishop Peter Machado

Members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, a pro-Kannada organisation, were detained by police during their protest against actor Ajay Devgn for his Hindi national language statement
Tax cut on fuel will depend on state’s finances: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said the government will take a call on slashing sales tax on petrol and diesel after assessing the state’s finances. On Wednesday, the price of petrol in Bengaluru stood at 111. 09 per litre and diesel retailed at Rs 94. 79 per litre.

The Karnataka government had reduced sales tax on petrol from 35% to 25. 9% and that on diesel from 24% to 14. 3%, which in real terms meant a reduction of Rs 13. 5 and Rs 19. 5 respectively per litre on the two fuels. But this relief was shortlived since it was offset by a rise in the base price of the fuels. Since sales tax is ad valorem in nature, it moves up or down in proportion to the base price.

Woman rejects wedding proposal, man throws acid
A man threw acid on a 24-year-old woman at Sunkadakatte off Magadi Road, west Bengaluru on Thursday morning only hours after she had turned down his proposal for marriage. READ MORE
Hindi was never and will never be our national Language: Siddaramaiah
Hindi was never & will never be our National Language. It is the duty of every Indian to respect linguistic divers… https://t.co/oLEM2svebC
Kumaraswamy slams Ajay Devgn amid Hindi language row

  • Just because a large population speaks Hindi, it doesn’t become a National Language. Less than 9 States, Kashmir-Kanyakumari, have Hindi as 2nd, 3rd language or not even that. This being situation what is the truth in Ajay Devgan’s statement? What do you mean by not to dub?

  • From the beginnig, ‘Hindi’ based political parties in the Centre have been making efforts to destroy regional languages. Congress which started surprising regional languages is being continued by the BJP.
  • Devgan must realise that Kannada cinema is outgrowing Hindi film industry. Because of encouragement by Kannadigas Hindi cinema has grown. Devgan shouldn’t forget that his first movie ‘Phool aur Kaante’ ran for a year in Bengaluru.

As Hindi row flares up, Kumaraswamy calls Ajay Devgn’s behaviour ludicrous
After Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn and multilingual film actor Kichcha Sudeep engaged in ‘argument’ on Twitter on the topic of whether Hindi is a national language or not, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has called Ajay Devgn’s behaviour ludicrous.

“Actor Kiccha Sudeep saying that Hindi is not a National Language is correct. There is nothing to find fault in his statement. Actor Ajay Devgn is not only hyper in nature but also shows his ludicrous behaviour. Like Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam & Marathi, Hindi is also one of languages. India is a garden of several languages. Land of multi cultures. Let there be no attempts to disrupt this,” said Kumaraswamy in a series of tweets.

Girl raised by single mom bags 6 gold medals in UG
When 22-year-old Nandini V walks up to the stage during the Bangalore University convocation on Friday to receive six gold medals, she can look back with pride at the long way she has come. Raised by a single mother who toiled as a daily-wage worker, Nandini studied in government institutions her whole life and is now graduating from Government First Grade College Yelahanka as the student with the highest number of gold medals in undergraduation in BU. READ MORE
Covid-19: CM Basavaraj Bommai ruled out unnecessary curbs on the movement of people or vehicles and said they would ensure distancing and facemask mandates are strictly implemented.

We will soon hold largescale vaccination drives for three categories of people: 6-12 years, up to 18 years, and those above 60 (precautionary dose). Patients hospitalized for influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases will be tested for Covid. If anyone reports positive, such person's samples will be sent for genomic-sequencing. We have decided to add 1,100 metric tonnes to the state's oxygen capacity.
Karnataka to conduct vaccination drive in schools for 6-12 kids: CM Basavaraj Bommai
With the threat of a possible fourth Covid wave bringing unvaccinated children and vulnerable elders under the spotlight again, the Karnataka government has decided to launch a special inoculation drive in schools for children in the 6-12 age group and fast-track administering of vaccines for people aged above 60 years. READ MORE
Thai Airways plane tyre bursts, 150 flyers escape unhurt at Bengaluru airport
It was a close shave for about 150 passengers and a dozen crew members on the tarmac of Kempegowda International Airport on Tuesday night as a Thai Airways plane that touched down at the runway suffered a tyre burst. The ground staff spotted the damage on one of the tyres on the right side and swiftly alerted the pilots. READ MORE
Karnataka CM on further cut in fuel tax
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai remain non-committal on any further cut in fuel tax, as he maintained that any decision in this regard will be taken after looking at the economy of the state. He said this as prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday flagging higher fuel prices in many opposition-ruled states, urged them to reduce VAT in “national interest” to benefit the common man and work in the spirit of cooperative federalism in this time of global crisis.
We will be holding a large-scale vaccination drive for those between the age group of 6-12 years, those up to 18 years, and those above 60 years of age (precautionary dose). Patients at the hospitals including ILI and SARI cases will be tested and if anyone reports positive their samples will be sent for genomic sequencing
Covid-19 under control in Karnataka; govt will increase testing, vaccination: CM Bommai tells PM
Amid apprehensions regarding a possible Covid-19 fourth wave, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said the situation in the state is under control and his government has decided to focus on enhancing vaccination drive, increase testing, and enforce appropriate behaviour at public places.

He said this while briefing reporters on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with Chief Ministers of various states, on the emerging Covid-19 situation in the country, via video conferencing.

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