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A Special Court in Bengaluru has ordered the registration of a ‘special criminal case’ against former Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa regarding alleged corruption in a land denotification issue when he was the deputy CM in the BJP-JDS coalition government in 2006-07. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
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Karnataka Assembly adjourned sine-die, after special debate on electoral reforms
Need for stronger anti-defection law, making voting compulsory, functioning of the Election Commission, ending nexus between political parties and corporate bodies, were among the issues that came up for discussion during a special debate on electoral reforms in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, before it was adjourned sine die.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to undertake two-day visit to Karnataka from Thursday during which he will pay obeisance to late Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math in Tumakuru on his 115th birth anniversary (PTI)

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Court orders registration of ‘special criminal case’ against former Karnataka CM Yediyurappa
A Special Court in Bengaluru has ordered the registration of a ‘special criminal case’ against former Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa regarding alleged corruption in a land denotification issue when he was the deputy CM in the BJP-JDS coalition government in 2006-07.
Injustice led to ban on Muslim vendors around temples: Vishwesha Teertha of Pejawar Math
With Muslims vendors being prohibited from doing business on temple premises during Hindu religious festivals and fairs in parts of Karnataka, Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji of the renowned Pejawar Math on Wednesday said certain incidents of injustice with Hindus have led to this “explosive situation”.
Govt will look into ‘serious objections’ to halal meat: Karnataka CM
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said the state government would look into the “serious objections” raised over halal meat, with some right-wing groups giving a call to boycott it.
PU final exam: No boycott due to Hijab controversy in Mysuru

SC asks Centre to clear stand on export of iron ore in state
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the Karnataka government to clear stand on export of extracted iron ore in the state saying either it has to be consumed or sold. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to seek instructions on the issue and file response by April 8. (PTI)
Now, campaign for ban on halal products in K’taka
Amid hijab row and call of ban on Muslim merchants in temple fairs, the right-wing groups are now demanding ban on halal products in Karnataka. A social media campaign is going on to boycott purchase of meat from Muslim traders in the state. (IANS)
Rahul Gandhi will visit Karnataka on a two-day visit starting tomorrow. He will hold meetings with frontal organisation, state leaders KPCC and all senior leaders.
PM hails Konkan Railway completing electrification of entire route
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Konkan Railway for completing 100 per cent electrification and said it set new benchmarks for sustainable development. The Konkan Railway Corporation on Tuesday said it has completed electrification on its entire 741-kilometre route between Roha in Maharashtra and Thokur in Karnataka. (PTI)
CM Basavaraj Bommai announces launch of ‘Invest Karnataka 2022’ Meet
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has announced the launch of the three-day Global Investor Meet (GIM) titled as ‘Invest Karnataka 2022’. The flagship investor event of the Karnataka government aims to attract investments from across the world. The event would be held in Bengaluru from November 2 to November 4. The launch event was organised by the Department of Industries and Commerce at the ITC Gardenia here on Tuesday night. (IANS)
Karnataka: Once parched, Yelerampura GP bags national award for water conservation
Water conservation efforts by Yelerampura gram panchayat in Tumakuru district, 90km from Bengaluru, over the last decade have finally paid off. The GP on Tuesday won the Union Jal Shakti ministry's National Water Award in the 'Best village panchayat – South Zone' category. Read full story
DKS asks partymen to protest fuel price rise
DK Shivakumar, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, on Tuesday urged all party functionaries to beat thalis and plates (jagate) in front of their vehicles on Thursday (March 31) to protest against the steep hike in prices of petrol, diesel and liquid petroleum gas (LPG).
7 teachers suspended
Seven teachers were suspended on Tuesday in Gadag for allowing girl students wearing the hijab to appear for the SSLC exams.The deputy director of public instruction, Basavalingappa GM, said SU Hokkalad, SM Pattar, SG Godke, SS Gujamagadi and VN Kivudar were on exam duty at CS Patil Boys High School and CS Patil Girls High School. Centre superintendents, KB Bhajantri and BS Honaguri, were also suspended. “They had let girls to wear the hijab on Monday,” he said.
Two students fighting for hijab skip I PU exams
Two I PU students of Government PU College for Girls, Udupi, who are among six girls demanding permission to wear the hijab inside the classroom since the last week of December, did not appear for the final exams that began on Tuesday. Read full story
Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise a litre each
Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise a litre each, the 8th increase in 9 days taking the total hike to Rs 5.60 a litre
754 factories shut, 46,000 lost jobs in 2 years in Karnataka
With Covid hurting the economy over the past two years, Karnataka saw 754 factories downing the shutters leaving more than 46,500 employees without a job or financial relief or alternative employment from the government. Read full story
Bengaluru: Pollution level at 7am
4 Gurugram youths held for raping Bengaluru nurse
Four youths from Gurugram were arrested for allegedly raping a 23-year-old nurse here on March 24. Rajat Suresh, Yogesh Kumar Dalal, Shivrana Tekchandrana and Dev Saroha are in their early 20s. While Rajat is undergoing training in a pool in Sadashivnagar, the other three are swimming coaches and had come to Bengaluru to attend a coaching clinic at a private club in Chamarajpet. Read full story

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