Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, during his interaction with the beneficiaries of centrally-sponsored welfare schemes on Tuesday announced the construction of about 18 lakh homes in the next three years under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).Read Less
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Education minister is set to submit a report, says CM Bommai on textbook review controversy
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that the education minister is set to submit a report after considering all aspects of the issue related to the textbook review controversy. (PTI)
Violating HC order on hijab can lead to anti-national activities: Union minister
Union minister of state Shobha Karandlaje on Tuesday said those violating the high court order, which restricts the use of hijab (headscarves) in educational institutions, should be dealt with strictly as it could lead to anti-national activities. (PTI)
ISDC’s special focus for Karnataka in the India Growth Strategy
Dr Ashwath Narayan CN, Minister of Higher Education of Karnataka, had meetings with ISDC partners/stakeholders (such as IoA, WDC, SQA. Etc) in the UK on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Education Conference in London. ISDC is the leading provider for British education and skills working with Universities and Professional Bodies in UK for expanding their reach and visibility internationally and have an active presence in India with an excess of 200 University Partnerships. (PTI)
Karnataka: CM Basavaraj Bommai announces construction of 18 lakh homes under PMAY
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, during his interaction with the beneficiaries of centrally-sponsored welfare schemes on Tuesday announced the construction of about 18 lakh homes in the next three years under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). (ANI)
Truth will be out in Tikait attack case, say Karnataka police
Special teams have been constituted to look into farmers’ leader Rakesh Singh Tikait attack case and probe is on to uncover the design of those who had supported the accused persons either directly or indirectly and bring out the truth in the matter, police said on Tuesday. (PTI)
Rajya Sabha polls: Nirmala Sitharaman, Jaggesh file nominations
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and actor-politician Jaggesh of the BJP, were among the prominent faces to file their nominations for the June 10 Rajya Sabha polls from Karnataka on Tuesday, as the contest heats up for the fourth seat. While Sitharaman is seeking re-election from Karnataka, for Jaggesh, a former MLA and MLC, this is his first election to the Upper House of the Parliament. (PTI)
Karnataka horror: Mother spends 4 days with daughter’s dead body
In a shocking development, an incident of a mother spending four days with her daughter’s dead body came to light on Tuesday in Karnataka’s Mandya district. According to the police, Nagamma, the elderly lady a resident of Halahalli village, was found sleeping beside the foul-smelling and decaying body of her daughter inside their house when the local broke open the door. (IANS)
1 dead, 62 hospitalised after consuming contaminated water in Karnataka
One person was dead and 62 others, including 23 children, have been hospitalised after consuming contaminated water in Karnataka’s Raichur city. Superintendent of the Raichur Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Dr Bhaskar on Tuesday said that 62 people were admitted due to dehydration, following vomiting and diarrhoea. (IANS)
A Delhi court summons Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar and others while taking cognizance of a chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate, in a money laundering case. The court has directed him to appear before it on July 1. (ANI)
32 overstaying foreign nationals detained in Bengaluru
In a special drive, 32 overstaying foreign nationals, including 13 women were detained here by the city police. Most of them are from Africa, the police said. Police raided several places to find overstaying foreigners and nationals without valid documents. (PTI)
3 arrested from Bihar for shootout at K’taka theatre showing ‘KGF: Chapter 2’
Three persons were arrested from Bihar in connection with a shootout that took place inside a theatre in Karnataka’s Haveri district which was playing ‘KGF: Chapter 2’in April, police said. (IANS)
Karnataka high court stays probe against 3 IAS officers in corruption case
The Karnataka High Court has stayed all further proceedings and the investigation ordered by a Special Court (Prevention of Corruption Act) here against three IAS officers, including former Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar, in a graft case. The 23rd Additional City Civil and Sessions Judge (Special Judge) had taken cognisance of the private complaint against the three officers and three others and directed the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate and file a report on the alleged offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code. (PTI)
NIA court rejects bail plea of accused in Bajrang Dal activist murder
The Special Court for National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases here has dismissed the bail petition of an accused in the Bajrang Dal activist murder case. Jafer Sadiq is accused number 10 in the murder of Harsha in Shivamogga on February 20 this year. (PTI)
A team of 20 vice-chancellors from the UK will visit Karnataka on June 9-10 to discuss collaboration in higher education.
IKEA to open store in Bengaluru on June 22
Karnataka Fire and Emergency Services personnel have rescued four labourers stuck beneath the collapsed portico of Saint Martha’s hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (IANS)
How fear of Covid forced many to give up smoking
Sarvesh Patil (name changed) was a chain-smoker till March 2020 when the Covid-19 lockdown confined him to his two-bedroom house in Arekere.
Planetarium footfall back to pre-Covid levels
Many parents and kids are exploring celestial bodies at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, a knowledge recreational centre, pushing the footfall at the place to pre-Covid levels.
The rate at which courts in Karnataka have been disposing of cases has been consistently increasing over the years even as high pendency continues to plague the justice-delivery system. Also, the increasing disposal rate by itself may not be enough to understand the quality and access to justice.
16 Mangaluru students meet DC KV Rajendra over hijab row
At least 16 of the 44 Muslim girl students of University College in Mangaluru on Monday urged the Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner to allow them to wear headscarf in classrooms.