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Karnataka reports 140 fresh Covid cases, 162 recoveries, and 2 deaths, in the last 24 hours. Active cases are at 2,067

Udupi College VP alleges girls who challenged hijab ban in HC are members of ‘terrorist organisation’, says BJP OBC Morcha leader Yashpal Suvarna
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) OBC Morcha General Secretary and Udupi College Development Committee Vice-president Yashpal Suvarna on Thursday alleged that the girls who moved to the Karnataka High Court against the hijab ban in education institutions are members of a “terrorist organisation”.
Hijab ban: US House Foreign Affairs Committee chairperson calls Karnataka HC’s verdict ‘disappointing’
The US House Foreign Affairs Committee chairperson Gregory Meeks on Thursday expressed his disappointment over the Karnataka High Court’s verdict on wearing Hijab in educational institutions saying that the decision will restrict freedom of expression and effectively make girls choose between their religion and their right to education.
It is a first of its kind unique project in the world. It’s not less than a miracle. Earlier it used to take years to complete a project but I want to congratulate you all for completing it in just 45 days: Defence minister Rajnath Singh in Bengaluru (ANI)

Rajnath Singh inaugurates 7-storey building for fighter jets in Bengaluru
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates FCS Complex at Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) at Bengaluru… https://t.co/L21BAWMAhd
IndiGo to restart Bengaluru-Bangkok operations after 2 years
After a gap of two years, private carrier IndiGo is scheduled to restart Bengaluru to Bangkok operations from April 1, 2022 with four flights a week from Kempegowda International Airport and back. Full story here
SC notice to Karnataka govt against appointment of only one muslim chairman of minority development corporation
The supreme court has sought a response from the Karnataka government on a plea challenging the appointment of only one member from the muslim community to the post of chairman of state minority development corporation. A bench of Justices Vineet Saran and Aniruddha Bose issued notices to the Karnataka government’s department of minority welfare haj and wakf, chairman Karnataka state minority corporation and managing director, minorities development corporation. The apex court sought response within six weeks. (ANI)
Karnataka bandh: Visuals from Bengaluru’s Shivajinagar
Karnataka | Muslim groups call bandh over Karnataka HC's hijab verdict; Visuals from Bengaluru's Shivajinagar The… https://t.co/Dj8kRowSil
Terrorist organisation from Hyderabad came here & trained them on what statements should be given in the media, says Yashpal Suvarna
Udupi | A terrorist organisation from Hyderabad came here & trained them on what statements should be given in the… https://t.co/kjMqfGq0wj
Water Adalat today
BWSSB will hold a Water Adalat on Thursday in the subdivisions of southeast-6, east-2, east village-2, south village-1, west-3, southwest-3, southeast-3, northwest-6, central-3, northwest-2, north-3 and northeast-2. It will be held from 9.30am to 11am to settle grievances on water billing, delay in providing water supply and sanitary connections, etc. Call 1916 or WhatsApp to 8762228888.
Poultry prices head north in Dakshina Kannada
There seems to be no end to the misery of the common man. While still dreading the day fuel prices will go up, there is already a spike in the price of poultry, adding to the list of essential commodities like oil, that has seen prices heading north. Full story here
ACB raids 18 officials; 1 dumps gold in bin
Anti-Corruption Bureau sleuths on Wednesday swooped down on 18 government officials, suspected of possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income, sending alarm bells ringing in the raided premises across the state. Full story here
Karnataka: Post hijab verdict, colleges and schools resume classes
While most educational institutions saw full attendance, some students belonging to the minority community did not attend classes. The Udupi Pre-university College, where the controversy broke out, also started functioning with police cover and there were no incidents of disturbance. Full story here
700 Kashmiri Pandits get domicile certificates at Bengaluru camp
As many as 700 migrant Kashmiri Pandits have been issued domicile certificates at a camp at Kashmir Bhavan in Jayanagar. Full story here
Hijab row: Religious leader calls for Karnataka bandh on Thursday
The Ameer-E-Shariat appealed in a video message to all Muslims in the state to participate in the ‘day-long peaceful bandh’ on Thursday to ‘display anger and sadness’ against the verdict. Full story
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Bengaluru roads more dangerous than highways: CAG
The CAG in its audit on the functioning of Karnataka State Road Safety Authority has said that roads in BBMP limits have been found to be most dangerous in view of road users as they saw 19 to 20 mishaps per kilometre. This is compared to 8.87 accidents witnessed on state highways. "There is an urgent need to identify accident-prone roads and repair them," the report said. Full story here
Karnataka HC upholds single bench order removing Bangalore University VC KR Venugopal
The single bench had passed the order on Sept 24, 2019, while allowing the petition filed by Dr Sangamesh Patil A. The single bench had said there was no concurrence of the state government as both chief minister and the higher education minister had recommended Dr Sangamesh Patil’s candidature. Bangalore University, Venugopal, the office of the chancellor of Bangalore University and the state had filed separate writ appeals challenging the decision. Full story here
20,720 added to Karnataka’s tally of Covid fatalities
As per the health department’s official tally as on Wednesday (March 16), the state lost 40,026 people due to Covid-19. Full story here
Degree students asked to take off hijab, stage protest
Degree students protested accusing the college authorities of overstepping their jurisdiction as the HC verdict pertains to only schools and PU colleges. Security was beefed up around several educational institutions that witnessed protests over the hijab row. Full story here

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