Karnataka

Jallikattu champs, born in Karnataka

Jallikattu champs, born in Karnataka

Drought-hit farmers rescued by the popularity of their bulls in Tamil Nadu Vishnuvardhan, Sudeep, Darshan Thoogudeepa, Yash, and Duniya Vijay are not only popular Kannada film stars – all of them are also sturdy bulls from Karnataka that are taking Tamil Nadu’s Jallikattu by storm, with some of them selling for as …

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Central leaders summon M.B. Patil, Dinesh Gundu Rao

Central leaders summon M.B. Patil, Dinesh Gundu Rao

Move follows failure of State Congress to placate disgruntled legislators After three days of tough posturing between the State Congress leadership and senior leader M.B. Patil and other disgruntled legislators over the “contentious” Cabinet expansion, action has now shifted to the national capital, where top leaders from both the State …

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Kaala sees packed houses, afterprotests delay screening

Kaala sees packed houses, afterprotests delay screening

Fans hire taxis to Tamil Nadu to watch the film there Rajinikanth’s latest film Kaala, which was released globally on Thursday, got off to a rocky start in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka as members from Kannada organisations staged protests and dharnas outside multiplexes. Despite the presence of heavy …

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Congress in damage-control mode as dissidence intensifies

Congress in damage-control mode as dissidence intensifies

Upset legislators rally around M.B. Patil to chalk out strategy to seek ‘justice’ from Rahul The dissidence that erupted in the governing coalition, particularly in the Congress, after the State Cabinet expansion intensified on Thursday as legislators who failed to make it to the ministry rallied around senior leader and …

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Yatnal lands himself in the soup over remarks against Muslim voters

Yatnal lands himself in the soup over remarks against Muslim voters

Vijayapura MLA defends statements after video clip goes viral Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, BJP MLA for Vijayapura, has landed himself in an embarrassing situation by making controversial remarks against Muslim voters of his constituency. In a video clip that has gone viral, Mr. Yatnal is seen saying that he has asked …

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Leaders of Lingayat movement kept at bay?

Leaders of Lingayat movement kept at bay?

Both those who supported the movement and those who opposed it do not make it to the ministry Is the Janata Dal (S)–Congress coalition government trying to keep leaders of the Lingayat movement — both those who favoured the separate religion tag and those who opposed it — at bay? A look at the …

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Kumaraswamy defends delay in expansion exercise

Kumaraswamy defends delay in expansion exercise

He cites complexity of the coalition structure as the reason Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Wednesday strongly defended the two-week delay in the expansion of the Cabinet, citing the complexity of the coalition structure. “It needs breathing time for the formation of the Cabinet …

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Dissidence erupts in Congress, JD(S) after Cabinet expansion

Dissidence erupts in Congress, JD(S) after Cabinet expansion

Disappointed senior legislators criticise their leaders for ‘ignoring their seniority and service’ Soon after the much-awaited expansion of the State Cabinet on Wednesday, dissidence erupted in both the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress. Several senior legislators of the two parties expressed their anger against their respective party leaders for …

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Jatha to conserve waterbodies taken out

Jatha to conserve waterbodies taken out

A jatha was taken out under the aegis of Shivamogga Nagarika Hitarakshana Vedikegala Okkoota on Tuesday demanding that the district administration take measures to conserve waterbodies within Shivamogga city limits. The jatha was organised to mark World Environment Day. K.V. Vasanth Kumar, secretary of the Okkoota and who flagged-off the …

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Vehicle emission testing, plantation drives organised

Vehicle emission testing, plantation drives organised

A mass sapling plantation drive and vehicle emission testing drive were held under the aegis of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and the zilla panchayat in the city on Tuesday to mark World Environment Day. K. Natarajan, Principal District and Sessions Judge inaugurated the programme organised to mark World Environment …

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