SC dismisses NEET PG postponement plea

The exam will be held on May 21, as announced previously. A Supreme Court (SC) division bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Surya Kant dismissed a plea seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Post-graduate (PG) exam, 2022, by six to eight weeks. The SC, while dismissing the plea, observed, “It […]

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High Court to discuss doctor transfers on May 26

Three professors at the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College and Research Institute (SABVMCRI) were given transfer orders with no mention of reason. The High Court of Karnataka will discuss the petition about the transfer of three SABVMCRI professors on May 26. The petition had also asked for a probe into the recruitment of assistant […]

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PWD’s apathy continues, labourers unheard

Labourers’ requests for proper sanitation and drinking water remain unheard. A PWD official denies mistreatment. Four days since the chief minister of Karnataka, Basvaraj Bommai, inaugurated the construction site for Public Works Department (PWD) staff quarters at Vasanth Nagar, the labourers continue to use public bathrooms, defecate openly at times, and arrange drinking water for […]

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Ranil Wickremesinghe: The new PM of Sri Lanka

He has been appointed as the Prime Minister of the country for the fifth time. By Supriya Mehta and Mrunmayee Kulkarni Ranil Wickremesinghe of the United National Party (UNP) has been sworn in as Sri Lanka’s next Prime Minister (PM) today. PTI reported that Ranil Wickremesinghe met the President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on May 11 evening, before Rajapaksa […]

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Karnataka passes anti-conversion ordinance

The controversial ordinance will stay in effect till the next assembly session. By Souptik Dutta, Mrunmayee Kulkarni, and Supriya Mehta The Karnataka cabinet has enacted the controversial anti-conversion law through an ordinance on Thursday.  The bill was passed by the Karnataka Legislative Assembly in December 2021. However, the government could not pass the bill in the Legislative […]

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Electoral migration begins in Karnataka

The Congress and the Aam Admi Party (AAP) bring in leaders and workers from other parties. By Sourasis Bose and Kaustubh Bagalkote Even though the Bengaluru weather is inclement and irregular, there were no irregularities in the political environment of Karnataka as members from Janata Dal (Secular), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and Prajakeeya Party switched […]

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PSI scam investigation extended to other districts

The investigation which was in Bangalore and Kalaburgi so far has been extended to Dharwad. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) team in Dharwad detained a teaching faculty and plan to question the students from a training institute in Dharwad. An official from the Bengaluru Criminal Investigation Department (CID) said that the CID team in Dharwad […]

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FIRs, Court cases : Fiasco behind a dying lake that still stands

Studies confirm BBMP’s plan to construct a new road violates the lake’s buffer region. Somewhere between Athashri road in Whitefield, a small stone paved road diverts on the right. A  JCB and a tractor stationed in the middle of the road hints of an ongoing road construction. Next to the JCB, small green plants shoot […]

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