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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Congress calls for judicial enquiry against Ashwath Narayan

Basavaraj Rayareddy has accused Ashwath Narayan of corruption in connection to the laptop scam.  Basavaraj Rayareddy, the Vice President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), called for a judicial or Lokayukta enquiry against CN Ashwath Narayan, the Minister of Higher Education of Karnataka, with respect to the laptop scam. “When I was the minister, we […]

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M. Chidananda Murthy’s 91 birth anniversary celebrated

Murthy won a Sahitya Akademi award in 1997. Akhila Karnataka Catholic Christian Kannada Sangha in B.M.SHRI. Smaraka Prathistana, Bengaluru celebrated the 91st birth anniversary of M. Chidananda Murthy. Dr M. Chidananda Murthy is a famous Kannada writer, researcher and historian. He is well known for his contribution towards Kannada literature and his campaign towards conserving […]

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Shivaram Karanth Layout: House regularization lags behind

A Supreme Court appointed committee is supposed to complete the regularization by December 31, 2022. The Supreme Court (SC) appointed Justice Chandrashekhar Committee (JCC) has managed to regularize the applications of only 20 percent of the house owners at Shivaram Karanth Layout in 15 months. The deadline for completion of regularization of all the buildings […]

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Karnataka’s cashew exports halved over 4 years

Importing poor quality cashew seeds has caused a decline in our exports. Vishwak started a cashew export business in January 2016. He runs Sree Krishna Prasad cashews in Udupi, Karnataka, which imports raw cashew seeds from Zimbabwe. The declining quality of the seeds has led to a decrease in the amount of cashew he used […]

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KAR HC: Customer in Brothel face no criminal proceedings

High Court of Karnataka restated that a customer in a brothel cannot be brought into criminal proceedings. After hearing the petition filed by a man who was charged in such a case, the single judge bench of Justice M Nagarpasanna said, “It is not in dispute that the petitioner was a customer in the brothel […]

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MSMEs in aerospace cannot fly

“While big players have the advantage of deep pockets and strong lobbies, MSMEs tend to lag behind though their potential is recognised.” Bengaluru: Years ago, many students joined the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) to study aerospace engineering. When they came out, they either joined established aeronautical companies or established their own small and medium […]

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