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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Govt. forces Anganwadi workers to wear banner like uniform

The workers say that the newly-issued sarees “look like a banner.” The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) refused to recall the controversial sarees distributed to the Anganwadi workers, saying the design is government-approved. The sarees were proposed in 2020, but the distribution was delayed due to the pandemic. Right now, the government has […]

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Thunderstorms and rains to continue for three days

Strong winds and rains take down trees and power lines, injure many in the city. The thunderstorm that hit Bengaluru on May 8 has affected various areas like HSR layout, Bommanahalli, Malleswaram, Banashakari, Jaya Prakash Nagar, RR Nagar and Nityanandanagar among others with trees falling and power cuts due to heavy rain. Thunderstorms and rains […]

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Right wing activists detained in Bengaluru over Azaan row

Hanuman chalisa was being played on loudspeakers to counter Azaan Bengaluru police has detained right wing activists who played hanuman chalisa at 5 a.m. in the morning. This comes after Sri Ram Sene Chief, Pramod Muthalik called to play devotional hymns to counter Azaan, an Islamic call for prayer. Kumar Mahadevaih, a police sub inspector […]

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Sandalwood workers still waiting to get their bonuses, demands inquiry

A  Right to Information (RTI) filed by Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited (KSDL) highlights the gaps in funds, and the workers’ salaries. By Nitika K, Souptik Datta Bengaluru: Raju has been working at the Mysore Sandal Soap Factory for the last 25 years. But today his salary is only Rs. 30,000, and he does not […]

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BJP member Santhosh Patil found dead

He allegedly sent a message blaming KS Eshwarappa for his death Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist and contractor Santhosh Patil who previously accused Karnataka Rural Development & Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister KS Eshwarappa of corruption was found dead on April 12, 2022 in Udupi, Karnataka. While the police officials are investigating into the matter, Patil […]

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