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Karnataka cabinet passes anti-cow slaughter ordinance

The bill, that is yet to be approved by the legislative council, provides for a blanket prohibition of slaughter of cows in Karnataka.

This sandalwood soap, integral to most Kannadigas’ identity, traces its origins back to WW1

Oval-shaped, biscuit-coloured Mysore Sandal Soap owes its signature scent to 'Soap Sastry', one of India's first industrial chemists who travelled to England & US to make the soap.

Karnataka govt withdraws night curfew hours before implementation

The state had decided to impose a night curfew for 9 days from 11 pm to 5 am from Thursday amid concerns over the spread of a new Covid variant the UK.
The Innova Crysta MUV is one of the cars Toyota Kirloskar manufactures at its Bidadi plant in Karnataka | Representational image: Commons

Not just Wistron, Karnataka battling tougher, longer labour crisis at Toyota Kirloskar plant

Workers at car maker’s plant in Bidadi allege ‘inhuman working conditions and harassment’, company calls strike ‘illegal’. State govt tries to break impasse.
Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

HC refuses to quash corruption case against CM Yediyurappa, questions laxity in probe

A single-judge bench of Karnataka HC also pulls up Lokayukta police for 'laxity' in probe into the five-year-old case. Yediyurappa likely to move SC in January.
A file photo of Guruprasad Mohapatra, secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). | Photo: Twitter/ANI

Wistron iPhone plant violence ‘unfortunate but not norm’, we’ll get more investment — Modi govt

In an interview to ThePrint, Mohapatra said Modi govt has been in constant talks with Karnataka and has asked it to ensure normalcy is restored at the earliest.
A police vehicle stands outside the Wistron factory in Narasapura, Kolar | Photo: Rohini Swamy | ThePrint

‘Missing’ contractors key to solving mystery of Wistron iPhone plant attack, police begin hunt

Karnataka labour minister says govt also probing allegations that contractors siphoned off salaries of workers. Police say trying to trace contractors and those involved in violence.
The gates to the Wistron factory in Narasapura, Kolar, are barred with iron rods | Photo: Rohini Swamy | ThePrint

At Wistron iPhone plant, families search for ‘missing’ men, accuse contractors of cheating

Relatives of people arrested for 'vandalising' Wistron factory in Kolar say some hadn't even joined work yet. Many call for arrest of contractors first.
The ruckus in the Karnataka legislative council Tuesday | ANI

Karnataka’s anti-cow slaughter bill stalled after ruckus in Upper House over chairman’s ouster

BJP's attempts to place deputy chairman Dharmegowda of the JD(S) in the chair was stopped by Congress MLCs who manhandled and removed him.   
Vandalism by workers at Wistron Corporation's manufacturing unit in Kolar, Karnataka on 1 December 2020| Twitter/ANI

Taiwanese firm Wistron’s employees vandalise its iPhone manufacturing plant in Karnataka

Quoting preliminary inputs, police said employees at the facility rampaged through the plant premises overturning cars and damaging furniture besides other things.

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