Friday, 3 February, 2023

Topic: Karnataka

From battling caste to redefining epics, why Kannada poet Kuvempu is relevant even today

Kuvempu’s Sri Ramayana Darshanam, a modern rendering of the Ramayana, is regarded as the revival of the era of great epic poetry.

‘Red tape to red carpet:’ Unlike UPA, we aided investment, Modi tells investors in Bengaluru

Virtually addressing ‘Invest Karnataka’, the Prime Minister took a dig at the previous government, which he said strangled investment due to policy crisis.

‘Called untouchable in 2022’: Why hundreds of Dalits in Karnataka embraced Buddhism last week

Over 450 Dalits renounced Hinduism Friday in the state's Shorapur city in a bid to get rid of 'untouchable' tag. Experts say just a sign of 'protest', lacks structural change.

‘No rooms’ signs, 3x rates — in Karnataka, hotels along Rahul’s Bharat Jodo route make a killing

Hotels in Chitradurga and Ballari districts run full as ‘state yatris’ and professionals employed by Congress to document the journey, along with media teams, take up all accommodation.

‘Kept out of temple, fined for touching idol’: Dalits in Karnataka’s Shorapur are adopting Buddhism

Many from Yadgir district's Dalit community are adopting BR Ambedkar’s Buddhism which focuses on social justice. Over 100 men and women chose to convert at an event held Friday.

‘Raped two minors, aides stood guard’: New allegations, FIR against jailed Lingayat swami

Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru has been accused by an employee of Murugha Mutt in Karnataka of raping her two minor daughters. He is currently in jail in another sex abuse case.

‘Divergence in opinion’ — Full text of Supreme Court’s split judgement in Hijab ban case

The apex court Thursday delivered a split verdict in the Karnataka hijab ban case and referred the matter to the CJI for constituting a larger bench.

Karnataka coffee estate owner booked for ‘holding’ over dozen Dalits, including children, captive

Jagadish Gowda allegedly held a group captive after workers refused to work for him, protesting his abuse. A woman’s mother claimed her daughter had an abortion due to the assault.

Sonia Gandhi joins Congress’ ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’, walks alongside Rahul in Karnataka’s Mandya

Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar said that it was a matter of pride for Sonia Gandhi to also walk on the streets. The march will be in Karnataka for 21 days before moving north.

In Iran and Karnataka hijab protests, women are fighting for the right to choose

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.