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PM Modi to attend host of events on two-day Karnataka visit starting Monday

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister would be on a two-day visit to Karnataka from Monday to take part in a host of events, including leading the International Yoga Day, according to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Tomorrow, the Prime Minister is arriving in Karnataka on a two-day visit. He will take part in an inauguration and a foundation-laying ceremony in the Indian Institute of Science. He will also inaugurate Ambedkar School of Economics, Bommai told reporters here on Sunday.

He added that Modi would lay the foundation stone for various railways and Highway Authority of India-related programmes.

Modi will also address a public meeting in Bengaluru. We have made all necessary arrangements for the events. Senior officials are supervising the works, the Chief Minister said.

According to Bommai, the Prime Minister would address a public meeting in Mysuru on Monday evening and would visit Suttur Math and Chamundi Hills the same evening.

The Prime Minister will take part in the International Yoga Day event on the Mysuru Palace premises (on Tuesday). After that, he will leave for Thiruvananthapuram. We have made all the arrangements for the events, Bommai said.

At Suttur Math in Mysuru, the Prime Minister would dedicate to public the Veda Pathashala building and release of commentaries on yoga and bhakti.

The International Yoga Day event would start at 6.30 AM on Tuesday and go on till 7.45 am.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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State Scan: List of noteworthy events last week

State Scan: List of noteworthy events last week

Published: Published Date – 04:53 PM, Sun – 20 March 22

Telangana: Leaders cutting across political affiliations paid their last respects to veteran communist leader Mallu Swarajyam, who passed away at the age of 91. Mallu Swarajyam was a member of the central committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). Her body was handed over to Nalgonda Government Medical College as per her wishes. Born into a feudal family in 1931 at Karivirala Kothagudem village of Nalgonda district, Mallu Swarajyam was attracted towards communism in her teens. Inspired by her brother Bheemireddy Narasimha Reddy, Mallu Swarajyam participated in Telangana People’s Armed Struggle (1946-51) against feudal lords. As a candidate of CPI(M), she was elected to Legislative Assembly of united AP from Thungathurthy Assembly constituency for two terms – 1978 and 1983.

Jammu & Kashmir

From a photojournalist and an artists’ point of view, the exodus in Kashmir had all the elements that good journalism offered, but being a victim himself and living like a refugee brought out the pain in his works. For Vijay Kaul, the trauma of exodus will never ebb. He carries his pain in his umpteen photographs that he clicked during the exodus period and the oil canvas that he paints. His pictures present the story of helpless people who were overnight turned into refugees in their own country. He clicked tattered tents, dazed faces, sufferings, and struggles even as he himself was trying to find space among the thousands in camp. Kaul fled the Valley a month before the mass exodus erupted on January 19, 1990.


The Gujarat government launched the fifth phase of its Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan, a water conservation campaign, from Kolavada village in Gandhinagar district. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel formally launched the project with the deepening of a lake in the village, with the State aiming to carry out around 13,000 water conservation works by May 31. This year, the projects are estimated to increase the State’s water storage capacity by 15,000 lakh cubic feet and provide more than 25 lakh mandays of employment to workers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).


Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi referring to the Naga peace talks with the Central government, said that with the concern being shown by everyone, the long-cherished solution would soon become a reality and a new era of peace and prosperity would begin in the State. Addressing the 11th session of the 13th Nagaland Assembly, the Governor referring to the March 9 consultative meeting on Naga peace process, said that the resolution adopted in the meeting called upon all the negotiating parties to arrive at a political solution that is honourable, inclusive, transparent and acceptable to the people.


Following death threats to the three Karnataka High Court judges, including the Chief Justice, who delivered the hijab verdict, and arrest of a person in Tamil Nadu in this regard, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said his government has decided to provide ‘Y category’ security to them. Stating that his government has taken the matter seriously, he has ordered the Director-General of Police to look into the case and take the person arrested in Tamil Nadu into custody for investigation, and questioned the silence of ‘pseudo seculars’ on the matter. FIR was registered by Vidhana Soudha Police on Saturday against an unknown individual over a video clip circulating on social media platforms of a man speaking in Tamil and issuing death threats to the three judges.

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hijab: Karnataka hijab verdict: How events unfolded | India News – Times of India

hijab:   Karnataka hijab verdict: How events unfolded | India News - Times of India
NEW DELHI: The full bench of the Karnataka High Court, which concluded its hearing in the Hijab case, is likely to pronounce its verdict on Tuesday.
The demand by a section of girls in an Udupi pre-university college to wear Hijab inside their classrooms erupted into a major row after some Hindu students turned up in saffron shawls with the issue spreading to other parts of the state, even as the government insisted on a uniform norm.
Earlier, the High Court had reserved its order on various petitions challenging the ban on Hijab in educational institutions.
Here’s a look at how the hijab controversy unfolded in the last few months:
Dec 31: An incident of about six students from Government PU College for Girls, Udupi, demanding they wear hijab inside classrooms comes to light. During admission, they were informed about the rules and nobody had objected, the college says
Jan 1: A meeting organised at the college decides not to allow students to wear headscarf inside classrooms.
Jan 6: Pompei College Aikala decides to allow students to wear only prescribed uniform. College hogs limelight after pictures and videos of students wearing saffron shawls on campus go viral.
Jan 13: Eight students from Government PU College for Girls, Udupi, decide to attend classes only if they are allowed to wear hijab. MLA Raghupathi Bhat writes to PU director. Students claim the undertaking they signed at the time of admission spoke only about wearing uniform and identity cards.
Jan 19: Another attempt is made to solve the headscarf row at the Udupi college. It’s decided that students can wear hijab in classrooms; however, once the teacher arrives and classes begin, they will have to remove it. In case they do not agree, they will have to wait for government orders.
Jan 25: Karnataka government decides to set up expert committee to decide on uniform and dress code. It directs colleges in Udupi to maintain status quo till panel takes a final decision. On January 28, even as the college betterment committee at the Government PU College for Girls starts discussions with Muslim leaders and parents to end the hijab crisis, Campus Front of India states it will continue to support the girls.
Jan 31: MLA Raghupathi Bhat says action will be initiated against students who enter classrooms wearing hijab.
Jan 31: Five Muslim girls from Government PU College for Girls, Udupi, approach high court seeking a declaration from it that they have a fundamental right to practise essential religious practices, including wearing of hijab as per Islamic faith, on college premises. On February 1, six students denied entry into classroom.
Feb 2: Controversy erupts in another government college — in Kundapur — as 28 girls sport hijab and about 50 boys don saffron shawl. MLA Haladi Srinivas Shetty requests students to follow prescribed uniform.
Feb 2: Some students protest against those wearing hijab in Sir MV Government College in Bhadravathi, Shivamogga.
Feb 3: Controversy flares up in Kundapur Junior College as nearly 28 Muslim students denied entry for wearing hijab. It spreads to Bhandarkar’s Arts and Science College and later to Government PU College.
Feb 4: A group of students from government PU college in Ramadurga, Belagavi, comes to class draping saffron shawls on Feb 1. But incident comes to light on Feb 4.
Feb 8: Tension grips Mahatma Gandhi Memorial College in Udupi after Hindu students wear saffron turbans and shawls to counter students sporting hijab.
Feb 8: Govt declares 3-day holiday as high court hears petition filed by students.
Feb 9: Karnataka High Court Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi constitutes a full bench to hear the Hijab row.
Feb 10: The SC refused to list a plea seeking transfer of hijab row petitions from the Karnataka High Court to the Supreme Court on an urgent basis.
Feb 14: Schools opened in Karnataka. Visuals showing students and teachers being asked to take off their hijab and burqa before entering the campus were on rounds.
Feb 16: Pre-university colleges and schools open after they were shut for a week.
Feb 23: The Karnataka High Court states that its interim order in the hijab case is applicable to all educational institutions as long as the matter is sub-judice. Court also said that if an institute wants, it may prescribe a uniform at any given time.
Feb 25: The Karnataka High Court reserves its judgement in the hijab row after a marathon hearing in the case.

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Karnataka: Tension in Aland over events at shared dargah, 167 arrested

Karnataka news, Aland tension, Kalaburagi tension, Shared dargah tensions, Karnataka Hindu muslims, Indian express

As many as 167 people have been arrested and five First Information Reports (FIRs) registered in Aland town of Karnataka’s Kalaburagi district following communal tension over programmes scheduled for March 1 at a local shrine by Hindu and Muslim groups, the police have said.

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All the cases have been registered against Muslims for allegedly throwing stones and displaying weapons during attempts by both groups to gain access to the Ladle Mashak Dargah on Monday—despite the imposition of prohibitory orders from February 27 to March 3 in the region—the Aland police said.

The police said the tension was triggered after the Sree Rama Sene, the right-wing group, proposed the purification of the Raghava Chaitanya Shivalinga at the Ladle Mashak Dargah on March 1 to mark Maha Shivaratri and to “cleanse” a purported insult that occurred in November 2021. This was planned even as Muslims planned a procession to mark Shabab-e-Barat to pay respects to the dead at the shared dargah on the same day.

Anticipating trouble, the Kalaburagi district administration imposed prohibitory orders in Aland and restricted access to the dargah to all communities on Tuesday. Sree Rama Sena leader Pramod Muthalik and a few others, known to make inflammatory speeches, were barred from the district.

However, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including Union minister Bhagwanth Khuba and local BJP MLAs, took out a march to the dargah on Tuesday. Muslims also gathered near the dargah after hearing of the attempt by right-wing groups led by politicians to gain access to the dargah.

“The tensions occurred due to the insistence of some right-wing groups on holding a purification. We called for a peace meeting and it was agreed to allow small groups from both communities to access the dargah,” said Aland deputy superintendent of police Veeraya Hiremath. Although leaders agreed to the holding of a ritual the decision was not welcomed by all, officials said. “The vehicles of the IGP, the DC and many other police officials were stoned in the tension on Tuesday,” the DSP said.

Former Congress MLA from Aland B R Patil said on Wednesday that local authorities in Aland failed to enforce the prohibitory orders and allowed BJP leaders to take out a march causing tensions.

The police registered five cases of alleged preparation for violence by Muslims for collecting stones and weapons in anticipation of violence. “The Muslims were ready to react in case of violence. They had gathered weapons and displayed them in public. Cases were registered for stone-throwing and preparation for an attack as a result,” said an official.

Reports of the death of two people during the tension were denied by the Aland police. “There is some false propaganda happening around deaths that occurred due to natural causes,” DSP Hiremath said.