Hitting back at the BJP, CM Siddaramaiah had accused it of making a “false” allegation with an intention to tarnish his image ahead of the assembly election early next year, and said he was considering taking legal action against Puttaswamy.
Last year, the government had brought in an amendment to the Karnataka Forest Act and renamed the KFT as Karnataka Forest Fee, retrospectively from 2008.
Gauri Lankesh’s murder comes just days after the second anniversary of the killing of noted rationalist Dr M M Kalburgi (77), who succumbed to bullets fired by two unidentified men at his residence at Dharwad in north Karnataka on August 30, 2015.
“They will not back our demand for Lingayat as a separate religion. It is apparent that Hindutva cannot accept Veerashaiva Lingayath as a separate religion,” said Patil.
Slamming local civic bodies for inaction, the NGT (National Green Tribunal) bench had banned dumping of municipal solid waste around lake and announced an environment compensation of Rs five lakh on anyone found dumping waste in and around the lake.
Opposition Leader in the Assembly Shettar alleged that the complaint against Yeddyurappa was received, the FIR lodged and summons issued in a matter of few days, “which clearly indicates that the ACB is being misused for political reasons”.
In a tweet today, Rahul said: “Indira Canteen is another step towards the “Food for All” commitment of the Congress. I congratulate the Karnataka Govt for this initiative.”
“I have not done anything illegal or unconstitutional. I will speak of the IT searches after I am provided details of all that was found. The truth cannot be hidden,” Shivakumar said.
The Congress in Gujarat had flown MLAs to Karnataka for fear of them abandoning the party and joining the BJP ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah requested the Centre to acknowledge the cultural aspirations of the people of Karnataka. He also urged the Centre to look into the practical utility of Kannada and English languages for signages in Namma Metro.
The “apolitical” rally, attended by Lingayats from Karnataka, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and other states, was organised as part of efforts to take forward a philosophy proposed by Lingayat intellectuals like writer-researcher M M Kalburgi.
Palaniswami alleged that Karnataka had “unilaterally” sent a detailed project report on the Mekedatu project to the Commission seeking clearance, in violation of the final order of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal
It is difficult to bring change and if someone is trying to do, one should support, Karnataka Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa and added, “the world has not fallen apart by hosting iftar inside the temple premises”.
Siddaramaiah also said the Centre will now have to come to the rescue of farmers by waiving the loan obtained by them from nationalised and grameen banks.
Karnataka-born ‘IS operative’ Mohammad Shafi Armar: Intelligence sources said it was not known if the four men were in any way linked, but said al-Binali was a former Bahrain Ministry of Interior officer, who appeared in a 2014 IS video calling on subjects of the kingdom to rebel.