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Bengaluru News Highlights: Two students wearing Hijab not allowed to write PUC exams in Karnataka’s Udupi district

Bangalore News Today Updates, Bangalore Covid-19 Cases Updates, Karnataka Live News, Bengaluru, Karnataka Highlights, 21 April: Karnataka Police arrested an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader, who’s also a cleric, in connection with the violence in Hubballi recently over an alleged social media post hurting the sentiments of a community.

Aliya Assadi and Resham, had collected their hall tickets and then denied entry into the hall.

Karnataka, Bengaluru News Updates: Hijab row petitioners Aliya Assadi and Resham were on Friday not allowed to write their 2nd PUC exam in Udupi after their demand of being allowed to do so wearing a hijab was denied, citing rules. In an order, the education department had said that students appearing for the PUC exam as well as teachers posted on exam duty cannot wear hijab or any attire of religious identity.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka Police arrested an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader, who’s also a cleric, in connection with the violence in Hubballi recently over an alleged social media post hurting the sentiments of a community. Police sources said that the cleric was identified as Waseem Pathan, who was nabbed in Mumbai on Wednesday night and brought to Hubballi on Thursday morning. In other news, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday clarified that he doesn’t have any soft corner for the regional party Janata Dal (Secular). Also, officials of the Karnataka police’s Criminal Investigation Department arrested the gunman of a Congress MLA and a police constable on Thursday in connection with the sub-inspector recruitment scam, taking the number of arrests in the case to 10.

Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in Bengaluru on Thursday that his party would form a government in Karnataka after next year’s Assembly elections and that it would be a “zero per cent commission government”.

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Karnataka, Bengaluru News Updates: AAP will form government in Karnataka like it did in Delhi, Punjab: Kejriwal; Hubballi violence: AIMIM leader and cleric arrested; No soft corner for JD(S): Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai; Follow Highlights here.

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Skills development revolution in Kalyana Karnataka: CM Bommai

A revolution in skills development is set to happen in Kalyana Karnataka region, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

The Chief Minister in his address after launching the 'Skill on Wheels" mobile skills development unit in Kalaburagi said, India has a young population with youth constituting 46% of its population,the highest in the world. The Skills Development department of the State is providing skills development in various vocations under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Skills Development Scheme. The department has launched a novel programme of providing skills at the door steps of the youth through the 'Skill on Wheels,' he said.

The mobile units would provide training in electrician and beautician courses. The project aims to take up large scale skills development programmes in villages to make the youth self employed, Bommai said.

15:57 (IST)22 Apr 2022
Afzalpur block Congress president arrested in PSI scam

In an ongoing PSI recruitment scam investigation, Karnataka CID on Friday arrested Afzalpur block Congress president Mahantesh D Patil. 

14:17 (IST)22 Apr 2022
Slight chance of rain likely over Bengaluru

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13:44 (IST)22 Apr 2022
Youth whose social media post led to violence in Hubballi appears for PU exam

The student whose alleged social media post led to violence in the old town of Hubballi on April 16 night, appeared for the second Pre-University exam on Friday with police protection. The examination started on Friday and will go on till May 18. The first paper was Business Studies.   

Police took the student Abhishek Hiremath from the Hubballi sub-jail at Ashok Nagar to the college in a police vehicle. He had allegedly posted a video showing a saffron flag on a mosque, which is said to be the root cause behind the violence. A large number of Muslims went on the rampage damaging many police vehicles, a hospital and a Hanuman temple nearby. (PTI)

12:48 (IST)22 Apr 2022
Karnataka PU exam: 2 hijab row petitioners not allowed to write paper

Hijab row petitioners Aliya Assadi and Resham were on Friday not allowed to write their 2nd PUC exam in Udupi after their demand of being allowed to do so wearing a hijab was denied, citing rules. In an order, the education department had said that students appearing for the PUC exam as well as teachers posted on exam duty cannot wear hijab or any attire of religious identity.

Earlier, six students from Udupi, who had approached the Karnataka High Court seeking permission to enter classrooms wearing hijab, had asked the education department that they be permitted to appear for the exam in hijab. But the state government had declined their request citing the high court ruling that had upheld the uniform rule. Read more

12:29 (IST)22 Apr 2022
Loudspeaker row: Everyone should abide by law, says Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said the government will implement the orders of the courts on regulating the use of loudspeakers in mosques and everyone should abide by the law. He said the police have already issued a circular to this effect and meetings will be held at the police station level.       

"Regarding Azaan, there are Supreme Court and High Court orders, we have already issued circulars to this effect. There are laws about how much decibel (sound) should be there. DG (Director General of police) has already issued a circular," Bommai said. (PTI)

12:14 (IST)22 Apr 2022
PU exams begin across Karnataka

As many as 6,84,255 students have registered for the PU examination across Karnataka, which started on Friday.  A total of 621 students will be appearing for the Logic examination today, while 2,35,498 will give the Business Studies examination. 

In its order, the Education Department said neither teachers nor students will be permitted to wear a hijab or any attire displaying their religious identity in the examination hall. 

12:03 (IST)22 Apr 2022
Two students wearing Hijab not allowed to write PUC exams in Karnataka’s Udupi district

Two students were denied permission to take their PUC exams Thursday, on the grounds that they were wearing Hijabs in Karnataka’s Udupi district. The students were asked to leave the college premises. 

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Hubballi violence: AIMIM leader and cleric arrested

The Karnataka Police arrested an All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader, who’s also a cleric, in connection with the violence in Hubballi recently over an alleged social media post hurting the sentiments of a community.

Police sources said that the cleric was identified as Waseem Pathan, who was nabbed in Mumbai on Wednesday night and brought to Hubballi on Thursday morning.

Before he was nabbed, Pathan released a video in which he stated that he did not incite violence but in fact arrived in the area to defuse the situation. He claimed he did not make provocative statements. Read more

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Bommai takes part in State Government Employees’ Day celebrations

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AAP will form government in Karnataka like it did in Delhi, Punjab: Kejriwal

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“We, the common people, were challenged to get into politics when we demanded law against corruption. We formed a political party. Our first government was formed in Delhi and then in Punjab. Now, we will form our next government in Karnataka,” the AAP chief told said while addressing a farmers’ rally, organised by various farmers’ body, led by the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS).

KRRS convenor Kodihalli Chandrashekar joined the AAP and called upon the KRRS members to extend full support to the party. Read more

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Concretisation in Bengaluru amplifying heatwaves, say IISc professors

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Professor G Bala from the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru said: “Every year, the southern peninsula, including Karnataka, receives pre-monsoon showers in March, April and May. What we are witnessing now is these pre-monsoon showers. There is a large year-to-year variation in the quantum of these pre-monsoon showers. Scorching heat is also usual during this period but it has become intense in recent years likely because of global warming and urbanisation.” Read more

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Man shot during KGF-2 screening

A 27-year-old man from Shiggaon in Karnataka’s Haveri district was injured Tuesday night after a minor argument at a movie theatre during the screening of Kannada movie ‘KGF 2’ escalated into a fight that ended with the man being shot twice in his stomach.

According to police, Vasanthkumar (27), a resident of Mugali village, was watching ‘KGF 2’ at Rajashri theatre along with his friends. Twenty minutes into the film, Vasanthkumar accidentally touched the seat of another moviegoer. This sparked an argument and the accused stormed out of the theatre with his friend, the police said, only to return with a pistol and open fire at Vasanthkumar. Read more

A 27-year-old man from Shiggaon in Karnataka’s Haveri district was injured Tuesday night after a minor argument at a movie theatre during the screening of Kannada movie ‘KGF 2’ escalated into a fight that ended with the man being shot twice in his stomach.

According to police, Vasanthkumar (27), a resident of Mugali village, was watching ‘KGF 2’ at Rajashri theatre along with his friends. Twenty minutes into the film, Vasanthkumar accidentally touched the seat of another moviegoer. This sparked an argument and the accused stormed out of the theatre with his friend, the police said, only to return with a pistol and open fire at Vasanthkumar.

READ | Karnataka: Man shot during KGF-2 screening

Although Bengaluru has recorded excess rainfall from the beginning of March, soaring temperatures have been a concern for the city. Experts put this down to global warming as well as rapid urbanisation.

Professor G Bala from the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru said: “Every year, the southern peninsula, including Karnataka, receives pre-monsoon showers in March, April and May. What we are witnessing now is these pre-monsoon showers. There is a large year-to-year variation in the quantum of these pre-monsoon showers. Scorching heat is also usual during this period but it has become intense in recent years likely because of global warming and urbanisation.”

READ | Concretisation in Bengaluru amplifying heatwaves, say IISc professors

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First published on: 21-04-2022 at 09:42:54 am
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