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Karnataka to give zero-interest loans to vendors

Karnataka’s Cooperation Department plans to give out ‘Badavara Bandhu’ and ‘Kayakaka’ schemes to help the poor and strengthen self-help groups (SHGs) in the State. ‘Badavara Bandhu’ is a programme to help street vendors and hawkers get easy capital to conduct business. ‘Kayakaka’ is exclusively for SHGs, said Karnataka Minister for Cooperation Bandeppa Kashempur. “These schemes …

India alive to emerging threats in Indo-Pacific, concerned by modernization rate in the neighborhoodIAF chief

The Indian Air Force is “very much alive” to emerging challenges that could arise in the Indo Pacific region, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said on Sunday and asserted that his force was ready to deal with any challenge to protect India’s national interests. He also commented there is cause for concern over the rate of modernization …

RBI vs govtThe 18 wise men tasked with supervision of the Mint Street

As an unprecedented fight plays out between the RBI and the government, it is the central bank’s 18 board members who are being keenly seeks for their next course of action — they are not only central bankers and government officials but also business leaders, economists, and activists. The RBI board is scheduled to meet next on …

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya so that Muslims can live in peaceMinorities panel chief

National Commission for Minorities chief Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi on Sunday said Ram temple must be constructed in Ayodhya so that Muslims can live “peacefully” and “respectfully”. Rizvi also stressed that the argument should be resolved soon to help strengthen ties between communities. Some Muslim organizations had sought the panel’s intervention in the Ayodhya title suit case, Rizvi proposed. The commission …

Narendra Modi made 'urban Naxals' comment to hide failure in tackling left-wing extremism, says Congress

The Congress on Friday attack back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “urban Naxals” attack on it, saying he is staring at defeat in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh and is resorting to this to hide his “abject failure” and “weak-kneed” approach towards fighting Naxalism. Congress chief spokesperson RandeepSurjewala also hit him while quoting his …

BJP stages protests in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Kodagu day ahead of Tipu Jayanti; security tightened across Karnataka

A day ahead of ‘Tipu Jayanti’, the BJP on Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th-century ruler of erstwhile Mysore kingdom, Tipu Sultan. The party, which has appealed to the government to drop the celebrations, staged demonstrations at several places including Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Kodagu, in the …

Notification for Telangana Assembly election

The Election Commission on Monday published notification for the December 7 election to the Telangana Legislative Assembly. As per the notification, nominations would be accepted from November 12 to 19 while the date for scrutiny of papers has been fixed on November 20. The final date for withdrawing nominations is November 22.  Polls are scheduled …

Ponzi scam caseFormer Karnataka minister Janardhana Reddy, aide arrested

Former Karnataka minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy were jailed on Sunday after hours of intense questioning by police in connection with a Ponzi scam case, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar said. Reddy, who appeared at the Central Crime Branch (CCB) office on Saturday, was arrested after the questioning finalized on Sunday …

SC declines early hearing of pleas in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case

The Supreme Court on Monday denied early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. A bench including Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January. “We have already passed the order. The appeals are coming up in …

Chhattisgarh polls14% voting in initial hours

Chhattisgarh polls: 14% voting in initial hours Polling in 18 assembly constituencies in the first phase of the Chhattisgarh elections commenced on a slow note on Monday with about 14 percent of the electorate casting their votes in the first few hours, a poll official said. An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated early morning …

24 year old

A 24-day-old girl from Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar with a major heart ailment died on Saturday after being allegedly denied a life-saving surgery at a Bengaluru hospital. The girl’s family explained she was supposed to get a free surgery at Bengaluru’s Narayana Hrudayala as part of the Madhya Pradesh government’s Mukhyamantri Bal Hriday Upchar Yojana (which …