Karnataka govt says CET is on. All eyes now on High court

The Karnataka government is expected to reiterate its decision before the High court to conduct the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to government professional degree colleges on 30 and 31 July. On Tuesday, the Karnataka High court asked the government to reconsider its decision in view of the large number of containment zones which … Continue reading Karnataka govt says CET is on. All eyes now on High court

Karnataka insistent on conducting CET even as students move court

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drSlPYQJFPA&t=9s There is a lot of angst going on among the student community of Karnataka that plans to take the Common Entrance Test (CET) which is to be held on 30 and 31 July. The CET is for students seeking admissions to engineering, pharma and agricultural professional courses in the state. Over 1.94 lakh students … Continue reading Karnataka insistent on conducting CET even as students move court

Flights to resume from 25 May. What will Karnataka do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Idb7bY2VEk&t=4s In Lockdown 4.0, Karnataka decided to do something it had not done in the first three lockdowns. It banned the entry of people from three states - Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat till 31 May, till when Lockdown 4.0 is in force. Two of these three states share their borders with Karnataka.  This was … Continue reading Flights to resume from 25 May. What will Karnataka do?

Karnataka to announce Class X State Board exam time table on 18 May

Karnataka will announce the dates for Class X State Board Exams on 18 May. This was decided after Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education minister S Suresh Kumar held a series of meetings with all stakeholders. A committee has also been formed to go into what kind of changes the academic year 2020-21 will need to incorporate … Continue reading Karnataka to announce Class X State Board exam time table on 18 May

Karnataka minister delivers a chilling warning over CAA protests

Just days after the Nanavati commission gave the then chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi a clean chit in the 2002 riots, a BJP minister in Karnataka has stoked the flames once again. The irony is that CT Ravi is minister for Tourism, Culture and Kannada language in the BS Yediyurappa cabinet. His comment will … Continue reading Karnataka minister delivers a chilling warning over CAA protests

Nithyananda now has his `nation’?

Earlier this year, a video surfaced where Nithyananda was heard saying that he had delayed the sunrise that day by 40 minutes. As his followers looked on amazed and clapped, the controversial self-styled godman reveled in his boast of being able to make the sun wait for his orders.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQLIIx9cBIc Now after the sun, Nithyananda … Continue reading Nithyananda now has his `nation’?

Decoding the Supreme Court verdict on Karnataka MLAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y68LNrm9PlY The Supreme Court, in a nutshell, has done a bit of a balancing act with its verdict on Karnataka. While it has upheld the then Speaker Ramesh Kumar's decision to disqualify the 17 MLAs who belonged to the Congress and the JDS and had rebelled against their respective parties, significantly it has ruled against … Continue reading Decoding the Supreme Court verdict on Karnataka MLAs

Out-of-the-box solution to prevent copying in exam lands Karnataka college in trouble

Students made to write exams wearing cardboard boxes on their heads to prevent copying in Karnataka college.

Will BJP bag the Bengaluru Mayor post today?

The new Mayor of Bengaluru will be elected on 1 October. That is if Bengaluru Regional Commissioner Harsh Gupta has how way. He is keen to follow the rule book that says the new Mayor has to be elected to succeed the present one Gangambike Mallikarjun, whose one-year term ended on 27 September.  What's then the … Continue reading Will BJP bag the Bengaluru Mayor post today?

DK Shivakumar, vandalism and arson in Kanakapura is anti-public

DK Shivakumar has been arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in the money laundering case and won't have access to what is happening on the ground in Karnataka. But DK Suresh, his brother and Congress MP from Bengaluru Rural ought to step in and stop party workers and supporters from behaving like lumpen elements. Protest by … Continue reading DK Shivakumar, vandalism and arson in Kanakapura is anti-public

Karnataka gets a non-zero traffic Deputy CM

During the Congress-JDS rule, Deputy chief minister Dr G Parameshwara was labeled as the `Zero Traffic Parameshwara' because of his penchant to get traffic stopped when he travelled. This in a city like Bengaluru, notorious for its slow-moving traffic and traffic jams, was akin to a crime because it showed insensitivity and arrogance of the … Continue reading Karnataka gets a non-zero traffic Deputy CM

Three Deputy CMs for Yediyurappa is a pointer to the BJP’s future in Karnataka

Three Deputy CMs for Yediyurappa is a pointer to the future in KarnatakaAndhra Pradesh has five, Karnataka now has three. Like the YSR Congress party, the ornamental rank of Deputy chief ministers has been used by the BJP as a carrot to please more communities. For the party whose support base has been seen as … Continue reading Three Deputy CMs for Yediyurappa is a pointer to the BJP’s future in Karnataka

[Video] Yediyurappa gets a heavyweight cabinet in Karnataka

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa finally has a council of ministers, more than three weeks since he was sworn in on 26 July. His solo act all through the flood-hit period when the political administrative leadership was seen to be missing on the ground, was criticised and even lampooned by his political opponents. Many BJP … Continue reading [Video] Yediyurappa gets a heavyweight cabinet in Karnataka

Andhra for Andhra Telugus, Karnataka for Kannadigas. India to go pucca local?

Among the points BS Yediyurappa made during his Independence Day speech was to address the growing demands for reservation for locals in jobs in Karnataka. He assured that a lion's share of jobs will be reserved for Kannadigas in the state. This was in response to pro-Kannada organisations who have been demanding 100 per cent … Continue reading Andhra for Andhra Telugus, Karnataka for Kannadigas. India to go pucca local?