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  • Students’ arrest: Yediyurappa under pressure to probe police action

    Students’ arrest: Yediyurappa under pressure to probe police action

    The youth, students of the KLE Institute of Technology in Hubballi, have been in the eye of a storm after a video clip showed them raising pro-Pakistan slogans and celebrating the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed. Protests broke out in the twin cities last week after the clip went viral.

    CM BS Yediyurappa may change forest minister

    CM BS Yediyurappa may change forest minister

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa is expected to make another round of portfolio changes in his cabinet, after his decision to allocate the forest, environment and ecology portfolio to BS Anand Singh has come under sharp criticism.

    BS Yediyurappa may change forest minister

    BS Yediyurappa may change forest minister

    Sources in the government said that in response to criticism from various quarters including the opposition Congress and civil society, Singh himself has offered to give up the portfolio. Sources said that the CM who seemed unperturbed over the issue during the last two days, has now changed his mind.

    Regional and caste imbalance in Karnataka cabinet

    Regional and caste imbalance in Karnataka cabinet

    12 districts, largely in the Old Mysuru and Kalyana Karnataka (formerly called Hyderabad Karnataka) regions, which rank low in the development index, remain under represented.. In terms of caste representations too, the ministry looks skewed. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's new Cabinet has thrown up caste and regional imbalance.

    Bidar School Case: Police say they followed SC ruling

    Bidar School Case: Police say they followed SC ruling

    After coming under extensive criticism for the way they treated schoolchildren in Bidar town in a case of alleged sedition, the Karnataka Police on Wednesday maintained that their actions were in compliance with the Supreme Court directions.

    Karnataka school play: Police say court will take a call on sedition charge

    Karnataka school play: Police say court will take a call on sedition charge

    Minority educational institution Shaheen Primary & High School in Bidar was at the centre of controversy after the police arrested the head teacher and a parent for staging a play criticising the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and "portraying the prime minister in poor light".

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