SC to Hear Pleas Tomorrow Challenging Hijab Ban in Educational Institutions in Karnataka

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai congratulates Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in Bangalore, September 18, 2022. (PTI)

Five people have been arrested in Hyderabad for allegedly kidnapping two Bengaluru real estate brokers after posing as police officers and extorting Rs 11 lakh from them. On September 18, Bengaluru police identified those arrested as Prasad, Sathyanarayana (both from Hyderabad), Sridhar, Kiran More and Nagorav (all from Maharashtra), and said two other defendants, Harish and Verma, were on the run.

Karnataka Congress Speaker DK Shivakumar appeared before the Law Enforcement Branch on Monday for questioning in a money laundering case.

The 60-year-old Congress leader arrived at the federal agency office at APJ Abdul Kalam Road around noon and was seen entering the office after obtaining a pass from the front office. He was accompanied by a few people. Shivakumar was called up by ED last week. The congressional leader had said he was unaware of the case for which he was asked to appear before the agency.

Monsoon damage in Karnataka valued at Rs 3,600 crore:CM

This year’s monsoon has caused damage worth Rs 3,600 crore to crops, houses and infrastructure in Karnataka, PTI news agency said on Monday, quoting Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. He said the state will claim Rs 1,645 crore from the Center under the National Disaster Relief Fund.

“More than 10.06 lakh hectares of farmland and 42,048 houses have been damaged by the floods. We previously estimated that the crop loss occurred on 5.8 lakh hectares, but according to a wider estimate now the loss occurred on 10.06 lakh hectares till Sunday. We have estimated that Rs 1,550 crore will be required for crop loss,” Bommai told the Karnataka Assembly.

The RSS will hold a national symposium, Lokmanthan 2022, from Wednesday in Assam in response to “hostile forces projecting India’s cultural diversities as differences”, it was announced in Bengaluru on Monday. “Several brigades of surging India are advocating sentiments like Free North East, Free Kashmir, Free Kerala etc. Lokmanthan is a response to these forces that divide the nation. Sanskriti is the basis of cultural unity although India has conflicting traditions, customary practices and confusing cultures. Lokmanthan also aims to bridge the gap between intellectual and cultural aspects of India,” said J Nandakumar, chief organizer of RSS-affiliate Prajna Pravah, which organizes the symposium.

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