Karnataka is now trying legislation to make Kannada a compulsory language in schools affiliated to the state board. The bill to bring this into effect - the Kannada Language Learning Bill -- was passed in the Karnataka assembly today.
A state legislator in Karnataka is now being investigated for allegedly threatening a junior of senior bureaucrat DK Ravi, whose death is being investigated by the country's premier investigating agency, the CBI.
MDMK today said it is the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekedatu, which would adversely affect the interests of Tamil Nadu farmers.
Congress' Tamil Nadu unit (TNCC) today condemned the party-led government in Karnataka over its decision to construct a check dam across river Cauvery at Mekedatu, saying it was going ahead 'unilaterally' without Central clearance.
Protests continued for the sixth consecutive day in different parts of Karnataka on Sunday demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an IAS officer, as the state government is all set to make its stand known in the Assembly today.
The Karnataka High Court today barred the state government from making public any interim report on the probe into the "unnatural death" of IAS officer DK Ravikumar. The order comes a day after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that the government's stand on the case would be made known in the Assembly on Monday after tabling the preliminary report.
The central IAS officers today demanded that the investigation into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi in Karnataka under mysterious circumstances should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
There is a pitched political battle now on in Karnataka as the opposition demands that the investigation into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI and the government insists that the state's Criminal Investigation Department will handle it.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh told Parliament today that he is ready to order a CBI investigation into the death of 36-year-old IAS officer DK Ravi if the Karnataka Chief Minister recommends it. But in the face of intense pressure, the Congress government in the state is adamant that the case will not be investigated by the central agency.
Amidst rising public anger over the mysterious death of Indian Administrative Service officer DK Ravi, several IAS officers in Karnataka have signed an online petition addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
The parents of IAS officer DK Ravi have demanded that investigation into his death be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. They are sitting in protest at the Karnataka state assembly a day after they performed the last rites for their 36-year-old younger son.
Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 18, 2015, Bengaluru
Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda of the BJP will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh today to demand a CBI inquiry into the death of 36-year-old IAS officer DK Ravikumar, after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said there was no need for an investigation by the central agency.