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Gauri Lankesh Murder: No One Safe Under Congress Rule in Karnataka

Gauri Lankesh Murder: No One Safe Under Congress Rule in Karnataka

Karnataka
The appalling murder of Gauri Lankesh, a feisty journalist known for her strident views, has sent online and offline circles into a shock. Many in Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, were still grappling with the feeling of pervasive peril. This sinking feeling is, if a high-profile journalist could be killed with such impunity, then the state of the common people could be far worse. Apart from the high-profile M M Kalburgi case, a number of suspicious deaths and possibly political murders have happened in Karnataka in the last few years. They convey a startling pattern of deteriorating situation in Karnataka with the state government seeming indifferent at best. In a notable case, Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapathy was found dead in a lodge, reportedly committing suicide, j...
If you don’t scream nobody gives a damn, says Arnab Goswami

If you don’t scream nobody gives a damn, says Arnab Goswami

Karnataka
“Republic is a movement, not a channel… it’s not just a media venture, it’s a revolution,” Arnab Goswami, founder of upcoming news channel Republic said at the 4th edition of the Under 25 Summit in Bengaluru on Sunday.The summit claims to be India’s largest youth festival that brings entrepreneurs, creators, designers, developers, musicians, and food enthusiasts – under one roof.Goswami began by talking about the mass molestation incident in Bengaluru on New Year’s eve which managed to touch the right chord with the youth who continued to applaud throughout his speech. Goswami took on the politicians who tried to “cover up” the molestation incident by blaming the nature of the festivals and western clothes.In his gripping speech, Goswami sought support from the youth wh
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas recorded largest crowd ever

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas recorded largest crowd ever

Karnataka
With a record participation since its inception, the 14th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas got off the ground on Saturday amid deliberations on several issues concerning the Indian diaspora across the globe.The stage was set for the three-day event by the Surinamese Vice-President, 36-year-old Michael Ashwin Adhin, who sought India to be a big player on the global platform while also seeking technology know-how from India for the development of his country that received Indian indentured labour between 1873 and 1916. ‘Unprecedented numbers’ The number of delegates that has now crossed 7,100 has been “unprecedented” since the inception of the event in 2003 to provide a platform for engagement between the diaspora and the government, said Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affair