Congress's decision to halt the padayatra is following the High Court's strong observations and government's last night orders prohibiting inter-district and intra-district movement of vehicles and persons for participating in it.
The Congress' march from Mekedatu to Bengaluru is scheduled to pass through Kanakapura, Ramanagara and Bidadi, before culminating at Basavanagudi in Bengaluru on January 19. It will be covering about 15 of the 224 Assembly constituencies in the state.
In his order, the state Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said the containment measures will remain in force up to 5 AM on January 31 for strict implementation by Chief Commissioner BBMP, Police Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, and other Heads of Departments and Authorities.
FIRs have been registered against nearly 30 Congress leaders and others, official sources said.
Hitting out at Congress leaders for going ahead with the march by violating the curbs, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said action will be taken in accordance with the law.
The migrant workers from Gumla district were forced by a contractor to work for 18 hours a day and abused and beaten up on occasions for refusing to work long hours without proper food.
Covid-19: Karnataka Excise Minister K Gopalaiah said ‘It has been decided that there will not be any sale of liquor during the weekend curfew’.
The government also decided to shut schools and pre-university colleges except for 10th and 12th standard students for two weeks. It announced the weekend curfew and also the decision to extend the night curfew for two weeks in the state.
Karnataka: The officials said NIA ( National Investigation Agency) suspected that former MLA’s daughter-in-law has connections with terrorist outfit ISIS and militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
CM Bommai had on December 29 announced that his government will bring in a law aimed at freeing Hindu temples from different types of bylaws and rules that control them.
Karnataka: The students also complained that they are not being allowed to talk in Urdu, Arabic and Beary languages.
e-RUPI will be used to ensure a leak-proof delivery of education fees of eligible students by paying digitally to the college or institute by the Karnataka government.
Change of guard that saw BJP’s seasoned oarsman in south of India, B S Yediyurappa, finally relenting and making way for Basavaraj Bommai as the Chief Minister and scenes of ambulances with dead bodies of covid-19 victims waiting in front of crematoriums during the second wave of the pandemic.
Calling the "Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill, 2021" popularly known as the anti-conversion Bill as "anti-constitution" and "draconian", he said the Congress too is opposed to religious conversion by force or through inducement.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said there is coordination between the BJP and the government in Karnataka, and the party will face 2023 assembly polls united with its good work, as he termed speculations about "changes" as media creation.
Rising number of cases due to the Omicron variant of coronavirus has led the Karnataka government to impose a night curfew for 10 days from December 28. The timings will be from 10 PM to 5 AM.
According to Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, amongst the 12 new cases, ten are from Bengaluru while one each is from Mysuru and Mangaluru. Five of the Bengaluru cases had a travel history to the UK.
Seers of various Maths under the banner of VHP and Bajrang Dal organised the event urging the Chief Minister to bring the anti-conversion Bill he had been talking about.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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