QBengaluru: CM Says No to Tipu in Textbooks; 5 Die in Bus Mishap
Latest news and updates from Karnataka.
1. We’ll Remove Lessons Praising Tipu From Textbooks, Says CM
The BJP government in Karnataka on Wednesday said it would remove history lessons which glorify 18th-century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan from state board textbooks.
“We are going to take a decision (about the Tipu chapter). We won’t allow such things to happen. We’re going to withdraw everything,” said chief minister BS Yediyurappa. The government has already cancelled state celebrations of Tipu Jayanti on 10 November, the birth anniversary of the ruler also known as ‘Tiger of Mysore’.
The chief minister’s statement is in sync with the party’s stand on the issue, raked up this year BJP MLA Appachhu Ranjan who had made a specific reference to Tipu being glorified in Classes 7 and 10 history textbooks.
(Source: The Times of India)
2. Five Dead in Bus Accident Near Tumakuru, Scores Injured
A private bus going from Tumakuru to Koratagere in Karnataka met with an accident on Wednesday morning. At present 5 passengers are reported to have lost their lives and at least 40 others have sustained injuries.
Visuals of the accident show the bus collapsed on its side with some individuals trapped inside.
“The accident happened around 8:50 this morning (Wednesday). There were around 45 people onboard. There was an auto that the driver was attempting to overtake, which led to the bus losing control and toppling,” said one witness speaking to TNM. The accident occurred around 8:50 am on Wednesday morning at Koratagere taluk’s Jetty Agrahara.
(Source: The News Minute)
3. Kodavas’ Right to Carry Arms Extended Till 2029
Every person who is ‘Coorg by race’ and every Jamma tenure holder in Kodagu, by a special provision, has been exempted from getting a gun licence. This was prevalent earlier and continued by a central government order after Independence. Recently, some people from Kodagu and Bengaluru requested the central government’s home department to cancel this exemption. However, advocate Iythichanda M Devaiah and his legal team at Kodava Samaj Bengaluru submitted the necessary documents to the Union home ministry requesting for continuing of the special provision and exemption under law.
On 29 October, the ministry of home affairs announced a fresh order through gazette notification signed by joint secretary SL Das, extending the exemption of gun licence with special provision till 31 October 2029.
4. Former Karnataka Lokayukta N Venkatachala Passes Away
N Venkatachala, former judge of the Supreme Court and former Lokayukta of Karnataka, died here on Wednesday morning. He was 89.
He had an accidental fall after getting up around 6 am. According to a statement from Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, he was brought in an unresponsive state. “Despite all resuscitative measures, he remained unresponsive. He was declared dead at 7 am,” said the statement issued by hospital president Naresh Shetty.
Venkatachala was known for bringing to light the existence of Karnataka’s autonomous anti-corruption wing as the Lokayukta by conducting raids on public servants and disclosing their names and particulars of seized assets.
(Source: The Hindu)
5. Businessman Cheated of Rs 3.5 cr With NASA Sale Plan
A 22-member group lured a 34-year-old businessman, saying they have a rice-pulling equipment that could be sold to the US space agency NASA and took Rs 3.5 crore from him.
They told him the equipment could be sold to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a higher profit, but need to rent suits and other tools from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to test the equipment.
The businessman, Syed Saleem, a resident of Gurappanapalya in BG Road, has lodged a cheating complaint with the police. He said in the complaint that the accused approached him with a business proposition and made him believe they have a rice-pulling equipment that could be sold to NASA.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
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