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Orders reserved on MLAs' plea

BANGALORE - The Karnataka High Court on Thursday reserved orders on the petition by 11 Bharatiya Janata Party legislators who had challenged their disqualification from the Assembly. Justice V.G. Sabhahit, the third judge hearing their plea against disqualification, heard arguments for two days befo

Judge rejects BJP MLAs' plea for records

BANGALORE - The rebel BJP legislators in Karnataka, who have challenged their disqualification from the Assembly, suffered a setback on Wednesday, with the Karnataka High Court rejecting their request to summon the records of their disqualification proceedings from the office of Speaker K.G. Bopaia

India to restrict job visas to highly skilled foreigners

New Delhi -In an attempt to prevent foreigners from getting non-technical jobs, the government has made it clear that citizens of other countries will be taken only for highly-skilled assignments in India and should draw an annual salary of over USD 25,000. In an order, the Home Ministry nullified

MLA quits, Congress alleges poaching

Bangalore -An opposition Congress MLA in Karnataka today resigned from the House, after which the party's top leaders staged a sit-in protest in front of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa's house here accusing the ruling BJP of engineering poaching. The police broke up the sit-in by taking into custod

Government approves amendments to enemy property law

New Delhi : The government Wednesday approved amendments to an over 40-year-old legislation to ensure the protection of interests of those Indian Muslims who have inherited the properties of relatives who migrated to Pakistan in 1947. The amendments to the Enemy Property Act, 1968, which got the no

Now, Shiv Sena objects to mosque loudspeakers

Mumbai : Stung by the proceedings initiated for violating decibel limits during the Shiv Sena Dussehra rally here Sunday, the party Wednesday hit back asking why action was not being taken against noise pollution created daily by loudspeakers in mosques. The party mouthpiece Saamna editorially said

The New Centres of AMU: A Beginning of Resurgence

The mission of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, a symbol of Muslim renaissance in India was not only to establish an educational institution at Aligarh but his vision was that this institution gains the central position among Muslims by providing them leadership in educational matters and all Muslim institutio

Shiv Sena demands ban on burqa

Mumbai : The Shiv Sena Tuesday demanded a ban on burqa, calling the Muslim veil a threat to security interests. In an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna, the party said Turkey had once banned the burqa and now France had followed suit. It said criminals were using the burqa to commit crimes. It ci

BJP offering money to lure party MLAs: Cong

Bangalore, October 18: The Congress in Karnataka today charged the ruling BJP with offering money to the tune of Rs 50 crore to its MLAs to engineer defection and threatened to launch a state-wide stir to expose the horse trading. Opposition Congress leader in the state Assembly Siddaramaiah allege

Parliament winter session from November 9 to December 13

Obama to address joint sitting of Parliament on November 8 NEW DELHI - The winter session of Parliament will begin on November 9 and conclude on December 13. A day before the start of the session, United States President Barack Obama will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha

Employment opportunities in Indian Airforce

Bangalore - Technical Department of Indian Air Force is conducting a recruitment drive to recruit fresh candidates. The positions are open for SSLC, PUC and Diploma holders who had secured 50% marks in their qualifying examinations and born between 1st April 1990 and 31st May 1994. Interested candid

Bench split on BJP rebels' disqualification; case goes to third judge

BANGALORE - The uncertainty over the fate of the 11 Bharatiya Janata Party rebel legislators in Karnataka continues with a split verdict on Monday by a two-member Bench of the Karnataka High Court on their disqualification. While Chief Justice J.S. Khehar upheld the October 10 action of the Speaker

At 100, it's not too late for PhD

GUWAHATI - Freedom fighter Bholaram Das marked his 100th birthday this weekend, announcing he was going back to school. Mr. Das has enrolled for a PhD programme in Gauhati University, perhaps the oldest university student in the country. "In my 100 years, I have done many things in the sphere of soc

Sharp dip in MBA admissions in Karnataka

Is the full-time MBA programme losing its sheen among young graduates? Universities and institutions offering full-time and part-time courses in MBA and observers ponder over the question in the wake of the global economic recessionary trend and the shift to alternative postgraduate programmes for

Spectacular ceremony draws curtain on 2010 Commonwealth Games

New Delhi - Over 2,700 shots of fireworks, 25 stacks of speakers producing 500,000 watts of sound and 1,200 moving lights combined with the majestic aerostatto create a spectacular closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, at the Jawaharlal Nehru, in New Delhi, on Thursday. Prince Edward, patron o

Yeddyurappa wins trust vote; Assembly adjourns sine die

Bangalore - Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday expectedly won a vote of confidence in the truncated state Assembly, a victory which will depend on the High Court's decision on the disqualification of 16 MLAs.Facing the second trial of strength in four days, Mr. Yeddyurappa's motio

30 lakh cellphones disconnected

NEW DELHI: As the Centre pitched for thorough and quick subscriber verification exercise for security reason, the telecom operators on Wednesday assured the government of their cooperation in getting details of customers but asked the home ministry to ensure cellphone users were not harassed by the

Karnataka: BSY trust vote hinges on HC's Monday verdict

BANGALORE: With the Karnataka high court ruling it will decide the plea by five independent MLAs against their disqualification on October 18, the fate of the B S Yeddyurappa government will remain uncertain until then despite Thursday's trust vote, which it's expected to win since the HC has also d