Bill only advisory; interests of locals, industries will be protected: Karnataka minister

Minister for Large and Medium Industries, MB Patil

Bengaluru: Karnataka government under fire from industrialists following the announcement of the proposed Bill reserving jobs for Kannadigas in the private sector, assured on Wednesday that the interests of both locals and industries would be protected. Expressing dissatisfaction with the Bill, former Infosys CFO, Mohandas Pai posted on X, saying, "Indeed! It's discriminatory, regressive, and unconstitutional. As a tech hub, we need skilled talent. While local jobs are important, we can't...

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‘Who can avoid the inevitable’, says Bhole Baba on Hathras tragedy; claims conspiracy

Bhole Baba Hathras stampede

New Delhi: Narayan Sakaar Hari alias Bhole Baba, in his first reaction to the Hathras stampede which killed 121 people on July 2, said that whoever has come to this Earth has to depart one day. The self-styled godman also claimed that a conspiracy was hatched during the ‘satsang’ which led to the stampede at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking exclusively to IANS, Bhole Baba said, “We are very disturbed and...

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Party bigger than govt: UP DCM Maurya’s cryptic post on ‘X’ fuels rift speculations in state BJP

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. Pic courtesy: The Hans India

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya Wednesday said the party is bigger than the government, a cryptic remark on X that has fuelled speculation over a ‘rift’ in the BJP state unit. "The organisation is bigger than the government, the pain of the workers is my pain. No one is bigger than the organisation, the workers are the pride," the post shared by the office of the deputy...

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No need for ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, we will support those who support us: Suvendu Adhikari

Suvendu Adhikari

Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari attributed the party's poor performance in Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal to lack of support from the minority community, asserting that 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' was unnecessary and proposing instead 'Hum unke saath jo humare saath' (we are with those who are with us). Addressing the extended session of the BJP's state executive committee, Adhikari also dismissed the need for a Minority Morcha of...

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Odisha: Chirping of monsoon birds fills up Bhitarkanika

Odisha: Migratory birds arrive at Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: With the arrival of monsoon, thousands of residential birds have started arriving at Matha-adiha, Durgaprasad dia and Laxmi Prasad dia heronry within the Bhitarkanika National Park for nesting and breeding. ACF of Kanika Forest Range Manas Kumar Das said that residential birds of more than six types of species have already arrived at Matha-adia, Durgaprasad dia...

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Wartime Amarda Road airstrip will be operationalised soon: Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Amarda Road airstrip, a former wartime airfield, located near Rasgovindpur in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj District will be operationalised soon, State Commerce and Transport Minister Bhibhuti Bhusan Jena Wednesday said. Jena disclosed this after holding a discussion with Odisha Housing and Urban Development and Public Enterprises Minister Krishna Chandra Mahapatra on the development of the old airstrip....

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Odisha CM Mohan Majhi dissolves state’s planning board

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Wednesday dissolved the state planning board, an official release said. Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi has approved the proposal for dissolution of the planning body, it said. The move comes a month after the BJP assumed power in the state. The Odisha government is likely to constitute a new planning board soon,...

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Vivek Ramaswamy eyes Trump VP pick Vance’s Senate seat

Washington: Vivek Ramaswamy, the India-descent biotech entrepreneur, has thrown his hat into the ring for the US Senate seat that will fall vacant if former President Donald Trump wins the presidential polls, taking away its current occupant JD Vance, the Republican nominee for Vice-President. “To be frank, I would strongly consider it if I were asked to...

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Bhopal: Women family members of the tribal youth, who died in police custody, Wednesday stripped naked as a mark of protests outside the District Collector’s Office in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district. The protest turned ugly when some women stripped their clothes at the collector’s office which prompted security personnel to disperse the protesters. The collector met the...

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Nasscom seeks withdrawal of contentious Karnataka quota Bill

New Delhi: Nasscom, representing India’s $250 billion technology industry, Wednesday said it is seriously concerned about the provisions of a Bill providing for reservation for Kannadigas in private companies in Karnataka. Nasscom and its members said they were disappointed and expressed deep concern regarding the passage of the Karnataka State Employment of Local Industries Factories Establishment Act...

Minister for Large and Medium Industries, MB Patil

Bill only advisory; interests of locals, industries will be protected: Karnataka minister

Bengaluru: Karnataka government under fire from industrialists following the announcement of the proposed Bill reserving jobs for Kannadigas in the private sector, assured on Wednesday that the interests of both locals and industries would be protected. Expressing dissatisfaction with the Bill, former Infosys CFO, Mohandas Pai posted on X, saying, "Indeed! It's discriminatory, regressive, and unconstitutional. As...

 

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