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Karnataka State Congress president D.K. Shivakumar on Thursday said that the proposed anti-conversion law will be repealed in 2023, after the party comes to power in the state.
"I am telling you on record, including Anti-conversion bill, the law prohibiting cow slaughter will also be repealed," he said. Shivakumar further stated that the BJP is under an illusion that they are in majority.
They have forgotten that while taking oath, they had pledged that they will not work for a single community, but will work for the whole society, he said. Hindu farmers are in trouble after banning the cow slaughter in the state, he opined.
"People think, Muslims are affected by the banning of cow slaughter. But, the reality is Hindu farmers used to sell aged, unwanted cows and make some money. They were paid Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 per cow. Now, they are in a difficult situation. No compensation is given to them," Shivakumar explained.
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"As a President of the Congress party, I am telling you all these laws will be repealed when the Congress comes to power in the upcoming 2023 Assembly elections. This Anti-conversion law will affect the investments in the state. How can you invite investors by passing and implementing such laws," he questioned.
"I am telling you on record, including Anti-conversion bill, the law prohibiting cow slaughter will also be repealed"Unsplash
Shivakumar underlined that the Anti-conversion law will be opposed by the Congress party in Assembly and the bill will be defeated in the council, where the BJP does not have a majority.
Meanwhile, Shobha Karandlaje, Union Minister for State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare questioned why Congress is opposing Anti-conversion law in the state. "What is on your mind? Conversions should not happen in society. Let Hindus, Christians and Muslims practice their religions freely without any fears. Congress is indulging in vote bank politics. Conversions are made through 'Love jihad', this should not happen, he said.
Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that the JD(S) opposes Anti-conversion law. He said, instead, backwards and poor people's hands should be strengthened. (IANS/SP)
(Keywords : Karnataka, Congress, DK Shivakumar, BJP, farmers, anti-conversion law, assembly, elections, state, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, agriculture, welfare, investment.)
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The reassuring videos of the first recovered 34-year-old person from Omicron variant in which he had shared his experience of journey of recovery at a designated hospital in Bengaluru have gone viral on social media. "I was infected with Delta Virus before and now I can share the experience of being affected with the Omicron variant," he says.
"I was infected with coronavirus during the second wave. I had two doses of Covid vaccination. In spite of this, I was tested positive for the Omicron variant. However, I suffered much more when I was affected with Delta virus than the Omicron variant," he explains in the video.
The person was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday from a designated hospital in Bengaluru. "During the second wave of Covid, I tested positive for coronavirus in April. I was isolated at home and got cured. After a foreign tour, I got infected with the Omicron variant. The symptoms of throat itching, cough and tiredness were more severe the first time. This time there was no necessity for additional treatment this time," he said.
Sharing details of treatment, he said, "There is no separate treatment as such for the Omicron variant. Vitamin-C tablets and antibiotics were given. Since there was no tiredness and symptoms were too mild, I worked from the hospital ward for a week."
"I went to South Africa in the last week of November. I tested negative in RT-PCR tests at the KempeGowda International Airport (KIAL) in Bengaluru. But, on the third day of my isolation itching in my throat and cough symptoms developed. I got the RT-PCR test done again at a private lab, the results confirmed Covid-19 virus. Later, the samples were sent for genome sequencing by the civic agency, in which an Omicron variant was found," he says.
He says that since the information was available with him, he did not panic. As per protocol, he got admitted to the designated hospital. Later, he tested negative twice in RT-PCR tests. He was discharged after confirming that he is healthy through blood tests and x-ray.
"I isolated myself after arrival from South Africa and my family members didn't catch the infection. Those who come from abroad should maintain distance and follow quarantine guidelines. If symptoms crop up, without wasting time and negligence, they should get tested and inform health authorities. If this is done, we can prevent the infection from spreading to neighbors and people around," he says in the video.
The 34-year-old man was the third person to get infected with the Omicron variant in the state. The doctor who had tested positive for Omicron is yet to be discharged. Another patient, who tested positive for Omicron variant, a South African national, had fled the country by producing a fake RT-PCR report and police have arrested four persons in this connection. (IANS/JB)
(Keywords: Omicron Variant, India, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Bengaluru, South Africa)
Celebrated on November 1 every year, Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Rajyotsava is a day of great pomp and show across the state. In 1956, the Kannada state was formed when India was divided into states based on language.
Rajyotsava is the day when Karnataka is coloured red and yellow, according to the colours of the state flag. Cultural performances are held all over the state, and it is a state holiday. Except for grocery stores and essentials, other units are closed. Those who choose to stay open decorate their shops or workplaces with the traditional map or flag.
On this day, the Chief Minister of State presents Rajyotsava awards to civilians who have contributed to the state. The Rajyotsava Prashasti is the highest state honour that can be conferred on a person. Important book releases, concerts, and speeches happen on this occasion.
Celebrations at Belagavi, Karnataka Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Initially, the Mysore State was the only Kannada speaking state that was officially recognised. Other parts of the present-day Karnataka were part of the Madras and Bombay Presidencies. In 1956, all regions that spoke Kannada were unified under one flag and were referred to collectively as Mysore. But since this name already bore significance to its former history, the name was changed to Karnataka, which it remains to this day.
Although officially celebrated on the first of the month, Rajyotsava is celebrated all through November. Educational institutions, offices, IT hubs, and other places conducts performances, cultural concerts, and activities to celebrate the occasion. Irrespective of religion, all Kannadigas celebrate the day with great pride. The Kannada anthem Jaya Bharata Jananiya Thanujate is sung with patriotic fervour. Songs by Kannada singers ringing with zest are played in autos, cabs, and public places, among them the most famous are those sung by the famous actor, Rajkumar.
Keywords: November, Karnataka, Rajyotsava, Kannada, State Formation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Haryana on their formation days.
In a series of tweets, Prime Minister Modi greeted the people of these six states.
Greeting people of Andhra Pradesh, Modi said, "Greetings to my sisters and brothers of Andhra Pradesh on the state's Formation Day. The people of AP are known for their skills, determination and tenacity. That is why they are successful in many fields. May the people of AP always be happy, healthy and successful."
Wishing people of Kerala, Modi said, "Kerala Piravi day greetings to the people of Kerala. Kerala is widely admired for its picturesque surroundings and the industrious nature of its people. May the people of Kerala succeed in their various endeavours."
In his message to the people of Karnataka, Modi said, "Best wishes on the special occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava. Karnataka has made a special mark due to the innovative zeal of its people. The state is at the forefront of outstanding research and enterprise. May Karnataka scale newer heights of success in the times to come."
Greeting people of Chhattisgarh, Modi said, "Hearty congratulations to all the people on state Foundation Day of Chhattisgarh. I wish that Chhattisgarh, which has unique identity for folk song, folk dance, art and culture, set a new bench mark of progress."
Wishing people of Madhya Pradesh, Modi said, "Hearty congratulations to people of Madhya Pradesh on state Foundation Day. I wish this state with rich natural resources, art and culture continue on the path of progress."
In his message to the people of Haryana, Modi said, "Many congratulations to people of Haryana on state Foundation Day. I wish that this, which preserve its traditions and culture, will create new benchmark of development."
Keywords: India, Narendra Modi, Foundation Day, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Haryana.