Cosmopoetica – a 2-day international poets conference organised at St Agnes College

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February 25, 2020

The Post Graduate Department of English, St. Agnes College (Autonomous) organized COSMOPOETICA – a Two-Day International Poets Conference, transcending the boundaries of language and bringing together scholars from English, Hindi and Kannada languages. The key-note speaker was Dr Hima Urmila Shetty and the Panel of Experts included Maggie Harris, a Commonwealth short stories award winning poet of Broadstairs, Kent; Dr Kathryn Hummel, a visiting professor at IIT Hyderabad; Prof Raj Rao, acclaimed poet and novelist, former HOD of English, Savithribai Phule University; Lata Chouhan from Bangalore; Vijay Tiwari from Ahmedabad; Dr. Nagaveni Manchi, an acclaimed Poet and Professor, Govt College, Carstreet and Ms. Chandrakala Nandavara, former Principal of Ganapati PU College.

Dr Sr Jeswina A.C., the Principal; Dr Sr Maria Roopa A.C. the Superior and Dr Sr Vinora A.C., graced the occasion.

Dr Geralyn Pinto, the Staff Convenor; Dr Malini Hebbar, the HOD and Ananya Sneha the student Convenor organised the Conference.

The highlight of the Conference was the Poetry Workshop, Slam Poetry Competition in three languages and paper presentations on various aspects of poetry.

Overall the conference drew together poets and academicians to discuss poetry as a genre and practice with ignited minds.

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November 21,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 21: After meeting party MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy on Saturday, Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar said that he has listened to Murthy's plea regarding the Bengaluru riot case, saying that he will forward it to the disciplinary committee.

"I have listened to the request of MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy and forwarded it to the party disciplinary committee. The disciplinary committee will take appropriate action," KPCC president DK Shivakumar told reporters after talks with Murthy, who visited his residence in Sadashivanagar.

This comes after Srinivas Murthy reiterated his demand that his party should expel former Congress Mayor R Sampath Raj and Congress corporator Abdul Rakeeb Zakir, who are named in the Bengaluru riot case.
"MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy, who met me today, has appealed to me. I listened to his plea... Our legislators have also cast doubt on Sampath Raj. He has also issued a letter exposing him. I will deliver the letter to the party disciplinary committee," Shivakumar said.

Answering queries about Sampath Raj, who was arrested in the Bengaluru riot case, he said, "An investigation into the DG village and KG village riots is still underway. Sampath Raj's allegation is yet to be proved. All this has to be decided in court. If someone makes a statement tomorrow, can I take action based on that? Reposted that."

Further talking about the riot case, he said, "Police officers, BJP leaders and the government are working under pressure. So we know who made the statement. There is a disciplinary committee at our party. The disciplinary committee will take a closer look at the issue."

Violence had broken out in parts of Bengaluru on August 11 over an alleged "derogatory" social media post. At least three people lost their lives, while nearly 60 police personnel were injured in the incident. The police arrested around 415 accused in connection with the violence.

An FIR was registered on the complaint of Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy at DJ Halli Police station three days after the violence broke out in parts of Bengaluru over an alleged "derogatory" social media post by his nephew, the police said.

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December 4,2020
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Bengaluru, Dec 4: There is no need to call a bandh as it gives people an opportunity to cause inconveniences to others, said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday.

Speaking to media regarding the state-wide Bandh called by pro-Kannada activists on December 5, Yediyurappa said, "There is no need for any kind of bandh as it gives people an opportunity to cause inconveniences to others. I promise to take all sections of society together."

Po-Kannda groups led by Vatal Nagraj called for a bandh on December 5 against the Karnataka government's decision to allot Rs 50 crore for the Maratha Development Board in the state.

Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Wednesday slammed Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa for adopting a "divide and rule policy" by announcing the constitution of a Maratha development authority in the state.

"BS Yediyurappa as always is adopting divide and rule policy by establishing Maratha development authority. With only electoral benefits in mind, Yediyurappa is taking the unscientific route of establishing development bodies based on only castes," Siddaramaiah tweeted.

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December 3,2020

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Udupi, Dec 3: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thuraday said that the state government has no intention of imposing night curfew in the state again.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Mr Bommai said the Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee has suggested precautionary measures such as not allowing large gathering. He said all preventive measures are possible without imposing the night curfew.

Confirming that the state government will bring in a new law against 'Love Jihad', Mr Bommai noted that there was no confusion about it and the government is resolute to bring the new law.

Speaking about how the law against "Love Jihad", he said, he has instructed officials to get copies the notification of the law against "Love Jihad" introduced by the UP government.

On the call for a bundh given by pro-Kannada organisations on December 5 against the formation of Maratha Development Authority, the Home Minister referred to the Supreme Court ruling on bundh and said observing a bundh will be in violation of the Court order. He also said the government would ensure all security arrangements on that day.

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