JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) to host Khelo India University Games 2021

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February 23, 2021

JAIN (Deemed-to-be University) to host Khelo India University Games 2021

Bengaluru, Feb 23: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju announced that Karnataka will be the host state for the second Khelo India University Games (KIUG) 2021, scheduled later this year.

The games will be hosted by Bengaluru's JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), in partnership with Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

KIUG is the largest University Games in the country and is aimed at harnessing sporting talents who can represent India in international events, including the Olympic Games. In this, the second year of the KIUG, Yogasana and Mallakhamb have been added, with an emphasis to preserve and encourage the century-old sporting disciplines of the country.

With the inclusion of these disciplines this year, it is expected that the athlete participation figure will cross 4000. This year also, the games will be conducted in the under-25 age category in accordance with the World University Games norms.

"We are honored to be hosting KIUG 2021, and we are confident that the Games will produce some of the best future sports champions of India. The Government of Karnataka will ensure that University games turn out to be a massive success," said Yediyurappa, speaking about being the host state and assuring the best possible support for the games.

"Countries that have great sporting performance have often forged their sporting heroes from the University level. In India, we need a sustained, concentrated effort and plan to identify talent from Universities. This year, with the inclusion of indigenous games to the competition, we are hopeful that the number of participants will see a marked increase," said Rijiju, foreseeing an even larger participation this time around.

"KIUG is a clear path to Olympic glory for our athletes beginning from the University level. AIU is proud to partner with KIUG and we will also be having AIU's National-level competition at KIUG this year," said Baljit Sekhon, Joint Secretary, AIU, speaking about the partnership with KIUG.

"Hosting KIUG at JAIN (Deemed-to-be-University) campus is yet another step towards strengthening the University's commitment towards sport. We are extremely honored to have an opportunity to host an event of this magnitude, and being part of this national initiative for developing sports is a matter of great pride for us at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University). The pragmatic approach of our University towards this sports programme is on the same lines as the vision of our PM Narendra Modi Ji, who forever encourages sports to be an integral part of one's daily life," said Dr Chenraj Roychand, Chancellor of JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).

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February 25,2021

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Kalaburagi, Feb 25: Former Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday accused the state government of allowing cast and communal violence in the name of reservation.

He also criticised ' padayatra' of different 'Swamijis ' demand reservation for their caste and community.

Addressing media here, Mr Kumaraswamy said that state government is indulging in assuring several Swamijis of giving reservation to their castes thus encouraging communal and caste violence, he said.

The Janata Dal (S) chief said that the party supremo HD Devegowda was of the opinion that the party could not spend a lot of money like others to contest in the elections. "Succumbing to the pressure from party activists, we are seriously thinking of fielding candidates for all three by-elections to Basavakalyan, Maski and Sindagi constituencies," he said.

The former CM alleged that the current Yediyurappa government is not spending on any of the works approved by the state Assembly but has the money for projects approved at the Cabinet meeting.
Answering a question on joining hands with the Congress in the election for the mayoral position in Mysuru, Kumaraswamy said that it is the understanding of local leaders.

He also criticised the B S Yediyurappa-led BJP government in the state for allotting new expensive cars to all Ministers in the state during this ' corona ' crisis, he said.

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February 20,2021

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Kalaburgi, Feb 20: Accusing former Karnataka Chief Ministers Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy of destroying their respective political parties, the Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa on Saturday slammed both the former chief ministers for their remarks over Ram temple donation.

"One Siddaramaiah is enough to destroy the Congress party. Similarly, HD Kumaraswamy is destroying his party (JD-S). Even the poor are giving Rs 10 each (for Ram temple) out of devotion. Siddaramaiah says that it is disputed land, so he will not contribute," Eshwarappa said while speaking to ANI.

This comes after Siddaramaiah, earlier in the day, accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing with the emotions of the people in the name of God, and demanded Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust to give accounts of donations collected to construct Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

Before this, Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had targeted Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) saying that there is no transparency in Ram Temple donations.

Comparing senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah to extremist Islamic organisation, Eshwarappa said, "Popular Front of India (PFI) tells people to not contribute (for Ram Temple) as it is disputed land, Siddaramaiah says the same. They have the same opinion. There is no difference between Siddaramaiah and PFI."

The remarks come in the backdrop of Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai's statement on Friday that a case has been filed against Anis Ahmed, general secretary of PFI, after he allegedly asked Muslims not to offer donations for the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

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February 23,2021

Kerala Demands That Karnataka Opens Border at Kasargod-Mangaluru: It has  been more than 3 days since Karnataka government restricted passage of  goods & vehicles

Kasaragod, Feb 23: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday requested the urgent intervention of the Centre on the new COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Karnataka government on the entry of people from the state.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said many people including students, trucks carrying essential commoditiesand patients going for medical treatment were put to "undue hardship" at the state borders due to this.

He also brought to the PM's notice that imposing restrictions of inter-state movement of people by states is contrary to the instructions of the government of India.

"I request your urgent intervention in this matter so that hardship of people from Kerala travelling to the neighbouring state of Karnataka can be avoided," Vijayan said.

With the Karnataka government reinstating stricter control of transit passengers from Kerala in view of increasing COVID-19 positive cases, people bound to Mangaluru and other parts of Dakshina Kannada from here for various purposes, including medical needs and studies, were in a fix.

Long queues of vehicles could be seen in the border areas since Monday as Karnataka authorities sealed many roads, including national highways and restricted entry only for those with COVID-19 negative certificates.

The Dakshina Kannada authorities sealed all borders from Monday, except four to cross over, sources said.

According to Karnataka officials at the borders,those who wished to enter the state have to produce COVID-19 negative certificates through an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to their cross over time.

Health and police personnel are on duty at the four borders, viz. Talapady in Mangalore taluk, Saradka in Bantwal, Nettanige-Mudnuru in Puttur taluk and Jalsoor in Sullia, to verify and allow people's entry into Karnataka.

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