Karnataka Cong chief slams govt for curtailing chapters on Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali

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July 29, 2020

Bengaluru, Jul 29: Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Tuesday criticised BJP-led Karnataka government for limiting or omitting various topics including chapters on 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali.

Speaking to media here at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office, Shivakumar said Congress will not allow BJP government in Karnataka to "divert history".

"Tipu Sultan does not belong to one caste or a class. He is part of the history of this country. BJP government has removed chapters related to him for its political advantage. It is their decision whether they celebrate Tipu Sultan Jayanti or not, but he is part of our history. 

The President of this country Ramnath Kovind came to the Vidhan Sabha and praised Tipu's patriotism during a joint session," Shivakumar said.

"The BJP government has come to power today. Our history should not change. We will not let these people to covert or dilute history. This is the stand of the Congress party. Our experts will study the pros and cons of this decision," he added.

Shivakumar further said many countries around the world have praised the Constitution, Indian history and expressed their willingness to "adapt it".

"But the BJP is trying to curtail this. We need to educate our children. Our team will also study this and we will not let this happen," he said.
The Karnataka government, in a bid to reduce the syllabus for state board schools by 30 per cent, has limited or omitted various topics including chapters on Mysuru rulers Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan from the class 7 social science textbook.

The reduction in syllabus comes as schools are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the state, and classes have been moved online.
The Department of Public Instruction of the Karnataka government also limited or removed various other topics from the syllabus of class 6 to 10 as they were repeated or can be alternatively taught.

Earlier, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had revised the syllabus for the classes IX to XII for the academic session 2020-21 in a "one-time measure" owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 9,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 9: Karnataka Minister for Animal Husbandry Prabhu Chauhan said there was no case of bird flu (H5N8) reported from any part of the state, however, officials have been asked to maintain utmost caution and alertness.

The State is already on high alert after Bird Flu was reported in two districts of neighbouring Kerala State.

The Minister, who held a high-level meeting of senior officials of various departments concerned, instructed that a meeting under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioners of respective Districts be held immediately to keep a vigil and take all precautionary measures against the Bird Flu, according to a release from the Minister's office.

Transportation of poultry and its products from Kerala into the state had been totally prohibited, he said.

Bird flu has been reported in parts of Alappuzha and Kottayam, prompting officials to cull birds, including ducks and chicken there.

Deputy Commissioners of the districts in the border have been directed to take preventive measures by holding district-level disease control committee meetings.

Chauhan said directions have also been given to have proper coordination between forest, urban and rural development, and police departments.

Forest officials have been directed to be vigilant about symptoms of flu or unnatural death of birds in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar districts bordering Kerala, he added.

The Minister also said officials have been asked to maintain utmost care at poultry areas, especially bird sanctuaries and water bodies.

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January 19,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 19: Democratic Youth Federation of India’s Karnataka state president Muneer Katipalla and Dakshina Kannada District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai have flayed the decision to shift RAF battalion base camp from Mangaluru to Bhadravathi in Shivamogga district.

The Union government had sanctioned RAF camp to Jaipur (Rajasthan), Mangaluru (Karnataka), Hajipur (Bihar), and Nuh (Haryana) and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. 

“The sudden shifting of the base camp is an injustice to Dakshina Kannada district," Rai told media persons and sought to know why MLAs and MP from Dakshina Kannada have not protested against the move. "Is Shivamogga MP more influential than Dakshina Kannada MP?" he asked.

He said the RAF Inspector General, along with other officials, had inspected the land in Badaga Ekkar and had held meetings with district administration in 2016. The RAF is required for a communally sensitive district like Dakshina Kannada, which has best transportation facility and connectivity to all neighbouring states, he added.

DYFI State President Muneer Katipalla said the MP should apologise to the people of the district owning moral responsibility and give an explanation for the shifting of the campus. "If the battalion is set up here, it would have helped in checking violence," he felt.

Katipalla said the government had earmarked land for RAF battalion base camp at Badaga Ekkaru in the past and measures were initiated to identify additional land for the campus. "All of a sudden, without any discussion, the batallion campus was shifted to Bhadravathi," he fumed.

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January 9,2021

Mysuru, Jan 9: University of Mysore Vice-Chancellor, Prof G Hemanth Kumar on Friday said that the Karnataka State Eligibility Test (KSET) for Professorship will be held in March-April.

The UGC has allowed UoM to conduct KSET exams for the next two years, he added.

Speaking to newsmen here, he said out of the eleven centers where KSET exams were held the highest number of candidates who have been selected are from Mysuru Centre. Mysuru has secured first place, but it is 03 percent lesser than last year.”

The KSET exams were held on September 27, 2020, for 41 subjects and Commerce has emerged on the top.
Mr Kumar said that the admission to the Master's Degree will be closed on January 19 and classes will start on January 25 for the first year.

The Principal's Meeting has been convened on Jan 18. Most of the coursework has already been completed for online graduate students. Finishing the remaining text to conduct exams. Teachers' role is important to educate students. However, there is a shortage of permanent staff, including professors at the University and an appeal was made to the Government to fill the vacant posts.

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