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‘I write to challenge stereotypes and norms…’: An interview with Mafazah Sharafuddin

Poets are an asset to the society. Many a poets have vindicated the age-old saying, ‘Pen is mightier than the sword’, by challenging norms and addressing grievances. Poems are synonymous to eye-openers. Reality-checks via poems could be the upcoming recipe to mend a society that prevails on undercurrents of hypocrisy and insensitivity.

Mafazah Sharafuddin,...


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Can JD(S) billionaire BM Farooq make it to Rajya Sabha this time?

Nearly two years after a futile bid by the Janata Dal (Secular) to send its new leader BM Farooq to Rajya Sabha, the March 23 elections to the Upper House are heading for a high-pitched battle as the Karnataka’s regional party has announced the billionaire entrepreneur as its official candidate once again even though it has no hope of...

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Weapons being smuggled into Karnataka from BJP-ruled UP, MP, Maha?

Pistols, revolvers and other dangerous weapons that can be used for terror activities are being smuggled to Karnataka from BJP ruled northern states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, according to State Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy.

The revelation comes days after the arrest of Hindu Yuva Sene leader Naveen Kumar T alias Hotte Manja by the special investigation...


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High probability of first SDPI legislator entering Karnataka Assembly

The Social Democratic Party of India, which had only succeeded in contributing to the vote split in a few constancies in 2013 legislative assembly polls in Karnataka, is now making all possible efforts to make a greater impact in the state and register victory at least in one of the minority strongholds.

The Muslim dominant party, which...


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Inspired by Jignesh Mevani, many activists in Karnataka set to entre poll fray

Bouyed by the triumphant win of Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani in recent Gujarat polls, many social activists in Karnataka have shown keen interest in testing their luck in the upcoming state legislative elections.

Ravi Krishna Reddy, an anti-corruption activist who is associated with Aam Aadmi Party; C S Dwarakanath, an advocate and former chairperson of Karnataka State...


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Harassment by NRI hubbies abroad: Every week over 20 helpless wives seek govt’s help

On average, in a week over 20 Indian women who live with their NRIs husbands abroad call home seeking help to return after being deserted by her husband or because of reasons like ill-treatment and physical torture.

According to reports in the 1,064 days between January 1, 2015 and November 30, 2017, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) of...

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A tribute to Mirza Ghalib, the legendary poet

Poet and philosopher Mirza Ghalib, who contributed greatly towards Urdu and Persian literature, was paid tributes by the Google with its doodle on his 220th birth anniversary on December 27, 2017. The Google Doodle fittingly shows Ghalib with his pen and paper, knitting his imagination, with a backdrop of buildings of Mughal architecture.

In its blog post, Google said,...


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Encroachment of Wakf land in Mangaluru: BJP leader’s multi-crore complex raises eyebrows

Amidst uproar over encroachments of the Wakf properties across India, a huge building has illegally come up on a Wakf land worth several crores of rupees in the heart of the city of Mangaluru in coastal Karnataka. Shockingly, the local administration too has helped a politician’s family to construct the illegal building on the land belonging to the historic Kutchi...


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Baby abandoned by mom at Udupi hospital in 1970 is now Swiss Parliamentarian!

Udupi: Around 47 years ago, a newborn baby was abandoned by his mother at Basel Mission Hospital in South Indian temple town of Udupi. Today, he is the first Indian born parliamentarian in Switzerland!

Unfortunately, neither Nik Gugger nor his foster parents know who is his biological mother and why did she abandon.

As the Basel Mission Hospital...


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‘Secular parties should work out a strategy to prevent vote split’: An interview with A R Puthige

Abdul Rauf Puthige is a quite familiar name in Mangaluru. Son of a doctor-turned-cleric from Puthige locality in the temple town of Moodbidri, the 51-year-old ever-enthusiastic gentleman is a well-established realtor, social worker and philanthropist who gives priority to charity rather than publicity. His sudden entry to politics as the Karnataka state general secretary of Janata Dal (Secular)...