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Kannadigas in other states crave reservation in education and jobs

Kannadigas living in the neighbouring states continue to live a pathetic life despite repeated assurances from the concerned. Likewise, the successive state governments have continued to offer a deaf ear to their legitimate demands ever since the formation of states on a linguistic basis in 1956. This year is being celebrated as the Golden Jubilee year of renaming the state from Mysuru to Karnataka. But the problems, woes and demands look like never-ending perennial wounds for a lifetime and generations together. Adverse plight all over: The perplexed situation is by and large common to all those people with Kannada as their mother tongue living in Jath, Akkalkot, South Solapur of Maharashtra, Manjeshwara and Kasargod in Kerala, Mahabubnagar in Telangana and Rayadurga in Andhra Pradesh, Hosur, Krishnagiri, Talawadi, Niligiri, in Tamil Nadu and almost all towns and villages of Goa. These people have been living in these regions for generations and contributing in their own way to the d

Hemavathi: A heavenly abode for mesmerizing intricate stone marvels

Hemavathi in terms of modern terminology is a small village and comes under the jurisdiction of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh. The historic venue about 158 kilometres from Bengaluru is adjoining Dodda Banagere village of Sira Taluk in the Tumakuru district and is well known for its artistic splendour. Henjeri of Pallavas: According to the history books the present-day Hemavathi was hitherto known as Henjeri between the 8th and 10th century AD and remained the capital of the Pallava dynasty. It is also told that the historic Hemavathi village boasting a variety of beautifully sculpted temples was built during the Nolamba dynasty regime. Intricate designs with semblance: There is one small gopura-like structure as you enter the temple complex. It holds the roof probably done with a wood-like material and supported by four square-shaped slender pillars with intricate designs with semblance on all four sides of each mini pillar. The minute tower lacking proper maintenance, and forge

BJP springs surprise in Karnataka and Telangana while draws blank in AP, TN and Kerala

  T he Bharatiya Janata Party has written new history in Karnataka , considered as the Gateway to South India by snatching 25 out of 28 Lok Sabha constituencies and managing to win from four seats in Telangana. However it has failed to register any win in either of the remaining South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Probably the biggest surprise for the saffron party today turned out to be Karnataka which bagged literally the whole state barring a mere two constituencies, one each to the Congress and JDS. The third seat was won by an Independent but supported by the BJP.Another noteworthy feature of today's results happened to be the total rout of veteran politicians and emergence of novices transforming out as new heroes on the political arena. HD Devegowda, former prime minister and Janata Dal Secular party supremo, Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of the Congress party group in the Lok Sabha, M Veerappa Moily, former chief minister and central minister, KH

Jaganmohan Reddy walks in father's footsteps to ascend CM's throne in Andhra Pradesh

Jaganmohan Reddy walks in father's footsteps to ascend CM's throne in Andhra Pradesh Jaganmohan Reddy, YSR Congress party leader and leader of the opposition in the Andhra Pradesh state Assembly has created a new record of sorts by walking the state on foot.He concluded his 'Praja Sanklapa Padyatra' today by addressing a mammoth public meeting at Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district. YSR party sources claim that this padyatra is the longest one undertaken by any political leader in the country.In fact he began his walk on foot across the 13 districts of the state from Idupulapaya in Kadala district from 6 November 2017. It may be recalled here that incidentally this is also the final resting place of his father YS Rajasekhar Reddy popularly referred as YSR. In over 429 days but 340 days of actual walking Jaganmohan Reddy has covered 3,648 kilometres and thereby reaching out to 134 of the total 175 Assembly constituencies. Rough estimates put the number of pe