BJP legislators have expressed serious reservations about MLCs not elected by the people being made ministers and also on their 'seniority or sacrifice' not being considered
Expect moderate rain in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon, predicts IMD; coastal Andhra, Karnataka likely to receive heavy rainfall over isolated places
Southwest monsoon has withdrawn from parts of north Arabian Sea, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and parts of West Bengal
IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for eastern MP, Rajasthan and Odisha; strong winds likely to prevail over Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that places over East Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh and Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday
IMD predicts heavy rain in isolated pockets of Odisha, coastal Karnataka; squally weather over north Andaman Sea
Squally weather is likely to prevail over the north Andaman Sea, organisation has advised fishermen are not to venture into these areas
IMD predicts heavy rainfall at isolated places over Saurashtra, Kutch; thunderstorms likely over Sikkim, North East states
'Heavy rainfall at Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala and Mahe', the IMD stated
With heavy rainfall expected in Odisha and Kerala, IMD advises fishermen not to venture into Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal
Strong winds, speed reaching 45-55 kilometres per hour, are very likely to prevail over southwest Arabian Sea, south and central Bay of Bengal
IMD issues heavy rainfall alert for Goa, Coastal Karnataka and Odisha, advises fishermen not to venture into sea
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that isolated places over Konkan, Goa, South Interior, Coastal Karnataka and Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall on Wednesday.
IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya today; thunderstorm with lightning likely in East
The weather forecasting agency also stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls are very likely at isolated places over Konkan, Goa, Sub-Himalayan, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, and Coastal Karnataka.
IMD predicts heavy rainfall in parts of UP, Coastal Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh today, northeastern states may also witness showers
The India Meteorological Department predicted that East and West Uttar Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh are expected to receive heavy rainfall today
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More than the decision itself, the decision-making process has left such a deep scar on the Supreme Court that it will take years, if not decades, to completely go away.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 18: Two murders, political factions and Muslim polarisation conclude this series
Since socio-political polarisation along the lines of religion emerged in Coastal Karnataka, the Indian National Congress was seen as catering to multiple interests. There were leaders from Christian and Muslim communities such as Oscar Fernandes, Margaret Alva, UT Fareed and BM Idinabba and leaders from lowered castes such as Janardhan Poojary, Veerappa Moily and Manorama Madhvaraj.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 17: Multiple accounts from Dakshin Kannada describe how divisive politics corroded everyday lives
South Karnataka has a different side to offer everybody. For the occasional tourist, it brings forth images of the pristine coastline. For a historian, Karavalli is a treasure trove, with the expanse left by successive rulers and colonial governments. Even better for oral historians, as the majority, Tulu speaking population of this region believes in deities rooted in their past, the stories of whom have been passed on from generation to generation.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 16: Sangh appropriates local cultural symbols as Congress' brand of 'Hinduness' falls flat
The programmes of the Sangh relied heavily on evoking a homogenising religious pride while appropriating local cultural symbols.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 15: VHP strengthens after Hindu Samajotsav; newborn BJP distances from Sangh ahead of 1984 polls
The Hindu Samajotsava is a yearly show of strength of the Sangh Parivar in Coastal Karnataka. The first such rally was held in Mangalore in April 1981 when Alva was serving his term as the district president for the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). The theme that year was 'unity of Hindus.'
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 14: RSS uses religious festivals to embed sense of Hindu identity in locals, widen its base
Till the 1970s, RSS didn't have a strong mass base in urban coastal Karnataka. The organisation remained Brahmin-centric, with most leaders belonging to the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 13: Under Deoras, Sangh widens base in Dakshin Kannada, ramps up support from lowered castes
The Sangh, by now, had made its political entry into coastal Karnataka by winning the Municipal Corporation elections in Udupi. At 28, VS Acharya took charge as the youngest ever Municipal Commissioner. He later emerged as one of the most significant politicians for the BJP, going on to become the Home Minister of Karnataka in 2008. But this decade was not his to shine.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 12: Nagpur-born Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangathan alters history across Dakshin Kannada to fit national religious narratives
The manner in which oral narratives have been altered across Dakshin Kannada to fit narrative of religious forces. The most recent entrants to have altered the local history of Coastal Karnataka are the Nagpur-born Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangathan.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 11: Economic, political shifts create vacuum in Dakshin Kannada; identity-crisis furthers Hindu homogenisation
Only with the coming of the Sangh and its projects like 'Hindu Samajautsav' and 'Ittiga pooja' were these spaces revived to operate as another space from where the Sangh could further expand their base.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 10: Early Communal riots break out; Sangh ups Hindutva frenzy
Despite the Sangh's best efforts, its politics had few takers in Coastal Karnataka as up until then — the Tulu identity was more powerful than the 'Hindu' identity. The support for Hindu mobilisation remained mostly in the urban areas and small towns of the region such as Mangaluru, Ullal, Udupi, Puttur, Sullia, Karkala, Moodabidre, Ujjire.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; part 9: Flag wars hit Dakshina Kannada port, Bunder shows how commerce trumps communalism
The culture of flag wars at the port isn’t more than two decades old. It started after the Surathkal riots of 1998, in which the Sangh played a major role. The violence which put the region under a 12-day curfew left six Muslims and two Hindus dead. The flags on the mast of fishing trawlers docked at Bunder mark out the communal faultlines that today define Coastal Karnataka.