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Dravidian language of south India

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Kannada: Dravidian language of south India
Kannada, previously also known as Canarese, is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by the people of Karnataka in southwestern India, with minorities in all neighbouring states. It has around 44 million native speakers, and is additionally a second or third language for around 15 million non-native speakers in Karnataka.

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TA Narayana Gowda and 29 others were arrested in Bengaluru following a pro-Kannada protest that turned violent.
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Siddaramaiah govt to take ordinance route to enforce 60% Kannada on hoardings

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Ordinance soon on Kannada signboards for shops in Karnataka: CM Siddaramaiah

A magistrate court in Bengaluru on Thursday sent over 53 arrested pro-Kannada activists, including Gowda, to 14 days' judicial custody till January 10.
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Why is Bengaluru on the boil? Outlets face vandalism amid '60% Kannada' order, malls forced to close

Karnataka Rakshna Vedikehad set a December 27 deadline for all establishments to implement 60 per cent Kannada in signboards across the city.
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Cauvery dispute: Kannada activists give 'Delhi chalo' call, to stage protest at Jantar Mantar

The activists will travel to New Delhi by train and flights on Tuesday from the state with the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike president Narayana Gowda joining them from Bengaluru.
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Cauvery river row explained: Why farmers, pro-Kannada outfits are protesting in Karnataka?

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Protests over Cauvery issue spreads in Karnataka

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Meet Soundarya, Karnataka's first AI-generated news presenter introduced to South India audience

This Kannada news channel presenter is South India's first robotic anchor.
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Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep to join BJP? Actor breaks silence ahead of Karnataka elections 2023

Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep, who is known for his blockbuster films Dabangg 3 and Vikrant Rona, has sparked rumours of joining BJP amid Karnataka election campaigning.
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Kichcha Sudeep: I will only campaign for BJP, not contest Karnataka assembly election 2023

Amid speculations about him joining ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka, Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep on Wednesday clarified that he will only campaign for the saffron party. The..
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Given 'maximum importance to Kannada': Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai

CM Bommai complimented the KRV President Narayanagowda for selfless service to the Kannada language without caste, colour, religion, or creed differentiation.
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Kannada actor held for tweet condemning Hindutva


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At Kannada fest, PM says development of state BJP’s priority


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Karnataka hits back, vows special aid for Kannada schools in Maharashtra

The move comes close on the heels of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde promising pension to “freedom fighters” from Belagavi and other parts in Karnataka, which are claimed by Maharashtra...
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Gandhada Gudi is tribute to mother nature: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered his best wishes for Gandhada Gudi, a docudrama highlighting Karnataka's natural abundance and featuring late Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar, and said it is..
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Why HD Kumaraswamy urged the Karnataka government not to celebrate Hindi Diwas

The leader alleged that the Hindi Diwas was being foisted on the people of Karnataka, who mainly speak Kannada.
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Kannada actress dies after fat reduction operation

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Hindi national language row: Kannada organisations stage protest against Ajay Devgn

Karnataka Rakshana Vedike Praveen Shetty faction staged a flash protest in Mysuru Bank circle in Bengaluru and raised slogans against the actor.
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Can't impose Kannada: Karnataka HC

Students coming from outside Karnataka can't be compelled to learn Kannada language, be it classical or functional, the high court on Tuesday orally observed, granting time to the state government to..
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Changing Kannada names to Malayalam: Yediyurappa writes to Pinarayi Vijayan; Kerala govt denies any such move


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Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah no more

Noted Kannada poet Siddalingaiah died on Friday due to Covid-19 related ailments, sources close to him said. Popularly known as "Dalita Kavi" (Dalit Poet), he was 67. He is survived by wife, a son and..
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After displaying Kannada as 'ugliest language' in search results, Google has THIS to say

Minister for Kannada, Culture, and Forest in Karnataka, Aravind Limbavali also highlighted the controversy on Twitter, demanding an apology.
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Google shows Kannada as 'ugliest' language, removes it after outrage; apologises


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Kannada vs Marathi row turns violent, stalls bus services


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