Watch: Congress, JD(S), SDPI workers detained as protests rage in Karnataka
Congress, JD(S) and SDPI workers joined farm groups to protest against the farm bills, the land reforms, amendments to APMCs & labour laws.
Farmer groups had given a statewide shutdown call over the issues.
Protesters in Hubli were seen stopping buses as part of their protest.
SDPI, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, JD(S), Karnataka Rakshana Vedike joined the stir by forming a human chain at the Ashoka Circle in Shivamogga.
Some protesters were also detained by the police in Madikeri during their demonstration against the state & the central government.
Apart from the centre’s farm bills, the demonstrations were against two important amendments to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act and the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act passed by the Karnataka Assembly.
The protesters alleged that these laws will ruin the agriculture sector as people with moneybags will purchase agricultural land to convert their black money into white and turn agriculture land into real estate business.
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had appealed to the protestors not to create unnecessary confusion over the amendments.
Union Health Ministry commented on the deaths post the covid-19 vaccination. Additional secretary said that 3 out of 4 deaths were unrelated to vaccination. In total 7.86 lakh healthcare workers have received Covid-19 vaccine jabs till the evening of the fifth day of the nationwide immunisation drive, as per provisional report of the Union Health Ministry on Jan 20. "The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 has touched 7,868,42 (till 6 pm Wednesday) through 14,119 sessions, as per the provisional report," the ministry said. On the four deaths reported, one each from Uttar Pradesh and Telangana and two from Karnataka, the official said in case of the death from Moradabad in UP, post mortem confirmed cardio-pulmonary disease and is not related to vaccination. “About the death reported from Bellary in Karnataka, post mortem suggested myocardial infarction and it is not related to vaccination. The other death reported in Shivamoga is also a suspected case of myocardial infarction not related to immunization,” Union Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Health Ministry on January 20 informed that out of four deaths reported after COVID vaccination jab, three are not related to vaccination while post-mortem is underway for one. Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry, Manohar Agnani said, "Four deaths have been reported from Uttar Pradesh (1), Karnataka (2) and Telangana (1). In Uttar Pradesh, post-mortem confirms cardiopulmonary disease and not related to vaccination. Post-mortem is suggestive of myocardial infarction in case of Karnataka's Bellary and it is also not related to vaccination. The case of Karnataka's Shivamogga is a suspected case of MI and is also not related to vaccination. While in the case of Telangana's Nirmal, post-mortem is undergoing." He also said, "A total of 7,86,842 beneficiaries have been vaccinated till 6 pm today as per the provisional reports. No case of severe/serious AEFI has been attributed to vaccination till date."
Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors (KARD) has demanded the government to let people choose which COVID-19 vaccine, between Pune-based Serum Institute of India's Covishield and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, they want to take. "Government of India has approved Covishield and Covaxin vaccines. We have all the reports for Covishield. But, Covaxin is still in phase-III trials, where the trial is being done on healthcare workers. We condemn this...Healthcare workers should be given a choice of vaccine," said Dr Dayanand Sagar. GoI rolled out COVID-19 vaccine jab from January 16.
Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) on midnight of December 31 held a candle light march to support the farmers who are sitting at Delhi borders. They raised slogans in support of agitating farmers. Farmers of different states are sitting at Delhi borders to protest against Centre's newly enacted farm laws.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the farm laws row said that it is not an assault on farmers but on the middle class and every youngster of the country, who is not able to get a job. Gandhi further said that farmers are smarter than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and government can neither tire them out nor fool them. "The rice, wheat you (middle class) buy comes at the rate you purchase because of APMC and the agricultural system. This is not an assault on farmers but on the middle class and on every single youngster in the country, who is not able to get a job. Realise that your independence is being taken away. The government in its arrogance believes that they can tire out the farmers and fool them, you can neither tire them nor fool them. Farmers are smarter than the Prime Minister. There is only one solution, government will have to take back the farm laws, there is no other solution," said Rahul Gandhi during a press conference on January 19.
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 24, National Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Member of Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament), Dr Sudhanshu Trivedi said, "Rahul Gandhi is Wayanad MP. Is there Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act in Kerala? If not, then, why don't you stand with farmers there? How is it possible that something is good for Kerala, and not in Delhi?" "He must clarify where and with what intention he is supporting farmers," he added.
The government on Thursday asked farmer groups to consider its proposals for amending the Acts to address their concerns and said it is open to discussing its offer further whenever the unions want, but protesters remained defiant and threatened to block railway tracks too in addition to highways. A day after protesting farmers rejected the government's offer for a written assurance on Minimum Support Price (MSP) and amend few provisions in the new farm laws, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said at a press conference that union leaders must consider the proposals and said he is ready for further discussions with them, but left it to the farmer groups to propose a date for the next round of talks. "The government is keen and ready for further discussions with protesting farmers...To clear their apprehensions, we have sent our proposal to farmer unions. I want to urge them to fix a date for discussion as early as possible. If they have any issue, the government is ready for discussion," the agriculture minister said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has lashed out at his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray over his comments on the border issue. The Karnataka CM said that these statements are only meant to create unnecessary problems and added that they would not give even an inch of land to Maharashtra. Former CM and Congress leader Siddaramaiah also slammed Uddhav Thackarey and said that Belagavi is an integral part of Karnataka and added that the Maharashtra CM should not try to instigate them by bringing up an issue that has already been resolved. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Not going to give even an inch of land, said Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that his government is committed incorporating into the state, the areas of Karnataka where Marathi-speaking people are in majority. "It's unfortunate, I condemn the statement. We are not going to give even an inch of land from this side," said CM Yediyurappa.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Bhadravathi Rapid Action Force Centre in Shivamogga on January 16. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was also present during the ceremony. Rapid Action Force is a specialised force of CRPF to maintain public order and handle riots and riot-like situations. Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two day visit to the state.
An eight-foot long King Cobra was rescued in Karnataka’s Shivamogga on Dec 9. The King Cobra was rescued from a village near Mandagadde. A rescuer rushed to the spot & rescued the snake from the village. The rescuer released the King Cobra it into the forest. King cobra is 'vulnerable' species as per International Union for Conservation of Nature. Watch the full video for more details.
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Speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on December 01, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Siddaramaiah spoke on anti-cow slaughter bill expected to be proposed by BJP government in Karnataka. He said, "Congress has to strongly oppose the anti cow slaughter bill here. All the people who depend on beef for their living will lose their jobs." "They will introduce whatever bill has been prepared by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)," Siddaramaiah added.
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