Major news developments in Karnataka on June 15, 2022

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1. The results of four seats in the Karnataka Legislative Council – two for teachers and graduates – will be announced today. Counting of votes in Mysuru and Belagavi.

2. Judge BS Patill will take charge of Karnataka’s new Lokayukta today. The position has been vacant since January. He was sworn in by Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot.

3. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will lay the foundation stone and inaugurate various development works on Wednesday. They include – review of K 100 valley, near Shanthi Nagar bus station, inauguration of Byrasandra Lake, foundation stone of a multi-storey car park and inauguration of a multi-storey apartment building floors.

4. Minister of Higher Education Ashwath Narayan will hold a press conference on CET for Engineering Courses starting tomorrow.

5. HelpAge India will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today with the launch of its national report – “Bridging the Gap: Understanding the Needs of Older Persons” on Wednesday.

6. Bengaluru City Police and Nightingales Medical Trust are jointly organizing an awareness session on “Prevention of Elder Crime and Abuse”. The event will take place in the Boardroom of the Police Commissioner’s Office on Infantry Road. 11:30 a.m. Dr. SD Sharanappa, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime and Centre, Bengaluru City Police, KS Latha Kumari, Director of Department for Empowerment of Disabled and Elderly, will chair the program. Dr. CR Chandrashekar, senior psychiatrist and founder of Samadhana, will be the guest of honour.

7. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation, Bengaluru will present an eight-day workshop on Madhubani painting from June 15-22 in two sessions. Renowned artists from Bihar – Amit Kumar Dutt, Rahul Kumar Yadav, Prabhat Kumar Dutta and Amisha – will lead the workshop. BKS Varma, painter, will inaugurate the studio. The event will take place at KRG Hall, No. 43, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at 11 a.m.

8. CMR University, Eco Youth Startup Summit, Rain Matter Foundation and B.PAC will hold a press conference to launch the Eco Youth Startup Competition and Summit, GoNative, Lavelle Road, 4 p.m.

People can’t believe this is a train station in India

Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal at Baiyappanahalli in Bengaluru, Karnataka | Video credit: K Murali Kumar

From South Karnataka

1. Textbook controversy: Protest march by Congress leaders and writers from Kuppali, the birthplace of the writer Kuvempu, to Thirthahalli.

2. The road and beautification works undertaken in Mysuru prior to the Prime Minister’s visit will be inspected today by the District Minister and officials.

From North Karnataka

1. A press conference by Pranavananda Swami, Kalyana Karnataka Ediga Horata Kendra Samiti, regarding launching a hunger strike if the state government does not lift the ban on tapping grog.

2. Aam Aadmi Party youth wing press conference today regarding alleged abuse of power in the Kalyana Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (KKRTC).

3. A 24-hour protest by Karnataka Asmita Janandolana, District Congress Committee, demanding the withdrawal of the revised curriculum.

From the coast of Karnataka

Public hearing in Mangaluru on the felling of trees for the widening of National Road 169 between Mangaluru and Karkala, at 11 a.m.

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