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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with PWD Minister Govind Karjol addresses the media at Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru in this file picture. (PTI Photo)

Karnataka forms panel to look into quota demand

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 11:13 PM IST
  • The state had recently seen agitations from several communities demanding reservation.
The Panchamasali Lingayat community is one of the largest sub-sect within the Lingayat community.(ANI/Twitter)
The Panchamasali Lingayat community is one of the largest sub-sect within the Lingayat community.(ANI/Twitter)

Who is stirring the caste cauldron in Karnataka?

By Venkatesha Babu, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:08 PM IST
  • The Karnataka government has blamed the opposition for fishing in troubled waters by trying to take political advantage of the agitations but Yediyurappa may have to look within.
Diwan Sharief ( in photo) and his father were said to be influenced by the teachings of Basaveshwara and had donated land to the mutt.(ANI / Twitter)
Diwan Sharief ( in photo) and his father were said to be influenced by the teachings of Basaveshwara and had donated land to the mutt.(ANI / Twitter)

Muslim man set to be anointed pontiff of Lingayat mutt in Karnataka

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 06:54 AM IST
Diwan Sharief, who has three daughters and a son, had taken Linga deeksha and has undergone training about the mutt traditions, mutt sources said.
A priest at a Lingayat Community Temple in Noida. The Lingayats do not cremate the dead. Instead, the departed are buried in deep pits in a sitting, meditative position.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
A priest at a Lingayat Community Temple in Noida. The Lingayats do not cremate the dead. Instead, the departed are buried in deep pits in a sitting, meditative position.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Delhi’s Lingayat community in search of a burial ground in city

New Delhi | By Baishali Adak
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2019 05:53 AM IST
Currently, the SDMC has 37 Hindu cremation grounds and four Muslim burial sites, most of which are in Punjabi Bagh, Green Park, Dakshinpuri, Madanpur Khadar and Mongolpuri. Besides, there is one Christian cemetery in Dwarka.
Former Karnataka chief minister D Devaraj Urs.
Former Karnataka chief minister D Devaraj Urs.

Devaraj Urs did it 4 decades ago. Now, Siddaramaiah aims for this Karnataka feat

Hindustan Times, Hunsur | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 03:58 PM IST
Siddaramaiah is only the third among Karnataka’s 22 CMs to have had a full term. If he retains power, he’d match D Devaraj Urs’s hitherto unbroken record of two successive wins.
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