Karnataka High Court directs state govt to reconsider move to scrap Tipu Jayanti

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Bengaluru : The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to reconsider its decision to cancel the birth anniversary celebrations of Tipu Sultan, the controversial 18th-century ruler of the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom, but declined to stay the order. A division bench, comprising Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice SR Krishna Kumar, issued […]

Dakshina Kannada celebrates Tipu Jayanti amid tight security

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

Mangaluru: Tipu Jayanthi was celebrated at the Zilla Panchayat Auditorium in the city on November 10, Saturday amidst unprecedented security arrangements. MLC Harish Kumar inaugurated the programme in the absence of DK District in-charge Minister UT Khader. In his address, Harish Kumar described Tipu wanted unity in the society. He also stated that there was […]

Dakshina Kannada BJP stage protest against Tipu Jayanti

Friday, November 9th, 2018
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Mangaluru : The BJP Dakshina Kannada unit on Friday staged protest in front of DC’s office  against the state government celebrating Tipu Jayanti. Addressing the protesters Brijesh Chowta, general secretary, BJP district committee said, BJP condemns the government’s move and despite it being a government programme. The Muslim community itself has clarified that Tipu is not a […]

Hindu activists to hold protest against Tipu Jayanti

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Udupi:  The Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Hindu Jagran Vedike decided to hold a protest against the government’s decision to go ahead with the celebration of Tipu Jayanti. Addressing the press conference at Udupi Press Club on Wednesday November 7th, the regional convener of Bajrang Dal’s Karnataka (south) unit, Sunil K R said, “Tipu was a […]

History being distorted for political gains, says B Ramanath Rai

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Mangaluru: Vested interests have been attempting to distort the history for political gains. Unfortunately, some modern historians too have joined them without verifying the facts, said district minister B Ramanath Rai. Speaking after inaugurating the Tipu Jayanti celebrations here at the zilla panchayat premises, Rai said: “A section of political leaders and their supporters started […]

Police Take 50 BJP Leaders, Workers into Custody in Udupi Who Protest Against Tipu Jayanti Event

Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Udupi: As many as 50 BJP leaders, workers and others taken into custody when they tried to hold protest against state government sponsored Tipu Jayanti near Deputy Commissioner’s office here in Udupi on Friday. The workers have been arrested at the venue of the event as a preventives measure to maintain peace and security in […]

‘State not allowing protests against Tipu Jayanti’

Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Udupi: Malavika Avinash, actress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, said on Thursday that it was wrong on the part of the Congress government in the State to not allow the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and people to protest against the Tipu Jayanti celebrations. Addressing presspersons here, Ms. Avinash said that the decision of the […]

Tipu Jayanti celebrations will be banned from next year : BSY

Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Mangaluru: Karnataka state BJP unit president BS Yeddyurappa (BSY) has rejected all allegations made by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who claimed that income tax officers asked Karnataka Energy Minister DK Shivakumar to join BJP during a recent IT raid on residences and offices of the minister. Speaking to media persons just prior to a state […]

Congress releases photos of BJP leaders sporting Tipu’s headgear

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
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Mangaluru: The mud-slinging match between the Congress and the BJP over the November 10 Tipu Jayanti took a new turn on Sunday with the former releasing photographs of state BJP leaders sporting Tipu’s headgear. The release come sin the backdrop of anti-Tipu statements made by several BJP leaders, including Union minister AnanthKumar Hegde and MPs […]

Keep me out of Tipu Jayanti fete, says Anantkumar Hegde

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
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Mangaluru: Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anantkumar Hegde has asked the Chief Secretary to State government to direct all concerned with the celebration of Tipu Jayanti not to include his name in the programme invitations. Mr. Hegde, as the MP for Uttara Kannada, had last year also asked the Deputy Commissioner […]