Latest News Feeds SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Recent Posts Probe NGOs opposing Hubballi-Ankola railway project On a day when protesters blocked NH 66 at London Bridge here on Thursday demanding early completion of the Hubballi-Ankola railway line, Karwar MLA Roopali Naik called for a high-level inquiry into the NGOs opposing the project. Karnataka Congress moves MLAs to resort after four party MLAs skip CLP meet​ Exposing chinks in the ruling coalition in Karnataka, four dissidents Friday skipped the Congress Legislature Party meeting here that was called as a show of strength against an alleged bid by the BJP to dislodge the H D Kumaraswamy government. After Alok Verma, Rakesh Asthana and three other officers 'axed' from CBI The Centre on Friday appointed former No. 2 officer in the CBI Rakesh Asthana as the head of aviation security, according to sources. Narendra Modi​ deal gifted Dassault Rs 186 crore more per Rafale: Congress The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national security in the Rafale deal by "denying" to the IAF 90 aircraft it desperately needed and "gifted" Dassault Rs 186 crore more per aircraft at the cost of the public exchequer in the deal it signed with France. Lok Sabha elections schedule likely to be out in March first week: Report The dates for the Lok Sabha elections are likely to be announced in the first week of March, sources indicated on Friday. Nation waiting for new PM, govt responsible for people's distress: Akhilesh Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Friday said the nation is waiting for a new prime minister and a message of change would go out loud and clear from the mega opposition rally of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress on Saturday here. BJP not responsible for 'confusion' in Cong-JD(S) coalition, says Yeddyurappa Ahead of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting here, Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa on Friday said it was the Grand Old Party's responsibility to keep its flock together and his party had nothing to do with the "confusion" in the ruling coalition in the southern state. Congress asks its `disgruntled' MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi to attend crucial CLP meeting Congress CLP leader Siddaramaiah has asked Karnataka Forest and Environment Minister Satish Jarkiholi to call up his brother and disgruntled MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi and tell him to attend the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting to be held later on Friday. India aiming for 'Top 50' rank next year in ease of doing business: PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India is aiming at being in the list of top 50 countries in ease of doing business by next year. Standing tall Down Under: Dhoni anchors, Kedar finishes as India win ODI series Mahendra Singh Dhoni rekindled his love affair with final flourishes, anchoring India to their maiden bilateral ODI series triumph in Australia for a perfect finish to a historic trip Down Under here Friday 2 held with heroin worth Rs 24 crore Two suspected members of an international drug cartel, including a Nigerian, have been arrested in Delhi with six-kg heroin worth Rs 24 crore, police said Friday. Rs 10 lakh looted from ATM machine Three unidentified persons allegedly looted cash worth over Rs 10 lakh from an ATM machine at a village in Akola district of Maharashtra early on Friday, police said. Rahul extends support to Mamata's mega opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended his support to Mamata Banerjee on Friday for her "show of unity" in Kolkata on January 19 and hoped that it would send a powerful message of a united India. SC directs Kerala police to grant round-the-clock security to 2 women who entered Sabarimala shrine The Supreme Court directed the Kerala police on Friday to provide round-the-clock security to two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple. ANFA Bhatkal clinch Nawayath title, beat Labbaik by 29 runs in final ANFA Bhatkal bowlers put up an incredible performance to ruin Altaf Jushuddi’s fifty runs knock beating Labbaik Nawayath Bhatkal by 29 runs in a high-octane summit clash at Nawayath Trophy 2019 , here at Taluka Stadium (YMSA Ground), Bhatkal on Thursday. Seven Karnataka fishermen held in Iran return home Seven fishermen from Uttara Kannada, who were released by the Iranian security forces after five-month detention, returned to their homes on Wednesday night. Youth drowns while swimming in river An 18-year-old youth drowned in the Kaneri river near Gund in Joida taluk of Uttara Kannada district while he was swimming. Workshop for SSLC students in Bhatkal The New English PU College and the offices of the BEO and BRC have organised a special workshop ‘Daari Divige’ to give exam guidance to SSLC students on January 18 at the New English PU College in Bhatkal. Girish secures 1st place in Olympiad exam Ninth standard student K L Girish of New English High School in Prabhat Nagar in Honnavar has secured first place for the district in the Science-Maths Olympiad exam conducted by Karnataka Rajya Vijnan Parishat, Bengaluru for ninth standard students. Karnataka Cong calls legislature party meet on Jan 18 The Congress has called a meeting of its Karnataka legislature party on January 18 amid efforts to keep its flock together as it accused the BJP of indulging in horse-trading to destabilise the state government. PM-headed panel likely to meet on Jan 24 to appoint new CBI Director: Sources The high-powered Selection Committee is likely to meet on January 24 to appoint the new CBI Director, sources said here. No need to hype Karnataka 'political crisis', says Deve Gowda Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda on Tuesday said the perceived 'political crisis' in Karnataka was a just media hype. Cong Attacks BJP For 'Brazen Attempt' to Destabilise Karnataka Govt The Congress on Wednesday slammed the BJP for its "brazen attempt" to destabilise the party's coalition government with Janata Dal (Secular) in Karnataka. Sheila Dikshit takes charge as Delhi Congress chief Rajiv Bhawan, the office of the state Congress, wore a festive look Wednesday as Sheila Dikshit took charge as the party's Delhi chief in presence of a large gathering of workers and senior leaders. Malaysia says it won't host any more events involving Israel Malaysia's foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel. Scrap sedition law, a colonial hangover: Kapil Sibal Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal Wednesday demanded that the sedition law be scrapped as those in power are "manipulating" it. TMC rally to see participation of political leaders from Kashmir to Kanyakumari: Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that her party Trinamool Congress' proposed opposition rally on January 19 will see the participation of non-BJP parties from "Kashmir to Kanyakumari". Twitter war breaks out between Siddaramaiah and BJP over political turmoil in Karnataka The political turmoil in Karnataka in the wake of two MLAs withdrawing support to the coalition government of Congress and JD(S) led to a Twitter war between Congress strongman Siddaramaiah and the BJP. Aussie coach Justin Langer praises chase master Virat Kohli, says his balance is unbelievable Australia coach Justin Langer compared Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar and said the Indian captain's balance while playing 360-degree shots in all formats of the game is "unbelievable". Congress MLAs in Mumbai unreachable to media, not to me: Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said the Congress MLAs who are in Mumbai are constantly in touch with him and assured that the three legislators will come back. Over 2,300 women to go on Haj this year without 'Mehram': Naqvi Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Haj this year without 'Mehram' or male companion as all those who applied under this category have been exempted from the lottery system, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday. SC dismisses pleas of 5 states seeking modification of its order on DGPs The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the pleas of five states seeking modification of its order issued last year on the selection and appointment of director generals of police (DGPs). SC to hear next week plea challenging appointment of Nageswara Rao as interim CBI chief The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea by an NGO challenging the January 10 order of the government appointing IPS officer M Nageswara Rao as interim director of the CBI. Don't take political mileage from Kanhaiya case: Sena to BJP The Shiv Sena Wednesday said the BJP has no moral right to criticise student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition, after teaming up with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. Kohli, Dhoni lead India to series-levelling win in Adelaide Skipper Virat Kohli struck a century and MS Dhoni an unbeaten fifty as India beat Australia by six wickets in the second One-day international to level the series 1-1, here Tuesday. 'Alok Verma sacking illegal': Centre must make CVC report public, demands Mallikarjun Kharge Leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the CBI's interim director "illegal" and demanding that a meeting of the selection committee be convened immediately to appoint a new chief of the probe agency. Survey on NaMo app asks whether grand alliance will have impact on 2019 Lok Sabha polls Will the 'mahagathbandhan' or the opposition's grand anti-BJP alliance have an impact in your constituency? This is one of the several questions the 'people's pulse' survey asks participants on the 'NaMo' app. Two MLAs withdraw support to Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka In a blow to the Congress-JDS coalition in Karnataka, two MLAs Tuesday withdrew support to the government headed by H D Kumaraswamy. No threat to Cong-JD(S) government: Gowda Amid allegations of the BJP trying to poach the MLAs of the ruling coalition in Karnataka, former prime minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Tuesday asserted that there was no threat to the government headed by his son H D Kumaraswamy. Newly elected Rajasthan MLAs sworn in Newly elected Rajasthan legislators were sworn in as members of the 15th state assembly by Pro tem Speaker Gulab Chand Kataria on Tuesday. Indian killed in Afghan bomb attack: MEA An Indian national was among those killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs said and called for the perpetrators of the assault as well as those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously. Past governments ruled like sultanates neglected country's rich heritage: Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday accused the past governments at the Centre of ruling like "sultanates" and neglecting the country's rich heritage. 'Misuse' of disaster relief fund: Kerala Lokayukta admits plea The Kerala Lokayukta has admitted a complaint alleging misuse of Chief Minister's Sabarimala: With judge on medical leave, SC may not start hearing on review pleas from Jan 22 The Supreme Court Tuesday said it may not start the hearing from January 22 on pleas seeking review of the Sabarimala verdict, as one of the judges is on medical leave. SC to hear Zakia Jafri's plea against clean chit to Modi in Guj riots after four weeks The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear a plea by Zakia Jafri, challenging the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots, after four weeks. Fearing poaching by Congress-JD(S), BJP huddles 104 MLAs in Gurgaon Fearing poaching of its legislators by the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka, the Opposition BJP in the state has shifted its MLAs to a resort in Haryana's Nuh district near the national capital, according to sources. Karnataka Farm Loan Waiver Will Be "Completely" In Budget: HD Kumaraswamy Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has announced that he will fulfill his Rs 46,000-crore loan waiver commitment made to farmers "completely" in the Congress-JDS coalition government's second budget that he is scheduled to present on February 8. Dubai-returnee commits suicide in Bhatkal A Dubai-returnee committed suicide by hanging himself to the roof at his house, who is identified as Ramchandra Durgayya Devadiga, resident of Mankulli in the taluk. Fisherman dies after boat capsizes in Udupi A fisherman died after the conventional boat in which he was fishing capsized at Gopadi in Kundapur on Saturday. 200 boats leave for search of missing fishermen As many as 200 boats left on Sunday night for a combined search operation to trace the seven missing fishermen. Gujarat implements 10 per cent EWS quota The BJP-led Gujarat government on Monday implemented 10 per cent reservation in state government jobs and education for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in the general category. Charge sheet in sedition case 'politically motivated': Kanhaiya Kumar Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others, named in a charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in a sedition case on Monday, termed the move as "politically motivated" and questioned its timing, ahead of the parliamentary election. Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking to declare Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in inside LG's office as illegal The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking its direction to declare as "unconstitutional" and "illegal" the sit-in of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues inside the Lieutenant Governor's office here last year. Give Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul another chance, appeals umpire Simon Taufel Appealing that another chance be given to Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul, who have drawn flak for their outrage-evoking comments on women during a chat show, renowned umpire Simon Taufel Monday said "we all make mistakes" AIADMK not averse to Lok Sabha poll deal with BJP in Tamil Nadu The AIADMK on Monday indicated that it was not averse to forging an electoral alliance with the BJP for the coming Lok Sabha polls, saying that "anything can happen." PM Narendra Modi receives Philip Kotler Presidential award Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award here. Delhi Police charges Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case The Delhi Police Monday filed a chargesheet at a city court against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the varsity campus in February 2016. Kumaraswamy dismisses reports about BJP's alleged efforts to topple Karnataka government Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Monday said there was no question of "instability" in the Congress-JD(S) dispensation as he sought to downplay reports about the BJP allegedly attempting 'Operation Lotus' to topple his government. Yeddyurappa alleges JD(S)-Congress trying to lure BJP MLAs in Karnataka Alleging that the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition was trying to lure its MLAs in Karnataka, state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa Monday said its 104 legislators are "united" and will camp in the national capital. 3 cops, driver of MP Dy Speaker's escort team killed in mishap Three policemen and another person were killed when a truck hit their vehicle while they were escorting Madhya Pradesh Assembly's Deputy Speaker in Balaghat district in the wee hours of Monday, police said. NSA invoked against those arrested in Bulandshahr cow slaughter case The Bulandshahr district administration on Monday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against seven people arrested in connection with the alleged cow slaughtering incident in Siyana tehsil last month, officials said. House gutted in Mundgod; loss estimated over ten lakh rupees An accidental fire erupted at a house in Salgau panchayat limits in the taluk, in which the fire turned household goods including gold ornaments and cash amount into ashes that were kept in the house. Police arrest absconding Yellapur Man who killed his daughter Yellapur police have arrested a person who was absconding after killing his daughter and have taken into the custody after producing him in the court. Ganja supply: 8 students arrested Around eight students were arrested by Mangaluru CCB police on the charges of supplying 'Ganja' to the college students here in Mangaluru. Intolerance reigns supreme, says Rahul Gandhi in Dubai Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in Dubai on Saturday that India had witnessed a great deal of intolerance and anger in the past four-and-a-half years which stemmed from the “mentality of the people in power”. VVPAT machines to be used in Jind bypoll: Official VVPAT machines would be used in the Jind bypoll which will enable the voter to know if the vote cast by him or her through EVM has gone to the account of his desired candidate or not, officials said Friday. No corruption, major terror attack under Modi-rule: Sitharaman Rallying the BJP workers ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday asked them to create awareness about the government's achievements, especially that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided "corruption-free" five years and that no major terror attack has taken place during this period. Mamata Banerjee welcomes SP-BSP alliance in UP for 2019 Lok Sabha polls West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday welcomed the SP-BSP announcing an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. HC frames issues in plea against Congress leader Ahmed Patel's 2017 Rajya Sabha election win The Gujarat High Court has framed six issues in an election petition filed by BJP leader Balvantsinh Rajput challenging veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel's election to the Rajya Sabha from the state in 2017. India vs Australia: MS Dhoni becomes fifth cricketer to score 10000 ODI runs for India The seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday became the fifth player to score 10000 runs for India in One-day International cricket, adding another feather to his illustrious cap. MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma efforts in vain as Australia beat India by 34 runs in first ODI Rohit Sharma's individual brilliance was not enough to make up for a floundering top and middle order as India suffered a 34-run defeat at the hands of a resilient Australia in the first One-day International, here Saturday. Congress maintains silence on SP-BSP tie-up; likely to go it alone in UP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls Left out of the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls on its own in the crucial Hindi heartland state, sources said. SP, BSP coming together for their survival: BJP The BJP Saturday said the SP and the BSP came together for their survival, and not for the country or Uttar Pradesh, and downplayed suggestions that the alliance will have a major impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Cong doesn't want resolution of Ram temple issue: Modi Taking on the Congress over the Ram temple issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the opposition party was trying to impede the judicial process for resolution of the matter. SP, BSP announce tie-up sans Congress for Lok Sabha polls, to contest 38 seats each in UP Once-arch rivals Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced Saturday their tie-up in Uttar Pradesh for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, sharing 38 seats each and keeping the Congress out of the alliance. India witnessing over 4 yrs of 'intolerance' says Rahul Gandhi in UAE Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday praised the UAE for declaring 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance', saying India on the other hand has been witnessing four-and-a-half years of "intolerance". Rahul Gandhi takes jibe at PM Modi, says doesn't want to tell his 'Mann Ki Baat' in Dubai Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday told Indian workers here that he wants to listen to their problems instead of telling his "Mann Ki Baat". Rahul Gandhi To Meet Indian Community On First UAE Visit Congress President Rahul Gandhi who will interact with the Indian overseas and student communities during his maiden visit to the UAE was accorded a warm welcome by the Indian diaspora at the Dubai airport on Thursday, the party said. Rahul Gandhi arrives in Dubai Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrived in Dubai in the wee hours of Friday for his two-day maiden visit to the United Arab Emirates. ‘BJP always open to alliances, cherishes old friends’: PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the BJP is open to alliances and cherished its old friends, in a hint that it was looking to strengthen the NDA in Tamil Nadu ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. World Cup squad more of less settled but anybody can be dropped on poor form: Rohit Sharma Vice-captain Rohit Sharma Thursday said India's World Cup squad is more or less settled but nobody should take his place for granted as poor form could lead to omissions. PM Modi in 'tearing hurry' to sack CBI chief Alok Verma due to Rafale: Rahul Gandhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in a "tearing hurry" to "sack" CBI chief Alok Verma because of the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged on Thursday. Next course of action will depend on what people of Kashmir want: Former IAS Shah Faesal A day after quitting the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Shah Faesal, who topped the exam in 2009, Thursday said his next course of action will depend on what the people of Kashmir, especially the youth, want him to do. Bill for 10 per cent reservation for poor in general category challenged in SC A plea challenging the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was Thursday filed in the Supreme Court. KCR against sharing stage with Rahul Gandhi, to skip Mamata Banerjee's January 19 rally TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao will in all likelihood give a miss to the January 19 rally of opposition parties proposed by the TMC in Kolkata as he does not want to share stage with the Congress, party sources said. NCW notice to Rahul politically motivated: Congress leader Anand Sharma Congress leader Anand Sharma on Thursday said that the notice issued by the National Commission for Women (NCW) to Congress president Rahul Gandhi was a politically motivated move and accused that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has himself "dragged the Indian political discourse to a gutter level". Major relief for MSMEs, small traders as GST Council doubles exemption limit In a bid to give relief to small businesses, the GST Council Thursday doubled the limit for exemption from payment of goods and services tax (GST) to Rs 40 lakh and announced that the higher turnover cap of Rs 1.5 crore for availing composition scheme of paying 1 per cent tax will be effective from April 1. SC refuses urgent hearing on plea against Anupam Kher's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea challenging the January 7 order of the Delhi High Court which had disposed of a petition seeking to ban the trailer of the upcoming movie, 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Shameful that severely-ill Manohar Parrikar continues to be Goa CM: Ex-RSS official Former Goa RSS chief Subhash Velingkar has said it was shameful that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar continued to be in power despite being severely ill. Prakash Raj meets Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, AAP extends support for actor's political journey Actor Prakash Raj, who recently announced he would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here Thursday, with the latter saying that his Aam Aadmi Party "fully supports" him. Teachers' problems can be eliminated if educational organizations are strong: MLC Basavaraj Horatti in Murdeshwar "Problems faced by the Teachers can be eliminated if the educational organizations become strong", noted MLC of Karantaka government and former education Minister Basavaraj Horatti. Judge recuses himself from Ayodhya case, new bench to be set up before Jan 29 The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to constitute a fresh five-judge Constitution bench to hear the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title dispute on January 29 after a judge, Justice U U Lalit, recused himself. Justice Lalit, who was part of a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, opted out of the hearing when the counsel for a Muslim party said he had appeared for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh as a lawyer in 1994. 4 more Congress MLAs appointed as heads of boards,corporations Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday appointed four moreCongress MLAs as heads of boards and corporations, whilewithholding two from the list that was recommended by thenational party. The fresh appointments came even as the issue over sharing the posts snowballed intoa tug of war between the ruling coalition partners -- JDS and Congress. However, MLA Abbayya Pras Nitish Kumar got Chief Minister's chair due to grand alliance: Lalu Yadav Patna: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on his arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for having forecast that the Grand Alliance of the opposition parties in the state has no future. Prasad, who is serving sentence in a number of fodder scam cases in Ranchi, took exception to the remark made by Kumar earlier this week when reporters asked the Chief Minister about the prospects of ''Mahagathbandhan'', of which the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is the largest constituent. Triple talaq bill stays stuck in Rajya Sabha as Winter session finishes A Bill to criminalise the Muslim instant divorce practice of "triple talaq" remained stuck in Rajya Sabha in face of a combined opposition insisting that it be scrutinised by a select committee of the House. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, which was passed by Lok Sabha on December 27 last year, had come up for discussion just once in the subsequent seven sittings of the House but couldn't pass through the opposition muster. Sedition charges on Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid soon: Delhi police chief The Delhi Police will soon file a charge sheet in the sedition case against former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar and other activists, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik said Wednesday. Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 in a sedition case for allegedly organising an event in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. The arrests had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming the police for "working at the behest of the ruling BJP". Bulandshahr violence: Prime accused BJP Yuva Morcha leader Shikhar Agarwal arrested One of the prime accused of Bulandshahr's Siyana violence case, BJP's Yuva Morcha leader Shikhar Agarwal has been arrested by the police from Hapur on Thursday. Notably, Agarwal had been absconding since he was accused of instigating mob against the police in Bulandshahr violence on December 3 in which inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a local Sumit Kumar were killed. P Chidambaram takes dig at govt over Kashmiri IAS officer's resignation Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on January 10 took a dig at the BJP-led central government over the resignation of IAS officer Shah Faesal, saying the world will take note of "his cry of anguish and defiance". In a series of tweets, the former home and finance minister claimed whatever Faesal, the first Kashmiri IAS topper, had said was an indictment of the Narendra Modi government. 'Showcase your talent globally with hijab' - Fathima Muzaffer asks women at Anjuman centenary celebration event An exclusively ladies' program which held on 6th January, Monday, to mark Anjuman's centenary celebrations'inaugural event concluded on a high note here at Anjumanabad, Bhatkal. Expert committee to be formed to examine changing syllabus in higher education Bengaluru: Karnataka Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda Wednesday said that an expert committee would be constituted to look into changing the syllabus for highereducation courses in the state. Stating that government was making all efforts to increase enrollment in higher education courses, he also said his department was mullingholding online examinations for the Common Entrance Test (CET).