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Circulation of study material endorsing dowry being probed: Bengaluru college 21.10.2017 New Kerala: Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , October 21 : St. Joseph's College on Friday said it has initiated a probe into the circulation of study material that endorses dowry.
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M'lore varsity to use NFC-enabled marks cards to check forgery Meghana Choukkar 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Mangalore University will make its marks cards and degree certificates fake-proof by adopting the use of Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology. There have been many cases of candidates producing fake marks cards and certificates. The state higher education department had even recommended last year that universities procure marks cards from Mysore Sales International Ltd, with tear-resistant and tamper-proof features. Registrar of Evaluation at MU, Prof A M Khan said, "The Karnataka government had issued a circular saying we could use technology like NFC to prevent forgery. We took feedback from Gulbarga and Ballari university, which have adopted this technology, and it was positive." The university has called for tenders to supply marks cards and convocation certificates embedded with NFC microchips for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses from this year. Khan said the chip is usually a small square or circle, about the size of a 25 paise coin. "The microchip will have a unique code and ID ...
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'Golmaal Again' Is Unbearably Unfunny (Review) 20.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Film: "Golmaal Again"; Director: Rohit Shetty; Cast: Ajay Devgan, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, plus the usual Golmaal gang; Rating: *1/2
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Lingayats vs Sangh Parivar: Retired IAS Officer challenges Pejawar seer to debate 20.10.2017 Karnataka
Religion “Lingayat Shiva does not reside in Kailasa nor does he have a family. We do not believe in heaven and hell,” Jaamdar said. Jamdar 750.jpg Retired IAS officer SM Jaamdar, who is spearheading the Lingayat religion movement, called out the Sangh Parivar for discrediting their movement for religious minority rights, at a press conference held in Bengaluru on Friday. The Lingayats in Karnataka have been demanding separate religious status for a while now, and Jaamdar is the latest to speak out on the issue. Vishwesha Tirtha Swami, who heads the influential Pejawar mutt, had remarked earlier this week that Lingayats should stay within the Hindu religion as its followers worshipped Lord Shiva. In response, Jaamdar argued that unlike Hindu worship of Shiva lingas, Lingayat Shiva is formless. “We do not worship Shiva in temples or stone lingas. We embrace the concept of Ishta Linga,” he said. The Ishta Linga is a symbolic representation of a formless god, usually worn on the body by Lingayats. “Lingayat ...
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Dowry praised in sociology material, but college denies it's from textbook 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A Bengaluru college was accused on Friday of promoting dowry in its study material. St. Josephs Arts and Science College, Shanti Nagar, was at the centre of a social media storm after a page from the chapter on dowry appeared on Facebook, and was reposted by many on Twitter. The college, however, said the chapter was not from a prescribed textbook. "In fact, we have no prescribed textbook for sociology," a college official said. "The students read reference material." Dowry is considered a heinous criminal act by the Supreme Court and the government and attracts penalty and imprisonment. However, in some places, the age-old tradition of a brides father showering the grooms family with gifts of money, precious metals and even property continues. In a Facebook post, Rithika Ramesh shared a page of a B.A. students sociology study material, which shows not one, but at least seven advantages to the dowry system. Some of those benefits it lists are: 1. Dowry makes possible the marriage of ugly girls, who would ...
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'Dowry helps ugly girls get married', say sociology notes given to Bengaluru students 20.10.2017 India Today| Must Read
Students of the college were given photocopies from a book that lists the "advantages" of dowry, according to its "supporters." Its PRO said it was opposed to such "obscurantist and oppressive patriarchal" views.
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Did a Bengaluru college hand out study material that says dowry helps ugly girls? 20.10.2017 Karnataka
ADVANTAGES-of-dowry.jpg Are there ‘advantages’ to dowry? The study material reportedly distributed to sociology students at one Bengaluru college definitely seems to suggest so. On Wednesday night, a Facebook post put up by a young woman said that students of Bachelor of Arts in St Joseph's College of Arts and Commerce in Bengaluru were given study material which endorses the system of dowry. What exactly does this study material say? It starts off innocuously enough. “Generally, though accepted as an evil practice, dowry has its supporters,” the page says, under the heading ‘Advantages of Dowry’. It then goes on to list these ‘advantages’, ‘according to them’. "The marriage of ugly girls who would otherwise have gone without a partner is made possible by offering heavy amount of dowry," the study material reportedly given to students states. "It is a useful and effective method of attracting good, handsome and sometimes unwilling boys for marriage," the text further states. "Dowry increases the status ...
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Bengaluru college caught teaching 'benefits' of Dowry 20.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Dowry is considered a heinous criminal act by the Supreme Court of India and the Government and is liable for penal punishments with fines and statutory imprisonment. However, in some places, the age-old tradition of a brides father showering the grooms family with gifts of money, precious metals and even property continues. Now, one college in Bengaluru, St. Josephs College in Shanti Nagar, to be precise, has been caught teaching the benefits of dowry in its material. In a Facebook post, one Rithika Ramesh shared a page of a B.A. Students Sociology textbook, which shows not one, but at least 7 advantages to the dowry system. Some of those benefits as being taught by that textbook are as follows: 1. Makes possible the marriage of ugly girls, who would otherwise not get any groom. 2. Its a good bait for getting attractive, handsome and sometimes unwilling men to get married. 3. It may help get a footing for self-employment and can be a fresh start for the couple. 4. Dowry helps poor but meritorious boys ...
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3 of a family, two students die in horrific crash near Magadi 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three of a family and two engineering students from the city were killed when an SUV crashed into a bus shelter on NH 75 near Magadi, Bengaluru Rural district, on Thursday evening. The students were part of a five-member group that had set out to Savandurga Hills from JP Nagar. The students hired a silver Mahindra Scorpio from Zoomcar, an automobile rental firm. Upon reaching Bychapura village near Lakkenahalli, about 56 km from Bengaluru, they came across a deep curve. Shubham, who was at the wheel, lost control of the car and crashed it into a bus shelter, about 20 feet away from the highway, police said. Kemparaju (40), his wife Mamatha K and two children, Lavanya K (11) and Sanjay K (2), had stopped by the bus shelter. The family was riding a motorcycle to their native village, Muthugadahalli, Turuvekere, Tumakuru district. Kemparaju had decided to pull in as his children felt hungry and wanted to eat. The crash turned catastrophic. The speeding car crashed into the family, killing Kemparaju, Lavanya ...
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Yeddyurappa discharged from hospital 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who was admitted to a private hospital following fever and blood pressure fluctuation, was discharged on Thursday.

Yeddyurappa was admitted to Apollo Hospital on Bannerghatta Road on Wednesday evening as he was running a high temperature. When Yeddyurappa informed the doctors that he was embarking on a 75-day state-wide yatra from November 2, they advised him a thorough medical check-up.

The tests were conducted on Thursday morning and he was discharged later in the day after his fever subsided, sources said.
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17 new govt engineering colleges on anvil; 10 in N-K 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
At a time when engineering colleges are struggling to stay afloat, the Department of Technical Education (DTE) has proposed starting 17 new government engineering colleges. The proposals were sent to the government between April 2016 and May 2017. Of the 17, ten new colleges are proposed in north Karnataka, with districts such as Bidar, Kalaburagi and Bagalkot leading the race. In fact, four out of the five new government engineering colleges already sanctioned are coming up in north Karnataka - Talkal village in Yalburga (Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy's constituency), Nargund in Gadag, Gangavathi in Koppal and one in Bidar. The fifth one is coming up at Challakere in Chitradurga to cater to the Science City, a township anchored by IISc, ISRO, DRDO and BARC. Karnataka has 227 engineering colleges, among which only 11 are state-run and 202 are private colleges. The rush to start new colleges, however, comes at a time when thousands of engineering seats go abegging each year. Sample this: ...
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Govt film institute shuts door on non-Karnataka students 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Government Film and Television Institute (GFTI) in Hesaraghatta, Karnataka's oldest film institute, is now out of bounds for students from other states. Following last year's agitation by students - most of them from outside the state - demanding better facilities, the state government has tweaked the admission norms at the institute this year, virtually reserving all 66 seats for students from Karnataka. "If all the seats approved in the institute are not fully filled up by students from Karnataka, the vacant seats can be filled up by non-Karnataka students," the Department of Higher Education has stated in a letter to the Department of Technical Education, which runs the institute. Accordingly, the institute has 24 students this year and officials say all of them are from Karnataka. Another 42 seats are vacant, but the admission process has concluded. "Admissions have to close by August 15 as per a Supreme Court order," Technical Education Director H U Talawar said. "The decision to reserve seats ...
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SHRC notice on bribe for ambulance 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has filed a suo motu compliant on a report published in DH on September 27 under the caption 'Dead boy's dad says ambulance, hospital demanded money'.

A 17-year-old student G Vishwas had drowned at Ravugodlu. The SHRC directed the district health and family welfare officer Bengaluru Urban District to file a report on the incident in six weeks.
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Plan to alter criteria for PM’s research fellowships 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is looking to tweak the criteria for grant of Prime Minister’s fellowships to research students of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, the 23 ...
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Five die in accident on Bengaluru-Mangaluru highway 19.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Three were members of a family waiting in a bus stop
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B.Tech. graduate booked on the charge of drug peddling 19.10.2017 Hindu: News
In another case, a suspected drug peddler was posing as a journalist
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Girl injured in building collapse dies 19.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Three-year-old Sanjana, who had suffered 60% burns in the building collapse incident following an LPG cylinder explosion at Ejipura on Monday, died at the Victoria Hospital on Thursday evening. Her mother Ashwini, who was eight months pregnant, and her father Saravana had died in the incident. Seven people were buried alive in the tragedy.
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The fight against superstition gathers momentum 19.10.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Though the list of superstitious beliefs is long, often dissolving distinctions of class, caste, religion and education, Karnataka's anti-superstition bill is seen as a big step ahead.
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Yeddyurappa hospitalised 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa has been admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru, for high fever and fluctuations in blood pressure.

According to Dr Prasad of Sagar Apollo Hospital, where Yeddyurappa is admitted, the former chief minister is responding well to the treatment and is likely to be discharged on Thursday evening.
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Indian, UK artistes bring digital dance movements 18.10.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Contemporary dance artistes from UK-based Studio Wayne McGregor and Indian artistes from Attakkalari Dance Company have collaborated to create digital dance movements.
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