Top news developments in Karnataka on December 25, 2022

Special Christmas Mass at St. Mary's Basilica, Bengaluru on 24th December 2022.

Special Christmas Mass at St. Mary’s Basilica, Bengaluru on 24th December 2022. | Photo: MURALI KUMAR K

1. Mining baron and former minister Gali Janardhan Reddy will hold a press conference today amid speculation that he is trying to re-enter politics in Karnataka. Although the Supreme Court has barred the BJP leader from entry or residence in Ballari district, he has recently acquired a residential complex in Gangavati district, which borders Ballari district and is 62 km from Ballari city.

2. High drama prevailed on Saturday night when five office-bearers of the Karnataka State Contractors’ Association, including President D. Kempanna, have led the fight against the alleged “40% commission” on contracts awarded by the State. government, Vyalikaval police arrested them. They were released on bail around midnight. It remains to be seen how the association responds and takes the matter forward. The conference is expected to raise the issue in the Assembly tomorrow.

3. Christmas is being celebrated all over the State, especially in coastal Karnataka which has a higher concentration of Christians.

4. Prajna Samskrutika is celebrating the 79th birth anniversary of Vedike Ki. Ram Nagaraj and Professor Ki. Ram Nagaraj Samskruthi award ceremony. Prof. SG Siddaramaiah, writer and thinker, and will present the award to Dr. Nataraj Huliar from 5:00 PM Dr. In an event to be held at the HN Multimedia Hall, National College, Basavanagudi.

5. Prof. GS Shivarudrappa and Prof. UR Ananthamurthy Samskruthika Jagathi Janti Kriya Samithi are organizing a program to remember the two deceased authors. Pustakamane Hariharapriya inaugurated the function at Kalagrama, Mallathahalli at 10 am

6. Kuvempu Kalaniketan as part of Kuvempu Samskruthika Utsava and drama festival will present “Bijjala Nyaya”, produced by SG Siddaramaiah, designed and directed by Naveen Mandya. It is at Hiriya Nagarikara Vedike, Kempegowda Park, (Circular Park) Nandini Layout from 6:00 p.m.

7. Janaseva Trust is organizing poorna mandala utsava to celebrate its golden jubilee year. Yaduveera Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, son of the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru, presided over at Janaseva Vidya Kendra, Channenahalli, at 11.00 am

8. Surabharathi Sanskrit and Cultural Foundation will present Namasankeerthanam to Sivasri Skandaprasad and party. The program will be held at the Foundation premises at 9. C Main, Service Road, BWSSB next to water tank, 1. Block, HRBR Layout from 6:30 p.m.

From Coastal Karnataka

1. Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar has imposed prohibitory orders in Surathkal and adjoining areas following the stabbing death of a 45-year-old shopkeeper, Abdul Jaleel, at Katipalla near Surathkal on December 24. Prohibitory orders are in effect until 6:00 a.m. on December 27. Christmas celebrations, religious services are exempted from the order.

2. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will arrive in Mangaluru at 4:00 PM and later proceed to Moodabidri to attend the 25th function. th Scouts and Guides International Cultural Jamboree at 17:00

From South Karnataka

1. Former lawyer Ravivarma Kumar to release a book Insight into Reservation and speak on the issue in Mysuru.

2. Mysuru Winter Festival continues.

3. Mandya MLCs want Bangalore Mysore Expressway to be named after Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar

From North Karnataka

1. Chief Minister announces double funding for Kittur Chennamra drama, ₹ 100 cr for Kittur development

2. AICC President M. Mallikarjun Kharge and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the Dharam Singh Convention Hall.

3. Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the statue of Sangolli Rayanna at Panegaon village in Kalaburagi.

4. The OBC federation says they will approach the court if the State government includes the Panchamasali community in the 2A OBC category.

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