Free Press Journal
  • Tipu Jayanti: Section 144 imposed in Karnataka’s Kodagu

    Kodagu: In the wake of Tipu Jayanti, Section 144 has been imposed in Karnataka’s Kodagu on Friday. Authorities have also beefed up security in the regard. “Section 144 imposed in Kodagu ahead of Tipu Jayanti celebration, security tightened,” the District Administration said. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday opposed the Karnataka government’s decision to celebrate Tipu Jayanti in the state on November 10.

  • Siddaramaiah lashes out at Shah, accuses of communalising situation

    Bengaluru : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday hit back at BJP chief Amit Shah for attacking his government for celebrating “Tipu Jayanti” and accused him of making a “desperate attempt” to communalise the situation ahead of the state Assembly polls.

  • Minister in soup for watching obscene pics on mobile

    Bengaluru : Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Tanvir Sait on Thursday waded into a controversy after video footage emerged showing him purportedly watching pictures of skimpily clad girls on his mobile on dais at a public function to mark “Tipu Jayanti” celebrations.

  • RSS opposes Tipu Jayanti, threatens to stage protests

    Bengaluru : RSS, on Friday, opposed the celebration of ‘Tipu Jayanti’ in Karnataka this year, saying they would stage protests against it as the ruler of the erstwhile Mysore kingdom was a “religious bigot and a violent sultan”.

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    HC asks police to allow Tipu’s birth anniversary function

    Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed Tamil Nadu police to accord permission with conditions to an outfit to hold a public meeting in January in connection with the birth anniversary celebrations of 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan in Vellore district.

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    Tipu Sultan row: After Girish Karnad, BJP MP receives death threat

    Bangaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Kodagu district in Mysuru, Pratap Sinha filed a complaint on Thursday alleging that he has received a death threat for opposing the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan. Sinha had said earlier that the state government was spreading hatred by celebrating Tipu’s birth anniversary.

  • BJP opposes govt move on celebrating “Tipu Jayanti”

     Bengaluru: Calling the 18th century legendary king Tipu Sultan “communal”, BJP today expressed strong reservations about the state government’s move to celebrate his birth anniversary as “Tipu Jayanti”.