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Published - July 11, 2024 04:42 pm IST

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar and and Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math Seer Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji during the 515th birth anniversary celebration of Bengaluru’s founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, at Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru on June 27, 2024.

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, Deputy CM D.K. Shivakumar and and Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math Seer Nirmalanandanatha Swamiji during the 515th birth anniversary celebration of Bengaluru’s founder Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, at Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru on June 27, 2024. | Photo Credit: PTI

1. WATCH | Decode Karnataka: Caste-based mutts and their influence on Karnataka politics

Whether it is establishing educational and medical institutions, engaging in charity and development works or endorsing candidates and lobbying for ministerial berths, mathas or caste-based religious and spiritual institutions are peculiar to Karnataka. Home to hundreds of mathas across many castes and sub-castes, the State has witnessed a growing interdependence between politicians and pontiffs over the years.

But how did these mathas and their pontiffs gain followers and clout to become so crucial to Karnataka’s political landscape? How has this affected the State’s electoral and identity politics? We speak to Dr. Janaki Nair, a Bengaluru-based historian and retired professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University in this week’s episode of Decode Karnataka.

2. Demand soars for kiwi and papaya amidst rise in dengue cases

The rising number of dengue cases in Bengaluru has resulted in an increase in demand for papayas and kiwis, which some believe contain nutrients that combat the symptoms of dengue and build immunity. While kiwis are selling at anywhere between ₹140-₹300 per kg, papayas are being sold for ₹33-₹50 per kg.

In Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS), papayas were priced at ₹33 per kg while kiwis were priced at ₹140 per kg. On online shopping sites, kiwis are priced at around ₹150 per kg, but were out of stock. However, doctors have warned people to exercise caution while believing ‘miracle remedies’.

3. Watch: All about Bengaluru’s new double-decker flyover at Silk Board

The much-awaited double-decker flyover in Bengaluru, expected to decongest the heavily busy Silk board stretch, incorporates a metro-cum-road flyover stretching 3.13 km from Ragigudda to Central Silk Board. The ₹330-crore flyover has a four-lane stretch at a height of eight metres above the ground. And a metro corridor at a height of 16 metres above the ground.

The flyover passes through three metro stations in the upcoming Yellow Line — Jayadeva Hospital, BTM Layout and Silk Board. However, even as the construction works near completion, the government has not confirmed the exact date. Watch here.

4. TH Impact | NGT takes cognisance of ‘The Hindu’ article on illegal tree felling near Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary

The principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken suo moto cognisance of a report published by The Hindu. Dated May 14, the article is titled ‘Environment activists alarmed as trees chopped and burnt near Talacauvery Wildlife Sanctuary in Kodagu’.

The article highlights that in the Mundrote Forest Range, recognised as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Karnataka, the accused have allegedly cleared more than five acres of reserve forest and that the Forest Department has failed to control this kind of activities over time.

5. Ex-servicemen job fair in Bengaluru on July 19

The Directorate General Re-settlement (DGR), Ministry of Defence, is organising an ex-servicemen job fair at Air Force Station Jalahalli (MT Complex), Jalahalli West (Near CTI), on July 19. The job fair aims to connect job seekers and employers, offering a second opportunity to ex-servicemen (ESM). Read to know more about the registration process.

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