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Will separating Lingayats from Hindus help Karnataka Congress?

Arti Ghargi

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the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka finally accorded the separate religion tag to the Lingayat community. The issue that has taken the state politics by storm ahead of assembly polls finally showed a progress with Siddaramaiah accepting the demand of the community to identify them as a separate religion from that of Hinduism.On Monday, the Karnataka Chief Minister held a marathon of meetings of his cabinet. According to sources, the meeting was chaotic as many had different opinions on the matter. The government also held discussions with powerful Lingayat seers. When the demand was raised by the community, a separate Justice Nagamohan Das Committee was constituted to study the issue. It had asked the state to accord a separate religion tag to Lingayats. The state cabinet accepted the recommendation.
The state government assured the community that it will also recommend the Centre to grant the separate religion tag to Lingayat community. With this move, the state Congress government has put the ball in BJP’s court. On the other hand, BJP which was opposing the move from beginning accused Siddaramaiah of playing vote bank politics.

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Should section 377 be abolished?

Smita Sahu

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While the Supreme Court stated it that a larger group of judges would examine the constitutional validity of section 377 of IPC, how valid is it to scrap the section completely or is it that some amendments should be integrated in the section so as to help the people of LGBT community avail their rights? Panellists of HW News Network discuss the matter at length.

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Voting trends 2019- Modi Vs Who?

Sujit Nair

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With HW News conducting a fresh survey through a new consumer behaviour method known as people’s belief, Mr Sujit Nair Managing Editor of HW News Network explicates if people were satisfied with Modi’s performance and if they will still vote for him in upcoming 2019 general election again and other such intriguing questions through the survey, in this special video.

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HW Exclusive: Andheri Bridge Collapse. Commuters faced trouble

Anusha Bhattacharya

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A bridge has collapsed in Mumbai’s Andheri. The part of the bridge which connects Andheri West and Andheri East has collapsed. Four fire brigade vehicles have been rushed to the spot,according to news agency ANI. Mumbai police officials have said that they are checking if some people are trapped under the debris. Trains on the western line have been affected. BMC, fire brigade, Railway Police Force staff have all been rushed to the spot. Traffic above and below the bridge has been stopped for now, according to Mumbai police.

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