Bengaluru News Highlights Feb 27: Karnataka Congress resumes ‘Mekedatu’ padayatra

Citizens from various organizations will gather in Bengaluru on Saturday to express their solidarity with Muslim students, teachers and other citizens who have faced various forms of hatred, intimidation and violence in Karnataka. (Emphasically)

Ahead of the state budget presentation next month, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Karnataka (FKCCI) has requested the government of Karnataka to announce the abolition of trade licenses for the service and trade sectors. “Trading licensing has always been a point of contention as it is expensive, time consuming and puts an unnecessary burden on merchants and small businesses,” the pre-budget memorandum said.

The trade organization has also asked the government for a census of workers in the unorganized sector. “Millions of workers work in the unorganized sector. They are deprived of benefits such as ESI, insurance, disaster and calamity compensation such as flood, pandemic, fire and so on. There is an urgent need to conduct a census and keep a register of workers in the unorganized sector…” the FKCCI said.

A Bajarang Dal worker has been taken into police custody after a Dalit man he allegedly assaulted in Karnataka’s Dharmasthala town died Friday. The accused, Krishna alias Kitta, allegedly attacked 41-year-old Dinesh on Wednesday over a dispute, police said. Both Krishna and Dinesh were inhabitants of Dharmasthala.

According to a complaint filed by Dinesh’s mother Padmavathi at Dharmasthala Police Station, “Krsna, who runs a shop near Ram Mandi, became angry when Dinesh told other people that he was helping Krishna get the land for the shop. Irritated dragged Krishna Dinesh around and punched him on the stomach.”

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