Karnataka to have separate flag?

Can Indian states have their own flag? Here’s what the constitution says

The state government on June 6 constituted a nine-member committee to design a state flag as a symbol of identity and to unfurl it on its formation day on November 1 every year.

Earlier today, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defended demand for a separate flag for the state.

The Karnataka government has formed a nine-member committee to submit a report on designing a flag for the state and "providing a legal standing for it", an official said on Tuesday.

The move has come under heavy criticism from all quarters. The Constitution speaks of the National Flag and protocol that needs to be followed while handling and hoisting it. "I have asked the government to clarify", K C Venugopal, AICC general secretary in charge of Karnataka, told DH.

USA to admit 15000 additional temporary workers this year: DHS
Only Texas and Colorado used more foreign workers on H-2B visas than North Carolina, according to DHS data through March 31. Hance said there is a shortage now.

Asserting that a separate flag for Karnataka will neither be anti-national nor an embarrassment to the Tricolour, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday reiteriated that there is legally no hindrance to the state having its own flag. The yellow and red colors in the flag represent Arrishna (Turmeric) and Kumkuma (Vermilion) which symbolize auspiciousness and well-being of the Karnataka state and Kannada people.

Challenged by a Kannada activist in court, alleging the misuse of the state flag by the party to influence the support of the people, Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen of the Karnataka High Court questioned the validity of such an imposition. Let them state publicly that there is no need for an official flag for Karnataka.

"Is there any provision in the Constitution that prohibits a state from having a flag?"

Ma Ramamurthy, son of freedom fighter and litterateur Veerakesari Seetharama Shastri, was the first to have conceptualised and designed the Yellow and Red flag for Karnataka.

International, US Non-state Actors Advance Climate Action
In a statement for the coalition of pro-Paris Agreement signatories We Are Still In , Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe challenged Trump's decision to retreat from the climate deal.

The state of Jammu and Kashmir which has a special status under Article 370 of the Constitution is the only state in the country that is permitted to have its own flag.

"We have a state anthem, has this in any way affected the national anthem or its status?" he retorted. The blood tainted shirt of one of the victims was hoisted as the new flag of Kashmir by the crowd. "The Congress-ruled government is triggering separatism in the state", he said, speaking to reporters here. The government then said it would not make it mandatory to fly the state flag.

On the ending note it is important to know that Kannadigas have embraced both, the "Proud Kannadiga" and "Proud Indian" identities without any conflict since ages.

Body found in search for 4 missing Pennsylvania men
News crews gathered Thursday morning at the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown in anticipation of a reported appearance by Mr. Multiple sets of human remains were discovered in a 12' deep mass grave on a farm in Bucks County in the past 24 hours.

Related:

  • Tributes to 'talented, sweet' Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau after his death

    Tributes to 'talented, sweet' Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau after his death

    Landau and Bain had two daughters, Susan and Juliet. "Despite the trash, he had a certain dignity about him, whatever the role". Martin Landau was born on June 20, 1928, in Brooklyn, the son of Morris Landau, a machinist, and the former Selma Buchanan.
    Czech tourist injured in Hurghada knife attack

    Czech tourist injured in Hurghada knife attack

    Security has been boosted in tourist resorts around the country, as the industry provides Egypt with much needed revenues. An initial investigation showed he had sneaked into a hotel by swimming from a nearby beach and attacked the tourists.
    Did you know Huawei made a KFC phone?

    Did you know Huawei made a KFC phone?

    It's called the " KFC Huawei 7 Plus", and is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. KFC and Huawei have teamed up to announce a special device to commemorate the 30th anniversary of KFC's launch in China .
  • Destiny 2 PS4 Beta Starts

    Destiny 2 PS4 Beta Starts

    Be sure to check out our run-throughs of the mission and strike if you're interested in seeing them before playing them. Destiny 2 is out September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One , and October 24 on PC.
    China willing to play constructive role over Kashmir

    China willing to play constructive role over Kashmir

    It is more interesting when China openly demonstrating hostility against India on global forums and on India's border (LAC). The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs also demanded that India pull troops back and "properly settle this incident".
    FBI, ATF investigating bomb at Bixby, Okla., Air Force office

    FBI, ATF investigating bomb at Bixby, Okla., Air Force office

    Investigators will also reconstruct the explosive device, the agent said. That vandalism included slashed tires. No injuries have been reported.
  • Jagga Jasoos - A Unique Effort That Is Worthy Of All The Applause

    Jagga Jasoos - A Unique Effort That Is Worthy Of All The Applause

    It narrates the story of a teenage detective boy, who is in search of his missing father played by Sasawat Chatterjee. But as The film budget is 100 crore, to recover the money it has to sustain and keep growing over the first week.
    Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice has passed away

    Live Crew co-founder Fresh Kid Ice has passed away

    The trio formed the group 2 Live Crew in 1984 and scored a number of his records including the controversial single "Me So Horny". In 2009 and 2010, Won suffered two unrelated strokes and had to learn how to walk and speak again, Vibe reports.
    Yellen: economy strong enough for rate hikes

    Yellen: economy strong enough for rate hikes

    The WSJ Dollar Index BUXX, -0.28% which looks at the greenback against a wider set of rivals, fell 0.3% to 87.98. The Energy Information Administration releases official inventory and production numbers at 10:30 a.m.
  • Indiana State Police to release new evidence in killing of 2 teens

    Indiana State Police to release new evidence in killing of 2 teens

    The reward for information leading to the arrest of their killer has grown to over $230,000 since February. Their bodies were found the next day in a wooded area.

    China welcomes South Korea's proposal to hold talks with Pyongyang

    The stakes have risen for Trump after North Korea's first successful test on July 4 of a missile that could reach Alaska, if not continental America.
    IEA: Market Shows Waning Confidence In Oil Rebalancing

    IEA: Market Shows Waning Confidence In Oil Rebalancing

    However, recently both countries have ramped up production, feared to offset the cuts implemented by the rest of the group. Total compliance in the deal is at about 78 percent, down from the 95 percent reported in May.

Comments

Latest news

Palestinian carries out West Bank auto ramming, shot dead
Home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock, it is Islam's third-holiest site after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The al-Aqsa Mosque compound is a flashpoint Islamic site, which is also holy to Jews.

Former US House Speaker Freed
Hastert told prosecutors he paid Individual A about half of a $3.5 million off-the-books agreement to keep quiet about the abuse. The Illinois Republican admitted to sexually abusing underage boys while he worked as a high school teacher and coach.

N.Korea vows to take 'corresponding measures' if United Nations adopts sanctions
The council also said it opposed a military solution to the North Korea problem and kept the door open to dialogue. The December 2015 talks at a now-stalled joint factory park in North Korea ended with no breakthroughs.

Australian Shot And Killed By Police In Minneapolis
Both officers who responded to the 911 call have been placed on administrative leave, the Star Tribune quoted police as saying. Relatives of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by police in Minneapolis say they've lost "a loving free spirit".

Monsoon session of Parliament: Opposition looks to corner government over several issues
Parliament Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar also has convened an all-party meeting to seek their support for smooth functioning of Parliament.

Street Fighter 5 DLC Adds Massive Fighter Abigail
Interesting characters from the old games, such as Guy, Cody and Rolento, have joined the roster of several Street Fighter titles. Further, there is something ridiculous about his character, and he is seen driving an imaginary auto as part of his introduction.

Larson Fails Post-Qualifying Inspection, Truex on Pole Featured
Kenseth had a strong run just days after Joe Gibbs Racing announced he wouldn't be driving for the team next year. During post-qualifying inspection, NASCAR found the vehicle to have an unapproved rear deck fin lid.

Pelosi Plans To Force Republicans To Vote On Russia Sanctions
On Friday, Corker said he would be "more than glad" to consider adding North Korea to the legislation if the House chose to do so. The American people deserve the truth about Russia's personal, political and financial grip on President Trump.

'Dunkirk' May be Harry Styles Only Acting Gig
The channel was very rough and it felt hard and risky - and that was without people dropping bombs on us. We made the crossing about the same time of year the evacuation had taken place and went to Dunkirk .

Whale kills Canada fisherman moments after he rescues it from fishing net
This video posted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) shows Howlett working to free a right whale in 2016. A beloved Canadian fisherman who dedicated his life to freeing whales was killed by one Monday, friends said .

Police hunt for suspect who killed 3 in Alabama
A worker who answered the phone at the mobile home community declined comment, citing instructions from law enforcement. The Florida man is suspected in the fatal shootings of three adults in an apparent domestic dispute Wednesday morning.

Kermit the Frog voice actor has been replaced
A Muppets Studio spokeswoman told the outlets that longtime Muppets performer Matt Vogel will be taking over the role. Meanwhile, Vogel has provided vocals for Muppet characters like Floyd Pepper, Uncle Deadly and Sweetums.

Analysts Issue Intertek Group (ITRK) Price Target at $3901.93
Shares in Burberry Group plc with company EPIC: LON:BRBY has decreased -1.48% or -24 points throughout the session so far. The Asset Management segment manages its listed partnerships, private funds and public markets on behalf of its clients.

Elon Musk reveals the first photo of Tesla Model 3
Baird reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $368.00 price objective on shares of Tesla in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This story was originally posted by The Cerbat Gem and is the sole property of of The Cerbat Gem.

Stream the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby Online Free
He also has five of the six hardest-hit home runs, in terms of exit velocity, ranging from 121.1 miles per hour to 118.6. Bellinger, the third seed, opposes sixth-seeded Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (20 homers).

Other news