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Adjournment motion planned against minister

BJP MLA Govind Karjol sought to move an adjournment motion against Excise Minister R B Thimmapur for not inviting him to the inaugural event of a government project in his home constituency Mudhol. Bagalkot district.

As soon as the Assembly met on Monday, Karjol charged that Thimmapur, who is in charge of Bagalkot district, had not invited him for the inaugural of the project, with politically mala fide intentions. "This amounts to a breach of privilege. Thimmapur should be sacked from the ministry," he demanded.

Koliwad reserved his ruling on whether the privilege motion will be allowed or not.

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Editors' counsel fails to meet Speaker

The counsel for the editors of two Kannada magazines - Ravi Belagere of 'Hi Bangalore', and Anil Raj of 'Voice of Yelahanka' on Monday visited Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi, seeking an audience with Speaker K B Koliwad, but in vain.

The counsel, Shankarappa, wanted to submit a petition seeking reconsideration of an Assembly resolution that had sentenced the two editors to one-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on them for committing a breach of privilege.

However, the meeting with Koliwad did not take place, secretariat officials said.

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Crackdown on scanning centres

A large number of prenatal sex determination centres are operating in Kalaburagi and deputy commissioners have been instructed to crack down on them, Health Minister K R Ramesh Kumar informed the Council.

"People go to these scanning centres without a gynaecologist's reference. It's an issue beyond politics, but the government is competent to handle these people. None will escape," he said.

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