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Hijab row could take vicious turn; principal gets life threat; students suspended

The Principal of a Junior College in Karnataka's Madikeri district has lodged a police complaint against a man for issuing a life threat after he sent back hijab-clad students from the college. Meanwhile, at least 58 female students from a college in Karnataka's Shivamogga district have been suspended for wearing the hijab and also staging an agitation demanding that they should be allowed to attend classes. The students were from the Government Pre-University College of Shiralakoppa.

Congress spends one more night in Assembly in protest

The Karnataka Congress will continue the round the clock agitation by spending another night in the state assembly on Saturday demanding dismissal of Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj K.S. Eshwarappa for his remark that one day the saffron flag will be hoisted at the Red Fort.

SC quashes Maha cap on female performers in dance bars

The Supreme Court has said gender stereotypes and historical prejudice have no place in the society, while declaring a gender cap imposed by the Maharashtra government on female performers, restricting them to four, in dance and orchestra bars, as void.