Tag Archives: Karnataka

Killing the Kisan, the Madhya Pradesh Govt Way?

When Madhya Pradesh denied entry to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, it was not without reason as the state government was aware of the impending crisis. Though it denied the firing on farmers who were protesting in Mandsaur initially, later it has admitted that six farmers were shot dead in the police firing. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tried ...

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RV College of Engineering to Conduct Uranium Research in Karnataka

Board of Research in Nuclear Science has granted Rs.25 lakh to Bangalore-based RV College of Engineering for conducting research on spatial distribution of uranium and its impact on water in five districts of Karnataka. The grant for three years enables Bangalore’s No.1 engineering college to undertake the project entitled “Spatial distribution of Uranium and associated water quality parameters in Bangalore, Bangalore ...

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Bangalore Schools to Re-open, No Holiday on Thursday

As Wednesday turned out to be normal with any violence reported, re-opened offices functioning as usual, private schools have finally decided to re-open schools on Thursday and parents may prepare to send their wards in the morning. The BMTC and KSRTC buses are seen plying on Bangalore roads bringing the look of normalcy back to busy Bangalore. However, Wednesday saw ...

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Bangalore: Schools, Colleges, Offices Closed/Holiday Tomorrow

Following Monday’s riots and fire on the roads of Bangalore over Cauvery verdict by the Supreme Court, for those fearing whether to send their wards to schools or colleges, it is relieving to know that Tuesday remains a holiday for all schools and colleges in Karnataka due to Bakrid, a festival for Muslims. [ALSO  SEE: Bangalore Schools, Colleges to be ...

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Bangalore Shocked – Five Sudden Developments Grip City Today

Supreme Court tweaks its Order on Monday reducing water to be released by Karnataka from 15,000 to 12,000 but increasing the number of day, which effectively means 30,000 more cusecs of water than last Thursday’s verdict. Soon the news spreads like a fireball with pro-Kannada activists taking to streets, burning more than 10 vehicles, damaging TN-bound buses and attacking shops ...

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Cauvery Water Dispute Turns Ugly, Dangerous in Bangalore, Chennai; Some Precautions

The ongoing dispute over water sharing by Karnataka to Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court verdict has turned violent with attacks and counter-attacks plaguing both states alike and another Karanataka Bandh called by pro-Kannada activist groups on Thursday, September 15. On Monday, the Supreme Court modified an earlier order saying Karnataka has to release less river water, instead of ...

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Banashankari in Bangalore Home to Man 400000 Years Ago, Claims Retired Archaeologist

The city of Bangalore has a history longer than expected as new stone-age implements discovered by archaeologists show that man wandered in the area 400,000 years ago. Dr K B Shivatarak, retired professor of ancient history and archaeology, Mangalore Universitiy told TOI that he has unearthed the earliest pre-historic evidence in Bangalore that can be traced to stone-age man. “The ...

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Ola, Uber on License Roller Coaster Now in Karnataka

For cab aggregators Ola and Uber, the message has finally come from the state transport department which has implemented the Karnataka On-demand Transportation Technology Aggregator Rules 2016 that they would be off-roads unless they seek and get a license. The stat transport commissioner’s office on Saturday issued a statement that said: “Web-based aggregators had to obtain licences to operate cabs ...

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4 Dalit Women Fined for Temple Entry; Govt Funded Community Hall Encroached by ‘Vokkaligas’ in Karnataka: Report

Sigaranahalli, just 2-km away from Haradanahalli, the native of former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda was in news for banning entry of dalits into a local temple and a community hall that was built from the government funds. On August 31, when members of Sri Basaveshwara Stree Shakti Sangha, a self-help group, consisting of 9 Vokkaliga community and four from ...

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Jayalalithaa to be Sworn-in Tomorrow as Tamil Nadu CM Again

AIADMK leader J. Jayalalithaa will return as Tamil Nadu chief minister once again with the oath taking ceremony scheduled to be held in Chennai at 11 am on Saturday, May 23, 2015, eight months after she quit following her conviction in a Bangalore court over unaccounted assets. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah will administer the oath tomorrow at the Centenary ...

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Karnataka to hold Municipal / Panchayat Elections in 2 Phases

Karnataka will hold election to 5,844 rural local bodies (gram panchayats) in two phases on May 29 and June 1, said the government ending months-long speculation on civic polls. Counting of votes for both phases will be taken up on June 5. “As new rural local bodies have to be constituted following the expiry of their previous five-year tenure, polling will ...

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Mekedatu Water Row: Karnataka to Observe Counter Bandh Saturday

Karnataka organisations and pro-Kannada outfits have called for a bandh on Saturday in the state and Bangalore from 6 am to 6 pm for 12 hours in protest against what they said Tamil Nadu’s attempts to stall the Mekedatu drinking water project across the Cauvery. The move in response to similar bandh observed by Tamil Nadu on March 28 against ...

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Is Rahul Gandhi in Bangalore?

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been on sabbatical with his mother Sonia Gandhi’s permission but BJP is in a hurry to make him come out of his hiding as soon as possible. His absence in the budget session of Parliament had caused surprise in the party and in the ruling BJP too. While posters in his constituency cropped up ...

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Mysterious Mekedatu Throws up Dead Bodies, Who’s Behind?

Every weekend, Bangalore wakes up to listen to the sad news of some teenagers who went to Mekedatu returning dead and in some cases even their dead bodies are not traceable unless ransom is paid to locals. This weekend too two engineering students who went to Mekedatu never returned and after a day, locals helped to trace the dead body ...

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Swine flu spreads to neighbouring Karnataka, claims six lives

The dreaded swine flu has begun spreading in neighbouring Karnataka from Andhra Pradesh and claimed six lives in the state, including 4 in Bangalore and one each in Bidar and Raichur districts, a senior health official said on Sunday. “Though 95 people, affected by the H1N1 influenza over the last two weeks, tested positive and have been under treatment, six ...

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