Karnataka

Shivarame Gowda is JD(S) candidate from Mandya

Shivarame Gowda is JD(S) candidate from Mandya

Madhu Bangarappa will most likely contest from Shivamogga constituency The Janata Dal (Secular), which is most likely to retain Mandya Lok Sabha constituency in the byelections, has nominated two-time MLA L.R. Shivarame Gowda. It is also likely to field its former legislator Madhu Bangarappa from Shivamogga constituency. Mr. Gowda’s candidature …

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Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT makes 16th arrest

Gauri Lankesh murder case: SIT makes 16th arrest

Suspect allegedly provided stolen bikes for the gang that killed Gauri Lankesh and three others The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh made its 16th arrest on Thursday. The accused, Vasudev Suryavamshi, 29, was first arrested by the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS) from Jalgaon …

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Poor post-monsoon rain keeps farmers worried

Poor post-monsoon rain keeps farmers worried

The failure of monsoon and also post-monsoon rain has been a cause of worry for farmers in Ballari district. For, crops cultivated in around 63.76 % (2.22 lakh hectares) of the total 3.49 lakh hectares has been lost during the kharif this year on the one hand and sowing for …

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Cane growers in Mandya double down as fuel prices rise

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With the constantly spiralling price of diesel burning a hole in their pockets, sugarcane growers in the southern sugar bowl of Mandya have found a novel way to save money — by using double-trailer tractors to shift their produce. Fuel price has increased considerably in the past weeks, resulting in …

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It’s a strict hostel life for these garment workers

It’s a strict hostel life for these garment workers

Pre-approved family visits, calls using payphones, rules on not going out are some of the restrictions imposed In hostels, where hundreds of women working in garment factories stay, there is a sense of an inescapable prison-like atmosphere. Vehicles ferry them to their workplaces, two garment factories nearby, and when they …

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Several legislators flock to Siddaramaiah’s residence

Several legislators flock to Siddaramaiah’s residence

They are lobbying for Cabinet berths Using what they saw as the last chance to lobby for a Cabinet berth, several Congress legislators flocked to the residence of the former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday. Coalition government partners the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) are planning expansion of the …

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Gadkari has asked CWC Secretary to clear Mekedatu project: Kumaraswamy

Gadkari has asked CWC Secretary to clear Mekedatu project: Kumaraswamy

It is expected to ease drinking water shortage in Bengaluru and Ramanagaram districts Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari has “reacted positively” and directed the Secretary, Central Water Commission (CWC), to clear the proposed ₹5,912-crore Mekedatu project, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has said. Speaking to presspersons in New Delhi …

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South, coastal Karnataka to see heavy rains for next 5 days

South, coastal Karnataka to see heavy rains for next 5 days

Rainfall alert owing to two depressions in the region Heavy rains are likely to lash south and coastal Karnataka for the next five days. Fishermen have been advised not to enter the sea from Friday until further notice. The Meteorological Centre, Bengaluru, has issued heavy rainfall alert for Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru Urban, …

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Bengaluru’s Deputy Mayor Ramila Umashankar dies

Bengaluru’s Deputy Mayor Ramila Umashankar dies

She took charge as Deputy Mayor on October 3, 2018. Deputy Mayor Bengaluru R. Ramila Umashankar, 44, died of a massive cardiac arrest on Friday, October 5, 2018. A first time councillor from Kaveripura ward in Govindaraj Nagar assembly constituency, she was elected as deputy mayor on September 28, exactly …

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