Karnataka

People remember Sharief for his work for Ballari

People remember Sharief for his work for Ballari

C.K. Jaffer Sharief, senior Congress leader and former Minister for Railways, will be remembered by the people of Ballari district for his initiative to lay a new line between Kottur and Harihar of Davanagere district. As a crusader of project unigauge (converting the metre-gauge into broadgauge all over the country), …

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Onion farmers distraught over drastic fall in prices

The onion farmers who, till a fortnight ago, were jubilant of getting a good price for their commodity, are dismayed today owing to the prices of onion suddenly crashing in the open market. The onion farmers in the district were hoping for higher earnings even under drought when majority of the agriculture …

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Karanth’s rare collection finally gets a shelter

Karanth’s rare collection finally gets a shelter

Heggodu complex to house his books, audio-video documents The dream of the Babukodi Venkataramana Karanth Theatre Trust (BVKTT) to protect and preserve the huge repository of books, musical instruments, posters, and theatre properties collected by the doyen of Indian theatre is finally being fulfilled with B.V. Karanth Theatre Complex coming …

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Toll being paid by KSRTC up by nearly 50% in five years

Toll being paid by KSRTC up by nearly 50% in five years

Passengers bear the burden; KSRTC, BMTC are paying toll on a State highway too It’s not just private vehicle owners who are feeling the pinch of rising toll on highways, but passengers using public transport too as transport corporations have passed on the burden to them by increasing bus fares. …

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Ambareesh was Kannada industry’s troubleshooter

Ambareesh was Kannada industry’s troubleshooter

After the death of Rajkumar, the film fraternity increasingly turned to him during all crises With the death of the ‘Rebel Star’, the triumvirate of Kannada cinema — Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan and Ambareesh — are all gone. After the death of Rajkumar, the Kannada film industry had increasingly turned to Ambareesh at all …

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Srirangapatna remains calm ahead of Tipu Jayanti

Srirangapatna remains calm ahead of Tipu Jayanti

Police warn of action against troublemakers An unusual calm prevails across Srirangapatna, the land of Tipu Sultan and his father Hyder Ali. The town, on the banks of the Cauvery, has been gearing up for the celebration of the birth anniversary of Tipu. The historical ‘fort town’ Srirangapatna, which witnessed …

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CCB’s quest for gold and Reddy yet to yield results

CCB’s quest for gold and Reddy yet to yield results

Police search the former Minister’s Ballari residence and offices of the Obulapuram Mining Company The Central Crime Branch (CCB) is on the hunt not just for mining baron and former Minister G. Janardhana Reddy, but also for the 57 kg gold bullion he allegedly received as payment from the proprietor …

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