Karnataka

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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Thalassaemia patients worried over poor access to standardised drugs

Thalassaemia patients worried over poor access to standardised drugs

Lack of awareness, guidance adding to their misery; smaller towns have only a few facilities for treatment The death of two thalessaemia patients in Karntaka over the last week has underlined the lack of access to standardised drugs for this blood disorder. Three-year-old Sadiq, a thalassaemia patient, was on regular …

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‘Stop laying rail lines in forests’

‘Stop laying rail lines in forests’

Wildlife activists write to Union government seeking steps Wildlife activists have urged the Union government to initiate steps to prevent the death of wild animals in railway accidents. In a letter to the Union and State governments, wildlife enthusiasts from Belagavi have registered two demands — one to stop laying …

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Monsoon ‘officially’ ends in Karnataka, leaving many areas in distress

Monsoon ‘officially’ ends in Karnataka, leaving many areas in distress

North-interior and parts of south-interior Karnataka are facing severe drought The southwest monsoon, which started off in a torrent, has ended in a trickle in the State. Sunday marked the official end of the monsoon season, according to the climatological classification adopted by India Meteorological Department (IMD). Though the monsoon …

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Dy. CM eligible for all privileges extended to CM during travel

Dy. CM eligible for all privileges extended to CM during travel

Vehicles will be temporarily stopped on roads their convoys will pass through A day after Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara, who also holds the Home portfolio, grew agitated on the issue of “zero- traffic” privilege, the State government came out with a circular providing not only zero traffic but all …

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Govt. to pay ₹10,000 a month to those who lost houses in Kodagu floods

Govt. to pay ₹10,000 a month to those who lost houses in Kodagu floods

It will be paid till permanent structures are built The government has decided to pay ₹10,000 every month to those who lost their houses in the recent floods in Kodagu till permanent structures are built for them, instead of constructing temporary houses. Speaking to mediapersons, Minister for Housing U.T. Khader …

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Congress legislators seek their due in the coalition govt.

Congress legislators seek their due in the coalition govt.

Top leaders sing tune of unity at CLP meeting that saw near-full attendance The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting here on Tuesday saw top leaders urging the legislators to stay united and unwavering, while the MLAs spoke of the troubles they were facing in a coalition arrangement. This, according to …

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With Dasara approaching, it is facelift time again in Mysuru

With Dasara approaching, it is facelift time again in Mysuru

The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has taken up a slew of works to beautify the city, including repairing the main arterial roads, painting the walls and the medians, and sprucing up 23 major parks, ahead of Dasara. MCC Commissioner K.H. Jagadeesh told The Media that bad stretches and damaged portions of roads …

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