Karnataka

G.T. Deve Gowda for doing away with ‘political appointments’ to varsity Syndicates

G.T. Deve Gowda for doing away with ‘political appointments’ to varsity Syndicates

Minister favours nomination of only academically qualified people Alleging that nominations to Syndicates and other decision-making bodies in universities made by previous governments, including the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government, were “political in nature”, Higher Education Minister G.T. Deve Gowda on Friday asserted that his government would ensure that only academically qualified …

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Blind belief makes tribals flee hamlet in Chikkamagaluru

Blind belief makes tribals flee hamlet in Chikkamagaluru

Around 25 families of Havugolla, a tribe, vacated their dwellings near Bale village in N.R. Pura taluk on Thursday believing that deaths would occur in their families during the total lunar eclipse. According to members of the community, they left on the “advice of deities” they worship. Two youngsters from …

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Karnataka HC rejects trust’s plea seeking seats only for Sunni students

Karnataka HC rejects trust’s plea seeking seats only for Sunni students

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by the Kanachur Islamic Education Trust seeking a direction to the State government to allot students belonging to only the Sunni sect of Muslim community to the MBBS course under the management quota in its Mangaluru-based Kanachur Medical College. A Division …

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Ballari is set to become open defecation-free by August 15

Ballari is set to become open defecation-free by August 15

ZP takes up several programmes to ensure the district gets the tag In a bid to ensure that the district is declared open defecation-free by August 15, the Ballari Zilla Panchayat has taken up several programmes, including holding awareness workshops, felicitations to gram panchayat presidents and vice-presidents for their successful …

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Karnataka pips T.N. to become top State in renewable energy

Karnataka pips T.N. to become top State in renewable energy

The State reached 12.3 GW of total installed capacity as of March 2018 With 27% of its power generation coming from renewable energy, Karnataka has emerged the leading State for renewable energy in India this year, pipping Tamil Nadu. According to a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial …

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Note exchange case: Former aides of D.K. Shivakumar, his brother get bail

Note exchange case: Former aides of D.K. Shivakumar, his brother get bail

The High Court of Karnataka on Monday granted anticipatory bail to five persons, including former personal assistants (PAs) to Minister D.K. Shivakumar and his brother D.K. Suresh, in a case related to alleged illegal exchange of demonetised notes to new currency in November 2016. Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar passed the order while …

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JD(S) in Karnataka may have new chief

JD(S) in Karnataka may have new chief

Adaguru H. Vishwanath likely to head party in State In a strategic move, the Janata Dal (S) is gearing up to effect a change of guard of its organisation in Karnataka. This has assumed political importance as Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy himself is at present holding the post of party State president. …

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Is quarrying near ESZ aggravating conflict around Bandipur

Is quarrying near ESZ aggravating conflict around Bandipur

Villagers claim that blasting and movement of heavy trucks were forcing animals out of forests The spike in man-animal conflict around Bandipur, which is inimical to wildlife conservation, is suspected to be a fallout of illegal quarrying close to Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ) around the national park. There are more than …

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Report finds cloud seeding increased rain

Report finds cloud seeding increased rain

Process may have increased localised rain by over 27.9 per cent leading to increase in 2.5 tmcft of water: Evaluation panel Last year, there was visible scepticism when the State government, fearing another year of drought, initiated Project Varshadhare, a ₹35-crore cloud seeding programme. Though the monsoon picked up, perhaps …

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