Karnataka

Committee for govt. presence in appointment panels of big firms in Karnataka

Revised recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report to be submitted today The five-member expert committee that has revised the three-decade-old Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee Report insists on the presence of a government representative on the appointment panel of all institutions that employ over 100 people. This is one of the significant …

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‘An award places a greater responsibility on a winner’

“An award in recognition of social service or contribution to society is not an end in itself. Instead, it implies a greater responsibility on the part of the recipient,” said Karnataka State Jeeva Rakshak Prashati awardee Rajesh Gopalrao Khatavkar. Deputy Commissioner N. Jayaram had presented him with the award during …

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Students, what would you like your teachers to wear?

Dept. says introducing dress code for faculty would ‘bring in discipline’ in colleges Students have often been faced with the daunting prospect of college managements enforcing dress codes. But now the tables have turned: Students may have a say in deciding what teachers can wear! College principals have been asked …

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HDMC Commissioner walks out of general body meeting

Congress member levelled a series of allegations against the Commissioner In an unusual development, the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) Commissioner Siddhalingayya Hiremath lashed out at the opposition party members and walked out of the general body meeting here on Tuesday. However, he returned after the members convinced him to attend …

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Women’s safety is top priority of new police chief of Karnataka

Safety of women is the top priority of the new Karnataka police chief, R.K. Dutta, who took over as the 33rd Director-General and Inspector-General of Police on Tuesday. After speaking about how effective patrolling and proactive policing can help reduce crime against women, Mr. Dutta noted that instead of waiting …

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Segregate your waste or pay fine from Wednesday

The BBMP has made it mandatory to segregate at source from February 1 Beginning Wednesday, handing over mixed waste to pourakarmikas because you find segregation too complicated is going to cut no ice with them. They will be empowered to say no to collecting unsegregated waste. What’s more? Residents who …

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Two shops sealed for using plastic articles

Continuing its drive against the use of plastic in the city, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) on Monday sealed two shops in Mandi Mohalla after seizing plastic articles from their premises. During a surprise inspection at a tea stall, MCC officials recovered several plastic cups. Similarly, the officials also found …

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Mysuru zoo set to be declared ‘bird flu-free’

The century-old Mysuru zoo is all set for reopening in a couple of days with the second set of samples examined at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal testing negative for avian influenza (H5N8). With this, the stage is set for the reopening of the zoo …

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Oldest elephant at Sakrebail dies

Ninety-year-old Indira, the eldest member of the Sakrebail elephant camp near here, died following age-related illnesses on Monday. The elephant was caught in a khedda operation in 1968 in the forest near Kakanakote and was brought to Sakrebail the same year. Vinay S., senior veterinary officer, Department of Forest and …

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Vehicles set on fire atstone crushing units

Tension prevailed at Abbigere village in Holalkere taluk of Chitradurga district on Sunday night when residents of the village forcibly entered three stone crushing units to protest against blasting activities and damaged two lorries, a tractor and two generators. Two persons were injured in the incident. The residents of Abbigere …

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