Karnataka

Hemavathi Reservoir opened after spell of heavy rain

Hemavathi Reservoir opened after spell of heavy rain

Water level reaches maximum thanks to rains in the catchment area The crest gates of the Hemavathi Reservoir were opened on Saturday as the water level reached maximum due to heavy rain in the catchment area. Never in the history of the reservoir has the water level reached the maximum …

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Mob kills man on suspicion of being child lifter in Bidar

Mob kills man on suspicion of being child lifter in Bidar

An angry mob killed a man and injured two others on the suspicion of being child lifters in Murki village in Aurad taluk, in Bidar district on Friday. The deceased Mohammed Azam and the two others injured Talha Ismail and Mohammed Salman, all hail from Hyderabad. They were travelling along …

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Fuel tax hike inevitable, says Kumaraswamy

Fuel tax hike inevitable, says Kumaraswamy

Congress comes to his defence in the Assembly Despite pressure from coalition partner Congress to withdraw the budgetary proposal to hike tax on petrol and diesel, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Thursday asserted his decision on increasing the tax on fuel to mobilise resources for the farm loan-waiver scheme. Congress …

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Farm loan waiver quantum jumps to ₹40,000 crore

Farm loan waiver quantum jumps to ₹40,000 crore

Date of eligibility of crop loans taken from coop. institutions extended till July 10 The quantum of the Janata Dal (Secular)–Congress coalition government’s much-discussed farm loan waiver is now about ₹40,000 crore — a jump from ₹34,000 crore announced in the State Budget. On Thursday, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy announced …

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Withdraw plan to hike tax on fuel, Congress tells Kumaraswamy

Withdraw plan to hike tax on fuel, Congress tells Kumaraswamy

Siddaramaiah writes to Chief Minister; Congress also wants no change in the quantum of rice being provided under Anna Bhagya A week after the presentation of the State Budget, the former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written to his successor, H.D. Kumaraswamy, seeking the withdrawal of the budgetary proposal to hike …

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Reservoirs almost full; outflow increased

Reservoirs almost full; outflow increased

Karnataka may now be able to meet its obligation of discharging water to Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court order Heavy rains in the catchment area of the Kabini and the Cauvery has augmented inflow into the reservoirs, which, the officials say, augurs well for the State’s ability to …

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BBMP releases ₹27 cr. towards pourakarmikas’ salary

BBMP releases ₹27 cr. towards pourakarmikas’ salary

Under fire for non-payment of wages to pourakarmikas for several months, which allegedly pushed one of them into ending his life on Monday, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), on Tuesday, released ₹27.01 crore towards payment of salaries for June. However, by its own admission, the civic body had not …

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Former minister B.A. Moideen passes away

Former minister B.A. Moideen passes away

Former Karnataka Higher Education Minister B.A. Moideen passed away in a hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday. He was 81. Born to Abdul Khader and Haleema at Pejawar in Bajpe village in May 1938, Moideen, joined Congress in 1969 and held various positions in the party before getting elected to Karnataka …

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Yeddyurappa calls HDK a habitual betrayer

Yeddyurappa calls HDK a habitual betrayer

Pandemonium in the House after he also holds the Chief Minister responsible for Dharam Singh’s death Over a decade after the Janata Dal (Secular)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition collapsed, the circumstances around its formation and fall continued to figure in the Assembly as Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and former Chief Minister …

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Dinesh Gundu Rao to take charge on Wednesday

Dinesh Gundu Rao to take charge on Wednesday

Khandre will also assume office as KPCC working chief Dinesh Gundu Rao, Congress leader and MLA, who has been appointed as the president for the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) will take charge on Wednesday at a function organised at Palace Grounds here. Along with Mr. Rao, Eshwar B. Khandre, MLA for …

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