Monthly Archives: February 2017

‘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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N-plant: former Union Energy Secretary raises safety concerns

SRIKAKULAM: Former Union Energy Secretary E.A.S. Sarma on Tuesday expressed his apprehensions over the safety of the atomic power plant proposed at Kovvada in the district at an estimated cost of ₹1.8 lakh crore with an initial installed capacity to generate 6,000 MW. Should anything go wrong, the impact would …

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Nomadic blacksmiths from MP win many a customer

Meat shop workers and farmers patronise them as they are experts in making machetes and kitchen knives CHITTOOR: A 50-member group of seven nomadic families from Madhya Pradesh, camping near the local sugar factory here, are attracting the attention of meat shop workers and farmers by selling products such as …

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World War-II bomb found in field near Puttur

A young farmer, Kalyan Kumar of Kotha Timmapuram near Puttur town, was taken aback when he found a curious object emerging from the ground while he was tilling his land on Tuesday. Soon, a big gathering rushed to the spot, and a commotion gripped the village that bombs were planted …

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Air enclave for Coast Guard by 2018

Government may allot land by June, says Commander Harbola The long-pending demand for an air enclave for the Coast Guard Headquarters for Andhra Pradesh in Visakhapatnam is likely to become a reality by the end of 2018. “We have put everything in place and now it is awaiting the nod,” …

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Sudanese student killed by fellow national in AP

A Sudanese student, pursuing B. Tech in the Nova College of Engineering and Technology near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, was fatally stabbed, allegedly by his junior and fellow national, late on Monday night. The incident followed a dispute over money. The deceased, Mohamed Elmgtaba Abdelgabar Hussein Osman, a second year …

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