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Students can get bus passes from June 6

BENGALURU: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will issue concessional passes for primary, secondary and high school students for this academic year. The passes will be issued from June 6 at 40 bus counters from 8am to 5pm on all working ...

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Maggi comes under scanner in Karnataka

BENGALURU/MYSURU: The Karnataka government on Tuesday ordered tests on samples of Maggi noodles in the light of reports that they contain harmful chemicals. A decision on their sale will be taken on Friday. Health and family welfare minister UT Khader ...

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Voting Ends for Karnataka Gram Panchayat Elections, Counting on June 5

BENGALURU:  The second and final phase of voting for Gram Panchayat elections was held in 15 districts of Karnataka today. Voting in the remaining districts was completed last week. Officially, these elections are not held along party lines, but the ground ...

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Karnataka government to appeal against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in disproportionate assets case

A cabinet meeting of the Congress government in Karnataka Monday cleared a decision to file an appeal before the Supreme Court against the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa, who was handed a four-year ...

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Goa to tax pvt vehicles from border districts

Bengaluru/Belagavi/Karwar: From Monday, the Goa government will levy taxes on private vehicles with border districts’ registration. It had previously exempted entry tax for private vehicles from border towns and taluks of Belagavi and Uttara Kannada. Last week, Goa’s public works ...

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Khader hints at plan to stop tobacco cultivation

BENGALURU: Health and family welfare minister UT K hader on Saturday hinted at a long-term plan to stop tobacco cultivation in a phased manner in the state. “We canno t stop production of tobacco at one go. It has to ...

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Dakshina Kannada records 74% in GP polls

MANGALURU: Dakshina Kannada recorded 74% polling in the election held for 227 gram panchayats in the district on Friday. While there are 3,399 seats in the district, 109 candidates were elected unopposed. Hence, the election was held for 3,288 seats ...

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Meet 23-year-old Yaduveer Wodeyar, Mysore’s new ‘Maharaja’

In a traditional ceremony, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wodeyar, the adopted son of Pramoda Devi Wodeyar, was on Thursday crowned as the titular head of the erstwhile Mysuru royal family. The coronation took place at Kalyana Mantap in Amba Vilas Palace ...

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First phase of Gram Panhayat polls today

BENGALURU: A 102-year-old woman from Doddahalasuru in Kollegal taluk of Chamarajanagar district and a 91-year-old man from Gandabomanahalli in Kudligi taluk in Ballari district are among the 2 lakh-plus contestants for the 85,661 gram panchayat seats in the two-phase polls ...

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Verification time for passports reduced from 43 days to 23

Bengaluru, May 28: Regional passport officer from the city, Kartikeyan, announced that the time taken for police verification in case of issuance of passports has been reduced to 23 days from the previous 43. This has been done to simplify ...

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Fee hike in private engineering, medical colleges

Private college managements have their way with the government arriving at a consensus with them to allow for a hike in fee for professional courses for the academic year 2015-16. However, those taking admissions in government colleges will be paying ...

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Karnataka CET results to be announced on June 1

Bengaluru: Results of the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2015, conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), will be declared on June 1. The results are scheduled to be declared on May 26 has been postponed following the discrepancies in II ...

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K’taka tiger reserves top country in upkeep: Study

Bengaluru: When the national tiger census report was released in January this year, Karnataka had every reason to feel proud. The state is now home to 406 tigers, the highest in the country. There is 35% rise in the number ...

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Engg fees likely to go up by 40%

Bengaluru: A fee hike is on the anvil for private engineering, medical and dental colleges. A day after the state government incorporated the consensual agreement in Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act, 2006, college ...

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