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Legislature session from today

The 10-day State legislature session is scheduled to commence on Monday with Governor Vajubhai Vala’s address to members of Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council in Vidhana Soudha at 12 noon. Vala is likely to address the joint session in Hindi, ...

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Raheem replaces BHP founder Shetty as Puttur Congress block president

MANGALURU: Fazal Raheem has replaced Hemanath Shetty as the president of Puttur block Congress. The order dated January 26 and signed by G Parameshwara, president, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), states Raheem should take charge of the office immediately. Shetty ...

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Autorickshaw protest ends, but dispute over fare persists

MANGALURU: Autorickshaw unions withdrew their stir on Friday, but the dispute over fare still persists. Autorickshaws were off the roads after the unions commenced an indefinite stir from Wednesday. On Friday, union leaders declared that they were withdrawing the strike ...

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RTA warns auto unions to end stir or face action

MANGALURU: As the auto rickshaw unions on Thursday decided to intensify their stir and stay off the road even on the third day on Friday, the RTA has hit back sending them a terse warning. The Secretary, RTA warned them ...

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Women’s helpline received 76,000 prank calls in 2014

BENGALURU: This helpline was launched to help women in distress but over the past one year it’s caused much stress to its operators. The toll free number of Vanitha Sahayavani was flooded by lakhs of calls in 2014 but not ...

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More bhagya schemes roll out, but no revenue rolls in

From Anna Bhagya to Bachchilu Bhagya, chief minister Siddaramaiah has been rolling out populist schemes one after another, putting severe stress on public finances. This, despite the fact that the state’s revenue collection has taken a major hit this fiscal ...

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RK Laxman drew inspiration from old Mysuru

It was old Mysuru that moulded RK Laxman’s simple but fascinating worldview. The cartoonist, who was born and grew up in the old locality of Lakshmipuram, loved the sights and soul of a city that fuelled his art. Once during ...

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Drone spots fire in Lalbagh, prevents damage

BENGALURU: In New Delhi, an Obama-Modi joint statement on Sunday spelt out a plan for both their countries to make drones together. Closer home, in Lalbagh, a drone surveying the ongoing Republic Day Flower Show caused some buzz, after it ...

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Hospitals cannot manage without nurses, says U T Khader

MANIPAL: Minister for health and family welfare U T Khader in an international conference at Manipal University here on Saturday pointed that hospitals can manage without doctors, but not without nurses. “Nursing is a noblest profession of all,” he said. ...

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‘Panchayats acting like super governments’

BENGALURU: Observing that village panchayats across the state are acting like ‘super governments’, the high court on Friday said the government needs to rein them in before the situation goes out of control. “These panchayats are issuing all kinds of ...

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MP Shobha Karandlaje alleges Bhatkal hand in Gangoli incident

Udupi, Jan 23: Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje on Friday January 23 said that the persons who sparked trouble in Gangoli by setting fire to a shop were not locals but probably from Bhatkal. Addressing a press meet at BJP officer ...

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Continental AG to double its R&D team in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Continental AG, the 34.5 billion global automotive conglomerate, will double the headcount at its research and development division in Bengaluru in the coming years. The India R&D centre works across a number of the company’s divisions, the third such `crossdivision’ centre after those in Romania ...

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Dakshina Kannada achieves 99.85% success in pulse polio immunization drive

MANGALURU: Dakshina Kannada district achieved an overall 99.85% success in the four-day intensified pulse polio immunization programme that concluded on Wednesday. Pulse polio drops were administered to 1,68,223 children out of 1,68,479 children in the target age group of zero ...

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ABVP’s nationwide campaign strives for drugs-free India

MANGALURU: Growing influence of drugs and alcohol on Gen Y is on the radar of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. The student body’s nationwide campaign ‘Nasha Mukth Bharath’ aims at awakening the youth to the perils of drug consumption. It ...

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