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Haemophilia Centre in Bengaluru

MANGALURU: The first Haemophilia treatment centre in the country will be launched in Bengaluru next year, said Health Minister U T Khader. He told reporters on the sidelines of a review meeting  at the Government Wenlock Hospital at Hampankatta on ...

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Karnataka home minister under fire over remarks on media

BENGALURU: Karnataka home minister K J George came under attack from opposition for his controversial remarks that the media highlighted sexual assaults for TRP ratings, even as chief minister Siddaramaiah sidestepped the issue. As George waded into controversy, HP slammed ...

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My shortcomings led to JD(S) downfall: HD Deve Gowda

MANGALURU : Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda on Wednesday admitted that failure on his part to recognise sincere party workers, who had worked for the party, led to the downfall of the regional party. “I’m on a party revival ...

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200 illegal huts along Karwar beach demolished

The taluk administration, under tight police security, demolished 201 huts along the Karwar beach, constructed illegally by local fishermen to house their fishing equipment, on Sunday. The action was taken following the Supreme Court order to clear encroachments on government lands. Tahsildar Madhukar ...

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State government to embark on ‘clean Cauvery’ mission

The State government will chalk out a plan to clean River Cauvery along the lines of the Centre’s scheme to clean the Ganges, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said on Monday. Speaking after inaugurating various development works at Gandhi Maidana here, he ...

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New water tariff to deter people from wasting water

The new water tariff announced by Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is aimed at encouraging citizens to conserve water. According to Anjum Parwez, BWSSB’s Managing Director, the tariff has been fixed in such a way that it will ...

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From Today, It’s Bengaluru, Not Bangalore

BANGALORE: Bangalore is now officially Bengaluru and Mysore is Mysuru. 12 of Karnataka’s major towns and cities reverted to their old Kannada names today after the Union Home Ministry this month cleared a proposal made by the state nine years ...

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New names for 12 cities from today

It is now official. The State capital has shed its anglicised name Bangalore. It will be called by a name with a distinct local flavour: Bengaluru. On the eve of the 59th Karnataka Rajyotsava, the government on Friday issued a ...

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Karnataka doctors withdraw resignations, end strike

About 2,600 government doctors, including specialists, across Karnataka Wednesday agreed to withdraw their resignation letters and call off their protest following assurances by the state government that their demands will be fulfilled soon. “As the chief minister (Siddaramaiah) assured us to fulfill ...

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13,500 conned in job scam

A private job consultancy firm operating from Shivajinagar has been found to have duped nearly 13,500 job aspirants across the country, sources in the Central Crime Branch (CCB) claimed. On Wednesday, acting on a tip-off by a job aspirant, sleuths ...

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Ready for talks with protesting govt doctors, resignation not the solution: CM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that the State government is ready for talks with government doctors who are set to resign en masse in protest against lack of wage revision among other long-pending issues and a recent “misinformation campaign” against them. He ...

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Government committed to give 24X7 power to Dk, Udupi: Power minister

MANGALORE: The government was committed to provide 24X7 uninterrupted power to Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts as the consumers were zero-defaulters, said power minister DK Shivakumar here on Tuesday. He was speaking after inaugurating the Swarna Soudha, the association building ...

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Endless wait for patients

BANGALORE: As government doctors resigned en masse, patients in various hospitals run by the state health and family welfare department were left in the lurch with no one to attend to them. Waiting for long hours and clueless about when ...

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Govt docs reject pay hike offer, to quit en masse

BANGALORE : After government doctors threatened to resign en masse on Monday over wage issues, health minister U T Khader on Friday proposed a hike in salaries for nearly 5,000 doctors of the health and family welfare department. But the ...

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