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BSNL offers free voice call within network in flood-hit K’taka, 2 other states

Bengaluru: State-run telecom firm BSNL on Sunday announced unlimited calling for subscribers within company’s network for seven days in flood-hit areas of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The company has also offered SMS and 1 GB data service for free in ...

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Flood alert issued in three Karnataka districts as gates of two dams to be opened

Flood alert has been issued in Ballari district on Monday as the Tungabhadra Dam’s gates will be opened due to the increasing rainfall in the region. According to the Tungabhadra Board, which monitors the dam, the gates are likely to ...

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Monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO inundated in Karnataka floods

Unabated rainfall in Karnataka’s Bagalakot district has inundated UNESCO World Heritage temples in Aihole and Pattadakal. Water from the Naviluteertha Dam was released into the Malaprabha River on Friday, which led to the inundation of the heritage temples. Pattadakal is ...

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83 NDRF teams dispatched for flood relief in Karnataka, 3 other states

Bengaluru: As many as 83 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been dispatched to four flood-hit states of Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Gujarat for rescue and relief operations, the Home Ministry said on Friday. The current flood situation in ...

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No flood warning given to us: Uttara Kannada residents slam govt for loss of property

Virje, Gotegali and Hattogi are quaint little villages located on either side of the Kadra Dam. On the morning of August 6, the residents these villages located along the Kali River in Uttara Kannada district, say they were caught unawares ...

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Death toll rises to 11 in Karnataka floods, over 40,000 people evacuated

The death toll due to heavy rains and floods in Belagavi district rose to eight after four more people died on Wednesday. This takes the number of lives lost in the state to 11. Sixteen-year-old Basavaraj Kamble was washed away ...

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IMA probe: Karnataka govt seizes 23 properties of Mansoor Khan worth Rs 300 crore

The Karnataka government has seized 23 properties of IMA Jewellers scam prime accused Mansoor Khan valued at Rs 300 crore in five districts across the southern state, an official said on Wednesday. “We have seized 23 properties valued at Rs ...

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No cabinet or district ministers in flood-hit Karnataka: Bureaucrats hold the fort

Incessant rains in the past week has caused floods and prompted rescue operations in parts of coastal, Malnad and northern Karnataka. At least 10 districts – Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Belagavi, Raichur, Dharwad, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu and Chamarajanagar – are ...

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BSY meets PM, several Union Ministers; discusses state issues

Bengaluru: Over a week after taking charge as chief minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed about various irrigation projects and sought early nod for the proposed Rs 5,912-crore reservoir in Mekedatu on ...

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Ex-Bengaluru Police Commissioner Alok Kumar challenges transfer order

Former Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Alok Kumar who was recently shunted out unceremoniously, has contested his “premature” transfer order in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). While Kumar sought a stay on the transfer order, the Bengaluru bench of CAT on ...

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Major crack on NH-4 due to rains, bus services from Karnataka to Pune, Mumbai halted

A major crack on the road halted traffic on National Highway 48 (formerly NH 4) on the Karnataka-Maharashtra border. The crack developed on Monday night after heavy rainfall in Belagavi and its neighbouring districts in northern Karnataka. Pictures of the ...

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1 kg gold found hidden in rectums of two passengers at Bengaluru airport

Custom officials at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru seized a little over one kilogram of gold hidden in the rectums of two passengers who landed in the city on Friday, reports said. The gold was hidden in their rectums ...

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Bengaluru mayor criticised for carrying plastic-wrapped gift, pays fine

Bengaluru Mayor Ganagambike Malikarjun, who has been actively campaigning against the use of plastic, committed a faux pas by giving a plastic wrap basket of dry fruits to Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on July 30. She acknowledged her mistake and ...

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Major IPS reshuffle in Karnataka: Top cops probing VG Siddhartha death transferred

Two top police officers in Karnataka probing the death of coffee czar and Coffee Day Enterprise founder VG Siddhartha have been transferred out of their existing positions. Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru, Sandeep Patil, and DCP, Law and Order, Mangaluru, Hanumantharaya, ...

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