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Revanna throwing biscuits was unintentional: Revenue Minister Deshpande

Bengaluru: PWD Minister HD Revanna may have drawn flak from various quarters for throwing biscuits at the flood displaced families in Hasan recently, but he seems to have found support from a cabinet colleague. Revenue Minister R V Deshpande has ...

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Karnataka rains: After Kodagu, now Bengaluru comes under flood radar

BENGALURU: This monsoon, Bengaluru seems to have escaped the brunt of rainfall so far, while Kodagu and the neighbouring state of Kerala are battling incessant rains, landslides and widespread damage. However, the city’s luck may run out soon as the ...

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Two ganja peddlers nabbed by police in Sullia

Sullia: Two men have been arrested by police near the Vivekananda circle in the Kasaba village here, for selling ganja. A stock of 1.39 kg of ganja has been seized from the duo by the team led by DCIB (district ...

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France to soon get glimpses of Tulunadu’s ‘Kori Katta’

Mangaluru: Tulunadu’s rural recreational sport ‘Kori Katta’ (rooster fight) may have stoked several controversies, but a bunch of artists from Dakshina Kannada are all set to make sure that this sport, which has been giving a sort of adrenaline rush ...

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CM HDK briefs President Kovind on Kodagu rescue work

Kodagu: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Sunday, August 19 briefed President Ram Nath Kovind on the rescue operations in flood-hit Kodagu district where hundreds are marooned in villages and towns due to heavy rains. “The Chief Minister spoke to ...

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Only six Karnataka universities get full UGC autonomy

BENGALURU: Only six higher education institutions from Karnataka have managed to get full autonomy from the University Grants Commission (UGC), for which the list was announced recently. In total, UGC granted full autonomy to 62 universities from across the country ...

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Doors of Karnataka’s Raj Bhavan open for public For two weeks

BENGALURU: Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala has opened the gates of the century-old Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru for the public for 15 days from August 16. The Governor said that anyone can visit the heritage site till August 31 from 4:30 ...

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Army, Navy rescue marooned people in flood-hit Kodagu district

Bengaluru: Indian Army troops and Navy divers joined the national and state disaster relief forces to rescue hundreds of people marooned in Karnataka’s flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement on Friday. “About 60 Dogra Regiment soldiers and 12 expert ...

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Karnataka government announces Rs. 200 crore for flood relief work

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today announced a grant-in-aid of Rs. 200 crore for relief work in districts hit by floods and landslides in the state due to incessant rains. He was speaking to reporters after reviewing the situation ...

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Rains batter Kodagu, many houses collapse

With heavy rains continuing to batter Kodagu, some families living on the hills in Madikeri town found themselves homeless when their dwellings caved in under the onslaught. As many as eight houses tumbled to the ground in Indira Nagar and ...

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Mangaluru: Auto driver from city returns Rs 1,10,000 left behind by passenger

Mangaluru: In an exemplary show of honesty, an autorickshaw driver returned a bag containing Rs 1,10,000 left behind by a passenger. Shameer, resident of Kannur took an auto from Kankanady Railway station to Yenepoya Hospital for the treatment for his ...

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Boy dies after a wall collapses due to heavy rain

Shivamogga: A five-year-old boy died after a wall collapsed on him following heavy rain. The incident occurred on Thursday morning near Konandur, Thirthahalli Taluk. Police have identified the deceased as Masood, son of Ayub a laborer. MLA Araga Jnanedra and ...

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Shiradi Ghat off limits until further orders: DC

Mangaluru: The Shiradi Ghat has been completely closed for vehicular traffic until further orders, said a communique dated August 15 issued from the Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil’s office here. There were many reports of landslides due to heavy rainfall yesterday ...

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R R Nagar police invoke KCOCA against Gauri Lankesh murder accused

Bengaluru: The Rajarajeshwarinagar police have invoked Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against all the 11 arrested who are accused in the murder of journalist, activist Gauri Lankesh. According to the police, to invoke KCOCA, at least two cases ...

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