Date: April 4th, 2017

Lorry strike enters fifth day; DC may invoke ESMA
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Lorry strike enters fifth day; DC may invoke ESMA

The strike by truckers across the southern States entered the fifth day this morning amidst fears of shortage of food and other essential supplies. Except for milk, water, medicines, vegetables, fruits, petrol and diesel, transportation of all other goods into city including food grains and pulses have stopped. To avoid a crisis situation, the District…

Emboldened sand mafia attacks Udupi DC, AC
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Emboldened sand mafia attacks Udupi DC, AC

Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis and Assistant Commissioner Shilpa Nag had a narrow escape after a gang involved in illegal sand mining chased and manhandled them on Monday. A Village Accountant from Amparu village, Kantharaj, who was with them was gravely assaulted and has been hospitalised. The DC and AC were, however, safeguarded by…

Mandya temperature crosses 40°C; water situation at KRS grim
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Mandya temperature crosses 40°C; water situation at KRS grim

Picnic-goers avoid scenic spots including Balamuri, Edamuri due to lack of water Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Dam, the lifeline of Mandya residents and farmers has gone dry with absolutely no increase in water level from the present dead storage level. At present, the dam has 8.2 tmcft of water at the dead storage level of 74.76…

BJP committed to work for betterment of working class: BSY
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BJP committed to work for betterment of working class: BSY

Maintaining that the BJP was always committed to work for the betterment of the working class and communities, State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) has said that the Congress had done very little for these communities. Addressing a meeting of Madiwala community members from Nanjangud and Gundlupet constituencies here yesterday, Yeddyurappa said that Madiwala and…

Bus fare hike on the cards
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Bus fare hike on the cards

In the wake of losses due to diesel price hike, demonetisation, wage revision etc., the State Government is mulling a hike in bus fares. The State Transport Corporations have made a representation to the Government seeking a fare hike to offset losses, according to Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy. He said that the Government will take…

State looks to tap alternative water sources to manage crisis
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State looks to tap alternative water sources to manage crisis

Desperate to tide over drinking water crisis, the State Government has decided to identify newer ground water sources. For this, the Government will identify water sources that are more than 2,000 years old and is purchasing advance equipment to identify water source and also to  draw water. Speaking to reporters at Vidhana Soudha yesterday, Law…

Ex-MP Kodandaramaiah to re-join JD(S)
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Ex-MP Kodandaramaiah to re-join JD(S)

Former MP P. Kodandaramaiah is likely to return to the JD(S) fold shortly. Kodandaramaiah, an IPS Officer who had served as Bengaluru City Police Commissioner in the 1990s was elected from Chitradurga Lok Sabha seat, contesting as a Janta Dal candidate in 1996. But after a few years, Kodandaramaiah, quit the JD(S) to join the…

Melukote gears up for tomorrow’s Vyramudi Utsava
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Melukote gears up for tomorrow’s Vyramudi Utsava

Melukote is geared up for the famous Vyramudi Utsava of Sri Cheluvanarayanaswamy to be held tomorrow. Thousands of devotees from Karnataka and neighbouring States have started arriving  in the town. Rajagopura, main thoroughfares, Kalyani and Sri Yoganarasimhaswamy Hill have been grandly illuminated. Elaborate arrangements have been made to handle about 3 lakh devotees who can…

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