Date: July 15th, 2017

CM opens two-day Kaushalya Mela
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CM opens two-day Kaushalya Mela

Mysuru: To mark the World Youth Skills Day, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah today announced that the Day will also henceforth be called ‘CM’s Karnataka Skill Project’. He was speaking after inaugurating the two-day ‘Kaushalya Mela’ (Vocational Skills Mela) and Job Mela organised jointly by the Karnataka Skill Development Corporation and the district administration, at Kalamandira, and…

Man shouts anti-govt. slogans in front of CM; cops take him away
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Man shouts anti-govt. slogans in front of CM; cops take him away

Mysuru: High drama was witnessed at the Kalamandira this morning where Chief Minister Siddharamaiah inaugurated the mega Job Mela. Everyone on the dais including the CM and the Police around were taken by surprise when M. Parashuram, a resident of Kukkarahalli, stormed onto the stage breaking the security cordon. He shouted anti-government slogans for being…

Chamundi Vihar Stadium gets swanky swimming pool
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Chamundi Vihar Stadium gets swanky swimming pool

Mysuru: The newly-constructed international-level swimming pool, much-awaited by sportspersons of city will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah this evening at the Chamundi Vihar Stadium in Nazarbad. On the occasion, the Chief Minister will also lay the foundation stone for construction of a tennis academy, gymnastics centre, sports hostel and two synthetic courts. The pool…

I will fight 2018 polls as directed by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, says CM
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I will fight 2018 polls as directed by Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, says CM

Nanjangud: Maintaining that he was contesting the 2018 Assembly polls on advice from AICC President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah appealed the people to once again bless him for leading the State. Addressing the gathering during the Foundation Stone laying ceremony for the construction of a Primary Health Care Centre and…

State is getting cheap publicity by copying Central schemes: MP Pratap Simha
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State is getting cheap publicity by copying Central schemes: MP Pratap Simha

Mysuru: “The Stage Government is winning free and cheap publicity by hijacking Central Government schemes and projects and taking pseudo credit,” averred MP Pratap Simha. Addressing a press meet at Jaladarshini Guest House here yesterday, Pratap Simha said that Chief Minister Siddharamaiah by inaugurating Central-sponsored projects is giving a wrong message to the public. He…

Party High Command will decide on my constituency: CM
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Party High Command will decide on my constituency: CM

Mysuru: Maintaining that it is the Congress High Command which will decide on the constituency that he should contest from, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has said that the 2018 Assembly election will most likely be his last election. Speaking to press persons at his residence in Ramakrishnangar here this morning, Siddharamaiah, who arrived in city yesterday…

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Arrested AIADMK General Secretary V.K. Sasikala Natarajan has been accused of paying Rs.2 crore bribe to Karnataka Director General of Prisons and Bengaluru’s Central Jail officials for “special privileges.” This reminds me of the book I read recently. A good book, a scary book and a heart-breaking book of prison tales.  The book titled “Behind…

Teachers with political leanings under Govt. scanner: Sait
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Teachers with political leanings under Govt. scanner: Sait

Bengaluru: In the run-up to the Assembly elections in 2018, the State government is gearing up to initiate action against Primary and High School teachers for their political affiliations and activities. The government’s move comes after AICC General Secretary in-charge of Karnataka K.C. Venugopal reportedly seeking a list of college lecturers for their affiliation with…

Denotification case: DKS, BSY get SC relief
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Denotification case: DKS, BSY get SC relief

Bengaluru: Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar (DKS) and State BJP leader and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) got a relief from the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday in a case related to the de-notification of land in Bengaluru. The Supreme Court, upholding the High Court decision, dismissed a petition filed by T.J. Abraham, an activist, against…

CM launches filling of lakes in Chamarajanagar
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CM launches filling of lakes in Chamarajanagar

Chamarajanagar: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah said here yesterday that the State Government had spent around Rs. 40,000 crore in the last four years for the lake-filling projects in the State. Speaking after lauding the works for filling of 24 lakes in the district, Siddharamaiah claimed that the previous Governments had not given much importance to irrigation…

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