Tag: Karnataka

Governance Vs administration
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Governance Vs administration

An oft-heard comment is that India is the world’s best administered country, although with the rider that it is so only on paper. On the home front, voices have been aired in the circles of State Legislature that the present administration in Karnataka is the worst in its six-plus decades of history. While the incumbent…

Bags first rank in MA Classical Vocal exam
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Bags first rank in MA Classical Vocal exam

Surabhi, a student of Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University, Mysuru, who bagged the first rank in MA (Carnatic Classical Vocal) examination, is seen receiving the Gold medal and the cash prize from Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala at the recently held convocation as Music University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Sarvamangala Shankar and Registrar…

Siddu is . . . King Cong
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Siddu is . . . King Cong

The Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-election has been a good preliminary exam for Karnataka politicians. While it gave Congress party, which is suffocating under bad leadership, a gasp of air, the BJP choked…and if it does not change strategy it will drown in 2018. But the most dramatic part of the election was that V. Sreenivasa…

Cannot release Cauvery water, Karnataka tells TN officials
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Cannot release Cauvery water, Karnataka tells TN officials

The State Government yesterday expressed its inability to release 3 tmcft of Cauvery water, sought by an official team from Tamil Nadu, to meet the water requirements of people in the Cauvery basin area. Karnataka Chief Secretary Subhash Khuntia expressed helplessness on the grounds that there was severe water shortage in the basin. The available…

Ban on Highway bars
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Ban on Highway bars

Karnataka gets relief Owners of liquor shops can heave a sigh of relief as Supreme Court has set a deadline till Sept. 30, 2017 to relocate their shops from State and National Highways. However, highway liquor shops in Karnataka will have to be shifted by June 30 as the State’s Excise Year is from July…

Pensioners demand benefits of Sixth Pay Commission
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Pensioners demand benefits of Sixth Pay Commission

The Karnataka State Retired Government Employees Association has urged the Government to grant them certain benefits outlined in the Sixth Pay Commission. Addressing a press meet at Pathrakartara Bhavan here on Friday, Association Hon. President Dr. J.G. Vishwanathaiah, a retired Professor of Government Ayurveda College said that those who retired between Nov. 1, 2011 and…

Travesty of transparency
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Travesty of transparency

Broadly speaking, democracy, such as the system familiar to the land’s literati, per force needs politicians whose presence in the land is expanding in geometric progression with each passing year, if not each passing day. Considering the interface between democracy as a system of governing a country and the politicians, more so their sway over…

Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection
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Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection

The Press is perspiring and seething with anger after K.B. Koliwad, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, announced the formation of a House Committee to suggest measures to monitor and regulate the functioning of Media in Karnataka. This decision was taken during the Budget Session after a four-hour discussion! Yes, instead of discussing the Budget,…

Taming Traffic
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Taming Traffic

Bengalureans of a not-too-past-times could be heard joyfully talking about the merriment that the city offered seamlessly. The salubrious weather of the metropolis, virtually a legacy that they got on a platter as it were, has suffered to an extent and in a manner that one cannot express in words. The open spaces such as…

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