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PM Modi virtually inaugurates 3 hostels of NIT Karnataka Surathkal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three new hostels at NITK Surathkal, emphasizing India's educational progress. NITK's role in development, research, and eco-friendly initiatives was highlighted. The event was attended by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan, governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot, and CM Siddaramaiah.

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Slow moving trains on Purple Line irks Namma Metro passengers

Passengers at Majestic interchange station faced inconvenience and long wait times due to slow moving trains caused by technical snags in the signaling system between Baiyappanahalli and Garudacharpalya metro stations. BMRCL officials worked to fix the problem and additional trains were operated to clear the rush.

20 Feb 2024 12:01 pm
Namma Metro services disrupted on Purple Line due to technical snag

Metro train services on the Purple Line were disrupted for several hours on Tuesday due to a technical snag. The snag was resolved by 9:20am, but train schedules will still be affected for another half an hour before returning to normal.

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BJP, Cong spar over allocation of funds to minority colonies

Housing and minorities welfare minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan denies disparity in fund allocation, clarifying that funds were distributed across constituencies represented by Congress MLAs, 29 BJP legislators, and eight JD(S) legislators. He mentions a Rs 1,000 crore action plan for minority colonies, with Rs 162 crore disbursed. Basangouda Patil Yatnal is concerned about fund absence.

20 Feb 2024 7:46 am
BJP state unit faces challenges to pick candidates in 10-12 LS seats

The Karnataka unit of BJP, led by BS Yediyurappa and BY Vijayendra, plans to replace incumbent MPs who have lost touch with the party's grassroots and the electorate in constituencies like Davangere, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada, and Bangalore North for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

20 Feb 2024 7:46 am
Fire-safety mechanisms in B'luru to be govt's priority

Bengaluru revenue minister proposes establishing additional fire stations to prevent last-minute scrambling during major fire emergencies in the city. In response to a fatal fire incident, BJP MLA appeals for government intervention in illegal factories in residential areas. The minister, head of the disaster management department, emphasizes the city's susceptibility to largescale fire mishaps.

20 Feb 2024 7:46 am
Snakebite notifiable disease in Karnataka

Karnataka has made it mandatory for hospitals and medical institutes to report snakebite treatment details on the Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) to reduce mortalities, address human-snake conflict, and capture data on a larger volume of cases, potentially inspiring other states.

20 Feb 2024 7:45 am
Charged Bengaluru drives India's EV growth

Karnataka has surpassed Maharashtra with the highest number of EV charging stations. Bengaluru leads in EV registrations, particularly private cars. The state government plans to introduce e-buses. Karnataka's EV policy is attracting investments and contributing to renewable energy goals.

20 Feb 2024 7:45 am
Rape: HC reverses acquittal of painter

The Karnataka high court reverses acquittal, holds Mysuru-based painter guilty of abducting and raping a minor girl in 2013. He is sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment with a Rs 50,000 fine for aggravated sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act and kidnapping. He has 45 days to surrender before the jurisdictional court.

20 Feb 2024 7:45 am
Soon, track Metro feeder buses using QR code

Namma Metro passengers can soon track feeder bus schedules and real-time locations using a QR code-based system. BMTC is considering providing services from all Metro stations based on demand and seeking financial support for late-night feeder services from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.

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