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Karnataka / The Times of India

Karnataka CM to finally hit campaign trail today

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa will hit the campaign trail in Tumakuru district on Friday, ending speculation that he had decided to keep a low profile this time. He will address rallies in Madaluru village and Sira town to boost the chances of BJP candidate CM Rajesh Gowda.

30 Oct 2020 8:52 am
11% of rural K'taka kids yet to enrol in Class 1

Around 11% of children aged 6-7 in rural Karnataka are yet to take school admission, a citizen-led household-based national survey has revealed.

30 Oct 2020 8:40 am
Some groups involved in attack on BJP men: Karnataka BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel

BJP state president Nalin Kumar Kateel claimed that some groups were involved in the attack on BJP leaders in Bantwal.

30 Oct 2020 8:20 am
Tulu actors murder: Three more arrested

Dakshina Kannada police arrested three more people in connection with the murder of Coastalwood actor and rowdy sheeter Surendra Bantwal on Wednesday.

30 Oct 2020 8:18 am
Lockdown effect: 66.7% IIT alumni learnt household chores

In a study on how the pandemic has impacted IIT alumni, the cream of the engineering sector in the country, Dolan Champa Banerjee, HOD, postgraduate department of commerce, St Agnes College, found 66.7% of them had learnt to do household chores.

30 Oct 2020 8:16 am
Theft at cashew factories in Udupi: Two held

District police arrested two persons in connection with a series of thefts at cashew processing factories in the district.

30 Oct 2020 8:15 am
Inquiry ordered against Mysore Palace Board deputy director

Following allegations of corruption levelled against deputy director of the Mysore Palace Board TS Subramanya members of the Dalit Sangharsha Samithi have been protesting in front of the Mysuru deputy commissioners office for the past week DC Rohini Sindhuri ordered an inquiry to probe the charges.

30 Oct 2020 8:10 am
Mysuru City Corporation launches property tax collection drive

Kannegowdana Koppalu residents were caught unaware on Thursday when officials of Mysuru City Corporation landed on their doorsteps to check receipts for the property tax paid by them as part of a week-long special drive to verify records and collect dues from defaulters.

30 Oct 2020 8:00 am
Mangaluru Police crackdown on cricket betting

Mangaluru City Police in four separate cases against cricket betting have arrested 16 persons and seized property including a car, cash and cell phones valued above Rs 11 lakh. While three of these cases were registered in Mangaluru South police station, the other case was registered in Mangaluru North PS. City crime branch personnel carried out the raids.

30 Oct 2020 7:52 am
University of Mysore will translate NEP into Kannada

The University of Mysore (UoM) will translate National Education Policy (NEP-2020) into Kannada. A decision to this effect was taken in the syndicate meeting.

30 Oct 2020 7:50 am
Karnataka: 17 girls rescued from Malpe Port

In a joint operation, 17 girls aged between 13-18 were rescued from Malpe port at 5 am on Thursday. The children were working as labourers to carry fish from the auction area at the Malpe Port to the vehicles of buyers. The children hailed from Koppal and Ballari districts

30 Oct 2020 7:49 am
Dakshina Kannada police nab three for assault on photographer

Dakshina Kannada police in a swift overnight operation nabbed three of the four accused, including a teenager, who assaulted a studio photographer at Farangipete on Wednesday evening. The hunt is on for the fourth accused and a special police team is following up on leads, SP BM Laxmi Prasad said on Thursday. Personal enmity is believed to have sparked the near fatal assault on the photographer.

30 Oct 2020 7:48 am
Mysuru: Annual Rathotsava at Chamundeshwari temple held

Annual Rathotsava (car festival) of the famous Chamundeshwari temple atop the Chamundi Hills in the city was held on Thursday amid Covid-19 restrictions. Teppothsava, usually conducted in the evening, was cancelled.

30 Oct 2020 7:45 am
Karnataka: Sanehalli National Theatre Fest to be held in virtual mode

The states famed Sanehalli National Theatre Festival will happen online this year, a decision that brought joy to theatre buffs, who were earlier not sure whether the event would be held or not, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

30 Oct 2020 7:43 am
Karnataka: One killed, another seriously injured in accident

A back seat traveller of a car died on the spot while another suffered serious injuries after the car in which they were travelling rammed into a roadside tree in the wee hours of Thursday.

30 Oct 2020 7:43 am
Contaminated prasadam: Most patients recover in Mandya

The situation in Lingapatna village, where more than 70 persons took ill due to suspicious contaminated prasadam at Sri Aramma temple on Wednesday, returned to normalcy on Thursday as most patients were declared out of danger.

30 Oct 2020 7:39 am
B'luru: Fried rice seller stands up to goons

(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on October 30, 2020)

30 Oct 2020 5:00 am
MRPL declares net profit of 36 crore for Q2 of FY 2020-21

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd, Karnatakas only refinery declared net profit of Rs 36 crore and gross refining margin (GRM) of 3.85 $/bbl in Q2 of the current fiscal.

30 Oct 2020 12:49 am
Garbage shifting is creating black spots

This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on October 29, 2020

29 Oct 2020 11:38 pm
DK cops arrest 3 for assaulting photographer

Dakshina Kannada district police in an overnight operation nabbed three of the four accused, including a teenager, who assaulted a studio photographer at Farangipete on Wednesday evening.

29 Oct 2020 3:07 pm
Students make documentary on langurs in DK

Wildlife enthusiasts may stay tuned for the release of the first ever wildlife documentary shot exclusively on black footed grey langurs in Dakshina Kannada.

29 Oct 2020 2:28 pm
Udupi: 17 child labourers rescued from Malpe Port

In a joint operation, 17 girls aged around 13-18 years have been rescued from the Malpe port on Thursday at around 5 am. The children were working as labourers to carry fish from the auction area at the Malpe Port to the respective vehicles of the buyers. Most of the children hail from Koppal and Ballari.

29 Oct 2020 2:04 pm
BBMP collects Rs 75 lakh fine for littering

Amid its Covid-19 enforcement duties that demand on-road vigilance, the BBMP has intensified crackdown on solid waste management violations. It has collected nearly Rs 75 lakh as fine from violators from June 1 till October 27.

29 Oct 2020 10:08 am
Singer's father held for Mysuru supari killing

Three academics have been arrested for allegedly plotting the contract killing of the secretary of a Sanskrit institute in Mysuru a month ago.

29 Oct 2020 10:06 am
Postponing gram panchayat elections appropriate: Karnataka minister

KS Eshwarappa, minister for rural development and panchayat raj, said the government is willing to hold gram panchayat elections, but it believes the best course of action is to postpone them for the wellbeing of villagers.

29 Oct 2020 9:17 am
How UP youth moved to Karnataka, cleared NEET

A 23-year-old BSc graduate from Uttar Pradesh, son of a farmer, cleared NEET this year in his sixth attempt after he moved to Karnataka to prepare for the entrance examination at a PU college in Bidar.

29 Oct 2020 8:37 am
Mangaluru police commissioner inspects Thokkottu flyover

The death of a young newly married couple in a ghastly accident at Thokkottu flyover on Tuesday evening saw the Mangaluru city police brass descend there a day later, seeking solutions. With Mangaluru city taffic police (MCTP) officers in tow, city police chief Vikash Kumar Vikash deliberated on the situation arising from the accident threadbare with officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

29 Oct 2020 8:29 am
Customs seize gold worth Rs 33 lakh at Mangaluru airport, nab one

Customs officials arrested an international traveller for attempting to smuggle gold stashed inside his body at Mangaluru International Airport on Monday. The accused Abubakar Siddique from Dakshina Kannada had arrived from Dubai on board a SpiceJet flight and was accosted by sleuths of customs on arrival based on passenger profiling, Joannes George, joint commissioner of Customs stated on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2020 8:26 am
Awards list has unearthed some hidden gems: Kota

Erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada (DK) has received fair representation among 65 Rajyotsava awards that the state government announced on Wednesday. Achievers in the field of literature (Valerian DSouza aka Valli Vagga), music (K Lingappa Sherigar Kateel); judiciary (M K Vijaya Kumar); horanadu Kannadiga (Kusumodhar Deranna Shetty Kelthadka); institutions (Dharmothana Trust, Dharmasthala) have made it to this list.

29 Oct 2020 8:24 am
IIM-Bangalore to launch 4-yr liberal arts course

Come 2023, the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) will start an undergraduate programme in liberal arts at its new campus in Anekal.

29 Oct 2020 8:23 am
Karnataka: Tigress found dead in Bhadra reserve forest

A five-year old tigress was found dead in Kodi section of Teguru Hills in Hebbe range forest in Bhadra tiger reserve forest on Tuesday.

29 Oct 2020 8:22 am
Mangaluru City Corporation council says no to outside waste after three months

Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), that is battling to manage its solid waste, put urban local and panchayati raj bodies dependent on it for managing their waste, on three months notice. While directing ULBs and panchayat raj bodies to compulsorily segregate their waste at source, before handing it to the MCC for disposal, the civic body said it will stop accepting the same after three months, and they must make their own arrangements to handle it.

29 Oct 2020 8:21 am
BBMPs mask rule for solo motorists raises hackles

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palikes (BBMP) latest rule making it mandatory for solo motorists in four-wheelers to wear a mask, even if the windows of their automobiles are rolled up, has triggered outrage on social media, with users lambasting the civic body for its mindless directive.

29 Oct 2020 8:21 am
More than 2,000 students in Karnataka's Hassan detained in same class

The pandemic has turned the issue of fees demanded by private unaided schools in Karnataka into an even more contentious one than it previously was. Allegations have surfaced across districts of children being removed from WhatsApp groups used as a communication channel between teachers and students after parents failed to pay the fees on time. In Hassan district, however, the situation, as alleged by some of the parents, is more severe.

29 Oct 2020 8:20 am
Mysuru royal family scion Yaduveer, son spend time with Abhimanyu

Mysuru royal family scion Yaduveer and his son Aadyaveer spent some time with Abhimanyu, one of five Dasara elephants that left Mysuru after successful participation in Dasara, on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2020 8:20 am
Mysuru farmers eye big dividends with chia seed cultivation

Considered a superfood beacuse of its high nutritional value fibre, protein and Omega-3 fat content, chia seeds are slowly gaining popularity in India.

29 Oct 2020 8:15 am
Nursing student from Karnataka receives offer of help from RGUHS registrar

Help came pouring in for 21-year-old Buddana Gowda, a nursing student from Badami taluk in Bagalkot, within hours of a report being published in The Times of India under the headline Nursing student tuns mason to save for fees on Wednesday highlighting the struggles he was going through in the pursuit of his ambition. Many readers of the paper have volunteered to lend financial assistance to the young man to help realise his dream.

29 Oct 2020 8:15 am
Rajyotsava award: Yoga teacher, specially-abled man among winners

The following people from old Mysuru and Malnad regions have been selected for the coveted Rajyotsava award.

29 Oct 2020 7:45 am
Council demands say in smart city projects implemented by SPV in Mangaluru

Mangaluru City Corporation on Wednesday exhorted Mangaluru Smart City Ltd (MSCL) to route any new smart city mission projects through its council. MSCL is the special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up as directed by the ministry of housing and urban affairs to implement the projects. Such a move will give real time updates to the corporators on projects that the SPV intends to take up under the smart city project of the ministry.

29 Oct 2020 7:44 am
Karnataka: 71 devotees fall sick a day after eating prasadam at Mandya temple

A day after they had eaten puliyogare served as prasadam at the Sri Maramma temple in Lingapattana village in Malavalli taluk, Mandya district, more than 70 devotees fell sick on Wednesday. Among the complaints that the devotees who were rushed to the primary health centre in Halaguru village on Wednesday had included dysentery and fatigue.

29 Oct 2020 7:37 am
Taxi driver thrashed in Karnataka's Charmadi village

In an alleged incident of moral policing, a group of people thrashed a taxi driver, after abusing him, near Halla Sethuve in Charmadi village on Tuesday. A complaint in this regard was registered at the Dharmasthala police station.

29 Oct 2020 7:34 am
How a 17-yr-old raised Rs 2.8L for Covid awareness

(This story originally appeared in BangaloreMirror on October 29, 2020)

29 Oct 2020 5:00 am
Karnataka caps liquid oxygen transport cost

The Karnataka government on Wednesday capped transportation charges for liquid medical oxygen supplied to hospitals by manufacturers. Depending on the volume of the oxygen supplied, the cap on the transport cost per km varies from Rs 35 to Rs 60.

29 Oct 2020 1:50 am