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Karnataka govt issues notification banning garbage burning

Burning garbage, leaves or twigs in open spaces will attract a penalty of Rs 5 lakh or up to five years in jail or both. The state government has issued a notification as per section 19 of the Air Act 1981. The notification was issued on the proposal submitted by Karnataka State Pollution Control ...

Jarkiholi, Shettar's kin, Paes in barred companies list

Cutting across party lines, leading politicians, their families, industrialists and a star sportsman are among the prominent persons disqualified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as directors of shell companies in Karnataka.The list includes sitting Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who holds ...

Kolkata heralds Durga Puja with longest floor art

Tuesday started much earlier for people across West Bengal than other days of the year, courtesy the airing of the eight decade-old 'Mahisasura Mardini' programme on the radio at the break of dawn, ushering in the annual autumn festival of Durga Puja.And for Kolkatans it was a double bonanza. Along ...

No plans to bring petrol and diesel under GST

Even as Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is pushing hard to bring petrol and diesel under the GST ambit, the Centre has no plans to do so in the near future.Highly placed sources in the finance ministry told DH that the states' revenue position is not so good as to deprive them from collecting ...

ACB tells HC: Sanction not needed to prosecute Yeddyurappa

Anti Corruption Bureau on Wednesday informed the High Court of Karnataka that there was no need to seek prosecution sanction against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa as he does not hold any office at present.When the ACB registered a complaint against him in fake denotification case a few ...

Vehicles blocking FASTag lanes at toll plazas will be fined

Commuters entering national highway toll plaza lanes dedicated for FASTag vehicles will soon have to pay a fine for obstructing the smooth flow of traffic.As of now, the National Highway Authorities of India has deployed personnel, called 'marshals' to eject vehicles without FASTag that enter ...

Apex court upholds govt ban on Mate Mahadevi's work

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a 19-year-old decision by the Karnataka government to ban and seize the book Basava Vachana Deepti edited by seer Mate Mahadevi for hurting religious feelings of lord Basaveshwaras followers.A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao dismissed a special ...

Gauri and Naxals: Insider reveals surrender details

Journalist Gauri Lankesh went all out to negotiate a truce between the government and those who had taken up armed conflict, Sirimane Nagaraj, a former member of the Naxal movement, has said.Nagaraj is among those who gave up Naxalism with help from Gauri three years ago.Gauri was shot dead in ...

NGO seeks Guv sanction to prosecute CM

Karnataka Police Mahasangha, an NGO, has sought Governor Vajubhai Vala's sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for appointing Hoskote MLA 'MTB' Nagaraj as the chairman of Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority in alleged violation of rules.The letter written to the ...

Women too few in Supreme Court, rues Oxford varsity-feted lawyer

Menaka Guruswamy, the first Indian woman Rhodes scholar to have her oil portrait displayed at Rhodes House, Oxford University, believes women lawyers must persevere. The portrait was unveiled on September 16 as part of the '40 Years of Rhodes Women' event organised by the Rhodes Trust. Rhodes House ...

Soon, computers will correct your English

The time is not too far when children will be able to speak at length to computers which will correct their pronunciation and point out grammatical errors.The Cambridge English Language Assessment in United Kingdom is using machine learning to teach computers English so that they can, in turn, teach ...

SIT gets facial profile of Gauri's killer done

In a major breakthrough in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, the Special Investigating Team has managed to get a facial profile of the assailant done and started a massive hunt for the man who killed Gauri.The SIT, which went through 634 digital video recorders , developed the image based on the ...

Cops solve burglary, theft cases

The Ramamurthy Nagar police arrested two persons for house burglary and picking pockets. The police recovered one kg gold jewellery worth Rs 29.76 lakh and arrested Syed Mohammad Ali , a native of Madanapalle in Andhra Pradesh and solved 31 cases.In another house burglary, the police arrested three ...

Broken battery bank triggers bomb scare

After repeated hoax bomb threats in the city last week and a false alarm over an explosive in the baggage of a passenger at Mangaluru airport on Tuesday, the JP Nagar residents also had one such experience on Wednesday morning when a passerby spotted suspicious a object in the area. A broken power ...

Man hits live wire while digging, electrocuted

A 27-year-old contract labourer was electrocuted on Wednesday when he came in contact with a live wire while digging a trench to lay a gas pipeline in Maruthi Layout in Amruthahalli police station limits.The deceased has been identified as Nagaraj from Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, who was ...

Business houses to be fined for paying less tax

At least 55 commercial establishments including Manyata Tech Park, Garuda Mall, Lalith Ashok, ITC Gardenia in eight zones of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike have been asked to pay a penalty for under-assessing their property tax.M K Gunashekar, chairman, BBMP standing committee of tax and finance ...

P C Mohan MP seeks more suburban trains to Whitefield

Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha member P C Mohan has urged the Railways to introduce suburban trains between Cantonment and Whitefield. He has also sought stoppage of trains at Mahadevapura near the Krishnarajapuram diesel loco shed. The BJP MP, in a letter to Divisional Railway Manager R S Saxena said: ...

Maharashtra rain pushed up inflow to Krishna, tributaries

Heavy downpour in southern Maharashtra and in the catchment areas of River Krishna and its tributaries has increased inflow in the rivers in Chikkodi taluk, Belagavi district.Three low-lying bridges were submerged on Wednesday.The Kallol-Yadur bridge across River Krishna, Karadga-Bhoj bridge across ...

Free cardiac treatment for underprivileged

Two underprivileged patients from each of the 198 wards in Bengaluru, who have problems related to heart will now be given free treatment, according to BBMP.Speaking to media persons, M K Gunashekar, chairman, BBMPs Standing Committee on Tax and Finance, said that the civic body has tied up with ...

Experts to help streamline safety set-up at Bannerghatta

Authorities at the Bannerghatta Biological Park plan to consult experts on better management of its safari.This follows a ferocious fight between Royal Bengal tigers and white tigers at the park recently. Following a security breach during safari on September 16, two white tigers sneaked through the ...

Helitaxi between Mysuru-KIA, if proposal comes, says minister

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha has said that if a demand is raised, 'Helitaxi' service will be launched between Mysore Airport and Kempegowda International Airport.He was speaking to reporters at the Mysore Airport after arriving in the first flight, Mysuru-Chennai-Hyderabad, ...

Dementia cases under-reported; patients need specialised care

"Looking at her, I felt guilty and asked myself what I did that she fell into this situation."When the disease became severe, she stopped listening to me. She could not recognise her grandchildren, she forgot to speak, she forgot how to eat, she started losing focus even while walking," said Wing ...

IAS officer's viscera report fails to resolve mystery of death; doctors rule out

The much-awaited viscera report of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, who was found dead on the road in Lucknow in May this year, has failed to resolve the mystery. According to sources here, the viscera report, which was opened before a panel of four doctors who had conducted postmortem of ...

BBMP to give facelift to 227 burial grounds in phases

As many as 227 burial grounds in the city will get a facelift from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike . In the first phase, 35 burial grounds in all eight zones will be developed.The local body woke up to the pathetic condition of the burial grounds in the city after Mayor G Padmavathi and chairman ...

Dasara from today

Poet K S Nisar Ahmed of Nityotsava will inaugurate the 407th edition of world famous Mysuru Dasara atop Chamundi Hill at 8.45 am on Thursday.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and a host of his Cabinet colleagues, including PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait ...

BBMP issues notices to Subramanyapura lake encroachers

The BBMP issued notices to the slum dwellers of Subramanyapura lake on Wednesday, asking them to vacate the place.This is part of the civic bodys effort to clear the lake of encroachments. The notices have been issued to about 30 slum dwellers and they have been asked to vacate the place in two ...

Lalith Mahal has symbolised king-size luxury for long

Lalita Mahal Palace, which the Indian Tourism Development Corporation has decided to disinvest, is originally a palace. The state government had leased it to the ITDC and it was run as a five-star heritage hotel since 1974.It is a living example of the culture and heritage of the erstwhile princely ...

Houses for slum dwellers

Housing Minister M Krishnappa on Wednesday laid the foundation for a project to build houses for slum dwellers at Swatantra Palya, Gopalapura and Vivekanandanagar , under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.As many as 933 people in Gandhinagar consitutency will get houses. The work on the project, bagged by ...

RPF staff avert train accident at Cantonment railway station

Alert railway police averted a train accident near Cantonment railway station on Tuesday after they noticed a fracture in the rail and alerted the authorities.The problem was noticed around 8.50 am by Railway Protection Force constable Chandramani and head constable of Bengaluru Cantonment ...

SC reserves order on appeals against Cauvery tribunal award

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on civil appeals filed by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala against the final decision of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal award of 2007 on allocation and sharing of the river water.A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices ...

Recruitment test scrapped

The Department of Higher Education has directed the Davangere University to cancel recruitment tests for teaching and non-teaching posts scheduled to be held on Thursday and Friday following complaints that the question papers had been leaked. The university had announced written tests for the posts ...

Highway liquor ban cost govt Rs 500 crore

Excise revenue in the state fell by Rs 500 crore due to the Supreme Court's ban on sale of liquor along highways, Excise Minister R B Timmapur said on Wednesday.As many as 789 liquor stores along national and state highways had to be relocated following the apex court's ban on sale of liquor within ...

D K Suresh accuses Cong of neglecting him

Congress MP D K Suresh on Wednesday accused the party leaders of neglecting him, saying they have not involved him in the process of selecting the candidate for the post Bengaluru mayor.KPCC president G Parameshwara had recently convened a meeting of party leaders from Bengaluru to discuss the ...

'Shut down website trolling Shah'

A delegation of BJP leaders on Wednesday lodged a complaint with Bengaluru city police commissioner T Suneel Kumar, urging him to take action against the handlers of a website who are hosting defamatory content against their party president Amit Shah.In the complaint, BJP general secretary C T Ravi ...

Thippayana Lake gets a new lease of life

The Thippayana Lake, near the Ring Road in Lalithadripura, here, got a new lease of life with the District Administration and the Confederation of Indian Industry taking up the rejuvenation with the funds from city-based Automotive Axles Limited , a joint venture of Kalyani Group and Meritor, under ...

Film Festival to be addressed as MyDFF

In an effort to give an international touch to the Dasara Film Festival, it has been named as 'Mysuru Dasara Film Festival' , said Additional Deputy Commissioner T Yogesh, who is also deputy Special Officer of the Dasara Film Festival Sub-Committee.Addressing media ahead of the Dasara festivities ...

Mysuru Dasara from today

The stage is all set for the inauguration of the 'Naada Habba' Mysuru Dasara-2017. Nityotsava fame poet K S Nissar Ahmed will inaugurate the 407th edition of Mysuru Dasara atop the Chamundi Hill during the auspicious Thula lagna from 8.45 am.Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, PWD Minister H C Mahadevappa, ...

Shivamogga enter semifinal

Hat-tricks from Anand Doddamani and D Avinash were just what the big occasion of a semifinal needed, tilting a see-saw clash the way of Belagavi Panthers.Their 14-run victory via the VJD method against the Hubli Tigers in the first semifinal here at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium meant Belagavi sealed ...

Pavan's effort in vain as Sri Kumaran win

Pavan's five-wicket haul went in vain as Vidyanikentan Public School lost to Sri Kumaran Children's Home by 19 runs in the KSCA Cup Group I, Division III under-16 inter-school cricket tournament here.Batting first, Sri Kumaran's posted 147 all out in 46 overs. For Vidyaniketan, Pavan was the most ...

Ozone fails to make I-League

Ozone FC's bid of gaining a direct entry into this season's I-League ended on a disappointing note with the All India Football Federation , on Wednesday, announcing Kerala's Gokulam FC as the only team to be inducted into the league through a tender process."From the bids submitted, the Bid ...

New sports scholarship programme

The Centre has approved a new pan-India sports scholarship programme to cover 1,000 "most talented" young athletes each year across select sports disciplines.Each athlete to be selected under the scheme will receive an annual scholarship worth Rs 5 lakh for eight consecutive years under the revamped ...

No Ranji ties in Bengaluru

For the second straight season, there will be no Ranji Trophy matches here at the Chinnaswamy stadium.With the concept of neutral venues scrapped for this edition, Bengaluru was expected to host Karnataka's home games but with the Karnataka State Cricket Association deciding to "relay" the pitch at ...

Mumbai edge past Chennai

Mumbai Warriors rallied from a goal down to beat Chennai Singhams 5-3 in the Premier Futsal league at the Koramangala Stadium here on Wednesday.Having lost to Bengaluru Royals on Tuesday, the Mumbai Warriors returned completely rejuvenated and produced a fighting performance against Chennai.Skipper ...

'I've evolved as a white-ball cricketer'

If the second game of the India-Australia series here goes as planned on Thursday, Steve Smith would achieve a special milestone of having played 100 one-day internationals.Starting his career as a leg-spinner to becoming the batting bulwark of the Aussies to going on to become their skipper across ...

I enjoy bowling to Warner: Kuldeep

In a short international career, chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav has made quite an impression. One of his achievements so far is in turning the dangerous David Warner into his bunny. In the six matches, including the Indian Premier League, Kuldeep has had a crack at the marauding left-hander, the ...

Australians look to draw level

The sun showed its face and the expansive covers at the Eden Gardens were slowly taken off despite heavy overnight rain. But no sooner did they come off, they were back on with the threat of rain still looming over the second one-day international between India and Australia here on Thursday.The ...

Maruti Ciaz gets upgraded trim

Premium sedan Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is now also available in a more sleek, elegant and sporty form - Ciaz S.The Ciaz S has been refreshed with a spoiler pack - front, side and a rear under-body plus trunk-lid spoiler - that adds a distinctive look and enhances the aerodynamics of the car.The Ciaz S ...

Hyundai launches Next Gen Verna

Hyundai Motor India has launched the much-awaited fifth-generation super performer brand - The Next Gen VERNA.With over 8.8 million customers in 66 countries, the Next Gen Verna is one of the most-loved brands globally. The Next Gen Verna is 'Intelligent by Design', developed on four strong pillars: ...

Pak raises objection with US over greater role for India in Afghanistan

Pakistan has raised objection with the US over President Donald Trump advocating greater role for India in the war-torn Afghanistan, the countrys top diplomat said today.Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi during a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations ...

Honda drives Jazz 'Privilege Edition' to Indian roads

Honda Cars India has announced the introduction of 'Privilege Edition' of premium hatchback 'Jazz'. The Privilege Edition comes enriched with advanced infotainment system, enhanced interiors and exteriors and new safety and technology features.Some of its class-leading features digipad, ...