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Kalaburagi: Prized books, research papers and furniture were destroyed in a fire accident at the Gulbarga University's library on Wednesday. The entire fourth floor has been gutted in the fire.  It is learnt that the fire personnel rushed to the spot after they were alerted at 8 am on Wednesday. They managed to douse the fire after struggling for hours. 

Ballari: It appears that the state is headed for more dry days as majority of the reservoirs have no water. However, Almatti reservoir is an exception, said Water Resources Minister MB Patil.  Speaking to mediapersons here on Friday, he said that as many as 139 taluks in the state have been declared drought-hit. Besides, crops worth Rs 10,000 to 12,000 crore have been destroyed in the state, he added.

Ballari: In a brazen attempt to stop government officers from discharging their duties, security guards at the residence of former minister Janardhan Reddy prevented Income Tax sleuths from raiding their master’s house in Ballari on Monday. 

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Raichur: We have seen politicians snoozing on the dais unmindful of what’s going on around them but here’s another minister who has crossed all the boundaries of shame! We are talking about Primary and Secondary Education minister Tanveer Sait who was caught watching sleazy pictures on his mobile while being a part of Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Raichur, on Thursday. 

New Delhi: The Telangana State's appeal to reallocate the Krishna water in the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal has been rejected by the Tribunal. It had approached the Tribunal and Apex Court to reallocate the water reasoning that it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and it was one of the beneficiaries of the water.

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Bellary: Journalists’ hunger for news knows no boundaries or rather ethics. Lest, why would a reporter of a prominent Kannada news channel would coax a depressed farmer to enact his own suicide for the sake of news? For sure, the movie, ‘Peepli Live’ was not fictional! Watch Video:   

Kalaburagi: Amid the ongoing protests in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the cauvery water dispute, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to end the deadlock. "The PM should interfere in this matter on suo motu basis because Karnataka's CM has written letter that when there is a dispute between two states then there has to be a mediator to solve it. So, the PM can be the mediator," Kharge told ANI.

Kalaburgi: With no reply to his letter or an appointment to meet, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday chided Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being indifferent to the state over the raging Cauvery river water sharing issue with Tamil Nadu.

Bengaluru: After Anupama Shenoy who resigned as DySP of Kudligi in Bellary citing interference from a minister in her work, another woman officer from Bellary has hit out against the department. Gayathri Farhan, sub-inspector of police, Bellary has said that the department does not recognise hardwork that women officers put in. In her Facebook Status, Gayathri has posted.

Bengaluru: The state legal team dealing with the Mahadayi water dispute is in the process of identifying issues which went against Karnataka, Water Resources minister MB Patil, said on Tuesday. In an informal chat with media persons, the minister said the tribunal while disposing off Karnataka’s petition had touched on several issues, which were not raised by the counsels of both the contesting states.

Bengaluru: A 48-year-old head constable working with Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) allegedly committed suicide at his house in Kalaburgi in North Karnataka. Annarao Saibanna Gamaga was found hanging from the ceiling at his staff quarters in Sultanpur in Kalaburgi. Though Annarao was rushed to a nearby hospital, he did not survive.

Bengaluru: Kallappa Handibag, deputy superintendent of police, Chikmagaluru who committed suicide on Tuesday was said to be absconding after a complaint was filed against him. It is learnt that the complaint filed at Basavanahalli police station – on Monday – had named Handibag as one among the five accused in a kidnap and extortion case.

Bengaluru: Schools and colleges remained shut on Thursday across Kodagu district in south-west Karnataka as heavy rains inundated towns and villages. "The administration has declared a holiday for all schools and colleges after heavy rains lashed the region on Wednesday," said an official from Madikeri, about 270 km from Bengaluru. With the monsoon intensifying in coastal and south interior areas of the state, the Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala where river Cauvery originates was overflowing with rain water.

Chitradurga: In yet another stark reminder of the false beliefs and superstition deep rooted in the Indian society, a young boy was garlanded and paraded naked to appease the rain god in Pandarahalli village of Karnataka's Chitradurga district. The villagers adorned the boy with flowers, applied vermillion on his forehead, made him carry an idol of Lord Ganesha and walk naked through the streets of the village. The villagers chanted hymns so that the rain god blesses them with showers.

Bengaluru: RS Patil, in-charge, deputy superintendent of police, Kudligi who went to meet Anupama Shenoy at her official quarters on Thursday morning had to return empty-handed as Shenoy did not open the doors. Following the orders of Superintendent of Police R Chetan, Patil went to her quarters. While he stood knocking at her door, there came no response from Anupama. Later, RS Patil told mediapersons gathered there that he came to meet Anupama Shenoy but in vain. However, he would again try to reach her through the office landline phone, he added.

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