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Raichur: Sarees, especially old ones, are in demand these days in Raichur. The new saviours of pomegranate growers, sarees are coming in handy for farmers to safeguard their precious produce from birds, monkeys. They also protect the plant from the sun and come in handy in controlling pests. Pomegranates are grown in at least 50 acres in Raichur. According to a report aired by Public TV, over the years, farmers have suffered losses due to monkey menace and bird attack. Not to speak of various diseases that affect the yield. 

Haveri: Depressed over mounting debts, farmer Chaman Saab Arishinaguppi (60) electrocuted himself by climbing up a transformer pole in Chikkamsihosur in Hanagal taluk here on Friday. According to sources, Chaman Saab had raised 4.5 lakh loan to grow crops in his three acres of land. However, owing to drought, the crops failed and his debts mounted. He was unable to make a living as he had seven children - five daughters and two boys, it is said.

Kalaburagi: Social activist Medha Patkar wants Siddaramaiah to ban liquor in the state on the lines of Gujarat and Bihar. Addressing a gathering at the Stree Shakti convention at Aland here on Saturday, the social activist lauded Aland taluk women's fight against liquor sale in their taluk. "Revenue earned through liquor sale would never help the state achieve development, for that would have ruined a poor man's family. Banning liquor would help women run their houses and encourage more agriculture-related activities in villages," she observed.

Hubballi: An angry teacher chopped off a student's hair for defying her instructions to trim his hair! The incident has been reported from Nehru Nagar in Hubballi. The boy, a VI standard student of St Paul's School is depressed and hesitant to go to school, said parents. School headmistress Lorisa Vedamukthi had instructed the student to cut his hair, it is learnt. However, the parents – apparently busy with some function at home – decided to do it the next day.

Bengaluru: Water Resources Minister M B Patil on Wednesday told the Legislative Council that the state was planning to construct a “balancing dam” to off-set the loss of over 31 tmc of water due to the collection of silt in the Tungabhadra reservoir near Hospet in Ballari district. The minister said silt accumulation had resulted in shortage of water in the Tungabhadra command area. “A detailed project report is being put place,” said Patil in a reply to a question from Congress’s N S Bhosaraju during question hour.

Kalaburagi: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) conducted a raid on Gulbarga traffic police constable Kanaka Reddy's residence this morning in connection with the disproportionate assets case. The investigation is currently going on under the leadership of ACB Superintendent of Police Anith Hadhanavar. Further details are awaited. (ANI)

Bijapur: People from neighbouring villages of Telasanga in Bijapur district are thronging Kottalagi village to watch a huge water ‘fountain’ that is springing out from an open bore well.

Kalaburagi: Already faced with internal conflicts and poor portrayal of its image, the BJP in the state suffered yet another embarassing moment when one of its members was arrested for cheating while the executive committee meeting was on here, on Saturday. The arrested is identified as Venkatesh Mourya, member of SC/ST Morcha, BJP. According to a news channel, a case of cheating had been filed against Venkatesh Mourya by a woman in 2011. Since then, Venkatesh had been absconding.

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.

Image for representation only (Courtesy: Peepli Live movie)

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.

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