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  • Karnataka seeks Rs 2,000 cr, two central teams to assess damage

    New Delhi/Bengaluru: Two central teams will visit Karnataka soon to assess the damage caused by rains and floods in seven of its districts in August, even as the state sought immediate release of Rs 2,000 crore for relief work. 'Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured a Karnataka delegation...

  • Release Rs 2,000 cr immediately for flood relief: Karnataka

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday urged the Centre to immediately release Rs 2,000 crore for undertaking flood and other relief work in the state.The demand made by a state delegation led by Kumaraswamy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes in the backdrop of losses of...

  • Bring petrol, diesel under GST: Karnataka CM

    New Delhi: Amid protests over rising fuel prices in the country, Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said the petroleum products should be brought under Goods and Services Tax (GST), adding his government would think over reducing cess on diesel and petrol.He said the cess imposed...

  • Respecting the environment crucial to rebuilding a safe Kodagu

    Bengaluru: Heavy, incessant rainfall is a fact of life for the people of Kodagu (the erstwhile Coorg district) in Karnataka. 'For the old-timers here in Coorg, the last few months of rain was nothing new. None of us were really expecting such incredible damage to happen though,' said Pavita...

  • 3 farmers injured in wild elephant attack in Chikmagaluru

    Chikmagaluru: Three farmers were injured while trying to flee from three wild elephants in Mudigere taluk. The incident happened in Kodebyle village, Mudigere taluk, Chikmagaluru district. One of the farmers, Mohan Gowda, suffered serious injuries to his arms and legs and has been admitted to a...

  • Karnataka to follow Delhi for improving education

    New Delhi: Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has directed the state's Education Department to study the steps taken by Delhi to improve the quality of education in schools and have sought a report on it. In a series of tweets the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said Kumaraswamy's...

  • Congress wins majority in Karnataka civic polls

    Bengaluru: Karnataka's ruling coalition partner the Congress won majority of the seats across 10 of 22 districts during vote count for 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on Monday, the State Election Commission (SEC) said.In the civic body polls held on August 31, the Congress has won 982 seats out of...

  • BJP blames JDS-Cong for defeat in Karnataka civic polls

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday blamed Karnataka's ruling coalition partners Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) for its defeat in the state civic polls held across 22 districts.'The BJP should have won more seats but we could not perform the way we wanted to because of the...

  • Congress leads in Karnataka civic polls vote count

    Bengaluru: The Congress was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the counting began on Monday of votes cast for Karnataka's 105 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), the State Election Commission (SEC) said.The Congress was ahead by 52 seats by winning in 814 civic body seats across the state, while...

  • Amid Kodagu floods, K'taka govt finds itself in choppy waters

    Squabbles, taunting remarks, frustration, rancor, confusion: these have become the hallmark of the three-month-old coalition government in Karnataka.Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is yet to come out of the persecuted complex, while the Congress party has failed to rein in former chief minister...

  • Now, frequent landslides in Chikmagaluru district leave coffee growers worried

    Kalasa: Frequent landslides are being reported from the taluk in Chikmagaluru district threatening damage to coffee and arecanut cropsA three-acre farm of KK Sudhakar in Kuchukudige near Talagodu in Thotadur Gram Panchayat limits in Mudigere taluk has been destroyed by the frequent...

  • Kodagu flood survivor marries at relief centre

    Madikeri: The Lakshminarasimha Kalyana Mantapa that housed flood-affected people in the town, had turned into a wedding venue on Sunday. Emotions ran high at the Mantapa when Manjula, a survivor of the floods, tied the knot with Rajeesh, a Kerala groom with family and strangers wishing the...