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    Sand mining in CRZ: Karnataka HC asks state if it is ready for study

    The High Court has directed the government to make a statement as to whether it is willing to conduct a study on the issue of grant of temporary permit to extract sand in the coastal regulation zone. The PIL was concerning sand mining permits at Phalguni river in Dakshina Kannada. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka passed the order on the PIL filed by...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Karnataka reports 528 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths in 24 hours

    Karnataka logged 528 new Covid-19 cases and three related fatalities, taking the caseload to 9.52 lakh and the death toll to 12,346, on Wednesday. The day also saw 413 patients getting discharged after recovery. Bengaluru Urban continued to remain on top of the list in the number of fresh cases, with 311 infections. Cumulatively, there have been 9,34,143 discharges so far. Out of...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Karnataka Congress woos farmers at Janadhwani Yatra

    The DK Shivakumar-led Congress on Wednesday launched its ambitious Janadhwani Yatra from the Devanahalli assembly constituency, where the party tried to woo farmers. The Congress will hold the Janadhwani Yatras in 100 assembly constituencies, especially those where it is weak, as part of a massive organization-building exercise. "The international airport is here in Devanahalli. Who got it...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    'Sex for job' charge a conspiracy against Ramesh, says Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan

    With the 'sex for job' issue snowballing into a massive controversy, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan on Wednesday said that a political conspiracy was being hatched against BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi and that the probe would reveal the truth. Speaking to mediapersons here, he said that a third party lodging a complaint with the...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Meet the Jarkiholis

    Ramesh Jarkiholi is at the cross-roads of his 22-year-old political career. In his own words, the sex scandal is the biggest crisis he has faced. His resignation is widely expected to have some bearing on the upcoming bypolls, especially to the Belgaum Lok Sabha seat. For over two decades now, the Jarkiholi family has ruled the roost in Belagavi, the sugar bowl of Karnataka. The five Jarkiholi brothers, sons of...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Experts visit KRS dam to assess blast threats

    Karnataka government has roped in national experts to monitor vibrations due to blasting activities at nearby quarries amid mounting pressure from the mining and quarrying industries to resume operations around the Krishna Raja Sagara (KRS) reservoir. The government has committed to ensuring the structural safety of the major dam in South Karnataka. The state has asked scientists from the Central...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    All Karnataka police stations to get CCTVs

    Close on the heels of the Supreme Court pulling up states for not installing CCTVs at police stations, the Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday decided to equip all law enforcement buildings with functional surveillance cameras. Allocating a budget of Rs 18.5 crore for this, the Cabinet approved installation of new CCTVs in 281 police stations, while upgrading the storage capacity of existing ones in 774...

    • 15 hrs ago
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    Quota quagmire: Karnataka govt forms high-level panel

    The Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday decided to constitute a high-level committee headed by a retired High Court judge to look into the demands made by various communities seeking changes in the existing reservation. With this, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will look to buy time on the contentious issue. Briefing reporters, Law Minister Basavaraj Bommai said it will be a 3-member committee,...

    • 19 hrs ago
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    What's wrong? asks Karnataka minister B C Patil who took Covid-19 vaccine at home

    'What is wrong in getting vaccinated at home?' If you are wondering about home vaccinations, this is the question Karnataka Agriculture Minister B C Patil also raised in a retort to his critics who raised eyebrows after the minister was administered the Covid-19 vaccine at home. Patil landed into a controversy on Tuesday after he and his wife took the jab at his...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Have shame, ask Jarkiholi to resign now: Siddaramaiah

    Karnataka's Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah on Wednesday asked the BJP to get scandal-hit Water Resources Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi to resign immediately 'if the party has any shame and respect'. This is the first authoritative comment from the opposition Congress on the sex scandal that broke out Tuesday. A video purportedly showing Jarkiholi getting intimate with a woman went viral...

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