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    Translocation does not amount to felling trees: MoEF

    Niranjan Kaggere , Drawing curtains on the controversy surrounding translocation of trees, the Centre has clarified that translocation of trees does not amount to 'felling'. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has communicated to all the states that 'successful translocation of trees should not be treated as felling of trees.' However, the...

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    Varsity recruitments on hold over plaints

    Niranjan Kaggere , Almost halfway through recruitments to teaching and non-teaching posts in various universities, the Higher Education department, on Monday, ordered the suspension of recruitment till further orders, following statewide opposition. The move comes in the wake of statewide opposition to the fresh regulations by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the appointment of teachers and...

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    Govt to replace textbooks of Kodagu kids free of cost

    Niranjan Kaggere , Coming to the rescue of children across Kodagu who have lost their textbooks in landslides and floods, the state government on Wednesday ordered free distribution of textbooks. DH had reported on the government's decision to replace the textbooks in its edition dated August 22. The Karnataka Text Book Society issued a direction to the DDPI, Kodagu, on Monday, to...

    • 16 min ago
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    Don't send projects without wildlife board clearance

    Niranjan Kaggere , In its zeal to push through infrastructure projects cutting through the biodiversity-rich Western Ghats, without obtaining clearances from the Karnataka State Wildlife Board, the state government on Wednesday was rapped by the Standing Committee of National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF). Determined to implement the...

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    Nalapad 'leads' Youth Cong protest against Rafale deal

    Niranjan Kaggere , Expelled eight months ago from the party and stripped off its primary membership for brutally assaulting a youth in an upscale restaurant at UB City, Mohammed Nalapad, the son of Shantinagar Congress MLA NA Harris and former General Secretary of Karnataka Youth Congress is back in high decibel political action. Taking on the centre on Wednesday over its Rafael deal and...

    • 16 min ago
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    Didn't just stick to leopards, found off-beat species

    Niranjan Kaggere , Documenting leopard population in various forests across Karnataka, Sanjay and his team of researchers were in for surprise on several occasions. Rummaging through heaps of camera-trap images captured from the field, researchers were awestruck by the presence of species that were known to be extinct or very rare. Documenting the Indian Gazelle population in the...

    • 16 min ago
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    Nothing moves in PWD dept without bribe: ‚ÄčIAS officer

    Niranjan Kaggere , That nothing happens in the government without bribe is well known but the rot has spread so far and high that even IAS officers in the secretariat are complaining that works don't get done if they don't bribe the officials. IAS officer Pallavi Akurathi, joint secretary in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, has complained that an engineer...

    • 16 min ago
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    Bus mows down jumbo in Nagarhole forest

    Niranjan Kaggere , A pall of gloom descended on the Karnataka Forest Department and conservationists across the state in the midst of the wildlife week on Monday as a speeding bus mowed down a male elephant inside Nagarahole forest. The 46-year-old tusker, named Ranga, was hit by a bus belonging to Kalpaka Travels coming from Kannur to Bengaluru in the wee hours of Monday at 2.30 am near Mattigodu elephant...

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    Rat fever alert issued for rain-ravaged districts

    Niranjan Kaggere , Battling post-flood and landslide woes across the coastal and Malnad districts, the government on Wednesday issued a high alert against the outbreak of rat fever. While the leptospirosis outbreak in neighbouring Kerala has unleashed a macabre tale of death, killing more than 50 people, Karnataka has declared red alert in the rain-ravaged districts. Sources in the Health and...

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    Maigoor residents patrol to prevent open defecation

    Niranjan Kaggere , Old habits die hard and so are the practices among the villagers of Maigoor in Jamakhandi taluk of Bagalkot district. A few months ago 700 toilets were constructed at a cost of Rs 1 crore in the village and it was declared as an open defecation-free village. But the people have refused to leave their old habit. Some progressive villagers, determined to make the village free...

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