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    BS Yediyurappa faces disgruntlement: Letter says quit, be a 'margadarshak'

    Industries Minister Jagadish Shettar on Tuesday dismissed his meeting with a group of 'disgruntled' MLAs late Monday night as 'a routine visit to discuss development works' even as talks spread within political circles of a rebellion brewing against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. Also, an anonymous letter surfaced during the day, penned by those claiming to be...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    YTPS delay caused Rs 2,500-crore power burden: CAG

    Electricity companies in Karnataka spent an "avoidable" Rs 2,517 crore to purchase power from the private sector because of the government's delay in completing the Yeramarus Thermal Power Station (YTPS), according to the latest Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) report. The 1,600-MW capacity YTPS was an ambitious project that was conceived to bridge the gap between the demand...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    RTPS in full gear even before summer sets in

    Summer is yet to set in. But the Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) is already generating 70% of its total capacity of 1,720 MW from its eight units. The plant is adding about 30 million units (MUs) of power a day to the state grid against the generation capacity of 41.28 MU. RTPS executive director Venugopal said, except unit-I, which is under maintenance, the other seven units are generating...

    • yesterday
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    Congress stages walkout; accuses govt of turning Karnataka into a 'police state'

    Accusing the ruling BJP of turning Karnataka into a 'police state' by filing false cases against political opponents and those opposing its "divisive politics", the Opposition Congress on Tuesday walked out of the Assembly as the Speaker did not accept their demand for an immediate discussion on the issue. Making a preliminary submission to the Chair to...

    • yesterday
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    Kambala's 'Usain Bolt' Srinivasa Gowda dethroned, record broken

    Another Kambala racer has created a record in 100 metres during a traditional buffalo race in Karnataka covering the distance in 9.51 seconds, improving on the timing of Srinivasa Gowda who stirred up a social media frenzy with his recent running exploits. Nishant Shetty from Bajagoli Jogibettu is the new jockey who broke 28-year-old Gowda's record at the Venoor Kambala on Sunday,...

    • yesterday
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    Sedition case: Kashmir students in 15-day judicial custody

    The three Kashmir students of KLE Institute of Technology, who were accused of raising pro-Pakistan and 'azadi' slogans at the college in Hubballi on Saturday, were sent to judicial custody till March 2 by the third JMF court in Hubballi on Monday. This comes a day after Hubballi-Dharwad police commissioner R Dileep had stated on Sunday that the students were 'released' after they...

    • 2 days ago
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    Coronavirus: Health Ministry releases guidelines for quarantined Wuhan evacuees

    With the Indian evacuees from Wuhan who were quarantined at Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police camps in Manesar and Chhawla, Delhi, respectively, likely to travel back to their homes today, the Union Health Ministry released the final guidelines for those in-charge of the camps, health professionals, travellers and their family members for discharge from the...

    • 2 days ago
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    KEA faces stern test over CET as key post lies vacant

    With just two more months to go for the Common Entrance Test (CET), the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is struggling with 'exam preparedness' as the government hasn't filled the vacancy of a key decision-maker. The post of the Administrative Officer (AO), who holds the 'complete charge of things' at the KEA, has been lying vacant since November 2019. 'The AO is vested with powers to...

    • 3 days ago
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    Hubballi sedition case: Police commissioner adds confusion to chaos

    Contradictory statements by Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner R Dileep regarding the sedition case filed against three Kashmiri students of KLES Institute of Technology in Hubballi has further complicated the already confusing case. Three students, Ameer Wani, Basit Sofia, and Talib Majid, of Shopian district in Kashmir have been charged with raising 'Pakistan Zindabad' and...

    • 3 days ago
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    Karnataka: Two of three students charged of sedition are class toppers

    The arrest of three Kashmiri students studying at the KLES Institute of Technology in Hubballi, under the strict provisions of IPC Section 124 (A) with regard to sedition, has sent a shock wave among the students and the lecturers alike. So much so that they have started feeling of being back-stabbed by these three students. Neither the students nor the teachers had any whiff...

    • 3 days ago

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