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    Rebuked by parents over video game, boy ends life

    Upset over parents' scolding for playing games on his smartphone, a 15-year-old boy ended his life by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Brahmapur layout here in the wee hours of Friday. The police said the deceased has been identified as Rahul Sharanappa Sollapur. He was to secure admission for Class 10 this academic year. Over the past few months, the boy is said to be...

    • 22 min ago
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    Heavy showers batter Kalaburagi and coastal districts

    Incessant showers since Thursday night have thrown life out of gear in Chincholi taluk of Kalaburagi district and coastal districts. North and south interior Karnataka and Malnad also witnessed widespread rain in the last 24 hours. Chincholi taluk received showers of hitherto unseen proportions during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

    • 23 min ago
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    Siddaramaiah alleges scam in procurement of Covid-19 equipment; Sudhakar refutes

    Leader of the Karnataka Opposition Siddaramaiah on Friday demanded a probe into alleged misappropriation of public money worth Rs 3,000 crore in the procurement of Covid-19 equipment, a charge the ruling BJP refuted. 'The government has spent about Rs 3,000 crore. Of this, there are irregularities to the tune of Rs 2,200 crore in the procurement of Covid-19...

    • 23 min ago
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    Panel on online classes to submit report on Monday

    The state government on Friday informed the Karnataka High Court that the expert committee will submit its report on the issue of conducting online classes to children on Monday. A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Abhay S Oka and Justice Nataraj Rangaswamy is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the ban imposed by the state government on conducting online classes....

    • 25 min ago
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    Most migrant workers in misery, says pre-Covid study

    Three months before the Covid-19 outbreak, a state-wide sample survey of construction workers had clearly established that 77% owned no land or were small and marginal farmers. Irregular income from agriculture forced them to migrate to cities for work, a fact dramatically exposed by the crisis. The survey was part of a comprehensive study by Dr Y Narayana Chetty, retired Bangalore University...

    • 26 min ago
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    No talks on lockdown in Karnataka, says CMO

    Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's office on Friday clarified that no discussions had taken place on imposing a lockdown, and no meetings were scheduled over the weekend on this. The clarification came amid speculations over the government's recent announcement of implementing stricter curbs after the SSLC exams are over. The exams got over Friday. 'Yesterday and today, no meetings have been held on...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Stranded Karnataka citizens coming soon from Kuwait

    Finally, a chartered flight arranged by Karnataka chapter of Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association, with stranded Kannadigas will land at Mangalore International Airport, on July 4. The flight was scheduled to land with 164 Kannadigas on board on June 27. As the State government failed to accord permission, the flight was cancelled. Enraged over the incident, the stranded Kannadigas had vent out...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    No darshana for devotees at Krishna mutt

    Paryaya Admaru mutt seer Eshapriya Theertha Swamiji clarified that no darshana of the deity will be allowed for the devotees at Krishna Mutt in Udupi for the time being. 'Depending on the situation, we will decide on allowing the devotees to have darshana of the deity in the future. The decision was taken to save the tradition of Krishna Mutt. The devotees can offer prayers while remaining indoor at home....

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Karnataka announces total lockdown every Sunday starting July 5

    Hit by a spike in Covid-19 cases, Karnataka has announced a daily dusk-to-dawn curfew starting June 29 and a total lockdown on all Sundays starting July 5. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa convened Saturday evening to discuss the Covid-19 situation with Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Bengaluru Covid-19 in-charge minister R Ashoka, Chief...

    • 10 hrs ago
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    Congress workers rejoice as DK Shivakumar takes over as KPCC chief

    Congress leaders and workers watched the installation ceremony of D K Shivakumar as Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, through a live session on zoom application, at Coorg Community Hall in Madikeri and various other places in the district on Thursday. The programme was aired live at the gram panchayat levels as well. Congress leaders and workers took oath on...

    • 21 hrs ago

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