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    Only 110 students enrol for NEET re-exam

    Contrary to the reports of 500 students missing out on the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on 5th May due to delay in train, only 110 candidates have registered for the re-exam scheduled for May 20. The Centre had agreed to hold the second round of NEET for the benefit of those who missed out on the exam last week following repeated requests by the state government. With the last date to...

    • 16 hrs ago
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    Govt mulls mandated rainwater harvesting in rural areas

    The state government is mulling over introducing a rule to make it compulsory for commercial establishments in rural areas to take up rainwater harvesting, Krishna Byre Gowda, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Minister, said on Saturday. "Currently, rainwater harvesting is mandatory in urban areas and not for rural areas. We are exploring making it compulsory in rural areas....

    • 2 days ago
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    Rural property survey soon to check frauds

    Properties on the outskirts of Bengaluru, where realty prices are high, will be surveyed for the first time under a project to ascertain their ownership and bring them under the tax net. This exercise comes three years after the government unearthed a massive scam in which documents were falsified to sell non-agricultural properties multiple times to gullible buyers. In 2016, the department discovered...

    • 3 days ago
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    Water-starved Dharmasthala asks devotees to defer visit

    In a development that points to the severity of drought in the state, the pilgrim centre of Dharmasthala, for the first time in its history, on Friday appealed to devotees and tourists to defer their visit to the holy town till after the monsoon, citing severe water scarcity. In an official statement, D Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of the temple in Dakshina Kannada, appealed to devotees...

    • 3 days ago
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    Congress leader found dead under a bridge in Vijayapura

    Congress leader Reshma Padekanur (35) was found dead suspiciously below Kolhar bridge in the town on Friday. Reshma's husband, Khaja Bandenawaz Padekanur, has accused Toufiq Ismail Sheikh, leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM party), of Solapur, Maharashtra in the murder. In a complaint to the police, Padekanur has stated that Reshma and Toufiq were involved in...

    • 3 days ago
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    HC issues notice to PU dept on cut-off marks

    The Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the state government, Office of Collegiate Education and Pre-University Education Department over the practice of private PU colleges demanding huge sums of money as donations during admissions. The court was hearing a PIL filed by Amrutesh N P, an advocate who has moved the court seeking directions to the government and the education department to open...

    • 3 days ago
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    High Court issues notice to PU dept on cut-off marks

    The Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the state government, Office of Collegiate Education and Pre-University Education Department over the practice of private PU colleges demanding huge sums of money as donations during admissions. The court was hearing a PIL filed by Amrutesh N P, an advocate who has moved the court seeking directions to the government and the education department...

    • 4 days ago
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    No integrated coaching in PU colleges

    The pre-university (PU) colleges in the state are banned from conducting 'integrated coaching' for various competitive examinations on their campuses along with PU courses for the academic year 2019-20. The admission guidelines, issued by the Department of Pre-university Education on Thursday, clearly mention that if any college found conducting integrated coaching classes for JEE/NEET/CET or any...

    • 4 days ago
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    This year's mangoes are of great quality, and pricey

    First, the good news: This year's mangoes will be delicious compared with last year. The bad news? Prices might go up soon as demand and export peaks. According to horticulture experts, prices of the 'king of fruits' are yet to go down in the market as this year's produce is of high quality. Another reason for the high price is this year's yield, which is estimated to...

    • 4 days ago
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    Centre must tackle drought: DyCM

    Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Thursday said drought has no longer been the state issue and the Union Government should voluntarily tackle the drought situation as it is a nation problem. Speaking to reporters here, he said Karnataka often reels under drought as it receives the lowest rainfall after Rajastan, in the country. However, the Centre is doing injustice to Karnataka in releasing drought...

    • 4 days ago

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