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    Online classes: Private schools extend fee payment deadline till December 15

    DHNS, The private school managements have granted time till December 15 to allow the parents pay the fee for online classes. Previously, the schools had threatened to block online classes from December 1 for students who have not paid the fee. The decision was arrived at a meeting of the representatives of private schools' management associations with the Commissioner...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    'Kannada Kayaka Varsha' to promote language in public spaces

    DHNS, At a time when there are heated debates on 'Hindi imposition', the state government has decided to observe this year (Nov 1, 2020 to Oct 31, 2021) as 'Kannada Kayaka Varsha', to promote usage of Kannada in government and public spaces. While the government's language policy makes it mandatory to use Kannada in official communication, this programme would ensure its...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    Mount pressure on Centre for funds, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tells MPs

    DHNS, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa requested BJP MPs to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seeking additional funds for projects in Karnataka, here on Friday. Progress of various central government projects being implemented in Karnataka was also reviewed during the meeting of MPs that Yediyurappa chaired. Speaking to DH, Bagalkot...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    Karnataka High Court bins plea challenging appointment to boards, corporations

    Ambarish B, The High Court has declined to entertain a PIL challenging the appointment of chairpersons to boards and corporations. The petitioner contended that the chairpersons are getting salary and allowances on par with ministers. This increases the actual strength of the ministers beyond the stipulated number as prescribed under the Constitution, the petition...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    University of Mysore to setup SPB study chair

    DHNS, The University of Mysore will set up a study chair at Fine Arts College in the name of well-known playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam. The varsity has earmarked Rs 5 lakh for the study chair and music director Hamsalekha will be appointed as the visiting faculty. Balasubrahmanyam, who passed away on September 25, was a veteran playback singer, music director, actor, dubbing artiste, and film...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa's political secretary NR Santhosh hospitalised after suspected suicide attempt

    Chief Minister's BS Yediyurappa's political secretary and grand-nephew NR Santhosh was rushed to a private hospital late on Friday night following a suspected suicide attempt. Santhosh is the grandson of Yediyurappa's sister. He was appointed as the CM's political secretary in May this year. The incident, reportedly caused due to sleeping...

    • 8 hrs ago
  • Mangaluru

    Man arrested under Pocso Act in Virajpet

    DHNS, Virajpet town police arrested a person on the charges of sexually assaulting a minor girl after abducting her. Venkatesh, a resident of Ramnagar, is the arrested man. The second additional district and sessions court has remanded the accused in judicial custody for 15 days. The accused had pestered the 17-year-old minor and took her to his relative's house in KR Nagar against her wish and sexually...

    • 9 hrs ago
  • Mangaluru

    Ramesh Changappa elected as Kodagu Hopcoms prez

    DHNS, Biddatanda Ramesh Changappa has been elected as the president of Kodagu district Hopcoms, while Mallanda Madhu Devaiah has been elected as the vice president. S P Ponnappa, Padiyammana V Mahesh, Leela Medappa, Sathish, Machimanda D Ganapathi, H M Sudheer, Baby Poovaiah, B A Harish, Nagesh Kundalpadi, Umesh Rao Urs, Poovappa Nayak and K M Manohar were elected as the directors. The election was...

    • 9 hrs ago
  • Mangaluru

    Shuddha drinking water unit fails to serve its purpose

    DHNS, The residents of Suntikoppa alleged that the Shuddha drinking water unit near the Nadakatcheri office in Suntikoppa has not been serving its purpose. People who are in need of potable drinking water are supposed to use the facility. But, as water is not filled into the water tank of the unit, many people return empty-handed. A person has been deployed by Suntikoppa Gram Panchayat to...

    • 9 hrs ago
  • Mangaluru

    Set up separate bodies for Tulu, Kodava communities: MLC

    DHNS, MLC B K Hariprasad said that separate development bodies should be set up for Tulu-Kodava-speaking communities in the state. Briefing reporters at Congress Bhavan in Mangaluru, he said that the state government has set up a separate body for the development of Maratha community. It is Tuluvas who had contributed to the development of Kannada. Unfortunately, Tulu speaking people have...

    • 9 hrs ago

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