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Local & State News

  • Bhubaneshwar

    Patnaik's govt anti-women, unable to ensure their protection: BJP

    The BJP upped the ante against the Naveen Patnaik government in the state by describing it as anti-women and denouncing it for failing to protect women and children ahead of party president Amit Shah's visit on Monday. The party which is gung ho after Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised the state BJD government as corrupt and inefficient expects Shah to fire on all...

    • 2 hrs ago
  • Cities

    Shah, Modi can't make Parrikar resign, fearing Rafale exposure

    Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday alleged that top BJP leaders including President Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "no courage" to ask ailing Manohar Parrikar to step down as Chief Minister of Goa, because Parrikar, a former Defence Minister, had a lot of information about the Rafale deal. Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar made the charge...

    • 4 hrs ago
  • Cities

    Kannada actor, three accomplices arrested on assault charge

    Bengaluru, Sep 23 (IANS) Kannada cine star 'Duniya' Vijay and his three friends were arrested here on charge of assaulting a gym trainer, police said on Sunday. "We have taken Vijaya (44) and his three friends into custody on a complaint by the victim's relative Kitti for questioning though there are conflicting reports about the crime and its reasons,"...

    • 4 hrs ago
  • State

    CISCE pulls back uniform Q papers for classes 9-11

    The Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has put off its proposal for common question papers for class nine and class 11 due to inadequate preparation. The board had earlier said it would issue a common question paper to schools from 2018 which they should use in holding exams for classes 9 and 11, while they could evaluate the answer sheets themselves. "In keeping...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    CISCE asks schools to provide insurance to students

    With a view to help students playing sports and take excessive commutes to school, Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has asked its affiliate institutions to provide them Rs 1 lakh insurance cover. The value of the insurance policy should be Rs 1 lakh per student and it should cover health, accident and travel. "The students in Council affiliated schools...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    Government bats for community farming

    Agriculture Minister N H Shivashankar Reddy has said that the government is keen to encourage community farming under the Israel model of cultivation being taken up on a pilot basis in the state. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating 4-day krishi mela at University of Agricultural Sciences here on Sunday, The input cost in agriculture has increased manifold while the returns have come down drastically....

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    Mysuru now linked with 9/11 US terror attacks

    Seventeen years after Al-Qaeda militants flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City that left about 3,000 dead on September 11, 2001, Mysuru's connection with the militants has come to light. It has now been established that Abu Zobaida, one of the accused in the incident, was a student of Sarada Vilas College during 1989-1991 and studied Computer Science, Physics,...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    Meeting today to discuss sand row

    Minister for Urban Development and Housing U T Khader said that Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has convened a meeting in Bengaluru on Monday to discuss on the row over the shortage of sand in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts. Speaking to reporters here on Sunday, he said that the meeting will be attended by the deputy commissioners of coastal districts along with the district in-charge...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    No new faculty, varsities make do with guest lecturers

    Complying with the guidelines laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC) over the recruitment of permanent faculty, universities across Karnataka have decided to begin the new academic year with guest faculty along with a few permanent faculty. Citing the imminent verdict by the Supreme Court on the Special Leave Petition filed by the Union HRD Ministry against a court order...

    • 5 hrs ago
  • State

    Cong plans membership, crowdfunding drive from Oct 2

    The Congress state unit will carry out a massive membership drive and a door-to-door crowdfunding initiative from October 2 to November 19, as part of its nationwide exercise in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections. AICC general secretary and Karnataka in-charge, K C Venugopal, who chaired a meeting of KPCC office-bearers and DCC presidents, later told the media that the aim of the 'Jan...

    • 5 hrs ago

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