Training for youth

BANGALORE: The Department of Industries and Commerce has decided to impart training to one lakh youth working in the fields of engineering, printing, garment and information technology under the Suvarna Kaayaka Udyoga Shikshana Yojane (job-oriented programme). The department has also plans to impart training in hotel management and security services. The duration of the training in all the disciplines will be three to six months. Those interested may contact the Office of the Joint Director, District Industrial Centre, Bangalore Urban district, 4th floor, Vokkaligara Bhavan, Hudson Circle, Bangalore 560027, on or before December 16.

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For ST candidates

BANGALORE: The Scheduled Tribe Welfare Department will arrange pre-examination training for Scheduled Tribe candidates appearing for the Civil Service Examination (UPSC), Preliminary Civil Service Examinations (Main), and Subordinate service Examination. Candidates can obtain the forms and documents from the district offices concerned. For more information, please contact the district officers or the Directorate of Schedule Tribe Welfare, Rishi Bhavan, 2nd floor, Hudson Circle, Bangalore 560001. Staff Reporter


BANGALORE: Ex-servicemen are invited to attend the Armed Forces Flag Day, to be observed on December 7, at the Raj Bhavan. Those interested in participating may collect the invitations from the Office of the Joint Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Bhavan, 58, Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Road, Bangalore 560025. Staff Reporter


BANGALORE: Bernard Morass, Archbishop of Bangalore, has been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Bellary, according to a release from the Archdiocese of Bangalore. The Episcopal Seat of Bellary fell vacant following the death of Joseph D' Silva, Bishop of Bellary. Staff Reporter


BANGALORE: The S.J. Jindal Trust, which has been offering all-India scholarships to economically week students studying SSLC/PU and above, has invited applications from eligible candidates for award of scholarships. Interested students may write for application forms to the Secretary, S.J. Jindal Trust, Jindal Nagar, Tumkur Road, Bangalore 560073. Staff Reporter

Dowry death suspected

Bidar: A woman from Aurad has complained that her daughter committed suicide unable to tolerate dowry harassment from her husband and in-laws in Bhalki on Monday. Godavari of Khatagaon has complained to Bhalki police that her daughter Uma Sangashetty Jaji, 28, set herself on fire at her house. She died of burns in the taluk hospital later. The complainant has said that her daughter used to complain of dowry harassment by her husband and in-laws. The police have registered a case. Staff Correspondent

Slum dwellers want ration cards

GULBARGA: The slum dwellers under the banner of Karntaka Kolegeri Nivasigala Samyuktha Sanghatane on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office here demanding distribution of the ration cards to them immediately. The residents of different slums, mostly women, who took out a procession, shouted slogans against the State Government. A memorandum addressed to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner. Staff Correspondent

Samajwadi Party stages protest

GULBARGA: Members of the Gulbarga city unit of the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office demanding early completion of work on removing silt from the Sharanabasaveshwar Tank in the city and fill the tank at the earliest. The protestors, led by party's city unit president Lingaraj Sirgapur and State Secretary Sharanabasayya Mutt, came in a procession. In a memorandum addressed to the Deputy Commissioner, the protesters said work on cleaning the tank taken up last year was abandoned midway. They demanded that the work should be resumed immediately.

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Leprosy colony residents block road

GULBARGA: The members of the Mathru Bhoomi Seva Samiti and residents of Mahatma Gandhi Leprosy Colony in Aland Colony in Gulbarga city on Tuesday staged hour-long "rasta roko" agitation on the Gulbarga-Aland inter-State highway demanding basic amenities in the colony. The protest was led by former corporator Surajsingh Bharathi and samiti secretary Hanumanth Devnur. In a memorandum submitted to the commissioner of the Gulbarga City Corporation, the protesters demanded the authorities to hasten the work of constructing the public toilet in the colony, distribution of ration and Antodhya Cards. Special Correspondent

Hutri on December 4

Madikeri: Harvest festival Hutri, called as `Puttari' in local parlance, will be celebrated in Kodagu on December 4. The date was decided by astrologers at the Sri Padi Iggutappa temple, near Kakkabe in Madikeri taluk, on Monday, in the presence of the headman of the temple. The `Kaladcha' festival will be celebrated on December 3. Staff Correspondent


Belgaum: C.K. Kokate, Vice-Chancellor of KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, a Deemed University, has been given "Acharya P.C. Ray Gold Medal Award" by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Bengal branch, Kolkata in recognition of his contribution in the field of pharmacy. Staff Correspondent

RPI to support Siddaramaiah

MYSORE: The Republican Party of India (RPI) will support Congress candidate and former Deputy Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the byelection from Chamundeshwari Assembly Constituency. RPI State unit president M. Venkataswamy told presspersons here on Tuesday that the decision was taken to support secular forces and defeat communal forces. Criticising the support extended by former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda to the coalition Government led by Janata Dal (Secular), he said it was a glaring example of "opportunistic" politics of Mr. Gowda. RPI will hold awareness programmes among voters from November 23 to December 2, he said. Staff Correspondent

World AIDS Day

MYSORE: NSS unit and Student Nurses Association of JSS College of Engineering will observe World AIDS Day from December 1 to 7. Various events and competitions will be held for nurses and nursing students of Mysore city. Interested students can contact Vinod Basavaraj, NSS officer and Anitha, SNA advisor in college, according to a release. Staff Correspondent


MYSORE: The National Council of Dalit Christians (NCDC) will observe an indefinite fast in New Delhi at Jantar Mantar from November 27 to December 9 demanding benefits on a par with Scheduled Castes, according to a release from Karnataka Dalit Christian Federation (KDCF). In a release, KDCF State convener Y. Mariswamy said if the demand was not met by the Union Government, the Dalit Christians would intensify their agitation, he said.

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MYSORE: The Karnataka State Akshara-Dasoha Preparators' Federation, affiliated to All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), has resolved to stage a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner on November 25, against the said move of the State Government to hand over the work of preparing food under Akshara Dasoha scheme to private institutions such as ISKCON and other maths. Staff Correspondent