Quarry worker dies in wall collapseRAICHUR: Bhasha (30) was killed on the spot when a wall collapsed on him while he was working at a quarry in Kavital town in Manvi taluk on Friday. The Kavital police have registered a case. Staff Correspondent

Heavy rain in DavangereDAVANGERE: Heavy rains lashed Davangere on Saturday, bringing relief to people who were reeling under sultry weather. Life in the city was affected. Roadside sellers of fruits and flowers had to close shop early.

Power supply was disrupted in many localities. Staff Correspondent

Killed in accidentRAICHUR: Hassansab (22), who was injured in a road accident in Deodurga town on Friday, died at the Government hospital in the town. The Deodurga police have registered a case. Staff Correspondent

Tributes paidHUBLI: The Dharwad District Working Journalists' Association, at a meeting organised on Saturday, paid tributes to Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar. Vijay Sankeshwar, former MP, K.B. Desai, Trustee, Loka Shikshana Trust, spoke about the contributions the thespian. Staff Correspondent

Speech therapyHUBLI: Ashok Basava of Hubli is organising a free speech therapy camp on Sunday at the Karnataka Nursing Home, Cotton Market, Hubli. During the camp tongue exercises will be taught and ayurvedic medicines will be distributed, a press release said. Detaila, contact 9844104701. Staff Correspondent

Book releasedSIRSI: Kanara MP Anantkumar Hegde on Friday released a book "Organic Manures and Bio-Manures," written by L.A. Dixit Banavasi on Friday.


Killed in accidentTUMKUR: Three persons, including a woman, died and four injured when the van they were travelling by was involved in a collision with a sand-laden lorry at Naganahalli near here, on Saturday. Police said a family from ID Halli in Madhugiri taluk in the district was returning home after a pilgrimage to Sri Siddaganga Math, near here. K.V. Jagannathaiah (45), and Sarojamma (75) of the family, and the driver Dasappa (32) died on the spot. Four members of the family, who were critically injured, were taken to Bangalore for treatment. Two others escaped unhurt. The driver is a native of Pulumachi, near Madhugiri. Staff Correspondent

Call to revoke orderBANGALORE: Karnataka State Minorities Private Educational Institutional Management's Federation has criticised the Government Order on taking over management of educational institutions in the State. It demanded immediate withdrawal of the order. The order dated October 14, 2005, empowers the Government to take over management of educational institutions if they were not properly managed. Special Correspondent

Industrial policySHIMOGA: Deputy Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa, who holds the portfolio of Major Industries, said here on Saturday that an integrated industrial policy would be announced within 15 days. He told presspersons that the comprehensive industrial policy would be placed before the Cabinet for its approval. Special Correspondent

CondemnedDHARWAD: The State unit of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has condemned the bomb blast at Jama Masjid in New Delhi. In a release here on Saturday, Umesh Kulkarni, State secretary, has urged the Centre to conduct an inquiry into the incident. Staff Correspondent

Conditional supportUdupi: The Yuvajana Jagrithi Samithi on Saturday said that it would give conditional support to the Nagarjuna Power Corporation Ltd to establish its power project here. Addressing presspersons here, samithi president Jitendra Furtado said that the Nagarjuna Power Corporation should see to it that the people losing their lands are compensated and rehabilitated. Staff Correspondent

Draws cancelledBangalore: Draw numbers 113, 213, 313, 413, 513, 613 and 713 of Karnataka State Lotteries, scheduled between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday were postponed to Saturday. The draws stand cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances, an official release said. Tickets already purchased for these draws would be refunded/exchanged by the respective main stockists of Mysore Sales International Ltd., the release said. - Staff Reporter