Janardhan Reddy's petition adjourned

BANGALORE: A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice Rammohan Reddy, of the High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday adjourned to Thursday a petition by the suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA G. Janardhan Reddy seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry against Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and others for their alleged involvement in the mining scandal in Bellary. The Bench noted that for the second time there was no representation from the petitioners and adjourned further hearing on the case. Staff Reporter

Stone-throwing mars Bijapur bandh

BIJAPUR: Road blockades and stone throwing marred the Bijapur city bandh called by Dalit organisations against the killing of four Dalits in Maharashtra recently. At least six vehicles, including two buses, were damaged in the stone-throwing. Three shops, including a bakery and a tea-stall, on Bagalkot Road were ransacked. The police said they rounded up 13 persons in connection with the violence. However, Dalit organisations claimed that at least 30 of their activists had been arrested. Passengers were put to hardship at the main bus-stand between 9 a.m. and noon as North West Karnataka Transport Corporation withdrew its services. Although off the road for a couple of hours, autorickshaws started operations in the afternoon. Staff Correspondent

Training for IAF recruitment rally

MANGALORE: The district administration here is organising pre-recruitment training camps in all the taluks for those interested in participating in the recruitment rally being organised by Indian Air Force here on January 12. The camps will begin on December 1 and conclude on January 4. Staff Correspondent

BEML to introduce dump trucks

Bangalore: Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) will manufacture and supply AC and DC drive electric rear dump trucks for deployment in open cast mines in the Indian coal sector, a release from the company said on Wednesday. This follows a collaboration agreement between BEML and Terex Corporation of the U.S.

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Scheme for students

BANGALORE: The Directorate of Urdu and Other Minority Language Schools has called upon Anglo-Indian students to avail themselves of the scheme entitling reimbursement of school fees. Those studying in schools teaching the State syllabus and in CBSE and ICSE schools can apply. A maximum of Rs. 3,000 will be refunded. The applications should be sent through the principal to the Deputy Director of Public Instruction, who will issue treasury cheques. Staff Reporter

128 taluks declared drought-hit

BANGALORE: The Government on Wednesday declared 128 taluks as drought-hit in the State. Addressing presspersons here, Revenue Minister Jagadish Shettar and Home Minister M.P. Prakash said the State had received least rainfall this year in the last 36 years. Over 50 per cent of kharif crop was affected in 118 taluks on account of deficit monsoon. As many as 27 villages were facing severe drinking water crisis and water was being supplied through tankers, they said. The State had sought Rs. 1,262 crore and 5.5 lakh tonnes of foodgrains from the Union Government for implementing drought relief measures. Special Correspondent

Traffic disrupted

Mysore: Traffic on Mysore-Ooty road was disrupted for nearly an hour as students of the Government Junior College at Nanjangud staged a rasta roko to protest the derogatory remarks against Dr. B.R. Ambedkar that were written on the college doors. The students were shocked to see the derogatory references and staged a snap agitation at Visvesvaraya Circle and took out a procession. The police tried to pacify the agitated students and promised to take action against the culprits. Subsequently, the students withdrew their protest.

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Free surgery

MYSORE: The plastic surgery unit of the JSS Hospital conducted cleft lip and palate surgery on over 550 children recently. In view of the good response, the hospital has decided to extend the facility for some more time, according to a press release. Medical superintendent of the hospital Veerabhadrappa has requested parents of such children to make use of the opportunity as all charges, including medicines, are free. Those interested may call 2447313. Staff Correspondent

Workshop

MYSORE: The Mysore Green Foundation Trust will organise a workshop on the use of areca sheets on November 30. Candidates will be trained in selecting raw material, making use of areca sheets, marketing, and personality development. Experts will deliver lectures, according to a press release. Those interested may register their names with the trust before November 27.

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Selection

MYSORE: The Mysore District Volleyball Association will select players for the district team on November 27 at the university ground. The selected players will participate in the district-level volleyball tournament to be held in Shimoga from November 30 to December 3. Those interested can contact organising secretary Trinesh on ph.: 9448436302 or technical adviser N.B. Suresh on ph.: 9448719970. Staff Correspondent

Reservation for women sought

Bidar: Members of the National Federation of Indian Women staged a protest rally demanding 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament.

This was part of a nation wide signature campaign. Activists put their signatures on a sari and sent it to the Union Government. Staff Correspondent

Suicide

Raichur: Hanumantha (42) reportedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at his house in Bukanatti village of Sindhanur taluk on Monday.

The Turvihal police have registered a case.

Bheemareddy (40) reportedly ended life by consuming pesticide at his house in Bavidoddi village near here on Monday.

The Yergera police have registered a case. Staff Correspondent

Arrested

Raichur: The Raichur police on Monday arrested Syed Uman and Veeresh from Raichur city, Venkat Rao and six others from Gorbal Camp in Sindhanur taluk and Kanakappa and eight others from Sagar Camp in Sindahnur taluk on charges of gambling and recovered about Rs. 8,000 from them.

All of them have been remanded in judicial custody. Separate cases have been registered with the Sindhanur Town, the Balaganur and the Sadar bazar police stations.

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Protest by Congress

Madikeri: The Congress party staged protest demonstrations in Virajpet town of Kodagu district on Wednesday against the "failures" of the State Government on all fronts. Congress leaders Suma Vasant, Veena AchaiahA.K.Subbaiah and J.A.Karumbaiah addressed a gathering in the town.

The members criticised the recent revenue circular on Jamma Bane lands in Kodagu, which said that farmers did not have right on such lands.

They took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to Virajpet tahsildar.

Staff Correspondent

Suicide

Raichur: Hanumantha (42) reportedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at his house in Bukanatti village of Sindhanur taluk on Monday. The Turvihal police have registered a case.

Bheemareddy (40) reportedly ended life by consuming pesticide at his house in Bavidoddi village near here on Monday. The Yergera police have registered a case.

Staff Correspondent

Arrested

Raichur: The Raichur police on Monday arrested Syed Uman and Veeresh from Raichur city, Venkat Rao and six others from Gorbal Camp in Sindhanur taluk and Kanakappa and eight others from Sagar Camp in Sindahnur taluk on charges of gambling and recovered about Rs. 8,000 from them. All of them have been remanded in judicial custody. Separate cases have been registered with the Sindhanur Town, the Balaganur and the Sadar bazar police stations.

Staff Correspondent

Reservation sought

Bidar: Members of the National Federation of Indian Women staged a protest rally demanding 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament. This was part of a nation wide signature campaign.

Staff Correspondent

Reservation for women sought

Bidar: Members of the National Federation of Indian Women staged a protest rally demanding 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament.

This was part of a nation wide signature campaign. Activists put their signatures on a sari and sent it to the Union Government. Staff Correspondent

Suicide

Raichur: Hanumantha (42) reportedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at his house in Bukanatti village of Sindhanur taluk on Monday.

The Turvihal police have registered a case.

Bheemareddy (40) reportedly ended life by consuming pesticide at his house in Bavidoddi village near here on Monday.

The Yergera police have registered a case. Staff Correspondent

Arrested

Raichur: The Raichur police on Monday arrested Syed Uman and Veeresh from Raichur city, Venkat Rao and six others from Gorbal Camp in Sindhanur taluk and Kanakappa and eight others from Sagar Camp in Sindahnur taluk on charges of gambling and recovered about Rs. 8,000 from them.

All of them have been remanded in judicial custody. Separate cases have been registered with the Sindhanur Town, the Balaganur and the Sadar bazar police stations.

Staff Correspondent

Workshop

MYSORE: The Mysore Green Foundation Trust will organise a workshop on the use of areca sheets on November 30. Candidates will be trained in selecting raw material, making use of areca sheets, marketing, and personality development.

Experts will deliver lectures, according to a press release. Those interested may register their names with the trust before November 27.

Staff Correspondent

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