KARNATAKA

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Online-lottery ban notified

Bangalore July 24. The State Government today issued a notification banning online lottery. As per the notification, sale of online lottery tickets and sale through vending or electronic machines have been banned. The notification has repealed the Karnataka Computerised Network Lottery Rules, 2001, which came into effect on May 16, 2001. The Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah on July 15 terminated the agreement that the State Government had signed with an online lottery operator on May 22, 2002.

`Release funds for projects'

By Our Staff Correspondent

HASSAN JULY 24. The Minister for Public Works and Energy, H.D. Revanna, has appealed to the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, and the Minister for Water Resources, M. Mallikarjun Kharge, to set aside Rs. 1,500 crores to complete the pending projects in the Cauvery Basin. Mr. Revanna, who inspected the work on the south and north Sriramadevara canals in Holenarsipur taluk on Saturday, said he had requested Mr. Dharam Singh and Mr. Kharge to earmark Rs. 1,500 crores to expedite projects in the Cauvery Basin. In the past three years, silt accumulated in the 130-year-old Sreeramadevara canal and there was difficulty in supplying water to the command area. However, as there was storage of 18 tmcft of water in the reservoir, the Irrigation Consultative Committee had decided to release water in the canals. According to it, silt had been removed from both south and north Sriramadevara canals and repair work completed, he said. He said that the Department of Agriculture had released Rs. 2 crores as subsidy for seeds and he sought an additional Rs. 50 lakhs to enable farmers to take up sowing.

Job-oriented courses sought

By Our Staff Correspondent

TUMKUR JULY 24. The Principals of colleges affiliated to Tumkur University here today favoured the introduction of job-oriented courses and agricultural subjects at the degree level. Participating in a meeting of constituent college principals organised by the Tumkur Vishwavidyalaya Kavalu Samiti at the university's postgraduate centre here on Saturday, principals said traditional degree courses were losing ground in rural parts. They said a number of new courses with clear job orientation should be introduced. The rural students would respond, they said. Some of them pointed out that Tumkur district was an arid region, and agriculture-related subjects would be of use, and said: "Agricultural subjects can be added at degree level in consultation with the University of Agricultural Sciences.''

Accident

CHITRADURGA JULY 24. Two youths were killed and four injured when two private buses collided near Balenahalli in Challakere Police Station limits on Friday.

The deceased have been identified as Dadapeer (20) and Nayaz Amir Sab (22), of Challakere.

According to the police, the accident took place around 10.30 p.m. near Balenahalli. The injured have been admitted to a hospital in Chitradurga, said the police.

Challakere police have registered a case.

Body found

CHITRADURGA JULY 24. The body of a youth was found in M.K. Hattikere near Sirigere in Bharama Sagara Police Station limits on Friday.

According to the police, the death might have occurred due to stab injuries. The deceased has been identified as Kariyappa, son of Thippeswamy of Chikkanahalli. A case has been registered.

Power theft

CHITRADURGA JULY 24. The vigilance squad of BESCOM has detected power theft in Hirebennur village of Chitradurga taluk.

According to sources, two persons have been arrested in this connection and a case of power theft has been registered against them.

Conference

HASSAN JULY 24. The Karnataka Federation of Women Lawyers (KFWL) will be conducting its regional conference on Sunday at the Conference Hall, Advocates Association.

In a release here on Saturday, the chairperson of the KFWL, Mangala Gowri, said that H. Biliappa, judge of the Karnataka High Court, would inaugurate the conference and the Minister for Public Works and Energy, H.D. Revanna, would deliver the keynote address.

The District and Sessions Judge, C.R. Kumaraswamy; legislators H.S. Prakash, H.K. Kumaraswamy, S.M. Anand, and Gurudev; and former MP H.K. Javare Gowda would participate, Ms. Gowri said.

Meeting

BIDAR JULY 24. A special meeting of the Basavakalyan Taluk Panchayat will be held on July 31 to take up the no-confidence motion against the president and vice-president of the panchayat.

According to an official release from the panchayat executive officer, Venkatarama Reddy, nine of the 11 members had submitted an application expressing lack of confidence in the president, Tukaram Mallappa, and the vice-president, Ravi Metre. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m., the release said.

Counselling

BIDAR JULY 24. Counselling for appointment of teachers to primary schools in Bidar will be held on July 30. The final list was announced at the office of the Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Bidar today. The selected candidates should submit original certificates to the DDPI by July 29, a press release from the DDPI said.

Dead

BIDAR JULY 24. A lorry driver was killed when his vehicle rammed a tree on the Mumbai Hyderabad National Highway on Thursday.

According to the police, Shankar Patil (26), of Umarga in Maharashtra died on the spot. Sub-Inspector Veeresh Karadigudda visited the spot. A case has been registered at the Mannaekhalli Police Station.

Demonstration

GULBARGA JULY 24. The district unit of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) staged a demonstration today against the Andhra Pradesh Government for announcing five per cent reservation for Muslims in jobs and educational institutions to.

VHP activists criticised the Andhra Pradesh Government for its anti-Hindu stance and appeasing the minorities. They burnt an effigy of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, at Jagat Circle.

Blood bank inauguration

BHADRAVATI JULY 24. "Jeevadhara," a blood bank sponsored by the Jeevadhara Trust will be inaugurated at Madhavanagar Extension in Old Town on Sunday at 10 a.m. by B.K. Sangameshwar, MLA.

Vinit and H.T. Narendra Babu, doctors, told presspersons that the blood bank would have a sophisticated laboratory and experienced staff.

The Assistant Drugs Controller, Hubli, S.H. Anegundi, would be the chief guest, they said.

Check-up camp

SIRSI JULY 24. A bone density check-up camp will be held at Sirsi Rotary Hospital on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the auspices of the Sirsi Rotary Club, Vishwa Seva Samiti, and Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Men over 45 years and women over 35 years can attend the camp, says a release. The medicines prescribed at the camp will be given at a concession, it adds.

Change

MANGALORE JULY 24. The telephone numbers in Kundapur, Karkala, Belthangady, Puttur, and Sullia taluks will begin with `2' shortly, states a press release from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Arrangements will be made to announce the changed numbers, and a helpdesk, 1500, will be opened in Mangalore to help the subscribers, the release adds.

There will be no tariff changes and the old rates will continue, it says.

Regional centre

MANGALORE JULY 24. The Karnataka State Open University has opened a regional centre at Mangalore University, Konaje, for certificate and diploma courses in BA, B.Com., MA, M.Com., B.Ed., M.Ed., and MBA.

A press release said the study material for the courses could be obtained from the centre between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. during weekdays.

Cautioned

MANGALORE JULY 24. The District Election Officer has said that some foreigners have fraudulently got their names entered as voters in Mangalore.

An official press release signed by the official on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner issued here today said some foreigners with visiting visas and residential permits had their names entered in the voters' list by misleading the election officers. This was punishable under the law, it added.

Foreigners whose names had been included in the voters' list should contact the election office in the district and cooperate with the officials to get their names deleted from the list, the release said.

Dead

BIDAR JULY 24. A lorry driver was killed when his vehicle rammed a tree on the Mumbai Hyderabad National Highway on Thursday.

According to the police, Shankar Patil (26), of Umarga in Maharashtra died on the spot.

Sub-Inspector Veeresh Karadigudda visited the spot.

A case has been registered at the Mannaekhalli Police Station.

Demonstration

MYSORE July 24. The Central Sericultural Research and Training Institute, Mysore, is organising a demonstration programme on the use of silkworm mountage technology for farmers on its premises on Monday. According to a press statement, the purpose of the demonstration is to familiarise sericulturists with the new technology developed by the institute to help achieve better- quality cocoon harvest.

About 300 farmers representing Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are expected to participate.

Camp

MYSORE July 24. A total of 1,260 animals were given veterinary treatment during the animal health camp conducted at D. Salundi in Mysore taluk by People for Animals, in coordination with veterinarians of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Mysore Division, this month. According to a press statement, 581 cows, 51 buffaloes, 518 sheep and 110 goats were given treatment.

Blood bank

BHADRAVATI JULY 24. "Jeevadhara," a blood bank sponsored by the Jeevadhara Trust will be inaugurated at Madhavanagar Extension in Old Town on Sunday at 10 a.m. by B.K. Sangameshwar, MLA.

Vinit and H.T. Narendra Babu, doctors, told presspersons that the blood bank would have a sophisticated laboratory and experienced staff.

The Assistant Drugs Controller, Hubli, S.H. Anegundi, would be the chief guest, they said.

Check-up camp

SIRSI JULY 24. A bone density check-up camp will be held at Sirsi Rotary Hospital on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. under the auspices of the Sirsi Rotary Club, Vishwa Seva Samiti, and Nicholas Piramal India Ltd.

Men over 45 years and women over 35 years can attend the camp, says a release. The medicines prescribed at the camp will be given at a concession, it adds.

Change

MANGALORE JULY 24. The telephone numbers in Kundapur, Karkala, Belthangady, Puttur, and Sullia taluks will begin with `2' shortly, states a press release from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Arrangements will be made to announce the changed numbers, and a helpdesk, 1500, will be opened in Mangalore to help the subscribers, the release adds.

There will be no tariff changes and the old rates will continue, it says.

Centre

MANGALORE JULY 24. The Karnataka State Open University has opened a regional centre at Mangalore University, Konaje, for certificate and diploma courses in BA, B.Com., MA, M.Com., B.Ed., M.Ed., and MBA.

A press release said the study material for the courses could be obtained from the centre between 10 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. during weekdays.

Cautioned

MANGALORE JULY 24. The District Election Officer has said that some foreigners have fraudulently got their names entered as voters in Mangalore.

An official press release signed by the official on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner issued here today said some foreigners with visiting visas and residential permits had their names entered in the voters' list by misleading the election officers.

This was punishable under the law, it added.

Foreigners whose names had been included in the voters' list should contact the election office in the district and cooperate with the officials to get their names deleted from the list, the release said.

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