KARNATAKA

Briefly



Nominated to AICC

Bangalore: Three office-bearers of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, including the party MLC and general secretary of the KPCC, Prakash K. Rathod, have been co-opted as members of the All India Congress Committee, according to a note from the AICC general secretary in-charge of the State and former Kerala Chief Minister A.K. Antony. The two others co-opted to the AICC are KPCC secretaries P.M. Ashok and A. Kenche Gowda. - Special Correspondent

Hindu Sankalp Yatra

Belgaum: The Rashtriya Hindu Sena, led by Pramod Muthalik, began its 10-day "Hindu SankalpYatra" here on Thursday, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The Yatra will reach Bangalore on January 22 after passing through more than 15 districts. - Staff Correspondent

Sirigannada Awards

Belgaum:The Belgaum District Sahitya Pratisthan has announced its "Sirigannada" and other awards to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution in their respective professions and fields and books for the year 2005. Noted medicine scientists S.J. Nagalotimath, Vasant Kulkarni, F.A. Hafeez and Anant Toro have been selected for the Sirigannada award. - Staff Correspondent

Pongal greetings

BANGALORE: Governor T.N. Chaturvedi, Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh and several other leaders have greeted the people on the occasion of Makara Sankranthi on Saturday. Deputy Chief Minister M.P. Prakash, Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly B.S. Yediyurappa, Legislative Council Chairman V.R Sudarshan, Legislative Assembly Speaker Krishna, and Ministers greeted the people on the occasion.

- Special Correspondent

Mourned

BANGALORE: Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly B.S. Yediyurappa has mourned death of C.G. Krishnaswamy, Director, Centre for Gandhian Studies in Bangalore University. - Special Correspondent

Lab recognised by Government

MYSORE: Bhagavan Pathology Laboratory in Mysore has been recognised by the State Government as an approved diagnostic centre for bio-chemical, pathological, radiological scanning and other investigations for its employees. According to a press statement from Consultant Pathologist N. Sriram, the laboratory is the first private diagnostic centre in Mysore to be approved by the Government. - Staff Correspondent

Examinations for medical courses

MYSORE: The theory examinations for various medical courses including MBBS, BDS and B. Pharma conducted by University of Mysore will begin from February 2. According to a press statement, the last date for payment of fees and submission of application to the heads of institutions is January 16. The institutions should send the bank challans to the office of Registrar (Evaluation) by January 25.

- Staff Correspondent

Ban on sale of meat

on Saturday

MYSORE: The Mysore City Corporation has ordered the closure of all slaughterhouses and meat stalls in the city on Saturday on account of Makara Sankranti. In a press statement, Mysore City Corporation Health Officer said sale of meat on has been prohibited. Shops selling meat have been ordered to remain closed, he said. - Staff Correspondent

Love Bird adopted

MYSORE: Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysore, has announced that the Youth Club members of Mysore Zoo have adopted one Love Bird for a period of one year from January 8.

In a press statement, Executive Director of the zoo Manoj Kumar said the Love Bird had been adopted under the "Adoption of Animals" scheme. - Staff Correspondent

Drawing competition

MYSORE: Shantha Public School in association with Rotary Mysore will conduct a drawing competition for children between three years to 10 years at its school premises in Udayagiri from 2.30 p.m. on January 14. In a press statement, the school secretary has asked participants to register their names and bring necessary stationeries and school identity card. The organisers will provide drawing papers. For details, contact A. Shariff on 9845400293. - Staff Correspondent

Renew licences, traders told

Belgaum: Traders have been asked to renew their licences within 15 days. In a press release here on Friday, City Corporation Commissioner K.D. Birje said there is a substantial number of traders who have not renewed their licences. All of them have been issued notices to renew the licences before January 31. Action will be taken if they fail to do so. - Staff Correspondent

R-Day celebrations

Belgaum: As part the 57th Republic Day celebrations, city-based non-governmental organisation 'Indradhanushya' will be organising an elocution competition for those studying in classes VIII, IX and X college students, a release said here on Friday. The contest will be held in English, Kannada, Hindi and Marathi at Gogte College of Commerce Gymkhana in Tilakwadi on January 15. Those interested may register their names with a registration fee of Rs. 10. Prizes will be awarded to the top three; there will three consolation prizes as well. For details, call 2442802, 5202075, 2405505 or 9880228361. - Staff Correspondent

Chess tournament

Belgaum: Belgaum District Chess Association, Lions Club of Belgaum Midtown and Gujrat Navaratri Utsav Mandal are organising an open chess tournament here from January 27 to 30. It will be held at Gujrat Bhavan in Shastri Nagar, Shahpur. The total prize amount will be Rs. 25,000. The entry fee for local players is Rs. 100. For those from outside the city, it is Rs.150.

They will be provided dormitory accommodation on a first-come-first-serve basis. For details, contact Association president Suresh Desai on 9448285004, 9449017199 or 9342305357. - Staff Correspondent

'Do not drop airport project'

PANAJI: North Goa District Congress Committee President Gurudas Gauns on Friday appealed to the Government not to drop the Mopa airport project. The proposed airport is seen by people of North Goa as an avenue for development of the region, he said. - Special Correspondent

NCP plea to Government

PANAJI: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has called upon the Congress-led coalition Government to abide by the poll promise of raising the retirement age for teachers by two years and reintroducing English as medium of instruction in primary schools. - Special Correspondent

Toddy seized

Raichur: The Raichur police arrested Narasimha (55), son of Venkatappa, and recovered 100 litres of spurious toddy when he was selling it at Baidoddi village near here on Thursday. He has been remanded in judicial custody. The Yergera Police have registered a case. - Staff Correspondent

Elocution contest

Belgaum: As part the 57th Republic Day celebrations, city-based non-governmental organisation 'Indradhanushya' will be organising an elocution competition for those studying in classes VIII, IX and X college students, a release said here on Friday. The contest will be held in English, Kannada, Hindi and Marathi at Gogte College of Commerce Gymkhana in Tilakwadi on January 15. Those interested may register their names with a registration fee of Rs. 10. Prizes will be awarded to the top three; there will three consolation prizes as well. For details, call 2442802, 5202075, 2405505 or 9880228361. An Indian folk/traditional group dance competition will be organised at Millennium Gardens in Tilakwadi on January 22. For entry forms and details, call 2430082 or 9448134623.

- Staff Correspondent

Licence renewal

Belgaum: Traders have been asked to renew their licences within 15 days. In a press release here on Friday, City Corporation Commissioner K.D. Birje said there is a substantial number of traders who have not renewed their licences. All of them have been issued notices to renew the licences before January 31. Action will be taken if they fail to do so. - Staff Correspondent

Journalists' plea

Belgaum: The district unit of Karnataka Union of Working Journalists and Belgaum Reporters Guild have urged the Government to provide a cash relief of Rs. 1 lakh to the members of the family of V. Hegde, who died of malaria recently. He was a correspondent of Kannada daily Vijay Karnatak in Chikkodi. His parents are not able to pay his hospital bills, they said. - Staff Correspondent

Chess tournament

Belgaum: Belgaum District Chess Association, Lions Club of Belgaum Midtown and Gujrat Navaratri Utsav Mandal are organising an open chess tournament here from January 27 to 30. It will be held at Gujrat Bhavan in Shastri Nagar, Shahpur. The total prize amount will be Rs. 25,000. The entry fee for local players is Rs. 100. For those from outside the city, it is Rs.150. They will be provided dormitory accommodation on a first-come-first-serve basis. For details, call 9448285004, 9449017199 or 9342305357. - Staff Correspondent

Drawing competition

MYSORE: Shantha Public School in association with Rotary Mysore will conduct a drawing competition for children between three years to 10 years at its school premises in Udayagiri from 2.30 p.m. on January 14. In a press statement, the school secretary has asked participants to register their names and bring necessary stationeries and school identity card.

The organisers will provide drawing papers. For details, contact A. Shariff on 9845400293. - Staff Correspondent



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