TAMIL NADU

Deputy CM to visit U.S.

BANGALORE, AUG. 21. The Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah, will visit the U.S. from September 3 to attend the World Kannada Conference to be held in Florida. He will also meet World Bank officials to discuss release of the third tranche of the $200-million loan under the Karnataka Economic Restructuring Loan (KERL) programme.

His visit will precede a weeklong review of World Bank-assisted programmes in the State by a team from the bank.