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Govt docs reject pay hike offer, to quit en masse

BANGALORE : After government doctors threatened to resign en masse on Monday over wage issues, health minister U T Khader on Friday proposed a hike in salaries for nearly 5,000 doctors of the health and family welfare department. But the medical officers have rejected the proposal and will go ahead

BSNL urged to upgrade services

Shimoga district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded that the services being offered by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd., a public sector undertaking, be upgraded. A delegation of BJP leaders, comprising Rajya Sabha Member and BJP’s district unit president Ayanur Manjunath, Shikaripur ML

Nature's beauty of Maravanthe to become history soon

Kundapur: The natural scenic beauty of Maravanthe is going to remain only in memories after the long-awaited conversion of the highway stretch into a four-lane. The task of removing trees standing alongside the stretch of the national highway 66 between Karwar and Kundapur has already begun. A nu

Govt docs reject pay hike offer, to quit en masse

BANGALORE : After government doctors threatened to resign en masse on Monday over wage issues, health minister U T Khader on Friday proposed a hike in salaries for nearly 5,000 doctors of the health and family welfare department. But the medical officers have rejected the proposal and will go ahead

It's houseful in old-age homes

BANGALORE : Twenty years ago, Violet and her husband Alfred Jackson moved into the Home for the Aged, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor on Hosur Road. They came here as they didn't want to burden their married daughter, who lives in Kochi. Today Violet is 80, Alfred is dead but she doesn't feel

State cops get group insurance, medical check-up

Bangalore: The state's long-suffering policemen finally have reason to smile this Diwali. Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday announced an increase in the group insurance cover of police personnel from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. The scheme, which covered only police constables and orderlies, has

Bus fares unlikely to be reduced

Reduced diesel price would help them to make good the loss, RTCs claim State road transport corporations are unlikely to reduce fares following a reduction in the price of diesel with effect from Saturday midnight. Minister for Transport Ramalinga Reddy said that the reduction may not remain s

Namma Metro’s women drivers revel in their job, inspire public admiration

Bangalore: Namma Metro has changed commuting in the city in the three years it's been up and running. It's also brought down another bastion of male domination. The nine women loco pilots at the switches on its two routes have inspired admiration among commuters, who seek them out to snap selfies to

Calm Jaya gets ready to leave

Bangalore: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa remained inscrutable as news of the Supreme Court granting her bail was given to her within minutes of the verdict on Friday forenoon, sources privy to the happenings in Central Jail, Parappana Agrahara, said. "Jayalalithaa remained coo

50-year-old man lodges complaint 10 years after wife goes missing

MANGALORE: In perhaps a late realization that wife is the real "better half" in life, a 50-year-old man from Thokkottu near here has filed a police complaint that his wife is missing for the last 10 years. The man wants the police to trace her as he badly needed her to look after his needs as he

95% of city is clean, claims BBMP commissioner

Mounds of garbage lying around on street corners are a common sight in Bangalore. But BBMP chief M Lakshminarayana doesn't think so. On Wednesday, when TOI asked him about dengue cases and the mosquito men ace in the city due to uncleared garbage, he said, "It's not fair to blame us as the city i

CM cracks the whip on land encroachment

Bangalore: Chief minister Siddaramaiah on Monday directed officials to demolish illegal structures on government land, regardless of the encroacher. Referring to former legislator AT Ramaswamy committee report about encroachments in Bangalore Urban district and former additional chief secretary V B

State to take ADB loan for Rs. 1,377-cr. irrigation project

With the State facing frequent droughts, the government is set to implement a Rs. 1,377-crore mega irrigation project. It will borrow Rs. 918 crore ($150 million) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the remaining amount of Rs. 459 crore ($75 million) will be the State’s share. The loan repa

Chief Minister releases the 12th Annual issue of Vartha Bharati‏

October 12, 2014 | Press Release | Bhatkallys News Bangalore: The 12th Annual special issue of Vartha Bharati Kannada Daily was released by Hon'ble Chief Minister Mr.Siddaramaiah today at his home office KRISHNA at Bangalore today (12th October 2014). Former Minister Mr B.A.Moidin, Media Advis

Gardener gifts kidney to daughter

Deepika’s case is an eye-opener and a classic example of a family’s love and reassurance for their daughter At a time when a girl child is not a priority for most people, here is a heartening story of a gardener father who donated his kidney to save the life of his 12-year-old daughter, Deepika.

Land worth Rs 1 lakh crore encroached in Bangalore

BANGALORE: It may be the biggest daylight land robbery in the state, but nothing much has been done to either book the encroachers or deter others. Around one-third of government land in Bangalore has been encroached upon - 41,303 acres worth Rs 1.03 lakh crore. Finally, there seems to be some ho

State govt to provide free dentures to senior citizens with BPL cards

The poor senior citizens in Karnataka now have reason to smile. The State Government has decided to provide free dentures to the senior citizens with complete tooth loss from November third week. Announcing this at a press conference in Bangalore on Thursday, Health and Family Welfare Minister U.

18-hour search for girl’s body goes in vain

Over 150 personnel engaged in the operation Geethalakshmi, who fell into a drain at Bilekahalli on Monday night, has not been found at the end of the 18-hour search operation. More than 150 personnel from Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, Police Department, Karnataka Civil Defence and National