State news

Muslim man assaulted in Udupi for no apparent reason

Udupi: A 42-year-old chicken stall owner is still to figure out why he was knocked out by a group at Hoode on Saturday evening May 17. A group of seven people, for no particular reason, allegedly assaulted a man named Mohammed Ais, a resident near Hoode fish market. He is an ordinary chicken stal

Sharief firm on decision to quit Cong

The last-minute efforts by the Congress to pacify senior leader C K Jaffer Sharief failed on Wednesday as he refused to change his decision to quit the party.  Congress candidate from Bangalore North Lok Sabha constituency C Narayanaswamy met Sharief at his residence, seeking his support on the e

BJP dominates Karnataka; Wins 18 out of 28 seats

Mangalore: Karnataka has voted with a vengeance and ousted the Congress. Out of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies, the Congress has managed to win only eight seats - Bangalore Rural, Chamarajanagar, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Gulbarga, Kolar, Raichur, Tumkur. Two are with the JDU, while the rest 18 are

Election results: BJP leads in 17 seats across Karnataka

BANGALORE: Initial trends in Karnataka showed the BJP leading in at least 17 of the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. "Of the 26 seats for which trends are available, the BJP is ahead in 17, Congress in seven and Janata Dal-Secular (JD(S)) in two," a poll official told IANS. In Bangalo

BJP leads in 5, Cong in 4 in Karnataka

BJP was leading in five Lok Sabha constituencies and the ruling Congress in the state in four, as initial trends for nine of the 28 seats in Karnataka showed. BJP was ahead in Chikkaballapur, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Raichur and Shimoga and the Congress in Bangalore North, Belgaum, Chitradurga

3 dead in autorickshaw-lorry collision near Suratkal

Mangalore: Three persons lost their lives while another person sustained critical injuries in a head-on collision between an autorickshaw and a lorry near Suratkal in the outskirts of the city on Monday May 12 morning. The mishap took place in front of the Suratkal Padre Dhoomavathi Daivasthana.

Shobha takes a dig at CM over load-shedding issue

Udupi : "Respected CM, if you can provide sufficient electricity only then rule the state or else its better you resign and go”, said former minister Shobha Karandlaje who contested the LS polls from Udupi-Chikmagalur constituency. Speaking to the media during her first visit to the district afte

Lokayukta raids: 3 APMC officials arrested

Mangalore: The Karnataka Lokayukta on Thursday May 8 raided  the offices of three officers  of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) and found cash worth Rs 1.52 lakh, which was disproportionate to their known sources of income. All the three officers have been arrested and are expected t

By year-end, govt services in State will be just a click away

The oft-repeated phrase 'running from pillar to post’ (depicting the plight of the common man who is made to approach one authority after the other for availing services) may well be on its way out. A plan to deliver a number of government services electronically to the public in the State under

Rain picks up pace, lashes NK

Copious rains in catchment areas pushed the water storage in the Tungabhadra reservoir by one tmc feet on Friday while heavy rains battered parts of North Karnataka on Thursday night. The inflow into Tungabhadra reservoir near Hospet in Bellary district increased to 3,896 cusec pushing up the wat

Porter's son tops State in Arts

Standing out in board exams is no mean achievement and doing so against all odds is indeed extraordinary. There have been at least three instances of brilliance amidst adversities in this year’s II PU examination. The first one is from Raichur district. It was celebration time at Talamari in t

State makes EPIC number mandatory for ration cards

In a move to weed out bogus ration cards and fake beneficiaries, the Food and Civil Supplies Department has made it mandatory for all ration cards holders in the State to register their Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number and also that of the adult members of their families with the departme

National Highways in State to be upgraded

The Union Ministry of Surface Transport has accorded in principle approval for upgrading seven different stretches of National Highways (NHs) including Bangalore-Mysore in the State, Public Works Department Minister H C Mahadevappa said. Speaking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, he said close to

State planning to purchase power to mitigate shortage

Bangalore : State Energy Minister D.K. Shivakumar has said that the state was presently generating only 7,562 mw of electricity as against the targeted  8,022 mw of electricity. He has said  that one of the two units of the UPCL power plant at Padubidri in Udupi has ceased to function owing to co

Canada visa, immigration services from B'lore likely by end of Sept

Canadian visas and immigration services from Bangalore will be launched by September end. Personnel to handle these two services from the Canadian Consulate General’s office are being recruited and people familiar with the services are being relocated to the Bangalore office. "The exact date o

Railways collect penalty worth Rs 2.04 crore from ticketless passengers

BANGALORE: Continuing intensive checks on menace of ticketless travelling and unbooked luggage in trains, the railway authorities of the Bangalore division have collected Rs 2.04 crore from offenders in the first three months of 2014. In the check conducted during the last three months (from Janu

State to reel under loadshedding

With thermal power stations in the State developing technical snags, thus pushing the power shortage to 1,000 megawatts (mw), the State Energy department has now resorted to unscheduled loadshedding to manage the grid. Interestingly, the move comes just two days after Energy Minister D K Shivakum

Hindu Jana Jagrithi Samithi resents 'glorification' of Kabeer

Bangalore : The Hindu Jana Jagrithi Samithi has strongly condemned the  glorification of Kabeer who was killed in the ANF shoot-out at Shringeri solely for the reason  that he belonged to a particular community. The Samithi has strongly condemned the arrest of the ANF personnel who only did his d