Bengaluru sources have stated that the CID will share the details of its probe into the killing of rationalist M M Kalburgi with the Special Investigation Team probing the Gauri Lankesh case. According to sources Gauri was shot dead outside her house by unidentified men who came on a motorcycle on September 5. The modus operandi bore a grim resemblance to the way rationalists Govind Pansare, Narendra Dabholkar and Kalburgi were gunned down.
Bengaluru sources have stated Aruna Sundararajan, Telecommunication Secretary said that all 6,092 gram panchayats in Karnataka will get 100 Mbps broadband internet connectivity by November. Sources have stated that at present, 643 villages have WiFi connectivity, where people can access free internet up to 100 Mbps per day per user.
Mangaluru sources have stated that the BJP in Karnataka is attempting to proceed with a huge rally which will see hundreds of party workers riding on bikes to Mangaluru despite being refused permission for the event. According to sources the rally is intended as a protest against a series of attacks and killings of right-wing activists in recent months.
Bengaluru sources have made a statement that a man died in Karnataka after being run over by an SUV used by former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa's son BY Raghavendra. Sources have stated that Mr. Raghavendra, a BJP lawmaker, was travelling at night in Madapura, around 150 km from Bengaluru, when his driver allegedly knocked down the man.
Bengaluru sources have stated that the imposition of 5% GST on job work in the textile sector is expected to badly hit the industry across India, especially States like Karnataka that has a large number of garment and textile units. It was stated that Karnataka contributes 20% to the country’s apparel production.
Bengaluru sources have stated that a person has been arrested for creating a fake twitter account under the name of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, and tweet contents as if it was tweeted by the office of the Chief Minister.
Bengaluru sources have stated that after pressure from farmers and opposition parties, the Karnataka government today announced crop loan waiver of up to Rs 50,000 per farmer that will cost Rs 8,165 crore to the state exchequer.
Bengaluru sources have stated that a number of students in the city were elated after they got high ranks and made the cut in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced, the results of which were announced on Sunday. It was stated that the exam was held on May 21 and is a gateway to IITs and top engineering colleges.
Bengaluru sources have made a statement that two days after several Visvesvaraya Technological University students staged a protest demanding that the university postpone the ‘even’ semester exams until the re-evaluation results of the ‘odd’ semester exams were announced, the university has accepted their demand and decided to postpone the examinations.
Hubballi sources have stated that the former Chief Minister, H.D. Kumaraswamy, has termed the Union government’s decision to impose restrictions on selling cattle for slaughter houses as a regressive move that would adversely affect farmers.
Bengaluru sources have stated that keen numismatists and philatelists scouting for rare coins and philately materials through auctions in the country may have a long wait. For, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-licensed auction houses have put on hold their auctions at least till August.
Bengaluru sources have stated that despite the BBMP Commissioner’s recent warning that the civic body will initiate action against illegal digging of bore wells for commercial purposes, the practice continues unabated. There are several instances of residents complaining about bore wells cropping up in their neighborhoods.
Sources have stated that while there have been no scientific studies on the ecological benefit of this work, anecdotal evidence suggests that lantana spread may have been contained locally. There are now three centres at M.M. Hills itself, and Mr. Harisha estimates that more than three tonnes of lantana is extracted yearly. “Once uprooted, it takes lantana at least three years to come again. This window may give a chance for native species to thrive again".
Bengaluru sources have stated that the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday had urged the Centre to release 3,310 crore to Karnataka as compensation for rabi crop loss suffered last year. The State had incurred crop losses to the tune of 7,097 crore.
Bengaluru sources have stated that Reiterating its opposition to the implementation of the Kasturirangan report recommendations on saving the eco-sensitive zone in the Western Ghats, the State Cabinet has decided to urge the Union government to withdraw its third notification on the report. Karnataka has been opposing the report consistently and had filed its objections after the report was notified for the third time on February 27, 2017.
Sources from Bengaluru have stated that the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) announced a hike of an average 8% in tariff for 2017-18 on Tuesday, against the 25% increase the Electricity Supply Companies (Escoms) had sought. The average tariff increase is now 48 paise per unit, ranging from 15 paise to 50 paise per unit, for all categories. The hike the Escoms had asked for was 1.48 per unit.
Sources from Kalaburagi have stated that Ravindranath Shanbhag, president of the Human Rights Protection Foundation, Udupi, has said that law colleges and universities must set up legal aid cells in each district to spread legal literacy and provide legal aid to people in remote areas and to reach out to those who are in need of it.
Bengaluru sources have stated that with the State Board of Wildlife (SBW), which had met on Monday, deferring the decision on declaring Kappatagudda in Gadag district as a “conservation reserve”, the ongoing tug of war between environmentalists seeking the tag and the mining lobby opposing it is set to get intense
Shivamogga sources have stated that R. Roshan Baig, Minister for Urban Development has directed the officials of Shivamogga City Corporation to replace the electricity consuming incandescent streetlights with light emitting diodes (LED) bulbs. He was speaking at a meeting which was held in the city on Monday to review the functioning of the Corporation.
Shivamogga sources have stated that as many as 13 persons are suspected to have drowned when a coracle overturned in the Tungabhadra river near Hadonahalli during the immersion of the Ganesh idol on Wednesday and the bodies of seven victims namely Manjappa (35), Veerabhadra (28), Shivakumar (22), Veeresh (20), Jeevan (21), Ganesh (21), and Ramesh (23) were recovered by divers from Harihar town and the Fire and Emergency Services personnel.
Bengaluru sources have stated that Karnataka late Tuesday night has released 10,000 cusecs of water from the Krishna Raja Sagara (dam to Tamil Nadu amid tight security. The outflow quantum may be increased by evening.
Mandya sources have added that life across Mandya district of Karnataka was affected on Tuesday due to a bandh called by the Mandya Zilla Raitha Hitarakshana Samiti (MZRHS) against discharge of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per the Supreme Court’s direction.
Sources have stated that the long weekend with an extended holiday on Monday on account of Independence Day has seen a surge in tourists visiting Mysuru and the traffic on the Mysuru-Bengaluru highway on Saturday was heavy with bumper-to-bumper traffic .
Mysore sources have stated that Ranita, an Asiatic lioness from Sakkarbaugh zoo in Gujarat, has arrived at the Mysuru zoo recently and the six year old lioness has arrived on August 4th at midnight under an animal exchange programme.
To attempt to identify Mysoreans who have taken Mysore’s name far and wide is a treacherous exercise. Some will ask if these are the only people who are responsible for the City’s reputation. There have been other international sporting superstars before him.
Mandya sources have stated that tobring pressure on the State and Union governments to complete the Kalasa-Banduri Nala drinking water project, the Karnataka Janapara Vedike has launched a 1,600 km padayatra from Mandya to Mantralaya on Thursday.
Repton School, one of England's oldest and most prestigious institutions is opening a satellite school in Bengaluru. The school, to be located in IT hub Whitefield, is scheduled to open by September 2018.