BBMP waits for notice after SC verdict on MP Local Body election

The Karnataka State Election Commission held an internal meeting regarding the civic body elections and a notice will be issued soon. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike waits for a notice from the State Election Commission to hold the much-awaited BBMP election after the SC verdict. “We haven’t received any notice from the Karnataka State Election […]

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NREGA to boost Karnataka’s sports’ infrastructure

Every gram panchayat would have a stadium in the near future, says the state government. The Karnataka government will use Rs. 504 crore from the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act fund with the sports department to create 6,000 odd sports facilities in each gram panchayat. The Karnataka Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports introduced an initiative to boost […]

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Govt. orders sugar factory owners to clear farmer’s dues

Ministry of Textiles and Sugarcane said that payments of Rs. 2,500 crores are due.  The Karnataka Ministry of Textiles and Sugarcane ordered state sugar factories to pay the sugarcane farmers within 15 days on Wednesday. The sugar factories have promised to make 100 percent of pending payments to farmers within 15 days. Shankar Patil Munenakoppa, […]

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Congress calls for judicial enquiry against Ashwath Narayan

Basavaraj Rayareddy has accused Ashwath Narayan of corruption in connection to the laptop scam.  Basavaraj Rayareddy, the Vice President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), called for a judicial or Lokayukta enquiry against CN Ashwath Narayan, the Minister of Higher Education of Karnataka, with respect to the laptop scam. “When I was the minister, we […]

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Arrest Eshwarappa immediately: Congress to Bommai

The Congress threatened to gherao the chief minister’s residence if no action is taken against KS Eshwarappa after a contractor committed suicide. Bengaluru: The Congress on Tuesday demanded the arrest of KS Eshwarappa, Karnataka Minister of Rural Development, and Panchayat Raj because a contractor committed suicide after accusing Eshwarappa of corruption. The allegations arose as […]

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MSMEs in aerospace cannot fly

“While big players have the advantage of deep pockets and strong lobbies, MSMEs tend to lag behind though their potential is recognised.” Bengaluru: Years ago, many students joined the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) to study aerospace engineering. When they came out, they either joined established aeronautical companies or established their own small and medium […]

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MGNREGA: Job cards yet to reach the grassroots

Around 3.5 million workers sought jobs under MGNREGA in 2020 but many are yet to receive their job cards. Only 42 percent of workers under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have received job cards under the scheme, despite an increase in demand for work, according to data provided by the Ministry of […]

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