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Officials, conservationists divided over Karnataka's Hesarghatta theme park

Animal husbandry officials stressed that the entire area should be free from commercial activities and that the construction of the theme park will only open the doors to this.

15 Mar 2021

Tourism department has new focus this holiday season: Rural idylls

As the holiday season approaches, and stake holders try different ways to attract tourists, the tourism department is working on promoting agri-tourism but with a twist.

14 Mar 2021

Tiger in the estate! But wait... Forest dept sees ploy

Some others even claimed to have seen a tiger. Acting on each call, foresters are deployed to check, but in most cases, they are turning out to be hoax.

14 Mar 2021

Botanical gardens hit fund hurdle, may not bloom

The horticulture department’s plan to create five botanical gardens akin to Lalbagh, in other districts of the state, has come to a standstill due to  a fund crunch.

12 Mar 2021

Mission 2022 project: Tree parks go off the grid 

The horticulture department, which was also a part of Bengaluru Mission 2022 — the document presented by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to improve Bengaluru — has opted out of the project.

12 Mar 2021

Revised solar policy to help smaller players

 Karnataka, which was the first state to come out with a solar policy, is now working on revising it to ensure that large players do not monopolise the market.

11 Mar 2021

Hope garbage firm doesn’t raise a stink: Experts

Sweeping of streets, maintaining toilets kept out of company’s ambit: BBMP official

10 Mar 2021

No new ideas in Karnataka Budget, funds only for repeat schemes

Focus again on tree parks, transport, garbage; city gets a lion’s share  

09 Mar 2021

Karnataka budget: As funds flow, river tourism gets fillip

Waterways will be developed along scenic rivers and other spots to boost tourism in Karnataka, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Monday during his budget speech.

09 Mar 2021

Veerappan turf will now host wildlife safari

Also, Rs 50 lakh has been granted for the Bird Species Conservation Programme to save the endangered Lesser Florican.

09 Mar 2021

Big push for ‘adopt a zoo’ initiative

Under this programme, excess animals housed in major zoos are being sent to smaller ones, the most recent being the transfer of three lions from BBBP to Belagavi zoo.

07 Mar 2021

What ease of living? Look at our roads, say citizens

Point to poor coordination between civic agencies, tardy pace of work

06 Mar 2021

While Nagarahole Reserve burned, foresters were cooking, celebrating

Forest officials admitted laxity on ground and that there was only a small number of staffers on duty along with patrolling teams while others were at the event. 

06 Mar 2021

Bengaluru tops ease of living index, receives award from Centre in virtual ceremony

The award for Bengaluru was received by Member of Parliament P C Mohan, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad and Bengaluru Smart City managing director Rajendra Cholan

04 Mar 2021

Arkavathy Layout extension a reality, site aspirants happy 

The BDA Commissioner had made a request to the government on December 30, 2020 after it had decided to create the extension layout on 450.15 acres of land on August 28, 2020. 

28 Feb 2021

Tiger count in October with focus on zero error

Karnataka will also take the lead among the southern states in data collection, assessment and assistance, as it houses the second largest tiger population in India.

28 Feb 2021

Tigress with a snare on neck spotted in Bandipur

The tigress, which was first seen with a snare entangled in its neck in Kerala, is now spotted in Gundre range in Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

28 Feb 2021

Karnataka bats for stricter safety laws for mining

To control casualties in mining operations and to bring about discipline, the State Government has urged the Centre to revise laws and policies pertaining to mining.

25 Feb 2021

Demand for Vistadome coaches grows

 The demand for Vistadome coaches, which have glass ceilings, to be used to showcase the pristine Western Ghats is only growing louder.

24 Feb 2021

PM1 is the new focus to protect health

Pollution levels are rising and now the worry is the rising presence of finer particulate matter in the air which is leading to health problems.

23 Feb 2021

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