Shyam Sundar Vattam

Govt to Distribute Dentures to BPL Senior Citizens from Nov

Adding more 108 emergency service and opening generic medical centres are some of the promises made in 2014-15 state budget.

06 Sep 2014

Forest Dept Will Frame New Policy to Make Trekking Safe

A limit on the number of trekkers, mapping of trails and guides are among the highlights of the Forest Department’s new trekking policy.

16 Aug 2014

Sharavathi Land Losers May Get Some Relief Soon

We will legally denotify the land to help these families

12 Aug 2014

Modi Yet to Find A Place on Vidhana Soudha Walls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office a little over two months ago, but only a handful of ministers in Karnataka formally acknowledge him in their chambers.

07 Aug 2014

Unregistered Trekking Agencies a Headache for Forest Department

Unregistered agencies organising trekking in reserve forests and national parks are posing a big problem for the Forest Department.

02 Aug 2014

JD(S) Not to Field Candidates

Winning one or two seats is not going to change political equations. We are not in a position to spend crores of rupees on elections

30 Jul 2014

Bill to Streamline Education Dept Soon

Fixing tenure of Deputy Directors of Public Instruction (DDPIs) to two years, three years for Block Education Officers (BEOs), accommodating teacher couples in same district/division and no transfer of newly-appointed teachers for ten years - these are some of the decisions planned to improve functioning of the education department.

06 Jul 2014

Bidar District Tops in Snakebite Deaths, Chitradurga Bottom of the List

As many as 164 people have died of snakebite in Karnataka from January 2013 to April 2014. Of the 30 districts in the state, Bidar, one of the most backward districts, has recorded 34 deaths.

01 Jul 2014

Panel to Suggest Ways to Make TDR Attractive

A panel of experts will be constituted to suggest amendments to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (KTCP) Act to make Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) more transparent and lucrative for landowners in urban areas.

19 Jun 2014

Worried DKS to Organise Prayers for Rains

The monsoon is now 10 days behind schedule, prompting Energy Minister D K Shivakumar to talk of organising special prayers across the state.

15 Jun 2014

Govt Mulls Ways to Inject New Life into BMRDA

The state government is contemplating reviving the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA), which has been virtually defunct for the last six to seven years.

14 Jun 2014

Rise in Feeding Expenses Dent BNP's Purse

As kitchens in households continue to reel under the effects of food inflation, the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) near Bangalore is also feeling the pinch.

09 Jun 2014

PC May Get JD(S) Push for RS Berth

Former finance minister P Chidambaram is planning to enter the Rajya Sabha through Karnataka

22 May 2014

Tank Authority on Cards: Minister

The government has decided to establish a Tank Authority to protect the existing water-bodies in the state.

19 May 2014

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