Karnataka: 5 killed in road accident on NH4

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BELAGAVI: Five people were killed on the spot and two others injured in a road accident on the outskirts of Nippani town in the Belagavi district in Karnataka on Monday morning after a Bolero jeep driver lost the control of the vehicle and hit a mini truck. The incident occurred on Pune-Bengaluru National Highway-4. According to police sources, the Bolero fetching vegetables from Ghataprabha town to Kolhapur went on the wrong side and rammed against the mini truck coming from the opposite direction. The mini truck was heading towards Bengaluru.…

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K’taka: Bridge built across Phalguni collapses

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MANGALURU: A bridge built across the Phalguni river at Mullarapatna connecting Mangaluru and Bantwal collapsed on Monday allegedly due to rampant sand mining. Officials from the district administration rushed to the spot and took note of things. In view of security purposes, police have been deployed on both sides of the bridge. Visit to the area or walk on the remaining part of the bridge has been restricted. In view of security purposes, police have been deployed on both sides of the bridge. “Under no circumstance is a person allowed…

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M’luru smart city: Rs 2,400cr proposals reviewed

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MANGALURU: Urban development and housing minister U T Khader said thet work on all the 66 projects worth Rs 2,400.72 crore, planned under the Mangaluru Smart City project, will be taken up on a war footing. At a review meeting chaired by the minister, which was also attended by MLAs D Vedavyasa Kamath and Bharath Shetty, officials informed that a total of 28 development projects will be implemented under pan city proposals. Officials explained at the meeting that the pan city development envisages application of selected smart solutions to the…

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1st coaches of Metro can’t have ‘women-only’ board

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BENGALURU: The first coach in the new six-coach Metro train may be reserved for women passengers, but BMRCL says it cannot install a signboard to that effect on the coach. Reason: the train does not take a U-turn at the terminal and, instead, runs in the reverse while starting from the other end. Now that the women-only coach is up and running, several women commuters are demanding a nameboard on the first coach. They say such a board will not only help women passengers travel without fear, but will also…

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Plan to make Jog Falls perennial hits hurdle

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BENGALURU: In a major setback to the Congress, the ambitious proposal to turn Jog Falls into a perennial waterfall has run into obstacles. As a result, Mangaluru-origin NRI billionaire BR Shetty and his company BRS Ventures India, which had come forward with the proposal, may pull out of the deal, claim senior government officials. In 2016, then Congress government under chief minister Siddaramaiah had reached an agreement with BRS Ventures to develop Jog Falls into a round-the-year tourism destination. In March 2017, the government decided to apply for clearance from…

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Student found dead in Sainik School toilet

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A viceprincipal, two teachers and three other staffers of Sainik School, Kudige, near Kushalnagar, Kodagu district, have been booked after a class 9 student was found dead in a washroom on the campus on Saturday evening. NP Chingappa was found dead in the school washroom, which is connected to the laboratory.

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2 yrs on, BBMP shuts down only 5% illegal shops

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BENGALURU: The crackdown against commercial establishments operating out of residential buildings across Bengaluru has come a cropper: Barely five per cent of such establishments have permanently downed shutters in the past two years. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had issued closure notices to 3,658 commercial establishments that were doing business in residential areas in violation of zoning regulations. The crackdown was ordered in the second half of 2016 following pressure from citizen groups and resident welfare associations as commercial activities in residential areas were affecting peace, traffic and increasing…

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Karnataka: 60 passengers have narrow escape

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They call it miracle! Sixty passengers who were traveling on the Chikkamagaluru-Kozhikode Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus had a narrow escape when a mother elephant attacked the bus – it ran after the vehicle – at Mulehole near Gundlupet town of the Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka on Sunday evening.

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Karnataka: 5 killed in road accident on NH4 near Nippani

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BELAGAVI: Five people were killed on the spot and two others injured in a road accident on the outskirts of Nippani town in the Belagavi district in Karnataka on Monday morning after a Bolero jeep driver lost the control of the vehicle and hit a mini truck. The incident occurred on Pune-Bengaluru National Highway-4. According to police sources, the Bolero fetching vegetables from Ghataprabha town to Kolhapur went on the wrong side and rammed against the mini truck coming from the opposite direction. The mini truck was heading towards Bengaluru.…

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