Karnataka: 34-year-old wakes up at his funeral, admitted to hospital

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KALABURAGI: It was a spooky funeral. Eshwar Pavade’s body lay by his freshly dug grave on Thursday, ready to be interred, when a family member, who lay across the dead man’s chest, grieving, sat bolt upright. He swore that he had felt the rhythm of breathing. To add to the drama, Pavade opened his eyes, but just a slit. There was an uproar at the burial ground in Station Ghanagagapur village, of Afzalpur taluk in Kalaburagi district. The family rushed Pavade, 34, with great speed to the district hospital and…

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Thanks to NEKRTC, this village in Ballari district gets bus service finally

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BALLARI: Celebrations broke out on Thursday at Kalenahalli, a hamlet in Hoovina Hadagali taluk of Ballari district. The villagers were welcoming the first NEKRTC bus as it rolled into the village road. Kalenahalli, which is a mix of modern and traditional, has only 55 houses, a population of 258, and is 3.5km from the hobli and 18km from the taluk headquarters. The bus will stop at the village twice a day: Once at 9am, after which it will move to Allahalli tanda, and then on its way back, it will…

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Footbridge swept away, Karnataka villagers carry woman’s body through surging stream

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KARWAR: Incessant rain has thrown life out of gear, but now it has made death a precarious proposition too. In Keni village of Ankola taluk in Uttara Kannada district, residents were forced to carry an 80-year-old woman’s body through nearly neck-deep water across the stream for cremation, endangering their own lives. The village, around 20km from Karwar, got a cremation ground built on the outskirts, on the bank of the stream, a few months ago. A footbridge was built to reach the ground. Last week, as the stream was brimming…

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Navilatirtha dam likely to become full this year

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Belagavi: The twin cities of Hubballi-Dharwad are unlikely to face drinking water shortage this year thanks to the good quantity of rain in the Malaprabha river basin. The Navilatirtha Dam, also called as Renuka Sagar, and built across Malaprabha at Navilteertha near Saudatti, is filling up and can reach full reservoir level (FRL) this year. This dam, constructed between two natural rocks in the year 1973, has a storage capacity of 37.7 TMC feet. However, in the past 45 years, the dam has become full only during a few years.…

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