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Karnataka is likely to experience showers on Monday and Tuesday due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal region, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
fire broke out in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Sunday afternoon but the authorities brought it under control within hours.
The fire was noticed by watchers in the Moolapur Betta forests of Bandipur range around 2:30 pm. The authorities rushed additional staff and the fire was contained. Officials said some 2.5 acres of forest were burnt, and since it was a ground fire the wildlife was not affected.
Nano urea, the fertilizer based on nanotechnology, has been tested in all the universities and is found to be successful, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Monday. Speaking after inaugurating the 12th edition of the ‘Bengaluru India Nano,’ which is themed on ‘NanoTech for Sustainable Future,’ a flagship 3-day event of the state government, Bommai said the ambition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make available Nano Urea for farmers will become a reality in the near future.
Karnataka is likely to experience showers on Monday and Tuesday due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal region, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). While Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Kodagu, Chikkamagalur and Hassan districts are set to receive rains on Monday, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Gadag, Belagavi, Dharwad, Haveri are to experience it on Tuesday. The IMD has also stated that the rains with thunderstorms are likely in districts that lie in the Western Ghats region., reported PTI.
A 65-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly clicking pictures and recording videos of women in his neighbourhood without their knowledge. The matter came to light when a 31-year-old homemaker approached police alleging that the old man filmed her while she was collecting water from a public tap outside her house.
Mumbai police have arrested gangster Iliyas Bachkana, wanted in at least 37 cases including murder and drug trafficking, from Bengaluru in neighbouring Karnataka, an official said on Monday. The inter-state criminal was nabbed by the Mumbai police’s Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) on Saturday evening with the help of the Karnataka police, he told PTI.
Government Railway Police (GRP), Karnataka on Saturday seized 21 kg of ganja worth Rs 4 lakh from a passenger on board the Kakinada Express. The seizure was made after the accused was intercepted at the Bengaluru Cantonment railway station.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said the state government has requested the Centre to approve the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Mekedatu project as early as possible, reported ANI. Speaking to media persons at the Hubballi airport the chief minister said the Union Water Resources Minister has been apprised of the significance of the Mekedatu project. The all-party meeting would be convened to discuss the issue during the ongoing Budget session of the state legislature.
Many developmental works are being taken up including UGD, water pipes, manholes to make Malleshwara a ‘Smart’ extension keeping 25 years in mind, Karnataka Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana told ANI.
Talking to mediapersons, he said, “The works which are being carried out have the intention of avoiding repeated digging up of roads and repeated removal of water pipes, electric poles, etc. I am very much aware that it is causing inconvenience for citizens and this will be resolved in two months”.
Nearly two years after its collapse during the heavy rains of June 2020, the retaining wall of the Vrishabhavathi River along Mysuru Road near Mylasandra has been rebuilt. The chief engineer for stormwater drains, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), said “In the next three days, we will ready the carriageway leading towards Mysuru. Once traffic police give their clearance, vehicles will be diverted to this part of the carriageway and work on the other side will be taken up.”
Karnataka Police have invoked sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act,1967 against 10 people arrested in connection with the February 20 murder of a Bajrang Dal worker in the Shivamogga region of the state.
As many as 448 stranded students evacuated from conflict-ridden Ukraine under Operation Ganga have reached Karantaka while additional 236 are yet to return, said Karnataka state disaster management authority (SDMA) Commissioner Dr Manoj Rajan.
The Karnataka government has approved 48 industrial projects worth Rs 2,062 crore that would provide jobs for over 6,393 people in the state.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said that an all-party meeting will be held during the ongoing Budget session in the state assembly to discuss the contentious Rs 1,000 crore Mekedatu project.
Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has decided to organise a phone-in programme on Saturday, March 5 to discuss consumers’ water and sewerage-related grievances such as water billing and water meter issues, overflowing manholes, improper water supply and sanitation issues among others.
Partly cloudy skies are predicted with strong gusty winds in Bengaluru on Monday. Maximum and Minimum temperatures very likely to be around 30 and 18 degrees Celsius respectively.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said ‘Cosmos’, coming up on the Mysuru University campus would be more than just a planetarium to gaze at the sky on a real time basis as it will offer data which can be used by young scientists for “future learning”.
In the last 24 hours, Karnataka has recorded 229 cases and three Covid-related deaths. This has taken the total tally to 39,42,575. As per the state health department, the total active cases in Karnataka is 3,248, with Bengaluru reporting 146 new cases.
Other districts too had fresh cases including 13 in Tumakuru, 12 in Mysuru, seven in Ballari and six each in Belagavi and Shivamogga.
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