Two killed near Annigeri in car-bus collision

Two persons were killed and three were injured seriously when a car and a NWKRTC bus collided near Annigeri in Dharwad district on Thursday. The police gave the names of the deceased as Suhasini Prabha Rao (40) and the four-wheeler driver Mahesh. While Suhasini Prabha Rao was killed on the spot, Mahesh died on the […]


Water crisis: Govt. plans additional vented dam near Dharmasthala

The government has planned to construct a new vented dam near Dharmasthala, which is facing severe water crisis. This is in addition to the existing one across the Netravathi at ‘snana ghatta’ (bathing ghat), about 3 km away from Dharmasthala, supplying water to the Lord Manjunatha temple and the town. A communiqué from the Chief […]


Inquiry on prolonged stoppage of goods train near Sirkazhi

A local pilot of a goods train caused a flutter by stopping the train in the middle of the track, apparently due to work stress, near Sirkazhi on Thursday night. As a result, a few express trains were delayed. The loco pilot, Muthuraja, stopped the train near Vaitheeswaran Koil railway station, reportedly after 12 continuous […]


Stop sand mining near CM residence: Waterman

Waterman Rajendra Singh raises the issue with the Chief Secretary Magasaysay Award winner and Waterman of India Rajendra Singh has written to the Chief Secretary L.V. Subramanyam to stop indiscriminate and illegal sand mining with heavy machinery and barges near the Chief Minister’s residence in the Krishna River. In an email that Mr. Singh shared […]


‘Near normal’ monsoon: IMD’s new categorisation is confusing

On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the government’s principal agency for weather forecasting and rainfall monitoring, predicted “near normal” southwest monsoon rainfall this year, even as it downplayed the impact of the El Nino weather phenomenon. The IMD said monsoon rainfall (June-September) is likely to be 96% of the Long Period Average (LPA) received […]


IAF’s MiG 27 aircraft crashes near Jodhpur

A MiG 27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Sunday near Jodhpur in Rajasthan but the pilot ejected safely, official sources said. The MiG 27 UPG jet took off from Utarlai airforce base and the jet experienced engine problems leading to the crash around 11:45 am in Sirohi district about 120 km south […]


Car explodes near CRPF convoy in Jammu

A Central Reserve Police Force vehicle suffered slight damages when a private car exploded after one of its gas cylinders caught fire on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Saturday, police said. There were no casualties in the incident that occurred near the Jawahar Tunnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district around 10.30 am. The incident […]