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Venkaiah calls for national suicide prevention strategy

‘Yoga, meditation and spiritualism provide solace’ Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a national suicide prevention strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others ending their lives due to depression and frustration. Inaugurating the annual conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry here on Friday, Mr. Naidu said the fast-paced […]

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‘Udupi has contributed a lot to art, culture’

Jaimala lays foundation stone for Zilla Ranga Mandira, Rangayana Minister for Kannada and Culture Jaimala said on Friday that a Zilla Ranga Mandira and Rangayana were needed for Udupi as it had contributed a number of great artistes to the fields of art and culture. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone for the […]

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Once total strangers, now they are bonded by blood

Recipients meet their unrelated blood stem cell donors for the first time It was an emotional moment on Thursday for haemotologist Shruti Kakkar and IT professional Prakash Kumar when they met five-year-old Vanshika Rohra and three-year-old Disha K.G., recipients of their blood stem cells. Dr. Kakkar and Mr. Kumar, who saved the lives of the […]

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Officials directed to take steps to procure paddy in Mandya

Farmers have to register between December 5 and 15 N. Manjushri, Deputy Commissioner, has instructed officials to initiate measures to establish paddy procurement centres in the district. The officer convened a meeting with the officials here on Friday and reminded them the State government has decided to procure paddy under the minimum support price from […]

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No compromise on NICE project: CM

The State government will ensure the protection of government property in respect to the NICE project and will not allow ‘looting’ in the name of the project, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday. “Have no doubt about the government’s intention on the NICE issue. There could be a delay, but no question of compromise. […]

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Of Ponzi schemes and their links to some politicians

Ponzi schemes, although in operation in Karnataka for long similar to those prevailing in various parts of southIndia, have surfaced, with several cases coming to the fore in recent times and the police grappling with such complaints as some schemes are backed by prominent politicians, including two of them who have been Ministers. The spread […]

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Student falls into sump, dies

A nine-year-old student of the Government Tribal Welfare Hostel for girls died after falling into a sump located on the campus here on Friday. Maloth Sirisha, studying in third standard, was drawing water from the sump around 6 p.m. when she slipped and fell into the sump, her classmates said. There were other students who […]

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Infosys prize lecture

The Infosys Science Foundation will organise a public lecture on computational insights into the role of micro RNAs in cancer on December 3. Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, professor, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, who is the winner of the Infosys Prize 2017 in Engineering and Computer Science, will deliver the lecture. The event will be held at Faculty […]

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Naidu intensifies attack on TRS

Stating that he was being targeted by TRS unnecessarily, Mr. Naidu told the gathering that he would not come here (Telangana) and become Chief Minister. Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was threatening all those who were opposing his undemocratic attitude from Delhi, Mr. Naidu said same thing was being done here by “Chinna Modi” […]

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HC notice on temple panel

The Karnataka High Court on Thursday ordered issue of notice to the State government on a petition questioning the appointment of some members to the managing committee of Dharmarayaswamy temple, which organises the famous Bengaluru Karaga. Justice B. Veerappa passed the order on a petition filed by B.A. Krishnamurthy, a resident of Doddamavalli, who was […]