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New test facility for Indian drones, other weapons in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 27 (IANS) India is getting a new high-tech facility to test its drones, air-to-ground weapons and other equipment at Challakere in Karnataka's Chitradurga district, a defence official said on Saturday. The dedicated Aeronautical Test Range at Challakere will evaluate the indigenous aeronautical systems built for the Indian armed forces by the Aeronautical Development Estab...

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Trapped in well for 48 hours, bear dies, cubs serious

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A female sloth bear, suspected to have stuck in an open dry well in Karnataka for 48 hours, died while her two cubs are in a serious condition, officials said on Friday. The incident happened on Wednesday night about 200 km from Bengaluru and came to light 24 hours after a pregnant female leopard, with two litters in her womb, died after falling in an open well i...

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Honoured to be part of Modi book: Indian artist

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) UAE-based Indian artist Akbar Saheb says he is honoured to be part of a new book based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speeches broadcast on radio programme 'Mann ki Baat'. Akbar has done the 11 illustrations in the book -- apart from the one on the cover. The book, which deals with topics as diverse as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and bonds of humanity, was ...

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Indian Open surfing gets underway

Mangaluru, May 26 (IANS) The second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing got underway amidst much fanfare at the Sasihithlu beach of this Karnataka city on Friday. The three-day surfing extravaganza will conclude on Sunday. The opening day of the championship saw surfers fighting difficult conditions due to a New Moon day, resulting in extreme tide conditions. Surfers competed ...

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Pakistani national held in Haryana with Indian ID

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police have arrested a Pakistani national who was living illegally in an Iskon temple in Jhajjar district with Indian identities for over nine months, an official said on Friday. A Pakistani passport, with an Indian visa stamp of 33 days' validity, and Indian identity cards were recovered from his possession. His visa expired in 2016. The nam...

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Banks told to renew loans to drought-hit Karnataka farmers

Bengaluru, May 26 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah urged the state-run banks and cooperatives to grant fresh loans to farmers, reeling under the impact of severe drought across the state. There is an urgent need to financially assist the farmers to mitigate their hardship, as 139 local bodies (sub-districts) during the 2016 kharif season and 160 local bodies for the rabi seas...

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Actor Suniel Shetty named event ambassador of Indian Open of Surfing

Mangaluru, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood action superstar and local boy Suniel Shetty was on Thursday named the event ambassador for the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing that starts at the Sasihithlu beach here on Friday. Recognised by the International Surfing Association and Surfing Federation of India, the three-day extravaganza is a part of the Karnataka Surfing Festival and wi...

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Bride-to-be, 7 others killed in Karanataka van-bus smash-up

Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Eight persons, among them a bride-to-be, were killed and 22 injured in a ghastly head-on collision between a bus and a van in north Karnataka, the police said on Thursday. The accident occurred when a speeding private bus collided head-on with a van carrying a marriage party on Thursday morning at Annabeelu Cross in Uttara Kannada (North Canara) district, Bhatkal...

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Amit Shah had food cooked by non-Dalits, says Telangana CM

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) After former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, BJP President Amit Shah also seems to have landed in a controversy reportedly for eating food prepared by non-Dalits at community lunches with Dalits during his visit to Telangana. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday claimed that Shah, during his visit to Nalgonda district of Telangana...

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Congress to make organisational changes in three poll-bound states

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Organisational revamp in the Congress will be effected soon in the poll-bound states of Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, a senior party leader said on Wednesday. The party re-organisation is on. Three election-bound states have undergone a revamp. New teams will be announced for Himachal, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. Meetings with various ...

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Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. A group of 53 men and 37 women reported to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on May 24 for a five-week camp that will further identify talent who can represent the country in t...

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Top Indian surfers gear up for Indian Open

Mangalore, May 24 (IANS) Star Indian surfers including Ishita Malviya and Dharini Selvakumar will be seen riding the waves for the top slot in their respective categories during the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing, which gets underway at Sasihithlu beach here from Friday. Besides Malviya and Selvakumar, the other big Indian names in the premier competition include Sinchana G...

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'Only BJP can build Telangana of freedom fighter's dreams'

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said only his party could build Telangana as dreamt by the freedom fighters who fought against the 'razakars'. Addressing a public meeting at Gundrampally village in Nalgonda district, Shah said only a Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state could realize the dreams of martyrs and freedom fighters. Have you achieved...

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Sana-di-ge, where Delhiite gets a taste of West Coast cuisine

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi is a melting pot of people from across the country but only in recent years have its residents become more experimental when it comes to food. Today there are eateries that serve food from all the four corners of India and Sana-di-ge is joining the race to serve authentic and exquisite food from the West Coast. Located in the upscale Malcha Marg mar...

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Religion does not divide society on caste basis: Dalai Lama

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) True religion never divided a society on caste basis but denying social justice to the deprived was due to the feudal system, said Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Tuesday. A religion does not divide society into upper and lower castes. Religion has nothing to do with it (division). Denying social justice on caste basis is from Aour feudal system, he said a...

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Maharashtra protests Karnataka Minister's 'threat' to Belgaum leaders

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Tuesday lodged a formal protest with the Karnataka government taking objection to certain threatening remarks made by a cabinet minister against elected leaders from the disputed areas of Belgaum and surroundings. In a letter to Chief Minister S. Siddaramaiah, Maharashtra Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil - who is Nodal Minister for Ma...

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New trains from Hubballi for Varanasi, Mysuru flagged off

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday flagged off a weekly train between Hubballi in Karnataka and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and a daily train between Hubballi and Mysuru through video conferencing here. Prabhu, after flagging off the two trains, said: Hubballi is coming up as an important training centre. Hubballi-Mysuru Express has been named Vishwa...

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Fish-farming to head inland in bid to boost exports

Mangalore, May 23 (IANS) Aquaculture, generally associated with coastal areas, will soon head inland in a move that is expected to significantly boost India's fish exports, according to an official. The focus on what is called inland aquaculture, especially in landlocked areas, is part of a concerted effort to diversify the country's fish production and to get more people involved in fis...

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Wind power has seen steady growth in India: Official

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Obscured somewhat by developments in the solar space, wind energy in India has experienced steady development in the last 7-8 years as the government plans a major 'green corridor' project to transport surplus renewable energy to deficient states, a top official has said. In fact, wind has had a faster development.. one may call it steady development over the las...

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UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death, family meets CM

Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, after his family met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here seeking a probe by the central agency into his death last week under mysterious circumstances. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar told the media that the government has decided to r...

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