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141 taken ill at Hospet

BELLARY March 4. A total of 141 people were reportedly taken ill after they ate food at a function organised to install an idol at the Venkateshwara temple at Amaravati in Hospet on Wednesday.

Reports received here today said the people started vomiting after they ate food and were admitted to the 100-bed hospital here.

S.P. Tavergi, Additional Superintendent of Police, and the Tahsildar of Hospet, Venkata Chalapati, Hospet, visited the hospital. Mr. Tavergi said the victims were out of danger. Some children were under observation as a precautionary measure, he added.

A case has been registered in this connection.

Applications invited

Bidar March 4. Applications have been invited for the posts of civil police constables and armed constables.

Applications should be sent to the chairman of the selection committee before March 18. According to a press release, those who have passed the pre-university or equivalent examination can apply. The minimum qualification for the post of armed constable is SSLC. Eligible women and ex-servicemen can also apply.

Three killed

BELLARY March 4. Three persons died when a lorry carrying iron ore overturned near Sandur on Wednesday.

S.P. Tavergi, Additional Superintendent of Police, said two drivers and the cleaner of the lorry died in the accident.

A case has been registered.

Labourer dies

CHITRADURGA MARCH 4 . One person was killed on the spot when a tractor ran him over near Kyadigere on Thursday. He was identified as Manjunath (25), a construction labourer, the police said.

Training

Bidar March 4. Retired defence personnel residing in Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur and Koppal districts will be trained in resettlement by the Department of Sainik Welfare and Rehabilitation.

Details and applications can be had from the office of the Deputy Director of the department, Gulbarga 585 102, or on ph: 08472425003.

Two end life

DHARWAD March 4. Two persons allegedly committed suicide in Dharwad taluk on Wednesday. Irappa Murugeppa Nekar (25) of Mansur in Dharwad taluk allegedly ended his life by consuming pesticide. He had reportedly borrowed money from a local society and a nationalised bank. He was unable to repay because of the failure of rains. He took the extreme step when there was no one in the house. Dharwad Rural police have registered a case.

In another case, Renavva Dyamappa Madiwalar (35) of Managundi in Dharwad taluk allegedly committed suicide as she was unable to repay a loan.

N. Rajam feted

GADAG March 4. The well-known violinist, N. Rajam, was given the Puttaraja Sanmaana 2004, instituted in the name of the blind musicologist, Pandit Puttaraj Gawai, on the occasion of his 91st birthday here on Wednesday. She was presented a citation and Rs. 25,000 by Puttaraj Gawai on behalf of the Puttaraj Gawai Foundation, Dharwad.

Ms. Rajam is the sixth recipient of the award. Siddalinga swamiji of the Tontadaraya Math led the people who eulogised the services of Puttaraj Gawai.

Talk on food and health

MYSORE MARCH. 4. As part of the 33rd "Natural Life" monthly meet, the Mysore District Nature Cure Federation has organised a lecture on "Food, health, and environment" by D. Khadar on March 7.

In a press release, Shivakumar, secretary of the federation, said the lecture would be held at 3.30 p.m. at TTL College, Saraswathipuram I Main, Mysore.

Coaching

MYSORE MARCH. 4. Babbur Kamme Sangha, Mysore, is conducting special coaching classes for II PUC students of the Brahmin community, who will appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET).

A press release from the sangha said interested students could contact B.J. Subbaramaiah, honorary secretary of the sangha, at No. 1412, 6th Cross, Krishnamurthypuram, Mysore 4, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on all days except Sunday with a photocopy of the SSLC marks sheet.

Two end life

DHARWAD March 4. Two persons allegedly committed suicide in Dharwad taluk on Wednesday. Irappa Murugeppa Nekar (25) of Mansur in Dharwad taluk allegedly ended his life by consuming pesticide. He had reportedly borrowed money from a local society and a nationalised bank. He was unable to repay because of the failure of rains. He took the extreme step when there was no one in the house. Dharwad Rural police have registered a case. In another case, Renavva Dyamappa Madiwalar (35) of Managundi in Dharwad taluk allegedly committed suicide as she was unable to repay a loan.

BJP optimistic

SIRSI MARCH 4. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Uttara Kannada district unit President, Narayan G. Kolle, told presspersons here on Tuesday that the party would win all the six Assembly seats in the district. He expressed his happiness over the decision of the former Chief Minister, Bangarappa, and Bharat Hegde, son of the former Chief Minister, Ramakrishna Hegde, to join the BJP.

The party spokesman, S.M. Hegde, and the district unit vice-president, Madan Naik, were present.

A large number of Muslims from Kittur and Kanapur constituencies joined the BJP. All the All India Progressive Janata Dal (AIPJD) leaders and party workers of Mundgod taluk joined the BJP.

N. Rajam feted

GADAG March 4. The well-known violinist, N. Rajam, was given the Puttaraja Sanmaana 2004, instituted in the name of the blind musicologist, Pandit Puttaraj Gawai, on the occasion of his 91st birthday here on Wednesday. She was presented a citation and Rs. 25,000 by Puttaraj Gawai on behalf of the Puttaraj Gawai Foundation, Dharwad.

Ms. Rajam is the sixth recipient of the award. Siddalinga swamiji of the Tontadaraya Math led the people who eulogised the services of Puttaraj Gawai.

141 take ill

BELLARY March 4. A total of 141 people were reportedly taken ill after they ate food at a function organised to install an idol at the Venkateshwara temple at Amaravati in Hospet on Wednesday.

Reports received here today said the people started vomiting after they ate food and were admitted to the 100-bed hospital here. S.P. Tavergi, Additional Superintendent of Police, and the Tahsildar of Hospet, Venkata Chalapati, Hospet, visited the hospital.

Zoo entrance fee hiked

By Our Staff Correspondent

Mysore March 4. Entrance fee to the Mysore Zoo has been raised with effect from Saturday. While adults will be charged Rs. 20, children in the 5 to 10 age group will be charged Rs.10. This was decided at the 94th governing council meeting of the Zoo Authority of Karnataka here recently. The following is the revised entrance fee for various categories of visitors and the vehicle parking fee tariff. Adults: Rs. 20, children Rs.10. Students concession (in groups): LKG/UKG free; Class I to IV Rs. 5; middle school Rs. 5; high school Rs. 10; PUC/colleges Rs. 15. Teachers accompanying students Rs. 15 (only two teachers per group of 50 students). Vehicle parking fee: cycle Rs. 2; scooter/motorcycle Rs. 5; car/jeep Rs. 10; minibus/LCV Rs. 30; bus Rs. 50.

Workers' plea to Deve Gowda

By Our Staff Correspondent

HASSAN MARCH. 4. The Janata Dal (Secular) workers' convention at Holenarsipur on Thursday unanimously resolved to urge the party President, H.D. Deve Gowda, to contest from the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency. Addressing presspersons, the former Minister and party leader, H.D. Revanna, said workers at the convention wanted Mr. Deve Gowda to contest from the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency.

Six shops destroyed in blaze

By Our Staff Correspondent

TUMKUR MARCH 4. At least six shops were destroyed in a fire at Sira town in Tumkur district on Thursday. The fire was noticed in the morning in a tyre shop at Santhepet on the Bangalore-Pune Highway that passes through the town. The blaze spread to the adjacent tyre retreading shop in minutes and later to a hotel, an automobile shop, another tyre shop, and a petty shop. Two fire tenders were pressed into service. The fire force personnel took two hours to extinguish the blaze. The Inspector of Police, C. Keertikumar, told The Hindu that the loss had been estimated at Rs. 2.73 lakh.

Teachers slam officials

By Our Staff Correspondent

TUMKUR MARCH 4. Teachers from Government schools on Thursday carried the body of their colleague to the office of the Deputy Director of Public Instruction (North) in Madhugiri town in the district, locked up the office, and staged a demonstration in protest against the alleged ill-treatment meted out to the deceased by the officials. Hanumantharaya (53), headmaster of Government Higher Primary School, Hosakere, died of a heart attack earlier in the day. The office-bearers of the teachers' association alleged that the manager at the DDPI's office had ill-treated Mr. Hanumantharaya, who approached the office in connection with the grant of annual increment to him. Distressed over the treatment at the office, the headmaster suffered a heart attack and died at the school, the office-bearers alleged.

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