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Directive to repair streetlights
Bangalore July 17. The Energy and Public Works Minister, H.D. Revanna, today directed the Chairman of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd., V. Madhu, and the Managing Director of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) to repair streetlights that are not working in the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike limits and the city municipal council areas. He said that poor lighting was causing accidents on important thoroughfares and on the 85-km-long Ring Road. Addressing presspersons, the Minister directed the two officials, who were present, to immediately look into the power failure on the important roads used by heavy vehicles. Mr. Revanna said he would also write to the local bodies about the problem of poor lighting on roads. On the demand of the cable TV operators not to remove cables drawn by both authorised and unauthorised operators in Bangalore, the Minister said that it was illegal, and he could not order officials to condone it. After examining the rules in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, he would discuss with officials and decide on the issue. The strike by cable TV operators in Bangalore continued today.
Scanty rainfall in 43 taluks
BANGALORE JULY 17. Rainfall was scanty in 43 taluks of seven districts in the State between July 9 and 15. Several taluks in Shimoga, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Kodagu, Belgaum, Dharwad and Haveri districts received scanty rainfall, according to a report from the Directorate of Economics and Statistics. The monsoon was active in 15 districts. However, Davangere, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada received deficit rainfall during the week. There was no rain in Alur taluk in Hassan district and Lingsugur taluk in Raichur district. Of 175 taluks, there was excess rainfall in 90 taluks, normal rainfall in 19 taluks, and deficient rainfall in 21 taluks. In the past six weeks, there was a dry spell in 34 taluks compared with 74 taluks during the corresponding period of 2003.
Farmer commits suicide
HASSAN JULY 17. Sanne Gowda (65) of Moodenahalli village in Channarayapatna taluk of Hassan district, who reportedly consumed poison on Friday, died in a hospital on Saturday. It is learnt that Sanne Gowda, who was a farmer, was unable to repay a loan of Rs. 10,000 that he borrowed from a commercial bank to cultivate his land. According to his wife, Jayamma, who filed a complaint with the Channrayapatna Rural police station, Sanne Gowda consumed poison as the crop failed and he could not repay the loan. He was rushed to the Adichunchanagiri Hospital at Bellur Cross, but could not be saved. The Channarayapatna Rural police have registered a case.
Legislators promise relief
BELGAUM JULY 17. The elected representatives in Belgaum have announced a relief of Rs. 1 lakh for the victims of the fire accident in Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu on Friday, which took the lives of 86 children. The Minister for Agriculture Marketing, Prakash B. Hukkeri, told presspersons here on Saturday that all the elected representatives in the district would together contribute the amount, which would be sent through the district authorities by July 31.
Film awards jury appointed
Bangalore July 17. Mohan Kondajji, film producer and politician, and Sumalatha, actress, are among those appointed members of the jury for feature films for the 51st National Film Awards. The others appointed as jury members from the State are Kodallishivaram (producer of Grahana), who will be jury member for National Award for Best Writing on Cinema, and N.S. Shankar (journalist and film director), who will be jury member for the award for documentaries.
KPSC selection list
BANGALORE JULY 17. The Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC) has notified the provisional list of candidates selected after the competitive examination conducted in January 2004 for recruitment to five posts of Junior Town Planner, Department of Town Planning. The notification has been put up on the notice-board of the Commission here and details can also be seen on the commission's website, http://kpsc.kar.nic.in.
Board directive to students
Bangalore July 17. The Karnataka State Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has announced that students who want to appear for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination to be held in March 2005 should register their names at the nearest Government or aided school or college before August 4. Candidates who have completed 15 years on June 1, 2004 are eligible to appear for the examinations. Details are available from the schools, colleges, the board office or the offices of the Deputy Director of Public Instruction.
Results withheld: The KSEEB on Saturday said it had withheld the results of candidates who had been writing examinations with different registration numbers after March 2003 without adhering to the original unique number with 11 digits, which should have remained constant. The board has asked such candidates to contact the heads of institutions and chiefs of examination centres.
Procession to Vasco
BANGALORE JULY 17. The Kannada Nadu Party will take out a procession from the Vidhana Soudha to Vasco in Goa on Monday demanding a rehabilitation package for the Kannadigas evicted from the Baina Beach in that State. In a press note issued here on Saturday, Rajendra S.V., Bangalore city unit president of the Kannada Nadu Party, said a delegation of 15 members would participate in the procession. They would hand over foodgrains, dress material, and other goods collected from the people to the Kannadigas in Vasco. The delegation would meet the Chief Minister and the Governor of Goa on July 23 and demand that the Goa Government implement a rehabilitation package. The delegation would meet the Chief Minister, N. Dharam Singh, in Bangalore on July 24 and give him the details of the procession, the press note said.
This demonstration has been organised to create awareness about social responsibility and the threats of globalisation, and privatisation of banks, said an official release on Saturday.
There was a reduction in the advances to the priority sector and agriculture, leading to unemployment and economic imbalance. Bank employees would agitate against the "anti-people reforms" in the banking sector and enlighten people about the importance and utility of nationalised banks, the release said.
The other members of the team are P. Vadiraj and S. Ravi Shankar (vice-presidents), Sontha Sudhakar (secretary), Ravindranath Shanbhogue (treasurer), Vinod Bagrecha (joint secretary), Arvind Patil, S. Krishna, Basank Kumar Chajjer, D.G. Bhat, S. Gururaj, Naresh Chirania, and Gowri Prasad (executive committee members).
B.K. Srinivasa Murthy, leading physician and Pampana Gowd, leading surgeon, will continue as chief patron and patron, respectively.
The branch started with the idea of serving the needy and the downtrodden, has completed one year. Health check-up and yoga camps and bhajans were organised by the branch.
The areas to be affected include those surrounding Baindoor and all areas adjoining Shiroor, a press release from Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd. says.
Six of a family consumed the decoction as part of a ritual on the occasion of a festival. Soon after consuming the liquid, the children, aged about five and eight, died, while the four elders, who were admitted to a private hospital at Moodbidri, are in a serious condition, the police said. A case has been registered. PTI
He requested people to recommend the names of such achievers aged 18 to 40 on or before August 7 to the president, Mangalore Jaycees, Maruthi Financial Services, Sharavu Mahaganapathi Temple Road, Mangalore 575 001.
For details, contact: 98451-38038.
A press release from the trust here on Saturday said the award was conferred for its performance in achieving direct linkage with banks for self-help groups.
From 1999, the trust has sponsored 1,602 groups in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts.
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