Karnataka will ask the Centre to exempt 730 villages from the purview of the Kasturirangan report, which has recommended restrictions on 1,580 villages considering their ecological sensitivity.

Think globally and act locally’ to preserve nature was the message of Earth Day celebrations at RV Teachers’ College here on Tuesday.

The division bench directed BBMP and amicus curiae Vaishali Hegde to suggest some names of environmentalists to constitute a committee to monitor felling of trees and address public grievances.

The road from General Post Office (GPO) towards the Balekundri Circle has a road divider with some big and beautiful trees.

The `12,912 crore Yettinahole drinking water project, which was approved by the Karnataka Cabinet recently, has crossed all hurdles, including getting the much-needed clearance from the Union Minis

The State government has decided to constitute a separate groundwater authority by the first week of April.

The drought situation in the State is going from bad to worse with around 20 to 30 taluks expected to be declared drought-hit, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said.

The state, which has locked horns with Goa on sharing of Mahadayi water, is likely to file a petition before the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal (MWDT), seeking interim relief.

Contaminated ground water has been a major health hazard in Chitradurga, Tumkur and Kolar districts and needs to be addressed on a priority basis, said R B Sinha, Joint Secretary, Department of Agr