State Bank of India commits investment of Rs 40,000 crore to fund projects

The State’s maiden international investment meet, exclusively for agriculture sector, on Thursday attracted proposals of over Rs 53,000 crore by 31 players in agri-business projects amid protests by farmers against private investment in farm and allied sectors.

Bangalore: Rain woes continued on Friday also, with several parts of the State receiving heavy rainfall.  Four persons lost their lives - two in Belgaum and one each in Udupi and Kodagu districts. As many as 13 houses have partially collapsed in Haveri district, while several roads are inundated in Belgaum district.


Census 2011:
Rapid urbanisation sees dip in numbers since the last headcount
Of the 6.11 crore population in Karnataka, 61.43 per cent live in rural areas, but their number has drastically declined since the last Census, giving an indication of the increased preference of the people to shift to cities.

According to the Census of India

4 deaths in the State this year; low figure seen as increase in immunity
Deaths reported in the State due to H1N1 have declined steadily over the last three years.
From registering 94 deaths in 2009 and 42 in 2010 in Bangalore urban district (including BBMP area) alone, the numbers have drastically come down to one death till May this year.

UNESCO has prepared a draft plan in this regard
Committee set up to identify land for science centre in Hassan city
Hassan: Deputy Commissioner K.G.

Traffic along Belgaum-Goa road via Sawantwadi blocked
BELGAUM: Traffic along the Belgaum-Goa road via Sawantwadi has been blocked due to a major landslide at Amboli Ghat.

The landslide in the wee hours of Sunday has blocked about 40 meters of the road and has caused severe hardship to motorists, an official told Herald.

The landslide, the second of its kind in nearly a year, has given a maj

The High Court has directed the Government to file a counter affidavit, within 10 days, on the criteria for selecting beneficiaries of the 'Suvarna Bhoomi Yojane.'

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice K S Khehar and K G Ramesh on Thursday pulled up the Government for

Late last year, Karnataka state government called for initial bids for three gas-based power projects with a size of 700 megawatts each. As many as eight companies qualified in the bids, but the projects are held up due to questions over fuel supply.

Earlier, the three projects at Gadag, Belgaum and Davanagere, were supposed to be fired by domestic gas from the Dabhol Bidadi pipeline.

Mahesh Kulkarni / Bangalore September 28, 2010, 0:19 IST

Set up in Belgaum, it will serve more than 150 SMEs supplying castings to automobile, textile and general engineering companies

The Belgaum Foundry Cluster (BFC), India

Goutam Das

Bangalore: People made homeless by north Karnataka