Ayush doctors to get salaries on par with allopathy counterparts

The State Cabinet on Thursday went on a financial-approval spree clearing two rural road improvement projects worth Rs 3,658 crore in 189 Assembly constituencies across the State. Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri said that under one scheme, 30 km of rural roads will be developed in each of the 189 Assembly segments at a cost of Rs 42 lakh per km — which includes a maintenance period of five years.

The State government, which has strongly favoured establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for rejuvenating areas devastated by illegal mining, has found that mining lessees have made windfall profits with little investment and with negligible concern for sustainability.

The government is in favour of retaining a higher portion of the revenue earned by the lessees so that it could finance infrastructure and environment projects in districts of Bellary, Chitradruga and Tumkur. In its interlocutory application before the Supreme Court this month, Karnataka has presented how mining lease holders have made supernormal profits without investing much funds. The next hearing of the case is scheduled on January 8.

ON 26 NOVEMBER, a CBI court rejected the bail plea of mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy for the sixth time since his arrest in September last year.

The GI craze in India is as inexplicable as the ways in which the Registry grants it

People of Hoovina Hadagali (population: 27,958), the taluka headquarters of Bellary district of Karnataka, are inordinately proud of their variety of mallige (jasmine). So are the growers from Udipi and Mysore, all of them claiming unique and distinctive features for their varieties of these sweet-smelling flowers which are offered to temple deities or used by south Indian women to adorn their hair.

Vaman Acharya, Chairman of the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), said on Thursday that the KSPCB had named Mangalore and Bhadravati as “critically polluted” cities in the State.

He was inaugurating a three-day international conference on “Environment and occupation health” organised by Manipal University, the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad, and the Regional Occupational Health Centre (ROHC), Bangalore, here.

Under the agreement, JFE will provide technology for the production of non-oriented electrical steel sheets at JSW's Bellary plant

JSW Steel Ltd and Japan’s JFE Steel Corporation on Monday announced signing of a joint agreement for technical collaboration. Under the agreement, JFE will provide technology for the production of non-oriented electrical steel sheets (CRNGO) at the JSW’s Vijayanagar plant in Bellary district of Karnataka.

A Comprehensive Environment Management Plan (CEMP) for the mining affected areas in the districts of Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur in Karnataka has been prepared to facilitate socio-economic and

Surplus production forces Federation to look at new markets

The Karnataka Milk Federation will supply skimmed milk powder (SMP) to over 20 lakh anganwadi children in the age group of six months to three years, and to five lakh adolescent girl children identified by the Department of Women and Child Development. The Federation will supply 1,000 metric tonnes of SMP per month from December till March to anganwadi children across the State and an additional 60 metric tonnes of milk powder to malnourished children aged between three and six years in Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Bellary and Koppal districts, KMF managing director Harsh Gupta said on Friday.

The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has given priority to restoration of water bodies while preparing a Comprehensive Environment Management Plan (CEMP) in the mining-affe

Report endorses Lokayukta findings on loss to the State exchequer

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has almost endorsed the Karnataka Lokayukta report on illegal iron ore mining and pegged the total loss due to illegal exports of ore at Rs 15,245 crore from 2003 to 2010. Besides, the CAG has estimated Rs 3414.45 crore loss to the State Exchequer due to “compliance deficiencies.” However, unlike the Lokayukta report, the supreme audit institution of India has not directly indicted any public servant.