BENGALURU: Bird flu has resurfaced in Karnataka, this time in Humnabad taluk of Bidar district.

The Animal Husbandry Department in the district is awaiting a notification from the Union Government for establishing a check-post along the Mysore National Highway in the wake of an alert sounded

Experts say no need to panic as H5N1 spread is localised in Bidar

The State government will release Rs 250 crore in two instalments to mitigate drinking water shortage during summer, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil has said.

The interim report submitted by a committee formed to tackle malnutrition among children in the State has suggested several measures, declaring that the present standards were woefully inadequate.

The committee headed by Justice N K Patil has advised the government to get medically examined all malnourished children in the 0-6 age group, enrolled in anganwadi centres. For severely malnourished children, it has suggested medical examination with the assistance of paediatricians or expert doctors, within two months.

State asked to submit report on the camps to court on July 23

The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday asked the State government to organise health camps across the State on July 15 to identify and assess the level of malnutrition among children below six years of age. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B.V. Nagarathna issued the direction after the State government submitted that it would conduct health camps across the State to identify malnourished children.

Every third malnourished child in the State is from the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, reveals a study.

Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, and Koppal districts that comprise the Hyderabad-Karnataka region presents a shocking picture. Whereas the situation in Raichur is far worse than sub-Saharan countries and our own BIMARU states, the study notes. The HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) report of the Naandi Foundation provides reliable estimates of the prevalence of severe malnutrition in 112 districts in Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan.

A Karnataka High Court-appointed committee has said the State Government should take up as top priority medical treatment of 68,000 children suffering from malnutrition.

The Karnataka High Court-appointed committee on malnutrition among children will submit a report to Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen by June 15, committee chairman N. K Patil has said.

The eight-member panel visited Bidar on Monday and held discussions with officials.“Officials tell us that there are 68,000 malnourished children in the district. However, NGOs tell us the number is not less than 71,000.

After ignoring Karnataka for more than a year by refusing to release funds for upgrading rural roads, the Union Ministry for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RD&PR), has finally sanctioned over Rs 1,400 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.

Addressing reporters on Thursday, RD&PR Minister Jagadish Shettar said that close to 3,500 km of road upgrading works would be taken up shor