Proportion of child population falls below nine per cent in four dists
Bangalore, The percentage of children in the age group 0-6 has declined to 11.21 per cent in 2011 from 13.59 per cent in 2001, according to census figures.

The decrease is 2.36 percen

Cong to consider service while issuing tickets Chikmagalur, MP and AICC General Secretary Oscar Fernandes said Food Security Bill will be tabled before the Parliament at the earliest. Speaking to presspersons, he said the Bill will help in distributing rice at Rs 3 per kg and wheat at Rs 2 per kg for BPL families in the country.

Chikmagalur: People in this non-descript village are up in arms against the decision of the government to allow mining in the area, following the discovery of chromium deposits. They feel that mining will cause environmental degradation.

mineral rich: The hullubandi (gomala) at Sanklapura village in Kadur taluk where chromium deposits are said to be found.

The district-level vigilance meeting resolved to urge the Union Government to increase the amount under Indira Awas Yojana to Rs 75,000.

The decision was taken at a meeting held under the presidentship of former Prime Minister and MP H D Deve Gowda.

Bird lovers and ornithologists may be waiting in their wings for the feathered wonders that arrive each year in Chikmagalur around this time, but the avians from the alien lands seem to be playing truant.

White Ibis and egrets are among the birds that are being spotted here at present.

The spread of yellow leaf disease in the areca farms of the taluk has forced the farmers to desert the village and move to other places in search of livelihood.

An areca farm affected by yellow leaf disease at Hulugaradi of Koppa taluk. (Right) The remains of Subba Bhat

As many as 40 people took ill after eating contaminated food in Aksharanagar near Balehonnur, Chikmagalur district, on Monday.

Patients undergoing treatment at the primary health centre in Balehonnur on Monday. DH PHOTOThe residents, including children, suffered acute stomachache, vomiting and dysentry early morning.

Biranji lake, the water resource for Hunasehalli, Mavinaguli, Kallugudde, Haliyaur and other vilages, has been contaminated as coffee pulp is being released to it.

Villagers have warned that a protest will be organised, if officials do not take necessary steps to prevent people from releasing coffee pulp to the tank.

Wild elephants have destroyed crops grown in more than 30 acre land in Hulithimmapura and Jammapura in Lingadahalli hobli of Tarikere on Wednesday.

Forest officials have suspected that the wild elephants must have belonged to the herd of a elephant which was killed recently due to electrocution.

Farmers are seen bursting crackers and using fire to chase herd of elephants which have been visi

The heavy rains, which lashed over the district as a result of Jal cyclonic storm, caused heavy loss in the district. Agriculture crops at many places in Kadur and Tarikere taluk have been destroyed.

A paddy field in Chikmagalur, which was destroyed due the heavy down pour.