As many as 50 people fell ill after drinking contaminated water at Arahunasi village in Ron taluk on Sunday.

People who drank water in the village complained of diarrhoea and a few among them were admitted to a nearby private hospital. The rest were admitted at Dr Bhimsen Joshi Government Hospital at Ron. Two of the victims were shifted to a hospital in Gadag. Though Arahunasi falls under Mallapura Gram Panchayat and has four Gram Panchayat members representing the village, cleanliness has taken a backseat.

The 1,000-km pipeline will feed industries at Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Bellary, Davanagere, Chitradurga, Tumkuyr, Ramanagaram & Bengaluru

State-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd today commissioned a Rs 4,500 crore pipeline carrying gas from the just operationalised Dabhol LNG terminal into Bengaluru that promises to change the energy landscape of the region. The 1,000-km pipeline will feed industries at Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Bellary, Davanagere, Chitradurga, Tumkuyr, Ramanagaram and Bengaluru which have till now been using costlier and polluting liquid fuels like naphtha and diesel as feedstock.

Kalasa-Banduri nala project envisages diversion of water from canal to Malaprabha

The Kalasa-Banduri Horata Samiti, which is fighting for implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri nala project that envisages diversion of water from the Kalasa and Banduri Nala to Malaprabha river, has decided to meet Goa chief minister Manohar Parikkar and appeal to him to cooperate in completing the project before 2013-end.

Project proposed in Kanakapur on a pilot basis. The generation of power from bamboo will be a reality soon if the Forest Department has its say.

Forest Minister C P Yogeeshwara told reporters on Tuesday that a proposal had been submitted to the government to take up the project on a pilot basis in Kanakapur taluk. Land in some parts of Kanakapura had become unfit for agriculture due to flow of sewerage water from Bangalore. Bamboo plantation can be taken up on such land and power can be generated by setting up gasifier plants, he said.

The Karnataka government has proposed to offer land to South Korean steel major Posco in Bagalkot or Yadgiri districts in north Karnataka to set up their 6 million tonne per annum steel plant. The decision comes after the stiff opposition put forward by farmers of Halligudi in Gadag district last year from acquiring their land for the proposed steel plant.

“The government has decided not to acquire land at Halligudi as some sections of farmers are opposed to parting with their land. We are in possession of sufficient land in Bagalkot and Yadagiri districts and we are ready to provide land to the company in these two places,

The Karnataka government is actively considering the possibility of changing the location for a proposed steel plant of Posco in north-central Gadag district; instead offer the South Korean major an alternative land elsewhere in the state. The move comes after the farmers of Halligudi village stiffly opposed plans to acquire their “fertile” land ahead of starting work on the project.

The Karnataka High Court today said that it cannot direct the state government to reconsider its decision to shelve Posco’s proposed multi-crore steel plant in Gadag district while dismissing a PIL

It was pushed through at the Cabinet meeting

The National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources today said it would move the Supreme Court after receiving a detailed report on illegal mining at Kappat Gudda hill ranges in Gadag distri

The Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) project at Halligudi in Gadag district, which made its exit following a mass agitation, has now returned with the State government claiming that it has alr