According to sources, there are 11 mining projects awaiting environment clearance in the state. In the case of JSW Steel the government has cleared the company’s proposal to invest another R15,131 crore to increase its installed capacity to 16 mtpa at its existing plant in Bellary. But if the mining ban is not lifted and mining lease is not provided, it would not be possible to expand the capacity from the current level, an official attached to JSW said requesting anonymity.


Hassan : With incessant rain experienced in various parts of the district for the past couple of days, the water level in the river has increased and the inflow to the Hemavathi reservoir in Gorur is brimming to the capacity.

Sakleshpur (Hassan dist)  :  At a time when farmers often demand compensation for failed crops, Jai Maruthi Devaraj, a ryot of Jannapura in the taluk has set an example on how to reap rich benefits

Valuable trees were felled and transported on Tuesday by residents of Belavadi, near Ramanathapura in Hassan district due to a difference of opinion with the village forest committee.

Neither the forest department personnel nor the police could take any action even as hundreds of trees were cut down.

The Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation had bagged the contract to fell and transp

Land for industries: Farmers, government at loggerheads
Acquiring land for industries has become a major challenge for the BJP government.

In a move to increase the State's green energy imprint, five State-owned Electricity supply companies(ESCOMS) signed an agreement with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Wednesday to purchase wind power.

A 100-Mega Watt (MW) wind energy project proposed at Guledagudda in Bagalkot district will supply power to ESCOMS at Bangalore (Bescom), Mangalore (Mescom), Hubli (Hescom), Gescom(Gul

KALPETTA: A four-and-a-half-year-old child died and 15 tribesmen of Karimam Paniya Colony at Pulpally in the district were admitted to the primary health centre at Pulpally with symptoms of cholera on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as Bijith, son of Thampi of the colony. The child was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of cholera on Monday evening, S.

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.

Bangalore, While the Health Ministry may maintain that the incidence of cholera has seen a decline, experts feel otherwise.