From Srinivas Sirnoorkar, DH News Service, Gulbarga:

From Raju S Vijapur, DH News Service, Hubli:

The real estate scene in the twin cities has received a shot in the arm with the government rolling out a red carpet welcome to the Tatas to set up their Nano car unit in Karnataka.

Centre has been urged to set up tribunal to study the scheme
Centre's has sought State's view on Goa's letter
Bommai accuses Centre of being partisan

BANGALORE: Karnataka has opposed Goa's appeal to the Union Government to set up a tribunal to study the Kalasa-Banduri nala project for diversion of the Mahadayi waters to meet the drinking water needs of Hubli-Dharwad and other districts of north Karnataka.

A variety of water reforms are being undertaken in different parts of the country. This paper discusses a project in the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad in north Karnataka, a pilot for 24/7 functioning as well as for the institutional and other changes required for private sector participation in urban areas. April 5-11, 2008

The 24/7 water supply in the demonstration zones of Belgaum, Hubli-Dharwad has received a positive response from the consumers, according to officials. Here is a bitter pill to swallow for the NGOs which have been vehemently protesting a private agency handling the operation and maintenance of water supply in four cities of North Karnataka.

Enriched compost produced with use of municipal solid wastes (MSW) recorded narrow C:N ratio at the end of decomposition period than municipal solid wastes decomposed without enrichers. To enhance the decomposition rate, quality of municipal solid wastes and enrichers/amendments are found very significant for production of compost.