Palike helpline receives more complaints; doctors say no need to panic. The death of four children in Mysore due to dengue has forced citizens here to take precautionary measures.

MYSORE: With southwest monsoon expected to hit the Kerala in the first week of June, the urban authorities entrusted to attend to water crisis are now planning to impound water at KRS dam for Mysor

BANGALORE: The water levels in Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) in Mandya district and Almatti in Bijapur, the lifelines for drinking water and irrigation in the Cauvery and Krishna basins, have almost touc

A U.K. government-sponsored urban planning strategy for Mysore and Madurai promises to significantly cut the carbon footprint of the two growing cities.

Upcoming neighbourhoods in Mysore, for instance, can enjoy around 36 per cent energy benefits and 13 per cent lower commuting time, among others, by adopting certain low-carbon techniques, it was said at a workshop on low-cost master-planning organised by the British High Commission on Thursday.

Lawyers’ statements come in handy for Opposition to corner the govt

Launching an attack against the State government for “suddenly changing its stand” with regard to the notification of the final award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT), the Opposition parties have demanded that the government should submit a detailed explanation on the matter. A day after the Supreme Court pronounced its verdict directing the Centre to notify the 2007 award of the CWDT, Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Siddaramaiah alleged in the Assembly that the BJP government had abruptly made a U-turn.

The urban development ministry has issued fresh guidelines to all states to install preventive security apparatus in all modes of public transport –– buses, taxis and autorickshaws ––for safe travel of women and children. The circular, which stressed on installation of two cameras inside buses, was issued on Monday in the light of the recent gang rape in the national Capital.

Highlighting the unreliability of public transport in cities, UD secretary Sudhir Krishna said in his letter, “Presently, most of the cities in India do not have reliable, comfortable, quick and affordable public transport. However, in big cities, the public transport provided lacks in availability of frequency, extent of coverage and adequate safety measures.”

People who instal solar equipment to get 30 per cent subsidy

Mysore and the twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad are among the 60 cities from across the country that have been included under the Union Government’s Solar City project, which aims to augment power generation from unconventional sources. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has appointed Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) as the nodal agency for implementing the project in Karnataka.

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has intensified its efforts to dissipate the message over garbage disposal across the city.

Besides initiating projects to convert waste into energy by adopting new technologies by tying up with a couple of industries and institutions, it has now taken up an intensive campaign to spread the message of segregation of garbage at its origin. Segregation is being done presently at its waste management plant where the civic agency’s woirkers are engaged in the onerous task. MCC is also facing an acute shortage of manpower at the plant.

Cattle rearers allegedly threaten gangmen from collecting waste

If you think you are consuming packaged water and thus you are safe, you may be wrong. The report card of the State Health Department on water samples shows that water could be substandard, even if it is stored in a sealed container.

Of the eight packaged drinking water samples analysed by the Public Health Institute of the department of Health and Family Welfare in June, seven (87.5 per cent) were found to be substandard and thus did not meet the prescribed specification of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).