Rain continued to pummel several parts of the State, claiming two lives and flooding houses and farmlands on Monday.

In the last three days, the coastal districts of Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada have recorded an average rainfall of 267 mm against the average rainfall of 108.9 mm recorded in the past 40 years, said the officers of the Revenue Department.

Mahesh (18) of Holemarur

Sea erosion intensifies in coastal districts; gruel centres set up
Bangalore: Heavy downpour over the past three days has claimed three lives and disrupted normal life in several parts of the State.

Hanumanthappa Adiveppa Kari (65) was killed in a house collapse at Devagiri in Haveri taluk on Sunday.

Task force report uncovers

Six H1N1 deaths have occurred in the State this year in Bangalore, Yadgir, Bellary, Shimoga, Davangere and Udupi districts, while the Health department had confirmed 31 cases of the disease, out of the 896 blood samples taken, said Health Minister B Sriramulu.

Of the 31 cases, 22 were reported in Bangalore, three in Udupi, two in Bellary and one each in Tumkur, Shimoga, Bagalkot and Gulbarga.

Focus will be on diagnosis and treatment of cancer, diabetes
The State health department will initiate preventive and treatment measures for cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Shimoga and Kolar districts from July, under a Centrally-sponsored pilot project.

Funded by the Union Health Ministry under the National Rural Health Mission, the National Programme for Prevention a

Shimoga: The Centre has decided to cut down the grants to the State under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).

It has also asked the State government to follow certain instructions with regard to the effective implementation of the scheme.

Park to create awareness about environment-friendly fuel
SHIMOGA:The Kuvempu University will establish a Bio-fuel Park

Shimoga: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said 10 lakh small and medium farmers in the state could avail loans of Rs 10,000 each starting from April 1.

The farmers, including 2.50 lakh from Scheduled Caste and 1 lakh from Scheduled Tribe category, will have to fill a application form with their photographs and land ownership records and submit it to the respective deputy commissio

Farming like any profession requires dedication, understanding, constant learning and application of new ideas and above all a desire to view it as a part of the greater ecosystem. Here is a case of a young farmer who has nurtured his farm with utmost care and sensitivity to the environment.

CHENNAI:Surya Roshni, the largest manufacturer and exporter of GI pipes and flagship company of Surya group, is planning to set up a steel pipe plant and a lighting products facility in Shimoga, Karnataka.