As many as 236 villages in 13 districts of the State have been reeling under acute drinking water shortage. A sum of Rs 19 crore has been released to supply water through tankers to these villages.

Police in front of the office of the Deputy Director of Mines and Geology at Hospet that was raided on Wednesday.

Karwar: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) has passed an order asking the government to regulate the movement of iron ore lories in Uttara Kannada district. A copy of the order was released to the press here on Tuesday by petitioner Kishore Desai.

The JD(S) members in the Assembly made a vain bid to raise the issue of alleged encroachment of 400 acres of forest land by Ramachandrapur Mutt.

A multi-disciplinary expert committee that probed into the reasons for the landslide in Karwar which claimed 19 lives during the October floods has found that deforestation and large scale excavation of soil from the hilllock lead to the tragedy.

The statement of IGP (Western Range), Gopal Hosur on the safety aspects at Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has raised several questions over security measures at the nuclear power plant in Uttara Kannada district.

Karwar: Intelligence agencies had warned the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) authorities about possible threats to the security of the Kaiga power plant.

Raman Gupta, Superintendent of Police, Uttar Kannada had written on two occasions to the officials in charge of the security of the plant conveying the concerns of intelligence agencies.

Karwar: The station director of the Kaiga Atomic Power Station, J.P. Gupta, has denied that there was a security lapse on the part of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) at Kaiga.

He said different government agencies were investigating the case of contamination of the drinking water by tritium in Unit 1.

Mahesh Kulkarni / Karwar December 01, 2009, 1:27 IST

About 50 employees are being interrogated.

The Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) authorities have commenced investigation to identify the person responsible for poisoning the drinking water dispenser at the premises with radioactive isotope Tritium, a senior official said today.

No radioactive threat to environment, employees; high-level probe ordered into the incident

A day after the radiation leakage at the Kaiga power plant in Uttar Kannada district came to light, the Centre on Sunday said it suspected