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Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday dismissed Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao’s attempts to compare Bengaluru with Hyderabad as “utter joke”. He was responding to Rao’s recent tweet asking an entrepreneur in Bengaluru to shift to Hyderabad, claiming better physical and social infrastructure there. Stay with TOI for all the latest updates:Read Less
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I met Union ministers Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Pralhad Joshi, Karnataka minister Govind Karjol and other ministers. We discussed projects pending before the GoI and we had a good meeting. A lot of assurance has been given: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (ANI)

Talk of cabinet expansion gains momentum in Karnataka as CM flies to Delhi
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said he hopes to get instructions from the party leadership on the expansion or rejig of his cabinet, during the New Delhi trip. The Chief Minister, who will be in the national capital today and tomorrow, is expected to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President J P Nadda. (PTI)
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday dismissed Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao’s attempts to compare Bengaluru with Hyderabad as “utter joke”. He was responding to Rao’s recent tweet asking an entrepreneur in Bengaluru to shift to Hyderabad, claiming better physical and social infrastructure there.

Azaan row: BJP raising communal issues for political gains, says Siddaramaiah
Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday accused the ruling BJP in Karnataka of raising communal issues for political gains with an eye on the Assembly elections, and sought to target the chief minister Basavaraj Bommai for his “silence” and being “weak.” (PTI)
Mounting dues from govt depts aworry: Experts
The power tariff hike will help little in revitalising the energy sector as the government’s efforts to shore up the ailing electricity supply companies (Escoms) has seen slow progress, said experts.
Karnataka: Kodagu police arrest duo for theft of valuables worth Rs 10 lakh within two days
In under two days of valuables to the tune of Rs 10 lakh being stolen from a Mumbai-based entrepreneur staying at a resort in Kodagu. Police arrested two individuals who were involved in the theft, and recovered all the stolen loot, including cash and jewellery from the duo. Kodagu district superintendent of police lauded the efforts and efficiency of the cops who solved the case in such quick time during an interaction with the media in Madikeri on Monday. READ MORE
Karnataka government revises the rates of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to the state government employees in the 2018. Revised pay scales from the existing 24.50% to 27.25% of basic pay with effect from January 1, 2022.
Karnataka: Exam-bound boy dies after bike hits wall, falls into drain
An SSLC student heading to write his math exam was killed after the motorcycle he was riding hit a compound wall and fell into a drain at Jinnagara village in Kunigal taluk of Tumakuru district on Monday morning. Two of his classmates who were riding pillion escaped with injuries. READ MORE
Today I am going to Delhi to meet the Water Resources Minister. There are pending issues in Mekedatu, Mahadayi, Krishna rivers and other projects. So, I will discuss all those projects and try to get approvals as soon as possible.
There’s no room for dedicated vehicle lanes in Bengaluru
First there were dedicated lanes for autorickshaws in the central business district. Then came a bicycle lane in Jayanagar, followed by a bus priority lane on Outer Ring Road. All these initiatives were started with high hopes to bring about road discipline and reduce traffic congestion, but they have all failed for various reasons. READ MORE
While ‘relaunching’ the Sakala 2. 0 website, a state services delivery system, the government said it is looking at introducing a ‘tatkal seva’ scheme under the system.

Muslim traders banned from annual temple fair
The administration of the Deviramma Suggi temple in Chikkamagaravalli, Chikkamagaluru district, has banned Muslim vendors from setting up stalls for the temple’s utsav. READ MORE
Warm up before exercising: Experts
Healthy fitness practices have been a matter of debate for some time now. The recent incident of a 44-year-old woman dying due to cerebral haemorrhage while working out at a gym has brought the topic under the spotlight again. READ MORE
Eating out will become expensive as hoteliers have increased food prices by 10%. The hike is applicable to parcel services as well.

Karnataka: Wild elephants stray into Kuvempu University campus, trigger panic
Two wild jumbos created panic at Kuvempu University on Sunday evening after they strayed inside the PG campus on Shankaraghatta which abutts Bhadra forest. READ MORE
Petrol, diesel prices hiked by 80 paise a litre each, total increase in 2 weeks now stands at Rs 9.20 a litre. (PTI)

Power tariff up by 35 paise per unit on average in Karnataka
Electricity tariff has been increased by an average of 35 paise per unit with effect from April 1, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) announced on Monday. READ MORE
There’s no room for dedicated vehicle lanes in Bengaluru
First there were dedicated lanes for autorickshaws in the central business district. Then came a bicycle lane in Jayanagar, followed by a bus priority lane on Outer Ring Road. All these initiatives were started with high hopes to bring about road discipline and reduce traffic congestion, but they have all failed for various reasons. Experts point to poor enforcement by traffic police, narrow roads, lack of political will and frequent transfer of officials as major reasons for the failure of dedicated lanes in Bengaluru, which consistently figures among the world’s most-congested cities.
GP dy director seeks sexual favours from woman, jailed
A 55-year-old deputy director of a gram panchayat in Tumakuru has been sentenced to four years in jail for seeking sexual favours and bribe from a woman to help her get a government job. CN Narasiyappa, a resident of Byala village in Madhugiri, Tumakuru, and deputy director of Byala GP, has to pay a fine of Rs 20,000 as well.
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