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Supreme Court cancels Karnataka's all 49 mining leases

All 49 leases for iron ore extraction in category “C” mines in Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka have been cancelled by the Supreme Court. However, the Supreme Court has permitted resumption of activity in mines with lesser illegalities ..

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Fact Box: K. Kasturirangan High-Level Working Group

K. Kasturirangan-led 10-member panel High-Level Working Group (HLWG) Presented its report on Western Ghats to MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forests) K. Kasturirangan-led 10-member panel High-Level Working Group (HLWG) has prepared a report on Western Ghats which suggests for ban ..

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Bhaskar Rao appointed as Lokayukta of Karnataka

Former Chief Justice of Karnataka, Bhaskar Rao, has been appointed as the Lokayukta of Karnatka. The chair of the anti-corruption ombudsman was vacant after previous Lokayukta Justice Shivraj V. Patil was forced to resign after the media expose of illegal ..

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SC orders Karnataka to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

The apex court directed Karnataka to release 2.44 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) water of Cauvery river to Tamil Nadu for irrigating its standing crops in the delta basin. The court dismissed the objections of Tamil Nadu which sought 9 ..

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Indian author U.R.Ananthamurthy in race for the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013

Indian Kannada author U.R.Ananthamurthy (80) is one among the ten authors shortlisted for the prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013.  Ananthamurthy became famous with his novel “Samskara” launched in 1966. The International Man Booker Prize is presented by ..

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Government cuts down launch of cash transfer scheme

The Centre has scaled down the launch of its ambitious Direct Cash Transfer scheme to cover 20 districts, instead of 43 as planned. It has also kept LPG also out of its ambit for now. Why this scaling down? The ..

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