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12 Jun 2017

Heavy rains cause landslide in Karnataka, 3 children dead

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Heavy rains wreaked havoc for the people of Uttara Kannada district, after a landslide buried alive three children. Atleast 8 houses were destroyed.

Another landslide in Udupi district held up traffic for more than 5 hours.

Compensation of Rs. 4 lakh has been announced to the family of the deceased children.

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Power minister critiques Karnataka for non-expansion of power grids

Politics

Power minister critiques Karnataka for non-expansion of power grids

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal blamed the Karnataka government for non-cooperation with the Centre on expansion of power grids.

According to him, the state government is not providing Right of Way (RoW) for drawing power lines.

He pressed the media to raise this issue.

He claimed the energy shortage in Karnataka has come down to zero in April 2017 from 9.5% in 2013-14.

Education

Defying all odds, sons of daily wagers crack IIT exam

Defying all odds, sons of daily wagers Aanjinappa and Prem Kumar Naik succeeded in cracking IIT JEE 2017 and making it to the prestigious IITs.

However, their future is still not secure yet as the next hurdle in their path is arranging the fees for institutes.

An RSS linked outfit and coaching institute BASE had been looking after their expenses so far.

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Health

Karnataka health minister assures govt's commitment to protecting doctors

In light of rising assaults on doctors, health minister KR Ramesh Kumar assured doctors of protection. He also highlighted the steps being taken by the government.

According to him, a complaint box will be put up in a month's time at the government hospitals. Ex-army men will be hired for security.

Also there will be increased CCTV surveillance at the hospitals.

Civic news

Bengaluru metro's frequency to reach 4 mins post June'17 launch

Post June'17 launch of the entire Phase I of metro, the frequency of Namma Metro trains will touch 4 minutes from the current 8 minutes.

President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the Sampige Road-Yelachenahalli stretch on the Green line which will put operationalize the 42 km long Phase I network.

Commuters will be able to switch between north-south and east-west corridor at Majestic interchange.

Women sanitation workers wage a strike in Karnataka

Strike

Women sanitation workers wage a strike in Karnataka

Atleast 4,000 pourakarmikas (women sanitation workers) went on a strike demanding regularization of their services.

The state cabinet had decided in 2016 that it would regularize the services of contract workers from March 2017 onwards.

Until the government decides, the workers want their salaries to be paid directly to them rather than being paid through contractors.

They also demanded holidays, maternity leaves etc.

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