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Paralympian throws legal spanner on award to Sania Mirza
news Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 08:21

 

1.Karnataka paralympian HN Girisha challenged the government's decision to award Sania Mirza the Khel Ratna. The Deccan Herald article, however says the Ministry of Sports will go ahead with the plan to award the tennis player as scheduled on August 29. This is despite the Karnataka High Court’s notices to the Ministry issued on Monday. 

2.Bengaluru International short film festival is going to be a three day affair starting from August 28. ​In the fifth edition of the festival about 300 films from 51 countries are going to be screened. The entry ticket is priced at Rs. 300 for student and Rs. 500 for regular delegates. A few films will also be screened online from September 1 to September 7, on pay-per-view basis.  Read more .

3.A 21-year old contract labourer from Jharkhand was found dead on Wednesday morning at the underground metro work site. He was crushed under the crane which overturned due to loose soil at KR Market. Read The Hindu report.

4.The road transport ministry has released a notification to stop the inhuman ways of transporting animals. This was done to prevent the cruelty to poultry and cattle during their transportation. Read more.

5.The Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple, which belongs to the Muzrai Department, which takes care of hindu temples whose management vests with the State government, is now facing difficulties to clean the temple that has been flooded with sewage water. As the temple looks on helplessly, the BWSSB and BBMP are blaming each other. Read the Bangalore Mirror report.

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