news Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:30
  1. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has mooted to introduce Yoga as an optional subject in school and college curriculum across the State. He said that Karnataka State Higher Education Council had formed a five-member committee to make Yoga compulsory in under-graduate courses as it had good job opportunities.    2. Just ahead of the BBMP polls, the government has decided to regularise 3,699 acres of encroached Bangalore Developement Authority (BDA) land consisting of nearly 66,500 sites in as many as 68 BDA layouts. With the regularisation, the sites will come under BDA ambit.   3. A complainant has alleged that his complaint file against a local MLC has gone missing from the Lokayukta office. When the complainant visited the office of ADGP to track the status of the case, there was no trace of the file.     4. The State Election Commission (SEC) has tentatively fixed July 26 as the date of polling for BBMP elections. The state government, however, is yet to submit the list of ward reservations to the SEC and the Karnataka High Court is yet to deliver its judgement to the government's petition to postpone the elections.   5. Officials at the Bannerghatta National Park and Forest Department are having a tough time stopping the illegal activity of sand mining from fringes of the forest. Despite laws stating that no excavation or mining can take place within one-km radius of the forest, it is being flouted.
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