Top stories from Karnataka Physically handicapped farmer consumes poison in front of Vidhana Soudha dies
news Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 05:30


1.  A physically handicapped farmer died on Tuesday after he consumed poison in front of Vidhana Soudha as he was denied entry by police to meet Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Thirty-five-year-old Ashok Gowda hailed from Kunigal taluk and had lost his right hand and right leg in an accident and was making an effort to seek compensation. The police also said that Ashok had taken a huge loan and was depressed about it, which could have led him to take such an extreme step. 

2. Protests held near a school in Indiranagar where a three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a watchman turned violent on Tuesday after a clash ensued between police and the protesters. The police resorted to lathicharge, grievously injuring one and seven others sustained minor injuries. The watchman was arrested by the police and produced before the court.
3. Good news for all the Maggi-lovers: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India approved Central Food Technological Research Institute of India (CFTRI) in Mysuru on Tuesday said that Nestle's Maggi noodles was in compliance with the food standards of the country. 
4. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and the government in connection with three petitions filed by former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa in the land denotification case. Yeddyuappa had challenged the FIRs filed by the Lokyukta police on the basis of the CAG report.
5. Two persons from Karnataka who were abducted by ISIS members last week, returned home on Tuesday. Prof. Lakshmikanth, a resident of Raichur said that members of terror group treated them very well, like a guest in a hotel, and they were not tortured either. They even invited them back to Libya. Read details here
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