Top stories from Karnataka: Seven more farmer suicides reported in 24 hrs in the state
news Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:30
1. According to a report in Deccan Herald, seven more farmers have committed suicide in the last 24 hours in various district of the state owing to crop failure and burden of debts. The farmers hailed from the districts of Tumakuru, Mandya, Hassan, Kolar and Shivamogga. 2. A day after the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was defeated in the Council, the state government re-introduced and passed the Bill in the Assembly. The Bill seeks to divide BBMP into two or more entities. The Bill will now be sent to Governor for his assent. The Opposition has been crying foul over the issue as it sees the move as an attempt by the government to defer BBMP polls which has been scheduled for August 22. 3. The Bengaluru Urban district administration has taken over the ownership of the 140-year-old Bangalore Club that was established during the British regime. The club was taken over after authorities concerned failed to furnish title deeds to establish the ownership of the property. The club has also been ordered to hand over the 13 acre property within a week and BBMP has also been directed to cancel its khata. 4. A businessman allegedly threatened Manipal Global Education Services Chairman Mohandas Pai after the latter asked the businessman to remove his car that was parked wrongly and was causing obstruction to vehicle movement. The businessman allegedly told Pai to mind his own business and claimed that he was an MLC. Following this, Pai tweeted pictures of the car and the owner was subsequently fined. 5. Officials from Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and IISc on Tuesday visited the Lakshmipura landfill and blamed the BBMP for poor solid waste management practices. Due to unscientific dumping of organic waste, and subsequently covering it with soil, anaerobic decomposition hand taken place which released methane gas causing the fire.