Dismissed Venkatesh Joins BJP

Dismissed Venkatesh Joins BJPIn a significant move, dismissed member of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Nirmala Venkatesh on Thursday joined the BJP in Bangalore.

BJP’s Karnataka Unit Mahila Morcha general secretary Mangala Sridhar admitted Venkatesh into the party.

Confirming the development, Mangala Sridhar said, “Nirmala has been admitted into the BJP and will campaign for the party in the parliamentary poll to expose the Congress.”

However, no top leader from BJP was present when she joined the party at its office.

Three dead in aircraft crash near Bangalore

Three dead in aircraft crash near BangaloreBan

Sacked Nirmala Venkatesh joins BJP

Bangalore, Mar 5 : Former National Commission for Women (NCW) member Nirmala Venkatesh, who on Monday had criticised the government for sacking her over the Mangalore pub attack probe, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today.

She has further expressed her interest to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections, if she is given a ticket.

Terming the rejection of her interim report on the Mangalore pub attacks as a "deep political conspiracy", Venkatesh said, " I am being made a political victim. I am deeply hurt and shocked."

Mangalore Govt To Take Immediate Actions To Control Malaria

Mangalore Govt To Take Immediate Actions To Control MalariaKarnataka government will take immediate precautionary actions in Dakshina Kannada region in order to put control over Malaria as other zones in the state are confronting the threat of the outbreak spreading from the port city.

While lecturing at a press meet, Mr. Madan Nayak, Joint Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, stated that the pandemic should be controlled within two months to catch a possible statewide eruption.

Mr. Nayak also said that the Dakshina Kannada has topped the list with 64% of the total malaria cases in the state.

Subhash Projects wins order worth Rs 69.37 Crore

Subhash Projects And Marketing LtdSubhash Projects And Marketing Ltd (SPML), an infrastructure development company in India, has secured an order worth Rs 69.37 crore from the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board, Karnataka.

The scope of work includes supply and execution of 1,168 mm diameter M. S. Rising Main from Jack well at Saundatti to Water Treatment Plant at Amminabhavi.

In addition, the project involves design, construction, supply, installation, testing, commissioning, trial run and maintenance of 68 million litres a day capacity water treatment plant for a period of 12 months.

A close look at the caste equation

A close look at the caste equationThe Karnataka chapter of the Congress party will be riding on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance's achievement of a five-year stable government during the polls of 2009.

"In spite of the ups and downs of a coalition government, the party has managed to provide a stable government. The face of our party, prime minister Manmohan Singh, will be our major focus in the campaign," said M Ramachandrappa, general secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee.