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Engineering colleges fume at government order on grant 7.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Seven private-aided engineering colleges are up in arms as the State government has asked them to repay grants they received between 2003 and 2009 under the World Bank-assisted Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). The Department of Technical Education, the nodal agency for TEQIP, has written to the colleges, informing them that the recovery will start from 2017-18 financial year. TEQIP is aimed at improving infrastructure at technical education institutions in India, and approved by the Union government in 2002. Under the first phase - February 2003 to March 2009 - Karnataka received Rs 162 crore for 14 engineering colleges. This included two government colleges, seven private-aided colleges and five private-unaided colleges. The state government pitched in with a share of 20%, which is Rs 32.40 crore. Of this, the DTE says Rs 24.62 crore (76%) is recoverable because it was a loan, whereas the remaining 24% was a grant. "According to a MoU we signed with the State government, ...
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In a first, government to run safety checks on 5,000 big dams 27.9.2017 ET: Infrastructure
The project cost has now been revised to around Rs 3,400 crore and the World Bank has agreed to fund 80% of that, DRIP director Pramod Narayan told TOI.
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In a first, govt to run safety checks on 5,000 big dams 27.9.2017 TOI: India
For the first time, the Centre is planning to conduct a ‘break analysis’ of 5,247 large dams across the country, and put in place an emergency action plan, especially for the 196 that are over 100 years old. Of these 196 dams, 72 are in the southern states and Maharashtra.
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Against the violence of ‘development’ 29.8.2017 FrontLine: Home
Corporate interests are trying to grab enormous tracts of land with the support of the state, but their attempts are being met with an unprecedented unity among landowners and others dependent on the land for their livelihood. By VIJOO KRISHNAN
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Mysuru’s public transport system smart, people-friendly: World Bank 28.8.2017 Hindu: Home
Bank-aided project had helped KSRTC install GPS enabled mini-computers in buses
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LIVE! IT Dept raids Bengaluru resort where Guj Congress MLAs staying 2.8.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
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Gujarat most competitive state, finds NCAER study 19.7.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
West Bengal ranks last on the index, followed by UP, Bihar; these states fare better on sub-indices
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Drainage project to be completed soon 11.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Minister for Urban Development, Haj and Wakf R. Roshan Baig said that the underground drainage project taken up at a cost of ₹360 crore would be completed shortly. Speaking to media representatives at...
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Half of $1.3 billion external funding for Karnataka projects remains unused 5.7.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
Chief Secretary says delay in completion of projects is a ‘matter of concern’
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GST impact: Queues of trucks across 22 states get shorter 4.7.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
22 states abolish commercial tax check posts; remaining states to follow
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Hero Future Energies eyes renewable assets of Equis energy 20.6.2017 ET: Power
Renewable energy develepor Equis Energy plans to exit the Indian market and has put Energon and Energon Soleq on the block.
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Karnataka assembly unanimously passes state GST bill 15.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
With less than a month left for the rollout of the GST, the 'Karnataka Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017' was unanimously passed by the state assembly here today.Before Karnataka, as many as 24 states and Union Territories had passed the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) bill in their respective legislative assemblies.As per the GST Constitutional amendment, all states have to pass SGST bills by September 15, 2017, failing which they will lose their taxation powers.Piloting the bill, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state has always been at the forefront of issues like implemen
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Karnataka to borrow $350 million from ADB for road development 10.6.2017 Hindu: News
Begins acquiring over 1,000 acres for 1,193-km road network
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Karnataka to borrow $ 350 million from ADB for road development 10.6.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
U The government has decided to borrow $ 350 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for developing core road network of 1,193 km in the State under the third phase of the Karnataka State Highwa...
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Two IWAI vessels flagged off in Kolkata 1.6.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Two inspection-cum-survey vessels of the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), constructed at a cost of Rs 3.24 crore, were flagged off here on Thursday.
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Karnataka state govt bans planting eucalyptus, acacia trees owing to impact on ground water level 17.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Largescale planting of eucalyptus and acacia trees under the Social Forestry scheme to meet the firewood and timber demand not only squeezed the districts of its rich underground water table, but also made annual rainfall in the region a mirage of its former self. Even though the state government had directed the Karnataka Forest Department (KFD) not to create Eucalyptus plantations back in 2011 saying it would have a serious impact on the ground water levels, there was no proper documentation on the damage caused to the ecosystem.
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3 years of Modi govt: India everywhere is the PM's mantra 16.5.2017 Business Standard: Today
Armed with a political mandate, Modi took some foreign policy risks. Why doesn't he take more?
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Can Aadhaar be used to snoop on you? Experts say it very well can be 8.5.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Privacy and security experts say that UID can be used as a tool for mass surveillance by the govt
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Pacts worth Rs 2 lakh crore inked at logistics summit, says Nitin Gadkari 5.5.2017 Business Standard: Economy & Policy
He said these pacts would pitch for a holistic approach to spur infrastructure growth in India
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Absent teachers: Not as big a problem as we think 27.4.2017 Education
Hiralal, a 36-year old head teacher in a small government school in Basarpur, a village in Rajasthan, was absent 45 out of 200 working days (22.5 per cent), the school time prescribed by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. (The name of the teacher and the school have been changed to maintain confidentiality.)
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