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Rain hits horticulture crops in Chitradurga

The hailstorm destroyed horticulture crops on more than 521 hectares in Chitradurga, Hiriyur and Challakere taluks and the crop loss has been estimated at Rs. 29 crore


Six dead in Karnataka after tourist bus catches fire

Chitradurga (Karnataka), Apr.16 (ANI): Six passengers were burnt to death on Wednesday after a tourist bus they were travelling in caught fire in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. The tourist bus, en route to Bangalore from Davangere district, caught fire in Chitradurga during the wee hours of Wednesday, according to survivors.


In Chitradurga constituency, caste, performance take centre stage

Chitradurga, which faced drought for most part of the last century, is now bracing for another Lok Sabha election. The constituency, reserved for Scheduled Caste, is witnessing a triangular fight among the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S). After much dilly-dallying, the BJP fielded sitting MP Janardhana Swamy while the Congress has preferred BN Chandrappa of Mudigere in Chikmagalur district ...


Karnataka Poll Watch 6 : Chitradurga, Tumkur, Mandya

Having won the constituency nine times Congress had a firm grip on this constituency until Janata Dal put an end to Congress party’s dominance in 1996. In 2009 the BJP tasted success here when its candidate Janardhana Swamy trounced Dr B Thippeswamy of the Congress party by over 1, 35,000 votes.


Six killed, dozen injured as bus catches fire in Chitradurga

Bangalore, Apr 16 (IANS): Six people were killed and a dozen injured Wednesday when a bus caught fire near a town in central Karnataka and fell into a ditch, police said.


Officials yet to ascertain cause of Chitradurga bus accident

‘No chance of a short circuit as battery and wiring system are intact’


Six burnt to death in Hiriyur bus fire

At least six persons were burnt to death when a private bus caught fire after a technical snag at Metikurki village in Hiriyur taluk of Chitradurga district in the early hours of Wedn...


Leaning towards caste and all things ‘local’

People of Chitradurga are crying out for completion of Upper Bhadra project


Safety takes backseat in sleeper buses

Last week's bus tragedy near Hiriyur in Chitradurga district, that killed six people, has put the focus back on the safety measures that ought to be in place in sleeper buses. The State Transport authorities are yet to ensure that the buses have proper emergency doors and exits, even after two bus infernos last year, near Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh and Haveri that killed scores of people ...


Six killed in Karnataka bus fire

At least six passengers were burnt to death and a dozen injured early Wednesday when the private bus in which they were travelling caught fire in Karnataka, an official said.The accident to...


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