K’taka slaps ban on issue of mineral dispatch permits

The Karnataka government
today banned issue of permits to transport iron ore and other
minerals for exports, saying this necessary to protect natural
resources and check illegal mining and illegal export of
minerals.

K’taka working on air quality atlas to locate pollution hotspots

Karnataka is working on preparing
an air quality atlas for the state to generate information on
pollution status and locate pollution hotspots, a senior
government official said on Monday.

K’taka mulling surrender, rehab package for Naxals: CM

Karnataka Government is actively
considering offering a surrender and rehabilitation package to
naxalites, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa said on Sunday.

K’taka welcomes Centre`s initiative to solve Mahadayi dispute

Union Minister for Water
Resources Pawan Kumar Bansal has convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Karnataka and Goa in Delhi on February 5 to find
a solution to the dispute between the two neighbouring states.

Bihar, K’taka can partner for collaborative development

Bihar on Sunday invited Karnataka to
partner it in collaborative development in a way that would be
mutually beneficial to both the states.

Two more swine flu cases in K’taka

With two fresh cases of the pandemic reported from Bangalore today, the total number of confirmed swine flu cases mounted to 1,287 in Karnataka.