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  • Technology topography: Mapping India through drones

    Technology topography: Mapping India through drones

    Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana are part of an ambitious initiative to carry out a drone survey across India to create high-resolution digital maps. The Survey of India, the country’s oldest scientific agency, has been tasked with doing this. Haryana has achieved much progress, while Maharashtra has limited the survey to only villages in the first phase.

    JD(S)' choice of candidate doesn't match HD Kumarawamy's anger

    JD(S)' choice of candidate doesn't match HD Kumarawamy's anger

    The anger of the former CM is unsurprising, considering that the resignation of these legislators led to the fall of the JD(S)- Congress coalition government, headed by him. K Gopalaiah, the BJP candidate in Mahalakshmi Layout in Bengaluru, was elected on a JD(S) ticket from here in last year’s Assembly polls.

    Ahead of bypolls, Yediyurappa faces tough task of tackling dissent

    Ahead of bypolls, Yediyurappa faces tough task of tackling dissent

    In at least five constituencies, aspiring candidates — most of whom lost the previous Assembly elections — have rebelled or expressed disappointment. The BJP has fielded 13 disqualified legislators in the 15 Assembly segments. It has to win at least eight seats for the government to survive.

    Property title project nipped in the bud

    Property title project nipped in the bud

    The Survey, Settlement & Land Records, an arm of the revenue department had taken up a crucial project of maintaining urban property ownership records (UPOR), making it a mandatory requirement in property transactions, starting off with Shivamogga and Mangaluru cities. However the UPOR rests solely on the government decision.

    Karnataka bypolls: 2 BJP ticket aspirants knock on Congress doors

    Karnataka bypolls: 2 BJP ticket aspirants knock on Congress doors

    Disgruntled BJP leaders say that they have nurtured their respective constituencies for long, but the BJP is now planning to reward the disqualified lawmakers with party tickets should the court verdict go in their favour. The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on the 17 disqualified MLAs on Wednesday.

    Karnataka govt to capture its village stories

    Karnataka govt to capture its village stories

    Karnataka has taken up an ambitious project to gather and document information about every village related to its history, culture and heritage, probably in a first of its kind initiative by a state.

    Buzz of JD(S) and BJP patch-up as bypolls near

    Buzz of JD(S) and BJP patch-up as bypolls near

    The recent statements of JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda and his son HD Kumaraswamy taking a soft stand on chief minister BS Yediyurappa, has led to speculation that the two political rivals may patch up and come together.

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