Plightof beggars in colony moves CM

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BANGALORE:It is a ratio of 1:922 at the Beggars’ Colony in Bangalore. One doctor for 922 residents, of whom nearly 402 are elders above the age of 60 and 124 are mentally unstable. These shocking details came to the fore during a visit MInister S Yeddyurappa here on Wednesday.
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BSY may induct new ministers

yeddi121Bangalore: Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday indicated that a cabinet reshuffle is imminent. Speaking on the sidelines of a BWSSB programme, he said: “I am examining the issue of a cabinet reshuffle but no date has been set so far.”
Based on an assurance given by the CM, former Congress MLA V Somanna resigned to join the BJP just before the LS polls. He is likely to be inducted into the council. Legislative assembly speaker Jagadish Shettar may also be taken in.    Yeddyurappa, who has completed the quota of 33 members, has to drop a few ministers to accommodate the fresh ones. (more…)

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BJP Government plans grand celebrations

2009052253850401BANGALORE: The Bharatiya Janata Party Government in the State headed by Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, which will complete one year in office on May 29, has decided to celebrate the occasion in a grand manner.

This was indicated by State party president D.V. Sadananda Gowda at a meeting of party legislators and newly elected MPs convened on the outskirts of Bangalore on Thursday to analyse the results of the Lok Sabha elections and to discuss programmes to be executed by the Government. (more…)

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Credits son Raghavendra’s victory in polls to committed BJP workers

yedi1SHIMOGA:A meeting of BJP Legislators will be held in Bangalore on May 18. The newly elected MPs will also be invited for the meeting, informed Chief Minister S Yeddyurappa. Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, he said that the results of Lok Sabha elections in the State will be analysed in the meeting and the issues related to strengthening the party will also be discussed.
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Ease norms to get loans

yediBANGALORE:The State has appealed to the Reserve Bank of India to simplify the procedure to avail of the benefit of the State govern ment’sprogramme to offer educationloan at six per centinterest.The State feels that the banks shouldnot insist on surety to obtainthe loan.ChiefMinister Yeddyurappa during his meeting with RBI Governor D Subbarao, on Thursday, said that if the banks insist surety for the loan,stu dents belonging to poor, middle class families and those ofback ward sections could not avail of the benefit. Banks should take steps so that more children could enjoy the benefit, he said.
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Gandhi, Tagore’s letters greet prez spends

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BANGALORE:Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi, two colossal figures of modern India were poles apart.Both sought freedom-swaraj. The path sought differed from that of the other yet their disagreement made their friendship richer. While Tagore believed in ananda, Mahatma’s belief was in tapasya.
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Buy land for four new hospitals, Yeddyurappa tells officials

yeddi32BANGALORE: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has instructed the authorities concerned to acquire land for establishing four major hospitals on a par with the government-run Victoria and Bowring hospitals — in the north, south , east and western regions of Bangalore. (more…)

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junior doctors’ demands would be taken in June- CM

bsy-_photoBangalore:  Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa told reporters on Monday that a concrete decision on the junior doctors’ demands would be taken in June. “Election code of conduct is still in force. The government is unable to take any decision now as it would attract the wrath of the Election Commission,” the CM said.

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