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Thursday, November 08, 2007


Area wise, Karnataka is the eighth largest state in India.  It was formerly known as Mysore.  On Nov.1, 1973 the name Mysore was changed to Karnataka.  Karnataka is situated on the western edge of the Deccan plateau and has for its neighbors Maharashtra and Goa on the north, Andhra Pradesh on the east and T. Nadu and Kerala on the south.  On the west, it open out on the Arabian Sea.

The two important river systems of the State are the Krishna and its tributaries (Bhima, Ghataprabha, Malaprabha, Tungabhadra and Vedavti) in the north, and the Kaveri and its tributaries (Hemavati, Shimsa, Akavati, Lakshmana Thirtha and Kabini) in the south.  Both these rivers flow eastward and fall into the Bay of Bengal, the Krishna passing through Andhra Pradesh and the Kaveri traversing Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka is predominantly rural and agrarian.  It accounts for 59% of the country’s coffee production and 47% of the country’s ragi production.  There are a number of big industries.  Machine tools, aircraft, electronic products, watches and telecommunication equipment are some of the items produced.  Important public sector units are Hindustan Aeronautics, Hindustan Machine Tools, Bharat Earth Movers, Bharat Electronics, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Indian Telephone Industries and National Aeronautical Laboratory. 


Peenya, the biggest industrial estate in Karnataka, is one of the largest in the country.  The State accounts for the 85% of the raw silk produced in the country. Bangalore, capital city of Karnataka, is the most favored IT destination in the country. It accounts for one-third of the total software exports in India.

A trip from Bangalore to Mysore, the capital of the Wodeyars, via Srirangapatnam, the capital of Tipu Sultan, is quite rewarding. Mysore city is famous for the Dasara festival during September-October. The famous Krishnaraja Sagar dam and Brindavan gardens are nearby. Among the national parks in Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary, 80 km south of Mysore. Belur, on the bank of river Yagachi, was once the flourishing capital of Hoysala Empire. Sravanabelagola where the 18-metre statue of Gomateswara, stands in a Jain Pilgrim center.  Gerosppa (Jog Falls) is also world famous.
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The practice of businessmen lending money to their suppliers was not illegal and would not come under the Money Lenders Act, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. (Money Lending Is Now Legal, Says Sc, Hindustan Times, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)

Betting on cricket is passe. The latest craze among punters is the on-going drama on government formation in Karnataka! (Punters Betting On Yeddy As Cm , Deccan Herald, A N Sudarsan Rao , Nov 08, 2007)

Now that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Janata Dal (Secular) have backed up with firm numbers their case for forming a new government in Karnataka, the Central government is left with no constitutional option but to revoke President’s Rule. (It’S A Numbers Game, Hindu, Editorial, The Hindu, Nov 08, 2007)

The Congress Working Committee on Wednesday night decided to amend the Congress constitution to about a single category of membership. (No Karnataka, N-Deal At Cwc, Asian Age, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 08, 2007)

The Janadesh Yatra has given the movement for land rights fresh momentum and also captured the popular imagination. (March For Land, Frontline, Jayati Ghosh, Nov 08, 2007)

Asked whether the question of stable government has figured in the report, Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur remarked that various issues including the stability factor have found mention in it. "It is now for the President to decide.", he said. (Governor Doubts Stability Factor, Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Reacting sharply to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's remark that he condoled the death of LTTE leader S P Tamilselvan in his capacity as a Tamil, AIADMK Supremo Jayalalitha on Tuesday said she too had Tamil spirit and that . . . . (Tamil Blood Runs In My Veins: Jaya , Deccan Herald, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka appears to be moving towards the first-ever saffron party-led coalition government in the South as 125 MLAs belonging to the BJP, the JD(S) and Independents today submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil. (Bjp-Jd(s) Mlas Paraded Before Prez Pratibha , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday submitted his “final” report on the JD(S)-BJP’s claim to form government to the Centre. (Karnataka Juggernaut In Capital, Hindustan Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur on Tuesday submitted his "final report" to Home Minister Shivraj Patil on the political situation in the State that has been under President's rule since October 9. (Flip-Flop Tieup Can't Give Stability, Thakur To Centre , Pioneer, KUMAR UTTAM, Nov 07, 2007)

BJP-JD (S) combine presents 125 legislators before President I have consulted legal luminaries: Governor Delay is ‘mala fide’, says JD(S)-BJP memorandum (Thakur Submits Final Report, Hindu, P. Sunderarajan , Nov 07, 2007)

The weeks-long political drama in Karnataka today inched closer to its resolution after the Governor Mr Rameshwar Thakur today submitted to the Centre his “final” report over the situation arising out of the BJP-JD-S’ bid to stake claim over . . . . (Karnataka: Mlas Paraded In Delhi, Statesman, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

WITH the Indian electorate repeatedly delivering fractured mandates in a number of States, and in Parliament, the phenomenon of hung legislatures, with the resultant dilemma of who should be invited to form the government, has long demanded . . . (Governor's Choice, Frontline, V. VENKATESAN, Nov 07, 2007)

India’s green energy proponents are looking for a major policy boost to the sector, one that will significantly increase the use of renewable sources for energy generation, including in the transportation sector. (Giving Green Power A Policy Boost, Business Line, N. Ramakrishnan , Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka legislators from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) met President Pratibha Patil here on Tuesday evening to press their combine's claim to form a new ministry. (K'taka Bjp, Jd(s) Legislators Meet Prez, New Indian Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

The BJP-JD(S) combine on Tuesday paraded 125 MLAs from Karnataka in front of President Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhavan in a show of strength to mount pressure on the Centre to take an early decision on government formation in Karnataka. (Bjp, Jd-S Mlas ‘Paraded’, Asian Age, Venkat Parsa, Nov 07, 2007)

Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur today submitted to the Centre his "final" report on the BJP-JD(S) demand for invitation to form the government in the state as the combine, upset over not being called, paraded its MLAs before President Pratibha Patil. (Karnataka Government Submits Report To Centre, Bjp-Jd(s) Mlas Before President., OutLook, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

COALITION politics in Karnataka, currently in a serious crisis of credibility, may yet get a fresh lease of life, with Governor Rameshwar Thakur expected to invite an alliance of the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) back to . . . (Coalition Circus, Frontline, PARVATHI MENON, Nov 07, 2007)

HAVING won back the support of the Janata Dal (Secular), which had pipped him at the post a few weeks ago, B.S. Yeddyurappa is now a happy man. But he has apparently decided to maintain a low profile, in view of the manner in which Governor . . . . ("My Time Has Now Come":, Frontline, Correspondent or Reporter, Nov 07, 2007)

THE Karnataka unit of the Congress is in a fix over the decision of the Janata Dal (Secular) to opt again for an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the State. ("Why All This Drama?", Frontline, S. Rajendran, Nov 07, 2007)


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