Health department on toes after 'monkey fever' outbreak
Aralagodu: The state health officials have sounded a red alert following an outbreak of the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) or 'monkey fever' in the Aralagodu village in the Sagar Taluk, Shivamogga District. So far, four people have died in the taluk and 12 people are showing symptoms of the disease.
Ayyappa devotees stage protest in Somwarpet
Somwarpet: Condenming the entry of women below the age of 50 into the Sabarimala sanctum, the Ayyappa devotees under the guidance of the 'Hindu Jagarana Vedike' staged a protest at Putappa Circle in Somwarpet. Devotees also conducted Ayyappa 'bhajans.'
Four taluks of Shivamogga drought-hit: D C Thammanna
Shivamogga: Four taluks of the district- Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Shikaripura, and Soraba have been declared as drought-hit taluks. The government will make sure that the regions do not face drinking water and fodder scarcity said district in-charge minister DC Thammanna.