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We will fight to the end: Alonso


With just days to go for the final race of the 2012 Formula One season at Sao Paulo in Brazil over the Thanksgiving weekend, the championship is still up in the air. Ferrari’s leading driver Fernando

Panel backs off on land rule relaxation, passes buck to CMO

A day after Deccan Chronicle reported about the Urban Development department’s move to relax the stringent change of land use rules under Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act (KTCP) Section 14 (a),

Land law: Windfall for parties

The state government, which is bringing in amendments to Section 14 (A) of the KTCP Act, will make the change of land use a money spinner for the BJP in the election year. The move will have a far re

Land law money spinner

In a move that will have far-reaching ramifications, the Urban Development Department is set to legalise change of land use across the state. The relaxation of existing stringent laws will be a money

Bengaluru Metro already a terror target

The IT capital, rocked by the 2008 serial bomb blasts is under renewed terror threat with the new target being Namma Metro stations on Reach One, scheduled for a grand opening on September 15, which c

More land denotified in favour of Yeddy sons

In further proof of the involvement of Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s family in ill-advised land acquisitions and evidence that the nepotism includes both family and friends, it has come to light that more land was denotified — 10 acres worth `170 crore in a prime Bengaluru location — was denotified in favour of BJP party MLA Hemachandra Sagar and the CM’s sons. Another 3.5 acres in Hebbal, belonging to a city hotelier, was also denotified in similar fashion. The hotelier, Prakash

K’taka CMs misused power for prime land

The war of words between the BJP and JD(S) over the blatant misuse of power to shower their relatives with land took a new turn on Wednesday as a fresh set of documents available with this newspaper reveals that successive chief ministers have thrown the rule book to the wind and misused their discretionary powers to acquire prime land in the city.

3 train mishaps kept state secret

While the Army and Railways worked overtime, pulling the injured and the dead out of the Sainthia train accident in West Bengal where over 60 people may have lost their lives on Monday, the South Western Railways has quietly buried three major train derailments in the last two weeks, the latest being on Sunday near Shimoga.

DGCA failed to move on ICAO safety rules

The Mangalore air tragedy leaves one big question unanswered — how safe is flying in India? While a few may dismiss the notion, saying aircrashes are a worldwide phenomenon, in reality, the Indian aviation sector faces turbulent weather. While the world over, the management of civil aviation is classified and functions autono-

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