Tumkur: Heavy fluctuation in the health condition of the Dr Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddhaganga Mutt has been reported since this morning.

The Swamiji, who was able to breathe normally, has complained of respiratory problem today. The treatment is underway under the leadership of Dr Paramesh of the Siddaganga Hospital. It has been said that a team of doctors from Chennai's Rela hospital is likely to visit Siddaganga Hospital. Swamiji was recently treated by Dr Mohamed Rela of the Rale Hospital.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has called off his Hirekerur tour following this development. He is keeping himself updated with the health condition of the Seer.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Kumaraswamy has called off his Hirekerur tour following this development. He is keeping himself updated with the health condition of the Seer. Similary, BJP state President Yeddyurappa has also cancelled his visits to drought-hit places and proceeded towards the Siddhaganga Mutt.

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Pune : A six-year-old boy trapped in a 200 feet deep borewell in Pune district was rescued Thursday after a 16-hour-long operation involving police and disaster response personnel.

A crowd looked on as National Disaster Response Force and police officials carried six-year-old Ravi Pandit Bhil, who was stuck at a depth of 10 feet.

Ravi, son of a road construction worker, fell into the borewell Wednesday afternoon while playing near Thorandale village, 70 km from Pune.

The NDRF team said the boy was rescued at around 9 am and is in good health. "The operation was very critical and required meticulous planning to avoid any injury to the child," an NDRF official said.

"The NDRF was successful in saving the child. Our team members worked painstakingly, never losing sight of the task.

Happy and satisfied that the child is fine and could be rejoined with the family," the official said.