Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada district administration has decided to allow tiger dance (Pilivesha) performances within the premises of temples during the Mangaluru Dasara and Navratri celebrations.

The decision was taken at the dharmika parishad meeting chaired by DK deputy commissioner K V Rajendra on Tuesday, official sources said.

Several temple committees had requested the administration to allow Pilivesha performances as they are an integral part of the Dasara festivities.

According to the sources, temple committees should ensure that all Covid-19 guidelines are strictly followed.

Only ten members will be allowed in each Pilivesha troupe. All other celebrations outside the temples, including fireworks, are banned.

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Ashwath Narayan on Friday confirmed that the state government has decided to reopen Degree and Engineerng Colleges in the state from November 17.

He was speaking to media reporters after attending a meeting at the CM’s house office, chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss resumption of colleges in the state.

He added that in the first phase Degree, Engineering and Diploma Colleges will be resumed and attendance for the students will not be mandatory. Furthermore, the students will also have an option to attend classes online and not necessarily attend classes physically.