Bengaluru, May 17: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said orders would be issued to have templates in Kannada for all the software related to the State government.

Speaking at a function to launch the 'e-Kannada' project formulated by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms and the Kannada Development Authority, Bommai said, Kannada language should be developed in a manner that it would cater to all aspects of Kannada and Kannadigas and the needs of Karnataka's development.

The State government would render all help in this regard.

"In the modern era the language needs to grow in synergy with the technology. A language could evolve ahead only if it blends with the evolution of technology. It is heartening to note that many software are now available in Kannada," Bommai said.

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Mangaluru: Continuous rainfall in Dakshina Kannada including Mangaluru, is now posing threat to the low-lying areas with flooding if the rain continues for next few hours.

Incidents of wall of the houses and compound walls collapsing, have also been reported from several areas since Wednesday night.

Similarly, cracks were also spotted on the Maravur Bridge following which the Deputy Commissioner instructed the PWD Executive Engineering to visit the spot and inspect the bridge on Thursday morning.

Due to the drainage issues, several areas in Mangaluru including Kottara Chowki were experiencing water logging causing traffic jams and panic among the locals who fear flooding if the rains do not stop.

In several other areas, homes have also been inundated with rain water putting the houses on risk of damages. Residents in these areas were evacuated and were shifted to other localities temporarily.

The Deputy Commissioner also declared holidays to PU and Degree colleges due to rains on June 30. He also added that the decision on declaring holidays to schools and other colleges will be taken after assessing the situation in the district by Friday morning.