Karnataka's Ballari village empties a lake to please angry deity

The New Indian Express HUBBALLI: At a time when the region is reeling under severe drought, some residents of a Ballari village have done the unthinkable. In one night, they emptied a village lake that was brimming with water. Simply because the village deity "advised" them that if they did so, good rains would be assured this year. Driven by this superstitious belief, water from Ramdurga lake in Kottur taluk was let out by breaking the bund wall on Tuesday night.
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