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Bengaluru: The Directorate of Minorities has released a one-time grant of Rs. 8.72 crore to 98 madrassas in Karnataka. In its notification dated September 17, Director Mr. Akram Pasha said the one-time grant is being sanctioned for providing modern, formal and computer education to the students in these madrassas. The list has 21 madrassas from Vijayapura (formerly Bijapur), 18 madrassas located in Bengaluru, 12 in Yadgir districts, 11 in Coorg district, eight in Haveri district, nine in Bidar, seven in Dakshin Kannada district, three in Koppal district, two each in Uttara Kannada, Dharwad and Kalaburgi districts and one each in Tumakuru and Shivamogga district.