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Karnataka boy dies, 50 others fall sick after drinking contaminated tap water

Rekalmaradi village in Raichur with less than 2,000 population has six borewells which went dry after temperature went up and all the three RO plants which the gram panchayat has set up are not working

Officials say drinking water is being supplied to every village in Kalyan Karnataka region through tankers in summers. (HT Archives)
Updated on May 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Karnataka: NIA registers case against convict who made threat call to Gadkari

The NIA filed an FIR against the convict, Jayesh Pujari who confessed to making a phone call to Union minister Nitin Gadkari and demanding a staggering amount of ₹100 crore

NIA registers case against convict who demanded money from Union minister Nitin Gadkari (PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Karnataka: After 2 years, a Jarkiholi is back in cabinet

The Jarkiholi family returns to political glory after over two years with Satish Jarkiholi’s induction into Siddaramaiah’s cabinet on Saturday.

Jarkiholi family returns to political glory as Satish Jarkiholi’s gets ministerial berth (PTI)
Updated on May 22, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, Belagavi

MES raises black flags at Fadnavis during north Belagavi rally

The MES had appealed to the Maharashtra political leaders not to campaign for their parties where it is contesting.

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was greeted with black flags and t-shirts by MES members (ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2023 12:50 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Sena attacks Maha BJP’s move to campaign against MES in Belagavi

Sanjay Raut said winning a single seat is important for MES while BJP would not suffer major damage if it lost one or two seats

After Maharashtra BJP’s announcement campaigning in Karnataka, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) spokesman Sanjay Raut said he and other leaders from his party would campaign for the candidates backed by the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti. (ANI)
Updated on May 03, 2023 12:38 AM IST

Maha BJP leaders to campaign in K’taka despite MES appeal

According to leaders privy to developments, the MES had appealed to the all political partiesnot to assign any leaders for campaigning in Karnataka, as politicians in Maharashtra, mainly those from the southern region, have more influence on Marathas in Karnataka.

The BJP has announced its decision to send its leaders for campaigning in the Maratha belt of Karnataka for the assembly elections. (Agencies)
Updated on May 01, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Bommai will continue as Karnataka CM, says Fadnavis

Polling for the 224-member Karnataka legislative assembly is scheduled for May 10 and counting of votes will take place on May 13.

Addressing a press conference in Vijayapura, Devendra Fadnavis said owing to the “best” governance of Bommai, the party’s national leadership has decided to continue him also for another term. (Agencies)
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, Vijayapur

Marathi group calls for BJP boycott after MLA not fielded from Belagavi

The Marathi community has around 75,000 votes in Belagavi North and 100,000 in Belagavi South constituency, according to local leaders.

Belagavi North MLA Anil Benake was replaced by Ravi Patil, a Lingayat leader, in the constituency, which angered his supporters. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 05:05 AM IST

BJP’s Jarkiholi shifts poll war room to Maharashtra

BJP has shifted its election campaigns to neighbouring Maharashtra amid Code of conduct in force in the poll bound Karnataka.

BJP’s Jarkiholi shifts election works to Maharashtra. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 12:24 AM IST
By, Belagavi

‘Cyber cafes fleecing people over PAN-Aadhaar linking’: Locals allege nexus with govt centres

The allegations came after “Belagavi One,” “Dharwad One,” and “Gadag One”, which are authorised by the government, referred people to cyber cafes and other private firms for PAN-Aadhaar linking

As the government had earlier set a deadline of March 31 for linking Aadhaar and PAN cards to keep bank accounts active, hundreds thronged to government-authorised centres to get it done. (HT Archives)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Two teenagers stabbed in Mysuru during Rama Navami procession

Two minor boys were allegedly stabbed by a mob of different community at Channarayapatna in Hassan district on Thursday night during the Ramanavami procession. The victims alleged that the attackers belonged to the Muslim community, said the police.

Two minors were attacked by a mob in Hassan district during Ramanavami procession. (Representational Image)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Bids yet to be finalised, but CM Bommai set to inaugurate key project

The Karnataka Neerawari Nigam Ltd (KNNL) served a short-term tender notification on March 18, inviting online applications from the registered first-class Karnataka Public Works Department (KPWD) contractors to undertake the Ammajeshwari lift irrigation project at the Krishna river in Junjarwad village in Athani taluk. The estimated cost of the project is ₹744 crores.

Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai is expected to lay the foundation stone for a lift irrigation project in Athani taluk (ANI)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Cong targets 40 seats from Kittur-Karnataka region, say party leaders

In Belagavi, the border district of the state, which was once considered a strong fort of the Congress, the party won all 18 seats in the 70s and 80s and has now aimed to win at least 12 seats

The Congress has picked candidates recommended by party leader Satish Jarkiholi. (HT Archive)
Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, Belagavi

2 Jarkiholi supporters booked for influencing voters: Police

Belagavi: Belagavi district administration officials tasked with election responsibilities booked a case against two supporters of BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi for influencing voters, police said

2 Jarkiholi supporters booked for influencing voters: Police
Published on Mar 19, 2023 12:15 AM IST

6 legislators meet Pradhan over Jarkiholi’s ‘interference’

One of the BJP leaders in the know of the development said as per the instructions of Union home minister Amit Shah, Pradhan met the legislators individually in Belagavi last Sunday and gathered information about their winning chances.

Six BJP legislators met Dharmendra Pradhan over Ramesh Jarkiholi’s interference in their constituencies (Agencies)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:32 AM IST
By, Belagavi

MES to purify Shivaji statue

The 36-foot heigh bronze statue of Shivaji sitting on a throne was unveiled twice by the BJP and Congress separately. Unveiling the statue and dedicating the fort constructed by Rattas on which the statue was established created a tussle between both parties

The Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti said unveiling the statue of Shivaji twice by the Congress and BJP was an insult to the Marathas since no Maratha rituals were followed. (ANI)
Published on Mar 12, 2023 12:12 AM IST

Jarkiholi interfering with affairs in constituencies, allege BJP leaders

Kadadi, a native of Jarkiholi’s Gokak taluk who was not invited to the unveiling ceremony of the Shivaji statue at Rajhunsghad in Lakshmi Hebbalkar’s constituency, alleged that the administration in the district was acting according to the direction of Jarkiholi and not maintaining the protocol

BJP leaders have approached the party leadership, alleging harassment from Gokak MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi. (ANI)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Slugfest over inauguration of Shivaji statue

Hebbalkar has also invited former chief minister Siddaramaiah, Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar and many leaders of the party from Karnataka and Maharashtra for the ceremony. Yuvaraj Sambhajiraje, a 13th descendant of Shivaji Maharaj, actors Ritesh Deshmukh and Amol Kolle are the special invitees.

The unveiling of the Shivaji statue has become a prestige issue for Congress legislator Lakshmi Hebbalkar and Ramesh Jarkiholi. (Agencies)
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 12:26 AM IST
By, Belagavi

PM Modi to inaugurate projects worth 2k-crore in poll-bound Karnataka today

Belagavi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday inaugurate and lay foundation stone for projects worth ₹2,252 crore, and hold a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) roadshow in Belagavi in poll-bound Karnataka, a state minister said

Shivamogga, Feb 26 (ANI): An aerial view of the Shivamogga Airport that will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 27th 2023, on Sunday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 03:23 AM IST

Three of family among 4 killed in road accident in Belagavi: cops

“Four people, including Manjunath’s father, were killed and four others injured after their car lost control and rammed into a truck near Tegur village in Belagavi,” police said.

Three members of a family on their way to drop off a 22-year-old man selected as an Agniveer in the Indian Army were killed (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 01:15 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Hebbalkar, Jarkiholi spar over inauguration of Shivaji statue

Jarkiholi, who last Thursday promised to defeat the Congress leader in the assembly election, said that he would unveil the statue before her as the funds were spent by the BJP government and not Congress

BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi (FILE)
Updated on Feb 21, 2023 01:30 PM IST
By, Belagavi

Jarkiholis gear up for a tough battle in rural Belagavi

Speaking at a meeting of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) community in Tarihal village on Thursday, Satish said: “It is his responsibility that the party retains the seat and Hebbaklar returns as the legislator.”

Congress MLA Satish Jarkiholi has said he would ensure that Congress retains the Belagavi seat (HT File)
Published on Feb 11, 2023 12:38 AM IST
By, Belagavi

MES to collect donations, deposit from ticket aspirants ahead of polls

During a meeting of the office bearers held at the organisation’s office in Khanapur on Wednesday, the pro-Maharashtra organisation, which has not yet applied to get the political party status from the Election Commission, said it too needs funds to run the activities during the election for which the aspirants must donate the fixed sum apart from the non-refundable amount which would be announced shortly.

MES has made it compulsory for ticket aspirants to donate <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 to contest the upcoming Karnataka assembly election (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, Belagavi

BJP gets Belagavi mayor, deputy posts

Shobha Somanache, representing ward number 57, and Roopa Patil, from ward number 33, were elected mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, and Congress’ Rajashekhar Doni was named the leader of the Opposition.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the mayor and deputy mayor posts in the Belagavi City Corporation election on Monday (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Air force pilot killed in IAF jets’ crash laid to rest

The two frontline combat aircraft of the IAF crashed during a training mission on Saturday, resulting in the death of Wing Commander Sarathi while two other pilots ejected safely.

Relatives and Air Force personnel during the last rites of Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi at Belagavi, Sunday, a day after he was killed in a plane crash in Madhya Pradesh's Morena on Sunday (PTI)
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, Belagavi

IAF pilot killed in air crash laid to rest in Belagavi

Two IAF fighter aircraft– Sukhoi-30 and Mirage-2000– crashed in the Pahadgarh area of Morena in Madhya Pradesh on Saturday during a routine training exercise, killing one pilot

The IAF officials brought the mortal remains of Sarathi in a special plane which reached Belagavi at around 12.30pm on Sunday (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 06:47 PM IST
ByHirekop Rajan SamuelHirekop Rajan Samuel

Probe Jarkiholi’s ‘ 6k to a voter’ remark: Cong to EC

Jarkiholi stirred a political controversy after he said he would “give ₹6,000 to each voter” before the state assembly elections due in May. Jarkiholi was speaking at a rally organised by his supporters in Sulebavi village in Belagavi Rural constituency on Friday. The remark came during his attack on Congress MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar, who represents the area.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi stirred a controversy with his “ <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>6,000 to each voter” remark (Agencies)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:33 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Cong, MES allege poaching of leaders from BJP in Belagavi

The allegations come as the BJP, which won by a majority in the Belagavi city corporation election on September 6, 2021, is in a fix over the deputy mayor post.

Congress and the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES) have alleged BJP is trying to poach their women corporators in Belagavi. (Agencies/Representative use)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:43 PM IST
By, Belagavi

MES gives rangoli boxes for ‘pro-Maratha’ slogans

The MES has also given model pictures rangoli drawings to be put outside the house, which include slogans like “Ek Maratha Laak Maratha” (One Maratha equals a lakh people) and “Mee Marathi” and “Jai Maharashtra”, said the above-cited people.

MES is giving “rangoli boxes” to Marathi households and asking people to use these colours to write pro-Marathi slogans (HT Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:31 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Bengaluru police bars Maha MP from visiting Belagavi for MES meet

Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil issued prohibitory orders under the criminal procedure code (CrPC) Section 144 on Tuesday, and police have increased the vigil, officials added.

MES City Block president Shubham Shelke condemned Karnataka for preventing MP Mane from visiting Belagavi to take part in the condolence meeting, saying it was yet another example of Karnataka dealing with Marathis in the state. (ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 11:55 PM IST
By, Belagavi
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