Articles by Hirekop Rajan Samuel
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
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
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:56 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 22, 2023 12:58 AM IST
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.
Updated on May 05, 2023 12:50 AM IST
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
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.
Updated on May 01, 2023 12:28 AM IST
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.
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 11:52 PM IST
ByHirekop Rajan Samuel, 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.
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.
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 12:24 AM IST
‘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
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.
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 12:19 AM IST
ByCoovercolly Indresh, Hirekop Rajan Samuel, Mysuru/belagavi
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.
Published on Mar 28, 2023 12:58 AM IST
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
Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:20 AM IST
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
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.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:32 AM IST
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
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
Published on Mar 05, 2023 12:18 AM IST
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.
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 12:26 AM IST
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
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.
Published on Feb 25, 2023 01:15 AM IST
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
Updated on Feb 21, 2023 01:30 PM IST
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.”
Published on Feb 11, 2023 12:38 AM IST
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.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:34 AM IST
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.
Published on Feb 07, 2023 12:37 AM IST
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.
Updated on Jan 30, 2023 12:03 AM IST
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
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.
Published on Jan 24, 2023 12:33 AM IST
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.
Published on Jan 21, 2023 11:43 PM IST
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.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 12:31 AM IST
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.
Published on Jan 17, 2023 11:55 PM IST