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Son of Municipal council head, 3 family members found dead in Belagavi: Police

Four people who were found murdered in a house near Channamma circle in Belagavi, had come to Gadag on April 17 to finalise Karthik’s wedding date.

The perpetrators had allegedly killed the family and fled the scene while discarding the weapon in the gutter outside the house, the police said (File photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 08:05 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Karnataka: Cong demands BJP MP Umesh Jadav be named PSI paper leak scam accused

The Congress said Kalaburagi BJP MP Umesh Jadav must be named as an accused of police sub-inspector (PSI) entrance examination question paper leak.

BJP MP Umesh Jadav during a rally. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2024 07:07 AM IST

Koppal MP Karadi quits BJP, likely to join Cong

After being denied the poll ticket from Koppal constituency, Karadi Sanganna submitted his resignation to his Lok Sabha membership and also to the party’s primary membership

Karadi Sanganna will be meeting chief minister Siddaramaiah and deputy CM DK Shivakumar on Wednesday. (HT)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Five labourers crushed to death in Karnataka's Bagalkote, say police

Five labourers were tragically killed when a mud-laden tipper truck burst a tire, overturned and fell on them at Yatnatti cross on Sunday night

The victims, who were agricultural labourers, had finished their day’s work near Yatnatti village and were waiting at a bus stand, when the tragedy unfolded (Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, Belagavi

‘Pralhad Joshi marginalised Lingayat leaders within BJP’: Dingaleshwar seer

Dingaleshwar seer says that his focus is on restoring the peace that existed before Pralhad Joshi’s tenure

Dingaleshwar seer has challenged BJP leader Pralhad Joshi from the Dharwad-Hubballi Lok Sabha constituency in the LS elections. (File photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2024 08:06 AM IST

Pralhad Joshi visits Lingayat mutts to get support of seers

With the confirmation of Dingaleshwar contesting against him, Union minister Pralhad Joshi has stared visiting Lingayat mutts and Hindu temples.

Amid resistance from over 200 seers supporting Dingaleshwar, Joshi sought support from prominent mutts (File photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 07:17 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Karnataka: 15 hospitalised after drinking packaged coconut water

Following the incident, the medical, food, and civil supply departments sealed the factory that sold the packaged coconut water sachets.

15 people fell sick after consuming packaged coconut water on Wednesday evening. (File photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 07:18 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Govt school teacher arrested under Pocso Act

The teacher from a Bol village in Karkal taluk of Udupi district has been arrested for sexually misbehaving with girl students and has been booked under Pocso Act.

The 58-year-old teacher was facing such allegations in the schools where he served before transferring to the Bol school. (AP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Lingayat seer Dingaleshwar to contest against Pralhad Joshi

Lingayat seer had opposed Union minister Pralhad Joshi’s candidacy from the Dharwad Lok Sabha in the first two meetings of Lingayat seers at Moorusavira mutt in Hubballi last month

Lingayat seer Pakira Dingaleshwar has announced his intention to contest as an independent candidate against Union minister Pralhad Joshi from the Dharwad Lok Sabha constituency. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Belagavi

2-yr-old pulled out from borewell after over 20 hours in Karnataka

The child, Satvik, stumbled into the uncovered borewell, which was drilled on April 2 by his grandfather Shankarappa on April 2, while playing nearby.

SDRF and other emergency services personnel rescue a two-year old boy who fell into a borewell in Lachayan village, in Vijayapura, Karnataka, on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 07:35 AM IST

Lingayat seers oppose Joshi’s LS candidacy, say final decision soon

During Tuesday’s meeting, Lingayat seer Dingaleshwar emphasised that Lingayats would work against Joshi due to his perceived anti-Lingayat stance.

Lingayat seers continue to oppose BJP leader Pralhad Joshi’s candidacy from the Dharwad constituenc (HT)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 08:01 AM IST
By, Belagavi

13 drought-hit districts getting limited access to water: Officials

Amid acute water shortage, the government in last of February banned using water for agricultural purposes.

Residents collect free water from a tanker amid water crisis, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 02, 2024 07:31 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Pralhad Joshi will not be replaced, says Yediyurappa

The members of various Veerashaiva-Lingayat mutts had opposed Joshi’s candidacy from the Dharwad constituency for “undermining Lingayat political leaders”.

Former Karnataka chief minister and senior BJP leader BS Yediyurappa addresses a press conference on the Lingayat Seer Dingaleshwar Swamy's statement, in Hubballi on Thursday. Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi and others are present. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 08:18 AM IST
By, Belagavi

'Leaders unanimously agreed to back Shettar from Belagavi: BS Yediyurappa

To address growing discontent within the ranks, the former CM Yediyurappa has intensified his engagement with senior leaders in Belagavi.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa with BJP candidate from Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency Jagadish Shettar during a road show ahead of the general election, in Belgaum on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 07:32 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Water scarcity hits denim manufacturing units in Karnataka’s Ballari

Along with agriculture, the scarcity of water has also hit the internationally-known denim manufacturing industry in Ballari, with several units closing down and others considering relocation

Several denim manufacturing units have closed down recently due to water shortage in Ballari. (REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 08:22 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Shivakumar: Winnability was the key factor in selecting young faces

Congress had given tickets to children of five of its ministers in the state in its second list of candidates for the coming Lok Sabha polls.

Laxmi Hebbalkar’s son Mrunal Ravindra Hebbalkar (HT)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 07:55 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Maha govt releases funds for Marathis living in border districts in Karnataka

The Maharashtra government has released funds worth ₹2 crore to carry on its cultural activities in the border districts of Bidar and Belagavi in Karnataka, people familiar with the developments said on Tuesday

HT Image
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Jagadish Shettar to contest from Belagavi: Sitting MP Mangala

Former Karnataka chief minister Jagadish Shettar is set to take the reins from his relative, MP Mangala Angadi, in the Belagavi constituency

This decision comes after prolonged discussions within the BJP. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 07:06 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Farmers set 12 vehicles on fire over drop in chilli prices

The farmers were agitated after the chilli prices plummeted from ₹20,000 to ₹8,000 per quantile in a single day

The farmers set 12 vehicles on fire, including five government-owned ones. (HT)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 08:40 AM IST

MP Hegde booked for hoisting religious flag removed by local body

According to the Batkal rural police, Hegde hoisted the “hanuma dwaja” and affixed Savarkar board in Batkal taluk

The development comes weeks after a suo motu case was filed against Anantkumar Hegde for describing chief minister Siddaramaiah as “Sidramulha Khan ‘’ (PTI)
Updated on Mar 08, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Elderly man succumbs to KFD, toll rises to four

On February 22, the man was admitted to a government hospital at Karwar with complaints of vomiting and dehydration

The state government said, it exhausted the stock of vaccines in November last year. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 07:28 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Elephant from Maharashtra strays into Belagavi, roams for 10 hours

Through the collar ID of the tusker, the forest officials identified it to be from a jungle in Maharashtra

Officials said, the fully grown tusker, was first seen by morning walkers in Kangrali BK town around 6am. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 02, 2024 07:58 AM IST

Karnataka: Monkey fever claims 1 more life, toll reaches 3 in 10 days

A 43-year-old agricultural labourer in Chikkamagaluru succumbed to KFD, regionally known as monkey fever, on Wednesday morning

The state health department said, it has exhausted the stock for KFD vaccines. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:31 AM IST

KFD claims 2nd life in Uttara Kannada in a week

Monkey fever (KFD) claims a second life in Uttara Kannada district, bringing the total deaths to four. The virus is rapidly spreading, with over 1,000 cases reported in the northern region. No vaccines available; rest at home advised for recovery.

Monkey fever is mostly spread in areas around forests (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:14 AM IST

'Not Siddaramaiah but…': BJP MP Hegde for booked for ‘insulting’ Karnataka CM

Karnataka home ministry files case against BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde for insulting CM Siddaramaiah.

BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde.(Photo: Twitter)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 01:38 AM IST
By, Belagavi

60% Kannada rule: Maharashtra to take MES delegation to PM

On February 21, the MES delegation met Maharashtra minister Shambhuraj Desai and requested him to intervene in the matter

Pro-Kannada outfits vandalised signboards and name plates which did not use Kannada last year. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 05:01 AM IST
By, Belagavi

6 killed after car rams into 2 bikes before hitting tree

Six people, including two minors, died after a car rammed into two motorcycles in Raybag town of Belagavi

Eyewitnesses told police that the car was travelling at a high speed (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 08:58 AM IST

Karnataka: Jarkiholi, Hebbalkar’s children shortlisted as Cong candidates from Belagavi and Chikkodi

Children of ministers Satish Jarkiholi and Lakshmi Hebbalkar have been named on the shortlist of candidates to contest for the Congress from Belagavi and Chikkodi parliamentary constituencies

HT Image
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 09:26 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Maharashtra plans legal action against Karnataka over signboards issue

The decision came in response to opposition from pro-Maharashtrian groups in Belagavi against the Karnataka government’s proposal

Pro-Kannada activists targeted business establishments and vandalised billboards last year that did not use Kannada (PTI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 08:21 AM IST
By, Belagavi

84 kids infected with mumps in Belagavi district

An outbreak of mumps has been reported in Savadatti Yallamma town in Belagavi district, with 84 children under 12 infected so far.

Infected children are getting treated at primary health centres and hospitals in villages and Savadatti town (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 08:10 AM IST
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