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Heavy rains cut off 34 villages in Belagavi

At least 10 bridges in Belagavi and seven in the Chikkodi division are currently submerged, cutting off thousands of villagers in the 34 affected villages from other areas

Chief minister Siddaramaiah inspects the area where a number of houses collapsed due to landslide and also took stock of the devastation caused by heavy rains near the Shirur village at Ankola taluk, in Uttara Kannada on Sunday. (CM of Karnataka X)
Updated on Jul 22, 2024 08:06 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Three killed as roof collapses due to rains in Karnataka

The neighbours said that the twins might have survived if the ambulance had arrived on time, as both were alive when pulled from the debris.

Former chief minister and BJP MP Basavaraj Bommai, who represents the Haveri constituency, met the family and urged the government to provide financial compensation and cover the medical expenses of the family, which relies solely on a small agricultural field for their livelihood (Fuile photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2024 09:08 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Five killed, two missing in landslide in Uttara Kannada

The state government on Tuesday announced financial compensation of ₹5 lakh to each victim’s family.

The landslide occurred on the National Highway-66 near Shirur village in Ankola taluk of Uttara Kannada on Tuesday morning. (HT)
Updated on Jul 17, 2024 06:50 AM IST
By, , Belagavi/bengaluru

PWD minister reignites debate over division of Belagavi district

There has been a demand for creation of two new districts, Chikkodi and Gokak, from Belagavi district

The government’s proposal includes making Chikkodi the district headquarters with Athani, Raibag, and Nippani taluks under its jurisdiction. Gokak district would include Ramdurg, Savadatti, and Bailhongal taluks, while Belagavi would retain Hukkeri and Khanapur taluks (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2024 04:09 PM IST
By, Belagavi

Over 2.4 crore transferred from tourism department in past 3 years: Police

During the investigations, it was found that there were 21 transfers from 2021-2024 with tourism department’s permission

The cybercrime cell discovered that a total sum of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.47 crore was transferred from three tourism department accounts 21 times over the last three year (File photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2024 07:56 AM IST
By, Belagavi

1 dead, 5 injured due to boulder slide at Hatti gold mines in Raichur

One dead and four injured in a mudslide at Hatti gold mines in Raichur district. Labourers protest lack of safety measures and demand compensation.

1 dead, 5 injured due to boulder slide at Hatti gold mines in Raichur
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 07:22 AM IST

In tussle over Kalasa-Banduri canal project, Karnataka government hits out at Goa

The Karnataka government on Tuesday took a jibe at the Goa government and said the probe “exposed the lies” told by chief minister Pramod Sawant, a day after the inspection of the halted Kalasa-Banduri canal project on the Mahadayi River along the Goa Karnataka border in Belagavi district by a central body team, was completed.

The PRAWAH team, constituted by the Jal Shakti ministry in May last year, comprises members nominated by Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra, the three states involved in the dispute. (HT Photos)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Gerard de Souza, Belagavi/panaji

Goa officials inspect halted Kalasa-Banduri irrigation project in Belagavi

The Kannada organisations voiced concerns that the team, comprising members from Goa, would produce a biased report

The eight-member PRAWAH team inspected around a dozen project sites under heavy police protection (HT)
Updated on Jul 08, 2024 06:30 AM IST
By, Belagavi

33 students fall ill after eating mid-day meal in Kalaburagi

A total of 33 students started having stomach pain, vomiting, and diarrhoea on Monday evening after having their mid-day meal at their school, said Dr Sharanbasappa Ganajalkhed, Kalaburagi DHO

This comes a day after 17 students from Murarji Desai Residential School in Jevargi were hospitalised after eating breakfast. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 07:04 AM IST
By, Belagavi

15 killed as van rams into truck in Karnataka, police suspect driver dozed off

Fifteen people, including three members of a family, were killed and two were injured after a van they were travelling in collided with a truck in Haveri district of Karnataka early on Friday, police officials said.

The van was ferrying 17 people when the accident occurred.
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 07:02 AM IST
By, Belagavi

13 killed after vehicle rams into stationary truck in Pune-Bengaluru highway

The mishap occurred near Gundenahalli cross in Byadagi taluk at around 3:30am when the vehicle rammed into a parked truck at high speed, completely smashing it

They were returning home after visiting several pilgrimage sites in Maharashtra and Karnataka. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 01:22 PM IST

Marathi teachers’ appointment to Kannada schools sparks row

Kannada organisations in Belagavi have raised concerns over Maharashtra’s recent appointments of Marathi-trained teachers to Kannada medium schools in southern Maharashtra.

Marathi teachers’ appointment to Kannada schools sparks row
Updated on Jun 21, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Three drown in village pond in Vijaypura district

Hadalageri gram panchayat members accused the Muddebihal taluk panchayat for the tragedy, citing several appeals to desilt the old pond.

Two people drowned while trying to save a 16-year-old girl, who had fallen into a pond in Hadalageri village (File photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 09:06 AM IST
By, Belagavi

First dengue-related death reported in K’taka this year

Dharwad has reported 46 dengue cases since Monday. in the district, Mummigatti village has recorded most cases

the Shivamogga district administration has issued a high alert, urging residents, especially in rural areas, to take preventive measures against mosquitoes (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 07:44 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Pralhad Joshi: 5-time BJP lawmaker returns to Modi cabinet

Born into a Brahmin family in Bijapur in 1962, Joshi’s political journey has been closely intertwined with the rise of the BJP in Karnataka.

BJP leader Pralhad Joshi takes oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Sunday. (AN)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 09:24 AM IST

Savadi’s chances for cabinet position low

Congress MLA Lakshman Savadi’s chances of joining Siddaramaiah’s cabinet have diminished.

In a recent campaign rally in Athani, both chief minister Siddaramaiah and deputy CM DK Shivakumar had promised Savadi a cabinet position if he secured a substantial victory margin (PTI)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 08:59 AM IST

Jarkiholi family strengthens dominance, Shettar’s career gets a boost in Belagavi

Ramesh Jarkiholi attributed Mrunal’s loss to Lakshmi Hebbalkar’s alleged misconduct, claiming she had coerced anganwadi workers to contribute significant sums of money.

Priyanka Jarkiholi celebrates her win with her mother. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 08:36 AM IST

10 held as spat during cricket match escalates

Video footage has helped identify and apprehend 10 people who were involved in the stone-pelting and use of weapons, said Eda Martin, Belagavi Police commissioner

The altercation started after the losing team exchanged words with the winning team after a cricket match played on the Maratha Mandir School ground (Getty Images)
Updated on May 25, 2024 08:56 AM IST
By, Belagavi

51 hospitalised after eating ‘prasad’ at a fair in Belagavi

Five of the severely critical people were rushed to a government hospital in Dharwad, while the others were treated in government hospitals in Savadatti and Belagavi.

More than 500 bhaktas had food, they were not infected and only those who ate mango rasayana in their relatives’ homes were infected, said Vishwas Vaidya, Savadatti Congress MLA (Getty Images)
Updated on May 23, 2024 08:58 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Davanagere woman sold to a man in Solapur for 1 lakh

Woman from Davanagere district sold for ₹1 lakh to man in Solapur. FIR filed against three accused. Police working to bring her back safely.

A case under the Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, 1956, has been registered at the Sector 3 police station in Chandigarh. (HT)
Updated on May 22, 2024 09:03 AM IST

Hubballi victim’s sister tries to die by suicide

Commissioner of police suspended DCP P Rajeev on Sunday for his alleged negligence in handling the Hubballi murder case

The commissioner added that the woman took the extreme step as she was deeply traumatised after witnessing the murder of her only siste (File photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Belagavi

20-yr-old murdered by her stalker in Hubballi

The victim’s family said that they had informed the Bendigeri police about the accused’s harassment, but they didn’t take the matter seriously

The victim was murdered after she allegedly repeatedly refused his marriage proposals (Getty Images)
Updated on May 16, 2024 09:48 AM IST
By, Belagavi

20-year-old woman stabbed to death allegedly by stalker in Karnataka’s Hubballi

The woman, identified as Anjali, was stabbed to death with seven to eight knife wounds on her body right at the doorstep of her house in Veerapur Street

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 02:01 PM IST

Koppal, Raichur villagers boycott polls, blame govt

In polling station 142, which has 862 voters in Tammapu village, not a single vote was cast until nearly 12 noon.

Voters show their ink-marked fingers after casting their votes for the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, in Vijayapura on Tuesday. (CEOkarnataka - X)
Updated on May 08, 2024 08:36 AM IST
By, Belagavi

KFD toll rises to 9 after 6-yr-old dies in Udupi

99 people have tested positive for the virus in the district so far, with 90 cases reported from Siddapur taluk alone.

KFD toll rises to 9 after 6-yr-old dies in Udupi
Updated on May 07, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Belagavi

50-year-old woman tied to electric pole, assaulted in Karnataka's Haveri

A 50-year-old woman was beaten, tied to an electric pole in Karnataka by family of son's eloped partner. FIR filed against 16 people, victim stable in hospital.

The woman was beaten up by the family members of a woman her son eloped with. (Representative image)
Updated on May 04, 2024 07:28 AM IST
By, Belagavi

MES workers briefly held over protest against Maha CM

The MES were protesting against his support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate instead of the MES candidate, in Khanapur town in Belagavi district.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde addresses a gathering in Khanapur in support of BJP candidate Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri for Lok Sabha elections (HT)
Updated on May 03, 2024 08:39 AM IST
By, Belagavi

State BJP looks to retain Uttara Kannada stronghold

The BJP in March replaced long-time incumbent Anantkumar Hegde with Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri, the former speaker of Karnataka assembly from the Uttara Kannada seat

BJP candidate Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri campaigning in Karwar district, Uttara Kannada, on Tuesday. (HT)
Updated on May 01, 2024 07:42 AM IST
By, Belagavi

Maratha-led MES looks to challenge BJP, Cong in Belgaum

Though the party has never secured a seat in the LS polls, the MES is testing its fortunes, buoyed by the votes it garnered in the last assembly elections in the Belagavi South and Rural segments

MES candidate Mahadev Patil (HT)
Updated on Apr 29, 2024 06:50 AM IST
By, Belagavi

2 truck drivers attacked on suspicion of smuggling cattle

About 10-12 people reportedly affiliated with Hindu factions had allegedly halted the truck, forcibly removed the drivers from the vehicle and attacked them.

Two people, who were transporting cattle in a goods carrier, were allegedly attacked by people purportedly associated with Hindu right-wing groups (File photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 07:47 AM IST
By, Belagavi
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