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Belgaum: Bullock cart racing continues to be a popular event in villages in Belgaum district.
Festive atmosphere sets in the villages playing host to this traditional sporting event as the entire village comes out to witness the thrilling races. The event attracts people from nearby villages and towns.
The district is now witnessing a series of bullock cart races. The annual event normally starts after monsoon.
What sets apart these races is the event is only recreation to farmers but also serves a social cause as the proceeds from the events are spent on development works.
The races are conducted in the name of deities. The names of owners and racers are also registered in the name of their village deities.
But there is a flip side to it. The organisers are oblivious to the ban on such events involving animals. It is considered cruelty to animals. The animals are beaten with sticks and reportedly smeared with chilli powder. However, farmers deny such reports.
The three-day bullock cart race organised by Sri Kalmeshwar Devasthan Trust, Mannur, and supported by several nearby villages, culminated with thrilling finals on Thursday.
The race was organised to fund construction of the first floor of the “Bhakt Nivas” (guest house for devotees) in Pandharpur in Maharashtra, according to Rajendra Jain, president of the trust.
The organisers had announced 21 cash prizes, Rs. 7,001 for the first prize winner, Rs. 5,001 and Rs. 4,001 for the second and third prize winners respectively in main event that had an entry fee of Rs. 601.
The participants have to cover 2,100 feet in one minute.
Ramakrishna Hariprasanna of Chota Kangarli, Jyotiba Mahadeve Chougale of Mannur and Om Swami Sharnedraprasanna of Neginal won the first, second and third place, respectively.
In the Lahaan Gat category, Sri Siddeshwarprasanna of Kudnur, Sri Jyotirlingprasanna of Mutga and Balappa Yellappa Sindagai of Samarguddi bagged the first three places.
Now it seems again after some deliberations it has been decided that the autos in Belgaum will charge by Meter, Wow.
The Prepaid auto booth will start from 3rd December and the autos will start charging by meter by the 10th December.
The minimum fare is Rs.12 and Rs.6 per km later.
The following extracts are from Newindpress, What I am seeing is the Karnataka govt take some good initiative for we Belgaumites irrespective of being either Kanaada or Marathi, must be welcomed.
6 new Marathi medium DEd collages is a welcome gesture news but why not our district representative (local politicians) who had taken language divede as a major issue than development are not understanding this.
Belgaum deserve still more, I remember in 1986 when the bus boards of CBT used to be in Kannada Marathi and English and route number use to be in middle. the inegrity of Belgaumites is more important then language and if Belgaum develop its we the Belgaumites to get benefit of it.
At present, the district has 11 Marathi D.Ed colleges and the government has sanctioned 6 more for Marathi medium. The total number of students from Marathi D.Ed colleges would be 1380 for every two years. However, over the last three years the government has provided job opportunities only to 350 students. The Urdu medium D.Ed students are also sailing in the same boat.
The input of each college is 50 students out of, which 25 seats are being filled by government and 25 are from management quota. However, the private managements, which have opted for the D.Ed colleges, are not able to get the students as there is a sudden decrease in the number of students seeking admission, due to more number of colleges in the district
Addressing a news conference here on Thursday, DGP K R Srinivasan agreed that there was a nexus between the police and supari killer gang. Action as per the law will be initiated against the culprits who had encouraged and supported Shintre gang, he said. Shintre gang was involved in underworld activities and contract killing.
The much-awaited under bridge at the Bhandur Galli corner has fallen into dispute, as the owners really don't how the said under bridge will be built. They complained that at the time of Master plan still a few have to get the rehabilitation money still and now with this proposal they will loose the reaming house or shop. On Tuesday officials of the Corporation and the railways visited the site and were faced with stiff opposition by the public for building the under bridge. The people are unaware as to from where the bridge will start whose all buildings will be demolished.
After years of representation by various organisations at last the plan has been cleared and Rs.15 Crores have been sanctioned for the under bridge there and an over bridge on the Sambra route.
Taken from Express News Service
It was love that triumphed at last. The eight-year struggle the two love-struck hearts had waged with their hostile families and their faiths ended on Tuesday when the pair got married at a temple here.
Manjunath Yadhav, a jawan of Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre, Belgaum, tied the knot with Shabana Amirjan Taj, an Urdu teacher of Government Primary School, Bangalore, at the Maruti temple in the presence of hundreds of well-wishers and friends.
The marriage was conducted at the instance of Shree Ram Sena as per the Hindu tradition. Shabana was renamed Bhanupriya. Members of Shree Ram Sena, media persons and others we re present on the occasion.
Yadhav is from Bangalore, and he had a long-cherished dream of marrying Shabana. Their families belonging to different religions came in between the loving hearts.
After years of pain, anxiety and troubles, the duo decided to dump their families, and fled to Belgaum where Manju is posted.
In the past two days, even at 8pm we can feel the cold wind and at around 2 am the cold is at its best. This is just the start with temperatures juts reaching around 14-18degrees Celsius. It normally comes down to 8-9 degrees Celsius in December. The cold can be felt more in suburbs than in the main city.
So friends get ready get out all those Woolens from those bags and let them breathe Cold Air. As I am writing this the temperature is 15 degrees Celsius.
The reason for a seat of the legislature in Belgaum? To send a clear message to feuding neighbour Maharashtra that Belgaum is an integral part of Karnataka and also to alleviate the feeling of neglect among the people of Belgaum. Both these purposes should be served better through proper decentralisation of administration and devolution of funds rather than holding a brief legislature session.
On an average, the State legislature meets for 50 to 65 days in a year, divided into three sessions of varying duration depending on the business to be transacted. A State law stipulates that the legislature should sit for at least 60 days a year. The longest sitting of the State legislature so far was in 1972 for a period of 92 days.
As it is, the legislature wing of the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, excepting the sections housing the legislature secretariat, remain locked and barred for at least 300 days a year to uphold the sanctity of the premises.
Shifting the legislature to Belgaum lock, stock and barrel every winter would mean keeping the legislature infrastructure in Bangalore idling for another month or so while incurring needless expenditure on travel and dearness allowances of the staff and legislators.
Will the Government also create a parallel multistorey building, the hub of all top Government officers, in Belgaum for running the session? Have these costs been computed? Needless to say, politicians need not chip in the money. At best, it will be a winter holiday on tax payers' money.
Already, Rs 250 crore has been committed in the 2007-08 budget for Suvarna Vidhana Soudha. In fact, a wedge has been driven between the Kannadiga and Marathi speaking people of Belgaum, the former ostensibly being in support of the Vidhana Soudha plan, while the latter firmly oppose it citing the pending Supreme Court case pertaining to the border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi (MES) MLA from Uchgaon Manohar Kinekar says the MES will soon file a suit against disturbing status quo in Belgaum. But the MES clout stands diminished with just two MLAs in the Assembly from seven to eight in the past.
Admitting a mistake is tough and embarrassing for anyone, especially for a politician. But losing an election is even more unpleasant. Let the Government seek a public mandate on Suvarna Vidhana Soudha.
Now, to add to this we should also have a public mandate on which place the said Suvarna Vidhana Soudha should be built. The Vaccine depot is a green belt it falls in a complete residential area. Accessing the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha will cause a lot of hardships to the local and nearby public.
My view on this is very clear. Let the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha be built in Belgaum, no harm in seeing your own money being spent in a grand manner where the people you vote and elect come and have some fun. BUT..... But not on Vaccine Depot, anyother place will do.
So Belgaumites lets take a mandate. Kindly vote on the front page of this blog or click here.
I have been covering this story since the beginning and my sole aim is to be with the Vaccine Depot Bachao Samiti. Belgaum should have a Suvarna Soudha, but not at Vaccine Depot. All the trees will get cut and the natural varisity will get destroyed.
I thank all the readers and viewers of this blog for encouraging me.
Robbers took away 15 kgs of silver ware from the Mahalaxmi temple from Hindwadi. The value is estimated to be around 15 lakhs. The robbers entered from the behind of the temple by cutting the grill of the window. It is suspected that a small child may have been used to enter inside the temple.
Wear Helmets: The police have again made it strict again to check the use of helmets. On saturday almost 800 cases were registered and around 80,000 fine was receovered.
A new Coach Guidance System has been put in place since 21-03-2007, the system where in you come to know where your bogie will actually come. This was a demand from a long time from Belgaumites. But I was not surprised to see that even when a new train came the old train no and its bogie numbers never changed. Of what use is this system then? I was waiting for Haripriya Express and the Coach guidance system was showing me Garib Nawz express. The railways spend so much money on putting in place these systems then why is that they don’t function as they have to.
Digital clocks have also been installed and to my surprise they were showing correct time and also the old analog clocks were more surprisingly also were showing the correct time.
One thing, which I observed was that, all the tress at the entrance gate was been chopped off. May be it’s a part of the make over of the station.
Someone on the forums page on this blog has added a new plan for Belgaum railway station here is the link to it http://belgaumblog.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?t=88
I did try to contact the person who put it up but I got no response.
BELGAUM: Hundreds of women who had brought their new born babies to get Delivery Kits returned home empty hand. The function organised to issue the kits under Madilu scheme was indefinitely postponed following the objections by city MLA Ramesh Kudachi. Read Full Story