Sergeant Harshvardhan Raut of St.Pauls High School stood second as India's best cadet won the Silver medal. He had represented the Goa & Karnataka NCC as a topper at the Republic Day parade. Director general of NCC, Mr.Prakash Chowdhary conferred the honors to him and later was invited by the PM, Mr.Manmohan Singh for a tea party, felicitated him.
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Source The Hindu 30 Jan 2008
The five water ponds nestled in small area of bamboo forest on Belgaum-Hindalga Road near Military Ganapathi Temple, maintained by the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC), are not just ecological habitats of sorts for a few species of birds but also significant to the environment of the city. They are now home for over two dozen bird species.
However, these ponds, known as "Argan Talab" until converted into what is now known as "Watermanship Training Area and Nature Workshop" about 17 years ago, are not open to the public. According to a MLIRC officer looking after the maintenance of these fenced ponds, they are used for imparting training in swimming for the commandos.
Yet, one can take a break to watch different species of birds hovering over them. Some of them even nest and help in multiplying the species.
Among the birds that have made these ponds their home are the Indian Darter, Indian Shag, Open Bill Stork, Little Cormorant, Large Cormorant, Cattle Egret, Little Egret, Large Egret, Medium Egret, Flamingo, Glassy Ibis, White Ibis, Black Bill, Whistling Teal, Blue Winged Teal, Common Teal, Shoveller, White First Geese, White eyed Pochard, Little Grebe, Black Necked Grebe, Painted Stork, White Stork, White Neaked Stork and Adjutant Stone.
A large number of other species are found in the district, which is endowed with a rich and variegated fauna and salubrious climate, particularly in Khanapur and other western parts of the district with close proximity to the Western Ghats.
Among the resident birds are the White breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis, which is common and found everywhere in the district. The honey pecker Cynnyris zeylonica is another resident. The Malabar racket-tailed drongo Dissemurus paradiseus is also resident bird seen in the forest areas.
While the red vented bulbul has large presence all over city of Belgaum and district, Indian tailor bird Orthotomus sutorius, also a resident, is found in the plains and generally near wells, ponds or streams.
Heard SHUBHIKSHA is opening 5 stores in Belgaum. One will start in place of the Shanbag Super Shoppe near the 1st gate on the road to Sai Mandir.
More the store at RPD Cross which is yet to commence operations has started looking for a second branch somewhere near Sadashiv nagar and those areas.
METRO, is planning to open its North Karnataka Operations in Belgaum.
May this is very good for Belgaum as the organised Retail will grow, but I have a question Will All survive? The answer only time will tell.
About the Big Bazaar 3 days Lowest Prices, it has been able to get huge crowds towards it for the first time since launch. But again only 3 days business will not work.
In a country like USA there is a Gujrati voter registration and in Belgaum, Karnataka, India where the majority population is Marathi speaking all the voter list and the application are in Kannada only.
http://belgaumblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/find-your-name-in-voters-list-be-ready.html That link has those voters list.
Infact there is a Supreme court ruling in this matter that if the percentage of a single language is more than 25% all the govt.Official documents should also be published in that particular language.But it has never happened.
I am not here to make another point and start the battle in between Marathi & Kannada speaking Belgaumites, But I just thought the Govt. there in the USA thinks that is the best way to collect the correct information then why not the same SENSE of working here also. That's my only point. corporators, One amongst them will the Mayor of Belgaum. The Dy.Mayor post is open for all. Once the reservation is out all are now forming their own groups.The marathi, Kannada and the urdu Groups. It will be a nice political fight with no political values. available to see on the Internet.
Just click on the link below:
You will see a page in Kannada fonts. Try and make out your area(i.e.Your pooling booth) and click on it. A pdf file will open again all in Kannada just find your name in it.
If your name is not there then click the link below:
I don't know whether this thing of E-registration will work or no, but do give it a try. My name appeared in the voters list.
At the moment all the voters list have been revised. And the Electoral officers are now visiting houses to know whether you have the Voter ID card. If you don't have one, a public Advertisement will be given as on when and where the VOTER ID cards will be made. I may also cover it so keep a watch.
Come ON... In a Democracy We must Vote and To Vote your name must be there in the Voters list.
The Belgaum Chorla road is being rebuilt and the work has already commenced. The first part being the 18 km stretch from Peeranwadi. The full road will be 6 meters wide and 9 meters wide in the Ghat. The road will be built till the Goa border. After the road is complete Goa will be 50 kms nearer than the present. Hope this road is done fast as going to Goa is becoming a problem as the alternative road from Savatwadi is in very bad condition. So, the only option is from Anmod, where you have that 8kms of bad safari like ride.
A new road is being built to go to Nartaki Theatre from the Railway over bridge. The goods shed road will be leading to the new road being built.
All banks on strike tomorrow. So go to the bank today only as its holidays Friday, saturday and Sunday.
The Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Ltd (BECIL), a government body tasked with formulating the growth plan of FM radio, has said in a report that the Phase-III of private FM radio expansion should focus on small town India. Accordingly, BECIL has suggested to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that the Phase-III expansion should focus on 237 ‘C’ and ‘D’ category towns in addition to some ‘A’ and ‘B’ category cities.
If the expansion process goes ahead as envisaged after TRAI gives its recommendations that will be formulated after receiving the inputs of all stakeholders to a consultation paper it has issued earlier this week.
People of Karnataka will be one of the major beneficiaries of this expansion, as a number of places will be brought under the FM radio map when it is implemented.
According to the list of cities suggested by BECIL where FM stations should be allowed in the State are Belgaum, Bellary, Devangere, Hubli-Dharwad (all four stations each), Bijapur, Bidar, Chitradurga, Chikmagalur, Gadag Betigeri, Hospet, Hassan, Kolar, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur and Udupi (all 3 stations each).
Belgaum's Rs 320 crore foundry industry supplies Mahatrashtra's carmakers with spare parts. The foundries also source raw material from Maharashtra, which makes the parts 8% more expensive because of inter-state taxes.
The industry would rather be part of Maharashtra and politicians have taken up the cause. The tussle between Maharashtra and Karnataka is in the courts and the Karnataka government is doing all it can to prove it's developing the district.
In September last year, the Karnataka government held one assembly session in this building here in Belgaum to send a clear message that Belguam is very much part of Karnataka and further prove their point they decided to change officially change the name of the town to its Kannada name Belgavi a few months ago.
Belgaum will soon also have an IT park, a textile park, a foundry cluster, two SEZs, a new airport and a mini Vidhan Soudha. The town will host two of Karantaka's investor meets and the World Kannada Forum.
Amita Prasad, Regional Commissioner, Belgaum Division says, "Belgaum is an integral part of Karnataka and development has always been happenng. From the government point of view Belgaum is a part of Karnataka."
There is a striking difference in development between north and south Karnataka. A Najundappa Committee report says the south is 10 years ahead. But now Belgaum in the north is getting its due.
Many of you after reading this may not adhere to the top, but I just wanted to show how national media thinks about Belgaum.If the same was published in TarunBharat it would be said that its Pro Marathi. If the same appeared in a Kannada paper Pro Kannada. I am a BELGAUMITE for me both are languages I know to read and write and its does not matter untill and unless there is some development. Let me know your views also.The Art of Living will organize "Maha Satsang" and "Pranayama Dhyan" camp at the Nehru Stadium (Dist. Stadium) in the city from 5th of February. Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji, the founder of the Art of Living will be conducting the program.
From Express News Service:
Irate customer locks Bank
A customer who had deposited lakhs of rupees in a private finance company had expressed his anger in a different way by locking the Society during the working hours as the Society failed to return his sum at the fixed time.
Basavaraj Bhagwant Anchi of Anjaneya Nagar had deposited some amount in the Mahantesh Co-operative Credit Society Ltd at Mahantesh Nagar.
The Society, which is having account in Basaveshwar Co-operative Bank Ltd, had issued cheques of the Bank and had asked Anchi to draw the money in September. However, the cheques bounced due to insufficient balance in the account.
Anchi called on the directors of the Bank on this issue who asked Anchi to submit the cheque after a few days. However, again the cheques bounced.
They neither responded nor gave the phone numbers of the concerned people to Anchi. Enraged by this, Anchi locked the doors of the Society. Later, he informed the matter to the Malmaruti police.
The Belgaum city unit of Maharashtra Ekikaran Samithi has called for "hartal" and appealed people to observe a bandh on Thursday as a "tribute to the Marathi-speaking workers who sacrificed their lives while fighting for justice in the boundary dispute" between Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The MES has been observing January 17 as "Martyr's Day" since 51 years.
President of the city unit of the MES Narayanrao Tarale and working president Deepak Dalvi on Wednesday appealed to the people to respond positively to the "hartal" call.
Tributes would be paid to martyrs at Hutatma Chowk in the city, they said.
A public meeting would be held in the evening at Samyukt Maharashtra Chowk, they added.
The Hartal call has not received a great deal of response from the local pbulic. May be in the evening Khade Bazar and Ramdev Galli corner will be closed due to the meeting there.
Taken fromExpress News Service:
Sarva Bhashik Sama Vichar Vikas Vedike, a forum of corporators who are against the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES), has claimed that their group will capture the prestigious posts of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Belgaum City Corporation.
Forum leader and former mayor Sambhajirao Patil told reporters that out of 58 members in the Corporation, his group has 29 corporators.
He said the corporators who are against the MES have come on a common platform with an intention of developing the Belgaum city.
Four-time mayor Sambhajirao Patil said the forum has Kannada, Marathi and Urdu speaking corporators. He said seven more Marathi speaking corporators who at present are with the MES will join his forum before the elections for Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
He said the forum is committed to the development of the city an it has no interest in border dispute and border politics.
When asked whether he is interested to contest for the Mayor's post, Patil said he was not interested in Mayor's post but added that if all corporators of the forum want him to contest, then he will re-think on it.
He alleged that the MES has cheated the Marathi speaking people on Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute. He said it (MES) is least bothered about the development of the city.
Senior Kannada and Urdu corporators N B Nirwani and Latifkhan Pathan were present. As many as 24 corporators were present in the press meet and five corporators remained absent. However, the forum claimed that all the five corporators have given in writing that they are with the forum.
Wow what a politicians Game, I should say. I am not instrested in becoming mayor but if you al insist I will surely be one. Anyways folks the mayor elections are getting hotter day by day and horse trading in this election is now MANDATORY I belive. Lets See Who wins it anyway. Still the reservation category for the Mayor is not declared, obce that is done the the HORSE TRADING will be at its peak.
Goa’s reliance on vegetables and fruits from Belgaum could be under threat and competition has come in from an economic giant. The setting up of a vegetable procuring unit at Belgaum by ‘Reliance Fresh’, a division of Reliance Industries Ltd, to provide vegetables to its growing chain of outlets in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra may adversely affect the supply of vegetables to Goa in the near future.
The Nucleus Mall, first mall with multiplex is due to open in another 2-3 months time at the old Kapeel theatre. This is the picture of how it will look once its completed. Pyramid developers are building the mall.
Pyramid developers have also said that the work on the second multiplex at RPD cross will begin soon. (I am still unable to exactly locate the location on RPD cross, as soon as I get I will share it with you) Infact Pyramid developers have some great plans fro Belgaum in real estate. They are building international standard ROW HOUSES in Hanuman Nagar. They have also planned a township near the sambra airport.
Anyways nice thing for Belgaumites I can say.
A 60-room VITS property, part of a new chain of luxury business hotels from Kamat Hotels India Limited (KHIL), opened today in Belgaum. Located at Club Road, the new hotel offers contemporary luxury business accommodation for discerning business class travellers from across India.
By this facility coming to town now all your cheques debit and credit can be done immediately and also you could now pay your mobile, insurance premias, SIPs etc by making use of this service.
PVG Translines has started a new AC coach 2 by 1 service to MUMBAI from today. The ticket is priced at Rs.500 and you are also going to get drinking water in the journey. I think just another way to travel.
Kalavati Sontakki aged 50 died after a city bus run over her near the Kankavdi Ayurveda college.
In another incident and un indentified vechile dashed Amit More aged 26 on Shivaji Road and he fell down unconsious. He died on teh way to the hospital.
The 3rd Gate circle will be renovated and for the same all encroachments and TREES were broken by the Corporation. A similar thing was done at the RTO circle to Kolhapur Cross Road. The Forest Department yesterday seized 2 Trucks of WOOD, got from cutting the trees on those roads. The forest Dept.said permission for the same was not taken by the Corporation.
This photo has been taken from the Tarun Bharat.
Some parties have opposed the way in which this exercise was done. But now Belgaum has been divided into 3 parts. Basically two parts of the old 197 Belgaum Constituency. It is renamed as Belgaum NORTH & Belgaum SOUTH. The other one is Belgaum RURAL.
If elections are held by this new Constituency, I tell you it will be fun. The Marathi's and the Kannadigas will have to fight two places. And the best part is the Marathi voters have been equally divided in North and South. Mahadwar road, Tashildar Galli etc Marathi strong hold fall in NORTH and Vadgaon, Tilakwadi areas and Shahpur fall in South.
I have given a list of areas included in both the Constituency here.
You can click here to read for more details, as to know which Constituency you now belong to.
I can assure you Belgaumites, now that we will have 2 (leave the rural) MLAs will that make any difference to us, that’s to wait and see.
India has many global success stories, yet not many of them have women in the lead and to top it off not many from Belgaum. But Chitra Bhonsle, 36, who was born in a village and today heads the New Zealand operations of global courier company DHL, has always defied the odds.
Chitra was born in Khanapur , 26 km from Belgaum. She studied in her village school and went to college in Belgaum.
Chitra's road has been tough. After graduating in arts, a friend suggested that she do her masters in business administration (MBA). After her MBA, she moved to Mumbai in search of work.
Her brother Sanjay was a reporter in the Free Press Journal. They lived in a 'chawl' in Malad, a suburb in Mumbai. Chawls are shantytowns on the fringes of the city that offer one-room homes with common toilets.
After getting her masters degree, she decided to work for a courier company because it was a nascent industry and the potential for growth was high. She applied for a job at Blue Dart, a premier courier company, and got it.
Chitra used to travel by the local train, second class. After three months she shifted to DHL. 'Blue Dart did not appoint me as a manager trainee, even though I had a degree in business administration.
The girl from a village, who once traveled to Mumbai every day in suburban trains, is now the national operations manager of DHL, New Zealand. DHL is a Brussels-based courier firm that ferries cargo and letters across the world.
She met her husband Lakshmikant in DHL. They decided to tie the knot after a long romance and now have two daughters. Chitra, a Shinde now, feels that it is a coincidence that both Bhonsle and Shinde were generals under the legendary Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Three years later, she moved to Papua New Guinea, where her brother was living with his family. She quit her job after DHL-India refused to relocate her and applied afresh on the strength of her experience in India.
She got the job and stayed there for three years after which she applied for a job in DHL, Australia. 'They told me that there was a vacancy in the Fiji islands and none in Australia. I took up the job in Fiji.'
She spent the next three years in Fiji before moving back to Australia. While in Australia, she applied for a residency in New Zealand and got a permit for four years.
She realised that she had to move to New Zealand or else she would lose her residency.
She has been in New Zealand for four years now. She was promoted as the country head of operations last month. She works late hours, but her 'commitment' to work, according to those who know her, is extraordinary.
Article taken from http://www.nerve.in/. Contibuted by Siddartha Hundre
Aniket has already created an unofficial world record by squeezing himself under a row of 57 four-wheel drive cars in 45 seconds.
With legs split, chest bent forward and chin almost skimming along the road, Aniket is no more than eight inches above the ground when he vanishes under the vehicles in Belgaum.
RTO Crcile Kolhapur cross Road Wide
The RTO circle to Kolhapur Cross road is being made into a 60 feet wide road. A few weeks ago all the sheds and walls were broken down. from today the HESCOM has planned to move the electric lines to the side. A sum Rs.96 lakh have been alloted for the same.
History of the great Maratha King Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj is being showcased in a one of its kind unique park on the grounds of the Miliraty Mahadev, named "Shri Shivteerth".
The park consists of 11 models or replicas of the forts of Shivaji Maharaj and all this has been possible, thanks to the Maratha Light Infantry Regimental Centre (MLIRC) & Shivapratishtan.
The layout of the park has been made after a through study of all the forts. The park has been designed as per the original map to the last detail. A person, who reaches a certain model of a fort, will know the way he has to take for reaching the fort. Thanks to the huge sign boards that are erected on the designated routes at the park that keep informing all about the route to reach the fort.
The models of the fort are built with concrete and hence can stand wind and rain and they exactly area replica of the original. The signboards just next to the replica will give full details of the fort.