Search for your name in the draft electoral rolls of Belgaum as on 01.01.2009

10:44 PM Posted by ukmad

Go to this site and search for your name in the electoral rolls.

Select Belgaum North, South or Rural and then put in the Name, House No, age etc and then you get a link saying PDF click that to your corresponding name and you could see your name in the rolls.

Direct Links to the Pdf File but this is booth wise.
Belgaum North
Belgaum South
Belgaum Rural

Suresh C Angadi is Belgaum BJP Candidate for Loksabha

10:15 PM Posted by ukmad

It is out Mr. Suresh C Angadi, the sitting BJP MP will get another chance in the forthcoming Loksabha Elections.He will be contesting from the BJP. No other political party has declared it candidate for Belgaum yet.

Shiv Sena seeks President's intervention in Belgaum

10:14 PM Posted by ukmad

A delegation of Shiv Sena MPs led by former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi today called on President Pratibha Patil and urged her to declare Belgaum and its surrounding areas as Union Territory pending a final decision by the Supreme Court.

The Sena chief pointed that an amicable solution to the more than five-decade-old dispute had proved elusive despite an agitation launched by his party since 1969.
Later the Shiv Sena said its support to L K Advani as the Prime Ministerial candidate depends on the position the NDA's lead party takes on Karnataka-Maharashtra boundary dispute over Belgaum.

5th Temple consecration anniversary & annual celebrations at Ramkrishna Ashrama

5:17 PM Posted by ukmad

The Universal Temple of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna at the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Belgaum was consecrated in January 2004.
To celebrate the completion of 5 years of this event, we have organized a 2-day programme at the Ashrama on 31st of January & 1st of February, 09. These programmes are aimed at spreading the life and message of Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sharada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.
The 2-day programme includes student conventions – aimed to encourage & guide students to face the challenges of student life, devotees' convention and cultural events like Bhajans by Shri Mevundi and Punya Sawr by Shri.Ravindra Sathe & Smt.Vibhavari Apte.

Movies as on 30-01-2009

10:00 AM Posted by ukmad

Big CinemasVictory6.30pm,9.30pm
 Luck by Chance12.15,3.15,6.15,9.15
Ritz SrikrishnaDarwaza12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
NirmalNand (K)12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
HunsRaaz 212.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
ArunFire & Ice12.30pm,2pm,4pm,7pm
RoopaliChandni Chowk to China3,6,9
SwaroopKash Mere Hote12,3,6,9
NartakiLuck by Chance6.30,9.30
SantoshMeghvae Mebhave12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm

Belgaum-Dharwad to be Six Lane

10:21 PM Posted by ukmad

The Belgaum to Dharwad the current 4-lane road will be converted into a SIX-lane road under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP).
NHDP phase V was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA).
Source: The Hindu

The Maytas infra connection with Belgaum

4:20 PM Posted by ukmad

Maytas is giving sleepless nights to the officials of Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) in Belgaum too.

The HESCOM had awarded the contract to Maytas Infras, for commissioning sub-stations, transmission and distribution lines in Belgaum.

Now, the officials feel that the company may stop its operations at any time. Maharashtra Government’s recent cancellation of Rs 480 crore worth projects to Maytas Infras has made the HESCOM officials think.

Source: ExpressBuzz

Petrol price in Belgaum Rs.: 46.10 & Diesel Rs.34.94

4:05 PM Posted by ukmad

The price of petrol & Diesel after yesterday’s reduction in price is as follows:

Petrol: Rs. 46.10, earlier it was 51.57
Diesel: Rs. 34.94, earlier it was 37.14.

This was expected as the elections are rounds the corner, it was to happen in February but since yesterday only one of the election commission members gave a hint towards the date for the general elections from April 8 to May 15 this was done immediately.

Ratan Tata, Kakodkar to get Doctorate from VTU

10:10 AM Posted by ukmad

Tata Sons Chairman Ratan N Tata, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar and Prof Thomas Kailath, Emeritus Professor, Stanford University, US, will be honoured with The Honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum.
Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur, who is also VTU Chancellor, will present the honor to the personalities at the eight convocation scheduled to be held at Jnana Sangama at VTU Campus in Belgaum on February 10.

Queens Court Residential apartments by MindSpace Reality @ Vaccine Depot Road

10:21 AM Posted by ukmad

Queens Court Residential apartments by MindSpace Reality @ Vaccine Depot Road

Queenscourt- a luxurious residential Project, it is designed and created by world renowned architects, the project gives a dynamic meaning to absolute living.
At Queenscourt you will discover quality, detail, luxury and aesthetics moulded into life.

It will have a Clubhouse / Multipurpose Hall, 6 passengers - 2 lifts, Intercom facility from Main gate to Each flat, Rain water harvesting, Fire Fighting system as per NBC Norms. See more key features here

See the Location.
Layout Plan

About MindSpace Realty: Mindspace Realty is a Joint Venture between Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital, Bhandari Infrastructure and Construction Development Private Limited & Hermes Group ( Ramesh Builders ), having its Corporate Office in Pimpri.
The Company is a perfect blend of Experience and Youth, having set out ambitious growth plans by launching Lifestyle projects to mention few, MSR QUEENSTOWN in Chinchwad, MSR OLIVE in Ambegaon, Katraj, MSR CORNICHE in Chinchwad and MSRBELLAGIO in Pimpri.
The Company shall be executing Commercial Spaces, Shopping Malls, Multiplexes, IT Parks, SEZ's, Hotels, Hospitals, etc. in the near future.

Pramod Muthalik of Shri Ram Sena arrested in Belgaum

9:05 PM Posted by ukmad

Shri Ram Sena chief Pramod Muthalik was arrested on Tuesday in Belgaum during a press meet.
Pramod Muthalik was arrested for inciting communal violence by an inflammatory speech in Davanagere district in 2008. The case was pending for a long period.

His group (Shri Ram Sena) was responsible for the monstrous attack and assault on women in a Manglaore pub on Saturday.
Source: IBN LIVE

Letters to the Editor: Big cinemas Big Mess!

7:10 PM Posted by ukmad

This is new series o this blog. Letters to the Editor.

I receive a lot many mails, which are of importance in general and should be shared with all. In this regard, this is the first one.

Letter From: ~ Vineet
I being a true Hard Core Belgaumite (Staying @ Bangalore for my Work currently) have a Grievance.
Actually I had been to Big Cinemas on Sunday Night (25/1/09) @ 9.15 pm Show for (Screen 2) watching my First Movie (Raaz-2) in the Brand New and beautiful Ad-labs Multiplex. My Seat number was K-3 (Gold Class 0118). IT was all good, for the first 15 mins or so. Then entered a bunch of guys (4 to 5) loaded with Alcohol. In addition, to my agony their seats were right next to me. They came in and kept shouting rubbish until they were in the Cinema Hall. They left the Cinema Hall in between only because one of those people puked in the Cinema Hall (may be seat number K-5).

I actually got out of my seat (k-3) and sat somewhere else when these people cut loose.... I went back to my seat only after those people left.... only to discover that one of these people had puked which the big cinema Helper/Employee told me.

I strongly believe that the Big Cinema Authorities need to Make sure that they do not Issue tickets to Drunken People to stop this kind of incidents, which creates discomfort and inconvenience to other Audiences in the Hall, after all its a public place not a private theatre or Home. In addition, making the brand new seats in the Hall Dirty and unhygenic.

If you have the Contact Number (Preferably Mobile Number) of the Big Cinema Authorities of Belgaum, please do send it across. I did not wait @ the theater after the movie Ended as it was 12.15 am already. I thought I would speak to the Authorities the next day but could not as I was traveling back to Bangalore.
This is some thing, which needs to be taken care of, so that it does not happen next time and create Nonsense in the Big Cinemas.
-- Thanks, Vineet.

Disclaimer: These are letters received from readers, the Blog on a whole may not accept or say what is mentioned in the letter.

IT Expo 09 evokes good response

3:11 PM Posted by ukmad

“Concept Exhibitors, Hubli and Rotary Club of Venugram-Belgaum” are organizing the IT Expo 09.
The ITEXPO-09 aims to bridge the gap between the customer and the companies, and it surely have done it.

Laptops of different sizes and prices and you can see al of them Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer only to name a few. Now that you thought of buying a laptop, also think of buying ant virus software like K7 and quick heal. Printers, copiers, scanners, I beam and other computer peripherals are there. All those who wish to learn, about computers then there are the Rooman & New Horizons for you. Thinking about a broadband connection Airtel and BSNL are also there. Websites designers like my site designers Leading Minds were also present.

In all this is a nice place to go and see all the stuff in one go and then select what you want. It was a pleasure for me to see so many different companies under one roof.
To see large size Video click here

Kunda Nagri saw record sales of Kunda! What a sweet!dea Sir je

10:28 AM Posted by ukmad

The sweet shops in Kunda Nagri, Belgaum made record breaking sales in these times of recession. They made whopping sales of roughly 6000 kgs of Kunda alone during the 9 day session period. During the last session in 2006 hardly 2000 kgs were sold.

According to the figures given by the Belgaum Kunda manufactures association, the sweet shop owners have roughly sold kunda worth over Rs 10 lakh, within a span of just eight days, provided they charge around Rs 150-200 per kg.

30% of the 6000 kgs of Kunda sold was Sugar free and new trend in sweets and also shows the health consciousness of the politicians or may be the after effects of Diabetes.

After kunda, kardant, another specialty of Belgaum (Gokak) made of jaggery, recorded extraordinary sales during the session.

This time prominent politicians had placed orders beforehand.
Source: TOI

What schemes Belgaum got after the session

10:22 AM Posted by ukmad

This is what is promised for Belgaum: 1. Development of a botanical park at the Vaccine Depot at a cost of Rs. 5 crore for which a master plan would be prepared
2. Improving and extending the sewerage system at a cost of Rs. 120 crore
3. A 38-km ring road at a cost of Rs. 150 crore and a sum of Rs. 5 crore to be released for land acquisition
4. The KIADB would establish a foundry cluster on 500 acres of land near Machche village
5. A 3-km road linking National Highway No. 4 to the Kanabargi Auto Park would be laid by the KIADB.

All these schemes were declared on the last day of the session.Source: The Hindu

The festivity over in Belgaum

7:05 PM Posted by ukmad

Should I say the party (festivity) is over or at last it’s over, leave it to you?

Party I am talking about is the Assembly session; it was a party for the MLA’s and MLC’s. They came they ate, they spoke about everything other than what was meant and they went back.

Now that the party is over (assembly session) all the hype of the session is over. A few roads were made over which was a good thing for the city, some high mast street lamps another good sign. Some pavements remade which if last for a while can see commuters walk over them.

There were no power cuts in the city for the past 10 days or so. It was a welcome relief but even before we could breathe the power minister has already stated that the scheduled power cuts of 4 hours will begin from Tuesday.

The fate of the plants (rather I say tress) in the divider of various roads is not known. They were watered till yesterday and from now on who is their god father is to be seen. Similar trees planted during the 2006 session were removed as they never grew and new plants were put in the same holes and we could expect the same to happen the next year, as I won’t think the new Suvarna soudha would be ready by next year.

The Hoteliers will feel awful as they were working to full occupancy for these 10 days, even the smallest of smallest hotel was fully occupied. The sweet shops must have minted a few more rupees when everyone going back home must have taken some sweet from here, normally Kunda or Kardant. A few who knew about Belgaum sarees were seen in Shahpur buying the same.

The government will say that the session was highly successful and this was the first step towards the development of north Karnataka, the opposition otherwise. But we have to think over what really happened. A few bills were passed in which nothing was there for Belgaum or north Karnataka. The assembly session was held to have discussion about the development of North Karnataka but in reality nothing converged. The whole session was superseded by the illegal mining issue and that issue too was left half way saying it will be discussed in detail at the budget session in Bangalore.

Various memorandums were presented to the CM and he readily accepted it. The Belgaum corporation new building was opened in a hurry and such other things were done in a hurry.

The finances of the state govt are in dire state. There is huge under recovery of taxes as it was mentioned in the assembly session due to the economic slowdown, but nothing encouraging was discussed about it either.

The BJP government took a politically immature decision under pressure from Kannada organizations. The MES has lost its base and far away from any immediate recovery. But, K-organizations want to encash only to boost its bargaining power with political parties in the elections. Raj Thakery is suffering from identity crisis and in hurry to do something in a highly fanatic manner, even though some of the issues raised by him are genuine which are not restricted to Maharashtra alone but also in other states of India, including Karnataka. But his style of thinking is political aimed at vote bank.

This time the border issue also saw a rebirth and violence after many years. This time the timing for the border issue was right I guess. Elections are due in next couple of months and all parties want to have one issue. Raj Thakrey’s MNS has stealed the Marathi Manoos issue from the Shiv Sena and hence this time The Shiv sena caught up with the Border issue. Other parties were not be left behind like the NCP and the Congress and the BJP stating that Belgaum should be made into a union territory.

Here in Karnataka there was violence all over and agitations against the MES. But thank fully nothing turned out bad in Belgaum. It was far from Belgaum. But the after effects are still being seen as the interstate bus services are still affected after a few of them were burnt by both sides.

Now you might say what all rubbish this Uday is writing all negative only. But I began to write this post with some positives of this session for Belgaum, didn’t I. Good roads, No power cuts, some basic infrastructure development on a small scale.

It’s all up to you the common man to rethink what has been achieved, I am not against the assembly session being held here, I am for it, but the purpose for which it had been called for has not been achieved and that is my only blubber.

 This is what is promised for Belgaum:

Development of a botanical park at the Vaccine Depot at a cost of Rs. 5 crore for which a master plan would be prepared, improving and extending the sewerage system at a cost of Rs. 120 crore, a 35-km ring road at a cost of Rs. 150 crore and a sum of Rs. 5 crore to be released for land acquisition

The KIADB would establish a foundry cluster on 500 acres of land near Machche village. A 3-km road linking National Highway No. 4 to the Kanabargi Auto Park would be laid by the KIADB.

Must DO this weekend in Belgaum

11:49 AM Posted by ukmad

This is a new series which I am starting.

This particular weekend is extended one due to Republic day holiday. So what all you can do and according to me MUST DO:

  • Watch Slumdog Millionaire, in Belgaum its Hindi version is being shown in 2 theatres, see here for show timings.
  •  Belgaum IT-EXPO 09 will begin 25th and end on 27th Jan. It’s at Millennium Gardens, Tilakwadi. It would be good place to go in and shop for desktops, laptops, antivirus software’s & other accessories all under one roof. See here for Details.
  •  For all those who want a spiritual weekend, make your way towards Benyon Smith High School grounds, College Road where Shri.Wamanrao Pai of the Jeevan Vidya Mission will give lectures everyday from 25th to 27th at 5pm.
  •  Indradhanushya, a public charitable trust dedicated to children is organizing a Kirtan by Shri. Charudat Aafle from Pune. He speaks with command and it’s a pleasure to hear to him and I have personally heard him speak and also met him at Maratha Mandir on 26th in the evening. 
  •  Shopping lovers can go anywhere in the city but all those discount lovers can throng Big Bazaar for the annual lowest priced three days.

These are just some suggestions I made from the input I have. I personally won’t make it to anyone except the IT EXPO that too after the weekend. Happy times…

Belgaum Corporation failed to utilize funds

10:22 AM Posted by ukmad

Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has expressed displeasure over the “failure” of city corporations to utilize funds released under the Special Development Plan announced by the Government in the budget proposals for 2008-09.

The Government had announced Rs.100 crore in this financial year another 50 crore in the next year, but the Belgaum Corporation had failed to utilize the said funds. In fact the CM said that the BCC should have asked us for more funds.

Source: The Hindu

Kapileshwar Road & Dharwad Road railway over bridge will happen at last

10:21 AM Posted by ukmad

The state government has agreed to bear a part if the cost of the railway over bridge at Kapileshwar Road & Dharwad Road.

Railway over bridges at these two places is must as the traffic is heavy on the roads and also the roads are not so wide. Once the over bridge is done it will ease of the traffic jams.

Tender process for the Rs.100 crore sanctioned by the state govt. has begun.

Building a over bridge or a under bridge (Planned at Kapileshwar Road) is not a easy task. Support of local residents will have to be taken into consideration before doing anything otherwise the whole plan could go flop as some buildings at both places will have to be brought down for the said bridges.

Memorandum for North Karnataka development submitted to CM

1:17 PM Posted by ukmad

Mr.Prabhakar Kore presented a 20 point memorandum to CM, BSY for the overall development of North Karnataka. Mr.Kavdgimath & MP Suresh Angadi were present.

The complete text which is in Kannada can be seen here

However the main points covering Belgaum are as follows:
Making of Ring road in Belgaum
Overall development of Belgaum Conservation of archaeological buildings in Halshi
Hubli Belgaum - direct rail way line
Horticulture lab in Belgaum
Flyover Bridge, proper water supply, cleanliness
Goa-Belgaum NH4A of 0-84 Km to be re-laid
With inputs from Mr.Brahmanand Chipre.

Belgaum City Corporation to get a new building today

11:08 AM Posted by ukmad

The new building of the Belgaum city corporation would be inaugurated today. All this is being done in a hurry as they want the CM to open the same.

The new building built next to the SP’s office in Malmaruti Extension is all ready for today. It has a big central hall ample parking space.

The building was constructed at a cost of Rs.9 crores 15 lakhs. The Marathi comparators have boycotted the event as the invitation letter was only in Kannada.

Movies as on 23-01-2009

10:00 AM Posted by ukmad

Big CinemasSlumdog Crorepati1115,4.30,9.30
 Raaz 212.15,3.15,6.15,9.15
 Chandni Chowk to China1.30, 6.45pm
Ritz SrikrishnaSundar Kutti11.15am
NirmalNand (K)12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
HunsRaaz 212.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
ArunItalian Bodies12.30pm,2pm,4pm,7pm
RoopaliChikpote Sach…12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
BalkrishnaSpeed Returns (H)12.30,3.30,6.30,9.30
SwaroopChandni Chowk to China11.45
HiraRab ne Bana de Jodi3pm
HiraSlumdog Crorepati12.15,6,8.30pm
PrakashShivmani (K)12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
NartakiChandni Chowk to China3,6,9
 Ghanji11.30 am
SantoshAkkatangi (K)12.15pm,3.15pm,6.15pm,9.15pm
GlobeNamkeen Chat masalas12,1.45,3.45,6.45