Naushad Bijapur

MLC polls: Congress, BJP may field one candidate each from Belagavi

Despite hectic lobbying for tickets for the upcoming elections to two Legislative Council seats from Belagavi, the Congress has decided to field only one candidate.

14 Oct 2021

Anne Lee Seshadri sheds light on scouting of historic monuments by US Consulate officials for restoration

The authorities of the consulate are keen to restore many historic and heritage structures in Karnataka that needed attention by partnering with local organizations.

19 Sep 2021

Short of magic number, still BJP has edge over Congress in Kalaburagi

Besides the 55 elected councillors, six local people’s representatives also have the right to vote in the upcoming mayoral election, as per the KMC Act.

09 Sep 2021

BJP puts up good show in polls to three Karnataka local bodies

In its stronghold of Hubballi-Dharwad, BJP performed poorly. Even as BJP expected to win over 50 seats in the 82-member HDMC, it had to be content with 39 against Congress’ 33.

07 Sep 2021

Belagavi: Language politics out as BJP emerges clear winner, Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti takes a hit

The BJP secured a clear majority in the 58-member Belagavi City Corporation (BCC) by winning 35 seats.

07 Sep 2021

Belagavi civic polls: BJP wins clear majority in MES citadel, Congress bags just nine seats

The pro-Maharashtra MES which wielded power for several decades in the corporation suffered humiliation winning a mere three seats

06 Sep 2021

Goa concerned about Mahadayi, against diversion of water: CM Pramod Sawant

As a result of excessive testing, we were able to hospitalise most of the symptomatic patients and put asymptomatic ones under home isolation.

03 Sep 2021

Raising the bar: Pay Rs 500, live like a prisoner in Belagavi's Hindalga jail

Jail officials say the visitors will be treated just like other prisoners -- starting from the wake-up call at dawn to the day’s routine.

18 Aug 2021

Hudli, a village in Karnataka inspired by Gandhian principles

A week-long stay by Mahatma Gandhi at Hudli in Belagavi district in 1937 has changed the face of this tiny village.

15 Aug 2021

First time in 17 years, Karnataka has cabinet sans a Jarkiholi

Ramesh Jarkiholi had stepped down as Water Resources Minister in the BS Yediyurappa cabinet after he was caught in a sex-CD scandal recently. 

05 Aug 2021

Karnataka MLAs jostle for berths in Basavaraj Bommai's cabinet

Many leaders of BJP expect Bommai's cabinet to be young without most of the seniors who were in the Yediyurappa cabinet.

31 Jul 2021

INTERVIEW | Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute a closed chapter: MoS Bhagwanth Khuba

MoS Bhagawant Khuba, a two-time Lok Sabha member told The New Indian Express that the boundary dispute between both the states 'didn't exist' and that there is no point dragging the issue.

12 Jul 2021

Pomegranate farmer in Belagavi destroys crop to cut losses

Unable to sustain the losses he suffered due to various reasons despite a bumper yield of pomegranate cultivated on two acres, farmer Navnath of Ajur, near Athani, destroyed all his crop.

10 Jul 2021

Khuba's induction in Union Cabinet a pleasant surprise for people of neglected Kalyan Karnataka

While it was predicted that BY Raghavendra, son of CM Yediyurappa, would be inducted into the Union cabinet under the Lingayat quota, the PM chose Khuba considering his credentials as a leader

07 Jul 2021

Gokak brothers eye Council route for Lakhan Jarkiholi

Ever since the BJP leaders met him in Gokak, seeking his support, the brothers are said to be making all efforts to get the BJP to field him in the Council polls.

30 Jun 2021