Belgaum

  • Remove local police, bring in central forces in Belgaum: Shiv Sena 3 hours 23 minutes ago

    Speaking on the Belgaum border dispute, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the Centre should deploy its forces in the region and remove local police from there. ...
  • Shiv Sena re-ignites Belgaum border dispute ahead of Assembly polls 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Mumbai: With just three months remaining for the crucial Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena has re-ignited the debate over the Belgaum border dispute. In its mouthpiece Saamna, Sena has accused the Karnataka Police of removing a 'Maharashtra Rajya' plaque from one of the villages in Yellur. The editorial read, "Karnataka...
  • Bangalore: MBA student arrested for sending anti-Modi MMS June 14, 2014

    Bangalore: An MBA student has been arrested in Bangalore for allegedly sending anti-Modi MMS. Sayed Waqas (24), was picked up along with four students at Vasantnagar area in Bangalore after the local cyber police found they have been circulating an anti-Modi MMS. The four were released after being...
  • When it rained candidates... and the EC noticed April 10, 2014

    If you thought a seat like Varanasi, with two high-profile candidates and several others in the fray, is going to be fought for like a bear-pit, think of the poor voters of East Delhi LS constituency in 1996, when they were simultaneously set upon by 122 candidates demanding their votes....
  • Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's BJP membership put on hold March 23, 2014

    Bangalore: In a damage control mode, the Bharatiya Janata Party has put Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik's membership into the party on hold. "His induction is put on hold. The central leadership has put his induction on hold. Everyone was in the loop, the objections are being re-considered," said...
  • Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik, involved in beating up women in Mangalore pub, joins BJP March 23, 2014

    Bangalore: In a more controversial move, the BJP has now inducted Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik into the party in Karnataka. Muthalik was inducted into the party on Sunday in the presence of state party President Prahlad Joshi and former chief minister Jadgish Shettar at Hubli. The BJP has however...
  • Karnataka: 21 killed in road accident in Belgaum November 16, 2013

    Belgaum: At least 21 people were killed early on Saturday morning when a canter goods vehicle toppled at a cross near Bagalkot on the state highway, police said. "The accident took place around 5.30 am when the goods vehicle overturned after its driver lost control and hit a roadside kerb at...
  • Four electrocuted to death during Ganpati visarjan in Belgaum September 19, 2013

    Bangalore: The Ganpati visarjan marked the end of the Ganesh festival on Wednesday. But amidst the celebrations, some accidents turned fatal during the visarjan procession in some parts of the country. In Karnataka's Belgaum, four people were electrocuted to death and six were injured during the immersions. Meanwhile, in Delhi,...
  • Supreme Court stays execution of two rape-cum-murder convicts August 21, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of two death row convicts in Karnataka scheduled for Thursday even as one of them allegedly attempted to commit suicide in jail. Shivu Munishetti and Jadeswamy Rangashetti, who had been sentenced to death for brutally raping and murdering a teenaged girl in 2001,...
  • Belgaum student rape: Police arrest fiance of victim April 29, 2013

    Belgaum: The Belgaum Police on Sunday arrested the fiance of the girl whose mutilated body was found on a road in the district on Saturday. According to the police, the man allegedly raped his 20-year-old fiancee and killed her. The police, for the time being, however, have ruled out that the...
  • Karnataka: Unidentified men gangrape, murder student April 28, 2013

    Belgaum: Mutilated body of a 20-year-old college student was found in Belgaum district of Karnataka on Sunday. The woman was allegedly gangraped and murdered. Her body was found on a road in Belgaum district on Saturday. The woman's bag, footwear and college identity card were also recovered from the spot....
  • Karnataka polls: Marathi vs Kannada: The political and social theme in Belgaum April 27, 2013

    There are just 8 days to go for the Assembly elections as CNN-IBN's Karnataka Yatra reaches battlefield. ...
  • K'taka: Over 35 lakh first time voters for May 5 poll April 25, 2013

    Bangalore: The May five assembly elections in Karnataka would have 35,58,862 first time voters (18-22 age category), including 5,34,548 in the city, eligible to cast their ballot in the state, where there would be 52,034 polling stations, an official said. Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha said the total...
  • K'taka polls: Belgaum's development ignored as parties focus on Marathi vs Kannada divide April 22, 2013

    Belgaum in North Karnataka is a town which is at the heart of a border dispute between Karnataka and Maharshtra and CNN-IBN's Veeraraghav found that the linguistic divide runs deep. ...
  • Chavan to urge K'taka govt to drop FIR against Patil April 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Terming the registration of FIR against Home Minister RR Patil by Karnataka police as "wrong action", Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said he would speak to his counterpart from the neighbouring state requesting him to drop the charges. Chavan was intervening in an impromptu debate in the...
  • Hate speech: Maharashtra Home Minister booked in Karnataka April 11, 2013

    Bangalore: An FIR has been filed against Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil by Karnataka police for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race or language for his alleged provocative speech on Belgaum issue, a bone of contention between the two states. Patil has also been booked under Representation...
  • Navy helicopter crashes near Vizag, two personnel missing March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A naval helicopter, with four personnel on board, crashed off the Vishakhapatnam harbour on Tuesday. Two crew members were immediately rescued while two others were missing and a search was underway for them, Navy officials said. The Chetak helicopter crashed at around 1500 hours during a routine training...
  • School teacher arrested for molesting minor girls January 12, 2013

    Belgaum: A village school teacher was arrested for allegedly molesting two minor girl students at Nangenatti village, about 20 km from Belgaum, police said. His arrest followed complaints from the two 14-year-old girls to their parents, who along with other villages, beat him up and handed him over to police on...
  • Karnataka: BSY's party threatens survival of Assembly December 3, 2012

    Belgaum: The winter session of the Karnataka legislature begins on Wednesday, amid doubts over its survival, as many ruling BJP legislators are likely to attend the Dec 9 launch of the new outfit headed by former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. The two houses of the legislature, assembly and council,...
  • Savita Halpannavar's father to write to President, PM November 19, 2012

    Belgaum: The father of the Indian dentist who died in Ireland after doctors allegedly refused to terminate her pregnancy today said he would write to the President and Prime Minister, demanding that India press for an independent inquiry into his daughter's death. Savita Halpannavar's father demanded that an Indian be appointed...
  • Karnataka holds on to Belgaum with second secretariat October 11, 2012

    Belgaum: By getting President Pranab Mukherjee to unveil Karnatakas second state secretariat Suvarna Soudha in this northern city on Thursday, the government has sought to consolidate its stranglehold on the border area to which Maharashtra has long staked claim. Mukherjee is on his first visit to Karnataka after becoming the...
  • Clash-hit Belgaum surges back to life August 30, 2012

    Belgaum: The city, which witnessed a communal clashes for the last three days, looked as if it had returned to normal on Wednesday. Barring the torching of a car at Shetti Galli, no untoward incidents were reported from any part of the city on Wednesday. While a few educational institutions...
  • Belgaum tense after communal clashes, 2 killed August 28, 2012

    Belgaum: Communal clashes which broke out here on Sunday night have claimed two lives, with police confirming the death of a second person on Monday. While Asif Mahammod Managaonkar (32) was reportedly killed on Sunday night, another person Chetan Patil (26) was said to have been stabbed to death soon...
  • K'taka: Marathi daily editor 'sorry' for false report July 31, 2012

    Bangalore: Amidst high drama in the Legislative Assembly, Kiran Thakur, editor of Marathi daily Tarun Bharat, who had been summoned by the House for a reprimand, said he was “sorry” for publishing “fictitious and malicious” reports against MLAs from Belgaum district Abhay Patil and Shyam Ghatge. It is said that...
  • India mulls joint military exercises with China June 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence ties between India and China are set to gain momentum with New Delhi mulling joint exercises with Beijing next year after the just concluded naval drills in Shanghai held after a gap of six years. India is planning to propose joint military exercises with China which will also...
  • Karnataka doc dissects father's body for study November 15, 2010

    Belgaum: A doctor and medical college professor from Belgaum in Karnataka has created history by performing a dissection on his own father's body for medical students of his college. The doctor, Mahesh Ramannawar, performed the dissection as his father had wished him to do so in his will. "I am a...
  • Naidu refuses bail, Maharashtra town tense July 17, 2010

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu and his party colleagues, who were arrested for trying to enter Maharashtra to visit the disputed Babli project, continued to be in police custody on Saturday in Nanded district. The police will produce them before a magistrate but the leaders have decided...
  • Can language determine a state's boundaries? July 14, 2010

    Maharashtra and Karnataka fight over Belgaum. But Belgaum should become a bridge between the two states, not a festering wound. ...
  • Maharashtra, Karnataka fight over Belgaum July 13, 2010

    Belgaum: The border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka is spiraling out of control after the case took an important turn in the Supreme Court on Monday, as the court permitted the Maharashtra government to amend its original suit challenging the validity of a law that allowed the inclusion of some...
  • Oppn forces govt to have debate on Shivaji book July 13, 2010

    Mumbai: The monsoon session of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly got off to a stormy start on Monday with Opposition raising the issue of Supreme Court lifting the ban on James Laine's controversial book on Chhatrapati Shivaji, and Centre's affidavit on the boundary dispute with Karnataka. As soon as the House assembled, Opposition...