Flyovers leave bus commuters in lurch

HUBBALLI: The two flyovers on Hubballi-Dharwad Bus Rapid Transit System (HDBRTS) stretch have been constructed to ease traffic movement, but they are causing inconvenience to people who commute by buses. Though the flyovers have not been officially inaugurated, many vehicles are already plying on it. The cause of worry for daily commuters is that many buses, including NWKRTC and private operator Bendre Nagar Sarige, are taking the flyovers, skipping stoppages of Navalur and Unkal Cross, leaving passengers fuming. Advocate Sudhir Kakade told TOI that Unkal Cross is a major junction…

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Swimmers in lurch as HDMC pool remains closed

Hubballi: The future of many candidates who are aspiring to make their mark in state and national-level diving and swimming competitions is at stake as HDMC has not taken any steps to reopen its swimming poll which it closed in January. The competitors and their parents have submitted many petitions to Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation requesting to reopen the pool, but it vain. Dharanendra B Ijari, one parent of a swimmer told TOI, “I have been struggling to train my children in diving and swimming. My sons- Sujal and Prajwal, who…

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Black magic: Woman, her daughters thrashed for kidnapping infant

Hubballi / Bengaluru: Residents of Vajpayee Nagar on Monday thrashed a woman and her two daughters for allegedly kidnapping a nine-month-old baby to practice black magic. Hubballi Rural police arrested Shantamma and her two daughters, aged 16 and 18, after registering a case. Though the accused told police that they took the baby after permission from his parents, Manjunath Barker and Rekha alleged that the woman kidnapped the infant and took him to Bengaluru where he was subjected to black magic. The infant sustained injuries to his neck due to…

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Defeat of tainted ministers a warning to others: Hiremath

Dharwad: Samaj Parivarthan Samudaya and Jan Sangram Parishat, which have launched an agitation against land grab and illegal mining in the state, have welcomed the people’s mandate in the recently concluded assembly election. On Monday SPS chief S R Hiremath said, “It is a victory of the people who have shown doors to 13 arrogant and tainted cabinet ministers by defeating them in the polls. This defeat should be a warning to other politicians who indulge in illegal practices and loot natural resources of the state.” Lashing out at the…

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Guv must be thanked for exposing his office, says Indira Jaising

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Hubballi: Terming the post-elections scenario in Karnataka subversion of Constitution by the governor, senior Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising said that Vajubhai Vala must be congratulated for giving people an opportunity to expose the hollowness of his office. Jainsing told reporters here on Monday that politicians have realized the days of absolute majority are over. “The BJP got an absolute majority in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. I think it is probably the only government which with such a thumping majority has lost its legacy as fast as it gained…

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Benake: Will oppose legal slaughterhouses in Belagavi

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Belagavi: Belagavi North MLA Anil Benake said he would not allow even legal slaughterhouses to function in his constituency, as they are against the principles of BJP. The advocate-turned-politician was responding to a question over the previous government’s proposal to establish legal slaughter houses in the city. Benake said he will take steps to close all illegal slaughter houses in the city on a priority. Before the assembly elections, BJP had protested over the illegal slaughter houses and cold storages in Belagavi (North) constituency and had allged that they were…

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