Thursday, Feb 27 2020 | Time 17:23 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Inclusive sanitation as part of urban agenda can’t be ignored to achieve 5 trillion dollars economy: Puri
  • Govt shops accused of selling liquor to selected companies without permits
  • Number of COVID-19 cases in Switzerland reaches four
  • Confer Auroville ‘University of Peace’ status: Prof Swaminathan
  • Well settled process followed in Justice Muralidhar's transfer: Law minister
  • Army Commander presents bravery awards to soldiers at Investiture Ceremony
  • Aravali Hills: Selja writes letter to Haryana CM
  • SIAM proposes to set up South Asian Automotive Forum
  • Sixth Coast Guard OPV 'Yard 45006' launched
  • Delhi violence: Board exam postponed for Feb 28, 29
  • Delhi violence: CBSE asks for details of affected students from schools
  • OIC condemns Delhi violence
  • Srinagar to have more flea markets, Mayor seeks registration of street vendors
  • Teen dies, 3 of family hospitalised in Aurangabad fire mishap
  • BJP blames statements by Cong, AAP for Delhi violence ; questions silence of Cong on role of AAP's Tahir Hussain
States » South


Kannada language activist Vatal Nagaraj take to lie-down protest ahead of Belagavi Legislature Session

Kannada language activist Vatal Nagaraj take to lie-down protest ahead of Belagavi Legislature Session

Belagavi, Dec 8 (UNI) Pro-Kannada activist and former MLA, Vatal Nagaraj, on Saturday staged a protest in front of Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (SVS) in the city bordering with Maharashtra, ahead of two-week session of Karnataka Legislature beginning on December 10 demanding representation to leaders from the region.

The president of Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Pakaha, who is known for his novel protests for the Kannada cause, came along with his supporters this morning and launched a 'sleeping protest' by taking a short nap front of SVS where the 10 day winter session of state legislature is beginning from Monday.

He urged to the Government to appoint a “second Deputy Chief Minister “ from North Karnataka region to address the regional imbalance as powers that be in Karnataka always concentrated on the southern districts. 'So a DCM should be appointed and he should discharge his duties from SVS', he said.

Karnataka now has the chief minister and a deputy chief minister both belong to South, and it is time a leader be appointed as the second DCM from North Karnataka, he demanded.

North Karnataka region coming under Bombay-Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karnataka always received a 'step motherly' deal from the State government and this was the reason the two regions remained backward, he lamented.

Police ensured security measures and the protest went on peacefully, officials said.

After the protest by Mr Nagaraj, police detained him and released him on the outskirts of Belagavi city.

UNI HVN RS HVB1522

More News

Sixth Coast Guard OPV 'Yard 45006' launched

27 Feb 2020 | 5:06 PM

Chennai, Feb 27 (UNI) The sixth Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV)
(Yard-45006) was launched by Ms Geeta Mandaviya, wife of Union Minister
of State for shipping, Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya at the
L and T Shipbuilding, Kattupalli, near here, today.

see more..

Jipmer to felicitate blood donars

27 Feb 2020 | 4:45 PM

Puducherry, Feb 27 (UNI) The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) here is organising a felicitation programme for voluntary blood donors and voluntary blood donation camp organisers on 29th February, JIPMER said in a statement on Thursday.

see more..

Noted Kannada music director Arjun Janya undergoes treatment after heart attack

27 Feb 2020 | 4:37 PM

Mysuru, Feb 27(UNI) Noted Kannada Music Director Arjun Janya on late Wednesday night suffered minor heart attack and was admitted to Apollo hospital in Mysuru here.

see more..

Minister inaugurates flood hit school rebuilt from scratch by Rotary

27 Feb 2020 | 4:03 PM

Chennai, Feb 27 (UNI) A higher secondary school, which was badly
hit by the 2015 floods and rebuilt from scratch by the Rotary Club of
Madras, was today handed over to the School Education department
at Perumbakkam on the city outskirts.

see more..

WEF's Global Shapers Community invites youth to address Kochi’s issues

27 Feb 2020 | 3:04 PM

Kochi, Feb 27 (UNI) Kochi gets a unique chance to present to the world its pressing problems and seek their solutions, as a pioneering trans-continental network of youth working to address regional as well as global challenges has included Kerala’s most cosmopolitan city in its map.

see more..
image