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Belgaum media coverage: 17-01-09

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Gays to present demands to CM– Times of India
Gay community members plan to appeal to the Yeddyurappa government to treat them on equal terms and help them live a dignified life

Sena warns of snapping ties with BJP over boundary row– PTI
Mounting pressure on its ally over the border row issue, the Shiv Sena today warned BJP that it would snap ties with it if its government in Karnataka continued to “torture” Marathi-speaking people.

B.S. Yeddyurappa is learnt to have stalled the idea of senior officers in travelling daily by air from Bangalore to Belgaum to attend the joint legislature session being held there. The session will be on for eight days and staying so long in Belgaum was a tough proposition, with the facilities created being not up to the standard expected. Added to that, the city had scarcity of good accommodation, felt the top brass.

History repeats itself at Belgaum– ExpressBuzz

 It was a typical winter morning in Belgaum, only the city was decked up with posters of BJP leaders and thousands of saffron flags — the Belgaum session got under way on Friday.


Plans will be revealed during Budget– Express Buzz
B S Yeddyurappa defended the Governor’s speech to the joint legislature session on Friday, which did not have any information on major programmes planned, saying that the government thought it would be better to announce the programmes in the budget, instead of announcing it in the Governor’s address.


Siddu issues another deadline to Congress– Express Buzz
Disgruntled Congress leader Siddaramaiah has done it again. He has set a deadline of January 25 for the Congress high command to accord him a suitable position to match his stature.  In the past also he had set a deadline for the Congress, which the high command ignored, following which he decided to stay away from the bypoll campaign.


Forget recession, govt promises the moonExpress Buzz

The economic slowdown will not deter the government from continuing developmental works in the state, said Governor Rameshwar Thakur while addressing the joint session of the Karnataka Legislature on Friday.  The money will be made available from within the framework of the Fiscal Responsibility Act


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