Belgaum Media coverage 20-01-2009
Uproar on Mining issue in special session – Manglorean
The opposition Congress and the JDS in the special legislative assembly session being held in Belgaum today have demanded a CBI probe into the multi crore mining scam alleged to have happened under the nose of the BJP government. Mooting the proposal Deputy Opposition Leader of the Assembly T.B. Jayachandra demanded that the state should immediately hand over the probe to the CBI as there was evidences of a mega scam involving thousands of crores.
Two states, one district, and a 50-year-old dispute –Indian Express
The border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra has flared up again, with Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday seeking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention to “guide” the neighbouring state to give up its claim on Belgaum and other Marathi-speaking areas on the border.
Boundary row rages again- TOI
Tension between Karnataka and Maharashtra over the Belgaum issue escalated, with both state transport corporations suspending bus services from late on Sunday evening.
Border: K’taka for PM intervention– Statesman
The row over the merger of Marathi speaking areas in and around Belgaum took another twist today with chief minister, Mr BS Yeddyurappa, urging Prime Minsiter, Dr Manmohan Singh, to intervene.
2 M’rashtra trucks set afire – Deccan Herald
Activists of some Kannada organisations torched two mini trucks bearing Maharashtra registration numbers at Antarasanahalli on the national highway bypass near Tumkur on Monday.
Anita Kumaraswamy joins the elite group – Manglorean
Anita Kumaraswamy the third MLA from a single family of H.D.Deve Gowda, took oath today at the Belgaum session of the Karnataka Legislature. Also photos here
The ongoing agitation over the vexed border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka has led to disruption of state transport bus services between the two neighbouring states.
The Legislative Assembly on Monday witnessed a heated debate between members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Opposition on the subject of illegal iron-ore mining.
The State Government may consider adopting yet another resolution during the ongoing Belgaum session of the legislature to reiterate its “acceptance” of the Mahajan Commission report, in view of the prevailing situation and the historical importance of Belgaum vis-À-vis the border dispute with Maharashtra.