Source The Hindu & Rediff.com
The long-cherished dream of the people of North Karnataka will become a reality on July 7 this year. Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Cyriac Joseph issued a notification that the circuit benches of Karnataka High Court at Dharwad and Gulbarga will commence work from July 7.
On the orders of the chief justice, high court registrar issued a notification in this regard. The full bench of the high court which met on Tuesday passed a resolution permitting sitting of judges at the newly-established circuit benches at Dharwad on Gulbarga.
Wednesday’s notification states that the cases from the districts of Bagalkot, Bellary, Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal and Uttara Kannada will be heard at Dharwad while those from Bijapur, Bidar, Gulbarga and Raichur will be heard in Gulbarga. Pending cases will be transferred to the respective circuit benches before July 7, 2008. Filing of new cases at the circuit benches will be permitted from July 7, 2008.
Vedike to organise ‘Bangalore Chalo’
The construction of new high court buildings at Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) in Dharwad is nearing completion. Government will be urged to start work on Suvarna Vikasa Soudha’
The district unit of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike will organise “Bangalore Chalo” agitation on June 16 to bring pressure on the State Government to start work on Suvarna Vikasa Soudha in Belgaum city.
The vedike will also ask the Government to expedite all the development projects that have been put on hold in the wake of the Assembly elections, according to president of the district unit of the vedike Rajeev Topannavar.
He told presspersons here on Saturday that the a large number of workers of the vedike would stage a protest in front of Vidhana Soudha on June 16 against the “lackadaisical” attitude of the Government towards development requirements of Belgaum district.
The Janata Dal (Secular)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition Government had made several promises with regard to development of the district, but none of them were implemented, he said.
The vedike would urge the Government to set up an Export Promotion Council to encourage export of foundary products and sweets; start work on information technology and biotechnology parks, textile park, underground sewage scheme and Belgaum-Chorla road development project; announce a special package for renovation of Kannada medium schools in border areas, and accord taluk status to Kittur.
Referring to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s promise to visit all the districts in the State, Mr. Topannavar said that the vedike would urge him to start the tour from Belgaum and submit a memorandum in support of its demands.