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Bommalapura social boycott case: Warring groups engage in wordy duel
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Bommalapura social boycott case: Warring groups engage in wordy duel

Gundlupet: Even as the controversy rages over the boycott of 25 families of Bommalapura village in the taluk for voting in favour of BJP candidate in the Gundlupet Assembly by-poll held recently, two warring groups entered into heated exchange of words and virtually came to blows right in front of State Women’s Commission  Chairperson Nagalakshmi…

Heavy loss as rain breaches tank in Gundlupet
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Heavy loss as rain breaches tank in Gundlupet

Gundlupet: The Vijayapura Doddakere tank bund in the taluk breached following heavy rains and the water gushed out, resulting in crops being destroyed. The Vijayapura tank was filled to the brim with heavy rain. Suddenly, the tank bund cracked open and water poured out into the low-lying areas. As a result, hundreds of acres of…

Bachahalli tank full
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Bachahalli tank full

Gundlupet: The villagers in the border village of Bachahalli adjoining the Bandipur National Park were a happy lot as the heavy rains that lashed the taluk on Thursday last filled the Bachahalli tank to the brim. The region was experiencing drought for quite a few years. The villagers performed Ganga Puja and offered bagina to…

Lightning kills boy, cow
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Lightning kills boy, cow

Gundlupet: In separate incidents, a 12-year-old-boy and a cow died, after they were struck by lightning and a 22-year-old youth died of electrocution in Gundlupet yesterday afternoon. In the first incident, a boy, who had gone with his father to their field yesterday afternoon, was severely injured when lightning struck him while he was removing…

Soldier from Gundlupet dies of heart attack in Assam
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Soldier from Gundlupet dies of heart attack in Assam

Chamarajanagar: A BSF soldier from Gundlupet, who was serving in the 145th batch of BSF as a cook in Assang Sultagan in Assam, died of heart attack at a hospital in Assam. The deceased soldier has been identified as N. Puttaswamy (42), a resident of Housing Board Colony in Gundlupet, who was serving as a…

CM thanks voters, says money cannot win elections
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CM thanks voters, says money cannot win elections

Nanjangud: Dismissing BJP’s allegations that the Congress won the Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-polls by money and muscle power, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah said that elections cannot be won by spending money and if it was so, big industrialists such as Tata, Birla and Ambani too would have attained power. Addressing the Congress thanksgiving meet at the…

Portrait of Basavanna in Government offices soon
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Portrait of Basavanna in Government offices soon

Gundlupet: All Government offices in the State should display portraits of the 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara and the Government would issue a circular to this effect soon, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah yesterday. Speaking at a programme organised by Gundlupet and Begur Block Congress units to thank voters for the victory in the recently held…

Chief Minister heads to Gundlupet, Nanjangud to thank voters
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Chief Minister heads to Gundlupet, Nanjangud to thank voters

Mysuru: Hitting back at the State BJP President B.S. Yeddyurappa (BSY) for predicting early Assembly polls in the State, Chief Minster Siddharamaiah wondered whether Yeddyurappa was the Election Commissioner to say so. Speaking to press persons upon his arrival at Mandakalli Airport this morning, Siddharamaiah who was en route to Gundlupet to take part in…

Misuse of Government machinery by Congress led to defeat, feels BJP
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Misuse of Government machinery by Congress led to defeat, feels BJP

Bengaluru: An introspection meeting convened by the State BJP at its headquarters in Malleswaram yesterday attributed the loss in the recent Nanjangud and Gundlupet by-elections to ‘gross misuse of the Government machinery, muscle and money power by the ruling Congress.’ The BJP top brass also felt a tactic understanding between the Congress and JD (S),…

Top leaders skip introspection meet
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Top leaders skip introspection meet

Bengaluru: The crucial meeting called to discuss the BJP’s poll debacle in Nanjangud and Gundlupet was skipped by many leaders signalling all is not well within the party. Other than Union minister H.N. Ananth Kumar, Yeddyurappa’s confidants Shobha Karandlaje, Aravind Limbavali and V. Somanna, and defeated candidates V. Sreenivasa Prasad and C.S. Niranjan Kumar, no…

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