After Kaveri’s death, Belagavi district administration to act tough on illegal borewells

After Kaveri’s death, Belagavi district administration to act tough on illegal borewells

BELAGAVI: The district administration has banned digging of private borewells with immediate effect, implementing the government order passed on August 20, 2016.   This is following the death of six-year-old Kaveri who died after she fell into a dry open borewell at Zunjarwad village of Athani taluk.   Hit by drought and depletion of groundwater table, the state had virtually banned new borewells in 45 of its 175 taluks. But the digging continued and borewells continued to mushroom. Now, the district administration has instructed ground water directorate and tahsildars to…

80 child marriages prevented last year in Belagavi district

80 child marriages prevented last year in Belagavi district

BELAGAVI: The department of women and child development prevented over 80 child marriages in the district in 2016.This performance is better compared to the previous year when the department had rescued 62 underage girls from entering the wedlock. Despite this, child marriage continues to be a matter of concern in areas bordering Maharashtra. Yaadi Mein Shaadi,, a tradition in which a marriage is conducted overnight, has become a big challenge for officials. No invitation cards are printed and very few guests are invited to the wedding that takes place late…

Waste water released into Malaprabha river

Waste water released into Malaprabha river

BELAGAVI: individuals in downstream villages ar plagued by numerous health-related issues because of the discharge of waste matter water into Malaprabha stream by the Khanapur city council authorities. Irked villagers have vulnerable to lock the city council workplace if authorities didn’t stop this.The residents of Karambal, Kuppatagiri, Baloga, Yadoga, Jalage, Rumewadi, Karalaga, Chapagaon, Lakkebail and Devalatti villages, World Health Organization rely upon the stream for water and alternative functions, ar suffering from the discharge of waste matter into the stream. They conjointly blame that the stream is being contaminated within…

Khanapur Malaprabha River is Getting Polluted Day by Day

Khanapur Malaprabha River is Getting Polluted Day by Day

BELAGAVI: The emotional of waste material water to the Malaprabha stream by Khanapur city council authorities has been making health connected issues to the individuals in lower bank villages. Irked with the matter, villagers have cautioned of lockup city council workplace if the emotional of effluent to stream not stopped straightaway. Karambal, Kuppatagiri, Baloga, Yadoga, Jalage, Rumewadi, Karalaga, Chapagaon, Lakkebail, Devalatti square measure the villages facing issues with the discharge of waste material water to the stream, wherever individuals use same contaminated water for drinking and alternative functions. According to…

27 students affected to mysterious fever at Khanapur forest village

27 students affected to mysterious fever at Khanapur forest village

Belagavi: Hundreds of people including 27 students of forest village Gavvali in Khanapur taluk have been suffering by mysterious fever since past few days. Receiving the information, health department personnel visited the village and providing treatment.According to health department sources, fever might catch because of consuming contaminated water. Affected are suffering by omitting, loose motion and joints pain. Apprehended by sudden fever, some families have admitted patients at Khanapur taluk government hospital. Considering seriousness of the condition, doctors shifted three students to district government hospital in Belagavi on Monday whose…

Khanapur Girl kidnapped, raped for 2 months, rescued

Khanapur Girl kidnapped, raped for 2 months, rescued

BELAGAVI: Three persons have been arrested for the kidnap and alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl for two months. Police rescued the survivor from the clutches of her captors at Azam Nagar on Monday.Gopal Punappa Parawadkar, Ashok Balram Naik and Ramesh Mallikarjun Chougala have been arrested and booked under the Pocso Act. The girl, a resident of Nagurada village in Khanapur taluk, went missing on June 20. The accused Gopal and Ashok kidnapped her and kept her in the forest for two days where they raped her. They then took…