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Basaveshwar Khanavali: 61+ And Surging Ahead

Basaveshwar Khanavali has been a household name in the whole of North Karnataka region for a long back and in South Karnataka for the last few decades. The food outlet is well-known for its lavish spread of typical rustic delicacies from North Karnataka catering to the taste buds of all those fond of relishing the Jowar Rotti (Bread) meals along with the Holige sweet.   Rottis' done with beating: These days you can find any number of North Karnataka outlets most of them bearing the typical Basaveshwar Khanavali name boards at all possible directions in Bengaluru and these days elsewhere in the state as well. However, all Basaveshwar Khanavalis have nothing connecting one another but for the name. While most of these outlets are run in a 10x12 feet width garage-like premises the original and more than six decades old Basaveshwar Khanavali chain of hotels function from vast premises. Most of the small shops serve Jowar Rottis prepared by rolling just like while making Chapathis but

Karnataka Pontiffs become power brokers for ministerial berths

BS Yediyurappa , Karnataka Chief Minister underwent an embarrassing situation Yesterday during a public function at Davanagere when Vachananda Swami, the pontiff of the local Panchamasali sect demanded three ministerial berths in the state cabinet. The yoga teacher turned swami was not content with his single point demand. He warned the chief minister that Murugesh Nirani, former Industries Minister who was also present on the stage, should be inducted to the cabinet at any cost and if not the chief minister will have to face the wrath of the Panchamasali community! This sort of public admonishing made the chief minister being let down and became furious. He pleaded with the swami in his early forties to give suggestions and not warnings and threatened to walk out, giving back the swami in the same coin. However, the former local private TV channel's yoga programmer turned swami directed the CM to stay back and heed to the list of demands. The CM with much reluctance stayed bac

Karnataka's14 constituencies to go to polls tomorrow in the second and final phase

F ourteen Lok Sabha constituencies in the Northern region of the state of Karnataka are set to go in for polling tomorrow in the second and final round of polls.Polling to the remaining 14 constituencies in Southern region got over on Thursday 18 April. Image source: The 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state going to the polls are as follows Chikkodi,Belagavi,Bagalkote,Vijayapura,Kalaburagi(Gulburga),Bidar,Raichuru,Ballari,Koppal,Haveri,Dharwad,Uttara Kannada,Davanagere and Shivamogga .By and large the whole of North Karnataka region but for a few exceptions has been considered as a bastion of the saffron party since a few decades and the results of subsequent elections have only added strength to such a notion. The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) had won 11 seats in the May 2014 Parliamentary elections bagging 49.45 percentage of the total votes polled while the Indian National Congress(INC) had registered a win in three constituencies.During the previous general ele