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Anjanadri Betta to figure on international map

Image Source Anjanadri Betta of Kishkinde in Koppal district is all set to develop into an international pilgrim centre, thanks to Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister for providing Rs 100 crores in the current year’s budget. The provision of Rs 100 crores in the budget is merely a formality and follows up measure as the decision for doing so had been taken in July last year. Birth place of Lord Anjaneya: Since ages Anjanadri Betta of Kishkinde in Koppal district is believed to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman. The same has also found mention in the text books, sacred texts and the epic itself. However, on 21 April 2021 on the occasion of Sri Ram Navami the Tirumal Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) proclaimed “mythological, epigraphic and geographic evidence” to claim that Tirumala is the birth place of Lord Hanuman. The TTD constituted an eight member committee in order to substantiate its new found claim, never ever made earlier. This committee comprised of Sanskrit and Vedic scholars and e

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

Koppal:INC candidate's election was quashed for excessive expenditure!

K oppal Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka has an interesting history as the election of an Indian National Congress candidate was quashed for reasons like excessive expenditure much more than permitted by the Election Commission. image source: Probably in comparison with the present state of affairs and the huge expenditure indulged by the candidates hoodwinking the officials the above mentioned incident looks strange to believe but is now a fact in the history pages.It was way back in 1951 during the days when Koppal constituency was part of the Hyderabad princely state and known as Kushtagi Lok Sabha constituency. Then Sivamurthyswamy Alawandi,a renowned freedom fighter and champion of the cause for liberation from the then Hyderabad state got elected from here as an Independent candidate in spite of Congress wave across the country.He humbled Madhavarao who had contested on behalf of the Indian National Congress party.Later in the subsequent gener