Monday, October 22, 2012

Vajpayee Arogyashree Scheme to be extended to Bidar, Bijapur soon

Health Minister Aravind Limbavali on Sunday said the Vajpayee Arogyashree Scheme (VAS) will be extended to Bidar, Bijapur and a few other districts soon.

“After discussing with hospitals in cities such as Solapur and Hyderabad, that are closer to our borders, we will make sure that the people living in these towns have access to the medical facilities without having to come all the way to Bangalore.”

At the launch of the Bangalore Division of the VAS, Limbavali said the scheme will soon cover more diseases and procedures.

Limbavali appealed to medical students and specialists in the state to consider offering their services in rural areas.

“There aren’t enough specialists in these areas because specialists are not willing to extend their services to these sections. This deprives the rural poor of tertiary treatment and speciality consultation,” Limbavali added.

Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar said that `40 crore was allotted for the VAS in 2011-12 and this year, the government will spend Rs 70 crore on the scheme. He said the government is also taking steps to start government medical colleges in seven districts, which do not have government or private medical colleges.

Under the VAS, Below Poverty Line (BPL) families can avail tertiary medical treatment including hospitalisation, surgery and therapies. The scheme covers seven diseases and over 400 procedures. Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer Treatment (Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy), Neurological diseases, Renal diseases, Burns, polytrauma cases (Not covered by Motor vehicle insurance) and neonatal cases are the diseases included in the scheme.

Under the scheme, medical expenses up to Rs 1.5 lakh will be borne by government. The scheme was launched two years ago in Gulbarga and has 106 network hospitals throughout the state.


Bidar to get 750-bed teaching hospital

Bidar to get 750-bed teaching hospital

The State Cabinet’s decision to build a 750-bed teaching hospital for the Bidar Institute of Medical Sciences (BRIMs) fulfils a long-pending demand. This will ensure that the people of the district get access to quality healthcare and need not travel to Hyderabad or Solapur for tertiary care.

Bidar was not on the list of districts in which the State government had decided to open five new government medical colleges in 2005. Continued agitation by citizens’ groups, such as the Government Medical College Horata Samiti, forced the government to concede the demand.

The initial plans of the government had funds earmarked for the college building, but not for the teaching hospital. Students were tagged to the district government hospital. The construction of a new hospital was delayed so much so that the first batch of MBBS students passed out of the college without having ever worked in an exclusive teaching hospital. Another important proposal that was cleared was the construction of four bridges on the Manjra to enable easy movement between Bidar, Aurad, Basavakalyan and Bhalki taluks. “This was among our longest-pending demands. We welcome the Cabinet’s decision,” Ishwar Khandre, Bhalki MLA, said. He, however, demanded that the government start work on the bridges soon.

Another proposal, to develop ring roads around Bidar at a cost of Rs. 9 crore, was also approved. A team led by officials such as the district in-charge Secretary E.V. Ramana Reddy and Deputy Commissioner P.C. Jaffer had taken up the matter with the Ministers concerned and senior officials, sources said.


Activists of the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike protested in Bidar on Thursday against the decision not to release additional funds for the Basavakalyan Development Board. They urged the government to release Rs. 500 crore for the board.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012


The macho man from this ‘Kumbha Rashi’ is Chetan Chandra. With eight packs coming to his help in this film the film in the direction of Chandrahasa has completed talkie portions and three songs. Only two songs are set for completion at Bidar, tip of Karnataka. At Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Booth Bungalow, Nandini Layout surroundings one of the songs was shot disclosed Chandrahasa.

The hard work put in is slowly giving results. The media has also supported very well. I did not know journalist Yethiraj is a good actor stated Chetan Chandra in his address. I have the hunger of good performance. Eight months of tying up my stomach, it was a tough job giving me happiness now when I see on the screen expressed Chetan Chandra. I am rag picker son of a grave yard person played by Gururaj Hoskote added Chetan Chandra.

Paani Puri Kitty who shaped by Chetan Chandra was present at the media briefing stated that training up is not a task but following the systematic diet is very much important. CC has followed very well. Seeing him on screen in ‘Kumba Raashi’ I am ‘Thumba’ happy he said.

It is not just via body Chetan Chandra has spoken in the film but he has done good performance. I wept for the first time seeing his performance while editing stated Nagendra Urs.

Gururaj Hoskote felt the role was challenging for him because he had to collect tears and act. That is not the normal role I have played he said. The balancing of the role was also concentrated as a grave yard maintainer added GH.

This film reaches the youngsters of today mentioned Roopika. Yethiraj, actor cum journalist said editor Nagendra Urs edited his portions at the room and it was just a reaction and telephonic chat for him with father character.


Monday, October 15, 2012

NK districts have high number of vacant primary teacher posts

Several districts of north Karnataka, particularly in the Hyderabad-Karnataka belt, figure low on educational indicators, be it female literacy or the rate of transition loss from primary to high school. The district-wise break up of vacancies of posts of teachers in primary schools provides one indicator on why this could be so.

Of the total 11,689 teacher posts vacant only at the primary level in the State, as per the pupil-teacher ratio mandated by the Right to Education Act, the highest vacancies are in Chikkodi educational district with 987, followed by Yadgir at 923.

At the bottom

All above 500 vacancies are concentrated in the northern belt: Raichur (697), Bellary (604), Koppal (558), Bidar (529) and Gulbarga (506). The only odd educational district out in the category is the educational district of Sirsi with 553 vacancies, which happens to be Education Minister Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri’s home district.

At the other end of the spectrum are Bangalore North with 35 vacancies and Udupi with 72. This category too has a surprise member, Haveri from north Karnataka, with just 20 vacancies.

Not surprisingly, the R. Govinda Committee report on restructuring of schools, which had said that the State is short on teachers by 14,958, had also pointed out that pupil-teacher ratio is markedly more adverse in northern districts compared to the southern ones.

In an attempt to fill these gaps, the Karnataka government is now in the process of recruiting primary school teachers and the proposal for filling 14,000 posts is pending with the Finance Department.

According to sources in the department, approval is likely to be given next week for filling only about 8,000 vacancies.

Education Department officials admit that one of reasons for the problem being severe in north Karnataka districts is also unwillingness on the part of teachers to be posted there. This particular issue is likely to be remedied to at least some extent by the implementation of provisions of the Article 371 under which special status was recently accorded to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, promising reservation in jobs to people of the region by birth or domicile.


Friday, October 12, 2012

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Two songs balance for 'Kumbha Rashi'

Billed as action cum love story with eight packs of Chetan Chandra talked about highly ‘Kumba Rashi’ (it is the zodiac sign and heroine Roopika comes in this zodiac sign) has completed talkie portions and three songs for the film of new producer Siddhu Gowda Patil.

Addressing the media on Monday evening at Green House Raj Milan the team members Chetan Chandra, Roopika, director Chandrahasa, editor Nagendra Urs, character artist Gururaj Hoskote, dialogue writer Saali and others turned very hopeful on the good success of the film.

Debutant director Chandrahasa is heading for Bidar district to capture two songs for the film with his team members. At Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Booth Bungalow, Nandini Layout surroundings Chandrahasa shot for other song sin the film.

Chetan Chandra in his address stated that eight pack works for the film has given him utmost satisfaction. I have the hunger of good performance. I am rag picker son of a grave yard person played by Gururaj Hoskote added Chetan Chandra. Gururaj Hoskote felt the role was challenging for him because he had to collect tears and act. That is not the normal role I have played he said.

It is not just via body Chetan Chandra has spoken in the film but he has done good performance. I wept for the first time seeing his performance while editing stated Nagendra Urs. Trainer for Chetan Chandra – Kitty felt happy for the results of his training to Chetan Chandra. Chetan is a good student he lauded.

This film reaches the youngsters of today mentioned Roopika. Yethiraj, actor cum journalist said editor Nagendra Urs edited his portions at the room and it was just a reaction and telephonic chat for him with father character.

Clips of the film ‘Kumba Rashi’ and one song of the film was screened after the media address.


ಇಂಡೋ-ನೇಪಾಲ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್‌ ಚಾಂಪಿಯನ್‌ಶಿಪ್‌ಗೆ ಆಯ್ಕೆ

ಕಠ್ಮಂಡುವಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನವೆಂಬರ 22ರಿಂದ ಮೂರು ದಿನ ನಡೆಯಲಿರುವ ಇಂಡೋ-ನೇಪಾಲ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಟೆನಿಸ್‌ ಬಾಲ್‌ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್‌ ಚಾಂಪಿಯನ್‌ಶಿಪ್‌ಗೆ ಬೀದರ ಜ್ಞಾನಸುಧಾ ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಭಾರತ ತಂಡವನ್ನು ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಧಿಸಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದ 7 ಬಾಲಕರು ಮತ್ತು 7 ಬಾಲಕಿಯರು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂದು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಟೆನಿಸ್‌ ಬಾಲ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್‌ ಅಸೋಸಿಯೇಷನ್‌ ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಗಂಗಾಧರಯ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಟಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ನಗರದ ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಆಯ್ಕೆಯಾದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ತರಬೇತಿದಾರ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ಹಲಬರ್ಗೆ ಅವರನ್ನು ಸನ್ಮಾನಿಸಿ ಅಭಿನಂದಿಸಲಾಯಿತು. ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷೆ ಪ್ರೊ| ಪೂರ್ಣಿಮಾ ಜಿ. ಮಾತನಾಡಿ, ಕ್ರೀಡೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೋಲು- ಗೆಲುವು ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ. ಆದರೆ, ಕ್ರೀಡಾ ಮನೋಭಾವ ಹೊಂದುವುದು ಮುಖ್ಯ ಎಂದರು.

ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾದ ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ ಪಾಟೀಲ, ಸುಮಿತ ಸಿಂದೋಲ್‌, ರವಿ ಮೂಲಗೆ, ಪ್ರಾ|ಸುನೀತಾ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ, ಶಿಕ್ಷಕರಾದ ಉಮಾಕಾಂತ ಬಲಾಡೆ, ಮಹೇಶ ಯಾಲಾ, ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥಾಪಕ ಸಂಜೀವ ರಾಠೊಡ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದು, ಅಭಿನಂದಿಸಿದರು.


Defence Ministry’s to set up a polyclinic

The district ex-servicemen’s association has welcomed the Defence Ministry’s move to set up a polyclinic here for ex-servicemen and their dependents.

Ex-servicemen in the Hyderabad Karnataka region would benefit from this facility, association director S.G. Dongre told presspersons after the inauguration of the polyclinic here on Wednesday.

There are over 1,200 ex-servicemen and their dependents in and around Bidar. “Their number in the Hyderabad Karnataka region is two or three times more,” he said. Having a hospital here had saved them the trouble of travelling to the military hospital in Hyderabad for routine treatment, he said.


Varsity plans PG course in maths at Bidar centre

Gulbarga University plans to start postgraduate courses in mathematics, commerce and several other disciplines at the PG centre as well as at a few government colleges in Bidar district next year, Syndicate member Maharudra Hugar has said.

He was speaking at the orientation programme for postgraduate students at the Government First Grade College here on Wednesday.

Gulbarga University has already started PG courses in 17 streams at various places in Bidar district. Admissions to 11 PG courses are available at the centre at Halahalli, near Bidar.

Six courses are offered at the government college in Bidar.

When the university starts other popular courses such as PG in mathematics, commerce and management, 90 per cent of the students from Bidar would not have to travel to Gulbarga, he said.

He also urged teachers to seek the university’s permission to guide students for doctoral studies. “This way, we can turn this college into a research centre,” he said.

The Hyderabad Karnataka Development Board was considering a proposal to release Rs. 10 lakh for repairing classrooms at the Bidar government college, he added.


Monday, October 8, 2012

‘Bidar is sure to produce Olympians’

“Bidar has such high quality sports infrastructure now that it is sure to produce some Olympians in the future,” said K.V. Gagandeep, Additional Director-General of Police (Prisons), said here on Saturday.

He was speaking at the prize distribution ceremony for winners of the Ashok Kheny ITF Bidar Open Tennis Tournament at the Bidar Police Tennis Club.

He said that the club, which has three tennis courts of international quality, is now building a fourth. ITF-registered coach Madhukar Kadaiah is training children and seniors.

“We hope that Bidar will produce some ITF players in the next five to six years,” he said.


Mr. Gagandeep congratulated the district administration for building an Olympic-standard swimming pool and an indoor stadium. He hoped that the youth would use these facilities for training.

He appreciated the efforts of the Bidar police for having built the courts and for starting the Bidar Police Sports Training School.

H.N. Girisha, who won silver in the London Paralympics, said that youth should take up sports not for money or fame, but to gain confidence.

The pleasure of learning to play a game and to compete is not found anywhere else. Everyone may not be able to make a career in sports, but it is satisfying in its own way, he said.

Shashil Namoshi, MLC, said that Mr. Gagandeep had introduced tennis to Hyderabad Karnataka when he was the Inspector-General of Police of the North Eastern Range.

Ashok Kheny, entrepreneur and chief sponsor of the event, handed over gift cheques to Wing Yau Venise Chan of Hong Kong, who won the tournament, and runner-up Yumi Miyazaki of Japan. He said that he would support such events in future.

‘Feels like Europe’

After three days of rain in the city, the sun rose in Bidar on Saturday morning, which led the tournament winner, Chan, to remark that the city almost felt like Europe.

“After travelling from Gulbarga, we thought this place would have been hotter. It was nothing like we expected. We were pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a cool, rainy place like those little towns in Europe,” she said.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

International tennis tourney begins in Bidar.

Watch International Tennis Federation (ITF)  tournment held in Bidar Live Result


Players from nine countries will take part in it

Women tennis players from nine countries will be participating in the International Tennis Federation’s Tournament starting at the Bidar Police Tennis Club from Monday.

The prize money for winners is $10,000. The players include Oleksandra Korashvilli from Ukraine, Wing-Yau Venise, Hong Kong, Nungnadda Wannasuk, Thailand, Zi Yang, China, Yumi Miyazaki and Risa Hasegawa, Japan, Ju-Eun Kim, Korea, Risa Hasegawa, Japan, Yang Chia Hsien, Taipei, Agathe Timsit, France and Prerna Bhambri, Sai Samhita, Prarthana Thombare, Anushka Bhargava, Vaniya Dangwal among others from India.

P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, told presspersons here on Sunday that the tournament would popularise sports in the district.

Three tennis courts

He congratulated the Bidar Police Tennis Club led by N. Satish Kumar, Superintendent of Police, who had worked hard to build three tennis courts atop the hill in Habsi Kot on the outskirts of Bidar.

Mr. Kumar said the club was set up with contributions from the public, tennis enthusiasts and the police.

He thanked Inspector General of Police K.V. Gagandeep and senior IAS officer M. Lakshminarayana for convincing the ITF authorities to organise the tournament.

Ashok Kheny, Managing Director of Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises, is the title sponsor, said Sunil Yajaman, tournament director.

The tournament has been named ‘Ashok Kheny ITF Bidar Open’, he said.

Sheetal Iyer is the referee for the event.

The inaugural match will be on Monday at 10 a.m.

The finals are scheduled for October 6 at 11 a.m. Matches would go on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day. Entry is free.


President, vice-president of Bidar cooperative sugar factory elected

Sanjay Gurubasappa Kheny was elected the president of Bidar Sahakari Sakkare Karakhane at Hallikhed-B village in Humanbad taluk on Sunday.

Eeranna Havigeppa Patil was elected vice-president. The election was unanimous. They will hold office for 30 months, till March 31, 2015, said Ashok Havigeppa Tamasange, who chaired the meeting to elect the members. Mr. Kheny, Bharatiya Janata Party leader, hails from Kheni Ranjol village in Bidar taluk. Mr. Patil is a member of the Bidar Zilla Panchayat. Subhash Gurulingappa Kallur, district BJP unit president, was the previous president and Marutirao Govindarao, former MLA, was the vice-president.