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Belgaum should be declared as Union Territory, says Shiv Sena amid border row
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Belgaum should be declared as Union Territory, says Shiv Sena amid border row

An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' alleged that a pro-Kannada organisation recently beat up Marathi people in Belgaum

Maharashtra govt releases 50-year-old documentary to make its case in border dispute with Karnataka
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Maharashtra govt releases 50-year-old documentary to make its case in border dispute with Karnataka

Directed by Kumarsen Samarth and produced by the Maharashtra govt 50 years ago, the 35-minute black and white film titled, A Case For Justice, seeks to establish that Marathi was widely used in the disputed areas

Will incorporate 'Karnataka-occupied areas' into Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray
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Will incorporate 'Karnataka-occupied areas' into Maharashtra, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra claims certain areas which are part of Karnataka including Belgaum, Karwar and Nippani, contending that the majority of population in these areas is Marathi- speaking

BS Yediyurappa condemns Ajit Pawar's remark on Belgaum border issue, says Maharashtra DCM is 'trying to incite fire'
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BS Yediyurappa condemns Ajit Pawar's remark on Belgaum border issue, says Maharashtra DCM is 'trying to incite fire'

Pawar had Tuesday urged people to work towards fulfilling Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray's dream of incorporating Belgaum, Karwar and Nipani — areas of Karnataka which have substantial Marathi-speaking population — into Maharashtra

Tension prevails in Karnataka's Belagavi district over installation of statue; police lathicharge to disperse crowd
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Tension prevails in Karnataka's Belagavi district over installation of statue; police lathicharge to disperse crowd

Marathi-speaking residents in the Peeranwadi area objected to the statue of Sangolli Rayanna as they want to install a statue of Shivaji at the same spot

Trouble to Kannadigas in Maharashtra won't be tolerated, dy CM warns Uddhav Thackeray, after Shiv Sainiks deface Kannada billboards in Kolhapur
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Trouble to Kannadigas in Maharashtra won't be tolerated, dy CM warns Uddhav Thackeray, after Shiv Sainiks deface Kannada billboards in Kolhapur

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi on Wednesday warned that the state government would not tolerate any trouble to Kannadigas in Maharashtra over the Belagavi border issue

Crocodile lands on rooftop of house in Karnataka's flood-affected Belgaum; deluge leaves 31 dead, 4 lakh displaced in state
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Crocodile lands on rooftop of house in Karnataka's flood-affected Belgaum; deluge leaves 31 dead, 4 lakh displaced in state

A crocodile became the prime focus of residents when it landed on the roof of a house on Sunday, in flood-affected Raybag taluka, in Belgaum, Karnataka.

Rain-related incidents claim 114 lives in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala; situation improves in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha
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Rain-related incidents claim 114 lives in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala; situation improves in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha

Floods claimed 114 lives in western and southern parts of India. Rescue operations are underway in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.

Maharashtra floods Updates: Over four lakh rescued, 761 villages affected; state gets more than double rainfall received in 2005
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Maharashtra floods Updates: Over four lakh rescued, 761 villages affected; state gets more than double rainfall received in 2005

Maharashtra floods latest updates | Over four lakh people have been moved to safety from the flood-hit parts of Maharashtra, including 3.78 lakh from the worst-hit Kolhapur and Sangli districts where the water level started receding on Saturday, reported PTI.

Rivers cross danger mark as incessant rains batter Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh; army, navy, IAF, NDRF conduct rescue ops
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Rivers cross danger mark as incessant rains batter Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh; army, navy, IAF, NDRF conduct rescue ops

Heavy rainfall and relentless floods threw normal life out of gear in various states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, with 28 people dead in rain-related incidents in Kerala

Heavy Rains and Floods Updates: Two IAF choppers deployed for rescue operations in Belagavi, nine dead in Karnataka
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Heavy Rains and Floods Updates: Two IAF choppers deployed for rescue operations in Belagavi, nine dead in Karnataka

Heavy Rains and Floods Updates: The Maharashtra district administration in Sangli said that nine people had died in the rescue boat capsizing accident while three were feared drowned.

Threading the needle: How a differently abled Dalit man from Belgaum mastered stitching, creating art from scrap
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Threading the needle: How a differently abled Dalit man from Belgaum mastered stitching, creating art from scrap

Sunil Shastri, a self-taught tailor from the Karadaga village in Belgaum, suffers from Usher Syndrome, which affects one's vision and hearing. He has stunned the people of his community with his ability to stitch perfect hand-bags and work with dangerous materials

Kolhapur violence: Police, ATS join hands to probe attack on churchgoers during Sunday Mass in Kowad village
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Kolhapur violence: Police, ATS join hands to probe attack on churchgoers during Sunday Mass in Kowad village

At least 12 people were injured when they were attacked by a group of people during the prayer meet at the residence of Bhimsen Chavan in Kolhapur. About 40 people had joined the mass congregation for prayer

In rural Belgaum, one man traded his flute and shehnai to make toys
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In rural Belgaum, one man traded his flute and shehnai to make toys

Narayan Desai had to give up his caste-based profession of being a flute and shehnai player to take up a more lucrative job — making toys

Karnataka polls: Sonia Gandhi to address rallies in Vijayapura, Belgaum on 8 May; Rahul to launch 9th leg of campaign today
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Karnataka polls: Sonia Gandhi to address rallies in Vijayapura, Belgaum on 8 May; Rahul to launch 9th leg of campaign today

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi will address rallies in Karnataka this week as they lead the party's high-pitched campaign in the state ahead of the Assembly elections on 12 May.

Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields
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Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields

Marathwada's farmers are now working as labourers in sugarcane fields, despite health risks, low wages, and the loss of their children's education.

Marathwada Diary: Agrarian crisis forces 1 lakh farmers, labourers from Beed to sugarcane fields of Karnataka
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Marathwada Diary: Agrarian crisis forces 1 lakh farmers, labourers from Beed to sugarcane fields of Karnataka

Around October-November every year, more than 125,000 farmers and labourers (the collector estimates) migrate from Beed district alone in Marathwada to work in the sugarcane fields of western Maharashtra and Karnataka for 4-5 months.

Eight Karnataka students drown off Maharashtra's Sindhudurg coast
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Eight Karnataka students drown off Maharashtra's Sindhudurg coast

Eight engineering students, including two girls, from Belgaum in Karnataka drowned in the sea off Malvan, Sindhudurg on Saturday afternoon, police said.

Fadnavis must stand up against Karnataka govt's move on Belgaum: Sena
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Fadnavis must stand up against Karnataka govt's move on Belgaum: Sena

Shiv Sena on Tuesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to step up the offensive against the Karnataka government's decision to change Belgaum’s name to Belagavi, to protect the interests of the Marathi-speaking people.

Fadnavis must stand up against Karnataka's move on Belgaum: Sena
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Fadnavis must stand up against Karnataka's move on Belgaum: Sena

Shiv Sena today urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to step up offensive against the Karnataka government's decision to change Belgaum's name to Belagavi.