Thursday, March 29, 2012

Hockey tournament under way in Bidar

Zilla panchayat president Baburao Shankarrao inaugurated a national hockey tournament here on Monday.

As many as 20 teams from various States are taking part in the tournament organised by the Sri Nanak Jhira Saheb Foundation on the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College ground.

  • On the first day, BEG Pune defeated Maharashtra State Police four goals to nil. 
  • MEG Bangalore defeated Azad Club of Chandigarh, three goals to nil. 
  • Punjab State Power Corporation defeated Army Green of Bangalore.
  •  The match between the Karnataka State Police and BSF Jalandhar ended in a draw. 
  • On Tuesday, Punjab State Power Corporation defeated Pant Ratan Shiromani Sardar Joga Singh Academy, Bidar, by two goals to one.

Karnataka State Police defeated DYSS Bangalore four goals to nil and RCF Mumbai defeated Azad Club of Chandigarh three goals to nil.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bidar well suited for cashew cultivation

With laterite soil, humid weather and annual rainfall of up to 900 mm, Bidar is well suited to grow cashew, according to experts.

“Farmers in Bidar need not worry about growing cashew. They can throw seeds in mounds of degraded soil and come back a few years later to harvest the crop. It is that easy,” says S.B. Dandin, Vice-Chancellor, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot.

This “hassle-free” crop is hardy and does not need irrigation, Mr. Dandin says. Besides, it is not sensitive to pests and diseases.

“With the society getting increasingly nutrition conscious, the demand for snack food crops, such as cashew, is growing,” he adds.

Export potential

Cashew also has high export potential, says pomologist Suryakant Biradar of the College of Horticulture, Bidar.

“The price of cashew nut has been growing over the last year; at one time, it was comparable to almonds,” he says.

As many as 189 hectares in Bidar district are under cashew cultivation, with an average annual production of 284 tonnes of raw nuts.

However, productivity is less than the State average, as most trees were planted as part of afforestation efforts in public land and not in orchards. The varieties selected were not high yielding and farmers do not prune or dress trees to hasten growth and increase yield. Farmers can be trained in these skills, Dr. Biradar says.

“Apart from research and training, we plan to impart need-based and skill training to farmers and in-service field-level extension workers, and vocational training to unemployed youth,” says V.C. Kanamadi, Dean of the College of Horticulture, Bidar. The college has been organising workshops for horticulture farmers and food processing training for women.

Source:The Hindu

Centre declines deadline for special status to H-K ..

Despite continual pressure from the State government on the Centre to grant special status to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, it has declined to set a deadline to fulfill the State’s long-standing demand.

Though the State has made several representations to the Union Home Ministry demanding special status to the backward districts of north Karnataka including Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal and Bellary by amending Article 371, the Centre still seems to be studying the representation.

However, it is learnt that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has agreed to extend a few benefits to the backward regions of the State. Although, the Union government is against granting special status, it is keen on extending a special package, sources in the Ministry said. However, no deadline has been set.

source: Deccanherald

Drought relief works come to a standstill..

The battle for leadership in the state BJP has cast its shadow over drought relief works in the state.While a number of MLAs and ministers are away from their constituencies to back former minister B S Yeddyurappa in his struggle for power, it is the hapless people in the drought-hit villages and taluks who are bearing the brunt. Many drought relief works have come to a standstill as officers are in a state of chaos and confusion. Be it measures to solve drinking water problem or employing people for works under the MGNREGA, officers have to get the approval from the MLAs in the respective constituencies. With the advancement of summer, drinking water and fodder scenario is grim in the state.

According to sources, about 123 taluks of 24 districts in the state have been declared drought hit. Of them, majority of the taluks belong to north Karnataka and Hyderabad-Karantaka region. Apart from these two regions, Chitradurga and Tumkar are also reeling under severe drought.With the delay in taking up relief works, many villagers in Bijapur, Bidar, Yadgiri, Koppal, Bagalkot and Gadag in the north Karnataka region are beginning to migrate to neighboring states in search of jobs. With no trace of fodder in the region, some farmers are resorting to distress sale of their cattle. Drinking water has become so scarce that villagers are forced to drink contaminated water from bore wells with high fluoride content in several districts including Bidar, Yadagiri, Davangere, Raichur, Koppal and Bijapur.

A senior revenue officer said it is the responsibility of each MLA to hold meetings with the tahasildar and other officers to review the situation and to give his approval to take up drought relief works in the respective taluks. Besides, district ministers should hold review meetings with the DC and other officers and approve drought relief works. But such meetings are simply not taking place as all the MLAs and ministers are busy in the power game. The need of the hour is to start goshalas in all drought hit taluks, to arrange for sufficient fodder, to tackle drinking water problem, and assigning works to the needy under MGNREGA.Speaking to TOI, Gangaram Baderia, regional commissioner said, "We have taken measures to solve drinking water problem in Bijapur, Belgaum, Dharawd, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gadag and Haveri district on priority basis." Somashekhar, statistical officer, revenue department said Rs 173 crore has been released for relief works.

Source:Times of india

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trivedi’s gift to ‘his’ Bidar district

 Did the now-resigned railway minister Dinesh Trivedi remember his links with Bidar while presenting his first railway budget?

The answer apparently seems to be a firm ‘Yes’ with the announcement of a new train between Bidar-Hyderabad City in the budget.

Trivedi, who had worked as a trainee pilot at the Air Base here, has fulfilled the long-pending demand of the people of the district, according to MLC Khazi Arshad Ali and district Congress general secretary Aravind Arali.

Both the leaders told Express here on Sunday that on his visit to Bangalore during the launch of ‘Namma Metro,’ Trivedi told a delegation of the district led by Lok Sabha member Dharam Singh, that he had worked as a trainee pilot in Bidar, the time that ‘changed the course of his life’. He promised the delegation that he will try to fulfil the demands of the people of the district.

Bidar-Hyderabad City train was the six-decade-old demand of the people


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New train announced to Bidar.

Today`s( 14th March 2012) railways budget has given Bidar
  •  A new Intercity Express train between Bidar and Secunderabad, that would run 6 days a week. People of Bidar would be waiting travel in the same train. hope it would start soon.
  • Only one station in Karnataka – Bidar – figures in the over 300 stations selected for development as model station.  
  •  Nanded-Bidar link is  On the track 

Source: deccanherald , Ibnlive


GND Engineering College Students bags First Rank in VTU

Rohit Chopra of Gurunanak Dev Engineering College (GND), Bidar Topped Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) in Automobile Engineering branch .

Bangalore college bags lion’s share of VTU ranks.
The eleventh convocation of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum, will be held on the VTU campus on April 8, vice chancellor Dr H Maheshappa announced here on Monday.
Addressing a press conference, he said as many as 115 gold medals would be presented to rank holders and gold medal winners, besides conferring them degrees in person.
Maheshappa said students of BMSCE Bangalore topped the list of rank holders and medal winners, bagging 36 gold medals, followed by DSCE, Bangalore (28), BIET, Davangere (20), RCVE, Bangalore (17) and PG Centre VTU Belgaum (16).

First-rank holders

Mehnaz Rasool of KBN Gulbarga (Aeronautical Engineering), Rohit Chopra of GND Bidar (Automobile Engineering), Archana Chawhan of BIET Davangere (Bio-Medical Engineering), Usha B Biradar of DSCE Bangalore (Biotechnology), Bindu Chawla of DSCE Bangalore (Chemical Engineering), Megha B R of BMSCE Bangalore (Computer Science and Engineering), Deepasri K R of AIT Chikmagalur (Civil Engineering), Pragati Kulkarni of CMRIT Bangalore (Electronics and Communication Engineering), Gargy Ganguly of SMVIT Bangalore (Electrical and Electronics Engineering), Kavita S of VVCE Mysore (Environmental Engineering), Deepika K C of BIT Bangalore (Industrial Engineering and Management), Priti Srinivas GIT Belgaum (Industrial and Production Engineering), Sushma J of Sapthagiri Bangalore (Information Science and Engineering), Anusha H of RMS Institute Bangalore (Instrumentation Technology), Puneeth BM of KSIT Bangalore (Mechanical Engineering), Abhinanadan H of BMSCE Bangalore (Medical Electronics), Raja S of GVIT KGF (Mining Engineering), Ramya K of BNM Institute Bangalore (Telecommunication Engineering), Harishkumar N of BIET Davangere (Textile Technology), Ruplim Choudhury of MSRIT Bangalore (Architecture), Swathi N of BNM Institute Bangalore (MBA), Sambrekar Trupti Somnath of PG Centre, VTU Belgaum (MBA-Credit System) and Deepika G of RVCE Bangalore (MCA).

Source: Deccanherald

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bidar Tourism Gift Items..

Hello Bidarites..

To promote Bidar tourism, we (Team THRIJAL Services ) have started few exciting things and few of them are T-shirts and  Cofee Mugs.

I) T-shirts
There mainly two types of t-shirts
   a) Round Neck.
    Below are the two customsed   prints available on T-shirts.

  •  Bidar Fort, Bidar
  •  Solaha Khamba Masjib, Bidar
    b) Poloneck / Color t-shirts:
       In these there is only one Bidar Fort Print T-shirts available

II) Coffee Mugs
Mainly there are Three Customised printings on the Coffee mugs available.
  •  Bidar Fort, Bidar
  •  Md. Gawan Madarasa (Md gawan Unuversity), Bidar
  •  Royal tombs (Chokandi) , Astoor.

If any Bidarites interested to buy then mail us at : or

Watch pictures at :

WATCH OUT: More interesting things yet to come:)

Team Thrijal  and Team Bidarinfo.

Bidar-Gulbarga link route would reduce duration of travel by four-five hours to Delhi.

‘Karnataka needs more trains and lines’

Though Karnataka has been making rapid progress in terms of urbanisation, lack of better rail connectivity between places within the state and to other places in the country continues to be a dampener.

With the railway budget just around the corner, DNA takes a look at important lines that need to be taken up to provide better access to different parts of the state.

The Tumkur-Davangere and Dharwad-Belgaum lines, when completed, will reduce the distance to Mumbai by four-five hours and 150-170 km. Then there is Gadag-Haveri line, which will reduce travelling distance from north Karnataka to south.

“This will be the shortest route connecting north and south Karnataka as it will bypass Hubli,” said Prakash Mandoth, former member of the Zonal Railway User’s Consultative Committee, Southern and South Western Railway.

He said the Gulbarga-Bidar line would provide the shortest route to Delhi by saving about 200 km and reducing duration of travel by four-five hours. He said this line would also connect Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region and parts of Madhya Pradesh that are not linked to Karnataka.

The Munirabad-Mahbubnagar line will connect Gingera, Hitnal, Sandur, Manvi as well as Raichur and provide an easy route to Andhra Pradesh, instead of the one via Guntakal, which is longer.

Mandoth said: “At present, we have to travel longer to reach many places. For instance, currently, the route to Mumbai goes through Tiptur and Arasikere. The new route via Tumkur-Davangere and Dharwad-Belgaum will act as a trunk with many feeder routes branching out—from Chikmagalur you can go towards Kadur and Birur; from Birur to Shimoga; from Chikjajur to Bellary and from Hubli to Gadag, Hospet and Bijapur. It will also provide better connectivity to historical places such as Kathakal, Hampi, Badami, Aihole and Bijapur.

There is an urgent need to double and electrify the Bangalore-Mysore line and the new Bangalore-Hassan line. Though the line from Hassan to Shravanabelagola (42 km) has been completed, the Bangalore-Nelamangala line, despite completion, has not been commissioned.

“The completion of this line will give us the shortest route to Mangalore, which is the only port in Karnataka. It will also provide easy access to the east and west coasts,” he said.

Source: DNA

Nine from Bidar chosen for Wushu tourney

Nine students of the city-based Gyansudha Vidyalaya have been selected for the 11th National Sub-junior Wushu Martial Art

The competition will be held in Jammu on March 27. “The students were selected after their performance in the State-level championships conducted by the Karnataka Wushu Association in Bijapur,” coach Umakanth Balade said.

Of the nine students selected, two were from Bidar town and the other seven from the surrounding villages. Mr. Badale said that ‘Wushu' was a Chinese martial art and is similar to Kung Fu.

The national championships are conducted by the Wushu Association of India.

Source:The hindu

Monday, March 5, 2012

An American comes to India to learn about his English ancestor

When Alberto Taylor found a pictorial graph of his family history, he never thought it would take him to a land thousands of kilometres away.

The California-based dentist learnt that he was a descendent of Colonel Philip Meadows Taylor, an Englishman who served the Nizam of Hyderabad in various capacities.

Dr. Taylor travelled to England and Mexico meeting other people who were part of his family tree. He found books about India written by Meadows Taylor and was fascinated.

“That is when I decided to visit India,” he says.

He got in touch with Australia-based art historian Suprateek Mukherji and contacted resource persons at the Centre of Historical Research at Surpur in Yadgir district.

In Bidar
Dr. Taylor began his weeklong tour of India at Hyderabad on Saturday.

He arrived in Bidar on Sunday. A group of eminent citizens welcomed Dr. Taylor and showed him around the fort. He was accompanied by M. Bhaskar Rao, president of the centre.

Historian B.R. Konda took him around the Solah Kambah Masjid, Rangeen Mahal and the Madrassa of Mahamud Gawan. Archaeological Survey of India's Conservation Officer Anandateertha N., professor Vithaldas Pyage and others were present.

So what were Dr. Taylor's first impressions? “I thought Indians had forgotten all about Meadows Taylor. But that is not so. They recall his contributions so fondly. They have researched him, written books about him, organised seminars and painting exhibitions. I could not be happier,” he said.

He thanked the Indian Council of Historical Research and the Information Department for organising seminars on Meadows Taylor on his 200th birth anniversary in 2008.

Dr. Taylor is scheduled to visit Gulbarga, Bijapur, Hampi and Badami — places connected to the life of Meadows Taylor.

He said that staying at the Taylor Manzil, an inspection bungalow built on the hill in Surpur by Meadows Taylor, would remain in his memory for a long time.

Who is Meadows Taylor?

Philip Meadows Taylor was a military officer, civil servant, judge, engineer, archaeologist, painter and writer.

Born in Liverpool in England, he came to India at the age of 15 to be a clerk to a Bombay merchant. He accepted a commission in the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1824.

His sketch of the Madrasa of Mahamud Gawan is the first historical sketch available of the monument. His work on Gawan and the Bahmani kings sparked interest among European scholars in the history of medieval Deccan.

Meadows Taylor's novels, Confessions of a Thug and Tippoo Sultaun are considered classics. His anthropological works, The People of India and Student's Manual of the History of India , serve as reference books even today.

Source: the Hindu

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Control rooms have been set up to tackle water scarcity

Bidar needs Rs. 7.53 crore to tackle water scarcity
The district administration has sought Rs. 7.53 crore to tackle water scarcity in Bidar district.
A comprehensive project prepared to address water scarcity across the district was approved at a meeting of the zilla panchayat on Wednesday. This includes taluk-level proposals submitted by task forces headed by MLAs.

At the meeting to review drought relief works, Deputy Commissioner Sameer Shukla told officials to make sure that no village or urban area suffered from drinking water scarcity.

Control rooms have been set up at the Deputy Commissioner's office and at taluk offices. Residents can call the control room (1077) to file complaints on water scarcity.

Mr. Shukla said it was true that some areas were facing drinking water scarcity. “But the situation is under control. There is no need to provide water in tankers to any village or urban area. The Government is focussing on finding a permanent solution to the crisis and trying to provide water to habitations, wherever possible,” Mr. Shukla said. Officials who neglected their duties would be dealt with strictly, he cautioned.


In the first phase, the State Government released Rs. 50 lakh to the district for drought relief. Zilla panchayat had Rs. 10 lakh for sinking borewells. Bandeppa Kashempur, MLA for Bidar South had released Rs. 25 lakh from his local area development fund, Mr. Shukla said.

Borewells would be sunk where there was no other source of water. Installation of pipelines would be taken up under the calamity relief fund. Motors would be purchased under the 13th Finance Scheme, the Deputy Commissioner said.

Permission had been sought from the State Government to remove silt from open wells and make them deeper under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Officials had been asked to address fodder scarcity too.

An aggregated proposal of Rs. 7.53 crore was prepared for the district. It would be submitted to the State Government.
Source:The Hindu

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Bidar have been identified as One of digital art centres.

State unveils policy to promote digital art

Aimed at attracting investments in the field of digital art, the State Government on Wednesday unveiled the Karnataka Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics policy. It focusses on developing and nurturing the animation and gaming segment of the information technology industry.

In this policy, the first of its kind in the country, the Government has announced the creation of a venture capital fund of Rs. 50 crore, to be funded jointly by the Government and private investors, to help entrepreneurs. The Government's contribution to this fund is 26 per cent, M.N. Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology and e-Governance, announced.

Another key policy announcement is the decision to set up a centre of excellence in this field in a private-public partnership mode. While the State and the Centre would invest 20 per cent and 30 per cent respectively, the private partners would provide 50 per cent.

Other moves proposed include promotion of public and private parks in this sector, setting up animation, visual effects, gaming and comics parks on the SEZ model and providing financial assistance for setting up digital art centres.

Further, ten fine arts colleges, located in Gulbarga, Bidar, Belgaum, Dharwad, Gadag, Raichur, Bellary, Chitradurga, Chamarajanagar and Tumkur, have been identified for digital art centres.

Mr. Vidyashankar said that that the potential for the industry was projected at around Rs. 10,000 crore by the end of 2012, and this would grow by over 40 per cent in the next three years.

Biren Ghose, president of the Association of Bangalore Animation Industry, said an expert panel comprising experienced industry professionals from India and abroad would be set up to study and research current trends and future requirements of the industry. Announcing the policy, Labour Minister B.N. Bache Gowda termed it a “historic day” for Karnataka. He said the policy would particularly benefit students from rural areas, who were creative.

Source: The Hindu
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