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Kattak Shamsuddin, Abubaker Master  and Mohd Hasan Muallim passed away. 
14.215 Childrens administered anti polio vaccine at Bhatkal. 
Konkan Railway is making a loss of Rs.1 crore every day and considering of increase in fare and freight. 
Syed Mohideen Barmawar retained Tanzeem President and Mr Yahya Damudi retained as Tanzeem General Secretary. 
Hubli Mumbai air services commence. fare Rs.3250/- Flight every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
 
Honnavar  : As the 110 KV Kumta - Honnavar line has been completed full capacity current has started flowing from Honnavar to Bhatkal. Thus the chronic problem of frequent power cuts have been solved to a considerable extent. Although the work commenced as long as four years ago there was stay by the court. The residents of Bhatkal launched a protest campaign in the form of N.H. Bundh. Current is now supplied to Sharvathi tailrace project directly from Jog. Power generation is slated to commence by 2001 AD.  
Bhatkal  : A grand Luncheon was held today with the participation of Muslims, Hindus and Govt. officials. Speaking as the chief Guest Mr. Pranab Mohanty, the asst. Supdt. Of police, Bhatkal said that such a get - together will herald a new dawn of peace and amity for the people Bhatkal. Mr. Shaivananda Bhandari, asst. Commissioner, Bhatkal complimenting the Sultan Youth Welfare Association Bhatkal, the organizers, asserted that such programs help promote communal harmony at Bhatkal which is the need of the hour. He requested the Hindu brothers, who were present in good numbers, to host a similar get - together on the occasion of Dewali. Mr. M.A. Ghani, presiding over the function exhorted the youth to take up constructive activities. Mr. Syed Mohiddin Bermavar, resident, Majlise - Islah - O - Tanzeem, Bhatkal translating the AC's speech added that we should bury the hatchet and march forward to make Bhatkal a peaceful town. Dr. Gaurish Padukone, a noted social worker, called upon the youths to rise above petty politices and work for the promotion of peace. Dr. Badrul Hassan Muallim, vice president, town municipal council, was also present on the dais. Earlier Mr. Aftab Hussain Kola, general secretary, Sultan Youth Welfare Association welcomed Mr. Syed Parvez, president SYWA gave the introduction of the association. Mr. Tahir Kazia compered the program.
   

 
Mr. S.M.Bandikatte is a teacher of rare caliber. One rarely comes across these days, gifted teacher who is popular among students and parents alike. Only born teacher with single-minded dedication to their avocation and with impeccable credentials can hope for such popularity. S.M.Bandikatte was born on 31st Oct. 1939 at Laxmeshwar (Ankola). After completing his high school education at Ankola h proceeded to Mumbai in search of greener pastures. Infect he equipped himself with a string of diverse qualifications that can be the pride and envy of his counterparts. Thus he has a commercial diploma (Mumbai), a diploma in tailoring, a diploma in tailoring and cutting (Mysore) besides which he has passed the Hindi Praveena examination conducted by the Dakishna Bharath Hindi Prachar Sabha. Further he is a scoutmaster and has attended a course of National Program of
Physical education. This wide spectrum of qualifications stood him in good stead as a teacher as it rendered him competent to teach a wide variety of subjects such as tailoring, Hindi, Physical Education, etc. He was considered as a valuable asset wherever he went. He commenced his career as teacher at the P.M.High School, Ankola where he served for one year. Thereafter he joined Islamia Anglo Urdu High School, Bhatkal where he put in more than 36 years of service which earned for him the unstinting admiration of all. Quit, modest and dedicated to his profession, he could win over the hearts of his students. A self-effacing person that he is. Bandikkate attributes success to the guidance and advice he got from his beloved headmaster janab Usman Hassan Jubapa. He says he is deeply indebted to the anjuman management for their soft corner for him. Although Bandikatte
retired on super annuation in October 1997 anjuman has been pleased to extend his services upto April. Mr. Bandikatte proposes to devote the rest of his life for the service of the public. The Bhatkal Times wishes him well as do thousands of pupils who passed through his hands.   

In order to complementto Engineer Abdul Raheem Jukaku's article on water supply this rrespondent of the Bhatkal Times visited the treatment site accompanied by Mr. Gosavi, the sanitary inspector of the town municipal council and found the treatment plant in a dilapidated condition. Clogging of filter beds, leakage from sumps, defunct alum closing arrangement and clarifloculators has added to the numerous problems. Although it comes under the karnataka Water Supply and Drainage Board the plant was handed over to Bhatkal TMC on 1-1-1997 for maintenance. The TMC with no proper funds to look after its maintenance has been doing minor repairs all these years. In order to supply safe drinking water to the people the TMC has drawn up a contingency plan take up the conditioning of the existing treatment plant. The estimate for this stands at 5 lakhs with major chunk going for the reconditioning of rapid sand filters of the treatment plant and repairs to pure water sump. Mr.Bharthlal Meena, the DC was kind enough to release 1.95 lakhs for the said purpose. The Rabita society, Bhatkal has also come to the aid of the TMC. The TMC needs more funds to set right the problem.  


Bangalore: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has changed the investigating officer probing into the murder case of BJP MLA Dr. U.Chittaranjan. It may be recalled that the high court on Wednesday had directed CBI director D.R. Karthikeyan to replace investigator. Mr.P.A Jacob, the Dy. SP in the CBI, will be the new investigating officer replacing the present officer CBI Supdt. Of Police G.M.P. Reddy. The decision came in the wake of the Karnataka high Court rapping M. Gowda for misconduct and laundering of money. The court noted that these officers were inefficient in conducting investigations. The investigation has to be completed within two months with the new
officer incharge, a division bench comprising chief justice Gopal Gowda said. The court has directed the CBI director to hold a departmental inquiry into the conduct. Of Supdt.of Police, CBI Chennai and the investigating officer. The order came on a petition filed by city advocate Nagendra Naik.   


Bhatkal: Watery Grave. "Water, water everywhere water, But not a drop to drink " bemoaned the helpless sailor surrounded by the seawater. The lot of the present day Bhatkalite is no way better than that if the sailor who has set sail. There is plenty of water around Bhatkal. Yes, It is tantalizingly plentiful. But, sad to say most of it is not potable. As it is contained, drinking such water is tantamount to extending an open invitation to ailment ranging from cold to cancer. Pollution is the price we have to pay for indiscriminate industrialization and we are paying it through the nose. The ensuing write up throws light on the magnitude of the problem and how we can make the best of a bad bargain. After the air we breathe, pure water is most essential need. The health of a community greatly depends on the quality of the water the use. Bhatkal town though situated in an area with abundant of rainfall in monsoon season has been experiencing shortage in summer months and water contamination's all seasons in many open wells. The source of water for Bhatkal is mainly from open wells and the water supply from the municipal is quite inadequate. The Bhatkal water supply system become functional more than thirty years ago and there has been no addition to its capacity in spite if the increase of population and expansion of the town. The municipal water filtration plant and the supply and distribution system has not been mintained well due to shortage of funds. As a result this water is not pure and clean and is supplied for a duration mere half to one-hour everyday. Therefore, most of the residents of Bhatkal town depend on open wells for their domestic water needs. Due to
increase in population, unplanned growth of the town and construction of houses in small plots, many water wells are contaminated due to seepage of sewage water. The seepage is from Leaking Municipal sewage lines, Proximity of poor quality septic tanks and from open drains. The type of soil in this  area (literate) which has many crevices and holes in the ground soil and the lack of hygiene coupled with improper garbage disposal arrangements worsens the pollution and contamination of well water with bacteria. There are number of households who are not able to use well water due to extreme contamination. There are many other wells whose water though appears visually clean is contaminated by bacteria and cysts and can only be detected by microbiological examination. As a result of shortage of pure water the residents of Bhatkal town have been affected with water born diseases such as diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid, jaundice, etc. The microbiological organisms such as
Fecal Ecoli and Fecal Streptococci found in such water can cause abdominal pain, nausea, fever, anorexia, enlarged spleen, constipation, mental dullness, etc. The Rabita Society, Bhatkal, which has been formed mainly to associate NRI's of Bhatkal in the solution of local problems of Bhatkal Town, has realized the importance of provision of pure and clean water to the residents of Bhatkal. Therefore the society is making efforts for the solution of this problem. The members of Rabita Society along with the offices, bearers and Bangalore Jamat met concerned officers, engineers and ministers in Bhatkal, Karwar and in Bangalore several times. It is hoped that these persistent efforts are likely to result in the government of Karnataka taking up either an interim scheme of augmenting the water supply of Bhatkal town in general and the Maqdoom colony in particular, where water
scarcity is more acute or it is likely that the proposed II / III stage expansion of the water supply scheme costing about 3.2 crores itself will be soon sanctioned and taken up. Rabita Society is continuing efforts in the following up these schemes with the concerned officials. These schemes will take time to implement and to complete and therefore in the mean time the Rabita Society members have come forward to meet the expenses of the maintenance of the municipal water filtration plant in Bhatkal to improve the quality of the water now being supplied. It is hoped that this municipal water will be better than the contaminated well water.   


Mumbai : With the opening of Konkan railway the Kurla - Cochin \ Mangalore Netravati Express is being diverted on this route from March 21, reducing the travel time between Mumbai and Mangalore by about 16 1/2 hours. The 6635 DN Netravati Express would depart Kurla terminus at 12 noon daily (instead of 8.2 PM), arrive at Kankanadi (mangalore) at 4.20 AM the next day and reach Erakulam at 2.45 PM (instead of 7.10 AM on the third day.), a central railway release said here. The Train would leave Ernakulam at 4.45 AM daily (instead of 5.37 PM) arriving Kankanadi( Mangalore) at 2.20 PM same day and reach Kurla terminus at 5.35 AM the next day (instead of 5.35 AM on third day). The train will halt at Thane, Panvel, Ratnagiri, Karmali, Margao, Karwar, Kumata, Bhatkal, Udupi, Kankanadi (mangalore), Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Cheruvathur, Parannanannade, Tirur, Kuttippuram, shornu, Thrrisur and Alwaye in the both directions, The release said.  



Bhatkal : The valedictory function of golden jubilee celebration of India's independence was held here this evening at the Anjuman Arts, Science and Commerce College, Bhatkal. Speaking as the chief guest Dr. B. Sheikh Ali said the contribution of Muslim's in India's freedom struggle has been outstanding. Prof. Abdul karim, retd. Principal of Nehru College, Hubli in his own inimitable style observed that there was 'national reconstruction and rejuvenation' during Nehru's prime ministership. Prof. Kareem lamented that the period after Nehru's death was a turbulent one wherein some hasty steps were taken and the policies are floundered. Mr. A. M. Holla, noted advocate of the region said, 'We have achieved material growth but not spiritual development.' Later Dr. Sheikh
Ali released the golden jubilee souvenir that highlights the achievements of the past 25 years of the college. Moulvi Mansoor Ali Nadvi was felicitated on the occasion, as he will be retiring from his service from this year. Earlier, Prof. Jamdar gave a Pen - Sketch of the guests. Mr. R.M Usman, vice president AHM and Prof. Abdul khader, lecturer in political science, read out their papers. Mr. Syed Abdul Azeem, convenor, souvenir committee was present on the dais. 

Bhatkal : Two youngsters from Bhatkal Mr. Mulla Ashfaque and Mr. Jabli Mushtaque were killed in a tragic road accident at Davengere on Feb. 2. It is reported that the car in which they were travelling hit a truck, which was parked, on the wrong side of the road on the outskirts of Dvengere town. Both the youngsters died on the spot while sitting behind was seriously injured. They are recovering now. Mr. Ashfaque, son of Mulla Hasan, administrator, Jamia Islamia council, was popular at Bhatkal. Thousands of mourners attended the funeral. 

Bhatkal : The Anjuman girl's high school, Bhatkal will celebrate silver jubilee of its existence in the first half of the next academic year, according to Anjuman sources. The headmistress Mrs. Rasheeda Syed Basha to the management, which gave a green signal, submitted a proposal to this effect. The Anjuman's girl's high school established in 1971. Bhatkal, Feb. 27: Complimenting the management of Anjuman Arts, Science and Commerce College, Bhatkal Mr. Pathan, vice chancellor, Karnataka University said that the students here are fortunate to have excellent facilities at their disposal. He was speaking as the chief guest at the annual day celebrations of Anjuman Arts, Science and Commerce College, Bhatkal here today. He said India has suffered a huge brain drain in recent years and requested the students to utilize their energy for the development of India. Mrs. Margaret Alva, Member of Parliament concurring with the V.C. said that if the cream of the country go abroad in search of green pastures India's developmental plan will get hampered. Recalling Yahya's contribution to the welfare of the people she said Yayah was one of the able and efficient leaders of the state. Presiding over the function Mr. Siddique M. Jaferi, senior vice president of Anjuman, said the students should give importance to cleanliness, spiritual values, discipline and unity in their day to day activities. Moulana Mansur Ali Nadvi, who was felicitated on the occasion of from his retirement from service, in an emotional speech showered encomiums on the occasion management and said Anjuman Management doesn't differentiate between its members and the staff. Major P.M Abdurrehman, principal of the college, read out the college report. Prizes were distributed at the end. Entertainment programs were held in the evening. 

Bhatkal  : Citizens of Bhatkal and its environs paid rich tributes to S.M. Yayha at a public condolence meeting held here today at the Islamia Anglo Urdu High School grounds. Mr. Ruknuddin Mohammed Usman, vice - president Anjuman Hami - e - Muslimeen, Bhatkal giving a brief biographical sketch of Yahya asserted that Yayha was instrumental in introducing the cheque system in the payment salaries to the teaching staff community. He said Yahya played an active role in Anjuman, first as its general secretary and then as its president Mr. Yayha Damudi, general secretary, Malise - Islah - O - Tanzeem, Bhatkal said Yahya's association with Tanzeem has been very intimate. Mr. S.M. Syed Hasan Sakkaf, President Markazi Jamtul Muslimeen khalifa Jamia Masjid focussed on Yahya's clean image as a politician. Moulvi Malpa M Shafi Quasimi representing Jamia Islamia, Bhatkal said if politicians like Yahya come into politics the country will have a very bright
future. Mr. R.N. Naik, former minister said that the congress party was thinking a foreign assignment to Yahya but death seized the opportunity. Mr. D.H. Shabber, convenor of the condolence meeting committee read out a resolution that hailed Yahya as an upright, efficient and able leader. He prayed that Allah would certainly fill the vacuum created after Yahya's death. Mr. M.A Ghani reminiscing his long association with Yahya said, 'Yahya made me what I'm today. I state this with pride.' Presiding over the meeting Mr. Ghani further added that Yahya preferred to stay back to his own state when he was offered important foreign assignments. He said he believed Yahya to be the most illustrious leader after Tippu Sultan ever to be born in the state of karnataka. Messrs. Mueen Sharif, P.M.
Abdurrehaman, Venkatesh Prabhu B., B.K Naik, Babu Master, Basti Abdul Malik also paid tribute to Yahya. Mr. Syed Mohiddin Bermavar conducted the meeting. The meeting was attended by a number of citizens belonging to different community. If Karnataka lost an able and efficient politician Bhatkal lost its monarch. Yahya as all of us know was a leader of a unique caliber whose integrity, honesty and secular credentials were above reproach. If Yahya was a model for politicians he was an epitome of excellent character for the public. Ever smiling and handsome Yahya's hospitality had become legendary. Even people whom he didn't know ever were given access. He used to listen to the woes of people patiently and received all on first come and first served basis. A man, who rose
from grassroots levels, was deeply concerned about the problems of the poor and the needy. Even without being in power, he commended respect - a quality rarely possessed by political leaders. The fact that he owns just a modest house after being in politics for 25 years speaks volumes of his honesty and uprightness. His contribution to Bhatkal and its people has been outstanding. He was instrumental in granting sites to the landless in Makdoom colony and houses to the houseless Karnataka Housing Board colony. It was a Yahya who released subsides and loans to the fishermen to buy boats and trawlers. The Anjuman colleges stand testimony to his commendable services in the domain of education. The credit o sanctioning 110 kV line for Bhatkal goes to him. Whenever people from Bhatkal and surroundings visited Bangalore to solicit Yahya' help he happily came forward
to help them. Thus should do something to perpetuate his memory. We suggest a town hall be built on the public chabutra (next to the police station.) in the memory of Yayha. Although Yayha is no more his selfless services reverberate from all corners of Bhatkal. Bhatkal, Feb. 13: It was K. H. Ranganath, prof. In a law college, Bangalore who inducted S. M. Yahya into politics in 1972. When has was the finance minister in late Devaraj Urs cabinet Yahya gave shape to Karwar port. Further he opened an engineering college at Bhatkal under the umbrella of Anjuman Educational trust. The Kali Project too commenced during his term. He was the brainchild for the lift irrigation schemes of Sharavati. Further he provided the finance needed for Bagya Jyothi and Janta House projects as also for laying the road on the Sharavati lift bank. He was instrumental in the taking over of Karwar College by Government. Thew Kumata - Bhatkal 110 kV line and the KEB offices at Karwar were the fruits of his efforts. He pressurised the govt. to earmark 2% of the income from forests for the development of Uttar Kannada. He was upright and honest. By his untiring efforts he could win over the minds of the people in this district. They will remember him gratefully for decades to come. Bhatkal, Feb. 14: The Bhatkal Municipal council that met here recently observed 1-minute silence to express its grief on the demise of former minister and statesman S. M. Yayha on Jan. 28. Mr. Badrul Hassan Muallim, the vice - president of the municipality, Parvez Kashimji, Syed Hassan Bermvar and Dr. Asfaque Ahmed, chairman of the standing committee spoke on the achievements of S. M. Yayha. Dr. Ashfaque suggested that the community school, which is being constructed under the auspices of the municipality, should be named after S. M. Yahya. The chief officer proposed a vote of thanks.  

Bangalore,: In a meeting held under the Bhatkal Muslim Jamat, Bangalore in the
premises of Bota Mansion in Jayamahal here today to condole Yayha's death Mr.
Maqsood Ali Khan, chief editor daily Salar asserted that the Yahya was instrumental in
releasing a handsome grant for the state of Wkf Board. Mr Ramesh (congress well -
wisher), Mr.Siddique M. Jaferi, Dr. Ruknudin M. Owesh, Mr Naseemulgani J., Mr. M. H.
Khaleel and Yahya's son S. M. Aftab paid handsome tributes to Yahya. Mr. S. M. Saeed
presided. Mr. Rawoof Kobatte proposed a vote of thanks while Mr. Abdul Lateef Kola
pronounced dua. Mr. Tariq Koteshwar compared the program . The Bhatkal Muslims
Jamat's 70 bed student's hostel that will come up in Langford town in Bangalore has been
dedicated to S. M. Yayha. The jamat's spokesman Mr. Udyavar Farooque announced at
the condolence meeting that the proposed hostel would be known as "S.M.Yahya
Memorial Hostel". ----------------------------------------------------------------  
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Polling went off peacefully throughout the constituency including Bhatkal. Booth number 180 (Municipal Library) at Bhatkal saw heated arguments between two polling agents with a strong-crowed gathering outside the booth. The crowd got disappeared after polling officers and police intervened. Voters in three polling booths in siddapur taluk boycotted the elections protesting against the lack of civic amenities in their villages. The police recovered six boxes containing liquor bottles in Siddapur. In Bhatkal a polling booth in Navayath Colony recorded the highest percentage (93.1) while polling in Murdeshwar was the lowest (35 PC). With Muslims (with about 11% electorate) backing the Congress (I) and the JD asking its voters in the last minute to vote for the Congress (I) Mrs. M. Alva is fighting a bitter battle with Anath Kumar Hegde of the BJP. The JD knowing fully well of its rout in this seat was greatly worried about the prospects of BJP - Lok Skakti alliance making it to the victory slot. Acting on the advice of its bosses in Bangalore the party leaders were seen spreading message across the constituency to their workers to ask the people to vote for Mrs. Alva. A case of proxy vote was detected at Bhatkal. Bhatkal, Feb. 15: Externment proceedings initiated against four Muslim youth by the Bhatkal sub - division assistant commissioner (also the sub -divisional executive magistrate) has been dropped, according to reliable sources. A complaint was filed by the Rural Police (Bhatkal) to the Deputy Commissioner and the Supdt. Of Police of Uttar Kannada who then directed the AC to initiate exterminate proceedings against four Muslim youth alleging that the said youth's movements and acts are causing great danger to the public and their property and also stating that these youths are indulging in anti - social activities at Bhatkal and thus
they should not be permitted to stay at Bhatkal. Advocate Victor Gomes, who appeared for the youths, raised serious objections to the allegations made by the police and prayed that the proceedings be dropped. The AC upholding the arguments put forth by the youth's counsel dropped the proceedings on the ground that the police have failed to establish their case. Bhatkal, Feb. 2: Election Report:- Sirsi 75.69, Siddapur 75.02, Bhatkal 66.23, Honnavar 66.69, Kumata 68.28, Ankola 68.55, Karwar 58.16, Joida 61.18 and Khanapur 57.78. Polling went off peacefully throughout the constituency including Bhatkal. Booth number 180 (Municipal Library) at Bhatkal saw heated arguments between two polling agents with a strong-crowed gathering outside the booth. The crowd got disappeared after polling officers and police intervened. Voters in three polling booths in siddapur taluk boycotted the elections protesting against the lack of civic amenities in their villages. The police recovered six boxes containing liquor bottles in Siddapur. In Bhatkal a polling booth
in Navayath Colony recorded the highest percentage (93.1) while polling in Murdeshwar was the lowest (35 PC). With Muslims (with about 11% electorate) backing the Congress (I) and the JD asking its voters in the last minute to vote for the Congress (I) Mrs. M. Alva is fighting a bitter battle with Anath Kumar Hegde of the BJP. The JD knowing fully well of its rout in this seat was greatly worried about the prospects of BJP - Lok Skakti alliance making it to the victory slot. Acting on the advice of its bosses in Bangalore the party leaders were seen spreading message across the constituency to their workers to ask the people to vote for Mrs. Alva. A case of proxy vote was detected at Bhatkal.  



Bhatka : Externment proceedings initiated against four Muslim youth by the Bhatkal sub - division assistant commissioner (also the sub - divisional executive magistrate) has been dropped, according to reliable sources. A complaint was filed by the Rural Police (Bhatkal) to the Deputy Commissioner and the Supdt. Of Police of Uttar Kannada who then directed the AC to initiate exterminate proceedings against four Muslim youth alleging that the said youth's movements and acts are causing great danger to the public and their property and also stating that these youths are indulging in anti - social activities at Bhatkal and thus they should not be permitted to stay at Bhatkal. Advocate Victor Gomes, who appeared for the youths, raised serious objections to the allegations made by the police and prayed that the proceedings be dropped. The AC upholding the arguments put forth by the youth's counsel dropped the proceedings on the ground that the police have failed to establish their case.  
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