Water Supply Customer Helpline Launched in Hubballi


In the Hubballi region of Karnataka, the Hubballi Water Supply and Drainage Management Company (HDMC) has launched a customer helpline to ease grievances related to water supply issues. Through the 24×7 water supply programme implemented in Hubballi-Dharwad with financial assistance from the World Bank and KUIDFC, L&T is providing the outsourced services. All consumers can call the helpline number 7996666247 for complaints and grievances concerning water quality, water pressure, water supply, water leakage, water meter functioning, billing, change of customer name and phone number, new connection, temporary connection, disconnection, water leakage on roads, and other water supply related issues.

In an effort to provide the best medical services for the people in the area, the Majethia Foundation, in association with KCTRI, is launching the Ramila Prashanti Mandir, the first free hospice palliative centre in North Karnataka. The centre will be inaugurated on Thursday 10.30am at the premises of the Cancer Hospital in Hubballi and will comprise of health counselling, dhyana, entertainment, and palliative care. Present at the inauguration ceremony will be the Koppal Gavimath seer, Bengaluru Karunashram managing trustee Gurmit Singh Randhava, KIMS Director Dr. Ramalingappa Antartani, KCTRI chairman Dr. BR Patil, and Majethia Foundation chairman Jitendra Majethia.

Hindusthan Janata Party (Secular) has announced its participation in the assembly elections, with a target of 224 constituencies across the state. The first list of 60 of the candidates will be released by April 10th, while party president Vinayak Maladkar stated that many ticket aspirants from other parties have been approaching them, along with two lakh party members.

On the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, SSK Yavak Sangha has organised a grand procession of Hanuman in the city on Thursday. Starting at 10 am, Mahila Mandal members will conduct the Tottilotsav programme followed by a special puja, and the grand procession will conclude at Sri Tulajabhavani Temple in the evening.

Aland police from Karnataka have confiscated 33 tonnes of PDS rice worth Rs. 7.5 lakhs from a truck operated by Harishbabu from Kolar and Hanumanthappa Bhajantri from Hanumasagara of Vijayanagar district near the Tungabhadra River Bridge on Haveri and Vijayanagar district border. The same police force acting on a tip-off has seized Rs. 7.3 lakhs of unaccounted cash at Hiroli checkpost from a car moving towards Vagdargi in Maharashtra.

Deputy Commissioner Gurudatt Hegde has instructed election parties and leaders not to engage children below the age of 18 in any poll related work. He reiterated that the National Commission for Protection of Children’s Rights has ordained that no child should be exposed to tasks that are hazardous to their safety, adversely affect the child’s health, and impede child’s education. The Commissioner advises political candidates to uphold the ordinance and abstain from using minors in all poll-related works.