Staff Correspondent

BELLARY: Life in Kampli town in Hospet taluk came to a halt following a bandh observed by residents on Friday demanding taluk status.

A large number of people, under the banner of Taluk Horata Samiti, took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to the Tahasildar to be forwarded to the Chief Minister, urging him to initiate steps to create Kampli as a new taluk.

All shops and business establishments, cinemas, banks, schools and colleges remained closed.