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  • Right to life does not end with confirmation of death sentence: SC

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court today held that right to life does not end with the confirmation of the death sentence, observing that the basis to the right to dignity also extends to the death row convicts.
     
    The apex court said this while it quashed the execution warrants of a young woman and her lover, convicted for killing seven members of her family including a 10-month-old baby in Uttar Pradesh in 2008, noting that it was issued "in haste" by giving a go-by to mandatory guidelines.
     
    The court said the Sessions Judge of Amroha issued the warrants for execution of death sentence on May 21 "in haste", just six days after confirmation of conviction and capital punishment, without waiting for mandatory 30 days to allow the convicts to avail judicial remedy of filing petitions for a review of the May 15 judgement.
     
    The convicts, Shabnam and her lover Saleem, could also approach the Uttar Pradesh Governor with mercy petitions after exhausting the legal remedies, it noted.
     
    "We find that the death warrant was signed by the Sessions Judge in haste without waiting for the convicts to exhaust the available legal remedies," a bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and U U Lait said while noting that there were judgements of both the apex court and the Allahabad High Court which mandated the authorities to follow certain guidelines to protect the "dignity" of the convicts.
     
    "Right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution does not end with the confirmation of the death sentence. The basis to the right to dignity also extends to the death row convicts. Therefore, the sentence of death has to be executed with total dignity.

    "That is why there are many judgements mandating the manner in which the death sentence has to be executed," the bench said and added that "therefore the procedure prescribed by the Supreme Court and the Allahabad High Court for execution of death sentence is in consonance with Article 21".
     
    Among the mandatory guidelines are that the death-row convicts have the right to meet their family members. The guidelines are intended to make the execution least painful.
     
    "We, therefore, direct the respondents (authorities) to follow the procedure and guidelines laid down in the judgements of the Allahabad High Court and the Supreme Court.

    "We set aside the warrants issued by the Sessions Judge on May 21 for the execution of the death sentence," the bench said.



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  • Heat wave toll rises in AP, Telangana

    New Delhi : The intense heat wave sweeping through many parts of the country has claimed 1242 lives over the last few days, with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana bearing the brunt as these two states account for most of the deaths.
     
    As per the latest figures, the toll due to heat wave in Andhra Pradesh stood at 852 while it was 340 in Telangana -- together accounting for 1192 deaths. In Telangana, 74 deaths were reported since yesterday.
     
    The heat wave is likely continue for another two days in Telangana and three days in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, said Y K Reddy, Director of Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad.
     
    He said the deaths could be taking place due to exposure to heat for long durations.
     
    The plains of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under scorching heat with mercury in Agra today crossing the 46 degrees mark, making it the hottest place in the state.
     
    The heat wave conditions continued to sweep Haryana and Punjab as well, with maximum temperatures today again hovering between 41-45 degrees celsius at most places.
     
    In Andhra Pradesh, Prakasam district recorded the highest number of deaths at 202. Guntur district saw death of 130 people followed by Visakhapatnam (112), Vizianagaram (78) and Nellore 74.
     
    The toll in other districts was East Godavari-90, West Godavari 10, Krishna 49, Chittore 29, Kadapa 22, Kurnool 17, Anantapur 14, Srikaukulam 25.
     
    The government had issued an alert to doctors to be ready to provide medical assistance to the heat wave-affected people, he said.
     
    In Telangana, Nalgonda recorded the maximum number of deaths at 99, followed by Khammam 72, Karimnagar 45 and Mahabubnagar 37, a senior official of State Disaster Management Department told PTI.
     
    Medak recorded 29 deaths, Adilabad 22, Nizamabad and Warangal 11 each followed by Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy at 7 each, the official said.
     
    43 deaths due to heat wave are reported from Odisha while seven have died in Gujarat.


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  • No role to play in deciding on plea against Jayalalithaa acquittal: BJP

    Bengaluru : BJP has said neither the party nor the central government had any role to play in deciding on going in appeal against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's acquittal in the disproportionate assets case.

     
    "It is the Karnataka government which should take a decision on going in appeal...Neither the BJP nor Union Government has any role...," BJP National Secretary H Raja told reporters here last night and did not elaborate.
     
    The Karnataka High Court had on May 11 acquitted Jayalalithaa and three others in the case.
     
    On the one year rule of NDA government, Raja claimed BJP had succeeded in delivering a corruption free rule and the country was rapidly progressing on all fronts.
     
    Earlier, Raja performed special poojas at Lord Amirthakadeswara temple, Thirukkadaiyur in connection with completion of one year in office by the Narendra Modi government.

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  • I have not used public office to enrich family, friends or myself: Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government saying it was “harping” on corruption to divert people’s attention to non-issues and asserted that he never used public office to “enrich” himself, family or friends.

    In a scathing attack, Singh said that institutions of democracy are under threat and the entire edifice of the welfare state is now being dismantled in the guise of promoting faster economic growth.

    “As far as I am concerned, I can say in all humility that I have not used my public office to enrich myself, to enrich my family or my friends. And still the BJP government keeps on harping on this theme of corruption because it wants to distract the attention of the people to non-issues,” he said in a hard-hitting speech at an event here.

    His comments came in the wake of former TRAI Chairman Pradip Baijal’s allegations that Singh had warned him of harm if he did not cooperate on 2G telecom licenses. Baijal, who was probed for several years in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, also claimed that the CBI wanted him to “implicate” Arun Shourie and Ratan Tata in the case.

    Asserting that many of UPA’s programmes were being repackaged and marketed as initiatives of the BJP government, Singh said, “What the BJP had opposed when we were in power are now being sold as its contribution”.

    Rejecting criticism of “policy paralysis” in the UPA, he said when his government left, India was the second fastest growing economy in the world and noted there was a “fragileness” in economic recovery under the current dispensation.

    “The past is continuously being rewritten to promote a highly biased and communal view. Dissent is being suppressed,” Singh said. “Institutions of democracy are under threat. The entire edifice of the welfare state is now being dismantled in the guise of promoting faster economic growth, whereas they are two sides of the same coin,” he said.

    The Congress party has tried hard to ensure that India flourishes as an open pluralistic, liberal secular democracy proud of its composite heritage, he said. “This very idea of India is now under systemic assault. We must understand how this assault is being mounted and then come up with out response,” Singh said.

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  • German city evacuates 20,000 people to defuse WWII bomb

    Berlin : German authorities evacuated around 20,000 people from their homes in the western city of Cologne today after a World War II bomb was unearthed during construction work.

    The unexploded US-made device, which lay five metres underground and was discovered Friday, was set to be defused later in the day, and river traffic on the nearby Rhine was to be halted during the operation, city officials said.

    Residents living within a kilometre of the site have been told to leave their homes, among them around 1,100 people from a large old people's and care home, they said.

    Cologne Zoo, also within the danger zone, was to remain shut for the day.

    Hundreds of police, firefighters and other helpers were involved in clearing the site for the city's largest evacuation since the end of the war.

    Seventy years after the end of fighting, parts of Germany remain riddled with unexploded bombs from the Allied campaigns, and construction workers regularly stumble upon them.



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  • Economy rejuvenated, trust in govt restored: PM's open letter

    New Delhi: Completing one year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today enlisted the work done by his government, ranging from rejuvenating the economy to initiatives for the poor, and said this is just the beginning in the endeavour to transform the quality of life of people.
     
    In an open letter to the people, he said, "we have been able to restore trust in the government", ensure a "corruption-free" rule and made state governments equal partners in the quest for national development, building the spirit of Team India.
     
    Modi said he had devoted every element of his "body and spirit" in fulfilling with fullest sincerity and honesty the responsibility and honour entrusted by people a year ago in him of serving them as "pradhan sevak" (prime worker).
     
    "We assumed office at a time when confidence in India story was waning. Unabated corruption and indecisiveness had paralysed the government. People had been left helpless against ever-climbing inflation and economic insecurity.
     
    "Urgent and decisive action was needed," Modi said.
     
    While presenting the report-card of one year in office, he said his government systematically went about addressing these challenges.
     
    Runaway prices were immediately brought under control.
     
    The languishing economy was rejuvenated, building on stable and policy-driven proactive governance, the Prime Minister said.
     
    He said discretionary allotment of the country's precious natural resources to a chosen few was replaced with transparent auction and firm steps were taken against black money, from setting up an SIT and passing a stringent black money law, to generating international consensus against the same.
     
    Uncompromising adherence to the principle of purity, in action as well as intent, ensured a corruption-free government, he said.
     
    Significant changes have been brought about in the work culture, nurturing a combination of empathy as well as professionalism, systems as well as breaking of silos, Modi said. 

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  • Mother 'abandons' kids to join Islamic State

    Melbourne: A 26-year-old Australian woman has allegedly abandoned her two children to join Islamic State militant group in Syria.
     
    Jasmina Milovanov told her babysitter she was going to pick up a new car earlier this month, but never returned to her home in Sydney.
     
    Milovanov, a Muslim convert, is believed to have been lured overseas by a notorious jihadi bride recruiter.
     
    She reportedly text her Turkish-Australian ex-husband in early May telling him she was in 'sham', an Arabic term for Syria.
     
    A New South Wales (NSW) police spokeswoman confirmed that counter-terrorism police were investigating a woman who had reportedly flown overseas, Sydney Morning Herald reported.
     
    "As the matter is a current investigation by NSW Police attached to the Joint Counter-Terrorism Team, it is not appropriate to comment further," she said.
     
    Milovanov has left behind two children, aged five and seven.
     
    Milovanov's former husband said he was "absolutely shocked" by the text. There has been no communication since. "The only thing I can think about is my children, I can’t
     
    believe she left these two beautiful children. My son was saying in the days afterwards that he hoped 'my mum is OK'," he said.
     
    Milovanov is Facebook friends with former Melbourne woman and jihadi bride recruiter Zehra Duman, whose husband is believed to have been killed fighting with the Islamic State earlier this year.
     
    Duman has since been using social media to recruit other women to move to the war-ravaged region and join the terrorist organisation.
     
    Yesterday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said 100 Australians were engaged in fighting in the Middle East with various extreme terrorist organisations, and that another 150 Australians in this country were known to be actively supporting them.
     
    He warned Australians that home-grown terrorism was "getting worse not better" and now represents "a serious threat to our safety as a people and as a nation".

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  • Switzerland begins making public list of black money holders, two Indians named

    Berne: Two Indian ladies determine amongst scores of overseas nationals with Swiss financial institution accounts, whose names have been made public by Switzerland in its official gazette for being probed of their respective nations.
    Making public these names, the Swiss Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has requested the two Indians to file an attraction inside 30 days earlier than the Federal Administrative Court in the event that they don’t need their particulars to be shared with the Indian authorities underneath their ‘mutual assistance' treaty on tax matters.
     
    However, no further details -- other than their dates of birth -- were made public for the two "Indian nationals" -- Sneh Lata Sawhney and Sangita Sawhney.
     
    Similar is the case for other foreign nationals including the British, Spanish and Russians. However, in case of American and Israeli citizens, their full names have been withheld and they have been identified by their initials and dates of birth.
     
    At least 40 such 'final notices' have been published in the Swiss Federal Gazette so far this month, while more such names are expected to be published going forward.
     
    The alleged stashing of wealth by Indians in Swiss banks has been a matter of great debate in India.
     
    The Indian government has been pushing the Swiss authorities for a long time to share information on the suspected tax evaders, while Switzerland has shared some details in cases where India has been able to provide some independent evidence of suspected tax evasion by Indian clients of Swiss banks.
     
    While there was no immediate reply to queries mailed to the FTA spokesperson in this regard, these names are being published in the Swiss Federal Gazette in the backdrop of the Swiss government being flooded with requests on suspected black money hoarders in Swiss banks from various countries including India.
     
    The notices for the two 'Indian nationals' and many others are dated May 12, while other such notices are dated May 19 and May 5.
     
    As per these notices, the concerned persons can file an appeal before the Federal Administrative Court within 30 days, while providing the reasons and evidence in their support.
     
    Through these gazette notices, the Swiss FTA is also looking to give the concerned persons an opportunity to resort to legal remedies. These are the persons about whom foreign governments are requesting information.
     
    As per a report in the 'Sonntagszeitung' weekly, the Swiss authorities have been "inundated with requests for assistance" and the nations that wanted to know details about their suspected tax-dodging citizens included "France, Germany, Russia, India and half a dozen other countries".
     
    "Now, the Authority will publish the names of those affected in the Federal Gazette, which is available to everyone on the internet," it said, while adding that those being named may include "well-known personalities".
     
    As per the report, banks do not have much interest in contacting such customers as many no more hold the accounts.
     
    It further added that questions have been raised about requests made by India and Germany being based on stolen data.
     
    The report, however, quoted FTA's Alexandre Dumas as saying, "We are never sure if they are stolen data. However, there is the principle of faith".
     
    Committing full support to India's fight against the black money menace, Switzerland last week had said its Parliament would soon consider changes in laws to look into the possibility of sharing information in cases being probed on the basis of stolen data of Swiss bank accounts.
     
    Switzerland's Economic Affairs Minister Johann Schneider Ammann during his India visit on May 15 said that the Swiss government was sensitive to the fact that the issue of black money was very important for India and needed to be resolved.
     
    "Switzerland has decided to follow international standards, including those framed by OECD, in sharing information and providing assistance to foreign countries probing such cases, but we have to ask our Parliament to make changes in our laws," he said.
     
    Indian Parliament has recently passed a new black money law under which those found to be stashing illicit funds in foreign locations, including Swiss banks, would face strict penal action, including up to ten years in jail and a penalty of 90 per cent of funds in addition to 30 per cent tax levy.
     
    However, a one-time 'compliance window' will be provided before the law comes into force and this would let the persons with foreign assets to come clean by payment of 30 per cent tax and 30 per cent penalty.

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  • Sonia-Rahul to mutually decide on the party's new chief

    Chandigarh: Elevation of Rahul Gandhi as party chief will be a mutual decision between him and Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said today, adding that the party workers are keen to see the Nehru-Gandhi scion take over the reigns of the party.

    "Congress leaders and party workers want Rahul Gandhi to become the party president one day. A decision regarding 'that day' will be taken mutually by (Cong president) Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi," he said at a press conference here.

    When asked to comment upon former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's reported reservation regarding Rahul's elevation as party chief, Ahmad said that the Amritsar MP has already clarified that he was never opposed to the idea.

    Ahmad, who is in-charge of party affairs of Punjab and Haryana, however, sidestepped questions about infighting in the party's state units, with both Amarinder Singh and Pratap Singh Bajwa (in Punjab) and former CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Ashok Tanwar (in Haryana) being known detractors.

    "I am not going to answer any questions on Haryana and Punjab. I have already said that I am addressing the press conference as party's spokesperson and not as party affairs in-charge," he said.



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  • Bengaluru office issues record number of passports

    Bengaluru: The regional passport office here in Karnataka issued a record 2.7 lakh passports in the first five months of this year, generating a revenue of Rs.44 crore, an official said on Wednesday.

    "Our target is to issue 6.5 lakh passports this year (2015) as against 5.24 lakh passports in 2014, earning Rs.98 crore," state regional passport officer P.S. Karthigeyan told reporters.

    In a public-private partnership, IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) handles thousands of applications at the front end while staff of the external affairs ministry (passport division) processes them at the back end for issuing passports to citizens staying across the state.

    "Our regional office delivered a record 21 lakh passports since the country's first passport centre was set up here in May 2010 and generated Rs.348 crore over the last five years," Karthigeyan said.

    Unlike in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which have four regional passport offices, Karnataka has only one, with only four seva kendras (service centres), including two in Bengaluru and one each at Hubballi in the northern region and Mangaluru in the coastal region.

    "We recently upgraded the passport application processing centre at Kalaburgi (about 650 km from Bengaluru) into a full-fledged service centre to enable citizens living in the four northern districts of Bidar, Raichur, Yadgir and Kalaburgi to complete the formalities, including submission of documents for issuing passports from here," he said.

    As the first mission mode project under the national e-governance plan, the passport seva project was piloted and launched from this city in May 2010 by then external affairs minister S.M. Krishna, who hails from Karnataka.

    "We have reduced the waiting period for appointments to one day from the earlier 40-50 days despite staff crunch and growing number of applicants from across the state, with Bengaluru accounting for 50 percent of them," the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) cadre officer said.

    Admitting that police verification was a time-consuming process owing to resource constraints in the state police, Karthigeyan said that with incentives and online processing, processing duration has been reduced to 23 days from 43 days in the past.

    "Efforts are on to further reduce the police verification to 12 days through incentives and special drives to clear the backlog across the state for general applicants, while such verification is done later for Tatkal applicants," he added.

    Of the 37 regional passport offices across India, the Bengaluru regional office is second after Lucknow to issue the highest number of passports, replacing the Hyderabad office, which was separated from its counterpart in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh following bifurcation.

     

    Bengaluru: The regional passport office here in Karnataka issued a record 2.7 lakh passports in the first five months of this year, generating a revenue of Rs.44 crore, an official said on Wednesday.

    "Our target is to issue 6.5 lakh passports this year (2015) as against 5.24 lakh passports in 2014, earning Rs.98 crore," state regional passport officer P.S. Karthigeyan told reporters.

    In a public-private partnership, IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) handles thousands of applications at the front end while staff of the external affairs ministry (passport division) processes them at the back end for issuing passports to citizens staying across the state.

    "Our regional office delivered a record 21 lakh passports since the country's first passport centre was set up here in May 2010 and generated Rs.348 crore over the last five years," Karthigeyan said.

    Unlike in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which have four regional passport offices, Karnataka has only one, with only four seva kendras (service centres), including two in Bengaluru and one each at Hubballi in the northern region and Mangaluru in the coastal region.

    "We recently upgraded the passport application processing centre at Kalaburgi (about 650 km from Bengaluru) into a full-fledged service centre to enable citizens living in the four northern districts of Bidar, Raichur, Yadgir and Kalaburgi to complete the formalities, including submission of documents for issuing passports from here," he said.

    As the first mission mode project under the national e-governance plan, the passport seva project was piloted and launched from this city in May 2010 by then external affairs minister S.M. Krishna, who hails from Karnataka.

    "We have reduced the waiting period for appointments to one day from the earlier 40-50 days despite staff crunch and growing number of applicants from across the state, with Bengaluru accounting for 50 percent of them," the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) cadre officer said.

    Admitting that police verification was a time-consuming process owing to resource constraints in the state police, Karthigeyan said that with incentives and online processing, processing duration has been reduced to 23 days from 43 days in the past.

    "Efforts are on to further reduce the police verification to 12 days through incentives and special drives to clear the backlog across the state for general applicants, while such verification is done later for Tatkal applicants," he added.

    Of the 37 regional passport offices across India, the Bengaluru regional office is second after Lucknow to issue the highest number of passports, replacing the Hyderabad office, which was separated from its counterpart in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh following bifurcation.

     

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  • Gold Leaf Scam: Palace Director gets ad-interim stay on suspension.

    Bengaluru: In a major reprieve for T.S. Subramanya, who has been suspended as the Deputy Director of Mysore Palace Board, a Single-Judge Vacation Bench of the Karnataka High Court presided by Justice Anand Byrareddy, has granted Ad-interim stay on the suspension to him.

    Justice Anand Byrareddy, who heard the arguments of Advocate M.S. Bhagwat, appearing for T.S. Subramanya, also reprimanded the Karnataka Government for its uncalled for interference in the affairs of the Mysore Palace and also directed the Government not to poke its nose in the affairs of the Mysore Palace unless the Palace Board itself makes a request.

    Bhagwat, appearing for Sunbramanya, contended that it was not fair on the part of the Government to interfere in Palace affairs till the Palace Board urges for the same after passing a resolution as the Palace Board was an autonomous body.

    As T.S. Subramanya has already handed over all the documents relating to the Gold Leafing Scam in the Palace to Lokayukta, who is investigating the case, there is no question of him destroying or tampering any evidence, Advocate Bhagwat contended.

    Earlier Mysore Palace Board Deputy Director T.S. Subramanya has been suspended on May 19 in connection with this alleged Gold Leaf Scam of the Mysore Palace, for the second time. Subramanya was transferred referring to the allegation, however he was then suspended, challenging his suspension as he felt the order is untenable and vindictive in nature. Thus the order of suspension was taken before the Karnataka High Court.
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  • Dacoits loot gold and money on the Sainagar Shirdi-Mysore express special train

    Mysuru: A 30 member group of dacoits looted gold ornaments and money from the passengers on the Sainagar Shirdi-Mysore express special train in the wee hours on Wednesday in Balapur of Maharashtra. There were two Mysurians who lost their valuables during the incident according to reports received.

    The incident took place in 14 bogies from S1 to S14 when the train reached near Balapur in Maharashtra at 1.30am. Eyewitnesses said the dacoits stopped the train by pulling chain and escaped in Balapur limits.
     
    Passengers instantly informed railway police officers and lodged complaints. According to local television channel reports, robbers used guns and knives to threaten passengers and demanded money and snatched ornaments.
     
    The special train Sai Nagar Shiridi-Mysore departed from Sai Nagar Shiridi at 23.55pm on Tuesday night. Due to the incident, the train was stopped for 5 hours in Balapur station. The special train was supposed to reach Mysore Junction on Thursday morning but will now arrive in the evening.
     
    Security Commissioner Krishnappa said, "the place where incident took place comes under the limits of Mumbai Head Quarter Section, and so far we have not get detailed information regarding it. The concerned authority has taken all the steps, however and the train is on the way, and will be arrive on Thursday evening",

    Mysuru: A 30 member group of dacoits looted gold ornaments and money from the passengers on the Sainagar Shirdi-Mysore express special train in the wee hours on Wednesday in Balapur of Maharashtra. There were two Mysurians who lost their valuables during the incident according to reports received.

    The incident took place in 14 bogies from S1 to S14 when the train reached near Balapur in Maharashtra at 1.30am. Eyewitnesses said the dacoits stopped the train by pulling chain and escaped in Balapur limits.
     
    Passengers instantly informed railway police officers and lodged complaints. According to local television channel reports, robbers used guns and knives to threaten passengers and demanded money and snatched ornaments.
     
    The special train Sai Nagar Shiridi-Mysore departed from Sai Nagar Shiridi at 23.55pm on Tuesday night. Due to the incident, the train was stopped for 5 hours in Balapur station. The special train was supposed to reach Mysore Junction on Thursday morning but will now arrive in the evening.
     
    Security Commissioner Krishnappa said, "the place where incident took place comes under the limits of Mumbai Head Quarter Section, and so far we have not get detailed information regarding it. The concerned authority has taken all the steps, however and the train is on the way, and will be arrive on Thursday evening",

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  • Six-year-old’s kidneys ‘missing’ after operation at AIIMS, says father

    New Delhi: A man has filed a police case in Delhi alleging that a doctor at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences or AIIMS removed both the kidneys of his six-year-old daughter during surgery. AIIMS has constituted a high-powered committee of senior professors to probe into the allegations.

    “The allegations made by the patient’s father are of serious nature. A High-Powered Committee of senior professors has been constituted to probe the matter and clear the issues. The committee already held a meeting on May 20 and will be again meeting this week and then submit a report to AIIMS administration,” said a senior doctor at AIIMS.

    Pavan Kumar from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh had come to AIIMS last year seeking treatment of his daughter who had developed complications in her left kidney. According to Mr Kumar, the first test report of AIIMS dated December 8 last year said that the right kidney was in good condition.

    The report stated: “There is a large photopenia noted left renal fossa which does not show any tracer accumulation in early as well as delayed static images while the right kidney appears normal in size, shape and function.”

    A senior surgeon of the paediatrics department handling the case told the family that the kidney has to be removed, said Mr Kumar. On March 14, the doctor performed the surgery during which one of the patient’s kidney’s was removed, he alleged.

    However, after a couple of days, the patient complained of severe pain. A CT scan was done and in the test report no kidney was visible, Mr Kumar alleged. “I then asked the doctor who, however, did not answer my queries properly. I tried speaking to the AIIMS administration failing which I approached the Hauz Khas police,” he said.

    According to the father, his daughter is on dialysis since March 14 last year and admitted to AIIMS.

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  • Preparations begin for the coronation of Yaduveer as the 27th King of Mysuru

    Mysuru: It was a bittersweet affair at the Mysuru palace on Wednesday as the royal family began the coronation ceremony of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, as the 27th titular king of Mysuru.

    The rituals began early at 5 am at the famed Kalayana Mantapa, Yaduveer performed the rituals under the guidance of the seers of the Parakala Mutt. Dressed in a sherwani and a Mysuru peta, the young prince and his adopted mother Maharani Pramoda Devi shared a light moment while the prince performed padapuja to his mother and the Parakala Mutt Seer. A number of homa's like the Navagraha Homa, the Pavamana home, Gayathri Homa were conducted as a part of the schedule.

    The queen dressed in a bright pink Mysore crepe saree was also seen sharing an emotional moment with Tripurasundari Devi, the biological mother of Yaduveer.

    The ceremony on Wednesday is the beginning of a long couple of days for the prince who will be crowned on Thursday morning, May 28 between 9:35 am and 10:30 am. The coronation will be followed by a public durbar in the evening.

    Amba Vilas Palace has been closed to visitors and tourists since Tuesday afternoon. The Kalyana Mantapa and the outsides of the palace have massive pandals erected to house around thousand close and important guests. The palace has been decked up to crown its new king and the elephants of the palace have also been prepared for the ceremonies.

    The main seers of the Parakala Mutt, who are the guru's of the Wadiyar dynasty, arrived at the palace at around 12:30pm to preside over the function.

    Adopted in February, the coronation was scheduled to be much later and closer to Dasara. But the stars were not compliant with this plan and it was decided on May 20 that the coronation would happen on May 28.

    In the evening there will be a Ganapathi and Chamundi pooje along with Rutwik nandi puja, punyaha, udaka shanthi. The last of the ceremonies for today will be the Kankana Dharane which will make Yaduveer eligible for the throne.

    Since the general public is not allowed inside the Kalyana Mantapa, LED television screens are being put up side the palace to view the ceremonies tomorrow. The Parakala Mutt Seer said they have blessed Yaduveer in the same fashion as his ancestors have been blessed.

    No Balarama at ceremony tomorrow
    In a major move, the state government has refused to allow Dasara Elephant Balarama for the coronation of Yaduveer Srikantadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.
     
    On Tuesday Royal family had requested the forest department to allow Balarama to be the Pattada Aane for the coronation on Thursday. The Forest officials had forwarded it to Principal Conservator for the decision. In a decisive move, the government has denied them permission, citing 2002 orders which prevents the use of captive animals for private function.
     
    As per the rules the captive animals can be spared for government programmes like Dasara, Independence Day and Republic Day.
     
    Confirming this DCF Karikaalan said that we had forwarded the letter to State government but the authorities had denied the request citing 2002 orders. Even during Dasara the Palace authorities had to get a special permission for the Jamboo Savari.

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  • Yaduveer: "I want to continue the four hundred year old tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar’s"

    Mysuru: "I want to continue the four hundred year old tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar's with the support and cooperation of the people of Mysuru", said the 27th king of Mysuru, Yaudveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, while addressing a press conference held at Amba Vilas Palace on Monday.

    His coronation will take place on May 28th. The ceremoy is likely to last an hour from 9:35 to 10:30 am. Karakataka Lagna is when the Pattabhisheka will be conducted, after which the new king will visit all the temples within the Amba Vilas Palace.
     
    "The decision to hold the coronation was taken on May 20, we have not printed any invitations and have invited most dignitaries over the phone," said a beaming Maharani Pramoda Devi.

    "Entry to the coronation is restricted because there is little space, we can't allow the public. The decision was taken on May 20 as to make sure the King was crowned before the Dasara", she added.

    The king will be seated on the silver throne in the Kalyana Mantapa and on May 27, rituals such as Kankana Dharana, Umamaheshwara Homa, Lakshminarayana Homa, Vanibrameshwara Homa and Sriramatarakeshwara Homa will be conducted. In the evening there will be a Padapooja to Prakalamutt Seer.

    On the evening of May 28, the Durbar will be open for the Public to meet the new King of Mysuru.

    Yaduveer, "I appeal for support and cooperation from the people of Mysuru region, so that I may carry on the tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar's. I will follow the path of my ancestors, and will contribute to the growth of the state", the young king said. The young king also spoke of the great amount of experience he had to gain, and said that he will be in Mysuru till the end of the Dasara celebrations.

    He wants to continue his education, and was embarrassed ??when reporters asked him about his impending marriage to his fiancée Trishika Kumari? and said he it will be as his mother, Pramoda Devi says. ?
     
    In view of the coronation of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar on May 28, the Amba Vilas Palace will be closed to the public from May 26.

    Entry to the palace is open from 10 am to 1pm on May 26 and the palace will remain closed on May 27 and May 28. On the evening of May 28, the Mysuru palace will be lit from 6pm onwards to celebrate the coronation of the new king.

    Yuduveer Wodeyar was adopted by Maharani Pramoda Devi on February 23. He then went back to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to complete his degree in economics and English. The last coronation,  on October 16 1974, was that of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who was fondly remembered by the Maharani and Yaduveer during the press meet.

    Mysuru: "I want to continue the four hundred year old tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar’s with the support and cooperation of the people of Mysuru", said the 27th king of Mysuru, Yaudveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, while addressing a press conference held at Amba Vilas Palace on Monday.

    His coronation will take place on May 28th. The ceremoy is likely to last an hour from 9:35 to 10:30 am. Karakataka Lagna is when the Pattabhisheka will be conducted, after which the new king will visit all the temples within the Amba Vilas Palace.
     
    “The decision to hold the coronation was taken on May 20, we have not printed any invitations and have invited most dignitaries over the phone,” said a beaming Maharani Pramoda Devi.

    "Entry to the coronation is restricted because there is little space, we can’t allow the public. The decision was taken on May 20 as to make sure the King was crowned before the Dasara", she added.

    The king will be seated on the silver throne in the Kalyana Mantapa and on May 27, rituals such as Kankana Dharana, Umamaheshwara Homa, Lakshminarayana Homa, Vanibrameshwara Homa and Sriramatarakeshwara Homa will be conducted. In the evening there will be a Padapooja to Prakalamutt Seer.

    On the evening of May 28, the Durbar will be open for the Public to meet the new King of Mysuru.

    Yaduveer, “I appeal for support and cooperation from the people of Mysuru region, so that I may carry on the tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar’s. I will follow the path of my ancestors, and will contribute to the growth of the state", the young king said. The young king also spoke of the great amount of experience he had to gain, and said that he will be in Mysuru till the end of the Dasara celebrations.

    He wants to continue his education, and was embarrassed ??when reporters asked him about his impending marriage to his fiancée Trishika Kumari? and said he it will be as his mother, Pramoda Devi says. ?
     
    In view of the coronation of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar on May 28, the Amba Vilas Palace will be closed to the public from May 26.

    Entry to the palace is open from 10 am to 1pm on May 26 and the palace will remain closed on May 27 and May 28. On the evening of May 28, the Mysuru palace will be lit from 6pm onwards to celebrate the coronation of the new king.

    Yuduveer Wodeyar was adopted by Maharani Pramoda Devi on February 23. He then went back to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to complete his degree in economics and English. The last coronation,  on October 16 1974, was that of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who was fondly remembered by the Maharani and Yaduveer during the press meet.

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    Mysuru: "I want to continue the four hundred year old tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar’s with the support and cooperation of the people of Mysuru", said the 27th king of Mysuru, Yaudveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, while addressing a press conference held at Amba Vilas Palace on Monday.

    His coronation will take place on May 28th. The ceremoy is likely to last an hour from 9:35 to 10:30 am. Karakataka Lagna is when the Pattabhisheka will be conducted, after which the new king will visit all the temples within the Amba Vilas Palace.
     
    “The decision to hold the coronation was taken on May 20, we have not printed any invitations and have invited most dignitaries over the phone,” said a beaming Maharani Pramoda Devi.

    "Entry to the coronation is restricted because there is little space, we can’t allow the public. The decision was taken on May 20 as to make sure the King was crowned before the Dasara", she added.

    The king will be seated on the silver throne in the Kalyana Mantapa and on May 27, rituals such as Kankana Dharana, Umamaheshwara Homa, Lakshminarayana Homa, Vanibrameshwara Homa and Sriramatarakeshwara Homa will be conducted. In the evening there will be a Padapooja to Prakalamutt Seer.

    On the evening of May 28, the Durbar will be open for the Public to meet the new King of Mysuru.

    Yaduveer, “I appeal for support and cooperation from the people of Mysuru region, so that I may carry on the tradition of the Mysuru Wodeyar’s. I will follow the path of my ancestors, and will contribute to the growth of the state", the young king said. The young king also spoke of the great amount of experience he had to gain, and said that he will be in Mysuru till the end of the Dasara celebrations.

    He wants to continue his education, and was embarrassed ??when reporters asked him about his impending marriage to his fiancée Trishika Kumari? and said he it will be as his mother, Pramoda Devi says. ?
     
    In view of the coronation of Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar on May 28, the Amba Vilas Palace will be closed to the public from May 26.

    Entry to the palace is open from 10 am to 1pm on May 26 and the palace will remain closed on May 27 and May 28. On the evening of May 28, the Mysuru palace will be lit from 6pm onwards to celebrate the coronation of the new king.

    Yuduveer Wodeyar was adopted by Maharani Pramoda Devi on February 23. He then went back to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst to complete his degree in economics and English. The last coronation,  on October 16 1974, was that of Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who was fondly remembered by the Maharani and Yaduveer during the press meet.

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  • CBSE results: Karnataka pass per cent stands at 95.45

    Bengaluru: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the results of Class XII for all the regions across the nation on Monday.

    As per official data from the board, Karnataka has secured an overall pass percentage of 95.45, which is 2.30 per cent less than the previous year. For 2014, the overall pass percentage of Karnataka was 97.75.

    This year, 7,503 candidates appeared for the exams from Karnataka. Of that 4,150 are boys and 3,353 are girls. Of that 4,030 boys and 3,304 girls cleared the exams. The pass percentage for boys is 97.11 and for girls 98.54.

    The number of students who appeared for the exams from Karnataka too was less compared to last year. In 2014, 7,547 students who appeared for the exam.

    The total number of candidates who appeared for the exams across the nation was 1,40,368. However, there is a dip in the nationwide pass percentage from last year's 82.70 to 82.

    Girls performed better than boys with a pass percentage of 87.56 compared to 77.77 for boys.

    In the South region, Karnataka stands at the fourth place. Puducherry stands first with a 98.36 pass percentage, followed by Tamil Nadu with 97.06, Goa with 96.79 and Karnataka with 95.45.

    The results are available on the websites www.results.nic.in,  www.cbseresults.nic.in, www.cbse.nic.in.

    The Chennai region includes Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Puducherry, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Daman and Diu. The Trivandrum region includes Kerala and Lakshadweep.
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  • Survey: Public libraries in great demand in state

    Mysuru: Public Libraries in the state are in great demand reveals a survey. 'Attitudes of young adults towards public Libraries services in Karnataka', a survey conducted by University of Mysore (UoM) Library science department professor Khaiser Nikam and Jaya Kumara, reveals that about 83.4% of users of public libraries are students and 16.6% users are married or adults.

    The research study was limited to the Young Adult Public Library (YAPL) between 15 and 40 years of age users in Karnataka. The present study provides a glimpse of the young adult public library (YAPL) users' attitudes and their perception about the public library services in Karnataka. The work was made public on Monday.

    The main objectives of the study are to know the profile of the YAPL users, to ascertain the purpose for which they visit the library and to determine the attitudes of the respondents towards quality of library staff. Adding to this, to identify the perception of YAPL users towards reading different types of fiction, to know their opinion about library collection and lastly and to determine their attitudes towards services and facilities of public libraries in Karnataka, said Nikam.

    The survey was conducted in 14 city central libraries across 12 districts in the state. Samples were taken out from 1680 YAPL by adopting random sampling method.

    The study reveals that the impression about the library services and facilities are significant. Their perceptions towards space, furniture, quality of library staff and print collections of public libraries are highly appreciable and significantly related.

    According to the Chi-Square Test, a statistical test, the attitude of young adults towards the marketing and promotional plans of the public libraries to promote and encourage the usage of services and also their perception towards barriers to use library services are significantly different.

    However, the overall attitudes, perceptions, impressions, opinions and experiences of YAPL users towards public library services in Karnataka are positive. Despite public libraries being boon to the public, many people hesitate to conduct research on libraries as the area is vast. The survey also reveals that despite internet and latest technologies, large section of the public utilize Public Libraries. People particularly women, children and senior citizens, struggle hard to read magazines, said Nikam.

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  • Karnataka ready for ED probe into lottery scam

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government would allow Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate the lottery scam if it had an inter-state fallout, Home Minister K.J. George said Monday.

    "We are ready to hand over the lottery scam to the ED for further investigation if it (scam) had spread to other states though it (ED) can probe on its own inter-state scams," George told reporters here.

    Part of the union finance ministry's revenue department, the ED is a law enforcement and economic intelligence agency responsible for fighting economic crimes.

    "The ED can investigate any inter-state scam as it does not need our permission to take up economic offence cases," George said.

    The state CID probed the multi-crore single-digit lottery scam after a Kannada news channel telecast a sting operation in mid-April on its kingpin Peri Rajan boasting high connections with top police officials.

    The state government on Saturday suspended Bengaluru additional commissioner of police Alok Kumar, a 1994 IPS officer, after the CID's interim report named him as having links with Rajan.

    "Except that of Kumar, the CID report has not mentioned names of other police officers, serving or retired," George said, denying reports in a section of the media that six more top-ranking police officers had nexus with Rajan.

    A team of CID sleuths interrogated Kumar on Sunday and Monday to ascertain his association with Rajan and his alleged role in interfering with the probe.

    Superintendent of Police, Lottery Squad, Dharanesh was suspended earlier this month, as he was heard talking to Rajan in the sting operation's video clip.

    Meanwhile, Governor Vajubhai Vala has sought a report on the scam and the alleged involvement of senior police officers in it.

    Meanwhile, Rajan was shifted to the central jail here from the sub-jail at Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) under tight security earlier in the day.
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  • Kasargod: Ancient idols stolen from Bhagavathi Temple, Chittarikal

    Kasargod: A Panchaloha idol of Goddess Bhagavathi and a brass idol of Goddess Sridevi were stolen from the Kunnungai Srikammadam Bhagavathi Temple at Chittarikal on the night of May 26, Tuesday.

    The theft came to light when the priest of the temple arrived on the morning of May 27 for the pooja. The thieves had broken the doors of the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine to steal the valuable idols.

    Vellarikundu police are conducting the investigations.

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  • KSRTC employees assault car driver

    Bantwal: A car driver was allegedly assaulted by the employees of KSRTC in the evening of Wednesday May 27 at Ponnodi near Kaikamba in B.C Road here.

    The victim has been named as Azeez. As per the reports,  Azeez was driving from Kaikamba, when, near KSRTC depot, he decided to turn around and go back to Kaikamba. While he was turning his car near the divider crossing in front of the depot, a KSRTC bus moving along the same way turned left to enter the depot. As their ways got blocked, the drivers of the car and the bus began to argue. The bus driver got out of his vehicle and allegedly abused and assaulted the car driver Azeez. At the same time, a few employees of the KSRTC depot also joined in and allegedly assaulted Azeez.

    Irked by the incident a group of men barged into the KSRTC depot and lashed out at the officials and even tried to assault them.

    The Bantwal police rushed to the spot and dispersed the mob and brought the situation under control.
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  • KSRP Women’s force to come up soon: Praveen Sood

    Ullal: Temporary Police Training School and the Karnataka State Reserve Police 7th battalion, under their aegis; the exit march of the under-training batch of the KSRP Bengaluru- 1, 3, 4, 9 and 10th battalion including Shiggavi unit Special Reserved Police constables was held at parade grounds in Assaigolli here on Tuesday, May 27th.

    Praveen Sood, (I P S) Additional Director General of Police, KSRP Bengaluru was the chief guest on this occasion.

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    Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Sood said for the first time in the state, Women’s Police Force will be begun shortly.

    KSRP Women’s force is begun in Belgaum. In the first women’s company 120 candidates are selected. As separate centres should be opened for women, at present 220 women constables will be employed. Works are going on to completely modernize KSRP wing of the state. 1000 young constables and sixty sub-inspectors are chosen and joined to the team. The government has already ordered to select the same number of candidates even in the next year.

    Over a span of three months, the government has promoted 900 constables. With this the staffs who served as constables since a long period were promoted to SI cadre and got retired from service. 1000 head constables will also be promoted in the coming months. With this, the staffs will get a chance to get a chance to rise into the cadre of RSI and RPI before their retirements.

    Modern bus facility, 15 days compulsory causal leave will be provided and 10 days leave on request will be provided, he said.

    Malini Krishnamurthy (IPS) – KSRP Director General, Bangalore, Police Commissioner S Murugan, District Superintendent of Police –Dr S D Sharanappa, KSRP 7th wing commandment C Rangaswamy and others were present on this occasion.

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  • Udupi in high poll mode for GP elections

    Udupi : Udipi district is in high poll gear for the gram panchayats to be held in 837 polling booths across the district on May 29.  There are  6,97,523 voters in the district, of which 3, 65, 042 are men and 3,32,186 are women. 25 are transgender.

    The voters list being considered follows the enrolment till May 18. In Udupi taluk, there are 3,11,380 voters, of which 1,47,950 are men and 1,63,422 are women and eight transgender. In Karkala, there are 1,40,018 voters, of which 66,360 are men and 73,658 are women.

    In Kundapur, there are 245855 voters, of which 117876 are men and 127962 are women and 17 are transgender. Of the total 837 polling booths set up for the purpose, there are 374 polling booths in Udupi, 291 polling stations in Kundapur and 172 polling stations in Karkala.

    There is no provision to provide voters slip and voters can use either voters identity card or any one of the 22 documents approved by the government which includes ration cards, pass port, driving license among others.

    There are 300 service voters in the district. There is no provision for NOTA - ’None of the Above’ in the ballot papers. Elaborate security arrangements are made in all the polling booths set up at hyper sensitive areas, which includes Maoist affected areas and sensitive areas.

    The weekly markets are banned on the day. The randomization of the polling boxes would be held on May 28.

    The candidates in as many as 70 polling stations are elected unopposed, which includes 20 in Udupi, 36 in Kundapur 14 in Karkala respectively. The mustering and de-mustering centers in the district include St. Cecily’s School,Bhandarkars Arts and Science College, Jaycee English Medium High School in Karkala.

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  • Punar Prathista of Mukhyaprana

    Bantwal: To swim across the ocean of life one must not have attachments within self said Shri Guru Devananda swamiji of Odiyuru Samstanam.

    He was talking at the Punar Pratista Mahotsav of Shri Veerahanuman temple in Dattanagar in Pudu village. He said that dedication is the soul for any dream to come true. Bhajans can help in enhancing Samskar he supposed.

    Nalin Kumar Kateel, ZP member Jayashree K.A, MD of Mata Deve. Santhosh Kumar Shetty, VHP Jitendra Kottari, Krishnakumar Poonja, Nagesh amin, Arun Kumar Shetty and others were present.
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  • Illegal entry to Airport : Police release youth after thorough probe.

    Mangaluru: The security personnel’s at the Mangaluru International Airport handed over a youth to the Bajpe cops on the charges of illegally entering into the Airport on the morning of Tuesday, May 26th. The youth had arrived to drop his family at the Mangaluru International Airport.

    The youth identified as Iqubal (23), resident of Balepune in Konaje gained unauthorized entry into the airport. While he was exiting, he was detained by the airport security officials who investigated him. Later Iqubal was handed over to the Bajpe cops for further investigation. After taking Iqubal into custody, the Bajpe cops conducted a thorough questioning and released him in the evening, it is learnt.

    Details of the incident:

    Iqubal along with his father, mother and two other relatives had reserved tickets on Tuesday to travel from Mangaluru to Muskat. At the last moment, as Iqubal’s mother had suffered from ill health, he had canceled his ticket and booked the ticket for June 6th. But, he brought his father, mother and two of his relatives to the airport without canceling their tickets.

    The four who presented their tickets, entered the airport while Iqubal showed his canceled ticket to the officials and entered the airport. The official’s who noticed him returning back without boarding the flight, grew suspicious and detained him. When they questioned Iqubal, he could not give appropriate answers. Immediately, the security officials handed him over to the Bajpe cops for further investigations.

    Police investigations:

    The Bajpe police who probed Iqubal till evening, after gathering all information about him, released him later.

    “We have investigated Iqubal who had illegally entered into the Airport, after taking him into custody. He said, as there were heavy luggages, children and women he had been inside. But, whatever may be the reason, unauthorized entry is not permitted. We have investigated about his background, as there are no bad intentions we have released him on a warning”, informed the Balpe Station Sub-Inspector Ramesh Hanapura.

    Actions if repeated: Radhakrishna

    Director of Mangalore Airport Authority,  J T Radhakrishna has warned that, none is allowed to trespass into the Airport. The public must be careful about this. Officials have been deployed at the Airport, and the public’s are not permitted to violate the rules. If such incidents repeat in future, appropriate legal actions will be initiated.

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  • Bridge across Swarna River on the cards

    Hiriyadka:  Residents of Perampalli Sheembra and Kolalagiri Parari have been demanding a bridge to cross Swarna River to provide connectivity between Manipal and Kolalagiri for the past several years. The wish of the residents is likely to be realised shortly with the government approving the proposal.

    Though Kolalagiri is situated close proximity to Manipal (just two kilometre), the residents have to travel over 20-km to reach the town, as the Swarna river flowing between Manipal and Kolalagiri.  The residents have been demanding a bridge between Sheembra in Perampalli and Parari to provide connectivity between Manipal and Kolalagiri. Now, the proposal has been included in Appendix E at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore.

    The government has already released Rs 5 crore for the purpose. The remaining Rs 5 crore will be released after the work commences. Officials are identifying the boulders beneath the water through trial bore machine. The work will commence after the tender process is complete. The bridge is likely to be completed in two years. .

    Foundations have already been laid to construct a bridge between Aroor in Brahmavar and Belmaru and between Neelavara and Kokkarne. If the bridge between Sheembra and Parari is complete, then it will benefit the residents of Kolalagiri, Havange, Petri, Kokkarna and surrounding areas. It will provide easy connectivity to Manipal.

    MLA Pramod Madhwaraj said that as per the poll promises, he has laid foundation for three to four bridges in his constituency.  The bridge between Sheembra- Parari is a long pending demand. The work will commence shortly after the tender process is complete and would be done in 2017.
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  • Congress on Land Acquisition Bill: Famers must get four-times the compensation

    Udupi: The Rajya Sabha MP Oscar Fernandez while speaking to the media person on Tuesday said that strict action would be taken against the people who involve in lottery scams. Government is waiting to get CID report, he stated.

    Taking on the Modi-led BJP government he said that 'he cannot evaluate the government but surely public will', on which Former MP Jayaprakash Hegde said that, no one needs to evaluate the Modi government instead his own BJP member Arvind Subramanian recently quoted that the government's achievement is least even after a year.

    Demanding the amendment of the Land Acquisition Bill, he added that the new changes in the Bill is not public oriented.

    He also put forward a proposal stating that farmers who are scheduled to lose their land under the Bill must be given four times the compensation, as they will be losing their respective lands and their occupation forever.

    Pramodh Madhwaraj, MLA was also available during the conference.

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  • Yash Birla has ‘no individual account’ in his name, says group

    Mumbai: With Yash Birla’s name being made public by the Swiss government in relation to an information request from the Indian tax authorities, his business group today said he has “no individual bank account in his name or under his control”.

    The group also said this position has already been communicated to the tax authorities in India.

    “Mr Yash Birla has no individual bank account in his name or under his control. This has been explicitly confirmed earlier by the Swiss bank in writing and the same has already been communicated to the Indian tax authorities,” an official spokesperson of Yash Birla Group said in an emailed statement.

    This was in response to queries sent to the group with regard to Birla’s name being published in the Swiss government’s official gazette about information provided to the Indian tax department on a request made in this regard.

    Birla is one of the seven ‘Indian nationals’ whose names have been made public through such gazette notifications.

    Yashovardhan Birla, who is commonly known as Yash Birla, is Chairman of the group whose group firms are into steel products, electrical appliances, health, lifestyle and education, among others.

    Two separate notifications, dated November 11 and December 16, 2014, have been published in the gazette about Mr Birla. The first one concerns a request received by the Swiss Federal Tax Authority and the second is about the said information having been provided to the Foreign Tax and Tax Research Division of the Department of Revenue in India’s Finance Ministry.

    Besides his name, the notifications also mention Yashovardhan Birla’s date of birth and a Mumbai address.

    However, the gazette notification has withheld the details that have been shared by the Swiss authorities with their Indian counterpart.

    It also said that the information given to India should be “kept confidential” and should be made available only to people or authorities, including courts and administrative bodies concerned with the assessment or collection of taxes or with the prosecution and for such purposes only, as per the Swiss-Indian double taxation agreement.

    It further said that the Swiss FTA might have blackened the information “which are not eligible for treaty assistance”, in its response to the Indian tax authorities.

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  • India set to become water scarce country by 2025: report

    Mumbai: Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mismatch, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said.

    “India’s demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce country by 2025.

    “With increasing household income and increasing contributions from the service and industrial sectors, the water demand in the domestic and industrial sectors increasing substantially,” says a study conducted by EA Water, a leading consulting firm in water sector.

    Nearly 70 per cent of country’s irrigation and 80 per cent of domestic water use comes from groundwater, which is rapidly getting depleted.

    However, overseas players from Canada, Israel, Germany, Italy, United States, China and Belgium sees big investment opportunity worth USD 13 billion in the domestic water sector.

    The industry is expected to receive Rs 18,000 crore in the next three years, the report said.

    The country provides huge opportunities across the spectrum in infrastructure development for water supply and wastewater management.

    The industrial market is going to be the big opportunity till 2020, with growth in wastewater recycling and industrial water treatment, the report said.

    Maharashtra is emerging as a hub for the water sector.

    Over 12 international companies have already set up design and engineering centers in Mumbai and Pune.

    At present, there are more than 1,200 companies dealing in water and wastewater treatment in the state, mainly cater to the small & medium sector.

    Pune and Nashik are going to be large hubs for manufacturing & fabrication industry in pumps, instrumentation & monitoring equipment.

    A centralised wastewater treatment & recycling plants is under planning stage for Mumbai and Pune city, the report said.

    With Modi government’s planned investments in the water sector through the Ganga River Cleaning project, the Smart Cities initiative and the Swachh Bharat campaign, the industry is also hopeful of creating over 1 million jobs, it said.

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  • Management graduate denied job for being Muslim

    Mumbai : A young MBA graduate was declined employment in a leading diamond export company allegedly on the grounds that he was a Muslim.

    The issue has snowballed into a controversy with the National Commission for Minorities saying it will conduct an inquiry if there is any truth in the matter.

    Management graduate Zeshan Ali Khan applied for an opening in the company on May 19.
    However, the company replied to him saying that they hire only non-Muslim candidates, according to Khan, who shared the details on his Facebook page.

    "Thanks for your application. We regret to inform you that we hire only non-Muslim candidates," the company said in a response to his application. Giving details, Khan said, "I was looking for a job, I came to know about a recruitment drive taking place at Hare Krishna Exports Pvt LTD, one of the leading exports houses of the country. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to start my career with them.

    "I applied for a job day before yesterday in the evening at 5:45 PM and within 15 minutes I get a reply from them that we regret to inform you, we don't hire Muslims. We only hire non-Muslim candidates. I was quite shocked when I read about this, I took a screen shot of it and posted it on Facebook," he said.

    "At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting foreign countries and inviting them for investment and pushing ahead the 'Make in India' campaign, the leading export houses are rejecting candidates for their religion," he said.

    Khan said he subsequently received a 'regret' mail from the company after his social media post generated sharp reactions. The company said it was a "personal mess" created by a trainee in the HR team.

    "It was a blunder and personal mess created by one of our trainees who has no decision making power. We have 61 employees in our office here including one Muslim in the HR team," Hari Krishna Exports Private Ltd said in the mail.

    NCM chairperson Naseem Ahmed said, "We just received a petition this morning and as per our set procedure we will call for the comments of the respondent company and based on their response we will decide their course of action.

    "If there is any truth in this, it is unfortunate. An inquiry should be conducted," he said.
    Reacting to the controversy, Minister of state for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, "A person's caste, area or religion cannot be a demerit.

    "Discrimination on the basis of religion is neither allowed by our Constitution, nor by our administration. If there has been case in which he (Zeeshan) was denied or fired from the job only on the basis of his religion, then I feel its not right," he said.



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  • Oman: Muscat Mogaveers Koota Holds Family Fun Day Out

    Oman: Muscat Mogaveers (MM) Koota organized their third event of the year “Family Fun Day Out” at the Silver Ring Farmhouse in Barka recently. The spacious and beautiful farmhouse with clean and well maintained facilities was apt for the huge crowd of gathered MM families and bachelors. The committee members had organized all arrangements to drive the full day activities of this event with fun and entertainment for one and all.

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    The registration counter started at 9 am as scheduled and was pleasantly managed by Rajesh Salian, Jyoti Shivaram, Manoj Puthran and Yashwanth Mendon. All MM ladies were greeted with Tulunadu’s traditional Mallige flowers specially flown from Mangalore, arranged by Sahana Girish.

    Vandana Padmakar Mendon, who was the Master of Ceremony of the day, welcomed all the members and families and assured a fun filled day for the community members. The event started off with Chaitra Ashok Kotian rendering a devotional prayer song in her melodious voice evoking the prime deity to bless everyone present. This was followed by Dr Shekar Salian’s (President of MM Koota) short speech. In his key note address, he accentuated the importance of organizing such community gatherings which would serve to familiarize and flourish bonhomie with the community brethren in Muscat, where it’s not possible for all to meet regularly.

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    Dr Shekar Salian also announced that MM Koota had come a long and successful way in Muscat and will be proudly conducting its silver jubilee celebration on 27th November, 2015. The organizing committee has started preliminary discussion and preparation for this prestigious event to be held grandly in Muscat. Among many activities being planned for this event, the release of the maiden MM Koota souvenir was discussed. A brief presentation about this souvenir was given by Suresh Kunder which was well supported by the Vice President Ramanand Kunder.

    Some enthusiastic MM members overwhelmingly booked their spaces to sponsor their family pictures to be published in this memorable souvenir.

    The day’s event then proceeded with self-introduction of members and their families to the gathering which was pleasingly conducted by Vandana Mendon. Immediately after the introduction, fun games were organized by Sharath Kumar and his team members Roopa Umesh and Sahana Girish Kanchan assisted by Heema Suvarna and Harish Bangera, who took to the floor hosting several games for everyone. The day kick started with the first game “Unwrapping the Candies” for the tiny tots below 5 years. It was very hilarious to watch the curiosity of these kids while competing to explore the layered wrappers to target their candies. This continued with the amazing and fun filled “Sand Treasure Hunt” game for kids between 5-10 years.

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    The next party game “Bombing the City” for children of all ages with placard names of their favourite out-lets (Pizza Hut, KFC, McDonald & Dominos) was a big hit for the children and for everyone watching them whenever the music stopped and announced the bombed city.

    Next was the turn of the beautiful ladies to play a new innovative game of “Longest Tear”, where they had to tear an A4 size paper sheet with their hands as long as they could. The participants raced for the win amidst the encouragement and cheering by their better halves. The married men and bachelors game was played next. It started enthusiastically with the traditional “Musical Chair” and later there was a twist wherein the last 10 remaining participants had to fetch things in and around with the help of the audience and as tactfully instructed by the Games Coordinator, Roopa Umesh. The couples had a blast in the next game playing “Bursting the Balloon”. Each couple placed an inflated balloon in between their backs and tried to burst it without touching it with their hands, among roaring cheers from the crowd. Next, was an interesting game “Building of Coins” played by couples which tested their intelligence and life balancing skills. The couples were provided few money coins and a pop stick, the end of which had to be placed in their mouths. When signaled to start, each partner placed coins on top of the pop stick taking alternate turns building a coin tower over the bridge balanced between their mouths. The concluding game of the day was “Balancing the Ball” for couples and bachelors in pairs. This was very witty and challenging as the couples and bachelors struggled to pull the ball tucked between their partners neck into theirs without touching hands. Even after two rehearsals, many participants were struggling to pull off the ball without much success!

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    The audiences were kept busy with spot games and prizes guessing the price of various food stuff and grocery items, and the one who guessed the correct or closest price was given the same item as their prize. This was quiet a vocal game as everyone bid for the item on offer. All the games kept the audience fascinated and engrossed for an extensive length of time. Men, women and kids enjoyed the day by participating in the fun-filled games with joy and smiles abundant on all the faces when the fun games were conducted.

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    The prize winners in various categories were:
    • Unwrapping the Candies
    1. Raksh Uday
    2. Anchal Naveen

    • Sand treasure hunt
    1. Anuj Umesh
    2. Sharath Chandra

    • Paper Tearing Game
    1. Divya Kotian
    2. Sharath Kumari

    • Bombing The City Game
    1. Akanksha Ranjan
    2. Dhriti Kanchan

    • Bacherlor’s Musical Chair
    1. Sudeep Kumar
    2. Tarun Ashish

    • Coins Balancing Game
    Winner -Dr Ranjan & Dr Seema Ranjan

    • Bursting The Baloon Game
    Winners –Ashwini and Santosh Salian

    • Passing the ball (neck to neck) Game
    Winner – Gautam Raj & Sunil Kanchan

    Buffet lunch of traditional delicacies fish curry, chicken sukka, kadle-mannoli, sabakki payasa and many more were served, which flash backed the memories of native fondness.

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    While the audience settled after the lunch and relished ice-creams, Shesh Kanchan and team conducted the Housie game.

    Another highlight of the event was the swimming pool. Children who waited impatiently robed in their swimming gear during the day jumped into the pool and while the youngsters enjoyed thoroughly frolicking in the water, the elders and others relaxed and were treated to visual pleasure enjoying the Yakshagana played through the screen projector. Later, tea and coffee were served with sizzling hot Golibaje.

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    The dance floor was opened to all and the music was well managed by our very own DJ Ashok Kotian.

    The grand raffle draw, sponsored by Ravi Kanchan (Bright Silver LLC), was held at the conclusion of the event and three lucky Mogaveers namely Sohan Girish Kanchan – Lucky Kid, Mamata Pushparaj – Lucky Woman, and Narayana Shriyan –Lucky Man, won the same.

    Sujatha Lokesh Kunder (Joint Secretary) and Aarti Ravi Kanchan (General Secretary of MM Koota) delivered the vote of thanks, expressing heartfelt gratitude to HM Sultan Qaboos, ruler of Oman, all the sponsors, supporters and patrons of the day’s event.

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    The main sponsors of the event were Girish Kanchan, Ravi Kanchan, Dr Shekar Salian and Dr Ranjan. Drinking water and juices were sponsored by Oman Oasis LLC and Khafeef cooking oil was sponsored by Areej Vegetable Oil LLC, arranged by Prakash Naik (Vice President-MM Koota).

    Everyone enjoyed the day to the fullest and carried home joyful memories along with complimentary Khafeef oil. Bags of goodies were handed over to the kids as return gift. The party mood continued for the kids with the curiousness to find what was inside their bags and to the Muscat Mogaveers family looking forward to the announcement of the next get-together.

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  • Kuwait Kannada Koota holds Annual Talent Show ‘Marala Mallige’

    Kuwait: Kannada Koota organized its annual talent show “Marala Mallige”, at the Carmel School Auditorium here on May 6.

    Every year, KKK conducts Marala Mallige (Jasmine flowers in the desert) to bring out the hidden talents from the children as well as adult members of the Koota.

     

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    The programme began with an invocation. Convener of Marala Mallige Ullas Vadana welcomed the gathering. President of the Koota Sudhir Shenoy and other members of the executive committee inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp.

    Children exhibited their talents in the form of singing, enacting, story-telling and cat-walk by tiny tots. It was a real sight to watch these children performing with effortless ease.

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    All the events were judged by the judges who were very glad to see these children on the stage.

    There was a ‘Treasure hunt’ for the youngsters who were smart enough to hunt the treasure. A quiz competition was conducted for elders identifying the famous personalities of Karnataka.

    ‘Gumpalli Govinda’, a group programme was also held, more than 50 KKK members participated in the competition, they were divided into four houses such as Kaveri, Sharavathi, Netravathi and Hemavathi. Each group performed beautifully, sending out a message to protect the environment and Unity in Diversity.

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    Children who participated in various competitions were given away prizes. Secretary of the Koota Deepak Katti delivered the vote of thanks.

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  • Oman: Tulu Stage play ‘Paniyere Aavandina’ by renowned Devdas Kapikad and Cha Parka artistes

    Muscat: Tuluvaites in Oman will enjoy a hilarious treat of a play ,”Paniyere Aavandina”, which means “That which cannot be told”. This Tulu Comedy stage play, penned by the well known, “Thelikede Bolli (‘Light of Laughter ) Devdas Kapikad along with the talented Cha Parka Team, Mangaluru, will be presented by Majan Events on May 22, at the Grand Hall, Al Falaj Hotel at 6.30 pm.

    Majan Events, in association with Kudla Friends, Muscat, will present this humour and message -embedded play and an evening to remember. The Story, Creation, Direction, Acting and Vocal Music, for this play is by the Laughing star Devdas Kapikad, himself. His talent is well appreciated by all drama lovers and the Cha Parka Team is no stranger to the Tulu drama lovers here.


    Cha Parka Group:

    Devdas Kapikad and his tryst with drama and its various nuances in the form of acting, singing, directing, penning script lines, span three decades or more. Barely fourteen years old, Kapikad penned a short stage play, “Ananda Baashpa” for the school stage. From thereon, “Ellayaye Mallaye” “Bale Cha Parka”, “Gante Yethand”, “Eer Doora”, Pudar Deethiji, Pudar Panodchi, Yanori Baroliya, etc.

    His love for theatre and his laudable efforts in popularizing Tulu theatre, has always attracted many a drama enthusiasts. Though most of the plays, staged by the team, have a major element of comedy, they do exhibit a strong social message interspersed with striking emotions.

    Gist of the Play:

    “Paniyere aavandina ……..

    In our day to day lives, we do encounter instances or real life incidents or situations that can or cannot be expressed or discussed for seeking a solution to that problem.

    “A problem well stated is a problem half solved” This maxim is well practised by most of us ,whilst seeking solutions or remedies to solving of a problem.

    But in many a case, one does not wish to share or reveal their problem, out of the fear of any untoward happening. Such thoughts get suppressed in their hearts and they endure the suffocation of thoughts within them.

    There is an element of mystery, about an untold incident and a thought provoking message which will keep the audience rooted to their seats till the end.

    Kapikads message to the audience

    “This is my 49th piece of my heartfelt art and am sure you all, our esteemed audience, will enjoy the play till the end and the evening will be an entertaining one”.

    Kudla Friends comprising of Yuvraj Salian, Suraj Rebello and Srikanth Shetty, have organised many entertaining cultural events and Sports Events since the inception of their group Kudla Friends.

    Their events:

    May 2012 – Tulu stage play “Dada Malperapundu” By the famous Lakumi troupe
    May 2013 – “Kudla Utsav,” “Kudla Kalaakar”, “Dance Kudla Dance”, Voice of Kudla with the renowned Guru Kiran as Chief Guest.

    April 2014 – Tulu Parba in association with Namma TV ,Musical treat by Shri Guru Kiran and supported by Nayana Rajgopal, Dance performances by Kishore Aman of Dance India dance fame along with a group of talented dancers.

    Comedy drama by the famous Prashamsa Team ,’Bale Telipaale”.

    Sports Events: Kudla Cup I, II, III, IV conducted and well organised for sports enthusiasts from all the communities. Tournaments in cricket, volleyball, throwball, Tug of war, Lagori Slow Cycling race and Fun games were organised much to the spirit and delight of the members of the various Mangalorean communities .

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  • THE WORLD NEEDS OTHERS TOO

    ''I want my son to be an engineer. I want my daughter to be a doctor '' . Am sure this is a common expectation from most of the parents .
     When I passed my SSLC with 92% my parents forced me to take up science though I was interested in arts . When I passed my PU board exam with 91% my parents forced me to take up engineering though I aspired to be a lawyer . When I asked my parents why science? Why not arts ? They told ' society thinks only dull students take up arts ' . Wait a second! What is this society now? Don't you think even my parents belong to the same society which thinks arts is meant for dull students .
    If all parents blindly followed this cheap social mentality we wouldn't get a great teacher Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan , great singer Latha Mangeshkar , great advocate K.S Hegde , great astronaut Kalpana Chawla and so on.
     If Sachin Tendulkar's dad would force him to clear the subject that he once flunked then the world wouldn't get 'The God of Cricket' .
     At the end of the day it's not our degree that counts but its the satisfaction that matters. We have one life . And the biggest adventure is to live the life our DREAMS . Each one of us are born with a talent and nobody can beat us in that .
     Most of us enjoy the dance performance given by others . But when the same talent lies in our own house nobody supports it because we want to have an engineer or a doctor who can raise the family reputation.
    We often blame our system and politicians . We expect Lot of development and changes in society. But we never take an initiative to bring that change . India needs young energetic leaders to bring this change . But unfortunately very few parents encourage their children to get into politics .
      To all the parents who force their children to take up a particular stream here is a piece of advice .Only a poet can write a beautiful poem and only a sculptor can give us a beautiful sculpture . Even a sweeper if he's really passionate about his work then his passion can make him the best sweeper that the world has ever seen.No work is inferior or superior in front of god .
    Here is a story which I came across in one of the lectures that I attended in my college. There lived a bank manager who had a son who flunked in his pu board exam . Even at the second attempt he couldn't manage to clear the subject .His dad was upset that his son was ineligible to take up engineering. But his son had a high knowledge about the cars and it's functioning . So he started working at the garage .One fine day he came across an advertisement given by FORD car manufacturing company which was asking for a solution regarding a major car design problem . The advertisement mentioned that the person with best solution will be rewarded rs 32 crore. This guy who was extremely passionate about cars approached the company with the solution .They implemented his design and his idea actually solved the major design problem . Thus he was awarded with rs 32 crore . He was asked to give lectures to research and mtech students at NIT's regarding his design . Further he was given a 100 crore overdraft for his next project . His dad who once considered him to be useless is now proud of him . Probably this guy wouldn't achieve this greatness if he was forced to take up engineering .
    I guess this is the best example for great achievement by ordinary person with an extraordinary passion .
    I hope my article will motivate atleast few parents to support and encourage their children in the field that they are passionate about.
    Because THE WORLD NEEDS lawyers , singers , sportsmen , astronauts , politicians and many OTHERS TOO.

    By Deepti Rani.
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  • Railway overbridge causing nuisance to public in Kodakkal near Padil

    Mangaluru: The railway over bridge situated in Kodakkal near Padil, which comes on the Bengaluru to Mangaluru national highway 44 has been creating high nuisense for communters, from a very long period. The issue is that the bridge initially had an iron sheet covering under the tracks to prevent the toilet waste from dropping down to the road. But over a certain period of time due to lack of maintenance the sheet has been damaged.

    When the train passes right above the over bridge the toilet wastes directly fall over the vehicles travelling below. mean while some arrangements were done by locals to prevent this inconvenience to public. But the temporary arrangement dint last long.
                
    Few locals who are aware of this issue stop their vehicle and wait for the train to pass and then proceed further. While the others who are totally unaware of this get fooled thinking that it's the water being sprinkled over them.
              
    In a recent incident, a small stone from the stone laden goods train had fallen over the front wind shield of the car that was passing by the highway, reportedly damaging the front wind shield and leaving behind a loss to the owner of the car.

    The worst situation here is especially when the train stops right above the bridge, waiting for the Green signal from the nearby Mangalore Junction Railway Station. In this case, the Highway Communters are left behind with confusing if to move on or to wait till the train passes.
              
    It would be of great help to public if this issue is brought in to the notice of the concerned authority and measures are taken to prevent further problems or damages to the Highway Commuters.
                 
    Media is one smart way to not only bring this issue to the notice of the concerned, but also to the Highway Commuters who are unaware of this incident.

    By: Deepti Rani
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  • Manipal Students Harrased by Police

    I am writing this to you as the media is the only system left that can provide justice for all in our country today. The politicians, the police, the authorities and sometimes even the law is corrupt. But among all this, Media remains to be the one system that speaks for the "little guy" and stands up for justice.

    I am writing to you concerning several cases of harassment of students by Manipal Police. Manipal is a university town sprawling with students from different states and countries. It is known to have a few drug problems as well it has a number of suicide cases of students taking their own lives after being intoxicated.

    Recently, A student had committed suicide due to drugs as claimed by the police and papers. The police have begun closing all restaurants and shops by 11:30pm so as to minimize movement around the area. They have also started searching suspected apartments for drugs and have caught many drug dealers. This is all commendable though the effort has started late.

    Over the past week, the police have beaten over 13 students walking back/to a friends apartment after 11:30pm. Students go to watch the last film which ends at 12pm and visit each others houses for group discussion and studies. The Manipal Police have been stopping students walking or on bikes and beating them without question. The police do not ask for students' Id cards neither do they ask any question as to where the student has been or is going. Numerous students stay in apartments as the Hostels are very expensive and visit each others houses for video games or studies. The police have started this brutal action the beginning of this week and everyone is too afraid of saying anything as the university has good relations with the police. Something needs to be done so that the police do not harass students in this way. Students are afraid of walking around. This has instilled fear in many. It is very unpatriotic and uncivilized for the police to catch students and beat them with sticks without questioning.

    I hope you will look into this as "Media" is the only source of justice left in this country.

    By- A Student of MANIPAL
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  • Be Aware...fraudulant companies around.

    I am Deepalaxmi from Mangalore, Karnataka. I have been following Your Channel from past decade. I request you to help me in one of the problem faced by many job seekers including me by one of the recruitment company below. I want you to take action against this so that no other individuals would be cheated in future by this company and also no other such fraudulant people can get guts to play with other people's money, time and talent.

    I have been cheated by the following company, which claims to be a job consultant. A lady called me and asked me to register my profile in their website: www.aapkacareer.com by paying Rs.1685/-, for which i have not received any confirmation mail. After that the call was transferred to another person who claimed himself to do profile verification for my profile and asked me to pay Rs.6180/- for the same, which was not intimated to me earlier.

    The Company has been cheating many people in the similar manner which i got to know later when i searched for the company in google.

    Request you to kindly take necessary action against this company and stop other people from being cheated by them. The company address is below:
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