14 priests of Tirupati temple test COVID-19 positive

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July 16, 2020

Tirumala, Jul 16: As many as 14 priests of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) were tested positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, said Anil Kumar Singhal, Executive officer, TTD.

Singhal also held a meeting with temple priests, health and vigilance officials today.

On July 14, Singhal held 'Dial your EO' programme at TTD administrative building conference hall wherein the EO addressed the devotees and media and informed that 91 TTD employees have tested positive for COVID-19 till date.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the state has reported 35,451 COVID-19 cases including, 16,621 active cases, 18,378 recovered and 452 deaths so far.

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September 21,2020

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Mangaluru, Jan 21: Celebrity dancer Kishore Shetty and his aide Aqeel Nausheel have been remanded to seven days police custody by a judge here. The duo was arrested on the charges of drug trafficking and consumption.

The police had produced them before the judge at his residence on Sunday, September 20 after which the police took them into custody.

The duo was subjected to a coronavirus test on Sunday and the result is expected on Monday, if they test positive, treatment will have to be provided as per the government norms. However, until the test result is received, the police personnel will not be able to resume questioning on a full scale.

Reportedly, Kishore had returned to the city a few months back and during the preliminary questioning revealed that in spite of being a drug addict himself, he began drugs business only recently.

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September 28,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 28: Tejasvi Surya, the new chief of the BJP's youth wing, has drawn criticism over his remark that Bengaluru has become the "epicentre of terror activities". While his tweet on the matter has drawn attacks on social media, with many pointing out that Karnataka is ruled by the BJP, the opposition Congress has said the BJP should sack the new youth leader.

Congress's DK Shivakumar -- the longtime trouble-shooter who is now heading the party's state unit -- said, "The BJP should sack him. He is killing Bengaluru. It is a shame or the BJP".

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has expressed support for the young MP. "'I have been asking the Prime Minister for NIA here for some years now. I congratulate the PM and Home Minister for agreeing," he said.  Asked whether he endorses Mr Surya's statement, Mr Yediyurappa said , "He just said in this sense that nowadays in Bangalore terrorist activities are increasing".

In an interaction with the media yesterday -- a first since he was named for the new post -- Tejasvi Surya said, "In last few years, Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, has become the epicentre of terror activities. It has been proved through many arrests and sleeper terror cells busted by the investigative agency in the city".

Among evidence, the MP cited the recent mob attacks at the city's KJ Halli and DJ Halli areas.

"It is a matter of grave concern that NIA investigations into the DJ Halli and KG Halli mob violence in August have indicated that many terrorist organisations are using Bengaluru as their incubation centre for carrying out anti-India activities," he said.

In August, three persons were killed in police firing and 60 policemen were injured during clashes at DJ Halli and KG Halli areas in the eastern part of Bengaluru. The violence had started over an offensive Facebook post, allegedly by the relative of a Congress MLA.

The MP, who represents Bengaluru South in Lok Sabha, said he has asked Union Home Minister Amit Shah to open a cell of the National Investigation in the city.

"For a long time there was a demand that there must be a full-fledged NIA office in Karnataka," he said, pointing out that the Central agency currently has their base in Hyderabad.

Amit Shah, he said, has assured him "that the same will be established soon".

"In last few years, Bluru has become epicenter of terror activities, proven through many NIA arrests & busted sleeper cells in the city. I urged Hon HM Sri @AmitShah Ji to set up a permanent division of NIA in Bluru. I thank him for his assurance that it will be set up soon!" his tweet read.

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September 28,2020

Mangaluru, Sept 28: The Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court on Monday convicted a man for seven years of rigorous imprisonment on charges of barging into a ladies hostel at Derlakatte and then attempting to outrage the modesty of a medical student last year.

The convicted Nagesh, who had barged into the hostel, had also threatened a 22-year-old medical student and had demanded Rs 5 lakhs. He had later escaped with a cash of Rs 3,000 from her purse and her ATM card after securing its Pin number. He had even snatched the ATM card of another student.

The accused had then tried to withdraw cash from an ATM using the card. Later he was arrested on the basis of fingerprint evidence and CCTV footage.

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