ATS arrests 5 for terror funding to Pakistan; accused are saffron activists?

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August 22,2019

Satna, Aug 22: The Anti-Terrorism Squad of Madhya Pradesh has arrested five people on charges of raising funds for Pakistan from Satna district in the state on Thursday.

Rumours doing rounds that all tthe five have links with hard-line saffron outfits. The accused were running their racket from Satna. They have been found in possession with 13 Pakistani sim cards.

Interestingly, one of the five accused, Balram Singh was earlier arrested by ATS in a similar case pertaining to 2017.

The five accused allegedly used social messenger to communicate with other members of the racket spread across different parts of the country including Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, said sources.

Satna Superintendent of Police Riyaz Iqbal speaking to media confirmed the arrest of five persons but declined to reveal their identity.

According to information, those arrested include Sunil Singh, Shubham Tiwari, Bhagvendra Singh besides Balram Singh and one other local man. Balram who was arrested by ATS in connection with terror funding was out on bail. The accused were arrested from different locations on the city.

Balram Singh was arrested by the ATS in Feb 2017 from Kolgawan area in the district in connection with the terror funding charges. He was arrested with 12 others from different MP cities and 60 sim cards, several illegal telephone exchanges and mobile phones in large numbers were recovered from them.

Around seven months ago, Balram was also arrested by police in connection with a loot complaint and was also granted bail in the case.

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Another covid-19 patient commits suicide in hospital in Karnataka

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July 23,2020

Mandya, Jul 23: Upset over contracting Covid 19, a 55-year-old man, ended his life by hanging himself, at the designated Covid hospital, in Mandya, on Wednesday night.

The deceased patient is from Kandegala village, Malvalli taluk, Mandya district. He was ailing from renal problems and was under treatment. 

However, he contracted the virus and tested positive for Covid-19. Upset over this, he ended his life by hanging himself on the window grill, in the hospital bathroom, midnight. The incident came to light when other patients went to the toilet.

His last rites were conducted as per the designated Covid-19 protocol, on Thursday, said District Health Officer Dr H P Manchegowda.

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Karnataka SSLC pass percentage dips to 71.80%

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August 10,2020

Bengaluru, Aug 10: The Education Department on Monday announced the results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) (class 10) examination that was held in June-July. The state reported an overall pass percentage of 71.80%. 

This year the exams were conducted amidst the fear of Covid-19 pandemic and compared to the previous year, the state witnessed a dip in the pass percentage by 1.9%. 

Of the 8,48,203 candidates registered for the exams, 8,11,050 were present and of which 5,82,316 have cleared the exams. 

Due to Covid-19 reasons over 18,067 students were absent and will be allowed to appear for exams during supplementary as fresh candidates.

Apart from this 19086 students were not allowed to appear for exams due to a shortage of attendance. 

The students who have cleared the exams will get their provisional marks cards at the respective schools in Tuesday. This is for the benefit of students to get admission into Pre University courses.

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Streets in Dakshina Kannada completely deserted on Sunday

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July 19,2020

Mangaluru, Jul 19: In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed till July 23, streets in the Dakshina Kannada district here bore a deserted look today (Sunday) morning.

The state government had allowed relaxation hours between 8 am to 11 am in the week-long total shutdown. However today there was no relaxation. 

All shops including those selling essential commodities were also seen closed in the district today. Besides, barricades were also seen stationed at different junctures on the road.

As per Karnataka's COVID-19 information portal, a total of 59,652 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state, including 36,631 active cases and 21,775 recoveries. So far, 1,240 people have died due to the infection in the state. 

Dakshina Kannada so far recorded 3,311 covid-19 positive cases and 75 deaths.

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