Post Budget Analysis held at Alva’s

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February 26, 2021

Moodbidri, Feb 26: Mere sloganeering, political benefits, and hero-worshipping were the highlights of the Union Budget 2020-21, opined renowned economist, retired professor Dr. G.V. Joshi.

He was speaking as a moderator at a panel discussion on Union Budget organised by PG Department of Business Administration of Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology here on Thursday.

He criticised that the present budget aimed at privatisation of every sector. “The present budget still rallies around the recommendation of Swaminathan Commission which is outdated at present. There should be inclusive development of weaker sections of the society. However, the budget neither mentioned the inflation problems nor it talks about a slow economy,” he said.

Jayaprakash Rau, retired IRS officer argued that the present budget completely ignored the population effects on the economy, self-esteem.  “It was unfortunate that the pandemic like Covid-19 had to happen to wake up the government to realize the idea of self-reliant India,” he said.

‘Seaweed Cultivation encouraged’

Nitin J Shetty, Chartered Accountant, was in praise of the budget when he said that the government was right in encouraging seaweed cultivation as India has approximately 8000 kilometer of coastline. Setting up of National Translation Policy is also much appreciated, he said.

Dr. Prakash Paneerselvan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru who talked about defence sector said that the dearth of self-realised indigenous technology is one of the biggest problems in the sector.

Krishna Bhat, entrepreneur said that India’s low rank in the Ease of Doing Business Index is worrisome. “Labour laws are not reformed from ages. Bureaucracy is the reason for hindrance for growth,” he said.

Shridhar G. Bhide, President, Karnataka State Rubber Belegarara Hitarakshana Vedike, said that every government was indulged in the silly gimmick of giving loans to the farmers and waiving off later.

Vishweshwara Bhat Bangaradka, agriculturist, said when the government talks about the welfare of the farmers it is about marginalised farmers. “The only sector which saw progress despite the economic slowdown and the pandemic was agriculture,” he said.

Vivek Alva, Management Trustee, Alva’s Education Foundation presided over the function.

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April 4,2021

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Mangaluru, Apr 4: The police manage to solve the murder case of a 12-year-old boy at K C Road on the outskirts of the city within hours and arrested a teenager, who confessed to the crime, according to Mangaluru City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar.

Teenager Deepak, whose parents settled in Dakshina Kannada after migrating from Uttar Pradesh around there decades ago, is the lone accused in the murder case of Mohammed Aakif, whose dead body was found near Falah School at K C Nagar earlier today. 

The preliminary investigation in to the case revealed that it was not a planned murder, but an accidental one. According to police, the victim had met the accused a few months ago in a mobile shop and since then the formed used to defeat the latter in the PUBG. 

Deepak expressed the suspicion with Aakif that someone else was playing the game on his behalf and challenged him to play opposite the former when the two sat across and played the game.

Aakif accepted the challenge and began to play together on Saturday evening. When Aakif was defeated, Deepak reportedly picked up a quarrel with him suspecting that he had cheated previous times.

This led to a physical fight and in a fit of rage Deepak attacked Aakif with a huge stone killing him on the spot. Deepak then dragged the victim towards the nearby compound wall and the boy with the leaves of banana and coconut trees, before escaping.

Terming the incident as unfortunate, the top cop told reporters that preliminary investigation revealed that the boy was murdered in fight with the accused over online game - PUBG. “Today Aakif lost his life. Tomorrow it may happen with anyone. Online game addiction can lead to such tragedies. Hence parents should take care of their children,” he said. 

Also Read: Mangaluru: 12-year-old boy found murdered near KC Road

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April 4,2021

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Mangaluru, Apr 4: A “Muslim” man has been performing rituals and praying at a Koragajja temple he built beside his house at Kavatharu village near Mulki in the communally sensitive Dakshina Kannada district for the last 19 years, spreading the message of harmony.

P Qasim, 65, a native of Chittalancheri in Palakkad district of Kerala, had migrated to Mulki three decades ago.

Qasim says he built the temple for Koragajja, the 'Daiva' or spirit-god worshipped in Tulunadu region, on the advice of a priest whom he approached when he faced a difficult phase in life.

The priest told him that the earlier inhabitants of his house used to worship Koragajja, the 'Daiva' believed to help people overcome obstacles and fulfill their desires.

He found the spot near his house and built a temple there.

Now, around 50 people in the village, belonging to different religions, come and pray there, he says.

Qasim performs daily rituals at the temple, special poojas on occasions and distributes sandal paste as 'prasadam' to the devotees.

The temple also conducts the 'Kolotsava' festival every two years like other Koragajja temples in the district.

Qasim says he turned vegetarian the day he started performing rituals at the temple.

Qasim also stopped going to the masjid as he had a 'darshan' of Koragajja, he said.

His children, however, go to the masjid, but also have strong faith in Koragajja, Qasim says.

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Mangaluru, Apr 4: A 12-year-old boy, who had gone missing last night, was found dead last night near KC Road under the limits of Ullal police station in Mangaluru taluk.

The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Aakif, son of Mohammed Haneef, a resident of K C Road. Aakif was the second among five children of his parents. 

After returning home from Madrasa, Aakif had he had gone at 8.40 p.m. with a mobile phone used by the family. However, he never returned. 

Worried family members began to search for Aakif everywhere and also lodged a missing complaint at Ullal police station. His body was a couple of kilo meters away.

Sources said that the body, which was lying on a ground behind Falah School at K C Nagar, was noticed by a local person at around 6 a.m. today.

It is suspected that he was murdered after a fight with a few local boys. The investigation is underway. 

Teenager arrested for killing 12-yr-old boy after fight over online game

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Sunday, 4 Apr 2021

The police must break the legs of the local boys and put them behind bars for entire life for silly fight does anyone kills , this is very very sad -it is very difficult to loose a child -the pain is beyond anything , may allah give patience to the family for loosing such a small kid very sad news

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