Mangaluru is a peaceful city; media focusing only on negative things: Top cop

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January 20, 2018

Mangaluru, Jan 20: Though the crime rate in Mangaluru is very less compared to other prominent cities of India, the coastal Karnataka’s port city is being defamed by certain vested interests through mass media and social media for reasons better known to themselves, said T R Suresh, the Commissioner of Mangaluru City Police.

Speaking at an interaction programme organized by the Bearys Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) at Hotel Ocean Pearl in the city on Friday, the top cop said the reaction of Hindu and Muslim communities in general following the recent coldblooded murders Deepak Rao and Ahmed Basheer – two innocent members of respective communities – has once again proved that Mangalureans are peace lovers and not communals.

Reiterating that Mangaluru is one of the best places to live in India, he said that the contributions of coastal district of Dakshina Kannada district towards education, banking and tourism sectors are remarkable. “People from across the state, country and other parts of the world come here seeking better education and health care. There are over two lakh students in the city. Almost half of Kerala is dependent on this city for various reasons,” he pointed.

“In spite of all these positive aspects, mass media and social media are focusing only on negative things and blowing the trivial issues and sporadic untoward incidents out of proportion,” Mr Suresh added.

He said that 99% of people in Mangaluru are peace lovers while very small number of people are indulging in anti-social activities. The police have been relentlessly trying to make Mangaluru a peaceful city by curbing rowdysim and drug menace. However, false rumours being spread through social media including WhatsApp groups destroying peace, he lamented.

He also warned stringent action against those who spread inflammatory messages and rumors on social media. “Some WhatsApp group admis that post provocative messages are not in the county. They operate from abroad. It is not easy to catch them immediately. Hence, we take immediate action against those who circulate such messages here,” he said.

Y Abdulla Kunhi, Vice Chancellor of Yenepoya University, speaking on the occasion, pointed out that Mangaluru had ranked as 48th best city in the world in terms of quality of life and ranked 12th in terms of health care in a recent international survey. However, recent untoward incidents and communal clashes have dented the image of the city. This has also affected business in the region. Hence, there is a need to put an end to communal goondaism in the region, he said.

BCCI president S M Rasheed Haji welcomed and presided over the function. BCCI vice president Abdul Rauoof Puthige read out the memorandum that was handed over to the city police chief. DK Wakf Advisory Committee chief Kanchur Monu, DK and Udupi Muslim Central Committee chief KS Mohammed Masood, BCCI general secretary Mohammed Imthiyaz were present among others.

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Vinod
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Saturday, 20 Jan 2018

Recently I saw one article, which says one lady sit middle of public without any reaction and provoded many object (includes soft flower to sharp edged knife) and ask public to do whatever they want. First people hesitated. People started with flower and later many people enjoyed her nudity. Some other tortured with knife and some people torned her cloth and touched evrywhere. She told she felt like brutally raping during that.
The point is - It is not the probelm with media. Problems with people only. They are too negative and if they are getting chances, they will utilise maximum. 

George
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Saturday, 20 Jan 2018

I agree with Danish. 100% truth. Everything is business and they all have to survive.. so people' mentality should change

Danish
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Saturday, 20 Jan 2018

Why media giving more importance to crimes..?

 

Media feeding whatever people want. Actually its not the problem with media. Its with people. If media giving coverage to only development things and good news, then the readership becomes less. and it end up in closing of that particular media org.

 

Mohan
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Saturday, 20 Jan 2018

True.. Well said sir. Should control some media

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November 23,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 23: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials conducted a raid at the residence of ex-minister and former MLA of Shivaji Nagar constituency, R Roshan Baig near Coles Park in Pulakeshinagar in the early hours today.

Baig, a disqualified member of Congress was arrested on Sunday in connection with the multi-crore Ponzi scam of I-Monetary Advisory (IMA).

CBI officials took a search warrant from the court and a team of more than 10 officials conducted the raid and are verifying the electronic gadgets and documents. The search is going on, and family members are also being questioned, the officials may produce him before the court today seeking his police custody. 

Baig was remanded to judicial custody, before producing him before the magistrate the officials had inquired him for a few hours. He is lodged in the quarantine cell of Parappana Agrahara Central Jail.

Baig's name surfaced in the scam soon after it came to limelight in June last year. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the state government had questioned him before the case was handed over to CBI.

Recently a special officer verifying the claims of the victims of the scam wrote to the Revenue Department stating that Baig appeared to be a promoter of IMA and it's business.

The officials also have found that Baig had connections with IMA chief Mohammed Mansoor Khan. CBI had already filed a charge sheet against few accused including government officials.

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November 25,2020

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Beijing, Nov 25: China on Wednesday said it was firmly opposed to India's decision to block 43 more Chinese apps on national security grounds, claiming the move violated WTO rules.

India on Tuesday blocked 43 more Chinese mobile apps, including Alibaba Group Holding's e-commerce app AliExpress, in a fresh wave of web sanctions amid its border standoff with China. The banned applications, which include a few dating apps, were a threat to the "sovereignty and integrity of India", an official statement said in New Delhi.

The Ministry of Electronics and IT issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs, the release said. Earlier on June 29 this year, the government had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and on September 2, another 118 apps were banned under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

The ban had come in the backdrop of border tensions with China in eastern Ladakh since May.

Asked for his reaction to the latest ban on Chinese apps by India, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a media briefing here China expresses serious concern over India’s move.

“Since June this year four times India has imposed restrictions on smart phone apps that have Chinese backgrounds under the pretext of national security,” he said.

"This behaviour violates market principles and World Trade Organisation rules, severely undermines the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies. China firmly rejects it,” the spokesman said.

Zhao said Chinese government always asks its companies to abide by international rules and local laws and regulations when doing business overseas.

“Following the market principles, the Indian government has the responsibility to protect their lawful rights and interests of international investors, including Chinese companies”, he said.

He said the nature of China India economic and trade cooperation is mutually beneficial.

"We urge the Indian side to immediately correct its discriminatory behaviour and avoid further damage to bilateral cooperation,” he said.

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December 2,2020

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Bengaluru, Dec 2: The Central Bureau of Investigation has got 24 hours to question former minister R Roshan Baig in custody in connection with the IMA scam.

A special court gave the CBI only one day, instead of the three days it requested, to question Baig. Until 8 pm, Tuesday, the CBI hadn't yet got custody of Baig who's lodged in the Parappana Agrahara prison, according to jail authorities.

Sources said the CBI started questioning him on Wednesday morning and is likely to move the court for an extension in his custodial interrogation.

The CBI wants to question Baig along with IMA founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan.

On November 25, just before the court sent Baig in the CBI custody for three days, Baig was rushed to Jayadeva hospital for the treatment of some heart ailment. He was discharged only on Monday and taken back to the prison.

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