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
 - 
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
 - 
Saturday, 20 Jan 2018

True.. Well said sir. Should control some media

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November 22,2021

Bengaluru, Nov 22: Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai on Monday announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh for persons whose houses collapsed due to rains across the state.

"We have released Rs 500 crore for roads and bridges and have made emergency rescue teams all around the city," he added.  

"This widespread unexpected rainfall due to depression in Bay of Bengal has led to a huge crop loss. I've asked for an immediate report on the compensation (of Rs 685 crore). Rs 130 crores have already been released for previous crop loss," he added.

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November 25,2021

New Delhi, Nov 25: For the first time, India has 1,020 women per 1,000 men, according to the Phase-II report of the fifth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5).

This is the first time in any NFHS survey or census that the number of women on the sex ratio is more than men. In the 2005-06 NFHS-3 report, the ratio was 1000:1000. However, it went down to 991:1000 in the next NFHS report in 2015-16.

 “The improved sex ratio and sex ratio at birth is also a significant achievement; even though the real picture will emerge from the census, we can say for now looking at the results that our measures for women empowerment have steered us in the right direction,” Vikas Sheel, additional secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Mission Director, National Health Mission, told Hindustan Times.

Even though the sex ratio of 1020:1000 is a significant milestone achieved by the country, the gender ratio at birth in the past five years stands at 929.

The government on November 24 released the factsheets of key indicators on population, reproductive and child health, family welfare, nutrition and others for India and 14 states and UTs, clubbed under Phase-II of the 2019-21 NFHS-5.

The states and UTs that were surveyed in the second phase were Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, NCT of Delhi, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The findings of NFHS-5 for 22 states and UTs were covered in Phase-I, which was released in December last year.

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November 24,2021

New Delhi, Nov 24: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said of the 6,000-odd cryptocurrencies in existence today, only one or two, or at most, only a handful would survive.

In an interview with CNBC-TV18, the former RBI governor said, “If things have value only because they because they will be pricier down the line, that’s a bubble.” 

“A lot of cryptos have value only because there is a greater fool out there willing to buy.” He compared the current mania in cryptocurrencies to the tulip mania in the Netherlands in the 17th century.

“Cryptos may pose the same problem as unregulated chit funds which take money from people and go bust, a lot of people holding crypto assets are going to be aggrieved,” he said.

According to Rajan, it was not as if cryptocurrencies had no value at all, just that most of them did not have permanent value. Also, some of them would survive to provide payments, especially cross border payments.

Rajan was not alone in voicing concerns over cryptocurrency dealings in India. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recently has also issued warnings on cryptocurrency trading. Das in his address has opined for a strong and formal framework to regulate cryptocurrency dealings in India.  

The Centre is all set to introduce a Bill to regulate cryptocurrencies during the winter season of Parliament. A comprehensive Bill on the digital currencies is likely to be tabled for the Cabinet approval.  

Rajan also said, “In the US, crypto is a $2.5 trillion problem that nobody really wants to regulate,” adding that the problem was partly due to regulators not fully understanding this space and how to regulate it. What governments can insist on is getting information from crypto entities, when crypto entities get too big, government can examine them more closely to ensure there isn’t fraud. This is a situation where at best you can send warnings to the broader public,” he added. 

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