LS polls: After 5 defeats Janardhana Poojary, 82, threatens to rebel against Cong. Here’s why...

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March 14,2019

Mangaluru, Mar 14: Congress veteran and former union minister has threatened his party high command that he would contest as a rebel candidate from Dakshina Kannada if the party gives ticket to M N Rajendra Kumar, President of South Canara District Central Co-op Bank Ltd.

82-year-old Poojary, who in the past has served as the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee as well as President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, had registered successive victories in four Lok Sabha polls in Dakshina Kannada before facing five back to back defeats in the same constituency against different BJP candidates.

Speaking to media persons today here, the Billava stalwart said that even though the Congress has not considered him while short-listing the names of the aspirants from Dakshina Kannada, he would meet incumbent Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi and former supremo Sonia Gandhi within a couple of days and demand ticket for the 2019 polls.

He said that he was aware that there were many aspirants from Dakshina Kannada such as B Ramanath Rai, Rajendra Kumar, B K Hariprasad and Vinay Kumar Sorake. However, he said that at any cost the party should not field Rajendra Kumar, who according to him is corrupt.

Poojary also opposed MLC Ivan D’Souza’s candidature. “I am sure D’Souza will not get the ticket and if he gets, I will contest against him too,” he said.

“If the party ignores my plea and fields Rajendra Kumar, then I will for sure contest independently,” warned Mr Poojary. However, he did not clarify if he would rebel against the party even if it fields a candidate belonging to his own Billava community.

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Mulsim Army
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Saturday, 16 Mar 2019

Biggest gaddar of mangalore, this man is pure supporter of hindutva and main agenda was to keep away muslim from becoming leader specially in DK.

 

his aim is to lose and make BJP win.....open your eye my dear muslim brother....in mangalore no hindu will vote for muslim also we must follow the same rule...no problme if we defeat...but dont vote for congress if any hindu man stand...vote for any muslim cadidate even he is uneducated...in mangalore hindu & muslim will never become together....

 

 

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British High Commissioner makes first virtual visit to Bengaluru, relishes real taste of masala dosa with filter coffee

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July 22,2020

New Delhi, Jul 22: Sir Philip Barton visited Bengaluru on Tuesday in the first of the series of virtual regional visits as the UK's new High Commissioner and called Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, business leaders, and startup community to pitch for new momentum in the already strong UK-Karnataka relationship.

During his virtual call, High Commissioner Barton got a 'real' taste of Bengaluru through a traditional Masala Dosa delivered to his residence in Delhi along with authentic south Indian filter coffee, which he relished over a chat with historian and commentator Ramachandra Guha. They discussed the unique UK-India "living bridge" across culture and cuisine, history and heritage, and sports and science.

Both Yeddyurappa and the British envoy restated their commitment to working together on the immediate challenges of Covid-19 and beyond.

Barton subsequently 'traveled' to Electronics City, where he met with a range of key business leaders to discuss deepening the UK-India tech partnership and opportunities for global investors in the UK.

Barton also met with a group of entrepreneurs, business founders and innovators, who were part of the first GoGlobal UK cohort to explore the dynamic UK market considered one of the best ecosystems for startups in the world. 

They had earlier attended a week-long boot-camp in London and Manchester in December 2019 that helped them bolster their business skills, build links with UK's thriving digital sector, and paved the way for future partnerships.

"I am delighted to make my first regional virtual visit to Bengaluru, the technology hub of India. My visit comes at a difficult time for everyone. So it is also a time when the excellent collaboration between the UK and Karnataka across technology and healthcare could not be important," Barton said.

"Making the most of those close links, and drawing on the great energy, innovation and entrepreneurship that Karnataka is famous for, will be central to ensuring we all recover from Covid-19 stronger than ever," he added.

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Muslims in coastal Karnataka observe Eid al-Adha amid pandemic

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July 31,2020

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Mangaluru, Jul 31: Muslims across coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada today observed Eid al Adha following the safety guidelines issued by the government amidst covid-19 pandemic. 

While coastal Karnataka is celebrating the festival of sacrifice today, it will be observed in other parts of Karnataka and country tomorrow. 

Congregational Eid prayers were held in many mosques while ensuring physical distancing norms. Only 50 devotees were allowed in mosques. Children below 10 years of age and elders above 60 years of age weren’t allowed. 

Eidgahs in the region wore a deserted look as the government has temporarily prohibited prayers in the open grounds. The Eidgah at Lighthouse Hill in Mangaluru, which usually witnessed huge crowd during Eid celebrations, was also closed this time. 

As expected, the celebration this time was a low key thanks to the restrictions placed in tune with the threat of coronavirus infection.

Prayers were held in Kudroli’s Nadupalli and Bundar’s Zeenat Bakhsh Central mosque. All those who entered mosque were wearing masks. 

In Udupi city, Eid prayers were held at Jamia Masjid and other mosques with limited number of devotees. In Bhatkal took some of the mosques hosted Eid prayers with all precautionary measures.

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DK Shivakumar appeals to Congress workers not to make defamatory statements against any political leader on social media

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August 4,2020

Bengaluru, Aug 4 : Without mentioning any party leader's name, Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar on Monday appealed to Congress workers not to make any "defamatory statement" against any political leader on social media platforms.

Taking to Twitter, Shivakumar wrote, "I appeal to Congress workers not to make defamatory statements against any political leader, on matters of health and other issues on social media platforms. It is not in our culture to wish bad for others. Congress is a party that exemplifies brotherhood and humanity."

His statement comes days after Rajya Sabha MP and AICC in-charge for Gujarat, Rajiv Satav comment where he suggested that introspection in the party should begin from the time of the United Progressive Alliance -II government.

Later, Satav took to Twitter to clarify his remarks at Thursday's meeting of the party's Upper House MPs. Satav, through a series of tweets on Saturday, said he was not comfortable discussing what goes on inside party meetings in forums outside.

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