Dakshina Kannada DC rubbishes ‘July 8 to 25’ lockdown rumours

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July 6, 2020

Mangaluru, Jul 6: Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh has rubbished the social media rumours about lockdown in the district from July 8 to 25.

The Viral Rumour

A false message which is going viral on social media including WhatsApp claims that several organisations in Dakshina Kannada in a meeting have unanimously decided observe lockdown from July 8 to July 25. During this period essential services will be available only till 1 p.m.

DC’s clarification

“Don’t believe in such false rumours. Currently the lockdown is from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Every Sunday there will be total lockdown till August 2. People should continue to maintain social distance and follow all the guidelines to prevent the spread of covid-19,” said the deputy commissioner.

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September 14,2020

Mangaluru, Sep 14: A middle aged woman lost her life after being hit by a speeding motorbike at Adyarkatte in Mangaluru today.

The victim has been identified as Malathi (48), a resident of Alape Padil.

The tragedy occurred when the woman was crossing the road after alighting from a bus.

Sources said that a Bullet bike being ridden by one Wilfred rammed into her, causing her serious injuries. She was rushed to hospital, where she was declared dead.

Bike rider and his wife, who was riding pillion also suffered injuries in the accident.

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September 24,2020

Bengaluru, Sep 24: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested two Superintendents and one Inspector, all working in the office of Commissioner, Central Goods & Service Tax, Central Excise, Belgaum (Karnataka) on charges of allegdly accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for showing official favour.

A case was registered on a complaint against a Superintendent of GST, Belgaum; an Inspector, GST, Belgaum and others on the allegations that the accused visited the complainant's factory and demanded bribe of Rs 20 lakh for not filing the required GST amount.

CBI laid a trap and caught the Inspector while accepting a bribe of Rs Five lakh from the complainant as a first instalment. In a follow up action, two Superintendents were also caught. Searches at the office & residential premises of accused at Belgaum and Ghaziabad are in progress, according to a CBI release here on Thursday.

All the arrested will be produced before the Jurisdictional Court at Dharwad on Thursday.

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September 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 20: Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said he has directed the Udupi district authority to take flood relief measures immediately.

Mr Bommai further said that army helicopters will be used for rescue efforts if required.

Due to heavy rainfall in the Western Ghats, rivers are in spate.

“I am aware of the floods in Udupi inundating a few villages. I have directed the district authorities to rush a 250-member team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) there. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will also reach there,” he said in a statement.

Several bridges in Karkala taluk, Udupi district were washed away, he said. Efforts are on to rescue the staff at Baje Hydro Project in the district who are stranded in the floodwaters.

The Minister said he would speak to Revenue Minister R Ashoka regarding requestioning a helicopter of the Air Force for the rescue work.

A Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority officials said that a helicopter has already been put on standby to carry out rescue operations there.

Karnataka, the Malnad and the coastal regions have been receiving heavy rainfall since last month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada are also bearing the brunt of the torrential rains in the region along with Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga and Hassan for the past few days. In North Karnataka, rains have wreaked havoc in Vijayapura, Raichur, Kalaburagi and Bidar. Bengaluru, Mysuru and Tumakuru are also receiving heavy rains in the past few days.

According to the bulletin issued by the KSNDMC, heavy rains are likely in the next few days in Bidar, Kalaburagi, Raichur, Vijayapura, Yadgir, Koppal, Belagavi, Bagalkote, Gadag, Dharwad, Haveri and Ballari districts. There would be widespread moderate to heavy rains at most places with isolated very heavy to extremely heavy rains in Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu and Hassan districts.

Regarding coastal Karnataka, the bulletin said very heavy to extremely heavy rains will take place over Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts. The latest rains come weeks after several parts of the state were lashed by heavy downpour and the relief works were still on.

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