Dakshina Kannada observes lockdown; relaxation from 8am to 11am for essentials

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July 16, 2020

Mangaluru, Jul 16: Streets in Mangaluru wore a deserted look as the city woke up to the first morning of the seven-day lockdown on Thursday.

The lockdown is being observed after the state government announced it as a necessary step to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The week-long total shutdown came into effect in the Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district from 8 pm on July 15 till 5 am on July 22.

The state government allowed relaxation between 8am to 11 am for purchasing of essential commodities. A slight rush was observed during the hours of the relaxation.

Karnataka has so far reported 47,253 positive COVID-19 cases, including 27,859 active cases and 18,466 recoveries.

So far, 928 people have lost their lives due to the infectious virus in the state.

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September 26,2020

Mysuru, Sept 26: Police have arrested three people for distributing of fake Doctorate Certificates to people by taking money ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs five lakh from a hotel in the city on Saturday.

Police said that after receiving information about this racket, Deputy Commissioner of Police A N Prakash Gowda, led a team and raided the hotel where in a function fake Doctorates were being distributed to more than a 100 aspirants. Shocked over the raid many of the organizers took to their heels and the police team was able to arrest three people who allegedly belonged to International Global Peace University.

The fake university, police said has spread its tentacles all over the country, adding that it keeps holding functions in different cities in the garb of distributing fake Doctorates in exchange for lakhs of rupees. The police seized fake certificates and mementos at the venue.

A case has been registered at the Vidyaranyapura police station.

The police had prior information that more than 120 people from different parts of the country were going to be bestowed with fake Doctorates at the hotel.

Many aspirants from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu who had allegedly paid Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh had to return disappointed.

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September 18,2020

Mangaluru, Sept 18: Moodbidri MLA Umanath Kotian was tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

Taking to the Twitter, he wrote 'I had undergone a test for Covid-19 and have been tested positive for COVID-19.

'I am undergoing treatment for the same. With the blessings of God and my friends, I am confident of getting recovered from the infection shortly', he tweeted.

He also asked those who contacted him should go for test and take precautionary measures.

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September 17,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 17: Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka leader Ashok Gasti passed away in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was admitted to a hospital in the capital city on September 2 after he tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

The BJP leader who had also served as the chairman of Karnataka Backward Classes commission had taken oath as a Rajya Sabha MP on July 22 this year.

Gasti is credited for organizing the BJP in Raichur district of Karnataka. A member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) he rose through the ranks as an activist of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He joined BJP when he was 18-years-old and headed the Yuva Morcha of Karnataka BJP.

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