Hindutva extremists celebrate death of Indian thinker

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August 23, 2014

Mangalore/Chikmagalur, Aug 22:?In a bizzare turn of events, members of a few Hindu organisations celebrated the death of Jnanapith awardee U?R?Ananthamurthy, by bursting crackers in Mangalore and Chikmagalur.

The city of Mangalore had witnessed protests when Ananthamurthy had said that he won't live in India if Modi became the prime minister. Bajrang Dal district Suraksha Pramukh Puneeth Kottari had filed a complaint with the police against Ananthamurthy for his remarks against idol worship stating that it had hurt the sentiments of the Hindus.

“A group of seven to eight men distributed sweets to the people and burst crackers at Mallikatte in Mangalore,” an eyewitness said. Sources said there were jubilations at Car Street as well.

There were also reports of similar celebrations at Lions Circle in Mudigere of Chikmagalur district. Around 15 pro-Hindu activists gathered at the circle at 7.30 pm, shouted slogans against Ananthamurthy, burst crackers and vanished from the scene.

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October 24,2020

Mangaluru, Oct 24: Air India has announced resumption of flights between Mangaluru and Bengaluru starting October 26. 

Flight AI 575 will depart from Bengaluru at 4pm and reach Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) at 5.20pm. Flight AI 576 will depart MIA at 6pm and reach Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru at 7.20pm. 

The flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Fares start at Rs 2,342, a communique from the airline stated.

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October 12,2020

Bengaluru, Oct 12: K Sudhakar, who will take over over as the Health Minister of Karnataka amidst his predecessor B Sriramulu’s failure to handle covid-19 situation, today said that he would focus on bringing Covid-19 under control and work towards decreasing the fatality rate in the state. 

“My first priority is to bring Covid-19 under control, reduce death rate and make sure people get easy treatment,” said Mr Sudhakar, who also holds medical education portfolio.

According to Sudhakar, the Health and Medical Education Departments are interrelated. “Technically, they are one. It was to be handled by one person. But, in 2000, the two departments were separated as the then Cabinet had too many members. That has been set right now,” he said. 

Sudhakar said Sriramulu was not sulking as he is likely to get social welfare portfolio. “He’s not disappointed. Social welfare is a big department with an outlay of over Rs 25,000 crore. I believe he wanted this portfolio in the past,” Sudhakar said. 

Sriramulu, who already holds the backward classes welfare portfolio, is expected to take up social welfare that is currently handled by Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol. Apparently, making Sriramulu in charge of social welfare is being seen as a politically-significant move as he belongs to the ST (Valmiki) community and will be able to connect with them directly. 

A formal notification on the change in portfolios is expected later in the day.

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October 19,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 19: The government of Karnataka has issued safety guidelines for Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations amid covid-19 pandemic.

Eid Milad is celebrated on 12th of Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal every year to mark birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It falls on October 29 in coastal belt of Karnataka and on October 30 in other parts of Karnataka this year.

The government has not only urged the people in general to strictly follow all guidelines related to covid-19 but also urged those who celebrate festivals like Eid Milad to take additional precautions.

The authorities have warned that mass gatherings are events that could amplify the transmission of the virus. Hence Eid Milad and other religious gatherings or congregations should be organized while taking care of the precautions and SOPs pertaining to gatherings to avoid the chances of spread of covid-19.

The government has banned processions, sermons in public places, cultural events and other gatherings during the festival. It also has prohibited using loud speakers in public places.

The government has warned of stringent action against those who violate the covid-19 safety guidelines inside or outside the mosques.

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