Mangalurean working in Saudi Arabia booked for Facebook post against Shivaji

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June 18, 2018

Mangaluru, Jun 18: Police in Mangaluru have registered a case against a non-Indian resident from coastal Karnataka who is currently staying in the middle east.

According to police, Basheer, the accused posted content derogating Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a 17th century king. Hailing from Adyar near Mangaluru, Basheer works at Dhahran in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

The police in Barke station have taken suo motu note of the content and registered a case under Sections 153(a) and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code.

The police said that efforts are on to find those who had created the post. Those who have shared the derogatory content will also be booked on the charge of breach of peace.

The police have appealed to people not to circulate derogatory content on the social media as it will amount to an offence.

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Rashid
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Monday, 18 Jun 2018

Probably he is foolish , He don't know anything about shivaji , Shivaji is seculer king, he destroyed uppercaste superiority in his regime...

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February 4,2023

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Bengaluru, Feb 4: The BJP on Saturday appointed Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan its in-charge for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly polls, a party statement said.

Tamil Nadu BJP unit president K Annamalai, who had earlier served as a police officer in Karnataka, will be the co-in charge for the high-stakes polls where both the ruling party and the opposition Congress have launched intensive public outreach for the elections likely to be held in April-May.

Pradhan, a seasoned organisation man of the party, has been tasked with handling several elections in the past, including the last year's Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in which the BJP retained power by a big margin.

A former party general secretary, he has been involved in Assembly polls in Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, and also in Karnataka in 2013.

He was also in charge of the Assam and the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls in 2015 and 2018 respectively.

A skillful politician, he will be expected to mobilise the organisation in Karnataka while sorting out internal issues in the local unit to maximise the party's efforts to retain power in the important southern state.

Karnataka is the only southern state where the BJP has ever run a government.

The party had opted for a leadership transition in the state by easing out the then chief minister B S Yediyurappa and bringing in Basavaraj Bommai, a Lingayat like the veteran leader, in his place in July 2018.

Despite his loss of power, Yediyurappa's stature vis-a-vis his successor's low-key style has meant that the former's shadow continues to loom large. He was recently appointed a member of the party's Parliamentary Board, its apex organisation body, with the central leadership working to keep him in good humour. 

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January 28,2023

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Udupi, Jan 28: The Parashuram theme park, with a 33-foot-bronze statue of Lord Parashuram, was inaugurated atop Umikal hill at Bailur in Karnataka's Udupi district by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Speaking after the inauguration on Friday evening in Karkala taluk, the chief minister said a masterplan will be drawn to promote culture and temple tourism in coastal Karnataka. Bommai said the coastal region has immense potential for attracting tourists and the government is chalking out a number of schemes to promote tourism.

The government aims to bring in overall development in the region by developing ports and roads. The government does not want to offer promises on packages, but is trying to improve the lives of the people, he said.

Bommai added that the inauguration of the park is historic as Lord Parashuram is said to be the creator of Tulunadu. He was brave and strong and received the blessings of Lord Shiva, the chief minister said. 

State Minister for Kannada and Culture V Sunil Kumar, who represents Karkala in the assembly, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Shobha Karandlaje who represents Udupi-Chikkamagaluru in the Lok Sabha, Fisheries Minister S Angara, MLAs Lalji Mendon and Raghupati Bhat and noted actor Rishabh Shetty were present on the occasion.

The Parashuram statue installed atop Umikal hill in Bailur, located by the side of National Highway between Udupi and Karkala, is already attracting thousands of tourists from various parts of the country. The theme park has a bhajan mandir, museum, open air amphitheatre, drawings depicting life of Lord Parashuram, audio-visual gallery and a restaurant. The park was set up by the Nirmiti Kendra in Udupi district.

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February 6,2023

Mangaluru, Feb 6: A teenage girl has allegedly ended her life under mysterious circumstances at her residence in Kudroli in the coastal city. 

The deceased has been identified as Khatija Reena, daughter of Riyaz a resident of Tippu Sultan Nagar in Kudroli. She was studying PUC in a private college.  

Unconfirmed sources claimed that the girl had promised her mother that she would score well in the examination and emerge class topper. 

However, she could not score marks as per her expectations. The girl had reportedly slipped into depression due to unfulfilled promise and low score. On Sunday (February 5), she was found hanging in her room. 

However, her friends said that she was good in studies.

A case in this regard has been registered at Mangaluru North Police Station and further investigations are underway.

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