Mangaluru: Corona brings deep-sea fishing to halt

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March 25, 2020

Mangaluru, Mar 25: Fishing boats returned to the old Port in Mangaluru after the government prohibited deep-sea fishing till further orders on Wednesday to prevent the assembly of a large gathering here in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

According to officials, deep-sea fishing activities result in the gathering of a large number of people and is much against the government's direction on maintaining social distancing. 

According to the Department, the 42-Km coastline in Dakshina Kannada hass 57 purse seine boats, 1,270 trawl boats, 1,483 gillnet boats, 549 other mechanised boats.

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September 24,2020

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Managluru, Sept 24: Al-haaj P M Ibraheem Musliyar Bekal, the Qadhi of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga amalgam Jama’at, passed away after a brief illness at a private hospital in the city today. He was 71. 

He was the president of the Karnataka state unit of Sunni Jamiyyatul Ulama and principal of Jamiya Sa’adiya Arabia Shariat College. He was also serving as the chief editor of Al-Ansar Islamic periodical.

After obtaining Islamic degree from Deoband Arabic college, he had served two years each in Soorinje and Bantwal mosques. And then served as the Mudarris of Bekal for next 43 years. 

He was known as ‘Tajul Fuqahaa’ thanks to his proficiency in Islamic Fiqh. He was also interested in astronomy.  

He was born in 1949 at Poodal hamlet in Naringana village of Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada district as the son of Mumhammad and Khadeeja couple. 

The veteran Islamic scholar is survived by his wife, three sons, two daughters and a large number of relatives, and disciples.

Also Read: Thousands throng to catch final glimpse of Bekal Ustad

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September 11,2020

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Udupi, Sep 11: A 24-year-old girl lost her life and a few others suffered critical injuries in a ghastly road mishap which occurred on National Highway 66 at Kaup in Udupi district today.

According to sources, the car in which the girl was travelling from Mangaluru to Udupi jumped over the road median and rammed into an electric pole when driver lost control over the vehicle.

The victim has been identified as Ashrita Saldanha (24), a resident of Mangaluru. Though she was rushed to a private hospital after the mishap, she breathed her last without responding to any treatment.

The driver of the car, identified as Nihal, also suffered grave injuries in the mishap.

Unconfirmed sources identified the other passengers on board as Anish, Atharva, Ravi Saxena and Ninad. The condition of three among them is said to be critical. All of them are undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

The impact of the collision was such that the electric pole was uprooted and the car was completely mangled.

Kaup MLA Lalaji R Mendon, sub-inspector Rajashekara B Saganoor and crime sub-inspector I R Gaddekar visited the spot. A case was registered at Kaup police station and investigation is on.

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September 21,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 20: Covid-19 fatalities in Karnataka crossed the 8,000-mark on Sunday with 101 fresh deaths, while 8,191 new infections took the tally to 5,19,537, the health department said. The day also 8,611 patients being discharged after recovery.

The active cases stood at 98,403, including 811 in Intensive Care Units (ICU) in different hospitals, the department said in a statement.

The spike in cases on Sunday was led by Bengaluru urban district, which recorded 3,322 fresh cases and 32 deaths.

The city has so far reported 1,94,760 cases and 2,657 deaths, with 41,754 under treatment.

There were cumulatively 1,50,348 discharges in the city including 2,970 on Sunday.

After Bengaluru Urban, Myrusu district accounted for the maximum number of cases with 481, followed by 380 in Dakshina Kannada, 337 in Koppal, 305 in Dharwad, 295 each in Shivamogga and Udupi, 298 in Ballari, 277 in Hassan and 244 in Tumakuru.

Belagavi, Bengaluru Rural, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere, Kalaburagi, Haveri and Gadag were among the other districts where fresh infections were also reported.

Mysuru, with 12 deaths, came behind Bengaluru Urban, followed by eight in Ballari, six each in Belagavi, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Shivamogga and Hassan.

While a majority of those who died were aged above 50, there was also a one-year-old girl in Mysuru, a 12-year-old boy and 19-year-old girl in Bengaluru urban district who succumbed to the infection.

Most of those who died had Severe Acute Respiratory Illness, or the Influenza Like Illness, the bulletin said.

As on Sunday, over 5.09 lakh people were home quarantine, the department said

A total of 60,477 tests done on Sunday, including 26,731 Rapid Antigen Detection Tests,taking the total number so far to 42. 40 lakh, the release said.

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