Mangaluru | Frustrated husband kills wife after quarrel; kids shell-shocked

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July 3,2020

Mangaluru, Jul 3: A middle aged man killed his wife by pushing her down a stone quarry at Karambaru near Kavoor on the outskirts of the city today.

The victim has been identified as Shanta, aged around 35 years. The accused is her husband Ganesh, aged round 45 years.

The incident took place on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The exact reason for the crime is yet to be known. It is learnt that the husband and wife had quarreled before the murder.

A native of Hassan, Ganesh was working as a tipper driver. Shanta hailed from Salethadka in Kasargod. They couple have a son and a daughter. The family stays in a rented house at Kavoor.

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IndiGo begins Mangaluru-Mumbai flight service – 4 days a week

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July 24,2020

Mangaluru, Jul 24: Low-cost airline IndiGo airlines would be operating between Mumbai and Mangaluru four days a week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The operation will begin today (July 24).

The flight will take off from Mumbai at 9.30 am and will land at Mangaluru International Airport at 11.00 am. 

The flight will take off from Mangaluru at 11.40 am and will reach Mumbai at 1.15 pm. To avail the flights for Mangaluru, passengers can report to Terminal T2 in Mumbai.

Before boarding the flight, a standard procedure regarding quarantine regulation has been issued. The passengers boarding the flight from Mumbai will have to undergo thermal screening at the airport. The airport officials will also be required to apply a quarantine stamp on the passengers.

The airline will be required to provide a detailed list of passengers arriving, along with flight information, arrival time, mobile number of the passengers and their residential addresses and share these with the nodal officer.

It is mandatory for the passengers to download Aarogya Setu app. In addition to this, passengers intending to exit Mumbai within seven days of the arrival should be able to produce a confirmed ticket for onward/return journey to get quarantine exemption.

Domestic passengers will have to undergo 14 days of home quarantine. However, all domestic passengers intending to exit Mumbai within seven days of the arrival will be exempted from quarantine, provided they are able to produce a confirmed ticket for onward/return journey.

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Karnataka ready to tackle COVID-19, flood situation: Revenue Minister

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August 7,2020

Bengaluru, Aug 7: Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka has said that state was prepared to tackle COVID-19 and flood situation.

"Today I had a meeting with officials from disaster management, housing, Police, agriculture departments. The government is ready to tackle both the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the flood situation," he told news agency.

The minister said he had held a meeting with officials to take precautionary measures.
"I sanctioned Rs 20 crore to the Fire Department to purchase the equipment for rescue operations. I have already announced red alert in six districts. Tomorrow, I will visit Kodagu, Chikmagalur to assess rescue operations. NDRF reached have teams for rescue operations," he said.

"We are monitoring all dams. Last time we got more floods because of dams. I have instructed to all district collectors that 70 per cent water be filled in dams. Remaining water be sent to canals. We are expecting more rains in nine districts this year," he added.

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Photographer builds camera-shaped house, names his sons Nikon, Canon And Epson

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July 16,2020

Belgaum: Canon, Epson and Nikon reside in a house named "Click" in Karnataka's Belgaum district.

The newly built house of photographer couple Ravi and Krupa Hongal, which resembles a giant DSLR camera, has not only enamoured locals but has become quite a sensation on social media.

The three-storied camera-shaped house located in Shastri Nagar is an expression of passion and love for the art of photography of the couple whose children- three boys- have all been named after the iconic camera brands.

Their names ''Canon'', ''Epson'' and ''Nikon'' feature prominently on the house whose exterior resembles a camera. Just like a camera, the building has a glass window shaped as a viewfinder and another as a lens. It sports a wide film strip, a flash and even a memory card.

The walls of the house walls and its interior have graphics related to photography.

"I have been photographing since 1986. Building this house is like a dream come true. We also named our 3 children-Canon, Nikon and Epson. These all are three camera names. I love the camera and hence named them on camera companies name. My family were opposed to it, but we remain adamant," photographer Ravi told media persons.

Karnataka: A photographer couple, Krupa Hongal&Ravi Hongal, has built a camera-shaped house in Belgaum. Krupa (pic3) says,"It's a dream come true. We also named our 3 children-Canon,Nikon&Epson." Ravi (pic4) says,"We borrowed money for it&also sold our previous house."(14.07.20) pic.twitter.com/8Mkh1JOUk1

— ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2020
The photographer says the couple had to borrow money from relatives and friend for constructing the house. "We also sold our previous house to build this house," he added.

Krupa said that it was their cherished dream to build a house like a camera.

"My husband is a photographer. It was our dream to build a house like a camera. We planned and built this house. We feel like we are living inside a different world, inside a camera. I am very proud of my husband," she said.

Canon, their elder child said, "My friends used to ask me whether it was my real name. Now, I tell them yes, photography is my father's passion and hence he named me Canon."

On social media, the picture of the unique shaped house has been shared widely.

"This is called love for the passion," said one user on Twitter.

Another user commented: "A camera-obsessed photographer from India builds a camera-shaped house! 49-year-old Ravi Hongal has spent over $95,000 building the 3-story house, which looks like a camera in the town of Belgaum in India."

The family seems to be indeed living a picture-perfect dream.

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