Mangaluru: Over 7K screened for coronavirus at Airport; over 1K at port

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February 12, 2020

Mangaluru, Feb 12: More than 7,000 people at Mangalore International Airport (MIA) and over 1,000 at the New Mangalore Port (NMP) have undergone thermal screening for the novel coronavirus in the past few days, a taluk health official said on Wednesday.

A few more ships are scheduled to arrive at the port and all precautionary measures to check the ship’s passengers and crew are ready, he said.

Soon after a positive case of deadly pathogen surfaced in Kerala, the district health officials here actively started monitoring all entry points in the bordering district. 

Apart from Mangaluru, there is bus connectivity to Puttur, Sullia, Bantwal, Dharmasthala and Subrahmanya from Kerala. More than eight to 10 trains arrive at Mangaluru daily from Kerala.

Hence, it is impossible to take up screening of all the vehicles arriving from Kerala, sources in District Health and Family Welfare said.

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September 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 20: The Karnataka government on Saturday prohibited Class 9 to 12 students from visiting schools and pre-university colleges to meet teachers in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a statement issued by the government, the students were earlier allowed by the education department after COVID-19 cases in the state had come down.

However, as the pandemic continues to rage the state, the state government felt it was not safe to call students to colleges or schools to meet teachers, it said.

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September 22,2020

Bengaluru, Sept 22: The Main Opposition Congress party in the Karnataka Assembly, on Tuesday extended support to the Farmers, who are staging protest against the state government's controversial amendment to the Land Reforms and the APMC Act.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D K Shivakumar, who had visited the Freedom Park, where farmers are staging dharna on the issue, and extended the party's solidarity with their demands.

Addressing the Farmers at the Dharna place, the KPCC president said that "You are agitating on an issue which is detrimental to the farming community as well as to the entire Farm activities".

Informing that the Congress party is also protesting against the two Controversial Ordinances on Land Reforms as well as Agriculture Marketing Produces Committee (APMC) Act both within and outside the Assembly, he said that "Party will stand with the farmers".

The KPCC president had also called for the Farmers to remain steadfast on the issue and defeat the very purpose of the Legislation, by not coming forward to sell off their landed properties across the state.

Meanwhile, the JD(S) leaders had also visited the Farmers, at Freedom Park and also extended their support for their cause.

It may be recalled that farmers, who had came from different parts of the state, are staging dharna near Freedom Park in the city opposing state government's proposal to bring amendment to the Land Reforms as well as APMC Act.

The Farmers Associations had also planned to call for a State-wide bandh in support of theri cause.

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September 24,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 24: The National Investigation Agency on Thursday arrested Sayed Saddiq Ali, an absconding alleged conspirator in the attack on a Bengaluru police station on August 11, officials said. A 44-year old resident of Bengaluru, Ali was allegedly involved in the attack on KG Halli Police Station that resulted in the destruction of public and government property, including damage to the police station building and vehicles parked in the police station premises and nearby areas.

Over 3,000 people went on a rampage on August 11 torching the residences of Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivasa Murthy, his sister Jayanthi and Devara Jeevanahalli and Kadugondanahalli police stations in Bengaluru. The NIA carried out searches in 30 locations in Bengaluru as part of its investigation into the conspiracy behind the violence triggered by an objectionable social media post on Prophet Mohammed, officials said.

"During searches, airgun, pellets, sharp weapons, iron rods, digital devices, DVRs and many SDPI and PFI related incriminating documents and material have been seized," NIA IG Sonia Narang said in a statement. "The State Secretary, Social Democratic Party of India, Muzamil Pasha and other members of Social Democratic Party of India /Popular Front of India gathered a mob at the houses of Naveen, Sh. Akhanda Srinivas Murthy and at the premises of DJ Halli and KG Halli police stations, who vandalised the premises and resorted to arson, creating fear and panic among the masses," she said.

The NIA action came days after it took over the investigation into two cases, in which the Bengaluru police had invoked the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, on the instructions of the Union Home Ministry. According to the NIA, Ali works as a recovery agent with a bank and had been absconding since August 11. The Bengaluru police had registered 65 cases and arrested over 350 people in connection with the violence which left four people dead, three of them in police firing

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