Karnataka’s richest politician! Cong MLC candidate Yusuf Sharif declares assets worth Rs 1,744 crore

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November 24, 2021

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Bengaluru, Nov 24: The upcoming Karnataka Vidhan Parishad election has turning out to be the battle of billionaires. And it is led by Congress candidate Yusuf Sharif, who has declared assets worth ₹1,744 crore before the state election commission on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old is the owner of Umrah Developers and is known to flaunt his wealth.

He used to work as a scarp dealer, and rose to riches in the years that followed. Sharif owns two Rolls Royce cars. His name recently came to limelight after one of his cars was seized over suspicion that taxes were not paid.

One of the Rolls Royce cars was bought from actor Amitabh Bachchan.

Known as 'Gujari Babu' or 'Scrap Babu', Sharif has faced cheating cases in the past.

The Congress on Monday announced the names of 20 candidates for the biennial elections.

The election to 25 Legislative Council seats will be held on December 10, according to schedule announced by the Election Commission earlier this month. Their term is ending on January 5, 2022. The results will be declared on December 14.

The polling body said that legislative council polls will also be held in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra on the same date.

The model code of conduct came into effect in the constituencies concerned immediately after the announcement by the poll panel.

The last date for withdrawal of candidature is November 26.

The chief secretaries of all the states where elections are scheduled to be held have also been directed to depute a senior officer to ensure that the extant instructions regarding Covid-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the elections, the election commission said. 

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May 17,2022

Bengaluru, May 17: Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra on Tuesday warned a fringe group not to challenge law and order following their claim that the Masjid-e-A’la at Srirangapatna in Mandya district was a Hanuman temple and they should be allowed to worship there.

A fringe group called ‘Narendra Modi Vichar Manch’ (NMVM) recently approached the Mandya deputy commissioner on May 13 claiming that the Masjid-e-Ala was ‘Moodala Bagilu Anjaneya Swami temple’, which the 18th century Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan had destroyed and built a mosque over it.

The group led by C T Manjunath, secretary, demanded that Hindus should be allowed to perform prayers to Hanuman inside the mosque.

Reacting to the incident, Jnanendra said he was aware of the development. And called upon people not to challenge law and order to resolve the dispute on their own.

“If anyone challenges law and order then they will be dealt with accordingly. Hence, everyone should live harmoniously. We will go by the court order,” he added.

In his petition to the deputy commissioner of Mandya, Manjunath said many historians have documented the existence of Moodala Bagilu Anjaneya Swami Temple, which Tipu Sultan had allegedly destroyed during his regime and converted into a mosque.

“The Mysuru Gazzettier by Luis Rice, the proceedings of the royal court, the life of Maharaja, Tareekh-e-Tipu and Hyder-e-Nishani and the letter written by Tipu to the Khalifa of Persia to prove our point.” 

“Hence, we request you to please review the documents of the archeology department and make provisions for Hindus to legally offer their prayers to Moodalabagilu Anjaneya Swami Temple (the existing mosque),” Manjunath wrote in his petition to the deputy commissioner.

Later, in a video message sent to the media houses, a member of the NMVM demanded that a survey on the lines of Gyanvapi Masjid should be conducted at Masjid-e-Ala to find out the truth.

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May 19,2022

Mangaluru, May 19: Heavy rains continued to lash Dakshina Kannada forcing the district administration to declare holiday for all schools today (May 19) as a precautionary measure.

All government, aided, unaided primary and high schools remained shut in the district following Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V’s order.

The pre-monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in the coastal district for past few days. 

An old unused school building collapsed in Kinya Belaringe, at the outskirts of the city of Manglauru on Monday. 

A few years ago, the Gram Panchayat had appealed to the education department to demolish the building. “The roof of the building was destroyed,” said Gram Panchayat member Siraj Kinya.

Over two dozen houses have been damaged in the district in past couple of days. 

Meanwhile, Mangaluru City Corporation Commissioner Akshy Sridhar directed building contractors to stop all construction in the wake of the onset of the monsoon.

The MCC commissioner directed in a public notice: “The building contractors in MCC limits are hereby informed to stop all construction work due to the onset of monsoon season. There are chances of rain till May 19 and the rainy season is expected to commence from June. Construction work can resume post this period.”

He also ordered complete ban on levelling of hills and transportation of soil, Further, as hill levelling could lead to landslides and cause inconvenience to the public.

Ongoing construction work, however, could be taken up without causing any damage to nearby properties, he said. Safety walls must be built in steep and narrow plots, and appropriate methods of construction must be followed, he stated.

In case of violation, offenders will be booked under the Karnataka Municipal Corporation laws, the commissioner warned.

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May 19,2022

Mangaluru, May 19: As many as 22 students from twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have received perfect scores on the Karnataka SSLC Examination Result 2022. 

A total of 145 students got 625 marks out of a maximum 625 marks, 309 received 624 marks, 472 received 623 marks, 615 received 622 marks, and 706 received 621 marks.

While 17 students from Dakshina Kannada scored 625 out of 625 marks while 5 from Udupi have scored full marks.

The students from Dakshina Kannada are Roshan from Morarji Desai Residential School Machina Beltangady, Sathvik H S from Karnataka Public School Bellare Sullia, Sujay B from Sathyasai Lokseva school Alike Bantwal, Indira Arun Nyamagoudar from Alva’s school Moodbidri, Irayya Shrishail Shegunasmath from Alva’s school Moodbidri, Kamalesh Pundalik Naik from Alva’s school Moodbidri, Shreya R Shetty from Alva’s school Moodbidri, Shreeja Hebbar from Rotary School Moodbidri, Veeksha V Shetty from Shri Vyasamaharshi Vidyapeetha, Kilpady Mulki, V Akshatha Kamath from Shri Vyasamaharshi Vidyapeetha, Kilpady Mulki, Dhanyashree from Vital Jaycees School Vittal, Athmeeya M Kashyap from Vivekananda school Puttur, Sudesh Dattatray Killedar from Alva’s school Moodbidri, Abhijna R from Vivekananda school Puttur, Abay Sharma K from Vivekananda school Puttur, Swasthi from Rotary school Moodbidri and Madhushree from St Mary’s school Laila Beltangady.

The students from Udupi are Gayatri from Udupi Girls Government High School, Punith Naik from Malpe High School, Nisha from Kundapur Kalavara government high school, Vaishnavi Shetty from Siddapura Government High School and Aksatha from Sandipani school Byndoor.  

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