Mangaluru: School teacher, who was part of ‘Vidyagama’, dies of covid-19

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October 16, 2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 16: A 45-year-old government school teacher who was battling for life due to coronavirus, died at a private hospital on Friday morning.

Padmakshi N was admitted to a hospital on September 29. She and her husband Shasikanth Y, a teacher at DJ Higher Primary Aided School, were part of the Vidyagama programme.

The couple tested positive for Covid-19 last month. Shasikanth recovered but Padmakshi remained critical.

Padmakshi’s daughter, Aishwarya Jain Y, an engineering student, confirmed that her mother, who was in a critical condition due to severe lung infection, breathed her last around 9am on Friday. 

This is the first death of a government teacher due to coronavirus infection in the coastal district.

A few days ago, in a post on social media which has since been widely shared, Aishwarya revealed how Vidyagama had “crippled” her family.

Government after noticing the family plight, rushed to help them. Minister for primary and secondary education S Suresh Kumar had said that the cost of Padmakshi treatment will be borne by the government after the post went viral.

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October 16,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 16: The Kudroli Dasara or Mangaluru Dasara -2020 will be inaugurated by Dr Arathi Krishna, former deputy chairperson of Karnataka NRI forum on October 17 at Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatheshwara temple in the coastal city.

This year’s Mangaluru Dasara will be celebrated under the slogan 'Namma Dasara - Namma Surakshe' (Our Dasara Our Safety).

Former minister Janardhana Poojary, the man behind the development of the Kudroli temple, finalised the name of Dr Arathi Krishna for inauguration of the Dasara keeping in mind her relentless efforts towards bringing back stranded Indian expatriates from various countries during covid-19 lockdown.

The event will commence at 9:30 a.m. with Guruprarthane, followed followed by Kalasha Prathiste at 11.30 am. Formal inauguration of Dasara festival will be held at 12 noon. Navadurga and Sharada Prathiste and Pushpalankara Mahapooja will be held at 12.30 pm. Bhajan programme will start at 7 pm. Devi Pushpalankara pooja.

Dr Arathi Krishna is a native of Chikkamagaluru district but was born in Udupi. Her father is former minister Begane Ramaiah and mother Seetha B Ramaiah.

Dr Arathi Krishna responded to the pleas of NRIs during the covid pandemic and resolve their issues especially in chartering flights. Using her influence and experience, she helped over 40,000 NRIs from Middle East and other parts of the world to fly home during covid crisis.

Due to her continuous contacts with the ambassadors of various countries she was able to help scores of NRIs, who approach her in difficult times. She has helped thousands of NRIs living in countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain China, Italy, Australia, America, Philippines, Spain, Finland, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Poland, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and England.

She was conferred with Rajyotsava award, honourary doctorate of Kuvempu university, honorary award of Sahyadri Sangha, Mahatma Gandhi Sammana award in Bangkok, Dubai Kannada Kayaka Ratna and Indian community award from the governor of Maryland State of USA.

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October 19,2020
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Bengaluru, Oct 19: Reversing the trend, 8,344 recoveries on a single day outnumbered 7,012 new Covid cases in Karnataka on Saturday.

"With 8,344 discharged from various hospitals in the last 24 hours, the state's recoveries rose to 6,45,825, while Covid tally increased to 7,65,586, including 1,098,264 positive cases with 7,012 fresh cases on Saturday," said the state health bulletin on Sunday night.

The state's death toll also rose to 10,428 with 51 in the last 24 hours,

Bengaluru registered 3,535 new cases, taking its Covid tally to 3,07,540, including 64,435 active cases, while 2,39,579 recovered so far, with 3,845 discharged on Saturday.

The city' reported 25 deaths the last 24 hours, taking the its toll to 3,525 so far.

Of the 945 intensive care units (ICU) in various hospitals across the state, 365 are in Bengaluru, Dharwad and Ballari 67, Hassan 44 and Chamarajanagar 43, Kolar 29, Kalaburagi 28 and Shivamogga 27.

Of the 1,05,067 tests conducted in a day through rapid antigen detection was 21,876 and through RT-PCR 83,191.

"The state's positivity rate declined to 6.67 per cent and case fertility rate to 0.72 per cent.

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October 16,2020

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New Delhi, Oct 16: Alleging that the two previous "secular" governments of Karnataka ignored a report on encroachment of Waqf Board properties, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday demanded that the properties should be used for the welfare of poor Muslims.

Chandrasekhar, while briefing media at the BJP headquarters here, said that a report of Karnataka Waqf Board was submitted eight years ago and it was not placed by two consecutive "secular" governments in the Vidhan Sabha. "The previous JD(S)- Congress government, led by H D Kumaraswamy and Siddaramaiah, did not table the report. Now, the BJP government in Karnataka has placed the report in the Vidhan Sabha and I hope it will reach a conclusion," he said.

The report allegedly links several Congress politicians like like Member of Legislative Council C M Ibrahim, Rajya Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge, and former MP Rehman Khan to the encroachment of Waqf properties, calculating a loss of around Rs 2 lakh crore for the Board.

The report was prepared by Karnataka State Minorities Commission, headed by Anwar Manippady in 2012 when the BJP was in power.

Chandrasekhar said that while former prime minister Manmohan Singh once said the minorities of the country have the first right to the nation's wealth, he didn't see that people belonging to his party are looting them.

"The BJP has demanded that whether it's Karnataka or any part of the country, a proper investigation should be done and Waqf properties should be used for poor Muslims as it is meant for them," he said.

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