Mangaluru: SDPI activists taken into custody for protesting against clean chit to Babri demolition ‘masterminds’

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September 30, 2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 30: Several activists of Social Democratic Party of India were taken into custody by police after they staged a protest in the city today against the acquittal of all accused in Babri Masjid demolition case.

The list of 32 accused in the case who was acquitted by A CBI special court included senior BJP leaders such as Uma Bharti, LK Advani, and Murli Manohar Joshi, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, along with Vinay Katiyar and Sadhvi Rithambara among others.

The protesters said that all those who were acquitted by the court were masterminds of Babri Masjid demolition.

Questioning the controversial verdict the SDPI activists gathered in front of the office of deputy commissioner in Manglauru and started raising slogans. The police managed to abort the protest and take the protesters into custody.

SDPI state secretary Ashraf Machar and Corporator Muneeb Bengare were among those who were taken into custody by the police.

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October 19,2020

Bengaluru, Oct 19: A woman lost her life and five others suffered injuries after a 35-year-old man stole a butcher’s knife from a shop selling mutton and went on a stabbing spree on Sunday Bengaluru’s Cottonpet area.

According to the police, the man, identified as M Ganesh (35), walked for almost two kilometres around Anjanappa Garden, Bakshi Garden, and Balekai Mandi, stabbing people without any provocation, spreading panic among residents.

A patrolling team that rushed to the spot held Ganesh and recovered the weapon from him.

“The accused had gone to a mutton stall located near Vinayaka Theatre in Anjanappa Garden, at around 8.30 am. He stole a knife from the stall after which he walked through the streets randomly stabbing people passing by him in close range,” the police said.

While the deceased has been identified as Mari R, a 30-year-old daily wage labourer, others injured in the stabbing are Velayudham, Rajesh Suresh, Anand, and Prakash. Velayudham is in a critical condition and is receiving treatment in the ICU.

“Preliminary investigations have revealed that none of the victims were known to Ganesh. The accused has been arrested and an investigation is underway. While the accused’s family claims he is mentally unstable. We are waiting for the medical reports,” the police said.

The Cottonpet police have registered a case under Sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code. The accused is being questioned to establish the motive behind the attack.

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October 15,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 15: Karnataka's recoveries at 8,841 outnumbered 8,477 new Covid cases on a single day on Wednesday.

"With 8,841 discharged in the last 24 hours, 6,20,008 patients have recovered across the state till date, while 8,477 fresh cases rose the Covid tally to 7,43,848, including 1,13,538 active cases," said the state health bulletin on Thursday night,

However, 85 patients succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,283 since the pandemic broke in the state on March 8.

Bengaluru registered 3,788 fresh cases, taking its Covid tally to 2,97,193, including 65,268 active cases, while 2,28,462 recovered so far, with 3,520 discharged in the last 24 hours.

Of the 939 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs) across the state, 352 are in Bengaluru hospitals, followed by Dharwad 80, Ballari 75, Hassan 51, Kalaburagi 47 and Chamarajanagara 43.

Out of 1,04,811 tests conducted on Wednesday, 30,977 were through rapid antigen detection and 73,834 through RT-PCR.

"Positivity rate reduced to 8.09 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1 per cent," the bulletin added.

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October 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 20: Veteran CPI-M leader Maruti Manpade died at a private hospital in Solapur, Maharashtra, on Tuesday, due to COVID related complications.

Manpade,65, is survived by wife and two sons.

According to sources close to him, he was suffering from COVID-19 for the last two weeks and was recently shifted to a private hospital in Solapur from Kalaburagi.

Associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), he was known for his fight for the cause of farmers and agricultural labourers in the state, especially in the Kalyana Karnataka region.

Even during COVID times, Manpade worked towards highlighting the sufferings of the poor and needy.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) in its Facebook post said, "Red Salute Comrade Maruti Manpade."

Manpade was serving as the Vice President of Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha, affiliated to All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) when he died.

Condoling the death, the party remembered that he was at the forefront of the struggles for land rights and against social oppression in Karnataka.

He organised the MGNREGA workers and Panchayat workers and was also the President of Panchayat Workers' Association.

He also played an active role in organising Devadasi women for their liberation, it said, adding that he emphasised the need for crop based organisations.

Remembering Manpade as the voice of Dalits, farmers and labourers, Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwath Narayan said he was pained to know about the his demise due to COVID-19 infection.

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