Many areas in Mangaluru inundated as rain continues to pound coastal belt

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October 14, 2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 14: Many parts of the coastal city are severely affected by the incessant rain which is pounding Manglauru and other parts of coastal Karnataka for past couple of days, disrupting normal life.

Low-lying areas Kottara Chowki and Malemar in Mangaluru have been inundated due to poor drainage systems.

Water had entered houses and shops and drains were overflowing in the area. Several inmates were seen draining flooded water on Wednesday morning.

The water logging on several roads including at Pumpwell, K S Rao Road inconvenienced motorists as well as pedestrians.

The IMD had predicted heavy rain in parts of Karnataka owing to depression in the Bay of Bengal.

Owing to heavy rain, two houses were damaged at Subrahmanya. The landslides beside Subrahmanya-Puttur road have brought down several trees.

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October 21,2020

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Srinagar, Oct 21: Six thousand policemen have been killed while fighting insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989 which includes 40 this year.

“40 policemen have been killed this year in the line of duty in Jammu and Kashmir,” J&K police chief Dilbagh Singh said while speaking at the police commemoration day at Zewan on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

He said so far 6,000 policemen have been killed while performing their duties in J&K in the past three decades. “J&K police are committed to bring peace in the Union Territory. We offer supreme sacrifices to prevent anti-peace elements from fomenting trouble,” Singh said.

Policemen, most of them locals, have become the vulnerable targets as violence escalates in the region. On October 19, militants shot dead inspector Mohammad Ashraf in Kenalwan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district while he was returning home after offering prayers.

Although not on the same scale as in the 1990s or early 2000s, militancy-related incidents have been increasing after 2015.

The police chief said that it was because of the professionalism and commitment of the force that Prime Minister Narendera Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and other ministers now praise the role of J&K police on every occasion.

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October 17,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 17: Mangaluru Dasara was off to a colourful start, albeit on a low key, at the Kudroli Gokarnanatha Kshetra here this morning with former vice-chairperson of Karnataka NRI Forum Arathi Krishna inaugurating it.

Nava Durge idols were installed at the temple hall thereafter.

With COVID-19 pandemic still threatening people, temple’s main architect B. Janardhana Poojary wanted the fest to be celebrated with absolute precaution and slogan “Namma Dasara-Namma Surakshe.” Temple treasurer R. Padmaraj said maintaining social distance, wearing of masks and using sanitisers were mandatory for visiting devotees even as kids below six years were not allowed inside the premises. Barricades were erected across the temple premises to ensure devotees move in queues and maintain social distance.

The inauguration was followed by performance of ‘Pili Vesha’ (tiger dance) by a few devotees as part of their fulfilling their vows.

Navaratri festivities also began in all temples across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Saturday, including Mangaladevi, Kadri Manjunatha, Mariyamma, Marigudi and others in Mangaluru; Kateel Durga Parameshwari, Dharmasthala Manjunatha, Kukke Subrahmanya, Polali Rajarajeshwari and others in Dakshina Kannada; Sri Krishna Mutt, Ambalapadi Mahakali, Kadiyali Mahishamardini, Kollur Mookambika, Kamalashile Durga Parameshwari, Anegudde Vinayaka and other temples in Udupi district.

Devotees thronged temples in large numbers.

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October 15,2020

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Wayanad, Oct 15: The Congress in Kerala on Thursday alleged that the Wayanad district administration had not granted permission for the online inauguration of a school here by Rahul Gandhi, MP, as prior permission was not sought.

Senior party leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi was to have virtually inaugurated the newly constructed plus-two (12th standard) block of the government vocational higher secondary school at nearby Mundery on Thursday morning.

However, since the permission was not granted, the programme was cancelled, Congress sources said. The District Congress Committee president I C Balakrishnan told PTI that the move was politically motivated.

The building, constructed under the Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MSDP), was constructed by Nirmithi Kendra at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore.

According to Kalpetta MLA and CPI(M) leader C K Saseendran, the MSDP is a joint venture of the central and state governments with 60 and 40 per cent stake, respectively and the programme should have been scheduled with the knowledge and approval of the state government.

"This programme has not been called off but has been asked to be rescheduled. My name was mentioned in the programme by the organisers. The district collector has issued a stop memo for the programme since it has no prior approval as per the direction of the state government," Saseendran added.

District Collector Adila Abdulla could not be reached for her comments.

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