Royal Bengal Tiger Vikram, father of Amar, Akbar, Antony, dies at Pilikula

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October 26, 2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 26: Royal Bengal Tiger ‘Vikram’, the star attraction of Dr Shivaram Karanth Biological Park at Pilikula on the outskirts of Mangaluru, died today due to age-related illness. He was 21.

Vikram was among the first lot of tigers to arrive at this park managed by from the Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari in Shivamogga in 2003. He was just 4-year-old.

According to Park Director H Jayaprakash Bhandary, Vikram had fathered ‘Kadamba’ ‘Krishna’ ‘Vinaya’ ‘Oliver’ ‘Akshay’ ‘Manju’ ‘Amar’ ‘Akbar’ ‘Antony’ and Nisha during its life-span. These cubs have found new homes at zoos in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysuru.

Bhandary said that Vikram was confined to treatment for the last two months and was under treatment with drips and supplements.

 “Vikram had stopped eating food for the last week. He was also suffering from a kidney-related ailment and lack of sight. The tiger was cremated and tissue samples have been sent to a lab in Bengaluru,” he added.

While tigers on an average live for 16 to 18-years in zoos, Vikram, the third tiger to die at the park lived for 21-years. Raja and Sharavathi, other two big cats to pre-decease Vikram also lived for more than two-decades.

All three tigers succumbed to age-related illness. The loss of Vikram is painful in that it was among the most visible and spotted Tiger in the enclosure, Bhandary said.

 

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November 18,2020

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An art exhibition ‘Art Showcase – More than scribbles’ was held by CFAL & ELC in association with Mandala Art Cafe as part of their children’s day activities. The exhibition featured more than 100 art pieces like painting, science models, sculptures made majorly by the students and alumni of the institution.  Mr. Santhosh D. Andrade, renowned Contemporary Artist was the judge for the event. 

Students put up their artistic acumen on display. The event by CFAL/ELC was an attempt to promote creativity among students, as they have been indoors since a very long time due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The student artists were able to create dramatic images, telling a story that was uniquely their own. The budding artists had explored a wide range of media, from crayons and papier-mâché, to performance art and collage. Many works reflected their personal experiences being stuck at home, separated from friends and attending school online in the age of self-isolation. Some images are made as thank-you to doctors and healthcare workers, or to express how much the artists miss going to school. As children’s’ day coincided with Diwali this year, the premises was lit with diyas and lights. The sparkling diyas, colourful torans and glittering rangolis added charm and radiance to the premises. Keeping with the festivities, the little ones came dressed in ethnic wear.

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November 29,2020

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Udupi, Nov 29: KPCC president DK Shivakumar has welcomed Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai's decision to conduct a detailed inquiry into the alleged suicide attempt by NR Santosh, the political secretary to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

"Basavaraja Bommai has said that a detailed inquiry will be conducted in NR Sanntosh's suicide attempt case, I welcome his statement. This is the first thing that should take place, I brought this issue in the public domain because of the inside information I had," said Sivakumar.

KPCC chief's statement comes a day after he demanded an investigation into the alleged suicide attempt by Santosh.

"As per my information, as whatever I heard was that a confidential video was distributed by Chief Minister's political secretary NR Santosh to an MLC and a minister. Later, it was also given to high command leaders of BJP," the Congress leader had said.

"That MLC and minister both were blackmailing the Chief Minister and the leaders in government. It has been happening for the last several months. The Chief Minister's political secretary allegedly trying to commit suicide is not a small issue. It needs to be investigated properly, the investigation must not be done by the (state) government," he had said.

Santosh was been hospitalised on Friday after he allegedly attempted suicide.

He was admitted to Ramaiah Memorial Hospital in Bengaluru and is suspected to have consumed sleeping pills. Yediyurappa visited the hospital and enquired about Santosh's health, his family members had said.

The Chief Minister said that he will speak with him and his family members once he is better, a family member of Santosh had said.

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November 19,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 19: Lamenting that the government's announcement to set up Veerashaiva-Lingayat Development Corporation lacks clarity as allocation of funds is not mentioned, MLC Basavaraj Horatti on Thursday said, "what is more important is 16% to 18% reservation for the Lingayat community, and a delegation will be taken to the chief minister to urge him to fulfill this demand".

The corporation was announced in a hurry, without proper study or discussion. The population of Lingayats in Karnataka is 1.18 crore, and very few people would benefit even if Rs 1,000 crore is given to the corporation every year, he said.

"We are also urging the Union Government to include Lingayat community in the OBC list," he noted.

There is nothing wrong in setting a development authority or corporation for Maratha community, as they are also residing in Karnataka. But, there should be some norms like benefits should be applicable only for those who have born in Karnataka and those who have learnt Kannada. It should be ensured that schemes should not be misused by pro-Maharashtra people like MES, Horatti added.

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