2.15 kg gold worth Rs 1.09 cr seized at Mangaluru Airport; two arrested

News Network
January 15, 2021

070.jpg

Mangaluru, Jan 15: Customs officials at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) on Friday arrested two people and seized gold worth about Rs 1.09 crores from them.

Official sources said on Friday that based on intelligence and profiling of passengers, customs sleuths intercepted two people identified as Faizal Thotty Melparamba (37) and Mohammad Shuhaib Mugu (31), both hailing from Kasargod, Kerala and had arrived from Sharjah by an Air India flight.

When a personal search of both the passengers was carried out it was found that the duo had concealed the gold in paste form in their underwear. A total of 2.154 kg of gol of 24k purity valued Rs 1.09 crores was recovered.

Customs Commissioner, Imamuddin Ahmed and Joint Commissioner Joannes George, congratulated the customs team led by Praveen Kandi, Deputy Commissioner, and officers Srikanth K, Superintendent, Subhendu Ranjan Behera, Superintendent, Naveen Kumar, Superintendent and others, for their vigilant action in catching the smugglers.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.
News Network
February 25,2021

Mangaluru, Feb 25: The South Canara District Central Co-operative Bank (SCDCC) and the Navodaya Self-Help Groups have together donated a sum of Rs 1,01,11,072 towards the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

The cheque towards the same was handed over to Sri Vishwa Prasanna Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt during a Guruvandana programme held at the T V Raman Pai Hall on Wednesday night. The event was held on the sidelines of the Nidhi Samarpan event and the 72nd birthday celebrations of Rajendra Kumar.

Addressing the function after receiving the Guruvandana, the Pejawar seer said there was a need for the society to emulate the ideals of Sri Ram. He described the Ram Mandir to be built at Ayodhya as a symbol of Indian culture.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.
Agencies
March 4,2021

sanga.jpg

Bengaluru, Mar 4: Congress leader and MLA B K Sangamesh has been suspended from the Karnataka Legislative Assembly for one week after he removed his shirt in protest during the session today. 

Sangamesh, who represents Bhadravathi constituency, will not be allowed to attend the Assembly till March 12. 

This happened when Congress MLAs were staging a protest in the well of the House against Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri’s decision to hold a special discussion on ‘One Nation, One Election’.

Sangamesh removed his shirt while he was in the well of the House, angering the Speaker. “What is this? Are you on the streets? Get proper or I’ll have you thrown out. What you’re doing is an insult to the people of Bhadravathi who have elected you,” Kageri screamed. 

Congress’ DK Shivakumar and JN Ganesh rushed towards Sangamesh and made him put his shirt back on. 

Law Minister Basavaraj Bommai then moved a motion to suspend Sangamesh till March 12 for “indecent and disrespectful behaviour.” The motion was passed on a voice vote. 

Speaking to reporters, Sangamesh said he wanted to draw the Speaker’s attention to how the BJP was allegedly targeting him and his family with false cases. 

“The BJP has been losing election after election in Bhadravathi. They’ve not been able to win even local body elections. So, they’re attempting to divide people on communal lines just like what they did in the coastal region. My family and I are being targeted with false cases of attempt to murder and committing atrocities,” he said.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.
News Network
February 20,2021

999734.jpg

Bengaluru, Feb 20: All healthcare and front-line warriors must take COVID-19 vaccination to prevent the outbreak of the second wave of coronavirus in Karnataka, said state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Saturday.

He said that the Chief Minister himself will release a video message urging the employees to take the vaccine shot against COVID-19.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government is providing free of cost vaccination to all. There is no reason for anyone to hesitate from taking the vaccine. All staff of every department should take the shot, Chief Minister will be giving a video message shortly urging the employees to take the shot, said the Minister," Sudhakar said.

The health minister said that the severity of the infection will be reduced after the vaccination thereby reducing the mortality rate.

He also urged people to strictly follow the guidelines and they should restrict large gatherings during marriage and other functions.

Stressing that the state government is observing strict measures to prevent the second wave, he said: "The Brazil variant is not reported in our country. COVID is gradually decreasing, but nonetheless, we need to be cautious."

On the measures taken to restrict entry from other states, he said that since the number of cases increased in the neighbouring states like Kerala and Maharashtra and there are all possibilities that the same may happen here.

"Therefore orders have been issued to passengers entering from those states to compulsorily have RT-PCR negative report while entering our state. The District administrations of border districts have been asked to take necessary action in this regard," said the minister.

A video conference will be held with District Collectors (DCs) of all districts regarding further measures to be taken in the state.

"If we succeed in preventing the second wave then the question of lockdown does not arise," he added.

Comments

Add new comment

  • Coastaldigest.com reserves the right to delete or block any comments.
  • Coastaldigset.com is not responsible for its readers’ comments.
  • Comments that are abusive, incendiary or irrelevant are strictly prohibited.
  • Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name to avoid reject.