Bhatkal: Imaam of Jamia Masjid drowns off Jaali beach

[email protected] (CD Network)
August 24, 2012

bhatkal
Bhatkal, August 24: In a gut-wrenching tragedy a young Imaam and religious teacher of a Masjid drowned off the Jaali beach in Bhatkal on Thursday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Maulana Mohammed Ismail Ruknuddin (35), a resident of Bhatkal Magdoom Colony, who was serving as a teacher in Magdoom Colony Madrasa Dar-ut-Taleem-wa-Tarbiya from past four years. Affectionately called as 'Ismail Janab', he was also the part time Imaam of Maqdoom Colony Jamia Masjid. He was also an expert swimmer and a sports man. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and a large number of relatives, friends and students.

The incident occurred at around 5:30 pm when a group of around 15 people had been to beach for picnic. Three among them stepped into the sea for a swim.

As all the three were good swimmers, they went quite farther away into the sea. “We had gone to such a distance in the sea that our feet were unable touch the ground. Whe we decided to turn back we had to face strong waves. When we reached near the shore after lot of struggle, Ismail Janab lost balance and recited the Shahadah 'La ilaha Illalla'. Within a few seconds he was disappeared”, said one among the survivors.

As soon as the news began to spread, hundreds of people gathered on the beach. Though the companions, local swimmers and fishermen immediately launched a search operation for Ismail, they could not trace him till night. It took more than two hours for coastal security police to reach the spot.

Bhatkal DYSP M Naryan and CPI Shiv Prakash along with a team pf police arrived at the spot at around 7:30 pm.

ismail

ismail1

ismail2

ismail3

ismael

Btt_1

Btt_2


More Details Awaited


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
September 28,2020

Mangaluru, Sept 28: The Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court on Monday convicted a man for seven years of rigorous imprisonment on charges of barging into a ladies hostel at Derlakatte and then attempting to outrage the modesty of a medical student last year.

The convicted Nagesh, who had barged into the hostel, had also threatened a 22-year-old medical student and had demanded Rs 5 lakhs. He had later escaped with a cash of Rs 3,000 from her purse and her ATM card after securing its Pin number. He had even snatched the ATM card of another student.

The accused had then tried to withdraw cash from an ATM using the card. Later he was arrested on the basis of fingerprint evidence and CCTV footage.

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
September 29,2020

cong_ktaka.jpg

Bengaluru, Sept 29: Stakes will be high for the ruling BJP and Opposition Congress and JDS in the November 3 byelections to two assembly segments in Karnataka, announced by the Election Commission on Tuesday.

The outcome would be seen in many quarters as a reflection on the performance of the B S Yediyurappa government, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, while the opposition parties would be keen to strike after the December 2019 bypolls in which the BJP had triumphed.

As per the EC's schedule, the election notification for the bypolls in Sira in Tumakuru district and Rajarajeshwari Nagar in the city will be issued on October 9, the last date for the filing of nomination is October 16 and the scrutiny will take place on the next day.

The last day for withdrawal of nomination is October 19, and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

The bypolls had been necessitated in Sira following the death of B Sathyanarayana (JDS) last month, while the Rajarajeshwari Nagar seat fell vacant following the disqualification of Congress MLA N Munirathna under the anti-defection law last year. Munirathna is now with the BJP, which will be aiming to bag both the seats.

Stakes will be more for Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa amid intense speculation that BJP high command is mulling leadership change considering his age.

The 77-year-old leader during his reply to the debate on the no-confidence against his government in the assembly last week had declared that his party will win the bypolls, as he hit out at the opposition Congress for levelling allegations of corruption and misrule against his administration.

For Congress and JDS, too, the bypolls are crucial as they are keen on retaining the Rajarajesjwari Nagar and the Sira seats which they had won respectively in the 2018 assembly polls, and will be focusing on gaining an additional seat.

It is also equally significant for state Congress President D K Shivakumar and JDS leader and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy to assert their command over the Vokkaliga vote bank in the old Mysuru region. Vokkaligas have considerable presence in both the seats.

Within the Congress too, winning both seats will be important for Shivakumar in consolidating his position.

Congress has already announced that it will be fielding former Minister T B Jayachandra as party candidate from Sira. Jayachandra had represented the constituency twice in 2008 and 2013, by defeating JDS' B Sathyanarayana, who in turn had trounced him in the 2018 assembly polls.

 Congress and JDS are traditional rivals for the seat, which the BJP has never won. If the BJP fields a strong candidate, Sira bypolls is likely to see a three-cornered contest. According to JDS sources, the party is likely to name a family member of late MLA Sathyanarayana, eyeing sympathy votes. BJP, which is confident after winning K R Pet assembly seat in Mandya during December 2019 bypolls, is now working at making inroads in the old Mysuru region, where the party had been weak. It is now keen on increasing its tally in the region by winning Sira.

Yediyurappa's son and state BJP Vice President B Y Vijayendra, who played a key role in winning K R Pet, will be camping in the Sira constituency, party sources said.

Bypolls for Rajarajeshwari Nagar will also be significant as the ruling BJP is likely to give ticket to Munirathna, keeping up its promise to field disqualified Congress-JDS legislators who had played a key role in the party coming to power.

Munirathna had won the seat in 2018 on a Congress ticket by a margin of over 25,400 votes.

According to sources, several local BJP leaders are opposed to Munirathna, as the party had bitterly contested against him and had even accused him of electoral malpractices in 2018 as nearly 10,000 voter ID cards were allegedly seized from an apartment in the constituency.

Rajarajeshwari Nagar along with Maski represented by disqualified Congress legislators have been vacant for some time now, due to pending election petitions in the Karnataka High Court.

The schedule is yet to be announced for the Maski assembly seat. Congress and JDS are also yet to finalise their candidates for Rajarajeshwari Nagar. The constituency is key for Congress as it comes under the Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha segment represented by D K Shivakumar's brother D K Suresh, while JDS will be looking at banking on Vokkaligas, who have a considerable presence there.

The bypolls will increase the legislative assembly strength to 223. Currently, in the 225-member assembly, the BJP has 116 members, Congress 67, JDS 33, BSP and nominated 1 and independents 2 besides the Speaker. Four seats --- Sira, Basavakalyana, Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Maski --- are vacant. Basavakalyana fell vacant recently following the death of Congress MLA Narayan Rao, due to Covid.

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
September 27,2020

gundu.jpg

Bengaluru, Sept 27: Congress leader and Karnataka Legislative Assembly member Dinesh Gundu Rao tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday. He will quarantine himself for the next 10 days.

Rao, in a tweet, said, "I have tested Corona positive today. Therefore will be quarantining myself for 10 days."

Congress leader has also urged the people, who have come in contact with him to get themselves tested for the virus.

"I request all my primary contacts to get themselves checked and take necessary precautions," he added.

Rao has attended the monsoon session of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, which began on September 21.

Earlier, Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister JC Madhuswamy had said that all MLAs will be tested for COVID-19 on every fifth day of the functioning of the monsoon session.

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.