Amid covid-19 crisis Dr K V Rajendra assumes charge as 130th DC of Dakshina Kannada

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July 30, 2020

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Mangaluru, July 30: Medical doctor turned IAS officer K V Rajendra assumed charge as the 130th deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district here today.

The 2013 batch Karnataka cadre officer succeeds Sindhu B Rupesh, who was transferred as Director of Electronic Delivery of Citizen Services (EDCS), Bengaluru. The outgoing DC welcomed the new DC in the presence of staff. 

Dr Rajendra said that he expects cooperation from all stakeholders in administering the district, amidst the mounting Covid-19 cases.

Rajendra, an alumnus of JJM Medical College, Davanagere, was serving as the CEO of Belagavi zilla panchayat before being posted as DC of this coastal district. 

Having served as assistant commissioner of Puttur sub-division for nearly a year from December 2015, Dr Rajendra, hails from Thirthahalli in Shivamogga district, had his probationary training in Bidar. He posted as CEO of Ballari ZP where he worked for nearly three till 21, 2019.

He also had a brief stint as assistant secretary in the department of fertiliser with the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers.

Sindhu who was the CEO of Udupi zilla panchayat had succeeded Sasikanth Senthil, who resigned from the Indian Administrative Service on September 6, 2019. She had taken charge on September 7, 2019.

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September 8,2020

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Chamarajnagar, Sept 8: Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Tuesday said that the government has its suspicions that students of high-profile schools in the state are falling prey to a drug network which lures them through icecreams laced with drugs.

"We have doubts that a drug network is operating outside high-profile schools to lure children by offering them ice creams laced with drugs," said Kumar.

He added that people involved in the drug network must be sent behind bars.

Kumar's statement came after Bengaluru by Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi and raided the house of actor Sanjana Galrani for their alleged involvement in a drug case.

Notably, Kannada filmmaker Indrajit Lankesh, a couple of weeks back, had appeared before the CCB and revealed information about the use of drugs in the Kannada film industry.

The Anti-Narcotics Wing of the CCB issued a notice to Lankesh regarding his statements on media channels over the consumption of drugs in the Kannada film industry and asked him to share information.

Lankesh had claimed that some budding actors do consume banned substances.

He had raised these points, during the course of many interviews given to the media, after the death of a young Kannada actor, Chiranjeevi Sarja.

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September 11,2020

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Mangaluru, Sep 11: The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Friday successfully rescued 24 fishermen stranded at sea off the Bhatkal coast due to strong winds and swell from fishing boat IFB Qamalrul Bhar.

After getting distress signal from the boat Thursday evening, ICG Ship Kasturba Gandhi, which was on operational deployment in Karnataka coast, was diverted immediately for undertaking search and rescue operation, a Coast Guard release here said.

The ship arrived at the spot from where the information was passed at 8 pm and established communication with the fishermen and reassured the presence of ICG. The fishing boat had lost propulsion owing to engine failure and wastranded at sea 15 nautical miles s stranded at sea 15 nautical miles off the Bhatkal coast.

In view of rough weather conditions in the area, the boat owner requested deputy director (DD), Fisheries, Karwar for the rescue of fishermen. With the information from the DD, the Coast Guard tookup the entire rescue operation at sea and all the fishermen on board the boat were shifted to the ICG ship by 10.30 am Friday.

The ship then proceeded to Karwar port for handing them over to the fisheries department. Electronic surveillance is being maintained in the area through a coastal surveillance network to shepherd fishing boats in the area to safer locations and regular weather warning advisory is also being transmitted, the release said.

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September 11,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 11: Nivedita Mirajkar of Mangalore has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Mangalore-Udupi Chapter of the Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD).

The other office bearers are Dr. Malini Hebbar (Vice-Chairperson), Preetham Kamath (secretary), Dr. H V Balachandra Achar (Treasurer), CA MN Pai (National Council Member) and Divyashree Gatti, Brijesh Krishnan, Brian Fernandes and Shivani Baliga (Managing Committee Members).

The new executive committee will hold office for two years 2020-2022. The election results were announced yesterday by the returning officer V. Vijendra Bhat, after the ballots were counted at the Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology & Management, Udupi.

Accepting the election results, the new Chairperson Nivedita Mirajkar said, "We have a dynamic team that aims to deliver value to the members. We have several initiatives in mind like bringing out a Trainers Directory and entering into tie-ups with Educational Institutions and Industrial Establishments. We also plan to have train the trainer workshops for members. We will roll out our plans from time to time."

Established in April 1970, ISTD is a national level professional body and non-profit society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. It has a large membership of individuals and institutions involved in the area of training and development of Human Resource from Government, Public and Private Sector Organization & Enterprises, Educational and Training Institutions and other Professional Bodies.

ISTD provides a platform to HR personnel, trainers and educationists to upskill, network and seek professional opportunities.

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