CCB nabs absconder Aditya Alva in connection with drug case

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January 12, 2021

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Bengaluru, Jan 12: Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths, investigating the drug scandal involving sandalwood actors and others, nabbed the sixth accused Aditya Alva, who had been absconding for the last four months, on Monday night in Chennai.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.

Aditya Alva is the son of former Karnataka Minister Jeevraj Alva, a staunch follower of former Chief Minister late Ramakrishna Hegde and he is also brother-in-law of bollywood actor Vivek Obroi, whose house was raided by CCB while they were searching for him in October last. Aditya Alva is the sixth accused in the case of the drug mafia unearthed in Karnataka in September 2020.

A senior officer said that his passport details showed that he had not travelled abroad after the case was registered against him. The CCB had issued a look-out notice for him.

Aditya will be produced before the Special court and police custody will be sought since he has to be questioned in connection with the case registered against him.

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February 21,2021

Hassan, Feb 21: Five people were killed and 13 others sustained injuries in a collision between two vehicles on national highway 75 near Kechatahalli in Hassan district on Sunday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Naveen Kumar, Pradeep, Sunil Kumar, Puneeth and Anil Kumar, all from KGF. While Anil breathed his last in the hospital, four others died on the spot. All the 13 injured have been shifted to the district hospital for treatment.

According to sources, eight passengers from KGF were on their way to attend a wedding in Udupi, in their Toyota Qualis, and 10 people from Mulbagal, Kolar district, were heading towards Dharmasthala in their Tata Sumo vehicle. 

The driver of the Sumo vehicle slowed down at a road hump near Kenchattahalli, when the speeding Qualis rammed the car from behind. As the driver lost control over the vehicle, the Sumo toppled due to the impact of the collision. Four people, out of eight in Qualis, died on the spot. .

Others, who had got stuck in the vehicle, were rescued by the locals and were later shifted to the district hospital for treatment.

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February 16,2021

Bengaluru, Feb 16: Former Governor of Bihar and Jharkhand M Rama Jois passes away on Tuesday at his residence in Bengaluru.

A former Rajya Sabha MP, the 88-year-old legal luminary who had also served as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, was suffering from age-related ailments, sources said.

Born on July 27, 1932, at Shivamogga, Mandagadde Rama Jois did his BA and Law degree.

He was associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from the beginning.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa expressed grief over the demise. 

"Deeply saddened by the demise of Sri Rama Jois, a retired judge. He had also served as a governor and a Rajya Sabha MP. I pray to God to give his family strength to bear the loss. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti," he tweeted. 

Condoling the death, Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar said in a tweet, "Justice M Rama Jois is no more. He passed away at 7.30 am today. May his soul rest in peace."

Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP, Shobha Karandlaje too expressed her condolences.

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February 22,2021

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Bengaluru, Feb 22: In order to boost use of electric vehicles in Bengaluru and across the state, Karnataka government on Monday clarified that it is mandatory for all apartments and large buildings to have electric vehicle (EV) charging facilities in their premises.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan said that the government is taking enough steps to implement this in all apartments and large buildings.

Taking part in a virtual conclave ‘Sustainable Transport in Future’ organised by Harvard India, Dr Ashwath Narayan said, “Providing the electric vehicle is not enough but we need to provide easy charging options in all locations in the coming days. More and more battery-run vehicles will hit the market and motorists can drive those vehicles by hiring batteries. Soon, battery bunks close on the lines of petrol bunks will come up. This will not only bring down the prices of electric vehicles but also provide motorists with a wide range of choices.”

Suggesting that switching over to electric vehicles is the only way to curb rising levels of air pollution, he clarified that the government has provided all subsidies to promote the use of electric vehicles.

“Discount on power tariff, subsidies on electric vehicles and spare parts have been provided already. Karnataka has been a pioneering state on that front by bringing out an electric vehicle policy for the first time in the country,” he pointed out.

Clarifying that there is no shortage of power in Karnataka, Narayan assured that electricity to EVs will be charged less than the commercial tariff now and in future also. Besides, he also declared support and all assistance to investors in the EV manufacturing and production sector.

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