Heavy rain, gusty wind disrupt normal life in coastal, malnad region of Karnataka

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August 5, 2020

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Mangaluru, Aug 5: Normal life was thrown out of gear as heavy rain and gusty winds lashed large parts of coastal and malnad districts of Karnataka in last 48 hours. Widespread power outages due to tree fall and minor landslides were reported in last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Indian Meteorological Department has sounded a red alert for Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts 8:30am of August 5.

In Mangaluru city there were several tree falls disrupting power supply in key areas of the city. Four electricity poles were damaged after a tree fell on Boloor Jarandaya road due to rain and heavy winds. In Neermarga too, there were a couple of tree falls in the morning cutting off power supply, which was not restored till this report was sent.

Mescom bore the brunt of the rains in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada District and at the last count as many as 148 electric poles, 23 transformers and 65 kilometer conductor wires were damaged due to poles being damaged in tree fall and landslides.

Traffic was affected on Charmadi Ghat on the Mangaluru-Chikkamagaluru route due to a tree fall on the second hair pin bend. 

On Monday, landslides near Kottigehara, Chikkamagaluru District, left traffic badly affected. Though normalcy has been restored on the route after blocking the road for restoration till Tuesday morning, locals fear more landslides due to continuous downpour.

Kodagu district too received heavy rainfall in past 24 hours which resulted in water logging in low-lying areas.

In the Coast, Uttara Kannada received the highest amount of rainfall at 91mm, followed by Udupi at 75 and DK at 73mm. The highest Rainfall of 241 mm was recorded at Castlerock, Supa Taluk in Uttara Kannada District.

KSNMDC bulletin stated that widespread moderate to heavy rains associated with strong surface winds at times and isolated very heavy to extreme heavy rains was likely over Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts It also stated that wind speeds ranging between 50kmph to 60 kmph was forecast along the coast of Karnataka from Mangaluru to Karwar, warning fishermen not to venture into the sea.

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September 13,2020

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Bengaluru, Sep 13: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Chief D K Shivakumar, who tested positive for Covid-19 and was admitted to hospital, has requested party activists and leaders not to meet him for the next six days.

In a video message released on Sunday, he requested the leaders and activists not to meet him as he is in home isolation. He was discharged from the hospital on Saturday.

Thanking all the supporters for their support and prayers, he stated that doctors advised him to take rest for next six days and not to meet anyone as he is still under treatment.

Shivakumar is in the touch with a few party leaders and taking daily updates on the party affairs in the state.

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September 13,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 13: Condemning the Karnataka land reforms act amendment, leader of the opposition in legislative council S R Patil on Sunday said that the amendment brought by the BJP government is a unscientific one.

Speaking at a function here he said this amendment on the land reforms act will be death nil to the farmers , if the government continue with this act there no alternative to fight against it in both inside the house and outside also , he warned.

The congress party already decided to fight against both the houses of assembly against the act and demand for its withdrawal and it is against the farmer’s security and country security also, he said.

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September 19,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 19: The security personnel of the Kempegowda International Airport, had detained former minister Anand Asnotikar, for allegedly carrying a gun in his cabin bag on Saturday.

According to official sources, the CISF sleuths, during security check, found a pistol, kept in the bag
by Asnotikar, who had arrived at the Airport to board a Goa bound flight.

The CISF personnel had detained Asnotikar, over the incident and held an investigation into the issue.

The former minister had reportedly told the security personnel, that he has licence for carrying the firearm and was an entrepreneur and hold it for self-defence.

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