Mangaluru stabbing: Victim out of danger; cops hunt for attackers

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October 14, 2021

Mangaluru, Oct 14: Unidentified miscreants stabbed a man at Malemar in Kavoor police station jurisdiction on Wednesday late night.

The injured Rajesh (45) from Panjimogaru has suffered three stab injuries on his hip, waist and ribs, said City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar. He is out of danger.

The injured is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mangaluru. The miscreants reportedly fled after the attack. 

The incident occurred when he was returning home after work from Kottara as per routine. The reason for the attack is not known. 

A case has been registered. Police have launched a hunt to nab the miscreants.

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October 18,2021

Mangaluru, Oct 18: Five friends have been arrested by the police on the charges of murder of a youth in a lodge at Mahaveera Circle in Mangaluru on October 16.

The arrested are Prameeth, Jayson, Karthik, Durgesh and Prajwal, said City Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar. 

Explaining the reason for the murder, he said the victim, Dhanush, had the habit of speaking ill of women, including mother and sister.

All the arrested who were his friends had decided to teach him a lesson by warning him not to speak ill of women and young girls after partying on account of Dasara.

To hold the party, they had booked a room in a lodge on October 14 and were staying. After partying on October 15, while they were asking Dhanush not to speak ill of women, the latter had justified his act.

In a fit of rage, Jayson assaulted Dhanush with a knife in the wee hours of October 16. The injured while trying to flee from the room collapsed near the staircase of the lodge. Though he was rushed to the hospital, the doctors declared him dead.

Of the arrested, three had criminal backgrounds with cases against them registered at various police stations relating to rioting, assault, NDPS act and others. Jayson has two cases registered against him at police stations, Prameeth has nine cases, Karthik has two cases.

All arrested do not have any fixed job and were engaged in odd jobs for a living. They will undergo a medical test to ascertain whether they had consumed drugs when the incident occurred, informed the Police Commissioner.  

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October 17,2021

Bengaluru, Oct 17: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday hinted at reducing cess and sales tax on petrol and diesel in the state to ease the fuel prices which have touched an all-time high.

Speaking to the media, Bommai said it all depends on the economy. "I have called an economic review meeting. If the economic situation seems to be good, there is possibility for the consideration," he added.

Earlier, the Chief Minister had rejected any tax deduction on fuel in the state. The petrol price has reached Rs 109.16 per litre and diesel price has touched Rs 100 in Karnataka.

The Opposition Congress has demanded a reduction of taxes on fuel on similar lines of the Tamil Nadu government which has reduced the taxes on petrol by Rs 3 per litre.

The Congress has blamed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party governments for the hike in fuel prices.

Bommai had defended that during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, fuel prices had increased by 60 per cent between 2004 and 2014 while fuel prices have risen by 30 per cent in seven years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.

Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah targeted the present BJP government, saying that inflation under its tenure is nothing but criminal loot. 

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October 22,2021

Bengaluru, Oct 22: The fee for undergraduate medical and dental courses in the state is likely to go up by 15% this academic year.

Sources in the Department of Medical Education said the government was mulling continuing the previous year's decision on fee hike. This means 15% hike for government seats and 25% for private seats. 

A meeting on the issue between the Medical Education minister and the private medical college representatives on Thursday was cancelled last minute as the minister was busy with his pre-scheduled engagements.

"It was the first meeting convened and it got cancelled. We have not officially received any requests from them about the fee hike, but the same will be discussed in the meeting with the minister and we are planning to decide on it in the first sitting itself," said an official from the Department of Medical Education. 

According to the sources, the private medical college managements are demanding  a hike of 25% to 30%. A representative of a private medical college from Bengaluru said, "The deemed-to-be universities and private universities have the privilege to charge around Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. We want the fee to be increased on par with them."

Officials said that this is the last year that the state government will bargain with the medical colleges. "From next year, the matter would be left to all-India level counseling by the Directorate General of Health Services, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Since this is the last year, in all probability, we are doing this, we might consider their demand and increase the fee in line with the previous year's agreement," added an official.

The existing fee structure for medical courses for government quota seats at a private medical college is Rs 1,28,746 and for private quota seats is Rs 9,81,956. This is as per the hike made during 2020-2021 academic year. 

Similarly, the fee in private dental colleges stands at Rs 83,356 and Rs 6,66,023 for government and private quota seats, respectively. 

It can be recalled that the fee for undergraduate medical courses has increased by 200% in the last 10 years. The fee charged during 2006-07 academic year for government quota seats at private medical colleges was Rs 42,000. 

In the academic year 2018-19, even the fees at government medical colleges increased significantly from Rs 16,700 to Rs 59,800.

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