‘Mouna Mathadaga’ Kannada silent short film bags award in international film fest in Germany

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September 14, 2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 14: ‘Mouna Mathadaga’, a silent short film which was released on YouTube, has bagged ‘best film’ award in the Asian International Film Festival-2020.

Written and directed by Prajwal Karpe, who hails from Dakshina Kannada’s Puttur, the short film was screened at Maxim Gorki Theater in Germany.

Senior actor and lyricist Dr Kasargod Ashok Kumar and theater personality Subramanya Pai have acted in lead roles. Chirag Chk, Pradeep Pai, Nithin Bhandary, Shubam Kulal, Priyanka, kavya Pujary, Shyam Prakash and Prajwal Karpe acted in supporting roles.

Prajwal Karpe has worked in Tulu movie Bhojaraaj Mbbs as assistant director apart from directing some short films and album song and also working in ads, documentary and feature films.

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October 29,2020

Mangaluru, Oct 29: A worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on Wednesday evening attacked by a group of people in his photo studio at Farangipete in Dakshina Kannada, police said.

According to the police, three persons have been arrested in the matter. Dinesh has been admitted to a local hospital and is receiving treatment, police said.

"Dinesh, a BJP worker who works as a professional photographer was attacked by a group of people in his photo studio at Farangipete yesterday. Three people have been arrested. They have been identified as Mohammed Arshad, Abdul Rahman, Mohammed Saifuddin," Superintendent of Police (SP) BM Laxmi Prasad told reporters here.

The reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police said.

Further details are awaited.

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October 22,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 22: Notwithstanding party leaders’ diktat, senior Karnataka BJP leader, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, continued to fire salvos targeting Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa through his fan pages in Facebook on Wednesday.

His official Twitter handle shot back at his critics within the party stating that he won’t fall at anyone’s feet to become a minister.

“I raise my voice for the welfare of the state, not for personal gains. Let my critics be aware that I am not a pimp to fall at someone’s feet to get my work done,” he said, after he was criticised for his remarks on Tuesday that Yediyurappa will be replaced by the party high command in the BJP soon.

Yatnal’s fan pages continued to target BJP state unit Vice President B.Y. Vijayendra, the son of Chief Minister Yediyurappa.

His fan pages further added that Yediyurappa should come out openly stating why only Vijyendra’s name comes forward when there are thousands of ‘karyakartas’ (workers) working on the ground and even senior leaders are allocated responsibilities to ensure BJP’s victory in bypolls.

Taking a direct dig at Vijayendra, one of his fan pages said, “People of north Karnataka will not forgive those who are doing politics using his father’s name and speak ill about north Karnataka.”

Yatnal did not revert to several attempts to reach him.

He is one of the very few hardcore Hindutva leaders from the Lingyat community of Karnataka.

He is also one of the architects of the BJP gaining roots in this region, mainly due to his fiery speeches.

He is a legislator from the Bijapur city constituency, which has a sizeable Muslim voters. The Congress had mostly favoured to field Muslim candidates from this seat.

For his unabashed statements, he has even fallen out with the BJP in the past and was also expelled from the party for six years. When he was expelled, he had headed the JD(S) state unit as well.

Meanwhile, taking serious note of his statements, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K.S. Eshwarappa demanded that the party should expel Yatnal without even seeking any explanation from him. “He is known for making such statements,” he said.

BJP’s national general secretary C.T. Ravi stated that the party high command is capable of tackling such issues.

“Yatnal is a senior leader. I have not reached his level. I do not want to speak about him. But one thing is clear that the party high command is watching this development very closely,” he said.

Meanwhile, BJP state unit President Nalin Kumar Kattel took to Twitter to assert that there is no vacancy for CM’s post for the next three years. “Our leader is Yediyurappa and he will be CM for next three years,” he said.

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October 22,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 22: The maiden trial run of the first electric bus of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation began in the city on Thursday.

Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi, who holds the transport portfolio, was part of the maiden ride from Shantinagar bus stand to Vidhana Soudha.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa who inspected the bus at the Vidhana Soudha, expressed his pleasure over the initiative of the BMTC.

Later, speaking to reporters, Savadi said the 12-metre long, 35-seater electric bus is fully air-conditioned, which has an automatic gearbox.

The bus has the capacity to run about 200 to 250 km in a single charge with an air-conditioner in the traffic conditions.

According to a statement issued by the BMTC, the bus that can operate with 100 to 125 passenger consistent load has wheelchair provision with kneeling feature for specially-abled and senior citizens.

The vehicle has various other features like USB charger provision for mobile charging, emergency alarm, stop buttons and emergency exits for safety purposes, the officials said adding that the electronically controlled air suspension with disc brakes at front and rear adds to its safety.

The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) of the Government of India has sanctioned 300 electric buses to the BMTC for operational cost model under the Phase-2 of FAME India scheme, the statement read.

Under the scheme, the DHI will provide a maximum demand incentive of Rs 55 lakh for each bus.

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