Noted Kokani writer, preacher Fr V J Menezes passes away

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November 20, 2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 20: Fr V J Menezes, a noted Konkani writer and preacher, passed away on Friday. He was 80.

Fr Menezes hailed from Hosabettu near Moodbidri. He had his early education at St Sebastian School and St Aloysius High School and learnt Latin at Coimbatore Seminary. He studied Philosophy and Theology and was ordained as Capuchin Priest at Hosabettu Church in 1968.

He had served as the Editor of "Sevak" the Konkani bi-monthly publication of Capuchin Fathers, Mangaluru. He had later studied Franciscan Spirituality in the United States and subsequently became a preacher and has conducted retreats across the nation. He also had the credit of being the first Indian to have studied Franciscan Spirituality in the US.

Besides English, Hindu and Kannada, he was also fluent in Latin, Malayalam and Tamil.

Fr Menezes had published two novels named ‘Tuja Albumacher Moji Tasvir’ and `Noyella.’ His two other books based on his experience are "Jinyenthle Anbhog" and "Hevshili ani Tevshili Koos".

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January 14,2021

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Udupi, Jan 14: Paryaya Admar Mutt Eshapriya Tirtha swamiji presented a 'Suvarna Chatra' (golden umbrella) to Lord Sri Krishna at Sri Krishna Temple here on Thursday.

The umbrella weighs 2.5 kg in gold. It has been prepared at a cost of Rs 50 lakh of which Rs 15 lakh has been reimbursed from the old gold ornaments of the temple.

Sculptor Raghavendracharya Kunjarugri, from Pajaka near Udupi, made the golden umbrella under the supervision of Santosh Shet of Udupi, according to a statement from the mutt.

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January 6,2021

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Bengaluru, Jan 6: Bengaluru-based digital payments gateway JusPay on Tuesday clarified that about 3.5 crore records with masked card data and card fingerprint were compromised by a hacker and the claim of 10 crore cardholders' data being affected is “incorrect". Responding to claims made by independent cyber security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia on Sunday that data of nearly 10 crore credit and debit card holders in the country is being sold for an undisclosed amount on the Dark Web -- leaked from a compromised server of Juspay, the company said in a fresh statement that none of its merchants and their customers are at any risk.

"The masked card data is used for display purposes on merchant UI and cannot be used for completing a transaction. A part of user metadata in our system which has non-anonymised, plain-text email IDs and phone numbers got compromised," the company informed.

"On August 18, 2020, an unauthorised attempt on our servers was detected and terminated when in progress," it added.

According to JusPay, no full card numbers, order information, card PINs and passwords were leaked.

"We conducted a thorough audit on the day of the incident which confirmed that our 'Secure Data Store' which hosts the 16-digit encrypted card numbers was not accessed and remains secure. The cyberattack was identified in an isolated/separate system," JusPay elaborated.

"We can confirm that the compromised data does not contain any transaction or order information, as the intrusion was terminated before such an access."

Rajaharia had told IANS that the data was being sold on the Dark Web for an undisclosed amount via cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

"For this data, hackers are also contacting via Telegram," he said, adding that if the hackers can find out the Hash algorithm used to generate the card fingerprint, they will be able to decrypt the masked card number.

"In this condition, all 10 crore cardholders are at risk," Rajaharia noted.

JusPay said that it has made significant investments in security and data governance and its policies are aligned to globally accepted data protection standards.

"We did identify gaps in some of the older access keys and moved them to non-access key-based authentication supported by hosting providers. We have also made two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory for all the tools accessed by our teams," the company said.

According to Saurabh Sharma, Senior Security Researcher (GReAT), Kaspersky (APAC), data leaks due to internal vulnerabilities has become a common instance in India, especially in the last two years.

"Enterprises and institutions have begun to understand the importance of having a strong security framework to save themselves from an external attack by a cybercriminal. However, they tend to overlook the internal vulnerabilities that can prove to be very damaging to their reputation and business if exploited by the bad guys," Sharma told IANS.

Regular network and server evaluation, proactive detection of zero-day vulnerabilities and patching them immediately, launching attractive bug-bounty programmes and promptly informing the users of a potential leak are some of the "mandatory steps that large enterprises and institutions should follow in order to stay away from cybercriminals and save their reputation," he added.

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January 13,2021

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Hubli, Jan 13: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karajola on Tuesday said the state has so far suffered a loss of more than Rs 60,000 crore due to heavy floods.

The state further suffered losses by not reaching the target in collecting Taxes due to the fracturing of financial activities because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, noted Mr Karajola, who is also the State Minister for Public Works department.

He said as a result, progress in developmental works could not be achieved as expected. However, the financial activities were slowly picking up and works would now be taken up gradually.

Speaking to newspersons in Gadag, Mr. Karajola said that Rs 100 crore will be granted for the development of State Highways in four Assembly Constituencies of Gadag District, while converting a distance of 360 km of District Roads into State Highways.

Mr Karajola said that due to shortage of Engineers, the works on the developmental Projects are not progressing with the anticipated speed. Therefore, Trainee Engineers will be appointed as a stop gap Arrangements to maintain the tempo of the works.

He also said that works were in progress in different parts in the district under the Rs 367.50 crores Project, including building of Roads, Flood control-related works, buildings and dam, apart from 72 km of roads in the district.

In addition, a total of 60.47 km of roads are being laid in different parts at an estimated cost of Rs 183.88 crore secured under the HSDP and CRF schemes, he added.

District In-charge and State Minister for Mines CC Patil and Legislative Council Member, SV Sankanur were present.

Referring to the rumours about Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa's leadership, Mr Karajola said Mr Yediyurappa was doing a great job as Chief Minister and there was no question of him being changed.

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