Udupi lad bags 'Master Blaster' title in European cricket

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October 26, 2020

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Udupi, Oct 26: Kevin Chris D’Souza, a 22-year-old student earned the title 'Master Blaster' as he played for the cricket team of the Medical University of Sophia, Bulgaria, in the European T10 cricket league tournament series hosted by European Cricket Network (ECN). In the T10 innings that he played, he scored a total of 198 runs comprising of 19 sixes and 9 fours. He being a top order batsman, which is where he was announced the 'Master Blaster', a prestigious milestone indeed, in his newly begun career as a cricketer.

The highlight of his career is the recognition he got from the Bulgarian National Cricket team selectors after they witnessed his live performance at the European T10 cricket league tournament which was flawless, authentic and par excellence. He was almost instantly absorbed into the national cricket team of Bulgaria which played Malta in a 4-match T20 series late September. In views of the formalities to be followed, he made his debut for Bulgarian national cricket team on September 23 this year against Malta, this being the qualifier series for the ICC world cup T20 tournament in Europe.

Kevin was born on September 16, 1998, in Kuwait to Norbert D’Souza and Clera Noronha who hail from Udyavara/Pithrodi (Udupi) respectively. He draws appreciation from his loving elder sister Nicole D’Souza, who is currently single and working in the United Kingdom (UK).

Kevin received his early education from United Indian School, Kuwait, where he acquired his higher secondary education certificate with a very good percentage and thereby qualified for his further studies in medicine at the Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

During his school years, this young and handsome yet shy and quiet teenager attracted a lot of attention and was recognized as an enthusiastic and enterprising sportsman. He represented the school in basketball and football and won many trophies and medals for the school and himself. Along with sports, he excelled in his academic performance too. When he went to Bulgaria, he joined the university cricket team and pursued his passion for cricket, thus paving his way to the beginning of a glorious career in cricket. He has played for many minor teams in the past couple of years, but mainly played for the Medical University team of Sofia, Bulgaria, and made two appearances for the Bulgarian national team.

Kevin is a right hand batsman and his bowling style is right arm medium. He leaves the audience awestruck and mesmerized with an open gaping mouth as he blasts the ball and hits the sixes right through the air past the boundary.

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November 20,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 20: Despite government warnings, pro-Kannada organisations on Friday decided to go ahead with the Karnataka Bandh on December 5 in protest against the formation of the Maratha Development Authority (MDA).

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had on November 13 announced setting up the MDA, earmarking Rs 50 crore for the overall development of the Maratha population in the state.

The move was seen in some quarters as an attempt to woo the sizeable community members in Basavakalyan Assembly segment in Bidar district in north Karnataka and Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency bordering Maharashtra where by-elections are due.

The decision has not gone down well with several pro-Kannada organisations.

The consortium of the pro-Kannada organisations such as Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha (KCVP) and Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (Shivarame Gowda faction) passed a resolution opposing the government move and deciding to stage the bandh.

The Ola-Uber Drivers and Owners Association to has extended its support to the bandh.

In a statement, KCVP chief Vatal Nagaraj claimed support of the former chief of the Kannada Development Authority Mukhyamantri Chandru and former head of the Kannada Film Chamber of Commerce, Sa Ra Govindu, among others, for the consortium.

However, two other factions of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike belonging to T A Narayana Gowda and Praveen Shetty have said they would take a call only after discussing with their leaders.

As the matter snowballed into a controversy after his announcement, Yediyurappa clarified that he was only setting up the Maratha Development Authority and not the Marathi Development Authority.

He stated that Maratha community members are "staunch Hindutvavadis", many of whom need to be elevated socially and economically.

The Chief Minister had warned that he would not allow any 'forced bandh' on December 5.

"We will take strict action if the forced bandh is called,"

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November 18,2020

Mangaluru, Nov 11: A flower vendor murdered a woman in a fit of rage and then committed suicide at Surathkal on the outskirts of the city today. 

Vasantha (48), a resident of Kulai was selling flowers at Surathkal for past eight years. He had reportedly fallen in love with a married woman from Soorinje. 

Today the woman had been to Vasantha’s stall. After a heated argument over some issue, Vasantha killed her and then committed suicide, sources said. 

ASP Belliyappa and a team of policemen from Surathkal station conducted the spot investigation.

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November 26,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 26: A rowdy-sheeter was ruthlessly murdered at bKarnal Garden in Bokkapatna near Kudroli in the city in the wee hours of Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Indrajit, aged around 35 years. 

The murder which might have taken place between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. came to light around 6 a.m. 

It is learnt that he had been to attend a mehendi function last night.  More details are awaited.

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