Udupi: Six arrested for murdering man who objected illicit affair

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February 16, 2021

Udupi, Feb 15: Police late on Sunday arrested six persons, including the prime accused, who murdered a person for objecting to his illicit relationship with a married woman in Karnaka's Udupi district.

Police named the person as Gauthan, the prime accused, who worked at Malpe fisheries harbour.

The others include Manoj Bhandary, 30; Dhanush, 27; Chethan Kumar, 24; Tilak Raj, 36; all from Malpe and Siddharth, 23 from Kadike.

The incident was reported around 8.15pm and police had secured Gautham, 27, and the other accused within hours of the incident.

The victim is Naveen Naik, 43, resident of Hosuru near Brahmavar.
Gautham, police said, had an illicit relationship with a woman, who was neighbour of Naveen.

Gautham often visited the woman at her house in Hosuru and Naveen Naik objected to it.

Taking umbrage at this, Gautham had threatened Naveen not to interfere in his personal affairs.

Police said the woman, a mother of one child, was not in good terms with her husband and was not legally separated too.

Gautham despite this stoked the relationship and this irked Naveen Naik.

On Sunday night, when Naveen’s son Nithin had gone out to attend a programme at a friend’s house with his mother and younger brother Mahesh, Gautham with other five persons went to Naveen's house and attacked him with lethal weapons.

Naveen, who received injuries to his head, collapsed on the spot and died. 

Police arrested Gautham and five others within three hours after the incident was reported in Brahmavar police station.

Police who have charged the accused persons under sections 447 and 302 of the IPC, have seized an SUV that the accused used in this crime, N Vishnuvardhan, superintendent of police said.

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April 8,2021

The Karnataka government on Thursday decided to impose the ‘Corona (night) Curfew’ in eight cities, including Bengaluru and Mangaluru, starting April 10 to April 20, to contain the new wave of Covid-19 cases. 

The night curfew will be in force from 10 pm to 5 am. 

Speaking to reporters after his video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said that the curfew will be imposed in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi and Manipal.

 “This will be applicable only in district headquarters. Essential services will be available," Yediyurappa said, clarifying that this was not a lockdown. “We are not imposing any curbs during daytime,” he said. 

Noting that this "Corona curfew" was on a trial basis, Yediyurappa sought cooperation from the public to ensure that the curfew is not extended pan-Karnataka. 

The government will intensify action against those who violate guidelines meant to contain the spread of the pandemic, Yediyurappa said. "We will go for strict enforcement of Rs 250 fine on those who do not wear masks and will ensure that social distancing regulations are followed," he said.

Yediyurappa said that a vaccination campaign will be carried out from April 11, the birthday of Jyotirao Phule - to April 14, the birthday of Dr B R Ambedkar, as suggested by Modi. 

Health and Family Welfare Minister K Sudhakar said that the curfew would curb only “unnecessary commercial establishments”, while all other essential services will remain open.

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April 13,2021

Mangaluru, Apr 13: An Air India flight from Dubai to Mangaluru was diverted and landed at the Cochin International Airport due to bad weather conditions in the coastal Karnataka, Director of Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), ACK Nair confirmed on Tuesday. 

The flight with 118 passengers was expected to touch down at Mangaluru International Airport, at 12.30 am on Tuesday April 13. As the climate at Mangaluru was not conducive for its landing, the flight changed its path and landed at Kochi.

The incident follows a day after Kozhikode-bound Air India Express (AIE) flight from Riyadh was diverted and landed at the International Airport here in the wee hours of Sunday after the pilot detected a fault in one of its tyres mid-air, sources said here. Incidentally, the faulty tyre of the AIE IX1322, carrying 180 passengers, burst after its safe landing at the Kochi airport, they said.

The pilot decided to divert the aircraft to Kochi airport, after a tyre issue was noticed, sources said. The decision to land at Kochi airport was taken considering the safety aspect, they said.

While the Kochi international airport is the biggest one in the state, the international airport at Kozhikode is a tabletop one, which has limited space at the ends of the runway. The decision of the pilot to divert the flight to Kochi proved right as its faulty tyre burst immediately after the passengers were safely deboarded following its landing at the airport at 3.16 AM, sources said.

The Air India Express arranged another aircraft in the morning for facilitating the journey of the deboarded passengers to Kozhikode, they said. A Kuwait-bound Air India Express flight had made an emergency landing at the Kozhikode airport last Friday after a fire warning in the cargo compartment.

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March 31,2021

Bengaluru, Mar 31: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda said today he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19 and were self-isolating.

"My wife Chennamma and I have tested positive for COVID-19. We are self-isolating along with other family members. I request all those who came in contact with us over the last few days to get themselves tested. I request party workers and well-wishers not to panic," tweeted Deve Gowda, 87.

The senior Janata Dal Secular leader lives in Padmanabhanagar in south Bengaluru.

Karnataka reported nearly 3,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 21 deaths.

Bengaluru Urban accounted for 1,984 cases.

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