No connection with the car, says R Ashok on accident allegedly involving his son

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February 14, 2020

Bengaluru, Feb 14: BJP leader and Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashok refused to comment on the Bellary car accident case, allegedly involving his son, saying that the matter was still under investigation and that they did not have anything to do with the said car.

The car crash took place on February 10, when a speeding red Mercedes Benz allegedly driven by Ashok's son rammed into a tea stall by the roadside killing two people. While a 16-year-old boy Ravi died on the spot, one of the car's passengers was also killed in the accident.

"I came to know about the incident and also heard that two people have died and a few others have sustained injuries. Everybody is equal under the law. It is not fair to comment as a minister when the case is being investigated," Ashok told reporters here on Thursday.

However, the minister avoided answering questions about his son's presence in the car and said that they had "no connection" with the car.

"The case is in the investigation stage, I don't want to comment on anything. My son's name is not present in the FIR. We have no connection with the car," he said.

Superintendent of Police CK Baba told reporters that Ashok's son was not present in the car.

"There was no senior BJP leader and Revenue Ministers's son in the car. We will not hide anything and the case will be investigated," Baba said.

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September 25,2020
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Bengaluru, Sept 25: Ahead of the discussions in the Karnataka Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that he had no objections to the no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition.

Karnataka assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri had on Thursday admitted a no-confidence motion moved by the Congress against the BJP government led by Yediyurappa.

"I have no objections to the no-confidence motion, let them do it. Every six months they must move the no-confidence motion once so that I can stay safe for the next six months," Yediyurappa told reporters here before entering the Assembly.

The Congress leaders including former CM Siddaramaiah and MLA Ajay Singh said that the party will seek to raise corruption charges against the government in the Assembly today.

"There is rampant corruption in the government, people are dying everywhere and every day. In the last one week we have lost one central minister, one Rajya Sabha MP and an MLA. In the corona corruption case, there has been a corruption of almost Rs 2,000 crores and there are riots everywhere. People are dying, and there are corruption charges against the Chief Minister. The no-confidence motion is about the corruption charges in various areas, including his family and various departments also. We are waiting for the Speaker to give us time to discuss this in detail in the Assembly today," Singh told reporters here.

However, Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy said that his party had not yet been approached by the Congress over the issue of support during the no-confidence motion.

"Congress have not approached or consulted us about the no-confidence motion. The manner in which they are behaving shows they don't want our support, I don't know how they will succeed," Kumaraswamy told news agency here.

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September 14,2020

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Mangaluru, Sep 14: Well known surgeon and founder of Dr M V Shetty Memorial Trust Dr M Ramgopal Shetty passed away on Monday. He was 75.

He is survived by his wife Prof Hima Urmila Shetty and two daughters -Dr Divyanjali Shetty, Dr Rohila Shetty and son in law Dr Ranjith Shetty.
 
Dr M.R Shetty was the founder secretary of Dr M V Shetty Trust colleges and through the Trust he was instrumental in introducing many vocational courses in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech and Hearing, Medical Laboratory Technology and Social Work and Education under Mangalore University.

He also served as executive member in the Rehabilitation Council of India. Under his able guidance and administration the Trust manages 15 different graduate and post graduate courses in eight different streams affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru and Mangalore University, Mangaluru. 

Dr. Shetty had his early education at St. Aloysius High School, Mangaluru and went on to complete his graduate and postgraduate professional education in Kasturba Medical College, Mangaluru. Later he left to UK on a vascular surgery fellowship. On his return from UK he served as Asst. Professor in Surgery at KMC itself and worked there till 1989.

Dr M.R Shetty had a vision in not only providing quality health services and training of professionals in each of the allied medical fields but also in educating the public and providing affordable diagnostic and therapeutic facilities in collaboration with the Government especially to those in need. Keeping the needy in mind, he also initiated the blood bank at the Govt. Wenlock hospital. It can be said that his contribution has been vital in transforming the paramedical scene in Karnataka State as well in India. He served as the Syndicate Member for three years at Mangalore University and also at RGUHS, Bengaluru.

Dr M.R Shetty was a visionary and a humble human being who has touched lives of many students and professionals across the globe. He always had a sense of gratitude and humility.

The funeral of the departed soul will be held at his residence “Swagath” between 11am to 1 pm today.

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September 11,2020

Mangaluru/Udupi, Sep 11: In a major spike, Dakshina Kannada recorded 446 new covid-19 cases and seven deaths, while Udupi reported 168 new cases and two deaths in past 24 hours.

Dakshina Kannada

So far Dakshina Kannada has recorded a total of 16,558 positive cases, out of which 3,515 are currently active. A total of 1,16,543 samples have been tested so far, out of which 1,00,216 reported negative.

As many as 12,609 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital, including 197 on Friday. A total of 434 deaths have occurred so far, including seven on Friday.

Among the 446 new cases, 170 are primary contacts, 177 have influenza-like illness (ILI), 11 have been diagnosed with severe acute respiratory illness (SARI), and 88 cases are under investigation. As many as 234 out of the 446 are asymptomatic. Among them, as many as 248 are from Mangaluru, 85 from Bantwal, 13 from Puttur, 23 from Sullia, 52 from Beltangady and 25 are from outside DK district.

Of all the seven deaths reported on Friday, three are from Mangaluru and the rest four are from outside the district. All the deceased except one had comorbidities.

Udupi

A total of 82,948 samples have been collected so far, including 1,584 on Friday, out of which 1,435 are COVID suspects and 68 are COVID contacts. Out of the total samples, 68,795 have turned out to be negative, including 1,320 on Friday, and 410 reports are awaited.

As many as 13,743 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in the district, including 168 on Friday, and 1,831 cases are currently active. As per the district bulletin, 128 deaths have occurred so far including two deaths reported on Friday. The deceased are two males, a 73-year-old from Kundapur and a 60-year-old from Davangere district.

Among the 168 new cases, 96 are in Udupi, 44 in Kundapur, 26 in Karkala, and two from outside the district. Among them, 107 acquired the virus through contacts, 49 have ILI, one has SARI, and 11 are under investigation. Out of the 168 cases, 72 are asymptomatic.

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