People warned against fake news spread on social media to create panic

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May 11, 2019

Madikeri, May 11: The Kodagu District administration has warned of initiating legal action against those who have been creating panic among the public by spreading fake messages on the outbreak of natural disaster.

Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy said that a few people, with vested interests, have been circulating messages on social media saying that there is a possibility of flash-floods and landslides this year too, which will be more serious in nature compared to the previous year.

"People should consider only the warnings issued by the State Natural Disaster Monitoring Authority. The authority has not issued any warning on flash floods this year. There is no need to panic,” she said in a press release here.

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September 20,2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 20: Normal life has been thrown out of gear and vehicular traffic has been disrupted due to the heavy rains whereas landslides and water logging has also been reported from several areas in Dakshina Kannada.

IMD has sounded a red alert in Dakshina Kannada for three more days. As high tides are likely to lash the coast, the fishermen were advised against venturing into the sea for deep-sea fishing.

With the rise in Nandini and Shambavi river water, the paddy fields at Athooru Panja, Kilenjooru, Pavanje, Kadike and Sasihithlu have been inundated.

Meanwhile, landslides and waterlogging has been reported from several areas in the twin districts.

At Neermarga near Mangaluru city, a concrete road leading to Katinje caved in. The road has split into two and a nearby electric pole too has fallen down.

Heavy rain continued to lash across Dakshina Kannada since Friday night. Two persons sustained injuries and have been hospitalised after a portion of a house collapsed at Alape today.

In another incident, a woman suffered injuries after a compound wall collapsed near Bikarnakatte. The injured woman was identified as Chandrakala Shetty. The wall of a house belonging to Jayalakshmi was in dilapidated condition following heavy rain at Yeyyadi.

Yesterday, a labourer was killed when a compound wall collapsed, at Kuloor. The deceased labourer was identified as Umesh of Neermarga. The work on the extension of the house of Jagadeesh was under progress when the incident occurred.

Due to the drop in air pressure at the Bengal Sea, as recorded on September 20, a torrential rainfall accompanied by thunder is expected to continue till September 22. The coastal and highland regions of the state are expected to bear the brunt of heavy rains due to which a red alert has been issued.

Udupi, Uttara Kannada, and Dakshina Kannada districts are expected to receive heavy downpour accompanied by thunderstorms from September 20 to September 22 as per the forecast released by the Department of Meteorological department.

In the meantime due to heavy rainfall and huge inflow to Kabini reservoir at Beechanahalli in HD Kote taluk in Mysuru district, the outflow of the dam has increased to 35,000 cusec on Sunday morning.

The authorities of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited issued flood alert to the downstream villages. The water has reached its maximum level of 2284 feet, with 12,208 inflow.

Also Read: Heavy rains unleash deluge in Udupi district; many villages inundated

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September 22,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 22: The Anti-Terrorism Cell of Bengaluru Police has arrested a key accused in the 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts case from Kerala, Central Crime Branch Joint Commissioner Sandeep Patil said on Tuesday.

"Bengaluru City's Anti-Terrorism Cell with the assistance of central agencies has arrested Shoaib, who played a major role in 2008 Bengaluru serial blasts and was absconding since then. He was detained from Trivandrum airport yesterday," Patil said.

The CCB Joint Commissioner said a red corner notice had been issued against Shoaib earlier.

The case pertains to a series of nine bomb blasts across Bengaluru on July 25, 2008, in which at least one person was killed and eight others were injured.

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September 17,2020

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Bengaluru, Sept 16: Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka CN Ashwatha Narayana on Wednesday announced that India's first-ever COVID Modular ICU Unit will start functioning in the next 10 days at the KC General Hospital at Malleshwaram.

"The new unit comprises of an ICU with 50 beds which have been made using of containers of goods vehicles and ships, and a remote ICU of 50 beds set up in the IPP building located in the hospital premises," Narayana said during his visit to the hospital to inspect the units.

A Bengaluru based company known for developing surgery units and clean rooms has developed this modular ICU.

"This modular ICU unit has been established with the funds generously donated by 11 donors. This set up would help to resolve the shortage of ICU systems of the hospital. Liquid oxygen has been facilitated to all the patients who will be put on ventilators. State of the art monitors will also be installed on each ventilator, now that the government has also given its approval," he added.

Calling it a 'novel' concept, the Deputy chief minister further said that each ICU could be easily carried from one place to another and the maintenance of the unit was easy and adaptable to any sort of climate.

"This has oxygen supply and air condition facilities along with a camera and other features that are essential to enable online treatment. This also includes pure air, sewage, and water facilities. This novel concept of creating an ICU by making use of the containers is in itself a very innovative idea. This ICU module is a testimony to the creativity of our researchers and experts".

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