Pvt medical colleges in DK set aside 4,000 beds for covid-19 patients

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July 22, 2020

Mangaluru, Jul 22: On the direction of the Karnataka government, private medical colleges in Dakshina Kannada have reserved 4,000 beds for the treatment of Covid-19 infected patients.

With this, the district will have a total of 4,720 beds for the treatment including that from the government set up.

The district administration has directed the eight private medical colleges to reserve 50 of its beds for treating the infected patients. Accepting the direction of the district administration, the management of medical colleges have submitted details on the beds reserved to the authorities concerned.

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September 23,2020

Bengaluru, Sept 23: Congress party in Karnataka on Wednesday accused Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa's family members of corruption and demanded his resignation.

Addressing a press conference here, Congress party's newly appointed party-in charge for Karnataka, Randeepsingh Surjewala claimed that "We have proof to pin-down Yediyurappa's family members on corruption charges".

Stating that the Congress party leaders in both the houses in the Karnataka Assembly and the Council, will raise

the corruption issues, he said that "Government should order for a probe to be investigated by a Special Team".

Accusing that the 'Union Government's Enforce Directorate (ED) seems to have closed its eyes' on Yediyurappa family's corruption. he said that "Transactions had been done in large sums and had been done through RTGS transfer".

Claiming that the state government is trying to cover-up the corruption in transactions, he said that "attempts also are being made to destroy the evidence".

The Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly K Siddaramaiah, who was also present on the occasion,said that "This government is most corrupt and I wonder what Prime Minister Narendra Modi would say".

"In the last 12 months, the corruption in Karnataka peaked" he said.

Accusing that there exist two Chief ministers in the state, he said that this government had not came through

people's mandate.

Congress party's opposition leader in the Karnataka Legislative Council, S R Patil, former KPCC president

Dinesh Gundu Rao and others were also present on the occasion.

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September 28,2020

Mangaluru, Sept 28: The Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court on Monday convicted a man for seven years of rigorous imprisonment on charges of barging into a ladies hostel at Derlakatte and then attempting to outrage the modesty of a medical student last year.

The convicted Nagesh, who had barged into the hostel, had also threatened a 22-year-old medical student and had demanded Rs 5 lakhs. He had later escaped with a cash of Rs 3,000 from her purse and her ATM card after securing its Pin number. He had even snatched the ATM card of another student.

The accused had then tried to withdraw cash from an ATM using the card. Later he was arrested on the basis of fingerprint evidence and CCTV footage.

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September 17,2020

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New Delhi, Sep 17: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation on a plea claiming there was a deliberate omission for years to install Engineered Materials Arrestor System (EMAS) at airports, which prevent aircraft from overshooting runways at vulnerable airports such as Mangaluru and Kozhikode.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde has issued a notice to the ministry and DGCA on a plea filed by a Delhi resident Rajen Mehta, an 85-year-old retired engineer.

The plea has been filed through advocate Shohit Chaudhry. It seeks installation of EMAS at the airports considered vulnerable.

The plea also cited the accidents of August 7 at Calicut International Airport and May 22, 2010 at Mangalore.

Both these airports have table-top runways. The petitioner contended that if EMAS were to be installed, it could have helped in averting the plane crash.

"The existence of EMAS was brought to the knowledge of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the respondents (DGCA and Civil Aviation Ministry) in 2008. However, for no plausible reason, it has not been installed till date," said the plea.

The petitioner argued that the aviation industry has seen two horrific incidents in Mangalore and Calicut causing loss of hundreds of lives, which could have been saved by the timely action of the authorities concerned.

The plea pointed out that EMAS has been installed at 125 airports across the globe. The petitioner also sought an inquiry into delay in installation of EMAS, despite prior knowledge on the airports which are vulnerable, and insisted that criminal action should be taken against those responsible.

"On May 22, 2010, a Boeing 737-800 passenger jet operating Air India Express Flight 812 from Dubai to Mangalore crashed on landing at Mangalore Airport, resulting in the death of 158 persons," said the plea.

The petitioner said the EMAS system is an arrestor bed of crushable material, like concrete blocks, placed at the end of a runway to stop an aircraft from overshooting.

"In 2008, due to the extreme economic crisis, the Calicut (Kozhikode) EMAS project was put in abeyance," the petition said.

"The Court of Inquiry, probing the Mangaluru crash, had specifically recommended that EMAS like systems should be installed on the runway overshoot areas, especially for table-top airports. Yet, no action has been taken," it added.

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