Udupi | Mumbai returnee booked for violating quarantine norms for 163 times

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July 14, 2020

Udupi, Jul 14: Kundapura police in Karnataka have booked a case against a businessman who had violated home quarantine rules as many as 163 times.

Accused Sahab Singh had arrived at his rented house at Koteshwara from Mumbai on June 29. He was asked to remain quarantined in his house till July 13. 

However, he was found loitering and visiting hotels in Udupi. Officials tracked his movement through mobile GPS. He breached the quarantine period 163 times. 

Following the violation, Flying Squad officer N G Bhat filed a complaint against Singh in Kundapura Police Station under IPC Sections 269, and 270.

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January 3,2021

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Kasaragod, Jan 3: Seven persons were killed and many were injured when a bus carrying a marriage party overturned and fell on top of a house aside the ghat section on Panathur-Sullia road near Kanhangad on Sunday afternoon.

Police said among the injured, few of them are critical.

There were about 70 persons in the bus when the accident occurred.

All the deceased, including two children and two women hail from Karnataka. They were identified as

Shreyas (13), Ravichandra (40), his wife Jayalakshmi (39), Rajesh (45), Sumathy (40), Adarsh and Poojari.

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January 10,2021

Bengaluru, Jan 10: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa Sunday met Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi to discuss the state's political scenario and finalise the BJP's candidates for the upcoming by-polls in the state as he arrived in the national capital on a day-long visit.

Before he left for Delhi earlier in the day, Yediyurappa had hinted the much-awaited cabinet rejig in the state might also come up for discussion during his meeting.

After landing in Delhi, the CM told reporters, "I am going to discuss the political situation in Karnataka."

"Recently, we won the gram panchayat elections in a very big way. Within a month, we are going to face two parliamentary and an assembly by-polls. We have to finalise the candidates. We will discuss all these issues with Amit Shah and other important leaders," he added.

The BJP leader said while his appointment with the home minister is confirmed, he will also try to meet JP Nadda, the party's national president.

Asked about the steps taken to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state, the chief minister said, "In Karnataka, the COVID-19 situation is under control. We are taking all precautions."

Earlier before leaving the Bangalore Airport, he hinted that the cabinet expansion may also come up for discussion during his meeting with the party high command.

"I don't know. I will discuss all the issues," he told reporters at the airport when asked if a cabinet rejig is likely this week.

The cabinet expansion in the state has been on the cards for over a year now, but it could not take place, giving some anxious moments to ministerial aspirants and also leading to dissatisfaction.

Among those in the ministerial race are MLAs Umesh Katti, Munirathna, Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, M P Renukacharya, Aravind Limbavali and S R Vishwanath. Three MLCs -- C P Yogeshwar, MTB Nagaraj and R Shankar -- are too aspiring for a ministerial berth.

Another MLC, A H Vishwanath, too was in the race but his hopes dashed when the Karnataka High Court on November 30 barred him from becoming a minister until at least May this year.

The state can have a total of 34 ministers and it has 27 now.

By-polls are scheduled for Maski and Basavakalyan assembly segments, and Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency.

While Maski fell vacant due to the resignation of sitting Congress MLA Pratap Gouda Patil in 2019, the by-polls to Basavakalyan and Belagavi seats have been necessitated by the deaths of their representatives B Narayan Rao and Suresh Angadi, respectively, due to coronavirus.

"I will discuss all other issues with the party high command and wish to return in the night," the chief minister said before he departed. 
 

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January 5,2021

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Kasaragod, Jan 5: The bus accident at Panathur in Kasaragod that claimed seven lives and left several others injured might have been caused by the driver’s negligence and his lack of experience.

Regional Transport Officer (Kasaragod) A.K. Radhakrishnan said preliminary investigation had revealed that the vehicle had no mechanical problems. Its tyres were in good condition and brakes were intact.

However, the driver seems to have driven down the slope in top gear, when it was supposed to be brought to a lower gear, he added.

Meanwhile, the bus, which turned turtle, could not be removed from the spot using the cranes on Monday. Following the rains overnight, the vehicle, which got stuck further in the earth, may need the support of an earthmover to be shifted from the spot.

Further investigation is on, and a report will be submitted, Mr. Radhakrishnan added.

Seven persons, including two children, were killed in the accident. The bodies were handed over to relatives after post-mortem at the District Hospital, Kanhangad. 

The marriage of Aruna, daughter of Koggu Naika, was fixed with Prashanth of Karike in Kodagu. The relatives of the bride and friends were travelling in the bus to the house of the groom where the marriage was scheduled to be held when the accident occurred.

The house of the groom was just a few kilometers away from the site where the accident took place. “The bus was speeding and I was sitting in the last row. A majority of the passengers suffered injuries,” recalled Dayanand, one of the passengers.

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