Won over by Mangalurean seafood, Minister Zameer leaves Rs 25K as tip, gifts chef an Umrah

Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com
October 21, 2018

Such was the aroma and flavour of Stuffed Pomfret and Green Tawa Pomfret of the coastal city, that Minister for Food and Civil Supplies B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan promptly handed over a hefty tip of Rs 25,000 to a 48-year old chef. The legislator, who also holds Minority Welfare alongside the folio of Hajj and Wakf, also promised Haneef Mohammed to pay for his Umrah pilgrimage.

On Thursday (October 18), Zameer who was in Mangaluru for official review meeting made a pit-stop at 'Fish Market' at Lower Bendoor, for lunch. Impromptu, the restaurant served him with various delicacies of Pomfret, Seer fish, Lady Fish along with rice preparations.

Few minutes later, a party worker with the minister came to the kitchen and requested Haneef Mohammed to come to the dining room. "As I entered, the minister greeted me warmly. He made me sit next to him, fed me a morsel of rice and told me that he had never eaten such appetizing course of fish," Haneef said.

Post lunch, the minister took out Rs. 25,000 from his wallet and offered to Haneef. "He then assured me that he would bear my Umrah pilgrimage expenses and told his officials to take down my details," Haneef said.

For Haneef, who has been a chef for the last 18-years with fish as his specialty, he says never had come across a patron who benevolent made such offer. "Although, previously Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi, Gulam Nabi Azad, U T Khader and others have enjoyed our preparations, this was an exceptional gesture," Haneef says. The father of six and the co-owner of the restaurant as-well, Haneef says he has distributed Rs. 21,000 to his employees at his restaurant.

“At present, I cannot make the journey as my passport is up for renewal, but in consultation with my family and if my fate permits, I would like to confirm my journey in the month of January,” Haneef says.

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June 15,2022

Bengaluru, June 15: Karnataka Higher Education minister C N Ashwath Narayan on Wednesday said examination centres will be videographed during the Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses in the state this year, aimed at curbing exam malpractices.

These exams are for admissions to engineering, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy, and other courses from June 16-18. A total of 2,16,525 candidates have registered for CET-2022, and the examination will be conducted in 486 examination centres across the state, out of which 87 are located in Bengaluru and 399 are in the rest of the state, the minister's office said in a release.

On June 16, exams for biology (morning) and mathematics (afternoon) are scheduled, while physics (morning) and chemistry (afternoon) will be held on June 17.

Kannada language test will be conducted for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates at selective centres on June 18.

As many as 486 observers (assistant commissioner cadre), 972 Special Invigilation Squad members, 486 custodians, and approximately 9,600 invigilators and a total of 20,483 officers/officials have been deployed to discharge the examination duties, Narayan stated.

The questions and answers in each subject paper will be printed both in English and Kannada languages. In case of any discrepancy in the English and Kannada versions, the English version will be taken as final, he said.

A total of 1,708 candidates have registered to write the Kannada language test on June 18 which will be conducted at Bidar, Belagavi, Vijaypura, Ballari, Mangaluru, and Bengaluru.

The candidates will not be allowed to wear or carry any type of wristwatch to the examination hall/room. They should not carry any tablet or mobile or calculator to the examination hall.

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June 23,2022

Hassan, June 23: An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale shook parts of Hassan district and neighbouring regions in south Indian state of Karnataka in the wee hours of Thursday, a disaster management official said.

The earthquake was also felt in many villages near Somwarpet in Kodagu district. People ran out of their houses following the tremor.

According to Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority Commissioner, Manoj Rajan, the epicentre was Maluganahalli village under Nagaranahalli village panchayat in Holenarasipura Taluk of Hassan district.

He said as per the seismic intensity map of the said earthquake from the epicentre, the intensity observed is moderate and the tremor may be felt up to a maximum radial distance of 40-50 kms from the epicentre.

“This type of earthquake does not create any harm to the local community, although there might be slight shaking observed locally. As the epicentre falls in Seismic Zone-II, the chances of occurrence of earthquakes is very less and the possibility of damage is low.

"As the region is void of any structural discontinuities as per the tectonic map, the community need not panic as the intensity observed is moderate and not destructive,” the commissioner explained.

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June 18,2022

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Mangaluru, June 18: The 2nd PUC commerce stream toppers in in Dakshina Kannada believe that hard work coupled with encouragement from parents and guidance from their teachers are responsible for their success. 

Securing 595 out of 600 marks Anisha Mallya and Aachal Praveen Ullal have emerged toppers in the in the commerce stream. They also shared 2nd place in the state in commerce stream along with others. 

Anisha Mallya of St Aloysius College, said “My effort has borne fruit. All the papers were easy this time. Though I did not expect to be on the top in the state, I am glad of my result. The teachers were also very helpful in the college.”

Mallya is the daughter of businessman Panduranga Mallya and home-maker Shantala Mallya

“I want to take up BCom and after completing my graduation, I will decide on my future,” she added.

Anisha Mallya said she prepared for the examination herself and did not go for tuition classes. “Much to my delight, the papers were easy,” Ms. Mallya said ruling out any anxiety in facing the examination. 

Aachal Praveen Ullal from Canara PU College in Mangaluru said that he did not expect the rank. 

“I was working hard throughout. My studies focused more on gaining knowledge rather than scoring marks. I want to take up law and become a lawyer with specialisation in corporate law. The lecturers in college helped me to achieve this feat."

His hobbies include drawing and listening to music.

Canara PU College Principal Latha Maheshwari said that the faculty had expected Aachal Praveen to score a rank. “We are happy with Aachal's results who is a hard working student.” 

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