Karnataka CM announces Rs 1 lakh for BPL families that lose breadwinners to covid

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June 14, 2021

Bengaluru, June 14: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today announced a compensation of Rs 1 lakh to BPL families whose breadwinners succumb to Covid-19. Yediyurappa said this was the first such initiative by any Indian state. 

“Several families are in distress due to the death of earning members. Many families have come on the streets. Keeping this in mind, it has been decided to provide Rs 1 lakh compensation to any BPL family where an adult dies due to Covid-19. This will be given to one member per family,” Yediyurappa told reporters after a meeting with the Finance department, which he heads. 

The CM said this would cost the state exchequer Rs 250-300 crore. “We’re giving this (compensation) for the first time in India. It shows that the financial situation is good and that’s why we’re able to provide this,” he said, adding that this would benefit the families of 25,000-30,000 adults who died due to Covid-19. 

Yediyurappa said the CID will probe the allegations of milk adulteration at the Mandya Milk Union Ltd (Manmul). “A preliminary inquiry has been ordered. A new managing director has been appointed there. Five erring officers have been kept under suspension. In all likelihood, the CID will probe this,” he said. 

The irregularities, amounting to crores of rupees, were being done allegedly with the help of Manmul employees. One lakh litres of adulterated milk were supplied to Manmul every day. The adulterated milk was packed and sold to gullible customers under the Nandini brand name.

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July 23,2021

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Mangaluru, July 23: KS Ameer Ahmed Thumbey, vice president of KPCC’s labour cell (INTUC) and founder president of Karnataka Muslim Forum, passed away in the wee hours of Friday after a brief period of illness. He was 47.

The city based entrepreneur was admitted to a hospital a few days ago due to ill health. As his condition continued to worsen, he was shifted to another hospital where his condition was slightly improved. However, two days ago his condition started worsening ago and he breathed his last around 1.30 a.m.

He was prominent leader of Indian National Congress and social worker and philanthropist in Dakshina Kannada. During the first and second waves of covid-19 he had helped hundreds of poor people by aid teams. 

He was active in religious and community circles too. He founded Karnataka Muslim Form to aid the Muslims facing hardship due to communal discrimination and other issues. He was also a strong advocate of communal harmony and co existence.

Ameer Ahmed is survived by his father Savunhi Haji, director of Thumbey’s Arafa Group, wife, two daughters, a son, siblings and a large number of relatives and friends.

He was conferred with honorary doctorate by the International Tamil University in 2016.

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July 25,2021

Bengaluru, July 25: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said on Sunday that a decision on whether he will continue in office or not will be known by tomorrow, but asserted that he would continue to work for the BJP for the next 10-15 years.

The 78-year-old Lingayat strongman said this evening that he was yet to receive the "message" from the party's central leadership on whether he should continue in his post or quit.

He expressed confidence that the communication may come by tonight or be known on Monday morning.

Yediyurappa said he had offered to resign two months ago and reiterated that he would he would continue in the post if the high command so desired and quit if they asked him to resign and go about doing party work.

"I will work for the party day and night for the next 10-15 years. Let there be no doubt about it", he said.

He said he will speak on the achievements of his government at a function, as planned earlier, on Monday.

"After that, other things you will come to know". On what he would do if the "message" does not come from the high command, Yediyurappa said "I will take a decision then".

Earlier, speaking to reporters at the district headquarters town of Belagavi, he said he would abide by the decision of the high command, that he was "content and satisfied" and would not cross the disciplinary line.

"I got most of the positions in the party, which no one else might have got in Karnataka, for which I express my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and party president J P Nadda", Yediyurappa said.

He said he has the "lone target" of toiling for the next two years and bringing the BJP back to power in Karnataka, where Assembly elections are due in 2023. Yediyurappa agreed with BJP national general secretary C T Ravi's statement that everyone in the BJP was an ordinary party worker and he would abide by the party's instruction.

"He is 100 per cent right. We will not exceed the disciplinary line. We have been following it and would do so in future as well", the Chief Minister said.

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Mangaluru, July 23: KS Ameer Ahmed Thumbey, vice president of KPCC’s labour cell (INTUC) and founder president of Karnataka Muslim Forum, passed away in the wee hours of Friday after a brief period of illness. He was 47.

The city based entrepreneur was admitted to a hospital a few days ago due to ill health. As his condition continued to worsen, he was shifted to another hospital where his condition was slightly improved. However, two days ago his condition started worsening ago and he breathed his last around 1.30 a.m.

He was prominent leader of Indian National Congress and social worker and philanthropist in Dakshina Kannada. During the first and second waves of covid-19 he had helped hundreds of poor people by aid teams. 

He was active in religious and community circles too. He founded Karnataka Muslim Form to aid the Muslims facing hardship due to communal discrimination and other issues. He was also a strong advocate of communal harmony and co existence.

Ameer Ahmed is survived by his father Savunhi Haji, director of Thumbey’s Arafa Group, wife, two daughters, a son, siblings and a large number of relatives and friends.

He was conferred with honorary doctorate by the International Tamil University in 2016.

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