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Music maestro Ilayaraja hospitalised for abdomen pain
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Line man dies due to electric shock in an electrical pole

Surathkal:  MESCOM line man in here who was working on a electric pole accidentally died due to electric shock.

Devraj (52) was a staff of Mescom. He was working at the pole in Mangalore port housing colony while the incident had happened.

All of a sudden electricity came into the wires and he died on the pole itself says the report. Devaraj was basically a native of Kundapur.
  • Published in Surathkal

Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh: Fourth case in six months

Dhaka: A 40-year-old secular Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death at his flat in Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday by five machete-wielding unidentified assailants believed to be Islamist militants, the fourth such brutal murder in the country in less than six months.

Niloy Chakrabarty, Neel was killed by assailants inside his fifth-floor flat at North Gorhan in Dhaka. The assailants entered the flat, pushed his wife and one of his friends aside and then hacked him to death. The murder sparked protests in the city.

“The assassins used machetes... it appears they hit him repeatedly until he was dead,” Mostafizur Rahman, officer in charge of the police station in the neighbourhood, said. Neel worked with a non-government organisation and was known for his secular write-ups in blogs. He used the pen-name Niloy Neel.

“Niloy was also a regular blogger... he was a target of the Islamists,” Imran H Sarker, spokesperson, of Ganajagaran Mancha, the NGO he worked for, said. He added that the attackers had entered the building posing as potential tenants.
  • Published in World

Child and Woman die in an accident during police inspection

Mannuthy: A woman and her child were killed in a bike accident that happened during a vehicle inspection at Mannuthy in Thrissur on Friday morning. The deceased are Safiya (36), wife of Rasheed from Pazhayannur, and her 2-year-old child Fathima. The injured Rasheed has been taken to the Jubilee Mission Medical College Hospital.

Rasheed, who was riding his bike towards Thrissur, was hit by a KSRTC bus going to Palakkad. Due to the impact, the bike was flung far away. The bus had tried to overtake another vehicle where a vehicle inspection was going on at Pattikkad, when it hit the bike. The child's head was smashed and Safiya was run over by the bus.

The place where the accident occurred was an accident-prone zone and the inspection of vehicles at this place was objected by the native people. Natives vented their anger towards the police. Mayor Rajan J Pallan, who was on his way to express solidarity to a protest march, cut short his visit to assist in rescuing the injured. The Mayor affirmed that vehicle inspection would not be held in this area henceforth. After the accident, traffic block was witnessed on the National Highway for several hours.
  • Published in Kerala

Sajipa Munnur attack victim dies in hospital

Mangaluru: Nazir, the injured in the attack that happened on Thursday, died in hospital today in a private hospital.

Four unknown people who came on bike and had attacked a rickshaw driver and a passenger with ghastly weapons. They pretended as if they are asking address and then they attacked the driver and the passenger.

The incident had happened at Kandur on Thursday night. The injured were Aladi resident Mahammad Mustafa and Nazir. Both were on treatment in a private hospital. But Nazir is disclosed dead on Friday 3.30 pm.

The situation is tensed in the surroundings due to the death of the lad. Police is monitoring the situation with eagle eye.

The will be taken to native after postmortem in A J Hospital.

  • Published in Mangaluru

Bike hits backside of the bus: Rider loses his life

Udupi: A bike rider lost his life after hitting the backside of a bus near Narayana Guru road cross on NH 66 in Mulur here on Thursday August 6.

The deceased has been identified as Muralidhar (25), a resident of Bailukoppa in Kushalnagar in Kodagu district. He was working as a lab technician in Manipal K.M.C as intern.

The incident occured when Muralidhar was on his way to work. The driver of the bus named Krishna Prasad plying from Mangaluru to Udupi suddenly applied the break to pick up the passengers, as a result Muralidhar who was moving on his bike rammed his bike into the bike side of the bus. Muralidhar was seriously injured and was rushed to a hospital in Udupi where he died after failing to respond to the treatment.

A case has been filed in Padubidri police station.

  • Published in Udupi

Custodial death: Police station attacked by public in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Hundreds of people ransacked the West Marredpally police station on Monday night following an alleged custodial death, burning the police station and vehicles at the station premises.

Private vehicles and RTC buses were stranded on the main road that goes past the police station. Some of them were attacked in the violence.

Computers, hard disks, files and even furniture were stolen from the police station premises. Police called in a large back-up force and paramilitary personnel to control the rioters.

Three cops including two sub-inspectors were injured in the attack, while several agitators sustained injuries in the subsequent lathicharge.

Hyderabad police commissioner M. Mahender Reddy told this newspaper that the allegations of custodial death were false. It was alleged that one Bannappa, 35, a contract employee of the electricity department, had died on Monday after being beaten up by the police on Sunday. Bannappa was kept in the police station for a day after cops picked him up for abusing his senior official on Sunday.

Bannappa’s cousin Basappa said, “When we took him home, he was not able to eat or drink. He was exhausted and appeared uneasy. We took him to the police station and asked them what had happened. They responded very rudely and abused us. Later, they sent constables with us to take him to hospital. He died on the way.”

As news of his death spread, locals gathered and marched towards the police with Bannappa’s body. The police dispersed them with a lathicharge, chasing them almost 500 metres away.

The crowd returned and started burning vehicles and furniture in the police station.

“The angry crowd pelted stones, while others burnt vehicles. A few men entered the station and attacked the cops. They burnt furniture and destroyed the computers,” said an eyewitness said.
  • Published in National

A death trap waiting for claiming life in Karkala

Karkala: A death trap has been laid on the road leading to Salmara police station here. The lid of the drainage chamber has been swallowed by the drainage posing danger to the lives of the people.

As a result the foul smell emanating in the region. Karnataka state water and drainage committee had released Rs. 56 crores to provide drainage facilities in Karkala purasabha limit. But few purasabha members had expressed their dissent over this.

The unscientific construction of drainage during the tenure of M. Veerappa Maoily as chief minsiter in Kabettu, Hiriyangady has made more than hundred acres of fertile agricultural land useless. The drainage water has contaminated the water in the local ponds. Hence the locals are feared that giving permission for further drainage fcilities in the region will make many more fertile lands useless.

  • Published in Karkala

Danger Dengue: youth dies

Sulya: Harish (45) a resident of Chembu village has died of alleged Dengue fever.

He was suffering from fever 8 days back and had treatment in a private hospital in Sulya.

But the fever did not reside and he was then admitted to Adarsh hospital in Puttur. But treatment was unsuccessful and he died.
  • Published in D.K.
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