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NRI woman loses Rs. 40 lakh from her bank account to online fraudsters

Udupi: Fraudsters withdrew more than Rs. 40 lakh from a woman’s bank account using internet.

Aarthi Poojary who is presently residing in Abu Dhabi has filed a complaint in the police station regarding the incident.

It is stated in the complaint that Aarthi Poojary holds an account with ICICI bank in Manipal. The fraud came to light when Aarthi came to India to renew her debit card. The bank staff told her that she is needed to deposit money in her account to get the new debit card.

Aarthi was shocked to hear this, as she had more than enough money in her account top get a debit card. When suspicious Aarthi asked about her account balance to her shock her account was completely zeroed without her knowledge.

After inspection it came to light that an amount of Rs. 40, 84,200 has been withdrawn from her account between April 30 and May 21 this year using internet.

Manipal police have registered a case as per 66 (d) of the information technology act and section 420 of the IPC.

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UK Parliament: 10 numbers of NRI MP's

London, May 8: A record number of 10 Indian-origin candidates including Keith Vaz, Priti Patel and Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law were today elected to the British Parliament. Prominent Labour candidates like long-serving MPs Keith Vaz (Leicester East) and Virendra Sharma (Ealing Southall) have won their respective seats, as they have a special connect with a largely Indian-origin electorate in their constituencies.

Ruling Conservatives' Indian-origin stalwart, British Prime Minister David Cameron's Indian Diaspora champion Priti Patel also retained her Witham seat with a 41.5 per cent majority, winning 27,123 seats. Opposition Labour's Valerie Vaz also retained her Walsall South seat and Seema Malhotra won a her south west London seat comfortably.

The Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's son-in-law Rishi Sunak, was contesting from the Tory safe seat of Richmond (Yorks) in the north of England and bagged 27,744 votes. With his nearest opponent, Matthew Cooke of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), at a mere 8,194, his win marks an impressive 51.4 per cent majority to become a first-time MP in the House of Commons. "I grew up watching my parents serve our local community with dedication.

My dad is a NHS (National Health Service) family GP and my mum ran her own local chemist shop," Sunak said. Other Indian-origin winners include Alok Sharma (Reading West), Shailesh Vara (Cambridgeshire North West), another junior minister who has been an MP since 2005. First-timer Suella Fernandes (Fareham) for the Conservatives and a Labour novice Lisa Nandy (Wigan). The overall tally of 10 Indian-origin MPs in the British Parliament breaks the previous 2010 general election record of eight.

But it was not all smooth sailing for Indian-origin Tory candidates, with Paul Uppal losing by a narrow margin to Labour. In the same Wolverhampton region, brother-sister duo Arun and Suria Photay also failed to make their first-time mark.

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Akhanda Bhajana Mangalotsav: by Mogaveer's Bahrain

Bahrain: On 10th anniversary of Mogaveers Bahrain association, organized Akhanda Bhajana Mangalotsav at private temple of Surendra Shetty.

The Bhajanotsav was inaugurated by association president Leeladhar Baikampady.

The Bhajanotsav, a competition-cum-cultural programme had 10 Bhajan groups representing various associations and states. The groups participated in the divine event.

In the programme Tamil Nadu Sundar Bhajan group won first place and Kerala Art of Living Bhajan group won the second prize. Bunts Bahrain Bhajan group and Shri Vishwakarma Seva Balaga Bhajan group from coastal Karnataka won the third prize. Bahrain Narayaneeya Ashramam Bhajan group from Kerala won the special prize for their disciplined programme.

Sundar Ganesh from Sundar Bhajan group won prestigious individual prize 'Bhuvaji Of Bharain'. Poornima Jagadish from Bahrain billawas, Sharvani Manjunath and Harini Sunil from Shri Vishwakarma Seva Balaga, Pushkar Sharma from Rajasthani Bhajans, Prathima Shetty from Bunts Bahrain, Sheeja Ajith from Art of Living, Ajan S Arun and Shreya Parvathy from Iskan Bahrain, Joy K V from Matha Amrithanandamayi Seva Smithi, Pradeep K from Bahrain Narayaneeya Ashramam won individual prizes.

Association president Leeladhar Baikampady and other dignitaries distributed prizes to the winners. Surendra Shetty couple was felicitated for their whole hearted support towards the programme.

The rituals were performed by Ganesh Prasad Bhat and Anil Shetty. Pradeep Karkala, Binu Madhavan and Lavan Kumar were the judges. Association entertainment secretary Suresh Amin and treasurer Chandra Mendon compered the programme.
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Verdict on Indian girl's death Feb 8

bu Dhabi: An Abu Dhabi court will give its verdict Feb 8 over the death of a four-year-old Indian girl who suffocated in her school bus on a hot day, a media report said Monday.

Naziha Lal Ahmed, the kindergarten student of Al-Worood Academy Private School, was found dead here after apparently suffocating inside the locked bus in October last year, the Khaleej Times reported.

According to the forensic report, the child died due to exhaustion.

The public prosecutor has accused the bus driver and attendant of causing the child's death. The school employee tasked with checking the students' attendance was charged with negligence.

The prosecutor has sought maximum punishment for the accused.
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Saudi Konkan Youngsters (SKY) Celebrates Nathalancho Dabazo - 2014 @ Dammam

Saudi Konkan Youngsters (SKY) Dammam celebrated its annual Christmas event “Nathalancho Dabazo” on Friday 12th December 2014 at Hotel Dhahran International, Al Khobar. The colorful event began with lighting the ceremonial lamp by SKY President Ronald Fernandes, Shirthady & all Executive Committee members.

An introduction by comperes Mr. Roshan D’souza and Mrs. Ivy Mathias was followed by Prayer in Konkani led by Mrs. Stema Tauro. Christmas carols were sung by the children which was organized by Ronald Anita Sequiera, Leslie Ferrao and Mary Periera. The surprise guest was Santa Claus with his Jingling bells. He wished “Merry Christmas” to the people and gave away chocolates to all the children.

President Ronald Fernandes welcomed the distinguished guests and expressed his heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors for their continuous support & members for their dedicated services. Sponsors and well-wishers were honored with flowers during the event.

Mr. Zakaria Bajpe, a special invited guest and sponsor was felicitated with a flower bouquet and shawl by Steevan Rodrigues and Walter Lobo.

Mr. Richard Molly Dsilva and Mr.& Mrs. Joey Joann Fernandes were honored with Flowers and shawl by Ronald Fernandes for their generous support to SKY.

Our own SKY member, Mrs. Pramila Richard Rodrigues, second runner up in Gulf Voice of Mangalore 2014 was felicitated with shawl, flowers and momento by Ivy Mathias, Nirmala Ferrao and Stema Tauro. She expressed her gratitude to SKY for encouraging her to participate in GVOM 4.

Well known Konkani Singer Lancy Henry Moras from Jeddah, KSA was honored by Mark Tellis and Stany Mathias with flowers and shawl for winning the best Music Album in Gulf region “Milan Mogachen” initiated by LFM Dubai.

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The audience was kept engrossed to the stage by series of entertaining items. Kids & adults performed variety of cultural programs like solo and group dances (Western and Bharatanatyam), singing, skits and mouth organ were greeted with loud applause from the audience. Lancy Henry Moras and Pramila Rodrigues enthralled the gathering by singing their favourite number. The best part of the event was Kuswarachi Bati auction. All the people participated and enjoyed it to the fullest. At the end, the winners were Avon Flossy Colaco and Jossy Fernandes. The annual financial Report – charity details were presented by Treasurer Mr. Anil Tauro. Vote of thanks was presented by Joint secretary Mrs. Shanthi Ronald Fernandes.

The delightful evening continued with the raffle draw which was conducted by Ronald Fernandes in which the winners got some fabulous prizes like Samsung smart LED 40” TV, Samsung Mobile, Sony Home Theater, Gold Coins and many more attractive prizes..

Many well wishers came forward to support this event, prominent among them are Zakaria Bajpe, Kiew Pinto, Richard Molly D’silva, Joey Joann Fernandes, N. B. Pillai, Melwyl Blanch Dsouza, Thomas Crasta, Vincent Jessy Saldanha, Arun Amrith Dsouza, Stany Ivy Mathias, Steevan Jennifer Rodrigues, Roshan Anitha Dsouza, Mark Vinita Tellis, Walter Lolita Lobo, Alwyn Shamala Fernandes, Anil Stema Tauro & Shanthi Ronald Fernandes.
A grand Dinner was served at the end which was enjoyed by one and all. Around 400 plus Konkani speaking people including kids and teenagers actively participated in this family event. The exciting and awesome evening was concluded with baila dance and audience returned home with sweet memories of SKY Nathalancho Dabazo 2014.
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KCF to organize International Meelad Conference -2015

Kuwait: Karnataka Cultural Foundation of Kuwait (KCF) is an Islamic  Socio-Cultural –Religious Organization, in a short  span of four years has achieved its goal through Educational seminar, National programs, Islamic celebrations , convention  programs,  Education development  wing, Dialysis relief wing, blood donators wing  & other social activities to up lift the community. KCF believes in spreading Islam by love & peace around the world.

KCF organized a press conference on 29th November 2014 at Dwahi palace,Farwaniya, Kuwait.
During the press release KCF President Habeeb Koya gave information about their upcoming event. Mansoor, Umar Zohri, Mohamed Iqbal& other organizing committee members were also present on this occasion.

As a part of its continuous efforts to provide better services to the community, KCF has decided   once again to organize the “ Birth Anniversary of Prophet Muhammad” (peace be upon him) comes with blessing and benedictions on its wake, not only for the Muslim alone, but for the whole of the universe. The celebration, commemoration and observance of the birth, life, achievements and favors of the Holy Prophet upon the community are a practice, which is meritorious, and a necessary requirement for the Muslim Community.

This program is scheduled to be held on Friday, 1stJanuary 2015 at marina hall, JleebShuwaikh         (5.30 pm to 10.30pm)

Chief Guests of this Conference are:

SulthanulUlema A.P. AboobakerMusliarJanabU.T.Khader, Health Minister (Govt. of Karnataka, India)                                                                                             Al Sayed  Mohamed Al Sayed  Yusuf  Al SayedHasim Al Rifai, Kuwait, Syed Khaleel Bhukaari, UsthadOasEssaAl Shaheed, Kuwait, Great Scholar Mohammed from Australia, Syed Imbhichi KoyaThangal, Bayaar, India,  Sunil Jain Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Moulana MSM  Abdurrahseed Zaini Kamil, Vice president of SSF India and many leading personalities are scheduled to address this spiritually enlightening evening.

The presence of these leaders in this event will be great motivation for KCF Kuwait said in the press release.


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Cyber staff molest NRI student

Ullala: A cyber cafe staff tried to sexually abuse a NRI student who came to the cyber in Derlakatte. The accused has been arrested by the police. The arrested person has been identified as Abubakar Siddiq (33) resident of Madani Nagar. The girl was a student of BSc nursing in a private college in Derlakatte. Her native place was Kerala but she was currently living in USA. The girl was staying in Prestige view apartments and the cyber in question was located on the ground floor of the same building.

On the evening of November 18 the girl went to the cyber to complete some project work. Accused who was in the cyber tried to molest her. When the girl tried to scream he allegedly threatened her. She narrated the incident to her roommates and later informed the matter to college principal. Immediately a case was filed at Konaje police station.

The accused was booked under section 354 and 307 and was produced before the court. The girl has been sent to medical test.
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NRI billionaire pledges Rs 500 crore for Uttarakhand development

New Delhi: A charitable organisation founded by billionaire NRI entrepreneur Manoj Bhargava has pledged Rs 500 crore to fund development activities in Uttarakhand. On the occasion of its fifth anniversary, the Hans Foundation, which works closely with NGOs by providing them financial assistance in 25 states, announced the decision at a function in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has welcomed the initiative. "I am inquisitively waiting for the project to start. A lot of work is being done by the organisation in the state at the individual level. Thousands of people are being helped especially in healthcare sector where they have established two hospitals in Kotdwar and Haridwar already," Rawat said.

The contribution of Rs 500 crore, a part of foundation's 'Uttarakhand 2020' project to be given to the state over a period of six years, is set to be ploughed into works to significantly improve the quality of low-income communities in the state.

 The project focuses on malnourishment, disease prevention, clean drinking water, effective agricultural programmes in villages, primary healthcare services, education and environment regeneration with introduction of smokeless stove in every household villages by 2020.

The Chief Minister said his government would fully support the programmes and noted that together with NGOs, they can do a lot to benefit the common man. Manoj Bhargav said, "Basic needs of people in poor areas especially in villages need to be dealt and development for them should be done at the ground level."

Bhargav is the founder of '5-Hour Energy'- a popular energy drink in the US. Co-founder and chairperson of the foundation, Shweta Rawat, said that Uttarakhand was chosen because "it is one of the most beautiful places in India which needs large-scale development initiatives that will improve the quality of life of people especially children living in villages in the state." The Chief Minister also said that the state government was reviewing more such projects.




  • Published in National
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