QBengaluru: Thousands Bid Goodbye to Ambareesh & More
1. Thousands Bid Goodbye to Ambareesh in Bengaluru
In his lifetime, Ambareesh came to be known as 'Kaliyuga Karna' after the famous Mahabharata character for his tendency to be generous to anyone who came to him seeking help. So, it came as no surprise that thousands of fans of the actor-politician stepped out on to the streets of Bengaluru to catch one last glimpse of their favourite hero.
Ambareesh, 66, passed away on Saturday night following a heart attack at a private hospital in the city. His body was kept at the Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday and the Karnataka government planned to keep the body there until the last rites ceremony at the Dr Rajkumar Smaraka at Kanteerava Studios, a day later. The decision, however, came under fire from fans of the actor from Mandya who were adamant that Ambareesh's body should be cremated in his home district.
After a flurry of discussions on Sunday, a compromise was reached. The body was airlifted to Mandya's Vishweshwaraiah Stadium and was kept for public viewing from 5 pm in the evening on Sunday to 6 am on Monday
(Source: The News Minute)
2. Kalburgi Killing: SC Slams Karnataka for 'Doing Nothing'
The Supreme Court on Monday, 26 November, pulled up the Karnataka government for "doing nothing and just fooling around" in the investigation of the killing of noted scholar and rationalist MM Kalburgi in 2015 at Dharwad. The top court indicated that it may the case to Bombay High Court for supervision of investigation after looking into the status report of Karnataka government.
A bench of Justices RF Nariman and Navin Sinha asked the Karnataka government to file its status report in two weeks on the investigation done so far in the case. "What have you (Karnataka government) done so far? Nothing. You are just fooling around. How long will you take for completing the investigation? Tell us or we will pass orders," the bench said.
3. ‘KGF’ Audio Rights Sold for Record Sum
Touted as the costliest film made in Kannada, KGF created a records of sorts with Bengaluru-based Lahari Audio acquiring audio rights of the film on Saturday by paying Rs 3.6 crore.
According to Tulasiram Naidu of Lahari, popularly known as Lahari Velu in the film industry, his company, which had acquired the audio rights of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion by paying ₹2.25 crore, bought the audio rights of KGF by paying more than that.
“It is a whopping sum of ₹3.6 crore and the highest amount being paid for acquiring audio rights of a film in the history of south Indian cinema,” said Velu.
“While the Kannada version of audio with six songs and four bit music pieces will be released on November 29, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam versions are set to release in the first week of December,” producer Vijay Kiragandur said.
4. Police Await Law Intern’s Autopsy Report
The Vyalikaval police are awaiting the autopsy report of the 26-year-old law intern, Pushp Archana Lall who allegedly committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills at a paying guest accommodation in Malleswaram on 24 November.
Pushp Archana, a native of Port Blair in Andaman and Nicobar islands, had filed a sexual harassment complaint against two senior advocates T Chandra Naik and Chetan Desai.
The latter is a government pleader at the Karnataka High Court. The complaint was lodged the Commercial Street police on 19 November 2018, and an FIR was registered on the next day, the police said.
5. Bank Employee’s Account Hacked, Rs 1.7L Transferred
A savings bank account belonging to an assistant general manager of a nationalised bank was allegedly hacked and Rs 1.7 lakh transferred out of it. Though the incident took place on 13 November, the victim, Sarat Panigrahi, realised what had happened only on 22 November and filed a complaint with the cybercrime police.
“Mr Panigrahi said he has not shared the account details or made any online transactions with his debit card. We suspect that he did not get mobile alerts when the money was withdrawn,” said a police officer.
The cybercrime police are now trying to track down the accused based on the account number into which the cash was wired. “As many as 4,000 complaints have been registered this year with the cybercrime cell, and 80 percent of them involve phishing and fraudulent online transactions,” he said.