QBengaluru: Suspected Caste Murder as Couple Found Dead & More

Latest news updates from Karnataka.  

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Nandesh, 25 (left) and Swathi.

1. Couple Found Dead in Mandya, Caste Killing Suspected

A man and woman from different castes who had married in August were found dead near the Shivanasamudra Falls in Karnataka’s Mandya district this week, leading to suspicion that this was a caste killing. Nandesh, 25, was found dead on Tuesday, while Swathi’s body was found in the same place on Thursday morning. The police have questioned Swathi’s father, uncle and another relative, and an investigation is under way.

Nandesh’s younger brother N Shankar had filed a police complaint on Wednesday as the couple had not returned to their home in Hosur four days after they left for a relative’s house in another village. Shankar told police that the couple had married in a temple in Krishnagiri district in August and had been living in Hosur since then. He also said that Swathi’s family had been unhappy with the marriage.

(Source: Scroll)

2. No Help: 18 Karnataka Fishermen Continue to be Held in Iran

Fishermen from Karnataka arrested in Iran
Fishermen from Karnataka arrested in Iran
(Photo: The Times of India)

Fishermen from Karnataka’s coastal districts, detained by authorities after the boat they left from Dubai accidentally strayed into Iranian waters in July, continue to struggle in a boat they have been held in with no help from the Indian government to get them released.

TOI had reported on 11 October that at least nine fishermen from Bhatkal were detained by Iranian authorities and are being held in their own boats parked in Kish, an island about 1,000 km from Tehran, capital of Iran.

The men – Mohammed Sharief, 37; Abdal Hussain, 46; Nayeem Bhandi, 32; Ibrahim Mulla, 44; Usman Bambaikar, 31; affer Thadlikar, 35; Abdullah Dangi, 40; Ansar Ismail Bapu, 39, and Ateeq Gharu, 33 – had said that there were nine other people stuck in two other boats.


3. CM Launches Kaveri Online Services for Property- and Document-Related Services

File photo of HD Kumaraswamy
File photo of HD Kumaraswamy
(Photo: IANS)

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday launched Kaveri Online Services that help citizens in need of various services offered by the Stamps & Registration department. Kaveri helps citizens do a host of transactions online without having to visit a sub-registrar’s office.

The government is introducing online option for a host of services to ensure that the services reach the targeted group of citizen. The government will deploy technology in more departments for better delivery of services and for enhanced transparency, the Chief Minister said, on the occasion.

Revenue Minister RV Deshpande said people come to expect a lot from his department, which deals with them closely. In view of this, he said, he will work on bringing about more people friendly reforms.


4. Built Illegal Floors? Pay Double Property Tax

A six-storey building collapsed in Hyderabad 
A six-storey building collapsed in Hyderabad 
(Photo: ANI screengrab)

Owners who violated the sanctioned building plan by constructing extra floors should get ready to pay double the property tax.

The government is planning to amend the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976, to curb the rampant violation of construction norms that have led to the collapse of many buildings and resulted in several deaths. The Law Department is examining the draft amendment.

Speaking to reporters at the BMRDA office on Friday, Bengaluru Development Minister G Parameshwara said the BBMP was the only municipal corporation in Karnataka that was not collecting double the property tax from errant owners.  Allowing the BBMP this leeway requires amending the KMP Act, he added.

(Source: Deccan Herald)


5. Bengaluru Open: It’s an All-Indian Final

Prajnesh Gunneswaran didn’t face a single break point against Brayden Schnur.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran didn’t face a single break point against Brayden Schnur.
(Photo: The Hindu)

An all-Indian singles final awaits home fans at the Bengaluru Open $150,000 Challenger tennis tournament, as Saketh Myneni and Prajnesh Gunneswaran progressed to the summit clash in contrasting fashions here on Friday.

While Myneni huffed and puffed his way to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Aleksandr Nedovyesov, an in-form Prajnesh whipped Brayden Schnur 6-4, 6-1 in the second semifinal.

Prajnesh is now set to become the highest-ranked Indian male singles player, going past Yuki Bhambri. “It’s been a long time coming. But I can’t think about it right now, I have to focus on the match tomorrow,” Prajnesh said, on becoming India’s best player.

(Source: The Hindu)

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