QBengaluru: Maddur Mourns Loss of First CRPF Trooper & More
Latest news and updates from Karnataka.
1. Maddur’s Gudigeri Colony Mourns the Loss of its First CRPF Trooper
After news of H Guru’s death spread late on Thursday, 14 February, a pall of gloom descended on Gudigeri Colony in KM Doddi, Maddur taluk, the hometown of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, who was killed along with dozens of others in a terrorist strike in Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Guru, 31, had just returned to Kashmir from Maddur following a break, and had reached the force’s headquarters on Sunday. He and the other paramilitaries were on their way to camp on Thursday when the suicide bomber struck.
His family has been inconsolable since. His father Honnaiah, mother Chikkatayamma, wife Kalavati and brothers Madhu and Anand are in shock, while neighbours, relatives and childhood friends have been mourning the death of their beloved Guru.
2. K'taka Govt set to Make it a law to Give Kannadigas Priority in Private Sector Jobs
In a move aimed at Kannadigas residing in the state, the Karnataka Cabinet has decided to introduce recommendations made in the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report of 1986, to give 100% reservation for Kannadigas in Group C and D jobs in private establishments.
“The recommendations so far had not received legal backing. Establishments set up in Karnataka, especially those that directly or indirectly benefit from the government through industrial concessions, tax concessions, land tax rebate, energy rebate or industrial policy incentives, will have to give priority to Kannadigas in Group C and D jobs, classified as clerical jobs or workmen, subject to qualification. We are making it a law now,” Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gowda told The New Indian Express.
(Source: The Newsminute)
3. Seven Rohingya Arrested at KIA With Fake Passports
Central Crime Branch sleuths arrested seven Rohingya, including two women, from the Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday, February 14, evening, while they were trying to fly to Malaysia on fake Ind Central Crime Branch sleuths arrested seven Rohingya, including two women, from the Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday evening, while they were trying to fly to Malaysia on fake Indian passports.
The arrested were identified as Aska Begam, Mohamed Tahir, Onkar Farook, Mohammed Halek, Rehana, Mohammed Mustafa, all residents of Malla Reddy Palli in Rangareddy district in Hyderabad, and Rajath Mandal from Kolkata. Police also arrested Abdul Aleem and two other travel agents who helped them to get Indian passports.
4. Police Seek Aadhaar Details of Residents Near Aero Show Venue
In the run-up to Aero India, police have started vetting residents living around Yelahanka Air Force Station here. They have sought Aadhaar details of residents by Saturday, 16 February.
Police are carrying out the security verification at the behest of the Intelligence Bureau and state intelligence department. Officials said the intelligence personnel have sought Aadhaar details to expedite verification. In the notice issued to apartment complexes and residents of standalone houses, police have sought their names, address, contact numbers and information about their stay in Bengaluru, their residence and employment details.
5. 2 Disgruntled Cong MLAs Meet Siddaramaiah
Two of the four disgruntled Congress MLAs who face the threat of disqualification met former chief minister Siddaramaiah in Bengaluru on Friday, 15 February and reportedly pledged loyalty to the party.
“MLA B Nagendra and Ramesh Jarkiholi met CLP @siddaramaiah along with Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan,” Karnataka Congress said in a tweet. At the one-to-one meeting, the legislators pledged their loyalty to the party and requested the CLP leader to withdraw the disqualification petition filed before the Assembly Speaker.
Siddaramaiah is said to have advised both Jarkiholi and Nagendra not to take any decision in haste. The CLP leader on Thursday had said his petition seeking disqualification of four disgruntled party MLAs was pending with the Speaker, who is the competent authority to take action under the anti-defection law.
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