Latest News Feeds SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Recent Posts Bhatkal Cricket League 2018 auction: Abdul Bari emerges as the costliest player Abdul Bari Khateeb, the right hand batsman from ANFA, was the biggest buy in the Bhatkal Cricket League (BCL) players' auction, which was organized by Bhatkal Muslim Youth Federation here on Thursday at Khushaal hall, Bhatkal. Abdul Bari, who began with a base point of one, was finally bought by 'C star XI' for a whopping 118 points. KSRTC volvo bus hits tree in Bhatkal; branch of the tree pierces into the bus killing one Bus conductor was killed after a branch of tree pierces into the KSRTC Volvo bus at Sagar road, Bhatkal on Thursday night. Police constable dies in Byndoor accident In a gruesome road accident, a traffic police constable was killed after his two-wheeler crashed with a parked truck on Byndoor NH66 in Udupi district. The mishap happened in the early hours of Thursday, when the constable was returning to his home after finishing the night duty of his service. Campaign from 16th Nov to spread Prophet Muhammad's message Jamaat e Islami Hind (JIH) Karnataka unit will be launching a state wide campaign on 'Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - The Man Of Humanity' from November 16th to 30th. 2 held for battery theft in Siddapur The town police have arrested two persons, on the charges of lifting batteries worth Rs 2.50 lakh, installed in a mobile tower at Bidrakana in the taluk, on Monday. Pro-Kannada organization urge to give priority to Kannada programmes in Karavali Utsav Members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KaRaVe) submitted a memorandum to Additional Deputy Commissioner Suresh Itnal in the City on Wednesday, demanding to organise and give priority to Kannada related programmes and permit the local artistes to exhibit local art forms, during the celebration of Karavali Utsav. Pence Condemns Suu Kyi over Rohingya persecution Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. 'Arrogant' PM Modi Doesn't Understand Country Can't be Run by One Man, Says Rahul Gandhi in Chhattisgarh Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be exposed if an inquiry was conducted into the Rafale fighter jets deal. Cyclone Gaja set to hit Tamil Nadu on Thursday, Schools to stay shut The cyclonic storm 'Gaja' over the Bay of Bengal lay at about 470 km south east from Chennai and is set to make landfall between Cuddalore and Pamban on Thursday evening bringing heavy rainfall to Tamil Nadu. FIR alleging bribery a backlash to plaints against CBI chief: Asthana to HC CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana on Wednesday claimed before the Delhi High Court that the FIR lodged against him on bribery allegations was a backlash to complaints of criminal misconduct by the probe agency's chief Alok Kumar Verma. Didn't misuse power against mining baron Janardhana Reddy: CM Kumaraswamy Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday said his government has not indulged in "hate politics" or misused power against mining baron G Janardhana Reddy arrested in connection with a multi-crore ponzi scam case. Mining baron Janardhana Reddy gets bail in Ponzi scheme case Ballari mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy was granted bail by a court here on Wednesday in an alleged Ponzi scheme fraud case. Gujarat CM fires IAS Rajput over corruption allegations Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered suspension of IAS officer V J Rajput over alleged financial irregularities during his tenure as the municipal commissioner of Junagadh. Jewelery store looted of Rs 2 cr in Ghaziabad Five masked men laced with arms looted a jewelery store of Rs 2 crore at gunpoint in Shyam Park area, police said on Wednesday. Rafale probe will throw up names of Modi, Ambani: Rahul Gandhi A probe into the procurement of Rafale fighter jets from France would throw up names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday. Bengal court convicts 7 in murder of police constable A court here Wednesday held seven persons guilty of murdering a police constable when he was tried to save his niece from being molested in 2012. SC declines to stay its verdict allowing women of all ages into Sabarimala temple The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to stay its verdict which allowed entry of women of all age groups into Kerala's Sabarimala Temple. Stranded Uttar Kannada fishermen in Iran send new video clip seeking help from MEA The 18 fishermen from Uttar Kannada district working in Dubai, who have been arrested by Iran security police allegedly of entering Iran borders from Dubai coast around four months ago, sent a new video clip on Monday seeking External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to interfere into the matter and help them in getting released. They belongs to coastal towns Bhatkal, Honnavar and Kumta. 3 killed, 7 hurt in Honnavar road mishap At least 3 persons were killed on the spot and around 7 sustained injuries after the SUV car in which they were traveling in overturned near Arolli region in Honnavar taluk on Tuesday morning. House theft in Kumta: Gold, cash taken away Burglars broke into a house located in Koppalkarwadi area in Kumta town on 13th November, Tuesday and decamped with gold ornaments along with cash amount of 2 lakh rupees. Fire erupts at a restaurant in Ankola A restaurant, located opposite to KSRTC bus stand in Ankola accidentally caught fire destroying materials worth Rs 1.6 lakh on Monday evening. Boy drowns in tank near Yellapur; dies In an incident reported here at Hunshettiyan in Yellapur taluk recently, a boy drowned in the water tank while swimsuit. Man held for killing deer in Mundgod Forest Department staff has arrested a man on charges of killing a male deer, which was trapped in a net laid in a sugarcane field, and distributing its meat. Survey for road work being taken up in Mundgod The survey work for upgradation of the Gajendragad-Karwar road passing through Mundgod town, has begun. Kumaraswamy condoles Ananth Kumar's death Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Monday expressed grief over the death of Union Minister Ananth Kumar, describing him as a "value based" politician who made significant contribution to the country as a parliamentarian and an union minister. PM condoles demise of Union Minister Ananth Kumar Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday condoled the demise of senior BJP leader and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar. Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away in Bengaluru Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital here in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months, hospital authorities said. Kumta girl to get Bravery award for saving her younger brother from bull rampage Like every year on the occasion of Children's Day, state government hosts an event, in which an award named 'Bravery Award' is given for few selected brave children for their intelligent works. Among the few selected children, the government has also nominated the name of Kumta girl who had saved her little brother from the bull rampage few months ago, whose entire footage was captured by the nearby installed CC camera. Civil engineers warn of hunger strike if sand problem was not solved Association of Consulting Civil Engineers Secretary Pradeep Govekar warned that they would hold a one- day hunger strike on November 19 in case the problem related to availability of sand in Uttara Kannada district was not solved before November 18. History of Tipu needs to be reanalysed: Prof Vinaya Okkunda in Karwar “Two contrasting pictures of Tipu Sultan presented before us is giving rise to a social debate. This reminds us of Edward Hallett Carr’s quote ‘Study the historian before you begin to study the facts’. Hence, there is a need to reanalyse if the history of Tipu studied in schools or the claims being made now were true”, said Prof Vinaya Okkunda. ‘Goa should revoke ban on fish from state’ Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District Cooperative Fish Marketing Federation president Yashpal Suvarna has urged the Goa government to revoke its decision to ban fish supply from Karnataka and other states on the suspicion that Formalin (used to preserve dead bodies) was being used to keep the fish fresh. Multiple vehicles collision on Bhatkal NH66 kills 1, injures 5 The early morning hours of Sunday on Bhatkal NH66 witnessed a tragic road accident involving collision between two Auto rickshaws and a car resulting in the death of one woman and injuring other five persons. The mishap took place on Ranginkatte highway near court in Bhatkal. Police arrests 14 for Gambling near Mangaluru The police have arrested 14 persons for gambling near the railway track at Baikampady near Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district Three drug peddlers arrested in Mangaluru The Anti Rowdy Squad and Urwa police have arrested three persons and seized 7.1 kg of ganja at Kodikal Cross. Man assaults son in dispute over land property in Kumta; arrested A dispute over land property between father-son duo gave an ugly turn, after the son was injured seriously due to the assault by his own father at Yettinabail village in Kumta taluk on Friday. Garments shop in Haliyal catches fire; loss estimated over 2 lakhs Garments of around Rs two lakh was gutted when a cloth outlet located on the main road in Haliyal caught fire due to short circuit recently. Elephants enter fields in Mundgod destroying Areca crops, plantation Elephants on Thursday night entered the Mundgod destroying the crops in fields and plantations near Hanumapur coming under Katur forest limits in taluk. DCW rescues 95-year-old woman held captive by daughter-in-law The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Friday rescued a 95-year-old woman who was allegedly being held captive by her daughter-in-law. Harmanpreet Kaur's record century headlines India's big win over New Zealand in World T20 ​opener The hitting was incredible and the sixes unbelievably monstrous, making Harmanpreet Kaur the first Indian woman to record a century in the format and propelling her team to a 34-run win over New Zealand in the World T20 opener Friday. Manu Bhaker, Saurabh Chaudhary set new world record to win mixed event gold at Asian Airgun Championships Teen shooting sensations Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary shattered the junior world record on their way to winning the 10m air pistol mixed team gold medal in the 11th Asian Airgun Championships here on Friday. Survey gives thumping majority to Congress in Rajasthan, simple majority in Madhya Pradesh With election campaign in full swing in five poll-bound states, an opinion poll by C-Voter has projected a thumping majority for the Congress with 145 seats in Rajasthan and a simple majority in Madhya Pradesh. Election Commission bans exit polls from November 12​​​​​​​ to December​​​​​​​ 7 The Election Commission on Friday imposed a near month-long ban on holding exit polls beginning November 12 in the five poll-bound states. Attack on woman in Sabarimala: Verification album prepared by police Police have prepared a verification album with photographs of 150 persons allegedly involved in the attack on a 52-year-old woman pilgrim, when she visited the Lord Ayyappa shrine on November 5. 24 health institutions found locked in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district Twenty-four health institutes were found locked and 30 officials found absent from their duties during a surprise checking in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, an official said Friday. Leadership change required looking at Goa CM Manohar Parrikar's health: Union Minister Shripad Naik Union Minister Shripad Naik Friday said a change in leadership in Goa is a "requirement" "today or tomorrow" considering the health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. PM Narendra Modi​ should bring White Paper on what country achieved with demonetisation: Congress The Congress Friday demanded a White Paper on what was achieved by "imposing" demonetisation that, the party claimed, adversely effected the country's economy. India lost 2.6 lakh children under the age of five years to pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016: Report India's vaccination coverage to prevent rotavirus infection, a leading cause of severe diarrhoea in young children, was the lowest among the 15 countries which introduced it last year, a new report said Friday. It also pointed that India lost over 2.6 lakh children under five years from pneumonia and diarrhoea in 2016. Former Karnataka Minister Jayachandra​ sparks row by raking up PM Modi's 'burn me alive' remark Former Karnataka Minister TB Jayachandra Friday sparked a row by raking up Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement during demonetisation that he would not get bogged down even if he was burnt alive for the decision, drawing the BJP's ire. Moeen Ali picks four wickets as England thrash Sri Lanka in Herath's farewell Test England claimed their first away Test victory in 13 matches on Friday with a commanding win against Sri Lanka in Galle. PCB chief Ehsan Mani wants ICC to pursue India on bilateral playing ties The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani wants the ICC to help restore his country's bilateral playing ties with India, saying that it is the world body's responsibility. NTCA rejects Hubballi-Ankola railway line proposal again The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), in its second site inspection report, has recommended for “complete abatement” of the Hubballi–Ankola railway line project. Karnataka to celebrate Tipu Jayanti despite BJP protest Security has been stepped up across Karnataka in view of the birthday celebration (Jayanti) of the erstwhile Mysuru ruler Tipu Sultan on Saturday by the ruling coalition partner Congress despite protests by the opposition BJP. Naidu meets Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy TDP supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is trying to unite opposition parties to take on the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections next year, Thursday met his counterpart H D Kumaraswamy and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda. Demonetisation biggest mistake of Modi government: Ashok Chavan Senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan Thursday described demonetisation as the "biggest mistake of the Modi government" and claimed that it resulted in the slowdown of the economy and rise in unemployment. Kumta: Two tourists drown in Arabian sea, dies Two tourists lost their lives after they drowned while swimming in the Arabian sea in Gokarna of Kumta taluk on Thursday, 8th November. Car-Bike collision on Bhatkal NH66 kills one Bike rider was killed on the spot, while his wife who was riding pillion was injured grievously, after the two-wheeler in which they were traveling in was crashed by a speeding car on Bangarmakki NH66 in Bhatkal taluk on Thursday evening. Demonetisation led to formalisation of economy, expanded tax base: Arun Jaitley Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said demonetisation resulted in the formalisation of the economy and increased tax base, prompting the government to earmark more resources for the poor and infrastructure development. Demonetisation independent India's 'biggest scam': Cong On the second anniversary of demonetisation, the Congress Thursday alleged it was the "biggest scam" of independent India that should be probed and asserted that the people will punish Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "wreckless decision". State-wise alliances to benefit Congress: Chidambaram Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said state-wise alliances would benefit the party and was the best way to defeat the BJP. Reason behind demonetisation still a mystery:Kejriwal On the second anniversary of demonetisation, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Thursday questioned the rationale behind the Modi government's note ban move and termed it as "a self inflicted deep wound" on the Indian economy. Air India ground handling employees go on strike; flights affected Air India's flight operations were affected Thursday after a section of employees of the carrier's ground handling subsidiary AIATSL went on a flash BJP launches Rath Yatra to 'protect' tradition of Ayyappa Temple KASARAGOD: The BJP in Kerala Thursday embarked on a Rath yatra from here to "protect" the traditions and rituals of the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, which recently witnessed violent protests against the entry of women of menstruating age group. The main Opposition Congress is also launching a series of yatras from Kasaragod, Alapuzha, Thiruvananthapuram, Thodupuzha and Palakkad to protect the faith, fight communalism and explain to the people the "politicisation" of the Sabarimala issue by the CPI(M) and saffron parties. READ| Sreedharan Pillai receives death threat letter Speaking at the inaugural function of the 'Sabarimala Samrakshana Yatra', former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa sought the immediate intervention of the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government to end tensions at the hill shrine. The Kerala government should "apply its mind" and show seriousness to end the impasse at Sabarimala, he said. "We are not against the SC verdict. But sentiments of the people should be respected by one and all," he said, holding the ruling LDF and Congress-led opposition UDF responsible for the present impasse. The Karnataka Opposition leader later flagged off the rath yatra being led jointly by BJP state President, P S Sreedharan Pillai and Bharat Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) President Tushar Vellapally, from Madhur Siddhi Vinayaka temple here. The Rath Yatra will conclude at Erumeli near Sabarimala on November 13, when the Supreme Court is to consider the review petitions against its September 28 verdict permitting women of all age groups to offer prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine. Meanwhile, Kerala PCC Working President, K Sudhakaran will take out a rally from Kasaragod this evening which will be inaugurated by senior Congress leader, M M Hassan. Various Congress leaders will also be leading rallies from different districts in the coming days which will all culminate at Pathanamthitta, where the Sabarimala shrine is located, on November 15. During the yatra, Congress will inform the people how the Sabarimala issue was "politicised" by the ruling CPI(M) and BJP, KPCC President Mullapally Ramachandran said. BJP-RSS and various other Hindu outfits have been on the warpath against the Left government's decision to implement the apex court verdict. The main opposition Congress has also made it clear that they were with the devotees. The Ayyappa temple opened Monday for the second time in three weeks for a two-day "Sree Chitira Atta Thirunal" special puja amid unprecedented security over apprehension of protests by those opposing the Supreme Court order, allowing women of menstrual age. Tension had prevailed at the temple Tuesday as nearly 200 frenzied devotees tried to prevent a woman pilgrim, whom they suspected to be of menstrual age, from entering, prompting police to register cases against 200 persons. Scars and wounds caused by demonetisation more visible with time: Former PM Manmohan Singh In a scathing assessment of the demonetisation exercise, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the "scars and wounds" it caused are getting more visible with time and the decision's second anniversary is a day to remember how "economic misadventures" can roil the nation. Modi govt. trying to 'capture' RBI: Chidambaram Describing the consequences of demonetisation as catastrophic, former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that there is a possibility of another such catastrophe on November 19 when the board of Reserve Bank of India is scheduled to meet and government is likely to invoke a direction under Section 7. White House bars CNN reporter after ‘heated’ exchange with Trump The White House has said that it has suspended the press pass of CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Zimbabwe: 47 people killed as two buses collide along the Harare-Mutare highway Forty-seven people were killed in Zimbabwe when two buses collided on a road between the capital Harare and the eastern town of Rusape, police said. Post Diwali, petrol, diesel prices in Delhi drop to Rs 78.21 and Rs 72.89 Petrol and diesel prices in New Delhi witnessed a drop and will be sold at Rs 78.21 per litre (decrease by 21 paise) and Rs 72.89 per litre (decrease by 18 paise) respectively on Thursday. Kerala​ CM Pinarayi Vijayan slams erasing of mural at railway station, alleges Sangh Parivar hand A controversy has broken out in Kerala over-erasing of a new wall painting at a railway station depicting the 1921 wagon tragedy as part of "Mappila (Muslims) rebellion" with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday alleging that the Sangh Parivar was behind it. Priority to lead Kerala on a progressive path; not afraid of losing seats: CM Pinarayi Vijayan Amid raging protests over the Sabarimala issue, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday said his government's only priority was to lead the state on a progressive path and not be afraid of losing a few seats or votes. Kohli's 'leave India' response to cricket enthusiast creates controversy Virat Kohli has found himself embroiled in a controversy over his "I don't think you should live in India" response to an enthusiast who called the skipper overrated while expressing his admiration for English and Australian batsmen. Police on look out for 'absconding' Janardhan Reddy in a ponzi scheme case Ballari-based mining baron and former Karnataka minister G Janardhan Reddy was absconding as police were on the look out for him in connection with a money transaction worth crores of rupees allegedly linked to a ponzi scheme, top officials said Wednesday. Karnataka bypolls indicative of 'changed mood' in country: Congress Buoyed by the party's good showing in the Karnataka bypolls, the Congress Tuesday said it was indicative of the "changed mood" in the country. On 2nd anniversary of demonetisation, Congress slams democracy’s ‘black day’ On the second anniversary of the central government's demonetisation drive on Thursday, the Congress party criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Centre's move by calling it a 'black day' for Indian democracy and economy. Fisherman's body recovered from sea in Bhatkal Body of a fisherman, who had fallen into sea after loosing balance, was found on the beaches of Bhatkal on Tuesday. Khaleel Ahmed himself wanted to bowl with new ball: Rohit Sharma India captain Rohit Sharma said that Khaleel Ahmed's ability to swing the white kookaburra upfront gives the team an option to use their premier bowler Jasprit Bumrah differently in the shortest format. Karnataka bypolls: Congress-JD(S) say they will contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls together Buoyed by the victory in the bypolls, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy and Congress state president Dinesh Gundu Rao Tuesday asserted that they would contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections together against the BJP. PM needs Rs 3.6 lakh crore from RBI to fix mess his economic theories created: Rahul Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a media report which claimed the government is seeking Rs 3.6 lakh crore from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), alleging that he needs the amount to fix the "mess his genius economic theories" have created. 62 Naxals surrender in poll-bound Chhattisgarh Sixty-two "hardcore Naxals" surrendered before security forces in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police in the poll-bound state said, a development Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh described as a "huge achievement". Raghuram Rajan says RBI is a seat belt for government; autonomy must be respected Amid mounting tension between the Reserve Bank and the finance ministry, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan Tuesday said the central bank is like a seat belt in a car, without which accidents can happen. AIMIM reaches out to women voters for Telangana polls The AIMIM (All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen) has been organising meetings exclusively for women in various constituencies here for the Assembly elections in Telangana scheduled for December 7. Took just few hours to forge alliance with Mayawati, will project her as PM candidate: Ajit Jogi It is an alliance that took shape in just a few hours of discussion and the former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi wants it to continue till the 2019 general elections by projecting his ally and BSP supremo Mayawati as the prime ministerial candidate. Congress-JDS used money, muscle power to win by-polls, claims BS Yeddyurappa The BJP Tuesday accused the Congress and the JD(S) of using money and muscle power to win the bypolls in Karnataka, but said it would introspect the outcome and strengthen the party before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. CBI announces reward for info about RTI activist's murder The CBI on Tuesday announced a Rs 5 lakh reward for information about the 2012 murder of a Right to Information (RTI) activist at Virar in neighbouring Palghar district, an official said. Police seize 3 500 kg firecrackers in Delhi 26 arrested The Delhi Police has seized over 3,500 kg of firecrackers from various parts of the city since October 23 and arrested 26 persons for storing them without license. Karnataka win shows secular alliance can defeat BJP: Congress Congress-JD(S) combine victory in Karnataka bypolls indicates that the alliance with secular parties can defeat the BJP, senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said Tuesday in remarks that are viewed as endorsement of his party's bid to lead a front of such parties. ‘No plans to link Aadhaar to vehicle regn numbers’ An email stating that vehicle registration numbers will be linked to Aadhaar and the registration would be cancelled if they are not linked, has sent people in a tizzy. 1,291 candidates in fray for high-octane Chhattisgarh polls Over 1,200 candidates will fight it out for 90 seats in the upcoming Chhattisgarh Assembly polls where besides the BJP and the Congress, smaller parties have also thrown their hat in the ring. Karnataka bypolls: Congress-JD(S) combine scores 4-1 victory In an emphatic endorsement of Karnataka’s ruling JD(S)-Congress alliance by the voters, its candidates Tuesday won both the assembly constituencies — Ramanagaram and Jamkhandi — and two of the three Lok Sabha seats —Ballari and Mandya— in the bitterly fought bye-elections held on Saturday. Karnataka bypolls: Congress-JD(S) coalition leads in two LS seats, BJP in one The ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition candidates in Karnataka were leading in two Lok Sabha constituencies and two Assembly segments in the bypolls held Saturday, according to initial trends as counting of votes was taken up this morning. Unsettled Shikhar Dhawan moves to Delhi Daredevils from Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers Hyderabad have traded an "unsettled" Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils in a move that will see the India opener play for the IPL franchise of his home city after 10 years. Scuffle during Signature Bridge inauguration: AAP demands Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari's arrest The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded the arrest of Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari for "rioting" and "posing a threat" to the security of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Madhya Pradesh elections: BJP poll candidate and ex-minister Devisingh Patel dies BJP candidate from the Rajpur assembly seat in Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh and former minister Devisingh Patel died of a heart attack Monday morning, a party leader said. Mizoram CM writes to PM Modi, seeks Chief Electoral Officer's removal Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate removal of state Chief Electoral Officer S B Shashank as "people have lost faith in him". Muslims not against shrine, want both Mandir, Masjid: Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan Karnataka Minister B Z Zameer Ahmed Khan Monday said Muslims were not against Ram temple at Ayodhya but pitched for construction of both Mandir and Masjid. It is illegal for RBI to hold information of loan defaulters: CIC Sridhar Acharyulu Just after CIC slapped show cause notice to the RBI governor Urjit Patel for non-disclosure of wilful defaulters list, Central Information Commissioner (CIC) M Sridhar Acharyulu on Monday said that in his view it is “illegal” for the RBI to hold information. Asian couple steals diamond worth USD 81,000 in Dubai, held in India An Asian couple who stole a diamond worth 300,000 dirhams (about USD 81,000) from a shop in Dubai and fled the UAE was arrested dramatically from an Indian airport and brought back to the country, a media report said Monday. BJP accuses Chidambaram of mocking Ram temple initiative, Sardar Patel statue The BJP Monday accused Congress leader P Chidambaram of "mocking" the "Ram temple initiative" and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, saying the former Union minister's comments were "highly irresponsible and very provocative". 25 shanties gutted in fire in southeast Delhi At least 25 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out in southeast Delhi's Jangpura area, a senior officer of the Delhi Fire Service said Monday. On Tipu Jayanti, State Government Claims BJP Trying To Disturb Harmony The Karnataka government today charged BJP with trying to disturb communal harmony over the issue of 'Tipu Jayanti' celebrations on November 10 and warned of stern action against those trying to violate law and order that day. Farmers protest after arrest warrants served for non-payment Protests by farmers against a private bank erupted in many parts of Karnataka Monday after arrest warrants were served on some of them for non-repayment of loans, prompting Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy to direct the officials concerned to resolve the issue at the earliest.