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 Bus and lorry crash on Bhatkal NH-66, 2 seriously hurt In a tragic road accident between the KSRTC bus and the IRB truck, the drivers of both the vehicles sustained severe injuries after they went on crashing head-on at Sodigadde NH66 here in Bhatkal on the evening of 22nd August, Tuesday. Steps to prevent spread of H1N1, dengue in Uttara Kannada Various departments like Health, Education, Agriculture and Rural Development and other Urban Local Bodies have decided to take precautionary measures to prevent H1N1 and dengue in the taluk. Kumta: Industrialist Yashodar Naik joins BJP An Industrialist, Yashodar Naik along with his supporters joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) during a party program held at Manki ground here at Kumta on 20th August, Sunday. The former chief minister of Karnataka Jagdish Shettar and other party leaders were present on the occasion. Youth assaulted by a group of three in Sirsi In a disgusting incident, a youth was badly assaulted by a group of three people, that happened in Sahyadri colony here at Sirsi Aadhaar to be mandatory for open school examination Aadhaar will now be mandatory for those appearing for open school exams to ensure there are no proxy candidates appearing on others' behalf. Following approval from the HRD Ministry, the National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) has decided to make Aadhaar mandatory for candidates appearing for the next examination, a senior NIOS official said. Sindhu, Praneeth, Pranaav-Sikki win at World Championships Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women's singles competition after defeating Korea's Kim Hyo Min in the second round of the World Championship here today. Sindhu, who twice won bronze medals at the 2013 and 2014 editions, notched up a 21-16 21-14 win over Kim in a 49-minute match, to extend her head-to-head record against the Korean to 4-1 in five meetings. Need for society to reform: Owaisi on triple talaq AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said there was need for society to reform and that the AIMPLB would meet in Bhopal early next month to take a view on the apex court judgment on triple talaq. AIMPLB welcomes SC judgment on Triple Talaq The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has welcomed the judgment of Supreme Court on Triple Talaq.   “We, as a representative body, welcome the Judgment of the Supreme Court since it accords protection to Muslim personal law and says that personal laws cannot be tested by courts on the grounds of violation of fundamental rights. The majority (comprising Justice Kehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer with Justice Kurian Joseph agreeing) has accorded personal laws the status of a fundamental right being protected under the right to practice religion contained in Article 25,” the AIMPLB said in an official statement on Tuesday. Supreme Court strikes down triple talaq as 'unconstitutional' by 3:2 majority The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Triple Talaq practice as 'unconstitutional' by a 3:2 majority. The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar, deciding on the verdict, was seemingly split on the legality of the practice. Justice Nariman, Justice Lalit and Justice Kurien opposed the view of Justice Nazir and Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and dubbed the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional and unislamic. The Supreme Court has further asked the Union Government to formulate a new legislation within six months. 3 newborns die in Chhattisgarh; kin blame it on disruption in oxygen supply Three newborns died in the neonatal intensive care unit of a government hospital here with their relatives blaming it on disruption in oxygen supply, a charge denied by Chhattisgarh health officials. On the directions of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the government has constituted a team of specialist doctors to probe the deaths that occurred yesterday at Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital. The committee has been asked to submit its report within 24 hours, an official said. While relatives claimed the children died due to irregular oxygen supply, health officials denied the charge, saying the deaths were due to different reasons. Lottery traders hold protest in Mumbai against 28% GST Lottery traders from across Maharashtra today staged a day-long agitation here to protest 28 per cent GST on online lotteries. They said online lottery business will be adversely affected by the high tax rate and demanded that the levy on tickets be fixed at 12 per cent. The agitation was held at Azad Maidan where almost one lakh lottery traders gathered under the banner of "Lottery Bachao Mahakruti Samiti" and voiced their concerns over the 28 per cent GST on their business. Former DIG Roopa claims of 'a barricaded corridor' in jail premises that Sasikala uses as 'private space' Ex-deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa has claimed that a corridor of about 120 ft to 150 ft length is barricaded on both ends of the Parappana Agrahara central prison, heavily, and is used as private space by jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala. "A corridor of about 120 ft to 150 ft length is barricaded on both ends heavily and is used as private space by Sasikala. In this corridor, there are five cells completely at her disposal. In these cells, her personal belongings such as clothing, bedding, vessels for cooking, water-dispenser, an electric induction stove with a table are kept," the letter, which Roopa has submitted to the IGP, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Bangalore, said. Roopa said that giving special treatment to any prisoner, unauthorisedly, without the court orders is not only a Contempt of Court, but also violation of Article 14 of the Constitution. Triple Talaq: AIMPLB hopes SC will not interfere in Muslim Personal Law As the Supreme Court is set to announce its verdict on Triple Talaq on Tuesday, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) expressed confidence that the apex court would not interfere in Muslim Personal Law and would not ban the Islamic practice of divorce. Speaking to ANI, member of AIMPLB and Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali said that whatever judgement the apex court pronounces it will be in the light of the Constitution of the country. PSU bank employees go on strike; services hit The bank unions are set to hold a strike across the country today as a mark of protest against the government's move to 'privatise' public sector banks. As many as 21 public sector banks, including the State Bank of India (SBI) and the IDBI Bank, are likely to see a major disruption in services. It is expected to affect the normal workings of the public. Cong Leader Ibrahim files nomination for upper House bypoll Congress leader C M Ibrahim today filed his nomination for the Legislative Council bypoll scheduled on August 31. He was accompanied by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Karnataka PCC President G Parameshwara and Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao. Get a good grip over communication skills, DC advises students Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul advised students to process language proficiency, along with good communication skills, to get jobs in the present competitive era. Govt urged to sanction new building for district hospital MLA Satish Sail has urged the State government to sanction new building for district hospital in Karwar, so that the proposed 700 bed hospital functions soon. Karwar: Encroachers assured of help by KSFDC president Karnataka State Fisheries Development Corporation President Rajendra Naik heard the grievances of encroachers on his visit to Sarvodaya Nagar, in Karwar, on Friday. Mangaluru: Mayor witnesses act of tossing banned things into district prison Mayor Kavita Sanil witnessed an incident here on 20th August, Sunday where.......................... Bhatkal: Results announced for essay writing competition organised by Majlis-e-Islah wa Tanzeem for girls The results of the essay writing competition which was organized by Majlis-e-Islah wa Tanzeem, Bhatkal on topics relating................. Mangaluru: Full-grown Sandalwood tree stolen from IGP's compound amidst high security In a shocking incident reported here at Maryhill in the city, a fully grown sandalwood tree was........................... Udupi: Purse snatchers nabbed within 30 minutes by the police In a hot chase on 20th August, Sunday the traffic police succeeded in nabbing......................... Congress demands Suresh Prabhu's resignation over Utkal train derailment The Congress on Monday demanded Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation after the derailment of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express, which claimed the lives of 23 people and left more than 100 injured, at Muzaffarnagar. In a press conference held here, the Congress cited previous examples of ministers, who resigned after such tragedies and asked Prabhu to do the same. "When a similar incident happened four decades ago, the then Railway Minister stepped down. When a flight crash landed in Delhi, the former civil aviation minister Late Madhavrao Scindia resigned. The government should take moral responsibility for the accident," Congress leader Manish Tiwari said. AIADMK factions finally unite, Panneerselvam is deputy CM Over six months after a bitter split, rival AIADMK factions on Monday merged+ following a power sharing arrangement under which K Palaniswamiwill remain the chief minister and O Panneerselvam will be his deputy. Panneerselvam will also be the AIADMK coordinator while Palaniswami will be the co-coordinator of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu. The merger took place after weeks of hard bargaining by factions led by the two leaders who have questioned Sasikala's appointment as party general secretary+ . Govt 'protecting all RSS-connected accused', says Cong after Purohit's bail The Congress today accused the BJP government of "protecting" all the accused "connected to the RSS" after the Supreme Court granted bail to 2008 Malegaon serial blasts case accused Lt Col Shrikant Prasad Purohit. The opposition party also raised questions over National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief Sharad Kumar getting two extensions and hoped that justice would be done in the Malegaon serial blasts case "without fear or favour". "Col Purohit gets Bail. It was expected as the present BJP Govt is protecting all the accused connected with RSS in all Bomb Blast cases (sic)," Congress leader Digivijaya Singh wrote on Twitter. CCTV shows Sasikala 'entering' central jail; DG says not aware A CCTV footage purportedly showing AIADMK chief V K Sasikala entering the Central jail here along with her sister-in-law in plain clothes has surfaced in the media. The footage was submitted by ex-DIG (Prisons) D Roopa on August 19 as part of her statement to the Anti-Corruption Bureau in support of her allegations that Sasikala was being given preferential treatment in the prison. The footage shows the two women carrying bags UP floods claim 72 lives, 21 lakh people hit in 24 districts The overall flood situation in Uttar Pradesh remained grim today with three more deaths pushing the toll to 72, the state relief commissioner's office said. Over 20 lakh people have been hit by the current spell of floods in 24 districts of the state. "The death toll in the floods has reached 72 in the state. 2,688 villages in 24 districts are flooded," the relief commissioner's office said here citing a flood report. In a year, no more physical police verification for passports: Home Secy The physical police verification for getting a passport will soon be a thing of the past as the government plans to connect the service with a robust national database of crimes and criminals that will check the antecedents of applicants at the click of a mouse. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS) is expected to link with the passport service of the Ministry of External Affairs and it will replace physical police verification for passport applicants with online verification in a year. Sonia, Rahul meet Guj MLAs, strategize for Guj polls The Congress leadership today asked party legislators from Gujarat to remain united and continue their fight for truth and ideology in Mahatma Gandhi's home state. This was told by the top Congress leaders to party legislators from Gujarat with whom they held a key strategy meeting ahead of this year's assembly elections. Working on plan to beat Asaduddin Owaisi in Hyd LS seat: BJP The BJP is evolving a strategy to win majority of Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, on the lines of party president Amit Shah's "Mission 2019" at national level, including a plan to defeat Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, says a party fucntionary. As part of the "Mission 80" strategy, the BJP is eyeing to win 80 of the total 119 Assembly seats and 15 out of 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in the elections, due in 2019, Telangana BJP spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao said. He said the BJP's central unit is making a plan internally to defeat Owaisi, the three-time Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad and chief of AIMIM. Govt receives Rs 42K crore tax so far in first filing under GST As much as Rs 42,000 crore has already come in as taxes so far in the first monthly filing under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and the revenues are expected to swell further as the filing cycle closes this later this week. A senior official said that about Rs 15,000 crore has come in as Integrated-GST, which is levied on inter-state movement of goods, and another Rs 5,000 crore by way of cess on demerit goods like cars and tobacco. Gujarat RS poll: HC issues notices to EC, Ahmed Patel on Balwantsinh's plea The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notices to the Election Commission (EC) and Congress leader Ahmed Patel on a petition filed by BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput challenging the EC's decision to invalidate the votes of two rebel Congress MLAs in Rajya Sabha polls.  Justice Bela Trivedi issued notices to the EC, Patel and also the two other candidates - BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Smriti Irani.  Naazim Khan from Kumta to represent India in China A young sportsman from the Karnataka's coastal city Kumta, Naazim Javed Khan to represent India in 'Para Asian regional table tennis championship' which will be held at Beijing in China from 23rd August till 31st August, 2017. Bhatkal: SIO Zonal president Mr. Rafique pays visit to various schools and institutions, interacts with students The Zonal president of Students' Islamic Organization, Mr. Rafique visited Bhatkal today on 21st August, Monday and interacted with students from various educational establishments. Two Chinese cricketers to play in Pakistan Super league Two Chinese cricketers have been drafted to play in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) next year, giving a boost to the fledgling sport in China. The two players of China national cricket team will represent Peshawar Zalmi in the next edition PSL, Pakistan's official news agency APP reported on Sunday. Three passengers hurt as boulder falls on Hubli-LTT Express train near Lonavla Three passengers hurt as boulder falls on Hubli-LTT Express train near Lonavla Supreme Court grants bail to 2008 Malegaon blast accused Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon serial blast case. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre said they are setting aside the Bombay High Court order by which the bail was denied. The apex court said it has imposed certain conditions on Purohit while granting bail. Sasikala jail perk row: Former DIG D Roopa submits evidence to ACB showing Sasikala entering jail in civilian attire Troubles for jailed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala don't seem to end as a video footage was submitted to the Anti-Corruption Bureaun (ACB) allegedly by ex-deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa showing the former and her relative Ilavarasi, convicted by the Supreme Court in the disproportionate assets case, walking into the main entry area of the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in civilian attire. No action taken in NGO scam, Bihar CM, Deputy CM should resign: Lalu RJD president Lalu Prasad today demanded the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, saying the state government had not taken any action on the "mega scam", involving 'Srijan', a Bhagalpur-based NGO.    The ruling JD(U), however, said the government had recommended a CBI probe into the issue following Prasad's demand and the RJD chief should now be patient.      JD(S) nominees' list by Oct: Gowda Former prime minister H D Deve Gowda said on Sunday that the JD(S) candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections would be announced by October. The party supremo told a press conference that state president H D Kumaraswamy would contest from Ramanagaram only and would not enter the fray from a second constituency. This, even as there is demand for him to contest from multiple seats.  Dhawan hits century as India open ODI series with crushing win Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series, here today.  India carried its domination from the Test series into the One-day format and achieved its biggest ever win in terms of overs left while chasing a 200-plus total.  The dominant hosts overhauled the 217-run target with 127 balls to spare with Dhawan annihilating the Lankan attack with his brutal 132-run knock which came off just 90 balls.  DC tells civic staff that waste segregation is mandatory Deputy Commissioner SS Nakul has said poura karmikas who collect waste from households should create awareness among public about dry and wet waste segregation before September 10, and segregation rules will be implemented strictly from October 2 8 die in natural disasters in Uttar Kannada in 4 months Eight people have died in various natural disasters in Uttara Kannada district between April and July this year. Karwar: CMC opposes 2nd phase of port construction work Members of City Municipal Council unanimously opposed the second phase of port construction work up to childern’s park on the coastal beach, as part of developing the ‘Sarvarutu’ commercial port. Udupi: Good response received by the first 'police phone-in programme' Tremendous response was received by the first phone-in programme by the district police as complaints were received by Superintendent of Police Sanjeev M. Patil himself on 19th August, Saturday. Karwar: Knife attacker who had made death threats sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment For assaulting a person with knife and threatening to kill him, the accused was sentenced by the....................... Bhatkal: Anjuman Alumni with teachers and parents form a meeting to discuss development of the institution. The management of Anjuman arts, science & commerce college arranged a meeting for Anjuman alumni, parents and teachers, where many shared their suggestions and opinions on the developmental activities to be done in the institution. Kundapur: 63-year-old woman from Maharastra hit by car while crossing the road, dies In an accident that occurred at Hangluru here, a qoman met with a tragic death as a ............................... Truck rams into Bolero pick-up on Kumta NH-66 The gruesome road accident reported in the early evening hours of 20th August, Sunday here on Alvekodi NH-66 in Kumta, where a truck rammed into Bolero pickup (mini truck), as a result the driver of Bolero pickup was injured seriously. Udupi: Tempo rams into parked truck - 1 dead, 3 injured In the wake of a tragic accident, one person was killed as a tempo rammed into an stationaery truck on ..................... Ahead of 2018 Assembly elections, pre poll survey predict Congress' victory A pre-poll survey conducted in Karnataka reveals that if elections were to be held in Karnataka today, the winners would be the Congress. BJP would follow second, with better tally than last time Ahead of the 2019 elections C fore conducted the Pre-Poll survey in the state between July 19 and August 10. BJP demands Siddaramaiahs resignation for misusing ACB Several BJP leaders in Karnataka today demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for "misusing" the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) by forcing it to file "false" cases against opposition leaders, including B S Yeddyurappa, the state unit chief of the saffron party. Those who demanded the chief ministers resignation included former deputy chief minister R Ashok and MP Shobha Karandlaje. Speaking to reporters, Karandlaje attacked the state government for "weakening" the institution of Lokayukta by constituting the ACB, which is controlled by the chief minister. BS Yeddyurappa Moves High Court Seeking Quashing Of Corruption Cases  Former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa has moved the high court, seeking quashing of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) proceedings against him in connection with an alleged illegal land de-notification. He filed the petition in the Karnataka High Court yesterday after the ACB had summoned him to appear before it. Mr Yeddyurappa has been accused of de-notifying 257 acres of land from a preliminary notification of 3,546 acres, meant for the formation of the Dr K Shivaram Karanth Layout, "bypassing" the Bengaluru Development Authority (BDA) committee's approval, when he was the chief minister between May, 2008 and July, 2011. Allegation against our officials feeble attempt to build false defence: ACB The Karnataka ACB has termed the allegation by a senior officer in the state administration that he was being pressured by the agency to give a statement against former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa in a corruption case as a "feeble attempt to build a false defence". H Basavarajendra, now the Deputy Secretary, Mines, InvestigationCell and Sugar,in a letter to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Secretary Shubash Chandra Khuntia yesterday, had claimedthat since he refused to heed to the "illegal" demands of theofficers, he was arrayed as an accused in the case. Bank unions threaten to strike work on Tuesday; services may be hit Services at public sector banks may take a hit on Tuesday as all unions under the aegis of UFBU have threatened to go on strike against the government’s proposed consolidation move besides raising a host of other demands. Most banks have already informed their customers that the functioning of branches and offices will be hit if the strike takes off. Work was being carrying out on tracks, probe on: Railways Investigators were today looking into what caused one of the deadliest train accidents in recent times as rescue operations continued, checking to see if there were people still trapped in the mangled coaches of the Utkal Express that derailed here yesterday. The railway ministry said 21 people were killed and 97 injured, 26 of them grievously, in the accident near Khatauli in western Uttar Pradesh. UP floods claim 69 lives; 20 lakh people hit in 24 districts With fresh flood-related deaths reported from across Uttar Pradesh, the death toll in the current wave of floods has risen to 69. Over 20 lakh people have been hit by the floods in 24 districts of the state. "The death toll in the floods has reached 69 in the state, where 2,523 villages in 24 districts are flooded affecting a population of over 20 lakh," the relief commissioner's office said here citing a flood report compiled till yesterday. Stone pelting cases decline in J-K due to NIA: HM Incidents of stone-pelting have reduced in Jammu and Kashmir due to the role of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. He said the incidents of naxalism, terrorism and extremism have also seen a downward trend in the last three years. Madeena welfare society Bhatkal honors meritorious students Around 50 meritorious students were honored with the awards in an 'Annual day and Madeena educational award' event organized by Madeena welfare society here at Bhatkal. The administration committee was also formed on the occasion. 586 train accidents in last 5 years; 53 due to derailments Nearly 53 per cent of the 586 train accidents in the last five years were due to derailments with the Utkal Express derailment being the latest. Notwithstanding the railways' attempts to upgrade the safety apparatus, many such accidents continue to occur. England rout Windies in Edgbaston Test England crushed West Indies by an innings and 209 runs inside three days in their inaugural day/night Test at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Saturday. Following on, the visitors were bowled out for 137 in their second innings as they lost 19 wickets in total during the day's play, thus giving England a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Acclaimed Urdu book on the Prophet’s life translated into English Khutbat-e Madras (Madras Lectures) is an acclaimed Urdu book on the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) life and teachings by the celebrated Islamic scholar of the Subcontinent, Syed Sulaiman Nadwi, who authored Siratun Nabi, the most outstanding 7-volume Urdu work on the Prophet’s life which can be compared with the best works on the subject even in Arabic. Save yourself from going to jail first: Siddaramaiah to BS Yeddyurappa Ridiculing state BJP chief B.S. Yeddyurappa’s threat to send him  to jail should his party come to power in Karnataka in the 2018 poll, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday advised him to first save himself from going to prison. Speaking to reporters here, he said Mr Yeddyurappa , who was pulled up by his national party president, Amit Shah for various shortcomings, was now making baseless allegations and threats against Congress leaders. “Let him first save himself from landing in jail once again before threatening to send Congress netas to prison. Frustration is causing BJP leaders to rake up so-called corruption issues , forgetting that many of their own leaders have already spent time in jail. It is unbecoming of them to make charges without evidence,” he added. 'Pressured' to depose against Yeddyurappa, claims sr officer A senior Karnataka Administrative Service Officer has alleged that he was "pressured" by Anti- Corruption Bureau officers to give a statement against BJP Karnataka unit chief B S Yeddyurappa in connection with a case regarding alleged illegal land denotification. The officer in a letter to Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Secretary Shubash Chandra Khuntia also claimed that since he refused to heed to the "illegal" demands by the officers, he was arrayed as an accused in the case. NGT summons top Karnataka officials over Bellandur lake The National Green Tribunal has summoned top officials of the Karnataka government to explain what action they have taken to clean the Bellandur lake in Bengaluru, where carcinogenic foam has been frothing again over the past few days. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed that the Additional Chief Secretary of Department of Urban Development and Chief Executive Officer of the Lake Development Authority to appear before it on August 22. Lokayukta can take independent decision for Yeddyurappa Taking a leap at the approval of the extension of Karnataka former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa’s land de-notification case by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Saturday said that Lokayukta is an independent body and can take prompt decisions without being intervened. Real life Dangal: Haliyal's Mamata Kelogi selected for under 17 international wrestling Mamata Kelogi, a resident of Dusagi village in Haliyal taluk and also the student of Alva's boarding school in Moodbidri, has been selected for the international wrestling games. Man kills wife over doubt of having illegal relationship in Mangalore A disgusting incident has been reported near Kotara Chowk region under Urwa police station limits, where a man killed his wife doubting that she had an illegal relationship with someone else. Kalinga Utkal Express derails in Muzaffarnagar: 23 killed more than 50 injured At least 23 people were killed and dozens injured after an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, officials said, as rescuers clambered across mangled carriages to pull passengers from the wreckage. Airstrip at Kumta to boost tourism, says Minister R V Deshpande Large and medium industries and district incharge minister R V Deshpande has urged the centre to facilitate creation on more jobs in the country. Kumta: ‘People will teach Congress a lesson in next poll' - Madhu Bangarappa JD(S) leader Madhu Bangarappa said people will teach the Congress a lesson in the upcoming state assembly elections. Govt extends GST return filing date to August 25 The government today extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush. Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end tomorrow, which explained the heavy traffic at ''. Utkal Express derails near Muzaffarnagar, at least 20 injured Several persons were injured as at least six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near here this evening, officials said. ADG (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar said the number of injured persons was yet to be ascertained. However, eyeswitnessed said at least 20 people were wounded. Don't want this kind of 'New India': Rahul Gandhi on Gorakhpur tragedy Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of New India, as he paid a visit to Gorakhpur to meet the grieving families of the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Hospital tragedy's victims. "It is not only an incident in Uttar Pradesh; rather it is a national tragedy. This incident is a sign of the situation of healthcare system in India. Things don't work like this. Modi Ji speaks about new India. We don't want this kind of new India. We want a new India where a poor can take his/her child for treatment and return back happily," he said, while addressing media after meeting the victims' families. Sania, Bopanna out of Cincinnati Masters Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza bowed out of the Cincinnati Masters after losing their quarterfinal and semifinal with respective partners in the men's and women's doubles. Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost 1-6 7-6 7-10 to second seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo in an enthralling three-setter quarterfinal that lasted one hour and 36 minutes. Bihar flood: Over 150 dead, 1 crore people in 17 districts affected; ETF deployed for rescue ops  The toll in Bihar floods rose to 153 on Friday while the number of those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the one-crore mark. Araria district accounted for 30 deaths, West Champaran 23, Sitamarhi 13, Madhubani 8 and Katihar 7. At least 11 each have died in Kisanganj, East Champaran and Supual and 9 each in Purnea and Madhepura. Despite being five-time MP from Gorakhpur, Adityanath did nothing for hospital: Congress The Congress party on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath over the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, saying that despite being five-time MP from Gorakhpur he did nothing for the hospital. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who visited Gorakhpur along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi told the media, "In spite of being five-time MP from Gorakhpur, he (Adityanath) did nothing for the hospital." Ahmed Patel slams BJP, accuses it of 'misusing agency' Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah stating that the country is run by two people who have ruined every agency or organization till date. Speaking at a program organized here, Patel said, "Only two people are running the country; one Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the other is his facto Amit Shah. There is no such institution or agency in the country which has not been misused by them". Yeddyurappa seeks 10 more days to appear before ACB BJP Karnataka unit president B S Yeddyurappa today sought 10 more days to appear before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with an alleged illegal land de-notification case. The former chief minister had been asked to appear before the bureau today for questioning in the case of de- notification of over 257 acres in Dr K Shivaram Karanth Layout in northern Bengaluru. Adityanath targets Rahul, says Gorakhpur not a 'picnic spot' Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today targeted Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi over his visit here, saying the 'yuvraj' (prince) sitting in Delhi cannot make Gorakhpur 'a picnic spot'. Adityanath, who launched a cleanliness campaign in the district to tackle the deadly encephalitis outbreak in the wake of death of 71 children at the BRD hospital here, also hit out at his predecessor and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. 200 cows die: Owner of cow shelter arrested  Owner of a government-aided private cow shelter (Gaushala) has been arrested where over 200 cows died in two days due to starvation and lack of proper care. Harish Verma, owner of Gaushala, is also the vice president of Jamul Nagar Nigam. He has been running the shelter for the last seven years. Karnataka Legislative Council bypoll: Cong fields C M Ibrahim The Congress today nominated former Union minister C M Ibrahim as the partys candidate for the by-election to the Karnataka Legislative Council. "Congress president Sonia Gandhi has approved the name of C M Ibrahim, former Union minister, as the party candidate for the by-election to be held for the membership of the Karnataka Legislative Council," a statement from AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said. Gas cylinder bursts at a house in Kumta; major tragedy averted A gas cylinder burst out at a house in Devarhakkal region of Kumta on the afternoon of 18th August, Friday, as result the major tragedy was averted with the help of fire brigade personnel. Fishermen worried as sea turns green near Karwar The sea water at the Rabindranath Tagore beach here has turned green much to the chagrin of the fishermen and local residents. The fisherfolk, startled by the colour of the waves hitting the shore, called up the office of the ocean biology study centre. Jagannath N Rathod, chairman of the centre, assistant professor Shivakumar Haragi and their students came to the spot and examined the extent of the water contamination.They took the water samples with them. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu lays foundation stone for doubling work at Mangaluru Central station Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today laid the foundation stone for doubling of the railway line in the Nethravati-Mangaluru section and the foot over bridge at Mangaluru Central railway station here through video conference from New Delhi. Nalin Kumar Kateel MP, city mayor Kavita Sanil and other dignitaries inaugurated the programme at the Mangaluru Central railway station by lighting a lamp. Addressing the audience through video conference, Prabhu said several projects were being launched at eight different railway stations across Karnataka. Only Rs 835 crore was allotted to railways for the state earlier. The grant was increased to Rs 2,200 crore during 2014-17 period, an increase of 163 per cent from the previous government’s budget. RBI to issue new fluorescent blue Rs 50 notes The Reserve Bank will soon introduce new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknotes bearing the motif of 'Hampi with Chariot' that depicts India's cultural heritage. RBI said it will shortly issue these Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (new) series. There will be regime change at Centre in 2019: Mamata West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that there would be a regime change (at the Centre) in 2019 as the opposition parties had come together on a platform. Speaking at the 'Rising Bengal 2017' programme here, she said no front had been formed as yet but the opposition parties had come on a platform. ‘Allot available DC Manna land to oppressed classes’ Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa on Thursday directed Deputy Commissioners of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts to allot remaining parcels of ‘DC Manna land’ in the districts to people belonging to oppressed classes within a month. The erstwhile Madras Presidency of the British had earmarked certain portions of government lands as DC Manna land in the then South Canara district, which was under it, for allotment to oppressed classes. Siddaramaiah set to revamp, expand cabinet; Ramanath Rai may get Home Ministry With Assembly polls just a few months away, the Congress high command has given the go - ahead for expansion and revamp of the Siddaramaiah cabinet to inject more responsiveness in the administration. Apart from filling the three vacant slots in his ministry, Siddaramaiah is also set to effect a minor reshuffle of the portfolios by assigning the crucial Home Ministry to Ramanath Rai, who is set to be divested of the Forest and Environment portfolio. The swearing-in ceremony is e Toxic froth from Bengaluru's Bellandur lake recedes, rain-hit areas recovering The city's famous Bellandur lake continued to spew 'toxic froth' today, but it is reducing because of receding rains.     After being pounded by a record-breaking downpour early this week, the city is on the road to recovery. "The lake still continues to spew toxic froth. Continues to fly, though it is not that nightmarish as it was during the torrential rainfall four days back.       Govt will take over 449 schools only if they fail to return extra fees: Kejriwal The Delhi government will take over around 449 private schools, which have been served show cause notices over charging extra fee, only as a "last resort" if they do not roll back their decision, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today. Addressing a press conference, his first in nearly four months, Kejriwal said the government does not intend to "interfere", but will surely "discipline" the schools, if needed. Nilambur-Nanjangud rail line: Kerala seeks consensus with Karnataka Kerala government was keen to implement Nilambur-Nanjangud railway line, being opposed by Karnataka, and wanted to reach a consensus with the neighbouring state, Public Works Minister G Sudhakaran said today. Replying to a submission in the state assembly, he said Karnataka was opposing the proposed railway line which seeks to connect Nilambur in Kerala and Nanjangud in the neighbouring state on the ground that it passed through Bandipur tiger reserve. IGNOU confers 11 lakh certificates to personnel of Army, IAF The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has so far conferred over 11 lakh certificates to personnel of the Army and the Indian Air Force for completing their courses in different levels. Out of the total 11,28,754 certificates issued, 1,413 graduation certificates have been issued by the university under vertical mobility scheme, said Manjulika Srivastava, Director of IGNOU's Defence Unit. Cattles being taken to Bhatkal seized in Yellapur Around 63 cattle being taken to Bhatkal in a container lorry allegedly without proper care were seized by the police and have arrested six people in this connection. Police constable die after motorbike crashes with car on Murdeshwar NH-66 The bike rider, who was a police constable in Honnavar police station, killed instantly on the spot after meeting a horrible road accident between a bike and the car, that happened on the late night of 17th August, Thursday, here on Murdeshwar NH-66 of Bhatkal taluk. CM seeks early environment clearance for Hubballi-Ankola railway line Chief Minister Siddaramaiah called on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday in New Delhi, urging him to expedite pending railway projects in Karnataka. He also sought the early environment clearance from the centre for the long pending Hubballi-Ankola railway line. Mangaluru: Former IGP Western range IPS Harishekaran awarded for his service by American Consulate General The former IGP of Western range, senior police officer IPS P Harishekaran received ...................... Siddaramaiah just playing caste politics: Eshwarappa Lashing out at the state Congress government, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah claims his government is pro poor and he has achieved a lot in eradicating poverty, but the ground reality is different. Udupi: 'Sand extraction can begin by the end of August' - Pramod Madhwaraj The arrangements are made and the traditional sand extraction in sand deposits located in CRZ................................ Mangaluru: Elderly couple in trouble as court orders them to evacuate their house An elderly couple living at Suratkal, are on the verge of losing their house due to lack of awareness of government laws.