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 APCR ready to provide legal aid for defrauded victims of IMA APCR Karnataka state secretary Advocate Mohammed Niyaz, in a press release, said that the Association for protection of civil rights (APCR) is ready to provide all kinds of legal assistance to the defrauded victims of IMA fraud. Rohit, Kuldeep ensure India maintain clean slate against Pakistan in World Cup Rohit Sharma produced an elegant hundred before Kuldeep Yadav flummoxed the Pakistani batsmen as India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their arch-rivals in a much-hyped World Cup match, which eventually turned to be a lop-sided affair. One nation, one election on agenda as PM Modi calls all-party meet on June 19 Chairing an all-party meeting on the eve of the first session of the new Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited heads of all parties to a meeting on June 19 to discuss the "one nation, one election" issue and other important matters. IMA to hold nationwide protest on Monday against attack on doctors The Indian Medical Association (IMA) will hold a nationwide protest on Monday against the beating of doctors in West Bengal, said Dr Ranjan Sharma, president of the doctors' national body, on Sunday. Dr Sharma said that they would also stress for the enactment of protection law for the doctors and amendment in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). "We need amendments in IPC and CrPC so that anybody who indulges in acts of violence against hospitals and doctors is taken to task as per the laws," said Dr Sharma while talking to ANI. Terming the strike of doctors in W First Parliament session of 17th LS to commence on Monday The first session of the brand new Lok Sabha after the general elections commences its business on Monday with the BJP-led NDA coming back to power with an improved majority and a massive mandate to rule the country for the next five years. The first two days of the session will be completely devoted to oath-taking by 542 members of the 17th Lok Sabha. The election for Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu was cancelled on charges of money power playing a huge role in the election there. Two more MPs will be nominated by the government from the Anglo Indian community. The oath-taking by the new members will be overseen by the protem Speaker. Seniormost MP Virendra Kumar elected from Tikamjarh in Madhya Pradesh. A former Unio IMA Jewels case: SIT conducts searches at residences of all accused Six teams of Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Karnataka government on Saturday conducted searches at the residences of accused persons in Govind Pura, Shivaji Nagar, Tasker town and HBR Layout in connection with IMA Jewels case. The teams retrieved documents during the searches. All-party meet: Opposition demands debate on unemployment, farm distress A day before the budget session, an all-party meeting convened by the government was held Sunday in which the opposition demanded that issues such as farm distress, unemployment and drought should be debated upon in Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the meeting, attended by representatives of all parties, including Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and TMC leader Derek O'Brien. Heatwave claims 44 lives in Bihar At least 44 people have died in a blistering heatwave that hit three Bihar districts on Saturday, officials said on Sunday. The officials at the Disaster Management Control Room said 22 people died in Aurangabad, 20 in Gaya and two in Nawada districts due to the heatwave. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the deaths due to the "loo" winds and the heatstroke in the three districts and has announced a payment of Rs four lakh as ex-gratia to the next of kin of those killed, an official release said. 'India has wage problem, not job problem': Mohandas Pai Former Infosys CFO and multi-sector investor T V Mohandas Pai has said India does not face a job problem, but one of wages, as a lot of low paid jobs being created do not find favour with degree holders. "India is not producing good jobs, but creating a lot of Rs 10,000-Rs 15,000 low-paid jobs which are not fancied by degree holders. India has a wage problem, not a job problem," he told PTI. Also, India has regional and geographical problems, Pai said. Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: 13 ministers take oath, 6 dropped Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his Council of Ministers on Sunday with 13 new ministers, including 8 of Cabinet rank, taking the oath of office. He dropped six ministers including Prakash Mehta who held the Housing portfolio. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who quit Congress recently, was sworn-in as a Cabinet minister at Raj Bhavan here. He was earlier the Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly. His son Sujay Vikhe Patil was elected during the recent Lok Sabha polls from the Ahmednagar seat in the state on a BJP ticket. Indian minor dies after being left behind in Dubai bus A six-year-old Indian boy was found dead after he dozed off in his school bus and left behind alone for several hours in the UAE on Saturday, according to a media report. Handover IMA jewels scam investigation to CBI: B S Yeddyurappa Leader of the Opposition B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the multi-crore IMA fraud. Will push for CBI probe into IMA: B S Yeddyurappa The opposition BJP MPs will urge the Centre to get justice for the victims of IMA financial fraud. Opposition leader, B.S. Yeddyurappa said this when a group of victims of IMA scam met him near Maurya circle where he has been sitting on a dharna on Jindal land allotment issue. He also said that only a CBI probe could get justice to the victims. ICC CWC'19: Aaron Finch's 153 helps Australia clinch win vs Sri Lanka  Skipper Aaron Finch stroked his way to a majestic century as defending champions Australia inched closer to the semifinal berth with a crushing 87-run win over Sri Lanka in their World Cup fixture here Saturday. Encephalitis death toll rises to 84 in Bihar With three more deaths reported from Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), the death toll in the district mounted to 84 on Sunday as Bihar continues to grapple with the deadly disease. Doctors' stir in WB enters 6th day, venue for talks with CM to be decided The impasse at the state-run medical colleges and hospitals in West Bengal entered the sixth day on Sunday, even as the agitating doctors asserted that they were open to talks with the government, the venue for which would be decided by a governing body of medical practitioners. EC announces bypolls to six RS seats  The Election Commission Saturday announced bypolls to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5, including the one vacated by BJP chief Amit Shah following his election to the Lok Sabha. ‘Victims of sea erosion to get compensation’ Dakshina Kannada in-charge Minister U.T. Khader on Saturday said the government will pay an immediate compensation of ₹1 lakh to those who have lost houses in sea erosion. Officers charged of receiving bribe from beneficiaries Complaints that officers concerned had taken bribe of Rs 5,000 each from beneficiaries for distribution of pump sets under the Ganga Kalyan Scheme irked District In-charge Minister R V Deshpande who in turn directed the deputy commissioner to recommend the respective department to issue show cause notice to the officers involved and also hold back their salary hike and promotion. Rs 3.35 lakh valuables stolen from Honnavar temple Burglars broke into a temple at Sankolli Arasa Muttada village in Haladipur, Honnavar taluk of Uttara Kannada district and made away with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 3.35 lakh recently. Karwar: Memo submitted demanding Multispeciality hospital in Kumta as a central place A delegation from Kumta on Saturday, 15th June, met Uttara Kannada District In-Charge Minister R V Deshpande in Karwar demanding the construction of very much needed multi-speciality hospital in the district and in a central place Kumta. Survey to check overloading of schoolchildren in vehicles Regional Transport Office (RTO) will conduct a survey to check excess children being carried in vehicles, including autorickshaws rented or attached to school management, in violation of traffic rules, In-charge Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) John B Misquith said. Dandeli Samagra Abhivrudigagi Horata Samiti demand Rail connectivity between Dandeli and Hubballi Members of Dandeli Samagra Abhivrudigagi Horata Samiti on Friday submitted a memorandum to Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi demanding rail connectivity between Dandeli and Hubballi. Heavy rains, tidal waves damage properties in Mangaluru's Ullal Heavy rains and tidal waves caused severe loss to properties, with many houses being damaged in the coastal city of Ullal in Mangaluru district in Karnataka . Indian U-17 women's football team to tour Hong Kong With the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup slated to be held in India next year, the national team will be travelling to Hong Kong for an exposure tour beginning June 16. Ronaldo served with papers in US rape lawsuit Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been served with court papers related to a rape lawsuit in the United States, according to documents filed by his lawyers on Friday. Australia to take final call on injured Stoinis next week Australia will take a final call on injured all-rounder Marcus Stoinis' fate in the World Cup ahead of their next week's match against Bangladesh. Three separatists arrested in terror funding case sent to judicial custody till July 12 A Delhi court on Friday sent Kashmiri separatists Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam Bhat, arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with a terror funding case, to judicial custody till July 12. Kumaraswamy govt refers JSW land sale to cabinet panel amid BJP protests Caught in a row over the controversial JSW Steel land sale, the Karnataka cabinet on Friday decided to refer its decision on the sale of 3,667 acres to the firm at Ballari to a cabinet subcommittee for reconsideration. Karnataka doctor studying in Rohtak commits suicide, department head booked A 30-year-old doctor hailing from Karnataka, who was pursuing his MD course from PGIMS, Rohtak in Haryana, allegedly committed suicide in the hostel of the hospital's campus, police said Friday. Stray dog attack continuous in Bhatkal, one more seriously injured The menace of stray dogs continuous in Bhatkal as a fresh case of attacking a senior man reported at an old bus stand here on Friday early morning. Five policemen killed in Maoist ambush in Jharkhand Five police personnel were killed in an ambush by Maoists Friday while they were patrolling the area here, officials said. Karnataka to amend state startup policy in tune with central policy The Karnataka Cabinet Friday decided to amend the Karnataka Startup Policy 2015-2020 in line with the national policy. New party launched in Karnataka A group of activists, farmers and litterateurs from Karnataka, especially from the state's northern region, today launched a new party that would "work for the welfare" of the common man and farmers. Doctors seek Mamata Banerjee's apologise, set conditions to withdraw stir Agitating doctors Friday demanded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unconditional apology and set six conditions for the state government to withdraw their four-day-long stir that disrupted healthcare services across West Bengal. Pacers, Root set up England's eight-wicket win over West Indies Joe Root hit his second century of the tournament after England pace battery tormented the West Indies batsmen to set up a thumping eight-wicket win in their World Cup match in Southampton on Friday. Man shot dead in west Delhi's Vikaspuri A 35-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by unidentified assailants in west Delhi's Vikaspuri area, police said Friday.  High Court refuses to pass interim order on doctors' strike The Calcutta High Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order on the strike by junior doctors at state-run hospitals in protest against the attack on two of their colleagues by family members of a patient. Doctors protest in Delhi over Kolkata hospital violence Scores of doctors at some government and private hospitals in Delhi held demonstrations Friday by marching and raising slogans to express solidarity with their protesting colleagues in Kolkata. Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy expands cabinet by inducting 2 ministers Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Friday expanded his cabinet by inducting two Independent MLAs into the ministry in an apparent move to give stability to his 13-month-old wobbly government. 10 injured in Bus-Truck collision on Ankola NH-66 As many as ten passengers travelling in a private bus were injured after it met an head-on collision with a truck on NH-66 near Andhale cross in Ankola on Friday morning. 1 killed in Car-Truck collision in Yellapur In a road accident involving collision of car and a truck, one person travelling in the car was killed on the spot, while its driver sustained severe injuries. The mishap happened on Hittinbail NH-63 near Yellapur on Thursday afternoon. Cyclone Vayu changes course, unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat: IMD Cyclone Vayu has changed its course and is unlikely to make landfall in Gujarat, but it will cause heavy rain in several coastal districts of the state, officials said Thursday. Cylinder of refrigerator explodes in Mangalore; woman succumbed to injuries A woman succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday after she was seriously injured in an explosion of refrigerator cylinder at her house at Krishnapura fourth block near Surathkal. All Waqf properties will be geo-tagged and digitised: Naqvi Properties belonging to All India Waqf Board will be geo-tagged and facilities like school, college, hospital, community centre, common centre and hostel will be constructed on them, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has announced. 2019 Cricket World Cup: Warner century powers Australia to 41-run win over Pakistan David Warner was not his usual destructive self but effective nevertheless, his first international century since completing the ball-tampering ban setting up Australia’s 41-run win over Pakistan in the World Cup in Taunton on Wednesday. Karnataka: Journalist attacked by employees of pharmaceutical company in Tumkur Local journalists on Wednesday here were allegedly attacked by the employees of a pharmaceutical firm as the scribes were trying to report issues faced by locals due to the presence of the company in the vicinity. India successfully tests scramjet demonstrator aircraft India successfully launched the indigenously-developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) in its maiden test from a base off the Odisha coast on Wednesday. Union minister Piyush Goyal appointed Deputy Leader of House in Rajya Sabha Union minster Piyush Goyal was Wednesday appointed as the Deputy Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, sources said. Kohli remains sole Indian in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes Star cricketer Virat Kohli remains the sole Indian in the Forbes list of world's highest-paid athletes with estimated annual earnings of USD 25 million. Karnataka Ponzi scheme fraud: 7 directors held, SIT formed Seven directors of a firm at the centre of an alleged financial fraud that left thousands of investors in the lurch here were apprehended Wednesday even as an 11-member special investigation team was formed by the Karnataka government to probe the case. Karnataka government announces farm loan waiver will be made in one go Karnataka government has ordered release of money toward farm loan waiver in commercial banks in one-go as against four instalments announced in the budget last year. Cyclone Vayu: Over 3 lakh people evacuated; Army, IAF teams on standby As the "very severe" cyclonic storm 'Vayu' is inching closer to Gujarat coast and expected to make a landfall Thursday, the Army, the Air Force, and the NDRF teams are deployed and put on standby for rescue and relief operations along the coastal districts. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared the loans of over two thousand farmers from Bihar. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared the loans of over two thousand farmers from Bihar. Yellapur: Carpenter falls into well, dies A 40-year-old carpenter accidentally fell into a well and died while working at Gramdevi Nagar in Yellapur town on Monday. 14,000 lakes will be rejuvenated: District In-charge Minister Jayamala District In-charge Minister Jayamala said that the state government had chalked out a plan to plant 20 lakh saplings and rejuvenate 14,000 lakes as immediate steps to conserve the environment. RTGS, NEFT fund transfers to be cheaper from July 1 The Reserve Bank of India Tuesday said it will waive all charges on fund transfer through popular RTGS and NEFT systems from July 1 and asked banks to pass on the benefits to customers from the same day. Right-wing activist Sharad Kalaskar who shot Dabholkar held in Pansare murder case A special team of the Maharashtra police Tuesday arrested right-wing activist Sharad Kalaskar in connection with the killing of veteran Communist leader Govind Pansare, an official said. Indian government sets target of providing clean drinking water to all by 2024 The Centre has set a target of providing clean drinking water to all by 2024, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said Tuesday. Heavy rain in Uttara Kannada district ‘Vayu’ cyclone caused due to depression over Arabian Sea brought widespread rain across Uttara Kannada district on Wednesday. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services has warned of heavy rain on Wednesday also. IMA scam: 6 Directors surrender to police A day after a controversial audio clip purportedly by Mansoor Khan, the MD of I Monetary Advisory (IMA), accusing Shivaji Nagar MLA Roshan Baig of harassment went viral, six absconding directors of the group surrendered before the police. Thawar Chand Gehlot is new leader of Rajya Sabha  Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha. Father-daughter electrocuted in Bantwal A father-daughter duo were electrocuted after they came in contact with a live wire which was fallen at Barekkinade in Vamadapadavu near Bantwal, on Tuesday, 11th June. Hearing of Nirav Modi bail plea concludes, final decision today The UK High Court on Tuesday heard fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi’s appeal against a lower court’s order to deny him bail as he fights his extradition from Britain to India in the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. SIT will be set up to investigate IMA jewels case: Karnataka Home Minister Karnataka Home Minister MB Patil on Tuesday said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will be constituted to investigate the fraud in the IMA jewels case. Scholarships to 5 crore minority students in next 5 years: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Several scholarships such as pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means will be provided to 5 crore students from minority communities, including 50 per cent girls, in the next five years, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Tuesday. BJP accuses Kumaraswamy of openly threatening, abusing scribes The Karnataka BJP Tuesday took a dig at Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, accusing him of openly threatening and abusing journalists in the state. Finance Minister engages with all stakeholders ahead of budget Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Tuesday, began her pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholders starting with those from agriculture and rural development sectors in which she stressed the need for ways to eradicate unemployment and poverty. Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, sister arrested in fake bank accounts case Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested on Monday from his residence here in the fake bank accounts case by the country's top anti-corruption body, officials said. 50 houses facing coastal erosion threat As many as 50 houses and masjids in Ullal and Ucchila on the city’s outskirts are vulnerable to coastal erosion when the sea turns rough. Rough sea condition occurred due to the depression in the Arabian Sea on Monday evening. Two killed in accident Two men were killed on the spot after the two-wheeler in which they were travelling by collided with a lorry near Sankadagundi in Shiroor under Byndoor police station limits on Monday. 'Yogi Adityanath behaving foolishly': Rahul attacks UP CM over scribes' arrest  Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday criticised the arrest of scribe Prashant Kanojia and the editor and the head of a Noida-based TV channel, saying Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is behaving "foolishly" and he should release the journalists. Punjab toddler, rescued from borewell after 110 hours, dies A two-year-old child, who was stuck in a 150-foot-deep unused borewell here, was pulled out Tuesday morning after almost 110 hours, but could not be saved, officials and doctors said. 12 senior I-T officers sacked for corruption The government has dismissed from service 12 senior income-tax officers on charges of corruption and professional misconduct, sources said. North sizzles as Delhi sees 48°C Large swathes of the country seared under record high temperatures today with the mercury touching 48°C in Delhi, the highest for June. IMA Jewels scam: Fraud in the name of religion This sums up the business trajectory of I Monetary Advisory (IMA), a company founded in 2006 by Mohammed Mansoor Khan. Maintain cleanliness in sub-jail: MLA Dinakar Shetty “Prisoners too are human beings and they need to take care of their health and maintain hygiene. Hence, officials concerned should take measures for maintaining cleanliness at Kumta sub-jail located on the premises of the tahsildar office,” said MLA Dinakar Shetty.  Stray dogs caught in Mundalli Bhatkal A team of dog catchers from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu was summoned by the gram panchayat to capture stray dogs at Muttalli village. The team was summoned as an old woman had died and three others were injured due to dog bite at Muttalli in Bhatkal taluk recently creating panic among the villagers. Investors throng jewellery store as owner 'disappears' Hundreds of investors thronged a prominent city jewellery store Monday after an audio clip surfaced where a person alleged to be the owner is heard saying he is going to commit suicide as he was fed up with corruption. The owner was also into the chit fund business. Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket  Fighting back tears, Yuvraj Singh Monday announced retirement from international cricket, ending a "rollercoaster" career during which he became the hero of India's 2011 World Cup triumph and fought a gritty battle with cancer. "After 25 years, I have decided to move on. Cricket has given me everything and is the reason why I stand here today," the 37-year-old Yuvraj said addressing the media here. Centre, BJP trying to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Monday that the Centre and the cadres of the ruling BJP were trying to incite violence in the state and conspiring to bring down her government. She also said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them. 6 convicted in gang rape, murder of 8-yr-old girl in Kathua; 1 acquitted Six of the seven accused in the horrific gangrape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua were convicted by a court here on Monday, lawyers said. A seventh accused, namely Vishal -- son of main accused Sanji Ram -- was acquitted by the court, giving him the 'benefit of doubt', said Farooqi Khan, who represented the victim's family in the court. The court pronounced its much-awaited verdict away from the gaze of media which has gathered outside the premises. Sanji Ram, the caretaker of the temple where the crime took place, Special Police Officer Deepak Khajuria and Parvesh Kumar, a civilian, have been convicted under Ranbir Penal Code sections pertaining to criminal conspiracy, murder, gangrape and destruction of evidence, the lawyers said. Two police officials -- Sub Inspector Anand Dutta and Head Constable Tilak Raj --and a special police officer Surender Verma have been convicted for destruction of evidence, they said. Terrorism a 'joint threat', says PM Modi in Sri Lanka Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said he had an "immensely fruitful" meetings with Sri Lanka's top leadership, including President Maithripala Sirisena, during which the two sides agreed that terrorism is a "joint threat" that needs collective and focussed action, weeks after the island nation witnessed the worst jihadi attack. Kohli comes in support of Smith, says booing him unacceptable  Indian skipper Virat Kohli says he apologised to Steve Smith on behalf of the fans after the former Australian skipper coped another round of "unacceptable" booing in the ongoing World Cup. Xi, Modi may discuss US' trade protectionism in Bishkek: China Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping as "good friends", China on Monday hoped that the two leaders would discuss their respective trade frictions with the US and reach a consensus on opposing trade protectionism during their "very important" meeting this week on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Bishkek.  "Cabinet expansion will be 'foundation stone' for collapse of govt" Union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda Sunday said the much awaited expansion of Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy led cabinet in Karnataka, aimed at saving the coalition government, would be the "foundation stone" for its collapse. Veteran playwright-actor Girish Karnad dies at 81 Noted playwright, actor and director Girish Karnad, a progressive voice that championed the freedom of expression, died at his residence here Monday, official sources said. He was 81. Rahul Gandhi won in Wayanad due to 40 pc Muslim population: Asaduddin Owaisi All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi has claimed that Congress President Rahul Gandhi won in Wayanad due to 40 per cent population being Muslims. ICC CWC'19: India sends strong message as they beat Australia by 36 runs  Shikhar Dhawan's classy hundred and a quality bowling effort powered India to a 36-run victory over Australia, denying two fallen heroes a fairytale script while sounding a warning bell for their opponents in the World Cup here on Sunday. 8 killed after ambulance collides with lorry in Kerala's Palakkad At least eight people died after an ambulance they were travelling in rammed into a lorry in Palakkad city of Kerala. Uttara Kannada ready for monsoon: Admn Coastal district Uttara Kannada is all prepared for monsoon, which is expected to commence in the next three days. CM, DVS respond to Twitter campaign demanding hospitals in Uttara Kannada district The state government has responded positively to a social media campaign demanding a multi-speciality hospital in Uttara Kannada district. Country needs a pragmatic language policy: VP Naidu Amid the three-language norm row, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday opined that the country needs a "pragmatic language policy". I am an Indian, will remain one: Rtd Army officer Sanaullah "I am an Indian and will remain an Indian," said former Army officer and Kargil War veteran Mohammed Sanaullah, who was declared a foreigner and detained by police in Assam. PM gives priority to BJP-ruled states: Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad Lauding Kerala for accommodating diverse political ideologies, Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives priority to BJP-ruled states over those governed by opposition parties. Land deal: Cong-JDS coalition received kickbacks, alleges Yeddyurappa The state cabinet had recently decided to convert the lease of 3,667 acres land to JSW Steel in Ballari district into sale, in accordance with the initial agreement. Karnataka cabinet rejig will only flame rebellion: Yeddyurappa The Karnataka BJP Chief B S Yeddyurappa Saturday predicted that Congress-JD(S) government's exercise to quell the growing dissent within the coalition through cabinet rejig on June 12 would only flame rebellion. Modi arrives in Tirupati to worship Lord Venkateswara Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening arrived in the temple town of Tirupati to offer prayers to Lord Venkateswara, atop the sacred Tirumala Hills. Record 2 lakh Haj pilgrims from India this year: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday that a record number of two lakh Indian Muslims will go to Haj this year, that too without any subsidy, on more than 500 flights from 21 embarkation points across the country. JD-U to go it alone in Assembly polls outside Bihar The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Sunday decided not be a part of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance outside the Bihar.