Blue coastline gets saffron shade

Mangaluru: The pitched campaigns of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah in the coast have decimated the Congress into oblivion in these parts, especially in the key districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. The BJP onslaught left nine sitting MLAs lose by good margins. Of the 19 seats in the three coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada, BJP has won 16. While six sitting MLAs, including a minister, lost in Dakshina Kannada, a minister and two sitting MLAs lost to BJP candidates in…

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Cong washed away by BJP tide in Udupi

Udupi: A Modi wave has washed away the Congress in Udupi district in these assembly elections. BJP candidates won in all five constituencies in the district by getting a generous number of votes. This is first time in history, that the Congress lost all five seats in an assembly election. Even though the district administration imposed Section 144 of the IPC (unlawful assembly) in the district and banned any victory processions or bursting of crackers, activists have not adhered to it. Superintendent of police Laxman Nimbargi warned activists to remain…

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Robbers fire at ATM guard, loot Rs 9 lakh

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Sangrur: Two men fired at a security guard outside an ATM booth of IDBI Bank in Sangrur and fled with a bag containing Rs 9 lakh in cash on Monday morning. The incident took place when employees of a private firm, engaged to refill ATM booths, had come in their cash van. While two employees of the private firm — Mukhtiar Singh and Rajinder Singh — went inside the ATM, two persons with their faces covered reached the spot on a motorcycle and fired at security guard Leela Singh. A…

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Patiala girls outshine boys in ISC, ICSE results

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PATIALA: The city girls on Monday bagged the top sports by scoring highest in ISC and ICSE results. Yuvika Dandiwal of British Co-ed High School, Patiala, topped the district with 98% marks in humanities stream in ISC Class XII boards. Aradhya Jain of Punjab Public School, Nabha, secured the second spot with 95.3% in the same stream. Yuvika claimed that she consistent hard work and dedication throughout the year to attain the top score remains the key to her success. She has planned to pursue her career in psychology for…

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