KSRTC told to operate services from Mangaluru airport

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MANGALURU: State chief secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar, assuring to extend all possible support on part of the government, told the airport authorities on Friday to expedite the work of extending the runway and other development works at Mangaluru International Airport (MIA). During his visit to MIA, Bhaskar said the extension of the runway and development of infrastructure at the airport are long-pending demands. “It is indeed praiseworthy that all preparations are being made for the extension of the runway and other development works. The state government will extend its…

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Police inspector booked for assaulting woman

Mangaluru: A police officer has been booked on charges of assaulting a woman. The FIR in this case was filed against Bajpe police station inspector Parashiva Murthy under section 324 and 323 of IPC, for voluntarily causing hurt, at Bajpe police station on Thursday. Victim Salika, 44, in her complaint, alleged that inspector Murthy hit her with a plate after she was called for questioning. Salika’s husband, who is facing charges of rape under the Pocso Act in a case registered in 2017, has been absconding since then. Murthy had…

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Police nab chain snatcher, Rs 1.5L worth gold recovered

Mangaluru: The city police have arrested a person in connection with two incidents of chain snatching under the Surathkal police station limits. Police identified the accused as Habeeb Hassan, 39, a resident of Permannur in Thokkottu. He has been remanded in judicial custody. On the night of September 10, while victim Sanjeevi, 55, was walking towards a grocery store located in fifth block, Katipalla, two men, including Habeeb, arrived on a motorcycle and snatched her mangalsutra valued at Rs 65,000. Two days later, Habeeb and another person snatched another mangalsutra…

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Income-tax department starts school for slum kids

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LUDHIANA: After showing the city a unique way to spread greenery through the concept of the green vertical wall, the income-tax department on Thursday started another mission under which it would give the power of knowledge to the under-privileged kids. The initiative called ‘Slum to Scholar’ took off with principal chief commissioner (North West Region) Binay K Jha, who is the brainchild behind this initiative, inaugurating the first school named as ‘Vijeta’ at a park located in the Income Tax Colony, Rishi Nagar. Under the initiative, the I-T aims to…

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CGST dept donates another happy seeder to Ludhiana farmers

LUDHIANA: Taking ahead the initiative of ensuring a clean environment by combating stubble burning, Central GST (CGST), commissionerate, Ludhiana donated another happy seeder to the farmers of Ludhiana district. In this campaign, which is being spearheaded by CGST commissioner Ashutosh Baranwal, the department donated a happy seeder earlier also. According to Baranwal, “Stubble burning is a major source of environment pollution in the region and it is need of the hour to encourage the farmers to take up alternate ways like these to do away with pollution caused by traditional…

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​Ludhiana: Man held with Rs 15 lakh in cash

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LUDHIANA: Khanna police on Saturday handed over a person to Income Tax department after fifteen lakh rupees were recovered from his possession and he couldn’t produce legal documents for the same. The person was identified as Shinder Singh, a resident of Talwandi Choudaryian in Kapurthala District. SSP Dhruv Dahiya said that as part of a special campaign, a police team was checking the suspected vehicles and persons at a checkpost on G.T. Road (Alour) in Khanna on Saturday. He added that the police party saw a Bus coming from the…

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Kolkata: West Bengal refuses to revise bus fare

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KOLKATA: If fuel prices rise by Rs 9 a litre, the bus fare may go up by Re 1 at every stage: this is the formula framed by IISWBM and accepted by the transport department as the thumb rule for fare revision. Since the last bus fare revision in June, fuel prices have become dearer by Rs 9 but the state government seems to be in no mood to hike the transport fares. “We don’t find any justification for another fare hike. The rates were revised merely four months ago.…

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