Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004
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BANGALORE APRIL 5. The Kannada Nadu Party's candidate for the Jayanagar Assembly Constituency, Manjunath, was injured when a group of armed men attacked him with a sword on Sunday night. According to a police compliant lodged by Mr. Manjunath, the assailants, who came in a van and on four motorcycles, attacked him with a sword when he was helping his supporters to put up banners and buntings at 4th Block, Jayanagar, around 11.30 p.m. The Jayanagar police have taken up a case of attempt to murder. In an incident reported from Ramanagaram in Bangalore Rural district, two Congress workers were injured when they were allegedly assaulted by Janata Dal (Secular) supporters on Monday morning. The incident took place at Doddarasegowdanadoddi in Ward No. 1 when the Congress workers were putting up banners, the police said. The injured have been identified as Bommanna and Ramesh. Bommanna, who suffered a head injury, has been admitted to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences here. Bommanna has filed a complaint and said Suresh, Satish, Raju, Umesh, and others assaulted him. The police said Bommanna and Suresh were involved in a financial dispute. The Ramanagaram town police have registered a case. H.D. Kumaraswamy, son of the former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda, is contesting as the Janata Dal (Secular) candidate from Ramanagaram. His main rival is C.M. Lingappa of the Congress, who was a member of the dissolved Assembly.
Farmer commits suicide
CHITRADURGA APRIL 5. Lokesh (35) of Mallaparur Gollarahatti, a farmer, who reportedly consumed poison on March 28, died in a hospital on Saturday. According to police sources, Lokesh had raised crop loans to the tune of Rs. 90,000 from various banks in Chitradurga and from moneylenders for cultivating his land, and he could not repay the loan.
More students debarred
BANGALORE APRIL 5. Twenty-six cases of examination malpractice were reported in second pre-university examination conducted on Monday. All the students found guilty by the mobile squads of the Department of Pre-university Education were debarred. Of the malpractice cases, seven were reported from Bijapur, five from Raichur, three each from Bagalkote, Bidar and Gulbarga, two from Koppal, and one case each from Bangalore South, Hassan and Tumkur districts. Tests in Mathematics, Education Part-II, Carnatic music, and Hindustani music were conducted on Monday.
Azeem to work for peace
Bangalore APRIL 5. The former police officer and Janata Dal (Secular) candidate for the Binnypet Assembly Constituency, Abdul Azeem, has chalked out a three-point agenda for communal harmony in the constituency, which has a history of communal tension and clashes. The agenda envisages formation of peace committees, encouragement of intercommunity social activity, and development of projects using the services of members of all communities. Mr. Azeem, who served in various police stations in the constituency, said: "My single biggest challenge will be to create a community of peace-loving progressive individuals, and in this direction, the first step will be to identify influential and energetic individuals in each community and educate them on the benefits of communal harmony."
Documents for voters specified
BANGALORE APRIL 5. Voters who do not have photo identity cards (ID card) can cast their votes in the elections to the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha if they have other documents to prove their identity. The Election Commission has recommended the following alternative documents: passport; driving licence; service identity cards issued to employees by State or Union governments, public sector undertakings, local bodies or other private industrial organisations; bank/kisan/post office passbook (accounts opened or before March 31, 2004); student identity card issued by recognised educational institutions on or before March 31, 2004; property documents such as registered deeds and ration cards issued on or before March 31, 2004; Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Caste certificate issued by the competent authority on or before March 31, 2004; pension documents such as ex-servicemen's pension book/pension payment order, ex-servicemen widow/dependent certificates, old age pension order/widow pension order; railway identification card; freedom fighter identification card; arms licence; and certificates of physical disability from competent authority issued on or before March 31, 2004.
Heavy rain in Bellary
Other taluks in the district too received heavy rain, according to reports received here. Between April 3 and 5, the district received 16.48 mm. rain. The highest rainfall was recorded in Bellary, according to sources.
Most of the goods in his general store were destroyed in the fire, suspected to have been caused by a short-circuit. Fire fighters put out the fire in three hours. A case has been registered at the Bhalki police station.
The Deputy Commissioner, Ravishankar, said that people could contact these observers on ph: 255002 and 255003 if they had any complaint related to elections.
An official press release said that the Director of the department had suspended the official for allegedly for violating the code.
While G.G. Thomson and Bijoy Kumar will receive complaints on general issues, Bijayananda Pruseth would receive complaints related to the election expenditure of the candidates, according to a press release from the Returning Officer and Deputy Commissioner, M. Maheshwara Rao.
The achievement was 96 per cent in Bantwal taluk, 95 per cent in Sullia taluk, 93 per cent each in Puttur taluk and Belthangady taluk and 89 per cent in Mangalore taluk. The fourth phase of pulse polio would be held on May 9.
The victim, Padmanabha, was reportedly found by people in a pool of blood besides the compound of an apartment under construction near St. Joseph's School.
The police said the body bore deep wounds in the neck and stomach. The throat had been slit open, while stab wounds were found on the stomach and back.
According to the police, the victim, who was separated from his wife a year ago, was staying at Hootagalli.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, B.A. Poonacha, visited the spot. Sniffer dogs were pressed into service. They led the police for a distance before losing scent near the open air theatre at Gangothri campus.
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