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Congress leaders at a massive rally on the grounds of the National College in Bangalore on Thursday

Karnataka will identify 100 talukas backwards as aspirational to ensure full development

Karnataka’s budget presented on Friday proposes to identify talukas being left behind in areas such as health, education and nutrition as ambitious talukas to develop them. The government aims to improve the quality of education in 93 talukas, strengthen health services in 100 talukas and eradicate child malnutrition in 102 talukas at a total cost of Rs 3,000 crore.

A primary health center with higher workload will be identified in each of the ambitious 100 talukas and upgraded to model 25-bed community health centers in two years at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore. No less than 438 Namma clinics will be established in the main towns of the state and in all districts of Bangalore. These clinics will detect non-communicable diseases and refer patients to specialists for further treatment.

The government will provide coaching for national eligibility and entrance test for medical admissions in all talukas and facilitate loans for poor students gaining admission within the government quota in all medical colleges. Private medical schools will be classified into categories A, B, C and D and fees will be set by the fee regulation committee.

Bitcoin-drugs case: Bengaluru police file indictment against 11

More than a year after uncovering a racket involved in buying drugs on the dark net using bitcoin, Bengaluru Criminal Branch Police have filed an indictment against 11 people including son of a former congressman, police officer and international hacker Srikrishna Ramesh alias Sriki, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 (NDPS).

The case involving the purchase of drugs through the dark net, uncovered by the crime branch in November 2020, ultimately led to the hacking of several cybercrimes in Karnataka involving Srikrishna Ramesh (26), including a robbery of Rs 11.5 crore from the Karnataka e-governance cell in July-August 2019.

The drug case emerged on November 4, 2020, when law student Sujay M, who was part of a group involved in buying drugs over the internet, was arrested at the foreign post office in Chamarajpet, South Bengaluru, when he showed up to pick up an international parcel. of 500 grams of hydro ganja.

Fashion designer Prasad Bidappa’s son Adam Bidappa arrested for sending obscene texts to actor

Adam Bidappa, son of fashion designer Prasad Bidappa, was arrested on Friday for allegedly sending obscene messages to a Kannada movie actor.

“My family and I are in extreme shock and have been brutally attacked on WhatsApp by the son of a certain VVIP…He was completely drunk and out of his mind on Friday evening at 11pm on February 25th when he told me sent these messages… The messages are abusive, brutal, disgusting, cheap, hurtful, very very insulting and have caused me a lot of mental turmoil over the past week,” the actor said in a statement shared with the media: “I am seven months pregnant. I refrain from indulging in anything that causes negative energy…” she added.

The actor filed a complaint Thursday at the Indiranagar police station.


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