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Mysuru: In a bizzare incident, a drunk mother flung her two-year-old infant to the fire at Chikkerehaadi in HD Kote near Mysuru on Tuesday. The baby has been admitted to the hospital with burn injuries. Heavily drunk Sudha was cooking at her home when the baby came near her. She flung the baby in to the fire. The baby has suffered injuries on its face, reports Public TV.

Bengaluru: Karnataka State Minister for Cooperation H. S. Mahadeva Prasad passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. He was 58-year old. An active Congressman and five-term member of Karnataka Legislative Assembly representing Gundlupet assembly constituency, Prasad was also the In-Charge Minister of Chamarajanagar District. Being a former Janata Dal leader, Prasad hitherto held the portfolios of Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Kannada and Culture in Government of Karnataka. (ANI)

Bengaluru: Eleven people – most of them techies – have been arrested for poaching and killing two Sambar deer and a gaur in Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Chikmagalur on Janauary 1. One of the arrested is identified as Rafiq, while identities of the other arrested are yet to be made. Rafiq is a gold medallist in shooting and these persons are said to have taken Rafiq's help in killing the animals. Rafiq, a resident of Attigundi, adjacent to Muthodi range forest, Bhadra Tiger reserve, is absconding, said the sources.

Chikmagaluru: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Khandya who was out on bail in DySP Kallappa Handibag suicide case was arrested for obstructing police personnel from discharging their duties durint Dattamala Abhiyana in 2011. The action follows a case registered against him. Khandya was also a main suspect in the suicide of DySP Kallappa Handibag and kidnapping of businessman Tejas Gowda. Khandya had obtained anticipatory bail from the high court.

Mysuru: Exhorting the youth to join the Scouts and Guide movement, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said the activities would enrich life skills. "Scouting and guiding is a tool for enriching life skills through the understanding of social and national needs," said Mukherjee at the 17th national jamboree of the Bharat Scouts and Guides here. Asserting that young Scouts and Guides were valuable members of society, the President said as active citizens, they contribute to resolving the challenges of communities.

Mysuru: The forest department’s operation in Nagarahole National Park to drive a tigress, which had strayed into a village, back into the forest ended in tragedy as one person was killed and two others, including a forest officer, were injured in accidental firing on Thursday.   The deceased has been identified as 25-year-old Murthy, son of Nanjappa of N Bellur. Antharasanthe Range Forest Officer Mahesh and Kenchaiah of Hosaholalu village were injured in the firing. The two shifted to KR Hospital and later to a private hospital in Mysuru for treatment.

Bengaluru: Former minister and Dalit leader V Srinivas Prasad, who resigned from the Congress recently, will be joining the BJP on Jan 2. The BJP has also decided to field Prasad from Nanjangud in the upcoming bypoll. Prasad announced the decision after meeting BJP state President BS Yediyurappa in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru: Adivasis in Diddahalli in Kodagu district ended their protest after the state government said it would rehabilitate them at a separate housing facility. More than 500 families have been up in arms after their houses were razed on December 7 by forest officials for building huts on forest land. The forest department reportedly hadn’t given prior notice to the adivasis to vacate their houses.

Mysuru: A software engineer based in  the US, sister of prime accused in the Mysuru child trafficking case, has been served with a notice by the Mysuru police for her alleged involvement in the child trafficking case busted in November. The police have accused Seeren of illegally buying a baby from her sister Usha, who is the prime accused in the case.  Superintendent of Police Ravi D Channannavar said that Seeren had been served a notice as she failed to respond to directives to hand over the baby.

Madikeri: A group of masked men barged into a house at Hosapatna near Kushalngar and assaulted the owner and his friends before decamping with valuables worth Rs 50 lakh.  The incident occurred on Thursday at 7.15 am when Shivakumar, the owner of the house, was getting ready to leave for Bengaluru along with his relative and a friend. 

Mysuru: Police arrested three persons and seized fake Rs2,000 notes after a raid in Mysuru on Saturday. The Saraswathipuram police arrested two persons identified as Ajit and Revanna, who were moving suspiciously on a motorcycle near Kavitha Bakery. They recovered three Rs2,000 notes from Ajit and seven notes from Revanna. On closer examination, the police found that the notes were fake. During interrogation, the accused reportedly confessed that their associate Roshan had given the notes to them for circulation, said the police.

Mysuru: An inmate died after being stabbed inside the Mysuru Central Prison on Thursday morning by another inmate.  Police said the incident happened at 11am. The inmate was rushed to KR Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  Both the convicts hailed from Mangaluru and had been lodged in the jail for murder and assault cases. 

Mysuru: BJP leaders on Monday lambasted the state government for refusing to call off Tipu Jayanti at a protest meet in the city. Speaking at the event organised in the premises of the Kote Anjaneya temple, Shobha Karandlaje said the state government was “stirring the emotions of the people” for vote-bank politics. “Hindus are being treated as non-entities in the state and the government is supporting the anti-social organisations like the KFD and PFI,” she said and cited the deaths of 14 RSS workers as an example of the government’s callousness.

Mysuru: Five persons were killed and over 15 injured after a KSRTC bus collided with a truck near Bannikuppe in Mysuru district on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified as Sadhashiva, Devaraj and Ramappa – the three were travelling in the bus. "The identity of the truck driver and his assistant is yet to be ascertained," said Mysuru SP Ravi D. Channannavar. According to the police, the accident happened at 6.15am. KSRTC bus was on its way to Mysuru from Virajpet and the rice-laden truck was heading towards Madikeri when the mishap occurred.

Mysuru: After CM Ibrahim, former MP AH Vishwanath has come out in open to criticise the Siddaramaiah government. Taking a dig at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s recent remark that he was unable to satisfy the dissatisfied, former minister said many are not happy with the Congress government in the state. “But chief minister Siddaramaiah alone seems to satisfied with the power he is wielding,” he said. Vishwanath also endorsed, Karnataka State Planning Board Deputy Chairman CM Ibrahim’s take on the State government’s failure to meet people’s expectations.

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