Hospital turns fortress; Khalsa allowed no visitor
After moving fasting Sikh activist Surat Singh Khalsa to the city’s Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Wednesday night, police have turned it into a fortress and disallowed him any visitor.
Khalsa, who seeks freedom for the long-held Sikh prisoners, had been shifted from Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital. Former Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Wassan Singh Zaffarwal, now a United Akali Dal (UAD) activist, and former Takht Damdama Sahib jathedar Giani Kewal Singh are among the people who came to the DMCH on Thursday to see fellow hardliner Khalsa but were turned back. Zaffarwal, who had brief conversation with Khalsa’s son and daughter, said: “It is wrong on part of the police and district administration to first move him to hospital by force and now prevent people from meeting him. Most members of the sangharsh committee behind Khalsa’s fast are in jail. We will make a new plan after they come out on bail.”
Giani Kewal Singh requested Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to take up Khalsa’s cause and pursue the matter of Sikh prisoners’ release with the state government.
Two days after a boat capsized in the Yamuna rive in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district, eight more bodies surfaced at different places, taking the death toll to 11. Nine more people are still missing even as search operations are underway in full swing. The National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), assisted by the expert divers from Prayagraj and locals, found more bodies floating on the Fatehpur side in Asothar and Kishanpur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences to renowned singer Shivamogga Subbanna who died on Thursday. The 83-year-old national award-winning singer died of a heart attack at Bengaluru. Shivamogga Subbanna was the first playback singer from Karnataka to win a national award for playback singing. Shivamogga Subbanna's admirers bid him final adieu at Ravindra Kalakeshtra of Bengaluru on Friday. Shivamogga Subbanna is survived by his wife, son and a daughter.
More than four years after an unsuccessful attempt to inspect the 'Ratna Bhandar', or chambers containing valuables, of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has renewed its demand for the opening of the chambers for inspection. The two chambers of the Ratna Bhandar of the Jagannath temple – 'Bhitar Bhandar' (inner treasury) and 'Bahar Bhandar' (outer treasury) – reportedly has more than 800 valuables and jewellery.
Six police officers from Karnataka have bagged medals this year as the union home ministry on Friday announced awards nationwide for over 150 police personnel for setting an inspiring example and answering the call to duty. Karnataka Lokayukta SP K Lakshmi Ganesh - who played a major role in unearthing illegal migrant documents nexus in the state -is among those who have won accolades.
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has conducted searches at various premises of a private company in Bengaluru and froze assets worth Rs 370 crore. According to ED, a large amount of funds to the tune of Rs 370 crore were deposited by 23 entities including accused NBFCs and their fintech companies into the INR wallets of Yellow Tune Technologies held with crypto exchange Flipvolt Technologies Private Limited. The company's promoters went untraceable.