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PM Modi’s Visit to Chikkaballapur: Exploring the Birthplace of Sir M Visvesvaraya and the Model for Modern India

Chikkaballapur is a model for modern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that it is my privilege to come today to the holy land where Sir M. Visvesvaraya was born.

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Bengaluru: Chikkaballapur is a model for modern India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that it is my privilege to come to the holy land where Sir M. Visvesvaraya was born.

Modi addressed the people after inaugurating Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chikkaballapur.

Modi started his speech in Kannada and praised the Kannada language and Chikkaballapur.

Modi started his speech in Kannada saying “Hello to my brothers and sisters of Karnataka”, Muddenahalli in Chikkaballapur taluk is the birthplace of Visvesvaraya. I am fortunate to have come to such a holy land. Educational, social and medical services are being provided by Sathya Sai Ashram. Before 2014 there were less than 300 medical colleges, today there are more than 650 medical colleges in the country. There are more than 70 medical colleges in Karnataka. He said that Karnataka is developing due to the double engine government.

Development of the poor is the highest goal of BJP. Ayushmana Bharat Yojana benefits poor patients. He said that lakhs of patients of Karnataka have benefited from the scheme.

BJP government is making continuous efforts for the development of the country. The country is developing in a short time. The government is also working hard for social organization. Emphasis is being laid on the empowerment of Dalit, poor and all classes of people. Medical colleges are being inaugurated in the country recently. Kannada language is a rich language in the country. There should be medical education in Kannada as well. BJP is always ready to serve the poor,” Modi praised in Kannada.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai congratulated the government. Along with health, the welfare of women is the aim of our government. Modi said that women are being empowered through women’s associations in villages. Also, I had a close relationship with Sai Baba.

A spark against the opposition
At the same time, Modi lashed out against political parties that play language games without giving support. These parties alleged that students from villages, poor and backward class families do not want to become doctors, engineers.

Highlighting the challenges faced by youth from villages and poor families in joining the medical profession, Modi said the BJP government understood these issues and provided an opportunity to get medical education in Indian languages including Kannada.

Some parties are playing with languages for their political interest and vote bank politics. However, they did not do things to support them. Kannada is a rich language, a language that makes the country proud, previous governments did not take steps to teach medical, engineering and technical education in Kannada as well. But, our government did such work. He said that the government has given the option of medical education in Indian languages including Kannada.

The Prime Minister said that such politics of seeing the poor as a mere vote bank has existed in the country since before, “But for the BJP government, serving the poor is the highest duty. We have prioritized. We have opened ‘Janaushadhi Kendra’ to provide cheap medicines for the health and welfare of the poor and middle class. BJP believes that serving the poor is the highest duty. We have given them priority. We have opened ‘Janaushadhi Kendras’ to provide cheap medicines for the health and welfare of the poor and middle class.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai, State Health Minister K Sudhakar and Madhusudan Sai were present on the occasion.

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Bengaluru Doctor Arrested for Hydro Ganja Consumption.

Bengaluru’s Dr. Nikhil Gopalakrishnan arrested by CCB for ordering hydro ganja via foreign post from Netherlands.

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a prominent doctor in Bengaluru‘s western region, Dr. Nikhil Gopalakrishnan, was apprehended by officials from the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on charges related to the procurement and consumption of hydro ganja. This arrest sheds light on the pervasive issue of substance abuse and its intricate networks in the city.

The CCB’s Anti Narcotics Wing (ANW) conducted a thorough investigation leading to the arrest of Dr. Gopalakrishnan. The authorities received concrete information suggesting his involvement in the acquisition of hydro ganja, which was reportedly dispatched to him via international mail from the Netherlands. Initial inquiries indicate that Dr. Gopalakrishnan purportedly utilized the contraband solely for personal consumption. However, the investigation is ongoing to ascertain the means through which he procured the substance and identify potential collaborators in his activities.

Dr. Gopalakrishnan’s origins trace back to Tamil Nadu, and he has been residing in the Yeshwantpur area of northern Bengaluru. This incident underscores the prevalence of substance abuse across various demographics within the city, irrespective of professional backgrounds or residential locations.

This arrest also draws attention to the broader issue of international connections in drug-related activities. Notably, the case of an international hacker known as Srikrishna, alias Sriki, who was previously apprehended for similar offenses involving hydro ganja procurement using cryptocurrencies earned through hacking government websites, exemplifies the transnational nature of such illicit operations.

In parallel investigations, the ANW has successfully apprehended three foreign nationals involved in drug peddling activities, seizing a substantial quantity of contraband valued at Rs 2.3 crore. The arrested individuals, identified as Chainasa Cyprilan Okoye and Kalu Chukwa from Nigeria, along with Emmanuel Kwasy from Ghana, highlight the diverse origins of individuals implicated in drug-related offenses within Bengaluru.

These arrests underscore the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in combating the proliferation of narcotics within the city. The peddlers, exploiting vulnerable segments of society such as college students, operate within a complex network that spans international borders. Efforts to dismantle these networks require diligent investigation and collaboration among various agencies.

The CCB’s seizure of MDMA crystals, ecstasy pills, and hydro ganja, along with the confiscation of mobile devices used by the suspects, reflects a concerted effort to disrupt the supply chain of illicit substances and bring perpetrators to justice.

As the investigations progress, it becomes imperative for authorities to not only apprehend individuals involved in drug-related activities but also implement preventive measures and rehabilitation programs to address the root causes of substance abuse in Bengaluru. The collective efforts of law enforcement agencies, coupled with community engagement initiatives, are essential in creating a safer and healthier environment for all residents of the city.

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Karnataka Top News: CM Vows Action Over Alleged Pro-Pakistan Slogan

Stay updated with the latest Karnataka top news. CM Siddaramaiah pledges strict action if the alleged pro-Pakistan slogan is confirmed post Rajya Sabha election results.

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Amidst the aftermath of the Rajya Sabha election results in Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has made it clear that any confirmed instance of a pro-Pakistan slogan being raised will not be taken lightly. Following allegations and media reports regarding the chanting of “Pakistan zindabad” after the victory of Congress candidate Syed Naseer Hussain, Siddaramaiah emphasized the seriousness of the matter.

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Addressing the issue, Siddaramaiah mentioned that the allegation was not solely made by the BJP but also highlighted by the media. He confirmed that the voice recording has been forwarded to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for analysis. If the FSL report verifies the authenticity of the slogan, strict actions will be taken against the individual responsible.

The Chief Minister asserted that there would be no leniency if indeed such a slogan was raised. He emphasized the need for stringent and decisive measures in such cases to uphold the integrity and unity of the state. This statement underscores the government’s commitment to maintaining law and order and addressing any attempt to disrupt communal harmony.

As the investigation unfolds, the incident has sparked discussions on political rhetoric and the importance of responsible speech. It also reflects the broader socio-political context in which such incidents occur and the imperative for swift and decisive action by the authorities.

In conclusion, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s stance on the alleged pro-Pakistan slogan underscores the government’s commitment to maintaining peace and harmony in Karnataka. As the state navigates through various challenges, it remains crucial for leaders to address such issues promptly and ensure accountability. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story and other Karnataka top news.

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Karnataka News: Congress Wins 3 Seats, BJP 1 in RS Elections

Read the latest Karnataka news on Rajya Sabha elections. Congress secures 3 seats, BJP gets 1. Analysis of cross-voting and reactions.

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Karnataka News: Congress Wins 3 Seats, BJP 1 in RS Elections
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In the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka, the ruling Congress secured three seats while the BJP clinched one. This outcome reflects the political dynamics and the role of key players in the state’s governance. Ajay Maken, G C Chandrasekhar, and Syed Naseer Hussain emerged victorious for Congress, whereas Narayansa K Bhandage claimed the seat for BJP. Notably, JD(S) candidate D Kupendra Reddy also participated in the elections.

However, the electoral process wasn’t without controversy, as instances of cross-voting surfaced. Notably, BJP MLA S T Somashekar voted for Congress candidate Ajay Maken, while A Shivaram Hebbar abstained from voting altogether. These actions raised eyebrows and fueled discussions on political allegiances and strategies.

In response to the results, Congress General Secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala hailed the victory as a triumph of principles, democracy, and morality. He criticized the BJP-JD(S) alliance, labeling it opportunistic and undemocratic. Surjewala also took a swipe at former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy for fielding D Kupendra Reddy as the JD(S) candidate, questioning the rationale behind such a move.

The outcome of the Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka underscores the ongoing political dynamics in the state and sets the stage for further developments. It highlights the importance of alliances, electoral strategies, and the shifting landscape of power. As Karnataka continues to be a crucial battleground in Indian politics, these results hold significance beyond party lines, shaping the narrative of governance and representation in the region.

In conclusion, the recent Rajya Sabha elections in Karnataka have stirred discussions and debates, reflecting the intricacies of state politics. With Congress securing three seats and BJP one, the results signify a continuation of the political flux in the state. As stakeholders analyze the outcomes and implications, Karnataka remains at the forefront of national attention, shaping the course of Indian democracy.

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