From the Districts

Judicial probe sought

By Our Staff Correspondent

BELGAUMMANGALOREVIRAJPET (KODAGU)UDUPIUD, AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. The Bombay Karnataka Region Muslim Minority Federation, Belgaum, has demanded that a judicial inquiry be ordered into the violence here on August 15 and at Sulebhavi on August 17. The federation president, I.A. Mulla, who organised a protest, submitted a memorandum to the Government seeking a judicial inquiry and action against the Bagewadi MLA for allegedly delivering a provocative speech at Sulebhavi and destroying evidence by burning a green flag said to have been hoisted atop a temple by miscreants. The federation also demanded that a First Information Report (FIR) be filed on the loss caused during the violence.

AAI staff oppose Govt. move

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BELGAUMMANGALOREVIRAJPET (KODAGU)UDUPIUD, AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. The Employees' Joint Forum (EJF) of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has opposed the Government's move to privatise some airports in the country. In a press release issued here on Friday, the convenor of the forum, V.M. Shivanna Poojary, said the AAI was equipped to maintain the standards to be followed by the aviation industry. Mr. Poojary said Indian airports possessed the latest communication, navigation, surveillance, and security equipment like other airports.

Growers' meet in Bangalore

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VIRAJPET (KODAGU) AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. Representatives of coffee growers' organisations in South India will meet in Bangalore on August 27 to chalk out steps to pressure the Union Government to help the ailing coffee industry, according to information received here on Saturday. The Small and Marginal Growers' Association, Chikmagalur, and the Karnataka Pranta Raitha Sangha, Bangalore, which are organising the meeting, have invited three members from each organisation to the meeting. This was a follow-up to a meeting held at Kalpetta in Wayanad district of Kerala on August 8, A.R. Krishna Kumar, labour leader from Kodagu, told The Hindu.

Anjaneya statue at Haridwar

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Udupi AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. Palimar Math will install a 32-foot statue of Anjaneya at Haridwar. Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Vedavyasa Tantri, diwan of Palimar Math, said Vidyadheesha Tirtha Swamiji of Palimar Math would construct an old age home, a library and a vidyapeetha at Haridwar. The vidyapeetha would be constructed along with two other buildings — "Sarvamoola Soudha'' and "Sri Madhwa Vijaya Soudha''. These works were estimated to cost Rs. 5 crores.

Youth Congress road show

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Udupi AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. The political adviser to the Indian Youth Congress, Zia-Ur-Rehman Wahidi, said on Saturday said that the Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, would be asked to participate in a road show in the coastal districts of the State to strengthen the Congress. He told presspersons here that the Youth Congress would gear up to fight against communalism in the coastal districts. A door-to-door campaign would be launched for the purpose.

New scheme for women

By Our Special Correspondent

DHARWAD AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. The Malaprabha Grameena Bank has introduced a new deposit scheme for poor women, Mahila Abhay Certificate, under which an additional interest of 0.25 per cent will be offered on deposits. B.S. Surendra, chairman of the bank, said that it was the first scheme launched by any regional rural bank.

Psychiatrists' conference

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BIJAPUR AUG. 21.AUG. 21.AUG. Siddeshwar Swamiji of Jnanayogashram said today that the growing tendency to make money was the root cause of a restive mind, which in turn had a negative impact on social health. He was speaking after inaugurating the 14th annual conference of the State chapter of the Indian Psychiatrists' Society under the joint auspices of Al-Ameen Medical College, B.M. Patil Medical College and the district unit of the IMA here. The principal of the Al-Ameen Medical College and chairman of the conference, B.S. Patil, spoke. The president of the chapter, Patange; the principal of the B.M. Patil Medical College, Satish Jigajinni; the Al-Ameen Medical College trustee, Riyaz Farooqi; the vice-president of the society, Swaminathan; its secretary, R. Katte; and the chairman of the reception committee, Salim, were present.