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Youth suspected to have link with terror outfits detained at Belagavi airport

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BELAGAVI: Belagavi police took a Kalburgi based youth, said to be having links with international terror outfits into custody on Tuesday evening while he was taking pictures of Sambra Airport in a suspicious manner entering into prohibited zone.

Internal security unit at the airport caught him and handed over to Marihal police. Police produced him before court here at the late night and availed his police custody till 9th December for interrogation. Police have recovered important documents from his possession.

According to police sources, youth has captured pictures of various airports, bus terminals, railway stations, universities including VTU and multi-stories buildings in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi and Hubballi- Dharwad in his cell phone.

According to sources, central intelligence department and airport security unit will also conduct separate inquiry of the arrested youth. Police doubted assigning of some more youths in such activities. Sambra Airport is considered as one of the high security zone adjacent to the Air Force Training Centre. Union home department has alerted stated after recent terror attacks in Paris.

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Karnataka HC asks state govt to come out with draft rules to ensure methodical burial of bodies

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court has asked the state government to come out with draft rules under Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act so as to ensure the burial of bodies in an effective and methodical manner.

“You have top frame by-laws.There should be discipline and methodology in everything, even in burial and disposal of human bodies” Justice Ram Mohan Reddy observed while adjourning hearing to January .

The Judge also declined to vacate the interim order of stay in respect of the 1 acres 5 guntas land in Jalahalli wherein the court has restrained the authorities from permitting burials.

The court also noted that though sections 391 to 400 of KMC Act which speak about various aspects of burial and disposal of bodies have a reference about by-laws and the same are yet to be framed.

William Mascarenhas and others, while challenging the acquisition of land had claimed that the BBMP is permitting burials in an indiscriminate manner in 1.05 acres land despite June 25,2014 interim order of status quo.

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Karnataka HC dismisses four petitions, including three filed by companies manufacturing speed governor devices

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BENGALURU: The Karnataka high court on Wednesday dismissed a batch of four petitions, including three petitions filed by Kerala based companies manufacturing and marketing speed governor devices.

“There are no apparent circumstances indicating that there is an unholy nexus between the commissioner for transport and road safety and the selected manufacturers,” Justice Anand Byrareddy has observed while dismissing the petitions filed by Autograde International Private Limited, Kochi and others.

The Judge also noted that the petitioners do not appear to be manufacturing speed governors, duly certified, with a pre-set speed limit of 80 kms/h and be ineligible even on a primary technical requirement.

The petitioners had challenged the prescription of certain eligibility standards claiming that the said conditions were brought in to benefit the two selected companies.

During the hearing, the state had submitted that as of August 31,2015 a total of 7,86,351 vehicles in the state needed to be fitted with speed governors. They include 1,25,121 Omni Buses , 2,17,721 LMV Goods Vehicles 4-Wheelers ,62,743 Multi Axled Articulated Vehicles , 2,18,536 Trucks and Carriers , 78,221 Maxi cabs ,39,837 Stage Carriages , 17,352 Educational Institution Buses , 15,245 private service vehicles , 8,981 other buses and 2,594 other buses.

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