1. A 2,000-Crore Scam Becomes Political in Karnataka
A day after a Bengaluru-based promoter of an investment group went absconding along with Rs 2,000 crore raised by the company, claiming ‘political pressure’, the investment scam is becoming a political controversy.
Over 3,000 investors of I Monetary Advisory (IMA) have been left in a lurch after the promoter of the group, Mohammed Mansoor Khan, went absconding and claimed he would commit suicide, in an audio clip.
The scam took a political turn, when in the same voice note he accused Congress MLA Roshan Baig of taking Rs 400 crore from IMA to contest general election, which he didn’t return.
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2. Karnataka Farm Loan Waiver Money ‘Disappears’ From Accounts of Over 13,000 Farmers
Shivappa Jaye, a 60-year-old farmer from Sagar in Kalaburgi district, was overjoyed when the Karnataka government deposited money into his account as part of the state’s farm loan waiver promise, in April this year. But on 3 June, weeks after the Lok Sabha elections were declared, the money disappeared from Shivappa’s account. He rushed to the bank to find out what happened – only to be told that the money had been ‘refunded’ to the state government.
“On 28 February, the government deposited Rs 50,000 in my bank account. On 17 April, Rs 43,535 was deposited. With this, I was happy that my loan will be waived. Suddenly, the money just disappeared, and on June 2-3 and a total of Rs 93,535 just vanished from my account. When I went to the bank and asked them what happened, they said that the government had issued a notice to all banks to refund the loan waiver amount back to the state government,” Shivappa says.
(Source: The News Minute)
3. 2 RPF Cops Booked for Spreading Rumours on Grenade Simulator
Railway police have registered a criminal case against two Railway Protection Force (RPF) head constables for allegedly spreading false news about a hand-grenade simulator found at KSR City railway station recently.
T Hopson, special inspector, RPF, filed the complaint against Manjunath G and Rajkumar S. As per the complaint, Manjunath and Rajkumar were transferred to Hubballi and they were absent from duty.
“The duo gave false news to a Kannada TV news channel that the grenade was kept by some RPF staff to bring bad a name to the divisional security commissioner of Bengaluru who had taken action against her staff to discipline the force,” Hopson alleged.
(Source: The Times of India)
4. Rejected Lover’s Messages Shames Couple Into Suicide
A spurned lover’s Whatsapp forwards to a newlywed couple prompted them to commit suicide in Srinivasapura village in Sadarahalli in Ramanagaram on Monday, 10 June.
Enraged neighbours and villagers then vandalised and set the lover’s house and vehicles on fire. The couple has been identified as Lokesh (30) and Kausalya (25), residents of Srinivasapura. Lokesh was a farmer while Kausalya was a homemaker.
Police said Kausalya was in a relationship with Thyagesh (35); also a resident of Srinivasapura, but Kausalya’s parents rejected Thyagesh and got her married to Lokesh. But Thyagesh kept stalking Kausalya. On Tuesday, 11 June, Thyagesh forwarded some picture to Lokesh in which he was seen intimate with Kausalya. He sent the same pictures to his friends, informing them that he had sent them to Lokesh.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
5. Cyclone: Over 10 B’luru-Mumbai Flights Diverted
Hundreds of passengers were left stranded as several flights between Bengaluru and Mumbai were diverted to Surat and Vadodara airports, on Monday night, as heavy rain and low visibility were recorded at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in the Maharashtra capital as a result of Cyclone Vayu.
More than 10 flights between the two cities were delayed, while a few were cancelled. Airlines issued advisories on Tuesday, 11 June as well, warning passengers that the cyclone movement is likely to impact aircraft movement in Goa, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad.
(Source: The Times of India)
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