DG and IGP Om Prakash1. A day after state police chief Om Prakash said he was duped of 10,000 by online fraudsters, the DG&IGP has clarified that it was ploy to nab culprits. 2. Karnataka government is likely to issue notices to makers of Maggi noodles, Nestle, following test results which showed the presence of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) in them. 3. The state government is in a fix over carrying out demolition drives on encroached lake beds in Bengaluru as not going ahead would warrant contempt of court (high court order), while the Supreme Court order to demolish all structures would mean even plush buildings being razed to ground. What will the government do? 4. Five months after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced that plastic would be banned in the city, the proposal is yet to be implemented as ministers in state cabinet have locked horns since some reportedly own stakes in plastic industries. 5. FSSAI in Karnataka is highly-understaffed as nearly 70% of the posts are vacant. Of the 200 posts, only 66 have been filled. Certain taluk centres have no staff or buildings, says the report.