Top stories from Karnataka: ISIS hostages released, but no clarity on return
news Monday, August 03, 2015 - 05:30
1. Even as two men from Karnataka were released by ISIS abductors in Libya 2 days ago, there is no clarity on their return. The family has not been able to get in touch with them or the Indian embassy in Libya. However, Vijaykumar's brother said they were likely to return home on Wednesday. 2. A timely tweet by a senior police official helped a son save the life of his dengue-stricken father. Aathish S who rushed his father, Subramaniam, to Mallya hospital after his condition deteriorated was informed by the doctors that Subramaniam had dengue and he need AB+ blood. Aathish immediately sought the help of police officers by sending them messages, and DCP Abhishek Goyal came to his rescue. 3. A rape case accused was attacked and stabbed to death in broad daylight in HAL police limits on Sunday. Twenty-five-year-old Abdullah was granted bail only recently and was in the city to attend a court hearing. Abdullah's parents had shifted to Hosur fearing the rape victim's family would attack them. The unidentified attackers fled the scene and police are on lookout for them. 4. Even as political leaders in the state made trips to a few districts in the state that have been witnessing farmer suicides, six more ended their lives on Sunday. Of the six, two are from Mandya district which has so far been the region with highest number of farmer suicides. Two from Yadgir district, one each from the district of Tumakuru and Vijaypura taluk have also committed suicide. 5. The State BJP Unit distanced itself from the statement of Eshwarappa declaring that the BJP and JD(S) would fight theBBMP elections together. State Party President Prahlad Joshi said that the alliance was limited only to elect the Deputy Chairman of the Council and it would fight the BBMP polls on its own. There also appears to be discontent among senior BJP members as many claimed they were not consulted when choosing candidates.