News Roundup: Top 10 stories of the week
Team Udayavani, Nov 1, 2020, 1:16 PM IST
Sean Connery, First James Bond And Global Star, Dies Aged 90
Legendary Scottish star Sean Connery, who became a global sensation as the first James Bond and featured in a string of cult hits in his five-decade-long career, has died. He was 90. According to BBC, the actor passed away overnight in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
Former Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP leader Keshubhai Patel passes away at the age of 92
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel passed away on Thursday at the age of 92. The former Chief Minister had tested positive for coronavirus last month and was admitted at a hospital in Ahmedabad
Union minister Smriti Irani tests positive for Covid-19
Union minister Smriti Irani tested positive for novel coronavirus on Wednesday. In a tweet, Irani said, “It is rare for me to search for words while making an announcement; hence here’s me keeping it simple — I’ve tested positive for #COVID and would request those who came in contact with me to get themselves tested at the earliest.”
#GatewayToGoodness: Adani Group takes over Mangalore airport
The Adani Group has taken over the Mangalore International Airport on Saturday, October 31 and has commenced commercial operations there.
The airport was a state-run airport operated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and now according to the ambitious project of union government of privatizing the international airport in the city, the management of the airport was taken over by Adani group of company.
Curtains down on Mangaluru Dasara without customary procession
The curtains came down on the Mangaluru Dasara celebrations here on Monday, October 26 without the customary procession on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visarjana Puja was performed at 6.30 pm. Thereafter, the idols of Lord Ganapathi, nine forms of Goddess Durga, and that of Goddess Sharada were brought out of the hall one by one from 8.30 pm onward.
Udupi: Sumitra Nayak elected president, Lakshmi vice president of town council
BJP councillor from Parkala ward Sumitra Nayak was elected president and councillor Lakshmi of Kola ward was elected vice president of the Udupi town council in the election held on Thursday, October 29.
Of the 35 seats in the council, the BJP has 31 seats while Congress has 4. Hence BJP members were unanimously elected as president and vice president.
India’s first seaplane service from Statue of Unity to Ahmedabad launched, PM takes the first flight
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched India’s first seaplane service connecting the world’s tallest statue ‘Statue of Unity’ in Kevadia with Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.
Delhi Riots: Court Dismisses Bail Plea of Accused in Murder Case
A Delhi court has dismissed the bail plea of a man arrested in a case related to the murder of a local resident during the northeast Delhi riots in February. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat dismissed the bail plea of Jafar in the case of alleged murder of Mohd Furkan during the riots at Kardam Puri Pulia in the Jyoti Nagar area.
EC issues new guidelines; COVID patients allowed to cast votes by wearing PPE kits
As per the fresh guidelines released by the Election Commission of India (ECI) for the Assembly by-election in Karnataka, Covid patients will be allowed to exercise their vote by wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kit, during the last hour.
Mandya origin Vivek Murthy is Biden’s key strategist in US Presidential polls
An Indian American of Mandya origin is one of the key strategists of Joe Biden Biden’s election campaign and is expected to occupy an important post in the new administration if US President Donald Trump loses polls.
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