Mangaluru: A V Ramana has been appointed as the new chairman of New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) by the Union Ministry of Shipping.

Ramana took charge from the outgoing chairperson M Beena on Tuesday, a press release from the port trust said.

Earlier, he was functioning as the deputy chairman of Cochin Port Trust and its acting chairman, the release said.

Ramana had worked in different positions in the department of ports, including that of chief mechanical and electrical engineer of Kolkata port, it added.

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Mangaluru: In a reported incident of scuffle between two parties on Sunday late night, Karnataka Youth Congress General Secretary Suhail Kandak has reportedly sustained severe injuries in the incident.

Sources also added that the scuffle also turned into a shootout, however there was no immediate confirmation about the report.

Suhail has reportedly sustained head injuries and was rushed to a local hospital in Thokkuttu immediately after the incident before being shifted to a private hospital in Mangaluru.

One more sustained injuries have also been taken to a private hospital in Deralakatte.

According to the reports, the scuffle broke out between the two groups when they were reportedly having discussions on a matter. Suhail was said to be attacked with bats, sticks and other light weapons.

Mangaluru DCP (Crime) Lakshmiganesh, DCP (Law and Order) Arunangshu Giri, ACP Kondandaram and other police officials reached the spot immediately after the incident and are monitoring the situation.