Mangaluru: A 70-year old Baikampady man who was in Makkah on Haj pilgrimage died on Tuesday after being unwell.

According to the reports, 70-year old M.M Bava, a resident of Shediguri near Baikampady, had left for Haj pilgrimage three weeks back.

His health reportedly deteriorated during one of the customs of Haj of throwing stones at Satan, he was then shifted to King Fahad Hospital in Makkah where he breathed his last on Tuesday.

Bava is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters.

His funeral rites will be held in Makkah, family sources added.

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Bengaluru: A local court on Monday granted bail to seven Pro-Kannada activists who were arrested for attacking Jain building and taking down a Hindi banner in the city.

The bail application was heard by the court on Monday. The court then granted bail to the activists on surety of Rs. 50,000 and two persons.

The court also conditioned that the accused should not tamper with the evidences of the case and should co-operate with the investigation.

The accused told the court that their actions were only aimed for the betterment of Kannada and that's why they removed the Hindi banners to setup Kannada banners instead.

A complaint was filed against the activists for tearing banners with Hindi language in a Jain temple in Commercial Street Police Station limits on August 16, which was followed by arrest of six accused.

According to the regulations, at least 60% of the writing on signboards should be in Kannada, remaining 40% can be in English and other languages.