Hebri: A rural student Rayeesa, who has won various prizes in state and national level drawing competitions, has secured third position in the II PU science examination by securing 592 (98.66%) marks.

A resident of Puttige near Hiriyadka, Rayeesa achieved this while studying at the SR PU College in the remote area of Hebri's Kinni Gudde.

Rayeesa, daughter of Ruksana-Ummarabba couple, scored 99 in English, 96 in hindi, 98 in physics, 99 in mathematics, 100 in chemistry, 100 in biology. Her father A. Ummarabba is a businessman and his mother is a housewife.

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Shivamogga: Three youths who had gone for fishing in a tank drowned and died at Joladagudda village in Soraba taluk on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Pradeep (19), Sharath (15) and Karthik (17).

They were friends and had gone to the tank for fishing at 12 noon. Another youth Abhishek who was on the bank of the tank, shouted loudly for help when he saw his friends were drowning, and people near the tank rushed to help. Unfortunately, they could not save them from drowning.

Fire brigade staff fished out the bodies. Pall of gloom covered in the village due to the incident. A case has been registered at Soraba police station in this regard.