Dubai, UAE: The NRI Congress Karnataka - UAE Chapter, under the leadership of Mr. Mohammed Azeem, celebrated the historic victory of the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023 in Dubai on Saturday, May 20, 2023. The event brought together prominent personalities and supporters of the Indian National Congress (INC) to commemorate the achievement.

Mr. Mohammed Azeem (Dubai Real Estate Pioneer & Director - Irham Healthcare Group), Shafi Naser (Investor, Dubai Real Estate Corp Inc), Rahman Sajipa (President & Member of various cultural organizations) Shaikh Muzaffer (Founder, Aim India Forum), Dr. Aris (Social Worker), Aslam, Zaheer Bikampady, Mohammed Niyaz, Mohammed Noushad, Rizwan Kundapur, Mohammed Imran, and others were present during the event.

The members of NRI Congress Karnataka Chapter extended their congratulations to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, and the Cabinet Ministers for their remarkable achievement in the elections.

The event also showcased admiration for various political leaders through the display of their pictures, including, AICC President Malikarjun Kharge, KPCC President DK Shivkumar, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, UT Khader, Dr. Parameshwar, Ramalinga Reddy, MB Patil, BK Hariprasad, Rizwan Arshad, KH Muniyappa, Inayat Ali, NA Haris, Priyank Kharge, Sharath Bacchegowda, Pradeep Ishwar, B. Nagendra, Suneel Mane, Saleem Ahmed, Ashok Rai, Dr. Arati Krishna, and many others.

Attendees shared their thoughts and discussed the establishment of the NRI Karnataka Congress in the UAE, emphasizing the importance of supporting and representing Karnataka's culture and strengthening ties with the government. Mohammed Azeem emphasized the need for a strong representation of the KNRI body in the UAE to support Kannadigas in need, particularly focusing on the youth as the future of the community.

The chief guest, Shafi Naser, congratulated the Congress party on its victory and expressed optimism about positive developments in the state under its leadership.

The celebration concluded with a vote of thanks and a dinner, fostering camaraderie and unity among the attendees.

It is worth noting that the NRI Congress Karnataka - UAE Chapter aims to create a platform for NRIs to engage in the political process, promote the interests of the Karnataka community abroad, and contribute to the development and welfare of the state.

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Madikeri: The Kodagu district administration has implemented a nighttime ban on vehicular movement along the NH 275 section of Sampaje Ghat, connecting Sampaje to Madikeri, amid fears of potential landslides. The restriction, effective from Thursday, prohibits travel between 8 PM and 6 AM.

This precautionary measure was enacted following a report from the Assistant Executive Engineer of the National Highways Authority of India, Madikeri Sub-Division, highlighting the risk of the hillside near Kartoji on the highway collapsing due to persistent heavy rain. As a result, the Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Venkat Raja issued the order to restrict traffic.

The movement restriction applies to all vehicles except those used by officers and personnel involved in emergency services and natural calamity-related tasks.

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The Sampaje Ghat section is a vital route for travelers heading to Madikeri, Mysuru, Bengaluru, and Ooty, and it also serves as an alternative path when the Shirady Ghat is closed due to landslides. With the recent landslide near Maranahalli, traffic on the Shirady Ghat section is also banned, adding to the urgency of the situation.

Deputy Commissioner Venkat Raja has advised travelers heading to Mysuru and Bengaluru via Madikeri to use the Charmadi Ghat-Kottigehara route as an alternative.

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