Udupi: A government team, led by Brahmavar Food Inspector Shivaraj Katagi, conducted a raid on the Deva Rice Industries godown in Shiriyara village, Kota. The raid resulted in the confiscation of approximately 5.4 quintals of rice, which was intended for distribution under the Annabhagya scheme.

Acting on instructions from senior officers in Brahmavar, the government officials carried out the raid on Sunday morning at the rice mill premises in Shiriyara. During the operation, a total of 12 polythene bags containing the misappropriated rice stock were seized. It was suspected that the rice supply had been diverted with the intention of selling it at an inflated price in the black market.

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Following the seizure, Kota Police have initiated legal action against Anantha, the owner of Deva Rice Industries. An investigation into the matter is currently underway to ascertain the full extent of the wrongdoing and bring those responsible to justice.

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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.