Uppinangady: A private bus operator reportedly lost control of the vehicle while reversing at the Uppinangady bus stand on Saturday evening, damaging two shops and several vehicles parked in the parking lot. There were no reported casualties from the incident.

Meanwhile, locals alleged the driver of recklessly reversing, causing damage to shops owned by Nagaraj Bhat and Anil Kumar and vehicles and resulting in the bus entering the Uppinangady Grama Panchayat Commercial Complex.

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The bus stand, which is crowded on most days, had only a lesser amount of crowd on Saturday preventing a major mishap from happening.

A complaint in connection with the incident has been registered at the Uppinangady Police Station.

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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.