Kasargod: United Democratic Front (UDF) candidate M C Kamaruddin, registered comfortable victory in the Majeshwar Assembly Constituency’s by-poll elections on Thursday here.

Kamaruddin defeated BJP candidate Ravish Tantri by 7,923 votes while LDF candidate was left back at the third position.

Kamaruddin maintained a comfortable lead right from the beginning of the counting of votes from his opponents. Ultimately, Kamaruddin polled 65,407 votes to manage victory in the election. Ravish Tantri of BJP polled 57,484 votes while LDF candidate M Shankar Rai polled 38,233.

The constituency went for polls on October 21, after the death of former MLA P B Abdul Razzak.

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Ashwath Narayan on Friday confirmed that the state government has decided to reopen Degree and Engineerng Colleges in the state from November 17.

He was speaking to media reporters after attending a meeting at the CM’s house office, chaired by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to discuss resumption of colleges in the state.

He added that in the first phase Degree, Engineering and Diploma Colleges will be resumed and attendance for the students will not be mandatory. Furthermore, the students will also have an option to attend classes online and not necessarily attend classes physically.