Udupi: In a tragic incident, a car mowed down a pedestrian while attempting to cross the road on state highway near Hiliyana village near Hogaibelar on Sunday evening, March 31.

The deceased individual has been identified as Surendra alias Suresh. It has been learnt that the car which was heading towards Haladi from Haikadi struck Suresh. Suresh sustained serious injuries due to the impact of the accident and died on the spot.

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A case in connection with the incident has been registered at the Shankaranarayana 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.