Bengaluru: Karnataka Minister of Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Forest Umesh Katti died after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest on late Tuesday evening here in the city’s private hospital, ,media reports claimed. He was 61. 

According to the initial reports, the minister suffered a cardiac arrest around 10 pm on Tuesday evening. He was being treated in the ICU, where he reportedly breathed his last.

Umesh Katti is a six term member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and represents Hukkeri assembly constituency.


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New Delhi, Mar 4: The probe into the blast at a cafe in Bengaluru has been handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), sources said on Monday.

At least nine people were injured when a blast took place at Rameshwaram Cafe in Brookfield in East Bengaluru on March 1.

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According to the sources, the investigation into the explosion has been handed over to the NIA.

A man wearing a cap, mask and glasses is the prime suspect in the case and is still untraceable, the sources said.

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