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Why delay in clearing parking space encroachment?

Mangaluru: It has been more than a week since Mayor Kavitha Sanil had announced that all constructions that have encroached upon public parking spaces will be evicted. With no action from the Mayor’s side until now, one wonders if the Mayor would fail to keep up her words, despite her earlier winning the confidence of […]

Big scam in KUDCEMP implementation, alleges DYFI leader

Mangaluru : “One of the biggest scams in the history of the Mangaluru City Corporation has taken place in the ADB aided KUDCEMP implementation,” alleged DYFI State President Muneer Katipalla. Speaking to reporters at the DYFI office in the city, he alleged that several officials, contractors and prominent men associated with KUDCEMP were part of […]

Land grab complaint against Rai : Lokayukta pulls up Harikrishna Bantwal

Mangaluru : Lokayukta Justice P Vishwanath Shetty has pulled up Harikrishna Bantwal, an expelled Congressman who recently joined the BJP, when the latter tried to lodge a complaint accusing DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai of land grab. Harikrishna Bantwal who had earlier at a press meet alleged that the Minister had illegally acquired ten […]

Malekudiyas warn of legal battle to take control over Kukke shrine

Mangaluru : Malekudiya tribal community has warned that it would wage a legal battle for control over Kukke Subrahmanya Temple if the state government bans Made Snana. The community which plays a very important role in the Champa Shashti celebrations at the shrine has in a letter to Mujrai Minister Rudrappa Lamani and Revenue Minister […]

Old building of MCC lays abandoned

Mangaluru: A nearly one and a half century old building in Bunder area which once housed the erstwhile Mangaluru Municipality today stands dilapidated and is also facing fears of encroachment. This 152 year old building lies unused ever since the MCC office was shifted to the present building at Lalbagh in 1986. This spacious but […]

Panel to be formed to study feasibility of Spl. Agricultural Zone

Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner K G Jagadeesha has said that the setting up of a Special Agricultural Zone on the lines of a Special Economic Zone is under consideration. The Deputy Commissioner who was addressing a meeting of farmers held at his office was responding to an appeal by farmer leaders on setting […]

Rai- Malli seen together after a long gap

Mangaluru : DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai and State INTUC President B Rakesh Malli sprang a surpise by rubbing shoulders with each other after a long time at a private function held in the city on July 16, Sunday. The two leaders belonging to the Bunt community had a strained relationship for the past […]

66,991 HR violation cases in state in past 10 yrs : Meera Saxena

A total of 66,991 complaints of human rights violations have been registered in the state since the formation of the State Human Rights Commission ten years ago, said Commission Chairperson Meera Saxena.

All control rooms must quickly respond to monsoon grievances : Addl DC

The control rooms operating at all taluk offices in Dakshina Kannada should function continuously to assist people in distress in the wake of the heavy downpour the district has been experiencing since the past few days, said Additional DC Kumar.

Toll booth staff face complaints of assault on commuters

Toll gates have been a subject matter of controversies prior to their commencement and even after they commenced operations. Recently, the Sasthan toll gate staff in Udupi district were accused of assaulting a commuter who picked up a quarrel after the gate at the toll gate fell on his car.

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