Caste widening the gap between poor and rich’

The gap between the poor and the rich has been widening as a result of caste-based discrimination, said V. Lakshminarayana, a thinker associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on Sunday. He was speaking after inaugurating a unit of the Dalit Hakkugala Samiti at Sigarnahalli village in Holenarasipur taluk.
The Dalits residing in villages have started to fight against inequalities and atrocities in their localities. This has upset the upper caste people and made them counter such fights aggressively, he said.
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First time, Church says: Dalit Christians face untouchability

FOR THE first time in its history, the Indian Catholic Church has officially accepted that Dalit Christians face untouchability and discrimination, and that “their participation in the level of leadership… at the higher levels is almost nil”.

Sociology student comes up with documentary on plight of tile factory workers

A Sociology student from Manipal has prepared a documentary portraying the difficult lives of the nearly 150 workers of the last tile factory of the district which has been closed. Titled ‘Murida Hanchu’ this documentary by Melwyn Mathew Thomas aims at helping the workers to better their lives by ensuring rehabilitation facilities for them.

Days after burglary, customers make beeline to SK Goldsmith Co-op Bank in Kinnigoli

In the wake of the recent theft of gold and cash worth nearly Rs 4.63 crores from the SK Goldsmith Co-operative Bank at Kinnigoli, several anxious customers particularly women who had pledged gold in the Bank were seen visiting the Bank on November 23, Monday to ascertain if their gold was safe in the bank locker.

Irked by bus operator’s behaviour, Udupi DC asks him to move out of RTA meet

An incident wherein Deputy Commissioner Vishal who was irate over the behaviour of a bus operator at the Regional Transport Authority meeting convened in his office,

Banner politics in Panemangaluru Congress Bantwal : The groupism in the Panemangaluru unit of the Congress has once again come to the fore through a banner put up in the town. It is a known fact that there has been a veiled war between local Congress leaders and elected representatives since the past few months. With most of the elected representatives of the area being women, it is said the Congress leaders here wanted the former to act as per their dictats. But, when the women elected representatives paid little heed to their dictats and took decisions on their own, there had arisen a conflict of interests and a veiled war. In another development, some leaders had even begun complaining with the minister against the elected representatives. The inaugural of the Panemangaluru fish market building once again brought to the fore the differences. If a banner put up on the occasion had the photographs of only two local councillors namely Jacintha D’Souza and Sanjeevini, the photo of Chanchalakshi who had dared the Congress leaders was missing thereby making it evident that some leaders had resorted to politics of vengeance through the banner.

The groupism in the Panemangaluru unit of the Congress has once again come to the fore through a banner put up in the town.

Unauthorised hoardings prove menace in Mulki

If the menace of unauthorised hoardings and buntings has become an utter nuisance in the city of Mangaluru, this menace is spreading its tentacles even to small towns as is evident from the several such hoardings and buntings spotted even in Mulki.

Following complaints, MLA pays surprise visit to Karkala Taluk office

Following complaints that there has been inordinate delay in clearance of applications submitted by the public in the Karkala taluk office, the local legislator Sunil Kumar paid a surprise visit to the office and inspected files and documents

Villagers to protest against Shambhur AMR mini hydel project

Local residents have decided to stage protest against the Shambhur AMR mini hydel project on October 28 alleging that the project which was utilising the water resources has however failed in providing basic amenities to the nearby villages which have been affected by the project. The protest will be held under the aegis of the Shambhur Yuvaka Mandala.

Following DC’s directive, steps taken to ban sand mining in Panemangalore

Following a stern directive from the Deputy Commissioner, Bantwal Taluk Tahsildar Purandar Hegde has taken steps to install a sign board on the banks of river Netravathi mentioning that sand extraction from the river is banned at Panemangalore.

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