Archive for the Category ‘Local News’

65% posts vacant in Mangaluru RTO office

65% posts   vacant in  Mangaluru  RTO office

The coastal city of Mangaluru boasts itself as the fastest growing city next only to the capital Bengaluru.

Poor family gets a house, thanks to a youth organisation

Poor family gets a house, thanks to a youth organisation

The Jayalakshmi Friends Circle at Bolur in Mangaluru has proved to be a model to the society and other voluntary organisations though its service initiative. It has constructed a new house to a poor family of Bolur which was living in dire straits without a proper roofing under its head.

With existing public lavatories stinking, MCC decides to construct 34 more

With existing public lavatories stinking, MCC decides to construct 34 more

The Mangaluru City Corporation has decided to construct 34 public lavatories at various places in the MCC limits under the Swachh Bharath scheme.

Kannur-Byndoor passenger train may soon face halt

Kannur-Byndoor passenger train may soon face halt

The Kannur-Byndoor Passenger Train which had commenced services in February last year may soon be out of service owing to lack of passengers as well as inadequate income.

Mangaluru cops keep a strict eye on errant bike riders

Mangaluru cops keep a strict eye on errant bike riders

Traffic police of Mangaluru have been of late keeping a strict eye on two-wheeler riders following several complaints from members of the public that two-wheeler riders have been flouting traffic rules causing great inconvenience to them.

Water woes force public toilets to shut down

Water woes force public toilets to shut down

As Mangalureans are facing the severe pinch of water scarcity, even public toilets including Sulabh Shauchalays are facing the inevitability of shutting down for want of water.

Most lakes in MCC limits rendered useless

Most lakes in MCC limits rendered useless

It seems Mangaluru City Corporation has risen from its slumber when the water crisis situation has worsened. It has now embarked upon the task of identifying water sources and developing them. As a first move, the MCC even plans to make full use of public lakes and wells. But, it is nothing but an irony that many of these are not of any use as of now.

City in grip of acute water crisis

City in grip of acute water crisis

The city is facing acute water crisis and the administration has already stated that water in the Tumbay vented dam is suffice for the next few days. Presently, water is being supplied to the city every alternate day to ensure the water in the dam lasts at least till it rains.

DK District yet to get the promised 11 lightning arresters

DK District yet to get the promised 11 lightning arresters

A decision taken to install lightning arresters in the district two years ago has still not been implemented. In order to avoid injuries and deaths due to lightning strikes during monsoons, the district administration had decided to install lightning arresters at 11 places in different taluks of the district.

Farm land should not be used for other purposes : Hiremutt

Farm land should not be used for other purposes : Hiremutt

S R Hiremutt, President of Samaja Parivartana Samudaya has stressed the need to formulate a policy for the usage of agricultural lands. He also strongly contended that farm lands should not be handed over for non-agricultural purposes.

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