Friday, January 19, 2018

Jokatte residents hold broom protest against renewal of permits of coke, sulphur units

Hundreds of residents of Jokatte, Kalavar, Kenjar, Bala and nearby areas, led by the Jokatte Nagarika Samithi took out a protest march from the Baikampady Junction to the office of the Pollution Control Board at Baikampady on November 26, Thursday and staged a demonstration by wielding brooms to oppose the Board's action of renewing the permits of the coke sulphur units set up as part of the MRPL Third Phase Expansion Project. They also alleged that money power had played a role in renewing the permit.

A murder that shattered a poor family

Harish Poojary who was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants at B.C. Road in the violence that hit the town in t aftermath of the Tipu Jayanthi, was the sole bread winner of his family. Unable to obtain higher education due to poverty at home, Harish who was the eldest of the two children of Srinivas Poojary and Seethamma couple, residents of Halegate in Navoor village, was working as an electrician in a private College in Mangaluru. He lived in the family house at Navoor along with his parents and his loving younger sister.

Illegal arrest, handcuffing case : HC orders payment of Rs one lakh compensation to...

The Karnataka High Court has passed an order directing the State Government to pay an interim compensation of Rs One lakh to BV Seetaram, Chief of Karavali Ale Group in connection with his illegal arrest and handcuffing case during the regime of Yeddyurappa led BJP government in 2009.

Explosives stocking case in Karkala: A police intelligence failure?

The recent case wherein the Karkala police have seized huge qauntity of ammonium nitrate stocked in a private property in Naxal hit Karkala taluk and arrested the accused named Biju Thomas has given rise to several questions.

Adyar residents to protest against police dept failure to probe Akshatha death case

Residents of Adyar area of the city who are sore over the Police Department for its failure to achieve any breakthrough in the investigation into the two year old case of suspicious death of college student Akshatha, have now decided to picket the Mangaluru North Police Station on October 5.

Vittal cops rescue mentally ill woman; admit her to orphanage

A mentally ill woman who was wandering aimlessly in Kanyana town since around five days has been rescued by the Vittal Police who have now got her admitted to the Bharatha Sevashrama at Kanyana.

Power cuts hit hard fishing industry, complains fishermen’s association

The Fishermen’s Association has complained that erratic load shedding resorted to by the MESCOM has hit hard the fishing industry.

Another immoral policing incident in Mangaluru

Even before the barbaric Attavar immoral policing incident wherein a Muslim youth was stripped, tied to a pole and beaten up for being in the company of a Hindu girl. could fade away from public memory another moral policing incident was reported, this time from the City Centre Mall in the city.

Unauthorised hoardings incur Rs 2 crore annual loss to MCC

The several unauthorised hoardings in various parts of the city have incurred a loss of Rs 2 crore to the MCC exchequer.

Sanchaya poses 10 questions to govt on Yettinahole project

The Sahyadri Samrakshana Sanchaya which is spearheading the agitation against the controversial Yettinahole project, has posed ten questions to the government regarding the project.