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MANGALORE: The Central Market of Mangalore – a place which otherwise should have been the pride of the city is sadly in utter chaos. The nearly 50 year old building of the market wears almost an ugly look devoid of any painting for the past several years. To add to it is the utter chaos prevailing in and outside the market place. Vegetable and fruit wastes are strewn all around the market place, making it almost difficult for people to enter the market.
The PUCL report has also referred in detail to the manner in which home minister VS Acharya in his blog had resorted to a scathing attack on “The Hindu”, “Times of India” dailies and “CNN-IBN” news channel which had presented analytical reports on the moral policing activities of Hindu organizations in Dakshina Kannada district.
MANGALORE : District in-charge minister Krishna J Palemar has clarified that it was the union government that was to be blamed for the neglect of the Maravoor vented dam project that is expected to provide water to over 13 villages. Reacting to a report that appeared accusing him of being responsible for the delay in the implementation of the project, Palemar said the allegations made by the former Suratkal MLA Vijaykumar Shetty in this regard had malicious intentions.
The State Human Rights Commission conducted a hearing in connection with the recent case in which the then Ullal sub-inspector Shivaprakash was charged with committing atrocities on a ten year old boy by kicking him in the public. The police commissioner of the Commission conducted a thorough hearing by documenting the statements of the victim boy, his parents, some witnesses as well as the accused SI.
There are no indications of any possibility of the society forgetting the brutal murder of city’s noted advocate and human rights activist Naushad Kasimji, as of now and also in the near future. Close on the heels of the city’s senior advocate Purushottam Poojari lodging a police complaint pointing fingers toward four police officials in this case, and the high court serving a notice to the officials, the Muslim organizations of Bhatkal have at a press meet alleged that “ There were the hands of the police officials in the Naushad murder.”
It is nothing but queer to note that the law keepers of the society are themselves responsible for peace and unrest, in the recent times. If the misbehavior of the Kerala cops who had come for election duty, at the Panambur beach is one instance, the rampage the cops resorted to in Mysore is another instance. A crowing glory to all these incidents, has been the Dharmasthala incident, wherein the Andhra police who too had come on election duty fired at a group of innocents resulting in the death of one person.
MANGALORE: As the water bill imbroglio in the Mangalore city corporation limit continues, it has come to light of late that over 60 per cent of domestic water consumers have not paid their water bills for several reasons. According to one estimate, nearly 68 per cent of water consumers had not paid their water bills during the first four months of this year. The reasons range from discrepancies in water bills to illegal connections.
MANGALORE : The recent Dharmasthala incident wherein a local youth had to lose his life after one of the personnel of the Andhra Pradesh CRPF who were in the district on election duty, fired at a group of youth, is slowly snowballing into a controversy, particularly after state home minister VS Acharya seemed to be defending the Andhra cops as evident from the comments made by him in his blog, only to invite the ire of the Sangh Parivar.