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Drought looms large over undivided DK

The coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts which are known for receiving plenty of rainfall every monsoon are likely to face severe drought this summer. Already Mangaluru and Bantwal taluks in Dakshina Kannada district and all three taluks in Udupi district have been declared drought hit.

Right-wing Groups Threaten Freedom of Press

In the last week of January this year, four members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) threatened Sharath D Kanthavara, a reporter with Mangalore-based evening daily Sanjevani. He was told there would be dire consequences to a report of what they construed as a slight.

Who will be the next Mayor ?

With the last one year term of the Congress rule in the Mangaluru City Corporation remaining, there is curiosity galore as to who will be adorning the post of Mayor of Mangaluru during this term. The term of sitting Mayor Harinath ends on March 11.

BJP Worker Hacked to Death in Kerala, Party Blames CPM

A BJP worker was allegedly hacked to death in Kerala’s Thrissur district late on Sunday. Sources said that a BJP worker called Nirmal was stabbed to death after a tussle during celebrations at a temple in Mukkattukara.

Heated debate in MCC over contamination of Netravathi water

At the MCC meeting held recently, BJP corporators raised the issue of contamination of the Netravati river water at as many as 18 places in Bantwal due to the release of effluents in the upstream areas of Tumbay dam. The issue even sparked a heated debate between BJP and Congress corporators.

It took 35 years for a post-matric hostel to come up

When State Minister for Social Welfare Anjaneya inaugurated the post-matric hostel for girls near Urwa Marigudi in Mangaluru recently not many were aware that it took almost 35 years for this hostel to be a reality.

New day train on Mangaluru-Bengaluru route soon

A longstanding demand of people of the coastal region- a new day train between Mangaluru and Bengaluru would soon be a reality. The train service is expected to commence in the month of March.

Parking problem continues to haunt city

Anyone who visits the Central Market Road in Mangaluru will realise that the situation is chaotic there, thanks to the haphazard parking of two-wheelers and four-wheelers least bothered about the inconvenience they cause to others.

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. Fighting discrimination

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”.