Major accident at Yekkur, Mangalore kills two

May 4, 2009

Mangalore: One died and six were injured in an accident that occurred on the national highway near Yekkur in Mangalore on on Sunday, May 3. The deceased have been identified as Dharmapal from Nagatheertha near Subrahmanya and Geetha Jayanth from Mannagudda.

Major accident at Yekkur, Mangalore kills two

Major accident at Yekkur, Mangalore kills two

Apart from the deceased four ladies and two children were injured, all passengers of Chevrolet car in a head on collision with a truck from Maharashtra on the way to Kasargod. The car was carrying seven passengers returning from a wedding.

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Unique fishing event huge hit at Nisargadhama in Mangalore

May 4, 2009

Mangalore : It was sea of enthusiastic crowd at a unique fishing event where in fresh water fish was caught and auctioned on the spot at Pilikula Nisargadhama in Vamanjoor in the outskirts of Mangalore on Sunday, May 3 to Whil the city on Sunday. While some came to buy the fish, the others were present simply to enjoy the fun.

Unique fishing event huge hit at Nisargadhama in Mangalore

Unique fishing event huge hit at Nisargadhama in Mangalore

The event aimed at promoting tourism at the venue was personally supervised by the Nisrgadhama Executive Director J R Lobo, Heritage Village Director Dr Vaman Nandavar and Wildlife Director Jayaprakash Bhandary. The fish bred in the lake at Nisargadhama is well-nurtured throughout the year and fishing is under taken once a year.

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Amchi Balam Rangal Fulam by children at Kalangann, Mangalore floors adult audience

May 4, 2009

Mangalore :  Amchi Balam Rangal Fulam, the 89th monthly theatre was staged by Mandd Sobhann, an organisation to promote Konkani language, culture and performing arts, at Florine and Ronald Mendonca amphitheater, Kalangann at Shaktinagar in Mangalore on Sunday, May 3.

Amchi Balam Rangal Fulam by children at Kalangann

Amchi Balam Rangal Fulam by children at Kalangann

It was an entertaining extravaganza of Konkani plays, songs and folk dances, all performed by children who were the participants of residential camp held at Kalangann from April 25 to May 3 and Mumbai kids, who were the participants of such a camp organised by Mandd Sobhann at Mumbai from April 22 to April 30. 65 students from Class V to Class X f both Mumbai and Mangalore staged their innate talent aptly in an opportunity given to them.

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MCC Talent Competitions held at Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Doha

May 4, 2009

Doha : Once again, as usual, the feeling of brotherhood, a feeling of togetherness, a feeling of a family get-together was the mood when the first phase of the Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), Qatar’s Fifth Annual Talent Competitions took place at the Seraphic Hall of the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Doha, on Friday, 1st May, 2009.

Qatar's-fifth-annual-talent-competitions

Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC), Qatar’s Fifth Annual Talent Competitions

Miss Melinda Fernandes, emcee of the evening, welcomed the gathering. Roy D’Souza led with a prayer who then called upon the President of the Club, Alwyn D’Souza to address the gathering.

The evening’s action started with the drawing competitions for children in which more than a hundred children of various age groups tried their hands at the fine art of drawing and painting. This was followed immediately by the Singing Competitions for children and adults, in different age and gender groups.

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Swine flu precaution: No “Dukramas” for Mangaloreans in UAE

April 30, 2009

Abu Dhabi : The UAE has banned the import and sale of pork in the country as a precautionary measure against swine flu, a senior official told Gulf News on Wednesday.

Swine flu precaution: No "Dukramas" for Mangaloreans in UAE

Swine flu precaution: No "Dukramas" for Mangaloreans in UAE

General Secretariat of Municipalities [GSM] issued a circular on Monday banning import and sale of all types of pork in the country, Mohammad Jalal Al Reyaysa, Manager of Communication and Information Department at Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) said.

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LOKSABHA POLLS: Moderate Turnout at Kinnigoli

April 30, 2009

Mangalore ,  Thursday, April 30, 2009 : Kinnigoli : Moderate turnout has been reported for the Loksabha Election at Kinnigoli and surrounding areas. People eagerly and enthusially turnout to the polling both in the early morning hours. Young voters can beseen in the que in most polling booths. Here are the few pictures taken in St.Mary”s Hr.Pry. School and Little flower High School Kinnigoli.

LOKSABHA POLLS: Moderate Turnout at Kinnigoli

LOKSABHA POLLS: Moderate Turnout at Kinnigoli

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Peaceful beginning of Lok Sabha Polls in Mangalore

April 30, 2009

Mangalore : Polling started across Mangalore at 7.00 am. Some polling booths reported heavy voting. Most of the members of the prominent parties cost their vote early in the morning
candidates Janardhana Poojari and Nalin Kumar Kateel exercised their franchise before 8 am. state minister Krishna Palemar, MLA Yogish Bhat, former minister B Nagaraj Shetty and others were also seen at the voting centres.

30th April -Lok Sabha Polls in Mangalore

30th April -Lok Sabha Polls in Mangalore

The polling officials were expecting that most of the polling will be over around mid day due to scorching heat, as in many of the polling booths there is no shelter and if there is a long queue it was unlikely that people will join the queue.

Leaders of various parties are confident that this time voting turnover will be more while comparing earlier elections.

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DK, Udupi all set for LS polls

April 29, 2009

Mangalore : Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district is all set for Lok Sabha polls to be held on Thursday, April 30 with election machinery and Sec 144 in place.

DK district:
In 1,518 polling stations of DK a total of 7,500 direct staff will be on polling duty. In 1,470 polling stations SMS-based data collection will be done. District level control rooms have been set up with about 30 officers functioning. There are 11 landline numbers and 4 mobile numbers. The landline numbers are 08256-233123, 0824-2014082, , 0824-2444251, 0824-2451903, 0824-2421589, 0824-2444251, 08251-231905, 08257-230150. To avoid any problems due breakdown of service providers, the district administration has decided to used various service providers like the BSNL, Reliance and Tata Indicom, so that even if the server of one service is down there are other alternatives. Control rooms at the Assistant Returning Officer level have also been set up so that people can file complaints.

DK, Udupi all set for LS polls

DK, Udupi all set for LS polls

As many as 328 video cameras will be in place and 486 micro-observers other than direct staff will be deployed, especially at the booths identified as critical, sensitive and hyper-sensitive. This apart there is a 20 per cent reserve of polling officers to tackle emergency situations with extra EVMs too being provided to each polling stations so that in situation where EVMs fail to function, the error can be corrected in ten minutes. This apart, eight control rooms ARO-level has been set up and 133 sector officers and three MCC teams too will be on the move.

The staff on polling duty apart from postal ballots will also be able to exercise their votes, wherever they are on duty by obtaining election duty certificate.

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BJP to win 22 LS seats in State: Ananth Kumar

April 29, 2009

Mangalore :  BJP National General Secretary H N Ananth Kumar participated in a roadshow in Mangalore on Monday, April 27 seeking votes for the party’s candidate for 17-Dakshina Kannada Parliamentary Constituency Nalin Kumar Kateel.

BJP National General Secretary - H N Ananth Kumar

BJP National General Secretary - H N Ananth Kumar

Addressing public at the old bus stand Ananth Kumar expressed confidence that BJP would win 22 seats in State in Parliamentary election including four seats in Bangalore wherein elections have already been held. Kateel too addressed the gathering.

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Development works BJP’s achievements: Palemar

April 29, 2009

Mangalore : BJP”s development works are its achievements, said District In-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar.

District In-Charge Minister: J Krishna Palemar

District In-Charge Minister: J Krishna Palemar

Addressing media persons on Monday, April 27, he said that State government had released finds for Sarapady dam construction. However, Union government is yet to release funds, he said and added that Cong”s contribution to he development of the State is a big zero.

Palemar also assured to set up Western Ghat Research centre to stop the degradation of environment in the Western Ghats. BJP MP candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel and BJP District President K Monappa Bhandary were also present.

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