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First-ever exhibition of painter Lewis in Mangalore inaugurated

May 6, 2009

Mangalore : Me and My Coast, the first-ever exhibition of paintings by International Artist Peter A Lewis in Mangalore was inaugurated at Orchid Art Gallery, Balmatta on Tuesday, May 5. Lewis”s 40 selected paintings will be open for public viewing from 10 am to 7 pm up to May 25.

First-ever exhibition of painter Lewis in Mangalore inaugurated

First-ever exhibition of painter Lewis in Mangalore inaugurated

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Devotees thrilled with joy to perform Kumkumarchane to Lord Venkatesha in Mangalore

May 5, 2009

Mangalore : Sunday, May 3 was a memorable day for all the Tirupati Venkateshwara devotees from Mangalore as many of their long pending dream of taking part in a ritual to celebrate their most loved God was fulfilled. The mass Kumkumarchne to the lord of seven hills Venkateshwara and Goddesses Sridevi and Bhoodevi was held at Nehru Maidanin late evening and concluded late night.

Lord Venkatesha in Mangalore

Lord Venkatesha in Mangalore

Religious programme was organised by Tirupathi Tirumala Devasthanams (TTD), which had organised Shrinivasa Kalyanotsav the last year in association with The Sevanjali Trust of Ganapathy Pai family of Car Street. Women and men in hundreds performed the Kumkumarchane ritual with utmost devotion. Shakunthala, woman in mid 60s said that it was the most joyous and fulfulling experience of her life. “I am a satisfied woman as I got to celebrate my beloved LOrd from my City itself as I was unable to make a tour to Tirupati so far,” she said.

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Philanthropic activities will pay: B R Shetty in Mangalore

May 4, 2009

Mangalore : Philanthropic activities will pay, said Entrepreneur from Abu Dhabi Padmashree Dr B R Shetty.

Philanthropic activities will pay: B R Shetty in Mangalore

Philanthropic activities will pay: B R Shetty in Mangalore

He was speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function organised to donate two dialysis machines provided by Kuwait Kerala Muslim Association (KKMA) in association with the Jamiyathul Falah at Fr Muller Hospital, Kankanady in Mangalore on Friday, May 1. He said that philanthropic activities should be undertaken without the constraint of caste, creed and religion.
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Mass marriage held at Rosario Cathedral in Mangalore

May 4, 2009

Mangalore : St Vincent de Paul Society of Rosario Cathedral organised the 35th mass marriage for Catholics at Rosario Cathedral on Sunday, May 3 at 10 am. As many as 18 couples from 30 parishes entered into wedlock at the marriage ceremony solemnised by Mangalore Bishop Dr Fr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, who also presided over the function.
Bishop D’Souza offered the wedding Eucharistic Mass in the morning , along with several priests. The couples from various parishes of Udupi, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Karwar, Mysore apart from Mangalore, exchanged garlands and brides wore mangalsutr as per Indian tradition.

Mass marriage held at Rosario Cathedral in Mangalore

Mass marriage held at Rosario Cathedral in Mangalore

The programme was inaugurated by Daijiworld.Com Managing Director Walter Nandalike Rosario SVP office bearers Irene Rosario, Vincent Rego, Rosario Parish Priest Fr Stany Goveas and Felix Albuquerque.
St Vincent De Paul Society president Joachim Monteiro and Secretary Philomena Lobo were present at the dais.

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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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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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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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Priestly Ordination in Puttur

April 29, 2009

Mangalore : Puttur: Deacon Anil Joel D’Souza of Mangalore Diocese and Avil D’Cunha of Pallotine Fathers received priestly ordination from the Bishop of Mangalore Diocese Most Rev Aloysius Paul D’Souza, on 27th April, 2009 n Mai De Deus Church, Puttur.

Mai De Deus Church - Puttur

Mai De Deus Church - Puttur

After the mass a felicitation function was held in the church hall, presided over by the Bishop. He congratulated the new priests and wished all the success for their future mission. Bela parish priest Basil Vaz raised the toast. Puttur parish priest Rev Fr Jerald D’Souza, Rev Fr Boniface Pinto, many priests and sisters graced the function.

Fr. Anil Joel D’Souza is the son of Francis and Magdeline D’Souza of Puttur Pariesh. Fr Avi D’Cunha is the son of Rameze D’cuna and Late Maurice D’Cunha of Maril Parish.

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Election machinery all set for polls on April 30 in 17-Dakshina Kannada Parliamentary Constituency: DC

April 27, 2009

Mangalore :  Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer V Ponnuraj said on Monday, April 27 that election machinery is all set for polls on April 30 in 17-Dakshina Kannada Parliamentary Constituency with electoral roll marked copy ready in five legislative assembly constituencies and in three of the other being given final touches.

Addressing media persons DC Ponnuraj said that in 1,518 polling stations a total of 7,500 direct staff in polling duty will be involved with three phases of their training fully complete. Rehearsals too have been undertaken of transporting them to their respective polling stations, he said.

He informed that party campaign will end on April 28 at 5 pm and there on party’s can involve themselves in door-to-door one-to-one contact with Sec 144 too in place. From April 28, 5 pm to April 30, 5 pm it is also declared as dry day, he added.

SMS based data collection in polling stations:
In 1,470 polling stations SMS-based data collection will be done. Presiding officer and Assistant Presiding Officer are provided training in this regard. Within 15 minutes from the beginning of the polling, each booth have been asked to SMS information and from there on every one hour a report to the Election Commission needs to be sent. For the purpose, SMS allowance too will be provided to the staff. The errors will be rectified contacting the control room, informed Ponnuraj.

District level control rooms have been set up with about 30 officers functioning. There are 11 landline numbers and 4 mobile numbers. 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.

The SMS server will be connected to the media centre that will update every hour the poll percentage.

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