Coastal News SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Coastal News Swachh Survekshan Grameen 2018 launched in Bhatkal Bhatkal MLA Sunil Naik on Wednesday flagged off the Swachh Survekshan Grameen-2018 Vehicle under Swachh Bharat Mission of the Union ministry of drinking water and sanitation. Hasiru Karnataka launched in Bhatkal Bhatkal MLA Sunil Naik launched Hasiru Karnataka, the green campaign project of the state government after the inddepenndcde day program at Taluka Stadium, Bhatkal on Wednesday. Bhatkal celebrates Independence day with great zeal The 72nd Independence Day celebrations were held at Taluka Stadium(YMSA Ground) here on Wednesday August 15 with pomp, colour and patriotic fervour. Youth drowns in farm pond in Chikkabilki village A 27-year-old youth Sunil Rujar Siddi died after accidentally falling in to an agriculture farm pond, at Chikkabilki village, on Monday. The incident come to light when his body was found floating on the pond, on Wednesday. One held ferrying cattle in Honnavar A team of police, led by PSI Neetu Gode, intercepted a lorry, which was transporting the cattle illegally, near Ananthwadi in the taluk, on Tuesday night. Flag hoisting, parades mark I-Day celebrations across Uttar Kannada district Revenue Minister & District In-charge Minister R V Deshpande said Rs 5 crore has been deposited in the account of deputy commissioner for taking measures during natural disasters. Rs 100 crore sought for rain relief in DK: Khader District In-charge Minister U T Khader said a proposal for a special package of Rs 100 crore to the district for rain relief measures has been submitted to the government. 64 houses damaged in heavy rain in Udupi district The district encountered the loss of Rs 35.79 lakh due to heavy rain and gusty wind, on Tuesday. Nearly 64 houses were damaged in the district. Madrasa Darul Hadees Arabiya Salafiya celebrates Independence Day with great zeal in Sirsi Students and teachers at Madrasa Darul Hadees Arabiya Salafiya in Arekoppa of Sirsi celebrated the Independence Day with patriotic fervour and great zeal by hoisting national flag and singing national anthem today. Moving car catches fire on Kumta NH-66; no casualties In a shocking incident, moving car turned into ashes after it came under the influence of a huge fire on Divgi bridge NH-66 on the northern outskirts of the town. Heart wrenching accident on Manki NH66 kills 3 Three people riding on a bike were killed on the spot in a heart wrenching accident that happened on Anantwadi NH66 near Manki in Honnavar taluk on Tuesday afternoon, August 14. Girl killed in accident near Mangaluru An 11-year-old girl died after a private bus hit the two-wheeler in which she was travelling as a pillion, at Nanthoor on Sunday. Tree falls on house, man injured A huge tree fell on a house at Maruthi Galli in Vajralli in Yellapur taluk recently leaving one man injured in the incident. State-level marathon in Ankola on August 19 Ankola Rotary Club and R N Nayak Foundation are jointly organising a State-level Rural Rotary Club marathon, in Ankola, on August 19 (Sunday), at 7:30 am, Rural Rotary Club President Karthik K said. Goonda Act against those who misuse social media: DyCM Parameshwar in Honnavar Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said steps have been taken to use Goonda Act against those spreading rumours through social media. 16 fishermen rescued near Bhatkal As many as 16 fishermen in two boats were rescued after they suffered damage in mid-sea, 46 nautical miles away from Bhatkal on Saturday evening and in the early hours of Sunday. According to Deputy Director of Fisheries, Udupi, Parshwanath, eight fishermen from Kaup had gone for fishing in the trawl boat, “Padmadas” of Santosh S. Kunder, on Saturday. Brilliant students of Bhatkal awarded by Rabita Society Like previous years, even this year the 'Annual Rabita Excellence Award' ceremony was organized by Rabita Society in Bhatkal to felicitate and honour meritorious students from various schools at Anjuman High School Ground on 10thAugust, Friday. DyCM of Karanataka, Dr. G Parameshwar and All India Muslim Personal Law Board secretary Advocate Zafaryab Jilani were among the chief guests to grace the event. CJI opens new court complex, with humane touch The much-awaited inauguration of the iconic new court building in the City by the chief of the country’s Judiciary was meaningful on Sunday, not just due to cutting the ribbon, unveiling the plaque, or planting a sapling, but more due to the act of Chief Justice of India (CJI) playing an active role in resolving a matrimonial dispute and asking the couple to maintain good relationship. Zul Hijjah moon sighted: Coastal Karnataka to celebrate Eid Al Adha on August 22 The Zul Hijjah crescent was sighted today at Kappad, which is 22 km away from Calicut in Kerala state after Maghrib prayers, following the commencement of Zul Hijjah month Kota Srinivas Poojary slams govt for neglecting Smart City project Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Kota Srinivas Poojary has criticised the state government for showing a negligent attitude towards implementing Smart City project. 20 Volvo, sleeper buses to Mangaluru KSRTC division Transport Minister D C Thamanna said that 20 new hi-tech Volvo and sleeper buses will be sanctioned to Mangaluru division. Heavy rains continue to lash Coastal, South Karnataka Heavy rains of up to 15 cm lashed coastal and southern Karnataka, causing rivers to overflow and creating a flood-like situation in villages and towns in the region, said an official on Saturday. Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem to organize 'Patriotic Song competition' on 15th August in Bhatkal On the occasion of Independence day of India, Bhatkal's most powerful NGO, Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem will be organizing 'Patriotic song competition' for students of Urdu schools coming under Bhatkal taluka limits. Youth with earphones run over by train in Karwar In a shocking incident, a youth lost his life after a train hit him when he was busy in a phonecall on railway tracks of Amadalli near Karwar on Saturday, 11th August. Karnataka High Court hands back reins of Gokarna temple to government In a major development, the Karnataka High Court on Friday put an end to a decade-old dispute by quashing an order passed by the then B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP government handing over control of the Sri Mahabaleshwara temple at Gokarna in Uttara Kannada district to the Sri Ramachandrapura Mutt in Hosanagara taluk of Shivamogga district. Karnataka to deport more than 100 Africans for illegal stay The Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, G Parameshwara, has said the state government will take steps to deport 107 people from African countries staying in the state. Auto drivers oppose Motor Vehicle Bill in Udupi The autorickshaw drivers under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) staged a protest in front of deputy commissioner’s office here on Tuesday, condemning the proposed Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Activists demands closure of toll plaza at Surathkal The members of the Toll Gate Virodhi Samithi, Surathkal, will stage a protest on August 14, demanding a shutdown of the toll gate at Surathkal Kumta's Naazim Khan, a shining example of sportsman spirit A 23-Year-Old young sportsman of the Coastal town Kumta, Naazim Khan is now a raising sportsman and a shining example of sportsman spirit for the youths in the town, by his participation and achievements in the International level Para table tennis games. 170 kg plastic bags seized; Rs 10,000 fine imposed in Mundgod The civic authorities have launched a drive to contain plastic bag menace in Mundgod. This drive was launched by tahsildar Ashok Gurani on Monday. Mangaluru: Minister pays surprise visit to Anganwadis Minister for Women and Child Development Jayamala visited two anganwadi centres in Mangaluru on Monday. Desilt 527 tanks that come under Yettinahole project: CM Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today directed officials to take up desilting of 527 tanks in five districts that come under the purview of the Yettinahole Project, to increase its storagecapacity. Sink party differences for success of government schemes, says Jayamala District In-charge Minister Jayamala has said that all the elected representatives in the district should forget party differences and join hands to ensure that the government schemes reach the beneficiaries. Man arrested for sexual assault on minor in Belthangady Venoor police have arrested a person for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor and impregnating her. Life Sentence For Woman, Lover For Killing Her Ex-Boyfriend in Mangaluru A court here has sentenced a 26-year-old cab driver and his girlfriend to life imprisonment for murdering the woman's former boyfriend in 2014. The sixth additional district and sessions court judge, D T Puttarangaswamy, also slapped a fine of Rs. 25,000 each on Gaviranga and Sushma Priscilla (26). Youth held for sexually harassing boy in Bhatkal Bhatkal police have arrested an 18-year-old youth under Protection of Children from sexual offenses on Friday for sexually harassing a 12-year-old boy. Dandeli police make second arrest in advocate murder case Dandeli police officials have arrested second accused in connection with the barbaric murder of senior advocate Ajit Nayak. Woman gets trapped in Papad making machine in Kumta; dies In a shocking incident, a woman lost her life after getting trapped into a Papad making machine. The incident happened on Sunday morning at a her residence in Mirzan in the taluk. Man arrested for derogatory post against K'taka CM The Mangalore Police have arrested a man for trolling Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on social media. Goa lifts ban on fish import; keeps strict vigil on border The Goa government has lifted the ban on the import of fish from other states, and is keeping a strict vigil on border check posts to ensure consignments entering its territory are free of toxic chemicals. All measures taken for smooth conduct of ULB polls: Udupi DC The four urban local bodies in Udupi district — Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC), Kundapur Town Municipal Council (TMC), Karkala Town Municipal Council (TMC) and Saligrama Town Panchayat - will go for the polls on August 29. Woman kills herself, child in Mulki A woman committed suicide with her child by jumping into a well near Mulki in Mangaluru taluk on Thursday. Man kills himself taking pesticide in Sirsi An aged person, who took pesticide died failing to respond to treatment at TSS Hospital on Wednesday. Sirsi: Need to preserve Western Ghats stressed Science Writer Nagesh Hegde stated that before the western models would destruct the Western Ghats in the name of conservation of ghats in the global arena, there is a need to strengthen Biological Diversity Committee in the gram panchayat level. Blood donation camp, essay competition in Bhatkal Town-based RNS Hospital & RNS Educational Institution is jointly organising a blood donation camp and essay competition for high school students of the taluk on August 9 in the town, on the occasion of 90th birthday of Entrepreneur Dr R N Shetty. Karwar city readies to celebrate Independence Day in grand fashion Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul directed all district-level officers to make preparations for celebrating the 72nd Independence Day on August 15 in a grand manner. Karwar cook abducted, murdered by unidentified gunmen in Kabul A 39-year-old cook from Karwar was abducted and killed by unidentified gunmen in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Patson Rodriguez, a resident of Christian Wada near Kadawada in Karwar taluk. Odisha based youth arrested over Ganja sale in Kumta An Odisha-based youth was caught red-handed when he involved in the sale of Ganja (Cannabis) during the police raid near Hegde Cross, on Wednesday. Youth washed away in Satoddi falls near Yellapur In an incident, a 19-year-old youth was washed away in the Satoddi waterfalls in Yellapur taluk on August 1, Wednesday evening. Truck terminal will be set up at Baikampady soon: Khader Dakshina Kannada in-charge Minister U.T. Khader on Wednesday said the government will soon approve the proposal to establish a truck terminal in the vicinity of Baikampady Industrial Area in Mangaluru. Interacting with members of the Kanara Small Industries Association (KSIA) after receiving felicitations here, Mr. Khader said the required land is already identified and further process is on. Mangaluru: Residents complain of oil leak from MRPL pipelines The Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited is checking the possibility of oil leakage from its underground pipelines here, after people complained ofa leak. The residents expressed fear over the leaked oil mixing with the Phalguni river water. Mangaluru: 16 injured in bus-car collision Sixteen persons were injured ina collision involving a private bus and a car near Mangaluru, police said. Of the injured, the condition of the car driver was stated to be critical, while others were out of danger, they said. Mangaluru: Passengers wait for 16 hours as two pilots take ill A Dubai-bound Spicejet flight with 188 passengers on board was delayed for more than 16 hours after two pilots took ill, one after the other, on Wednesday.  Ajit Naik murder case: Police nab one? The police have reportedly nabbed one person in connection with the murder of Dandeli Horata Samiti President Ajit Naik, on Monday night. Damudi Abdullah, Bhatkal's prominent social worker, educationist and Urdu litterateur passes away Damudi Abdullah, one of the most recognized faces in Bhatkal and the founder of Madar e Hawwa Islamic school passed away at his residence on Wednesday afternoon, August 01, 2018. Penalty attracted over 104 boats for engaging in violation of ban Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul has issued orders to seize diesel subsidy passbook of fishermen those involved in violating monsoon ban on fishing. Woman falls off a moving bike in Mundgod; dies In a road accident, a woman was reported dead after she fell off a moving bike at Gunjavati village in Mundgod taluk on Monday evening. Udupi: 'More women should enter civil service' - says DC Deputy commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis said that women should enter civil service in large numbers, which would increase the efficiency in administration. Mangaluru: Raid on Gambling centre - 19 arrested 19 persons engaged in gambling were arrested by the police, at a recreation club in Ujjire near Mangaluru on Saturday. Woman arrested after Police raid on massage parlour in Mangaluru One woman was arrested after CCB sleuths and Kavoor police raided a massage parlour at Kottara Chowki on Monday, June 30. Udupi: Theft in Temple - valuables worth 2 lakhs stolen Thieves broke into the Mahalingeshwar temple, which is one among the historical temples in Basrur, and made away with valuables worth of two lakh rupees. Bhatkal AC Sajid Mulla appeals to celebrate Independence day with full enthusiasm Assistant commissioner of Bhatkal, Sajid Ahmed Mulla has appealed to celebrate Independence day with full of enthusiasm and in a beautiful tradition as it marks the day of remembering the great freedom fighters of our nation and their sacrifices. Police hope to crack Dandeli lawyer’s murder in two days A day after Ajit Nayak, 57, a noted criminal lawyer and a Congress leader from Dandeli in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district was murdered, a senior police official said on Sunday that they had got some leads and were hopeful of cracking the case soon. Businessman stabbed to death at his club by three A businessman was stabbed to death at Perampalli in Manipal Police Station limits in Udupi district on Sunday afternoon. CCTV camera mandatory in public places: DCP As per government regulations, it is mandatory to install CCTV cameras at public places, said DCP (Law and Order) Hanumantaraya. Man commits suicide in Dandeli In an incident, a 43 year-old Vinod Nayar, who is a resident of Maruti Nagar in the town committed suicide by hanging himself at a forest area near APMC in the town on Friday night. Missing tourist Kiran Kumar's body found Body of Kiran Kumar, an 18-year old tourist from Bengaluru, who was washed away in Murudeshwar beach in Bhatkal on Saturday was found at Bailur beach in the taluk on Sunday. Mangaluru: Doctors stage protest in city, submit memorandum to DC Opposing the National Medical Commission Bill 2017, private doctors under the aegis of IMA, Mangaluru unit, staged a protest and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner opposing the bill. Mangaluru MLA to create WhatsApp number to check drug menace To check drugmenace in schools and colleges in the city, a BJP MLA has said he would soon create a dedicatedWhatsApp number to enable students and others report cases of supply in educational institutions. Nurse from Udupi mysteriously dies in Saudi Arabia A nurse from Udupi district, who was working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia for the last six years, died in the Gulf nation under mysterious circumstances, according to information received by her family. Swaccha Sarvekshana Grameen from August 1: Minister U T Khader The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, will conduct Swaccha Sarvekshana Grameen -2018’, from August 1, across the Nation, including Karnataka, said Urban Development and Housing Minister U T Khader. Theft: 2 held, gold and silver items recovered The Sullia police arrested Jagadish, 23, of Sullia for his alleged involvement in the theft of ₹26,500 and 48 grams of gold ornaments from the house of Satyanarayana in Kodiyala village near Bellare on July 25. Bajrang Dal activist held for illegal cow transportation Barely a few hours after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal staged a protest in Mangaluru on Thursday against illegal transportation of cows, one of their activists was arrested by the police on the charge on doing exactly that near Vitla. Woman stages hunger strike in Ankola, demanding permanent job Seeking regularising of her service, a data entry operator, working in Bhavikeri Gram Panchayat in Ankola taluk of Uttara Kannada district, staged hunger protest at the panchayat premises on Wednesday. Why are govt benefits not reaching farmers?: Minister Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Krishna Byre Gouda took officials of horticulture department to task for not providing any facilities to the horticulture farmers with 1,300 acres of land in the district. Karnataka High Court issues notice to Mangaluru MLA The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to BJP MLA D Vedavyas Kamath representing Mangaluru South Constituency as well as the State Election Commission. Justice B Veerappa ordered the issuing of notices to them after hearing an election petition filed by the defeated Congress candidate J R Lobo. Depressed engineering student ends life in Mangaluru In an incident, an engineering college student committed suicide by jumping from a building in Mangaluru on July 25, Wednesday. Two washed away by giant wave in Udupi Two fishermen were washed away by a huge wave while they were trying to anchor their boat by the Padukere seashore at Malpe near Udupi today, police said. 2 killed, 3 hurt as Omni gets crashed with lorry in Yellapur At least two persons were killed and three others were injured seriously after the car in which they were traveling had a deadly collision with a speeding lorry. The accident happened in the evening of Wednesday, July 25, here at Kiravatti NH63 in the taluk. Woman murdered by husband near Brahmavar A 52-year-old woman was murdered by her alcoholic husband at Heroor in Brahmavar on Monday. Workshop organised on Robotic and 3D Laparoscopic live surgery Minister for Wakf, Food and Civil Supplies Zameer Ahmed inaugurated a two-day workshop on Robotic and 3D Laparoscopic live surgery, organised by the Departments of Urology, Surgical Oncology and Gynaecology of the Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru. Penalties fail to deter people's preference for plastic culture in Uttar Kannada Habits die hard. Especially so, when people are unwilling to change for the better and learn to look at the positive side of ringing in the change. Theft in train near Bhatkal; passenger robbed of gold, cash Bhatkal: A passenger travelling in a Netravathi Express train heading towards Mangaluru was robbed with 400 gm gold and Rs 35,000 cash, that was kept in a vanity bag, on Monday late night. Engineering student commits suicide in Kumta Pratima Patgar, a student, pursuing Engineering studies at a college in Dharwad, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself to the ceiling fan here at her residence in Hegde region in Kumta taluk on Tuesday evening. Gold ornaments worth ₹ 3 lakh burgled from a house near Bhatkal In a shocking incident, a group of thieves broke open the main door of a house near Chitrapur region in Shirali of Bhatkal taluk on Monday late night, and made away with gold ornaments worth Rs 3 lakh, that were kept in the cupboard. Bus-Bike collision kills student near Sirsi A girl student was killed on the spot following a gruesome road accident that happened in between KSRTC bus and a bike in the morning of July 25, Wednesday, here at Chipagi region in the taluk. Pejawar seer: Will quit if proved I have child MANGALURU: Pejawar Mutt’s Vishwesha Tirtha Swami on Monday offered to quit the peetha if allegations that he had had a relationship and fathered children were proved. Will work for inclusion of Tulu in Eighth Schedule: Jayamala Minister for Women, Child Development, Kannada and Culture Jayamala clarified that she was not in the race for a ministerial berth. 4 injured in Car-Truck collision near Yellapur At least four persons were injured after the car in which they were traveling in went on colliding with a truck, in an incident that happened near Idagundi region in the taluk on Sunday evening. Honnavar Rotary club to host State-level rapid chess tourney The Rotary Club of Honnavar is looking forward to organise 'Vishnu Baleri Memorial State-level Rapid Chess tournament' in the CBSE School in the premises of SDM College in Honnavar on September 8 and 9. Kaiga power plant elevated to 2nd position The first unit of the Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant in the district has reached to the second position in the world in continuous power generation in the Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) category. Dharma reservoir fills to brim in Mundgod The Dharma reservoir near Malagi in Mundgod taluk has reached the maximum storage level and on Sunday, the water began flowing towards the fields in Hangal taluk. Missing fisherman from Gangolli traced in Arabian Sea The body of a fisherman who had gone missing after slipping into Gangolli river while fishing, was traced today morning at the Arabian Sea in the region. The deceased is identified as Sudheendra (32). Lifeguard recovers floating body from Gokarna beach A dead body was noticed floating on Arabian Sea in Gokarna of Kumta taluq yesterday on Sunday, but was recovered by the police today in the early hours with the help of lifeguards. The body wasn't able to recover yesterday as there were a high tides in the sea. Father-Daughter duo injured as Ambulance rams into their bike in Bhatkal Father and daughter, who were riding on a bike were injured severely after they were rammed by a speeding Ambulance, in an accident that happened on Sagar road in the town on Sunday. The injured duo were shifted to Manipal after getting initial treatments at Bhatkal government hospital. Woman among four questioned in Shiroor Mutt seer death case The police on Saturday questioned a few people associated with Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha, who died at a hospital in Manipal on Thursday. HC stays special court proceedings against Karwar Ex-MLA Satish Sail The Karnataka High Court on Friday stayed the special court proceedings against former MLA Satish Sail and others in connection with their alleged involvement in illegal mining. Landslide at Uppinangady; traffic movement disrupted The movement of traffic was disrupted following the landslide on NH-75 at Mannagundi near Nelyadi for more than three hours on Saturday. Illegally trafficked wooden logs worth 1 lakh rupees seized in Ankola The forest officials on Saturday seized wooden logs along with a vehicle on which it was being trafficked during a raid that was conducted near Shatageri region in the taluk. Sirsi: 8 arrested on Attempt to sell wildlife skin Around eight persons were arrested by Bengaluru police when they were involved in attempting to sell wildlife skin to Bengaluru from Uttar Kannada district. On receiving legal information, the Bengaluru police arrived to the district and nabbed eight persons.