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 Bhatkal lad awarded runner-up in state-level Pratibha Karanji in Mysuru Bhatkal lad Khubaib Ahmed Akrami of Islamia Anglo Urdu High School, managed to secure second place in Urdu speech competition at state level 'Pratibha Karanji' event for High school students held here at Mysuru on 16th December, Sunday. Karwar: Activists, residents oppose Kaiga plans The Union government’s plans to set up two additional units at Kaiga Atomic Power Station encountered much turbulence with local residents, elected representatives and environmentalists opposing the expansion during a public hearing on Saturday. The government proposes to expand Kaiga Power Station by setting up fifth and sixth units. The power station already has four units. The public hearing, chaired by Uttara Kannada district Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul, witnessed strong opposition to construction of additional units. Some people went to the extent of staging a protest to express their opposition to new units. Western range IGP visits historical places of Bhatkal including Jamia Masjid Western Range Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arun Chakravarthi on Saturday visited few of the historical places in Bhatkal including Haduvalli Temple, Jamia Masjid, Moni Basadi and a centuries-old famous Barni house, and interacted with the locals to obtain knowledge. He said that Bhatkal has a quite old history, which he has read enough in books. He also said that he have read about the Jain culture, Arab culture and Tippu Sultan's masjid existing in Bhatkal, and wanted to visit this town. Sudden stop in road survey work in Kumta town: Delegation of locals rush TMC office A sudden stoppage on survey work for widening of Kumta town roads has created another confusion among the locals in the town. Few locals on Friday rushed to Town Municipality Council to inquire about this. Rider run over by bus in Mangaluru In a accident, a rider was killed on the spot after he came under the wheels of a speeding bus, coming from the opposite direction, at Baithurli Junction in Mangaluru. Chance for public to visit Sea Bird As part of Navy Week, the general public will be given an opportunity to visit the Sea Bird naval base to see the warships on December 18 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, stated a press release. Pre-Centenary Celebration of Anjuman Primary Schools organized in Bhatkal Six Anjuman primary schools i.e. Anjuman Azad Primary school, Anjuman Noor primary School, Anjuman Urdu Primary School, Anjuman English Medium Primary School, Anjuman Takiya Primary School and Al-Fitrah Islamic Pre-School, Bhatkal jointly celebrated their Pre-Centenary Celebration from 10th to 12th December 2018 at Khadija Ali Campus, near Shamshuddin Circle, Bhatkal. Congress MLC D’Souza wants to contest LS poll Congress member in the Karnataka Legislative Council Ivan D’Souza Saturdayexpressed his desire to contest the Lok Sabha elections fromDakshina Kannada constituency. Addressing reporters here, D’Souza said he is an aspirant for a ticket in the coming Lok Sabha polls fromDK constituency and is confident of winning if the party high command gave him the chance. PU student commits suicide in Kumta A 17-year-old PU college student committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence here in Vivek nagar on Friday. Rider dies as tanker rams into bike near Mangalore A BSNL employee lost her life  when a tanker rammed into her two-wheeler  near Mulki bus stand,  22 km from Mangalore on Friday evening.  Bhatkal: Sri Ram Sene UK chief starts a quarrel over unfound allegations Sriram Sene Uttar Kannada district unit chief Jayant Naik allegedly started a quarrel with two youngsters after alleging that they were indulging in eve teasing. However, when the boys stated they were innocent and the girls in questions rejected the allegations of harassment, a fight broke out. Later on, Jayant Naik reportedly admitted himself in a hospital saying that he was injured in the fight with the youth. The incident took place in Bastimakki area in Murdeshwar of Bhatkal taluk on Thursday. Kumta Congress workers celebrate as party wins majority in three states Congress party workers in Kumta, on 12th December, Wednesday celebrated the victory of the party in three out of five states where elections were held, by marking a celebratory rally near Gibb high school circle on the highway. Cylinder-laden truck crashes pedestrian in Bhatkal; injured A pedestrian was injured seriously after he was crushed by a cylinder-laden truck here at Sarpankatta NH66 in the taluk on 11th December, Tuesday evening. Derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammed: Case registered A case was registered against a man for posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammed on social media. RBI trying to destroy coop sector, says SCDCC chief SCDCC Bank Chairman M N Rajendra Kumar accused the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) of attempting to destroy the cooperative sector by bringing cooperative societies under the tax net. 2 arrested in chain snatching case in Mangaluru Two persons involved in chain snatching cases were arrested by the Mangaluru Central Division Anti Rowdy Squad personnel and seized 126.960 grams of gold ornaments worth Rs 3,64,000 and a two-wheeler. The value of the total seized property is Rs 3,74,000. Kumta 'Sante market' gets a new look After upgrading ‘Sante market’ (weekly bazaar) of Kumta under central government’s NABARD scheme, located here at APMC campus in the town, a new look has been developed facilitating vendors to market eatables under the shed, which has brought a big relief to them against the hot sun. This has become an ideal market in the district. Bhadravati based tourist drowns in Honnavar A Bhadravati based tourist,i who had visited Apsarkonda, drowned in the sea on Saturday. Tourists fear after spotting Tiger near Yana Tourists had to witness a kind of fear after spotting a tiger, which had been preying on cattle around Mattighatta in Sirsi taluk for the last few days. The tiger was spotted near Yana, a popular tourist spot. Fire erupts at a hospital in Mangaluru An accidental fire erupted at the Lady Goschan hospital here in Mangaluru on Sunday afternoon at around 1 PM. Karavali Utsav off to a colourful start in Karwar Karavali Utsav 2018, a three-day cultural extravaganza, was inaugurated in Karwar on Saturday. Karwar’s Rabindranath Tagore Beach came alive as hundreds of tourists and residents thronged the venue to get a glimpse of events and exhibition. LPG cylinders distributed among beneficiaries in Haliyal Under the Union government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, free LPG cylinders were distributed among beneficiaries here in Haliyal recently. Well collapses on man near Udupi: dies A 30-year-old youth lost his life, while three others sustained injuries after a 15-ft deep well collapsed during an excavation in Aloor village in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district on Thursday morning. Better facilities will be provided at Byndoor railway station, says MP Shimoga MP B Y Raghavendra has promised to upgrade Byndoor railway station with better infrastructural amenities. 2 arrested after police bust betting racket The CCB sleuths on Thursday have arrested two men for betting on the ongoing India-Australia test cricket match. Pvt hospital to get notice for facilitating illegal abortion A gynaecologist at a private hospital was prevented from carrying out an illegal abortion of the foetus on the pretext of a caesarean surgery by the district Child Welfare Committee (CWC), district health officer (DHO) and District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) officer here recently. Raid on illegal massage parlour: 3 women rescued Three women were rescued after the CCB sleuths conducted a raid at an illegal massage parlour centre in a building situated on KS Rao Road in Mangaluru. Goa lifts ban on fish transported from K’taka Goa government has passed a decision to lift the ban that had imposed on transportation and distribution of fish from the coastal districts of Karnataka. MLA Kamath on Friday has welcomed this decision. Man attacked by crocodile in Karnataka's Dandeli, survives A man survived a crocodile attack at the Kali river in Dandeli town on Friday. He escaped with minor injuries but was unconscious when he was rescued by a water adventure sports team. Sirsi: Massive protest by SDPI demanding reconstruction of Babri Masjid Observing the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid, SDPI staged a massive protest at post circle in Sirsi today. Indian Coast Guard security preparedness under review Indian Coast Guard Commander (Western Region), Inspector-General V.D. Chafekar visited Mangaluru on Tuesday and Wednesday. Hot water splashed on RTI activist A gram panchayat vice president allegedly threw hot water on an RTI activist for reportedly exposing an illegality in the construction of a house under Basava Vasathi Yojane at Malebettu in Ujire. Woman killed in road accident In a road accident that took place here near Gudde Angadi at Melkar in Bantwal Taluk, a woman was killed after she was knocked down by a private bus. Karwar to have International Cricket Stadium; gets approval from state cabinet The prolonged dream of Uttar Kannada people seems to be coming true as Karnataka State Cabinet has approved for the construction of International Cricket Stadium in the district headquarter Karwar. Former Karwar MLA Satish Sail had worked with full efficiency for this approval. Bhatkal Police writes TMC to evacuate roadside temporary shops on highway Bhatkal Police department has written to Town Municipality Council asking to evacuate the temporary shops which have been installed by few shop holders across the highway. Protest against sub-post office continues The dharna launched by postal account holders under the aegis of Grahakara Hitharakshana Samithi against the alleged fraud in the Baithkhol sub-post office entered the second day on Tuesday. Survey begins for widening of Kumta town roads The Town Municipality Council along with Survey authorities on Tuesday jointly conducted the survey for the widening of all main roads in the town. Karwar based BSF jawan falls off train at Mathura, dies A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan from Karwar died after allegedly falling off a moving train near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Young woman commits suicide in Bhatkal A 22-Year-Old woman committed suicide and end her life by jumping into the water well here at Mutalli on Tuesday, 4th December. Annual day of AGHS & AGEMHS celebrated: Batool-e-Anjuman, Dukhtar-e-Anjuman honored The annual social gathering of Anjuman Girls High School (AGHS), Basti Road ,Bhatkal and Anjuman Girls English Medium High School (AGEMHS), Nawayath Colony, Bhatkal celebrated on 4th December, Tuesday here at Bhatkal, in which "Batool-e-Anjuman" and "Dukhtar-e-Anjuman" awards were given to the respective outstanding students. Suicide attempt woman rescued at Malpe beach The life guards at Malpe beach rescued a woman who had attempted to commit suicide at the beach by jumping into the water. 21 cases booked under Pocso Act against man The district session and special court on Monday has Chandra K Hemmadi, a journalist, in 14 days of judicial custody in connection with sexual assault of school boys. Grants to minorities were based on the Constitution: Siddaramaiah With failures in governance looming large, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is raising the issue of building the Ram Temple in Ayodhya to win the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, the former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said here on Monday. Man drowns in Madhwa Sarovar in Udupi A Shivamogga based pilgrim who had been to Krishna mutt in Udupi, went missing after he met a watery grave at the Madhwa Sarovar on Monday. "Parents Day" observed at Anjuman Girls High school in Bhatkal Anjuman Girls High School on 3rd December, Monday observed "Parents Day" which commenced with Qiraat followed by hamd and naat here at school premises. "Deeniyat program" organised by AGHS & AGMHS in Bhatkal Anjuman Girls High School, Basti road and Anjuman Girls English Medium High School, Nawayath colony began the pre-centenary celebrations of Anjuman Hami-e-Muslimeen at the premises of Anjuman Women's Educational Campus at Basti Road in Bhatkal. Pure drinking water unit set up at Karwar bus stand North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) Sirsi Division Controller Sudarshan Hebbal recently inaugurated a pure drinking water unit set up at the bus stand in Karwar using funds of Rs 1.61 lakh donated by Rotary Club and other philanthropists. RSS rejoices when a Hindu girl is raped: Former President of Bajrangdal Mahendra Kumar exposes RSS in Mangalore  'People of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) feel happy when Hindu girl is raped', charged former Bajrangdal state president Mahendra Kumar. Bhatkal Anjuman College of Education secures Cent Percent Result Anjuman College of Education, Bhatkal (B.Ed) secured 100 per cent results in the first and third semester examinations conducted by Karnataka University, Dharwad in July 2018. Student drowns in a stream in Karwar A student of St Joseph’s PU College in Karwar, who was on a tour with his college mates, drowned after he accidentally slipped into a stream on Sunday, 2nd December. Sports meet held for Police Boys and Girls Clubs in Bhatkal The Bhatkal Police conducted sports meet for children attached to Police Boys and Girls Clubs (PBGC) on Sunday, 2nd December. Bhatkal: Memorandum submitted demanding garbage disposal unit Demanding garbage disposal unit near Jamia Urdu school here in Heble gram panchayat limit, the members of Al Jamia Sports Center on Friday submitted a memorandum to panchayat president in this regard. They condemned the uncleanliness spread in the surroundings of school. Plastic bags banned in Forest Dept nurseries in Mundgod The Union Ministry of Forest and Environment has recently directed the Forest Department nurseries to stop using polythene bags and explore alternatives for planting saplings. The direction aims at making India a plastic-free country by the year 2022. Ola service start at MIA, drivers rejoice Drivers attached to Ola rejoiced the start of app-based cab services at Mangalore International Airport. ACB raid: Village accountant caught red-handed taking bribe in Bhatkal A village accountant was caught red-handed when he was taking bribe if 2000 rupees during a raid conducted by ACB sleuths here at Heble gram panchayat in the taluk on Wednesday, 28th November. He was taking the bribe for cancelling the name of deceased from the ration card. 80 litres Goan liquor seized in Karwar: 2 arrested Excise officials on Wednesday seized around 80 litres of illegal Goan liquor from two different spots during the raid and have arrested two persons in this regard. Three vehicles which were used in supply of this liquor have also been seized by the police. Kumta: Micreants set 2 bikes on fire, damage car windows Two bikes were set on fire and a car window glasses were damaged by miscreants on Wednesday in Rudrapur region coming under Gokarna police station limits in Kumta taluk on Wednesday, 28th November. 1 killed, 23 injured in Bus-Truck collision near Mundgod A road accident involving collision between a truck and a bus resulted in the death of a truck driver and injured nearly 23 passengers, which happened in Malgi village of Mundgod taluk on Wednesday, 28th November. Amin Saifullah Bhatkal Cricket League-2018 begins: 12 teams to battle out this season The fourth edition of the Bhatkal Cricket League (BCL) T20 tournament returned to its home environs after a two-year gap with an eye-catching opening ceremony at the Taluka stadium (YMSA Ground), here at Ameenuddin Road in Nawayath Colony, Bhatkal on Wednesday, organized by Bhatkal Muslim Youth Federation (BMYF). Karnataka BJP leaders demand lifting of fish ban Karnataka BJP leaders headed by Kota Srinivas Poojary, opposition leader in Legislative Council, held a meeting with Goa assembly speaker and fisheries minister in Panaji on Tuesday. Road expansion in Kumta town: People asked to tell problems before Dec 15 Assistant Commissioner Preeti Gehlot has stated that a survey will be conducted for the expansion of the main road in the town and only 18-meter area, which is needed for expansion will be utilised. Tipper knocks bike on Kumta NH66: rider killed A rider was killed on the spot after his bike was knocked by a speeding tipper lorry on Kadekodi NH66 in the outskirts of Kumta on Tuesday morning. Mangaluru: Couple attempts suicide; serious A young couple from Kasargod on Monda attempted to end their lives by consuming poison at Kadri Park in Mangaluru. Illegal sand transportation: 6 lorries seized Ullal police on Sunday night have seized six lorries that were transporting sand illegally to Kasargod from Mangaluru. Elderly Man drowns in lake; dies An elderly man drowned in a pond while taking bath at Kanapadi in Kallige village of Bantwal taluk near Mangaluru. Youth killed in road mishap near Mangaluru In a collision between a bike and a autorickshaw, bike rider was killed in a mishap that took place near Barke, Sajipamooda, of Bantwal taluk near Mangaluru on late Sunday night. Bus overturns near Yellapur: 14 injured As many as 14 people were injured after a private bus overturned near the Bedthi bridge in Yellapur taluk. MLA talks with authorities to repair UGD works in Bhatkal Vowing to Chautani residents demand to fix the worsened Underground Drainage Works (UGD) in the region which has taken place unscientifically, Bhatkal MLA Sunil Naik on Saturday discussed with taluka administration in this regard. Phyton found near Ranginkatte in Bhatkal A Phyton snake was found near Arabian Khaleej hotel near Ranginkatte in Bhatkal on Saturday night at around 11 PM which raised a horrific atmosphere in the region. Meeting held for upgradation of Bhatkal taluka stadium MLA Sunil Naik called a meeting with Bhatkal taluka administration to discuss about the upgradtion works that can be done at Bhatkal taluka stadium. NCC cadets take out awareness rally in Bhatkal Observing the NCC day on 25th November, Sunday, the cadets of Islamia Anglo Urdu High School in Bhatkal took out an awareness rally with regard to avoid usage of plastic materials. The rally which began from the school, proceeded through main roads in the town. Govt. gives nod to build new taluk offices in Kadaba, Moodbidri Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande said here on Sunday that the State government has given administrative approval for building new taluk office buildings in Moodbidri and Kadaba in Dakshina Kannada. Goa has not banned fish from K'taka: R V Deshpande Revenue Minister R V Deshpande has said that the Goa government had not banned fish from Karnataka, but instead was emphasising on compliance with the guidelies of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Bhatkal: Two Anjuman students secure University ranks Two students of Anjuman College for Women brought a milestone to the college after securing University ranks in semester exams from Akka Mahadevi Women University Vijaypura. Annual day celebrated at Anjuman College of Education in Bhatkal The Annual Day Celebration of Anjuman College of Education held at college seminar hall in Bhatkal on Sunday, 25th November. Talks between fish sellers, Goa minister fails The meeting between fishermen leaders and Goa Minister of Fisheries held on Thursday to discuss the issue of the prohibition imposed on fish-laden lorries from Karnataka has not fructified. Rain, thunderstorm lashes parts of Dakshina Kannada Moderate rain, coupled with lightning and thunder, lashed different parts of Dakshina Kannada on Friday night. Motorist killed on spot in Puttur accident A motorist was killed on the spot after a tanker rammed his vehicle and run over him near Nelyadi in Puttur of Dakshina Kannada, on NH 75. Ola starts cab services from Mangaluru airport Online taxi aggregator Ola started its cab operation from Mangaluru International Airport on Thursday. Bhatkal gets a newly built modern and hygienic fish market A newly built sterile and hygienic fish market was opened in Bhatkal on Thursday, 22nd November, inaugurated by Uttar Kannada district incharge Minister RV Deshpande. This new fish market is located near Sunday Bazaar (Santa Markat) in the town. Gas tanker overturns near Mangaluru: driver injured, traffic diverted The traffic from Nanthoor to Kulshekar was been diverted after a gas tanker overturned at Nanthoor near Mangaluru during the early hours of Wednesday, 21st November. Withdraw ban on fish from State, Goa urged U.R. Sabhapathi, working president of All India Fishermen’s Congress and former MLA, said on Tuesday that Goa should withdraw its ban on the purchase of fish from Karnataka. Addressing presspersons here, Mr. Sabhapathi said it was a misconception by the Goa government that chemical substances were being used to preserve fish in Karnataka. Fish from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts reach Goa in about six hours. The fishermen from these two districts and Uttara Kannada use only ice to preserve the fish. These fish were transported in small trucks. “Since the journey is short, there is no need for them to use any chemical and they have never used any chemicals to preserve the fish,” he said. 3 arrested for Cockfight gambling at Mangaluru Police on Tuesday arrested three cockfight punters, Kapikad in Mangaluru taluk. Raid on Gambling centre near Mangaluru: 9 held Nine persons were arrested by the Panambur police on the charges of gambling at Panambur near Mangaluru on Tuesday. Bhatkal Anjuman's Ex-Principal Syed Zameerullah Shareef to preside over literary meet Bhatkal Anjuman Arts, Science and commerce college and PG centre Ex principal and Litterateur Dr. Syed Zameerullah Shareef will preside over the 21st Kannada Sahitya Sammelan of Uttara Kannada district to be held in Yellapur on December 22 and 23. Rally marks Milad Un Nabi celebrations in Bhatkal Hundreds of people took part in the procession in Bhatkal on Tuesday to mark the celebrations of Eid Milad Un-Nabi. 6 hurt in Bus-Truck collision on Byndoor NH66 Drivers of both the vehicles including 4 passengers sustained multiple injuries after a truck and a private bus had an head-on collision on Shirur NH66 in Byndoor taluk of Udupi district on Tuesday morning. Pedestrian killed in Mangaluru accident In a road accident A that happened Edthoorupadavu in Irvathooru near Mangaluru on Monday, a pedestrian was killed after he was knocked by a two-wheeler while he was crossing a road. Raid on shops near schools, colleges Around 15 shops were raided by District Tobacco Control Cell and police officials near educational institutions selling tobabbo products. Pimp arrested in Prostitution racket bust near Mangaluru A pimp was arrested from a rented house in Matadakani near Mangaluru on Monday after the CCB officers busted prostitution racket. Land to be identified for slaughterhouse in Udupi MLA K. Raghupati Bhat said on Monday that land would be identified for the construction of a slaughterhouse in Udupi city. He was speaking after inspecting the fish market at Adiudupi here. Articles on U-K dist invited Articles have been invited which will be published in the souvenir to be brought out during the Karavali Utsav to be held in Karwar from December 8 to 10. Leopard spotted in Mundgod A leopard was spotted near Bachanaki reservoir in Mundgod taluk on Monday early morning. Bhatkal reels under heat and mosquitos after a 10-hour power outage, holiday declared in some schools for primary students Due to electric power outage for about 10-hour long from Sunday 8PM to Monday 10AM, the life of people in Bhatkal witnessed tough situation due to heated temperature and annoying mosquitoes. A situation also aroused where a holiday was given for nursery and primary students due to no water supply in the school washrooms. Injured auto driver in Bhatkal accident succumbs In a road accident which involved multi vehicles collision on NH66 near Ranginkatte in Bhatkal on 11th November, the critically injured Auto rickshaw driver, succumbed to the injuries today on Monday morning after being unable to overcome the pains. Bhatkal TMC continues raid on plastic usage; seizes 53 kgs Around 53 kgs of plastic carry bags were seized by the Bhatkal TMC officials during the raid that was conducted at Sunday Bazaar (Sante market) in Bhatkal. DC bans protests at Chittaranjan Circle in Udupi The district administration has banned protests, public meetings and other such programmes at Chittaranjan Circle in the town. Ban on fish from Karnataka: State to talk with Goa govt The Karnataka government has said that it would take up with Goa, the issue of that state banning fish from coastal Karnataka, citing high formalin content and try to find a solution. ACB raids sub-registrar’s office in Kumta Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuths raided the office of the sub-registrar at Kumta on Friday and seized Rs 36,630 unaccounted money found in the office. State Cabinet will discuss Goa fish ban issue: Khader The issue of Goa government banning fish from neighbouring States, including Karnataka, over formalin scare will be discussed at the Cabinet meeting on Monday, according to Minister for Urban Development and Housing U.T. Khader.