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 After Kumta and Honnavar, now tension in Sirsi; Stones pelted, journalists hurt After Uttar-Kannada district's coastal towns Honnavar and Kumta witnessed violence, now Sirsi too has fallen prey to communal tension after protests from BJP leaders and Sangh Parivar organizations turned violent and right wing activists started pelting stones on police personnel. Kumta: Right wing protestors pelt stones at police, set IGP's car on fire Days after voilence hit Honnavar, Uttar Kannada district's coastal town Kumta also saw tension when right wing protestors indulged in attacks on police officials and Muslim shops on Monday, December 11, 2017. Fire engulfs at fast-food store in Karwar In a tragic incident, an accidental fire engulfed at the fast-food store located at Karavali Utsav campus in Karwar on 9th December, Saturday. On receiving the information, the fire brigade team rushed to the spot and were successful in rubbing out it. Illicit liquor seized in Karwar The excise police have seized illicit liquor worth of lacs, when it was being trafficked in two different Vespa scooters here at Mudageri region in Karwar. Transporting Hawala Money: Cops nab 3, seize Rs 1 crore in Mangaluru Three persons on Friday were nabbed by the Kankanady police and seized Rs 1 crore for transporting Hawala money from Sangli in Maharashtra to Kannur in Kerala. 52 tonnes of sand arrives in M’luru from Malaysia A whopping 52.16 tonnes of sand has arrived at New Mangaluru Port on Friday from Malaysia. Cyclist killed in a road accident in Kundapur A 69-year-old cyclist was killed after a speeding lorry hit him on his way towards Trasi junction here at NH-66 on 9th December, Saturday in Kundapur. Broad daylight theft in Mangaluru: gold ornaments stolen A broad daylight theft reported at Nadupadavu region in Konaje police station limits on 9th December, Saturday, where the thieves gained entry into a house and decamped with 40 pawn gold ornaments. Students play vital role in building nation: Minister Khader Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader on Saturday speaking at an interactive session with children organised by the department of public instruction, Shikshana Sampanmoola Kendra and Childline at School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya as a part of ‘Makkala Maasotsava’ in Mangaluru said that a country cannot become strong with only MLAs, Ministers, and Officials. The students and children play a vital role in nation-building. Bhatkal: Annual general meet of Shaheen Sports Center held The Shaheen Sports Center on Thursday evening held its annual general meet at Fathima Ali hall in Magdoom colony, which began with the recitation of verses from Holy Quran by Maulana Shakir Bantwal following the naat was sung by Zulkarnaian. CM TERMS BJP LEADERS A GROUP OF LIARS, COMMUNAL FORCES Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said almost all the promises made by the Congress in its pre-poll manifesto have been fulfilled in just four-and-a-half-year of its rule. Miscreants open fires at shop in M'luru, one injured In a shocking incident, one among the two bike-borne miscreants opened fire at Sanjeeva Shetty textile shop at the busy Car Street in Bunder police station limits here on 8th December, Friday night. Tension grips Honnavar after missing youth found dead Tension gripped Honnavar town on Friday after the body of a 21-year-old youth, who had been missing after Wednesday’s clashes, was found floating in a lake Uttara Kannada DC assures normalcy in Honnavar from Monday, warns miscreants Uttar-Kannada DC SS Nakul on Sunday said that the violence-hit town Honnavar will turn back to the normal life from Monday. Forest staff arrest civet cat hunter According to forest officials, the forest guard and watcher heard a gun sound during night patrolling at Karambal forest area. Two held for hunting; pistol, knives seized Forest officials arrested two persons, on Wednesday, on charges of hunting a wild goat, at Mundigejaddi, near Tataguni, in Sirsi taluk, 'Next year’s budget size shall cross Rs 2 lakh crore', says CM Siddaramiah in Sirsi Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on 7th December, Thursday stated that size of the budget to be presented in February 2018 shall cross Rs 2 lakh crore. Air India to connect Bengaluru-Hubbali-Mumbai from Dec 12 Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju will formally inaugurate the upgraded Hubballi Airport on 12th December, Tuesday. He will also flag off Hubballi-Mumbai air service by the Air India on the same day. 'Swach Maqdoom colony' campaign by Al-Hilal association in Bhatkal The Al-Hilal Association on Friday, 8th December held a cleaning drive campaign 'Clean Bhatkal, Green Bhatkal' at Magdoom colony in the town. 'Anantkumar Hegde is a coward politician' says MLA Mankal Vaidya "A five-time Member of Parliament and Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde is a timid politician", roared Bhatkal MLA Mankal Vaidya addressing a huge crowd in Chief Minister's program in Bhatkal on 6th December, Wednesday. RPF personnel seize Goan liquor  The Railway Protection Force on Wednesday seized Goan liquor worth about Rs. 1.19 lakh on board Train No. 12619 Matsyagandha Express. Coast Guard Ship rescues boat with 13 fishermen off Malpe Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Amartya rescued Androth (Lakshadweep island) registered fishing boat Barracuda (Regd No IND LD AN MM 153) along with 13 crew members from a position 18 km off Malpe on Wednesday. FB Barracuda had sailed from Kochi on November 7. The crew members were from Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam. The rescued are Bebron John (32), Stalin (29), Antony (27), Abin (22), Andross (49), Prabhu (38), Meerlin (35), Benedit (48), Jelastin (46), Martin (34), Arul Das (55), Thadeus (46) and Mohammed Ali (33). Mangaluru: One dead, 20 injured in bus-truck collision One died and several passengers were injured when a speeding bus and container truck collided head on today at the busy Nanthoor Junction in Mangaluru. The deceased has been identified as Kavitha (50), a helper at the Government Lady Goschen Hospital in Mangaluru. Union Minister Hegde booked for remarks against CM Siddaramaiah A case has been registered against Union Minister Ananthkumar Hegde for allegedly using derogatory words against Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in a speech at Kittur in Belagavi district recently, police said today. The case was registered by Mysuru police on the direction of a court based on a complaint by Mysuru district Congress president B J Vijay Kumar, a senior police official said. The complainant has accused Hegde of having used "foul language" against the chief minister. ‘I have Rama in my name and I am a Hindu’ Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said BJP has not taken contract of celebrating Hanuman Jayanti, Ram Navami and other functions. CM says government not against entry of Amit Shah into state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said his government will not restrict entry of BJP president Amit Shah or any other BJP leaders into the state, but “they should not disturb harmony”. Bhatkal: CM Siddaramiah fires salvos at PM Modi, Minister Hegde, inaugurates developmental works worth 1200 crores Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah took on Prime minister Modi and BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde in a strong worded speech during his visit to Uttar Kannada’s coastal town Bhatkal. Addressing people after inaugurating several developmental works for the region, CM Siddaramiah said that PM Modi had promised to deposit 15 Lakh Rupees in every citizen’s account by bringing back black money. “Forget 15 Lakh, he couldn’t even deposit 15 paise in people’s accounts.” He thundered. Udupi: Cops nab 7, recover 1.6 kg out of 4.1 robbed gold Police superintendent Dr Sanjeev Patil said that the team led by him was able to crack down the most notorious case of dacoity in the recent past that took place in the district. A gold salesman from Mumbai was robbed of 4.112 kilograms of gold on September 18 inside the Nethravathi Express travelling from Mumbai to Thiruvananthapuram. CM Siddaramaiah to inaugurate 519 works in Uttara Kannada district in two days Call it urgency to carve names on the boards or making up for not coming to the district frequently after he became Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah will be inaugurating a whopping 519 projects in two days. The mammoth list of projects to be inaugurated has been prepared by the district administration. Mangaluru: Strengthen government hospitals, demand protesters Members of the DYFI Dakshina Kannada unit have demanded strengthening government hospitals, a government medical college in Dakshina Kannada and control of private hospitals. The members staged a protest in front of DC's office in Mangaluru, on Monday. The protesters also demanded measures to check and control private hospitals in the state. A memorandum was submitted to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah through Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil. Addressing the protesters, CPM leader Minister visits Ullal hit by rough sea conditions Karnataka Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader today visited areas in Ullal in Dakshina Kannada district, bordering Kerala, affected by turbulent sea waves in the aftermath of cyclone Ockhi. He inspected houses which had been damaged by the waves that surged into the shore. Later talking to reporters, the minister said 35 families had been shifted to safer places. Narendra Modi has failed on foreign diplomacy front: Veerappa Moily Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka chief minister Veerappa Moily today claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed on the foreign diplomacy front though he had been touring countries frequently. Addressing reporters here, he said Modi "is only busy with frequent foreign tours. He cannot stop cross-border terrorism from Pakistan. China is exporting its goods to India, but they do not import from India," he charged.said Modi "is only busy with frequent foreign tours. He cannot stop cross-border terrorism from Pakistan. China is exporting its goods to India, but they do not import from India," he charged. Besides, the visa issue with the United states could not be resolved yet. Waves hit coastal areas of Ullal in DK, houses damaged Three houses were damaged while the compound wall of a private resort collapsed as surging waves lashed the coast of Ullal near here in the last two days. Seen as an after-effect of cyclone Ockhi, damage to the property by huge waves has occurred in most of the coastal areas, official sources said. Two houses near the seashore at Ullal were completely destroyed by the waves while another one was partially damaged. The houses belonging to Philomena Fernandes and Everest Alphonse were consumed by the waves which advanced into the shore. Coast Guard issues advisory on sea condition Fishermen, tourists and coastal population have been advised not to venture into the sea for the next 48 hours as the sea conditions are likely to be non-conducive due to the effect of cyclone Ockhi. A Coast Guard (CG) advisory here said the status of weather and sea conditions should be checked on television, radio, newspapers and smart phone applications before venturing out into the sea. Al-Ittihad Youth Committee host 'Seerat Un Nabi Wa Islaahe Muashira' program in Kumta The leading Muslim youth organization of Kumta, Al-Ittihad Youth Committee hosted a grand public program on "Seerat-UnNabi & Islaahe Muashira" in Kumta on 2nd December, Saturday at Yusuf Khan ground in Muslim street, Kumta. Prashant Bhushan visits Karwar says ‘People have lost faith in corrupt judicial system’ Supreme Court Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan said, people have lost faith in the judicial system as it has become corrupt. Ockhi: Hundreds of boats anchor at Karwar coast Fearing Ockhi cyclone, hundreds of fishing boats from Uttara Kannada, Malpe, Mangaluru, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other places anchored at Karwar coast on Saturday. Seabird land-losers to stage dharna on December 28 in Karwar Seabird Landlosers Union convener Ravindra Amdalli informed that the people who lost their land for the Seabird Project will stage a dharna on December 28. They also submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during his visit to Karwar tomorrow, 6 December, urging him to exert pressure on the Union Government to release the pending compensation. Eid Milad celebrated in grand manner in Bhatkal As part of Eid Milad celebrations, hundreds of Muslim community people took out a procession, under the aegis of Bazme Faiz-E-Rasool and Idaar-E-Faiz-E-Rasool Muslim organisations, in the town, on Friday. Festivities mark Eid celebrations in Karwar Muslims celebrated Eid Milad-Un-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam, by taking out procession in the City here, on Saturday. Karavali utsav: Warship museum ready for flower show The premises of INS Chapal (K94) warship museum on Rabindranath Tagore Beach in Karwar, ‘CM Siddaramaiah to launch projects worth Rs 515 cr on Dec 7: MLC S L Gotnekar Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during his December 7 visit will inaugurate 91 projects worth Rs 515 crore, informed MLC S L Gotnekar. ‘Not clear if Siddaramaiah will continue as CM if Congress wins polls’ Senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara will lead the Congress in the upcoming assembly elections, NDA government a threat to country: Prashant Bhushan Civil rights activist and legal luminary Prashant Bhushan said the UPA government was corrupt and embroiled in several scams, but the current dispensation at the Centre is something more than that and becoming “threat to the country”. New DPR for drinking water scheme to be prepared soon; Minister A new Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 'Paschima Vahini' scheme, envisaging construction of check dams across West-flowing rivers in coastal districts would be prepared soon, according to state Forests and Environment Minister B Ramanath Rai. The DPR on the project, with an estimate of Rs 300 crore, would be discussed in the cabinet, he said at a Karnataka Development Programme (KDP) review meeting at the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat office here. The government had earlier sanctioned Rs 100 crore fo HIV infected too have equal rights to life, says Judge T Govindayya Senior Civil Judge T Govindayya, on Friday, said HIV infected people too have equal rights to live and get medical facilities like all others in society. Members sniff scam in purchase of garbage transport vehicles City Municipal Council general body meeting, on Thursday, witnessed heated debate over irregularities in the purchase of garbage transporting vehicles with members claiming officials involvement in the fraud. Cheques distributed to beneficiaries MLA Satish Sail distributed cheques under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), which includes Rs 20,000 for people who need financial assistance at Tahsildar office auditorium, in Ankola, on Thursday. Five hurt in communal clash in Honnavar on Eid Milad eve A day before Eid Milad, Honnavar town on Friday witnessed comunal violence over temporary installation of the replica of the Prophet’s tomb. Five people were injured in the clash. Bhatkal's Yusuf Motiya to represent K'taka in National Athletics meet in Jharkhand A 26-Year-Old sportsman of the town, Muhammad Yusuf Motiya s/o late Usman Motiya, will be representing Karnataka in the 22nd National Athletic sports meet organized for deaf sportsmen at Ranchi in Jharkhand state. As per the information, Yusuf Motiya is the first player from Bhatkal who was selected for Karnataka team in National level. Also, Yusuf is the only sportsmen from Uttar Kannada district to play in this event. Bhatkal: Annual Cultural Day of New Shams school held "Though our goals are limited, we remain within the boundaries. Our destinations and goals should be huge. We have leadership qualities, but we need to implement it not only till national level, but more than that and we should be aware of it every time", stated Principal of Anjuman PU College, Prof. Muhammad Yousuf Kola, who was a chief guest at the annual cultural day function held at New Shams school in Bhatkal. Fish-laden truck hits Auto rickshaw on Bhatkal highway, 1 seriously injured An autorickshaw driver was seriously injured after his vehicle was being hit by a fish-laden truck on Bhatkal NH-66 near TFC hotel here on the evening of 30th November, Thursday. Thieves cut open an ATM, make off with 30 lac rupees in Mundgod Thieves made away with 30 lac rupees from an ATM belonging to State Bank of India located at Ganager complex near Yellapur-Bankapur road here Mundgod on 30th November, Thursday Congress to hold walk for harmony The Congress would organise a walk for harmony in Bantwal taluk in Dakshina Kannada district on December 12 to spread the message of communal harmony, state Forests Minister and district-in-charge Ramanath Rai has said. The rally would be held with the participation of people belonging to like-minded organisations, he told reporters here. Pradhan hails Karnataka's Anila Bhagya, suggests changes Union minister for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan has appreciated the Anila Bhagya scheme of the state government. At a meeting that Pradhan had with minister for food and civil supplies and consumer affairs U T Khader in Delhi on Tuesday, Pradhan said that the scheme is a good one as it enables many economically deprived families gain access to clean cooking fuel and other states too should emulate this scheme. If Pejawar seer not ready to accept Constitution, let him leave country: Dalit bodies The members of Dalit organisations stage a protest in Tumakuru on Wednesday, condemning the statement made by Pejawar seer Vishwesha Thirtha Swami that the Indian Constitition needs to be amended. Tumakuru: The members of Dalit organisations on Wednesday staged a protest in the city, condemning Pejawar seer Vishwesha Thirtha Swami's statement seeking an amendment to the Constitution. Mangaluru: IOB Bank manager, four staff held for fraud  Five employees of Indian Overseas Bank, including its manager, have been arrested for allegedly embezzling Rs 55 crore in fixed deposits in the name of Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited. Bengaluru-Kannur/Karwar Express gets new numbers The South Western Railway (SWR) on Friday issued a notification announcing diversion of Bengaluru-Kannur/Karwar-Bengaluru combined express via the shortest route of Shravanabelagola with effect from February 10, 2018. With the diversion, new numbers have been given to the services — 16511/16513 for Bengaluru-Kannur/Karwar express and 16512/16514 for Kannur/Karwar-Bengaluru express. Services on the shortest route from Bengaluru would be on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays so as to help residents of Bengaluru reach their native places during the weekend. Similarly, services from Kannur/Karwar would be on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help people reach Bengaluru for the weekdays to attend office and other works. Get streetlights working within 10 days: Mayor Mayor Kavitha Sanil on Tuesday set a 10-day deadline to the electrical engineering section of Mangaluru City Corporation to set right non-functional streetlights across the city in general and the LED lights installed along the road medians in particular. This follows the mayor taking note of complaints from the people and also in response to a query raised by former deputy mayor Purushottam Chitrapura at the monthly meeting of the council. Puttur: Two-Year-Old kid drowns in pond, dies A Two-Year-Old kid lost his life after he went on drowning in a pond located nearby to his home in Puttur. Naat competition to be held in Bhatkal today "On 30th November, Thursday, a grand program on Seerat Un Nabi (PBUH) and Naat competition will be held in Bhatkal under the aegis of Sultan Youth Welfare Association", stated general secretary of SYWA in a press release held here. Rose, teak wood seized, one held The forest staff led by RFO Prasanna Subedar seized rose and teak wood worth about Rs 30,000 from the reserve forest at Magwad Articles invited for Karavali souvenir District administration has invited articles for souvenir ‘Kinare-2017’, to be released on the occasion of three-day Karavali Utsav, Bridge with barrage near Balgar soon MLA Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, on Monday, performed bhoomi puja for construction of bridge with barrage, at a cost of Rs 50 lakh, near Balgar, Man hangs himself in Yellapur A 22-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself at Ummachagi Government High School, in Yellapur taluk, on Sunday. Seabird colony residents resent community hall Residents of Mudga Seabird colony protested in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office, in the City, on Monday, BJP to picket during CM Siddaramaiah visit BJP will picket Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during his visit to Kumta, on December 6, The sixth showroom of Koskii comes in Phoenix Marketcity, Bengaluru 21st October was a date to be remembered, with the all-new Koskii store launched at Phoenix Marketcity in Bengaluru. The store definitely stands out compared to the other five. While the previous outlets were stand-alone high street stores, the Phoenix Marketcity outlet is Koskii's entry into the mall culture. With that said, another differentiating factor is the facade and freshly thought interiors of the store. It has been designed to not only cater to the wedding day but also all the other occasions around the wedding like Haldi, Mehendi, Sangeet. This will not only help the bride to gear up for the big day but will ensure every woman in the bride's family is wearing the occasion.  Bhatkal: Anjuman MBA students achieve 100% results With the MBA results out, there was a celebratory mood among the student. Anjuman Institute of Technology and Management, MBA department's 4th-semester exam results of July 2017 has established its excellence. Students have performed tremendously with 100% results for the college. Two scooters collide in Bhatkal, 1 injured In a road accident that happened in between two scooters on Ranginkatta NH-66 in the town, one person was severely injured who was taken to Kundapur hospital after giving initial treatment at Bhatkal govt hospital. Minister tells traders to pass on GST benefits to consumers Minister for Food and Civil Supplies U T Khader urged the traders, shopkeepers and dealers to pass on the benefits of the reduced GST rates on around 175 items to the end users. Briefing reporters here on Monday, he said that Legal Metrology department would initiate action against the dealers and traders who have failed to pass on the benefits to the consumers by charging the MRP fixed before reduction of GST. The state government officials have been directed to conduct a raid on the rates/prices of various products especially those on which GST has been reduced at the 23rd meeting of GST council. Officials would check the prices of products before and after reduction in GST rates. The GST council had reduced tax rate to 18 % from current 28% slab on around 175 daily use items, he said. Mangaluru: 804 gms of gold seized from passenger Gold weighing 804 grams has been seized by customs officials from a passenger who arrived at Mangaluru International airport from Dubai. The passenger,identified as Ahmed Tahir from Kasaragod in Kerala, was intercepted by the officials on suspicion yesterday. A check revealed the gold concealed under the sole of his footwear. District-level debate competition on Dec 1, 2 P S Kamath Memorial district-level inter-collegiate debate competition will be held on December 1 and 2 at Divekar College of Commerce, in Karwar. BJP seeks K J George, Kulkarni’s resignations BJP district unit members protested in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office, in the City, on Monday, Matrimonial meet for Daivagya community A matrimonial meet for Daivagya community will be held at Daivagya Bhavan in Karwar on December 17, informed Daivagya Seva Sangha Secretary Shrikanth Vernekar. Bhatkal: Two students from Anjuman selected for University teams Two students from Anjuman Degree College and PG center of Bhatkal were selected for the Karnataka University's Kabaddi and Shuttle Badminton team. It may be noted that the KUD sports teams are composed of the best players from every division of the state.  Host Parashuram wins Inter-District Kabaddi Tournament in Bhatkal Host Parashuram Bhatkal defeated Jala-durga Udupi by 17-14 in the final to win Kabaddi Championship title at the Inter-District Kabaddi Tournament. The two days flood light Kabaddi tournament was ended on Monday early morning. ‘Set up helipad for CM Siddaramaiah visit’ “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will visit Bhatkal, Kumta, Karwar, Sirsi, Mundgod and Haliyal in Uttara Kannada district on December 6 and 7 and so, Ambedkar Bhavan ready for opening in Sirsi The largest Ambedkar Bhavan of Uttara Kannada district has come up at Sirsi. The construction work of the building has been completed and it will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on December 7. Mangaluru woman rescued from Saudi returns home A 43 year-old woman from here, rescued after being allegedly kept confined at house by her employer in Saudi Arabia, arrived here today. Vijaya working as house maid for the last two years in Dammam in Saudi Arabia, was not allowed to contact her family or return to India by her employer, her family said. An acquaintance of her family at Vamanjoor here informed some people from the coastal Karnataka who are working in Saudi Arabia about her plight. Dharma Sansad seeks rollback of directive on cow vigilantes The "Dharma Sansad", a conclave of Hindu seers, mutt heads and VHP leaders, today demanded the immediate withdrawal of a directive, which it claimed was issued by the Centre to states on the issue of cow vigilantism. Briefing reporters on the concluding day of the three-day conclave, VHP international joint general secretary Surendra Kumar Jain said the meet passed a resolution to this effect. Thief arrested within 2 hours of the incident at Kundapur Within a span of 2 hours after the theft incident, the police arrested the accused who made away with ornaments in broad daylight robbery in PWD quarters near Kundapur. Hindu couple should have 4 children, opines spiritual guru A Haridwar-based spiritual guru, Govindadev Giriji Maharaj, has sparked a row saying a Hindu couple should have four children. Addressing a public gathering on Saturday in Karnataka's Udupi, he said, "We have seen that India lost those territories wherever Hindu population reduced, resulting in demographic imbalance. Every Hindu couple should have four children then only the population of Hindus will be stable. Many followers have followed my preaching." This is not the first time when such statements have been made to maintain 'demographic balance'. Earlier, BJP leader Sakshi Maharaj had also raised eyebrows after making a similar remark. Mangaluru: Boy slips, drowns in the tank A 7-Year-Old boy reportedly died after drowning in a tank near Umashiva temple at Gerukatte near Kalladka on 24th November, Friday. Mangaluru: PDS rice worth ₹2.6 lacs seized Around 10,000 kg of PDS rice worth ₹2.6 lacs was seized by the Bantawal police when it was illegally being transported from BC road to Kerala. Kumta: Long-awaited barge service between Aghnashini-Tadadi begins MLA Sharada Shetty on Friday, November 24, inaugurated a mini Barge service between Aghnashini and Tadadi, which was a long needed demand of the local residents. Honnavar girl bags gold medal in Mysuru An MCA student of Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering in Mysuru, G Harsha from Honnavar, secured the first rank in MCA exams for Vishveshwarayya Technological University, Belgaum. Two more new KSRTC buses comes to Kumta depot Two more new KSRTC buses were inaugurated by Kumta-Honnavar constituency MLA and Chairman of Coastal development authority Sharada Mohan Shetty here at Kumta on 24th November, Friday. Fire engulfs at automobile garage in Ankola An automobile garage was reportedly gutted to fire after an accidental fire engulfed in the early evening hours of  Saturday at Ankola in Uttara Kannada district. Hidden teak wood logs seized in Mundgod Logs of teak wood worth Rs 4 lakh, which were hid near Karavalli stream in Mundgod taluk, were seized by Mundgod Forest staff recently. GPS must for sand trucks, boats, says DC Installation of GPS is mandatory for trucks and boats used for sand mining, Deputy Commissioner Sasikumar Senthil said. Chairing the sand monitoring committee meet here at the DC's office, he said that those boats which are used for sand mining should be painted in a particular colour depending on the rivers. Similarly, all the trucks involved in transporting of sand should clearly mention 'sand transportation vehicle' on their trucks. Stating that tenders have been called for supplying GPS instruments, he said that within 15 days of issuing the working order to supply GPS instruments, arrangements will be made for the same in each taluk centre. Similar arrangements will be made for the boats too, he added. RSS chief pitches for Ram temple at disputed site in Ayodhya RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today made a strong pitch for building the Ram Temple on the disputed site at Ayodhya, saying only the mandir would come up there and not any other structure. Addressing the "Dharma Sansad", a congregation of 2,000 Hindu saints, mutt heads and VHP leaders from across the country at this small temple town here, he said there should be no ambiguity that Ram Temple will be built at Ayodhya. "We will construct it. It is not a populist declaration but a matter of our faith. It will not change," Bhagwat said. Bhatkal boy selected for VTU Kabaddi team A young sportsman from the town, Muhammed Sufiyan Akrami s/o Abdul Majeed Sultan Akrami who is studying in Bangalore college, has been selected as a university blue Kabaddi player for Vishveshwarayya Technological University (VTU) team.  Mundgod: Ganja seized, one held One person was caught red-handed selling Ganja during a raid conducted by the police officials near Karaginakoppa village in the taluk on Wednesday, 22nd November evening. Udupi: Police seize 30 country made bombs, 3 arrested Karkala police have seized 30 indigenous country-made bombs and have arrested two persons in this regard. The arrested accused was identified as Nagesh Nayak, while two more who were later arrested were identified as Gunaker Shetty and Laxman Shetty. Mangaluru: Hackers operating from UK swindle Indian man off 70 thousand rupees A shocking incident has been reported, where a credit card hackers from Britain swindled nearly 70,000 rupees from a Mangaluru man. Elderly woman commits suicide in Yellapur An incident has been reported in Tumbebedi village in Yellapur on 22nd November, Wednesday, where an elderly woman committed suicide by hanging to the roof of the house. Road accident near Puttur claims life of LKG student A 4-Year-old LKG kid lost his life in a road accident that took place between pick-up van and Auto rickshaw in Kodau region near Uppinangady. Father, daughter injured in Bhatkal road accident In a road accident that happened in between Omni car and scooter near Shifa cross NH-66 in the town, two persons including a student sustained severe injuries who were then taken to Kundapur hospital after providing initial treatments at Bhatkal govt hospital. The incident happened on 22nd November, Wednesday at around 8:30 am. N.K Muslim Forum to hold meeting with Muslim organizations of Sirsi taluk on 16th Dec With a motive of uniting the Muslims of Sirsi and strengthening the forum's Sirsi unit, the district's leading Muslim NGO, North Kanara Muslim United Forum has decided to hold a meeting with the all Muslim organizations of Sirsi taluk.