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 Rabita e Millat demands strict action against Kathua and Unnao rapists Seeking severe action against the culprits of Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, the Rabita e Millat Uttar-Kannada district Muslim Okkuta submitted the memorandum to the president of India through DC SS Nakul on Thursday, 19th April in Karwar. One killed as car hit tree in Ankola One person was killed, and others suffered injuries, when the car, they were travelling, hit a roadside tree on NH -66, at Mogata near here, on Tuesday. Two held, Goan liquor seized in Karwar Excise department officials raided a farm house, at Belavatagi village, in the taluk, on Monday late night, and seized 450 litre Goan liquor worth Rs 1 lakh stored illegally. Yellapur: Villagers blame forest officials’ apathy for sick jumbo’s death An injured elephant, sighted regularly since a fortnight, in Kiravatti, Mudanur parts, in the taluk, was found dead near Tenginakeri, Kiravatti, on Thursday. Uttara Kannada farmers neglected lot, laments Madhu Bangarappa Janata Dal (Secular) Youth Wing State President Madhu Bangarappa has called upon Uttara Kannada district in-charge minister R V Deshpande and MLAs of the region as to why they have neglected the issue. Ban on liquor sale makes drunkards search for new dens Drunkards of Mundgod have a problem with the ensuing elections. The model code of conduct has meant that their favourite hunting grounds for liquor-- non-vegetarian hotels-- have stopped selling alcohol, which has resulted in people rushing out to fields, farms, forest areas and other ‘hideouts’ to get the high. Leopard found dead in forests of Huttagar in Sirsi A two-year-old male leopard was found dead under mysterious circumstance in the forests of Huttagar in Sirsi taluk on Saturday. Inayatullah Shabandri bows out of election race; Congress candidate visits Tanzeem office Bhatkal Well known Bhatkali leader Mr. Inayatullah Shabandri who was nominated by JD(S) to fight for Bhatkal's MLA seat, has bowed out of the election race today. According to the sources, Mr. Shabandri announced this in a meeting at Tanzeem headquarters after its Executive members didn't back his candidature for the MLA race.  Woman run over by mini lorry in Kumta A woman was run over by a mini lorry, near Hegde Railway Bridge, in the taluk, on Wednesday. Imbibe ideals of Ambedkar, says DC Nakul Dr B R Ambedkar was a great humanitarian and a role model for all communities, stated Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul. Filing of nominations gets underway from today The process of filing of nominations for assembly elections, which will be held on May 12, begins from April 17 (Tuesday) and April 24 will be the last day for filing nominations. 340 bottles of liquor seized from women's compartment in Matsaganda express train in Bhatkal Railway police seized liquor being transported illegally through Matsagandha Express train, in Bhatkal, on Sunday night. Injured bike rider in Karwar road accident succumbs at hospital A bike rider succumbed to injuries failing to respond to treatment following the accident between a car and his bike, near Majali, in the City, on Sunday night. AICC national president Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Uttar-Kannada on April 26, 27 All India Congress Committee national president Rahul Gandhi is likely to visit Uttar-Kannada district during his Karnataka visit on 26 & 27 April, 2018. Hundreds of youth in Bhatkal demand justice for Kathua, Unnao rape victims Hundreds of youth came out on streets in Bhatkal staging a silent protest, and demanded Justice for rape victim Aasifa of Kathua and Unnao rape victim. The massive protest was organized under the aegis of Campus Front of India Bhatkal division on 16th April, Monday evening. A memorandum was then submitted to Bhatkal assistant commissioner in this regard. 1 killed, 2 hurt as car crashes into tree near Ankola At least one person was killed and two others sustained grievous injuries in a gruesome road accident that happened when a speeding car crashed into a roadside tree on 17th April, Tuesday here at Mogata region of Ankola taluk in Uttar-Kannada district. Names announced for Bhatkal assembly elections: Mankal from Congress, Sunil from BJP and Inayatullah from JD(S) As expected, the Congress party has nominated the sitting independent MLA Mankal Vaidya as the Congress candidate for Bhatkal constituency in the very first list that was released on Sunday evening, while on the other side the youth personality Sunil Naik of Shirali successfully gets BJP ticket. It shall be remembered that JD(S) had earlier issued its ticket to Inayatullah Shabandari to fight elections from Bhatkal constituency. The political situation of the constituency is currently tri-coned, but the exact picture of competitors can be observed only after the filing of nominations. Karnataka assembly election: Congress releases 218 candidates list for upcoming polls Congress on Sunday released its first list of 218 candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in Karnataka. Candidates for the remaining six out of the total of 224 seats have not been named so far. As per the list, chief minister Siddaramaiah will be contesting from the constituency of Chamundeshwari. Bus carrying 56 Umrah pilgrims topples on Kumta NH-66 In a road accident, a private bus from Shiroor carrying Umrah pilgrims reportedly toppled on Kumta NH-66 opposite to APMC on the late night of Sunday. Free Ortho & Urology check-up camp held in Bhatkal The Unity hospital of Mangaluru conducted a free Ortho & Urology check-up camp here at Welfare hospital in Bhatkal on Saturday, 14th April. Kumta-Honnavar seat may witness keen fight Karwar: The first MLA from Kumta-Honnavar constituency was a woman, and this constituency has never allowed anybody to have a hat-trick win here. 3rd attempt for suicide by mentally unstable man foiled in Karwar A mentally unstable person was rescued by a team of Chittakul police when he attempted to suicide for the third time by drowning in the Kali river in Karwar on Sunday morning. Vermillion unit, sewing centre opening today in Kumta Chennai-based Gramotthana Centre's Murur branch in the taluk is inaugurating its sewing training centre and kumkum (vermilion) manufacturing unit, on April 13 at 3 pm, at Mahasathi temple premises near Katagal, in the taluk. Cricket for communal harmony: Muslim United Club to organize tournament in Karwar The Muslim United Club of Karwar will be organizing Uttar-Kannada district level overarm tennis ball cricket tournament in Maladevi ground, Karwar from 13th April to 22nd April 2018. Their request unmet, Kasage residents will trek 12 km to cast vote This election as well, residents of Kasage and surrounding villages in the taluk may not get relief from the ordeal of covering a distance of 12 km to reach the polling station. Coastal security police arrest seven and seize four bombs in a mock drill IN a mock drill, Coastal Security Police (CSP) of Karwar arrested seven terrorists and seized four bombs when they were infiltrating Karwar coast in an unknown boat on Tuesday near Karwar. Fishermen problems to take political centre stage this polls The problems faced by fishermen of the region could be the topic of debate during the upcoming assembly elections. Yellapur: Thieves spirit away gold, cash Thieves have made away with gold ornaments and cash from a house belonging to Kiravatti Gram Panchayat Development Officer P Yogendra in the town. Get free treatment for joint pain and kidney issues in Bhatkal on 14 April A one-day free medical camp for patients will be organized in Bhatkal by Mangaluru's Unity hospital on 14th April, Saturday, where patients can benefit from it to check up the health issues related joint pain and kidney complaints. 2 students killed after bike rams into parked truck in Karwar In a tragic accident, two students were reportedly killed after the bike in which they were riding rammed into a parked truck on Majali NH-66 on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday evening. 1 killed, 3 hurt as tree falls on a moving Mangaluru-CST express train in Goa A huge tree fell upon a moving train resulting in the death of one passenger while three others have been injured. The incident was reported at around 6:30 pm on Tuesday at Ballnir area near Canacona railway station in Goa. Colourful event marks 15th 'Hostel Day' celebration of SM Yahya memorial hostel in Bengaluru SM Yahya memorial hostel, which is popularly known as Bhatkal hostel, celebrated its 15th annual hostel day celebration here at Hotel Paraag located at Raj Bhawan road on Monday. Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run mishap near Karwar Manoj Thamse, 46, a motorcyclist, was killed on the spot in a hit-and-run mishap on the late evening of 9th April here at Sadashivgad area of Karwar taluk. Power cut in Bhatkal taluk on April 11 Power supply will be disrupted across the taluk on April 11 from 9 am to 5 pm, Licence suspended Ashirwad Wines of Kumta for illegally transporting District election officer (DEO) and deputy commissioner S S Nakul on Friday suspended the license of Ashirwad Wines of Kumta for illegally transporting 'VVPATs to clear doubts over EVMs' District Judge V S Dharwadkar stated that all the queries and doubts regarding Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be solved by the newly implemented Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines. Karwar police seize liquor during raids on liquor dens The excise police conducted raids on liquor dens in various parts of the City on Sunday and seized the properties, on the charges of violating poll model code of conduct by transporting liquor illegally from Goa Girl commits suicide in Ankola A girl student committed suicide by hanging herself to a ceiling fan at her home at Madyakharvivade in Belambar in the taluk on Saturday. Truck topples on Kumta NH-66; causes traffic breakdown An incident was reported here on Manaki NH-66 in the outskirts of Kumta on 8th April Sunday evening, after a speeding truck got toppled causing traffic breakdown. Father and 2 sons drown while fishing near Ankola The Hattigeri village of Ankola taluk in Uttar-Kannada district witnessed a tragedy when a father and his two sons drowned in the river on Sunday noon, April 8. House burgled in Yellapur: cash, ornaments looted Gold ornaments worth 5.35 lakhs rupees along with cash amount of 45,000 rupees were looted by a group of thieves, who entered into a house by breaking the rear door in a house that located at Kiravatti region in Yellapur taluk. Man arrested for pelting stone on JD(S) campaigning vehicle in Siddapur One person was nabbed by the police on the charges of allegedly damaging campaigning vehicle of JD(S) by pelting stone on the LED screen on Thursday here at Halageri village of Siddapur taluk. Bhatkal's well known educationist and literarian Syed Ashraf Barmawar passes away A founder member and current vice-president of Tarbiyat Education Society and a person who kept himself associated with many social organizations, Mr. Syed Ashraf Barmawar (72) breathed his last due to cardiac arrest on Saturday morning at his residence "Noor Bagh" in Jali road, Bhatkal. Unscientific road work poses danger to commuters in Ankola Citizens are facing inconvenience due to unscientific laying of road from national highway to Purlakkibena in the taluk. Kumta: Harvesting fruits of modern farming Agriculture Officer C M Patagar used to visit Khaire, a tiny village in Kumta taluk to convince farmers to go for improved farming methods and form self-help groups Kundapur weightlifter wins first medal for India at Commonwealth games in Australia In a Commonwealth games being played at Gold coast in Australia, a Kundapur based weightlifter Gururaj Pujary, bagged silver medal in weightlifting championship bringing the first medal for India. Every person should actively take part in polling: DC Nakul tells citizens Uttar Kannada DC S S Nakul has asked the citizens to cast their votes without fail. He said that the Constitution has given voting rights to every citizen. If anyone wants to protect their rights as per the law, they must follow their duties. Voters should exercise their franchise compulsorily. "Every person should actively take part in voting, and be an active part of democracy", he said. Illegal Goan liquor seized in Honnavar The excise officials seized around 8.5 litres of Greenland Coconut feni brand of Goan liquor, during a flash raid at Kelaginur village in the taluk, and registered a case against Narayan Ganesh Tandel. 32 CCTV cameras installed in Uttara Kannada district District administration has installed 32 closed circuit television (CCTV) surveillance cameras at various places in the district to check violation of model code of conduct in the run up to the assembly elections. Election preparation in Yellapur: DC tells officials to perform duty diligently Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul chairing a meeting of block level officials to discuss preparations for ensuing assembly elections at Taluk Panchayat office here, Elephant calf captured in Mudgod; sent to camp The forest department officials, on Monday evening, successfully captured the elephant calf, which was sighted alone in the Kathur forest range. Marathas demand BJP ticket to retired police officer Patil Ever since the Marathas in Haliyal, Dandeli and Joida began rallying for unity by holding conventions to demand 2A category status for their caste, many of them star ted nur turing a strong desire for a Maratha MLA for the region. Ankola: Locals revive defunct well Residents of Gabitkeni, in Bavikeri Gram Panchayat, in Ankola taluk, came together on Sunday to clean the public well constructed nearly 15 years ago. Two aspirants for Sirsi-Siddapur constituency worry Congress leaders The Congress is hoping to win in all the six constituencies in Uttara Kannada district. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah during his Uttara Kannada district tour had promised party tickets to all the sitting MLAs. MESCOM employee killed as bus rams into bike in Gangolli near Kundapur A MESCOM employee was reportedly killed after a bike in which he was riding, was rammed by a speeding bus on Wednesday afternoon 12 pm in Gangolli region of Kundapur taluk. Bhatkal: Highly decomposed body found on Nastar beach A decomposed body of an unidentified person was found on Nastar beach of Mundalli village in the taluk here, on Monday. Vigilance geared up at check posts for polls in Uttar-Kannada The vigilance across the district to prevent any violation of the model code of conduct have increased by district administration and the police department. To monitor the movement of vehicles, CCTV cameras have been installed at various check posts. SSLC exams: 212 students from Karwar educational district remain absent for science exam A total of 212 students from 38 centers remained absent for science examination from Karwar educational district that was held on 2nd April. Voting awareness rally in Karwar on April 4 An Awareness rally on voting will take place on April 4 in Karwar. The rally themed on "Join everyone in voting" is expected to leave from DC office and will pass by Pikle street and Subhash circle, finally reaching district Rangamandira. BJP stage protest in Dandeli against poor quality road works BJP city unit members staged a protest in the town on Saturday, claiming that the road construction works taken up under Nagarotthana from Somani Circle to Ganesh Nagar are of poor quality. 'WhatsApp' groups to call the attention of voters in Sirsi In view of upcoming assembly elections, which have been scheduled to be held on May 12, all the political parties have seen busy in creating their own strategies to reach the voters. Borewell drilling vehicles seized in Yellapur Police have seized two borewell drilling vehicles at Sabageri in the town on Saturday, on the charges of drilling borewells without license. Kerawadi multi-village drinking water project still a pipe dream Even five years since missing deadline, Kerawadi multi-village drinking water project, aimed at providing drinking water to several villages of Karwar taluk, is yet to near completion. Summer camp in Sirsi from April 3 to 8 Art of Living's person development centre will organise a summer camp for the children between eight to 13 years from April 3 to 8 in Sirsi. Imbibe teachings of Mahaveer, says DC S S Nakul All should imbibe teachings of Bhagwan Mahaveer and lead better their lives, said Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul. Bhatkal: Anjuman BBA & BCA college celebrate its 22nd annual day Anjuman Institute of Management & Computer Application on Sunday organized its 22nd annual day celebrations at its college campus here in Anjumanabad. Kumta: High tides claim life of Bangaluru man in Gokarna In an incident that happened in the Arabian sea here at Gokarna on Saturday, one person hailing from Bengaluru reportedly went drowning, who was identified as Satyanarayan, aged 42. BJP to release candidates’ list from April 10: Anantkumar Hegde Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde said the BJP will release its list of candidates for the ensuing assembly elections from April 10. Drainage works in Honnavar delay roils citizens Underground drainage works launched two years ago in the town has continued at a snail’s pace causing inconvenience to residents.  Plea to minister to develop Aresami tank as tourist spot Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde, on Thursday, assured that necessary steps would be initiated to develop the ancient Aresami tank, located near Ramateertha, as tourist spot. Naunihal Central School organizes contests for 'students mothers' in Bhatkal Naunihal Central School (NCS) of Bhatkal has set the finest record in the history by its wonderful initiative of organizing an event themed "Supermoms of NCS" on Thursday, which had various contests between the mothers of its students. Though the event was organized for the first time, women in large number willingly participated in the event showcasing their talents. Chittakula’s derelict government school into haven for learning The derelict government model higher primary school at Chittakula, near Karwar, which was on the verge of giving way anytime, has now got a new lease of life. Bhatkal Anjuman College celebrates 50th Annual day Anjuman Degree College and PG Center, celebrated its 50th Annual day gathering on 28th March, Wednesday here at Anjuman College campus, Bhatkal during which brilliant students were awarded. Mangaluru Premier League cricket tourney to kick-off from 30 March in Riyadh Mangaluru/Riyadh: Mangaluru Cricket Association Riyadh to Host MPL (Mangaluru Premier League) T-15 Cricket tournament for the very first time in Riyadh, starting from March 30, 2018. 11,34,513 voters to cast vote in Uttara Kannada district in coming elections The district administration has made elaborate preparations to face the assembly elections in all the six constituencies, Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul has said. Absconding Mumbai minors found at Karwar Two minor girls, who fled from Mumbai, were taken into custody by Karwar Railway Protection Force (RPF) police on Wednesday at Karwar railway station. Karwar: Illicit Goan liquor seized in a police raid The police seized Rs 15,000 worth illicit Goan liquor bottles and 4 lakhs worth car from a person, who was involved in transporting it during a raid conducted near Majali in the taluk on Wednesday. Kumta: Motorist dies in a collision with IRB tipper A motorist was killed on the spot after the bike in which he was riding was rammed by a speeding truck on Wednesday afternoon near Nagoor cross on Mirzan NH-66 in the taluk. 7 lakh recovered from NHAI engineer’s car in Honnavar Honnavar police have seized `7 lakh which were being transported without documents in a government car on Honnavar-Bengaluru highway in Honnavar town on Tuesday. House burgled at knifepoint in Honnavar A house owned by Ravi Ramakanth Rakode, a local businessman was burgled at the knifepoint in the midnight around 3 am on Wednesday, March 28, by a group of looters here at Karki region in the taluk. Man tries to end life with 1-Yr-Old toddler in Karwar; fails In a bizarre incident, a 40 years old man tried to attempt suicide along with a 1-year-old kid by jumping into a river near Sadashivgad village in the taluk on Tuesday evening, March 27. Karwar district ready for polls on May 12, says DC S S Nakul Deputy Commissioner S S Nakul, on Tuesday, said administration has made all arrangements for conduct of assembly elections in six constituencies of the district on May 12. Trouble mongers warned of stern action during polls IGP Western Range Arun Chakravarthy has warned of stern action against those trying to create problems during the polls. Cases against Suraj Naik Soni and Shankar Naik false: Edigas District Namadhari Arya Ediga Welfare Association members submitted a memorandum to Additional Deputy Commissioner Suresh Itnal in Karwar, on Tuesday, Cardiac check-up camp for children to be held on 31 March at AJ hospital Mangalore A.J. Hospital & Research Centre Mangalore has organized a heart check-up camp for children which will be held on Saturday, 31 March. "File defamation case against me": Abraham "District In-Charge minister Pramod Madhwaraj should file a defamation case against me within 30 days, else I will be filing a case against him", stated socialist T.J Abraham. Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Kumta A pedestrian was killed on the spot in a hit-and-run incident that happened in the late night of Sunday near Mirzan NH-66 in the taluk. Mangaluru: Bus-Rickshaw collision claims life of woman in Puttur Mangaluru: A woman passenger traveling in autorickshaw was killed on the spot, while three others sustained grievous injuries after coming in collision with a speeding bus on Sunday morning here on Maani-Mysore state highway in Puttur near Mangaluru. Role of community and staff critical to improving education standards for poor kids Several schemes have been launched to increase the education standard in government schools. However, cooperation of department staff and community also plays a crucial role in this regard, Deputy Director of Public Instructions P K Prakash observed.  Dakshina Kannada students to write SSLC exam twice In a serious lapse from the department of public instruction in Dakshina Kannada, around 20 SSLC fresh candidates were given question papers of repeater candidates and vice-versa at an unaided school in Konaje near here on Friday. Dead dolphin washes ashore in Karwar The carcass of a dolphin belonging to Indo-Pacific Hump Back species was washed ashore at Ravindranath Tagore Beach here, on Friday evening. Dandeli: Two youths drown in river Two youths drowned in Kali river, near Arkuda, in Joida taluk, on Friday. K S Eshwarappa visits Karwar, says BJP is as sacred as river Ganga Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa has stated that BJP was as sacred as river Ganga. Need for rethink on edn policy stressed Bemoaning that getting quality education has become privilege of moneyed class, MLC S V Sankanuru exhorted education experts, professors and students community to impress upon the governments to consider needs of underprivileged sections while framing new education policies. Voters' awareness rally held in Honnavar Tahsildar Maruti Naim stated that right to vote is given to every citizen, and the same should be used to strengthen democratic system. Mangaluru: 1 dead after bike rams into car, another injured In a tragic incident between a car and a motorcycle at................................... Mangaluru: Three acquitted by court in murder case of Bajrang Dal leader Rajesh Three people, who were accused for the murder of Bajrang Dal leader Rajesh Poojary, were ....................... Bhatkal: SSLC Examinations begin, 30 students absent on first day The SSLC examinations 2018 commenced on 23rd March, Friday and students from all over the taluk, appeared at Judicial probe sought into illegal sand transportation Many government officials and police are involved in the network of producing fake documents for transportation of sand in the district, claimed Janashakthi Vedike President Madhav B Nayak. He demanded CBI or judicial probe in this regard. Kumta: Plaint against Loyala KV over suicide A complaint has been registered against head of Loyala Kendriya Vidyalaya in connection with lovers suicide at Bellangi village, in the taluk.