Don't Miss SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Don't Miss Sea eating into beach; locals call for solution Following heavy rain and winds, sea erosion has been noticed at Ravindranath Tagore beach in the city. Sea erosion is an annual problem during monsoon on the beach near Hanuman statue. Agriculture campaign, fair from June 20 in Siddapur The agriculture department of the taluk, in association with other departments, has organised an integrated agriculture campaign across the taluk from June 20 to 28. Farmers should avail the benefits of the government schemes, Assistant Director Prasant said. Omar Abdullah bats for Governor's rule in J-K Hours after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ended its alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief minister Omar Abdullah requested Governor N.N. Vohra to impose his rule in the Valley. 8 tonnes of trash cleared from Karwar beach More than eight tonnes of trash was strewn across Ravindranath Tagore beach in Karwar on Saturday. Religious fervour, festivity mark Eid celebrations in Uttara Kannada Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of holy month of Ramzan, with religious fervour and solemnity across the district, on Saturday. Murdeshwar: Life Guard saves tourist's life drowning in the Arabian Sea A Life guard saved a tourist who was drowning in the deep waters of the Arabian sea at Murdeshwar on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Bhatkal, Kumta and parts of Coastal Karnataka celebrate Eid Ul Fitr with zeal & enthusiasm Parts of Coastal Karnataka including Bhatkal, Kumta, Manki, Murdeshwar, Samsi, Saralgi, Gersoppa, Byndoor, Kundapur, Udupi and Mangaluru celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious gaiety and fervour on Friday, 15th June 2018. 30 houses flooded in Kharviwada village Ankola Blocking of Nadibhang river mouth following high tides in Arabian Sea and deposition of sand has resulted to flooding of nearly 30 houses in Kharviwada village in Ankola taluk. Son's kidnap ploy lands him behind bars Karwar Railway Police handed over two youths to Uttar Pradesh Police, on Monday, after their ‘kidnap’ ploy boomerangs. Bus crashes into a Car on Murdeshwar NH-66: 1 from Kumta dies In a deadly road accident that happened in between the bus and the car, one person was dead on the spot, while three others have been injured. The accident happened in the early morning of 14th June, Thursday, near Bailur NH-66 in Murdeshwar of Bhatkal taluk. Slope protection wall at Ottinene partially caves  Heavy rains in the last few days have damaged slope protection wall built to prevent caving in of hillock on Baindoor-Shiroor stretch. The concrete wall has been opened up from the bottom indicating a possibility of caving in of the hillock. The contractor IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd (IRBIDL) had initiated the work on slope protection wall to prevent any eventualities during the monsoon. Train timings rescheduled crossing via Mangaluru : Arrival and departure timings of several trains crossing via Mangaluru and Mangaluru Junction will change from June 10 and the timings will be in force till October 31 (monsoon timing), according to a press release. Accordingly, the departure time of Mangaluru Central-Mumbai LTT Matsyagandha Express (12620) has been rescheduled to leave at 12.50 pm, instead of 2.35 pm. French Open: Nadal wins record 11th title World No. 1 and Spaniard tennis star Rafael Nadal outclassed Dominic Thiem of Austria in the men's final match of French Open to lift a record 11th Roland Garros title here on Sunday. Rains in Kerala kill 13 Thirteen people were killed after heavy rain lashed several parts of Kerala since the onset of monsoon. Heavy rain in Uttara Kannada: Rock falls on road, blocks traffic in Honnavar A huge rock fell on a road near Chippihakkala village in Honnavar taluk on Saturday due to heavy rainfall. Revered Bhatkali scholar and a prominent face of the Tableegi Jamaat, Moulana Gazali passes away Moulana Gazali was known as one of the most active preachers in the Tableegi Movement and a soft-spoken and down-to-earth person. Pranab showed RSS what real India resembles: Congress Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Thursday took a veiled jibe at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), saying that former president Pranab Mukherjee had shown 'mirror' to the organisation, reminding them of what real India looked like. 189-km NH 66 four-laning work still incomplete As against the tall claims made by the National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre of having built an average of 28 km new National Highways per day in 2017-18, work to upgrade the 189-km National Highway 66 between Kundapur and Goa border, started in 2014, has made very little progress. MLA Roopali stops ‘shoddy’ work at Ankola high-tech bus terminal Karwar-Ankola MLA Roopali Naik ordered stopping of the works of Ankola high-tech bus terminal accusing poor quality Take steps to check disasters during monsoon, officials told District administration and departments concerned should take precautionary measures to avoid any mishaps during rainy season in the district, District In-charge Secretary Munish Moudgil said. Officials chided over lack of teachers at govt schools The issue of shortage of teachers at the government schools, in the district, echoed in the Zilla Panchayat general body meeting, that was held here, on Monday. Kaiga boy Shyam sets three new skating records Five-year-old boy, Shyam Hebbalkar of Kaiga has shone in five major ‘Book of Records’ by making three new records in skating. Two from Gadag killed in Sirsi road accident Two persons were killed on the spot and 10 others were injured when a truck and a Trax Cruiser collided head-on near Ragihosalli in Sirsi taluk of Uttara Kannada district on Friday night. Legal awareness program in Haliyal from June 7 Judge Shilpa H A called upon advocates and heads of various departments to strive hard for the success of legal awareness programmes to be organised by Legal Awareness Chariot and Janata Court from June 7 to 10 at Haliyal. Kumta based UPSC aspirant hangs himself in Delhi A 28-year-old Kumta based UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) student has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Delhi on Sunday, 3rd June, after being denied entry into the UPSC examination hall. Skeleton of 4-yr-old boy missing for 18 months found in wooden box near Delhi A skeleton, reportedly of a four-old-boy who was missing for the past 18 months, has been found in a wooden box lying on the terrace of a house in Garima Garden area of Sahibabad on Sunday, the police said. Sita was ‘abducted’ by Rama, says Gujarat board textbook Sita was “abducted” by Lord Rama, says a textbook of Class XII in Gujarat. Congress retains RR Nagar Assembly seat The Congress on Thursday won the Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly seat in the city by a margin of over 25,400 votes. All 5 accused in Bodh Gaya blasts case get life imprisonment Five Indian Mujahideen militants, convicted by a special NIA court in the 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts case, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Friday. Karwar: Female security guards at girls’ residential school sought Taluk Panchayat general meeting held, in the City, on Wednesday, saw heated debate on appointment of female security guards at Dr B R Ambedkar Residential School, in Shirwad, in the taluk. Boy killed, mother injured in LPG cylinder blast in flat at Navi Mumbai A five-year-old boy was killed and his mother sustained serious injuries when a wall collapsed on them after a LPG cylinder exploded at their home in neighbouring Navi Mumbai this morning, the police said. PM Modi announces 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a 30-day free visa for Indonesian citizens and invited the diaspora to travel to their country of origin to experience the ‘New India’. Drought in the sea, fish catch dowindles in Uttara Kannada This rainy season may drill a bigger hole in the pockets of fish lovers. BJP MLA charged with rape; says allegation is ‘baseless’ Police in Bareilly is probing the complaint of a 19-year-old woman who has charged BJP’s Bisauli legislator Kushagra Sagar with raping her on the pretext of marriage, a senior official said on Wednesday. PM tells officials to ensure assistance to rain-affected areas in K'taka mid heavy downpour in parts of Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to officials and directed them to ensure all possible assistance in the affected areas Rain floods M’luru, 4 dead; schools in DK, Udupi shut Heavy rain on Tuesday claimed four lives in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi and crippled traffic in Mangaluru as roads were inundated. Rising price spurs cross-border fuel smuggling from Nepal As the fuel prices across the country have touched a historic high, Petrol and Diesel have been allegedly smuggled from Nepal in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district. APCR appeals for financial aid this Ramzan APCR is a national based organisation which fights to provide justice to the oppressed youth of the country. Voting for Shahkot Assembly bypoll in Punjab under way 44% voting till 1 pm  Polling to the Shahkot bypoll began here on Monday in which the Congress is hoping to maintain its winning momentum while the Akali Dal is trying to retain the seat. Karwar to Bhatkal stretch turns death trap for drivers The stretch of National Highway-66 from district headquarters-Karwar to Bhatkal-is turning out to be a perilous one for the motorists. 2 girl hit by train in Delhi, ‘sorry father’, says note found near their bodies The bodies of two girls were on Sunday found on railway tracks in Tughlakabad in southeast Delhi, police said. The incident came to light around 6 pm. The girls were hit by a train, following which they were rushed to a hospital where they were declared dead, they said. Kumta: 39 Families of landslide-hit Tandrakuli to be shifted The district administration of Uttara Kannada has decided to temporarily shift 219 people of 39 families inTandrakuli in Kumta taluk, where three children of a family were killed in land slide during last mansoon. Security being stepped up for Kairana bypoll Ahead of the May 28 Lok Sabha bypoll in Kairana, authorities have tightened security and are taking other steps to ensure a fair election, a police official has said. Lighting strike damages ancient Holy Cross in Kumta Powerful lighting witnessed in Kumta on Thursday night, damaged a century-old Holy Cross erected atop Honmav Church. Star Book Media and Indywood Talent Hunt join hands to promote young talents With an aim to provide more opportunities for youngsters to showcase their talents, Bangalore-based Star Book Media Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading casting, media and infotainment companies in the country, has joined hands with Hyderabad-headquartered Indywood Talent Hunt (ITH), a premier national-level platform to discover creative talents in various artistic and cultural domains.  K.R. Ramesh Kumar elected Karnataka State Assembly Speaker Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) nominee K.R. Ramesh Kumar was elected the Karnataka Assembly Speaker. Decision on state budget after Karnataka floor test: Kumaraswamy Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday informed that he has called for the meeting of Finance Ministry official tomorrow, after the floor test in the state assembly, to take a decision on the state budget. Precautions in place to prevent Nipah virus outbreak Nipah virus is an emerging infectious disease, if the treatment neglected in early stage, it may cause death. AB de Villiers retires from international cricket Former South Africa captain and batting mainstay A B de Villiers today announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket, saying that he has run “out of gas“. Travellers asked to avoid 4 Kerala districts amid Nipah virus outbreak Amid the outbreak of the Nipah virus, the Kerala government on Wednesday asked travellers to avoid visiting four northern districts of the state -- Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. Met warns of cyclone hitting Uttara Kannada district The Met Department has warned of a possible cyclone hitting the Uttar kannada district, following a sudden depression in the Arabian Sea on Monday. ‘BJP’s misleading propaganda resulted in my defeat’ Former Minister and Congress leader Pramod Madhwaraj, who was defeated in the Assembly elections, said on Saturday that the “misleading propaganda” and lies spread by the BJP about him caused his defeat. KCR greets Kumaraswamy ahead of swearing-in Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao on Tuesday met and extended his greetings to Karnataka Chief Minister designate HD Kumaraswamy. SC refuses early hearing of plea challenging Kumaraswamy's swearing-in The Supreme court on Tuesday refused to give an early hearing of the petition filed by the Hindu Mahasabha challenging the oath taking ceremony and appointment of Karnataka's chief minister-elect H D Kumaraswamy. Congress dubs BJP 'habitual offender', says Modi should apologise for using money power in Karnataka The Congress today dubbed the BJP a "habitual offender" of stealing governments and mandate and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise to the nation for allegedly using money power in the Karnataka polls. Yellapur: Cong MLA Hebbar says audio clip released by party 'fake' In a development that could leave the Congress red-faced in Karnataka, its MLA Shivaram Hebbar on Monday dismissed as "fake" an audio clip released by the party to allege that the BJP offered money and a ministerial berth to him for cross-voting during the floor test in the Assembly. Cong leaders brief Rahul Gandhi ahead of meeting with Kumaraswamy Top Congress leaders briefed party president Rahul Gandhi today about the latest political developments in Karnataka, before the crucial deliberations on power-sharing arrangement with JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy. Kejriwal to attend Kumaraswamy's swearing-in ceremony Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Janata Dal (Secular) leader H D Kumaraswamy as the chief minister of Karnataka, according to a government official. 'Personal statements on K'taka Governor unacceptable' Congress Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala stated that personal statements on Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala will not be accepted. Those who misled PM on K'taka must be ousted: Shatrughan Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha today described the developments in Karnataka as "resounding embarrassment and loss of moral standing" for the party leadership. BJP should resign from Goa, other states too: Congress The Congress party on Saturday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), following the political drama in Karnataka and said if BJP government has any shame then they should resign from Goa and also from other states. Drinking water crisis hits joida taluk is one of the Malnad taluks of Uttara Kannada district, which is located in the dense forests of Western Ghats. But this time, Joida is reeling under severe drinking water crisis. Karwar district saw highest seizures of liquors during elections Since the imposition of model code of conduct (March 27) in the district for the assembly election, the excise department has seized 2879 liters of liquors worth Rs 10.22 lakh. Bank staff stage protest for revision of wages in Karwar The office-bearers of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) demonstrated here, on Friday, ahead of the two-day strike in support of their various demands including adequate revision in their wages. Schools all set to reopen in Sirsi, but no sight of textbooks With just eight more days left for reopening of School in the Sirsi education district, education department official have not been   able to supply textbooks and uniforms to the students. NOTA nudges out independents garnering more votes in Uttara Kannada Voters going for None of the Above (NOTA) option has considerably increased in this assembly elections in the district. Four killed in landslides in West Tripura Four persons, including three of a family, died due to landslides when they were asleep in West Tripura today, District SP Ajit Pratap Singh said. Hundred per cent confident of proving majority: Yeddyurappa Welcoming the Supreme Court order for a floor test, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday asserted that he was “100 per cent” confident that he would prove the majority in the state Assembly. Couple killed, 13 injured as tempo collides with bus in Rajasthan A couple died while 13 others were injured in a head-on collision between a tempo and a state transport bus in Rajasthan’s Sriganganagar district on Thursday, police said. Moon sighted; Ramadan in Bhatkal and Coastal Karnataka to begin from Thursday Ramadan, the holy month in the Islamic calendar, will begin in coastal belt from Kerala and Chennai to Bhatkal on May 17, Thursday. 149 booths video recorded in Uttara Kannada : The District Administration had kept a hawk's eye on the 149 polling booths across the district and watched video recordings through web casting system. Death to man for raping 3-month-old niece in MP The Indore district court on Saturday awarded death penalty to a 26-year-old man for rape and murder of a three-month-old girl, while likening him to "gangrene". 70% turnout in Karnataka Assembly elections The Karnataka assembly elections saw a 70 per cent voter turnout on Saturday, the Election Commission said here. Preparations for polling in full swing, busy day at mustering centre in Bhatkal Preparations are in full swing for the assembly election in Bhatkal to ensure everything goes smoothly. Maharashtra IPS officer Himanshu Roy commits suicide Former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Himanshu Roy allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself here today, police said. Elderly couple killed in Delhi after fire breaks out in house An elderly couple was charred to death early today in a fire at their residence in west Delhi's Moti Nagar, police said. Bhatkal Taluk secures 4th position in SSLC results with 89.27% In Karwar education district, Karwar taluk has secured the first position with 89.75% passing percentage, Honnavar is second with 89.27%, Kumta is at third position with 88.53% and Bhatkal at fourth position with 87.74% Blind voters to get information in braille The information related to elections is being provided to blind voters in braille script and 576 wheelchairs have been arranged in the polling . BJP's win clearly written on Karnataka walls: PM Modi May 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed confident of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming a government with 'absolute majority' in Karnataka. Seeking votes on the basis of religion, caste is crime: DC Deputy Commissioner and Returning Officer Sasikanth Senthil have warned of initiating appropriate action against those who seek votes on the basis of religion and caste. Bhatkal Anjuman students secure University ranks in BBA Three students of Anjuman Institute of Management & Computer Application (AIMCA) brought another star of achievement to their institution after registering their names in top 10 University ranks in BBA KUD examination for the academic year April/May 2017-18. 19-year-old woman raped by auto driver, 4 others in Haryana A 19-year-old woman was purportedly raped by an auto rickshaw driver and four others in Sohna, the police said on Thursday. 17-year-old girl raped by eight men in Haryana, commits suicide A 17-year-old girl was purportedly abducted and raped by eight men in Haryana's Mewat, following which she committed suicide, the police said on Thursday. Coast Guard rescues 9 fishermen stranded in Arabian Sea The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Tuesday rescued nine fishermen, stranded since two days in the Arabian Sea, after their boat seized due to gusty winds. Kumta: Focus, hard work can help rural students scale the UPSC ladder It is a misconception that civil service examinations are not for the graduates from rural areas or for the students who studied in Kannada medium. Modi magic won’t work in Karnataka: Deshpande Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s magic will not work in Karnataka elections. IT officials raid Sirsi Congress candidate’s house IT official conducted a raid on Congress candidate for Sirsi-Siddapur constituency Bhimanna Naik on Tuesday night. The raid was conducted at a house located at Ayyappa Nagar in APMC yard in Sirsi. Amjad SM who had filed nomination on JD(S) ticket, resigns from Tanzeem SM Amjad, a JD(s) leader who had earlier filed nomination as JD(s) candidate for the Bhatkal-Honnavar constituency for upcoming May 12 Karnataka assembly polls and later withdrew it, has resigned from executive membership of Majlise Islah Wa Tanzeem, Bhatkal. Probe ordered into Rahul’s flight snag in Hubli The government on Friday ordered a detailed inquiry into the plane incident involving Congress president Rahul Gandhi and said appropriate action would be taken in case anything was “found wanting”. BJP asks EC to reject Cong candidate's nomination papers in Karnataka The BJP today asked the Election Commission to reject the nomination papers filed by Congress candidate Ashok Kheny from Bidar South constituency in Karnataka, saying he submitted an incomplete affidavit which suffers from "several defects". DJ shot at for not playing songs on demand in Delhi, 5 arrested The Delhi Police today arrested five people for allegedly shooting at a disc jockey for refusing to play songs of their choice at a wedding here. Names of 5,500 dead voters found in list in MP Over 5,500 dead voters and 1,900 multiple entries were found in the voters list of Madhya Pradesh's Kolaras Assembly constituency, where bypoll was held on February 24, according to a letter from the state's CEO to the Election Commission (EC). Bhatkal: Rahul Gandhi hits out at Modi, accuses him of supporting Reddy brothers Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the graft issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today accused him of supporting mining baron Reddy brothers and changing CBI into "Central Bureau of Illegal Mining." Asaram spoiled saints' image by his heinous act: Court A special POCSO court which sentenced self-styled godman Asaram to life-long jail term on Wednesday for raping a minor girl near Jodhpur five years ago rued despite being "called a saint" he committed the heinous offence, shattering the faith of people in saints.  Delhi doctor operates on leg of patient with head injury A senior doctor at a Delhi government-run hospital, a dedicated facility for providing critical trauma services, wrongly performed a procedure on the leg of a patient who was admitted there with a head injury. Flash voter enrolment drive in Uttara Kannada District administration enrolled flash electorat 12,432 voters duringe enrollment drive conducted on April 8 in the district. Mankal Vaidya from Congress, Sunil Naik from BJP to file nominations today Current MLA and Congress candidate from Bhatkal-Honnavar constituency Mankal Subba Vaidya will file his nomination papers on April 23, said Block Congress President Vittal Naik. Kumta: Losing BJP ticket to Dinakar Shetty, will Suraj Naik Soni contest as independent candidate? After losing BJP ticket to Dinakar Shetty from Kumta-Honnavar constituency, a youth BJP leader who was also a ticket aspirant, Suraj Naik Soni arranged a meeting with his fellow supporters to collect the opinions of how about contesting as a rebel candidate from Kumta-Honnavar constituency. Makkah Masjid blast verdict: Resignation of NIA court judge rejected The High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad has rejected the resignation of Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court Judge K Ravinder Reddy, who had put in his papers hours after he acquitted five accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid Bomb Blast case which claimed nine lives and 58 others left injured. Polling time extended for May 12 election in Karnataka The Election Commission has decided to extend the polling timing to 11 hours for the May 12 election to Karnataka Legislative Assembly.