Latest News Feeds SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Recent Posts Kerala: At least 12 dead, over 34,000 in relief camps as rains disrupt normal life Nearly 34,000 people have been shifted to relief camps after floodwater inundated low-lying areas due to heavy rains that have lashed Kerala for the past one week. Cow vigilantism: SC bats for new law Condemning increased instances of violence due to cow vigilantism and lynching across the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday urged Parliament to consider a new law to prevent such incidents, and underscored that violence can't be allowed in the name of vigilantism. Jharkhand: Swami Agnivesh thrashed by ABVP, BJYM workers Social Activist Swami Agnivesh was on Tuesday thrashed by workers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I was misinterpreted: Kumaraswamy over coalition govt remark Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday claimed that he was "misinterpreted" on his comments last week that said he was unhappy heading a coalition government in the state and was swallowing the pain of it. Tears don't reflect helplessness, never said Congress troubling me: CM Kumaraswamy After his emotional speech at a JD(S) event fuelled speculation about strain in ties with ally Congress, Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said he had shed tears not out of "helplessness" and asserted that he did not speak anything against the Congress. Karnataka Congress asks spokespersons to defend CM The Congress in Karnataka on Tuesday asked its spokespersons to defend its alliance partner and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, saying he is "an emotional person" -- a reference to his recent teary outburst on coalition compulsions. Why is Karnataka govt giving iPhones to MPs: Rajeev Questioning Karnataka Government's move to distribute iPhones to 40 MPs from the state, a BJP MP has returned the costly gadget and said the state should not waste public money when farmers and civic workers are in distress. PM seeks cooperation of all parties for Monsoon Session Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought the cooperation of all parties for the smooth functioning of the Monsoon Session of Parliament starting tomorrow. Centre asks K'taka to submit audit report for MSP dues The Centre on Tuesday asked the Karnataka government to submit audit reports on the procurement of paddy and other crops at minimum support prices to receive pending dues of Rs 954 crore. Boy slips in quarry pit in Malavoor; dies A 16-Yr-old boy drowned in a quarry pit while taking bath at Gundapu Padavu in Malavoor on Sunday. Heavy rain swells Varada River in Banavasi Following heavy rain in Siddapur and Sorab talukas, Varada river is overflowing in Banavasi of Sirsi taluk. A bridge over the river at Ajjarni village near Banavasi has been submerged by flood waters. Aging Bhatkal bus terminal collapses A part of the North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) bus stand in Bhatkal collapsed on Monday afternoon. Luckily none were injured in the incident. Karwar: Wife dies in front of paralysed man, help comes after seven days In a heart-wrenching incident, a paralysed man could not inform anyone about his wife’s death after she died in front of him, a week ago, at KHB Colony in Karwar Sea erosion intensifies at Bhatkal Sea erosion has intensified in Honnigedde, Heble in the Bhatkal taluk on Monday. Uttar Kannada District Press Day observed in Gokarna Uttar Kannada District Working Journalists Association along with Gokarna Journalists Association jointly observed 'Press day' at Brahmana Parishat hall in Gokarna of Kumta taluq on Sunday, July 15. Tent collapses during PM's Midnapore rally, 22 injured A makeshift tent collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore district today, injuring at least 22 people, police officials said. Mamata govt runs syndicate raj, says Modi; TMC hits back Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a no-holds-barred attack against the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, charging it with "throttling democracy" and running a "syndicate raj" without whose approval nothing moves. Nawaz, Maryam file appeal in Islamabad HC against Avenfield verdict Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan on Monday filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the verdict in the Avenfield case. Cabinet expansion likely to be discussed with Cong highcommand: DyCM With six ministerial berths alloted to the party remaining to be filled, Congress leaders from Karnataka are likely to discuss about cabinet expansion with the party high command during a visit to Delhi on July 18. Will Hindu-Muslim talk help India become number one: Kejriwal asks PM Modi Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday the BJP government at the centre had achieved nothing if Prime Minister Narendra Modi was talking about the "Hindu-Muslim" issue after four years in office. Oppn to meet today to form strategy to corner govt during monsoon session Opposition parties will meet on Monday to form a joint strategy to corner the government on various issues during the Monsoon Session of Parliament starting July 18. Karwar: Bus conductors get ETMs with GPS Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has purchased 12,000 new GPS-based electronic ticketing machines (ETM) for the conductors of its three transport corporations. Prez, PM congratulate France on World Cup win President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated France on winning the FIFA World Cup. France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot. Deve Gowda defends son over budget; hits out at Congress leaders JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda on Sunday hit out at Congress leaders for levelling regional bias charge against his son and chief minister HD Kumaraswamy over the budget and said he would ask him to table a white paper in the assembly on allocations made to different regions since 1956. "From 1956 till today how much money spent whether it is for irrigation, roads, much was spent on different regions, let there be a discussion in the Vidhana Sabha for two or three days with statistics, and let a white paper be brought out... at least then there be enlightenment," he said. Talking to reporters in Hubballi, the former prime minister referred to criticism by some Congress MLAs, including senior leader H K Patil, about the budget presented by Kumaraswamy on July 5 over alleged discrimination of north Karnataka. Revanna opens concreted Shiradi ghat road for traffic PWD Minister H D Revanna inaugurated the newly concreted Shiradi Ghat road, near Kempuhole bridge on Sunday. In first phase-- a 13.62-km road was concreted in 2015. The work on second phase of the road from Kempuhole to Addahole covering a distance of 12.38-km was opened to traffic on Sunday. According to Dakshina Kannada (DK) Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, the work on shoulder and the retaining wall will be completed within 15 days. The contract was awarded to Ocean Construction India Pvt Ltd. Six of family found dead in Jharkhand, suicide notes recovered Six members of a family were found dead in the Bodom Bazar area of Jharkhand's Hazaribag district today, a senior police officer said. The incident comes weeks after the case of mass suicide in north Delhi's Burari that grabbed the nation's attention. Karnataka: Mob kills man on suspicion of being child lifter One man was lynched to death and two severely injured after a mob attacked them on suspicion of being child-traffickers in Karnataka's Bidar district on Friday night. The incident took place when deceased, Mohammed Azam and his two friends, who hail from Hyderabad, were visiting their friend Mohammed Bashir in Mandikera village here. The injured, were Qatar nationals. Swallowing pain like Lord Shiva who drank poison, says tearful Kumaraswamy Reflecting strains in the JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has said he was "not happy" being in the top post and was swallowing the pain like 'Vishakantha' (Lord Shiva), who drank poison. The Congress and the JD(S) had bitterly fought against each other for the May 12 Assembly polls, but joined hands to form the government as the election threw up a hung verdict. Gold worth Rs 20 lakh seized at airport, one held Gold, weighing 697 gm and worth nearly Rs 20 lakh, has been seized from a passenger at Mangaluru International Airport, Customs sources said today. Mohammad Kaif retires from all form of cricket Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif has on Friday officially retired from all forms of cricket. According to ESPN cricinfo, this came 16 years after Kaif "steered India to one of their most memorable victories in ODI history - beating England by chasing down 325 at Lord's in the NatWest Series final." He began his two-decade-long first-class career in 1997-98. Sea erosion washes away house in Ullal With the sea erosion intensifying in Mukkachery and Ucchila in Ullal, a house washed away at Mukkachery in Ullal on Friday late night.  Massive waves are lashing the shores at Mukkachery, Ucchila, and Someshwar since Thursday night. As a result, sea has intensified. Nawaz Sharif supporters clash with police in Lahore, 50 injured Supporters of Nawaz Sharif have clashed with police in Pakistan's Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on their return to the country in a corruption case, prompting police to lob tear gas shells and use batons that left at least 50 people injured.  Sharif, Maryam provided 'B' class facilities in Pak jail Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have spent their first night in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi and the two VIP convicts were provided "B" class facilities, media reports said on Saturday, a day after their arrest. Man stoned to death for 'eloping' with friend's wife in Muzaffarnagar A 35-year-old person was stoned to death in Bhokaheri village here allegedly by a man who accused him of eloping with his wife, police said on Saturday. Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif arrested on return, as bomber kills scores Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election. No question of closure of DCI; 3 ports to pick up govt stake: Gadkari There is no question of closure of state-owned Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) as three major ports including Visakhapatnam Port plan to pick up government stake in the company, said Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari. First batch of Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia The first batch of Haj pilgrims was today flagged off by Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who said the preparations for ensuring a smooth pilgrimage have been completed. ODI: India outclass England by 8 wickets India beat England by 8 wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here. Yeddyurappa threatens protest if state govt. fails to clarify stand on loan-waiver Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa on Thursday threatened to protest if Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy failed to clarify state government's stand on farm loan waiver. Croatia on fire after beating England in World Cup Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares--Croatia was on fire on Wednesday after their victory against England set up a first-ever appearance in a World Cup final. Motorist killed in hit-and-run accident in Kumta A motorist was killed on the spot in an hit and run accident that happened near Manir cross in Kumta on Thursday. The accident happened at around 2 PM. JDS-Cong govt 'directionless', says BJP in the assembly The BJP today sought to corner the H D Kumaraswamy government on an array of issues in the state assembly, accusing it of being "directionless" and "compromising" the state's finances. Mumbai gets break from downpour, WR's suburban services resume Mumbaikars got some much-needed relief today as heavy rains took a break and the suburban train services, including those on the Western line, resumed functioning. Man with world's longest nails cuts them after 66 years Shridhar Chillal, the Pune-based man, who holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest fingernails, has cut them after 66 years. `Govt aims to provide jobs in nearly 2.5 lakh gram panchayats` Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the government is aiming to provide stable job opportunities to people in nearly 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across the country under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana. Gujarat govt swings into action, begins constructing bridge Within hours of media reporting about locals risking their lives while crossing a collapsed bridge in Gujarat's Kheda district, officials have swung into action. Police raids on unauthorised Aadhaar centre in Bantawal A team led by Tahsildar Purandar Hegde and police personnel raided an unauthorised Aadhaar centre, in the house of a JD(S) leader on Wednesday. Uppala mishap: one more dies in hospital A one-year-old child who had suffered serious injuries in an accident between a jeep and a lorry at Uppala on Monday, succumbed to injuries on Tuesday night. The deceased is Fathima. Mangaluru: Traffic police book 159 shrill horn cases In view of traffic safety month, City Traffic Police have booked 159 shrill horn cases. District press day to be celebrated on July 15 Uttara Kannada District Working Journalists Association, Sirsi Taluk Working Journalists Association, Kumta and Gokarna Journalists Association will jointly organise a district press day at 11 am, on July 15, at Sri Kshetra Gokarna Brahman Parishat’s Vedha Sabha Bhavan in the town. Ricky Ponting bats for Australia to bounce back ahead of 2019 Cricket World Cup Australia still have the best depth of any cricket nation, former skipper Ricky Ponting has said while backing them to turn around their poor one-day international form in time to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales next year. Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson knocks out Roger Federer, reaches semis Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, surrendering a two-sets lead and a match point at the hands of South African giant Kevin Anderson. BJP win in 2019 will lead to creation of 'Hindu Pakistan': Shashi Tharoor Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that if the BJP is re-elected in the 2019 national elections, rights of minorities would be trampled, making India a "Hindu Pakistan". The comment drew a severe rebuke from the BJP which demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Mandzukic sends Croatia into first World Cup final Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday, and send the Balkan nation into raptures. Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch relay to start in Fukushima Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics say the torch relay will start in Fukushima, an area hit by the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. British MP denied entry into India on arrival India has denied entry to a member of United Kingdom’s House of Lords as he was about to canvass in New Delhi in favour of jailed opposition leader of Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia. Mangaluru: Lesson withdrawn from textbook The Mangalore University has withdrawn a chapter ‘Maguvina Tandhe’ (father of a child) from its official Kannada language textbook ‘Nudi Noopura’ prescribed for third semester BCom students after it kicked up a row. Mid-air collision between two IndiGo aircraft averted over Bengaluru Two IndiGo aircraft with nearly 330 passengers on board avoided a collision over Bengaluru on Tuesday after an automatically generated warning alerted the pilots of the planes, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident. Our main aim is to rejuvenate the party: Dinesh Rao Newly appointed Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President Dinesh Gundu Rao on Wednesday said that his main aim is to rejuvenate the party and will work as a bridge between the seniors and the youngsters. Congress pressure on Kumaraswamy to roll back fuel price hike Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy has come under mounting pressure from the ruling coalition partner Congress to roll back the hike in petrol and diesel prices announced in the budget last week. BJP MLAs seek extension of Karnataka assembly session BJP MLAs today demanded extension of the Karnataka legislative assembly session, scheduled to end tomorrow, saying they have not had enough time to discuss various issues concerning the state. Kerala HC rejects pre-arrest bail pleas of 3 priests accused of rape The Kerala High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail petitions of three priests of a church accused of raping a woman, ruling that the charges against them were serious and the relief, if granted at an early stage of investigation, will adversely affect its progress. Bank manager booked over fake notes in UP Police have booked an Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) branch manager here for allegedly depositing fake demonetised currency notes to the RBI, officials said today. Five killed in road accident in UP's Amethi Five people, including two brothers, were killed when their car was hit by a speeding truck on the Faizabad-Rebareli National Highway here, police said today. Crop insurance shocker: Maharashtra farmers receive meagre Rs 1 to Rs 5 as compensation Over 2,000 farmers in a teshil in Maharashtra have received crop insurance compensation ranging from Rs one to Rs five each, an official said. Tamil Nadu announces Hajj subsidy, months after Centre scrapped grant The Tamil Nadu government today announced an annual subsidy of Rs 6 crore for Haj pilgrimage from this year, months after it had opposed the Centre's decision to do away with the monetary aid to the pilgrims. Zakir Naik thanks Malaysian PM for not deporting him Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik thanked the Malaysian Government for not deporting him from the country despite several efforts made by India in this regard. Mumbai rains: Suburban train services resumed Suburban train services have been resumed on all lines running between Churchgate - Bhayandar and Virar- Dahanu Road. Bodies of two heroes return home, tributes paid The bodies of two war heroes who were killed in action returned home to Karnataka on Wednesday. Two held for selling Ganja in Bhatkal Two men were arrested by the Bhatkal police on charges of selling ganja at a hotel near Hoovinapete, in Bhatkal, on Monday night. Incessant rain damages well in Bhatkal Due to incessant rain, a well was damaged in the limits of Bhatrahitlu, in Murdeshwar of Bhatkal taluk, on July 9, Monday night. Missing man found drowned in Udupi The body of a man who went missing on July 8 was recovered on the banks of a nearby river at Bellal village in Kundapur taluk on Tuesday. He is said to have drowned. Boy drowns while swimming in Mangaluru; dies 13-year-old boy drowned in a pool of water that had accumulated in an abandoned stone quarry in Adyar Padavu in Mangaluru Rural Police limits on 9th July, Monday. Karnataka signs MoU with Taiwanese science parks Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Taiwanese Science Parks to strengthen links with the parks there. Women’s panel chief irked over poor state of Uttara Kannada police station Irked over the poor state of the lone women’s police station in Uttara Kannada district at Karwar, Chairperson of Karnataka State Commission for Women Nagalaxmi Bai on Tuesday directed the Superintendent of Police of the district to immediately take remedial measures. Pak govt bars Nawaz Sharif, Maryam from leaving country, lists them on ECL The Pakistani government on Tuesday placed the names of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on the exit control list (ECL) to prevent them from flying abroad after their return to the country on Friday. Iran slams India for not fulfilling promised investment in Chabahar port Iran on Tuesday criticised India for not fulfilling its promise of making investments in expansion of the strategically located Chabahar port and said New Delhi will stand to lose "special privileges" if it cuts import of Iranian oil. Delhi burying in garbage, Mumbai sinking under water but govt doing nothing: SC Delhi is getting buried under mounds of garbage and Mumbai is sinking under water, but the government is doing nothing, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday. It fined 10 states and two union territories for not filing their affidavits on their policies for solid waste management strategy. Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. 58 PU colleges with under 10 students to be merged Primary and Secondary Education Minister N Mahesh told the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday that 58 government pre-university colleges with less than 10 students will be closed. However, the students and the faculty will move to a nearby college. AIMPLB member calls bitcoin against Islamic law Calling bitcoins to be un-Islamic, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has asked the Muslim community shun them. In a statement issued on June 29, AIMPLB senior functionary Maulana Wali Rahmani said financial currencies must be rooted within the Islamic finance model, such as paper currency, which can be exchanged in equal measure with gold and silver. All 12 boys, coach evacuated from Thailand cave on Day 3 of rescue ops All 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped for more than two weeks deep inside a flood Thai cave have been rescued, a Thai navy SEAL unit said on Tuesday, a successful end to a perilous mission that has gripped the world. Samuel Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short Samuel Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short Most Karnataka dams full due to torrential rain Torrential rains in many parts of Karnataka have resulted in many dams, including those across the river Cauvery, receiving copious inflows and some reaching their full level,a top official of the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said on Tuesday. Mishap averted at Mumbai airport A major mishap was averted at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai after an Air India express aircraft overshot the runway on Tuesday afternoon. Congress working on alliance with BSP for upcoming assembly polls Keeping in mind the prospects of a grand alliance in 2019, Congress is working on a `package deal' with Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh -- the three states that will go for Assembly polls this year. 12 govt schools in Uttar Kannada closed due to zero admission Due to zero admission, as many as 12 government schools, in Uttara Kannada district, have been closed down temporarily this year. This includes seven lower primary schools in Karwar Educational District and five in Sirsi Educational districts. Online fraud: Woman threatened of kidnap in Mangaluru A woman in Ashwathapura in Moodbidri near Mangaluru was threatened to be kidnapped for failing to share her ATM PIN on Sunday. Former minister B.A. Moideen passes away Former Karnataka Higher Education Minister B.A. Moideen passed away in a hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday. He was 81. Even bullet train won’t be able to carry BJP criminals: Mallikarjun Kharge Countering Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his 'bail-gaadi' jibe, party leader Mallikarjun Kharge said there were "so many" criminals with the BJP that even the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train would not be able to carry all of them together. HDK to take stock of situation in rain-hit Malnad Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday said he would camp in the rain battered Malnad region of the state and take stock of the infrastructure needs there. Govt to table bill on death penalty for raping minors The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018, which provides for stringent punishment including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, will be introduced in the monsoon session of Parliament beginning July 18, officials said on Tuesday. Samsung opens world's largest mobile phone factory in Noida South Korean consumer electronics major Samsung on Monday inaugurated the world's largest mobile phone factory here which will double its annual handset production capacity to 120 million units by 2020. Shed weight or face action: K'taka' ADG tells cops Karnataka's Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Bhaskar Rao, has directed officers to lose weight or face s Heavy rain disrupts life in Mumbai; road, rail traffic hit Heavy rain brought Mumbai and its neighbouring areas to a standstill today, flooding streets and badly affecting life, with nearly 90 trains on the suburban network being cancelled. Passenger vehicle sales rise in June; car sales up 34% Domestic passenger vehicle sales rose 37.54 per cent to 2,73,759 units in June this year from 1,99,036 units in the corresponding month last year. Chidambaram, son protected from arrest till Aug 7 A city court today ordered that former union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti would not be arrested in the Aircel-Maxis deal related money laundering case till August 7, even as the Enforcement Directorate opposed the former's anticipatory bail plea. Karnataka Govt Formed Under Strange Circumstances, Can’t Do Jaadu: Kumaraswamy Asserting that the Congress-JD(S) coalition government headed by him is committed to providing a good and stable administration, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Monday sought time to address various issues. Rs 2 Lakh Loan Waiver Not Enough, Says Protesting Karnataka Farmers Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's waiver for crop loans up to Rs 2 lakh has not pleased the farmers, who are demanding a complete waiver of all loans. Today, hundreds of farmers descended upon state capital Bengaluru to press for their demands.