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 Farmer commits suicide in Mundgod A 65-year-old farmer Chennappa Vasan committed suicide at Onikere village in Mundgod taluk on Wednesday. 59 villages in dist to get solid waste management units; ‘Each gram panchayat to get Rs 20 lakh’ The Zilla Panchayat has decided to set up solid waste management (SWM) units at all the gram panchayats in the district in a phased manner. Woman walking home from shop, escapes abduction attempt in Murdeshwar A woman walking home from a shop in Murdeshwar managed to foil a kidnapping attempt Tuesday night. Local leader’s house burgled in Dandeli A house theft was reported at Subhash Nagar in Dandeli recently. Flood issues take back seat at meeting; 'Interest-free loans of up to Rs 5 lakh must be given for loss of pvt property in flood' “More than 20 zilla panchayat constituencies of Uttara Kannada district have witnessed unprecedented flood and associated problems this year. But flood-related issues were not discussed adequately during the general body meeting on Tuesday,” alleged the members of the Opposition party. Shivprakash Devaraju appointed as new SP of Uttara Kannada Shivprakash Devaraju has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Police of Uttara Kannada district. CISF seizes 10,000 US Dollars from passenger at Mangalore Airport A total of 10,000 US dollars were seized from a passenger en route to Dubai from Mangalore Airport, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said on Monday. According to the CISF, foreign currency was recovered from a passenger, identified as Shashank Bysani Gupta, during the frisking process at the Mangalore airport. "The passenger had concealed a bundle of foreign currency (5100 USD) in his trouser's pocket. When his handbag was searched thoroughly, an amount of 4900 USD was also found kept in a pouch," CISF said in an official statement. The officials also added that the passenger along with confiscated currency 10,000 USD has been handed over to Customs officials for further necessary action. Customs officials offloaded the passenger and an investigation in this regard is underway. Karwar-Mysuru train service to begin soon South Western Railway (SWR) has proposed introduction of a direct train service between Karwar and Mysuru via Mangaluru which is expected to start running soon. The train is likely to run once a week to begin with and later its frequency will be increased to four days a week, SWR sources said. ​​​​​​​The SWR has prepared temporary time table for the proposed train and sent it to the Southern Railway and Konkan Railway for their permission. After getting their nod, the proposal will be submitted to the Railway Board. Karnataka govt can take Donald Trump’s help to probe phone tapping case, says HD Kumaraswamy There could be more trouble for HD Kumaraswamy, after chief minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday announced that the investigation into the alleged phone tapping scandal will be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The former chief minister who visited Kukke Subrahmanya temple, about 100 kilometers from Mangaluru, on Sunday, while speaking to reporters said, “Let them (government) take up any possible inquiry. It can be either a CBI inquiry or any agency of international standards. If need be, they can even speak to the US president Donald Trump and seek his assistance to investigate the case. JD(S) will co-operate with any kind of investigation,” he said. This comes amidst widespread allegations that HD Kumaraswamy had got telephones of several politicians and rebel MLAs tapped during the political crisis in the state. Recently, an audio recording of a telephone conversation allegedly of Bengaluru po SKSSF gives shelter to family Samastha Kerala Sunni Students Federation (SKSSF) Innoli unit has given shelter to a Hindu family, whose house was damaged in the recent rain, at its office at Innoli. Woman killed in building collapse A woman was killed after the wall of a building belonging to Subrahmanya Swamy School collapsed at Kadandale in Paladka Gram Panchayat jurisdiction on Sunday. Dist admin to test water from 300 wells in taluk The district administration has launched a campaign in which it will collect water samples from more than 300 wells in the flood-affected villages across the taluk, under the ‘Arogya Suraksha’ programme.  Ready to face post-flood challenges: R V Deshpande MLA R V Deshpande has stated that the rains and flood have receded and water-level in the rivers has come to a standstill. But we have to be ready to face the post-flood challenges. Hence, flood relief works should be taken up in a sensitive manner.  Tourist commits suicide in Murdeshwar A tourist committed suicide by hanging himself to the fan at a guest house in Murdeshwar. Biker killed in Kumta road accident Biker was killed on the spot after witnessing a collision with a gas tanker here at APMC NH-66 in the town on Saturday. Mangaluru: Locals forced to abandon houses after dumping yard collapses After incessant rains, waste materials from Pachanady dumping yard here has spilled on to agricultural land near the residential areas forcing locals to abandon their homes due to foul smell and the fear of contracting communicable diseases. "We are vacating our houses as it has become impossible to live here. We were having a lot of problems. There is no food or drinking water. We cannot even sleep due to the foul smell. Mosquitoes have been swarming the area," Karunakar, one of the villagers told ANI. ​​​​​​​Over 30 residents have vacated their homes fearing a spread of communicable disease. "Don't we have the right to live here or breathe fresh air? People are suffering because of this dumping yard. There are schools, collage and other institutes with around 3,000 students. Locals are also forced to live like animals," said Sagaya Selvi, principal of a school nearby. Reportedly, the villages have been suffering from the same problem for a long time. Mangaluru: Look out for unflagged boats, fishermen told Police have beefed up security in the coastal districts following a tipoff from Centre-based intelligence agencies.  The security officials have stepped up vigil at major installations such as airports, railway stations, dams, power stations, naval base, IT sectors and hospitals in the region. As the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008 had entered the country through sea route, Navy, Coast Guard and the Coastal Security Police are keeping a close watch on the boats operating in the region. ​​​​​​​Fishermen of the coastal region have been told to keep an eye on the boats in their vicinity and report if they come across any suspicious movement, persons or boats in the region. Security stepped up in Uttara Kannada Security has been stepped up in Uttara Kannada district in wake of Intelligence agencies warning of terror threats emanating from across the border. Police and security agencies have been checking the vehicles, especially those coming from outside, and the materials being carried in the vehicles. On Saturday, checking of vehicles was at its peak at the temporary checkpost set up near London Bridge in Karwar. Security measures have been intensified at Karwar commercial port also. Two navy boats have been keeping an eye on every boat that is coming in. Even the boats entering and leaving the Baithkhol fishing port are being monitored. Seabird Naval base, which is a sensitive area, is also under high alert. Naval base Public Relations Officer Ajay Kapoor confirmed about security being stepped up. Deputy Commissioner K Harishkumar, on Friday, has also asked the officers of the Fisheries Department to be careful. Deputy Director of Fisheries P Nagaraju said that the Fisheries Department, Coastal Security Police, Coast Guards and the Navy are checking the boats within the State and those coming from outside. Based on the directions of the DC, officers of all the departments and also fishermen association have been alerted about the security concerns. People have also been asked to inform the police in case they come across some suspicious boats. Vigil stepped up across Dakshina Kannada The police and other security agencies across the district stepped up their vigil in the reported background of a high alert issued by Central intelligence agencies on Friday. Deputy Commissi Honnavar: Fisherman missing after boat capsized; search underway One fisherman went missing after drowning in the Arabian sea, while his partner managed to reach the shores after the boat in which they were carrying fishing activity capsized. Eight member gang of burglars held in Mangaluru Eight suspected members of a burglary gang, which was allegedly planning to carry out a heist in Mangaluru have been arrested, police said Saturday. The gang members who were moving around in a Sports Utility Vehicle displaying, were arrested Friday night. "Based on the information, we tried to nab the gang of eight people. They were staying in a room in a hotel. They tried to run away from the scene. We surrounded them, picked them up and questioned for more details," Mangaluru Police Commissioner P S Harsha told reporters. ‘My Beat My Pride’ launched to strengthen policing A new initiative ‘My beat My pride’ (MBMP) was launched in the city on Friday to strengthen the beat policing system in Mangaluru Commissionerate jurisdiction. Commissioner of Police Dr P S Harsha the MBMP system is unique and all senior officers, including the city police commissioner, will participate in beat policing along with the designated beat constable, to get first-hand information from the public. The city police commissioner himself engaged in beat duty in beat number 7 of Mangaluru North Police Station from Kandathpalli Masjid to Mission Compound. Abandoning the official vehicle, he walked along with the beat constable and interacted with the public. Bike thieves caught in Sirsi Sirsi Police have arrested three thieves involved in various two-wheeler theft cases that took place in various places across the district. Valuables lost in train Joseph Liyo, a native of Coimbatore (or Koyamuthur) in Tamil Nadu, reportedly lost valuables worth Rs two lakhs while travelling in Tirunelveli-Dadar Express train recently. Sirsi college student hangs herself A student reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in the toilet of her college on Thursday. Dist admin committed to rehabilitate flood-affected: Uttara Kannada DC “Natural calamities are out of reach of man. None can gain control over it. Thousands of people in Uttara Kannada have incurred loss and are facing pain due to the floods. The district administration is committed to initiating rehabilitation projects, provide compensation and bring back hopes in lives of people,” said Deputy Commissioner K Harishkumar. Bhatkal celebrates 73rd Independence day with patriotic fervour The 73rd Independence Day celebrations were held at Taluka Stadium (YMSA Ground) here on Thursday, August 15 with pomp, colour and patriotic fervour. Bhatkal student hangs self to death A student of Bcom at Sri Guru Sudhindra College, Bhatkal, committed suicide by hanging herself to the roof of her house at Shirur in Byndoor taluk of Udupi district on 15th August, Thursday. Mundgod: Chigalli farmers take Uttara Kannada BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde to task Former Union Minister and Uttara Kannada BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde was at the receiving end of tongue lashing by flood-hit farmers of Chigalli village in Mundgod taluk on Wednesday, who felt he had not responded properly to their pleas regarding their assistance. ‘Precaution must to prevent floods into villages’ Revenue Dept asked to identify safe places to build houses Karwar-Ankola MLA Roopali Naik has stated that people of the district should join their hands together to help the people affected by the deluge in various parts of the district. Car-Pickup collision in Sirsi kills 3, injures 2 Three persons were killed on the spot in a ghastly collision involving car and a pickup vehicle near Balehadda cross on Sirsi-Yellapur state highway on Sunday morning. Over 300 houses inundated in Ullal As many as 300 houses on the banks of River Nethravathi are submerged as the river is in spate, in Ullal. The affected families had been shifted to safer locations. Flood victims stage flash protest Flood victims temporarily rehabilitated at Kinnar gram panchayat limits in Karwar taluk staged a flash protest by blocking the State Highway for some time complaining that the officials were dillydallying in providing basic facilities to the flood-affected. Water vending machine set up ‘Janajal’ water vending machine installed by Konkan Railways was inaugurated at Bhatkal railway station recently. Former chief minister Jagadish Shettar visits Mundgod Former chief minister Jagadish Shettar accompanied by a team visited the flood-affected areas of Mundgod taluk on Saturday. 28 houses damaged in Udupi Heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours has damaged 28 houses while 14 agricultural land have been flooded in the district. In Amparu village of Kundapur taluk, the houses of Girijamma Shedthi and Saroja Shedthi were partially damaged. That apart, houses in Shankaranarayana, Hardalli-Mandalli, Koni, Balkur, Nitte, Mundaru, Edu, Avarse, Shiriyar and Handadi villages were partially damaged. The house of Ganesh Rao in Edu village was damaged and the loss was estimated at Rs 1.20 lakh. The houses in Kergal and Shiroor villages in Byndoor taluk too were damaged. Mangaluru: Ex-Minister Janardhana Poojary Rescued From House In Flood-Hit A rescue team on Saturday safely evacuated former Union Minister and Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary from his flood-hit house in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. Around 1,024 villages in 17 districts of the state have been affected due to floods caused by incessant rains in the region.  "20 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams, 10 Army teams, five Navy teams, and two State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations," Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa said. Stop patronising Modi, start questioning him: Kanhaiya Mangaluru: Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union, has said that people should stop patronising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and start questioning him. Speaking on ‘Youth at crossroads’ during the centenary celebrations of Communist Party of India leader B.V. Kakkilaya here on Saturday, Mr. Kumar said the youth do not have the habit of questioning as the same has not been taught either in their house or by the society or in the educational institution. “How can the youth be democratic when they do not see a democratic practice either in their house or office,” he asked. The youth, he said, cannot be faulted for becoming a victim of false propaganda, misinformation, and religious fanaticism. “Youth are not in a position to decide between jobs and religion and between peaceful life and religious pride,” he said. The present political system was pushing the youth to go on the street on the grounds of culture and nationalism and fight against fellow citizens, he said. Democracy, he said, cannot be a majoritarian state but a state where views of minorities are also heard. The Opposition parties opposing Bills laid in Parliament cannot be called as Pakistanis and anti-national. The present rule of the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre has given an opportunity to people to understand what secularism is. The perception and propaganda politics by the Union government will not last for a long time, he said. “A political vacuum has led to this authoritarian regime and it will not last for long,” he said. Mr. Kumar said change will definitely come and it can be expedited if a conscious effort is made to engage with the youth. This would be a true tribute to Mr. Kakkilaya, who stood for democratic and secular values. Speaking on ‘Role of working class movement in India’s freedom struggle and nation building’, general secretary of All-India Trade Union Congress Amarjeet Kaur said the working class will not allow the Centre to crush it by bringing in laws that take away their rights. Man sentenced to life term for murder in Mangaluru A court here has sentenced a 31-year-old man to life imprisonment for rape and murder of a woman in Dakshina Kannada district in the state. Judge of the Sixth Additional District and Sessions Court Syedunnisa on Friday sentenced the man for rape and murder of the 40-year-old woman who was living alone in Marody village in Belthangady taluk in the district. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on the man. SWR cancels some trains till Aug 23 due to landslides ction of Mysuru Division.     Rail transport in Sakleshpur- Subramanya Road ghat section has been hit adversely.     There has been unprecedented rainfall in the section. CM Yediyurappa to visit flood-affected areas of Mangaluru Mangaluru: With Karnataka pummeled by incessant rain and inundated with the flood, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is slated to visit flood-affected areas of Mangaluru on Sunday to take stock of the situation. Around 1,024 villages in 80 talukas of 17 districts have been affected due to the floods caused by incessant rains in the region. The Chief Minister informed that 24 people have lost their lives due to the floods while over two lakh people have been evacuated from flood-affected areas and 1.61 lakh people are in 664 relief camps across the state. Yediyurappa on Saturday announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to next of kin of people who lost their lives in the floods that have crippled the state. "20 National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams, 10 Army teams, five Navy teams and two State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are engaged in rescue operations," Yediyurappa said. The floodwater is likely to recede in two to three days, he said. Yediyurappa also said that around 3.75 lakh hectare crop area, 14,000 houses and 478 km of power lines have been damaged in the floods. Earlier today, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who represents Karnataka also visited the flood-affected areas in Belgaum. Karnataka rain: Dakshina Kannada DM urges people living near Netravati banks to move to safer places Dakshina Kannada district administration has sounded alert to people residing on the banks of Netravati river.  Normalcy hit as rain, flood unabated in Uttara Kannada With every passing day, the life of flood-affected residents in the Kali and Gangavali river basins continues to worsen. The situation continues to remain grim in Karwar, Ankola and Yellapur taluks. 450 people trapped inside high rise building in Karwar rescued In a major operation in Mallapur township of NuclearPower Corporation of India in Karwar taluk the Indian Navy successfully rescued 450 people trapped inside a high rise building have been evacuated on Friday Indian Navy said. Heavy rainfall continues to wreak havoc in Dakshina Kannada Heavy rain resulted in the flooding of low-lying areas across Dakshina Kannada district on Friday. 59 houses damaged in rain in Udupi As many as 59 houses were damaged due to heavy rain and gusty wind in Udupi. The district has received an average rainfall of 37.39 mm. Landslides: 8 Trains cancelled on Mangaluru route Eight trains on Mangaluru route have been cancelled for two to three days following heavy landslides in Saksleshpur-Subrahmanya Ghat section. The Bengaluru-Kannur/Karwar Express (16511/16513) and its return train (16518/16524)have been cancelled for three days starting from Thursday. 6 people, including tourists, rescued from Shirley falls The Emergency Service Department officials rescued six persons, including five tourists from Hubballi, who were stuck at the Shirley falls in Yellapur on Tuesday evening. Child drowns in bucket An 18 month-old child drowned in a bucket filled with water in Kulai on Wednesday. Navy rescues over 500 people stranded in Uttara Kannada Karwar: More than 500 people were shifted with the help of Indian Navy personnel from flooded areas of Uttara Kannada to safer places on Wednesday. Rescue operations were carried out near Kadra Dam area in Kaiga village. "The naval rescue team recommenced operations at 7 am this morning. The team has now shifted to Hinduwada in Malapur area for assisting people affected by flooding. So far, 55 women and children have been moved to safe locations," a release by the Indian navy informed. Naval Base, Karwar has mobilised Emergency Response Teams in three vehicles comprising naval divers, Gemini boats, life jackets, lifebuoys, ropes as well as diving equipment to the affected areas since Tuesday afternoon. Kadra Dam, constructed across Kali River, has witnessed a rise in water level following incessant rains in the region. On Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places in parts of Karnataka over the next five days. karnataka: Vehicular movement on Charmadi Ghat road suspended for two days due to rain Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil has banned vehicular movement on the Charmadi Ghatconnecting Dakshina Kannada with Chikkamagaluru for two days. The Charmadi Ghat road on Mangaluru- Villupuram National Highway-73 has been witnessing very heavy rainfall since Monday. Due to storm and continuous heavy rainfall on Tuesday, landslides and uprooting of trees were reported in many areas on the Ghat stretch. Karnataka rains: Navy rescues 300 people stranded near Kadra Dam A rescue team of the Indian Navy stationed at Karwar Naval Base swung into action following a request from Superintendent of Police, Uttar Kannada district. Govt to rehabilitate families from Masagai forest Forest, Environment and Ecology Department Additional Chief Secretary Sandeep Dave said that the government has taken measures to rehabilitate families residing inside Masagali Reserve Forest.  Sea erosion intensifies in Dakshina Kannada Sea erosion has intensified at Battampady in Someshwara, with the fisheries road and a house being damaged. Malnad, north Karnataka experience widespread showers Showers poured more misery on the flood-hit Belagavi district. While the taluks in Krishna basin continued to battle deluge caused by heavy discharge from Maharashtra reservoirs, Belagavi city, Khanapur and surrounding areas on Monday were battered by incessant showers. People move to safer places Aghanashini river and Chandika stream in Kumta taluk have flooded hitting the houses, roads and fields on the banks. Holiday for schools, colleges In wake of heavy rain, a one-day holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Sirsi sub-division including Sirsi, Siddapur and Yellapur taluks on Tuesday, informed Sirsi Assisatnt Commissioner Ishwar Ullagaddi. Rivers in Uttara Kannada dist flow above danger level Bountiful rain threw life out of gear in Uttara Kannada district. Executive check-up facility for visiting NRIs at Indiana Hospital in Mangaluru At a time when the graph of lifestyle diseases is on the rise, a regular check-up, which packages all from basic to comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests to determine vital metabolic parameters, would enable people know their health status. KSRTC launches Ambari Dream Class service to Pune The Mangaluru Division of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation on Saturday launched Ambari Dream Class — air-conditioned Volvo sleeper — service between Mangaluru and Pune. D. Vedavyasa Kamath, MLA for Mangaluru South, who launched the service, also flagged off KSRTC’s Volvo intercity service between State Bank in the city and Kasargod. The 15 m Ambari Dream Class service has 40 berths as against the 12 m long Ambari Corona sleeper service that has 32 berths. The corporation, which began inducting Volvo sleeper coaches a few months ago, is already operating these services from Bengaluru to Pune, Hyderabad, Vijayawada and other long-distance routes. Mangaluru is next only to Bengaluru to have the Dream Class service. Heavy rain disrupts train services Mangaluru: Heavy rain lashing Maharashtra triggered landslides and disrupted train service between Mangaluru and Mumbai on Sunday. Mangaluru Central-Mumbai LTT Matsyagandha train (No 12620) that left Mangaluru on Sunday afternoon was terminated at Kundapura railway station and its pairing train LTT-Mangaluru Central (12619) was cancelled between Kurla and Mangaluru, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) Public Relations Manager Sudha Krishnamurthy said in a press release. Mangaluru Junction-Mumbai CSMT train (No 12134) scheduled to depart in the afternoon was cancelled and passengers were offered a refund. The pairing train from CSMT (No 12133) was also cancelled. Pune-Ernakulam Bi-weekly Poorna Express train (No 22150) was cancelled at Pune and Thiruvananthapuram-Mumbai LTT Express train (No 16346) was short terminated at Shoranur cancelling its onward journey towards Mumbai. Its pairing train (No 16345) was short-terminated at Kurla and was cancelled till Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. The Kochuveli-Mumbai LTT Garib Rath Express (12202) that left Kochuveli on Sunday was short terminated at Kannur and was cancelled further. Similarly, Kochuveli-Mumbai LTT bi-weekly express train (No. 22114) on Monday was cancelled. Landslides Meanwhile, Mumbai divisional railway manager tweeted that the loco pilot, his assistant   (Hazrath Nizamuddin-Madgaon Rajdhani Express-22414) and the track patrolman did a commendable job by stopping the train just before a landslide between Apte and Jite in the wee hours of Sunday. The train had left New Delhi on Saturday and was to reach Madgaon on Sunday afternoon. The track was then cleared and the train proceeded further, he said. Meanwhile, KRCL officials said that all other zonal railways that it cannot receive any trains beyond Panvel for the next 24 hours due to landslides and heavy rain. Kumta lad Naazim Khan wins gold medal at International para table tennis in Japan A young sportsman of the town, Naazim Khan has made a tiny town of Kumta once again proud after emerging as a gold medal winner at International Para Table Tennis games 2019 held at Tokyo in Japan on 3rd August, Saturday. Sea erosion intensifies in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada Mnagaluru: Sea erosion has intensified at Padubidri, Ucchila and Yermal in Udupi district and Chitrapura Kulai in Mangaluru. The concrete structure constructed by tourism department on the shore at Nadipatna in Padubidri has been partially damaged. If the sea erosion intensifies, then there are chances of a stage, constructed nearby, also getting damaged, the residents said. Sea erosion has intensified near the house of one Kadipatna Lakshman Salian. Trees on the shore are getting washed away. A fishing boat shed and fisheries road are also under threat of destruction. The sea is rough during night, they added. Sea erosion has intensified near Sri Vishnu Bhajana Mandira at Nadipatna and also near the house of one Sudhakar Rao in Madhwanagara. Several coconut trees owned by one Meera Karkera have been washed away at Bada Yermal. Kaup Tahsildar Isak Mohammed visited the affected areas in Bada Yermal. The sea erosion on Thursday had intensified at Mukka near Surathkal. Boulders have been used to check sea erosion from Surathkal to Mukka. Mangalore City North MLA Dr Bharath Shetty said that sand bags would be used as a temporary measure to check sea erosion. Zul Hijjah moon sighted: First day of Eid Al Adha on 12th August The Zul Hijjah crescent was sighted on Friday evening at various locations in India after Maghrib prayers, following the commencement of Zul Hijjah month. After 61 days, fishing boats to go into deep sea from today With the 61-day ban on deep sea fishing ending, trawl and purse seine boats will venture out starting Thursday. Liquor worth Rs 22.50 lakh destroyed A total of 8,654-litres liquor worth Rs 22.50 lakh seized during 109 raids conducted by police and excise officials in different places across the district was destroyed behind the excise district office in the City on Tuesday. Ex-servicemen should ignite patriotism among youth: DC K Harish Kumar Deputy Commissioner K Harish Kumar has opined that as there is a need for creating a sense of patriotism among the youth of the present generation, ex-servicemen should organise various activities for the students of schools and colleges. New parking policy at M'luru airport from Aug 1 Mangaluru: In line with the new parking policy of the Airports Authority of India, Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) will be implementing the new parking management system from August 1. MIA Director V V Rao said that, as per the new parking charges, coaches, buses and trucks will be charged Rs 30 for up to 30 minutes. For cars and other vehicles, it will be Rs 20 and for two-wheelers, it will be Rs 10.The rates for 30 to 120 minutes (two hours) are Rs 70 for coaches, buses and trucks; Rs 60 for tempos, SUVs and mini buses, Rs 55 for cars and Rs 15 for two-wheelers.After two hours, the rate will be increased by Rs 10 an hour up to seven hours and Rs 5 for two-wheelers. The parking rates from 7 hours up to 24 hours will be 300% of 30 minutes to 120 minutes and every 24 hour or part thereof. With this new system, passengers will have seamless ease of movement to and from the airport without being stopped or blocked at the entry or exit roads. The parking charges are payable by vehicles entering the designated parking area only.Parking or stopping of vehicles for more than three minutes in the entry and exit roads or lanes or in front of terminal building is not permitted. The defaulters will be penalised four times the applicable parking charges in 30 minutes to two hours slab, he warned. A fully covered canopy has been provided in front of the terminal building and entry of vehicles to the flyover from arrival side is restricted, the director said. Siddapur: Tree falls on school, 2 hurt Heavy rain continued to lash Siddapur taluk on Tuesday also. Though the rain took short breaks, the intensity of the rain was high. Accused held after 24 years in Murdeshwar Murdeshwar Police, on Monday, succeeded in arresting a man accused of attempt to murder and group clashes after 24 years. Mangaluru: Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha's body found The body of Cafe Coffee Day founder V G Siddhartha, who had gone missing, was found on Wednesday in the Netravati river in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka after 36 hours of intense search, officials said. Rabita Educational Award on 2nd August in Bhatkal Rabita Society Bhatkal has announced their prestigious annual event “Rabita Educational Award 2019”. The event will be held on 2nd August, Friday at Anjuman High School Ground at 4:30 PM, informed President of Rabita society, Mr Zahid Ruknuddin. Missing CCD founder : Coast Guard, NDRF roped in for massive search operation A massive search operation involving eight teams of police forces along with the Coast Guard and NDRF have been pressed into the search operation to locate the Cafe Coffee Day founder-owner, V G Siddhartha. I gave it my all, sorry to let down people: CCD owner's letter to board A letter written by founder-owner of the popular coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, V G Siddhartha surfaced on Tuesday in which he has apologised to people who "put their trust" in him and said he failed to create the right profitable business model despite his best efforts. K'taka MP Shobha Karandlaje meets HM, requests Centre's assistance in tracing CCD founder BJP lawmaker from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje on Monday met Home Minister Amit Shah and requested him for central assistance in tracing the missing founder-owner of Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha, a resident of her constituency. CCD founder Siddhartha was last seen on Netravati Bridge before going missing, says police Founder-owner of popular coffee chain Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha has gone missing from Mangaluru and was spotted last on Monday evening the Netravati Bridge where he had gone for a stroll, a senior Karnataka police officer said on Tuesday. 'Fought for long time... today I give up,' writes CCD boss Siddhartha in letter A letter written by founder-owner of the popular coffee chain, Cafe Coffee Day, V G Siddhartha surfaced on Tuesday in which he has apologised to people who "put their trust" in him and said he failed to create the right profitable business model despite his best efforts. Dengue: DC Sasikanth Senthil to pay surprise visit to schools, colleges Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil on Monday appealed to the heads of educational institutions to take measures to destroy mosquito larvae on campus within three days. 21 dengue cases reported in Mangaluru As many as 21 new dengue cases were reported across the district on Monday. Sandalwood stolen from private land Thieves chopped three sandalwood trees grown on private land near Nagod village in Joida taluk and made away with the wood on Friday evening. Farmer dies of snake bite An 82-year-old man who had suffered a snake bite while picking arecanut from a plantation and was undergoing treatment at A J Hospital in Mangaluru succumbed recently. Murder accused sent to 15 days judicial custody Ex-serviceman Ajay Prabhu (Subray) of Ankola who allegedly fired a bullet under the influence of alcohol killing his brother’s wife and son has been sent to 15 days judicial custody. Cafe Coffee Day owner VG Siddhartha goes missing in Mangaluru, search operation underway VG Siddhartha, the founder-owner of Indian cafe chain, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), has gone missing near Netravati river in Mangaluru. Ex-army man shoots dead brother's wife, son in Ankola In a heart-wrenching incident, an Ex-army man shoot dead his own brother's wife and a son, killing both, here at their residence in Matakeri in Ankola on 27th July, Saturday evening. Focus on source reduction to control Dengue, says DC Sasikanth Senthil Deputy Commissioner S Sasikanth Senthil on Friday appealed public to observe July 28 (Sunday) as ‘Dengue Drive Day’. Water gushes into houses in Ankola taluk Almost entire Uttara Kannada district received heavy rain on Friday. The rain which had restricted itself to the coastal areas spread to the Malnad area also. Malnad too receives heavy rain; This is likely to boost agriculture activities Monsoon rain which had been lashing only coastal areas for the last few days and had taken a backseat in Malnad region, regained momentum on Friday. Bus conductor hailed for his honesty A bus conductor honestly returned a bag containing valuables to the owners who had forgotten it in Karwar-Kumta bus recently. Rebel Karnataka MLA Shivaram Hebbar says wont support Siddaramaiah anymore With the Congress-JD(S) coalition government collapsing in Karnataka, rebel MLAs Shivaram Hebbar, who returned to his constituency of Yellapur on Thursday said they will no more support senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah. Thumbay Food Court: Multi-cuisine Food Destination Opens at Thumbay Medicity; Launches ‘Live & Learn’ Concept The food court is envisioned as a ‘Live & Learn’ space, immensely benefiting the students and faculty of Gulf Medical University as well as the various hospitals within Thumbay Medicity, by facilitating greater social, academic and intellectual interactions and enriched learning experiences Showers continue in U-K dist, recede in Kodagu, DK Rainfall receded in Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts while heavy downpour continued to lash Uttara Kannada district on Wednesday. In Uttara Kananda district, Honnavar received downpour throughout the day. A 32-year-old man, identified as Sudhir Keshav Padti, slipped into an inundated land and disappeared near Gokarna. His body was found stuck in a tree two hours later. Heavy rain lashed Bhatkal taluk on Tuesday night and continued throughout the day on Wednesday. Most of the rivers and streams are overflowing and have crossed the danger-level. Mundalli village in Bhatkal taluk turned into an island for some time as water from River Sharabi river overflowed. Several houses were flooded with river water. Among the five temporary rehabilitation centres opened in Kumta taluk, the rehabilitation centres at Konalli and Kadavu Higher Primary School have been continued. Don’t deny health care facilities: Udupi DC Udupi Deputy Commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati has instructed officers not to decline health care requests for reason of shortage of doctors. Addressing a meeting held at her office, the deputy commissioner said the number of patients is increasing at the Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Memorial Haji Abdullah Maternity and Child Hospital. The patients should not be sent back without treatment, she stressed. Train service restored between Mangaluru, Bengaluru Passenger train services between Shiribagilu and Subrahmanya Road stations on the Mangaluru-Bengaluru section resumed on Thursday. Train services on the section have been disrupted since July 20 as the track was suspended due to continuous slipping of loose soil along with boulders in the form of slurry. This was caused by the incessant rains. Several boulders were infringing on the railway track between Shiribagilu and Subramanya Road railway stations. A press release by the South Western Railway zone said that the railway staff undertook massive restoration work at the location in hostile weather conditions to clear the debris from the stretch. Five excavating machines were put into use and more than 100 railway staff members as well as labourers worked round the clock to clear the debris. Several boulders were infringing on the track out of the mouth of the tunnel between Shiribagilu and Subramanya Road stations. The Infringement was removed through blasting and the track was restored on Thursday morning, it said. Alert track man averts accident Timely alert by a railway track safety man about a landslide on Konkan railway line helped avert a possible accident near Hulidevarawada tunnel in Ankola taluk on Tuesday. Heavy rain claims 3 lives in Uttara Kannada district Heavy rain created havoc in coastal region of Uttara Kannada district on Tuesday. Three people died in separate incidents in Siddapur and Karwar taluks. Red alert sounded in coastal areas to continue for 2 more days Karwar City and surrounding areas received heavy rain for the second consecutive day on Tuesday affecting normal life to a large extent. Drainages overflowed and roads and vacant plots were marooned by water. Bus-truck collision leaves 30 injured About 30 people were injured, including two drivers, in a head-on collisionbetween a bus and a trucknear Thodar Mosque on Tuesday. DC directs officials to expedite rain-relief measures Deputy commissioner Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, accompanied by zilla panchayat CEO, Sindhu B Roopesh, on Tuesday visited areas affected by heavy rain in the district, and inspected the damage first-hand. The duo inspected houses damaged at Hombady, Mundady, Gopady, Kottathattu and Bellampalli, and directed revenue officials to expedite the release of relief amount to those affected by heavy rain. 5 held for sexual assault on minor Uppinangady police have arrested five persons on the charges of sexually assaulting a minor and booked cases under Pocso Act. Red alert in Udupi and Kodagu districts; schools, colleges shut today Heavy rains lashed across Karnataka district for the third consecutive day on Wednesday affecting normal life. Owing to the heavy downpour, the state government has announced holidays for all schools and colleges in Udupi and Kodagu districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has today issued a red alert for these two districts. According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, this monsoon surge has been activated due to the formation of a cyclonic circulation which is up to mid-tropospheric levels over Odisha and adjoining areas. Heavy rains may trigger flash floods in many places in Karnataka in the coming days.