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 Depressed over failure in examination, youth ends life in Bantwal 17-Year-Old Crystal Dsouza, a resident of Bantwal, committed suicide by hanging himself in his house over his failure in PU first year examination. Pvt. hospitals to suspend OPD services today Non-emergency medical services, including services in outpatient departments, in private medical colleges and hospitals in the city will be withdrawn for 24 hours from 6 a.m. on June 17, according to Mangaluru chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA). ‘Awareness on Nipah virus must be created in edu institutions’ Nipah Virus is spread by fruit bats and is potentially fatal to humans as well as animals. Therefore, awareness about it must be created in schools and colleges, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Roshan told officers concerned. ‘Victims of sea erosion to get compensation’ Dakshina Kannada in-charge Minister U.T. Khader on Saturday said the government will pay an immediate compensation of ₹1 lakh to those who have lost houses in sea erosion. Officers charged of receiving bribe from beneficiaries Complaints that officers concerned had taken bribe of Rs 5,000 each from beneficiaries for distribution of pump sets under the Ganga Kalyan Scheme irked District In-charge Minister R V Deshpande who in turn directed the deputy commissioner to recommend the respective department to issue show cause notice to the officers involved and also hold back their salary hike and promotion. Rs 3.35 lakh valuables stolen from Honnavar temple Burglars broke into a temple at Sankolli Arasa Muttada village in Haladipur, Honnavar taluk of Uttara Kannada district and made away with gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 3.35 lakh recently. Karwar: Memo submitted demanding Multispeciality hospital in Kumta as a central place A delegation from Kumta on Saturday, 15th June, met Uttara Kannada District In-Charge Minister R V Deshpande in Karwar demanding the construction of very much needed multi-speciality hospital in the district and in a central place Kumta. Survey to check overloading of schoolchildren in vehicles Regional Transport Office (RTO) will conduct a survey to check excess children being carried in vehicles, including autorickshaws rented or attached to school management, in violation of traffic rules, In-charge Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) John B Misquith said. Dandeli Samagra Abhivrudigagi Horata Samiti demand Rail connectivity between Dandeli and Hubballi Members of Dandeli Samagra Abhivrudigagi Horata Samiti on Friday submitted a memorandum to Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi demanding rail connectivity between Dandeli and Hubballi. Heavy rains, tidal waves damage properties in Mangaluru's Ullal Heavy rains and tidal waves caused severe loss to properties, with many houses being damaged in the coastal city of Ullal in Mangaluru district in Karnataka . Stray dog attack continuous in Bhatkal, one more seriously injured The menace of stray dogs continuous in Bhatkal as a fresh case of attacking a senior man reported at an old bus stand here on Friday early morning. 10 injured in Bus-Truck collision on Ankola NH-66 As many as ten passengers travelling in a private bus were injured after it met an head-on collision with a truck on NH-66 near Andhale cross in Ankola on Friday morning. 1 killed in Car-Truck collision in Yellapur In a road accident involving collision of car and a truck, one person travelling in the car was killed on the spot, while its driver sustained severe injuries. The mishap happened on Hittinbail NH-63 near Yellapur on Thursday afternoon. Cylinder of refrigerator explodes in Mangalore; woman succumbed to injuries A woman succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday after she was seriously injured in an explosion of refrigerator cylinder at her house at Krishnapura fourth block near Surathkal. Yellapur: Carpenter falls into well, dies A 40-year-old carpenter accidentally fell into a well and died while working at Gramdevi Nagar in Yellapur town on Monday. 14,000 lakes will be rejuvenated: District In-charge Minister Jayamala District In-charge Minister Jayamala said that the state government had chalked out a plan to plant 20 lakh saplings and rejuvenate 14,000 lakes as immediate steps to conserve the environment. Heavy rain in Uttara Kannada district ‘Vayu’ cyclone caused due to depression over Arabian Sea brought widespread rain across Uttara Kannada district on Wednesday. The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services has warned of heavy rain on Wednesday also. Father-daughter electrocuted in Bantwal A father-daughter duo were electrocuted after they came in contact with a live wire which was fallen at Barekkinade in Vamadapadavu near Bantwal, on Tuesday, 11th June. 50 houses facing coastal erosion threat As many as 50 houses and masjids in Ullal and Ucchila on the city’s outskirts are vulnerable to coastal erosion when the sea turns rough. Rough sea condition occurred due to the depression in the Arabian Sea on Monday evening. Two killed in accident Two men were killed on the spot after the two-wheeler in which they were travelling by collided with a lorry near Sankadagundi in Shiroor under Byndoor police station limits on Monday. Maintain cleanliness in sub-jail: MLA Dinakar Shetty “Prisoners too are human beings and they need to take care of their health and maintain hygiene. Hence, officials concerned should take measures for maintaining cleanliness at Kumta sub-jail located on the premises of the tahsildar office,” said MLA Dinakar Shetty.  Stray dogs caught in Mundalli Bhatkal A team of dog catchers from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu was summoned by the gram panchayat to capture stray dogs at Muttalli village. The team was summoned as an old woman had died and three others were injured due to dog bite at Muttalli in Bhatkal taluk recently creating panic among the villagers. Uttara Kannada ready for monsoon: Admn Coastal district Uttara Kannada is all prepared for monsoon, which is expected to commence in the next three days. CM, DVS respond to Twitter campaign demanding hospitals in Uttara Kannada district The state government has responded positively to a social media campaign demanding a multi-speciality hospital in Uttara Kannada district. Drop tank hits Goa airport The Goa airport was briefly closed on Saturday afternoon and several flights to the coastal state were diverted following a fire caused by a drop tank of a naval fighter aircraft, a Navy official said. 'Frog wedding' performed in Udupi to invoke rain gods A marriage between two frogs was solemnised in Udupi to appease the rain gods and bring showers to the region. PU supplementary exams from June 11 Additional Deputy Commissioner Nagaraj Singrer has directed the officials concerned to make necessary preparations for the smooth conduct of second PU supplementary exams to be held from June 11 to 20 in the district.  ‘Aim to distribute 5 lakh health cards in this year’ Under the Manipal Health Card scheme, Rs 5.98 crore discount has been given on the medical treatment for the patients in one year, said Manipal Kasturba Hospital Marketing Division Deputy Manager Mohan Shetty. Integrated agriculture campaign 'Departments towards farmers doorsteps' to be held from June 10 in Bhatkal Susgadi and Mavalli hobli-level integrated agriculture campaign 2019-20 will be held in Bhatkal taluk from Jun 10 to 15, said Assistant Director of Agriculture Madhukar Naik. Government offices in Udupi to not use air-conditioners every Monday Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, Deputy Commissioner, said on Thursday that all government offices in Udupi district will not use air-conditioners once a week, on Mondays, with the intention of protecting environment and reducing global warming. 1.15 lakh saplings to be planted in U-K dist To improve green cover in Uttara Kannada district, the zilla panchayat has planned to plant as many as 1.15 lakh saplings in the district to mark World Environment Day. ‘Construct water bowls to facilitate animals, birds’ MLA Shivaram Hebbar has directed the Panchayat Development Officers (PDOs) in the district to take measures for the construction of water bowls for animals and birds under the limits of every gram panchayat. Educated cause more damage to environment, says Judge With the increasing pollution and massive destruction of trees is affecting the environment badly. We, humans, especially, the educated people are in forefront in casusing damage to the nature for our selfishness, stated Principal District and Sessions Judge Narayan. Custom officials seize gold at Mangaluru airport Customs officials yet again managed to foil the attempts, which were made to smuggle gold into the country through different methods and seized 655.94 gms of 24K purity gold, valued at Rs 21.65 lakh, in three separate cases at Mangaluru International Airport on Wednesday. Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated with fervour in Bhatkal Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated with traditional fervour in Bhatkal and other parts of Uttara Kannada, Wednesday. New moon not sighted in Bhatkal, Qazis declare Tuesday to be 30th of Ramazan As the crescent moon of Shawwal was not sighted anywhere, the first day of Eid Al Fitr in Coastal Karnataka including Bhatkal will be celebrated on Wednesday, 5th June. Man duped of `10.94 lakh by FB friend A civil contractor from Sirsi lost `10.94 lakh in an online fraud case recently. BJP gets clear majority in Siddapur, Honnavar town panchayats The ‘Modi wave’ which swept the country during the Lok Sabha elections has indirectly influenced the elections to Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in Uttara Kannada district, the polling for which was held recently. While BJP candidates got a clear majority in Honnavar and Siddapur, candidates backed by Tanzeem retained power in Bhatkal. Candidates backed by Tanzeem retain power in Bhatkal However, in Bhatkal Town Municipal Council (TMC), candidates supported by Tanzeem successfully retained the ULB. In the previous term, independent candidates backed by Tanzeem had formed the body and they continue to rule the roost even this time. Be ready to tackle water problem, officials told MLA Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri said that Marigadde and Kengre, which are the main sources of water to Sirsi, had exhausted and so, alternative sources of water must be maintained properly. Shoppers flock Ramadan bazaar ahead of Eid Al Fitr in Bhatkal Shoppers from all walks of life are taking turns to visit the much celebrated Bhatkal Ramadan Bazaar. Bringing together people of all faiths, the market on Bhatkal’s main road turns to a shoppers' paradise every evening. Bhatkal: Anjuman announces 'Late Zubaida Shamsuddin Jukaku Scholarship' for Non-Muslim Students Five merit-cum-means scholarships to the PU passed students for the BE programs have been announced by Anjuman Institute of Technology and Management (AITM), Bhatkal, for the year 2019-20, exclusively for non-Muslims students. TMC Poll: 50.74 % polling recorded in Bhatkal The election for Town Municipal Council (TMC) Bhatkal went off peacefully on Wednesday amidst tight police security. Bike rider killed after bus runs over him A 36-year-old rider was killed on the spot after a private bus ran over him at Jantra in Belmannu on Tuesday. Death threat to Mithun Rai: Three more held Bantwal police arrested three more youth for allegedly threatening Congress-JD(S) candidate from DK Lok Sabha constituency Mithun M Rai with death, and also abusing him.  Man kills 8-month-old daughter in Mangaluru The Mangaluru South police arrested a man for murdering his eight-month-old daughter at Bolar on Wednesday. Road developer violated most rules, says report IRB Infrastructure Developers, which has taken up the fourlaning of NH-66 between Kundapur and Karwar, has violated rules in executing the work, according to Centre for Policy Research (CPR) which has submitted a report to the Union government. Polling for ULBs peaceful in Bhatkal, Siddapur & Honnavar Polling for Bhatkal Town Municipal Council (TMC), and Honnavar and Siddapur Town Panchayats (TPs) elections was held peacefully in the district on Wednesday. Honnavar recorded 68% of voters turnout, while it was 50.74% in Bhatkal, and 73.94% voting recorded in Alnavar. Thokkottu flyover to open from June 10: MP Kateel MP Nalin Kumar Kateel has said that the Thokkottu flyover will be open for traffic from June 10, while the Pumpwell flyover will be dedicated to the nation in first week of August. The delay in completion of the flyovers at Thokkottu and Pumpwell circles was among the main issues raised by the Congress to criticise Kateel during the run up to the 17th Lok Sabha elections. Three ULBs in Dakshina Kannada record polling percentage of 69.45 Urban local bodies of Moobidri, Mulky and Sullia with a total of 61 wards went to the polls on Wednesday by recording 69.45% polling which was peaceful. Mulky Town Panchayat with 18 wards recorded the highest 75.68% polling. There was 67.70% polling in Moodbidri City Municipal Council which has 23 wards. Sullia Town Panchayat with 20 wards recorded 66.30% polling. The turnout of women was highest in all 61 wards with 70.84% voting. The voting by men was at 67.96 %. City gets 210 more CCTV cameras, boosting security Giving an impetus to the installation of closed circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in the city, the police conducted a drive last week that has now led to the installation of 210 more CCTV cameras in different areas. ITI lecturer hacked to death in Mundoor, Mangaluru Miscreants hacked a lecturer of Madantyar Kolpadabailu Government ITI to death at Kotikatte in Mundoor village of Belthangady. Kumta: Youth succumbs to injuries A 25-year old youth succumbed to the injuries, which he suffered after falling from his bike while trying to save a dog, which come across his bike at Hubbanageri in Kumta taluk on Monday. Send proposal on funds for land acquisition, district admn. told Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday instructed Dakshina Kannada district administration to submit a proposal on funds required for acquiring land to store water up to seven metres high in Thumbe vented dam supplying drinking water to the city. Boisterous Bajrang Dal activists threaten to maim Congress candidate Dakshina Kannada district police have taken cognisance of video of a boisterous victory celebration involving members of a Hindu right wing organisation that threatened to cut the limb of Mithun M Rai, Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency Congress candidate. With the video going viral on social media platform - WhatsApp, police have detained three members of Bajrang Dal for questioning with arrests likely to follow. 157 borewells drilled in Uttara Kannada district fail to yield As many as 157 borewells drilled under a government scheme have reportedly failed, inviting public anger for wasting taxpayers’ money. To meet drinking water needs of Uttara Kannada district, the Rural Drinking Water and Sanitation Department (RDWSD) drilled 677 borewell in the last four-and-half years, of which over one-fourth failed to yield. 61-day fishing ban imposed in the coast of Uttara Kannada from June 1 Like every year, the Karnataka state government this year to has decided to impose a 61-day ban on fishing activities from June 1 to July 31 in the coast of Uttara Kannada district to facilitate breeding of fish during monsoon season, a release said here. Asnotikar blames Congress' senior leader Deshpande for his defeat in the Lok Sabha election Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha Constituency defeated candidate Anand Asnotikar of the JD(S) has said that he had to lose the poll battle as Congress leader and District In-charge Minister R V Deshpande did not campaign with heart for him. Two drown in Nethravati near Bantwal Two individuals drowned in Nethravati river at Barimaru village in Bantwalrural police station limits on Saturday. Karnataka to get some relaxation as per new guidelines of CRZ: DC According to the new guidelines of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), Karnataka will also get some relaxation like Goa and this will help for the development of tourism on the beaches across the district, stated Deputy Commissioner K Harish Kumar. Youth killed on spot in mishap A 29-year old youth was killed on the spot when a private bus hit the bike on which he was riding on the national highway near Venkatapur in the taluk on Saturday. Tender facilitation centre should be set up for early completion of works: DC Harish Kumar Deputy Commissioner K Harish Kumar has directed the Municipal Commissioner to open a tender facilitation centre at the City Municipal Council in the City, in terms to help the contractors for the approval of various works including drinking water supply without any errors. Job fraud: 34 Karnataka youths stranded in Kuwait with no food and money As many as 34 youths from Dakshina Kannadaare trapped in Kuwait for the past six months due to alleged job fraud by a blacklisted recruitment agency. However, it is alleged that even after knowing the issue, Indian Embassy in Kuwait is not helping the expats to resolve the issue. Rs 2.97L gold seized at MIA Customs officials at the Mangaluru International Airport seized 91.05 gram gold worth Rs 2.97 lakh from a passenger who arrived from Sharjah by Air India Exp flight IX814 on Thursday. Shobha Karandlaje wins by 3,49,599 vote margin BJP’s Shobha Karandlaje defeated her arch rival Pramod Madhwaraj of the JD(S) – Congress and won the Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha seat by a massive margin of 3,49,599 votes. Karandlaje secured 7,18,916 votes, while Madhwaraj got 3,69,317 votes in the constituency. Karandlaje maintained a healthy lead from Round 1 and by the end of Round 21 she had recorded a lead of 3,48,550 votes against the former district in-charge minister. Addressing reporters later, she thanked the party workers who relentlessly toiled to ensure her victory with a huge margin. “The victory was also possible due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pro-people governance,” she added. Hat-trick for Kateel; BJP wins Dakshina Kannada for eighth term MANGALURU: BJP candidate and sitting MP Nalin Kumar Kateel has bagged a hat-trick victory in Dakshina Kannadaconstituency by defeating Mithun Rai, his main opponent from Congress. Deputy commissioner and returning officer S Sasikanth Senthil declared Kateel as the winner after the completion of counting of votes polled in the constituency, which includes eight Assembly segments of Dakshina Kannada district. Kateel has won the election by a margin of 2,74,621 votes against Rai. While Kateel bagged 7,74,285 votes, 4,99,664 votes polled in favour of Rai. Kateel was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2009 after defeating Congress candidate B Janardhan Poojary with a margin of 40,420 votes. In 2014, he was re-elected by a margin of 1,43,709 votes. Once a Congress bastion, Dakshina Kannada has now turned into stronghold of the BJP. Congress could not win the constituency ever since 1991 Lok Sabha Poll. While V Dhananjay Kumar of BJP has won four times from Dakshina Kannada from 1991, D V Sadananda Gowda won in 2004 and thereafter Kateel has been representing the constituency for the past ten years from 2009. Hegde wins Uttara Kannada seat with comfortable margin JP leader Ananth Kumar Hegde, known for making controversial remarks, won the Uttara (North) Kannada seat in Karnataka, defeating his nearest rival Anand Asnotikar of the Janata Dal (Secular) by a margin of 4.79 lakh votes, according to Lok Sabha election results declared Thursday. Hegde held the portfolio of junior minister in the Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry during Narendra Modi's first term as prime minister. Twenty eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka had gone to polls in two phases. Hegde stoked a controversy recently by calling Congress president Rahul Gandhi a "moron" for his tweet that 'Modilies' is a new word in the English dictionary. Fire destroys areca plantation worth Rs 15 lakh Areca plantation over one-and-half acres was charred at Karadikai village in Sirsi taluk on Tuesday after a dried coconut branch fell on a live wire. The fire then spread to entire plantation and property worth more than Rs 15 lakh was destroyed. Thief caught in the act on CCTV in a shop in Murdeshwar A thief searching for cash was captured on CCTV camera in one of the shops where three shops located in Murdeshwar beach in the taluk were burgled on Monday night. Fire breaks out at farm A massive fire broke out at a farmhouse at Karadikai near Sirsi on Tuesday. No price regulation for water tankers in Uttara Kannada Uttara Kannada district is facing acute shortage of water in all its 11 taluks. In most of the towns and villages, people are depending on tanker water. Retrieve sunk boat, say kin of missing men Family members of fishermen who went missing in Suvarna Tribhuja boat and various fishermen unions held a meeting at Kumta on Tuesday and expressed doubt over the Indian Navy’s account of the tracing of the boat. They are now demanding removal of the wreckage of drowned boat from the sea. Counting of votes of Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha seat to be held in Kumta Counting of votes of Uttara Kannada Lok Sabha seat will be held at Dr A V Baliga College in Kumta on April 23 and all preparations for this have been done. 3 Tourists rescued from drowning in Murdeshwar beach Three tourists who were taking bath at Murdeshwar beach in Bhatkal taluk were rescued by the lifeguard team on Tuesday, 21st May. 'Record tanker water supply details on mobile app’ District In-charge Secretary Munish Moudgil has directed the officers of the district administration to record information related to supply of drinking water through tankers using a mobile app. Accused who tried stealing ATM cash held Police, recently, arrested two miscreants accused of attempting to steal cash from the ATM of Indian Overseas Bank at Dasankoppa in Sirsi taluk in March. Udupi: Teenager killed in accident A 18-year-old youth was killed after a pick-up vehicle in which he was travelling by rammed a lorry on NH-66 at Uppur in the wee hours on Sunday. 48 open wells identified for water supply in Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil has said that 48 open wells have been identified in City Corporation limits for supplying water. Water crisis haunts fishermen going on deep-sea fishing The delayed monsoon and severe water crisis has forced the temple city to experience its worst drought situation ever. Failure of pre-monsoon rain adds to water crisis: U T Khader District In-charge Minister U T Khader said that the failure of pre-monsoon shower has aggravated the water crisis in the district. Kirthi selected for world roller hockey championship Kirthi Hukkeri of Kaiga in Karwar taluk has been selected to represent India in World Roller Hockey championship to be held at Barcelona in Spain from July 4 to 14. She is the only girl from Karnataka who got selected for the world championship. Congress, CPI(M) condemn statements by BJP leaders Terming supporters of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination as traitors, the former District in-charge Minister B. Ramanath Rai on Saturday said that such persons needed to be socially boycotted. 44-Year-Old man drowns in Yellapur; dies A 44-year-old man died after he fell into a farm pond near his home at Kundargi village in Yellapur taluk recently. Honnavar: Miscreants attack woman, snatch gold chain Miscreants made away with two gold mangalsutras worth Rs 80,000 from a woman after attacking her on her head with a stick recently. Mangaluru: Cadaveric organ donation done at Indiana Hospital; Green corridor helps smooth transport Indiana Hospital and Heart Institute here has performed its first cadaveric organ donation and transport of live organs on Friday. Mangaluru city police provided traffic-free Green Corridor for the safe and speedy transportation of the first batch of harvested organs from the hospital campus at Pumpwell to Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) for onward journey to Bengaluru by flight at 5.15 pm. Udupi all set for counting on May 23 The district administration is all set to take up the counting of votes of Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency on May 23. Mangaluru police seizes unauthorized cash from a KSRTC bus Mangaluru city police seized Rs 1 crore from a KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) bus, which was in operation without any valid document. A person named Manjunath has been arrested in connection with the case. Union minister Hegde, BJP MP Kateel jump into Godse row Union minister Anantkumar Hegde and his party lawmaker Nalinkumar Kateel Friday jumped into the Nathuram Godse row with tweets about Mahatma Gandhi's assassin that left the BJP red-faced and triggered outrage. Two youth killed on spot in Kumta road accident In a ghastly collision involving bike and the truck, both bike rider and the pillion rider died on the spot. The mishap happened in the evening of Thursday, 16th May, on Handigon NH-66 in the outskirts of Kumta. Bhatkal Town Municipal Council polls: 53 nomination papers filed With Thursday being the last day for filing nominations, a total of 51 candidates had filed 53 nominations papers for 23 wards of Town Municipal Council, Bhatkal. Forest officials filed a complaint against tourists in Joida Forest officials filed a complaint against seven tourists for misbehaving under the influence of alcohol in the forest in Kumbarwada limits coming under Kali Tiger Reserve (KTR) in Joida taluk, on Wednesday. Goan liquor worth Rs 2.16 lakh seized Excise Department officials seized 833 litres Goan liquor, worth Rs 2.16 lakh, which was being transported illegally in fish transporting vehicles on Tuesday night. Mangaluru: Muslims perform special prayers seeking rain Hundreds of Muslim men and women participated in a special prayer organized by South Kanara Salafi Movement (SKSM) on Wednesday at Nehru Maidan in the city. Three ganja sellers held in Dandeli Dandeli town police arrested three persons selling wet ganja and sent them to judicial custody. Boy dies of snake bite in Yellapur A student died of snake bite at Kandrankoppa in Yellapur taluk on Tuesday. Gokarna: 2 bodies fished out The bodies of two tourists who had gone missing from Paradise Beach near Gokarna was fished out near Kagal beach on Monday evening. Bhatkali student among CBSE toppers in United Arab Emirates A Bhatkali student in Dubai, was among the Indian school students in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Grade 12 examination in Commerce stream. Youth held for friend's murder The police arrested a youth for allegedly murdering his friend in a park near State Bank bus terminus. Fishermen body found in Karwar The body of fisherman Mahesh Gowda (45) of Baithkhol who had accidentally slipped into the sea and drowned on Sunday night, was found in Baithkhol port area on Monday morning. Honnavar accident; 1 killed, 7 injured One man was killed and seven others were injured when the car they were travelling in hit a road-side hill on the national highway no: 206 near Mastimane in Gerusoppa in Honnavar taluk on Sunday.