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Google News 23 Jun 2024 11:24 am

Shankaranarayana Police Arrest Two for attempting to steal cow at Kamalashile Temple Goshala

Shankaranarayana Police Arrest Two for attempting to steal cow at Kamalashile Temple Goshala Kundapur: The Shankaranarayana Police in Udupi district on Saturday, June 22, arrested two persons on charges of attempting to steal cows from the Kamalashile temple on June 16. Police have also seized a sports utility vehicle allegedly used by the accused for [] The post Shankaranarayana Police Arrest Two for attempting to steal cow at Kamalashile Temple Goshala appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 22 Jun 2024 9:50 pm

Karnataka: 25 Koraga Tribals Reconvert to Hinduism

Mangaluru: In a religious ceremony, 25 individuals from seven Koraga (tribe) families in Panja village, Dakshina Kannada, reconverted to Hinduism from Christianity after attending religious rituals on Saturday. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad Dharma Prasara Vibhag spearheaded the ceremony at the Panja Temple. The event featured a Gana Yaga, attended by the 25 individuals15 men and 10 womenalongside local Hindu organization leaders. The Dharma Prasara Vibhag initiated contact with these families and, following discussions, the families expressed their willingness to return to Hinduism. An elderly woman from the family mentioned that they have been living here for about 50 years and had converted to Christianity many years ago. They were following Christian rituals at home. Now they have returned to our religion, Dharma Prasara Dakshina Prant Pramukh Sunil KR told Deccan Chronicle. Sunil KR further noted, There are many families in the region who were lured to other religions due to vulnerabilities. Hindu leaders Sooryanarayan, Sunil KR, Punith, Naveen Neriya, Moolachandra, and Pramod Rai, and others were present. The reconverted families were provided with clothes, grocery items, photos of various Hindu deities, and other household essentials. The Koraga are a tribal community found mainly in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi of Karnataka.

Deccan Chronicle 22 Jun 2024 8:52 pm

Portion of riverside protection wall of Netravathi Riverfront Project collapses

The collapse was witnessed between the South Kanara-Udupi District Cooperative Fish Marketing Federation in Mulihithlu and the Bolara Sea Face. The riverside protection wall collapsed for about 100 mts at the location

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 8:56 pm

International Day of Yoga celebrated with enthusiasm in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts

Several participants guided by yoga teacher Gopalakrishna Delampady did yogasanas at the town hall in Mangaluru for 45 minutes. Y. Bharat Shetty, Mangaluru City North MLA was also present

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 8:36 pm

Court Acquits Two Men in Udupi Canteen Worker Murder Case

Court Acquits Two Men in Udupi Canteen Worker Murder Case In a significant legal development, the Second Additional District and Sessions Court in Udupi has acquitted two men charged with the murder of a 52-year-old canteen worker. The verdict, delivered on Friday, cited insufficient evidence against the accused, Vignesh Kutti and Naveen Kumar. The incident, which took place on July 21, 2022, near Udupi railway station, saw Kumar, a canteen worker, fatally beaten during an altercation. Despite forensic evidence of fresh injuries and a police report detailing a violent assault with a wooden club, the court found the evidence inadequate. After the examination of 21 witnesses, the presiding judge, Dinesh Hegde, ruled in favour of the accused. Advocate Cherkady Akhil B Hegde, who represented the defense, successfully argued for their acquittal.

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 6:13 pm

Karnataka congress forms committees to oversee bypoll preparations

BENGALURU: Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, who is also the KPCC president, has set up committees to oversee the upcoming bypolls to Channapatna, Sandur, and Shiggaon Assembly segments, and Mangaluru-Udupi Council seat from local bodies. The committees will oversee selection of candidates and prepare a strategy to ensure Congress victory in the bypolls. The nine-member committee with Agriculture Minister N Chaluvarayaswamy as its chairman includes Transport Minister Ramanlinga Reddy, former MP DK Suresh, MLAs Balakrishna, PM Narendraswamy and Iqbal Hussain, MLCs Puttanna and S Ravi and Ramanagara district congress president Gangadhar. Channapatna will witness a bypoll after sitting MLA HD Kumaraswamy won the Lok Sabha elections from Mandya. Sandur will go for bypolls after sitting MLA E Tukaram won the LS polls from Ballari, and Shiggaon after former CM Basavaraj Bommai won from Haveri LS seat. AICC general secretary Abhishek Datta and Rajya Sabha member and KPCC vice-president GC Chandrashekar will be in charge of Channapatna. For Sandur, Mayura Jayakumar and Vasanthakumar will be in charge with Housing Minister Zameer Ahmed Khan as chairman. Ballari MP E Tukaram, MLAs B Nagendra, Dr N T Srinivas, PT Parameshwar Naik, and Shivayogi will be members. For Shiggaon, Mayuru Jayakumar and Vinaya Kulakarni will be in charge with Forest Minister Eshwar Khandre as chairman. Members will be ministers Shivananda Patil and Santhosh Lad, MLC Saleem Ahmed, Sanjeev Kumar Neeralagi and Ananda Gaddadevara Math. For Mangaluru-Udupi Council bypoll, Rozi Jan and Manjunath Bhandari will be in charge. Health minister Dinesh Gundurao will be the chairman, and minister Laxmi Hebbalkar, Vinay Kumar Sorake, Ramanatha Rai, MLA Ashok Rai, K Jayaprakash Hegde, Padmaraj, Hareesh Kumar, Uday Shetty and Kishen Hegde will be the members.

The New Indian Express 20 Jun 2024 8:56 am

Wild elephants in Udupi leave trail of destruction - ThePrint

Wild elephants in Udupi leave trail of destruction ThePrint

Google News 19 Jun 2024 6:47 pm

17 colleges in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi did not apply for affiliation - Deccan Herald

17 colleges in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi did not apply for affiliation Deccan Herald

Google News 19 Jun 2024 6:29 pm

Udupi: American theatre artistes witness all-night Yakshagana - Daijiworld.com

Udupi: American theatre artistes witness all-night Yakshagana Daijiworld.com

Google News 19 Jun 2024 11:36 am

Samanvaya Sarvadharma Sauharda Samithi, Thottam Holds Inter-Religious Bakrid Celebration

Samanvaya Sarvadharma Sauharda Samithi, Thottam Holds Inter-Religious Bakrid Celebration Udupi:It was a day of joy for our Muslim brethren as they celebrated the Festival of Bakrid which is the commemoration of prophet Abrahams Love and Sacrifice. It was a day of interfaith celebration too as the members of the Inter Religious Committee of Thottam [] The post Samanvaya Sarvadharma Sauharda Samithi, Thottam Holds Inter-Religious Bakrid Celebration appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 19 Jun 2024 9:38 am

Lone landslide survivor becomes Madikeris pride

MADIKERI: She was a lone survivor in her family after a massive landslide razed her home in Madikeri in 2006. She was just 16 then. After years of struggle and through her grit and determination, she has now won a doctorate degree. Before the tragedy struck, Pallavi lived with her mother and two siblings in a small house at Mangaladevi Nagar in Madikeri. Her mother Radha Bhat was a daily wager. On that fateful night, while they were sleeping, a massive landslide struck Mangaladevi Nagar, killing six people. Among the victims were Radha Bhat, Pallavis younger sister Jyothi, 14, and brother Abhishek, 12. Pallavi was the only surviving member. I was told about the death of my mother, sister and brother only a month after the tragedy. Initially, I was told that my mother and siblings were seriously injured and were being treated at a hospital in Mangaluru. Their last rites too were conducted without my knowledge. That was devastating, Pallavi said. The tragedy took a massive toll on her mental health and she frequently nursed suicidal thoughts. But her mothers aspirations of her children getting a good education and speaking English kept Pallavi motivated and helped her come up in life. My uncle Sundar and aunt Rukmini supported me and inspired me to do well in studies. A handful of friends and a few wellwishers often visited me and kept prepping me up. My hobbies and reading motivational books too helped me overcome the challenges, she said. I aimed to become independent. I had even applied for the civil services examination and Baby Mathew of Madikeri then helped me a lot. I can never forget the contributions of my school teachers, Sister Sicily and Narayan Gowda, she said. After the 2006 disaster, the district administration gave her a compensation of Rs 3 lakh. She used it to complete her degree course, but had to apply for a loan to pursue a masters degree in Commerce from Mangaluru University. She has now been granted a doctorate degree for her thesis, Bancassurance from an Indian Perspective - A comparative study between banks in Udupi & DK districts , done under Dr Anasuya Rais guidance. Pallavi works as an assistant professor at Jain University.

The New Indian Express 19 Jun 2024 7:39 am

Police Arrest Four Persons for Attempted Murder of Barber

Police Arrest Four Persons for Attempted Murder of Barber Udupi: The Udupi police have succeeded in arresting three persons in connection with the murder attempt of a Barbershop employee. The arrested have been identified as Praveen (22), a resident of Badagabettu, Abhishek (28), a resident of Katapadi, Deshraj (18), a resident of Puttur, and another [] The post Police Arrest Four Persons for Attempted Murder of Barber appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 18 Jun 2024 9:25 pm

Religious Fervour Marks Eid-Ul-Adha In Udupi

Religious Fervour Marks Eid-Ul-Adha In Udupi Udupi: Bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha) was celebrated by the Muslim Brethren with special namaz (prayers) being offered at various Masjids in the District on Monday, June 17. The day began with Muslims attired in their best, offering Eid prayers. Prayers began at 8:00 am as Muslims started to throng the Masjids. [] The post Religious Fervour Marks Eid-Ul-Adha In Udupi appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 17 Jun 2024 12:41 pm

Udupi SSLC students to get videos of classes via email

UDUPI: In an unique initiative, apart from their usual classes, SSLC students in Udupi district will also receive their lessons via email. Launched by the Department of School Education and Literacy, through this initiative, Udupi district aims to ensure continuity of education even after class hours and on holidays. The plan was devised to make sure that the district retains its top position in SSLC ranking for the academic year 2024-25. Sources from the department told TNIE that the initiative was primarily driven by the need of some introvert students who are not so expressive and hesitate to clarify their doubts in the classroom. Subject experts serving as teachers in various schools across the district were handpicked by the respective block education officers (BEOs) and their video classes were recorded at a studio at the District Resource Centre near the DCs office in Rajathadri, Manipal. The videos will now be sent to the students mail ids. Students who could not understand the lessons and concepts at one ago during the class hours can watch the videos at home and during holidays. This is a support system that will also help in achieving good results in the SSLC exam, an official from the education department told TNIE. Dr Ashok Kamath, vice-principal of District Institution of Education and Training, Udupi, said, Videos of each chapter in all core subjects and languages are being prepared. Udupi Zilla Panchayat CEO Prateek Bayal has supported this plan, which will have a lasting impact on the students learning ability. DDPI K Ganapathy said mailed lessons offer as an alternative mode of learning for students as they are both flexible and comprehensive. He added that recording of videos by subject experts is on full swing. Those students who may have to skip some classes due to ill health can also make up for lost time by watching the videos. Parents have largely welcomed this initiative. Tharanath, a parent, said his daughter can access study material anytime and anywhere. The government should come up with more innovative ideas suitable for modern day education.

The New Indian Express 17 Jun 2024 8:32 am

Samanvaya Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee, Thottam holds Unique programme Old Roots and New Branches

Samanvaya Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee, Thottam holds Unique programme Old Roots and New Branches Udupi: A unique programme called Old Roots and New Branches was organized by the Samanvaya Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee of Thottam on June 16. Under this program, Umbrellas and Bedsheets were distributed to about 180 needy senior citizens of all faiths of the [] The post Samanvaya Inter-Religious Dialogue Committee, Thottam holds Unique programme Old Roots and New Branches appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 16 Jun 2024 9:29 pm

PHCs in Udupi district being energised through solar power, says DHO

Inaugurating INSPIRE Green Hospital Project, CSI Southern Karnataka Diocese Bishop Rt. Rev. Hemachandra Kumar says that clean air, water and food are the essentials of life

The Hindu 16 Jun 2024 8:51 pm

Udupi MLA Demands Immediate Reopening of Hostels

Mangaluru: Activists and politicians have raised their voice against the delay in reopening social welfare and backward-class hostels. Udupi MLA Yashpal A. Suvarna has urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Social Welfare Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa, and Backward Class Development Minister Shivaraj Tangadagi to expedite the admission process for OBC, SC-ST, and government hostels. This delay is causing accommodation issues for thousands of students who have already enrolled in colleges in the Udupi district. In a letter to the Chief Minister, Suvarna highlighted that despite schools and colleges having started 15 days ago, the process of accepting hostel applications has not begun. Students who have secured admissions are currently without boarding facilities and are forced to stay at home, he stated, pressing the government to accelerate the application process and provide hostel accommodations to eligible students. The Jaya Karnataka Rakshana Sena's Yadagiri district unit has echoed similar concerns. Hunasagi Taluk president Mallikarjun A. Malipatil submitted a memorandum to the state government through the deputy commissioner's office, noting that though the students were required to attend school from May 31, hostels operated by the Social Welfare and Backward Class departments have not yet opened even after 15 days. He pointed out that Yadgir district consistently ranks lowest in SSLC and PUC results. While multiple factors contribute to this, the delayed reopening of hostels could exacerbate the problem. He warned of district-level protests if hostels do not reopen within two days.

Deccan Chronicle 15 Jun 2024 10:14 pm

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Google News 15 Jun 2024 3:47 pm

4 Injured as Speeding Car Topples after Crashing Road Divider at Indrali

4 Injured as Speeding Car Topples after Crashing Road Divider at Indrali Udupi: At least four persons were injured after a speeding car that was traveling from Manipal towards Udupi crashed into a road divider and toppled at Indrali on June 14 night. According to the police, the occupants in the car were traveling from [] The post 4 Injured as Speeding Car Topples after Crashing Road Divider at Indrali appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 15 Jun 2024 1:20 pm

Wildlife photographer from Udupi Haarish Mohammed wins international photography award - Vartha Bharati

Wildlife photographer from Udupi Haarish Mohammed wins international photography award Vartha Bharati

Google News 13 Jun 2024 6:54 pm

Govt. Released Rs 5 crore each to three Coastal Districts to Sea Erosion: Lakshmi Hebbalkar

Govt. Released Rs 5 crore each to three Coastal Districts to Sea Erosion: Lakshmi Hebbalkar Udupi: Lakshmi R. Hebbalkar, Minister in charge of Udupi district and Minister for Women and Child Development, Disabled, and Senior Citizens Empowerment said on Wednesday that the government has released Rs 5 crore each to Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Uttara [] The post Govt. Released Rs 5 crore each to three Coastal Districts to Sea Erosion: Lakshmi Hebbalkar appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 12 Jun 2024 10:47 pm

Complete Ongoing Highway and Bridge Projects in Udupi Dist Soon Kota Srinivas Poojary

Complete Ongoing Highway and Bridge Projects in Udupi Dist Soon Kota Srinivas Poojary Udupi: Lok Sabha member elect from Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency Kota Srinivas Poojary on Wednesday instructed engineers and contractors concerned to complete the ongoing highway and bridge projects in Udupi district at the earliest by making use of modern technology and deploying more [] The post Complete Ongoing Highway and Bridge Projects in Udupi Dist Soon Kota Srinivas Poojary appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 12 Jun 2024 10:37 pm

Bishop Francis Serrao Inugurates Udupi Diocesan Audio Visual Studio Anuswara

Bishop Francis Serrao Inugurates Udupi Diocesan Audio Visual Studio Anuswara Udupi: The Udupi Diocese inaugurated a state-of-the-art audio-visual studio Anuswara with all modern facilities and equipment for high-quality video and audio recording on June 12 at Anugraha Pastrol Center Kakkunje. Rev Dr Francis Serrao Bishop of Shivamogga Diocese inaugurated the studio by unveiling the [] The post Bishop Francis Serrao Inugurates Udupi Diocesan Audio Visual Studio Anuswara appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 12 Jun 2024 12:26 pm

Vehicle owners to compensate for accidents caused by minors: Karnataka HC

BENGALURU: The High Court of Karnataka has ruled that if a minor drives a vehicle and causes an accident, then the vehicle owner should pay compensation to the claimants and not the insurance company. Quashing the judgment and award by the Motor Vehicle Accident Tribunal fixing the liability on the insurance company, Justice Hanchate Sanjeevkumar passed the order while allowing an appeal by New India Assurance Company Ltd. The court exonerated the insurance company of the liability to pay compensation to the claimants. It also enhanced the compensation awarded by the tribunal to Rs 4.44 lakh from Rs 2.56 lakh, with an interest of 6% per annum. The compensation should be paid by Mohammed Mustafa, owner of the vehicle involved in the accident, to the claimants. The compensation was enhanced because the deceased, who was aged 61 at the time of the accident, is survived by his wife and two children. The tribunal passed the order on August 11, 2014, awarding a compensation of Rs 2.56 lakh with an interest of 8% per annum to claimants Bibi Naisa and two others, family members of the deceased, residing in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. Around 8.45 am on December 12, 2008, the deceased, Hassan Shabbir, was hit by a minor motorcyclist on NH 17 at Ranginakatta in Bhatkal. Shabbir sustained grievous injuries and died on the way to hospital. The tribunal had awarded a compensation of Rs 2.56 lakh to the family members of the deceased. This was challenged by the insurance company on the grounds that the accident was caused by a boy then aged 16. Since the rider was a minor, he did not have a valid driving licence. Hence, it was not liable to pay the compensation, the insurance company argued. In support of its claim, the insurance company placed the charge-sheet filed by the police disclosing that the minor boy, son of Abdul Hakeem Gavayi, was riding the motorcycle.

The New Indian Express 12 Jun 2024 8:35 am

Human Breast Milk Bank inaugurated at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

The first Human Breast Milk Bank, Manipal Matri-Amrit Milk Bank, was inaugurated in Udupi District. The initiative, in collaboration with Kasturba Hospital, aims to provide vital nutrients to infants for healthier beginnings.

The Times of India 11 Jun 2024 8:11 pm

Modi 3.0 Cabinet full list: No changes in Top 4, boost for NDA allies

Narendra Modi, takes oath as the Prime Minister of India for the third consecutive term. Senior BJP leader and former defence minister Rajnath Singh takes oath as Union minister on Sunday in Modi government 3.0. Amit Shah, senior BJP leader and former Union Home Minister is selected in the Cabinet. Nitin Gadkari, prominent BJP leader from the Nagpur constituency in Maharashtra and the former Minister of Road Transport and Highways, taking oath as the Cabinet Minister. Jagat Prakash Nadda, BJP President from Chhattisgarh, swearing-in as a Cabinet Minister. Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and four-time MP, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance minister in the previous NDA government, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, a diplomat and External Affairs Minister in the last NDA government, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP leader from Haryana, takes oath as a cabinet minister. H. D. Kumaraswamy, prominent JD(S) leader and former Karnataka CM, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. BJP MP Piyush Goyal takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP leader from Odisha who served as the Minister of Education in the previous NDA government, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. Janata Dal (United) MP Lalan Singh takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. Assam BJP MP Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. Dr. Virendra Kumar, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh, the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment In the previous NDA government, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. TDP leader Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. Pralhad Joshi, BJP leader from Karnataka, representing the Dharwad constituency, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. BJP leader Jual Oram takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. BJP MP Giriraj Singh takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. BJP leader Ashwini Vaishnaw takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. Jyotiraditya M.Scindia, a five-time Lok Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Bhupender Yadav, who was in the Union Cabinet as Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, three-time MP from Jodhpur constituency, takes oath as a Cabinet Minister. Annpurna Devi, second-time MP from Kodarma constituency of Jharkhand takes oath as the Cabinet Minister. BJP leader Kiren Rijiju takes oath as minister, at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. President Droupadi Murmu administers the oath of office to BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri, at the swearing-in ceremony. Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, who held the post of Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers in the previous NDA government, takes oath as the Cabinet Minister. G. Kishan Reddy, second-time MP from the Secunderabad constituency of Telangana, takes oath as the Cabinet Minister. Chirag Paswan, president of Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas), takes oath as the Cabinet Minister. C R Patil, Gujarat state president and fourth-time MP from Navsari constituency, takes oath as the Cabinet Minister. Rao Inderjit Singh, a six-term MP, takes oath as MoS (Independent Charge). Dr. Jitendra Singh, the first leader from Jammu and Kashmir to remain a minister in the Union government for a third consecutive term, takes oath as MoS (Independent Charge). Arjun Ram Meghwal, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Law and Justice in the outgoing Narendra Modi government, takes oath as MoS (Independent Charge). Jadhav Prataprao Ganpatrao of Shiv Sena, takes oath as MoS (Independent Charge). RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary takes oath as minister, being administered by President Droupadi Murmu, at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. Jitin Prasada, a two-term MP and a sitting minister in the Uttar Pradesh government in the Pilibhit constituency takes oath as MoS. Shripad Yesso Naik is a six-time MP from North Goa and was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1999, takes oath as MoS. Pankaj Chaudhary, who held the position of MoS (Finance) in the second Modi Ministry from Jharkhand Maharajganj constituency, taking oath as a MoS. Krishan Pal, former Minister of Transport in the Haryana Government and BJP state president takes oath as a MoS. Ramdas Athawale, Chief of the Republican Party of India (Athawale) from Maharashtra, takes oath as MoS. Ram Nath Thakur, a two-time Rajya Sabha MP, takes oath as MoS. Third time MP from Ujiarpur, Nityanand Rai, taking oath as MoS. Anupriya Patel, former Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, takes oath as a MoS. TDP MP Pemmasani Chandra Sekhar takes oath as the Union Minister of State in New Delhi The former member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly and a first-timer in the Parliament, V. Somanna takes oath. Prof. S. P. Singh Baghel, former cabinet minister in the first Yogi Adityanath government takes oath as the Union Minister of State for the second time. Shobha Karandlaje, the first-ever woman MP from Bengaluru, previously won from Udupi-Chikmagalur constituency in the 2014 and 2018 Lok Sabha elections, takes oath as MoS. Kirti Vardhan Singh, five-time Lok Sabha MP secured, takes oath as a MoS. B. L. Verma, currently the vice president of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and the national vice president of BJP OBC Morcha, takes oath as MoS. Shantanu Thakur, head of the All India Matua Mahasangha, takes oath as MoS. President Droupadi Murmu administers oath of office to BJP MP Suresh Gopi as minister, at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. Dr. L Murugan, former Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, takes oath as MoS. Ajay Tamta, third-time Lok Sabha MP from Almora, takes oath as MoS. Bandi Sanjay Kumar, BJPs national general secretary, takes oath as MoS. Kamlesh Paswan, the four-time MP, takes oath as Mos. Bhagirath Choudhary, a first-time MP from Ajmer, takes oath as MoS. Satish Chandra Dubey, a Rajya Sabha MP, takes oath as MoS. Sanjay Seth, two-time MP from Ranchi constituency, takes oath as MoS. Ravneet Singha from Punjab, Ludhiana Constituency, takes oath as MoS. Durgadas Uikey, takes oath for a second consecutive term as MoS. BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. President Droupadi Murmu administers the oath of office to BJP leader Raksha Khadse during the swearing-in ceremony of new Union government. After winning the polls in 2014, being denied a ticket in 2019 and holding several state and national posts, Thakurwas sworn in as a MoS. First-timer Tokhan Sahus induction as MoS shows BJPs emphasis on the OBC Sahu community. Raj Bhushan Choudhary from Bihar, Muzaffararpur constituency, takes oath as a first-time MoS. Bhupathi Raju Srinivasa Varma from Andhra Pradesh, Narsapuram constituency, takes oath as a first-time MoS. BJP leader Harsh Malhotra takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. Nimuben Jayantibhai Bambhaniya is one of the seven women MPs selected in the Cabinet, akes oath as a first-time MoS. Murlidhar Mohol, first-time MP from Pune constituency, takes oath as MoS. BJP leader George Kurian takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government. BJP leader Pabitra Margherita takes oath as minister at the swearing-in ceremony of the new Union government.

The New Indian Express 11 Jun 2024 12:11 pm

Curtain falls on movie days: Bengalurus iconic Cauvery theatre to make way for commercial complex

Those who were born in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s used to wait for the day when they could head to theatres and immerse themselves in the joy of watching movies with cool drinks, popcorn, fryums and puffs, the halls filled with whistles, clapping and dancing fans, and return home after having their favourite chaat or ice-creams or masala dosa. Those golden days are long gone -- with the entry of multiplexes in the early 2000s and popularisation of OTT (over-the-top) platforms in the last decade, single-screen theatres are now on the verge of extinction. Some popular single-screen theatres are now converted into marriage halls, shopping complexes, educational institutions and film shooting centres. Many theatres have been razed to make way for other structures and multiplexes due to increasing real estate value. The closure is also attributed to peoples ability to afford a unique living experience and comfort that has brought them close to the mall culture. Ample space to park vehicles, an online booking system and the ability of multiplexes to create a cohesive and engaging cinematic experience for the audience have also drawn the masses. 250 theatres shut since January 2023 The success of Kannada films like KGF, Kantara, Charlie 777 and Kaatera gave a perception that the golden days for Kannada cinema were back. However, with 150 theatres shutting down since January 2023 and over 100 theatres on the verge of closure by the year-end, the future of single screens look bleak. Earlier, top heroes used to make at least four films a year and this helped theatres in districts, taluks and hoblis pull the crowds. Now, stars have stuck to the one movie a year formula. Secondly, high-budget films end up fixing a high rate of admission, which leads to small theatres losing out to multiplexes, and finally, OTT platforms prevent the public from coming to theatres, said NM Suresh, president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. Well-known theatre operator N Kumar, who once had 115 theatres on lease and has produced over 35 films, has bid goodbye to the business of running single-screen theaters. I cannot afford to run theatres and am now doing production and planning for films. Paying power bills, water bills, salaries, ESI and PF to staff posed a big challenge to us, said N Kumar. The closure of single-screen theatres is not just restricted to cities like Bengaluru but is a common phenomenon in Mysuru, Mandya, Tumakuru, Hubbali, Dharwad, Kodagu, Udupi, Belagavi, Chitradurga, Hassan, Davanagere, Dakshina Kannada and other districts, with many iconic theatres becoming part of history. In the late 1990s, there were 1,000 theatres in Karnataka. In the last 15 years, the number came down to 350. Since January 2023, around 150 theatres have been shut down. Recently, Vijaya theatre in Dharwad and Shringar in Hubballi were shut. In Bengaluru alone, 60 theatres have been shut. In Hubballi, around 10 theatres closed, while in Mandya, Mahaveer, Girija and Siddhartha theatres were shut, and in Tumakuru, Prashanth was closed in 2023, Kumar said. The other reasons for theatres closing is the lack of release of mass hero films and production cost of big budget films going up to Rs 100 crore, said Kumar. Mysuru Before the coronavirus pandemic, Mysuru had 32 single screens, but post-pandemic, the numbers had come down to just 11. Theatre owners claim that running a cinema hall is not financially feasible anymore. Lakshmi Talkies, one of the oldest theatres in the city, is now history. Similarly, Saraswathi theatre is closed, Shalimar and Ratna are converted to educational institutions, Ranjit is now a shopping mall, Sterling and Skyline are film shooting centres, a showroom has come up in Vidyaranya theatre, while Ganesha and Srinanda have been converted into marriage halls. Cinema buff Sridhar said, Maharaja Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and Maharaj Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar used to watch English movies at Regency and Gayatri theatres. Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar used to watch movies at Shanthala theatre. Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar watched a movie at Olympia theatre. Kannada movie Bangaradha Manushya had run for two years in Chamundeshwari theatre. Similarly, Kamal Hassans Sagara Sangamam and Marocharitra ran for one year at Gayatri. All these theatres are now history. Film buff Murali said it was a tradition in Mysuru for newly-wed couples to watch a movie in a city theatre and follow it up with masala dosa and jamoon at the famous Indira Bhavan Hotel. Watching movies at the theatre and later having good food at traditional hotels had been a part of peoples life in Mysuru, Murali said. Udupi Infrastructural development in the past two decades, coupled with improvement in peoples ability to afford a unique living experience and comfort has brought people close to the mall culture. Though many single-screen theatres are still operating in Udupi, like Kalpana, Diana and Alankar, one city theatre Geethanjali city closed its doors eight years ago as audience preferences changed. Movie buff Deepak Saligrama said, Ambience, comfort and affordability have drawn people towards multiplexes. Ample space for parking of vehicles, online booking system and the ability of multiplexes to create a cohesive and engaging cinematic experience for the audience also increased footfall in multiplexes. In Karkala, single-screen theatres Radhika and Planet are functioning. The recent single-screen theatre that shut its door was Vinayaka in Kundapur town. Earlier, there were four single-screen theatres in Kundapur town and now with the closure of Vinayaka theatre, there are no more single-screen theatres in Kundapur. Kavirathna Kalidasa, the 1983 Kannada-language historical drama film based on classical Sanskrit writer Kalidasa, starring Rajkumar, was shown in this theatre for the first time, besides several other hit films. Rishab Shettys Kantara was shown in this theatre for 100 days. Pushparaj, owner of Vinayaka theatre, said the theatre was closed due to scarce audiences. Belagavi Stating that the economic viability of single-screen theatres is a significant challenge, Mahesh Kugaji, who has already closed two of his three single-screen theatres, said, Maintaining and upgrading these often-historic buildings can be prohibitively expensive. The multi-screen venues introduce schemes like free popcorn per ticket or a monthly package scheme. Single-screen theatres cannot afford to introduce such schemes. Kugaji said that coupled with increasing real estate value, many owners opted to sell their properties to developers, leading to a reduction in the number of single-screen theatres. While single-screen theatres face numerous challenges in the modern entertainment landscape, their charm and historical value continue to inspire preservation efforts, he said. About 60 single-screen theatres in North Karnataka, including Hira, Huns, Radio, Roopali, Rex, Azad and Arun theatres in Belagavi city were closed after the pandemic. Kodagu Theatres are hard to find in Kodagu district and the district headquarters of Madikeri does not have a single theatre. It was known to have two single-screen theatres -- Basappa which was established in 1972, and Cauvery which initially functioned from a tent, also established in 1972. However, both theatres have now shut down and the facades stand demolished. While Basappa shut its doors due to losses nearly two decades ago, Cauvery shut its doors in 2020 during the lockdown. Currently, the district has only four theatres and this includes a modern Cineplex in Kushalnagar. People now watch movies on OTT. However, a theatre in the district headquarters is a must and steps need to be taken to establish one, shared Anil HT, a resident of Madikeri who is a movie buff. There is no entertainment opportunity for residents or tourists in the city, he added. He said that functioning of theatres in a district affected by wildlife conflict is a tough task. During the day, residents go to work. And in interior parts of Kodagu, people cannot go out post 6pm due to wildlife movement. People cannot attend the second show at theatres, and the existing single-screen theatres in the district are struggling to make ends meet, he said. Dakshina Kannada The district had more than 30 single-screen theatres but most of them have been shut down with the arrival of multiplexes. Theatre owners say that people do not watch movies in single-screen theatres due to a lack of quality content and people opt for OTT. As many as 30 single-screen theatres have been shut down due to various reasons. There were 10 single-screen theatres within a 6-km radius in Mangaluru, of which Amrit at Pandeshwar, Platinum at Falnir, New Chitra and Srinivas at Carstreet, Central at State Bank, and Jyothi at Ambedkar Circle have disappeared already, said a film producer. Santhosh, of 46-year-old Santhosh single-screen theatre which shut down recently in Sullia, said, Earlier, there were no mobile phones or televisions in homes. Families used to go to theatres to watch films. Now they are all watching movies on OTT platforms. Also, star actors are releasing one or two movies in 3 to 4 years. Films of new actors do not run for long in theatres, he said. Now, Sullia, Bantwal and Puttur do not have single-screen theatres. We have Suchitra, Prabhath, Ramakanti, Roopavani single-screen theatres in Mangaluru, Bharat in Belthangady and Amarashri in Moodbidri, a film producer said. Davanagere/Cdurga Scarcity or non-release of movies by top stars and the increasing number of OTT applications, are said to be the reasons for the diminishing number of theatres in the twin districts, says Ravishankar Babu, who owns a theatre in Harihar. He said there was no big movie from Yash after KGF-2, Darshans Kaatera was the last big movie, and the demise of Puneet Rajkumar also led to few big movies and the slow death of theatres. Further, he said there are no viewers for movies of new actors and also non-commercial movies. The cost of maintaining theatres is abnormally high, because of which they are turning into commercial complexes. In Davanagere, out of 13 theatres, only three are functional. In Chitradurga, out of six theatres, only three are working, while in Harihar, only one single-screen theatre is operational. Hassan Eight single-screen theatres of 20 have been closed so far. Decades-old Mallikarjuna and Banu theatres on BM Road, and Imperial on Hassan-Holenarasipur Road in Hassan are closed. Currently, SBG on Harshamahal Road, Pruthvi and Guru on BM Road, Sahyadri on Salagame Road and Picture Palace on City Bus Stand Road are running and trying to attract people by also screening English, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies. The five-decade old Imperial theatre was demolished due to its pathetic condition a decade ago, Mallikarjuna was turned into a commercial complex and Banu theatre was abandoned due to litigation. Three theatres have been functioning in Channarayapatna, Arasikere and Sakleshpur taluk centres, and one each is closed so far. Holenarasipur has two, Arkalgud and Belur towns have one each, and all are limping due to a lack of cinema lovers. On condition of anonymity, one theatre owner said he is not interested in renovating or providing better facilities due to poor revenue. Sources said many theatres screen for only 10 people, and cannot even bear the power bills, and operator and staff salaries. Chandranna, a former employee of a theatre, said owners have invested in real estate and commercial complexes. Retaining single-screen theatres Suggesting measures that single screens can take to prevent closure, well-known theatre operator N Kumar said, If theatre owners reduce ticket rates along with cost of food in theatres, more people will be interested to come. There were times when two movies of Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar used to run in different theatres at Kempe Gowda Road in Majestic. If producers and directors give a good films people will come, Kumar said and added that one good cinema will take care of 15,000 families dependent on theaters, Kumar said. He also suggested that new movies should be allowed on OTT only after they complete 60 days in theatres. (With inputs from Tushar A Majukar/ Belagavi, Divya Cutinho/ Mangaluru, Prajna G R/ Madikeri, B K Lakshmikantha/ Mysuru, Prakash Samaga/ Karwar, BR Udaya Kumar/ Hassan and G Subhash Chandra/ Chitradurga)

The New Indian Express 10 Jun 2024 7:46 am

Paddy growers in Udupi face dearth of MO4 paddy variety seeds, says MLA Yashpal Suvarna

Khariff paddy is grown on 38,500 hectares in Udupi district.

The Hindu 9 Jun 2024 3:56 pm

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Google News 9 Jun 2024 3:56 pm

Udupi: Tulu movie 'Tudar' premieres to enthusiastic reception at Bharath Cinemas - Daijiworld.com

Udupi: Tulu movie 'Tudar' premieres to enthusiastic reception at Bharath Cinemas Daijiworld.com

Google News 9 Jun 2024 12:37 pm

IMD Issues Warning for Heavy Rainfall in Karnataka; Precautions Urged

MANGALURU: The Meteorological Department has issued a warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall expected over Coastal and North Interior Karnataka in the next five days, with isolated extremely heavy falls predicted for June 8 and 9. The Southwest monsoon is currently vigorous over Coastal and North Interior Karnataka and normal over South Interior Karnataka. Rainfall has been recorded at most places in South Interior Karnataka and at many locations in both Coastal and North Interior Karnataka. Squally weather, with wind speeds ranging from 45 km/h to 55 km/h and gusts up to 65 km/h, is likely to prevail along and off the Karnataka coast. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea. According to the Udupi district administration, five houses in Udupi district were partially damaged due to wind and rain, while two houses were partially damaged by lightning. Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Priyank Kharge has urged the public and farmers in Kalaburagi district to take precautionary measures in light of the red alert issued for June 9 and the orange alert for June 10 and 11. He emphasised that the alerts may change based on weather conditions and advised everyone to stay updated and adhere to the evolving warnings.

Deccan Chronicle 8 Jun 2024 11:07 pm

Seven houses damaged in rain-related incidents in Udupi district

South West Monsoon covers entire Karnataka, says Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre quoting IMD

The Hindu 8 Jun 2024 10:40 pm

BJP-JDS alliance wins from South West constituencies

Mangaluru: Withstanding the rebellion, the BJP-JD(S) alliance has emerged victorious in the MLC election for the Southwest Teachers' and Southwest Graduates' Constituencies. The constituencies covered Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Shivamogga districts, and the Channagiri and Honnali taluks of Davangere district. JD(S) leader and sitting MLC Bhoje Gowda, the BJP-JD(S) alliance candidate for the Teachers' Constituency, and Dr. Dhananjay Sirji, the BJP candidate for the Graduate Constituency, secured victory in the election. Ayanur Manjunath, the sitting MLC for the Graduate Constituency who previously won on a BJP ticket, contested this election as a Congress candidate. The BJP faced internal challenges as well. BJP leader and three-time MLA from Udupi, Raghupathi Bhat, ran for the Graduates' Constituency, while former Syndicate member S.R. Harish Acharya contested the Teachers' Constituency. People were keen to see if these rebels would win or if their presence would help the Congress candidates. Despite these challenges, the BJP-JD(S) alliance emerged victorious in both constituencies. Traditionally, the Southwest Teachers' and Southwest Graduates' Constituencies have been our stronghold. BJP is strong in Malnad and Coastal Karnataka, and we have proved it in this election as well, BJP Mangaluru Vibhag Prabhari Udaykumar Shetty told Deccan Chronicle. The rebels could neither win nor did their presence help the Congress. The rebel candidates might have had a hold in some pockets but not in all the five and a half districts. Raghupathi Bhat had won the election as Udupi MLA because of the BJP. Our party organization is strong in the region. That is why, despite the rebellion, we won the election, he added.

Deccan Chronicle 8 Jun 2024 10:11 pm

Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi not happy with ministers who failed to live up to expectations

Rahul Gandhi expressed displeasure with ministers' poor election results at the Congress office in Bengaluru. The high command sought a report on the election performance. AICC leaders identified issues in specific constituencies like Udupi-Chikmagalur and Belagavi.

The Economic Times 7 Jun 2024 5:52 pm

Karnataka Legislative Council elections | BJP rebel and Udupi ex-MLA K. Raghupathi Bhat loses in South West Graduates constituency

Dr. Dhananjaya Sarji of BJP won the poll defeating Ayanur Manjunath of Congress by a margin of 24,111 votes

The Hindu 7 Jun 2024 11:32 am

Udupi traffic police tell private bus owners to remove shrill horns by June 15, instruct crew to wear uniforms

No music could be played inside buses as it violates provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, owners were told

The Hindu 6 Jun 2024 4:32 pm

Kota Srinivas Poojary got lead of at least 20,000 votes in every Assembly constituency of Chikkamagaluru district

The four Assembly constituencies of the district, part of Udupi-Chikkamagaluru LS constituency, had elected Congress MLAs in 2023

The Hindu 5 Jun 2024 7:00 pm

BJP secures dominance in Coastal Karnataka region

Mangaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has once again secured its dominance in the Coastal Karnataka region, winning all three constituencies. Despite the margin of victory having narrowed down compared to the previous election, the BJP continues to enjoy robust support in the area. This election marked a significant milestone for the BJP as all three candidates were first-time contestants in the parliamentary race. Their success underscores the party's strong foothold in Coastal Karnataka. In Uttara Kannada, BJP candidate Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, a former Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, with extensive legislative and ministerial experience, won by a record margin of 3,37,428 votes, defeating Congress contender Dr. Anjali Nimbalkar. Kota Srinivas Poojary, representing BJP in Udupi-Chikmagalur, also leveraged his legislative and ministerial background to secure a win against Congress candidate K. Jayaprakash Hegde, with a margin of 2,59,175 votes. In Dakshina Kannada, Capt. Brijesh Chowta, a newcomer to the electoral scene, emerged victorious against Padmaraj R. Poojary, with a winning margin of 1,49,208 votes. Commenting on the results, Uday Kumar Shetty, BJP Mangaluru Vibhag Prabhari, expressed his satisfaction with the party's performance. The people of this region have shown their appreciation for the work of the Modi government. This area remains a stronghold of Hindutva, and the confidence in BJP is evident in the votes, he told Deccan Chronicle. He further noted that the state government's guarantees had little impact on the local electorate.

Deccan Chronicle 5 Jun 2024 10:15 am

Congress, Increase Their Seat Tally in Karnataka, Bjp Seats Take a Dip

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress government in Karnataka romped home winning 9 parliamentary seats which is an increase of 8 seats from the previous 2019 election where the party won a single seat out of 28. Despite an increase in its seats tally, the Congress party fell short of its expectations to win 20 seats. On the contrary, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost 8 seats from its previous tally and the seat tally stood at 17. In 2019, BJP won 25 seats. Later, independent MP Sumalatha Ambareesh representing Mandya's seat extended her support to BJP taking its tally to 26 seats. The Janata Dal-Secular, having an alliance with the BJP improved its seat tally from winning a lone seat in 2019 to winning two seats in 2024. However, its last-time winner Prajwal Revanna lost Hassan Lok Sabha to Congress nominee Shreyas Patel. After the outcome of the Lok Sabha election, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stated that the party's vote share stood at 45.34 percent which is less than BJP's vote share. The BJP got a vote share of 46.04 in the parliamentary election and the JDS share also dropped from its previous performance. We got 31.88 percent vote share in 2019 while the BJP had got a vote share of 51.38 percent. Now, BJPs vote share has come down by 5 percent after aligning with JDS in Karnataka, said the Chief Minister. Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on the poll results stated We did not get expected results in Bengaluru Lok Sabha seats and also in Kittur Karnataka. We expected 14 seats. In Bengaluru, BJP nominees-Shobha Karandlaje won in Bengaluru North, Bengaluru seat was won by P.C. Mohan and Bengaluru South was won by Tejasvi Surya. The Bengaluru Rural seat was won by Dr C.N. Manjunath. The BJP nominees won in Mysuru-Kodagu (Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar), Bagalkot seat (Gaddi Gouder), Raghavendra won in Shivamogga seat, Govind Karjol won in Chitradurga seat, D. Sudhakar won in Chikkaballapur seat, V. Somanna won in Tumakuru seat, Ramesh Jigajinagi won in Vijayapura seat, Jagadeesh Shettar won Belagavi seat, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru seat won by Kota Srinivas poojary and Brijesh Chowta won Dakshina Kannada seat, Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri won Uttara Kannada seat and Basavaraj Bommai won Haveri seat. State BJP president B.Y. Vijayendra said JDS-BJP combine won in 19 seats (BJP won 17 and JDS in 2 seats) and termed It a big achievement. The Congress party claimed to win 20 seats but the voters of Karnataka sent a clear message that they believe in Prime Minister Narendra Modis guarantee, said Vijayendra and stated that BJP is happy with the partys performance. The Congress party nominees won by Sunil Bose in Chamarajanagar, a reserved seat for Scheduled Castes, E. Tukaram won Ballari seat, Sagar Khandre won in Bidar seat, Radhakrishna Doddamani won Kalaburagi seat, Kumar Naik won Raichur seat, Shreyas Patel in Hassan seat, Prabha Mallikarjun in Davangere seat and Priyanka Jarkiholi in Chikkodi seat. State JDS Chief and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy won in the Mandya seat while Mallesh Babu, JDS-BJP consensus Kolar nominee also won.

Deccan Chronicle 4 Jun 2024 10:44 pm

BJP retains Udupi-Chikkamagaluru seat as Kota Srinivas Poojary registers victory with over 2.59 lakh vote margin

In the keenly fought battle, Mr. Poojary secures 7.32 lakh votes while K. Jayaprakash Hegde from the Congress polls 4.73 lakh votes

The Hindu 4 Jun 2024 10:17 pm

Legislative Council elections: Udupi records 74.17% polling in South West Graduates Constituency, 80.75% voting in South West Teachers Constituency

BJP rebel candidate and former MLA K. Raghupathi Bhat alleges that BJP distributed money to voters in South West Graduates Constituency

The Hindu 4 Jun 2024 12:11 am

Voter Support Is With Me, Says Expelled BJP Leader Raghupathi Bhat

Udupi: Independent candidate Raghupathi Bhat has expressed confidence in his victory in the Southwest Graduates Constituency election. Bhat, running as a rebel candidate after being denied a ticket by the BJP, cast his vote and addressed reporters with optimism on Monday. Voters have decided to support me. We have given our best effort, Bhat, stated after voting. Bhat accused the BJP of distributing money in the Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, and Kodagu regions, a practice he claims is unprecedented in the constituency. Seniors should take note of this. Many people have informed me that they received money but still intend to vote for me. There are many who support me while still being part of the BJP, he added. Despite his independent candidacy, Bhat, a three-time MLA from Udupi, clarified his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. I want Modi to continue as the Prime Minister. This (Legislative Council) election is different from the Lok Sabha election, he said. Bhat expressed his hopes for a celebratory victory tomorrow and wished for a strong performance by the BJP in Karnataka. I hope to celebrate Vijayotsava tomorrow. I want Modi ji to win by a huge margin. I also support the victories of Kota Srinivas Poojary in Udupi and Brijesh Chowta in Dakshina Kannada. I wish the BJP wins all 28 seats in Karnataka, he added.

Deccan Chronicle 3 Jun 2024 10:02 pm

Bengaluru breaks 133-year record for single day rainfall in June

Bengaluru: Bengaluru received 111 mm rainfall on June 2, breaking the 133-year record for the highest ever rainfall in a single day in June, Met department officials said. N Puviarasan, a scientist at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, confirmed to PTI that June 2 witnessed the highest single day rainfall in June in 133 years. He also said the rainfall received on June 1 and June 2 alone 140.7 mm surpassed the monthly average for June. According to 'X' user @Bnglweatherman, as per IMD, June 2 recorded 111 mm, which crossed the June month average of 110.3 mm, in a single day. He further said the highest single day rainfall in June was recorded on June 16, 1891. The intense rain also brought Bengaluru to a standstill at many places, particularly in Jayanagar from where residents posted pictures of fallen trees on social media. A tree had also fallen on the Metro track near Trinity Metro station causing inconvenience to commuters Sunday night. Besides fallen trees, inundated streets caused inconvenience to people. According to C S Patil, head of IMD Centre, Bengaluru, the southwest monsoon has further advanced over Karnataka and a yellow alert has been issued for some districts till June 5. Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada in coastal Karnataka, Bagalkote, Belgavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal and Vijayapura in north interior Karnataka and Ballari, Bengaluru (rural and urban), Chikkaballapura, Davangere, Chitradurga, Hassan, Mysuru, Tumakuru in south interior Karnataka are likely to get heavy rainfall in the next two days, he added. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar said he would visit the rain-affected areas soon to conduct inspections. We will hold a meeting of officials after the Legislative Council polls and resolve rain-related issues, he said while briefing reporters at the Vidhana Soudha.

Deccan Chronicle 3 Jun 2024 4:53 pm

BJP Faces Revolt for Karnataka MLC Seat

Mangaluru : As the Legislative Council election for the Southwest Graduates' constituency approaches, BJP leaders acknowledge an interesting contest due to the rebellion of former BJP MLA Raghupathi Bhat. Despite this, the party remains hopeful of securing the seat in the election scheduled for Monday. Historically, the BJP has dominated the Southwest Graduates' and Southwest Teachers' constituencies for nearly four decades, with one seat typically represented by a candidate from the Coastal region and the other from the Malnad region. However, in the last election, BJP candidate Capt. Ganesh Karnik of Dakshina Kannada lost the Teachers' constituency to JD(S) candidate Bhoje Gowda. This time, as part of an alliance, the BJP has fielded JD(S) candidate Bhoje Gowda again for the Teachers' constituency, while BJP's Dr Dhananjay Siji is contesting for the Graduates' constituency. Notably, both candidates are not from the coastal belt. Meanwhile, former BJP MLA from Udupi, Raghupathi Bhat, is running as a rebel candidate. Initially dismissed, Bhat has garnered significant internal support over time. Sources indicate that Bhats supporters are primarily those opposed to BS Yediyurappas faction within the party. With senior leaders intervening, support for Bhat has waned. They visited the coastal region recently, urging local leaders to quell any rebellion and unify in support of the party, a senior BJP leader, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Deccan Chronicle. BJP leaders were concerned that any split in the party votes would help the Congress candidate. Bhat may gain a considerable number of votes in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, but his influence is limited in regions like Kodagu, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, and Davangere where Sirji is more active. The recent exit poll results predicted BJP's return to power at the center. We are confident that our candidate Sirji will emerge victorious due to various reasons he added. Despite this confidence, Bhat and his supporters remain optimistic about winning, with a substantial margin in the Coastal belt, bolstered by support from workers and leaders dissatisfied with the current BJP leadership in the state.

Deccan Chronicle 2 Jun 2024 9:18 pm

Karnataka Exit Polls 2024 Live Updates: Will Prajwal Revanna scandal hurt the BJP-JDS alliance?

Exit Polls 2024 Karnataka News Live: Bagalkot, Bangalore Central, Bangalore North, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore South, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajanagar, Chikkballapur, Chikkodi, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi Chikmagalur, Uttara Kannada are in contention in the southern state.

The Economic Times 1 Jun 2024 6:06 pm

I did not face any Go Back campaign and am still relevant in politics, says former Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat

Voters understand the injustice meted out to him by the BJP and are sympathetic to him, claims the candidate

The Hindu 1 Jun 2024 6:00 pm

Environmentalists Launch Initiative To Revive Decaying Kandla Forest In Udupi

To fight the crisis, Jeet Michael Roach of the Forest Charitable Trust and Moras of CFAL have taken up a project to plant 45,500 trees on the banks of the 9 riverside.

News18 1 Jun 2024 1:13 pm

Udupi Cochin Shipyard Limited receives new order from Adani's Ocean Sparkle

Udupi Cochin Shipyard Limited (UCSL), a subsidiary of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), has secured a new order from Ocean Sparkle Limited (OSL), an AdHarbor Services company. The order is for the construction of three 70 T Bollard Pull ASD (Azimuthing Stern Drive) Tugs, as announced by the company in a release on Friday.

The Economic Times 1 Jun 2024 12:59 am

Udupi Cochin Shipyard Signs Pact With Adani Harbour Services Firm To Supply 3 ASD Tugs

The tugs will be classed with the Indian Register of Shipping.

Bloomberg Quint 31 May 2024 9:54 pm

Udupi CSL bags orders for tug construction from Ocean Sparkle

UCSL secures order for 3 ASD Tugs from OSL, showcasing commitment to quality and sustainability

The Hindu Businessline 31 May 2024 6:19 pm

BJP leader held for sexually harassing minor Dalit girl in Karnataka

In a shocking incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) leader and member of the Kalya gram panchayat, Santhosh Puthran, was arrested by the Karkala rural police on charges of sexually harassing a minor Dalit girl in Karnatakas Udupi. According to reports, the case of sexual harassment was filed at the Karkala rural police station on Tuesday, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 31 May 2024 5:54 pm

Travel tips: The beauty of these islands of India also attracts foreigners, definitely visit here

India is a beautiful country whose beauty is reflected in its various places. Somewhere in the country, there are deserts, greenery, valleys and somewhere there are wonderful views of the beach. On one hand, while India is known for its beaches, India is also known for the beauty of its islands. Yes, there are many such islands in India, which are more beautiful than foreign islands. Today in this episode we are going to tell you about the best islands in the country which also attract foreigners. You can reach these islands to have fun with your family, partner, or friends on a very low budget. Let's know about these beautiful islands of India... Diu Island Diu Island is a very beautiful island located in Gujarat. This island is located on the southern coast of the Kathiawar peninsula. A mixed form of Portuguese culture and Gujarati community is seen on this island. The best time to visit here is from March to July. In summer, the average temperature here is 31 degrees Celsius. Sao Jacinto Island Sao Jacinto is a small island located in Mormugao Bay. Sao Jacinto Island is blessed with immense natural beauty. Island Bogmalo is located about 7 kilometers from the beach. You can come here to roam with your friends. In such a situation, if you also love nature, then this island is the best option for you. There is an old chapel located here which is an underground tunnel on the other side of the river that goes up to Siridao. The main attraction of the island is an old picturesque chapel, which can also be seen while traveling to Dabolim Airport. Majuli Island Majuli Island is built in Assam. The most special thing about this island is that it is not built in the sea but above the river. Majula Island located in the Brahmaputra River in the state of Assam is the largest river island in the world. Visit Majuli It is a wonderful place to visit. The view of the sunset here in the evening is worth seeing. The view of the beautiful Brahmaputra river around Majuli makes it even more beautiful. It is also known as the cultural capital of Assam since the 16th century. Your heart will be happy to see the view of this beautiful island. Lakshadweep Island The beauty of Lakshadweep Island located in the Arabian Sea is its forests, date palms, and coconut trees. Very few people know about this beautiful island located on the border of India. Therefore, the government is constantly trying to promote tourism here. Lakshadweep is the smallest among all the union territories. The Lakshadweep archipelago originated from the lava emitted by volcanic eruptions in ancient times. There are a total of 36 islands in Lakshadweep but only 10 islands are inhabited. Domestic tourists are allowed to visit 6 islands while foreign tourists are allowed to visit only 2 islands (Agati and Bangaram). Andaman Island If you want to go on a trip and want to go to a peaceful place away from the crowd, then Andaman Island is the best option for you. Let us tell you that couples also like to go to this island for honeymoon. If you also want to go here, then the month of December to March is considered the best. The small waterfalls here attract the audience a lot. This is the first choice of many people. St. Mary's Island Located just 4 miles off the coast of Karnataka in the Arabian Sea, St. Mary's Island is a geological treasure and hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is a group of four individual islands, namely Coconut Island, North Island, South Island, and Dariyabahadurgarh Island. Watching the sunset while standing on the crystalline rocks is one of the most fascinating experiences on the island. St. Mary's Island, close to the Malpe coast in Udupi in Karnataka is well known for its hexagonal basaltic rock formations. Grand Island Grand Island is near Goa. If you are fond of adventures along with traveling, then you should visit Grand Island. Here you can enjoy adventures like scuba diving inside the sea and rock diving from the top of the mountains. Divar Island Anyone is stunned to see the beauty of this island. Most tourists come here to see the Lady of Compassion and the European House. You will be surprised to know that many scenes of the film Dil Chahta Hai were shot here. The beauty of this place will attract you every time. After visiting this place, you will forget Goa too. Kavvayi Island Kavvayi is a group of small islands, near Payyannur in the Kannur district of Kerala state in India. This island is connected to Payyannur by a small bridge over the Kavvayi River. With its stunningly beautiful features, Kavvayi in Kannur can easily be counted among the most important backwater destinations in Kerala. It is the third-largest backwater in Kerala and the largest island in the entire North Kerala region. Like other beautiful backwater places, Kavvayi has its charms that draw you to this place. (PC: Lifeberrys)

Kalam Times 30 May 2024 4:21 pm

Hijab protest leader mocks expulsion of BJP MP Raghupathi Bhatt

Aliya Assadi, who spearheaded the protest against hijab ban in Udupi, took a jibe at former BJP MP Raghupathi Bhatt, who was expelled from the party saying, God will do what He does. Taking to microbloging site X, Assadi, who led protest against Karnataka Hijab Ban, said, When I was an expelled student, you earned Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 28 May 2024 5:51 pm

Family seeks Spirit groom for deceased daughter

Kule Madime is a custom prevalent in Tulunadu, the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. The post Family seeks Spirit groom for deceased daughter appeared first on Fusion - WeRIndia .

Fusion WeRIndia 28 May 2024 10:02 am

Rs 25,000 Reward for Timely Detection of Weld Failure on Konkan Railway Track

UDUPI: Konkan Railway recognized the vigilance of Pradeep Shetty, a Track Maintainer, with a cash reward of Rs 25,000 for his timely detection of a weld failure on the track between Padubidri and Innanje in Udupi. According to officials, Pradeep Shetty identified the weld failure in the Padubidri-Innanje section (706/02-04) early Sunday morning at 2:25 am. He immediately informed the authorities, who took prompt action to rectify the issue. Train operations were temporarily halted until the track was repaired and declared safe for trains. The commendation ceremony took place on Sunday afternoon at the site, where Shetty was presented with the cash award by Gopalakrishnan, Senior Engineer of Udupi. The award was announced by the Chairman and Managing Director of Konkan Railway, acknowledging Shetty's critical role.

Deccan Chronicle 28 May 2024 1:04 am

Udupi gang war: Three more arrested

The Hindu 26 May 2024 8:21 pm

Udupi gang war: Three more arrested

The Hindu 26 May 2024 8:21 pm

Alert keyman averts possible train mishap over Konkan Railway network in coastal Karnataka

Weld failure of rails was found between Innanje and Padubidri in Udupi district early on May 26 morning

The Hindu 26 May 2024 11:31 am

Visit these places of Karnataka in June, one is Akshay Kumar's favorite

Karnataka, a treasure trove of natural beauty and cultural heritage, offers a plethora of destinations to explore, especially in June when the monsoon begins to transform the landscape into a lush paradise. Whether you're seeking serene hill stations, historical sites, or vibrant cities, Karnataka has it all. Among these, one destination stands out as a favorite of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Let's dive into the must-visit places in Karnataka this June. Bangalore: The Garden City Why Visit Bangalore? Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka, is renowned for its parks, bustling nightlife, and rich cultural scene. June brings a refreshing climate, perfect for exploring the city's gardens and historical sites. Top Attractions in Bangalore Lalbagh Botanical Garden: A sprawling garden with rare plant species and a beautiful glasshouse. Cubbon Park: Ideal for morning walks and picnics amidst lush greenery. Bangalore Palace: A majestic palace reflecting Tudor-style architecture. What to Do in Bangalore? Enjoy shopping at Commercial Street, visit the innovative museums, and savor the local cuisine at street food joints and upscale restaurants. Mysore: The City of Palaces Experience Royal Heritage Mysore, known for its grand palaces and rich history, offers a glimpse into Karnataka's regal past. The weather in June is pleasant, making it an ideal time for sightseeing. Must-Visit Sites in Mysore Mysore Palace: An architectural marvel and the former residence of the Wodeyar dynasty. Chamundi Hill: Home to the Chamundeshwari Temple and offering panoramic views of the city. Brindavan Gardens: Famous for its musical fountain and beautifully landscaped gardens. Activities in Mysore Explore the vibrant Devaraja Market, witness the grandeur of Dasara festival preparations, and indulge in Mysore Pak, a local sweet delicacy. Coorg: The Scotland of India Nature's Paradise Coorg, or Kodagu, is a hill station known for its coffee plantations, scenic landscapes, and cool climate. June is the beginning of the monsoon season, enhancing its natural beauty. Highlights of Coorg Abbey Falls: A stunning waterfall surrounded by coffee and spice estates. Raja's Seat: A viewpoint offering breathtaking views of the hills and valleys. Dubare Elephant Camp: An interactive experience with elephants in their natural habitat. What to Enjoy in Coorg? Trek through the verdant trails, visit the coffee plantations, and enjoy a cozy stay in one of the charming homestays. Hampi: The Land of Ruins Step Back in Time Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a historical gem with its ancient temples and ruins. June's weather is conducive for exploring this open-air museum. Key Sites in Hampi Virupaksha Temple: An ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Vijaya Vittala Temple: Known for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars. Hampi Bazaar: A historical market area with remnants of the Vijayanagara Empire. Exploration Tips Hire a bicycle to navigate through the ruins, take a coracle ride on the Tungabhadra River, and capture the stunning sunset at Hemakuta Hill. Gokarna: A Beach Lover's Haven Tranquil Beaches Gokarna, a small coastal town, is famed for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere. June marks the onset of monsoon, bringing a unique charm to its beaches. Best Beaches in Gokarna Om Beach: Shaped like the auspicious Om symbol. Kudle Beach: A peaceful retreat with golden sands. Half Moon Beach: Accessible via a scenic trek, offering tranquility and stunning views. What to Do in Gokarna? Enjoy beach hopping, practice yoga on the serene shores, and explore the Mahabaleshwar Temple, a significant pilgrimage site. Chikmagalur: Coffee Land of Karnataka Lush Greenery and Coffee Aroma Chikmagalur, nestled in the Western Ghats, is known for its coffee plantations and lush landscapes. June's rains enhance the region's beauty, making it a perfect getaway. Places to Visit in Chikmagalur Mullayanagiri Peak: The highest peak in Karnataka, offering panoramic views. Baba Budangiri: A range with historical significance and beautiful trekking trails. Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary: Home to diverse flora and fauna, ideal for nature enthusiasts. Experiences in Chikmagalur Stay in a coffee estate, embark on trekking adventures, and visit the serene Hebbe Falls. Badami: The Cave Temples Architectural Wonders Badami is known for its rock-cut cave temples and historical significance. The monsoon in June adds a refreshing touch to the rugged landscape. Notable Attractions in Badami Badami Cave Temples: Ancient temples carved into cliffs, showcasing intricate rock-cut architecture. Agastya Lake: A serene lake surrounded by historical monuments. Bhutanatha Temples: Temples located on the banks of Agastya Lake, offering a picturesque setting. Things to Do in Badami Explore the cave temples, visit the Badami Fort, and enjoy the stunning views from the hilltop. Bandipur National Park: Wildlife Safari Wildlife Adventures Bandipur National Park, a part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. June is an excellent time for safaris as the rain rejuvenates the park. Wildlife Attractions Tiger Reserve: Spot majestic tigers in their natural habitat. Elephant Safari: Experience the thrill of an elephant ride through the forest. Bird Watching: Discover a variety of bird species in the lush surroundings. Safari Experience Take guided jeep safaris, stay in jungle lodges, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the park. Jog Falls: Majestic Waterfall Nature's Spectacle Jog Falls, one of India's highest waterfalls, is a breathtaking sight, especially during the monsoon season in June. The Sharavathi River plunges dramatically, creating a mesmerizing view. Best Views of Jog Falls Viewpoints: Enjoy stunning views from various vantage points around the falls. Trekking: Embark on a trek to the base of the falls for a closer experience. Photography: Capture the majestic beauty of the falls and the surrounding landscape. Activities at Jog Falls Picnic near the viewpoints, take nature walks, and enjoy the refreshing mist from the falls. Nandi Hills: A Quick Escape Hilltop Serenity Nandi Hills, located near Bangalore, is a popular weekend getaway offering panoramic views and a serene environment. June's cool weather makes it an ideal escape. Highlights of Nandi Hills Tipu Sultan's Fort: A historical fort with a beautiful garden. Nandi Temple: An ancient temple dedicated to Nandi, the mount of Lord Shiva. Amruth Sarovar: A serene lake perfect for a peaceful stroll. Things to Do in Nandi Hills Enjoy the sunrise from the hilltop, explore the fort, and relax amidst nature. Bijapur: Architectural Splendor Historical Riches Bijapur, known for its Islamic architecture, is home to impressive monuments and historical sites. The monsoon season in June adds a unique charm to its heritage structures. Key Attractions in Bijapur Gol Gumbaz: The second-largest dome in the world with a whispering gallery. Ibrahim Rauza: A beautiful mausoleum with intricate carvings. Jama Masjid: One of the largest mosques in India with stunning architecture. Exploring Bijapur Visit the historical monuments, stroll through the city to admire the architectural splendor, and enjoy local delicacies. Belur and Halebidu: Temple Towns Architectural Marvels Belur and Halebidu are twin towns known for their magnificent Hoysala temples. The intricate carvings and historical significance make them must-visit destinations in Karnataka. Notable Temples Chennakesava Temple (Belur): Famous for its detailed sculptures and carvings. Hoysaleswara Temple (Halebidu): Renowned for its intricate architecture and historical significance. Kedareshwara Temple (Halebidu): A lesser-known gem with exquisite carvings. Activities in Belur and Halebidu Explore the temples, learn about Hoysala architecture, and enjoy the serene surroundings. Udupi: A Spiritual Retreat Cultural and Spiritual Hub Udupi, known for its temples and beaches, offers a blend of spirituality and natural beauty. June's monsoon adds a refreshing touch to the landscape. Top Attractions in Udupi Sri Krishna Temple: A famous temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Malpe Beach: A pristine beach ideal for relaxation and water sports. St. Mary's Island: Known for its unique rock formations and scenic beauty. Experiences in Udupi Participate in temple rituals, enjoy the coastal cuisine, and explore the serene beaches. Kudremukh: Trekker's Paradise Scenic Treks Kudremukh, a mountain range in the Western Ghats, is known for its lush green landscapes and challenging trekking trails. June's rain enhances the beauty of the region. Trekking Highlights Kudremukh Peak: A popular trekking destination offering panoramic views. Hanuman Gundi Falls: A beautiful waterfall located amidst dense forests. Gangamoola: The origin of three rivers and a scenic trekking spot. Adventure Activities Embark on trekking adventures, explore the dense forests, and enjoy bird watching in the serene surroundings. Dandeli: Adventure and Nature Thrilling Activities Dandeli, located on the banks of the Kali River, is known for its adventure sports and natural beauty. June's weather is perfect for indulging in outdoor activities. Top Adventure Sports White Water Rafting: Experience the thrill of rafting on the Kali River. Kayaking: Enjoy the serene river with a kayaking adventure. Zip-lining: Glide through the lush forests for an adrenaline rush. Nature Exploration Visit the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the Syntheri Rocks, and relax by the Supa Dam. Karwar: Coastal Delight Seaside Serenity Karwar, a coastal town near Goa, offers beautiful beaches and a relaxed vibe. June's monsoon adds a fresh and vibrant touch to the coastal scenery. Best Beaches in Karwar Rabindranath Tagore Beach: A serene beach with a cultural park. Devbagh Beach: Known for its golden sands and clear waters. Kurumgad Island: A secluded island perfect for a peaceful retreat. Activities in Karwar Enjoy beach activities, explore the Warship Museum, and indulge in seafood delicacies. Akshay Kumar's Favorite: Kabini A Star's Choice Kabini, a picturesque region along the Kabini River, is a favorite getaway for Akshay Kumar. Known for its wildlife and serene beauty, Kabini is a perfect retreat in June. Highlights of Kabini Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary: Home to elephants, tigers, and a variety of bird species. Boat Safari: Enjoy a boat safari on the Kabini River for stunning wildlife views. Nagarhole National Park: A part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, offering rich biodiversity. Experiences in Kabini Stay in luxurious jungle resorts, go on wildlife safaris, and relax by the riverbank. Karnataka, with its diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, offers something for every traveler. June, with its monsoon magic, enhances the beauty of these destinations, making it an ideal time to explore the state. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or a spiritual retreat, Karnataka has it all. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to discover the enchanting places of Karnataka this June. How Does Zinc Deficiency Cause Hair Loss? Magical Tips to Increase Zinc in Your Body Snoring Disturbs Your Partner? 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News Track 26 May 2024 1:56 am

BJP expels former Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat for contesting legislative council polls against party's official candidate

BJP expels former Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat for contesting legislative council polls against party's official candidate BJP has expelled former Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat from the party for 6 years for contesting as a rebel candidate from the South-West Graduate Constituency for the Legislative Council elections. Raghupathi Bhat has brought embarrassment to the party by rebelling against the official candidate of the party for the current Legislative Council elections. This is a violation of party discipline. He also disregarded the instructions of the party. Therefore, he has been released from all responsibilities of the party and expelled for six years with immediate effect, said an official release issued on Saturday by the Karnataka BJP Disciplinary Committee President Lingaraju Patil. Earlier, Raghupathi Bhat was served a notice by the disciplinary committee to clarify his conduct. (ANI)

devdiscourse 25 May 2024 10:09 pm

Garuda gang comprises youngsters greedy for making easy money by indulging in illegal acts, say Udupi police

Gang members were involved in stealing cows, selling contraband, extortion, and other activities, says a police officer

The Hindu 25 May 2024 9:22 pm

BJP questions police inaction in Udupi gang war; demands Home Ministers resignation

The government that sends a posse of police personnel to arrest an MLA is unable to put a leash on criminals, chides the former district Minister

The Hindu 25 May 2024 8:52 pm

Udupi police arrest three in gang war case

Though the incident had occurred on May 18, police registered the case on May 20 after a video clip of the incident went viral on social media

The Hindu 25 May 2024 8:42 pm

BJP expels ex-MLA for contesting legislative council poll as 'rebel candidate'

BJP expels ex-MLA for contesting legislative council poll as 'rebel candidate' The BJP on Saturday expelled former MLA Raghupathi Bhat for six years for contesting for the graduate constituency as a rebel candidate. The polls will be held on June 3. Bhat had been sulking since the 2023 assembly election when he was denied a ticket from Udupi. He decided to contest the Legislative Council election for the South-West Graduates constituency. In his expulsion order, BJP disciplinary committee chairman Lingaraj Patil said Bhat has been expelled for ignoring the directions given to him and contesting as a rebel candidate, thereby causing an embarrassment to the party. The order said Bhatt has been expelled from the BJP for six years with immediate effect and relieved him of all party responsibilities.

devdiscourse 25 May 2024 8:33 pm

Gang war: Three held, vehicles seized in Udupi

An FIR was registered on May 20 based on the initial information

Deccan Chronicle 25 May 2024 4:33 pm

Udupi Gang Clash: Police Arrest Three, Seize Weapons

Udupi Gang Clash: Police Arrest Three, Seize Weapons Three persons were arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in a clash between members of a gang here and lethal weapons were seized from them, police said. According to police, there were four people each in two cars and they engaged in street fight at Kunjibettu in Udupi town police limits on May 18 night. They all belong to the Garuda Gang. The members tried to attack each other with weapons to 'settle' a real estate dispute, they said. After the video of the street fight went viral, the police swung into action and arrested three persons identified as Ashiq, Raquib, and Saqlain. The police also confiscated knives and two cars. ''An FIR has been registered at Udupi town police station in this regard. We are in hot pursuit of the other individuals involved in the incident who were found absconding,'' said Superintendent of police, Arun K. The CCTV footage showed a white car reversing and ramming a grey vehicle before speeding away, while one of the occupants brandishing a sword is seen running behind it. The white car then knocks him down leaving him injured. Taking to 'X', the Karnataka unit of the BJP on Saturday shared the purported video of the incident and slammed the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government for the alleged ''deteriorating law and order situation'' in the state and used hashtag #CongressFailsKarnataka. ''Karnataka model! Gang wars, rape of young women, assault, murder, bomb blasts, ganja, opium, rave parties, including Pakistani Zindabad slogans etc. @INCKarnataka are common under government rule. Anarchy is created today as a result of the government giving free hand to the terrorists, fanatics, thugs, miscreants @siddaramaiah and making police a puppet,'' the party alleged in a post in Kannada. ''This is the Karnataka model that Congress is showing to the country!,'' the party further alleged.

devdiscourse 25 May 2024 4:06 pm

Intense road rage video emerges from Karnataka, 2 arrested

A fierce fight broke out between two groups over an alleged financial dispute at the Udupi-Manipal road where one is reportedly injured. Two persons have been arrested so far over the incident. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media platforms showing two Maruti Swift cars and their passengers engaging in violence. Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 25 May 2024 3:41 pm

Police arrest two in Udupi's road rage incident, video goes viral

The incident involved two factions from the same gang, known as the Garuda Gang, clashing in a violent altercation that went viral on social media. Udupi SP Dr. Arun K stated that a case was filed on May 20, and about five other suspects remain at large, reported TOI.

The Economic Times 25 May 2024 2:27 pm

Gang war in Udupi: Two groups clash as they ram their cars into one another on national highway, two arrested after video goes viral

One car reversed rapidly, hitting the other on the bonnet and emitting black smoke. Men from both vehicles exited and began fighting.

OpIndia 25 May 2024 1:51 pm

2 Cars, 6 Men. Dramatic Footage Of Group Fight On Road In Karnataka

A man was injured in a fight between two groups in Karnataka's coastal town Udupi. A video of the incident that happened on May 18 night went viral on social media today.

NDTV 25 May 2024 1:11 pm

Caught on cam: Rival gang members clash on street in K'aka's Udupi

Tourists from Hyderabad drove into a swollen stream near Kuruppanthara in south Kerala while heading towards Alappuzha using Google maps for navigation. Fortunately, all four individuals, with the help of Kaduthuruthy police station, police patrolling unit, local residents, escaped unharmed although their vehicle was fully submerged in the water.

The Times of India 25 May 2024 12:59 pm

Gang war: two arrested in Udupi

The accused Ashiq and Raquib, reportedly belonging to one Garuda gang of Kaup, have been arrested.

The Hindu 25 May 2024 12:47 pm

Lightning claims two lives in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada, houses damaged

Lightning had claimed two lives in Dakshina Kannada earlier this month

The Hindu 24 May 2024 10:00 pm

College student tragically dies from lightning strike in Udupi

College student tragically dies from lightning strike in Udupi naeem Fri, 05/24/2024 - 15:13

coastaldigest 24 May 2024 3:13 pm

Udupi doctor gets four waterbodies rejuvenated in four years

Doctor Satish Kamath is happy that the waterbodies are not only back to life but people grow vegetables by drawing water from two water bodies de-silted in Kumbhashi area

The Hindu 22 May 2024 9:08 pm

DCET 2024 to be held offline on June 22

It will be conducted in Bagalkote, Ballari, Bengaluru, Belagavi, Davangere, Dharwad, Kalaburagi, Udupi, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Tumakuru and Vijayapura districts

The Hindu 22 May 2024 7:43 pm

Udupi: Police assure action after student ends life following humiliation by high school head teacher

Udupi: Police assure action after student ends life following humiliation by high school head teacher naeem Wed, 05/22/2024 - 12:00

coastaldigest 22 May 2024 12:00 pm

Udupi Farmer Earns Rs 3 Lakh Selling Just 1 Kg Of Japanese Mango

The farmer's 1,200-square-foot rooftop space is home to white Java plums, Brazilian cherries, a rare Taiwanese orange breed and the popular Shankarpura jasmine.

News18 21 May 2024 1:44 pm

BJP faces its rebels in Council polls in South West Graduates and South West Teachers constituencies for first time

Expelled senior BJP leader K.S. Eshwarappa backs ex- Udupi MLA and rebel K. Raghupathi Bhats contest

The Hindu 20 May 2024 6:41 pm