City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that on the occasion of Dasara, a group of friends were having a party in a lodge near Pumpwell Circle. They had booked a room in a lodge on October 14. A compromise meeting regarding an old quarrel during the party ended up in a fight leading to the death of Dhanush, 20, a resident of Pachanady, who was a painter, in the wee hours of Saturday.
With the government planning to allow schools to conduct regular classes for grades 1-5, some schools in Dakshina Kannada district, especially the ones that have a higher number of students on roll, are likely to face a shortage of classrooms due to social distancing norms.
An intense spell of rainfall activity over south peninsular India under the influence of a low pressure area over southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Kerala saw the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi receive unprecedented heavy rainfall in the three hours starting from 7.45pm on Saturday, inundating several low lying areas in the districts as well as the city.
Mangaluru city police commissioner N Shashi Kumar said police have been looking into allegations of knives being distributed among activists of the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) by its leaders in the city as part of a Trishul Deekshe programme held during Ayudha Pooja celebrations on Thursday.
Mangaluru Dasara is incomplete without Marnemi Vesha (Dasara vesha), where several artists donning various characters entertain people by visiting shops and houses. Many artists have tried to be innovative this year.
A century-old Government Higher Primary School in Maji-Veerkamba, in Bantwal taluk, which was almost on the verge of closure about six years ago with only 44 students has been revived through its alumnus and CSR funds. Now, admissions have touched 202 and the school has students from LKG to grade eight.
The city police have produced three teenagers before the Juvenile Justice Board after they clashed over an online video game on Saturday.A senior officer said that a few boys were involved in the incident relating to an online video game.
A 19-year-old first-year nursing student allegedly hanged herself in the hostel of a city hospital, unwilling to burden her family with her education expenses. In a note left behind, Nina, from Kadumeni village in Kasaragod, said her mother was not being paid regularly due to the pandemic and she did not want to add to her difficulties.
With the coastal district gearing up for Dasara and Navaratri festival starting from October 7, the district administration has made Covid-19 vaccination certificate mandatory for devotees entering temples.
After making traditional dress compulsory at Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple and Polali Rajarajeshwari Temple in Dakshina Kannada district, the Karnataka State Dharmik Parishat has plans to implement similar code in all 216 A grade temples under the Hindu religious institutions and charitable endowment department in the state.
With fresh Covid cases ebbing and vaccination coverage high, most beaches in Udupi district, including the Padubidri End Point, have registered a massive rise in footfall. Weekends draw the most crowds.