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News Digest by Prakash Katapadi
News Digest by Prakash Katapadi

The students and teachers of the Vidyaniketan Group of Educational Institutions of Kaup organised “No Plastric” awareness campaign as part of the Independence Day celebration of Sunday, 15 August 2010. K.P Acharya, Director of the Vidyaniketan Group of educational Institutions flagged off..

Protest rally against the problems created by storage facility for crude oil near Padooru
Protest rally against the problems created by storage facility for crude oil near Padooru

There is strong opposition of the people as the initial phase of the work for setting up of a storage facility near Padooru under the jurisdiction of the Majoor Grama Panchayat. A large number of people organised a protest rally on Monday, 9 August 2010 against the difficulties faced by people

Caterer’s truck meets with accident at National Highway 17
Caterer’s truck meets with accident at National Highway 17

West End Caterer’s tempo truck had an accident at Muloor on National Highway (NH17) while returning to Surathkal on Saturday 24 July. The two people in the vehicle Chetan and Hilary, were taken to hospital in a serious condition by the 108 emergency service ambulance.

Fresh Fish Sellers’ Association submits appeal to the Home Minister-Dr. V.S. Acharya
Fresh Fish Sellers’ Association submits appeal to the Home Minister-Dr. V.S. Acharya

Fresh Fish Sellers’ Association President-Baby H. Salian has handed over an appeal to the Home Minister of the Karnataka Government-Dr. V.S. Acharya requesting him no to give sanction to any new fresh fish outlets in the entire Udupi District as it would adversely affect their livelihood

Oscar Fernandes felicitated on completing 30 years as MP
Oscar Fernandes felicitated on completing 30 years as MP

In a colourful programme held on Friday, 2nd July 2010 at 10 am at Udupi, the newly elected Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka Vidhan Sabha, Mr. Oscar Fernandes was honoured for completing 30 years as the member of the Parliament. Mr. Oscar Fernandes had started his career 

Monsoon, Agriculture and its future....
Monsoon, Agriculture and its future....

On one hand while the farmers are at the mercy of the monsoon as lack of it or excessive of rain harms their agricultural activities, on the other hand they are at the mercy of the agricultural labourers. With dwindling number of available local labourers there is great

Garbage dump in Shirva market-A potential health hazard
Garbage dump in Shirva market-A potential health hazard

The garbage dump near the fish market in Shirva under the Shirva Grama Panchayat jurisdiction is a potential health hazard as it has become the breeding ground for mosquitoes especially during the monsoon season. There is an acute fear of  spreading diseases

The unfortunate story of a blind sister and a brother
The unfortunate story of a blind sister and a brother

This is the story of two siblings, a brother and sister, who had been blind from childhood staying in three cents tenement in Alevooru Padav near Udupi.  These two siblings, Sumati (36) and Sundara (29) are the children of Angara and Jalaja belonging to the Koraga

Disappearing tribe of traditional bear trainers
Disappearing tribe of traditional bear trainers

Some years back hundreds of bear trainers used to come down to the coastal belt with their bears. However, in recent times their number has dwindled and only few bear trainers venture into this kind of activity and rarely one come across such bear dancing scenes

House severely damaged by collapse of trees-Woman and child escape with minor injuries
House severely damaged by collapse of trees-Woman and child escape with minor injuries

A woman named Gulabi Serigar and her child, Shreya, a Lower KG student miraculously escaped with minor injuries to the woman when two trees collapsed on the roof of their house during the night of Sunday, 13th June 2010 near Mattu Shri Vishnumoorthy temple in Kote Village

Kaushalya recovers from mental illness and returns home after two years
Kaushalya recovers from mental illness and returns home after two years

A mentally ill woman from Maharashtra who was away from her family for two years and had been an inmate in the ‘Vishwasada Mane’ at Shankerpura regained her mental health and was finally reunited with her father on Saturday, 12th June 2010.

ATM Machine along with Rs.14.51 lakhs stolen from Kinnimulki
ATM Machine along with Rs.14.51 lakhs stolen from Kinnimulki

According to a FIR registered with the police in Udupi by U Nagaraj, Manager of the State Bank of India, between 8pm on Saturday, 12 June and 8 am on Sunday, 13 June 2010, some unknown persons had robbed the ATM Machine along with Rs.14.51 from the SBI-NRI Branch

One dead and 18 severely injured as minibus falls into ditch
One dead and 18 severely injured as minibus falls into ditch

A minibus with 25 passeengers went off the road and fell into a ditch at Kallapu near Katapadi Moodabettu in the evening of Monday, 7th June 2010. This resulted in the death of a young woman and severe injuries to 18 of the passengers.

Condolence Meeting for Cavin in Vidyaniketan School, Kaup
Condolence Meeting for Cavin in Vidyaniketan School, Kaup

The Vidyaniketan Group of Educational Institutions, Kaup and the Udupi Artists Court jointly organised a condolence meeting on Thursday, 3rd June 2010 at 2 pm  for the victims of the Air India Express IX-812. In this tragedy, Cavin Sequeira of Marne

Tempo overturns on NH-17 highway near Katapadi
Tempo overturns on NH-17 highway near Katapadi

Seventeen out of twenty two persons, mostly workers originally hailing from Andhra Pradesh were hurt when a tempo carrying these workers from Padubidri to Udupi got overturned on NH-17 Highway near Katapadi petrol pump in the early morning of Wednesday, 2nd June 2010.

Moolanagadeva’s Prathishta Brahmakalashabhishekha At Kurkalu
Moolanagadeva’s Prathishta Brahmakalashabhishekha At Kurkalu

The Prathishta Brahmakalashabhishekha at the Moolanagashtana of the Pai family of Katapadi near Kurkalu Kuledu was held with various religious and cultural rituals on Wednesday, 26th May 2010. 

Kurkalu Nagamandala Hore Kanike Procession
Kurkalu Nagamandala Hore Kanike Procession

The Hore Kanike procession started from Katapadi Shri Venkataramana Temple to the Moolanagasthana. Various music groups including the Nasik drums and different dance groups participated and performed during the procession that gave a festive look to the entire programme. 

Three Members of the Same Family of Shankerpura Perish in Air Tragedy
Three Members of the Same Family of Shankerpura Perish in Air Tragedy

Two young children and their mother from Shankerpura who had gone to Dubsi to spend a month’s summer vacation with their father tragically became the victims of one of the worst air crashes in recent history of Indian aviation on Saturday, 22 May 2010 early morning, when Air India Express 

Reinstallation of the Idols in Shri Lakshmi Janardhana Temple at Kaup
Reinstallation of the Idols in Shri Lakshmi Janardhana Temple at Kaup

The installation of the idols of deities in the completely renovated Shri Lakshmi Janardhana Temple at Kaup at the cost of around 3.5. Crores of rupees was held on 29th March 2010.

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