Paul Moras – New president of Konkani Writers Forum , Karnataka (R)
Paul Moras – New president of Konkani Writers Forum , Karnataka (R)

The 14th Annual General Body Meeting and Election to the New Managing Committee of Konkani Writers Forum , Karnataka ® was held here in Don Bosco Mini Hall. The Meeting was about to start at 10.00 a.m but postponed by 15 minutes for want of Quorum.

Mumbai-Karwar service flagged off
Mumbai-Karwar service flagged off

“There can be no partiality in railway as it unites entire India” said KH Muniyappa, Minister of state for Railways. He was addressing the gathering after flagging off the extended service of Mumbai CST-Karwar Tri-weekly Superfast Express to Mangalore Junction (Kankanady) Railway Station here

Nagara Panchami celebrations in Kaup, Pangala and Katapadi
Nagara Panchami celebrations in Kaup, Pangala and Katapadi

On Saturday, 14 August 2010, Nagara Panchami was celebrated in various Nagabanas which are situated closer to some of the famous temples such as Shri Venkataramana emples at Kaup and Katapadi. In Pangala at Adi Alade Nagabana, along with new Naga stones

Rahul Gandhi captures young hearts and minds
Rahul Gandhi captures young hearts and minds

It was a hectic day for All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi as he began the first of his two-day trip across the State on a “youth-connect” mission. Starting with Mysore, he went on to Shimoga and then to Dharwad, meeting scores of enthusiastic youngsters in each place

Naga Panchami celebrated by devotees with offerings at different Nagasthanas
Naga Panchami celebrated by devotees with offerings at different Nagasthanas

Nāga Panchamī is a festival during which Hindu devotees all over India worship either images of or live Nagas (Cobras) on the fifth day (Panchami) of the month of Shravan that falls between August-September. This festival is known as Naga Panchami.

Casmir Menezes celebrates 75th Birthday with family, friends and well-wishers
Casmir Menezes celebrates 75th Birthday with family, friends and well-wishers

This was the day that the children of Casmir Menezes had been waiting for, 13 August 2010. It was exactly 75 years ago that their beloved father was born on 13 August 1935. All five of them, daughter-Pricilla with her family from Bangalore, Wilfred, Dolphy and Ivan..

UMK (Kuwait) to stage comedy play ‘Kasale Graachar Saiba’ for charity
UMK (Kuwait) to stage comedy play ‘Kasale Graachar Saiba’ for charity

United Mangaloreans Kuwait [UMK] yet again brings up a new "Fun Filled Evening 2010" on Friday 1st October 2010 at 5:30 pm at American International School, Maidan Hawalli with a set of new and old local artists. The event is organized to help the ‘Christraj Navachetan Special School’

Atidonji Dina observed in Padubelle
Atidonji Dina observed in Padubelle

Under the auspices of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rurl Development Programme (SKDRDP), Kaup Zone and Jnana Vikasa Mahila Sangha, Kaup Zone jointly celebrated Atidonji Dhina recently at Zilla Panchayat Higher Primary school, Padubelle.

State level convention at 75th anniversary celebrations of Udupi CMC
State level convention at 75th anniversary celebrations of Udupi CMC

Minister for Municipal Administration Balachandra Jarakiholi said that under the Rs 600 Crore Nagarotthana Yojana, announced by the Chief Minister, every civic body on an average would get a grant of Rs 6-7 crores this year. He was speaking after inaugurating two day state level convention of heads

No more fish baskets on public transport
No more fish baskets on public transport

A move by Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC) to start exclusive buses for fisherwomen of Mangalore and Malpe has got the nod from its board. These buses will shortly operate from Mangalore old port and Malpe harbour and help fisherwomen come to the respective ports, collect the fish

50 Years of The Beatles
50 Years of The Beatles

They came, they saw, they conquered. Yes, we are talking about the Beatles, the biggest super groups ever produced in the history of music. A Liverpool based English group which began in the 1960s with a bunch of teenage prodigies; the Beatles or more popularly ‘Fab Four’

Mumbai oil spill: Testing times for bombil, prawns
Mumbai oil spill: Testing times for bombil, prawns

Two days after the oil spill from MSC Chitra was been unplugged, danger of fresh leakage still looms. What has sent alarm bells ringing is that 45 bottles of fumigants have been washed ashore Navakhar and Bodni beach. These bottles have ’POISON’ written on them along with a danger

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

UDF at M’lore airport from Sep 1
UDF at M’lore airport from Sep 1

Come September 1, international passengers from Bajpe airport will have to shell out an additional Rs 825 as user development fee (UDF). The UDF for domestic passengers will be Rs 150. The UDF was approved by the ministry of civil aviation on May 15 this year and will be in force for 10

ICYM to organise Talent Search Day on 8 September 2010
ICYM to organise Talent Search Day on 8 September 2010

The Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) will be organising Talent Search programme in the evening of 8 September 2010 in various categories of performing arts such as skit, dance, music, mimicry and singing. The competition will be among the groups for group prize.

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