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Udupi, Jun 11: With all the houses in Amasebailu village in Kundapura taluk of Udupi district, connected with the Solar power, has the distinction of the first ever Solar Gram Panchayat in Karnataka. Speaking after inaugurating the Solar Village Project, a joint initiative of the Amasebailu Charitable Trust, Dharmasthala Rual Development Project, Karnataka Bank Limited, and Amasebailu Grama on

Mangaluru: The ‘Fern Doctor’ of Mangaluru, Professor Smitha Hegde has now launched a crusade against felling of trees by developing a Quick Response (QR) Code to save the city, some greenery. The Nitte University Centre for Science Education and Research (NUCSER) Professor Dr Smitha Hegde has involved her students to develop the code for all the trees on the campus. As many as ten students have

Software giant Infosys has transformed a barren land into forest in its 360-acre sprawling campus at Kamblapadavu near Pajeeru village in Bantwal taluk about 20km from Karnataka’s coastal city of Mangaluru. "As part of our commitment to environment conservation for creating a better world for present and future, we have decided to make our campus to be intrinsically green," said a company

A host of home-grown vegetables welcome the visitors at Beggars’ Rehabilitation Centre (BRC) at Pachanady in Vamanjoor on the outskirts of the coastal city of Mangaluru. Once barren land with laterite rocks, today the 2-acre land boasts of its lush-green vegetation across its one-acre landscape. Brinjal, Coriander, Drumstick, Green chilli, Pumpkin, Spinach, Mint leaves, Jackfruit, Mango; are among

At 73-years of age, Mahalinga Naik breaks into a smile, when residents of Amai village at Bantwal taluk point towards him as the local 'Green-Revolutionary'. For a man who never received formal education, Naik has been solely credited for creating a sustainable eco-friendly farmland, which once was barren land and could not even bear a sapling. At a hillock farmland in Adyanadka, approximately 52

Newsroom: Running high on technologies, the United Arab Emirates is now planning to set a benchmark by building an underwater train between Fujairah and India’s commercial capital Mumbai. The total rail network will be less than 2,000 km long. The project which aims at providing high-speed rail travel between the two countries is proposed by the UAE-based company National Advisor Bureau. To

Moved by the plight of children in his village not being able to attend school due to lack of connectivity, especially during rains, this 7th standard pass, petty shop owner poured in his hard-earned savings to construct a hanging bridge across Kapila river and ensured Polipu village in Belthangady has connectivity at all times. At 32-years, Balakrishna Shishila, a resident of Shishila of

Mangaluru, Oct 19: For over a decade, this bunch of Mysuru natives residing in Mangaluru has captured the attention of the coastal region with their unique tradition of Golu or 'Bombe Habba' during Dasara. Once a distinct feature of the traditional Mysuru households during Dasara, is now captivating the attention of Mangalureans. Over 130 enthusiastic Mysurean families in the region have managed

Udupi/Mangaluru, Sept 13: Beachgoers in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada must exercise restraint and watch where they step when wading in sea water at least for next couple of weeks as the dangerous stingrays are back. The chances are that visitors might get stung by these cartilaginous fishes that swim close to the shore. In the last few days, nearly a dozen people have suffered injuries after being

Amidst the growing the Muslim population, the rise of middle class in Muslim-majority countries and improved access to travel information and the increasing availability of Muslim-friendly travel services, Halal tourism is now gaining tremendous traction across the world. A considerable number of Muslim travellers are focusing more on the “halalness” of the trip. The Muslim travel market was worth