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In what could open up air transport opportunities in Udupi district, a private company has proposed an investment to the tune of Rs 500 crore for the construction of an airport in Byndoor taluk. If the state government and Airport Authority of India (AAI) come forward with a positive response and sufficient land, the establishment of an airport can be facilitated in the next few years. Meanwhile

A few days ago, a 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, delivered a baby through C-section at one of the government hospitals in north Indian city of Chandigarh. The news was shocking. But, it wasn’t the first such case in this great country. Child sex abuse is rampant in all parts of India. Even a district like Dakshina Kannada, which is an education

It was her love for singing that encouraged Munaz Mariam, a 19-year-old from Mangaluru, to participate in an online initiative aimed towards creating bonds among youth from different backgrounds through music. SAMAA - a band based in Chicago, USA - invited people to send cover versions of two popular Bollywood songs, in an effort to bring them together. When the initiative #singwithSAMAA was

A majority of people in Karnataka weren't even aware of the existence of apower centre' called B L Santhosh until the former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa recently broke his long silence and unhesitatingly held the former responsible for the dissidence currently plaguing the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party. However, among the BJP circles this RSS stalwart has been regarded as akingmaker'

When the Prime Minister Narendra Modi happened to break his otherwise long silence on various issues in our country and chose to raise his voice against oppressed Muslim women, I was compelled to ponder over his concerns. A quick comparative study made me feel that being a Muslim woman, I am the most pampered of all. I am a pampered daughter, an endeared sister, an adored wife and an honored

Haj is the culminating tenet of Islam. The word Haj means, literally, repairing to a place for the sake of visit (al-qasd liziyarah), and in the terminology of the Islamic Shariah, it implies repairing to Bait­Allah (the House of Allah) to observe the necessary devotions (iqamat­an li-nusuk) in the sacred places in the Holy Makkah. Haj is such a worship by which one exhibits one's servitude and

Dalit activist and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament in the Lok Sabha, Udit Raj, in his recent article in the Indian Express titled"Where is The Indian Lincoln" highlights some pertinent questions and brings forth the issue of the caste related atrocities. But he goes on to hide things which are more crucial to the process of caste annihilation. Women members of Dalit

The twin coastal districts of Karnataka will soon be equipped with better infrastructure to respond to cyclones and other natural disasters. Akin to cyclone shelters set up in Odisha, the Karnataka government has proposed to set up four cyclone shelters in the coastal region to deal with emergencies such as cyclones and other natural disasters. As per this proposal, a cyclone shelter will come up

Past is used by communal politics for their present political agenda. In India on one hand we have the use of medieval history where the Muslim Kings are presented asaggressors due to whom Hindu society had to suffer', on the other now we are witnessing the distortion of ancient history being marshaled to undermine Buddhism vis a vis Brahmanism. The figure chosen to make this point by communal

Just before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections Muzaffarnagar erupted in violence in which nearly 80 Muslims died, and thousands fled their villages. Now with the 2017 Assembly elections due in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP seems to have activated its machinery yet again. BJP MP Hukum Singh from Kairana claimed that hundreds of Hindu families are being forced to leave Kairana, a Muslim majority area in UP. The