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The ban on the traditional buffalo race Kambala held annually in coastal Karnataka districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada has sparked a fresh debate whether such events amount to cruelty to animals or just simple sport.

Kambala events, which involved racing of buffaloes in paddy fields filled with slush and mud, draw a large number...

Mangaluru: Much before Prime Minister Narendra Modi'sSwacch Bharat' campaign gained popularity among citizens and organisations across the country, few groups of citizens have been quietly (and efficiently) doing their bit to beautify the cities and neighbourhood they reside by tackling the problem of garbage piles and messy corners in the public domain.

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M V Kamath is no more. But, the moments he shared with us are unforgettable. Coastaldigest.com reposts a rare exclusive interview with the former chief of Prasar Bharati after his sad demise. Three years ago, after celebrating his 90th birth anniversary, the veteran journalist had recalled several experiences of his stunning career including trial of Nathuram Godse and...

Bangalore, Sep 13: When the Air India Express launched its direct flight operation between Mangalore and Dammam, the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia more than a year ago, Coastaldigest.com had promised its Non Resident Indian readers in the Arab kingdom to press for establishment of aviation link between Mangalore and other two prominent international airports of Saudi...

Mangalore: This is the sixth year that direct flight services will be operating for Hajj pilgrims from Mangalore International Airport to Madinah in Saudi Arabia. However, despite several promises, the foundation stone for a Hajj Bhavan for pilgrims near the international airport remains a dream yet again.

Although the construction of a Hajj Bhavan was promised for pilgrims...

We prayed days and nights, offered charity, attended lectures and sermons, and carried out all good deeds throughout the month. Ramadan was truly a phase of life where worldly life and divinity got united in a heavenly bond. The blessed month fully immersed in prayers, rigorous fasting, avoiding the sins.

But, have we really fulfilled the requirements...

The RSS family is tactfully pursuing on the path of making India a racist hegemony like Israel. But the question arises, will it succeed?

The BJP-led government's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is craving for sab ka sath sab ka vikas (cooperation of all, development of all). The RSS chief is endorsing Muslims as natural inhabitants of India. Indresh Kumar,...

Even though the Karnataka state government has made it mandatory for all ration cards holders in the State to link their Elector's Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number with ration card number, a majority of people are still unaware of the scheme, which was launched during the second week of May.

Officials in the Food and Civil Supplies Department...

Wherever there is religion and spirituality, one will essentially find fasting as a revered belief and practice in one form or the other. I hail from Moodabidri, also known asJain Kashi'. Many of my friends happen to be Jains. I often find many beliefs and rituals in their religion entirely alien to mine. When it comes to fasting however, I...

The second year after the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his handful of companions migrated from Makkah to Madinah, fasting in the month of Ramadan was made obligatory to them. “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may be righteous (Quran- 2:183),” the Prophet...