Coastal Plus

New Delhi: The Union Minister for Civil Aviation Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju has assured to address the demands of expatriates of coastal Karnataka living across Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia. At a meeting held here on Friday, the Union Minister positively responded to several issues pertaining to the expatriate community from coastal Karnataka raised by U T Khader, the Minister

In the accidental explosion three men, who were making bombs in an underground makeshift workshop in Malda district of West Bengal state, were injured in October. Almost all newspapers and TV channels of the state capital Kolkata gave a wide coverage to the blast soon after police identified the injured bomb-makers as Uzir Sheikh, Abdulla Sheikh and Jasim Sheikh- three Muslims, in a press

Report of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants' killing of a captured Jordanian air force pilot by burning him alive, has sparked wide condemnations from Muslim scholars, community leaders and ordinary citizens across India. The pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh was captured by the ISIS when he was on a bombing mission as part of the US-led air campaign against the extremist group and his

He campaigned like a local leader, handpicked his own chief ministerial candidate for Delhi and made it a personal referendum on his leadership. Yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not halt the AAP juggernaut in these assembly polls and in the process lost his first election since his winning streak began with the Gujarat assembly polls in 2002. Modi delivered Gujarat for his party for three

Mangaluru: There is good news for sportsmen and players in Mangaluru, as the city is likely to get a brand new playground. The Mangaluru City Corporation has come forward to construct a state of the art sports field at Kodikal in city limits to encourage young talent in sports. The MCC has reportedly identified a plot of five acres in Kallakanda in Kodikal to build a sports stadium for which a sum

Karkala: Here's the story of a young German national who has voluntarily come to India and helps in taking care of challenged children in a special school at Karkala in Udupi district, as part of her academic internship programme. Through a voluntary organisation FSL India which provides placements to volunteers in the country, Milena Dehn came to India in September, 2014 to assist teachers at

Mangaluru/Udupi: It was a year of controversies and communal clashes for the twin districts of coastal Karnataka. The year 2014 saw Dakshina Kannada and Udupi make bold headlines, for all the wrong reasons. Communal clashes Certain pockets of Mangaluru taluk and surrounding areas witnessed communal clashes throughout the year. While the miscreants of two communities clashed in Ullal in the

I was surprised and shocked by a headline of the newspaper I read in one fine morning thatHindu Rashtra' got established overnight. The RSS supremo Shri Mohan Bhagwat was quoted to have informed the nation about this eventuality. I rushed outside into the street and then moved around the area to try to understand what would have actually happened to the nation. But, I was astonished to note that

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 of people. Nearly 18 such events are held under the banner of

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. No activism, no talks, no preaching; only