Coastal Plus

As border closure hits medicine supply, three activists in Mangaluru turn Good Samaritans for Kerala patients

Mangaluru: The Karnataka-Kerala border closure at Talapady amidst nationwide Covid-19 lockdown has not only prevented the movement of vehicles and people from Kasaragod to Mangaluru but also stopped the supply of life-saving drugs from Karnataka’s medical hub to its bordering...

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Birders ‘Walk the Chirp’ in Manipal

A motley group of as many as 150 birders ‘walked the chirp’ in search of their feathered friends in and around the countryside of Manipal. The occasion was the 10th Edition of Manipal Bird Day organised by Manipal Birders Group...

Anti-NRC protest in Mangaluru brings ‘media bias’ to the fore

Even as the Muslims of undivided Dakshina Kannada district broke out of the “spiral of silence” and made history by leading an unprecedented protest against CAA, NPR and NRC as well as the categorial mistreatment of non-saffronites at the hands...

Meet this little Indian ‘Greta’ who urged leaders at COP25 to act now to save planet

New Delhi, Dec 12: Eight-year-old Licypriya Kangujam, known as Indian 'Greta' for her passion towards the fight against climate change has urged global leaders to take immediate action to save the planet and the future of young children like her....

Mangaluru's Milagres College takes up terrace gardening to promote greenery

Mangaluru, Nov 3: The students and faculty members of Milagres College here have taken up the initiative to construct a terrace garden to produce vegetables and promote greenery in the area.

The college garden has planted nearly 500 trees...

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Over 50 yrs’ experience as teacher, 84-yr-old Clemencia D’Couto says, kids make her feel young

Mangaluru, Sept 5: What started as a passion now is an integral part of Clemencia D’couto’s life. Ms. D’couto has been instrumental in framing the early foundational years of more than 3000 children in the Mangalore region. She has been...

State-run school in DK grows, sells jasmine to pay for teachers

Bantwal, Jul 4: With the collective efforts of students and staff, a government lower primary school in Ojala village of Bantwal city grew jasmine to raise funds for its two guest teachers.

"As we are unable to pay a...

Dakshina Kannada farmer develops ingenious bike to help farmers

Mangaluru, Jun 17: In wake of the fact that there is a shortage of traditional Areca nut tree climbers, farmers here are finding it difficult to sustain the Areca nut plantation. However, a 48-year-old farmer, Ganapathi, took it as a...

Udupi’s Amasebailu becomes Karnataka’s first Solar village

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...

Mangaluru Prof develops QR Code for trees to save them from the axe

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...