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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...

Infosys turns its 360-acre barren campus land in Bantwal into green forest

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...

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Mangaluru’s 3 decades old Beggars’ Rehabilitation Centre has plenty of life transformation stories to tell

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...

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This septuagenarian 'Green-Revolutionary' leads way with sustainable model farming

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...

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UAE moots high-speed underwater rail between Fujairah and Mumbai

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....

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Moved by the plight of students, this school-dropout petty-shopkeeper constructs a hanging bridge

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...

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Mangaluru gets a glimpse of old Mysuru in 'Bombe Habba'

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...

Beware of dangerous stingrays at beaches of Udupi, Mangaluru

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...