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Udupi judge’s daughter Meghana is 1st lady fighter pilot from South India

Udupi, Jun 17: India’s coffee cradle Chikkamagaluru has given South India’s first ever woman fighter pilot. Meghana Shanbhag was the only woman among the 113 flight cadets who graduated as flying officers of the Indian Air Force at the combined...


How these Karkala siblings fought poverty, disability to clear PU Board exams

Fighting the odds of disability and poverty, Prajwal and Pratheeksha, the siblings from Borgalgudde in Nitte village of Karkala in Udupi district on April 30 cleared the Pre-University exam. While the 22-year-old Prajwal and 19-year-old Pratheeksha secured 51% and 49%...


Meet Udupi pickup truck driver’s son who won India’s first medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Gururaja Poojary aka P Gururaja, one of the prominent weightlifters of India, has made his country proud again by opening the gates for India’s wins in the 2018 Commonwealth Games being held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.



10 Indian beaches including one in Udupi to be converted into global quality

Udupi, Jan 29: The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change plans to convert India’s 10 popular sea beaches into international quality Blue Flag destination in 2018 to ensure cleanliness and safety of these beaches. Among the 10 beaches,...


Karnataka’s first Sea Walkway opens to public at Malpe

Udupi: The Karnataka’s first Sea Walkway was inaugurated near the picturesque Malpe Beach by Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports, Pramod Madhwaraj, here on Republic Day.

The Malpe Development Committee had released Rs 53.5 lakh...

Ecotourism gets a boost in Udupi; Green initiatives launched on St Mary’s Island

Udupi, Dec 1: Minister for Fisheries, Youth Empowerment and Sports Pramod Madhwaraj said that eco-tourism would be promoted in Udupi district to realise the tourism potential besides safeguarding the interest of the environment.

Madhwaraj, who is...

Adventure sports to get a big push in Manipal

Udupi, Oct 21: The huge demand for adventure sports among youth in the district has prompted the state government to make Manna Palla Lake in Manipal a hub of aerosports and aquasports.

The lake comprises 60 acres of water...

Will Udupi get its own Airport?

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...

Awareness programmes help children open up about sexual abuse in Dakshina Kannada

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,...

Mangaluru teen Munaz sings ‘Zaalima’ cover with singers across countries

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...