Waste collector builds house with recycled plastic in Dakshina Kannada

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November 11, 2020

A waste collector in collaboration with Plastics For Change India Foundation got himself a home built completely with recycled plastic waste at Pacchandy on the outskirts of the city in Dakshina Kannada.

The Plastics For Change India Foundation, which has been working to develop and improve the quality of life of informal waste collectors across the coastal belt of Karnataka, has constructed a house for a waste collector using recycled plastic at an estimated cost of Rs 4.50 lakh at Pacchanady.

Speaking to reporters, Foundation Chief Impact officer Shifrah Jacobs said that 1,500 kg of recycled plastic were used for the construction of the house of Kamala, one of the beneficiaries. This is an innovative and environmentally sustainable project that converts hard-to-recycle plastic waste into building material that can be used to construct low-cost shelter.”

She said that the house was constructed with the help of a construction partner from Hyderabad. The construction cost can be reduced if more houses are constructed at a time.

“In the second phase, we are planning to come up with 20 such houses and more than 20 tonnes of plastic will be utilised. This can be used for multiple applications, including construction of toilets,” Shifrah said.

She said that the Foundation has been working with communities located in Pachanady and Kurikatta in Mangaluru.

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January 10,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 10: Dakshina Kannada Youth Congress president Mithun Rai who was one among the candidates for the post of State president of Youth Congress has withdrawn his nomination on Saturday. 

In a post on Facebook, Mithun Rai said that as per the advice and suggestion of state Congress president D K Shivakumar, he has decided to withdraw his nomination. 

"Dear Youth Congress Volunteers, as you all know, The Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee elections are to be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th of January 2020.

As I am closely associated with the KPCC President Shri D K Shivakumar, as per his advice and suggestion, I have now decided to withdraw my nomination from the elections for the post of State President.  Requesting you all to kindly follow the process and vote for the contestants, " his Facebook post read.

It may be recalled that, Mithun Rai from Dakshina Kannada was one of the frontrunners for the post.

With Rai withdrawing his nomination, Mohammed Nalapad from Bengaluru, Raksha Ramaiah, H S Manjunath, Sandeep Naik, Mohammed Khalid and a lone woman contender, Bhavya are in the fray. 

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January 14,2021

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Mysuru, Jan 14: Former Karnataka chief minister and Opposition Leader in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah on Thursday challenged Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to file a criminal case in connection with allegations that the he gave ministerial berths to those who blackmailed him with secret information on CDs.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, he said, "If the CD allegation is false, then let the Chief Minister file a criminal case."

Senior BJP member Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, who has been critical of Yediyurapa’s style of functioning, had alleged that a few were made Cabinet Ministers yesterday as they blackmailed the CM with a CD full of secret information.

"BJP leaders have themselves alleged that the Yediyurappa was blackmailed over Cabinet ministers' post, which means there is something and the truth must come out," Siddaramaiah said.

“Yediyurappa has made three legislators, including his political secretary, ministers. All three were blackmailing the Chief Minister through his relative using some secret CDs. The political secretary who was made a minister today, apart from CD blackmail, had paid an undisclosed amount of money to CM’s son B Y Vijayendra," Yatnal had said.

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January 21,2021

Mangaluru, Jan 21: A passenger from Duabi was arrested at 800 grams of gold was seized from his possession by the customs sleuths at Mangaluru International Airport today.

The gold seized from the passenger was of 24k purity gold valued at Rs 44.2 lakh.

The passenger had concealed the gold in his rectum in paste form, said Joannes George, joint commissioner of Customs.

George said that Customs sleuths intercepted one Ubaid Baliyath Azeez, a resident of Madikeri. He arrived at Mangaluru airport from Dubai by Air India flight IX 1814. 

On thorough search, the sleuths found that the passenger had concealed gold in paste form in his rectum. About 800 gram of 24k purity gold was recovered from his possession.

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