Karnataka

Mangalore, Jan 9: In a major theft, unidentified miscreants broke the front window of a four wheeler that was parked on National Highway 17 on at Kulur on the outskirts of the city Wednesday afternoon and decamped with a case containing Rs 8 lakh. The car and money belonged to Keshav Shetty (36), a resident of Soorinje village near Suratkal. Having smashed the front window of the red Maruti Swift

Mangalore, Jan 9: Literature must engage in questions as to whether the altruistic nature in man can triumph rather than simply portraying violence, said U R Ananthamurthy, Jnanapeetha Awardee and senior writer. In an audio visual message played out at the inaugural ceremony of the national seminar of 'Art vis-à-vis Violence' held at University College, Mangalore, on Wednesday, which he could not

Mangalore, Jan 9: The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) has appealed to the state government to withdraw its circular on reservation of candidates in wards for municipal elections and issue a fresh reservation list based on caste based census. Addressing media persons at a press meet in Mangalore on Wednesday, Akram Hasan, Member of SDPI State Committee, said that the state government has

Mangalore, Jan 9: Nine personalities will be conferred Sandesha Awards 2013 for their contribution in various fields, said Director of Sandesha Foundation Fr Victor Vijay Lobo. Addressing mediapersons at a press meet here on Wednesday, he said that the awards would be presented at a ceremony in the premises of Sandesha in Bajjodi on January 27. Inspector-General of Police (Western Range) Pratap

Mangalore, Jan 9: An auto-rickshaw driver in Suratkal on the outskirts of the city was paraded semi-naked on the road for allegedly molesting a minor girl. The 45-year-old driver identified as Imam was gheraoed by dozens of auto-rickshaw drivers and was forced to remove his shirt, before parading to police station. The auto-drivers of Suratkal and nearby areas led by Umesh, president of Suratkal

Mangalore, Jan 9: Members of Students Federation of India (SFI) held a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in the city on Wednesday demanding CBI investigation in the Soujanya rape and murder case. Dakshina Kannada district president of SFI Nithin Kuthar said that the police department has still not been able to provide safety to students in the district. “It is still unsafe

New Delhi, Jan 9: In a move that will make passport documentation less cumbersome, Aadhaar number will now be accepted as proof of address and identity. "The Ministry of External Affairs has decided and accordingly advised all Passport Issuing Authorities to accept Aadhaar letter as Proof of Address and Photo identity in conjunction with any other prescribed documents for proof of address/identity

Mangalore, Jan 9: Three days after KMC Hospital fire mishap, a similar fire erupted at Fr Muller Hospital in the city on Tuesday. However, timely action by the staff, who used fire extinguishers to douse the fire averted a major mishap. The fire had originated due to a short circuit in the fuse box at the post operative ward of the hospital. There were no casualties or injuries as the eight

Ullal, Jan 9: A youth has lodged complaint against his own friend, alleging him of having hatched plot to kill him. Mohommad Ilyas, son of M A hameed of Badriyanagar of Pavoor village is the victim who in his complaint said that his friend on Monday tried to take revenge on him by making him to death. Thufail from Thaudugoli Cross, Imran, Savad are the accused. It is said that Ilyas and Thufail

New Delhi, Jan 9: In a fresh development, Editors Guild of India has asked the Karnataka government to review the case against a reporter of a Kannada news channel and withdraw "unreasonable" charges against him. Naveen Soorinje, a Mangalore based reporter with Kasturi Newsz24, was arrested in November 2012 after Karnataka Police invoked sections in Criminal Procedure Code dealing with "rioting