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Shanthi Prakashana’s Kannada stall a huge hit at Sharjah International Book Fair

Sharjah (UAE), Nov 5: When the 37th iteration of the Sharjah International Book Fair was opened on October 31, 2018, hundreds of Karnataka expatriates made a beeline for the book stall of Shanthi Prakashana.

It is for the third consecutive year, the Mangaluru-based leading Islamic publishing house setting up a stall in the 11-day...


Saudi Arabia | ISF hosts colorful Kannada Rajyotsava in Al-Khobar

Al-Khobar, Nov 5: The Karnataka state unit of the Indian Social Forum, recently celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava in Gulf Darbar Restaurant Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia to commemorate formation day of Karnataka state.

The colorful ceremony was inaugurated by displaying the Karnataka state flag and playing state anthem. A series of events like Kannada skit, felicitation ceremony,...


Mangaluru youth stranded in Saud returns home; family thanks Indian Social Forum

Al-Jubail/Mangaluru, Nov 5: An expatriate worker hailing from Moodbidri on the outskirts of Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada district, who was stranded in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after allegedly being duped by a travel agency, finally returned home thanks to the timely help from the Indian Social Forum (ISF), Eastern Province team.

A young man...


‘NRI couple who died in US' Yosemite Park fell taking a selfie’

New York, Oct 31: The Indian couple who died after falling 800 feet in an area with steep terrain in California's Yosemite National Park last week were apparently taking a selfie before the tragedy occurred, a media report said.

Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and Meenakshi Moorthy, 30 fell to their deaths from Taft Point in...

ERCA T20 season 2018-19: Some extravagant display of cricket

After the successful launch of cricket in ERCA, cricketing season is flourishing with some extravagant display of cricket by all the teams participating. Every team is fighting for the ultimate goal and eying towards becoming the 1st Ever T20 Champions of Eastern Region Cricket Association. The sense of competition amongst the teams, combined with...


Dammam: KMYA’s Chammana-2018 on Nov 1

Dammam: Katipalla Muslim Youth Association (KMYA), Eastern Province, as part of its 30th year anniversary celebrations has organized a family get-together ‘Chammana 2018’ at Dammam 91 area Al Zaana Istirah on November 1.

Various competitions will be held for the men, women as well as for the kids. Attractive prizes will be awarded to...


Whitestone Warriors emerge Saudi Premier League-2018 champions

Al Jubail: Saudi Premier League-2018 (Season 2) concluded with the high voltage final match between Whitestone Warriors and KMT Strikers. It was a very entertaining encounter between two rival teams and the jam packed audience witnessed a top class cricket final at the flood lit Al Falah stadium on Friday, 5th October 2018.



Kudla tiger dance rocks during Oman Billawas’ Dandia celebration in Muscat

Muscat, Oct 23: During this Dasara, the glory of Mangaluru Pilivesha reached the shores of Oman in the Gulf with a riveting performance by nine tiger dancers to the mesmerizing tiger dance beats. The team of nine included three tiny tigers, namely Pavan Nitin Kumar, Ayush Shridhar Amin and Sannavi Nitin Kumar. This was part...

Dr Thumbay Moideen is Patron, S M Basheer is President of the UAE chapter of BCCI

Dubai, Oct 22: The United Arab Emirates Chapter of the Mangaluru-based Beary’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), has found a patron in Dr Thumbay Moideen, Founder and President of Thumbay Group.

The UAE chapter of BCCI was recently inaugurated at the J.W. Marriot Hotel in Dubai in the presence of dozens of NRI...

SDPI, ISF help repatriate body of Karnataka man from Saudi after elected reps fail to assist

Jeddah/Kalaburgi, Oct 22: Nearly three weeks after he died of cardiac arrest in Kingdom Saudi Arabia, the body of Shaikapur Gudappa Hanumantaraya, an expatriate worker from Kumbada village of Jevargi Taluk in Kalaburagi district of Karnataka, was repatriated to his hometown, where the aggrieved family members conducted his final rites.

The family members have...