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No Hajj flights from Mangaluru Airport from 2018?

The Hajj operations from Mangaluru and a few other Indian airports are likely to be stopped, at least temporarily, as a fresh Hajj Policy drafted by a ministry of minority affairs committee has explicitly recommended reducing the embarkation points for the pilgrimage from 21 to nine.

The five-member panel appointed by the by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led union...

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Rivalry among Mangaluru Salafi groups quenches media’s thirst for ISIS story

Mangaluru, Oct 4: A controversial voice message by the leader of one of the coastal Karnataka-based Salafi groups has sent shockwaves in the region after local media gave massive coverage to the 11-minute clip in which the speaker apparently discouraged his followers from joining another Salafi splinter group and claimed that its members dress like ‘ISIS’ terrorists.

The audio...

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Now Saudi women may drive thousands of NRI drivers out of the kingdom

King Salman’s recent decree that grants driving licenses to women in Saudi Arabia may snuff out the livelihoods of tens of thousands of NRI ‘house drivers,’ including those from Karnataka and Kerala. The royal order will officially come into force from Shawwal 10, 1439, corresponding to June 24, 2018.

Even though the international media hailed the...

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Krishna’s continued association with Cong led to I-T raids on Siddhartha’s firm?

Bengaluru: Less than two months after the Income Tax department’s marathon raids on the premises of Congress leader D K Shivakumar, another tycoon from Karnataka has fallen prey to the central government’s powerful agency.

Non-NDA political parties often accuse Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of using I-T department and Central Bureau of Investigation for political vendetta. Interestingly, this time...

Felicia Sequeira

Meet Carol Menezes – Mangaluru’s engineer turned makeup artist

Make-up is an art in itself; an expression of creativity, its beauty in all its splendour. It's a love affair with colours, hues and shades. Despite the criticisms about how it makes a person’s look very deceiving, it possesses the power by giving you possibilities to transform your look temporarily, offers an experience to be a different version of...

Avanthika Rao

Gauri Lankesh: A fearless journalist, firebrand critic of Hindutva politics

The brutal killing of journalist-activist Guri Lankesh, who had extraordinary grit and determination to take on the system, has sent shockwaves across the country. As shock gave way to grief, it was clear the dastardly silencing of one of the most outspoken voices of Karnataka was something the Kannada world of letter would take a while to recover from....

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Rohingya catastrophe: Buddhists break all records of inhumanity

They stumble down muddy ravines and flooded creeks through miles of hills and jungle in Bangladesh, and thousands more come each day, in a line stretching to the monsoon-darkened horizon. Some are gaunt and spent, starving and carrying listless and dehydrated babies, with many miles to go before they reach any refugee camp.

They...

Sumedha V

Beary to be optional third language in schools soon?

After successfully bringing out the first ‘Beary-Kannada-English’ dictionary, the Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy has proposed the introduction of the dialect as an optional third language in schools across Karnataka. The Academy is now planning to bring out a Beary grammar book, after which it may exert pressure on the government to consider the new demand.

The state government has...

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Killing of ‘Hindus’: Shobha Karandlaje’s ‘murderous’ lies exposed

A list of “Hindu victims” prepared by firebrand BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje has triggered a controversy as she has deliberately avoided the names of several innocent Hindus murdered by saffron extremists and granted ‘martyrdom’ to a poor man, who is (fortunately) still alive.

In the wake of the murder of RSS activist Sharath Madivala in Bantwal taluk...

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Pejawar seer’s 10 powerful slaps in the face of communal hate-mongers

The ‘Sauhaarda Iftar Koota’ recently hosted by Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji, the chief pontiff of Paryaya Pejawar Mutt in Udupi’s historic Krishna Temple/Mutt has triggered a widespread controversy as several hate-mongers have accused him of hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

The seer has taken to social media to counter the continuous onslaught of the communal forces...

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