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Siddaramaiah is the first CM in India to fulfil all the poll promises: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, recently hit the campaign trail in different parts of Karnataka which will go to polls on May 12. Before boarding a Delhi-bound flight, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir spent an hour at Mangaluru International Airport speaking to Mohammad Asif. He gave zero mark to Prime...

Mohan and Harsha Raj Gatty

Black-magic continues to haunt Karnataka polls; Rs 32 lakh owl sacrifice averted

Pegged at Rs 32 lakh, an innocent owl was on the verge of being a sacrificial object on-behest of a political aspirant, if not for the timely intervention by the Kollegal Regional Forest officer (RFO). In the last two-months, around Chamarajanagara district, the forest officials have booked seven cases of poaching and arrested at-least four-people in this connection. In...

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Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

Battle for Mangaluru: Khader, Santosh, Ashraf field six common questions

At the Mangaluru City Constituency, three-time Congress MLA U T Khader will be contesting once again for the Karnataka Assembly polls (May 12, 2018). This time, the Bharatiya Janatha Party has mobilized all its resources to this so called communally sensitive constituency to ensure the victory of its candidate Santosh Kumar Rai Boliyar, who was a Zilla Panchayat member....

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Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

What are the plans of Lobo, Kamath, Prabhu for Mangaluru South? Read before you vote!

At the heart of the District Headquarter of Dakshina Kannada, the election fever heats-up as Congress’ leader and first time MLA J R Lobo will test his mettle from Mangaluru City-South Assembly constituency in the May 12 Karnataka polls. The former Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) officer, who on his debut in 2013 sent back-packing then four-times MLA of the constituency...

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Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

Mangaluru North: 7 common questions - different answers from Bava, Shetty, Muneer

A news-maker for all seasons, the legislator of Mangaluru City North, B A Mohiuddin Bava is contesting for the third time at the upcoming polls. Though Bava had lost to the then-BJP stalwart Krishna J Palemar in 2008 by a margin of 14,426 votes, the former became a giant killer in 2013 and defeated the latter by a margin of...

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Harsha Raj Gatty | coastaldigest.com

22 voters’ favourite MLAs of Karnataka: Will they win again?

Want to win polls, ask these tried, tested, trusted candidates of the political parties, who beyond the day to day political dynamics, have remained larger than life figures at their respective constituencies. More than these individuals needing a political backing, it is the parties who end up bee-lining at the doors of these evergreen leaders to add-up to their victory....

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Harsha Raj Gatty

Booze, chicken and religious excursion: How wannabe MLAs are wooing voters in Karnataka

From organising a fleet of 25 luxury buses to ply natives from neighbouring state, to an MLA-aspirant delivering juicy Tandoori Chicken to the voter’s home, in a candid conversation with this reporter, respondents across some of the districts visited in poll-bound-Karnataka – gave detailed account of how their would-be representatives are trying to woo them for their ballots....

Aysha Tanisha

Masjid One — a vision in the making

The gathering point of the Muslim Ummah or community is the mosque. For Muslims, it is a divine place wherein they connect to their Creator through prayers. It is synonymous to the house of God, as one can see the rich and poor, healthy and ill, educated and uneducated stand alongside one another, praying in synchronization.

In India, Muslims...

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A mini airport may come up in Kasaragod

The Kasaragod Zilla Panchayat of Kerala has proposed construction of a mini-airport or airstrip to accelerate the growth of tourism industry in the coastal district.

The plan is to float a company modelled on the Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kasaragod and facilitate operation of small aircraft.

This was among the highlights of the...

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‘I write to challenge stereotypes and norms…’: An interview with Mafazah Sharafuddin

Poets are an asset to the society. Many a poets have vindicated the age-old saying, ‘Pen is mightier than the sword’, by challenging norms and addressing grievances. Poems are synonymous to eye-openers. Reality-checks via poems could be the upcoming recipe to mend a society that prevails on undercurrents of hypocrisy and insensitivity.

Mafazah Sharafuddin,...

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