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Harassment by NRI hubbies abroad: Every week over 20 helpless wives seek govt’s help

On average, in a week over 20 Indian women who live with their NRIs husbands abroad call home seeking help to return after being deserted by her husband or because of reasons like ill-treatment and physical torture.

According to reports in the 1,064 days between January 1, 2015 and November 30, 2017, the ministry of external affairs (MEA) of...

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A tribute to Mirza Ghalib, the legendary poet

Poet and philosopher Mirza Ghalib, who contributed greatly towards Urdu and Persian literature, was paid tributes by the Google with its doodle on his 220th birth anniversary on December 27, 2017. The Google Doodle fittingly shows Ghalib with his pen and paper, knitting his imagination, with a backdrop of buildings of Mughal architecture.

In its blog post, Google said,...


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Encroachment of Wakf land in Mangaluru: BJP leader’s multi-crore complex raises eyebrows

Amidst uproar over encroachments of the Wakf properties across India, a huge building has illegally come up on a Wakf land worth several crores of rupees in the heart of the city of Mangaluru in coastal Karnataka. Shockingly, the local administration too has helped a politician’s family to construct the illegal building on the land belonging to the historic Kutchi...


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Baby abandoned by mom at Udupi hospital in 1970 is now Swiss Parliamentarian!

Udupi: Around 47 years ago, a newborn baby was abandoned by his mother at Basel Mission Hospital in South Indian temple town of Udupi. Today, he is the first Indian born parliamentarian in Switzerland!

Unfortunately, neither Nik Gugger nor his foster parents know who is his biological mother and why did she abandon.

As the Basel Mission Hospital...


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‘Secular parties should work out a strategy to prevent vote split’: An interview with A R Puthige

Abdul Rauf Puthige is a quite familiar name in Mangaluru. Son of a doctor-turned-cleric from Puthige locality in the temple town of Moodbidri, the 51-year-old ever-enthusiastic gentleman is a well-established realtor, social worker and philanthropist who gives priority to charity rather than publicity. His sudden entry to politics as the Karnataka state general secretary of Janata Dal (Secular)...


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Mango tree planted by Tipu Sultan 250 yrs ago falls; to be turned into artistic site

Bengaluru, Nov 18: “If a Muslim plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animal eats from it, it is regarded as a sadaqah (charitable gift) for him,” said Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) nearly one-and-a-half-thousand-years ago. Inspired by this message, Karnataka’s 18th century legendary ruler Tipu Sultan pioneered the systematic tree planting in and...

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Remembering Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the visionary

On November 11 every year, India celebrates the National Education Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, a prominent freedom fighter and first education minister of independent India, who played a crucial role in synthesizing Muslims and Hindus of the country by exposing the divide-and-rule policy of the British.

In the independent...

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Meet Dr Priyanka PV who teaches management subjects artfully

"Relentlessly chase your dreams. Think out of the box. Work in a way that success follows you through your actions. Work hard. Work silent."

Wording and trotting along these lines is Prof. Dr Priyanka P.V, who went on to become an icon in the area of teaching. Being a passionate educationist, professor, mentor and a guide, she set a...


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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...