Will Kannur Airport snatch passengers from Mangaluru Airport?
Mangaluru: Even though Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) director V V Rao has rubbished the possibilities of losing passengers to Kerala’s fourth international airport, which is expected to be commissioned within a few months, his counterpart at Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) has spelt out a greater competition.
If everything goes as expected commercial operations at Kannur Airport would commence...8
Concretization without shifting utility lines: MCC warned of criminal case
Mangaluru, Sept 15: The activist of Aam Aadmi Party have threatened to launch a legal battle against Mangaluru City Corporation for failing to shift the utility lines before concretizing the roads in the city.
Backed by AAP, the members MCC Civic Group, an action committee of people on civic issues in the city, staged a protest...
Single screen theatres struggle for survival as multiplexes thrive in Mangaluru
Since the advent of multiplexes there has been a paradigm shift of cinemagoers, thereby decreasing the crowd at single screen talkies. “We do not see college students rushing into theatres the way they did before. We do not have luxurious facilities that multiplexes provide and hence cannot attract the youth these days. Having a single screen is another limitation,” says...
Mangalureans can soon WhatsApp their complaints to City Corporation
Mangaluru, Aug 31: Citizens in Mangaluru can soon send their complaints to Mangaluru City Corporation through WhatsApp. Mayor Kavita Sanil has promised to introduce a dedicated WhatsApp number to receive complaints from the public.
The decision was taken following a particular suggestion from one of the callers, during a monthly phone-in programme. “I will look into it, as it...8
No runway expansion at Mangaluru Airport for now
Mangaluru, Aug 21: Even though Karnataka government has set aside Rs 3,399.36 lakh for acquisition of 396.67 acres of land for the expansion of Mangaluru International Airport, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has reportedly postponed its plan of runway expansion.
In a fresh development, AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra has written to Karnataka Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia saying...5
Finally, Mangaluru Airport provides a prayer-room for air passengers
Mangaluru, Jul 28: Authorities of Mangaluru International Airport have finally addressed the long pending demand of allocating a room to offer prayers for air passengers, especially Muslims at the new integrated terminal building.
Coastaldigest.com, a couple of years ago, had published a report highlighting the need for such a facility at the Airport as many Muslim...1
Many Ayurvedic therapy centres lose licence for doing ‘other things’
Mangaluru, Jul 26: Nearly one and a half dozen Ayurvedic therapy centres in Mangaluru have lost their licences in last few days for allegedly using the premises for “other purposes”.
Mayor Kavita Sanil confirmed that the civic body has cancelled the licence of 17 Ayurvedic therapy centres after those centres were found to be used as massage parlours....
Is Mangaluru's air quality improving?
Air pollution has emerged as one of the deadliest environmental health risks ever. Millions of people die every year because of the constant exposure to polluted air. Out of the 6-7 million premature deaths each year due to air pollution, more than 50% of those occur in China and India alone. Air quality has a strong influence on India's capability...
A caste gone wasted: Inside Mangaluru's living hell
Mangaluru: The road from Vamanjoor to Pacchanady in Mangaluru taluk is infamous for its pathetic stink released from the garbage landfill of the Mangaluru city corporation. This road not only holds a landfill but very next to it is a slum colony housing about 16 families who belong to the most backward sections of the society.