Veteran journalist N R Ubhaya passes away

August 31, 2014

Mangalore, Aug 31: Veteran journalist Narayan Raghuveer Ubhaya, better known as N R Ubhaya, who had retired as Principal Correspondent of Mangalore Bureau in The New Indian Express, passed away at a private hospital on Friday night. He was 75.

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Ubhaya, son of Raghuveer Ubhaya who retired as Railway Magistrate, had served in The New Indian Express for nearly two decades.

Prior to joining Indian Express, he had served as a Reporter in many Kannada dailies including Navabharat, Kannada Vani, Samyukta Karnataka and Kannada Prabha. He had also worked as a correspondent in UNI for some time.

He had also launched an evening Kannada daily Janraj' during Emergency. A former senate member of Mangalore University and DK Telecom Advisory Committee, he retired from Indian Express in 2002.

Ubhaya also had donated three cents of land to help devotees build a Ayappa temple close to his house. Ubhaya is survived by his wife Nandini Ubhaya and Son Bharat.

Former union minister B?Janardhan Poojary, Health Minister U?T?Khader, MLA?J?R?Lobo and Mayor Mahabala Marla among others have condoled the death of Ubhaya.

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February 10,2024

Bengaluru, Feb 9: A minor Dalit girl was allegedly murdered by a youth belonging to an upper caste as an act of vengeance in the Anugondanahalli police station limits in Bengaluru Rural district on Friday.

The ninth standard girl was missing for three days and her body was found by shepherd boys on the outskirts of the village on Thursday. According to the police, the parents of the girl have stated that one Nithin, an upper caste boy from the village, had teased her 20 days ago.

The girl had informed her parents about the incident. Though they came forward to lodge a police complaint, the elders of the village intervened and had them compromise.

Three days after the compromise, the girl went missing. The parents have alleged that not able to reconcile to the fact that the girl raised her voice over the eve teasing, Nithin had killed her.

Nithin had attempted to slit his throat after the murder came to light. The Anugondanahalli police have taken up the case for investigation.

Bengaluru Rural SP Mallikarjun Baladandin stated on Friday that the accused youth is not in a position to speak. He has been hospitalised and is under police surveillance. “Once he recovers we will be able to verify the allegations against him and ascertain the exact cause of the murder.”

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February 16,2024

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Mangaluru, Feb 16: The Mangaluru International Airport has received the coveted level-3 airport customer experience accreditation from the Airports Council International (ACI), a release from the MIA here said on Friday.

Issued by the ACI on February 2, the accreditation is valid for one year. The airport had received the level-2 accreditation in December 2022.

The accreditation aims to further strengthen the continued endeavour of this public asset to enhance customer experience. Airports that participate in this process undergo a comprehensive assessment and training that includes stakeholder-employee engagement and staff development.

It is the only accreditation programme in the airport industry worldwide that provides a 360 degree view of customer experience management.

The level-3 accreditation recognises MIA for advanced practices on the specific domain of service design and innovation, airport culture, governance, operation improvement, measurement, customer understanding and strategy.

The MIA is the first airport in India under the 5 million passenger category to reach this coveted milestone, the release said.

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general and CEO at ACI – ACI World in a LinkedIn post congratulated Mangaluru International Airport on achieving the accreditation, which will be conferred at the annual ACI customer experience global summit that will be held at Atlanta, USA from September 24 to 26 this year.

The airport has now set its sights on the level-4 of this accreditation, which necessitates airport-community collaboration, the release said. 

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February 22,2024

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Mangaluru, Feb 22: The Railway Board has recently announced an extension of the Thiruvananthapuram-Kasaragod Vande Bharat Express via Alappuzha to Mangaluru. 

The commencement date for the new services has not been disclosed yet, but it is mentioned that the train will start operating on the new route at an appropriate time. 

The extension of the service is a welcome move for passengers traveling between these destinations. 

According to a release issued by the Railway Board on Wednesday, “Vande Bharat Train No. 20632/20631 will now operate between Thiruvananthapuram and Mangalore Central.”

The new railway timetable outlines the schedule for the extended route. The Vande Bharat Express will depart from Mangalore Central at 6:15 am and reach Thiruvananthapuram at 3:05 pm. In the return journey, it will depart from Thiruvananthapuram at 4:05 pm and arrive at Mangalore Central at 12:40 am. The train will operate six days a week, excluding Wednesdays.

The timings have been adjusted in such a way that the service will start 45 minutes earlier from Mangalore without changing the present timing.

The train will leave from Mangalore at 6.15 AM, Kasaragod – 06:57 AM, Kannur- 07:55 AM, Kozhikode – 08:57 AM, Tirur – 09:22 AM, Shornur- 09:58 AM, Thrissur -10:38 AM, Ernakulam- 11:45 AM, Alappuzha- 12:38 PM, Kollam- 13:40 PM, Thiruvananthapuram- 15:05 PM.

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