AAI to set up new facilities at Mangalore airport by Nov

AAI to set up new facilities at Mangalore airport by NovMangalore: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will provide all air traffic services at Mangalore International Airport from a new building from November this year, airport Director J T Radhakrishna said today.

The new air traffic services complex includes a new air traffic control (ATC) tower built at an estimated cost of Rs. 20 crore, he said in a release here.

Mangalore port surpasses cargo handling target

Mangalore port surpasses cargo handling targetThe New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) recorded higher cargo traffic through its platform sduring the financial year than targets set by the authorities.

Aviation cover rates may see a hike

Air-IndiaAccording to the people working closely with various insurance companies, after the Air India (AI) Express flight crashed while landing at the Mangalore airport on Saturday, killing 158 people, it is believed that the aviation cover rates may see a hike.

In fact, T. A. Ramalingam, head of underwriting at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd said that the Mangalore incident may see a huge impact on the cover rates.

Doctors were found guilty for misbehaving with media men in Mangalore

Doctors were found guilty for misbehaving with media men in MangaloreA conflict occurred in Mangalore on the issue of an isolated new born between media and a doctor as well as staff of a nursing home on KS Rao Road on Thursday late night.

Dakshina Kannada police launches website with IVRS in Mangalore

The Dakshina Kannada District Police has launched official website, DKPolice. org and an Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS), in Mangalore, on Wednesday.

The assistant director of the information department, Mr. Rohini K, launched the website. DK Superintendent of Police, Dr. A Subramanyeshwar Rao has informed that the website contains a host of features including a Blog, crime related information and the services provided by the District Police. Moreover, the crime information of the district police which was earlier available on the site blog, will not be functional from now onwards.

Krishna flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims from Mangalore

Krishna flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims from MangaloreMangalore, Oct 25 : External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna Sunday flagged off the first batch of Haj pilgrims from Karnataka to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia at the Bajpe airport in this port city.

This is the first time Haj pilgrims from coastal districts of the state have flown to Jeddah directly from Mangalore after the Bajpe airport was added to the list of 18 destinations across the country from where direct flights are operated to Saudi Arabia by national carrier Air India and Saudi Arabia Airlines.

American Hindu monk opens India''s first surfing ashram near Mangalore

Mangalore (Karnataka), Oct. 19 : The world’s first surfing swami has set his sights on popularizing the pursuit across the Indian subcontinent, a land he claims has waves as attractive as those in the surfing mecca of Hawaii.

Swami Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha, 64, an American Hindu monk who has been living in India for four decades, has opened the country’s first surfing ashram — religious community — near Mangalore, reports The Times.

Set near the beach amid rice paddies and coconut groves, the commune has already attracted a handful of global surfing superstars, hundreds of Western amateurs, and scores of curious villagers.

New Mangalore Port workers begin strike

New Mangalore Port workers begin strike  New Mangalore Port’s labor force that handles very important cargo - like POL Products, fertilizers, coal, limestone and high value containers - went on strike on Friday, in order to draw the attention of authorities towards their demands.

The workers asked for implementation of the National Tribunal Award, and the filling up of vacancies in various departments, to effectively handle cargo operations inside the port.

Thej Kumar clinches the AIOC title

Thej KumarThe International Master Thej Kumar has won the title of the Karnataka Bank 3rd Fide Rated All India Open Chess Tournament after holding the Grandmaster Praveen Thipsay at a draw in the final round at Mangalore on Monday.

The second seeded Thej Kumar settled with a draw against the third seeded Thipsay after 21 moves on the top board of Caro Kan defense and clinched the title with a total of 9.5 points.

Thipsay settled with fourth position while IM B T Muralikrishnan of Southern Railways finished at the second spot in the tournament with a total of 9 points after defeating Navalgund Niranjan.

Man Quarantined In Mangalore With Swine Flu Symptoms

swine-fluMangalore has reported its first swine flu case on Tuesday.

After complaining of fever, cough and tiredness, Vishwanath, a resident of Karkala in Udupi District, was shifted to a hospital in Karkala on Sunday.

Thirty-five-year old Vishwanath, who recently came back from Egypt, consulted a physician at a private hospital in Karkala on June 8 following suspected symptoms of the deadly flu. 

However, the doctor seeing that his symptoms varied from that of other patients forwarded a sample of man’s blood to the virology department in Bangalore.  

After Consuming Breakfast, 63 Pupils Admitted To Hospital

After Consuming Breakfast, 63 Pupils Admitted To Hospital As many as 63 students of a residential school near Mangalore were hospitalized as they developed food poisoning symptoms after consuming breakfast.

The children, who were rushed to hospital when they complained of stomach ache and began vomiting, are, however, out of danger.

These students were studying in a Muslim Residential School at Natekal near Derlakatte.

Facilities In Hospitals Should Be Improved, Says Minister

Facilities In Hospitals Should Be Improved, Says MinisterState medical education minister Ramachandra Gowda along with local MLA N Yogish Bhat, visited different sections of Lady Goschen Hospital in Mangalore on Sunday (May 17) in order to gather information regarding the requirements and infrastructure problems of the hospital from the hospital superintendent Dr. Shakuntala.

Mr. Gowda was informed that Lady Goschen Hospital, which has 260 beds, was facing dearth of staff nurses.

Jews worship the sun

Jews worship the sunMangalore, Apr. 9 : The eighth of March, 2009 is a special day for the Jews for worshipping the Sun: the day comes once in 29 years.

L&T books five large orders worth Rs.5177 crore in less than a week!

Larsen and TouboWith the most recent two project orders valued Rs. 1,344 crore from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals (MRPL), Larsen and Toubro this week has booked five large orders worth Rs. 5177 crore.

By and large, these contracts are from government units - including Rail Vikas Nigam; Power Grid Corporation; Nuclear Power Corporation; and now MRPL. Over and above these large orders, the engineering and construction major L&T also has quite a few smaller orders in its kitty, pertaining to the company's other unannounced businesses.

Charlie Chaplin’s statue causes controversy in Mangalore

Charlie Chaplin’s statue causes controversy in MangaloreMangalore, Mar. 16 : A statue of Hollywood''s most famous comedian Charlie Chaplin has sparked controversy in Karnataka.

Some radical activists protested against the construction of the statue, which was being set up for a dance sequence of a film called ''House Full'', saying that they would not let a statue of a Christian actor to be built near the temple.

The Chaplin statue was being set-up up near a temple at the Ottinene beach near Udupi, but some locals along with Jagrana Vedike activists halted the construction.

Sene men to defy court ban

After the externment of five Sri Ram Sene activists including convenor Prasad Attavar by Dakshina Kannada district magistrate V Ponnuraj last week, Pramod Mutalik, Sri Ram Sene chief, has said he will defy the externment order and enter Mangalore with 10,000 Sene workers.

Mutalik said at a press conference on Sunday: “I will defy the externment and ban order with impunity and sheer brute force.” He claimed he would enter Mangalore with a force of 10,000 Sene workers to oppose the “hate politics being unleashed by the government or the party in power.” 

Two Day Nursing Conference Begins In Mangalore

Two Day Nursing Conference Begins In Mangalore A two day national nursing conference began at the Conference Hall of the Father Muller Medical College Hospital in Mangalore on Friday.

The convention is being organized under the theme ‘Nurse Educator: Care-Taker to Career Maker’.

Far away from a crazy Mangalore

Getting away from Mangalore after the series of turmoil-ridden events that the city faced was imperative. Every trotter worth his salt wants to get away from the city and shed the dubious “reputation” that Mangaloreans acquired during the attacks on the Pub, the MLA’s daughter and the suicide of a high school girl followed by the criminal case against the Union minister Renuka Choudhury for allegedly calling Mangaloreans “Talibans”. Being fed up with the same coastal terrain, I packed my family into my small car and headed towards more pleasant climes. A perfect getaway from Mangalore’s dust and din created by these fringe groups.

Ram Sena suspected active again in Mangalore

Ram Sena suspected active again in Mangalore  Two couples, who were present at a juice centre in Balmatta, were questioned by a group of members last evening, and later the group was taken to police station.

Two boys and two girls were talking to each other when a group of men entered suddenly and began talking to them, said a person who was present at the spot.

He also said that they look like Sri Ram Sena members, speaking about religion.

Another eyewitness said, one boy ran away when the group entered and another one was questioned by beating up with holding his collar of his shirt.

Mangalore police arrests two men for assaulting MLA's daughter

New Delhi, Feb 7: The Mangalore police on Saturday arrested two people for attacking Shruti, daughter of Kerala''s CPM MLA and her friend.

The MLA''s daughter along with her friend was kidnapped and beaten up allegedly by Bajrang Dal activists.

Verifying the arrests, Inspector General of Mangalore A M Prasad said," We have identified a few people involved in the incident and two boys have been picked up...."

The police have also identified four other culprits who are likely to be arrested soon.

"We are trying to find out whether the attackers belonged to Bajrang Dal or Sri Ram Sene," said a police officer

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