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Wage not paid, worker threatens of jumping from mobile tower

Kundapur: An incident of a worker threatening of suicide by jumping from a mobile tower to his employer has happened in Vandse near Kundapur.

Man named Biju(28) has hailed from Kollam of Kerala and was working as a labourer in well ring work in Vandse. He was working since 14 years in and around Udupi. From last one year he was working independently.

But even before this he was working under Shashidhar. Shashidhar had to pay him 70000 rupees as his salary of one year.

Biju had several times asked for his money from his ex employer. Anguished by his employer’s behavior he climbed up a 400 ft tall mobile tower and threatened his boss.

Luckily the fire department of Kundapura, Kolluru police and Shashidhar came to the spot. Three staffs from fire department mounted up the tower and successfully brought him down. Biju who was feeling uneasiness was then admitted to a hospital.

  • Published in Udupi

Sadanada Navada to participate in Global Trade Conference in Italy

Udupi: Former director of JCI, MD of Galaxy Sports, Sadanada Navada will be participating in Global Trade Conference to be held in Italy.

The conference is conducted once in every four years. And will be held at Milan, Italy.

Sadanada Navada runs chains of Galaxy Sports Company in Kundapur, Udupi, Manipal, Bhatkal and Mangaluru. He will participate to enhance and study trading. He will also visit Germany, France,Rome, Switzerland and Austria.


  • Published in Udupi

Notorious interstate robbers arrested: electricals worth several lacks detained

Kundapura: The robbers who have shown their theft skills in and around Udupi district are trapped by the cops of various police stations under the guidance of Kundapur DYSP Manjunath Shetty.

The robbers were expert in decamping the electronics from electrical and mobile shops. Out of 7 interstate robbers, 4 are arrested by the police. Search is on for rest three thieves.

The arrested thieves are from Rajasthan. Giridharlal(21), ManikChand (38), Prakash (24) and Sunil Sen(18) are the accused. Main accused Nathuram, Bada Dinesh and Chota Dinesh are absconding.

Electronic appliances around 17.5 lacks, vehicles around 7.90 lacks, Pistols and bullets around 1 lack is detained from the thieves.

208 mobile phone worth 13.5 lacks, home appliances worth 2.5 lacks, electrical worth 1.5 lack, mini lorry, Bolero jeep and Pulsar bike is seized by the cops.

The serial theft that happened on 6th of July in Vigneshwara complex was captured on CC Tv. On police inspection of the footage they noted a mini lorry that had radium sticker on it. On benefit of doubt an officer had hailed for Rajasthan in search of the lorry.

And other teams were searching for the lorry in Udupi, Bhatkal and Hubbali areas. The arrested persons are infamous interstate robbers and Many states are after these thieves to put them behind the bars. They had borrowed the lorry from a person in Bengaluru for hire and they had written press on their bike.

The cops team:

Udupi SP Annamali, Additional SP Santhosh, DYSP Kundapur Manjunath Shetty, Inspector Diwakar, PSI Nasir Husain, Head constables Udaya Kundar, Ratnakar. Karkala staff Murti, Prakash, Nagendra, Kundapura DYSP office Shivanad, Dinesh, Shankarnarayan PSI Dejappa and many others were present.

  • Published in Udupi

Chief Secretary of State Government visits Kandla forest in Kundapur

Kundapur: Chief Secretary of State Government, Kaushik Mukharji with forest officers and other  senior officers of the various departments has visited the Kandla forest in Vaderhobli in the outskirts of Kundapur on Thursday.

He watched the Kandla forest naturally grown in the middle of river in a boat ride. He appreciated the forest department for their care and concern towards the forest.

He had been to Kollur temple prior to this and later he visited the Kandla forest.

Udupi DC Dr.Vishal, asst forest officer Prakash Netalkar, wild animal conservative officer Nirmala, asst commissioner of sub division Kunadpura  Charulata Somal, forest conservative officer G.Lohit and others were present.
  • Published in Udupi

Break for illegal buffalo transportation by Byndoor cops

Kundapura: The buffaloes that were illegally transported in a Lorry in an inhuman way have been trapped by the cops and 19 buffaloes are seized. The incident happened near Navunda petrol pump in Byndoor on Wednesday morning.
The accused Jalil and his team are absconding.


On Wednesday morning at 5 o clock a Lorry full of 19 buffaloes, legs been tied in an inhuman way with a rope was travelling from Jalil’s house to Kerala. The cops with definite information had rushed to the spot; raided the lorry and successfully saved the buffaloes.

Byndoor circle inspector Sudharshan and his team were quick in operation to rescue the buffaloes. The buffaloes cost around 8 lacks and are kept in police station.

The accused escaped the sequence in the dark as they saw police coming to raid. The cops are insearch of the accused members.

Case is registered in Byndoor police station.

  • Published in Udupi

Seven year old girl slips off the bridge, flooded away in river: dies

Kundapura: A seven year old school girl has flooded away in river as she got slipped away while walking on the bridge.

This heart wrecking incident had happened in Maranakatte in Kundapur on Friday morning. Maranakatte resident Shekhar Devadiga and Jalaj’s third daughter Vismaya(7) is the unfortunate kid who lost her life as she slipped into the river.
Incident: Vismaya Maranaktte third standard student in primary school was a bright student. On Friday like any other day she was walking on the bridge with her mother wearing her rain coat. While walking on the bridge constructed to Chakra River, she got slipped and fell into the river.

The mother helplessly saw this and a passer by Bhaskar jumped into the river to save the child. But the flow of the river did not help him to find and save the kid.

MLA visits the house of the deceased family: MLA Gopal Bhandary immediately visits the house of Vismaya and condole the parents of her. He also said that he will talk to concerned people for the compensation. And will construct a new  bridge as soon as possible he assured.

Search operation failed: The fire engine of Kundapur had rushed to the spot immediately to find the bodychild till Friday evening. But the current of the water is so high that her body is not discovered yet.
  • Published in Udupi

Protest held demanding justice for Ratna Kothari’s death

Kundapura: It’s been one year that Ratna Kothari died on this day. Till date her death mystery was not solved and rupees 3 lack compensation is not yet given to her family members. The police and the representatives are clearly failed to solve the case accused protestors on Thursday in a Jatha held at Byndoor.
CITU, DYFI, SFI karyakartas, school and college students, parents of Ratna Kothari and public participated in the protest.

The protestors started off from the place where Ratna was murdered in Savanthgudde and they travelled towards Shirur and then reached Byndoor market. Later they staged a protest in front of MLA office in Byndoor and shouted slogans against state government, local MLA’s and demanded justice for Ratna Kothari.

DYFI president Muneer Katipalla said that one year is passed and Ratna’s murder mystery is not solved. Because of this failure, Akshata Devadiga’s murder happened. Police should reveal the truth about these murders. And he also demanded to release the compensation assured to her family as soon as possible.

He warned that if the demand is not fulfilled within a week huge protest will be demonstrated thorough out the state.

The students of colleges said that girls are facing fear while travelling to schools and colleges. The concerned department should take proper responsibility to safe guard the girls.

SFI sec Gururaja Desai, Rajesh Vaderhobli, Raviraj, Suresh Kallagara, Venkatesha Koni, and others were present.

Kundapura Dysp Manjunath Shetty, Byndoor CI Sudarshan, SI Santhosh Kaykini were deployed for the security of the protestors.
  • Published in Udupi

Two persons drown in separate incidents

Kundapur: In two separate incidents two persons were found to have drowned here on Monday June 9.

In one incident at Anagalli body of a person was found floating in a pond. As per the voter ID card found in the pocket of deceased person his identity was established. The deceased person is Prakash Pai (33), a resident of Kanyana, Hattiangady.  

It is said that Prakash was working in Manipal. On Sunday morning he left home to duty after finshing his two days of leave.  He left his mobile phone at home and took only his voter id with him, sources said.

In another incident, a person accidentally fell into the river while crossing near Kandlur. The deceased has been identified as Shekar Devadiga (27) son of Narayana Devadiga.

On Sunday evening he lost balance when he was crossing Kubja river between Kandlur and Soukur and fell into the water. His body was found on Monday.

A case has been registered in Kundapur police station.

  • Published in Udupi
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