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Mangaluru: Protest without permission - 29 BJP activists detained

The BJP was about to hold a protest near the DC's office against Youth Congress for hoisting their party flag on the pole bearing the national emblem and meant for hoisting the National Flag. Terming it as an insult to the nation, a case was also filed against the Youth Congress.
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It’s on our shoulders to take Kayyara’s ideals to next generation: Chidambar Baikampadi  

Mangaluru: The message given by his write ups and ideals of Kayyara Kinhanna Rai must be taken to our youngsters.  The responsibility lies on our shoulders said senior journalist Chidambar Bykampadi.

He was addressing at the condolence ceremony arranged in remembrance of Nadoja Dr. Kayyara Kinjanna Rai by working journalists association and Mangaluru press club.

He said that his writings had excellent language style, emotions without restricting to a particular mode he had the ability to write every kind of poem. He always gave messages through his writings.

Udayavani Chief Manohar Prasad spoke and said that Kayyara had a distinct way of writing, the way he used language, the flow of writing was different. Person like him is very rare to be seen in India.

Harikrishna Punaroor, Kayyara’s son Durgaprasad Rai, Kallige Taranath Shetty, Jagannat Shetty Bala, P.B.Harish Rai, Ramakrishana R and others were present.
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Sentinel center proposed for malaria control: U T Khader

Mangaluru: The State government has proposed to have a sentinel surveillance centre for malaria, dengue and vector-borne diseases at the Government Wenlock Hospital here. The new centre is to further strengthen the mechanism for detection, treatment and mitigation of vector-borne diseases.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Minister for Health and Family Welfare U.T. Khader said the sentinel surveillance centre would be set up by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) of the Union Health Ministry. The new centre would help in taking effective measures in malaria treatment and vector control.

Joint Director of NVBDCP Pradeep Srivasatava said the Government Wenlock Hospital has been treating a good number of patients diagnosed with malaria, dengue and chikungunya. At the sentinel centre, reports of patients will be analysed thoroughly to identify probable places where preventive action could be taken. Reports of these centres help in taking preventive steps, much before the outbreak of vector-borne diseases, he said.

Dr. Srivasatava said such sentinel centres have been set up places in the north east. It had been set up in Kalaburagi and few other places in north Karnataka.

“We will be considering the request of the State government to have the centre at Wenlock,” he said.
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Mahurat of Tulu film”Pavitra” commenced at Naguri Garodi

Mangaluru: The second venture from Shri Indira Movies “Pavitra” tulu movie mahurat commenced at Naguri (Koti-Chennayya) garodi on Monday.

Prakash Pandeshwar producer, Jayakirana Movies switched the camera on and shot the first scene of the film. District working journalists association president Jagannath Shetty Bala, Praveen Konchadi of Shri Muttu films, writer Madhu Surathkal, theater artists of Tulu Aravinda Bolar, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Navin D Padil, Raghu Pandeshwar, tennis Krishna, Mohan Rai  were present.

The movie is directed by renowned director of Tamil and Telugu industries Naga Venkatesh. Script and producer Ananth Ram Rao Ermal, Dialogues/ Asst . dir Ranjit Suvarna Kulur, Executive producer Chidambaram, Cameraman J.J.Krishna, Lurics Ranjit Suvarna Kulur.

Shravant and Chirashri are in lead roles. Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Aravinda Bolar , Navin Padil and others are supporting crews.

Film has 5 songs composed by Rishal Shahi. The shoot will take place in and around Mangaluru and Malpe for 25 days.
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St Christopher Associations annual general body meeting held at Rosario Church

Mangaluru: St Christopher Association, an association of Christian drivers and automobile owners convened their 2014-15 Annual General Body meeting at Rosario Church auditorium on Sunday.

Earlier, Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass along with parish priest Fr J B Crasta at Rosario Cathedral, here on Sunday morning.

Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu blessed automobiles, two-wheelers and auto rickshaws, goods tempos that were parked at the premises.

Mayor Jacintha Vijaya Alfred, MLC Ivan D'Souza, The Association honorary president Alphonse, Susheel Noronha, president Raymond D'Cunha, secretary Herald D’Souza were also present on the occasion.

Herald D'Souza read out the 2014-2015 annual report. Annual audit report was read by Vincent.

Addressing the gathering, Fr J B Crasta said that every member of St Christopher Association should become like St Christopher. Their main motto must be helping one and other.

On this occasion 18 kids of St Christopher Association members were felicitated for their excellence in the studies.

Mayor Jacintha was felicitated on this juncture and said that she is proud to be present on this occasion and praised the St Christopher Association for their endless help and support.

Speaking about the Beedi workers, MLC Ivan D'Souza said, "There are 8 lacs Beedi workers in Karnataka state. 4 lacs in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts. Beedi workers are especially women. To tie the 1000 Beedis atleast one to two days are required. They are in the stage of getting closed. They will lose their job. I questioned this in the session and many politicians supported me in this issue and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah finally appointed a committee to inspect their livelihood and to submit the report in the next month and he also promised that he will come up with an alternative employment."

"In Mangaluru city there is no 24 hours petrol bunk running. Lot of travellors face hard time at night. We have spoken with the HP limited and they have assured that very soon one of their outlet will be kept open 24 hours." he added

He also informed the St Christopher Association to suggest a suitable for them to construct a hostel and also promised that he would help them financially.

In his presidential address, Monsignor Denis Moras Prabhu said that lot of problems of Mangaluru is getting solved and all are giving preference for the education. "You should have the committment and dedication in your work to achieve the goal." he said

Raymond D'Cunha welcomed the guests. Leena D'Souza compered the ceremony.
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Mangaluru among 6 cities for ‘Smart Cities’ scheme: proposed by state

Mangaluru: The city has made it to the list of six cities recommended by the State government to the Union government to consider under its ‘Smart Cities’ scheme.

The other cities recommended were Davangere, Tumakuru, Shivamogga, Belagavi and Hubballi-Dharwad, according to official sources.

The Union government on Friday received the list of a total 100 cities from all over the country for the scheme, sources told The Hindu .

Now the Union government will select 20 from among them for granting funds in this financial year. The final screening of cities to select the first 20 would be done in September and October.

The first 20 cities selected would be immediately released Rs. 2 crore each for preparing detailed project reports, sources said.

Each city selected would get Rs. 500 crore for five years from the Union government.

The respective State governments would have to contribute a matching grant of Rs. 500 crore for five years.

Thus each city would get Rs. 1,000 crore in five years for various development activities listed out in the scheme.

In the evaluation of cities as per the guidelines given by the Union government a few days ago the MCC had scored 96.88 per cent marks by topping the list in the State.

Out of 80 marks the MCC had scored 77.50 marks. The balance 20 marks were not applicable to the MCC as they were meant for cities where Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission had been approved.

The scheme among other objectives was aimed at providing round-the-clock water supply in the city selected.

The funds provided under the scheme could be utilised for power supply facilities, solid waste management and cleanliness, transport facilities, to provide low cost housing facilities to the poor, developing park and play grounds, steps to reduce traffic congestion and the like.
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Mangaluru Bar association gives three days time to arrest T D Nagaraj

Mangaluru: A day later Kadri police inspector T D Nagaraj was suspended following intense pressure from lawyers for allegedly assaulting their colleague inside the police station, Mangaluru bar association president Chengappa on Saturday  addressed a press meet at the court and demanded Nagaraj's arrest within three days.

Advocate Uttam Rai was allegedly assaulted by inspector Nagaraj inside Kadri police station with his client. Following the incident, lawyers staged a strong protest outside the police station until Nagaraj was suspended and also demanded his arrest.

"When Uttam Rai had gone to the police station with his client Sandeep Shetty (along with Ratnakar of Bhuvi Enterprises), inspector T D Nagaraj insulted him with abusive words and snatched a gold chain worth Rs 5,000 which he was wearing, cash and mobile phone and hit him on his chest, temple and stomach and also kicked him. He also threatened to open a rowdy sheet against Rai and get him debarred from the bar council," Chengappa said.

"Inspector Nagaraj also pushed Rai inside the lockup and not only assaulted him, but also insulted the entire lawyer community. The Mangaluru bar association members who came to the police station to discuss the issue were also ill-treated. They then held a protest outside the Kadri police station," he added.

"The higher police officials, realizing the seriousness of the issue and bowing to the demand of the lawyers, suspended T D Nagaraj immediately. Also, a non-bailable case was registered against him in Urwa police station under IPC sections 323, 341, 504, 506, 384, 386, 394, 511 and 34. We have also been assured that the accused police inspector and other police personnel involved in the case would be arrested," he said.

The FIR filed in Urwa police station also reported that inspector Nagaraj had demanded Rs 10,000 from Uttam Rai's client, but he told that his client was poor and  was unable to pay the sum.

Chengappa also added that the lawyer Uttam Rai has been admitted to a private hospital in the city.

He further said that T D Nagaraj has got himself admitted to a hospital and filed a counter case against Uttam Rai under IPC section 353 for obstructing official duty. "The police had assured that no counter case would be registered but they have gone back on their word. This is a false case and the bar association strongly condemns it," he added.

"This incident should not have happened. We have our own way of working. We are permitted to assist our clients to police stations. It is not a crime. Ordinary people feel scared to go to police station and that is why they ask lawyer's assistance," he said.

"There were many meettings with the DCP and the ACP to settle the matter but we did not compromise. We protested mainly to create awareness in society. All are equal before the law. We will not allow inspector Nagaraj to be let scot free. We have given the police three days' time to arrest him, and if they do not do so, the entire State Bar Council will hold a massive protest," he warned.

"We thank DCP Shantaraju and ACP Thilakchandra for their pateince and good work. We hold awareness camps on law for people, and in future will do it for the police department also so that such incidents do not occur again. CCTVs should be installed in every police station to stop corruption in the department," he added.

Mangaluru bar association vice-president Yashodhara Karkera, general secretary Raghavendra H V, treasurer Yatheesh and others were present.
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Cop assaults a lawyer in station: lawyers protest out demanding justice

Mangaluru: Tension prevailed at the premises of Kadri police station on Friday after lawyers held a flash protest alleging that a cop had assaulted their colleague.

Reports said that, advocate Uttam Rai had gone to the Kadri police station along with his client to discuss a case. Inspector T D Nagaraj reportedly said he would speak to the client alone, to which the lawyer  raised objection.

The lawyers put allegations that inspector Nagaraj abused Mr. Rai and assaulted him so that he could leave the station.

On the other hand, the cop alleged that it was Rai who hit the inspector first.

on the very information of this incident, lawyers gathered at the police station and demanded action against the inspector.

Inspector Nagaraj said that the police had received a letter in which some allegations were made against Bhuvi Enterprises. To investigate, inspector Nagaraj called Ratnakar of Bhuvi Enterprises to the police station on Friday. Nagaraj added that he did not know that Uttam Rai who accompanied Ratnakar was a lawyer. "When I questioned them, I came to know Uttam Rai was the lawyer. I told him to stand out while I talk to Ratnakar, but he refused. As it was lunch time I asked Ratnakar to come back at 5 pm, to which his lawyer objected and insisted that the investigation should be done right away," he said.

It's been reported  that when the inspector was walking out of his chamber, Uttam Rai blocked his way by raising his arm and waving, and inadvertently hit the inspector. The cop went on fumes and arrested the lawyer, it is said.

As soon as the lawyers protested outside the police station demanding Nagaraj's suspension, president of Mangaluru bar association Chengappa arrived and held talks with ACP Thilakchandra and other police officials.

Dinakar Shetty, a member of Mangaluru bar association said, "This is a bad news for lawyers. The lawyer had come to the police station along with his client to do his duty. Inspector Nagaraj's action is shameful. Police should have patience. Uttam Rai was put inside a cell in the police station and three policemen beat him up. He is badly injured.

"Our lawyer went to the police station in order to provide justice. Uttam Rai is a nice person. He is a civil lawyer. The police have beaten him up as if he were a criminal," he added. 

The lawyers took Uttam Rai to hospital later. The  lawyers along with Chengappa demanded that police commissioner S Muruganmust look into the matter.

The lawyers may file a case in Urwa police station, sources said.
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