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Felicitation ceremony of distinction holders in Karkala Bhuvanendra College

Karkala: Talented students must not be left behind due to poverty. For the reason Manipal University sponsors talented scholar students who are financially weak. And also they are given sages quota in Manipal University to continue their studies in various fields said, Manipal general education president Dr. H.S Ballal.

He was speaking at the felicitation ceremony of distinction holders for the year 2014-15 in Buvanendra College Karkala.

He also praised the vision of Dr.T M A Pai and said that it is because of his vision to establish hospitals and colleges in undivided district the death rate of people due to diseases and malnutrition is less when compared to other states.

He also gave guidance to students not leave their parents during old age and asked them to look after the parents as they do for their kids.

128 students were given mementos in the ceremony. Committee president H.S.Achar presided over the function. Principal of degree college Dr.P.Venkataramana Gowda and Principal of PU college Ramesh S C and others were present.

  • Published in Karkala

Manipal land scam: 1123 crore fine

Manipal: Manipal Institution is accused of using government approved land for business purpose. DC Vishal has issued orders of fine around 1123 crore. The scam has brought to light in RTI plea.

Objection was raised under RTI for building hostel in Manipal belonged to KMC. RTI activist Yogesh Shet had put allegations on the institution for misusing the land approved for educational purpose. He accused that 17 storied building is used for NRI hostel.

The building is constructed illegally and lies on green belt. The RTI application has reached Tax department. And the department has verified the documents.

According to the documents in 1968 the government then had given land to KMC for educational purpose. Only 68 acers of land out of 200 acers have been used for educational institutions rest of them is used for business purpose.

 In 2011, BJP government had given permission for the building that is constructed in Manipal. But in 2014 congress government has issued twice the notice. Institution has not replied. The government has cancelled the license.

Tax department has brought the matter before DC Vishal before taking action. DC has issued an order of 1123 crore fine to the institution.
  • Published in Udupi

Shops gutted in fire in Manipal

Udupi: A freeze servicing shop caught fire in the afternoon of Monday June 22 and soon the fire spread to the other nearby shops causing a loss of Rs. 15 lakh in total.

Due to the fire the cylinders inside the freezer and the one which are used to repair the freezer exploded creating a huge sound and fire. The locals rushed out of their houses after the huge sound. The reason behind the fire is not yet known.

Luckily there was no one inside the shop when the fire broke out.

Manipal police visited the spot and inspected the shops.
  • Published in Udupi

One dead due to H1N1

Udupi: An old man died due to H1N1 infection in here.

The elderly person was a resident of Davangere and was 70 years of age. He was suffering from H1N1 and was admitted to  hospital in Manipal six days ago. Unfortunately the treatment couldn’t save him.

  • Published in Udupi

Poor couple abandon their mentally challenged child in the hospital

Udupi:  Poverty has forced a couple to abandon their mentally challenged child in the hospital. The note left behind by the couple stated “We are poor. We cannot look after the child. Please treat the child.” It is learnt that the child was left at the children ward in KMC hospital in Manipal. The child was found alone with a bottle of milk in the PD 2 ward.

The people who were present in the hospital had mixed reactions when they came to know about the incident. While some expressed their anger towards the couple some opined that the miserable condition of the couple might have forced them to abandon their child. Manipal police have registered the case.

  • Published in Udupi

Manipal gangrape hearing has been adjourned till Dec 3

As the State government had filed a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court against the order of the High Court, to examine the remaining witnesses in the Manipal gangrape case, the hearing of the case at the District and Sessions Court here was adjourned till December 3.

T.S. Jituri, Public Prosecutor, told  on Tuesday that the Karnataka High Court had given an order to examine 16 witnesses in the case.

There are a total of 108 witnesses in the case.

Though the District and Sessions Court had earlier ruled that the examination of the remaining witnesses was not necessary, the accused had approached the State High Court.

Now the State government has filed a Special Leave Petition against the High Court order in the Supreme Court.

Therefore, the District and Sessions Court has decided to wait for the orders of the Supreme Court and has adjourned the hearing till December 3, Mr. Jituri said.

BackgroundA medical student of Manipal University, hailing from Kerala, was abducted and gangraped near Manipal on June 20, 2013. After a massive manhunt, the police nabbed three suspects Yogesh Poojary, Hariprasad Poojary and Anand on June 27, 2013.

They were charged under Sections 366, 376D, 506 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

The police had also arrested Balachandra, the brother of Yogesh, and Harindra, the brother of Hariprasad, on the charge of trying to destroy evidence. They were released on bail in December 2013.


  • Published in Udupi

23 year old MIT student hangs himself to death.

Manipal: Nov 4: A post-graduate student of Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) committed suicide by hanging himself in his rented house here on Monday.  The police said Abhijeet R (23) from Bagalkot district, who was doing his first-year M.Tech in Structural Engineering at MIT, ended his life at Purshotham Nagar behind MGM College grounds.

P Rajendra Prasad, Superintendent of Police, said Abhijeet had left behind a note addressed to his parents, who are both doctors, that said he was ending his life because he was facing a lot of tension regarding his studies. He said his younger brother would take care of the parents.

“We have checked his college records. He was a brilliant student with good attendance. He used to speak little. We have also spoken to his roommate Sripad. As per our information so far, there appears to be no campus pressure on him,” Mr. Prasad said.

The body of the student had been shifted to the mortuary of the Kasturba Hospital in Manipal. “The post mortem would be taken up on Tuesday morning. We expect his parents to arrive here by that time,” Mr. Prasad said.

Madhu T.S., Sub Inspector of Udupi Town Police Station, said that Abhijeet had not attended the college on Monday. It was only after his roommate came home in the evening that the suicide came to light, he said. A case had been registered at the Udupi Town Police Station and investigations were on, the police said.

  • Published in Udupi

Manipal: 15-year-old boy succumbs to brain fever

Kundapur, Nov 4: A 15-year-old boy suffering from brain fever since August succumbed to the disease at Kasturba Medical Hospital in Manipal on Sunday. The victim is Abhijit, son of Annaiah Poojary from Marawanthe.

The boy was suffering from Encephalitis (brain fever) from the second week of August. He was receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Kasturba Hospital in Manipal.

Abhijit was a student of Class 9 at Sandeepan English Medium School at Nagori. In his honour, a holiday for declared for the school.

His body was brought back to Marawanthe on Monday afternoon. Local gram panchayat president, members, teachers and villagers paid their respects to the boy before his final rites were preformed.

Abhijit passed away, leaving behind a sorrowing family. He is survived by his father, mother, sister and brother.


  • Published in Udupi
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