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Exclusive mini Vodafone shop opened in Surathkal

Surathkal: Vodafone has opened its exclusive Vodafone mini Store at Surathkal on Friday June 5.

Gunakar Shetty, Surathkal corporate, M.J Shetty, President of Kanara Small industries association, Goutham Shetty Zonal retail manager, mangaluru, Sharath B., VMS supervisor Mangaluru, Suradev, zonal marketing lead Mangaluru and the proprietor of Om Sai Enterprises Vishwanath Nayak was present on this occasion.  



  • Published in Surathkal

Shop set on fire by miscreants in Mudipu

Ullala: Miscreants set afire the stationary, mobile sales and paper sales shop ‘News Point’ in the wee hours of Tuesday April 28 in Mudipu.

The shop was belonged to Venkatesh and Jagadish of Mudipu. A loss of Rs. 7 lakh has been incurred due to the incident.

The workers of nearby hotel noticed the fire inside the News Point shop at around 5am on Tuesday. The items inside the shop turned into ash before the locals could douse the fire.

As the kerosene was seen on the floor it is suspected that some miscreants might have set the shop on fire. In 2008, November 29 the same shop was engulfed by fire after a short circuit.

A case has been filed in Konaje police station. It is said that as the shop was very famous in the region some jealous people might have resorted to such heinous act.
  • Published in Ullal

Miscreants tried to set a shop on fire in Ullala

Ullala: An incident of setting up a Mobile and stationery shop on fire had happened at Ullala Babbukatte Hosagadde on Saturday. Venu stores that belonged to Bhaskar was tried to set on fire by putting kerosene oil.

He owned a shop since one year at Vijayalakshmi complex in Babbukatte. Friday late night the goons have put kerosene near the shutter and tried to burn the shop. Luckily the fire did not break into the shop as there was a refrigerator. Saturday morning when Bhaskar came to shop he came to know about the incident.
Theft two weeks back

 About 15 days back, thieves had broken into Vinu stores and decamped 60000 cash. Case was registered in Ullal station.

Professional vendetta

The business that was started with two person’s partnership had been ended and Bhaskar is alone looking after the business. After this separation one or the other incident is happening in the store. He is suspecting that this could be the reason for this incident.

Case is registered in the station. Police and Forensic team has visited the spot.




  • Published in Ullal

Bus enters into shop in Honnakatte

Surathkal: A private bus entered into a shop in Honnakatte near here on Thursday Afternoon April 9 after driver lost control over the vehicle.

The Vishal bus was plying from Surathkal to Mangaluru. When the bus reached Honnaktte the traffic police signelled the driver to stop the bus to give way for the vehicle of a MLA. The driver turned the bus to avoid collision with the police vehicle and while doing so he lost control over the bus and the bus directly entered into a nearby shop. Two pedestrians who were walking along the footpath miraculously escaped from the accident.

As per reports District in charge minister B. Ramanath Rai was on his way to Kulai Honnakatte. One passenger of the bus had sustained injuries. A case has been filed in rural police station.
  • Published in Surathkal

Burglars loot items worth Rs. 8 lakh from a shop

Udupi: Burglars broke open the door of a wholesale shop at Kinnimulky and decamped with items worth Rs. 8 lakh. The incident happened on Sunday night March 22.

Sithara Enterprises is the shop which is been looted.

As many as 700 pieces of electrical iron, three monitors, a gas stove, a laptop and a mobile phone were stolen.

Udupi circle inspector Srikanth Rao and other officials arrived at the spot along with fingerprint experts and conducted investigation.
  • Published in Udupi

Tailoring shop gutted in fire: Foul play suspected

Kundapur: A tailoring shop was gutted in fire in Mandarthi near Durgaparameshwari temple here on the late night on Friday January 23.

 The clothes and machines were completely charred in the incident. The shop situated a little away from the temple, belonged to Chandra Achar and was run by a woman named Suguna on rent for about seven to eight months.

It is said that there was a dispute between the management committee of the temple and Achar. The management had demolished a structure built by Achar two months ago saying that it was built on government land.  The women in the house of Achar were injured in the incident and a complaint was lodged in the police station.

Now the fire incident has raised suspicion among the locals. As soon as the shop owner noticed the fire he along with the locals tried to douse the fire but all their efforts went in vain.

Brahmavar police arrived at the spot and conducted inspection. Forensic experts came on Saturday afternoon and investigated the spot. Locals suspect some unidentified hands must have worked behind the incident.
  • Published in Udupi

Shop torched by miscreants in Gangolli: Locals go on strike

Kundapur: After a brief calm, tension once again prevailed in Gangolli as some miscreants torched a shop on the late night of Tuesday January 20 at around 2am.

The shop named Venkateshwara stores belonged to Venkatesh Shenoy was set on fire. The miscreants had poured petrol and kerosene into the shop before setting it ablaze.

It is said that Venkatesh who came out after hearing some noise in front of his shop sustained burn injuries on his body. Three vehicles including a Ritz car, a Cheverlet car and a 407 van were damaged in the incident.

The act of the miscreants has been caught in the CCTV camera which shows three persons committing the crime.

As the owner discovered the fire in its early stage, further damages were averted. The house which stood next to the shop was also saved.

Venkatesh Shenoy has been involved in various religious activities.  He is said to have maintained a cordial relationship with the people of other communities.  

SP Dr Annamalai, Kundapur DySP Manjunath Shetty, ASP Santosh Kumar visited the spot.

Following the incident, a bandh will be observed today in Gangolli during which all the shops, educational institutions and vehicles will remain shut. Police have assured that by today evening the miscreants will caught.

  • Published in Udupi

Robbers decamp with Rs. 17 lakh from a shop

Shuntikoppa: In a filmy style robbery thieves fled away with Rs. 17 lakh cash from a shop here.

The robbers entered the shop after breaking the back door of the shop. They spread chilly powder on the floor to destroy any proofs that would be traced by the sniffer dogs and finger print experts. This has made finding clues tougher for the police.

The shop was belonged to Rafshad and Sharif who are coffee and pepper merchants.

Robbers decamped with Rs. 17 lakh out of which Rs. 13 lakh was kept for pepper trading, Rs. 2 lakh came from land deal and another Rs. 2 lakh from some other source.

The incident came to light when the shop owners came to the shop on the next morning. Shuntikoppa police station officer Suresh Kumar and other police staff visited the spot. Sniffer dogs and finger print experts inspected the spot.
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  • Published in Coorg
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