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No detention over medicines at Dubai airport - 6/8/2010

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Dubai: Passengers who fail to present prescriptions for certain listed medications will not be detained at Dubai International Airport, Dubai Police said.

Dubai Police Deputy Chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina said: "There are no detention cells for passengers carrying listed medications by the Health Ministry without prescriptions.

"We keep the medications with us until the person presents a prescription from the doctor who prescribed it." Gulf News earlier reported the changes to these regulations which had been made this year.

Major General Abdul Jaleel Mahdi, Director of the General Department of Combating Narcotics at Dubai Police, said the increase in reports about passengers carrying medicines without prescriptions prompted them to change the regulation.

Regulation

"I agree the previous regulation was somehow strict whereby passengers were extensively interrogated and in extremely few cases detained till the substance was examined," said Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Saleh Al Kawari, Deputy Director of the General Department of Combating Narcotics at Dubai Police.

"People tend to argue that people having or possessing marijuana should not be criminalised but addiction starts step by step and we ensure curbing every possible way to smuggle or use drugs," Al Kawari said.

Dubai Police have proposed a plan to the Community Development Authority to start a drug rehabilitation centre.

This would be for first-time addicts, Al Mazeina said.

"Treating first-time drug addicts is much more efficient if it isn't conducted in prisons as they will be mingling with other addicts," he said.

Do you use alternative medicines? Have you found them to be more effective than traditional medicines? Do you research on the medicines before purchasing them? Or do you trust your doctor?



CET counselling from tomorrow - 6/9/2010

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GEARING UP:Officials making arrangements for the CET counselling at the Sayadhri College of Engineering and Management at Adyar in Mangalore on Tuesday.

 

MANGALORE: The Common Entrance Test counselling by the Karnataka Examinations Authority will begin at the Sahyadari College of Engineering and Management at Adyar here on Thursday. It will end on August 31.

The CET counselling is being held in Mangalore for the first time. It is one of the five counselling centres in the State.

The other centres are in Shimoga, Hubli, Gulbarga, and Bangalore, Shruthi Keerthi Raja, CET coordinator for Mangalore, said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Mr. Raja said that counselling process would be held simultaneously in all five centres. Students could appear for counselling in any of the centres, even if they had mentioned Bangalore in their application forms.

The counselling in Mangalore would benefit about 15,000 medical and technical education aspirants in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi districts. Aspirants from the neighbouring districts of Kodagu and Chikmagalur would also benefit, Mr. Raja said.

 

Approximately 75,000 seats are available for allotment this year. Of these, 64,800 seats are in engineering, 6,000 in medicine and 4,000 in other disciplines, including Indian systems of medicine.


Why aeroplanes crash?: A peep into Mangalore Air Crash. - 6/8/2010

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Why aeroplanes crash?: A peep into Mangalore Air Crash.

Explained by: Mr. Edy Netto, retd. IAF personnel.

Translated by: William Mendonca

 

There are many reasons for aero plane crash, both manual and mechanical.  A few of them are:

  • There are THREE LINES marked horizontally and visibly on the air strip where an airplane is going to land.  While approaching the landing strip, the speed of the airplane should be reduced and the rear tyres of the aircraft should touch the ground before the FIRST LINE.  The speed of the aircraft should be further reduced by applying the breaks before reaching the SECOND LINE.  Before approaching the THIRD LINE, the aircraft should be under the full control of the Pilot so that the he can take a 'U' turn after the THIRD LINE and safely take the aircraft towards the airport terminal.

The airplane which crashed at Bajpe (Mangalore) airport at dawn on Saturday, 22nd May 2010 had touched the ground after the SECOND LINE and the Pilot was unable to control the speed of the airplane before the THIRD LINE and hence, could not take a ‘U’ turn.  That is the reason why the airplane went further beyond the landing strip and fell into 300 feet deep ravine.

  • These lines on the landing strip are not visible if there is rain, heavy downpour or ice accumulation at the time of landing.  This situation ends up in drastic disaster.  To avoid this awesome situation, an instrument which is installed at the end of the runway (air strip) called Instrument Land System (ILS) is used.  If the Pilot presses a switch, this system is activated and the ILS controls the speed and altitude of the aircraft and applies the breaks.  It also notifies the Pilot accordingly.

In most probability, ILS was not activated by the Pilot of the ill-fated aircraft on that fatal day at the Bajpe (Mangalore) airport.

  • The speed of the aircraft should be proportionate to the size of the aircraft at the time landing.   The speedometer at the control panel in front of the Pilot gives clear information regarding this aspect.  If the speedometer does not work properly, the Pilot is misled by the false information and the speed of the aircraft might be too much.  Due to the false information, the Pilot cannot control the speed of the aircraft once it landed after the SECOND LINE and speeds beyond the runway.

The false information might have resulted in the fatal misshape at the Bajpe (Mangalore) airport.

  • When the aircraft flies in the sky thousand of feet above the land surface, if the Pilot is under the influence of liquor, sleep, unusual sound and fatal health problems, he cannot accurately guess the distance between other aircrafts that are sailing in the sky.  This may result in mid-air crash of aircrafts.  Similarly, being unaware of the thunder storm if the Pilot navigates the aircraft towards that way, the aircraft may blast into pieces.
  • At the time of take off, the Pilot should navigate the aircraft slowly on the runway, and after gaining sufficient speed, he should make use of an instrument called ‘ELIRON’ in order to ‘lift’ the flight from the ground into the sky.  On the other hand, if the Pilot tries to take off the aircraft in a hurry before gaining sufficient speed, the engine may catch fire or the aircraft may crash on the ground due to less speed.

On that macabre day at Bapje (Mangalore) Airport, the Pilot of the ill-fated Air India Express aircraft might have tried to take off the aircraft as a last minute action to save and in the absence of sufficient speed, the Pilot failed in his rescue effort, hit the pillar of the tower at the end of the runway dismembering the right wing and fell into the ditch deep down.

  • In the same way, while landing if the Pilot applies breaks before controlling the speed (at the time where the runway is short or the tyres touch the ground after the SECOND LINE), the tyres may explode, catch fire and/or the uncontrolled aircraft may cartwheel. 

There are two instruments installed inside the aircraft and these instruments record every activity inside the cockpit.  The first one is Flight Voice Recorder (FVR).  It records all the conversation between the pilot, co-pilot, and other flight attendants.  Earlier magnetic tapes were being used in the FVR.  Presently they make use of Compact Disks (CD).  

The second one is Flight Data Recorder (FDR).  It is also called the Black Box.  It is installed in the tail part of the aircraft.  The running speed of the aircraft, its speed at the time of take off and landing, the flight altitude, the details of instruments being touched/activated/deactivated by the Pilot, and any malfunctions are being recorded in this instrument.  At the time of crash, usually the tail part of the aircraft is unharmed.  That is the reason why, this particular instrument is installed there.

By decoding both these instruments, the exact reason of the crash may be known beyond doubt.

(This is a translation of the article written by Mr. Edy Netto, a retired Indian Air Force personnel who served IAF for 36 years. He has fought three wars for the Nation and is a recipient of an award from the President of India for his bravery.  This write up was originally published in 'Dirvem' Konkanni weekly).    



Rs 700-cr action plan to check sea erosion - Images - 6/8/2010

DHNS/RD-pkUdupi : A Rs 700-crore action plan has been prepared as a permanent solution to sea erosion from Ullal to Karwar.

Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, Minister for Ports and Ecology Krishna Palemar said the plan will be jointly implemented by the State and Union governments. The Asian Development Bank will provide 70 per cent loan and the balance will be borne by the government.

The Minister said 300 km coastal line has been surveyed for construction of retaining walls. A sum of Rs 264-crore will be utilised in the first phase of the action plan of which Rs 216 cr has been released to Ullal and Rs 14 cr to Mangalore. The balance will be released to Udupi district, he explained.

 

 

 

 

A project of Rs 2,400 crore has been prepared to check sea erosion in Goa, Karnataka and Kerala. In the first phase, Karnataka will get a sum of Rs 700 crore. The Cabinet has approved the first phase of work under sea erosion project. The work will commence after inviting tenders.

Ten ports under PPP

The Minister said ten ports in the State will be handed over to private sector through the Marine Board to be developed under public-private partnership. At present, these ports fetch an annual revenue of Rs 24 to 28 crore, which would go up to Rs 300 crore if handed over to private operators. The maintenance of Karwar, Tadadi and Belekeri ports will be entrusted to private operators in the first phase followed by  Malpe, Hangarakatte and Gangolli later.

He said the government has sanctioned houses to 5,000 fishermen under Matsyashraya scheme and 1,200 fishermen have got shelters in Udupi district alone.

Palemar said the work on the proposed third phase of Malpe port has commenced. In the first phase, tender has been invited for Rs 52-cr work. A sum of Rs three crore has been released for development of Hangarakatte, Gongolli and Kodikanyana ports.
A proposal of Rs 10 crore for the development of Koderi port and Rs 15 crore for Karwar port has been submitted to the government. Also, Rs 57 crore has been sanctioned to Mangalore fisheries port, he said.



India defers decision on fuel price hike - 6/7/2010

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New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) With some key members of a high-power committee on pricing of petroleum fuels unable to attend a crucial meeting here Monday, a decision to hike the prices of petrol, diesel and other products was deferred indefinitely.

The empowered group met as scheduled under Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, with his colleague in the oil ministry Murli Deora, also in attendance. But with Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee absent, a decision was deferred. 

Officials said Pawar is to undergo a throat surgery in Mumbai, while Banerjee -- whose Trinamool Congress has strongly opposed any move to hike prices of fuels at this stage -- had prior engagements. 

This apart, Road Transport Minister Kamal Nath was also said to be travelling. Its other members include Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister M.K. Azhagiri and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

On top of the agenda was to give permission to state-run oil marketing companies to hike transport fuel prices by up to Rs.3.5 per litre. This apart, the meeting was also set to discuss how to reduce the fiscal burden of such firms on account of cooking fuels. 

"A decision to increase fuel prices has been postponed. The empowered group of ministers will meet soon to take a call," Petroleum Secretary S. Sundareshan told reporters after the hour-long meeting. 

"It has to be done," Deora, who has been pushing for petroleum sector reforms, told reporters ahead of the meeting when asked if it was the right time to increase fuel prices when price rise was one of the main concerns for the government. 

"We have to do something," he added, noting that the three major oil marketing companies will otherwise lose about Rs.90,000 crore ($20 billion) this fiscal year, as they sell such fuels at subsidised rates, even as international prices have increased. 

Both the finance and oil ministries feel large subsides on fuels are unsustainable and want action taken on the Kirit Parekh Committee report that has favoured the freeing of transport fuel products pricing for oil marketing companies, officials said. 

Along with Ahluwalia and with the consent of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Deora and Mukherjee also want to decontrol fuel pricing, at least for petrol and diesel, despite reservations by key constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), officials said.

Monday's meeting came against the backdrop of the oil ministry's recent estimate that under-recoveries on fuels -- the industry jargon for selling fuel products below cost -- have risen to an alarming Rs.72,000 crore ($16 billion). 

International crude oil prices rose from $28 per barrel in 2003 to $147 per barrel in 2008 and now quotes at around $75 per barrel (159 litres make a barrel), putting major burden on government resources, as also on state-run oil firms.

Oil marketing companies had to contend with under-recoveries of Rs.46,051 crore last fiscal, for which the government provided them assistance of Rs.26,000 crore, while the upstream oil companies contributed around Rs.14,430 crore.

The balance had to be absorbed by the oil marketing companies.

During this year, the government has already approved prices of transport prices to be raised twice, so that the fuel subsidy bill does not shoot up from the Rs.90,000 crore ($20 billion) budgeted for the current fiscal.

In the federal budget for this year, presented Feb 26, the finance minister hiked petrol and diesel prices by Rs.2.71 and Rs.2.55 a litre, respectively. Then July 2, their prices were raised by Rs.4 and Rs.2 a litre in that order.

As a result, petrol in the national capital, for example, costs Rs.47.93 per litre, while diesel costs Rs.38.10 per litre.



Brief Mumbai News with pictures 07-06- 2010 - 6/8/2010

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Mumbai June 05 :- Supriya Sule, M P inaugurated the exihition on painting of  Mr Somnath Gojare at Jehanjir Art Gallery in Mumbai.

Mumbai June 05 :- Chief Minister Ashok Chavan hand over Award to Nashi Municipal Corporation on occassion of Global Environmend day celebration  in Mumbai

 

Mumbai June 05 :- Chief Minister Ashok Chavan hand over Award to Thane Municipal Corporation on occassion of Global Environmend day celebration  in Mumbai.

Mumbai June 05 :- Chief Minister Ashok Chavan hand over Award to Navi-Mumbai Municipal Corporation on occassion of Global Environmend day celebration  in Mumbai. Cabinate Minister Mr Suresh H.Shetty is there.

 

Mumbai June 05 :- Mumbai Police produced actor Ragubir Yadav at Bandra court in mumbai.Yadav judicial castody till 7th June

Mumbai June 05 :- Protest against BCCI decision for not sending the Indian Criket Team ( both Men & Women ) to Asian Games 2010 to de held in China in Mumbai


Diocesan Legal Cell Inaugurates at Milagres Centre Building - 6/7/2010

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Mangalore:  Diocesan Legal cell is inaugurated by Most Rev Aloysius Paul DSouza, Bishop of Mangalore on 7th June, 2010. Bishop blessed the newly set up office at Milagres centre building. In his Inaugural address he stressed the need of such legal cell to assist the people who have legal problems. A true and fair legal guidance is the need of the hour, he said. Fr Francis Assisi DAlmeida , a qualified Priest with Rank in LLB from Mangalore University will do this task. He has given a call to all the people to make use of this facility which diocese has set for its faithful.

The purpose and need of the cell is as follows:

- Christians of Mangalore Diocese are well-equipped with financial and basic infrastructures but litigations are on the increase.
- Christians at large are ignorant of the existing laws and provisions of law.
- Priests, religious and the lay leaders are feeling ill-equipped to guide common people to solve their disputes amicably.
- Diocese of Mangalore has failed to provide a forum for dispute Redressal.
- People are misguided by the vested interest lawyers.
- Diocese is struggling to settle legal issues connected with its property and the people.
- Diocese needs to maintain an archive of legal documents of all the churches and institutions.
 

Objectives of the Cell: 

- The cell is a forum that provides space for amicable settlement of quarrels and litigations 
- Every Christian in the Diocese of Mangalore shall be given basic legal knowledge. 
- Up to date maintenance of all the required legal documents of every parish of the Diocese of Mangalore by the cell. 
- Talks on legal awareness and especially when New Laws are enacted and Notifications are issued. 
- Taking lead to fight collectively against the violation of Human Rights and Minority rights. 
-  An arbitration committee shall be formed and the disputes related to the Catholics in the Diocese of Mangalore are resolved outside the Court.
- When in problems, the ignorant common people are regularly guided in matters related to the law.

Address:
FR. FRANCIS ASSISI D ALMEIDA
DIRECTOR
LEGAL CELL
DIOCESE OF MANGALORE
II FLOOR, ROOM NO. 1&2
MILAGRES CENTRE BUILDING
FALNIR ROAD, HAMPANKATTA,
MANGALORE- 575001



Son of the soil Mallya in Rajya Sabha poll fray - 6/7/2010

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Mangalore: Industrialist Vijay Mallya, who lives mostly in his private jet zig-zagging the world, looked very much at home in a simple blue shirt filing papers a few minutes ago at the Vidhana Soudha for a seat again in the Rajya Sabha.

 

Vijaya Mallya UB Group chairman and Kingfisher Airlines raja Mallya, 54, born in Bantwal in Mangalore region, had gladdened the heart of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa when he proudly announced he was a mannina maga [son of the soil] while featuring as one of the star chief guests -- along with steel king Laksmi Mittal and top honchos like Kumar Mangalam Birla and Shashi Ruia -- at the June 3-4 state Government organised global investors meeting in the city.

Leveraging on his Kannadiga credentials and his comfortable equation with both the BJP and the JD-S, Mallya trooped into the nomination office at the Vidhana Soudha today a little before 3pm flanked by H.D. Kumaraswamy and his brother H.D. Revanna, JD-S leaders and sons of party honcho H.D. Deve Gowda.

The owner of the IPL cricket team Royal Challengers also spoke a few words in Kannada after the filing saying he will raise issues concerning the state in the Rajya Sabha.

Last week, Yeddyurappa was also by Mallya's side when he threw open a private-public-participation road (built by the UB Group & city developers Prestige group) named after his father Vittal Mallya, a Konkani Brahmin, who founded the UB Group that fell into Vijay Mallya's hands in 1984; since then he has transformed the company into a $ 11-billion-dollar multi-national conglomerate of over 60 companies. His interests range from Formula One team, Force India, to sponsoring Kolkata football teams East Bengal and Mohun Bagan and running a stud farm in Kunigal near Bangalore which is where much of the discussions to run for the fourth Rajya Sabha seat were held.

In 2000, Mallya entered the political fray replacing Subramanian Swamy as president of Janata Party. Almost six years ago, he bid and bought a sword that belonged to Mysore warrior Tipu Sultan. Around March 2009, he also bid for some of the belongings of Mahatma Gandhi at a New York auction house.


Only woman survivor of Mangalore plane crash discharged - 6/7/2010

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Mangalore: Sabrina Nasrin Huq, a citizen of Bangladesh and the only woman to survive the terrible Mangalore plane crash of May 22, was discharged from A J Hospital on June 7, Monday. 

 

Sabrina Plane crash 1

 

Dr. Prashanth Marla, the medical director of A J Hospital and Research Centre said on the occasion that Sabrina survived the plane crash miraculously with the grace of God, adding that the medical staff of AJ Hospital has given her the best possible treatment. The doctor also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the 158 plane crash victims.


Brief Mumbai News with pictures 06-06- 2010 - 6/7/2010

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Vishwa Tulu-Books Exibition Cum Sale at Karnataka Sangha Mumbai Office by M.P Shrinath

Smt Priya Dutt (MP) paid homage to her father Shri Sunil Dutt saab on the occasion of his 81st Birth Anniversay. She was joined by Actors Vindhu Dara Singh and Sharbani Mukherjee, Cricketer Amol Muzumdzr and over 500 Childrens, Women and Congress activists.  A Free Training Camp for Women and Children in Self Defence was organized this morning by Vile Parle MLA Shri Krishna Hegde.

There was a special demonstration of Samurai Sword fighting by Hanshi Anthony Fernandes, Kyoshi Ravi Lalwani and Kyoshi Vasudev Kulkarni.Other Self Defence fighting techniques and use of Lathi, Nan Chak and Swords were taught to the participants.

 

There was a heart stopping performance by Master Vedant Lalwani (13 years), who broke 150 kg Ice bars on his stomach.

Miss Akansha Sarda who will be representing India at the International Olympiad for Physics, Master Nikunj Saunsha who will represent India at the International Olympiad for Chemistry were felicitated by Smt Priya Dutt MP.

 

 

 

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