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Shalegagi navu-neevu, in Belman School - 7/9/2012


Belman: Shalegagi navu neevu program was conducted in Belman St. Joseph Primary School. In this face to face program between the students and the Parents / Guardians, old student of the school and also Psychologist Avin D’Souza discussed on the mentality of the children and their weaknesses. He also spoke on the comparison between the students, differences in their abilities and their psychological issues.



On the dias Belman Grama Panchayath Member Prabhakar Shetty, Member Geetha Prabhu, and School Headmistress Sr. Monica were present. Vincent Pinto compeered the program. Juliana Moras proposed vote of thanks.


Sea erosion intensifies in various places of Udupi district - 7/8/2012


Udupi: Several places across the shoreline in Udupi district are facing problems due to acute sea erosion. The problem is grave  at Muloor near Kaup in Udupi District, near  Udyavara Padukere ; Kodi and Maravanthe of Kundapur taluk.

Sea erosion

In Kaup, the sea has advanced by 25 metres and several coconut trees have been uprooted.

At Padukere a road is in danger. Residents in the vicinity are spending sleepless nights not knowing when the mighty tidal waves would wash away their houses along with the huge boulders dumped on the sea shore since the past several years  to avert sea erosion.

This year there is also a technical hurdle in getting funds for sea erosion prevention works, says former MLA Vasanth Salian.

It seems the bills of the temporary works undertaken last year has not yet been cleared by the government and that fresh funds could not be released until pending bills are settled.

Politicians as is their usual habit enjoy visiting the sea erosion affected areas as they get due publicity in the process. But what about the plight of the common man ?

Teachers urged to strive for 'Shalegagi Naavu-Neevu' success - 7/7/2012


Padubidri :  Shaalegagi Naavu Neevu campaign was right moment for the teachers who draw their salaries in the name of education to introspect. “Unless the teachers willfully contribute to the education, any campaign will turn futile, said Chief Executive Officer of Udupi Zilla Panchayath Prabhakar Sharma.


He was speaking after inaugurating Shaalegagi Naavu Neevu programme at Government Higher Primary School, Padubidri, here on Thursday.

As part of the Shaalegagi Naavu Neevu programme students of Government Higher Primary School, Padubidri, took out a jaatha in the Padubibri town.

ZP President Katapady Shankar Poojary called upon the Head Teachers to take the responsibility of protecting the school land and property with the support of the community. The ZP has released Rs 12 lakh for constructing compound walls to 8 government schools in the district. Rs 2.5 lakh each has also been release for the development of another seven schools, he said adding the ZP has prepared an action plan for spending Rs 22 crores on education during the current financial year.

Padubidri grama panchayath President Vijayalaxmi presided over the function. ZP member Geethanjali Suvarna, DDPI Nagendra Madhyastha, Head Mistress Sarojini and others were present.

Belman: Huge tree pieces removed from street - 7/4/2012


Belman: In the processes of widening of Padubidri – Karkala Road, the huge trees of three to four hundred years old have been cut down and were lying on either side of the roads. The trees were then cut into pieces and left as they are. As these huge tree pieces were covering part of the street and blocking the pedestrian access, it was causing inconvenience to the pedestrians and the school students.



Seeing this problem caused by the tree pieces which were in front of Belman St. Joseph Primary and High School, Karkala Taluk Panchayath Member Xavier D’Mello took initiative and organized to move these dumped tree pieces aside using JCB machine and cleared the access. A relief now to the pedestrians and school students, as they can walk through without hindrance.

New Presbytery inaugurated at Shirva Parish - 7/4/2012


Shirva : The newly built presbytery of Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva was inaugurated on 30th June, 2012 by V. Rev. Fr Baptist Menezes, the Episcopal Vicar of Udupi region of the Diocese of Mangalore. The Assistant priests Fr Gratian and Fr Naveen lead the prayer. Rt. Rev. Gerald Lobo, the Bishop of Shimoga blessed the house.

The thanksgiving mass was presided over by Bishop Gerald and over 25 priests concelebrated. Rev. Fr Fredrick Monteiro gave an inspiring homily. After the mass, there was a short felicitation programme. The bishop, The Episcopal Vicar, V. Rev. Fr Stany Tauro the Parish Priest, Mr Irwin DSouza the Vice-President, Mr Melwyn Aranha the Secretary were on the dais. Mr Irwin welcomed everyone followed by the introductory words of Fr Stany Tauro.

The Founder of the presbytery, Mr Lawrence DSouza, Ceasers Group, Kuwait was honoured. The benefactors and well wishers of the presbytery were honoured by the Bishop. In his Speech, the Bishop appreciated the efforts of the Parish Priest and the parishioners. Both the Bishop and the Parish Priest were honoured. Mr Melwyn Aranha thanked everyone.

Mr Norbert Machado compeered the programme. After the programme, there was a sumptuous meal for everyone. Everyone appreciated the programme. Added to that there was no rain throughout the programme. 

Two girls, two boys meet watery grave in Kundapur - 7/3/2012


Kundapur : A girl and three children of a same family lost their lives after accidentally drowned in a deep water tank at Hattiyangady village near here.



The deceased have been identified as Nayana (22), Naveen (14), Pavan (11) –all three children of Padmanabha, and their relative Pavithra (16), daughter of Manjunatha.




The incident occurred at around 4:30 pm on Sunday when they were either fishing or swimming in the tank, local sources said.




All these four members had disappeared after they left home together at around 4:00 pm. When the family members enquired localites they informed them that two girls and two young boys were walking towards the tank.




The family members immediately rushed to the tank at around 7:30 pm and to their horror they noticed the dead body of Nayana.Later forefathers retrieved remaining three bodies from the water.




Three among the deceased were students. Naveen was a Class VIII student while Pavan was a student of Class V at a government school in Thallur. Pavithra was a first PU student of Bhandarkar College in Kundapur. Nayana had completed SSLC a few years ago.

Belman Bus Stand needs urgent attention - 7/1/2012


Belman,  01 July 2012:  Belman is one of the prime centers of Karkala district and is getting crowded in the recent days as it is the junction for all the bus routes of Katpadi – Shirva - Belman and Padubidri – Karkala and also Katill - Bajpe – Mangalore. Due to widening of roads, the tall trees which were existing for more than hundred years have been felled and are lying on the ground.  The roads have practically become ponds and a great hindrance for traffic and public as if walking on a tight rope.


Due to heavy rush of vehicles from all directions, bus stop has narrowed considerably.  The smell in bus stand toilets is unbearable and unusable and hence the public using the nearby trees to urinate is a very common site. In the rainy season the urine is mixed with rain water and flows directly towards the bus stand and the complete area has become an open drainage.



The mosquitos and flies are breeding on garbage heaps abundantly and has become a Malaria producing factory.  The suggestion by an elderly person to conduct a month long Malaria camp at the bus stand is very significant. Bus Stand has practically become parking for two wheelers. For those working in distance places like, Mangalore, Karkal, Mulky, Bajpe, park their two wheelers in front of the shops and leaving for jobs and returning only in the evening has become a big head-ache for the shoppers, businessmen as well as customers as it a big hindrance to conduct smooth business.  It also leaves hardly any area for the busses to stop or move freely.  The public are demanding urgent action by the Gram Panchayat to fix this problem as soon as possible.


On creating of a separate Parking area for two wheelers Mr. Shanker Kundar (Senior member of Gram Panchayat) has clarified that Gram Panchayat is taking action to avoid two wheeler parking on Monday as Monday Market being held on this day.  The gram Panchayat has decided to put up a public notice not to park two wheelers on this day at least for the time being.  The bus-stand toilet has water supply, a worker has been assigned to maintain the toilets and as all other bus-stop toilets, the public should pay Rs. 1 tax and should maintain the toilets he requested.  However, the sick and old will not be charged for this service he clarified.  He also requested public that if there are any problems and complaints should be brought to the notice of Gram Panchayat immediately.

Portrait of demigod worth Rs 75,000 stolen - 7/1/2012


Mudarangady : Unidentified culprits broke into a temple at Kemmundelu Bhandarmane at Yellur village near here & Padubidri and decamped with an expensive image of a demigod.

Sources from jurisdictional Padubidri Police Station scrimeaid that miscreants gained entry in to the temple the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and stole the portrait of the Eshwar Kumar Daiva.

The silver portrait was decked with gold. Its value is estimated at Rs. 75,000.

A case has been registered at and investigations are on.


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Shirva Health Centre observes Malaria Awareness - 7/1/2012


Shirva, 01 July 2012: Udupi Jilla Panchayath Member Ida Gibba D’Souza inaugurated the Maleria awareness month observation on Tuesday in Shirva Community Health Centre which was jointly organized along with Shirva Rotary. The program was presided over by Shirva Panchayath President Vanita Kamalaksha Shenoy. Chief guests present on the occasion were Rotary District Deputy Governor K. R. Patkar, Shirva Rotary President Ronald Sequeira and Anganavadi Incharge Shantha.


Speaking on the occasion Health Centre Medical Officer Dr. Vasudeva Upadyaya briefed on the symptoms of malaria decease, prevention, control of mosquitos and the life style to be adopted. He also explained on the cooperation required from the public with the health department to prevent malaria.



Health Assistant Nagayya Hiremutt in his introductory note briefed on the objectives of this program. Dentist Dr. Santhosh Kumar Bailoor welcomed the guests and the gathering. Anganavadi teacher Jayanthi conducted prayers. Junior Health Assistant Guruprasad proposed vote of thanks.

SyndicateBank manager arrested on charge of fraud - 6/29/2012


Karkala : The Karkala police arrested a bank manager on Wednesday on the charge of misappropriating Rs. 13.84 lakh.


The arrested is Suresh K P who was working as a Manager at the Bhuvanendra College branch of SyndicateBank.

According to a complaint given by the Deputy General Manager of SyndicateBank Regional Office, R. Subramani, the accused Suresh K.P. as a branch manager at the Bhuvanendra College branch and earlier at Moodubelle branch of the bank, had allegedly misappropriated Rs. 13.84 lakh from October 26, 2010, till recently by opening false accounts and taking money through ATM.

He had allegedly sanctioned loans under fictitious names and the money from these accounts were drawn from the ATM. The amount of Rs. 13.84 lakh was public asset. Mr. Subramani urged the police to initiate legal action against the accused Mr. Suresh. Accordingly, a case was registered at the Karkala Town Police Station.

Further investigations are on.

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