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Belman: Youths from Congress, BJP joining JDS- HDK - 3/13/2012


Belman, 13 March 2012: A Chief Minister going to jail is for the first time in the history of the Karnataka state. The development works are unattended, the northern part of the state is in draught and in this situation the BJP leaders are busy with the power struggle. The administration of the state has completely collapsed. The people are fed up with policies of Congress and BJP and more and more youths are joining JDS is the sign that the people want a change, said  former Chief Minister Janata Dal State President H.D. Kumaraswamy.


He was speaking in the election rally in Belman town campaigning for his party candidate S.L. Bhoje Gowda for the lokasabha election. He said, while he was the Chief Minister for a short time he lived in villages and examined the common man’s difficulties, arranged the project of exempting the loans, revolutionary changes in the education sector, established new educational Institutions, created 58,000 jobs to the youths and gave equal importance to all the districts of the state and given good administration, he said.

On this occasion more than 50 youths of Congress and BJP party from Belman, Mundkur, Nandalike, Bola areas led by Sharath Shetty, Niranjana Bhat, Vedavyasa Nayak, Devendra Shetty and Gregory Menezes received the flag of Janata Dal and joined the party. Lokasabha Janata Dal candidate S.L. Bhoje Gowda, Former Minister K. Amaranatha Shetty, MLA Putte Gowda, Mari Linge Gowda, Puttraj, Mahendra Kumar, Sooryakanth Shetty, Vasudeva Rao, Sathyashankara Shetty, Balakrishna Nayak Karkala, Sunil Soans, Lokesh and others were present.

Shirva: Villages to boycott election for unrepaired road - 3/12/2012


Shirva: Since the last 18 years, there is no even repair work done to the roads of Sorpu, Kallottu and Kadambu villages, so the villagers called to boycott this election! These villages are of Shirva Grama which is popular for the activities of religious, social, education and harmony. Their demand is just one, give us a road suitable for travelling.
The road passes near Shirva Hindu P.U. College and M.S.R.S. College, through Sorpu, Kallottu this road will link to Adapadi, Palli of Karkala Taluk. After laying asphalt (tar) 18 years ago, there has been no repair done to this road, which causes difficulties to the travelling of people. The road is full of potholes and dust. The school and college students who walk through will have rangoli design on their uniforms every day.




The free cycles issued to the students of high schools cannot be ridden on this road…? Aged elderly people and the sick are having even more difficulty. Ever since the crude oil project began one year ago in Padoor Grama near Shirva, the water is transported by tankers throughout the 24 hours from Papanashini river to the project site work and with the continuous movement of the tankers the condition of the road has become even worse.
The company which promised to repair the road in the beginning is just keeping quiet now, is one reason for the anger of the villagers. Even the Grama Panchayath is also neglecting this area. But when the election comes all the political parties shed crocodile tears on the difficulties of the people. And then those people’s representatives and their supporters will come to this area only during the next election, is what the elders say…!
In order to draw the attention of the government and the people’s representatives, this time none of us will go for the voting, we will boycott the election. We do not ask anything else… we only ask for a road suitable for travelling… give us road is the grief… should not become a cry in the wilderness….?

Mudarangady: Womens Organization (Shthree Sanghatan) celebrates World Womens' Day. - 3/11/2012

The Kenha-Mudarangady unit of Women's Organization (Sthree Sanghatan) celebrated International Women's Day on Saturday, 10th March 2012.  It is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. A thanksgiving holy mass was offered by Rev. Louis DSa, Vicar, at 4:00 p.m. Liturgy of the mass, including the procession of the offering, was attended to by the members of the Shtree Sanghatan.  After the mass, all the members of the unit, dressed in unique colour sarees (uniform), partook in the low level celebration (in view of Lent) at the mini hall of the parish at 5:00 p.m.

Rev. Louis DSa, Vicar and the Spiritual Director of the Unit, Sr. Scolastica, representative of the Sr. Superior of Nirmala Convent, Mr. Joseph DSouza, Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Parishad (PPP), Smt. Janet Barboza, Secretary of the PPP, Smt. Winnifred DSouza, Founder President of the Unit, Mrs. Anita DSouza, President of the Unit, and Mrs. Josephine Correa, Secretary were seated on the dais.
Smt. Anitha DSouza welcomed the gathering.  Mr. Joseph DSouza briefed about the importance of the Shtree Sanghatan in the present world.  Rev. Louis DSa urged upon the women to raise to the occasion keeping in view the Sanghatan's goals. Mrs. Janet Barboza, also an active member of the unit, proposed a vote of thanks.  At the end, light refreshments were served to all gathered.

To accomplish what is stated in the succeeding paragraphs, the Womens' Organization (Shthree Sanghatan) was formed in St. Francis Xavier Parish, Kenha-Mudarangady with an overview to bring awareness amongst the women with regard to their rights and help fight evils in the society as far as the women and girls are concerned.  This organization is gaining strength as the years pass by.
Women's Organization (WO) promotes entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainable business growth and will also enable women to achieve success and greater prosperity, to become leaders and to connect with each other. Women are empowered.  Each new achievement reonforces them all. 
WO fulfils the role of advocates for women's interests across a whole spectrum of areas, becoming both a creator and a disseminator of knowledge, and will influence policy and perception at all levels. They will bring together and represent the communities of interests common to women. It provides a range of services to women who are seeking to develop their confidence and sense of well-being and become more actively involved in community life through peer support group circles,

Mangalore plane crash - former AI pilot says report is a cover up - 3/10/2012


Mangalore, Mar 10, 2012: According to a Mid Day news report, a member of the Civil Aviation Safety Committee has alleged that the investigating body assigned the task of probing the circumstances related to the tragic Mangalore plane crash of May 22, 2010 has covered up the roles of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Air India (AI), and Airports Authority of India (AAI) in the crash. 

Captain Mohan Ranganathan, the former AI pilot and member of the above-mentioned committee, said that probe was not done the way it ought to have been done and the final report looks as if care has been taken to ensure that the AAI, AI, and the DGCA do not enter the picture. The investigative agencies have also pointed the finger of blame at the pilot alone, he added. 

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He further alleged that this is not the first attempt made to protect government agencies and a number of cover-ups have been done in investigations he has come across. He said that he has been ignored when he raised the issue with the aviation secretary, the ministry, and other government agencies. 

Meanwhile, Yashwanth Shenoy, a lawyer in Mumbai and the president of the 812 Foundation, an organization that focuses on the welfare of the Mangalore plane crash victims' kin, has demanded fresh investigation into the roles played by DGCA, AAI, and AI in the tragedy.

Shirva: Rathotsava in Shri Vishnumurthy Temple - 3/10/2012


Shirva, 10 March 2012: Historically popular Shirva Shri Vishnumurthy Temple's annual Rathotsava, Special Utsav, Vyagrhra Chamundi Namotsava were concluded on Thursday. In the morning Kavata inauguration, religious ceremonies, Mahapooje, Brahmana Suhasini worship, Annasantharpane were conducted. Afternoon from 3.00 pm Pakalakunja Shyama Bhat and troup conducted 'Yakshagana Talamaddale'. Evening Kumari Sujanya Achar, Kumari Meghashree teams presented devotional music.


Movie actress Tara visited Shree Kshethra and received Prasada. Renovation committee President Nadibettu Nityananda Hegde and Secretary Mattar Ratnakar Hegde conducted introduction of the Shree Kshethra. On this occasion Renovation Committee Hon. President MLA Lalaji R. Mendon, Temple managing Trustee Nadibettu shankara Hegde, Venkatesh Prabhu, Kutti Shetty Shirva, Kutyaru Navin Shetty and Giridhara Prabhu were present.

Udupi: Union Government Gives Conditional Nod to UPCL Power Line - 3/9/2012


Udupi: Union Government Gives Conditional Nod to UPCL Power Line


Udupi: Union Government Gives Conditional Nod to UPCL Power Line

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Mar 9: The Green Tribunal of the central government has given conditional permission for drawing power transmission line from Nandikoor in the district to Shantigrama in Hassan district.

This line is being laid by Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (KPTCL) to connect the power generated by Udupi Power Corporation Ltd to the central grid.

The environment and forest clearance given by the union government’s environment and forests department for the purpose had been questioned by Nandikoor Janajaruti Samiti through an appeal. The appeal, which was preferred with the Green Tribunal, a bench functioning under Supreme Court, had named union environment and forest department, Karnataka government, and KPTCL as respondents.

The tribunal, with Justice A S Naidu as the presiding officer and Dr G K Pandey as its member, dismissed the said appeal on March 7. It said that UPCL project aims at building the nation and contributes to the financial capacity of the country. 

In its order, it restrained KPTCL from cutting down any trees in  about 8.3 km of protected forest between tower No. AP 100 to AP 108, and to uproot only minimum number of trees in forest areas through which the power line passes in the Western Ghats, as already permitted.

DV claiming credit for development works absurd, ridicules Moily - 3/9/2012


Udupi : Union Corporate Affairs Minister Veerappa Moily said it is absurd for Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to claim the credits for the development projects taken up in the State. He said State government would not have turned out to be productive without the efforts of Central government.

Speaking to media persons on Thursday, he alleged that the State government has failed to initiate the development programmes announced by the central government effectively. However, with the flow of funds from the centre, BJP had to support the development projects like four-laning of national highways, introducing trains, releasing funds for packages under Forest Settlement Act and so on. The UPA government has released Rs 674 crores for the upgradation of national highways. If Sadananda Gowda feels happy by unethically claiming the recognition, let him do so, Moily ridiculed.

He said it is shocking to note that the State government has failed in the maintenance of budget proposals. An amount of Rs 15000 crores to 25000 crores is shown as unspent and not deficit.

Later speaking to media persons, opposition party leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah said JD(S) is not a secular party and it is obvious that its decision to contest polls is to help Sadananda Gowda and the BJP.

He said Yeddyurappa should overlook his desire to come back to power. I personally feel that the BJP high command will not take immediate actions against Yeddyurappa.

Sadananda Gowda will present the budget but the budget will not be development oriented, he added.

A sum of Rs 17000 crores of budget proposals were presented during the last year and the government has failed to make use of 40 per cent of the said amount. He alleged that the State government has misused the funds of Rs 2000 crores that was released by the Centre for the flood hit areas of North Karnataka. It has failed to rehabilitate the people in those areas.

As many as 60000 houses could have been built by using about Rs 700 to 800 crores. The BJP government has failed to generate single unit of power and is responsible for power scarcity in the state, he said and added that BJP is in power owing to money power and caste politics.

Shirva: Religious Centers should be education centers - Shree - 3/8/2012


Shirva, 08 March 2012: Temples and Institutions are like the two eyes of the native place; these are the symbol of development, where everyone gets equal opportunity.  These are the centers which improves the religious culture, humanity and self-satisfaction. Self-satisfaction is the greatest wealth. Along with the renovation of temple, if the renovation of the mind also takes place, then it will be possible for the transformation of the society. Religious Centers should be life education centers, said Shree Kshethra Odiyoor Shree Gurudevananda Swameeji.

He was speaking in his asheervachana during the religious ceremony while he participated in the reinstallation of renovated Shree Vishnumurthy Temple in Shirva on Tuesday. Speaking further he said that, in Shirva there is presence of all Gods and Shree Vishnumurthy temple is prime one and he called upon to begin here the education of Indian cultural values for women and children along with the religious programs. As the role of home maker is crucial at home, similarly Archaka has an important role in the temple. Cultured Homemaker and Archaka can build a beautiful society, he said.



The persons who took prime roles in the renovation of the temple, sculptor Kuppuswamy Karkala, Narayana Acharya, Shridhara Bhat Belman, Husain Saheb Mudarangadi, Seethalxmi who secured 1st Rank in B Com exam, the donors and everyone who coordinated in the celebration were felicitated in the presence of Swameeji, by Renovation Committee President Nadibettu Nityananda Hegde and the guests.

Chief guest of the program Vedamurthy Kutyaru Kenja Shridhara Tantri, Shirva M.S.R.S. College Principal Dr. Sudhakara Marla, Entrepreneurs Bhoja A. Shetty Gangela Mumbai, Bhoja Shetty Prabhat Medical Mumbai, Mahesh Hegde Pune, Rama Devadiga Mumbai were present.

The program was presided over by Shirva M.S.R.S. College Retired Principal Prof. Y. Bhaskar Shetty. Secretary Mattar Ratnakara Hegde welcomed the guests and the gathering. Lecturer Anatha Muditaya and Babita Aras compeered the program. Vidyashree and Vishvitha conducted prayers. Sachidananda Hegde proposed vote of thanks. In the cultural programs ‘Avani’ Udupi conducted Folklore songs program and Vishnumurthy Bhajana Mandali conducted ‘Yenna Kathe Barepara’ Tulu comedy drama.

UPCL affected fishermen to boycott polls - 3/7/2012


PADUBIDRI : Around 302 families of fishermen from three villages have decided to boycott the ensuing Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha elections to condemn the failure of the UPCL to provide compensation to the families which have been affected by the UPCL pipeline works.


Speaking to reporters, Purandar K Salian, fishermen leader, said the erstwhile CM Yeddyurappa had promised a relief of Rs 2 lakh to each of the 360 fishermen families which have been affected by the UPCL's effluent releasing pipeline, when the families had brought the problem to his notice. Salian said though a survey was conducted by the Tahsildar and the Fisheries Assistant Director at the directive of the DC, it has been of little use.

Even Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda’s promise to solve the problem within a week, has yielded no result, he said adding the frustrated fishermen have now decided to boycott the elections

Kerala Chief Minister Chandy promises to help plane crash victims' kin - 3/7/2012


Mangalore : Oommen Chandy, the chief minister of Kerala, said in assembly that he will do everything in his power to ensure that families of the Mangalore plane crash will be adequately compensated.

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The chief minister was responding to a report submitted by K. Kunhiraman, the CPI (M) legislator, who stated that the legal representatives of Air India (AI) were attempting to get into an agreement with the families of the victims out of court.

Kunhiraman has informed that of the 158 victimes, 58 are from Kerala; and of those 58, 40 are from Kasargod and 17 are from his constituency. Although the Kerala High Court had ruled that they ought to be compensated as per international standards, the lawyers of AI are trying to contact the victims’ families and to convince them to agree for an unfair out-of-court settlement.

Speaking on the issue, Chandy said that the government of Kerala had stated several times that victims’ kin must be compensated as per international standards. He said that, of the 70 cases that have been completely settled, some were settled as per the Montreal Convention and some according to the Carriage by Air Act of 1972. AI has so far given away Rs. 60.44 crore as compensation.

The chief minister further said that dispute within families have prevented complete settlement of 7 cases. He promised that he has already taken up this issue once and that he will take up the issue once against with the centre.

Kunhiraman also told the house that compensation was calculated taking into consideration the age and jobs of the victims, which is not fair.

Chandy said that the state government has already given Rs. 3 lakh to each family and that the central government has paid Rs. 2 lakh as compensation. He said that he will take the required steps to see that the victims’ families are compensated as per international standards at the earliest possible.  

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