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  • From Prasad M K on Poojary always Remembers Kudroli and Siddaramaiah when Media Asks him about Me - Ivan

    Do not give much importance to the lok sabha elections. Even the deposit will go becuase of you. Please go behind RG and have some fun………..
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    2019/03/17 at 2:36 pm
  • From JF on Air India to turn financially attractive before divestment

    Stop giving free tickets to ex employee and their kin, give retirement to old staff who are generally unproductive in the industry, no free tickets to staff or politicians whatsoever. Discounted tickets may be a better option. Recover all dues from Modi for the foreign tours with interest. The airline will be debtfree in n o time..if these changea are made.
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    2019/03/17 at 2:33 pm
  • From drona on Siddaramaiah mocked for a poll invitation to Rahul

    Yes. RAHUL should contest from Karnataka. Iva yaarva?
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    2019/03/17 at 6:33 am
  • From drona on Poojary should Stop Praising Modi and Support Congress Candidate - Mohammed Kunhi

    Poojary admires Modi. 400 for NDA.
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    2019/03/17 at 6:31 am
  • From Siva on Free stay for 4,000 Vaishno Devi pilgrims soon

    Don’t make anything free. Free facilities very quickly get neglected by the governments. People use it as if they own those and misuse it. At the minimum nominal charges should be collected. But most important is that very strictly monitored
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    2019/03/16 at 8:00 pm
  • From Joe D'Souza on Schoolchildren Injured as Car Collides with Autorickshaw at Santhekatte

    Thank God that Rickshaw was carrying only 7 children. Almost I guess most of the Rickshaws carry at least 12 children including one sitting next to driver. Some time back, after the accident at Ulaibettu, Traffic Police were making sudden rides near school gates to catch the Culprit Drivers. It was a show for a short time. Now no one cares. Public eyes will open only when major accident takes place with many deaths. My kind request with DCP Uma Prashanth and ACP Manjunath Shetty to start Random Traffic Rides near School Gates in the morning time to save the life of Innocent Children. Mrs Prashanth and Mr Shetty, God will Bless your Children when You care for other Little Children. Thanks to all Traffic Police, whom I Respect very much.
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    2019/03/16 at 8:41 am
  • From Sanjay Lobo on Studied in Same Classroom, Appearing in Same Exam are D'souza Triplets of St Aloysius PUC

    God bless trio. All the best.
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    2019/03/15 at 4:32 pm
  • From Rony on Nuns Gone Lawyers? 3 Nuns not Only Serving Christ but also Defending People in Court.

    Great to know Nuns taking this , certainly there will be help for the downtrodden to get justice
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    2019/03/14 at 9:41 pm
  • From Henry James on Studied in Same Classroom, Appearing in Same Exam are D'souza Triplets of St Aloysius PUC

    All the best to the triplets. In fact I was born when I was very small. How is that for a strange coincidence
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    2019/03/14 at 8:51 pm
  • From GK on Part of BMC-managed foot over bridge near CST collapses; 2 dead, 16 injured

    mumbai is delapidating. Some of the railway bridges on the Central and Western railway were built 40-60 years ago and they need to be replaced with new ones. Everyday accidents like these wait to happen.
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    2019/03/14 at 8:48 pm
  • From Cauvery Pooviah on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    Inefficiency is rewarded. Just read that the tenure of the Vice Chancellor of KSOU Mysore is extended up to May 31, 2019
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    2019/03/14 at 7:58 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Snatchers & Our City? Beware of Money, Gold & Mobile Phone Snatchers on the Rise in Kudla

    CCTV cameras and any technology can never control or contain any crime, anywhere in the world including the most advanced country, the USA. Here are a few safety tips: What is really required for the people from the time one gets out from their home is to always remember: ONLY YOU CAN SAVE YOURSELF! 1, Do not wear gold jewelry – instead, wear dress jewelry – In India, people have the tendency to wear gold rings on any or all fingers and a couple of gold chains. and think it reflects how rich they are! Men are no exception too! 2, Do not carry all your Credit or Debit Cards or all your cash with you- instead, some draw cash for a week’s expense and just carry at the most 5 x Rs.100.- notes in your wallet or your handbag for your daily commute or for daily petty expenses. 3. Always walk facing the oncoming traffic and on the right side of the pavement and not on the kerb – and keep your bag slung across on your should with the handbag to your left side with traffic moving to the right. 4. Do not travel in those packed buses that are not regulated by the Transport Dept. for maximum passenger capacity- it only encourages thieves and sexual perverts. 5, Do not stay out after 7 pm to avoid drunkards, drug addicts, and criminals who hang out at these hours and later. 6. Cell phones or Smart Phones are very pricey and sell like hotcakes! Technology can unlock or hack any password protection when stolen. Do not carry your cell phone in your hand to show off the brand or the model, as most people of today’s age do. It’s not safe in the eyes of thieves. 7. If the law cannot control, contain, and stop the menace of crime – no one can!
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    2019/03/14 at 6:36 am
  • From Siva on Union Minister terms Rahul Gandhi 'hybrid', asks 'how does son of Muslim become a Brahmin'

    I think the way in which Mr Hegde conveys something makes people take it lightly. But What he is telling is heavy stuff and true. And I do not see why it is controversial. It is a known and sworn fact that Indira married Feroze, a non-brahmin. His son Rajiv, is a non-brahmin/non-Hindu by religion (culturally a Hindu, no doubt). Sonia is Christian. How can Rahul claim to be a Brahmin? How can he have any Gothra? None of this is made up. How can this be controversial? what is questionable in the fact cited here? Controversial is the claim by Rahul that he is Janeudhari (who does not know how to wear it). Even if he wants to claim that he is Hindu by faith, why claim to be a brahmin – Is he not furthering brahminical parochialism? Why the journalists are not saying anything about it but calling the truth as controversial? If anyone wants to criticize what I said, welcome but please do explain what I said is noot a fact and why?
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    2019/03/13 at 5:57 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Union Minister terms Rahul Gandhi 'hybrid', asks 'how does son of Muslim become a Brahmin'

    DNA is a technical test that cannot identify if one is Hindu, Christian, or Muslim. Indian Politicians, in general, have nothing better to do than badmouthing one’s identity and character. It would have been better if they could reflect what their religion has taught them. Indians are first Indian and not BJP or Congress. God is not Hindu, Christian, or Muslim – religion is a principle for practising mankind, and irrespective of which religion one follows, all religions only teach to love, care, and respect everything and everyone that God has created on this earth. We must all learn to live in love, peace, and harmony. Bad mouthing only results in hate. This media should never carry such messages as news, as there is enough hate in India already.
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    2019/03/13 at 1:06 am
    • From Siva on Union Minister terms Rahul Gandhi 'hybrid', asks 'how does son of Muslim become a Brahmin'

      The question was not about what religion Rahul is. But the question is about the claim that he is a Brahmin. He is Janeudhari. His Gothra is such and such. With that, he is referring to lineage and not faith, the Lineage he is claiming is a lie. If Rahul had said he is a Hindu, Christian or Muslim by faith, no one can and should question it and everyone has to respect it but here the question is faking his identity.
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      2019/03/13 at 3:41 pm
  • From Melroy C.F.Fernandes on 50 yr old Yakshagana Artiste Chandrahasa Hudugodu Collapses & Dies while Performing on Stage

    (1) WHO – Fact sheet No 258: Occupational and Community Noise , February 2001: Quote Prolonged or excessive exposure to noise, whether in the community or at work, can cause permanent medical conditions, such as hypertension and ischaemic heart disease. Unquote (2) WHO – Burden of disease from environmental noise – 2011: Chapt 2. ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Wolfgang Babisch Rokho Kim Quote Epidemiological studies suggest a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and myocardial infarction, in people chronically exposed to high levels of road or air traffic noise. Unquote At least 3 Yakshagana artistes have died within the last 4-5 years. This is the 2nd death of a Yakshagana artiste on stage during a performance within the last 4 -5 years. In my humble opinion, as a lay person, these deaths may have occurred due to a combination of: heavily clad costumes not allowing any ventilation through the clothing; heavy painting of the facial skin not allowing sweating of the skin; exposure to very high decibel levels of the loudspeakers for almost 6 -9 hrs continuously during each performance; exposure to regular (at least 4 to 5 per hour)bursting of very high decibel fire-cracker bombs also for almost 6 – 9 hrs continuously during each performance; atmospheric heat (particularly between mid -Feb upto the onset of the monsoons in June) & high humidity levels; additional heat from high intensity stage lighting; fatigue from the increased numbers of performances (as compared to earlier periods of normality) ; fatigue from physical exertion during the performance; possible existent illnesses; lack of sleep. Therefore, I feel these performances must be conducted only inside an AC’ed hall with controlled temp and decibel levels. In the “modern” loudspeaker(LS) era, Yakshaganas can be heard upto 2 kms away – both the LS’s and the firecracker bombs. These bombs are so loud they can startle anybody and give someone a heart attack even at a distance of 40 ft away. Further reading: Study of association between noise levels and stress in traffic policemen of Bengaluru city (//www.biomedres.info/biomedical-research/study-of-association-between-noise-levels-and-stress-in-traଋc-policemen-of-bengaluru-city.html) Kavana G. Venkatappa, M.S. Vinutha Shankar Department of Physiology, AJ Institute of Medical Science, Kuntikana, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. *Department of Physiology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Sri Devaraj Urs University, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, India.
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    2019/03/12 at 1:36 pm
  • From Anitha Amarnath on Nuns Gone Lawyers? 3 Nuns not Only Serving Christ but also Defending People in Court.

    Proud of you. Wishing you the best
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    2019/03/12 at 12:17 pm
  • From Nagaraj R C on ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ಕೊಲೆಗಡುಕರನ್ನು ಹುಟ್ಟುಹಾಕುವ ಪಕ್ಷ - ಸಿದ್ಧರಾಮಯ್ಯ

    Mosagararu, Kolegadukaru, janarannu brhamegolapadisuva mayagararu, hechchu kammi ella rajaKaranigalu. adare MODI avarannu bettu. Adhare Cagrase bagge 60 varshada sadane Helasu, Padagale Saladhu, Modalige Namma Deshada vibhajane Murubhaga, idarindali Kashmira samasye, bhangla deshda samasye. idu yarakaladinda Agiddu. I indina 60 vasrsha da ghana SHADANA.
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    2019/03/11 at 3:30 pm
  • From GK on Lok Sabha polls from April 11 to May 19, vote count on May 23

    No EC like TN Seshan. The currents one’s are nothing but — of the political masters. Sad though.
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    2019/03/10 at 6:50 pm
  • From JF on Development not Possible by Coalition Government - Rajnath Singh

    I’m sure they are better than a Jumla Goberment run by the BJP. And you shouldn’t even be talking about development when BJP themselves have none to talk about except for the blaming of previous Governments right from JN to MMS.
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    2019/03/10 at 12:42 pm
  • From drona on VOTE FOR CHANGE!

    Needless to say you will be disappointed again Fr Cedric. Relax. Sip some coffee. Take heart in the fact that the alternative is a 51 year old adolescent.
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    2019/03/10 at 4:04 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on Mluru Flunked in 'Swachh Survekshan '19' due to Citizens Ignorance towards 'Swachh Mluru'?

    Mr Alfie, Look at the Garbage thrown on Roadside near Kelarai-Neermarga Junction which is Mayors’ Ward. Best Solid Waste Management going on that Spot. Solid waste is Re-cycled by Cattle in dozens. 1. Cows eat the Solid Waste thrown there along with Waste Food including a little bit of Plastic Too. (4 times I have removed Plastic from Poor Cows Mouth, struggling as Plastic stuck in between the teeth along with my worker’s help) 2 Recycling Result: After the process Cow gives Milk to Children to drink. Gives Cow Dung as fertilizer to Vegetable Plants. Look at the garbage behind MCC Commercial Complex, Look at the garbage inside Mini Vidhana Soudha where many Attorneys have their offices including BJP Head Lawyer. Another matter You should Publish as open Garbage Trucks Overload the Garbage and do not Cover. They spill part of it on the middle of the road while 2 wheeler follows them. Secondly, these Riders INHALE the foul smell and digest inside their Lungs. IS IT HEALTHY MATTER? Few times I have informed MCC Officials but it is like “Dog Chasing The Tail” Traffic Police are afraid to take action as it is MCC Matter and Corporators get involved. My request: Media should Question Health Officials and Environmental Officials regarding this and publish the results.
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    2019/03/09 at 8:16 pm
  • From Ben on Victor Banerjee Slams Navjot Singh Sidhu

    It is sad to say that Mr.victor Banerjee did not comment on when Rajnath singh himself passed same comments in the parliament as Navjot singh passed his comments on terrorism.
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    2019/03/09 at 7:21 pm
  • From Haleema Tanveera on St Aloysius B. Ed College observes International Women’s Day

    Excellence is another name for St.Aloysius Institute of Education. Awesome programme…..
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    2019/03/09 at 12:17 pm
  • From Jeevan Kumar on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    As per a report from a local english evening newspaper in Mysore. The Governor did not attend the convocation on March 5. Looks like a crowd was collected in the hall. Not a single graduate was there to collect the graduation certificate. The dean made the announcement and walked out. “When KSOU Dean announced the list of students of Kannada, Hindi, English, Telugu and Urdu languages and asked them to get up, there was not a single student present which forced the Dean to walk away.” read report in the following link:
    After a gap of 4 years…: KSOU Convocation held
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    2019/03/08 at 1:54 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on 'Winds of Change Will bring Back Congress to Power-BJP will be Crushed'- MLC Ivan D'Souza

    Which party is chosen and elected is not the issue, the concern of every unbiased Indian citizen is to have sane and well-balanced personalities in each sector of governance and people’s acceptance and support. Right now, for the past 4 years, all Indians, as well as foreigners around the Globe, hear of Indian politicians and the two parties squabbling on a daily basis, justifying who did what and who did not during their governance. One has to live in peace and harmony in the present. Squabbling and blame-gaming only amplifies hate and division, which does good only to those want India as a nation to be a third-world country of the sub-continent! Most Indian citizens are fed up with all the bad mouthing and blame-game of all those appointed to run the country and of all the high scale Banking scams and Defence scams. Demonetization to end Terrorism, the introduction of GST to end multiple taxations and to introduce higher taxes on chocolates to cement and everything in-between to 28%, Introduction of another card called AADHAR mandatory for transfer bottled gas subsidy to a consumer’s bank account and thereafter to a call to GIVE UP SUBSIDY and thereafter to link AADHAR to avail everything except to vote! What every Indian need is good basic infrastructure and amenities, affordable living, affordable housing, good and affordable health care and Education to international standards, good and transparent regulations, availability of jobs, and sensible taxation – even in the USA, the GST is only 9 to 10% depending on the state including Chocolates and Cement and everything in-between.
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    2019/03/08 at 1:51 am
  • From Rena Diwakar on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    Thanks for this useful write up. You have saved the careers of 1000s of students who would have unknowingly walked into this mess. I will not even dream of joining KSOU and will definitely tell me friends and well-wishers not to join KSOU. What is the minister for higher education and the Secretary Department of Education, Government of Karnataka doing. Please intervene and take action against the errant officials.
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    2019/03/07 at 5:26 pm
  • From Raju on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    Why are the University authorities not responding? They should at least issue a clarification. It is a shame and reflects the total lack of accountability on the part of the KSOU officials.
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    2019/03/07 at 2:22 pm
  • From DEEPAK DCUNHA on THAT'S NOT SMART? Kadri Kambla Road- a Road with Footpaths & NO Footpaths?

    Also, Kadri Kamba road has many “narrow lanes”, where residents do not have decent road approach even in the 21st century. “Landlords” refuse to leave even small piece of land to construct a decent road. Sick, old people are literally carried on chairs, stretchers, etc. when they are unwell, as any 4 wheeler or auto rickshaw can not enter these lanes.
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    2019/03/06 at 11:46 pm
  • From Joe D'Souza on THAT'S NOT SMART? Kadri Kambla Road- a Road with Footpaths & NO Footpaths?

    Mr Alfie, there is a saying goes: Donkey Praises its own Tail. Area Corporator is busy on Traffic Circles to promote ……… . He knows that “If you feed the Cow, You get the Milk”. So He is feeding …….. to get the cream. This Corporator has created more problems then good to the public of the area. For Example, City Police East Traffic requested Me to install Barricades near Karnataka Bank to avoid accidents. At their request, at My Cost, I Installed 6 Poles to stop vehicles driving through Small Lane where little Children and Senior Citizen walk. Instead of appreciating, he questioned Me in front of the Public inside the MCC Building, Saying” Ninna Ammerena Jagena alpa Kamba Padere”. He went on abusing Me until I was ready to smack Him on His Face. Everywhere You drive, there is a chance of falling into the roadside gutter on Kambla Road. Look at the Car Wash Water flowing into the rain gutter in two places. There are Water wells close to this Gutter. Naturally, this Car Wash Water is sucked into Tankers through Pumps and Public are provided with this water. I have spoken to the Health Official and Environmental Official of the City. But it is like Spitting in the Air which falls on our face. There is also daylight robbery of Street Lights… . I told about it to Engineer Devraj, Commissioner Nasir including Mayor. It is like pouring water on Bulls’ Back. Just drive on Kambla Road and Pinto Lane and look at the Street Lights being misused with Tax payers money. You along with Mangalorean.com doing a great job for the Community pointing out problems and corruption. Please, I ask the Public to take serious action regarding this Street Light Robbery. Look on Arya Samaj Road too where a House Gate is lighted by Public Light.
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    2019/03/06 at 11:28 pm
  • From Siva on Woman Files complaint to SP against Husband for Physical and Mental Torture

    Too sad. No one should go through such harassment.
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    2019/03/06 at 11:12 am
  • From Anand on Foundation for Kulshekar - Karkala NH work To be Laid on Mar 5

    Only Election promiss. Naleen Kumar was sleeping for last 5 years.
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    2019/03/05 at 12:23 am
  • From JF on Foundation for Kulshekar - Karkala NH work To be Laid on Mar 5

    hope it Doesn’t take another 15-20 years to complete.
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    2019/03/04 at 4:12 pm
  • From Prakash on 19-year-old Youth Stabbed to Death by Cousin

    Very very sad. Condolences to the bereaved family
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    2019/03/03 at 4:20 pm
  • From Shantakumari on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    It is a shame that the university authorities are so indifferent. The irony is that these are teachers and with this attitude what is the image of KSOU. Will anyone enroll in these universities for any courses. I would tell all my contacts not to enroll in this university and that IGNOU would be the best option if anyone wants to pursue higher studies. Complete irresponsibility on the part of the authorities and this should be condemned
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    2019/03/03 at 11:38 am
  • From Mattie Keyes on 6 Expert House Cleaning Tips for Winter

    The Indian tradition of keeping your shoes outside is amazing, It will help to keep most of dirt outside and only few will remain to clean. Now, robotic vacuum cleaners have made cleaning much easier.
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    2019/03/03 at 10:31 am
  • From Siva on Ramanath Rai Hands Over Memorandum to Moily to Cancel Merger of Vijaya Bank

    Very nice to see Both Congress and BJP of the district are working together on this. I wish and pray that at all leevls, the opposition and ruling party work hand in hand at least on the issues of common interest. For example, women’s representation in parliament.
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    2019/03/02 at 9:03 pm
  • From RIYAZ AHMED on Despite losing Right Leg in Train Accident 18 yr-old Girl Writes II PUC Exam with Courage

    Maybe they need financial help Better try to help her
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    2019/03/02 at 10:17 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on SP Nisha James to form Special team to curb Illegal Activities including Sand Extraction

    Dear SP Nisha Madam,my kind request to you that Sand is coming from Adyar-Kannur area through Mangalore-Nanthoor- KPT Junction through Surathkal- through Udupi towards Koondapur. These Sand Lorries are travelling after 7 pm at the gap of 30 minutes each average. I have once contacted Dy.SP of Udupi regarding this and I hope He has taken action. Including this a Lorry driver threw empty Liquor Bottle to the road side in front of my Car. I stopped my vehicle and checked and name on bottles read Mysore Lancer. So that means He was drinking and driving too. Sad to notice that these trucks travel after Traffic Police leave the Nanthoor – KPT Junctions. There are few Kadri East Traffic Police are very strict but they cannot stop these Lorries in absence of ASI officers are present. This should be changed and given right to stop and check and take action. Or Drivers should be removed and sent to station for clarification and charged by inspectors. I am watching this misery everyday of my life, so also listening to the sad,difficult stories of Traffic Police East why they are handicapped to arrest. THE INVOLVEMENT OF CROOKED POLITICIANS are tying the hands of many honest and strict Policemen. Dear God please Help These Honest Police Officials and their Families. I Will Do.
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    2019/03/02 at 2:44 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on Vehicles Parked Illegally will be Towed - Sandeep Patil

    Thank You Sir, finally some action is taken instead of Rs.100 fine. I was very saddened to see Vehicles parked under the “No Parking” Boards which are installed by Me at My cost for the kind request of Traffic Police. I am kindly requesting the new Commissioner of Police Mr. Sanjive Patil and DCP Mr. Manjunath and DCP Mrs.Uma to get tough with Multiple Stories Building owners to clear their Vehicle storage areas which are used for commercial purposes. Just look at near Sony Building near Tandoor Bar on Jail Road. Building Parking is rented for commercial purpose and vehicles along with Bar customers block the road after 7 pm. Plus large Luxury Bus belongs to SRS Travels Parks blocking road. Under Law no Bus are allowed on this road and this bus is there everyday without fear even after Traffic Police Warning. Take a look at City Hospital area and take strict action. At the request of Kadri Traffic Inspector Mr.Suresh, I have Installed 4 (four) ‘No Parking’ Boards. Today there is only one board left standing and 3 are missing. MCC Contractor hands are in this operation along with Politician. I request all non vehicle People who walk on road to call Commissioner of Police on Call in day and request the need. Traffic Police do their best if Public Supports them like I do. They have only 2 Eyes-2 Hands-2 Legs like Public and they need Help of extra Eyes,Hands and Legs. So Please Help.
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    2019/03/02 at 2:09 am
  • From Lohith on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    Request to dear honourable governor of govt of karnataka. Kind look on this issue.and please resolve this issue . The students of ksou needs justice. Lakhs of students were completed course in the academic year 2015-2018. But what it is derecognision. Its not a deemed to be university. Its govt university. If the govt is not leading at the proper administration then it is voilation public interest. If the students of ksou doesn’t seek the justice then govt or ugc should permanently cancell the ugc recognition. On that year lakhs of ksou students who knows to the politically motivating upcoming years…. Thanking you Kind regards
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    2019/03/01 at 8:21 pm
  • From Ravi G N on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    Request to the Honorable Governor of Karnataka and the Education Secretary Govt. of Karnataka, kindly look in this matter and help the thousands of students whose career is in trouble because of the indifference of the officials.
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    2019/03/01 at 12:05 pm
  • From Henry James on Pakistan to free captured Indian pilot  Abhinandan Varthaman

    How long before our Kumaranna announces one 30×40 BDA site for this soldier? Any bets?
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    2019/02/28 at 10:07 pm
  • From Henry James on Karnataka Congress, BJP in Twitter 'war' over pre-emptive strike

    Every politician has to be insincere from time time time in order to survive in politics. But this Yeddy is not only insincere, he is also an outright and incompetent fool. Time and again he proves that he is just not fit to lead a state party. He is an embarrassment to every citizen of our state. For that matter I consider Siddaramaiah and appa-maga or even DKS for that matter to be much cleverer in our political system. At least they do know when to keep their mouths shut. Up until the recent botched horse-trading, Yeddy’s stupidity was confined to the state and national-level politics but with this air-strike comment he has truly elevated himself to the international level. Buffoonery, nothing else. Perhaps the next time Modi retaliates terror-group aggressions in the Kashmir region, perhaps he should select one F-16 in Kamikaze mode, with Yeddy tied to the front, targeted to one of those terrorist base camps, effectively nailing two birds in one connie. The sad part is once Yeddy leaves the scene that will make room for another clown with his Rayanna Brigade. As I said earlier, BJP in Karnataka will be in shambolic disarray until these old f*rts disappear from public life.
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    2019/02/28 at 10:00 pm
  • From Krishna on Adanis Should Have Taken Over Pumpwell Flyover Instead of Mangaluru Intl Airport?

    Do you know how many years it would take to complete footpath on Sturrock Road?
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    2019/02/28 at 7:53 pm
  • From Krishna on Adanis Should Have Taken Over Pumpwell Flyover Instead of Mangaluru Intl Airport?

    Navayuga Company was blessed by Sonia Gandhi because of YSR Reddy the former CM of AP. Navayuga is under loss after Sonia Gandhi lost 2014 election. Best thing now is Adanis should take over Navayuga itself to complete the flyovers.
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    2019/02/28 at 7:49 pm
  • From donald d silva on Most Bollywood marriages end up on the rocks! Why?

    Hi Lancy, Thank you very much for your appreciation. Pls give me your cell number. Mine is 8692994897 Regards, Donald
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    2019/02/28 at 4:45 pm
  • From JGF on Minister Gadkari's Secretary Issues Deadline to Navyug for Completion of Pumpwell Flyover

    The flyover is a good 1 metre shorter than the normal required 5.5 metre. Is anything going to be done about this? Or we expect some more mishaps of high vehicles?
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    2019/02/28 at 2:45 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Before Criticising me let MLA Kamath Speak about his Contribution to Mangaluru

    With all due respect, Mr. J.R. Lobo has been a very attentive and responsible person in authority during his tenure in MCC. Most, if not all, will vouch for what improvements he has brought about to infrastructure and amenities in the city and districts of Mangalore My personal opinion is that, Mr. J,R, Lobo has the right to ignore all that is said against him, just as those who do nothing and speak evil of others, have the right to criticize. People of all walks of life in the city of Mangalore should unite and be united and make Mangalore a clean city not only in environment but in mindset too.
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    2019/02/28 at 12:59 am
  • From Richard Tomas on Only Promises NO Action by Officials! Trucks Spilling Fish Waste Water on Rd Still Continues

    This problem of any and every type of vehicle from a non-refrigerated truck to a moped transporting/selling fish should be brought to the attention of the local Fisheries Dept, (not that they are not aware of it) so that they can come up with some tough regulations in storing Fish on the docks, transporting Fish for local or export, and retailing Fish door to door. These regulations must then be legalized into a law, and the law must be first implemented at the docks (the source), where fish is brought in. The Fisheries Dept. should then be held responsible for ice water dripping from fish loaded trucks, tempos, and two wheelers. The high income generated from the wholesale and retail of fish should compel such traders to adhere to proper and hygienic handling and storage of fresh fish and in ensuring clean environment and the foul smelling fish water, that is truly a nuisance in Udupi and in Mangalore. Why bring in the Police? The mentality and mind set of the locals must first change to bring about a change.
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    2019/02/28 at 12:47 am
  • From Siva on 38 Species of Birds Sighted in St. Aloysius College Campus during Campus Bird Count

    Beautiful Birds. I wish I had paid more attention during my days there! Or did they just arrive for achche din?
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    2019/02/27 at 9:01 pm
  • From Indu on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    I just applied for transcripts for MSc course I completed in year 2004, after following up for 2 months got to know how to and where to apply and application was received at KSOU on Aug 24 2018 and till date no update. Tried contacting them by all means but of no use. Their so called concerned person has blocked my number.
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    2019/02/27 at 5:37 pm
  • From John Joseph on Karnataka State Open University Mysore – Confusion, chaos, and absolute indifference

    What is the duty of the PRO?. Sometimes students are told to visit the university. Imagine students from far off place and women have to make this journey only to be told by the staff that the certificates were sent and returned and that they need to produce the ID card of the student and other flimsy reasons. None of the higher officials are available. There needs to be accountability or otherwise is best the government shuts down KSOU and the students migrated to IGNOU.
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    2019/02/27 at 11:59 am
  • From drona on Washing feet of Safai Karmacharies by Modi is just Publicity Gimmick – Eshwar Khandre

    So Mr Khandre, what did you want him to wash? Pappu ka sar?
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    2019/02/26 at 6:07 am
  • From Lancy Madtha on Most Bollywood marriages end up on the rocks! Why?

    Superb article from Donald. Good luck and wishing you further success. Lancy Madtha IFL Group – Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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    2019/02/25 at 11:25 pm
  • From Lancy Madtha on It's Women Power in Udupi! MP, DC, SP, DM, ZP-CEO & Addl DC are ALL Women

    Absolutely brilliant article by Alfie for m.com. What you have elaborated makes total sense. May the Women presence be felt everywhere they take the position and fulfill their respective obligations. Wishing Alfie and m.com every success in journalism. Lancy Madtha Integrated Freight & Logistics Group-UAE.
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    2019/02/25 at 11:06 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Catholic Sabha Udupi Holds Christian Entrepreneurs Meet 'PRERANA' 

    With due respect to, The Catholic Sabha members and the Bishop in their speeches emphasize that local men should not go abroad for lucrative jobs, and instead be in business locally and look after their parents, but certainly they know how much it costs to rent or own a small shop in Udupi or Mangalore and that the Mother of Sorrows Church owned Udupi Super Bazaar shops that generate a very good monthly, are rented out cheaply to 95% non-Christians. Moreover, what about the large donations given to the Church by these Gulf-based Catholics of Udupi and Mangalore! Nothing is mentioned by the Bishop on this subject. Perhaps, the Builder and Promoter, Mr. Jerry Dias, would be able to inform that to rent a shop in Udupi costs nothing less than Rs.10,000.- to Rs.20,000.- per month and to own a shop costs nothing less than 35Lakhs to 50 Lakhs minimum in Udupi or Mangalore. If a local Catholic who has this kind of money, then he need not open a business or work in the Gulf to look after his own family or his parents. He could instead live on a good interest income of 8% per annum generated by keeping his money in Fixed Deposits. Banks charge between 8.5 – 9.5% interest on loans and this is simply a trap that one will never be able to get out off with any business. Ask any businessman in Udupi or Mangalore and they can tell the Bishop how many hours and how much effort one has to put to run a business in Udupi or Mangalore. and just how much they earn end of the day and just how they profit after deducting all the utility bills, and staff salaries, and unbelievable taxes The Churches earn 100% profit without any cash investment from the weekly Tithes, yearly KAIDO, and large donations coming from gulf based Catholics. People do not have enough spending money in Udupi and Mangalore taking into consideration their monthly income, and the salaries in Udupi and Mangalore for 95% of jobs in shops and supermarkets do not pay much. Only 10% working in Banks, Udupi Municipality or other Government offices and the Insurance companies earn well. Udupi, in general, has a very poor economy and market because of the small population and lack of industries and job opportunities. The Bejapuris labourers are instead doing very well, earning a daily wage of Rs.450 to Rs.700.- per day cash upfront, with little overheads and expenses and no taxes paid!
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    2019/02/25 at 4:50 am
  • From siva on Marriage of the Decade: Top Leaders Attend DYCP Mithun Rai's Wedding in City

    Wish the couple all th very best in their life. I don’t see any opposition leaders in the photos. Not sure if they were not called ‘properly’ or they chose to ignore. If either of these was true, it is sad. Of course whom to be invited for the wedding is prerogative of the marrying couple. But we mangaloreans always used to raise above politics in any personal functions, any emergency situations or any thing related to religion or cultural things. Sad that such practices are done away with.
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    2019/02/25 at 12:45 am
  • From siva on RKM Holds 12th Shramadan of 5th Phase of Swacchata Abhiyan

    It is appaling that the construction contractors are still following the prctice of not clearing the debris. Instad of cleaning what cntractors left, influential and experienced among the RKM volunteers can find out who the contractor was. Name them, Shame them and ask them to clear the debris. If they still don’t clear their mess, the MCC should clean it and collect the clearance charges from them. If they fail to give fine, those contractos should be banned from any contract with MCC. This should be a strict policy. Without such harsh measures, Mangaluru will not remain clean no matter how much RKM does One more thing: If public throw the garbage, they also should be cught and puniched well. Having said that I feel ashamed because Managlore is always considered as intellectual and inteeligent people. But looking at the mess we create, I seriously doubt it.
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    2019/02/25 at 12:35 am
  • From Alfred on Modi launches PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur

    My only point is – why not these actions were initiated in the last 5 years – and why now – just before the polls? This is a natural reaction to anything the ruling part does (any party IN RULING). The Govt which doesnot care for its people for the full term, what can they do at the fag end. same goes for any party. we are normal citizens of INDIA and have never even voted for any party. We lived out of India for over 40 years. So our thoughts are not corrupt.
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    2019/02/24 at 4:23 pm
  • From Umesh Rao on Not Smart! Constructing Pumpwell Flyover with Height of 4.5 mts, when Legally it should be 5.5 mts

    The entire structure needs to be demolished at the cost of the NHAI and the job carried out afresh by a professionally qualified firm.
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    2019/02/23 at 10:55 am
  • From siva on ಸಿಸಿಬಿ ಕಾರ್ಯಾಚರಣೆ: ಕುಖ್ಯಾತ ಅಂತರ್ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಸರಕಳ್ಳರ ಸೆರೆ

    Get bail, steal/Rob chain, get bail, steal/rob chain.. how this chain will be broken?
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    2019/02/22 at 3:18 am
  • From Alfie Dsouza (Author) on Loading Garbage Trucks on City Roads is Unhygienic, Stinky & Creates an Eyesore!

    This is in response to the comment posted by Francis Lobo who states that the author had missed to highlight that the laborers are not wearing any protective gear, like gloves, shoes etc. To clarify on this statement – Antony waste Handling cell does provide shoes, gloves etc, but it is the laborers who are reluctant to wear them- since they complain that wearing shoes get their feet warm and sweaty, gloves are hassles to remove now and then etc etc So whose fault is it? Laborers need to adhere to the safety rules but they are totally violating it.
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    2019/02/21 at 1:29 pm
  • From Bharath on SP Laxman Nimbargi Transferred, Nisha James New SP of Udupi

    Politics doesnt want a integrity person
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    2019/02/21 at 1:16 pm
  • From Matilda Yorke on SP Laxman Nimbargi Transferred, Nisha James New SP of Udupi

    So why was SP Laxman Nimbargi transferred with immediate effect? He worked with integrity, says the report
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    2019/02/21 at 12:31 pm
  • From francis lobo on Loading Garbage Trucks on City Roads is Unhygienic, Stinky & Creates an Eyesore!

    The author sees only the unhygienic way of loading of garbage bins. But misses seeing that the laborers who are working there are not wearing any safety equipment. They do not have shoes, Gloves. proper headgear, face masks or inhalers and they stay in the accommodation provided by the waste handlers which does not have hygienic facilities. Apart from this the people also do not know how to dumps garbage. Some people just throw the garbage on the roadside without proper packing or dump into bins.The laborers have to physically lift this material which may be 3- 4 days old and put inside the trucks. Let us first make sensitive the people who are working there and people who are throwing the garbage to do it properly with tools and tackles and also proper packing. The spillage on the road is an issue which can be cleaned. But then if the person gets infected or gets a disease it takes a longer time to cure and also expensive
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    2019/02/20 at 4:36 pm
  • From Roshan on Public Pelt Stones after KSRTC Bus Hits Car at Bendurwell

    Well deserved. Must be a ghattadha driver.. would have shown their typical attitude.
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    2019/02/20 at 2:04 pm
  • From J F on Public Pelt Stones after KSRTC Bus Hits Car at Bendurwell

    Those pelting stones should be booked for vandalism of Government property and made to pay for the repair of the bus.
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    2019/02/20 at 1:57 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Loading Garbage Trucks on City Roads is Unhygienic, Stinky & Creates an Eyesore!

    Most of the Public Services and Utilities in India are not regulated and the public are not informed or educated on civic subjects, nor are the favoured Contractors specific educated or experienced or equipped. Garbage and Sewerage disposal is a serious civic concern of any country. Modern technology and modern living has quadrupled the garbage- wet or dry – due to prepared and packaged food and food packaging disposables. However, disposal management still lacks technology and infrastructure in India. Just purchasing a few garbage trucks and employing a few labourers does not call for a complete safe and hygienic garbage collection and disposal system. The State Government of Karnataka must look after it’s own state and it’s population and it’s infrastructure and amenities to a very high standard instead of bickering of who will govern and control and loot the public and the state, and which political party is better than the other. Examples and Education are of primary importance. Whilst the Indian government is spending millions of billions of Rupees taken from Indians in all forms of taxes to purchase the latest and costly hi-tech arms and armaments, that is not put to use in any form – peace or war, so should the people in authority in Karnataka State = source that technology and that equipment from those countries to manage better Garbage Collection and Disposal. The Municipality is quick levying a charge for Garbage disposal and collection but are not providing thickness approved plastic bags for garbage disposal to every household, and most household simply empty their wt garbage in a small plastic bin, that in turn is emptied in a big bin in a building and that in turn in dumped in a small open truck by the Garbage Contractor employees. This leads to stray cats, dogs, and rodents to these garbage bins and the foul smell and the disease it can spread. ALL PEOPLE AND ONLY PEOPLE MUST BE THE CHANGE AND AS WELL EDUCATE EACH OTHER, AND THE MUNICIPALITY EMPLOYEES MUST STAY FOCUSSED ON THIS SUBJECT AND SUPERVISE PROPER MANAGEMENT
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    2019/02/20 at 12:54 am
  • From Joseph Dsa & Fly. Shirva, Udupi. on Well-known Advocate Shirthady William Pinto Passes Away

    Dear Pinto Family. Sorry to hear the sad demise of a great lawyer and giving advise to the needy. I know him since late 1960s. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family members. May the almighty God give strength to bear the loss. May his soul Rest in peace. From: Joseph Dsa & Fly. Shirva.
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    2019/02/18 at 9:12 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on 'ALOYSEUM'- a Renovated Unique & Pride Museum of St Aloysius Institutions

    What a magnificent place of collection of antiques and artifacts that have been carefully collected and displayed for the benefit of the public. Excellent location that will attract hundreds of visitors every day in addition to the visit to the nearby College Chapel, another place of unique paintings that have a proud display of history. All the students of St. Aloysius will be thrilled with two master pieces of Art and History that will enable the students to bring more visitors to their Campus and make the place more prominent than ever before. We shall certainly be there without fail on our next visit, and see how we can add some more items of antiquity as a small token of our contribution.
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    2019/02/18 at 8:01 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on 'God As An Artist & Creator' Renovated St Aloysius Chapel Paintings & Museum Inaugurated

    The Jesuits know the art of “Perfection”, and it begins from the spectrum of Education, Music, Sports and most importantly the selfless nature in performing what is good and beneficial for everybody. Mangalore therefore has been enriched with so many talents that has benefited the Society as a whole to a great extent. The College Chapel with some of the finest paintings from Bro Moscheni have remained safe and fresh for so long, because the place has been well maintained and preserved with utmost care. We took a tour of the Camp this year, and we were highly impressed with all the new developments that relate to not only Education but also various other short term and long term plans. The newly created Museum is certainly an added attraction. We were impressed with the wide variety of collections and antiques, and now from the recent photographs we even witness lot more happenings than what we had witnessed just a few months ago. The place needs further help and support, and we hope to spend much more of our vacation time at the College Museum next time. Thank you, Fr. Dion Vaz, Fr Leo and even Kavita, and many others, for all your new initiatives that will bring greater glory and fame for Mangalore.
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    2019/02/17 at 5:17 pm
  • From Rakesh on Here's How Risk-Averse Investors Can Purchase Term Insurance

    Nice and very well explained about term insurance, I am looking to have a term insurance plan, and this looks to be very useful fo me
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    2019/02/15 at 1:03 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Re-dedication of St Aloysius Chapel & Inauguration of Renovated Áloyseum' Museum on 16 Feb

    St. Aloysius College, in addition to the fine Educational expansion programs, is also proud to display their newly established Museum in a close vicinity of the famous College Chapel. Both these sites will become ever increasingly important for tourists while visiting Mangalore as tourists. The Museum is vast and specious. It treasures various antiques and collections that have great deal of history attached, and worth publicity so that more and more visitors can come to Mangalore and find their place of interest as St. Aloysius. We have lot more to offer to this valuable Museum, and hope to spend more time at St. Aloysius during our next visit to Mangalore.
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    2019/02/15 at 9:36 am
  • From J F on OLA Taxi Driver Assaulted at MIA, 3 Arrested

    Just arresting would be useless. Their car permits should be cancelled and their license and badge withdrawn. That would be the most fitting action from the authorities. Rowdyism should be dealt with a heavy hand.
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    2019/02/13 at 11:45 pm
  • From Carrienok on Carrie Underwood a 'total homebody'

    Carrie Underwood is my favourite US singer. She is young, beautiful and charming female in her 30s. Her voice takes me away from all troubles of this world so I start enjoy my life and listen songs created by her. Now she is on a Cry Pretty 360 Tour started in May of 2019. The concerts scheduled for this year, up to the 31st of October. Ticket prices are moderate and available for all men and women with different income. If you are a country music lover as me, then you must visit at least one Carrie’s concert. All tour dates are available at the carrieunderwoodtour. Visit the website and make yourself familiar with all powerful Carrie Underwood concerts in 2019!
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    2019/02/13 at 4:47 pm
  • From Dr Anil Thomas on Why the anti-BJP Votes will not Automatically go to the Congress party

    The injustice to the Christian community other than kerala is quite evident from many years!! Even where there is a chance to nominate a Christian the Congress party hv always gone back. Even the Minorities Directorate and KMDC has no Christian employees!! In politics the fear of losing votes is the only way to get our share of things !!
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    2019/02/13 at 8:18 am
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on Kamala Harris confronts critics on her black heritage

    Senator Kamala Harris has an impressive record as a prosecutor, a district attorney and Attorney General in California. Her heritage should not be doubted. Her mother hailed from Tamil Nadu in South India and her father was Jamaican. To question these undeniable facts amounts to mischief mongering with intent to denigrate. More importantly, Senator Harris is an intelligent, personable, articulate, vibrant and electable candidate. Her first town hall performance in Iowa, chaired by Jake Tapper of CNN was very well received by the audience and by those who watched her on TV. She has many challenges ahead, one of which should NOT be the fact that she classifies herself as black in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-religious country of over 300 million “immigrants” – the U.S.A.
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    2019/02/12 at 4:13 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Carmelite history of 400 years in India is of Holiness, Love of God and neighbour - Rev Dr Saverio Cannistra

    400 years of Carmelite dedication in India was filled with prayers, sacrifices, charities as well as virtues that have brought new awakenings as to how and what Missionaries can offer to India, a nation of religious history that has created Busshism, Jainism, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity as well as Judaism. Carmelites have shown to this Nation how we can respect each faith and live side by side with dignity and respect for each other. The arrival of St. Thomas in India as an “uncrowned Ambassador” from Jesus Christ, followed by the arrival of St. Francis Xavier after 1500 years paved the way for variety of Missionary priests and nuns to the Indian sub-continent brought a new awareness in India as to how these foreign groups of Missionaries can create charitable Organizations by establishing schools, colleges, Universities, Hospitals, Orphanages and many other Institutes without indulging into any religious conversions. Carmelites showed to the Indian authorities during the Colonial era and even after the era of Independence that we all can live with peace and harmony and have our own freedom of choice towards our own individual faith.
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    2019/02/10 at 8:15 am
  • From Jayasanckar R on Being the Right People

    Absolutely….the change can happen with us being the change agent
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    2019/02/09 at 4:18 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on And There Shall Be Water! Bishop Peter Sadanha's Words turns into Miracle in Bajpe

    Presence of Timelgood Leaders in these times is as important as many other miracles. Bishop Peter Paul has proven to be a good Leader who follows the steps of Emiratus Bishop Aloysius. Under their joint leadership Mangalore will witness many more great things in the years to come. Let us pray for their good health and happiness so that Mangalore will witness many more great things in future days. Timely rain and sufficient rain in India each year is as precious a gift alike many other gifts that India deserves in addition to peace and harmony.
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    2019/02/09 at 5:37 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Did You Know 'Smart City' has a New Shopping Arcade' on NH-17? Not Smart At All!

    New Shopping Arcades, new Cinemas, new Restaurants, new Parking Lots are all important features that need be included in the “Smart City” concept for Mangalore, but there are many more “essentials” that have to be introduced for Mangalore in order to enable the City to enjoy all the “Smart City” priorities. We need the City to be zoned properly where the Hospitals, Schools, Colleges, Libraries, Performing Art Centers, and also the Parks and Recreations to be given equal prominence. Roadside vendors also need prominence and importance, but these roadside displays of all handicrafts and ‘cottage industry’ products need be expose only few week ends so that people can walk across the display stands on family outings. The City needs equal importance on cleanliness, frequent garbage collections and constant monitoring on general hygiene so that people are fully aware of the City laws. City has to focus on High Technology sectors that could bring more know-how with new Educational awareness and new plans to cope with future challenges. The City has to encourage inviting foreign dignitaries, including all the local expertise to be encouraged to visit the city periodically with series of lectures and public audiences with new ideas to appear and all possibilities for future establishment. The “Smart City” concept is a group effort of all private and public involvements with independent groups to monitor periodically the progress achieved thru various new old and new developments. The “Smart City” is a “big picture” concept that should be viewed with a patriotic attitude because it will transform the ever-growing Town into a modern city with prospects to change and benefit all facets of Social life, Economic life, Educational life where Society will continue to grow and prosper in line with other “Smart Cities” of India.
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    2019/02/08 at 4:03 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Get Ready for the Mega Natl Level 'Aloysian Fest 2019' happening at St Aloysius College

    Great joy to learn so many landmarks of Sports, Culture, Economy and much more are going to take place at St. Aloysius College this year under the able leadership of Rev. Fr. Dion Vas as well as Rev. Fr. Pravin Martis. All these events are worth following and worth supporting. Please keep us informed on all of these delightful events so that many of the old students can also plan to visit Mangalore during the appropriate time and participate in the happy occasion.
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    2019/02/05 at 11:44 pm
  • From Lancy Madtha & family on Pope Francis departs Abu Dhabi

    Excellent coverage from m.com. Wishing every success. Lancy Madtha & family from Dubai😀
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    2019/02/05 at 11:35 pm
  • From Henry James on Welcome to George Fernandes International Airport-Mangaluru?

    What is even more appropriate is to re-name the Matsyagandha Express in his honour, as there does not appear to be any direct connection between George Fernandes and Mangalore airport. But then again I am torn -Matsyagandha is the most appropriate name for that train. May be, like someone else suggested, Mangalore junction could be named after him as a compromise.
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    2019/02/05 at 5:42 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on We are bound by our humanity: Shaikh Mohammad on Pope's visit

    This is indeed a historic event for the Christians and the Moslems of the world. The spirit of “Internationalism” that has always been practiced by the Citizens of U.A.E. has now come into reality. The visit of His Holiness, Pope Francis to U.A.E. has paved the way for a new era of justice and equality amongst all the religions of the world, particularly the Christians as well as the Moslems. The leaders of U.A.E. have brought a new awareness to the people of the region that we are all children of one God, and we all can live in peace and harmony for today, tomorrow and always in our life. There is so much to be enjoyed in life, and therefore may this Holy visit of Pope Francis bring a new climate of peace and reconciliation to the world at large, and bring greater happiness to mankind.
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    2019/02/04 at 2:56 am
  • From Joel on We are bound by our humanity: Shaikh Mohammad on Pope's visit

    Humanity and brotherhood supersedes religion here. Good for a peaceful co-existence and spreading of love and care. Good move by the Sheikhs of UAE and Papa Francisco.
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    2019/02/03 at 10:21 am
  • From Siva on RIP George Fernandes! If Bejai New Rd was His Birth Place, Bejai Cemetery is His Eternal Resting Place!

    Here is a tid-bit. George Fernandes was also connected to Cascia High School. George was nephew of founder of this school. Don’t know if George Fernandes had any role in its administration, though.
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    2019/02/03 at 4:23 am
  • From Drona on St Aloysius College Pays Homage to Sri George Fernandes

    I agree with Siva. George needs to be honoured. Mangalore Railway station may be named after him for his contribution of Konkan Railway.
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    2019/02/02 at 2:21 am
  • From Siva on Sex, Lies & Cyanide! Judge awards Serial Killer 'Cyanide Mohan' with Life Term till Death...

    I wonder why this is not a rarest of rare cases. Even a wild animal which has no sense of right or wrong kills 20 people, we would kill it. But this intelligent creature knowing what is right and wrong had chosen to kill after enjoying them has to be one of the worst things to be born on this earth and deserves only capital punishment. Anything else would be dangerous and taxing for the society.
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    2019/02/02 at 1:32 am
  • From Jonas Dsouza on Illegal Advt Posters Defacing the Swacchata of Mangaluru- It's Time MCC Takes Action

    If politicians and elected public representatives violate the laws and put their banners, without any shame, how the public will respect Laws? Those who make the rules only break the rules. Job Yatha Raja Tatha Praja.
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    2019/02/01 at 11:11 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on ‘Know your Rights’ Workshop at St Aloysius College

    The Constitution is a single most important document for any country to possess, preserve and honor in order to cherish our individual as well as group rights. The Constitution will enable all of us to respect the spirit and meaning of the document that forefathers had painfully prepared for the benefit of all the citizens. In a country such as India where we have so many cultures, religions, languages, and even colors, a Constitution is indeed a sacred document that will protect all our legitimate rights and interests so that each one of us safeguard our individual and group rights. India is also surrounded by other nations such as China, Pakistan and Bangla Desh who also are obliged to understand our existing rights and privileges and safeguard our neighborly obligations for a smooth and harmonious relations with each other. W are glad to note that St. Aloysius College is taking all the pains and efforts in familiarizing all the young students our legitimate rights as Citizens of India, and how we need to treat each other in good times and tough times. Jai Hind.
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    2019/01/31 at 8:45 am
  • From Janet on Aadhya P V - Successful Mangalorean of C A Exams 2018

    Congratultions. Good luck for yr future.
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    2019/01/30 at 1:12 pm
  • From Siva on Clashes between Two Student Groups in Bhandarkars College Kundapur turn Violent, Two Injured

    It looks like they all have political connections. Police should not care and should take appropriate action without any delay and that should provide a signal that irrespective of the political hue they belong to they will be punished.
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    2019/01/30 at 5:35 am
  • From Siva on St Aloysius College Pays Homage to Sri George Fernandes

    Mangaluru should be proud of its son who contributed to the nation in multiple ways. Being born in Managluru but becoming a popular and strong trade union leader in Bombay of yesteryears –where outsiders, particularly the south Indians were not liked, — is a great achievement. And from there, going to Muzzapur, Bihar and creating a strong supporter base, getting rejected from a far off place which was neither a birthplace nor a place where he developed trade union leadership is not something ordinary mortals can achieve, it requires special capabilities, very special ones! To contest an election sitting in jail with the highest margin in the country, the record of which was not broken speaks of the man that George Fernandes. As a defence minister, he went to Siachen a record 18 times to be with the Soldiers and show them we are with them. He was a true son of Baharthmata. His association with the BJP leaders is very difficult to comprehend. In fact, if my memory serves me right and reasoning is right, he may be one of the reasons for the existence of BJP. After Janasangh was dissolved while forming the Janata party, its erstwhile leaders continued association with RSS. If I remember right, George Fernandes was one of those who objected the Janata leaders continuing to maintain their association with RSS which he called ‘Dual Membership’. The leaders who did not want to disassociate with RSS, formed their own party, BJP. The fact that George Fernandes not only continued the friendship with those leaders, but stitched the alliance of his party (Samata party) with BJP to form the NDA and ultimately becoming its convener, yet retaining all his socialist ideas and ideology. If that is not political ingenuity of highest order, what is! And even though he was away from his birthplace he played a very significant role in moving forward the Konkan Railway project which languished for more than a century after conception. I doubt this project would ever have seen light if not for him. Of course, in my opinion, the coastal region is not using this Railway line to its potential and nor did we give respect to Geoge Fernandes to the extent that we should have given. That is what I want to point out. I think it is time that we Mangalureans give him proper recognition – a landmark, a beautiful and useful memorial, airport name, prominent street name, or any other suitable idea. For this, all people should come together irrespective of party, religion, language or any other affiliation as here is a son of Mangalore who became an institution by himself. We are, we should be proud and show that we are proud of him. oh, by the way, this is not for him as that great soul is Resting In Peace. This is for us and our future generations of Mangaluru.
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    2019/01/29 at 11:04 pm
  • From Melroy C.F.Fernandes on The Power of Right to Information

    Congratulations to Shariq for his vigilance as a citizen. To someone who has not dealt with the govt. ,it may seem as if Shariq has progressed so far with ease but only he knows how many difficulties he has had to face. Thanks to Rajendra Kumar for publicizing Shariq efforts. I think the author wished to convey that RTI , other laws and rules are “tools”(not “weapons”) in the hands of the citizen.
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    2019/01/29 at 10:24 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Indian Social Forum Riyadh celebrates 70th Republic Day

    It is a joy to learn that the India Social Forum celebrated the India Republic Day in Riyadh in the presence of various dignitaries. Saudi Arabia has always cherished the close friendship with India because both countries have strived together for peace and prosperity. Tens of thousands of Indians have given their best of loyal work to Saudi Arabia and have never interfered with the local politics. Today, India is also proving to be a valued customer of Saudi Arabia because India has a great deal of hydrocarbons to buy from Saudi Arabia. May the close relations between India and Saudi Arabia continue to prevail all the time so that both the nations may continue to live with mutual friendship and solidarity and the people of India and Saudi Arabia continue to live with peace and happiness.
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    2019/01/29 at 8:19 am
  • From JERARDIN DSOUZA , MAA Mangalore Alzheimers Association on Bevy of Citizens Gather to Support 'The Travel Hub in Mluru ' Concept by Er Aloysius Albuquerque

    It’s a Great Coming Together of Passionate Professional Lovers of MANGALURU. Er. Loy Albuquerque Must Be Commended For This Proactive Initiative. TRAVEL HUB is indeed a Very Helpful Convenient Proposition. Now that the Basic Discussion is Over, We Must Make The District Administration Take Over. Appreciate The Proactive Journalist Dear Alfie & mangalorean.com for Being with us & Conveying To The WORLD. Come Let’s Do it. JAI HO
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    2019/01/29 at 4:58 am
  • From Henry James on Congress-JDS Government Will Fall Due to Internal Rivalry - Kota Srinivas Poojary

    Your dear leader Yeddy can not even arrange for a piss up in a brewery, let alone toppling the coalition. Until he retires from the state politics, Karnataka BJP will always remain the bridesmaid, never the bride.
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    2019/01/28 at 7:44 pm
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on Trump doubts lawmakers will reach border wall deal

    There is a fundamental flaw in Donald Trump’s idea that only a “very strong form of physical barrier” will stop criminals, drugs, gangs and human trafficking. All the information hitherto available to the intelligence agencies and those responsible for homeland security in the U.S.A. clearly shows that the main ports of entry are NOT at the southern border. However, the 45th POTUS has an obsessive, compulsive desire to build a wall in spite of all the facts to the contrary.And, he will use every possible way to do so. It is clear he does not want to be confused by the facts to build his “great, big, beautiful” wall.
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    2019/01/28 at 11:56 am
  • From P. Shanmugha sundaran on Christian Leaders Come Together To Appeal For Lok Sabha Seats For Christian Community In Karnataka

    I strongly support this initiative. It’s high time we have a representation. I feel Ms. Margaret alva should also be considered. She is also a seasoned politician. I appeal the congress party to consider the above.
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    2019/01/27 at 9:24 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Countdown Begins for much awaited 'Pinnacle 2019' in Kuwait

    Best Wishes are extended to the Organizers of Pinnacle 2019 that will be held shortly in Kuwait. It takes a lot of hands and lot of efforts to make any performance possible on the stage, especially in the Persian Gulf region because each one is actively involved with their respective professions in their daily pursuit of life. It is noteworthy that the ultimate goal of a performance such as this is intended for an Orphanage in India. Every Kuwaiti Dinar earned from an effort such as this is therefore well spent for a good cause, and all the people striving for a good cause will be abundantly blessed. Keep up the good work.
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    2019/01/27 at 9:20 pm
  • From Elias on Over 89,000 people in TN benefited from Modicare: PM

    Why this scheme made not applicable to law makers and how many of them availed the benefits.
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    2019/01/27 at 5:52 pm
  • From Nayan on Dr Ravikanthe Gowda Promoted DIGP of PFS, Laxmi Prasad New SP of DK

    So Proud, though I Don;t know him well. Really, Really Proud. Hats off.
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    2019/01/24 at 10:31 pm
  • From Joulan on Not Smart! Digging for Laying Water Pipeline Just after New Concrete Rd was Constructed

    Giving full time jobs to contractors & keeping them busy.. Welcome to the Road Industry..
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    2019/01/24 at 7:36 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on FMMC holds Dr Venkat Rao Memorial PG Quiz 2019

    Late Dr. Venkat Rao was one of the original pioneers of Fr Muller’s Charitable Institution. He was a successor to Dr. Lorsab and Dr Mathews and changed the entire outlook of Fr. Muller’s with new technologies and new ideas. He was wholeheartedly supported by late Fr. Reginald Pinto and late Fr. Marian Fernandes. Dr. Venkat Rao brought a new name and fame for Fr. Mullers Hospital by attracting thousands of new patients who came to Fr. Mullers because of Dr. Venkat Rao. We as a family had close association with Dr. Venkat Rao who was virtually our neighbor. He came to Fr. Mullers when he was a bachelor, and when he got married he brought additional fame to our neighborhood. Dr. Venkat Rao was a kind-hearted person, and he rendered free medical services to hundreds of patients that visited Fr Mullers Hospital as well as his home when they could not afford medical services. We distinctly remember that when Mother Theresa first visited Fr. Mullers Leprosy Asylum several decades ago, Dr. Venkat Rao was there to first meet Saint Mother Theresa and greet her. We are so pleased that in the name of late Dr. Venkat Rao many worthy ideas being generated. This is an excellent idea, and late Dr. Venkat Rao deserves all the worldly recognitions.
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    2019/01/24 at 8:58 am
  • From Nazir Usman on Trekker dies of heart failure in Ladakh

    Really a sad tragedy. But very limited information is available except that he died of cardiac arrest. Did he have any previous ailments. Did he meet with an accident. More information would help other trekkers who are attempting the chadar trek. Any one having more details about this incident please do share.
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    2019/01/23 at 6:49 pm
  • From Fr Teji Thomas MI, Snehasadan on Five Achievers and 2 NGO's Conferred with 2019 Sandesha Awards

    “More Heart into those Hands” said St Camillus our Founder and Patron of the Sick. Dear Mr. Alfie D’souza & Mangalorean.com team. We the Camillians and the Staff who served with us till date feel greatly recognised and appreciated by Fr Nelson and Sandesha Team. The Govt project supported our mission for 5yrs. In the rest of the years God the Father extended His hands through many in Mangalore and all throughout the World. If we are able to make it a Big LOVE HOME it’s through the Support and Blessings of Mangalore Catholic Diocese, Mr Eugine Rent, the Donor of the land, Bethany Sisters who opened the doors of their institution for our Children to study and persons like Dr Ravi Vaswani, former Registrar of Yenepoya University, Dr Vishal Amin, Prof Yenepoya University, Dr Caroline D’souza, Psychiatry medicine, Dr Daisy, ART, Wenlock Hospital, well wishers and Benefactors. We keep you close in our hearts and pray for you. The words of Jesus from the crucifix said to St Camillus ecco in our hearts, “It’s not your work but Mine”. Fr Teji Thomas MI, Snehasadan, unit of Sneha Charitable Trust.
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    2019/01/23 at 3:50 pm
  • From Theresa on 'Maryemana Evi' The house of Virgin Mary- Our visit to Mary's abode

    I enjoyed reading this. I hope to visit Mary’s house one day!
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    2019/01/23 at 3:50 am
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on What a Shame? US Government Shutdown Reaching 31 Days Creates a History

    This shut down of the federal government is the longest in U.S. history. President Donald Trump owns this shut down. In his own words at a meeting in the Oval Office with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, the President said that he is proud to own this shut down. Instead of building a wall that was supposed to be paid for by the Mexican government, a non-starter from day 1, 800,000 Americans are unpaid for 32 days for a wall that’s not going to be built and that the majority of Americans do not want. The President’s intransigence is having grave consequences for the unpaid Americans and their families, and will have a deleterious effect on the U.S. economy.
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    2019/01/22 at 9:36 pm
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on Turkey to launch international probe into Khashoggi killing

    The murder of the Washington Post columnist and Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey was a heinous crime that merits a thorough international, independent, transparent investigation. The Saudi government’s lies, changing stories and crude attempts to cover up this murder should not be unpunished. Justice must be done and perceived to be done. The current investigation in Saudi Arabia is a sham to cover up the name of the principal perpetrator of the crime, i.e. the person at the highest level of the Saudi government who ordered the killing.
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    2019/01/22 at 9:20 pm
  • From Alice kennedy on 'Maryemana Evi' The house of Virgin Mary- Our visit to Mary's abode

    Thank you for the beautiful tour and sharing your wonderful experience.
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    2019/01/22 at 6:56 pm
  • From Tracie on 'Maryemana Evi' The house of Virgin Mary- Our visit to Mary's abode

    Loved this💖💖 I believe through Mary Peace will come, she is such a Good Mother💖🙏🏻🙌
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    2019/01/22 at 6:15 pm
  • From Philip Serrao on ಸಾರ್ವಜನಿಕ ಸ್ಥಳದಲ್ಲಿ ಅನಧಿಕೃತ ಕಟೌಟ್ ಅಳವಡಿಕೆ ದೂರು ದಾಖಲು

    Just a drama, no action will be taken. If MCC had the guts they shud have removed the cutouts etc with police protection just as they do to roadside vendors.
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    2019/01/22 at 7:12 am
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on Sabarimala tantri gets 15 days more to explain purification rituals

    Tantri Kantaravru Rajeeveru’s purification ritual after two women visited the Sabarimala shrine, in defiance of the Supreme Court’s directive that allowed all women entry into the shrine, reflects insubordination and disrespect for the rule of law. Frankly, the restrictions on the entry of women are absurd, particularly so at the end of the second decade of the 21st century. It is high time these outdated rituals are discarded. The Almighty does not discriminate. Why should his self appointed representatives on earth be allowed to do so?
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    2019/01/21 at 11:55 am
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on Our only goal to oust Modi government: Stalin at Brigade rally

    I am disappointed by the assertion of some opposition leaders that their sole objective is to oust the Modi government Instead,the opposition should unite and agree on a common alternative set of policies to take the country forward, restore secular democracy, decrease the alarming gap between the rich and the poor, reduce unemployment and assist the middle class, the working class, the oppressed and the poor to better their lives. and live in communal harmony.
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    2019/01/21 at 11:16 am
  • From Prof. Dr. G. N. Menon on Our only goal to oust Modi government: Stalin at Brigade rally

    I am not a Narendra Modi fan and I do not support his communal, divisive, intolerant and majoritarian policies. I do not like his remorselessly aggressive attacks on the opposition and his suffocating self aggrandizement. Moreover, I am disturbed by his government’s interference with institutions that should be autonomous like the CBI and the RBI. However, I am disappointed by the assertion of some opposition leaders that their sole objective is to oust the Modi government. Instead,the opposition should unite and agree on a common alternative set of policies to take the country forward, restore secular democracy, reduce unemployment and assist the middle class, the working class, the oppressed and the poor to better their lives.
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    2019/01/21 at 11:09 am
  • From MAHAMMADUVAISOK on ನಾಗೂರು ಮಸೀದಿ ಆವರಣದೊಳಗೆ ಹಂದಿ ಮಾಂಸ ಎಸೆತ: ಐವರ ಬಂಧನ

    ಇವರಿಗೂ ಹಿಂದೂ ಧರ್ಮಕ್ಕೂ ಯಾವುದೇ ಬಂಧವಿಲ್ಲ # ಸರ್ವೇ ಜನಾ ಸುಖಿನೋ ಭವಂತು#
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    2019/01/21 at 1:44 am
  • From Badmiyagi senior on Meet the Brave Pilot Atish Shinge Who Landed Engine Failed Aircraft Safely - An Exclusive

    Amazing feats of heroism and sheer expertise/stellar confidence are unshakeable and will remain as such. ‘Herculean’ is sometimes a mild word for such an accomplishment where so many lives were in obvious peril. Praise the Lord for guiding the expert pilot’s hands and filling him with the presence of mind, tranquility and sheer confidence he had to draw from. Believe in yourself are the operative words here. Ecstatic! Cheers!🙏🏼👍
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    2019/01/20 at 7:32 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Cleanliness & good health are inter-related - Dr Shivashankar Murthy

    Cleanliness is next to Godliness is a clear saying that is fully applicable to a country such as India where the population is thriving all over our Cities, towns and villages. The daily garbage that is thrown all over the place without any concern is unbelievable. How much can a Municipality or a Punchayath render to the people while the budgets are limited and the relevant taxes collected are negligible. While people are conscious of the need for cleaner environments and cleaner sanitary procedures, the Government resources are indeed limited while the overall daily needs are enormous. Compared to many Cities of India, the City of Mangalore deserves the timely praise because we are striving the utmost to keep our City clean and organized. Our trash is collected regularly and the place is kept clean and neat. We even noticed that the domestic garbage is even collected regularly with enough warning, and the neighborhood is awakened by the crew in uniform coming to collect domestic garbage. Cleanliness throughout the city is improving every day, and our City fathers are more vigilant than many other cities of India. We are great believers that the “Smart City” concept does not merely relate to high technology and various costly and time consuming devices, but the daily cleanliness and upkeep of every corner of the city is of paramount importance. India has abundance of rich people who need to come forward voluntarily and help the City to maintain orderliness and clean environment. Let all our teachers and students in every Educational Institute come forward and teach the rest of the world the importance of clean environment. Let the pubic learn the substance of the benefit of cleaner city that will bring healthy atmosphere of reminder to each and everyone that cleanliness helps to bring healthier outlook to the entire city as a whole. This is the best time Mangalore should wake up and become a role model to the rest of India.
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    2019/01/20 at 6:28 pm
  • From Siva on Mega Pandal with 1 lakh Chairs Set for Dr Rajendra Kumar's 'Rajata Sambrama' at Nehru Maidan

    Reminds me of Mayavati’s self-aggrondizement on her birthdays when she was the chief minister. 25 years service is definitely great. But do you need a function at this scale? Unless the person has an ambition to enter politics, you won’t have this scale of celebrations. But this gentleman denies any political ambition. So the money could have spent more meanigfully.
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    2019/01/20 at 7:50 am
  • From Irshad on Indian Social Forum-Saudi Arabia to the Rescue of Economic Crisis faced by NRI-Kannadigas

    Well this was actually the work of government to be honest. Why is our Karnataka govt still mum over such a serious issue. Kerala Govt has way back done it’s best to save Expatriates interest. Where as Karnataka govt needs to understand the importance of NRIs. Well initiation from Indian Social Forum. As well as that Media is the main tool to make this issue get some credibility.
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    2019/01/19 at 5:50 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Best place for expats: 73% of foreigners in UAE earn more than in their home country

    Expats throughout the Persian Gulf region have always played an important role in so many daily functions of their respective professions. Whether they are Doctors or Engineers, or whether they are Accountants or Secretaries, all of them or most of them come to the Gulf region with a distinct purpose and give their very best of dedication to the profession they belong to. A large portion of the expatriates leave their families behind to take care of their daily needs which also include their children education. Living in foreign countries throughout the contractual term is tough. Many expat professions also include many domestic jobs such as cooks, butlers, as well as many skills such as Nurses, Carpenters, Waiters and even gardeners and drivers who render a loyal service for the entire duration of their contract. Everything in this world of profession is a “give and take” service that serves a mutually beneficial service. It’s a service that is mutual and filled with loyalty and dignity. India is no doubt one of the best country that has proven to be one of the best nation that has been known as the trustworthy country for development of reliable human capital that will always continue to provide the best of human labor to one and all that deserve such service. May God bless them all.
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    2019/01/18 at 8:00 pm
  • From Drona on 2019 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS: Will it be Modi’s way or the Highway?

    At this point in time, there is no viable alternative for Modi ji in the country.
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    2019/01/17 at 1:46 am
  • From Narendra karkera on Got Condoms/Nirodh! 'Kadri Skating Rink' has become 'Kadri Mating Rink'?

    What is the Administration doing? What a shame!!
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    2019/01/16 at 9:51 am
  • From Richard Thomas on From Roadside to Beach-side, 'Kadri Park Walkomaniacs' take a stroll on Tannirbhavi Stretch

    Walking! This ancient and time tested form of activity, is what keeps our body functioning well,with all the 7 vital parts such as the brain, the eyes,lungs, heart,stomach, the kidneys, and our limbs in good shape, along with a good look at God’s creation, the amazing sunrise and the life that it springs into all that dwells in the sky, on the earth,below the earth, and in the sea, or the awesome sunset! Those who do not find a early morning walk convenient, should for an evening walk on the beach or in the park. Always carry drinking water in a half litre shoulder strap pvc/aluminium bottle that are commercially available, and stay hydrated, as Mangalore or South India is hot and humid. Walking at a good steady pace for an approx. up and down distance of 5 to a max of 7km is the most ideal workout one would require to keep the body healthy and strong. It’s free from timings, free from special footwear, free from special clothing, and most of all it’s FREE OF COST!
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    2019/01/16 at 12:04 am
  • From Dr Lenon DSouza on Dr Salma Suhana selected for Prestigious 2019 International Scholarship Award by American Academy of Neurology

    That’s wonderful to hear. Congratulations Salma 🙂
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    2019/01/09 at 10:32 pm
  • From siva on Missing Newlywed woman from Manipal found in Goa with Boyfriend Tanmoy Nath

    Strange. Why did she wait till the wedding was over? I am sure everyone has the same question
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    2019/01/09 at 9:44 am
  • From Siva on ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮಿಷನ್ ಸ್ವಚ್ಛ ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಅಭಿಯಾನದ 5ನೇ ವರ್ಷದ 5ನೇ ಶ್ರಮದಾನ

    I see that week after week, so much work is done. yet so much remains which means 2 things. 1. A lot of people are still irresponsible. It pains that educate cultured people of Mangaluru have still not embrace cleanliness. 2. Mangaluru corporation is not doing its duty incerely. Good that commisioner is now involved and is talking about cooperation. Here are a few humble suggestions (Nothing new and some of these may be already in place and may be I don’t know) 1. Every week, there should be one team exclusively doing survey along with Mangaluru corporation officials (only those who are enthusiastic) and identify all areas of Mangaluru that needs to be cleaned. If corporators also can take part without party banners and work with citizens, this survey becomes easy. 2. Have a dedicated website for this and let people give suggestions; post photos. IT companies in and around Mangaluru can take up this task of creating and maintaing a dedicated website as part of their CSR. 3. A committee of officials, volunteers, Swamis of RK Ashram can decide which one to be taken by Sunday Swatchata Drive, what should Corporation do (For example, installing and cleaning trash bins in the public places). Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and Mangaluru MLAs could contribute and plan to meaningfully contribute to this by developing and implementing plans using their development funds. Mangalore has so many highly intelligent individuals; so many engineering and other colleges with some professors teaching public health; and many more intellectuals. They should come forward (may be on a active basis or by means of suggestions on the website). 4. Finally a suggestion for Mangalorean or anyone else publishes these photos. You are doing a great job. It would be really good if you can please publish ‘before’ and ‘after’ side by side or next to each other and also it would be great to print the location information next to the picture.
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    2019/01/07 at 12:06 am
  • From Siva on Prakash Rai to contest in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    kooooch bhi!
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    2019/01/02 at 10:34 am
  • From Melroy C.F.Fernandes on 2019 LOK SABHA ELECTIONS: Will it be Modi’s way or the Highway?

    Voters cannot be said to have learned any lessons and therefore wisened if they keep alternately choosing between the black pot(miscellaneous brands), the black pan(miscellaneous brands) and the fire (there being no other choice;NOTA not being a person). Voters have to take the initiative to educate themselves so that they can choose wisely, instead of just gambling (like purchasing a “lottery” and hoping to win) their lives away by choosing between politicians and their parties which use different names but are essentially same/similar in character and which use “policies” which are carrying India toward disaster for the last 71 years. For solutions to the problems we are facing, I recommend reading “Breaking free of Nehru – Let’s unleash India” by Sanjeev Sabhlok //bfn.sabhlokcity.com/ (it is generous of him to have made it available for free download so that even those who cannot afford can read it). For sometime, there was a progressive political party called “Loksatta” led by Dr. J.P.Narayan but around 2014 they have jumped off the political band wagon as they cannot compete with the “big-bucks political parties” and because in Dr. JP’s own words, “ Indians are still not ready for change”. Essentially almost all Indians are/have been turned into “freeloaders , cripples dependent on the govt. to think for them and religious zombies” living off State funds & corrupt to the core and they wish for the status quo to continue . If India does not reform (shunning socialism, communism and immediately delinking religion, tradition, culture from governance of the State) then India is soon going to go the way of : Venezuela Cuba “Cuba and the cameraman” – 1hr documentary made over the course of 45 years between 1970’s to 2K by Jon Alpert. North Korea My Holidays in North Korea (North Korea Documentary) – Real Stories Published on Jun 16, 2018 And Nazi Germany! rise and fall of adolf hitler by Joachim C.Fest(2h37m)
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    2018/12/28 at 9:34 pm
  • From Melroy C.F.Fernandes on Japanese citizen Kane Suzuki flags off RKM's 3rd Shramadan of Swacchata Abhiyan

    It’s nice to see the RK missionaries, led by a missionary Swami clad in his missionary robes, conducting, with missionary zeal, the weekly/ monthly/annual/phased swacchata abhiyan as part of civil society contribution to the Swacch Bharat Mission(which in its earlier avatar, pre-2014, was named “total sanitation campaign” and “nirmal bharat abhiyan”). As is quite apparent, the previous names were totally uncatchy, unmissionary and unmarketable names not drawing people from around the world, film stars, sports-stars, captains and missionary-stars to crowd into the photo-frame. I particularly like the Warli art and other art works on the walls of the city as a result of the “Shram-dan” by the missionaries from the RK ashram or is it math(they sure are good at it). I cringe to see the able- Japanese citizen Kane sweeping the dusty and dirty roads of Mangal-uru; he now has first-hand experience of what one feels when one jumps from the (Ja)pan into the fire(quite literally, considering that the streets of Japan are what “cleanliness” and “hygiene” define). Not being “intelligent” I request some “smart” people to clear my doubts : (1) Doesn’t Shram-dhan mean “voluntary contribution of labour for a public cause”? Doesn’t “dhan” mean to donate and not take from one hand and give back only a little using the other? (2) If above is so , then why is MRPL-ONGC(a company owned by the people of India) paying RK Mission to conduct these heavily photo-op’d and publicised swacchata abhiyans. Under its CSR scheme, MRPL has paid RK Mission: Rs.10 lakh 40 thousand to build bath cum toilet blocks in FY 2013-14; Rs. 14 lakh “financial assistance” for Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan in FY 2015-16; Rs. 20 lakh(with a commitment of upto 50 lakh) for the SB mission jamboree in FY 2016-17; //mrpl.co.in/sites/default/files/Primister%20Office%20%20CSR%20Activity_0.pdf //mrpl.co.in/sites/default/files/Swach%20Bharath%20Abhiyaan%20Activities%20of%20MRPL.pdf Well for FY 18-19 we have no publicly available data. So MRPL has paid RK Mission Rs.44.4/- lacs between 2013-14 to 2017 years. (pls note that the RK missionaries are not the only beneficiaries of the MRPL CSR funds. Never mind that MRPL feels no CSR toward the people they have forcefully displaced from their homes and lands and have no “funds” to pay these people their rightful share). (3) Was RK Mission conducting these heavily photo-op’d and publicised swacchata abhiyans prior to 2014? What caused the sudden love for the nation? The Nation wants to know! (4) I cannot help wondering how after so many phased “swacchata abhiyans” the brooms – held by the posing missionary-stars, the captains, the “Japanese in Manga-luru” and the elected reps. in the photo-sessions – look brand-new? How do you do it? Is the weekly work(2 – 4 hrs) so hardly (un)rough that you need to buy new equipment every week? Or, are these props kept separate for use during the photo-ops only. (5) Where is all the dirt and debris dumped after collection? Is it the NIMBY policy that is followed? Is the garbage segregated and disposed as per the waste disposal policy of the govt.? (RK Mission had conducted one such “abhiyan” in my Panchayat area and I heard that the collected garbage, after all the public “show” was over, was simply dumped from one conspicuous place to another “ out of sight is out of mind” place!) (6) Isn’t whatever the RK Mission is doing, actually the job of the MCC? So why are all the Corporators, MLA’s, MP’s and MLC’s who pose for the photo-ops not actually doing their job! Why is the govt. not held accountable for the civic works? (7) We are all charged a Swacch Bharat Cess by the govt. in our bills., where does all that money collected from 1.3 billion people go? (is it used to build statues and headquarters). (8) My Panchayat does not even collect any garbage. I collect the plastics , pay for the transportation and hand it over to the Panchayat and they happily burn it alongwith the other waste in their backyard posing grave health risks to the neighbourhood and the person burning the plastics. Practically everyone else throws their waste(including plastics) into the nearest rain water drainage channel, where it collects until the monsoon season and the rains faithfully wash it into the sea. So much for Swacch Bharat and pollution control! To wind up, MRPL should spend our public money wisely by donating, to the district administration , a large approved-for- the -purpose incinerator to burn the plastics with minimum air-pollution. All plastics should be collected from all over the district by each of the concerned authorities and sent to this centralised location. The concerned civic authorities should get their act together and do their job for which they collect taxes from the citizen. Public money should not be spent in promoting certain organisations, associations and religions who are bent on spoiling the govt.(for their own personal benefit) instead of holding the govt. accountable. MRPL could have spent those 44.4 lacs better by giving “dhan” to the poor municipal sweepers and garbage collectors for the education and betterment of their children and in providing these workers personal protection clothing and gear to safeguard their health while working rather than pouring it down the drain in making some rich people and some rich organisations richer!
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    2018/12/24 at 1:52 pm
  • From Murthy on Expertise Contracting Signs MOU with Jacobs Engineering in KSA

    It’s a wonderful achievement! We share your happiness in this occasion.
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    2018/12/22 at 9:59 am
  • From Arvind Kumar on Expertise Contracting Signs MOU with Jacobs Engineering in KSA

    Congratulations The extra time you have been putting in on this has really paid off, and I beleive that you have presented an ambitious and attainable set of goals for your team and the company.
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    2018/12/22 at 9:54 am
  • From Zulfikar on Expertise Contracting Signs MOU with Jacobs Engineering in KSA

    Congratulations on doing such a great job on developing a new plan for your group.
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    2018/12/22 at 9:49 am
  • From Ratnakar on Chain Reaction! 3 Vehicle Accident Sends Two People to Hospital with Injuries

    It’s the high time… people of Mangaluru, and concerned department should think of stopping all city n service buses in Mangaluru….and providing all the Government buses so that there will be no competition and timings….Bus owners are can’t help because of shortage of real staff…they instead give contracts to bus conductors. It has become out of control of associations. Pity is so many political leaders are owners of buses or permits. Now it’s the time for public to oppose…..Media should high light….then only it will happen
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    2018/12/19 at 11:32 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on A Green Ride! MBC & SAC Bicyclists Rode the City Spreading Message on Pollution

    All these campaigns are an eyewash when it comes to building better roads, better traffic signs, better traffic management and policing, and keeping those smoking/polluting buses and trucks off the roads. Worst than Pollution is the state of the roads during the rainy season and thereafter – and no matter how many craters exist on the main road, nothing is ever taken up to get them fixed, even on a dry day. So far booking and penalizing has had minimum or no effect at all – and this PUC law is simply a business, that is set up on a low cost- one lady – managed business set up at Petrol Stations all over the country. If PUC was truly implemented in a stringent and effective manner – one would never find those black smoking buses and trucks. Agents at the Traffic Dept. manage their business very well, hand in gloves with all the staff of the Transport Dept or RTO, and this keeps everyone happy in the game named Pollution Under Control!
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    2018/12/03 at 2:52 am
  • From drona on Gadkari unveils 3 national highway projects in Hassan

    Gadkari is the future PM of India. He is a popular leader like Vajpayee.
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    2018/12/01 at 10:52 pm
  • From Oringial R.Pai on ಬಬ್ಬರ್ಯನನ್ನು ಬಬ್ರುವಾಹನನ ಅವತಾರ ಎನ್ನುವ ಕಾಲ ಇದು- ಪುರುಷೋತ್ತಮ ಬಿಳಿಮಲೆ

    A bunch of marxists questioning sanathana dharma followers while remaining totally silent on social issues in Islamic and christian population. This is why nobody respects these fake intellectuals. You have to be honest and consistent in your criticism.
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    2018/12/01 at 10:09 pm
  • From Shankar on No Human Trafficking! Airport Officials Goof-Up led to 32 Nurses Detention & Arrest of 1 Man

    I searched in the website of UTMRA and there is no mention of German language teaching at all! Their website is very clear. Something is fishy with his advertisement and it is safe to say that KIA acted properly until authenticity is verified.
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    2018/11/30 at 8:48 am
  • From Melroy C.F.Fernandes on Open Challenge to Nagakallu Visualisers

    I support Prof Nayak in his pursuit of scientific inquiry. After all he has staked his entire property if proved wrong, so he would be the loser. The late Mother Teresa had never claimed to be a saint, she was herself treated at hospitals by “non-saints” (men of science) and that too in “phoren” lands. It is people who claim that she is a saint ( that a certain religious organization “capitalized” this claim is no wonder). Her work when she was alive makes her worthy to have been called a “living saint”(irrespective of her motives and beliefs). The recent “miracle” of the THE POTTA nearly getting drowned and the recent “miracles” of Attur Jatre, Karkala, having to go with a begging bowl to politicians to fund them in building more superstructures that too from the poor tax-payers’ money speaks volumes of these “miracle”workers.
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    2018/11/28 at 7:47 pm
  • From dfs on Open Challenge to Nagakallu Visualisers

    in indian culutre they ask to respect naga ..bcos one reason to not to kill that animal so that eco balance will exist there …second point..when naga bana is there ..there you will get greenary and big trees…some time when you get fresh oxygen , your some health problem will improve..i bet no one will get bad health by daily visitng naga bana with big trees and getting fresh oxygen… next my question to narendra nayak …. nun called teressa from kalcutta got saint hood…that means she will be now eqvt. to god…and she got that saint hood for doing miracle…only those have ability to make miracle will get saint hood…and this lady cured deadly tumor diseases in 2018 where medical science failed ..by her magic touch… i request rationalist narendra nayak to prove how teressa defeated medical science and used her miracle to cure deadly diseases…or make another article on showing how all are cheated thru this fake miracle and saint hood..
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    2018/11/28 at 4:47 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Kundapur Woman loses Rs 7.75 Lakh in online fraud

    Wonder why and how people do not learn that E-Commerce is the most unreliable and the most fraud-infested technology ever invented. So many people get cheated doing online transactions, and sadly the authorities still encourage that everything should be transacted on-line despite so many news articles worldwide of how easily people steal money. I strongly recommend people to conduct any transaction in the old and trusted ways – like go personally to the Bank to withdraw cash with a Slip or a Cheque, or take a Statement from inside the bank – thus avoiding the ATM and the scams in which people have lost a lot of money. ATM’s are Third Party owned and operated. Cameras do not stop crime and loss! Shopping or applying for a Franchisee should also be done in person at an address – and not online. In this manner, you know the person or the company whom you interact with, the office or location that you visit and conduct business with. Banks are also involved in financial scams so much so that these cheats have legitimate accounts in banks – where they ask one to transfer large amounts of money – and so all the absurd ideas of KYC and Aadhar Card implemented by the RBI and the Indian government goes down the drain! The Internet is good for information, studies and news only- even using it for correspondence is not safe – the old way of letter writing is much safe and reliable – and guaranteed no one can snoop.
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    2018/11/27 at 3:04 am
  • From drona on Bhamy Shenoy writes to PM to Rename Mangaluru International Airport after U S Mallya

    How about Rani Abbakka international airport?
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    2018/11/25 at 5:39 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Mluru Dirty Again! Citizens Ignorant towards Good Swachh Work done by Ramakrishna Mission

    The business of keeping an area of a city or a town clean has two sides. First the Municipality should install sufficient garbage bins in all public places such Bus Stations, Bus Stops, Train Stations, Rick Stands, Taxi Stands, Movie Halls, Parks, and on all main roads. This being done, People must be educated in the benefit of disposing off garbage properly. Then the Municipality sweep and clean all the main and bye-lanes on a every day basis. Last resort, impose heavy penalty on those found littering – even the poor litter as they do not want to pay the small charge the Municipality levies for collection and removal of garbage on a daily basis.
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    2018/11/24 at 12:52 am
  • From Joyce Gonsalves on First Ever Programme for Renewal of Nurses Registration at Wenlock Hospital, Mangaluru

    Share the procedure to register online for renew the KNC registration certificate. Thank you
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    2018/11/24 at 12:46 am
  • From Denis Lewis on Mluru Dirty Again! Citizens Ignorant towards Good Swachh Work done by Ramakrishna Mission

    The sense of cleanliness and hygiene needs to be inculcated in the minds and hearts of children from infancy. But this does not happen in most of the households, because in our culture, we think that cleaning is the servant’s job. As long as we don’t own up cleaning our environs as a personal responsibility, we can’t expect for the situation to change for the better. Only way forward is to include cleanliness in the School curriculum from very early stage of schooling, and doing this in practical ways, so that the kids would learn this as a way of life.
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    2018/11/23 at 9:25 pm
  • From Veena Rao Pai on Local Women Join in Joy & Sorrow of Transgenders to Mark 'World Transgender Remembrance Day'

    Huge respect to Ms.Violet Pereira for taking the initiative through Parivarthan Trust to improve the lives of these Transgender people..After meeting and hearing them out yesterday, i understand how difficult it must be for them when we ‘normal’ people look down on them. Our society needs to accept them the way they are and help change their lives..Wishing them all the best in life , hoping and praying that they get to live better lives ahead.. Thank you Ms.Sabrina for all your encouragement and efforts..God bless!
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    2018/11/22 at 2:28 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Minister Dr Jayamala inaugurates District AYUSH Hospital

    It’s high time now the Udupi District In-Charge Minister will take a round from Manipal to Karavali Junction and the Court Road till Kinni Mulki and take stock of the bad state of all the roads, and give orders to the Municipality and the Public Works Dept. to repair and resurface or concrete these prone bad sectors of all the roads. Good roads and good infrastructure directly reflect on the good management of the authorities appointed. Also, the City Bus Stand in Udupi should be made FREE from all those North Karnataka labourers who have made this place their den for all types of vices, drinking, matka, prostitution, illegal vending, labour bonding, etc. The Superintendent of Police Mr. Laxman should look into this and act. This Bus Stand has become a total mess in recent years. Ladies and girls are not safe at all in this area when some many drunkards are found lingering or laying on the footpaths. Mangalorean.Com should visit this place in the morning and in the evening and bring this situation to the attention of those authorities who are blind to this situation.
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    2018/11/21 at 11:48 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Minister Jayamala Inaugurates Indira canteens in Kundapur and Karkala

    These Indira Canteens are designed with a concept to cater to the extremely poor people and therefore only the poor should be allowed, and not the Private Bus Drivers who earn Rs/1000.- a day and the Rick drivers who make Rs.1000.- a day, and all the others who can very well afford to eat in Restaurants. A fool-proof system should be incorporated and implemented to restrict abuse of such a thoughtful scheme for benefit of the poor.
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    2018/11/21 at 11:24 pm
  • From Steffi Fernandez on Local Women Join in Joy & Sorrow of Transgenders to Mark 'World Transgender Remembrance Day'

    The transgender community faces numerous barriers when accessing basic services.Listening to their agony made me realise how difficult their walk of life is.Its time for a change and the Change starts from each one us and all we have to do is change our perception and accept them. I appreciate parivarthan charitable trust for standing by them in their battle for human rights and thanks to Ms.Sabrina for organising this programme.
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    2018/11/21 at 8:46 pm
  • From Veera katpitia on Local Women Join in Joy & Sorrow of Transgenders to Mark 'World Transgender Remembrance Day'

    Interacting with these girls made us realise how unfair we are to section of our society. How does a person’s sexual orientation matter when it comes to giving them education or jobs? A big thumbs up to the parivatan trust for standing by them!
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    2018/11/21 at 3:10 pm
  • From Mario on #STOPSMOKYVEHICLES Campaign! Why Crack Down only on 2&4 Wheeler? Why Not Buses & Autos?

    Very true but add government vehicles and police cars too in it. Seen some PCR taveras emitting smoke like ksrtc busses. Sad. Why only public when government can’t follow? They say no drinking and driving. How many drunk cops are daily roaming around in their cars or bikes and nothing happens to them? What about the high end segment cars? They too are being omitted from being stopped. Recently tint drive. How many politicians roqm and also others with jet black tint? I feel the cops need to get their eyes checked. If it’s partiality, We will PROTEST.
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    2018/11/21 at 12:41 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Fishermen Congress demands Goa to Lift Ban on the Fish Imports

    If the Fish traders of South Karnataka are able to meet with the regulations stipulated and laid down by the authorities in Goa for the fish being imported for the benefit of the people of Goa and their huge tourist industry, then I don’t believe the Fish Traders should have a problem. Even the health concious locals in Udupi and Mangalore have stopped purchasing fish after the media pointed out that Formalin was being used by local Fish Traders to keep fish fresh. But what transpired after the news article that appeared two months ago, is anybody’s guess! Either the media is wrong or the Fish Traders.
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    2018/11/21 at 1:04 am
  • From Richard Thomas on 'Strict Laws to be Enforced for Setting Up Mobile/TV Towers'- Minister U T Khader

    The problem in India is, most Ministers are not educated in the portfolio they have been given as Ministers – it’s just a title they are given with a fat salary and unimaginable allowances – they call it Politics. A Minister with Bachelor of Arts education is given a portfolio of Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, and so on. Laws and Regulations must have a separate body made up of trade specific educated and professionals so that they can draft out a regulation code, and a law that will be implemented in the strictest sense, before a certain technology takes root, such as Mobile Phones, SIM cards, and Mobile Phone Towers. SIM cards and installation of Mobile Towers on private home and building towers should have been regulated in its budding stages. Now it is too late to implement a new law – because most of the late laws do not provide for Plan B, such as where will the authority be able to shift and install all the Mobile Towers that are already installed. The Mobile companies are obviously paying money to those homes and building owners where they have installed the Towers – same like Advertisement hoardings – there is no law or regulation, where they should be installed, and private homes and buildings and sites where they are installed, receive money from the advertisement companies or individuals. Why are SIM cards not issued as a virtual number to that individual who has subscribed to it, and why are SIM cards being registered in multiple names upon not being recharged and upon being cancelled from it’s owners name, just to generate money in the name of business. Same goes with Ration Card, Voters Card, Aadhar Card that are asked as a proof of ID, and whereas India lacks a National Identity Card, that should rightly be adopted and issued to every Indian national without any expiration date, as one proof of Identity. As Aadhar Card and Ration Cards have been carried even by nationals of neighbouring countries. The authorities are themselves at loggerheads with the true intention of an Aadhar Card. Let’s be real and practical as Indians!
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    2018/11/21 at 12:48 am
  • From Denis Lewis on Marathon Runner Rakshith Shetty Sets 18th Guinness World Record

    Perhaps he should approach Mr Ronald Colaco for help.
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    2018/11/20 at 10:08 pm
  • From Jay on Tipu has given more trouble to Mysuru royal family: Rajamatha Pramoda Devi

    The problem began with our educational system. I was shocked and appalled when Tipu has portrayed India’s hero who fought the British. Later came Sanjay Khan’s TV serial and now he has become a freedom fighter.
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    2018/11/17 at 4:21 am
  • From Sangeetha on First Ever Programme for Renewal of Nurses Registration at Wenlock Hospital, Mangaluru

    Very good move and need of the hour…. Hope all will take benifts for this service….
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    2018/11/15 at 9:21 pm
  • From Original R.Pai on Tipu has given more trouble to Mysuru royal family: Rajamatha Pramoda Devi

    Mangalore Catholic society was at the receiving end during Tipu’s rule. many thousand died due to his harsh treatment. However, catholic groups are afraid to protest. They are afraid of angering Muslim community. The arrogance and condescending behavior shown towards Hindu community is totally missing when it comes to Muslim community. Very interesting.
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    2018/11/15 at 7:27 pm
  • From drona on ಮನೆಕಳ್ಳತನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಮೂವರು ಅಲೆಮಾರಿ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರ ಬಂಧನ

    Such gangs are commonly seen at Manipal Udipi Parkala areas. Police need to be alert and act swiftly. They need to be sent back to their districts.
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    2018/11/15 at 6:13 am
  • From Richard Thomas on 24-year-old Rider Dies in Road Mishap near KPT

    THESE BUS DRIVERS MUST BE SEVERELY PUNISHED FOR THEIR RECKLESS DRIVING HABITS. THEY SIMPLY DO NOT KEEP ENOUGH DISTANCE TWO CARS SPACE REQUIREMENT BETWEEN TWO VEHICLES. SO MANY LIVES ARE LOST AND A CASE IS SIMPLY REGISTERED AS A MATTER OF STATISTICS – WITH THE TRAFFIC DEPT AND THE PEOPLE IN AUTHORITY NOT UNDERSTANDING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THESE ROAD DEATHS, THAT CAN BE AVOIDED IF STRINGENT LAWS ARE APPLIED AND ENFORCED.
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    2018/11/14 at 11:17 am
  • From Jay on 'Sailing with Resilience' Book of MLC Ivan D'Souza's 4 Year Achievements as Legislator Released

    Foremost among his achievements is his annual celebration of “Tipu Jayathi”. Hope you include this every year as I feel your constituents, in particular the Christians will be very proud of you.
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    2018/11/14 at 2:47 am
  • From Narendra Karkera on Crores of People in the country are suffering due to Demonetisation – Vinay Kumar Sorake

    Please declare the names of people who suffered due to demonetisation. IT dept can the conduct scrutiny on these people.
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    2018/11/10 at 10:25 am
  • From MCF on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Drona, your points have been respectfully noted. Thank you. “Feed a man and he will eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he will never have to depend on anyone again”. I never do charity work or social service. Besides,I have no idea why I should engage only with those who celebrate Christmas. Like the other animals and plants, I too am “religion blind” and look at people based solely on their merits. ” Be careful not to practice your righteousness to be seen by them. ……. When you give to the needy do not announce it with trumpets………………. when you give to the needy do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing ………………. ” – Matthew 6:1-4 Finally, I close with the truth and reality which no hypocrite will admit to: “Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog………But man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only……….. Give me that which I want and you shall have this which you want, is the meaning of every such offer and it is in this manner that we obtain from one another the far greater part of those good offices which we stand in need of ” – Adam Smith ( The Wealth of Nations)
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    2018/11/08 at 11:23 am
  • From drona on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Melroy, while you may be agnostic or an atheist, please remember that a vast majority are believers in God or the supreme being. I totally agree that animal cruelty is largely preventable and some thing like fire crackers are unnecessary. I do not claim that I am a vegetarian as such but I prefer vegetarian. I get repulsed at the thought of animal slaughter. May be it is demand and supply chain which keeps the slaughter houses busy. If we stop using meat, slaughter houses will not be needed. You may quote Bose regarding plant life. Obviously human beings are healthier with vegetarian diet. Fish of course is good. You catch it and not slaughter. I know Prof Nayak does not believe in God. That is OK. He does lots of social service and serves the God he does not accept.Paropakaaram punyaaya, paapaaya parapeedanam. Do some charity work this Christmas. You will find so many unfortunate poor people who look forward to Christmas not because they can afford to celebrate it but they accept Jesus and celebrate his birth. That is a happy time for lots of Christians and others. Make some people happy, share a meal with them or buy a simple gift. That is the spirit of Christmas.As far as Diwali goes, we all know what it stands for. May the light of diwali and the candle of Christmas guide all of us to live happy. Live and let live.
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    2018/11/08 at 6:50 am
  • From drona on Brit nurse dies after falling ill on flight to Dubai for girls’ holiday

    Pulmonary Embolism likely on a long distance flight rspecially if she was on OCP. May her soul rest in peace.
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    2018/11/08 at 6:22 am
  • From drona on Clashes between Local and OLA cab Drivers at MIA, 6 Injured

    This is sheer rowdism and the Police are incompetent.
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    2018/11/08 at 6:16 am
  • From Melroy C.F.Fernandes on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Answers: (1) Animals(other than humans) do not have any religion. This is because God(if there is one or a zillion) created REGION ,man added a LI(E) in between and created RE-LI-GION. Therefore, bursting fire-crackers affects animals in the same manner whether it is Diwali, New Year or Christmas or Eid. (2) Animals (other than humans) do not vote in elections so it does not matter to animals whether JR Lobo wins or loses. Therefore, bursting fire crackers by JR Lobo’s victory celebration before or after election results , last year or whenever , also frightens animals and makes them scared(that includes the sacred animals too). (3) Plants have as much life and can feel in their own way but that is not perceptible to animals (like human beings) who can only feel when they are pinched. None other than Dr.J.C. Bose, of pure Indian race, proved this scientifically. Therefore, please be kind to animals and plants this Christmas , Diwali and Eid and everyday and eat nothing. For those who believe in RELIGION the word of God should be enough!
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    2018/11/07 at 9:45 am
  • From Krishna on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Did JR Lobo’s victory celebration by bursting crackers before election results were announced last year also scared animals?
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    2018/11/07 at 8:41 am
  • From Krishna on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Whether bursting crackers affect animals only during Diwali or during New Year and Christmas also?
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    2018/11/07 at 8:39 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Indian tea firm strikes $1 mn export deal with Chinese company

    The success of a small Export firm in succeeding to export of a million dollar worth of Indian Tea to China is a step that is praiseworthy. China is a tough buyer, and the credit worthiness of Indian Exporter needs all the support from the Government so that many more millions worth of India Tea finds its way to China. India deserves all the boost in exporting the Tea or Coffee or any other spices to China, our neighboring partner who can absorb much more products from India at a most competitive price. Our quality of performance in exports to China need all the Government support thru incentives that are widely open for future expansion. We are pleased with this good news, and wish the Indian Tea Exporter best of success.
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    2018/11/07 at 7:22 am
  • From drona on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Can we stop slaughtering animals for naalige chapala? Pigs are pit in boiling hot water and skinned alive during the month of Dec. Is it not animal cruelty? Sheep are slaughtered during eid. Is it peaceful? I appeal all to consider switching over to veg biryani and veg curries and consume fish and eggs instead of chicken and other meat. Be kind to animals. This Christmas eat Veg.
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    2018/11/07 at 4:53 am
  • From drona on After 14 years, BJP set to lose Bellary Lok Sabha seat

    Ballari was always a Cong I bastion. Sonia won from here as well. It may be that BJP wrested it from Cong I for few years. That is because of the money game played by the crooked Reddy Bros.
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    2018/11/07 at 1:48 am
  • From MCF on Death, Fear and Pain To Animals! Why are People Ignorant in Bursting Loud Firecrackers?

    Thank you for the exemplary article. Most people only write about the effects to humans. Animals are affected worst.
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    2018/11/06 at 8:02 pm
  • From Siva on 'People Doing Activities at Midnight are Thieves, So Is PM Modi & His Team'- Congress Party during Protest

    LOL. People doing activities at Midnight are thieves. true.. Where should we start? Jawaharlal Nehru took over as PM of India at midnight between Aug14 and Aug 15 Indira Gandhi declared emergency midnight between June 25 and June 26. Millions and probably billions indulge in activities at Midnight on January 1. So All those who took part in these activities thieves?
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    2018/11/03 at 9:19 pm
  • From Dr Derek Lobo on With 'Mog Ani Maipas' CASK Felicitates Bishop of Mangaluru Dr Peter Paul Saldanha

    Dear Alfie – Thank you very much for your superb and well-crafted article on the Felicitation of Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha by CASK, along with appropriate photographs. I am particularly grateful to you for mentioning and appreciating the simple yet highly dignified honouring of the Bishop we did – by not seating him on a throne or special chair and not adorning him with paraphernalia like shawl, peta, fruit basket – We presented him with a meaningful 12-point citation, a memento and two Air-purifying Indoor Plants which His Lordship can cherish and treasure. As I mentioned in my introduction, CASK made a Statement that this was done with our greatest admiration and appreciation Bishop Peter Paul for molding himself on the persona of Pope Francis and because we are greatly inspired by his simplicity, humility and outreach to the poor, just like Pope Francis. Thank you once again – Dr Derek Lobo, Past President-CASK
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    2018/10/31 at 8:28 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Deputy Commissioner not Responsible for Sand Problem in Udupi District - CM Kumaraswamy

    The Hi-Tech Kosamma Hajji Abdullah Maternity Hospital in Udupi was nevertheless built and completed by Mr. B.R. Shetty’s Contractor during the sand unavailability crisis. Many other apartment projects in Mangalore too were built and completed by various builders during the same period. Therefore sand crisis is not real – it only affects those who do not know how to source it. Politicians love to be in the news all the while instead of working quietly, and taking care of their responsibilities.
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    2018/10/31 at 11:26 am
  • From drona on Sky Lantern fest on Nov 4 to Educate on pollution-free Celebration

    Sky lantern. Is it the same as Goodu deepa? Just curious. I endorse the anguish expressed by Original Pai. Ban slaughter of cow lamb goat chicken. If they still want it, try fish which is far superior. PS: Ragi mudde too.Ask Kumaranna or Dodda Gowdru.
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    2018/10/31 at 5:56 am
  • From Original R.Pai on Sky Lantern fest on Nov 4 to Educate on pollution-free Celebration

    I really like this idea and I fully support it. At the same time, it is hard not to notice the hypocrisy of those who never lift a finger when it comes to animal abuse during Eid festival.
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    2018/10/29 at 1:56 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Long-awaited Karavali Junction Underpass Opens for Vehicle Movement

    Whoever approved the opening of the flyover on the Adi Udupi/Udupi Junction, as the road works is not complete – there are no lanes marked, the divider is incomplete, the flyover is not painted, and the lighting too must be not working. Why does the Minister In-Charge of Udupi allow such half done jobs in a hurry just to meet the Nov. 1 deadline, when the Contractor could not even complete the 25 meter flyover with 2 underpasses that are still not complete – in a span of 6 years! Udupi people should protest such half done works as they are hazardous and wont last long – not even for one monsoon season !
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    2018/10/28 at 5:44 pm
  • From Robert Menezes. on 'Aankvaar Mestri' mesmerizes Audience in Mira Road

    News nicely covered . Very good narration. Satisfied.
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    2018/10/28 at 5:17 pm
  • From Prasad B K. on B S Yeddyurappa will Not Become the Chief Minister Again in His Life - Veerappa Moily

    You will not win any constituency hereafter. Better retire and stay away from politics and do some good noblwowrk.
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    2018/10/28 at 11:40 am
  • From drona on B S Yeddyurappa will Not Become the Chief Minister Again in His Life - Veerappa Moily

    Neither will Moily or Harsha become. You were plain lucky Mr Moily. What is your contribution to Karkal or Chikkaballapura? Talking some gibberish and stirring up caste sentiments? Your contribution is nil compared to your contemporary Jannu. Mind it.
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    2018/10/28 at 3:44 am
  • From Raj5242 on Tit-for-Tat! Apt Owners Assn Clarifies 'True Facts' on 'False Issues' alleged by a Apt Owner Couple

    Ego kills self and society..Out of 360 owners 359 owners with association ..
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    2018/10/27 at 9:56 pm
  • From Kumar on Tit-for-Tat! Apt Owners Assn Clarifies 'True Facts' on 'False Issues' alleged by a Apt Owner Couple

    This is called unbiased journalism. Instead of glorifying the view of one party who would invariably exaggerate the events it is always good to present the other side of the story. And your article has just done that. The readers discretion is respected.
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    2018/10/27 at 4:23 pm
  • From drona on ಶಾಸಕರನ್ನು ಏಕವಚನದಲ್ಲಿ ಕರೆಯುವುದು ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯ ಗೌರವಕ್ಕೆ ತಕ್ಕುದಾದಲ್ಲ – ಹಾಲಾಡಿ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ

    Some politicians are very rude. DK and Udipi politicians know how to respect. Can not say so much about Abhaya who has misbehaved publicly in the past.
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    2018/10/27 at 3:53 pm
  • From rama on Tit-for-Tat! Apt Owners Assn Clarifies 'True Facts' on 'False Issues' alleged by a Apt Owner Couple

    Guys, how about working out a solution. You don’t want to make your apartment toxic. If you have too much bad publicity your may not be able to sell your apartments.
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    2018/10/27 at 2:48 am
  • From MCF on Why Decibel Levels Need to be Brought Down Everywhere

    Dear Sir, Thank you very much for the article. It assumes greater significance in the aftermath of the railway line accident in Punjab which to a large degree was a result of the numbing of the hearing( temporary threshold shift of hearing caused by exposure to very loud noise) and eye-sight(blinded due to bright high intensity light) senses of the persons involved including the train driver , which would have helped in the “flight or fight” response of the human “animal instinct”. Thousands of bombs exploding during the burning of the Raavan worsened by the probable use of huge loudspeakers would have drowned any sound of the train and its horn. High intensity light would have temporarily blinded the persons involved similar to when the opposite vehicle on the road does not dip or reduce the intensity of its headlights thus blinding the driver or person approaching from the opposite direction of the road. Nature has endowed the man animal with 5 senses for his survival.
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    2018/10/24 at 9:15 am
  • From Denis Lewis, Brahmavar/Toronto, Canada on 'Musicians' Celebrate 'Musician's' Birthday! Evergreen Trumpeter Harry D'souza is 68 Yrs Young

    We used to thoroughly enjoy these brass bands while growing up in the 70s when they always played during village weddings. In Brahmavar, we had Gloria Jyothi Band by Salins family and New Star Band by Suares family. As children and teenagers, we used to be mesmerized by the beautiful tunes they played. There were also good bands in Perampally and Malpe which were also occasionally invited to play in our area. I think only a few have managed to survive the orchestra led music scenario in weddings and celebrations these days. Miss those days.
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    2018/10/23 at 8:55 pm
  • From drona on Having Any Trouble Traveling in Private City Buses, Just WhatsApp Message to 7996999977

    If the erring conductor or driver becomes aware that you are complaining via whatsapp, he is likely to translate whatsapp to chaste Tulu aka ‘daananbe’?
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    2018/10/21 at 11:19 pm
  • From reena on Being Vulnerable- To live, love and bond

    written straight from heart .
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    2018/10/21 at 10:04 pm
  • From drona on Grand Mangaluru Sharada procession ends with immersion of idols

    Very nice photos. Thanks for the article.
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    2018/10/21 at 1:11 pm
  • From drona on Congress lost Karnataka poll on minority tag to Lingayats: Minister D K Shivakumar

    Root cause analysis. Now this will have a spin off for the by elections, especially Bellary.
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    2018/10/19 at 11:28 am
  • From drona on Retired Forest Official 68-yr-old Gabriel Stany Veigas is the 'Jack of Jack Fruits'?

    Congratulations to Mr Veigas for this achievement. Thanks m.com for this article
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    2018/10/19 at 2:36 am
  • From Vishal on Retired Forest Official 68-yr-old Gabriel Stany Veigas is the 'Jack of Jack Fruits'?

    Keep it up Amitabh….. Your creativity and thoughtfulness is model for many others…. Probably your hard work too.
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    2018/10/18 at 10:12 pm
  • From Jay Bhandary on The Enchanting Garden at Ferns Villa

    Excellent article by Sri Shyamala Madhav. I am in USA and visit Mangalore regularly. My sister lives in Karangalapady, almost next to Lily Pinto and her beloved garden. I have visited this place and it is truly remarkable – also the dedication of the owner to her beautiful garden is remarkable. Cheers. Jay Bhandary bhandary@sbcglobal.net
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    2018/10/16 at 10:29 am
  • From Noel Francis Lewis on Alia Bhatt face of Nokia phones in India  

    Alia has Face but Nokia doesn’t !!
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    2018/10/15 at 3:55 pm
  • From drona on Elderly Brother and Sister Sedated, Looted of Valuables on Nizamuddin Express

    Do not accept food and drinks from strangers. In the cities teenagers get duped by date rape which happens because sedatives are mixed in the drink. Avoid discussing with co passengers any thing. Pretend to be busy or otherwise occupied. Elderly are easy prey for the tricks. Warnings should be displayed to educate people.
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    2018/10/15 at 1:18 pm
  • From Gracy Pereira on History Made! Sanjana Wins First Ever 'Parivarthan Trans Queen 2018' Beauty Pageant

    Congratulations to Sanjana, Zoya and Srinidhi A very great job by Parivarthan Charitable Trust
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    2018/10/15 at 10:57 am
  • From ADRIAN GOMES on Olvin Pais (Noel) 75 years, Kottara Cross Passes Away

    Dear Prashantha & All the members of the family, Heartfelt sympathies on the sad demise of your Dad. May God give you the strength to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace we pray.
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    2018/10/14 at 2:42 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on 27-year-old Doctor Elias John Missing

    Technology must be made use of! If he has a mobile phone with a SIM, the police can track and trace the SIM, and Mr. Elias whereabouts.
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    2018/10/13 at 10:44 am
  • From dr hemakar gopal shetty on Welkem! Kudla Doctors have a Blast in Colombo-the capital City of Sri Lanka (Part 2)

    thank u sir
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    2018/10/11 at 8:25 pm
  • From jonam obol on Monkey Business! Suspended KSRTC Bus Driver for allowing Monkey 'Drive' Now Tells His Story

    Comment: Considering the hand steering India, why not monkeys drive?
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    2018/10/10 at 2:38 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on We should Safeguard Youth from Alcohol and Drugs' - Dr H S Ballal during Jana Jagruti Jatha

    The best and the biggest contribution that each and every Indian can make in the present time, in addition to the spirit of non-violence, influence each and every Indian to keep away from the addiction of drugs and alcohol. In a densely populated India, the spread of addiction to Alcohol and drugs will be a disaster. This virus will be very contagious and dangerous. In the name of Mahatma Gandhi each and everyone should whisper a message of caution to every other Indian that usage of alcohol and drugs because the addiction will destroy the new generation and will also obstruct the survival of our future. Although Mahatma Gandhi was educated in his Law Degree in England and then practiced his profession in South Africa prior to his return to India, we do not think Mahatma had any idea in those years the influence of Alcohol or drugs. There were many other priorities that occupied the mind of Bapuji. His vision was focused on the necessity of human freedom and human justice. He returned to India with that focus in mind and he succeeded in his goals and aspirations of life. Let us, therefore, dedicate each of our lives for the cause and ideals of Mahatma and see how we can save India from all hazards and dangers ahead of us thru Alcohol and Drugs. May God save India from this deadly virus.
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    2018/10/07 at 9:16 pm
  • From Gurudas on GFC Holds Shree Ganesh Festival with Fervor in Muscat

    Very good article,well written
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    2018/10/06 at 7:27 pm
  • From karunakar on GFC Holds Shree Ganesh Festival with Fervor in Muscat

    Very nice.! Thanks Mangalorean.com for publishing the news,
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    2018/10/06 at 5:47 pm
  • From Jaison Sequeira on After Maiden Kannada Song 'Oh Chitteye', Jaison Sequeira Releases Hindi Single ‘Mera Desh’

    Thank you so much Mangalorean.com for this article.
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    2018/10/06 at 9:20 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Social Activist Sowraj Exposes Fake Transgenders Harassing Public at Kadri Park

    The police are employed to protect the society and not to look after and escort the MPs and MLAs. It is their job to patrol all public places such as the bus stands, bus terminals, railway terminals, railway platforms, gardens, parks, the beaches, cinemas, supermarkets, fruits and veg markets, fish markets, etc. all the time. Why should the public call or report to the police, when it is their primary job to keep safety and security in check at all times? Transgenders should be banned from harassing the public for money or should be *******d if they go off limits – the police will not be there to protect anyone.
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    2018/10/05 at 7:37 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on 'Smart City' getting 'Smart' by Constructing Unique 46 'Smart Bus Shelters'

    Smart City concept has different faces and different phases to offer. Everything depends on the budgets that are made available so that all plans and programs can be chalked out in preparation of a long journey ahead of us. The authorities are aware of their responsibilities and accordingly all the tasks will be undertaken. Everything takes time. Let there be proper systems established so that the public is made aware of the phase by phase construction that is being programed. We have to place our confidence in the hands of those that are accountable. Let us remain complacent that everything will take place as planned. Given sufficient time, everything will be under control.
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    2018/10/05 at 8:18 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Unsafe 65-Year-Old Kuloor Bridge connecting Panambur to Mangaluru will be Closed Soon

    I was there sixtyfive years ago before the Kuloor Bridge was constructed. In those days all the to-and-fro traffic, whether it is vehicles or even the bullock carts and cycles had to be transported by a floating barge called “jungle”. It used to take about two hours to cross the Kuloor river back and forth, but life went on because there was no other choice. Then came the bridge 65 years ago. What a blessing that was. But for 65 years, we do not think the bridge was ever maintained or checked for it’s strength and present capacity. For 65 years millions of vehicles must have crossed the bridge, and the vehicle loads have increased day by day. Thanks to all the authorities for their timely thought to maintain the bridge with whatever new supports or renovations that are required. Safety of people and the moving traffic is essential. With the expansion of the port facilities, the bridge plays an important role in the daily existence of life as a whole. Hence, the timely focus on the safety and maintenance of the bridge is a thought that deserves all the praises and thanks too.
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    2018/10/04 at 7:24 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Father Muller Medical College inaugurates Student Council 2018-19

    A Student Council in any Educational Institution is very important. In a Medical Institution a Student Council can be very instrumental in generating new ideas and suggestions that can attribute so many short term and long term benefits not only for the students but also for the patients that utilize the services of the Institution. Any matters relating to health are vital to the community that depends on the effectiveness of the Medical Institution. The students have so many bright ideas to express and share with the authorities. Many of these ideas can be difficult to compromise due to financial or administrative constraints, but the ideas should not be ignored at any cost. The ideas should be nurtured at all levels and effective measures have to be taken into consideration so that the patients get the ultimate benefit from these ideas. We wish best of success to the Student Council in all their deliberations on future improvements of the Medical Institution. Let the patients get the best possible satisfaction, and let the Medical Institution make their ideas become a reality sooner or later, depending on various circumstances.
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    2018/10/03 at 9:41 pm
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on District Administration Celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi’s contribution towards India is beyond description. He dedicated his entire life with peace and non-violence in order to inspire millions of Indians to realize the importance of patience and perseverance that could convince our colonial powers to give us our legitimate rights of freedom. Finally he earned all that he desired. The only sad episode of Mahatma Gandhi’s life is that he could not hold India together and avoid an additional nation called Pakistan and then Bangla Desh. Mahatma Gandhi’s dedication thru peacefulness is extremely commendable. The Western world is truly admirable towards all that Mahatma Gandhi has given to this modern world. India owes a great deal to this great Leader who has transformed the world with a positive feeling that we all can work together by helping each other, and make this world a better place to live and prosper.
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    2018/10/03 at 7:21 am
  • From Richard Thomas on Youth of our Country Under Threat of Drug Abuse – Udupi ASP Kumarchandra

    Youth are an ASSET alright, but NOT those who come in the guise of taking up higher studies in colleges run by TMA Pai, and then having a time of their life by indulging in booze, sex, drugs, and a carefee life without a thought for their parents, themselves, or the society. They are already from crime and drug infested states such as UP, Bihar, Punjab, and Delhi. Drug peddlers must be eradicated/eliminated to totally stop the supply, and if there is no supply, obviously the Youth will not resort to drugs. Likewise, liquor shops might not be anywhere near the Pai institutions, but they are in abundance a little away everywhere else – so what is to stop them from purchasing and consuming in their rented apartments. The law does it’s job in investigating and curtailing and as well as arresting Drug peddlers, matka operators, etc., but they cannot touch liquor vendors. For example a very active Matka joint is operating at the City Bus Stand – Malpe Buses stand, what is the Law doing about it, Sometime ago a law was passed no liquor vendors, Bars, or Restaurants serving liquor should operate within 500M from the main road or highway – but everything is operating and thriving! Likewise, the Law is only limited to arresting, trial and final eradication/elimination lies in the hands of the Judiciary – where practically cases linger years together, and in the meantime, more criminals establish themselves to ruin the Youth and Society in general – ultimately, there is no end to this phenomenon – and no amount of Talks, Walks, or Cycling for a cause will succeed to discourage drugs or it’s abuse, alcohol, rapes, matka, illegal vendors, large holes and bad roads, dirt and garbage, and the list goes on – UNLESS THERE IS ONLY ONE GOVERNANCE AND ONE AUTHORITY TO ACT AND TAKE QUICK AND REAL LASTING ACTION You can’t have the Traffic Dept. telling bad roads and large holes in the roads is not their responsibility TO FIX AND MAKE GOOD, or the Udupi Municipality claiming the MPW to be responsible, or the Police holding the Judiciary for curtailing and eliminating the criminals, Then comes the Parties, Politicians, MLA or Dist. Incharge, etc. who just give big empty talks and hold large functions to eyewash everything.
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    2018/10/01 at 10:52 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Youth of our Country Under Threat of Drug Abuse – Udupi ASP Kumarchandra

    The Youth of every Nation are precious assets. They bring lot of strength and vitality to every household and every community where they belong. If and when any youth becomes victimized with any influence of drugs, this will bring danger to themselves and to all those that get attached to them. Drug is a virus that spreads the influence bringing danger to the society. This is where a Church, a Temple or a Mosque becomes actively involved in influencing the youth the possibilities of all dangers to the entire neighborhood. We must find every possible way to eradicate any kind of ill-effects that can spread as a result of drugs usage. May God help each and every one of us, because the existence of drugs is a danger for everyone
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    2018/09/30 at 10:58 pm
  • From Anita RKP on Criminal Case should be Filed against Those Responsible for Neville's Suicide - Dinakar Shetty

    Well done Dinaker. Im sure the public will agree with u. The craze of parents going and getting admitted their children should realise the consequences.
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    2018/09/30 at 5:48 pm
  • From Rajendra Prasad on Dad Vincent Carlo, Son Vance and Daughter Venizeia Win Medals in Intl Powerlifting Championship

    All gold family great god bless this golden family
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    2018/09/28 at 11:39 pm
  • From Srinivas on Wolf Moon

    Very good and meaningful poem by AJ. Congratulations
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    2018/09/28 at 11:29 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on Wine festival marks World Tourism Day in Udupi District

    All these guys are simply talking about tourism, etc. when they didn’t even repair the crater filled bad roads in and around Udupi when they had the opportunity to do so for the past 25 days when it had stopped raining. The Udupi Municipality and the MPW are not showing their efficiency in fulfilling the basic needs of the local people, how can they contribute towards tourism! Simply promoting wine does not enhance tourism – good roads, good transportation, good lighting, safety and security, and ethics are all required to accept people from all over. One ride to Malpe town and beach from Udupi town does not encourage even the local people – so pathetic is the condition of everything down in Udupi
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    2018/09/28 at 6:29 pm
  • From Ciency Fernandes on 'Hi' Text to a Girl Leads Him to 'Die'! 17 Yr-old Neville Fernandes Commits Suicide

    How can school authorities suspend a child for just sending a message to a classmates… nowadays it is mandatory for schools and colleges to have counsellors to give counselling for children… but now it shud be made mandatory to give counselling for every teacher and principal … as to how to deal with children and the problem related with children… they harass and humiliate students in such a way that some go into depression and some commit suicides…. I just can’t imagine what mental trauma this boy has gone through before ending his life… Many of us will say that for such silly thing he shouldn’t have committed suicide but m sure he must have been from a well-mannered family… so he found this to be very shameful… n ended his life…
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    2018/09/28 at 5:19 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on G2C Team being Good Samaritans in Collecting & Donating Food to the Needy

    May God bless the volunteers of G2C for their selfless and thoughtful work of humanity.
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    2018/09/28 at 2:37 pm
  • From drona on Women can't be treated as cattle: SC strikes down adultery law  

    Obviously Mr Crasta has no clue about XX. and XY. Only rib is the one on the c*****m Mr Crasta.
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    2018/09/28 at 1:58 pm
    • From John Crasta on Women can't be treated as cattle: SC strikes down adultery law  

      Dear Drona, My apologies for the delay in replying to your comments. Before I touch upon “xx and xy” certain related issues need to be explained lest it may cause more confusion. Very often certain thing are not given explicitly in the scriptures and we are required to find an explanation which does not deny the very understanding of faith. In this case, there are two issues that need to be addressed. First issue is whether there was incest as Adam and Eve had only sons i.e. Abel, Cain and Seth. Cain killed Abel out of Jealousy and only Caine and Seth were left. God (Lord) has prohibited incest (Leviticus 18) and God is bound by the same Laws He gives us (with one minor exception, see Note) otherwise He ceases to be God and turns out to be a politician. The second issue is we need to address an important point that mankind descended from Adam and Eve. It is my reasoning that God created Adam with “XY”. Then removed 2 X’s from Adam and reshaped them and created Eve. Adam and Eve had three sons namely Abel, Cain and Seth. Cain killed Abel out of Jealousy and only Cain and Seth were left. Then God again took 2 XX’s from both Cain and Seth reshaped them and created wives for Cain and Seth. This process went on till God chose daughters to be created. It is pertinent to note that the reshaped X’s of Eve were from Adam and Y’s his sons received were from Adam and X’s his sons received were nothing but reshaped X’s of Adam. Creation of sons of Adam and Eve were normal phenomena and creation of wives for them was an act of God. After God chose daughters to be created (X from Adam and X from Eve) the process of creation was a natural phenomenon. God is the creator, therefore the first scientist. We are only trying to understand his ways but refuse to seek His Guidance. His guidance is available to all those ask Him with a humble heart. ( Jer 33:3) Note: We cannot commit murder for we cannot give life back. But if God strikes anybody God is bound to raise him on the judgement day.
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      2018/10/01 at 9:07 pm
  • From John Crasta on Women can't be treated as cattle: SC strikes down adultery law  

    I would like to give my views on divorce. The logic may sound bizarre but it is an attempt to understand the logic behind the divorce. Many might think that it is loaded heavily against women. It is not so. It is my humble belief that divorce rules stem from the mode of creation. Mode of creation is follows, A) 1) God created man in his own image 2) Woman was created from the rib of Adam. 3) Adam and Eve marry and they become one. My understanding of “becoming one “ is as follows. For example, Husband is always late for appointments and Wife is always too early for an appointment, their children will on time for the appointment. This how we edge towards perfection. It is important that both boys and girls who want to get married should pray for suitable partners. This does not mean the marriage will become a bed of roses but God will always be present in their marriage to guide the couples. B) 1) When a man marries he gets his rib back and he is the owner his rib and the man alone can reject his rib. Some of the following verses that deal with divorces are 1) Mat 5:31-32,Mat 19:9,Mark 10:11-12,Luke 16:18 2) Romans 7:2-3,1Cor 7:10-15 Summary: Man can divorce his wife only for adultery. If he divorces his wife for any other reason he is guilty of making her an adulteress. Any man who marries a woman divorced for adultery is guilty of committing adultery. If a woman divorces a man for immoral behaviour she should not remarry instead they should strive for reconciliation. The reason being that the “rib” still belongs to her husband and if she remarries she will be guilty of adultery. The question arises as to what should the wife do if the man remarries after divorcing his wife for reason other than adultery? (Lk 16:18). My sense is that she can remarry as the man has rejected the rib and the husband who divorced her is guilty of adultery. This is my view and needs much to be discerned by the church. However, there are special cases in which dispensation is given by the Church under the authority given by Jesus in Jn 20:23. These issues need to be taught in marriage preparation course. . We need to understand that divorce does not constitute adultery, rather remarriage constitutes adultery in some cases. We must be aware that someday we will die and stand before God and judged. It would be futile to argue with God that it was permitted on the earth. God will reply “If you want to enter my kingdom, you obey My laws” Every Christian who chooses to exercise his free will should be aware of the blessings and curses (loss of graces).
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    2018/09/28 at 12:15 pm
  • From drona on ದಸರಾ ರಜೆ : ಶಾಸಕ ವೇದವ್ಯಾಸ ಕಾಮತ್ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಫಲಿಸಿತು

    I do not agree with this dasara vacation. Students have lost lots of classes already due to rains. If I were a student in Mangalore now, I would have felt unhappy about not making up those classes. I hope people stop appeasing to these feelings and let the students grow academically and become competetive. Mr Kamath will have other issues to discuss in and out of assembley. PS: Has Mr Kamath consulted with Mr Srikar Prabhu?
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    2018/09/28 at 6:01 am
  • From Srinivas on 'Hi' Text to a Girl Leads Him to 'Die'! 17 Yr-old Neville Fernandes Commits Suicide

    I guess the girl, college authorities and those behind the MeToo movement are satisfied now.
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    2018/09/28 at 12:18 am
  • From Md Sharif on Married Muslim Woman Ruksana Hassan- a 'Inspiration' to All at 'Mrs Mangalore Beauty Pageant'

    Wow…! Way to go Ruksana..!!! Your whole life is inspiration to many women who want to come out of shell. Wish everyone in society is as open minded and stand up for any cause. All the very best for everything you do in future.
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    2018/09/27 at 5:10 pm
  • From Vidya DSouza on Vidya Vinutha D'souza of St Aloysius College Awarded PhD from University of Mysuru

    Thank you Max and Jessie Rasquinha for those encouraging words. I will try my best to be beneficial to deep sea sector workers.
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    2018/09/27 at 3:13 pm
  • From Reggie Fernandes on 'Hi' Text to a Girl Leads Him to 'Die'! 17 Yr-old Neville Fernandes Commits Suicide

    Who is to blame? The Girl, for being overtly sensitive or her parents for bringing her up so? The College, for over reacting to a simple ‘Hi!’ or for putting the fear of punishment into the students for interacting with the opposite sex? Or the Boy, for not being able to bear the humiliation from probably many sides. We will never understand the goings on in peoples mind before they chose to take drastic steps instead of confiding with their near ones. Sad. Another Life Snuffs itself out. Courage to the Parents to bear up with this inexplicable loss.
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    2018/09/26 at 7:51 pm
  • From Howie Fernandes on 'Hi' Text to a Girl Leads Him to 'Die'! 17 Yr-old Neville Fernandes Commits Suicide

    This is all fake Ik everything he died at 12:20 pm in the afternoon this is all trash only trying to support that school…
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    2018/09/26 at 6:52 pm
  • From ARVIND SHENOY KUDPI on 'Hi' Text to a Girl Leads Him to 'Die'! 17 Yr-old Neville Fernandes Commits Suicide

    Is it the first suicide in this college ?
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    2018/09/26 at 5:06 pm
  • From Lidwin on 'Hi' Text to a Girl Leads Him to 'Die'! 17 Yr-old Neville Fernandes Commits Suicide

    It’s time to counsel teachers to treat students with dignity and respect. The kids are life of their parents.Hope whoever responsible for my nephew’s death in other words is a murderer . He didn’t use any weapon but used his words to humiliate the kid and responsible for his death. May God bless him and his family.
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    2018/09/26 at 10:52 am
  • From Ashwin on Sand shortage in coastal districts: CM Sand shortage: CM sets Oct 15 deadline sets Oct 15 deadline

    NMPT dredges tons of sand every year from the port. Cant the adminstration utilize this sand to meet part of the required quantity?
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    2018/09/26 at 8:40 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Bishop Dr Peter Holds 'Bandutva', Calls Leaders and Politicians to Make Mangaluru 'Smart City with a Heart'

    What a beautiful message from our beloved Bishop to our Civic and Community leaders who gathered at Bishops House in order to interact with each other and share some of the thoughts and ideas in preparation of the “Smart City”. Let’s make no mistake that the “Smartness” of a vibrant City such as Mangalore is not rested entirely on the Technological innovations of the people. Mangalore can easily boast our hitherto advancement in the infrastructure of our Business environment, our Transportation and Communication, our Seaport and Airport, and also our varied involvement in the Education and Industrial advancement. We have so many bright accomplishments already in place. Now we have to sit together and share some of the highlights that we already have achieved and see what are the priorities ahead of us that suit our existing budgets plan our future cautiously and professionally. This requires research in our own hearts and see how we can all share the responsibilities with an open mind. This requires a revival of our conscience and perhaps even a change of heart so that we can welcome many more new ideas by encouraging many others to come forward and pool their ideas. We certainly wish to complement our Bishop for his foresightedness, and we pray that he will be able to group all our City leaders together with a view to seek the right consensus for an ultimate success. Our mutual respect comes mostly from our hearts, and with respect for one another we can perhaps make Mangalore the best City of India.
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    2018/09/26 at 7:55 am
  • From drona on Dr Rajkumar kidnap case: court acquits all accused

    The guilt was not proved but does not mean they were not.
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    2018/09/26 at 3:46 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Vidya Vinutha D'souza of St Aloysius College Awarded PhD from University of Mysuru

    Congratulations to you, dear Dr. Vidhya, on your attaining the Doctoral Degree. Wishing you best of luck in all your future role in life. Your focus on Deep Sea Fishing in and around Mangalore is going to be very beneficial to you and to the rest in the community. The future potentials in the deep sea environment is going to be very valuable to the ever growing population of India. We are confident that you will be a “success story” in your profession. Keep up the good work and may God bless you.
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    2018/09/26 at 3:38 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Udupians run 5 K to spread awareness on drug abuse

    Drug misuse awareness should be spread as widely and as deeply as possible in every segment of our society all over India. Every man and a woman – young or old, should be made fully aware of the consequences that are attached to our homes and our society. Misuse of drugs can destroy any individual or any family, and the epidemic will spread rapidly all over the neighborhood and the society that we live in. Countries such as India where population explodes every second day should watch the calamities caused by the misuse of drugs. It is a contagious influence that can spread faster than any other disease. The biggest threat to the developing world such as U.S.A. is the misuse of drugs, and the Government and the people are seeking every conceivable precautions to eradicate the spread of drugs that are being smuggled into the country thru so many ways and means. The Government is even considering seriously to erect some tall and long walls all across the borders to make sure that foreign drugs are not infiltrated into the country. Misuse of drugs therefore is a cancerous situation for a country such as India where population is easily vulnerable for any consequences. We must pray for Peace and Harmony, and therefore misuse of drugs could contribute to a national disaster that we must avoid under all circumstances and at any cost.
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    2018/09/23 at 8:53 pm
  • From Original R.Pai on Inciting Speech during Krishna Janmashtami, Kasaragod HIV Leader Arrested

    For centuries, Hindu religion has been mocked and attacked by Abrahamic religions. The ‘false gods’ and ‘idol worshiping’ are the two main talking points used over and over in these centuries. In fact, many Hindu temples were destroyed by the followers of these religions. Nobody got arrested for this ‘hate speech’. The same type of double standards are being applied on majority Christians in Western world. They are held to a much higher standards while minorities are given pass in every incident. This is the failure of liberal democracy. I hope our society learns from these mistakes and don’t encourage ‘populism’. nobody wins in a populist, fascist society.
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    2018/09/23 at 8:45 pm
  • From Dr. Cajetan Coelho on ASHA Workers have Reduced Child Mortality Rate in India - Narendra Modi

    Anganwadi and ASHA Workers are rendering immense service in our nation-building mission.
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    2018/09/22 at 1:46 pm
  • From Dr. Cajetan Coelho on Louis Pinto Re-elected President of Mandd Sobhann for 2018-19

    Mandd Sobhann is rendering immense service to our Society.
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    2018/09/22 at 12:36 pm
  • From Richard Thomas on 12 Tola Gold bars worth Rs 47 Lakh Seized At MIA

    Mangalore Airport Authority should ensure a thorough background check of all Malayalees that are employed in all the agencies at the airport from Housekeeping to Airplane servicing contractors. A high percentage of gold smuggling is reported to be carried out by these Malayalee Carriers, obviously for reputed gold dealers. Who else can afford to make such high-value purchases? By now, Mangalore Airport Authority must have profited a ton of gold from all the smuggling operations carried out by these Malayalees from this particular hub. What encourages Carriers to smuggle gold from Dubai to Mangalore Airport is the real question. Obviously, everything seems well connected and organised!
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    2018/09/22 at 9:47 am
  • From Max and Jessie Rasquinha on Awareness Programme on Substance Abuse, Anti-Ragging and Cyber Crime Laws held at Sahyadri College

    It’s an ideal contribution on the part of Sahyadri College to come up with various gatherings and focus on the importance of avoiding the substance abuse and all other consequences that come out of it that can endanger the entire society. A country such as India where the affluence is gaining the momentum is likely to get influenced with all sorts of other temptations that can deteriorate the quality of the unique society where three major religions are blended so well. We speak on so many good occasions in America the uniqueness of India as an ever growing society where intellectual values are progressing so rapidly that will automatically bring steady flow of progress and prosperity in the ever-changing society. People are bound to embrace all kinds untimely vices as a result of growing population as well as growing economy. It is important for the society to group their ideas together and avoid all kinds of negative impacts on the society as a result of fast growth in an environment where more than ten million children are born every year and the fast progress can bring so many odd situations in the society. India is an unique nation where so many new developments can bring so many odd situations that may be difficult to control. Everything starts in the school environment where new ideas blossom, and many ideas can make a reverse curve. We pray to God that India will continue to move forward with all the positive thoughts, and that people will use all their new intelligence for the benefit of the growing population.
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    2018/09/19 at 9:08 pm
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