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  • From Original R.Pai on SDPI holds ‘Kagaz Nahi Dikhayenge’ protest against CAA, NRC and NPR

    As usual, troublemakers are misleading Muslim community by creating confusion. There is absolutely no impact on minorities in CAA. Prove me wrong. And, the NRC is not even ready for review. Why are these guys creating a scene in public place and avoiding a debate/legal action? They can go to court and question this. Why are they not doing it? By the way, they have Tipu Sultan’s photo in the background. It shows how they don’t care about Catholic community who suffered immensely in the hands of Tipu Sultan.
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    2020/01/26 at 11:53 pm
  • From Original R.Pai on Akshara Santa Harekala Hajabba Chosen for Padma Shri Award 2020

    Great News. This man deserves all the recognition for his work and dedication. We need more Hajabbas in our society.
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    2020/01/26 at 11:45 pm
  • From Henry James on The Best Goa itinerary for a 3-day trip

    I am sold. Clothes, antiques, jewellery…my, oh, my. who can resist all that fun.
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    2020/01/26 at 10:30 pm
  • From Siva on 2020 Padma Awards: Padma Vibhushan for Pejwar Swamiji, George Fernandes, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley

    As far as possible, it is better to give rewards when they are alive.
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    2020/01/25 at 9:37 pm
  • From Henry James on Rape accused bishop files discharge petition

    While you are at it, also see if you can apply for Padmashri. I will write a letter of recommendation.
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    2020/01/25 at 9:35 pm
  • From Henry James on MIA Bomber Aditya Rao Taken to Malpe to recover Mobile Sim Card

    The guy clearly has mental health issues and needs psychiatric treatment. He is caught and contained. Now treat him instead of looking at him as someone who was indoctrinated by some evil celestial ideology.
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    2020/01/25 at 9:34 pm
  • From Henry James on Azharuddin threatens Rs 100 cr defamation over FIR

    All said and done Yeddy was looking dashing in that dapper suit at the Davos summit.
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    2020/01/25 at 9:30 pm
  • From Shekhar on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    I had the same experience but at big bazaar store at Chandigarh Elante mall. They have charged me twice for the same item.
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    2020/01/25 at 8:07 pm
  • From Eran on Bihar CM vows more human chains, oppn cries foul 

    unemployment in the state is high
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    2020/01/25 at 6:41 pm
  • From Dr SC Malhotra on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    BB had sent me coupon for rs 400 rebate over and above store offers by sms , later when i presented the voucher they said it was by mistake. Big cheaters at BB.
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    2020/01/25 at 5:50 pm
  • From Kerry Annie on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    Hi. The gentleman airculated superbly….when he has patience to write such a long complaint …I hope he might have the patience to see the print descriptive before purchasing any item… How come he missed that and put entire blame on other side…
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    2020/01/25 at 7:52 am
  • From Henry James on Case Against Shobha Karandlaje In Kerala For 'No Water For Hindus' Tweet

    Our police have run out of things to do. To hell with those unsolved cases languishing on crime register,
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    2020/01/24 at 6:50 pm
  • From Orunda on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    Much of the discounts/cash backs in Big Bazar are given thru Future pay. Those who hold future pay wallets are eligible for the special price. One should read the fine print before shopping, instead of later accusing the stores of cheating. Such a big article without basis and not showing the fineprint! Cheating is only if the store charges more than the MRP. Looks motivated and done on the behest of competitors to write misleading HL.
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    2020/01/24 at 6:12 pm
  • From Ramanand on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    At least they don’t deliberately cheat customers just because they don’t gain anything doing that. Our local kirana stores does a lot more than this without us even knowing it.At least, in these supermarkets we are charged exactly to weight for vegetables,fruits etc. We can compare the brands,prices,expiry date etc.which is difficult in the local stores.
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    2020/01/24 at 3:47 pm
  • From Bhat on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    Thrice bitten thrice fooled!! When you know very well (with your own experience) that the super markets cheat, why did you not check right at the counter on 20th Jan. Of course they try all tricks to lure customers to come and do the shopping. And many gullible customers fall prey. Although they have announced discount prices on many commodities, it is possible that they did not update in the billing section. So, it is advisable not to rush to shopping on the day of big discount sale. Wait for a day to stabilize the pricing and other things.
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    2020/01/24 at 9:29 am
  • From drona on The Price Is Not Right? I Got Cheated on my Grocery Bill at Big Bazaar inside Bharat Mall

    Very useful article on common issues.
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    2020/01/24 at 6:37 am
  • From HM Aparna on Alumni of Alva's College Vikas Anchan Secures 6th Rank in All India CA Exam in the FIRST Attempt

    Congratulations 👏👏👏
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    2020/01/22 at 10:52 am
  • From Christopher Jeyakumar on Attack on St Francis Assisi Church Kengeri a Great Sacrilegious Act - Dr Peter Machado

    Good action for the reparation dear Archbishop. Better to have a short prayer, half hour at least, for these people involved in the act of sacrilege.
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    2020/01/22 at 12:39 am
  • From Siva on Kota Double murder: Supreme Court cancels ZP member Raghavendra Kanchan’s bail

    Such an elaborate report but fails to narrate the role of Kanchan!
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    2020/01/21 at 12:39 pm
  • From Ramachandra Padyana on Road Safety Week' Observed in Karwar

    Thanks for publication of Road Safety Week event of Karwar.
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    2020/01/19 at 3:04 pm
  • From tina priya on If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? - U T Khader

    The people who are protesting against Christians HAVE NOT tasted the peace which we have…The are not taught to love one another..Its very sad that the country is becoming worse day by day…but sure there will be a sad ending
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    2020/01/18 at 10:52 am
  • From Siva on Accused in Murder Attempt case Assaults Constable on Duty, Arrested

    Police should be armed with non-lethal guns. If at all criminals assault, they should have permission to shoot to immobilize them.
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    2020/01/18 at 8:17 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on Mangaluru Smart City-Way To Go..Way To Grow! 45 Projects-8 Wards-1628 Acres at Rs 2000.72 Crores

    Mr.Alfie, Peoples Forum should have asked if Two Thousand plus Crores were Total Calculated included on the Table and Under ………. Also. The most Stupid Bus Stand you will ever see Designed by Smart Engineers. At Bendoor Bus stand, Older People have to be lifted to reach the Benches. In Kelarai Bus stand Passengers have to jump across Rain Gutter to reach Bus Stand. Smart Design. Smart Clock Tower to Control Traffic because Vehicles struggle to follow Traffic Laws. Now they are talking about Traffic Problem and Circles. Nanthoor Signal was in use for few months only. Bunts Hostel Signal is catching Dust along with 90% failure among all others. Is the cost included new vehicles for … and others. I request the Media to Keep Eagle Eyes on these Projects and catch Crooks.
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    2020/01/17 at 8:48 am
  • From Nagraj on Fishermen Community and Bhajana Mandalis hold Colourful ‘Hore Kanike’ Procession for Paryaya

    what are they carrying ..?? which vegetable or fruit is that ..??
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    2020/01/16 at 3:59 pm
  • From Anisha on Land Trades Holds Bhoomi Puja of 'Anantessh' Commercial Complex in Car Street

    Congratulations Mr Hebbar ….. & team
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    2020/01/16 at 12:39 pm
  • From siva on ಆರ್.ಎಸ್.ಎಸ್ , ಬಿಜೆಪಿ ದೇಶವನ್ನು ಹಿಂದೂ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರವನ್ನಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಲು ಬಯಸುತ್ತಿವೆ – ಹರ್ಷ ಮಂದಾರ್

    It is strage and sad that such long speeches of experts such as retired IAS officers just say NRC and CAA are discriminatory. But they do not have even a single sentence to explain why so. Such a farce
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    2020/01/16 at 3:34 am
  • From Unknown on If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? - U T Khader

    What about a temple in Saudi Arabia ?
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    2020/01/16 at 2:15 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on Not Smart! Traffic Movement Upgradation at Lady Hill Junction is like a Obstacle Course for Pedestrians?

    Dear Mangaloreans, please try to find out how many Engineers have got genuine Degrees. Then You Citizens will know their Smartness. City Lays the Interlocks and removes it, as it shows a plan in the name of smart city. My kind request to every Citizen to find out what happens to the laid and removed Interlocks from the city area. Where these Interlocks end up and in whose Property. Secondly on which City Road they are Re-Installed Again and Billed to Public. Please Contact Anti Crime Office in Kottara, inside MUDA Building, Second Floor. They will surely do the Investigation. As I know them well, they are very Cordial, very Polite and Very Helpful. They will Surely take Action. Mr Alfie, You should also join together and do the investigation. Thanks to all who take this matter seriously and save Public Life and Money.
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    2020/01/15 at 8:15 pm
  • From Henry James on BJP, RSS plan protest on January 13 against construction of Christ statue in Kanakapura

    I am glad that you have chosen to respond to my remarks. First things first – When I write my rebuttal here, please do not take it personally. My questions are generally aimed at those who think they are the custodians of Christianity, not you in particular. I have immense respect towards those who have dedicated their life for others. So it is going to be issue-based criticism on some of the things that I believe are hypocritical in Christianity, as opposed to blanket opposition to anything and everything that is related to priests in general. Hope you will make that distinction as you read through my response. Before I begin, I would like to clarify that I can only speak from my own experiences. I am not the kind that reads things from some books written centuries ago and regurgitates it here just to prove a point. Secondly, I do not care about this statue that is the bone of contention – frankly I could not care any less, be it about Jesus’ statue or lord Rama’s. Nor do I care about the RSS hooligans because nature has a balancing force so in the end everyone gives account for their actions. There is no escape. If there was no balancing force, we would have destroyed ourselves long time ago. Now, let me answer your various points using my own life experiences -I hope I won’t digress too much in the process but only when I paint a broader picture the point becomes clearer as to why I appear to be so radical when I express my views. The problem with the church today is that it has become too arrogant. It has been conveniently hiding all the shameful episodes of its past, be it the inquisition or forceful conversions right through the middle ages in Europe all the way into Portuguese rule in Goa but an average Christian in India is blissfully unware of these things because the church has gone the extra mile in keeping the people ignorant. You intentionally do not want people to learn the truth and know their history, while at the same time you claim that my assertion that religion and god being one of the biggest reasons of countless deaths in this world as my “opinion”. All I can say is reading 100 books helps more than reading just one book. While the indoctrination and the conditioning in Muslim community for example happens blatantly under the threat of throat-slitting, the Christian style is much more clandestine, subtle and happens in disguise. There is an air of suaveness to it. They use guilt, morality and punishment of eternal hell, brimstone etc. as their weapon to fool the gullible public. This indoctrination starts right in the childhood. You guilt the parents into sending their innocent children to Sunday school, catechism at the age of 6 because you truly know that the age of 6 to 10 is the only age to condition the mind of a human being. Once the child becomes a teenager he/she starts to ask questions and that age is not suitable for your grand plans. Sub-conscious mind is dominant up to the age of 10 and it acts like a sponge to absorb any junk that is fed into it, such as heaven, hell, eternal damnation etc. And that is your cunning business plan. Have you seen after life, eternal hell or experienced it before you teach it to others? If you have not, what right do you have to preach it to others especially when that indoctrination plays a dominant role in becoming a part of someone’s character/personality formation later on? It took me several years of my adult life to conclude that what I was taught in the Church through those Sunday schools and catechism was pure garbage. Like I said anything that’s imprinted in the subconscious is hard to get rid of. In fact this is what I say to my sister when she makes my nephews attend those Sunday schools – Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, Raghuram Rajan, Aravind Subramniam did not attend Sunday school nor catechism yet they turned out to be alright in the end. Do tell me what’s lacking in their lives that is brimming with abundance in those who have gone through these Sunday schools? Not only did those catechisms not help me, instead I wasted so much of my crucial time, which I could have spent on better things to do, to help me turn into a better human being. I remember very well from my childhood about all these coordinated programs/seminars in my church to fill my mind with junk as if I was the church’s property. I was told our god was the only true god while others worship idols. We are “believers” while others are “non-believers”. Just look at the terminology being employed. Every attempt was made to an extent that I was subconsciously forced to hate people from other religions. That said, what I underwent in the church and what I was experiencing in my daily life outside with other communities was the polar opposite. My Hindu neighbours were showing me (and my family) nothing but love and affection. “Bale parbule, kulle parbule, unas malpuvare, soukyana”. And that is where you witness god-phenomenon, not in those Sunday schools. Most of my years were happily spent in Shivalli Brahmins and GSB households. I did my primary schooling in a Hindu school and they were treating me like some sort of a royalty. I blissfully assimilated with everyone and there were people from Brahmin caste, GSB, Muslims, scheduled castes etc. and not once did I get a feeling that I was treated badly just because I was not a Hindu. I have eaten at Krishna Mata, Laxmi Venkatesh temple, Venkataramana temple, Dharmastala, Shringeri, various Hindu car festivals and those experiences have made my life richer. The point is, when I was part of the church against my wish (children do not have a say on anything in India, do they?), an indirect attempt was made (in a subtle manner) to make me hate people from other communities. To give an anecdotal evidence, once I, along with my Hindu friends, had attended a local Hindu festival (Jaathra) and the nun head mistress of my high school got wind of it and she made my life miserable for having attended that event as if this nun was the custodian of my life. At that time I was helpless because all these religious people were psychologically controlling me. And now I see this as nothing but a pogrom in a clandestine way so I remained an obedient sheep for the rest of my life. Fast forward it to today – today I can see the same priests and nuns visit and attend religious events from other religions (this is a good development by the way) but my question is why did they not have that foresight a few decades ago when I was way ahead of the times? Don’t get me wrong, Christian missionaries have contributed immensely to the Indian society without looking at caste or creed, especially in the field of health and education but what I would like to question is the real motive behind it all. Is it to propagate faith? On one hand you are asking how many conversions are taking place but on the other you started this topic using the text “Indian Christians have the fundamental right to preach and propagate their faith.” Are you not contradicting yourself? Can’t one do good work without having any intention behind it? Let me say a few words about the church in general – Despite finding itself in a cornered position from time to time when they are check-mated about various scandals in the church or when their tall claims are conclusively disproven by Science, what I have found is that the key people in Catholicism have an ingenious gift to cover those up and pretend as if nothing has happened (“there is nothing to see here folks. Just move one..”). History has clearly documented the scandals in the church right from the beginning through the middle ages (especially the role it was playing in meddling in political affairs, the wars instigated, the innocents burnt at the stake) but how many Christians in India today are aware of those? If they really come to know what was taking place they would shun their faith overnight. Has any of the clergy ever attempted to talk about such scandals in their Sunday sermons? If you do not acknowledge your past then do not be surprised when one day you find your house becomes empty. Bible mentions about resurrection, ascension into heaven etc. Every priest today says those were the historically accurate facts. There is even mention of ascension of body with the soul. Church hasn’t yet got the decency to admit that those were only metaphorical events. The conventional knowledge when the bible was written was that earth was flat, hence they had thought heavens are above (up in the sky) why hell is below hence the biblical writers got carried away with the “ascension of the body with the soul” and the sheep today truly believe that to be the case. Today I do not care about the accuracy of that event but when I was force-fed that when I was a child, it created a conflict in my mind when science was teaching me earth was round. And took me well into my adulthood to realise that biblical story was totally wrong. The problem was when the mind of a child is fed with 2 contradictory ideas, the one that’s forced down under the threat of hell and eternal damnation is the one which the child accepts. And that child remains confused forever because subconscious mind is sealed. Now let me come to the cover-ups in the church. There have been so many cases of child abuse, paedophilia in the Church in the last few decades and the Popes were conveniently looking the other way whenever those incidents were reported because the church had so much of clout back then. It’s unsurprising that most of the people in the West (whose ancestors were devout Christians for centuries) have shunned their faith today because the problem is Church does one thing best and that’s the cover ups. It’s just that you people have kept your sheep in India ignorant. And with your periodic dosage of guilt inducement every Sunday, along with the promise of eternal hell and gnashing of teeth you have turned them into schizophrenics. The whole catholic community has become mental patients. And with this new trend of charismatic retreat centers in Potta, Mulki, and big cities this paranoia is now on steroids. Catholics today are too afraid to think or to ask questions because post-death fires of hell keeps them in check and that serves your purpose well. When a person dies, the body decays no doubt. What we know as pain is a physical phenomenon. So Just curious, what exactly suffers in those fires of hell you keep repeating every Sunday when the body has disappeared? Here is what I have to say over the whole matter of religion and god – I do not say there is no god. My intellect says there is no god but my experience says there is likely to be. When there is a conflict between mind and heart I settle with the latter but that is not to say I just believe in all this stupid belief and faith to convince me of the things that I do not understand. Instead I would like to explore it through my own experiences in life. For that I do not need a middle man called religion or a priest. Life is self-exploratory. Religions and priests should not assume that only they have the divine right to guide people in their spiritual journey. Neither of us are superior, or inferior. That said we are not equal either because we are all unique individuals who have to pursue our own destiny. Religion may have played a role in the past but it has become too much of a corrupt and divisive force for me to use it as a tool to help me purse my destiny today. It has become too political. Having said all that I am not here to say we should banish religion outright. But what I want to see is radical reforms. Instead of indoctrination I want to see an atmosphere under the umbrella called religion where people can freely express and explore themselves without the fear of any dogma, faith or belief system. They should be allowed to ask questions instead of silly beliefs being rammed deep down their throats. I want the celibacy for priests to end so we can avoid all the scandals in the church whether it is paedophilia or sexual crimes. And I also want the church to come out clean about its crooked past, all its historic crimes. But we both know that’s not going to happen, is it? But nothing wrong in expressing my views, is there? Religion should be something that blossoms in people’s hearts the grace of which should ooze out and be visible to others. Instead what we are seeing is exactly the opposite. All we see is pointless exhibitionism in the outside world while people’s hearts are empty. Churches have turned into places that wield a lot of material wealth which is clearly visible. We see so many financial scandals and the priests are in the middle of it but they want to be infallible. I am not making these things up instead I am writing what I am seeing happening in our churches these days. At this ending stage of my rather long response, I would like to digress a bit and would like to bring up this unnatural death of this young priest in a church in the Diocese of Udupi only a few months ago. You appear to be a priest, so do tell me, what has happened to that case? Has it been covered up? If you are a fellow-priest have you raised your voice to demand justice? Instead of repeating myself, do read my observations which I had posted as a comment in another new article on this site. Please do let me know what you think of it. Using that as an episode, I would like to see how exactly what you believe in as a priest fits into the overall scaffolding called the Christianity. If there is one thing I still cling on to when it comes to my “faith”, it’s love and concern towards my fellow human being, so I believe I am not being unjust when I bring up this matter of the suspicious death of the priest. The link to that article is:
    Pope Francis calls for abolishing nuclear weapons
    You will find my comments at the bottom of that article.
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    2020/01/15 at 5:21 pm
  • From zafarullah on All Set! Over 1 Lakh Protesters to Converge on 15 Acre Ground for Peaceful Protest against 'CAA & NRC' in Adyar

    NRC is linked to CAA, which grants citizenship rights to Non-Muslims only. Previous amendments were not religion based. CAA 2019 is not for Assam only; it is for whole India. In NRC, all citizens (135 crore Non-Muslims & Muslims) have to prove nationality. Passport, Aadhar Card, Voters’ Identity Card will not be its proof. Dozens of crores Indians may fail to prove it. Muslims may be about 14.2% & Non-Muslims may be about 86% (population %). CAA may give nationality to refugees of 3 neighbor countries, if entered India legally, before 31-12-14, are not Muslims; not to anyone else. What about Non-Muslim Indians (around 86% sufferers), who fail to prove nationalities. Non-Muslims will suffer more and Muslims will suffer less by NRC & CAA. Let us struggle together for all to save secularism, democracy and constitution. UNITE NOW.
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    2020/01/15 at 2:17 pm
  • From Henry James on Not Here To Listen To All This : BS Yediyurappa's Fury At Seer On Stage

    I am against more laws but here is one case where I believe it is truly deserved – if a religious leader of any faith uses his influence either directly or indirectly to put pressure on a political leader to keep his community happy then that religious leader should be sent to jail for a minimum of 3 months. What this seer did on the stage was nothing short of a blackmail because he was indirectly using the vote-bank of his community to threaten the chief minister. My advice goes to all communities. Political leaders should stop becoming the puppets of religious leaders. And religious leader should stay the hell out of politics. If they have chosen the spiritual path then don’t abuse the sanctity of their vocation by meddling in worldly affairs.
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    2020/01/15 at 1:16 pm
  • From Henry James on Pakistani driver turns savior for Indian girl in Dubai

    He was a taxi driver and he did his duty as a human being. End of story. Why is his nationality relevant? Is there a law or a religious diktat that a person of one nationality must not help out another person in distress? It’s the media that evokes these pointless sentiments when none are deserved.
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    2020/01/15 at 1:08 pm
  • From Michael on If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? - U T Khader

    Why do Hindus keep on going against we Christians? Do we even create problems in the country? Or do we oppose them in their administration? It’s all about the intention of the BJP and the RSS plan to remove us
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    2020/01/15 at 11:46 am
  • From Dr Saritha Hegde on 24 Acre Land, with Nehru Maidan Vested in MCC by Catholic Coelho family for Recreation Use ONLY is being MISUSED

    Yes. Very true. I fully endorse your views . Public should support this movement and the donors who have given this land for a good cause.
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    2020/01/14 at 11:45 pm
  • From A. S. Mathew on If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? - U T Khader

    How hospitable and greatly concerned with the Christians of Afghanistan-Bangladesh and Pakistan by Modi-Amith Shah? The attacks against the Christians have greatly increased since BJP-RSS came into power in 2014. Smriti Irani with the backing of the BJP rulers tried too hard to take off the Christmas holiday from the Indian Calendar in 2014 itself and to make that as the birthday of Vajpayee, but it didn’t work out. She got her high school diploma from a Catholic Church operated High School. The anti-conversion law in 10 States, added four more in the BJP States since BJP came into power. Blocking of the funding of thousands of NGOs in India, mainly the Christian operated. The murderer Dara Singh and his comrades of the Australian missionary Graham Stains and his 10 and 6 years old sons 20 years back were active member of the Bajrang Dal. Head of that radical party Bajrang Dal, Pratap Sranji was given a Cabinet post by the Modi administration in the 2nd term. Pope Francis wanted to visit India, but Modi won’t allow even with the repeated appeals of the Bishops of India. The Christians of northern side of India were afraid to conduct the Christmas program, thus the Catholic Bishop had to make special appeal to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in 2018 for the special protection of the Christians of India. Finally as Mr. U.T. Khadher has clearly stated, the Hindus can build Temples in the Christian and Muslim countries, but the Christians can’t build a statue of JESUS CHRIST in India. This is the real color of the RSS rulers. Through the CAA, they wanted to oppress the Muslims first, then the Christians. The whole plan is foiled and the Modi-Amith Shah tricks are totally crashed.
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    2020/01/14 at 9:23 pm
  • From Henry James on Bengaluru bank blames 62 dud loans for crisis 

    This economic mess no doubt was created by UPA between 2004-2014 through their corny capitalism but Modi-G has exacerbated it by not doing anything about it in the last 5 years. Instead he has gone on a reckless spending binge since 2014 to make it worse. We are seeing the fruits now. Now the experts hoping for him to come to the rescue is like expecting the undertaker to resuscitate the dying patient in the ICU. They are effectively asking for the help of the scissors to stitch 2 torn pieces of cloth. Modi-G has intentionally kept stooges at the key locations so he can get his way of providing the pork-barrel to the electorate by using public/taxpayers’ money. While I have all the appreciation for this other policies, when it comes to economy & finance the central BJP government is no better than some of the leftists governments elsewhere, who just borrow forever in order to stay in power. He clearly does not understand money nor the concept of economics. But one thing I can guarantee you, by the end of his term, through his reckless monetary experiments, he will have gained enough experience in the field of finance that he will be invited to Oxford and Yale to deliver lectures. Coming back to the present, I expect the Indian economy to turn down hard towards the end of this year. We will have shocks in the banking sector as well as the stock market while inflation will creep up. The incompetent Sitaraman will be “promoted” to a lesser ministry so Modi-G can wash his hands off the episode. The governments as usual will not take any responsibility for their failures, instead will commit more blunders… just like those incompetent doctors during the medieval times who thought bleeding the patient was the only way to save him and when the patient died in the end, they would claim the reason for death was that the patient was not bled fast enough. On one hand, with his demonetisation and the push for digital money he is forcing people to go cashless and on the other hand people can not get to their money because of the failing banks. So what kind of message is he trying to send to the population? Does he expect people to abandon the Rupee and hoard gold? With the demonetisation, if he had made an example out of a couple of high profile corrupt politicians perhaps he would have maintained some credibility but not one person has gone to jail till date. So we can safely surmise that DeMo was a massive failure, an unmitigated cock-up. Now he will have tough time fighting the 2024 elections because once inflation catches up population becomes restless. Unless he pulls another rabbit out of the hat he has tough time winning the next election. And that rabbit appears to be raiding the bank lockers for stealing gold and if that happens he will set the whole country on fire. Mark my words. ಮಂಗನ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಣಿಕ್ಯ If BJP can not gain majority in the next election, no other party will and then you watch the fun unfolding in the economy. When bahen, didi, and madam form an alliance to form the government so they can keep themselves out of jail, the country is going to suffer massively.
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    2020/01/14 at 2:50 pm
  • From Henry James on Wedding guide 101: essential jewelry for brides

    Ah… what a time to be alive, to learn all these things. My grandmother on the other hand, when she was a bride about a century ago, did not have this privilege. In fact she had to choose between trying to stay alive and death due to hunger. Oh..the sands of time…
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    2020/01/14 at 2:15 pm
  • From Henry James on BJP, RSS plan protest on January 13 against construction of Christ statue in Kanakapura

    “Indian Christians have the fundamental right to preach and propagate their faith. And no RSS/BJP hooligan can take that away.” – Joe Coelho SJ If the product is really good, then you don’t need the marketing department. It’s people like you who have sown the seeds of enmity in the society by trying to “propagate the faith”. People can live happily without religion or faith. Religion is for mob control and people like you who have turned these “believers” into mental patients because of your promise of biriyani after death. Read a bit of history if you find time – Besides mosquitoes, Religion and god are the biggest reasons for countless deaths on this planet. So, see if you have something better to do rather than poisoning people’s minds.
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    2020/01/14 at 2:09 pm
    • From Joe Coelho SJ on BJP, RSS plan protest on January 13 against construction of Christ statue in Kanakapura

      “fundamental right to preach and propagate their faith” is guaranteed in the Constitution. I was just highlighting that. If you have had a bad experience with religion or with God, I am sorry. I am not here to convert you! For me, the value of religion is seen in the fruit it produces. If it produces good fruit, it is a good enterprise. If the fruit is rotten, that surely is a sign of organizational decay or irrelevance. How many Christians that you know of go about converting others? The problem is the false “conversion” narrative (or lie) that is being peddled to incite people. The only reason I used the word “hooligan” is because these folks have been acting that way in the recent years — destroying church property, beating people, and even killing. If they are law-abiding citizens and they see a problem, they should go through the proper channel to seek redress. Note take law into their own hands! And your comment about “religion and god” being the biggest reason for countless deaths….well, that’s your opinion. And you may keep it.
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      2020/01/15 at 3:12 am
  • From Siva on Bengaluru bank blames 62 dud loans for crisis 

    I must admit, I am not successful in money dealings, yet, I think to minimise the risk, we need to follow the age old adage: Do not put all eggs in one basket. 2) Risk and returns are proportional
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    2020/01/14 at 1:51 pm
  • From Joe Coelho SJ on BJP, RSS plan protest on January 13 against construction of Christ statue in Kanakapura

    Even though I am a Christian, I am not for constructing statues of anyone! But if the people of a place feel that a statue of Jesus Christ would inspire them to lead better lives, then they should be allowed to do it as long as they have the land and the money for it. Why should the BJP/RSS have any problem? Christian institutions have played an important role in providing education, health-care, and social services to Indians irrespective of caste or creed. Christian Clergy, Religious and Laity serve in remote corners of India bringing relief to the poor and voiceless — and many a time they do so even risking their lives. What is the BJP/RSS afraid of? The 2% Indian Christians? Why? The population of Christians in India has remained under 3% for the past 70 years — even with the so called “conversions” that are said to be taking place!! The BJP/RSS is scared that their hollow faith will be exposed and are therefore working to instill fear and incite passions. Indian Christians have the fundamental right to preach and propagate their faith. And no RSS/BJP hooligan can take that away.
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    2020/01/14 at 10:08 am
  • From Gaurav Raj on 'Naughty & Notorious Boys' of B Com 1970 Batch of St Aloysius College host 'Golden Jubilee Reunion Bash'

    Hello Alfie Sir, It would be great if you could also share the picture of then 1970 batch picture. Will definitely hit the right chord. Great detailing though..🤗
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    2020/01/14 at 8:45 am
  • From John on If Temples can be Built in UAE and USA, why not Jesus Statue in India? - U T Khader

    That’s because Prabhar Bhat is uneducated and UT Khader is educated and also has a lot of sense and passion for his job.
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    2020/01/14 at 7:22 am
  • From Manisha Vasant on Mangaluru Amazing Rush enthrals Riders, Organisers and Onlookers

    Well done. Keep it up.
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    2020/01/12 at 10:53 pm
  • From Joe D'Souza on Closed for Renovation aka Closed for Good?? New Restaurants/Pubs Don't SUSTAIN for Long in Mangaluru

    Mr.Alfie, Good Article to read. Many new Restaurants put up big show inside instead of good tasty food. Just look at our Shivabagh Restaurant. More than 65 Years serving Us the Public with simple food and simple inside decoration. Instead they serve tasty food. I had been eating there since 65 years (Little Boy) Good Luck to Simple Hotels.
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    2020/01/12 at 9:26 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on 555 Kg Explosives, 6 Seconds, Two Illegal Luxury Apartment Razed down in Maradu-Kochi

    Now this is called Law and Order. There are few buildings and Houses in Mangalore are illegal and Corrupt Official do not care as Money Prevents the demolition. I pray that some social Association will take action through help of CCB Officer in Urwa Store.
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    2020/01/12 at 9:18 am
  • From drona on Closed for Renovation aka Closed for Good?? New Restaurants/Pubs Don't SUSTAIN for Long in Mangaluru

    Give good food at competitive prices. No restaurant will fail that way. Most of the Bombay and Bangalore eateries do well.
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    2020/01/12 at 12:05 am
  • From Original R.Pai on HDK accuses police of lying, demands House Committee probe into Mangaluru violence

    I watched all of his videos and they raise more questions about the protesters than Police. Some of the religious chants by protesting crowd (I’m intentionally skipping this part) raises serious questions on their original motive. These videos are going to backfire. Please note that Police didn’t initiate violence. They were simply responding to stone pelting crowd. What do expect? Shower them with flowers?
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    2020/01/11 at 11:12 pm
  • From Original R.Pai on Why were Jalil & Nausheen Killed? WIM stages protest against CAA, NRC and NPR

    First instigate, engage in violence and then play victim card – This is the same game played by these groups from Gaza strip to Kashmir and, unfortunately, Mangalore as well. True- Police can be rough and disproportionate in their response. Unfortunately, innocent bystanders can fall victim and pay ultimate price. But who instigated the violence? How come they are not taking responsibility for their own action? Also, why are they spreading lies about CAA when it has nothing to do with Indian citizens? These protests are all based on lies and hatred towards Hindus.
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    2020/01/11 at 11:07 pm
  • From Naveen, Shirva/Kuwait on SWAK To Hold ‘SWAK Rupyalo Sambram’ On January 17, 2020 For A Good Cause

    Congratulations SWAK on completing 25 years. All the best for Rupyalo Sambram.
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    2020/01/11 at 9:26 pm
  • From siva on Why were Jalil & Nausheen Killed? WIM stages protest against CAA, NRC and NPR

    There is not a single sentence why they consider CAA is aginst them. It ha nothing to do with citizens. The leaders are hiding that fact. CAA is only ensuring that those who created the Pak do not come back. CAA will do no harm to even single citizen whether Muslim or non-Muslim.
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    2020/01/11 at 9:21 pm
  • From Roy on Bengaluru Archbishop for religion-neutral citizenship offer

    BJP is gutting the Constitution with amendments. How many Indians are aware of amendment 126 to the Constitution which deprives Anglo Indians of political representation? No Anglo-Indian leader was consulted before the amendment was rammed through the legislature. BJP has contempt for the Indian Constitution.
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    2020/01/11 at 4:47 pm
    • From Siva on Bengaluru Archbishop for religion-neutral citizenship offer

      Sir, latest amendment to the Indian constitution is 104th. If you meant 126th article, that is also not related to Anglo-Indian Community. There is no amendment that deprives the representation of Anglo-Indians. From what I know, article 334b deals with the special representation of the Anglo- Indian community in the parliament. During Independence Anglo-Indian community was about 5 lakhs. Two special seats by nomination were provided for Anglo-Indians. This was a special arrangement for 20 years which was later extended several times. The current extension by the 95th amendment ends in January 2020. It is estimated that now there are less than 1.5 lakhs who identify themselves as Anglo-Indians mainly because of emigration and marrying Indian community partners. The current extension ends in 2020, it was not extended. That only means they will not have special nomination seat. But they will have their representatives just like you and I have. I don’t see a single person of my micro-community in the Lokasbha. Does it mean I have no representative? Truly people are making up reasons to be against the current government where none exists like the CAA though no citizen will lose their citizenship due to CAA
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      2020/01/13 at 1:38 am
  • From siva on Bengaluru Archbishop for religion-neutral citizenship offer

    What if Pak pushes more of their majority people in the hope that the cut off date will be extended in the future? Do we have so much resource to take all of them. Their (Paks) main aim would be to change the demography of India. The respected Bishop should know how minorities in those countries have been pushed here. And the Hindus from Pak pushed here have been living miserably in those camps in India too as Government cannot do much as they are not citizens. Last year (December 2017) itself foreign vloggers who came to India have posted how poorly they are living here too but still those refugees think India is better! Those interested can search the youtube and watch! You also have read last week how a young Christian couple were tortured: Young wife was stolen and married on the same day to another man forcibly. Do we really need to help the persecuted one? If we allow everyone, Pak will force many of their poor people to flee to India so that they can ‘occupy’. Sir, that attitude of ‘conquering’ India hook or by crook has not yet abated. History has taught us enough lessons. If we don’t learn from that it would be bad. But what is worse is that leaders are misguiding people saying that it will affect citizens of one community while none of them will be affected. The opposition to CAA does not make sense at any level.
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    2020/01/11 at 7:32 am
  • From Henry James on 148 km run to promote gender equality

    Instead of taking the pains of running 148 kms to promote gender equality, both men and women participating in this run can pick up the litter in that 148 kms stretch of the road. That will fulfill Modi-G’s vision. Moreover that will be more meaningful. Attention-seeking has its limits. Ramakirshna ashrama do this work sincerely in Mangalore without the pomp and gait. Something to learn from them.
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    2020/01/09 at 4:58 pm
  • From Henry James on Total Flop! Mangaluru NOT Bandh on Bharath Bandh?

    The lukewarm response to this nationwide strike is the evidence that the CAA protest was staged by opposition parties for political gains while the issue really did not have any substance to it. The majority of the country supports CAA and that’s how democracy works. Now pappu can see if he can latch onto another issue.
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    2020/01/09 at 2:04 pm
  • From Henry James on Church Urged to Promote Solidarity and Secularism in Our Country - Cardinal Oswald Gracias

    Before lecturing the world on secularism, do let us know what has happened to the case of unnatural death of a young priest few months ago. Burying the head in the sand, hoping that the problem will go away is not an option. Not all Christians are sheep.
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    2020/01/09 at 2:00 pm
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on 148 km run to promote gender equality

    Thus wrote Mahatma Gandhi: “Woman is more fitted than man to make exploration and take bolder action in nonviolence”.
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    2020/01/09 at 12:36 pm
  • From Roy on Dist Admin and Compol Should not Give Permission for Amit Shah's Visit to Mangaluru - DCC

    Why is Amit Shah visiting Mangalore? The crisis in JNU deserves his full attention. The Delhi police report to Amit Shah. It his responsibility to discipline Delhi police for the police inaction to JNU violence.
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    2020/01/09 at 8:12 am
  • From Heerachand on Mangaluru: Ex-Rotary Governor Surya Prakash Bhat No More

    Very very sad news. A very good friend and guide. May his soul rest in peace. May the God give strength to all his family members to bear the agony and the pain.
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    2020/01/09 at 7:51 am
  • From Melroy C.F Fernandes on People’s Tribunal on the Police firings in Mangalore on 19 Dec 2019

    Finally! at least one member of the “chocolate press” of Mangalore stood up for press freedom and “freedom of expression”. Attaboy! Congratulations Mangalorean.com for responsible journalism and for defending the “freedom of the press”. “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten. The living sap of today outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either from human depravity or esprit de corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continued oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot; only by unintermitted agitation can a people be sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.” – American Abolitionist and liberal activist Wendell Phillips, January 28, 1852. My appreciation to Justice (Retd.) V. Gopala Gowda ,Mr B T Venkatesh, Mr Sugata Srinivasaraju. Only those who have something to hide are scared of transparency. Here we are talking about events that have taken place in the public domain and not the private life of individuals! I cannot fathom the paranoia displayed by the “we have nothing to hide” officialdom. “Jan Sunvayi’s” were and are an integral part of the RTI movement of India. Nobody is stopping the elected government and the “public servants” from conducting official enquiries and investigations, theirs will always be the official version. In a democratic republic established on the principles of Liberty, the government has no business interfering with people from talking or meeting with each other. That being said what goes around comes around, all those who have been proscribing unbridled freedom of expression, since 1947, lose the moral high ground to seek that right for themselves when the Damocles sword of authoritarianism hangs over their heads. All those “simply waiting to be offended’ers”: the entire country suffers on account of you and your ilk . Remember the banning of Satanic Verses , The Last Temptation of Christ; remember driving away M.F. Hussain; remember the Danish cartoons! &c. They are all coming back to bite us! Only and only unfettered freedom of expression can save democracy! Freedom of expression is when a first generation American ( born of immigrants from Gujarat,India) , Hasan Minhaj , gets invited to the WHCA dinner and, among others, roasts Donald Trump, the then newly elected President of the United States of America and yet continues to live with respect,freedom, liberty and dignity!
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    2020/01/08 at 12:34 pm
  • From Sam on 'Surfing Swami' Jack Hebner aka Swami Narasingha- the Godfather of Indian Surfing is No More

    Sad news. I knew Jack well in our youth. Used to surf with him at Jax Beach.
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    2020/01/08 at 5:21 am
  • From Sanjay on Dist Admin and Compol Should not Give Permission for Amit Shah's Visit to Mangaluru - DCC

    Dear congress kindly stop this all nonsense politics and get back to real issues…. We now understand all propaganda that u ppl are making… So better stop it at the earliest.
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    2020/01/07 at 4:51 am
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on Modi inaugurates DRDO's young scientist labs

    Empowerment is the need of the hour.
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    2020/01/06 at 12:24 am
  • From Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, St Aloysius AIMIT, Beeri on Happy New 'COMPUTER' Year 2020! Renovated Computer Centre Inaugurated at St Aloysius College

    Thanks to Mr. Alfie for the article on the renovation of the computer labs at St Aloysius College. Thanks to Mr Michael D’Souza, my classmate for this generous contribution towards the renovation of the labs. He is such a wonderful person. He has been doing so much through his financial assistance to see that institutions like St Aloysius flourish. I also want to make a mention about Mr Aubrey D’Souza, the first donor of the computers to St Aloysius College in 1986. He was a visionary and wanted his alma mater to launch into “COMPUTER REVOLUTION”. And thus it began with a four-terminal ZENITH ORION mini computer. Thanks to Fr Leo D’Souza SJ, who was the principal of the College then. He was the one who assigned me to look after the computer centre- without which I would not have been able to do anything. I am also indebted to so many donors who helped us in improving the infra structure, build the IT Centre in 2002 which was inaugurated by late Dr Abdul Kalam , the President of India in March 2003, and to setting up of the new campus at Beeri which was once again possible due to the generous contributions by our alumni and friends. I am indebted to Mr Prem Watsa, Canada, Mr Victor Pais, NJ, Mr Michael D’Souza, Dubai, Mr Ivan Fernandes, Dubai, Mr Ronald Colaco, Mr Lawrence D’Souza, Kuwait and a host of other donors. We want our alumni and friend to be with s and support this great venture of promoting St Aloysius to be DEEMED-TO-BE UNIVERSITY.
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    2020/01/05 at 7:32 pm
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on Mangalureans Welcome New Year 2020 with Revelry

    Happy 2020.
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    2020/01/05 at 2:32 pm
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on PM disburses Rs 12,000 crore to six crore farmers

    Farmers – they are the backbone of our country.
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    2020/01/05 at 2:31 pm
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on PM kicks off Indian Science Congress in Bengaluru

    Scientists have an important role to play in the service of the Planet.
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    2020/01/05 at 2:30 pm
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on Modi pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on her birth anniversary

    Savitribai Phule – an inspiration for women’s empowerment.
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    2020/01/05 at 2:21 pm
  • From Dr.Cajetan Coelho on Christmas Bandhutva 2019: Christmas calls us to Love and Serve all - Bishop Dr Peter

    Life is a precious gift. Christmas Season – a time to celebrate the gift of life.
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    2020/01/05 at 2:18 pm
  • From Siva on PM insulting India by dragging Pak into CAA row: Azad

    The persecution of religious minorities in Pak is the core of the issue. There is no question of dragging Pakistan, it is at the core of the issue. If there were no persecution and flow of people from that country, there would not have been CAA.
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    2020/01/05 at 12:31 am
  • From drona on Finally Long Pending Pumpwell Flyover Inaugurated

    Kateel Kumar is giving joy to Cong I as well as Yeddy.
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    2020/01/03 at 5:27 am
  • From Original R.Pai on Finally Long Pending Pumpwell Flyover Inaugurated

    BJP MP should be ashamed of himself for failing to deliver this even after a long delay. This shows why we need 1000 more Modis to turn around this country.
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    2020/01/02 at 4:50 am
  • From Original R.Pai on UAE expats want CAA revoked

    Look at the questions and concerns expressed – It clearly shows that they have no idea how or what CAA stands for. Amazing!
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    2020/01/02 at 4:43 am
  • From drona on Finally Long Pending Pumpwell Flyover Inaugurated

    So what seems to be the problem? Does Ivan know?
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    2020/01/02 at 2:09 am
  • From Henry James on Farah Khan 'saddened' that she hurt Christian sentiments on TV show

    I know amendment is a highly inflammable word these days in our country but I want a blaephemy law to punish those who make fun of TinTin, Vikram and Bethal and Suppandi. Can Captain Amarinder Singh make amendments to the existing law?
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    2020/01/01 at 9:00 pm
  • From Joe D'Souza on Pumpwell Bale...Pumpwell Bale..! The Much Talked About & Awaited Flyover Inauguration is 101% Doubtful?

    Happy New Year 2020 to all Mangaloreans with New Kankanady Bridge to travel in comfort and safety. Mr Nirav Modi is missing for the function along with his family. Happy New Year To Mangalorean.com team. You All Members of Mangalorean.com are exposing the Corruption on behalf of the Public and trying to solve their Difficulties. Best of Luck and Good Health throughout the Year 2020. God Bless You All.
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    2020/01/01 at 10:39 am
  • From Dhanush Jr on Pumpwell Bale...Pumpwell Bale..! The Much Talked About & Awaited Flyover Inauguration is 101% Doubtful?

    🤣🤣🤣 I don’t think so it will be oprational even close to March….. May be NALIN RE WILL INAUGRATE at may or June Bad news for mangaloreans
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    2019/12/31 at 8:52 pm
  • From Siva on Navyug Gives Yet another Deadline to Complete Pumpwell Flyover - MP Nalin

    Naleenji At least now you should have learnt the lesson. Be realistic. Looking at the state of the bridge, anyone can see that the work cannot be completed in one month unless a substantial amount is spent. If DC has to monitor it on a daily basis, the company should give day-by-day plan including the resources they are going to engage, goals for each day. Then only monitoring makes sense. Did you ask the company to provide that?
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    2019/12/31 at 8:42 pm
  • From Roy on North Police Arrest Youth for Spreading Communal Hatred

    Only one community is targeted for spreading communal hatred by the BJP government.
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    2019/12/31 at 10:31 am
  • From drona on Seniors demand that Rahul return as Congress president

    These sycophants are responsible for the degeneration of Cong I.
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    2019/12/30 at 3:36 am
  • From drona on Human Rights Activist Fr Cedric Prakash Addresses Clergy, Religious and Laity at Bishop's House

    Fr Cedric Prakash SJ is like the cousin of that loser John Dyal who goes hoarse on TV channels. I hope he gets invited by Times Now and Republic channels some time. Rahul Shivashankar and Arnab Goswami will have a field day bowling googlies at him. Irresponsible citizens oppose citizenship amendment act. If India has to make progress, we need to roit out the illegals and criminals.
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    2019/12/30 at 3:31 am
  • From drona on Prestigious Multistoried Land Trades 'Solitaire' Inaugurated in Hat Hill

    Any idea about the cost for 2BHK flat?
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    2019/12/30 at 3:22 am
  • From drona on Pejawar Swamij’s car driver was a Muslim!

    We are a secular country. Glad to read this report.
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    2019/12/30 at 3:20 am
  • From Roy on Amend Articles 29 and 30, give minority benefits to all: VHP

    VHP disrespected most of the population of Mangalore by attacking the constitutional rights of linguistic and religious minorities.
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    2019/12/29 at 10:44 am
  • From Eshwari on Bengaluru Man Arrested for Faking HIV to Avoid Marriage, Granted Bail

    I no this guy should be punished very badly. He stay near my mother’s place.. so sad of that girl
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    2019/12/26 at 11:33 pm
  • From Dayananda on Give Rs 50 Lakh Compensation Each to Families of Victims'- Women India Movement

    You people first start unnecessary protests, keep quite while agitators involve in vandalism,. Now you demand compensation,Are behaving like …..
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    2019/12/26 at 3:56 pm
  • From Original R.Pai on Human Rights Activist Fr Cedric Prakash Addresses Clergy, Religious and Laity at Bishop's House

    I should also add one more thing. NPR was originally from UPA govt. Why make such a drama when BJP is trying to implement it? NRC in Assam was mandated by Supreme Court. Is he questioning Supreme Court? Why is Congress party and individuals like Fr.Prakash are playing this dangerous game? For God’s sake, please do not play politics when it comes to national security.
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    2019/12/26 at 9:46 am
  • From Original R.Pai on Christians Celebrate Christmas with Sharing and Caring

    Merry Christmas to everyone.
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    2019/12/26 at 1:49 am
  • From Original R.Pai on Human Rights Activist Fr Cedric Prakash Addresses Clergy, Religious and Laity at Bishop's House

    I’m glad to hear that there were at least one or two in audience to challenge Fr.Prakash’s views. I wish our Christian community understood how CAA provides protection to prosecuted religious minorities including Christians living in those Islamic Republics (Pak, Bangla and Afghanistan). Sri Fr. Cederic Prakash has all the rights to hold his views. However, he should stop misleading people in the name of ‘human rights’. This tendency to oppose Modi purely based on political and religious affiliation is toxic and dangerous.
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    2019/12/26 at 1:48 am
  • From Original R.Pai on Silent Night... Curfew Night? Christmas Mood of Christians Shattered due to Unexpected Curfew

    I’m puzzled by this author who characterizes precautionary steps a ‘dumbest mistake’. Did he forget all the violence unleashed by anti-social elements just a few days ago? Who would be responsible if the same elements plan an attack on Christians to make national deadlines? Then the author would have blamed Police and ruling party for not planning in advance? The same businessmen he interviewed would make a big scene if their business comes under attack by ‘stone pelting’ crowds.
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    2019/12/26 at 1:38 am
  • From drona on Silent Night... Curfew Night? Christmas Mood of Christians Shattered due to Unexpected Curfew

    So Alfie, who is responsible for that in your learned opinion? Are you indirectly justifying the events that led to the curfew? Are you justifying or welcoming anti national elements into the country? Take a stand and clarify where do you stand.
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    2019/12/26 at 12:06 am
  • From Sriram vinod on Only 1 Ticket Counter Open, Out of 4 to Facilitate Customers Waiting in Long Queue at MJN Railway Station

    The station of Mangalore jn and Kozikode main till shornur jn can develop economic growth leaving southern railways
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    2019/12/25 at 9:06 pm
  • From Sriram vinod on Only 1 Ticket Counter Open, Out of 4 to Facilitate Customers Waiting in Long Queue at MJN Railway Station

    Have to take an action on southern railways including palakkad division must leave southern railways nothing have not changed in kozikode Mangalore stations
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    2019/12/25 at 9:05 pm
  • From DEEPAK DCUNHA on Silent Night... Curfew Night? Christmas Mood of Christians Shattered due to Unexpected Curfew

    I don’t want these ACHHE DINs. I want my Bure Dins back!
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    2019/12/25 at 12:31 pm
  • From Maria Dcosta on Roshni Nilaya Alumni Association & Uxcel Donate Cash/Towel as Christmas Gifts for MCC Sanitation Staff

    The satisfaction is for the doer and the joy is untold. Publicity is not our goal. Lets leave a legacy of sharing and caring for generations and that will better the work of the Sanitation staff , make it cleaner and more hygenic, with their salaries on time which so far is not happening. They thank the authorities for employment.
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    2019/12/24 at 9:23 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on 'Within 24 Hours CM should Suspend Police Officers responsible for Violence in Mluru'- HDK

    Before Police broke the law, Public broke the Law by violating Section 144 and throwing Stones toward Police. For every action of Mankind, there is Reaction waiting in line. Politicians like Khader and Ravi and other Elected People are Causing turmoil when the situation is already rough for Society, just to get attention for the next Election. Public has Two Tongues like Snakes, they blame the Police if they do not take action by using one Tongue and use other Tongue to Blame the Police if they take action. Problems could have been worst if Police did not act in time. They did a good job putting their life at risk. Thanks
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    2019/12/22 at 8:26 pm
  • From jayaram on Muslim Central Committee Calls Community people to Maintain Peace, Demands Compensation for Families of Deceased

    Mr Khadar it has come in news paper why don,t you take legal action against them media spreading gossips in most of the case to stop that let it start from you
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    2019/12/19 at 11:20 pm
  • From Siva on Tense Situation in City, Curfew Extended till Dec 22 in  Mangaluru Commissionerate

    I do not understand the opposition for CAB. It is only related to non-citizens. Citizens have no reason to be scared or angry.
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    2019/12/19 at 8:48 pm
  • From drona on Will not Submit Documents to NRC to Prove my Citizenship - Ex-minister Pramod Madhwaraj

    Everybody in Udupi knows you man. What about unknown people who might have crossed borders?
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    2019/12/19 at 3:44 am
  • From Peter Morris on Trial run of Bengaluru smart parking to begin on Monday

    This is another half-cooked, hare-brained idea of the BBMP commissioner. The money collected is a rip-off. The question is will there be accountability and proportional services. It all looks good sitting in an AC office and drawing out plans, but the reality of implementation will need to be checked and monitored regularly. Commissioner Saab, which is the agency that has been awarded the contract and what is this trial period when you are going to charge from day one..
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    2019/12/16 at 11:50 am
  • From Joseph Dsouza on 'Queen of the Stage' 16-year -old Beulah Ruth Pinto releases her Christmas album 'My Christmas Story' in Dubai

    Unbelievable voice. She has great future. Such a great achievements in small age. Blessed child of God. I wish her all the success in future. All six songs are great Beulah. Amazing voice….God bless you…
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    2019/12/16 at 12:11 am
  • From Joe D'Souza on Website Impact! Traffic Police Erect Makeshift Metal Dividers on Kadri Kambala Rd, after Freak Accident

    Mr Alfie,like you said,Private Taxis do most of the speeding and passing vehicles on “No Passing Zone” 1. I have requested last 2 Police Commissioners to STOP State Buses and Private Luxury Buses travelling on the Kambala Road. The road is narrow and these buses make wide turns thus blocking traffic until they are done with their show. 2 Another request I made with Kadri East Traffic many times to stop the Water Tanker Parking near the junction to fill the tanker. By doing this the Tanker blocks the view of small vehicle drivers. Even I requested the Corporator of the area. It was like pouring water on Rock. But when Inspector Mr. Suresh was in charge of Kadri Station,He took action when requested. 3. Please Use Your great Mangalorean.com to do a favor to us the Public one more time. The Water Tankers fill Water to the top and start driving towards Bharath Beedi road. When they make Left turn near Junction,they spill water on Bikers and Cars plus on Pedestrians. And then in front of Mauriska while climbing uphill,they keep changing gears thus spilling more water. To avoid this misery,bikers and cars overtake the tanker,passing NO PASS ZONE. Since You are Very Kind towards Citizens Problems,Please Control these Water Tankers.
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    2019/12/14 at 7:52 pm
  • From Henry James on Muslims in Udupi Demand Withdrawal of Citizenship Amendment Bill

    How exactly does the CAB affect the people mentioned in this article? Are they so concerned about discrimination lately? The CAB issue is not about the Muslims in general, it is not about the Muslims in India either, instead it’s about a couple of neighbouring countries whose ideology happens to be associated with what the Muslims in general which they believe in, some of which has taken extremely radical form in the last few decades to an extent of destroying anything and everything which they think is not “halal”. There is no easy answer to this CAB imbroglio – while the Indian government is rightly showing concerns about the oppressed minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh, it also has to ensure the internal security of our own country and the challenge is in striking a balance. I am convinced 99.9% of the Muslims from our neighbouring countries do not want to destroy India but those 1% radicals (who are state sponsored by agencies such as ISI) that are the problem here. If the CAB allows Muslims of Pakistan and Bangla to enter India legally, what’s is to say the ISI won’t send the trained Jihadis in disguise to destabilise our country? And if that were to happen, these same people mentioned in this article will be the first ones to hit the streets once again to protest against the government for not providing security to its citizens when there is the terrorist attack. Do you see the irony and hypocrisy here? As I said, there are peace loving mainstream Muslims too in those neighbouring countries whom ideally we would like to help but how can we tell them apart to ensure they are not wolves in sheep’s clothing? What I suggest is that the good Muslims from those countries should they wish migrate to other prosperous Muslim countries such as the GCC for example. But GCC are not keen on accepting them either, are they? So, please stop all this hypocrisy and go deeper into the matter before trying to display your questionable empathy. And I am disgusted by the opposition parties to milk this situation. I hope Congress bites the dust and a viable left wing alternative emerges.
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    2019/12/14 at 3:06 pm
  • From drona on Cong yet to approve Siddaramaiah, Gundu Rao's resignations

    Good chance for one Ivan D Souza. Kaale muntati?
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    2019/12/14 at 2:11 pm
  • From drona on Siddaramaiah, Eshwarappa lock horns in ‘jest’ for a change

    Aakhir Dil hi toh hai.
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    2019/12/13 at 12:46 pm
  • From drona on Citizenship Amendment Bill Unconstitutional, will Totally Destroy Minorities: Deve Gowda

    Ayyo neevu mudde tinri Gowdre. Rajakiya buttbudi saar.
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    2019/12/12 at 4:27 am
  • From drona on Former IAS officer  Sashikanth Senthil says won’t submit to NRC, calls for civil disobedience against CAB

    Sasikanth Senthil can apply for DMK primary membership.
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    2019/12/11 at 4:07 am
  • From Henry James on Former IAS officer  Sashikanth Senthil says won’t submit to NRC, calls for civil disobedience against CAB

    I totally see what the central government is doing with this amendment to the Citizenship act. It could easily have included everyone from the neighbouring countries but if it had, then half of ISI and Jihadists would walk through the open gates and destablise our country. Some things are real and may be difficult to digest under the tinted lens of idealism but we have to be realists, suck it up and accept it. There is a genuine concern for the minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh and therefore I welcome this amendment by the Indian government.
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    2019/12/10 at 5:33 pm
  • From Bernie Crump on Smart TV at your Home is the next spy device: Smartness is not about the TV but how you use it

    There is no basis for trusting that “opting out” of the manufacturers data monitoring programs really stops the practice, or that “disabling” a microphone really disables anything. Additionally, all bets are off if the TV gets hacked. I agree with the recommendations in the article, but I’d add that you should keep the TV disconnected from the internet when it’s not in use.
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    2019/12/10 at 2:39 am
  • From Joseph Rajah on Shocked families of slain accused question police action

    Justice and law should go to gether. Law without justice is injustice.
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    2019/12/08 at 5:55 pm
  • From drona on Rahul says 'India the rape capital of world'

    This fellow should stop releasing gobar gas periodically.
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    2019/12/07 at 8:37 pm
  • From Jay Bhandary on Aloysius College Gets the Prestigious UGC Research Grant

    Congratulations to The college in getting this prestigious award. Best wishes with the project. Very interesting and significant area to do research.
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    2019/12/06 at 11:57 am
  • From eula dsouza on Carry Condoms, Cooperate In Rape : Man Slammed For Outrageous Post

    can you please ask him to try it on his mother sister or if married his wife and daughter
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    2019/12/05 at 4:29 pm
  • From Henry James on Shirva Parish Priest Fr Denis Gets Harassment and Threat Calls, Files Complaint against 15 Persons

    A complaint filed on the threat calls purportedly made a month ago by 15 people, out of whom 4 are women? This smacks of sheer desperation. Good lord, the kind of advice lawyers give to their clients in order to muddy the waters. There is still time. Let the leaders and eminent “social workers” rise to the challenge, bring the parties together and settle it amicably. What has happened to the bishop by the way? Why is he burying his head in the sand? A spark neglected eventually will burn down the house.
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    2019/12/04 at 3:00 pm
  • From Moses D'Souza on Can a Catholic be Cremated?

    What about the fact that catholic churches especially in India are replacing old graves with new ones? What happens to the original inhabitant of the grave? Aren’t they just put along with all the other body parts that were dug up from other graves?
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    2019/12/03 at 11:30 pm
  • From Henry James on Sign Petition to Demand Justice for Rape & Murder Victim Dr Priyanka Reddy

    When mind goes into uncharted waters, it’s absolutely clueless as to what to do, hence ends up doing absolutely deplorable things.
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    2019/12/03 at 6:58 pm
  • From Henry James on Can a Catholic be Cremated?

    Death is only an opinion others have about you when finish the tenancy in your current body. Don’t get worked up over it.
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    2019/12/03 at 6:57 pm
  • From Henry James on It's Not Smart to Start ALL Development Works Together & Leave them ALL Incomplete?

    We need to bring in Sharia law in civil administration.
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    2019/12/03 at 6:55 pm
  • From Herna on Is Neta's Travel More Important Than Citizen's Life? Kadri Kambla Rd Needs Speed-Breakers!

    Can’t you see that S** almost stopped the truck and then accelerated to run off? This act caused all the casualties. The ** should have been in an I** now on life support.
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    2019/12/03 at 3:03 am
  • From Bharathkumar on Is Neta's Travel More Important Than Citizen's Life? Kadri Kambla Rd Needs Speed-Breakers!

    The main issue here is a steep slope which leads to four road junction where a proper traffic control system is missing. Adding to this, city buses are started passing through in this residential road which also created traffic chaos. There is a leakage in drainage manhole in the middle of this slopy road for many months. Sewage water is continuously overflowing from it which causes health hazards as well as traffic safety issue also. Hope the concerned Department Authorities will consider this as an emergency job requirements to be attended very soon so that further casualties can be avoided to great extent. Regards, Bharathkumar.
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    2019/12/02 at 7:31 pm
  • From Sagar Rajeevkumar on 56-year-old Teacher Dies in Tragic Road Accident at Kadri

    This incident happened yesterday right in front of my home, still can’t forget a single sight of it. That ******* truck driver was rash driving and should be charged for the vehicular manslaughter.
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    2019/12/02 at 12:26 pm
  • From siva on 56-year-old Teacher Dies in Tragic Road Accident at Kadri

    The driver of the truck should be charged for murder. It is clear that it is not an accident but total disregard for the safety and he knew the danger to others and still did it.
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    2019/12/01 at 11:47 pm
  • From Harry , Dubai on 'Sounds Fishy'- an Ambient Metal/Hard Rock Band from Mluru Inches Close to Play at Stonedead Festival 2020 (UK)

    These dude are killing it! Just voted. Witnessed your shows . Just one word – dynamic. Good luck
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    2019/11/30 at 1:53 pm
  • From Abdul Mannan on Dubai car fire victim identified as Indian doctor

    Dr John Marshall was not only a good Doctor but also a good human too. We are shocked to hear about the road accident and death news. I and my cousins were his diabetic patients.
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    2019/11/29 at 4:14 pm
  • From Manjunath on ಧರ್ಮ–ಧರ್ಮಗಳ ಜಗಳ ಹಚ್ಚುವ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಮುಂದಾಗಿದೆ - ಸಸಿಕಾಂತ ಸೆಂಥಿಲ್

    Ur all comments r not correct Sir, u r telling about education systems, ok , govt has to give more priority for Govt Schools/ Govt must take away all private schools by paying their outrate cost, fully education system should be under Govt controll. U told GST introduction is a cause of economy backward , this is wrong, only the industries which they run previously without making proper taxes & improper maintenance of accounts & taxation, the business men’s who runs properly from long long time, they r survive now also. Because they r following proper accounts & taxation. Who r not followed , obviously they shutdown
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    2019/11/29 at 3:17 pm
  • From chansru on St Aloysius College-Harihar hosts 'MAGIS 2019'

    I too participated
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    2019/11/27 at 3:25 pm
  • From Henry James on Pope Francis calls for abolishing nuclear weapons

    While I am at it, let me also bring up another important issue to the attention of the “spiritual head” of the church and it’s to do with so many scandals that have plagued the churches in the recent years due to aspects related to the parish financial matters, one of which even resulted in the death of one young priest in our diocese only a few weeks ago. As it turns out the ordained priests deputed to run the parishes have gone well above their remit and that has resulted in disputes between the clergy and the laity. Priests should be allowed only to run the religious aspects pertaining to the sheep (Repeat that 10 times) however what has become evident in the past very many decades is that these self-righteous priests poke their nose into financial matters of the parish as well. This, more often than not, ends up in altercations between the various factions within the church. These priests create these factions within the church for their own advantage. These priests preach one thing from the pedestal but are masters in running their mind games to ensure their control is exerted on every aspect of the church. It is not a rocket science to note but the financial matters should be left in the hands of the parish financial committee and the priest should not poke his nose in its day to day affairs, instead he should act in the capacity of how the president of our country ceremonially decorates the position to ensure the constitution of our country is upheld. That post for the most part should be ceremonial. But what we are finding is that these parish financial committees are only namesake while each and every matter is indirectly controlled by the priests. If anyone from the financial committee raises a dissenting voice, then the same priest through coup d’état, by clandestinely manipulating the other financial committee members will get rid of that person. This is totally unacceptable. The priest should remain only the spiritual head of the church and concern himself only with the matters of the religion. After all, the priests come and go after a few years where as the parishioners for the most part remain parishioners forever. The church and its property (be it commercial buildings, schools, income producing assets etc.) belong to the parish and its people. The schools and other assets are built using the contribution from the well-wishers of the church. The schools are run by tax payers’ money so what business it is of the priests to assume the role of the dictator? The parish financial committee should run the financial affairs of the parish, not the priest. The committee should be ultimately held accountable and there should be a due process to democratically replace that committee after a period with other qualified members. This ensures transparency and fairness in the affairs of the church. If such a system were to be followed, we would not see another unnatural death of a young priest. Coming to this recent disgraceful episode these priests in question have acted so disgracefully that they have caused us, the coastal Catholics, hang our collective heads in shame in front of others. How can we show our face in front of people from other communities? A silly matter that should have been amicably settled with the full purview of the financial committee was allowed to rot internally and we saw how it spectacularly blew up on our face only a few weeks ago in one of our neighbouring churches. I am deeply ashamed that this incident has taken place where people from other communities are also asking for enquiry into the death of the priests (they are not wrong by the way). These same priests lecture us every Sunday about virtues and vices. They guilt us into believing in all the celestial fairies just so that they can keep control over us, they offer counselling to the disputing parties be it between the divorcing couples or the broken families but in the end they could not even handle such a silly matter of disagreement between themselves. And now there appears to be a covert attempt made to systematically cover up the whole shameful episode. If this scandal is brushed under the carpet, why would anyone take these priests seriously? I am not at all a religious person but I take pride in my community and therefore it find it right that I express my views. Would someone higher up in the church take leadership and see facts are laid bare in front of the public and also ensure necessary changes are implemented so that such scandalous episodes never repeat again? The real irony is that the head parish priest in question is a talented musician and few decades ago, when he was the assistant parish priest at another church, he had released a Konkani devotional album with the title “Mog kar pelyaaso” (love thy neighbour) and there is a line in one of the songs which can be roughly translated as “before you make offerings to the God go and make amends with the one you have disagreement with…”. This is why I say they preach one thing while doing exactly the opposite. It’s nothing but sheer hypocrisy!
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    2019/11/26 at 2:37 pm
  • From Joseph Dsouza on Beulah Ruth Pinto Wins Trophy for Outstanding Performance at 'Young Talent Music Competition 2019' in Dubai

    Wow, what a voice. Beulah is real singing star. Highly talented girl. All the best for her future.
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    2019/11/26 at 12:49 pm
  • From Henry James on Pope Francis calls for abolishing nuclear weapons

    He should look closer to home and abolish compulsory celibacy for priests. That way a lot of scandals in the church could be avoided. Always remember when you deny what’s natural to the body it enters the mind and mind is the poison factory. Therefore please attention to this aspect. There are politicians to deal with nuclear weapons.
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    2019/11/26 at 12:20 pm
  • From Philo Ferns on How food and Ayurveda are linked?

    A very useful and informative article. More such articles are welcome. catholicwomenworldwide.com
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    2019/11/25 at 1:07 am
  • From Henry James on Yediyurappa opens Kalaburagi airport in north Karnataka

    Why was Hubli airport a failure? The reason is that in order to make an airport to be commercially viable it takes more than just what the government can do in terms of providing infrastructure etc. A lot depends on the private players who are willing to take a massive gamble because you have to burn money every day to ensure your airline survives. We have seen plenty of airlines having gone bust due to not considering this fact in the last few years/decades. There is another important player in this equation and that is the passenger. If he/she can not afford the air travel, there is nothing the government nor the private players can do about it. All this budget airlines, monsoon dhamaka offers of cheap travel are not long term commercially viable business plans when it comes to airlines. Out of 100 seats available, if only 10 passengers can afford full/premium price while the rest of the seats have to be filled through discounted offers, the airlines can not break even. This affordability/viability is the reason why big airlines such as Emirates, Singpore airlines do not fly to Mangalore. Just getting passengers during festive seasons is not enough for them. My view is economically, northern Karnataka is still under-developed therefore introducing well connecting airlines at this stage is a foolish move. Develop road and rail infrastructure instead and when the over all economy of the region improves, then think about building airports. People who understand macro economics wouldn’t commit this blunder. I would say these airlines will cease operations in the next 2-3 years. It looks like the hidden motive behind this drama is that politicians needs a quick means to get to various regions of the State so they are burning tax payers’ money to build these white elephants so it will help them during election sojourns. It also helps them get votes by fooling voters about these projects.
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    2019/11/23 at 2:16 pm
  • From Ex Sgt George A Borromeo on Unexpected twist: Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra CM

    Surgical strike by BJP’s Chanakya Shri Amith Shah. Athi Aase Gathi Kedu for Shiv Sena.
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    2019/11/23 at 12:28 pm
  • From Rob Stan on 'Sheer Exasperation & Frustration Over handling My Misplaced Luggage by SpiceJet '- Ms Diana Fernandes

    By going through the article I have a feeling that Diana’s phone & computers are hacked. Similar incident happened to me when I was travelling by Malaysian Airlines at LAX. When I reached the airport, the counter staff told me that I cannot travel as my flight is via Malaysia & Japan via code shared flight with certain number of hours of layover. But they allowed one elderly passenger who was in similar situation like me with the manager informing staff to put him in direct flight. But there was no direct flight & Malaysian Airlines ceased to operate from LAX in a few months due to financial constraints I believe & disappearance of flight from Malaysia to China with pilot saying “Good Night Malaysia” happened after a few months & one more accident of taking a shorter route via war zone in Ukraine possibly to save fuel. I feel that Spicejet has a lot to do to change their business model so that the counter staff & other do not have much of a say to decide matters about luggage fees etc & more of accountability since the customer lost luggage twice. I also advice people travelling from Bengalure to preferably use Fly Bus which goes directly to the airport & you can put any amount of luggage, reaches in 6 -7 hours with comfortable journey & no hassles even though one needs to spend a few hours more by road but it’s safer than catching a budget airline. Since ultra long flights are more than 20 hours duration, taking a few extra hours by road is worth it since one needs to spend so many hours to go to the airport, boarding & flying time etc., else one can split the journey in Bengaluru with travelling a day earlier.
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    2019/11/22 at 11:36 pm
  • From Henry James on 'Sheer Exasperation & Frustration Over handling My Misplaced Luggage by SpiceJet '- Ms Diana Fernandes

    The overarching summary of this seemingly heart-rending “ordeal” is that Indians in India have truly been elevated to encounter the ‘first world problems’ these days in their daily lives compared to the ‘third world problems’ such as unwittingly getting caught up in a fight in front of a gadang or a kori-katta which they had to put up with not so many years ago . Needless to say all this has been possible because of the able leadership of our chief servant Modi-G.
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    2019/11/22 at 4:45 pm
  • From drona on 'Sheer Exasperation & Frustration Over handling My Misplaced Luggage by SpiceJet '- Ms Diana Fernandes

    Sorry to hear. Every business needs sensitive customer care representatives who can deal with compassion and speed. My understanding is that baggage is handled by another company. I suggest buying travel insurance which has several cimponents including baggage loss. Losing important items can be indeed frustrating.
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    2019/11/22 at 2:21 pm
  • From Rob Stan on Top 5 Easy Ways to Treat an Acid Reflux 

    Here’s my advice- Eat salad made of raw tomato, carrot etc., Use Greek yogurt instead of regular. Use very less spice. Fat free, 2% or full cream should not make a difference. Eat Raita made of Red onion. It also helps to get rid of cough (not normal cough) which normally requires antibiotic (Coughing like a dog with whoff whoff sound). Eat daal (toor or massoor) as half source of protein.
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    2019/11/21 at 10:55 pm
  • From v n dcosta on NIRMAAN, a Science Expo at St Aloysius P U College

    wish the projects were explained
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    2019/11/21 at 11:53 am
  • From drona on Are we Responding to the Cries of The Poor?

    Congratulations Father. You have managed to write an article without a sungle reference to your pet peeves.
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    2019/11/20 at 10:36 pm
  • From Vidya Manoj on Upgrade to 'SPICEMAX' and Get Low-grade 'SPICEMIN' Service? My Utterly Terrible Experience on SpiceJet

  • even we experienced the same problem with spicemax we got our luggage last without tag and one of our luggage is missing till now there is no news about it we travelled from Mangalore to Delhi on 6 November and returned from Delhi to Mangalore on 10 th November. There was no priority check in for us . There was heavy rush in the counter and the staff members were hurrying passengers without even considering our priority check in who is responsible for our lost baggage so please note there is no priority check in and our luggage and are not safe
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    2019/11/20 at 9:37 am
  • From Parul kotdawala on Upgrade to 'SPICEMAX' and Get Low-grade 'SPICEMIN' Service? My Utterly Terrible Experience on SpiceJet

    I had also a similar experience. Our seat on row 3 was not a more legroom seat, although we were spice max passengers. We were travelling from port Blair to ahmedabad via Chennai. The air hostess sakshi just claimed her inability to help, saying if there will be a vacancy, she may give us more legroom seats! Third person in our row also had max seat booked! Upon insisting for meeting the flight commander, some other employee of spice intervened, and asked us to go to emergency exit row, where some of the crew were sitting! I wonder how we were charged more legroom seats online where they were regular seats!!! Parul kotdawala
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    2019/11/20 at 9:16 am
  • From Anshuman singh on Upgrade to 'SPICEMAX' and Get Low-grade 'SPICEMIN' Service? My Utterly Terrible Experience on SpiceJet

    I had a similar experience with spicejet multiple times where food runs out… no options…boiler not working but one stands out …on my flight from goa to Mumbai…I had corporate tickets which I had played for a meal and nonalcholic beverage of my choice .. during the time of flight the airhostess only served the spicemax passegers… didnot serve us… we’re I sat patiently as I thought eventually she would come to us… then the captain started his descent .. i called the airhostess and told her about our meal .. she clearly said she forgot..i asked her to serve now .. then she said all food is finished.. I can take a water bottle and Pringles…I told her this was not right.. and not to serve us… as I didn’t like getting leftovers or begging for what I was promised any owed.. She was like why are you making an issue… as if this was a regular occurrence… but for sure never fly spicejet again
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    2019/11/20 at 8:50 am
  • From SHAMSHUDDIN on Upgrade to 'SPICEMAX' and Get Low-grade 'SPICEMIN' Service? My Utterly Terrible Experience on SpiceJet

    Spicemax is nothing just wasting your money paying extra for nothing last week i travelled with my family and kid thru spicemax my total allowed is 90kg but i had 200 grm extra which dubia spicejet agent made me to remove it and told me to pay extra money he was very rude i told him am a spicemax customer but no respect and you will be treated cheaper than other economy passenger.overall spicejet service is very bad not recommended for professionals and family
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    2019/11/19 at 10:50 am
  • From Rob Stan on Upgrade to 'SPICEMAX' and Get Low-grade 'SPICEMIN' Service? My Utterly Terrible Experience on SpiceJet

    Alfie, the thing is that you paid for Spice-max for helping them. Even if no one had paid for those seats, then they would have asked volunteers to come forward to sit in rows of seats close to emergency exits. All airlines do this. Luggage priority is not always guaranteed as it is handled by third party. But what I feel is that, by reading this article they might give you a complimentary ticket for your next trip.
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    2019/11/19 at 3:38 am
  • From drona on Molester arrested by Manipal police

    Disgusting fellow.
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    2019/11/18 at 10:27 pm
  • From Roy on Baba Ramdev Begins His Five-day-long Yoga Camp in Udupi

    Baba Ramdev called Ambedkar and Periyar intellectual terrorists. Some organizations have called for a boycott of Patanjali products.
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    2019/11/18 at 12:57 am
  • From drona on Baba Ramdev Begins His Five-day-long Yoga Camp in Udupi

    Fr Cedric Prakash S J should take some yoga classes and practice deep breathing. It will come handy and inspire positive thoughts. We can expect some good articles from a good writer who otherwise wastes his talent by writing monotonous articles directed against the ruling party.
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    2019/11/17 at 7:56 am
  • From Gaurav Raj on Entrepreneur Ramdas Kamath from AD Donates Rs 15 lakh to Construct Animal House at Pilikula

    Why can’t the authorities leave the Cubs after sometime to the place where they belong.
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    2019/11/15 at 10:57 pm
  • From drona on BJP wins 44 Seats in MCC Elections - 2019

    Congratulations to all the winners. You guys have the tough task of maintaining the city clean and make it a city worth its name. Not sure why Cong I lost so bad. Devaru kottaroo Poojary bida?
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    2019/11/14 at 12:54 pm
  • From drona on Karnataka disqualified MLAs joining BJP on Thursday

    Was this really necessary?
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    2019/11/14 at 6:38 am
  • From drona on MCC Elections, Voting Begins in All 60 Wards

    32/28. Guess who is 32.
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    2019/11/13 at 3:13 am
  • From H v shetty on MCC Elections: DC Announces Public Holiday for Schools, Colleges and Govt Offices on Nov 12

    Many private companies have not declared holidays for their staff to caste votes , one such is Mresult situated at Rambhavan complex navbarath circle, Mangalore.
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    2019/11/11 at 11:41 pm

    Fr Cedric Prakash S J has posted an interesting picture which answers his own question.
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    2019/11/11 at 10:19 pm
  • From CA Satish Shetty on A Icon & Leading Exporter Walter D'Souza Conferred with MMA-KVK 'Outstanding Manager Award-2019'

    Congratulations Mr.Walter D’souza.
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    2019/11/11 at 9:55 am
  • From Roy on Ayodhya verdict :Karnataka BJP hails SC decision  

    VHP wins, Indian Republic loses.
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    2019/11/10 at 11:05 pm
  • From Roy on Congress MLA Tanveer Sait pays tributes to Tipu on birth anniversary

    This shows Muslim leadership is out of touch with reality. Talking about Tipu Sultan as the BJP dismantles the Indian republic is the height of folly.
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    2019/11/10 at 10:29 pm
  • From Roy on I am Happy with the Historical Verdict of Ayodhya – Pejawar Swamiji

    Naresh Fernandes has the best assessment of Mohan Bhagwat, Togadia, Rajnath Singh and Pejawar Swamis statements on the verdict. “It was a patronizing display of majoritarian privilege.”
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    2019/11/10 at 9:59 am
  • From Roy on Karnataka CM calls for harmony, peace on Ayodhya verdict

    Ayodhya is a Hindian obsession.
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    2019/11/10 at 4:52 am
  • From Siva on Killed By A Card!

    Who gets such a perfectly orchestrated dream :). But this can happen in real life. CC debt can really kill. it is a great message written in such a flowing style! I hope at least a few people get the message and spend as per their capacity rather than on such borrowed money. I have been through the pain of strangulating CC debt. It is not fun. The biggest disappointment for me is that I am a great spendthrift and yet gauntlet of CC did not spare me. I was able to come out after a few years tightening the belt for too many years. After that, I was comfortable for a few years but again a lapse of control. I could have controlled only if I accepted an extreme strain of relationship. That is why when I saw how the author has used the phrase ‘unconditional conditional love’, I had a smirky smile on my face and I can visualize the sarcastic smile of the author when writing this. Most love in this world is ‘conditional’. Anyway, I don’t want to digress. Let us talk about the love for CC. That love is definitely a death trap as the author says. Again congratulations and thanks to the author for providing such a strong message. I repeat: this is not a dream. It is more like a narration of real-life story. But the real-life does not provide such narrow escapes most of the time. Sad.
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    2019/11/09 at 10:38 am
  • From drona on BJP is not Bad, Congress Party is the Best but..- Janardhan Poojary

    Indira Canteen food will win them the elections.
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    2019/11/08 at 11:57 pm
  • From drona on 'Never seen any other PM who Lies like PM Narendra Modi' - Siddaramaiah

    These Congress I pudaris are a bunch of pathetic jokers.
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    2019/11/08 at 1:41 pm
  • From PRAKASH DSOUZA OMAN on Shirva People hold Silent Protest March Demanding High-Level Probe in Fr Mahesh’s Death

    One Daiji killed another Daiji & the Third Daiji is protecting the killer Daiji. If a Pen is Sold out to the money power of killer, people will loose trust in the the whole system of social justice.
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    2019/11/07 at 3:55 pm
  • From Sudhakara Kotian on Congress Govt Sanctioned Rs 5300 Crore to MCC during my Tenure - Siddaramaiah

    For what works. 5300 crores mangalore can be made to shanghai.Where is the money gone. MCC need to answer
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    2019/11/07 at 12:31 am
  • From v n dcosta on Shabby Work by NHAI fixing Potholes with Thin Layer of Tar, has been like Making 'Neer Dosa'?

    then how will our politicians make money, please ..
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    2019/11/06 at 4:10 pm
  • From Dony on Dubai Activist Writes to PM Modi about Mangalorean Clifford Rebello being Tortured by His Employer

    We Hope and pray, So he will be sent home with his all pending dues. As soon as possible. Thank you Mr Alfie
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    2019/11/06 at 12:35 pm
  • From drona on 'We will WIN the Elections, & Congress will be at Helm of MCC again'- Harish Kumar

    Mangaloreans are not stupid to vote for Cong I.
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    2019/11/06 at 4:34 am
  • From Reyansh on Audio Conversation between Mother of Fr Mahesh and Protester goes Viral in Social Media

    So the statement: “The family members of Fr Mahesh have also not blamed anyone in this suicide case and have also requested the department not to continue the case.” is NOT TRUE. Instead, the mother said: “We will support the parishioners for their protest but will not sign any papers or documents. Because of our poor health condition, we cannot come anywhere and we have mentally suffered a lot after losing our son. We need justice from the diocese”
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    2019/11/05 at 7:04 pm
  • From Neena D'Souza on Romantic Music played for the 'Departed Souls' on 'All Souls Day' at Bendore Cemetery

    Even when we went to the cemetery, the song Raath Jalya was played. I was shocked to hear the song. The church authorities strictly inform the sound people about the programme and the music to play. The sound guy was playing with the sentiments of the family members of the deceased which should be avoided in future. November 2 is All souls day and not Valentine’s day.
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    2019/11/04 at 11:27 pm
  • From Cyril on Romantic Music played for the 'Departed Souls' on 'All Souls Day' at Bendore Cemetery

    Hi! Even I heard the tune sub consciously…. Was wondering whether it was relevant… What a blunder on this auspicious day…. Good report Mangaloren…. hope it will not repeat again
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    2019/11/04 at 11:09 pm
  • From Siva on A Good Samaritan! Traffic Cop 'Putta Rama' Dubbed 'Big Rama' for Fixing a Hazardous Pothole

    Commendable effort. But these quick fixes won’t last a few days! Better to put cement than mud. That should be done by officials. People representatives should take the initiative. Except a few, most people representatives of all parties are sleeping.
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    2019/11/04 at 10:27 pm
  • From PRAKASH DSOUZA OMAN on Fr Mahesh Suicide Case, Shirva Parishioners Stage Protest, Demand Justice

    Final post mortem report !!! shocking? it will take a few more days still we agree. but the political person came to church & threatened the priest shown on the CCTV why he is not arrested still a question?? If he or she is an Aam Admi police would have taken to remand longtime back & by using the 3rd-grade method result was sure. Just for the reason culprit is a political person& money thrower still there is no arrest. Shame to the police. Still, police can take him to the custody & take his fingertips, match the same which the culprit slap on priest Cheek while threatening. Police & Bishop just giving excuses after excuses just want to drag the days & close the case by citing the reason of final post mortem report. A priest will never do suicide 100%. If 1% also he decide to suicide he would have wait his other priest & cook will go to sleep at 10 PM & after midnight at his room he would have done his job silently. He was a smart priest not a stupid donkey just run to the Principal cabin to such type of act. From this angle this is much 100% sure culprit was inside his cabin. One more point his hanging position itself is 1 more clue that it is a murder, not a suicide. My final request to the shirva parishioners Keep Protesting till the culprit is arrested. Stop Donating money to the church till the justice to Late Fr.Mahesh. Even if the family of Fr.Mahesh under threat to close the case Please encourage them. People should boycott that political party whichever party culprit belongs to b’coz the entire party is responsible for protecting the murderer. If this case close under political influence its difficult for the people of ones called peaceful village of Karnataka SHIRVA -Manchacal to live peacefully . yesterday was Priest today or tomorrow It will be our family member.
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    2019/11/04 at 11:01 am
  • From drona on BJP Candidate Sangeetha Claims to be Hindu but Tasildar's Certificate says Muslim, Her Nomination Should be Rejected- Ivan

    Kaale poora saangta saiba. Is she Sangeeta Bijlani?
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    2019/11/02 at 9:33 pm
  • From M. DSouza on BJP Candidate Sangeetha Claims to be Hindu but Tasildar's Certificate says Muslim, Her Nomination Should be Rejected- Ivan

    Ivan Sir, Whether the Corporator is Hindu, Muslim or Jain or Christian how does it matter to people. We need to look at each other as fellow Indians not by their cast or religion. This is applicable for all parties. Then only we can see progress. I was shocked to see the caste like billava, bunt, devadiga etc in Congress candidates list released on official Congress letter head.
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    2019/11/02 at 7:13 pm
  • From Deepshankar Karmakar on Bishop Blesses Christain Candidates Contesting MCC Elections 2019

    This is secular blessing. This is not at all communal. Only when a Hindu priest does havan/blessings, it becomes communal and bigotry. Hindus are burdened with one sided brotherhood and secularism.
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    2019/11/02 at 10:37 am
  • From Dilip mohapatra on Bishop Blesses Christain Candidates Contesting MCC Elections 2019

    This is the most religious face of INC,
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    2019/11/02 at 8:40 am
  • From Dony on Udta Kudla! CCB Sleuths Arrest 4 College Students for Peddling Drugs in 'Educational City' Mangaluru

    Great job Mr Alfie. You have saved thousands of students for mess of hell. All parents will bless you. Keep going Mr Alfie.
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    2019/11/01 at 2:15 pm
  • From drona on Congress Releases List of Candidates Contesting for MCC Polls in 58 Wards

    Only 1 GSB candidate?
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    2019/11/01 at 12:55 am
  • From Standwithtruth on MCC Elections: Differences surface between Moideen Bava and Gulzar Banu Supporters

    Who is your informer? It’s not true. She isn’t contesting from BJP or Falnir. Don’t malign people’s reputation for God’s sake for the sake of views.
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    2019/10/31 at 6:44 am
  • From Lihita on Nishel Bags Gold Medal in State Level Shotput

    Congratulations dear Nishel. God bless with more success. All the very best for the near future.
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    2019/10/31 at 12:50 am
  • From Antony Rebello on Nishel Bags Gold Medal in State Level Shotput

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    2019/10/30 at 10:38 pm
  • From Henry James on Hang me if I’ve wronged, says D K Shivakumar

    Roy, I am assuming you are referring to DKS here when you mention human dignity? With that assumption, I would like to ask – How exactly was DKS’s dignity violated in the way ED has handled this case? People accused of crimes which are similar to which DKS is accused of would have had to go through far worse treatment. There are people accused of similar crimes who have been without bail for longer than DKS. In fact there is so much of prima facie evidence of money laundering against DKS and his associates/family members, in China he would have been executed by now. He keeps banging on this defense saying he hasn’t cheated anyone but economic crimes affect each and every citizen of this country. In fact the amount of pain such crimes indirectly cause to poor people is far more serious than a terrorist incident. Economic crimes make the whole country suffer due to the theft of nation’s wealth, the wealth which should have gone into the real economy to create jobs, generate wealth, uplift the poor, control inflation but what’s happening is that these elected fatcats steal in broad day light and still claim innocence. People like DKS, PC should be jailed for at least for 25 years because they have abused their position of power to their advantage. Not everyone gets the privilege to be the public servants. Until we bring about such severe punishment, India will continue to remain a banana republic. Once such laws are enacted, we won’t hear about another PNB, PMC, ILFS, Mallya type of scandal. It’s the fear of facing the consequences for breaking the law that keeps the country civilised. This 7 years max punishment is nowhere sufficient in proportion to the loot. Now, please do not bring up your whataboutisms – I know there are crooks in BJP too and I want them punished too. Congress can keep that in mind when they come to power next, whenever that is.
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    2019/10/29 at 5:36 pm
    • From Roy on Hang me if I’ve wronged, says D K Shivakumar

      The government should try Shivkumar in court by presenting the evidence against him as is done in civilized countries. The BJP government is using the CBI to crush political adversaries. Indira Gandhi also abused her power to crush political adversaries.
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      2019/10/30 at 2:05 am
  • From Roy on Hang me if I’ve wronged, says D K Shivakumar

    It will take a million years before Indians learning the meaning of human dignity. Most Indians have been silent when Indian leaders misuse Indian institutions to intimidate political opponents into submission.
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    2019/10/29 at 10:20 am
  • From Siva on Sibling Jealousy resulted in Samson Killing Fiona - CP Dr Harsha

    Root cause obviously is the drug menace. Sibling Rivalry is just a consequence.
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    2019/10/28 at 8:30 pm
  • From Roy on Trump says ISIS leader Baghdadi dead after US raid in Syria

    Abu Bakr became expendable after he failed to conquer Syria for Israel and the US.
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    2019/10/28 at 8:32 am
  • From Siva on Hang me if I’ve wronged, says D K Shivakumar

    Hang me..? Is he trying to intimidate the judiciary and the officials with such rhetoric when he knows that financial misdealing will not qualify for such hang-to-death punishments? Why is he crying like a highly passive-aggressive child?
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    2019/10/28 at 4:37 am
  • From Siva on Samson Admits Killing Sister Fiona by Assaulting her with a Hammer

    Feel Too sad for parents. No parents should have to go through this. May Lord give them the strength to bear this tremendous loss and painful burden.
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    2019/10/28 at 4:07 am
  • From drona on Congress leaders meet DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru

    Daaktrena magey bangloorugu poditterodo?
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    2019/10/27 at 11:42 pm
  • From Siva on It's going to be a Wet Diwali this Year! Hindus Gearing Up for the Festival of Lights

    Nice articles as usual. Thanks Alfie. Just wanted to mention this: Deepavali is celebrated by other Indic religions too such as the followers Vajrayana sect of Bushism(mainly in Nepal) in addition to Jains, and Sikhs though for different reasons. In fact, those reasons may be a good topic for another article with your unique and excellent narrative style.
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    2019/10/26 at 11:25 pm
  • From drona on Rousing welcome to Cong leader Shivakumar in Karnataka 

    Welcome kyon? Criminal hai, bail par aaya hai. (Prakash Raj in Singham getting above dialogue from Ajay Devgan in Singham)
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    2019/10/26 at 9:06 pm
  • From drona on No reaction from Rahul on poll results so far

    What reaction,? Bulltondullerge?
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    2019/10/26 at 5:57 am
  • From drona on 'Don’t need Siddaramaiah’s certificate to give Bharat Ratna to Savarkar' – Shobha Karandlaje

    Sidduvina certificate yaake? Goli baje katti kodlikaa?
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    2019/10/26 at 5:54 am
  • From drona on Congress leader DK Shivakumar meets Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi

    Kudlogu balley marre. Irrena patta shishye kaatondulle.
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    2019/10/26 at 5:53 am
  • From Anonymous on 30-year-old Bone Cancer patient Gets New Lease of Life at Yenepoya

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    2019/10/25 at 12:30 pm
  • From ST, Mumbai on Anand Mahindra Gifts SUV to Krishna Kumar for taking his Mom on Nation Wide Pilgrimage Tour by Scooter

    Don’t know who gets more ‘mileage’ from the reportage – Bajaj, for the 20 year old Chetak scooter, which had no problem making the lo…ng 48,100 kms journey, or Anand Mahindra for his free offer of a KUV 100 NXT car. I think Anand Mahindra could be a bit more generous, and gift D. Krishna Kumar a XUV 300 W4, which would be a far more comfortable car for the 71 year old lady to travel in, for the remaining part of the tour.
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    2019/10/24 at 1:46 pm
  • From Violet Pereira, Mangaluru. Team Mangalorean. on Police get lead in Fr Mahesh Suicide case, local leader to file Defamation Case against false News

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    2019/10/24 at 11:08 am
  • From Sudesh pai on Repair Road FIRST & Then Get Our Votes'- Warn Mary Hill Residents to MCC Council Election Contestants

    Do not vote only rosy pictures make the roads first then vote
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    2019/10/22 at 7:34 pm
  • From Arun on Repair Road FIRST & Then Get Our Votes'- Warn Mary Hill Residents to MCC Council Election Contestants

    This road is in a pathetic condition for many years. Krishna Palemar promised the road will be repaired and sold flats to us at Landlinks Pinnacle near the helipad. It’s been 6 long years and no proper road. Also, the rainwater from the Vikas college is flowing with full force on this road and during mansoon this road is a stream.
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    2019/10/22 at 7:20 pm
  • From ಮಹಮ್ಮದ್ ಅಲಿ on ದುಬೈ ಫಿಟ್ನೆಸ್ ಚಾಲೆಂಜ್ 2019 ಅಭಿಯಾನ

    ಕೆಲಸದ ಒತ್ತಡದ ನಡುವೆ ಆರೋಗ್ಯದ ಕಡೆ ಗಮನ ಹರಿಸದ ಅನಿವಾಸಿ ಭಾರತೀಯರಿಗೆ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕಾಳಜಿವಹಿಸಲು ಪ್ರೇರಣೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ಉತ್ತಮವಾಗಿತ್ತು.
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    2019/10/21 at 12:07 pm
  • From S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte on KSCC to Hold 'KSCC Tolerance Trophy - Volleyball tournament on Oct 25

    Great initiative by KSCC
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    2019/10/21 at 11:09 am
  • From drona on 'Siddaramaiah is not even dust of Savarkar’s feet' - MLA Sunil Kumar

    Siddu, nimge bekitta? Ugskondralla? Ugskolli.
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    2019/10/19 at 7:03 pm
  • From Divya on How many districts in Karnataka? 32, says Nalin Kumar Kateel

    That’s correct more than every one congress goons know every district and population to loot crores and distribut 500 rupees per head
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    2019/10/19 at 8:19 am
  • From Roy on Congress insulted, deprived Ambedkar of Bharat Ratna: Modi

    Modi and the BJP have begun a campaign to make hatemonger Savarkar respectable.
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    2019/10/18 at 6:10 pm
  • From drona on How many districts in Karnataka? 32, says Nalin Kumar Kateel

    Social studies was not the stringest subject of Nalin.
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    2019/10/18 at 8:28 am
  • From Sapindersingh sapinder on Filmstar Ester Noronha in Mega Goan Show

    Like she very well’snice to luckily .
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    2019/10/17 at 1:51 pm
  • From drona on We will get all 70 seats in Delhi: Kejriwal

    Delhi people are emotional but not stupid.
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    2019/10/17 at 5:22 am
  • From Alwyn Dsouza on Depression leads 36-year-old Fr Mahesh to End Life

    Hi This is Mr.Alwyn Dsouza Lecturer in English …I am very sad to know that Fr.Mahesh is no more with us.. May the Lord Almighty grant him Eternal Rest in his Kingdom…. Rest in Peace
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    2019/10/15 at 7:43 pm
  • From Kiran on Finally, Smart City Officials to Concretize Arya Samaj Road the SMART WAY.....& We Hope So?

    Nowhere in the world, underground drainage lines are laid under a concrete road. This is Mangalore Smart city with dumb ideas. Long live the smart city dispensation full of …… screwing our city
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    2019/10/14 at 11:46 pm
  • From Dr. Edward Nazareth on Depression leads 36-year-old Fr Mahesh to End Life

    I am a close relative of Fr. Mahesh and I know him from his very childhood. He is my nephew .He is a dynamic person with full of enthusiasm from his childhood. He is never depressed. When he was a seminarian at St. Joseph’s Seminary, he was a frequent visitor to our house. After ordination he put his full soul and spirit in the schools where he worked. He was never in depression. We do not know the reason for his untimely demise and unexpected decision to end his life.
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    2019/10/14 at 1:29 pm
  • From Urban D' Almeida on ವಂ|ಮಹೇಶ್ ಡಿಸೋಜಾ ನಿಧನಕ್ಕೆ ಕೆಥೊಲಿಕ್ ಸಭಾ ಉಡುಪಿ ಪ್ರದೇಶ್ ಸಂತಾಪ

    My deepest sympethies to the bereaved parents of Fr. Mahesh D’ Souza and also all who were associated with his noble profession. May God bless him and grant him eternal Rest in Heaven.
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    2019/10/14 at 12:00 pm
  • From Roy on Redefine human rights in Indian context: Amit Shah

    Cows are more valuable than human beings in the view of the BJP. BJP has no plans to check human rights abuses by cow vigilantes.
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    2019/10/13 at 5:39 pm
  • From KARAMVIR on Godrej Joins the Aloysius Family! 'Godrej Disha Centre' Inaugurated at St Aloysius ITI

    Innovations is corn stone of Godrej Success. 👍😍🙏
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    2019/10/13 at 1:41 pm
  • From drona on Shirva School Principal Fr Mahesh D’Souza (36) commits Suicide

    So sad to hear. May his soul rest in peace. I wonder what led him to end his life.
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    2019/10/12 at 11:05 pm
  • From Henry James on 'I Never Quit Congress, No Question of Joining the Party Again' – Pramod Madhwaraj

    ಮೂರು ಬಿಟ್ಟವರು ……
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    2019/10/11 at 6:58 pm
  • From Ganesh on They Came,They Worked, They Left a Mess Behind! Ignorance of Mescom Workers

    This is a big problem and unfortunately Corporation does not care. Contractors of MESCOM, Telecom companies and the Corporation itself come for maintenance or repair work but after completion have no responsibility for leaving the area clean and restored properly. Interlock pavement blocks on which so much money will have been spent are simply left on the side after being removed to access cables or pipes buried in the earth below. These blocks then just break and lie scattered. What a waste of money and once a neat pavement is left in a poor condition. It did not have to be that way. The same interlock blocks should have been relaid after repairs of the cabling/pipe work below. This is state of mess near Kadri Temple Circle. Corporation does not care to hold the likes of MESCOM/Telecoms/Contractors responsible for restoring area properly after repairs.. so it’s free for all to dig up anywhere anytime and leave the mess behind.
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    2019/10/10 at 5:33 pm
  • From francis lobo Mangalore on Social Activist to the Rescue of Mangalorean Clifford Joseph Rebello facing Injustice with Abu Dhabi Employer

    I do not know whether Mr. Rebello has engaged a lawyer or not. But with the meager compensation of 69000 Dirhams for the past four years what lawyer fee he can afford. This is tragic. I have seen Indians/Pakistanis/Bangladeshis coming to these countries for meager salaries and their contracting companies exploiting them. The external affairs minister says they can help, but they will not unless a social activist pressurizes them. They may even ask forego the compensation and return back to India. I heard someone of my relative not getting a salary for the past 18 months. He has experience of 17 years in the company. If he resigns the company is not ready to accept as they have to pay him service benefits. So he is sitting there without salary and compensation. This is the situation in many of the companies in the Middle East. People think that the job is lucrative and go there and get stuck in situations out of which it is difficult to retrieve. Hope Rebello gets his compensation and a safe return
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    2019/10/10 at 4:28 pm
  • From Vinson Vaz on Social Activist to the Rescue of Mangalorean Clifford Joseph Rebello facing Injustice with Abu Dhabi Employer

    I would like to respond to the situation faced by Clifford and as portrayed by Shodan who really went out of the way to let people know the situation faced by Clifford. As a lawyer by profession and presently heading the International department of one of the oldest law firm in the State of Kuwait and have been exposed to such related matters in relevance with the labor law, I would like to stress that Clifford had to hire the services of a lawyer for legal representation before the Court of First Instance and even the Appeal court. Please be informed that the Appeal Court judgment is not final and the matter can be appealed before the Supreme Court in all labor suits. Having said that, before the Appeal court judgment can be appealed before the Supreme court, his lawyer was supposed to open a file for execution of the Appeal court judgment at the Execution department of the court. If this was initiated it would have at least benefited Clifford to obtain sanctions imposed by the execution department against the defendant company which would be in the form of reservation of bank account, reservation on vehicles, reservation on shares, Travel ban and arrest warrant against the owners of the defendant company. Off course the defendant company can file a grievance before the Supreme court to not permit the execution of the Appeal court judgment in lieu of its looking into the matter, but this shall be at the discretion of the Supreme Court considering Clifford’s situation. It looks to me that the execution proceedings have not been initiated by Clifford’s lawyer which he needs to find out right away. Once the matter is appealed before the Supreme Court, the matter takes a long time for the panel of Judges to ascertain if the law has been applied or not in the previous lower courts. If yes then the Supreme Court will not even look into the matter and refuse the Appeal and revert back to the lower court judgment. Now if there is a delay in the matter coming up before the Supreme court, i suggest Clifford’s lawyer file a request for a speedy scrutiny of this file which will be entertained. Once the Supreme Court passes its final decision, Clifford’s lawyer should proceed with the execution procedures. Through the reservations, I have cited above, the execution department will block all funds it can lay its hands on from the defendant’s bank account and issue the funds to Clifford as and when they recover. If such efforts fail, the travel ban and arrest warrant are the only means to resort to. I regret to point out here that there is nothing the Indian outpost can do in this matter as it is before the courts of Abu Dhabi and it will take its own course and nothing can be done to expedite it. I hope what I have indicated herein would be beneficial to Clifford and even others who are in such a dilemma or facing a similar situation. If I could be of assistance to Clifford or to any other person especially for advice on legal mattes, I can be reached on vinson@tahrgrp.org
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    2019/10/10 at 1:20 pm
  • From drona on Bihar Police Dismiss Sedition Charge against 49 Celebrities, to Book Complainant for Filing ‘False’ Case

    These pseudo intellectuals are quite capable of doing mischief in any case.
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    2019/10/10 at 4:06 am
  • From Henry James on 'Love is the Best Gift You Can Give to Others'- Bishop at 54th Mangalore Cheshire Home 'Founder's Day'

    Catholic priests keep harping on about love in their sermons. I sincerely tried to follow their advice in my younger years and not one girl was interested. How do you explain that? May be by love the priests mean compassion. Then again, why can’t they say so? Love and compassion are 2 different words in the dictionary, both differently spelt. In fact they exist several pages apart from each other. They may have the same root but they mean different things.
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    2019/10/10 at 12:44 am
  • From drona on Out Of Town Street Flower Vendors-'They Make Enough Cash, But They Leave Us Trash'?

    Have we not read a similar article by Alfie some time back?
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    2019/10/09 at 3:06 am
  • From drona on Spectacular Shobhayatra of Goddess Sharada Marks End of Mangaluru Dasara

    Janpa can relax. Nothing much to do till next elections at least.
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    2019/10/09 at 3:05 am
  • From Vasu Pai on Dr B Shantharam Baliga feted with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

    Congrats. Commendable achievement. God bless
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    2019/10/08 at 10:51 pm
  • From Vasu Pai on Dr B Shantharam Baliga feted with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

    Congrats. Great Achievement. God bless
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    2019/10/08 at 10:50 pm
  • From Roy on Lynchings being used to defame India, Hindus: RSS chief

    Lynchings are the fruits of RSS ideology.
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    2019/10/08 at 8:45 pm
  • From siva on 'Ride For Free if No Ticket is Issued! Submit Complaints to WA # 7996999977'- Police Commissioner

    I don’t know that this scheme would work. How can anyone prove that they travelled in a particular bus and were not given a ticket.
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    2019/10/05 at 9:00 pm
  • From Siva on Welcome to Mangaluru-the SMART CITY with Dangerous, Hazardous & Treacherous Footpaths?

    Excellent Article Alfie just like your other articles. I hope though this article won’t go down one of those open drains you have exposed – Nah! MCC has exposed! These are nothing but death-causing, living proofs of corruption o our dear officials. I hope the elected representatives (at all levels – from corporators to Kateel) take this up on an immediate basis. In fact – they should be happy. These are low hanging fruits- that can be easily taken up and they can show the difference they have made. I guess they don’t want to – probably because they know other ways of getting votes and probably they have the cuts from the officials also!
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    2019/10/05 at 7:51 am
  • From Rajee on Rachana Holds Advisory Meet to Set Action Plan for 2019-21

    I think most of them are uneducated… We need more educated people
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    2019/10/02 at 1:12 am
  • From DEEPAK DCUNHA on Shobha sets New Deadline for Completion of Kundpaur Flyover and Pending NH Work

    Shobhakka…Nalinananna’s pumpwell flyover is almost dead…no deadline for that?
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    2019/10/01 at 4:56 pm
  • From Anantha Krishna Kamath on Shobha sets New Deadline for Completion of Kundpaur Flyover and Pending NH Work

    “The previous government had given the contract to Navyug Company. After our BJP government came to power the company stopped the work because of the financial crises” Is it not the BJP the previous Government at Center for National Highway?
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    2019/09/30 at 2:18 pm
  • From Shakunthala Mahesh on ನೇತ್ರಾವತಿ ನದಿಗೆ ಹಾರಿದ ಒಂದೇ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಮೂವರು, ಮಹಿಳೆ ಮೃತ -ಇಬ್ಬರಿಗಾಗಿ ಮುಂದುವರಿದ ಶೋಧ

    Manusya iddaaga ellavu beku jeevana mugiyuvudu yavaagolo endukondiruthane ade saavu sameepakke barathiddante yavudu bedavaaguthade baduku narakavaaguthade badukuvudakke nuraru maargagaliddante saayuvudakku nuraru maargagalive adu sayuvavara manastithi mele nintiruthade idu vidiyaatave sari. aatanadisidante naavadabeku A skyanakke jeevanadalli vairagya muduthade swalpa samayada nantara mathde skyanika aasege manusya baliyaaguthane Ene aagali/karanaveneirali idu durantave sari Oh god “rest in peace “to them. Ottinalli saavu yarige, yavaga, hege baruthadendu uyisalasadya.
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    2019/09/30 at 12:39 pm
  • From Pye on If Anyone Convert Hindus we will Teach them a Lesson - Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat

    Really???? And just what lesson is it you propose to teach me? Given I converted my Hindu husband to non-theistic Buddhism. Hindu fundamentalists are every bit as bad and evil as Christian fundamentalists, or Moslem fundamentalists, or Cthulu fundamentalists – and all equally deluded, backward, and superstitious. And all a bunch of chauvinist ….
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    2019/09/30 at 6:58 am
  • From Siva on Bajrang Dal wants Aadhaar mandatory at Dandiya to keep ‘non-Hindus’ out

    Though seems like a regressive move, on a second thought this is much better than skirmishes and violence later. Also, now the organizers cannot blame ‘others’ for any incidents inside.
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    2019/09/29 at 10:26 pm
  • From PeterMorris on Health Minister Sriramulu stays overnight at Ajjarkad Govt Hospital Udupi

    Hon. Minister when in Bangalore please spend one day in each of the government hospitals and start with Kidwai. We will be there with you
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    2019/09/28 at 4:56 pm
  • From EULALIA DSOUZA on Finally, The 'World's Most Expensive Clock Tower' to be Launched Soon in the City ?

    One Crores Rupees for a Clock Tower, amazing figure, isn’t it? OHHH.!! How we citizens of Mangalore wish that Administration, City Corporation or who ever is in charge of this project use this big money for city’s bad roads, drainage systems, foot paths, cleaning garbage on road sides?? How we wish you took a walk like a common man on our roads, specially when it rains, to get a feeling of life of a Poor Man or a common Citizen of our city. Please for the sake of citizens, avoid spending tax payers money on unwanted projects and learn to put our money to our city systems. !!
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    2019/09/28 at 11:13 am
  • From EULALIA DSOUZA on Health Minister Sriramulu stays overnight at Ajjarkad Govt Hospital Udupi

    Dear Minister sir, great move. If you really want to see facilities at these Govt Hospitals, please do not come as a minister, if possible come in disguise and stay. Probably that will give you first hand information and experience. When authorities are aware of your arrival, everything will be in place and well prepared.If you pay a surprise visit without big noise, truth will be out.
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    2019/09/28 at 10:58 am
  • From Siva on Tit-for-Tat! CFI demands Arrest of Man who Instigated Students with his 'Hindu Rashtra' Remark

    Good. In my previous comments, I had said exactly the same: If he made those remarks without provocation, he should be charged. But it is important to do a thorough investigation to see if he was provoked.
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    2019/09/28 at 4:27 am
  • From drona on Health Minister Sriramulu stays overnight at Ajjarkad Govt Hospital Udupi

    Waa onji acting maarre.
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    2019/09/28 at 3:13 am
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