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|Swarna River To Be Dredged - 11/1/2012
Udupi: CMC Meeting Focuses on Dredging of Swarna River
Pics: Hemanath Padubidri
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (SM)
Mangalore, Nov 1: "Dredging of Swarna River to save water for summer is a prominent issue in the district", said CMC president Kiran Kumar, in the City Municipal Council (CMC) meeting held on Wednesday, October 31.
"Dredging work is usually carried out between October and January and this year, it is already late. The problem is with some local people and dredging workers. No one comes forward to do the work. The usage of the Swarna water is not limited to the city but has been extended to the panchayats too. A decision on this issue will be taken soon," he said.
Shopkeepers and other retail vendors in Malpe port come under CMC or Malpe Beach development committee.
Gokul Das Nayak (CMC commissioner) said that apart from the DC, MLA and CMC president, five nearby ward members and some fisheries organizations are included in the committee. The committee was organized for the administration of Malpe and St Mary's Island. The income is from boating and other activities. All adventure sports are carried out only after the port officer issues a certificate and after its security and safety is assured.
Rs 50 lac has been allotted for the uplifting of the beach area and the CMC is planning to take out all the petty shops of the beach soon and 10 lac would be invested for building 20 to 30 furnished shops.
Kiran Kumar said that 115 to 125 street shops have been removed recently, but again the number of such shops have increased.He also added that strict action will be taken against it and if at all any wholesale shop supports them, they will be punished and their license will be cancelled.
"The venture of Udupi CMC to ban plastic has been a successful measure", said Kiran Kumar. "The decision has been taken in order to protect the beauty of and maintain a healthy atmosphere in Udupi," he added.
Leader of the Opposition in the CMC, Jayananda, said that the AC town hall is very expensive and for cultural programmes, the tariff should be less.
|Karaval Milan-Dubai to Host Udupi District-level Cricket Tournament - 11/1/2012
Dubai, Nov 1: Karaval Milan - Dubai (Udupi district)
an association of various parishes from coastal region of Udupi diocese
has joined hands with 'Prerana - United Friends - Kolalgiri' a
like-minded youth group from Kolalgiri - Udupi, to organize a
district-level cricket tournament for people from all corners of Udupi
A two-day weekend carnival for 'Karaval Milan Trophy' will be held on
December 16 and December 23. The tournament will begin at Government
High School Ground, Kolalgiri on December 16, and on December 23, a
grand closing ceremony and distribution of prizes will be held.
While the winning team will take away a cash prize of Rs 11,111 and a
glittering trophy , Rs 5,555 and a trophy is on stake for the
runners-up spot. Besides, many other prizes like Man of the Series, Man
of the Match, Best Batsman, Best Bowler will be awarded.
One of the pioneering associations established in the UAE, Karaval
Milan - Dubai (Udupi district) has always led by example wherein charity
and social causes are concerned.
This time along with charity, Karaval Milan has taken a step further
in bringing peace and communal harmony among all castes and creeds of
Udupi diocese, taking a leaf out of the example set by the Bishop of
newly formed Udupi diocese.
Prerana as its logo says “A Ray of Hope” has been living up to it
motto and has thus become a Ray of Hope for the people of the vicinity.
Teams who wish to participate in this mega event should register
their teams before December 8 at designated places mentioned below by
paying a part entry fee of Rs 250 out of Rs 800.
Only 32 teams will be selected on first-come-first-serve basis.
SBS Fabrics and Tailors
Christha jyothi complex
Super Bazar, Udupi
Mobile no: 9964279680
Kirthi Building, Near Main Bus Stand, Bramhavara
Mobile no: 9845629907
Zion Digital Photo Studio
Near Shree Ganesh Gas Agency, Santekatte
Mobile no: 9482966077
D’Souza Evening Karavali
Fast Food and Caterers, Shastri Circle, College Road, Kundapur
Mobile no: 7760005832
Kindly pay 250 Rs.in advance while Registering your team names to confirm your. participation
Register your team names on or before December 8,2012.
Only 32 teams who have registered first will be allowed for the tournament.
For more details contact:
Melwin (+91) 9916820174
Ashwin (+91) 9945354029
Karaval Milan Prerana-United Friends
Web: www.Karavalmilan.com Web: www.facebook.com/Prerana.kolalgiri
Email: email@example.com Email: Preranakolalgiri@yahoo.in
|USA Rejects Help From 2008 Mumbai Terror Attack Organisation - 10/31/2012
US rejects Hafiz Saeed’s offer of storm aid
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. —Reuters Photo
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday rejected an offer of help for Americans hit by superstorm Sandy from the founder of a Pakistan-based group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, the founder of the banned Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT) militant outfit who has a $10 million US reward on his head, said his charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) was ready to help to those affected by the storm.
Acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner recalled that Saeed is wanted for the 2008 attacks which killed 166 people, including six Americans.
The LeT has also been designated a foreign terrorist organisation by the State Department.
“We have great respect obviously for the Islamic tradition of social assistance to those who are in need, no matter where they might be,” Toner told journalists. But “this particular offer strikes us as very hollow.”
Sandy hammered the eastern United States early on Tuesday, flooding much of New York City, causing a trail of damage across several states and leaving more than 50 people dead.
Saeed, who is now head of JuD, said in a statement his organisation was ready to offer every possible help “volunteers, doctors, food, medicines and other relief items on humanitarian grounds if the US government allows us.” America may have any opinion about us, it may fix bounties on our heads but as followers of the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), we feel it is our Islamic duty to help Americans trapped in a catastrophe.”
JuD is seen as a front for LeT, and in April the United States offered $10 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Saeed, who lives in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore.
Saeed’s charity has long denied terror accusations and is known in Pakistan for its relief work after the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 floods.
He was put under house arrest a month after the Mumbai attacks, but was later released after Pakistani courts ruled there was insufficient proof to hold him
|Cyclone Nilam Makes Landfall Near Chennai - 10/31/2012
Cyclone Nilam spares Chennai
Storm makes landfall near Mamallapuram; rain claims four lives in Tamil Nadu
Cyclonic storm Nilam, which threatened to hit the Chennai coast, spared the city, but made landfall near Mamallapuram, about 60 km south of Chennai, on Wednesday evening.
Four persons were reported to have died during the day in different parts of the State, but a Revenue department official clarified that Kancheepuram district, where the storm crossed the coast between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., did not report even a single death.
Nilam evoked fears of large-scale destruction among the people in coastal districts in north Tamil Nadu.
The exact details about the landfall would be known on Thursday after an assessment by the Meteorological Department, according to Y.E.A. Raj, Deputy Director General of Meteorology.
Though many areas in the northern belt received heavy rainfall on Tuesday night, the intensity was not much during the day when Nilam made the last leg of its journey. According to a bulletin issued on the basis of observations at 8-30 a.m., the storm lay centred about 260 km south southeast of Chennai, and by 6 p.m, it made landfall.
At the time of crossing the coast, Chennai recorded the maximum wind speed of 75 km per hour and Kalpakkam 65 km per hour. Hereafter, it was expected to weaken rapidly after making northwestward movement.
A holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in all coastal districts, including Chennai, on Thursday.
|India Denies Air Arabia Permission - 10/31/2012
India frustrates Air Arabia
MUMBAI // Air Arabia's expansive ambitions in India are being held back by red tape preventing it from securing the rights it needs to launch more flights into the country.
The carrier had been asking Indian aviation authorities for additional rights "about twice a month", he added. "There are so many other airports in India that we would like to fly to and hopefully we would be allowed to."
A number of countries, including in the Middle East, were reluctant to offer more rights to foreign carriers because they want ed to protect their national carriers, said Mr Ali.
"We wait for the next government-to-government discussion in which we would like to get some more seats into India and if we are granted some more seats by the Indian authorities, we will expand. The difficulty I have is not being able to put numbers because I don't know what the Indian government or the Indian civil aviation authorities will grant us at the next round of talks, when it happens."
Air Arabia had set its sights on some of the underserved destinations in India, said Mr Ali.
"One of the airports for example that we wanted to operate to last year was Chandigarh… and once we get clearance and more traffic rights, we will operate."
Although the government last month announced that it was opening up the aviation sector to up to 49 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) from foreign airlines, Air Arabia had not had any discussions about investing in any carriers in India and was not looking at taking a stake in an Indian carrier, said Mr Ali. "It's too early," he added.
"I think the fact that FDI has been opened up is good news. I'm sure, with the size of this country, the size of the travelling public and the potential growth, a lot of airlines will be looking at it."
|'Kannada Flag' Cannot Be Hoisted Says High Court - 10/31/2012
Govt withdraws circular on ‘Kannada flag’
Bangalore, Oct 31, 2012, DHNS:
The Karnataka government on Wednesday told the High Court that it has withdrawn the circular on hoisting of the ‘Kannada flag’ during the Kannada Rajyotsava celebrations.
Prakash Shetty, a Bangalore-based advocate, had moved the Court claiming that there was no official status for the flag, being hoisted during the State functions, particularly on the Rajyotsava Day.
According to the circular issued by the government, the flag had to be hoisted atop all government offices, schools and colleges on November 1.
Government counsel R Devdas submitted that the circular directing the deputy commissioners to hoist the yellow and red colour flag has been withdrawn on October 4, 2012.
|Heckler At Kejriwal Press Meet - 10/31/2012
Uproar at Kejriwal press meet
New Delhi, Oct 31, 2012, DHNS:
The third exposé by the India Against Corruption (IAC) on Wednesday witnessed a brief uproar when a person from the audience stood up amid a press conference to allege that Arvind Kejriwal and his wife, an Indian Revenue Service Officer, never got transferred for 30 years.
Some people also claimed that the man hurled a slipper at the people sitting on the podium, but missed the target. IAC supporters wanted to shout down the man, but Kejriwal offered to answer his questions. However, there was confusion and he was whisked away from the venue. Later, some people shouted slogans against Kejriwal.
“I want to ask why you and your wife were never transferred out of Delhi,” the man asked.
He did not identify himself and kept on insisting that he was “alone” and not backed by anyone. He claimed to be an “aam aadmi.”
The man then shouted out loudly, “Kejriwal and company are fooling the country.” Kejriwal alleged that the disruption was “deliberate and planned.” But he asserted, “We cannot be silenced.”
|53% Indian Engineering Graduates Lack Employment Skills - 10/31/2012
53 pc IT engg graduates unemployable, rues HRD Minister
New Delhi, Oct 31, 2012, DHNS:
Promises to focus on improving quality of students and teachers
Newly appointed Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju on Wednesday observed that more than half of the total engineering graduates from Information Technology stream fail to meet industry standards for employment and assured that his ministry would work towards remedying the situation.
“Only 17 per cent of IT engineering graduates are ready for recruitment by industry, 30 per cent can be trained and a whopping 53 per cent do not meet industry standards. This is alarming, we need to work on it,” he told reporters after taking charge of the HRD Ministry.
Answering a question on engineering colleges making fast money through the education route, the minister regretted that “Technical education has become a business”.
He was categorical that his Ministry would encourage only institutions which deliver quality.
Hailing his predecessor Kapil Sibal for his “unprecedented” initiatives in different areas such as capacity building in higher education sector, the Minister said he would focus on consolidating and carrying forward the path set out by Sibal.
“We will give a fillip to the new institutions. We will also focus on consolidation of the existing IITs and IIMs,” he said.
Expressing concern about eroding values among the youth, he said his Ministry would give a thrust to value education in schools.
“The youth are disillusioned with society, while the role of parents and gurus (teachers) has been diluted. There are distractions as well due to technology. The country has a rich heritage based on value system. It is important to make this heritage a part of education and strengthen our democracy through value system,” he added.
Enabling teachers to impart quality education was another area which his Ministry would focus on, he said.
On several bills of the HRD Ministry pending in Parliament, he said he would involve his colleagues—Ministers of State Shashi Tharoor and Jitin Prasada—in bringing parliamentarians on the same page and get the pending bills passed.
|Odiyoor Swamiji To Conduct Special Pooja In UAE - 10/31/2012
Mangalore: Odiyoor Swamiji to Conduct UAE Shanaishchara Seva Samiti Puja
Mangalore: Odiyoor Swamiji to Conduct UAE Shanaishchara Seva Samiti Puja
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore
Mangalore, Nov 1: Odiyoor Sri Gurudevananda Swamiji will grace Shanaishchara puja to be organized by Shanaishchara Seva Samiti, Dubai on Friday November 23 at 3 pm in the S S School Auditorium in Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai, said Karnoor Mohan Rai.
He was addressing the gathering at a press meet here on Wednesday October 31.
Religious rituals like Pratishtapana, Pravachana and Mahamangalarathi will be conducted by Odiyooru Swamiji.
The programme is being organized under the leadership of entrepreneur B R Shetty. Sadhwi Matanandamayi of Odiyoor Math and Haridas H Vadish Achar, Harikatha Vidwan will also participate in the rituals.
"Indians living in Dubai, being away from their native, miss out on such rituals. In order to bring the flavour of the native and motherland, the special puja is being organised," Rai said.
Musical band sets, taleem and others entertainment activities will be part of the procession welcoming Swamiji. The procession will be held in the typical Indian style, he said.
Sudhakar, Paramanand Salian and Tharanath Kottari were also present.
|Newly Married Mysore Couple Die In Self Inflicted Tragedy - 10/31/2012
Mysore : Couple in Love Marry Before Killing Selves
Mysore, Oct 31 (DHNS) : In a gruesome incident, a couple in love from the city entered into wedlock before killing selves by hanging to a tree at Bhyraveshwara Hills, in Bilikere police limits in Hunsur taluk in the district on Tuesday.
The deceased have been identified as Mahadeva Swamy (25) son of Venkatesh and Kavya (18) daughter of Ramesh, residents of Yaraganahalli on Bannur road in the city. Both belong to the same Vokkaliga caste and economic disparity may be the cause for their deaths, SP R Dileep told Deccan Herald.
Police said, Kavya a second PUC student of Teresian College in the city was in love with Mahadeva Swamy a driver with her father. Ramesh was running Chamundeshwari Water Supplies and Swamy was the tanker driver. Recently Kavya’s elder sister’s marriage was fixed and the former was apprehensive that she had to follow her sister in marriage sooner or later.
The two who went to the hills in the morning, entered into wedlock before hanging selves to a tree in front of the temple. A piece of turmeric tied to the sacred thread and found in the neck of Kavya substantiates this, the investigators said.
The incident came to light with the help of Mahadeva Swamy’s friends. Before taking the extreme step, Mahadava Swamy had called his friend from his cellphone. Quoting his friend, whose name police refused to divulge, the police said, Mahadeva Swamy had borrowed the motorcycle from his friend and had called him only to say that he had parked the vehicle at a spot from where he can take it back. The friend in question, who grew suspicious reached the spot along with another only to discover the incident.