MAHE, St Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College sign MoU on forensics

MANGALURU: To enable building of intellectual and research capacity in forensics, St Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, entered into a MoU with the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) recently, where a general agreement and also specific areas on Forensics was signed. This is the third in line by the Department of Forensic Medicine, KMC, Mangaluru after Lyon University, France and Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Dr B Suresh Kumar Shetty from the Department of Forensic Medicine said the objective of the MoU is to consistently engage in…

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Nannoligina Naanu release today to reveal outer and innerself of B A Moideen

A double thumbs up shown and words Insha Allah uttered by former minister B A Moideen to his auto biographer B A Mohammad Ali indicated that the mind was willing. Little did Mohammad Ali or Moideen realise that this gesture of willingness at 7.30pm on July 9 was the last this affable minister would make for he met his creator the next morning at 5.30am as his body could not keep up with what the mind wished.

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Those who don’t respect other religions are not human beings: Siddaramaiah

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MANGALURU: Former chief minister Siddaramaiah said on Friday religious hardliners, who believe only in their religion and do not have respect for other religions, are bigots. “None of us are born after submitting an application for a particular religion of our choice. Everyone born in this world should have the minimum quality of loving and respecting others. Those who don’t have this quality cannot be called human beings,” Siddaramaiah said after the release of ‘Nannolagina nanu’, the autobiography of former minister B A Mohideen, in Mangaluru. “The book of Moideen…

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Karnataka: Coast Guard felicitates meritorious students

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MANGALURU: Indian Coast Guard number three headquarters, Karnataka felicitated children of their personnel, who scored 80% and above marks in the recent X and XII board examinations on Monday. Interestingly, the outlet of a pizza restaurant chain provided the backdrop for the felicitations, which saw the meritorious students indulge in a self-making pizza programme where students came up with lively creative ideas in learning about good pizza. DIG SS Dasila, commander, Coast Guard Karnataka presented all the meritorious students with certificate of appreciation and motivated the students to remain optimistic…

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24×7 water supply close to reality in Mangaluru city

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MANGALURU: The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) council held a special meeting and decided to implement the Jalasiri-Karnataka Integrated Water Management Investment Programme (KIWMIP), to commence a 24×7 water distribution system in the city at a cost of Rs 390 crore. As per the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the agency, the MCC will have to add 20 more water storage facilities, 8 additional pump houses and filter units under Jalasiri to provide uninterrupted drinking water to 60 wards of the city. The project was approved by the council with…

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Get potholes fixed through WhatsApp

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MANGALURU: Dakshina Kannada and Udupi residents may finally get a chance to participate actively in reporting potholes to the authorities and get them fixed expeditiously. U T Khader, minister for urban development and housing, has made contact numbers of officials from the PWD public, so that people can report potholes to the officials via WhatsApp, and get them fixed. Khader, the only minister from the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada district, seems to have taken a cue from deputy chief minister G Parameshwara in finding a realistic solution to fixing potholes…

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Shiroor Mutt pontiff, 55, dies in suspicious circumstances

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MANGALURU: Sri Lakshmivara Teertha, pontiff of the Shiroor Mutt, one of Udupi’s famous Ashta Mutts, died on Thursday due to multi-organ failure. Doctors at the hospital where the seer was treated in the final hours before his passing said they “suspected poisoning’’. The seer was 55. A release from Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, where the seer was brought at 1.05am Thursday from a private hospital in Udupi, said: “On arrival, he was found to be critically ill with breathlessness, severe hypotension and massive gastrointestinal bleeding. He had (a) history of diarrhoea…

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Transgender members ‘stripped’ in public

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MANGALURU: Even as the central and state governments are implementing various measures to uplift the transgender community, incidents of police officials stripping transgender members in public and home guards demanding sexual favours from them has caused consternation among the public. Since a month-and-a-half, members of the transgender community are in a state of shock for repeated harassment by police. They say they haven’t been able to digest the atrocities by police in the city that for the first time gave them the right to cast votes by issuing voting IDs,…

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CoF golden jubilee celebration starts on positive assurance from fisheries minister

Mangaluru: College of Fisheries (CoF), Mangaluru, first such facility in India that is in the midst of its year-long golden jubilee celebration could not have asked for a more perfect gift. Sorely lacking in physical infrastructure for its growing academic needs, CoF is now all set to get a golden jubilee building, courtesy minister for animal husbandry and fisheries Venkatrao Nadagouda, who inaugurated its golden jubilee celebration on Tuesday. Faced with the customary memorandum that ministers concerned visiting institutions under their department get, Nadagouda at the inaugural function of the…

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