Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Saturday, December 26, 2009


Photos by Janardan Kodavoor

Diary: 25.12.2009


Traffic police station for Puttur

(TOI)MANGALORE: It was literally a Christmas Day gift for the Puttur sub-divisional police. Their boss and Home Minister Dr VS Acharya played Santa Claus for the police at Puttur, Kadaba as well as Vittla inugurating the new buildings for Puttur Town as well as Kadaba police stations, and laying the foundation stone for the new building for Vittla police station. Inaugurating the new building of Puttur town police station, Acharya said the government has sanctioned a traffic police station for Puttur town, which is growing as one of the biggest towns in Dakshina Kannada district. This new police station will become functional from 2010, Acharya added.

The new station in all likelihood could be housed at the old Puttur town police station, sources in the police department stated.

Acharya used this occasion to announce that measures would be taken to curb illegal trafficking of cattle and other illegal activities that take place in areas bordering Dakshina Kannada and neighbouring Kasaragod districts.

At Kadaba, Acharya said plans by the government to start 56 new police stations across the state have been placed on the backburner in the aftermath of devastating floods that hit parts of North Karnataka. The government instead will go ahead and open 25 out of the proposed 56 police stations, he said adding steps will also be taken to recruit required number of personnel to the fire and emergency services, and the Home Guards.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

23.12.2009: Session reports

Debate: Why destroy public property?

Of late it has become a fashion to damage/ destroy public property like buses/ police vehicles. Live media coverage of such events further adds to the problem.

Tax Money is simply wasted in this manner. Most of the time such anti social activities are inflicted by a non tax payer!

What is the solution?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

22.12.2009: Session

(News: HosaDiganta, Photo: Samyukta Karnataka)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Women and children are most exploited, vulnerable: Acharya

''Education is an important factor that helps to increase the ratio of the parameters in the human development index,'' said Home Minister Dr V S Acharya.

Speaking after inaugurating the two-day conference on ‘The Law Relating to Persons Vulnerable to Exploitation-Indian Perspective’ organised by Karnataka Institute for Law and Parliamentary Reforms (KILPAR), Bangalore in association with Vaikunta Baliga College of Law here, he said that people with physical weakness, inadequacies and mental disability, those who are less informed and those residing in the remote areas are the groups that are let down from the development and modernisation process. Education was instrumental in making Udupi district less vulnerable. Recent changes enabling reservation in education and employment opportunities has resulted in countless beneficiaries of the provisions. Changes have helped rural kids to get educated. Udupi district owns the credit of being number one in the HDI criteria besides being the district with lower infant mortality rate, he said. Founder President of KILPAR Dakshina Murthy said that the institute is keen to promote awareness programmes on law and constitutional related issues among the masses. Attempts are made to reach out to the public in a simpler manner. The institute has brought out 20 publications and is planning to release additional 32 publications shortly on the issue. People are less aware regarding the vulnerable classes of the society. The discriminated people are kept out of the opportunities of nation building, he added. MIC Honorary Director Dr M V Kamath said that women and children are the most exploited and vulnerable class. Trafficking of women and children has become a worldwide phenomenon. Human trafficking in India has substantially increased in the recent years. As many as 70 thousand million sex workers are engaged in the trade in India. About 30 percent of them are below 20 years of age, out of which majority are between 15 and 18. A rough estimation of an NGO shows 20 percent of 2 million sex workers are minors. Even though India has excellent frame work of law supported by State legislations, the uncertainty still prevails on whether we can stop all these activities legally. Media plays a corrupt role supporting pornography. Do we need this sort of journalism?, he articulated. Laws have to change. Concentration on social changes needs to be hiked, he said. Vaikunta Baliga Law College Principal Prakash Kanive was present. (DHNS/Painting courtesy Jamini Roy)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Safe, Inexpensive power: need of the hour!

Lok Ayukta Building worth 45 lac for Udupi

State Home Minister V S Acharya, who laid the foundation stone said for better smooth, clean and efficient administration and better development, there should be corruption free system in the society. The state government was committed to provide all infrastructure required by Lokayukta, Dr Acharya said.

As the district sub-jail here had been shifted to Nejar on the outskirts of the city, the district administration was planning to set up a 'Mini-Vidhana Soudha' to house taluk office for which Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had agreed in-principle. The work on the construction of the building was expected to be taken up by January next year, he added.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

20.12.2009: Udupi Diary

Unveiling of the road sign Nekkaru
Krishnadasa Marga (Ambagilu to Manipal)

Christmas Sneha Milan, Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi

Foundation Stone laying for Lok Ayukta Building, Udupi

(Photos: Janardan Kodavoor)

Udupi: Congress, JD(S) living under illusion- Acharya

Udupi Dec 20: Home Minister V.S. Acharya said on Saturday that the Congress and the Janata Dal (Secular) were living under an illusion of forming the government in Karnataka.Dr. Acharya told presspersons that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the State was stable. Asked how many seats the BJP would win in the Legislative Council polls, he said, “We will win a good number of seats and reach double digits this time.” On his meeting with Governor H.R. Bhardwaj on Friday, Dr. Acharya said that he met the Governor every Friday to brief him.A few people met Mr. Bharadwaj on December 15 and drew his attention to a Bill seeking a ban on cow slaughter and the Government’s failure to act on the Lokayukta’s report on mining. As regards the Bill, Mr. Bhardwaj reportedly told the delegation that it came under the purview of the legislature.However, there were reports that the Governor was upset over the alleged inaction on Lokayukta’s report on mining. Dr. Acharya had briefed Mr. Bhardwaj about the action initiated by the Government on the report. “Our Government has not issued a single mining licence since coming to power,” Dr. Acharya said.

Asked about the call given by the head of the Pejawar Math to stop work on the 1,015-MW coal-based power plant at Yellur, Dr. Acharya said that since the project had been cleared under the single-window system, there was no need to seek licence from the local gram panchayat.The first unit of the UPCL would be commissioned in April. “A coal-based thermal plant with required safeguards is the safest compared to units working on other sources of energy,” Dr. Acharya said. (Mangalorean)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

An example of Clever reporting by the media...

Pastor: masterminds a church attack!

Five held for attacking church at Humnabad

BIDAR: The police on Thursday arrested five persons, including a pastor, in the church attack case reported a month ago. According to the police, Vasanth Kumar, the mastermind behind the incident, had planned get himself transferred to the very church he attacked. Kumar had served as pastor at Beersheba Church in Humnabad before beingtransferred to another church at Basanthpur village in Gulbarga district on June 20, 2009. Having lost interest to serve in Basanthpur church, he hatched a plan to attack the Beersheba Church with the help of his friends Sunil Baburao and Deepak Bhola. He "allegedly" offered them to pay Rs 10,000 and paid Rs 1,000 as advance. Sunil and Deepak in turn sought the help of Mallikarjun Swamy and Manjunath, the residents of Teachers' Colony off Anakuni Road. The police caught Sunil first and during the interrogation, he spilled the beans. (Note that the above mentioned report headline cleverly fails to mention that Vasanth Kumar is the Pastor of the church which was attacked!)

See the BIASED reporting in the media when the incident was reported...

Bangalore, Nov 18 (IANS) A church in north Karnataka has been vandalized and a cross, doors and windows have been damaged, police and church authorities said Wednesday.Vasanthkumar, the priest at the church in Humnabad in Bidar district, about 700 km from here, told reporters that the attack must have taken place late Tuesday and the damage was noticed Wednesday.

"It looks like a deliberate act of desecration as nothing has been stolen," Vasanthkumar said.

He said the cross on top the church, the main door and windows have been damaged.

The police visited the church and registered a case on the complaint lodged by the priest.

In September last, more than 15 churches were vandalized in different parts of the state by pro-Hindu activists, protesting alleged conversion activity by missionaries. (See how the editors pass sermon here...blaming the Hindu organizations without any basis!)

Gyms across State to keep policemen fit

Bangalore, Dec 18, DHNS:
Home Minister V S Acharya on Friday said the government was contemplating to open gymnasium centres at all important cities across the State to help policemen maintain good physical health.

He was speaking at the valedictory of the Bangalore City Police Annual Sports Meet at the City Armed Reserve (CAR) South ground at Adugodi.

“It is a tough task to serve in the police department. The policemen can deliver results only when they maintain good physical health. Hence, the government is thinking of starting gymnasium centres at all important cities to help the policemen to work out everyday,” he said.

Indirectly referring to the police lathicharge on farmers recently at Chamarajnagar and Davangere, the Minister advised the policemen not to worry about certain incidents reported while maintaining law and order. “Some vested interests are targeting the police without any reason. During recent incidents, the police acted as per law. Hence, they need not pay attention to such criticism,” the Minister added.

The government had equipped the police department with sophisticated weapons and arms to control terrorist activities. Amount for police welfare fund would be increased from Rs 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore in the coming budget, Acharya promised.

The Bangalore City police top the list in the state in terms of performance. During the past few years, responsibilities of the City police had increased manifold due to expansion of the City’s outskirts. Hence, the police should work with more dedication and determination, he averred.

The City Police Commissioner Shankar M Bidari and other senior officers were present.

Friday, December 18, 2009

DK Police sports meet: Photo album

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Courtesy: Daya Kukkaje/Daijiworld

WildLife Photography Exhibition

Vijaya Divas

Homage to Martyrs (Report from IESM, click here for full report)
Shri BS Yeddyurappa, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka arrived at Rashtriya Sainika Smaraka at 9.30 AM on 16 Dec 2009. The Hon’ble CM paid homage to Martyrs by laying a wreath; followed by Dr VS Acharya, the Hon’ble Home Minister and then Capt Ganesh Karnik, Hon’ble MLC. The gathering at the Rashtriya Sainika Smaraka comprised 25 Officers & 150 Jawans of the Army, 25 AF Officers & 150 Airmen, 100 school children belonging to Army School & Bangalore Military School, 60 NCC cadets of the Senior Div Boys, Girls, Air and Naval wings; and 250 retired Officers & men. 88 years of age, Lt Col S Nagasundaram was the oldest veteran present at the Rashtriya Sainika Smaraka and the Hon’ble CM was pleased to shake hands with the senior veteran. The Memorial Service paying Homage to the Martyrs was led by Veteran Air Marshal DG Kinglee, PVSM, AVSM.
Address by the Hon’ble Home Minister of Karnataka at the Banquet Hall in Vidhan Soudha.
After paying homage to the Martyrs, Ex-Servicemen marched to the Vidhan Soudha, where they were warmly welcomed and given a cup of Tea in the Banquet Hall, a rare honour. After Tea, Dr VS Acharya, the Hon’ble Home Minister of Karnataka expressed his happiness at being present amidst Ex-Servicemen and recalled the services rendered by the Armed Forces and paid tributes to Martyrs who laid down their lives for the sake of the Nation in the various wars fought after Independence. He assured the Ex-Servicemen of all help & assistance with regard to their welfare & well-being. The Home Minister went on to add that henceforth, VIJAY DIWAS would be celebrated every year, in grand style, under the aegis of the Govt of Karnataka and that Director Sainik Welfare Dept would be responsible for organizing the same. The Home Minister also went on to say that suitable instructions would soon be issued to all Dist Collectors to erect War Memorials in all Dist; and that, Dist Collectors would be asked to pay homage to Martyrs on Vijay Diwas and also host lunch for Ex-Servicemen in their respective Dist. The Home Minister expressed his happiness over the coming of Ex-Servicemen from the neighbouring states, viz. Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Andhra and inaugurated the Ex-Servicemen Meet.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cartoon of the day

by Prakash Shetty (from media mirchi)

When the national media houses are busy crying hoarse (with 6 column coverage on front page- thus adding fuel to the fire) on an attack on a church grotto in village near Udupi...
here is a response reproduced from Daijiworld.
Gladson from Brahmavar writes...Gone are the days when devotees interceded saints to protect them from dangers! Now the Saints seem to be asking people to protect them! Why blame BJP, Congress or anyone when we have failed to restrict our own black sheep? Though the prevailing situation makes us easy to find fault with political parties and their chelas, let us not forget that we have enough people within our community who know how and when to take advantage of the situation. An incident that took place some months ago near Mangalore is a nice example. We can brush it off saying it is just a stray incident. But bottomline is that our clergy and laity leaders who feel comfortable hanging on to each other's garbs, often give enough reasons for at least a handful of people to have grouse. Leaving aside this, why can't we spend some money to provide the church premises with ample security? We spend crores on marble floors and sandlewood doors and a few lac on presbyteries. But fail to secure the building or appoint on security guard. While the critics can always argue as what one security guard can offer, let us not forget that his presence can make a lot of difference. We have locked up God within the church in such a manner that it becomes extremely difficult for Him to come out or shout for help when He is attacked!! Sad that when we enjoy a secure sleep inside our houses, our God has been exposed to attacks. He sent His Son 2000 years to rescue us but we don't have one security guard to protect Him now!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Assembly winter session

Following a majority members’ view in favour of adjournment of the session for a week, the session was adjourned after obituary references. The Assembly and the Council would now meet for seven days from December 21 to 24, and from December 29 to 31, it was decided at a Business Advisory committee (BAC) meeting held before the session. Both Houses of the State Legislature will assemble again on December 21, announced Legislative Assembly in-charge Speaker K G Bopaiah and Council Chairperson Veeranna Mathikatti in respective houses.

On December 31, the Legislative Council has organised farewell to 21 members whose tenure would expire on January 6.

Earlier, as soon as both House of the State Legislature met on Monday, they paid homage to former Union Minister B. Shankaranand, former State Minister D. T. Jayakumar, former MLAs Gopal Mukund Kanade, E. Nanaje Gowda, N. Nagaraju and Sharanappa Bhairi, who passed away recently, and recalled their contributions to various fields.

Both houses of the Legislature mourned the death people in the floods that hit north Karnataka in September-October.

In the Council, members paid tributes renowned yakshgana artiste Keremane Mahabala Hedge and the internationally acclaimed photo journalist T. S. Satyan. As a mark of respect to the departed souls, both Houses observed a minute’s silence.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, JD (S) floor leader H D Revanna, H S Mahadeva Prasad, Appaji Nadagouda Patil, and T B Jayachandra of the Congress remembered the services of former MLAs and expressed grief over those killed in the natural calamities.

In the Legislative Council, Leader of the House and Home Minister V. S. Acharya and Leader of the Opposition V. S. Ugrappa spoke on the life and achievements of Shankaranand, Jayakumar, Mahabala Hegde and TSSatyan.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tulu Sammelano Concludes

Uttaranchal Governor Margaret Alva was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the Vishwa Tulu Sammelan held at Ujire, near here, on Sunday December 13.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that native Tulu women are embodied with many traits and have proven themselves in every sphere in the society.

Sammelan chief secretary Dr Mohan Alva announced the 18 decisions that were taken during the Sammelan—to include Tulu in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution, to award all facilities meant for minority languages, to rename Mangalore Airport as Tulunadu Airport, to improve facilities at Mangalore railway station, to provide basic amenities for developing Tulunadu as a tourist spot, to introduce Tulu news in All India Radio at Mangalore station, to rejuvenate Bramavar Sugar Factory, and others.

The Sammelan was the first of its kind to express the genuine concern of all Tulu natives to sustain the language and for the growth of the entire region. The people of Tulu origin residing across the country and abroad thronged the Tulunadu heritage village constructed for the convention. Although the traffic snarls caused delays to a few visitors here, the spirit was overwhelming and visitors braved all inconveniences to reach the venue on time. (Daijiworld)

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Photo: Janardan Kodavoor

Udupi Dec 14: Minister for Home and Muzrai V.S. Acharya said on Sunday that the Government had allotted Rs. 35 crore for the renovation of temples, which had weak structures, in the State.

He was speaking at a function to distribute financial assistance to persons suffering from ill-health, social service, educational and other organisations by the Sri Janardhana and Mahakali Temples, here.

Dr. Acharya said that the Government had increased the annual honorarium given to the priests from Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 12,000. Temples should take up social service activities, he said.

Chancellor of Manipal University Ramdas M. Pai, former municipal councillor Shantha V. Acharya and others were present. (Mangalorean)

Friday, December 11, 2009

World Tulu Convention Inaugural Showcases Tulunadu’s Traditional Grandeur

Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
News: Rajesh S/ Daijiworld

Beltangady, Dec 10: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa at Rathnavarma Heggade stadium in Ujire here on Thursday December 10 inaugurated the historical and mega event of tuluvas, World Tulu Convention. Speaking on the occasion, CM said that the convention should emphasize on renaissance of Tulu script. He expressed the opinion that the languages that lack script are facing the danger of gradual decline. “It is very important for a language to flourish as it depicts a culture of the region. Languages perish, the cultures perish,” he said and added that the state government is contemplating a move towards providing official status to Tulu.

Prior to the inaugural of the convention, a two-hour long traditional procession that began from Ujire Janardana Swamy temple at 3.30 pm highlighted the Tulu culture with several Tuluva women with kalashas and paddy corns being part of the procession accompanied by traditional Tuluva welcome music and led by traditional Tuluva leader seated on an elephant. The grandeur to the procession was lent by about 40 cultural acts depicting Tuluva culture and tradition such as Kanggilu kunitha and Maribhoota among others.Ujire, situated about 60 kilometres away from Mangalore is all decked up befitting the grand scale the Tulu Sammelan has been planned. About five kilometres of roads leading to the town has been uniquely decorated welcoming the visitors to the convention.

Among the attractions of the convention venue is Ajjarakallu Tulu Grama, an effort to recreate Tulu village in a 10-acre-land. The village is almost a replica of the ancient Tulunadu. The structures were created by the artists toiling for about two months. The creations are designed by eminent artist Jagadish Ammunje and his team. The speciality is that each house in the village has been brought to life by actors, trained under theatre director Jeevanram Sullia, most of who are playing the chief of the particular house of a certain lifestyle.

The book exhibition with books displayed on Tulu and exhibition showcasing ancient agricultural and household tools typically of Tuluva culture too are drawing in a lot curious visitors. Various breeds of cocks used for Korida Katta, Tuluva traditional game of cock fight are also exhibited in a separate exhibition.

In a bid to save Tulu language and culture which is facing danger of decline as per the recent studies, the team headed by Dharmastala dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade, Alva’s Foundation, Moodbidri chairman Dr M Mohan Alva, Tulu Sahitya Academy president Palthadi Ramakrishna Achar and several other eminent personalities were instrumental in organizing the convention to unite tulu speaking people. The gathering over a lac on the day one is sure to script a success story of the four-day long Tulu convention.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Human Rights Day

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Boost for Fire & Emergency Services

BANGALORE: An estimated Rs 6.41 crore will be spent on revamping fire and emergency services in the state, over the next three years, as part of the Centre-mooted Rs 200 crore country-wide initiative for “strengthening and modernising” these services.

Home Minister V S Acharya on Wednesday said a Central grant of Rs 5.13 crore is available for the state, which will pitch in Rs 1.28 crore to the plan, which involves a cost-sharing ratio of 70:30. Fifty one new fire stations, sanctioned in 2005, are expected to be functional before 2011, Acharya said. He said that this year, the finance department has also sanctioned direct recruitment of 1,854 personnel for the existing vacancies. The break up is 45 station officers, 137 driver-technicians, 313 drivers and 1359 fire fighters.

Puja allowance for temples hiked after decades

BANGALORE: After nearly 40 years, the government has hiked the tasdik - an annual allowance given to temples in the state to conduct pujas.
"We have decided to grant Rs 6,000 each annually to 3,600 temples to enable priests meet daily puja expenses," religious endowment minister V S Acharya said on Wednesday.

According to officials, the tasdik had remained constant since 1970, when a scheme was formulated to meet the maintenance expenditure of muzrai temples, particularly in rural areas.

Earlier, a delegation had met chief minister B S Yeddyurappa claiming that the grant, ranging between Rs 5 and 10 per day, was inadequate to maintain thousands of muzrai institutions in rural areas.

Considering this, Yeddyurappa had directed officials to issue a government order. "Initially, we wanted to provide a tasdik of Rs 12,000. But the finance department turned it down. If the financial position improves, we will double the grant next year," Acharya added. (TOI)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Citizens should cooperate with police: Minister

Bangalore: Home Minister V.S. Acharya on Tuesday called upon people not to violate rules and take the law into their own hands under any circumstances. Such things would only increase the work pressure of the police department, which is already over-burdened with the task of tackling terrorism and related activities, the Minister said.

Speaking after inaugurating a seminar on “Citizens Role in Policing” organised by Karnataka Rakshana Samiti, the Minister said it was important for citizens to cooperate with the police in maintaining law and order in the State.

Stressing that law and order and infrastructure development are co-related, the Minister said: “Countries such as Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, which were lagging behind us some years ago are now in the list of developed countries. If you all vow not to violate law and start it right from the road where you tend to jump a signal, our State will also soon be a front-runner in all aspects,” he added.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

KSWAN Launched in Karnataka

Bangalore, Dec 7: E-governance administration will be introduced at the offices of the Deputy Commissioners of Dakshina Kannada and Shimoga on a pilot basis as part of the Rs 180 crore Karnataka State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) launched by the state government in Bangalore on Monday.

Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, who launched the project as part of the national e-governance programme to establish a State Information Highway connecting the government from the State level to the taluk level administration, said the e-governance in the administration would be extended all other districts in a phased manner.

The ultimate mission of the project is to have a ``connected government’’ to transform the way the government interacts with its citizens and provide a responsive and people-friendly administration at all levels, the chief minister said.

The Rs 180 crore KSWAN project is being implemented by the state government’s Centre for e-governance, Yeddyurappa said after holding a videoconference with state governor H R Bhardwaj.

The main objective of the project was to establish a reliable, robust and secure communication corridor at all levels of the Government - state, district and taluk. It would help the government to take quick decisions and ensure delivery of servicesto the people effectively and efficiently.

The system would facilitate connectivity to all e-governance applications of the State and facilitate electronic delivery of the Government to citizen and Government to business services.Bhardwaj, in his inaugural address from his office in the Raj Bhavan, congratulated the state government for successfully launching the project which would provide data, voice and video services across the state. KSWAN has established connectivity for 2,300 government offices spread across the state, covering 70 departments. Additionally, occasional users groups can get connected to KSWAN through Dial-Up facility.Major departments connected through the KSWAN facility are: 176 taluk offices, 203 Bhoomi offices, 216 treasuries, 213 urban local bodies, 270 offices of the sub-registrars and other officials of the Department of Stamps and Registrations, 52 RTA Offices and 15 check-posts of the Transport Department, 245 offices of the Public Works Department, including the offices of all assistant executive engineers, 159 courts, including the Karnataka High Court and district courts, 29 prisons, including the Bangalore central prison, 30 Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) offices, and offices of the Departments of Agriculture, Food and Civil Supplies, Energy, Health and Family Welfare.With this, the Karnataka has joined the select band of Gujarat, Goa and Tamil Nadu in the implementation of e-Governance at all levels of administration in keeping with Bangalore’s reputation as the knowledge hub of India.M N Vidyashankar Principal Secretary, Department of e-Governance, said the system also helps the Government to deliver services with speed and more transparency and accountability which will also serve in checking corruption and delays.Each connected office will be provided with by Internet Protocol (IP) phones, through which users can dial and speak to all offices connected with KSWAN free of cost. Facilities have also been crated to provide video conferencing services, connecting state headquarters to all districts. The system would help each department to hold review meetings with officials at the district and taluk levels, Vidyashankar explained.(Daijiworld)


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tulu Convention at Ujire...

Inauguration of High Mast lighting
Dr V S Acharya, state home minister, handed over the cheque from the state government to Dr Heggade, in a function.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Acharya said that necessary arrangements will be made to ensure the success of the convention and the state government is supporting the convention in all ways. He said that road repairs, electricity, transport, traffic management and security measures will be done promptly and concerned departments have been informed as to arrangements in urgent policy. Dr Heggade said that each Tuluva should celebrate the convention as their own and should join together for the demands of Tuluvas.
District-in-charge minister Krishna Palemar, Belthangady MLA Vasant Bangera, Mangalore MLA Yogish Bhat, and Member of Parliament Nalin Kumar Kateel were present at the programme. Prior to the function, Dr Acharya inaugurated the high mast light erected at Ujire Circle, donated by M N Rajendra Kumar, president, South Canara District Credit Co-operative Bank, for the convention. Dr M Mohan Alva, chairman, Alva’s Education Trust and general secretary of the organizing committee of the convention and Dr B Yashovarma, secretary, were also present
More photos from Daiji / Mangalorean

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Pioneers in Small scale industry of Udupi/ Manipal...M/s Plastubex Inc have installed a HDPE pipes unit at Manipal...Inaugurated today...

Krishna Ashraya inaugural
Photos by Janardan Kodavoor

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


(Janardan Kodavoor)
ಚಿಟ್ಪಾಡಿ: ಸೈಂಟ್ ಮೇರಿಸ್ ಐಟಿ‌ಐಯ ಬೆಳ್ಳಿಹಬ್ಬ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆ: ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಟೊಯೊಟ ಘಟಕ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆ: ಡಾ.ಆಚಾರ್ಯ: ಉಡುಪಿ, ನ.೩೦: ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಖ್ಯಾತಿಯ ಟೊಯೊಟ ಕಂಪೆನಿಯು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಹೊರವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುಮಾರು ೨ ಸಾವಿರ ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ಬಂಡವಾಳ ಹೂಡಿಕೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಹೊಸ ಕಾರು ತಯಾರಿಕಾ ಘಟಕ ಸ್ಥಾಪನೆಗೆ ಮುಂದಾಗಿದೆ. ಈ ಕಂಪೆನಿಗೆ ೧೩ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ತೆರಿಗೆ ಪಾವತಿ ಯಿಂದ ರಿಯಾಯಿತಿ ನೀಡಲಾಗು ವುದು ಎಂದು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಗೃಹ ಸಚಿವ ಡಾ.ವಿ.ಎಸ್.ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ತಿಳಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.ಚಿಟ್ಪಾಡಿಯ ಸೈಂಟ್ ಮೇರಿಸ್ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ತರಬೇತಿ ಕೇಂದ್ರದ ಬೆಳ್ಳಿಹಬ್ಬವನ್ನು ಸೋಮವಾರ ಉದ್ಘಾಟಿಸಿ ಅವರು ಮಾತನಾಡು ತ್ತಿದ್ದರು. ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ೧೪೬ ಐಟಿ‌ಐ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಿಗೆ ಅನುದಾನ ನೀಡುವ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪ ಸರಕಾರದ ಮುಂದಿದೆ. ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರಕಾರ ಒಟ್ಟು ಶಿಕ್ಷಣಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ೯ಸಾವಿರ ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ವ್ಯಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಅವರು ಹೇಳಿದರು.ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯನ್ನು ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಕೆಥೊಲಿಕ್ ವಿದ್ಯಾಮಂಡಳಿಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ವಿಲ್ಸನ್ ವೈಟಸ್ ಡಿಸೋಜ ವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು. ಮುಖ್ಯ ಅತಿಥಿಗಳಾಗಿ ಉಡುಪಿ ಶಾಸಕ ಕೆ.ರಘುಪತಿ ಭಟ್, ಉಡುಪಿ ಬಿಲ್ಡರ‍್ಸ್ ಅಸೋಸಿಯೇಶನ್‌ನ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ ಜೆರ್ರಿ ವಿನ್ಸೆಂಟ್ ಡಯಾಸ್, ಉಡುಪಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಸರಕಾರಿ ಕೈಗಾರಿಕಾ ತರಬೇತಿ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯ ಪ್ರಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಜಗದೀಶ್, ನಗರಸಭಾ ಸದಸ್ಯೆ Uತಾ ಶೇಟ್, ಅರ್ವಿನ್ ಆಳ್ವ ಉಪಸ್ಥಿತರಿದ್ದರು.ಕೇಂದ್ರದ ಸಂಚಾಲಕ ರೆ.ಫಾ. ಮ್ಯಾಥ್ಯೂ ವಾಝ್ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿದರು. ಪ್ರಾಚಾರ್ಯ ಗಿಲ್ಬರ್ಟ್ ಬ್ರೆಗಂಝಾ ವರದಿ ವಾಚಿಸಿದರು. ಸುರೇಶ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಗಾರ್ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮ ನಿರೂಪಿಸಿದರು(News: Gulfkannadiga)