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A young man commits suicide under railway tracks near Nandikur
Padubidri, December 4th, 2013:  A young man was knocked down by a Mangalore bound "Mangalore Express" train from Mumbai at 11 o'clock in the morning around 1 km away from Nandikur railway station.  The deceased has been identified as Rajesh Sherigar from Katapadi.  He was a welder at Suzlon plant in Padubidri and after his duty he used to help his father Vittal Sherigar in his canteen at Katapadi.  However, instead of getting admitted to the hospital, he took only medications.  On Wednesday, he went to   ..   Read more
Children raise questions about 335 missing girls in undivided DK District
Padubidri, December 7th, 2013:  In the Children's Grama Sabha (Children's Village Meet) held on Saturday, December 7th, at Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple hall, children raised questions about 335 missing girls in the undivided DK district and demanded action.  Yashaswini, a student from Sagar Vidya Mandir said, "I have seen in the newspaper dated 29th November that around 335 girls have disappeared from undivided DK district for the last three years," and demanded proper action to prevent this.  Read more
Mahurat for Tulu telefilm "Barer Mokulu Beerer" on Saturday, December 14th
Mulki, December 12th, 2013:  The mahurat for Tulu telefilm "Barer Mokulu Beerer" based on the lives of men of miracles Kantabare and Boodabare of Ombathu Magane, is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th, at their birth place Tirthagudde at Kollur near Mulki, as announced by film writer-director Paramanand V. Salian.  Speaking at the press meet held at Hotel Punaroor, Mr. Salian said that the movie will be released by April-May 2014.  The 2 1/2 hour long  film will be produced by Sudarshan Cine Creations, Sasihithlu.       Read more
Padubidri, December 8th, 2013:  "Rasilla Friends" from Dombivili, Mumbai, won the finals of "Ocean Trophy-2013" inter-state invitations floodlit volleyball tournament organised by Kotyar Friends at Kotyar grounds near Murudi Brahmasthana in Padubidri on Saturday, December 7th.  In a thrilling final match, they defeated Chandini Friends team from Mulund, Mumbai, by a margin of 27-25, 28-26 and 1513.  The winners received the trophy and cash prize of Rs. 44,444 and the runners up received runners up trophy and cash prize of Rs. 22,222.  More
Mumbai's 'Rasilla Friends' volleyball team lift "Ocean Trophy-2013" at Padubidri
952 students take part in "Yoga for future" mass yoga event at Padubidri
Padubidri, December 13th, 2013:  As a part of mass yoga programme for entry to Guinness Book of World Records, titled "Yoga for future" organised by Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Shantivana Trust (R), Shri Dharmasthala Manjnatheshwara Yoga and Ethical Education and department of Public Instructions, 952 students from Padubidri, Hejamady, Hejamady Kodi, Admar, Yermal, Uchila, Nandikur and Palimar performed "Soorya Namaskar" based yoga at Udupi Zone's Padubidri centre.  The event was organised at Padubidri .........Read more
Red Ribbon club inaugurated with AIDS awareness programme at Govt. PU College
Padubidri, December 15th, 2013:  Reb Ribbon club was inaugurated along with AIDS awareness programme at Govt. PU college, Padubidri, on December 7th.  Smt. Sujaya, the counsellor from Primary Health Centre spoke about AIDS awareness and gave a lot of information to students.  College principal Vijayalaxmi B. Nayak presided.  The programme was organised in association with Lions club Padubidri.  Lions president Sudhakar Shetty, Lion District 317C IInd Vice District Governor Shridhar Shenava, ....  Read more
"Challenging star" Darshan claps the board for the first shot of Tulu film on Brahmashri Narayana Guru Swamiji
Mulki, December 15th, 2013:  The mahurat for maiden Tulu film on the life of Brahmashri Naryana Guru Swamiji was held at the premises of Shri Durgaparameshwari temple on Sunday, December 15th.  Popular Kannada actor "Challenging star" Darshan was the main attraction as he clapped the board for the first shot of the film.  The film is being produced by Rajshekhar Kotian.  MP Jayaprakash Hegde rolled the camera during mahurat.  Read more
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Widening of Karkala road in progress at Padubidri
Padubidri, December 28th, 2013:  Widening of Padubidri-Karkala state highway stretch at Padubidri started off recently by felling the trees and levelling the northern side of the road.  The 27.8 km long Padubidri-Karkala stretch of the higway links NH-66 wtih NH-13 and it is being developed by the state government with the help of ADB (Asian Development Bank) loan.  The survey work had started back in October 2012.  Major work in Belman-Nitte stretch is going on at brisk pace and it is continuing at other stretches.     See more pictures
Thousands of people flock local beaches for a dip in the sea on account of Ellamavasye
Padubidri, January 2nd, 2014:  People flocked local beaches of Hejmady, Padubidri, Yermal and other places for a dip on account of Ellamavasye on January 1st, coinciding with New Year's day.  People from places like Moodabidri, Shirva, Belman, Kinnigoli, Mudrangadi, Inna and other places started arriving as early as 3 a.m. in the morning inspite of morning chill.  The sea was calm and the devotees had no problems to bathe in the sea.  Also "Pithr Pinda Pradhana" was performed after "Samudra Snana" (sea bath).   See more pictures
Vishukumar Shetty to become Guttinar of Padubidri Kallatte Jarandaya Daivasthana
Padubidri, January 6th, 2014:  Nadugundladi Vishukumar Shetty will be taking oath as Guttinar of Padubidri Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana on January 18th during "Gadi Deeksha Vidhi" (Gadi Patthunu in Tulu language) ceremony to be held along with the Nemotsava and Anna Santarpane. Vishukumar Shetty is a well known social worker and has been active in religious, social and political activities. He is also the president of Tulu Siri Chavadi.  He has also served as the president of Padubidri Nagarika Hitha Rakshana Vedike,           Read more
Bicycle distribution ceremony at Govt. High school Hejmady Kodi
Hejmady, January 7th, 2014:  Free bicycles were distributed to students of Govt High school Hejmady at a distribution ceremony held at school premises on January 6th.  Udupi Taluk Panchayat member Sachin Nayak, Hejmady Grama Panchayat president Vaman Kotian, entrepreneur Dayanand Hejmady, Grama Panchayat member Vikram Raj, NDMC president Bhaskar Kotian, Amita and others were present.              Read more
25th Road Safety Week celebrated at Uchila
Uchila, January 11th, 2013:  25th Road Safety Week was celebrated at Uchila with a slogan of "When on the road, always say "Pehle Aap" (After you)" on Saturday morning at Uchila Pete.  Uchila Bada Grama Panchayat president Vasanth Shetty, Kaup Police sub inspector Rajendra Nayak, Padubidri Police sub inspector Azmat Ali, National Highway Authorty engineers Enny Davis, Ramachandra, B.C. Dinesh, highway contractor Navyug Constructions' safety department engineer Khan, Gangadhar Suvarna, Kishore M. Shetty,   ..... Read more
The 23rd Annual Adve-Nandikur Koti Chennaya Kambala organised
Adve, January 13th, 2014:  The 23rd annual Adve-Nandikur Koti Chennaya Kambala (buffalo race) was inagurated by Madhwaraya Bhat, the managing trustee of Shri Durgaparameshwari temple, on Saturday.  Hundreds of people including some foreigners gathered and enjoyed the race on Saturday and Sunday.  Santoor Subrahmanya temple's managing trustee Sunil Jayaram Shetty, Padebettu Subrahmanya temple's managing trustee Jithendra Shetty, Adve Shri Brahma Baidarkala Seva Samiti president Sundar U. Suvarna ...... Read more
Vishwas V. Amin and Abdul Aziz elected as Kaup Constituency Youth Congress president and State Youth Congress secretary respectively
Padubidri, January 15th, 2014:  In a party meeting held recently at Udupi, Vishwas V. Amin, son of Padubidri Grama Panchayat president Vijay M. Amin, was elected as the president of Kaup constituency Youth Congress presdient and Abdu Aziz Hejmady was elected as the secretary of State Youth Congress.  Mr. Amin is an engineering graduate (BE E&C) and currently running his own business at Kaup.
Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana - Gadi Deeksha Vidhi of Vishukumar Shetty
Padubidri, January 18th, 2014: Nadugundladi Vishukumar Shetty became the Guttinar of Padubidri Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana on January 18th during "Gadi Deeksha Vidhi" (Gadi Patthunu in Tulu language) ceremony held at Shri Jarandaya Daivasthana.  After the prayers, Vishukumar Shetty was received by the villagers from his family.  After the villagers released him to Daiva, Mr. Shetty took traditional oil bath and he was renamed by the Daiva as "Shettybale."  After the "Gadi Deeksha" ceremony, Shri Khadgeshwara ....   Read more
Young woman from Mulki dies in a fatal car accident in Dubai
Mulki, January 23rd, 2014:  32-year-old Babitha Rohith, a senior employee of Apple's Itunes, died in a fatal car accident on Dubai - Abu Dhabi highway on Tuesday morning.  She was going for a company meeting at Abu Dhabi, driving her own vehicle from her house in Dubai.  She had parked her car due to some road work in progress and a speeding four-wheeler rammed her car from behind.  Her car overturned a couple of times and its fuel tank caught fire.  As the flames engulfed the vehicle, Babitha had no way to escape .....  Read more
Final rites of Dubai accident victim Babitha Rohith held at Mulki
Mulki, January 28th, 2013:  Funeral rites of Dubai car accident victim Babitha Rohith was held on Tuesday and her body was cremated at Mulki Hindu crematorium.  Hundreds of mourners attended her last rites.  After the prayer rituals at her residence "Sumati Nivas" in Kolachikambala, Ben King, the Regional Manager of Apple company, said that Babitha was a good-mannered and kind-hearted woman and by her sheer hard work, she got the higher position in the company.  "May God give courage to the bereaved family ...   Read more
Mulki Town Panchayat election results:  Lotus blooms with BJP winning 11 seats
Mulki, January 29th, 2014: BJP won 11 out of 17 seats in Mulki Town Panchayat elections and came back to power after a decade.  The elections were held on Monday and the results were declared on Wednesday.  The congress could only 6 seats.  In the earlier council, congress had 9 seats, BJP had 7 and JD(S) had a single seat.  This time, BJP gained 4 seats, congress lost 3 seats and JD(S) lost 1 seat.  BJP's success is attributed to Modi wave, united and effective canvassing by Umanath Kotian and others.   ...  Read more
Work started for removal of controversial breakwater for UPCL's seawater pipeline
Padubidri, Jan. 31st, 2014:  Udupi district minister-in charge and Urban development minister Vinay Kumar Sorake initiated the work for the removal of controversial breakwater at Yermal Tenka, on Friday.  The breakwater for the seawater pipeline has been causing sea erosion for the last 3 - 4 years and damaging the fisheries road.  As per his assurance to the fishermen during his election campaign,, he had put pressure on senior officials of UPCL company and succeeded in getting a fund of Rs. 93 lakhs released.                   Read more
State Youth Festival and presentation of Swami Vivekananda State Youth awards
Padubidri, Feb. 2nd, 2014:  Udupi district minister-in-charge Vinay Kumar Sorake inaugurated State Youth Festival by lighting the lamp at Shri Kshetra Yellur's Abhinaya Kala Mantapa, on Saturday, February 1st.  In his speech he said that the youth should work towards allround development of the nation by understanding awakening messages of Swami Vivekananda.  The event was organised by Government of Karnataka, Udupi district administration, Department of Youth Services and Sports, Alvas Foundation ... Read more
Valedictory function of State Youth Festival (Rajya Yuvajana Mela) in Yellur
Padubidri, February 3rd, 2014:  K. Abhaychandra Jain, the minister for Youth Services, Sport and Fisheries, presided over the valedictory function of three-day-long State Youth Festival (Rajya Yuvajana Mela) named "Bird" held at Shri Kshetra Yellur's Abhinaya Kala Mantapa in Yellur.  In his address, he said that the younger generation should make the best use of the ample opportunities available to them and become empowered citizens.  He also urged people to participate in Yuvajana Mela to be held ....Read more with competition results
Freedom fighter and former MLA Sanjeevanath Aikala passes away
Mulki, February 6th, 2014:  Veteran freedom fighter and fomer MLA Sanjeevanath Aikala passed away at his residence Karnad Markunja House in Mulki, on Thursday morning, February 6th.  He is survived by his two sons and a daughter.  He was born in prestigious Aikala Bava family of Mulki Seeme.  Inspired by a speech from famous freedom fighter Karnad Sadashiv Rao at Gandhi Maidan in 1936, he jumped into freedom struggle.  After independence he contested from Jayaprakash Narayan's Socialist party..... Read more
Final rites of Dr. Sanjeevanath Aikala
Mulki, February 7th, 2014:  Final rites of renowned freedom fighter and former MLA Dr. Sanjeevanath Aikala (95) were performed on Friday, February 7th.  He had breathed his last on Thursday morning at his residence near Karnad Markunja.  His body was kept at his residence "Sajami"  till 9.30 am on Friday to allow the public to pay their last respect.  Thereafter, the funeral procession was taken through Mulki bus stand on the way to Aikala.  It was also kept at the Jai Matha school grounds to allow the school children ... Read more
Journalist Chethan Padubidri bags "Mysore Diganta" State Media Award
Padubidri, February 7th, 2014:  Chethan Padubidri from Kannada daily "Udayavani" has bagged "Mysore Diganta" award for the year 2012, for his article "Angavaikalya Addiyayithe?" published in Udayavani.  This was announced on Thursday by the Karnataka Media Academy from Bangalore.  The award included a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and the award ceremony will be held at Bangalore for which the date is not yet finalised. Chethan Padubidri had worked with Hosa Diganta and Jaya Kirana    Read more
ACC's cement blending unit inside UPCL's power plant area inauguratged
Padubidri, February 9th, 2014:  ACC's cement blending unit was inauguraed by ACC company's South Zone Chief Executive P.N. Iyer on Sunday, February 9th. The unit was earlier planned to be set up in the Padebettu area, outside the power plant project area of Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. (UPCL). But after facing strong resistance from the villagers, the proposed plan was dropped.  Thereafter, the UPCL took keen interest in setting of the Rs. 50 crore unit within its power plant project area by providing required land.    Read more
Home Minister K.J. George inaugurates Coastal police station at Hejmady
Padubidri, February 12th, 2014:  Karnataka Home minister K.J. George inaugurated the Coastal Security Police Force station at Hejmady near Padubidri in the district on Wednesday February 12th. The two-storey building measuring 3,701 sq.ft. has been built at a cost of Rs 46 lakhs in an area of 1865 sq.m. inside the compound of old fisheries harbour at Hejmady Kodi.  Speaking on the occasion, Mr. George said, “We plan to open 35 new police stations soon, and set up nine new police stations for the Coastal ... Read more
Old KEB road is becoming a dump yard near famous Bala Ganesha temple
Padubidri, Ferbuary 13th, 2014:  The Avaral Matti road starting from Padubidri bus stand and passing through Suzlon project area has been always in the news due to accumulation of waste water from nearby hotels and emitting foul smell near old KEB building.  However, this problem was resolved by constructing a suitable waste water collecting system.  But now, people are facing a new problem.  The garbage is stewn all along the road till Bala Ganesha temple and the area is slowly becoming an unofficial dump yard..           Read more
"Gramotsava-2014" inaugurated at Paniyoor
Padubidri, February 15th, 2014:  Udupi Sri Sugunendrateertha Sripada Swamiji of Puthige Mutt  inaugurated 'Gramotsava-2014', a three-month-long combined village  festival of Belapu, Paniyur, Yellur-Kunjur and Bada-Uchila vilages  at Paniyoor Sri Durga Devi Higher Primary School here on Saturday  February 15th. Speaking on the occasion, the Swamiji said that the  increase in  migration of rural population to urban areas is  reaching alarming proportions and programmes like "Gramotsava" can  help in reducing such .....  Read more
Padebettu NTPC colony residents to protest against construction of ACC cement manufacuring unit
Padubidri, February 18th, 2014:  At a meeting held at Ayyappa Swami Bhajana Mandira on Monday evening, the residents of Padebettu NTPC colony have decided to protest against the construction of ACC's cement manufacturing unit in the area.  People from around 30 families, mainly labourers, are threatened of displacement due to the proposed unit.  They were earlier displaced for the proposed NTPC power plant project which was subsequently dropped.  They alleged that the politicians only give them assurance of record of rights during elections and fail to turn up after the elections. They have decided to meet DC hand over an appeal as an initial step and thereafter to send appeals to people's representative in state and central government.
Intercollegiate Tulu comedy contest "Kusalda Esal" inaugurated at Vijaya College
Mulki, February 19th, 2013:  "Tulu film industry is facing an acute shortage of artistes. If programmes like "Kusalda Esal" are organised regularly, it is possible to have more actors of the calibre of Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty," said Vijay Kumar Kodialbail, the writer and director from Kudla Kala Sangama.  He was inaugurating the Intercollegiate Tulu comedy contest "Kusalda Esal" at Vijay college, Mulki, as a part of golden jubilee celebrations, on Wednesday, February 19th.              Read more
Delegation meets Union Agriculture Minster Sharad Pawar
Padubidri, February 20th, 2014:  A delegation including Minister for fisheries K. Abhaychandra Jain, MP Jayaprakash Hegde and fishermen leaders met Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar at New Delhi on Monday and handed over a memorandum requesting implementation of various harbour development projects in DK and Udupi districts including that of Hejmady.  They were given assurance of implementing the fisheries harbour project at Hejmady, fisheries jetty at Kulai and Malpe and desilting of Kodi Kanyana ..... Read more
Official visit of Lions Region V Chairperson G. Ronald Menezes
Padubidri, February 24th, 2014  Official visit of  Lions Region V Chairperson G. Ronald Meneses was held at Lions English Medium School on Suinday evening.  Mr. Menezes lauded the performance of Lions president Sudhakar Shetty during the lionistic year.  Retired teacher Sukumar Shetty was felicitated along with his wife Sarojini Shetty during the occasion.  Region IV Chairperson K. Satyashankara Shetty and Region V Zone I Chairperson Vasanth Shetty spoke on the occasion.  LCIF Coordinator Lawrence D'Souza,  Read more
"Nagamandalotsava" celebrated at Mulki Bappanadu Badaguhitlu Naga sannidhi
Mulki, February 21st, 2014:  Chatuhpavitra Nagamandalotsava was celebrated at the Mulki Bappanadu Badaguhitlu Naga sannidhi, on the banks of river Shambhavi, on Thursday, in the presence of a large number of devotees and dignitaries.  The vedic rites were headed by Mulki seeme tantri Brahmashri Shibaroor Gopalakrishna Tantri and Bappanadu temple senior priest B. Krishnadas Bhat, followed by Nagamandala Seve by Nagapatri Vedamoorthy Sagri Gopalakrishna Samaga, Krishnaprasad Vaidya and their team.          Read more
Chethan Padubidri conferred with "Mysore Diganta Datti Award" by Chief Minister
Padubidri, February 25th, 2014:  Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah felicitated the journalist Chethan Padubidri from Udayavani and conferred him with "Mysore Diganta Datti Award" at an award ceremony held at the banquet hall of Vidhana Soudha on February 24th.  Many senior journalists were also felicitated and received various awards during the occasion.  Minister for information Roshan Baig, member of Vidhan Parishad K. Govindaraju, Kannada culture and information department secretary K.R. Niranjan, Information ...  Read more
Dinesh Kotian elected as the president of Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Yuvaka Vrunda
Padubidri, March 1st, 2014:  Dinesh Kotian, an electrician by profession,  has been elected as the president of Kallatte Shri Jarandaya Daivasthan's Shri Jarandaya Yuvaka Vrunda.  Other office bearers are - Ravi Suvarna (vice president), PK Ramadas (secretary), Prashanth Kumar (joint secretary) and Hareesh Devadiga (treasurer).
Mulki bandh as a part of DK bandh is successful
Mulki, March 3rd, 2014:  There was a good response in Mulki hobli, for the DK district-level bandh call given on Monday to protest against the diversion of Netravati river.  People spontaneously supported the bandh and private vehicles, buses, taxis and autorickshaws were off the road.  Autorickswhaw, taxi and tempo stands were deserted.  In spite of Mulki being at the extreme border of DK district (at the border of Udupi district) vehicle owners, shops and other business establishments unitedly observed the bandh.   Read more
Kannangar Shri Brahma Baidarkala Garodi
Padubidri, March 4th, 2014:   Kannangar Shri Brahma Baidarkala Garodi is one of the the 66 main garodis built by legendary heroes Koti-Chennaya. On Monday, the renovated sancturm sanctorum of the garadi was inaugurated. The religious rites were performed by Raja Purohit Laxinarayana Acharya with  Punahpratishtha Brahmakalashotsava, darshana, palla puje  and followed by Sarvajanika Anna Santarpane.  In the religious meet held in the eveining, main donors were felicitated.  Speaking on the occasion, Tulu Janapada  ....  Read more
Lions club Padubidri donates a house to a poor during its District Governor's visit
Padubidri, March 5th, 2014:  During the official visit of Lions District Governor H.N. Shivakumar on Wednesday, March 5th, Lions club Padubidri donated a house to a poor woman named Padma.  The house was built at Kadipatna at a cost of Rs. 2 lakhs by raising funds from Lions members and other donors with a keen initiative from Lions treasurer Maxim D'Souza and and his wife Lioness treasurer Sharlet Furtado.  The District Governor also inaugurated the main gate and the compound wall of Lions School  ... Read more
Annual Nemotsava at Kannangar Brahma Shri Baidarkala Garodi
Padubidri, March 5th, 2014:  Annual Nemotsava and Sarvajanika Anna Santarpane was held at Kannangar Brahms Shri Baidarkala Garodi on Wednesday, March 5th.  The celebrations have been going on since Monday, March 3rd, with the inauguration of renovated sanctum sanctorium of the garodi, Brahmakalashotsava, various religious rites, religious meet and mass meals.
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Installation ceremony of new office bearers of JCI Padubidri
Padubidri, January 20th, 2014:  Installation ceremoy of JCI Padubidri's new president Balakrishna Devadiga and his team of office bearers for the year 2014-15 was organised at the premises of Achan Ayurvedic Industries on Sunday.  Jc. Harish N. Anchan (ZVP - Zone XV) was present as the Installation Officer.  Udupi Bus Owners Association president Suresh Nayak was the guest of honour and in his speech he said that JCI organisation has been conducting constant effective programmes to bring the youth to the mainstream.  Read more
JC India Foundation Director Y. Sukumar and journalist Chethan Padubidri felicitated
Padubidri, March 6th, 2014:  Newly appointed JCI Foundation Director Jc. Sen. Y. Sukumar and recipient state award journalist Chethan Padubidri were felicitated by their JCI home club, JCI Padubidri, during the CDMT and general body meeting held at the Pingara hall of hotel Pallavi on Thursday.  Zone Vice President Hareesh Anchan was the chief guest and spoke on the occasion. Introducing JC India Foundation director, Past Zone Presdient Uday Kuma Shetty Inna said that it is the rarest priviliege for the zone to have their ....    Read more
Padubidri, March 12th, 2014:  Padubidri is one of the busiest places on NH-66 and has been in the limelight due to the mega industries nearby and the controversy over highway four-laning project.  It has a well-maintained public toilet constructed around six years ago on the old KEB road,   at a distance of around 50 to 60 metres from Mangalore side bus stand.  As there are no direction signs, the visitors are clueless about its existance and roam around looking for toilet facility.  Many of them go to the nearby restaurants.         . Read more
People visiting Padubidri town unaware of public toilet facility near the bus stand
Padubidri Rathotsava
Padubidri, March 22nd 2014:  Annual Mohotsava was celebrated at Shri Mahalingeshwara Mahaganapathi temple from 14th March to 22nd March.  'Ratharohana' was on Friday, March 21st at 11.30 a.m. and Maha Rathotsava at night.  Famous 'Chendu was played on Saturday evening at 4 p.m.,  followed by Avabrhrithasnana, Bali Uatsava.  Dhwajaavarohana from 7 p.m. onwards.  Variety cultural programmes were organised by Vanadurga Friends, Padubidri.         See more pictures of Padubidri Rathotsava, Chenud and Thootedara