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Mangalore: Drive against drug menace to intensify; provide info on phone

Mangalore: Drive against drug menace to intensify; provide info on phone

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)

Mangalore, Feb 7: Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner N Prakash has directed the officials of various departments to launch a determined drive to eradicate drugs menace from the district. He said that the district administration is geared up to undertake strict measures to bust the drugs trafficking network.

Prakash was speaking after presiding over a meeting of officials from the district administration and police department in the city on Wednesday February 6.

The DC said that those having any information about drugs trafficking may convey the same by calling telephone numbers 222807, 9480802305 or 100, duly assuring that the identities of the concerned would be guarded.

He also informed that a meeting of PU and college principals would be convened at 12 pm on February 8 to effectively involve them with the task of defeating the drugs cartel.

Assuring that full cooperation would be extended to the police department in snuffing out drugs trafficking, he added that the excise department, district health and family welfare department, and education department also will join hands with the police in this endeavour. He sought support of the parents of the students and NGOs in an ambitious year-long project of the administration to carry on a programme of continuously alerting the student community to stay away from drugs.

The meeting discussed in detail the need to keep a close watch on students, particularly those studying in pre university classes. City corporation commissioner, Dr Harish Kumar, came up with a suggestion to earmark teachers for monitoring particular classes, as well as for counseling. The meeting wanted drugs menace to be snuffed out in the way the problem of ragging was handled. In general, it was felt that continuous monitoring of students on the part of the teaching staff of PU and degree colleges can yield good results. The college heads, who have agreed to take over this responsibility, were also told to alert hostel wardens about the need to be alert on this issue.

Deputy commissioner of police, Mutturaya, said that police officers of the rank of deputy superintendent of police will henceforth take part in meetings being held in the educational institutions on this issue, to make these meetings more effective.


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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 11 2013

    Stand for TRUTH no matter who tells it & Stand for JUSTICE No matter who it is for or against.

    Unfortunately we the people of Mangalore must be ashamed coz whenever any Issues arise some ed group of people are trying to malign whole religion or community of an accused or suspect.

    Let us all work together for the better future, please guyz we will stop discrimination

    Say NO to hatred,.

    Truth will be always truth, don’t look who says it rather find what truth is.

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    Fri, Feb 8 2013

    Good Move Appreciated Sir, if it is Possible Kindly launch a e-mail service as well , which will help from student level to Senior citizen level. In case those who feel difficulty to communicate over by phone can the email.

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  • Vipul, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Oh yes, I wish everyone involved with this noble cause-the best of luck. The society has been spending billions of dollars on this. Lately they have realised that it is of no use. Human beings have been using/enjoying/abusing mind altering substances since the cave men. Look around, you Mangaloreans. Our bars are full, the bhayyan outside the bar is busy selling gutka, cigerrete, paan. Those things are alright with us because you and I do it. We can't stand others with use something else.
    Ram sene wants fight Ganja menace. Has anyone been to Kumbhmela? Why are we being so hypoctaric. Let's get our heads out of sand and tackle the issue differently. Let's talk with our family and discuss the effects of the substances and let everyone make intelligent decisions.
    Mafia was the biggest winner during the prohibition in the USA, and in Gujarat the liquour supply was better than many other states in India.
    Couple of months ago a judge said that 90% of us are idiots. i wonder about the statistic.

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  • Francis, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    All the best Mr. N Prakash.People of Mangalore will support you for this good cause.

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  • balanna, Dubai / Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    This is not the problem of BD or HJV. We have systems to check all these illegal activities. Let the police do their job.

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  • Edward C Maben, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    God knows how many of the so called saviors’ of the society are addicts to various elements themselves. Some are unfortunately addicted to racism, casteism, goondaism, male chauvinism, and so many other addictions that have seriously hurt the social fabric of our city. People no more live in peace we live in fear of anti social elements, which are addicted to bringing chaos to the society. They are addicted to the thrill they get by hurting people. Who is going to stop them???
    I am glad that our city administration has woken up atlast. Hope the resolve is there and hope the resolve continues to fight every type of addiction with an iron hand. This is essential so that the city administration does not become addicted to taking us for granted.

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    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Only BLOOD test in Educational Institution Every year is the only Solution tackle the Problem.I am requesting with the DC why not you introduce this early? All other ways are useless.Here parents can detect in the starting days only.Don't waste Time.You are conducting silly meetings.

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  • George A. Borromeo, Angelore, Mangalore, India

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Dayanand Sir, Hindu Right wing activists should first screen their members and enroll them. Otherwise you shall be embarrassed to see the news "10 HJV activist thrash the Reporter"

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  • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    A standing ovation to DK DC N. Praksh,for taking the first bold step to eradicate drug menace in the District.This is the need of the hour to save the life of the youth and in the mean time bring about peace in the district by putting the senes in their own place who create unrest taking advantage of the weakness of the children.
    The students, the teachers and the parents should inform/ complaint to the appropriate authorities whenever they come across drug edict cases.The concerned authorities to give feed back to the police to track the drug peddlers.Hope the general public will cooperate with this step taken by our DC.Let us march forward.

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    all this awareness about drugs. well and good. what about Alcohol ? any steps towards this ? any steps towards spitting on road from buses and top of the buildings . eating pan and gutkha then to spit anywhere and everywhere. urinating in public.

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  • Billal Khan, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Rakesh shetty, mangalore and c.k.dayananda mangalore kindly read headline news on this

    Mangalore: Angered by report, gang attacks journalist

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    RAHUL, MANGALORE. Give me your telephone number. I wanna call you......

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  • Peter Pereira, Pune

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Rakesh Shetty Mangalore, first of all strict action to be taken against the Politicians who arranged Rave Party in Malpe. If leaders themselves involve in such activities, who will stop others ?
    Mr. C.K. Dayananda, no one can become a Martyr unless he dies. If your great heros who are having free dal chapathi in Maamus house were Martyrs who died on the border fighting the enemies, Indian judiciary would not have caged them to stop causing further harm to innocent people. Have a nice day.

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  • Lawrence Misquith, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    First of congratulations to D.C.& police dept.of mangalore for doing a great job in erradicating drug menance.I suggest that police dept.should form a team in civil dress and approach the suspeted shops as a buyer of drugs and arrest and punish these sellers by catching them redhanded.I guarantee by doing this within 3 months the drug sales will by 90% and eventually Mangalore will be free of drugs.

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    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    The District Administration should also involve the Heads and staff of High Schools as Sneha was in High School when she became addicted to the drugs in the begining.

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    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Earlier I had predicted that the volunteers of Home Stay Attack would become martyrs.

    Some people want the drug and other manaces to continue as they like the hidden agenda of spoiling boys and girls.

    Others do not want to appreciate the Hindu organisations due to undue suspicion or ego problem.

    But, all these people agree in the bottom of thier heart that Hindu organisations are right.

    This will become more clear in the days to come.

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    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    The lure of tasting drug has cut short a promising life. How sad. Pls make the younger generation aware about the harmful adverse effects of drug use.

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  • Rakesh shetty, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013




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    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Jossey Saldanh ya man you are right we BD are always there to help you people,

    so ever want help please cal BD

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    Mangalore Police should take in a few HJV, BD and RS guys for questioning and solve all drug related problems...

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    @Ramesh S, mangalore

    I think church priest & Maulvis would follow the suit once this government change. Because they don't trust this govt, sangh parivars and the police (their supporters. Once this govt change every truth would come out like who are the real protesters.

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    ..Dear Thomasaquin..think positive side of the storey, Liquors banned in Gujarath..there is strict rule for getting permission..wineshops & bars are rare...When you can not control illegal breweries,sale of liquors in SAUDI ARABIA, can you expect in Gujarath?

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  • thomasaquin, mangalore/Dubai

    Thu, Feb 7 2013


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  • Vincent, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    The problem with the illicit distribution of Drugs in worldwide and unfortunately has not been controlled by even the best police foces and Anti Narcotic squads in the world. The trade is lucrative enough that people continue to traffic the contraband even under threat of death.
    It is presumptous to claim that the threat will be eradicated. Driven further underground? Perhaps. Eradicated? NO!

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  • Ramesh S, mangalore

    Thu, Feb 7 2013

    ...Its a sane decission..It is the need of the hour, since parents doesn't know what happens in colleges...Drug,Alcohol,Gutkha menace has to be stopped, otherwise we will lose our next generation for sure...Interesting to know that just week before 40 swamijees of various mutt visited the CM to ban Alcohol in Karnataka, i wish church priest & Maulvis should follow the suit..when Gujrath can, why can't we...

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