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Mangaluru's loss - people move to other cities for New Year celebrations


By Florine Roche

Mangaluru, Dec 31: New Year parties are eagerly awaited by one and all and this is a worldwide phenomena. But for Mangalureans these New Year parties have turned out to be a damp squib.

The Police Commissioner has issued strict instructions to party- goers, to the general public, hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts to strictly adhere to some of the guidelines that include closing all New Year parties by 12 midnight. The commissioner has also issued strict instructions banning celebrations in beaches. Those organizing New Year parties are required to seek advance permission for the same.

There is also the threat from Bajrang Dal looming large as these outfits have sought a ban on New Year parties and have even warned the police that they will be held responsible for any untoward incident. Knowing these elements and taking a cue from some of the past incidents involving them nobody wants to take a risk.

 
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However, die hard arty buffs and revelers therefore found an easy way out rather than celebrate a dry New Year eve sans all the fun and frolic. Many Mangalurean families including the young crowd have opted to go out of Mangaluru to cities like Madikeri, Bengaluru, Goa and Pune to celebrate New Year rather than stay in Mangaluru and forego the fun usually associated with New Year parties.

With the police department issuing several instructions and strictures to party organizers and hotels and restaurant many feel that there is no fun left in New Year Parties. There is a general feeling that the police issued strict instructions following the threat issued by Bajrang Dal and VHP.

Prakash Pandeshwar, Tulu film director and producer points out that the police have escaped from their responsibilities by bowing down to the threats of the hardliners. “The New Year party begins at 12 but here the district administration has issued notice to end all parties by 12 midnight. It is the responsibility of the police to ensure peace and prevent any untoward incidents in the name of protecting our culture. Police should have arrested the trouble shooters and those who issued threats rather than succumb to their diktat,” Prakash Pandeshwar said.

He further contented that Mangalureans are going out to other places and it has an adverse impact on the economy of the city. “Businessmen were waiting for the yearend to boost their business which has suffered due to the impact of GST and demonetisation. Unfortunately, Mangalureans have been forced to go to other cities during the year end due to the curbs imposed on New Year Celebrations and this has affected local business in a big way,” Prakash Pandeshwar stated.

24 year old Tejas, a C A aspirant has opted to go out of Mangaluru for the second year in a row. With a busy schedule round the year Tejas loves to freak out during year end but finds Mangalore unsuitable for such fun. “New Year Party usually begins after 10 and the real fun is past the midnight. We want to enjoy music and also dance to the D J tunes. There is no fun at being in Mangaluru to celebrate New Year because when the fun really begins we have to home. Moreover we cannot feel free and have fun when threats from hard line groups loom large. So I have come to Madikeri with my friends to have a fun-filled New Year party says Tejas, who celebrated the New Year in Goa in 2017.

Another youngster who echoed similar views is Achal Kumar, who has come to Goa with his family to enjoy the Goan flavour of New Year celebrations. He says Goa offers fun unlimited which we cannot even dream in Mangalore. “I came to God with friends last year and got to know what New Year party really is. This year we are attending a party where the crowd is about 5,000 in an open ground and the fun runs for 36 hours. The entry fee is Rs 6,000 and we can come leave and join the party any time. For the same price in Mangaluru we can have fun only for say 5 to 6 hours and with all those restrictions in Mangaluru I don’t think there is any fun left in having a New Year party”, says Achal. Achals’s friend Desmond Ryan D Souza has come to Goa for the second year running with his group of five friends as he feels Goa is ‘the’ place to enjoy New Year party.

There are many Mangalureans who can to afford to move out of Mangaluur for various reasons and they have no other options but to adhere to the instructions. However, hotels, restaurants, pubs and resorts of Mangaluru are feeling the pinch, as it has affected their business in a big way.

Mangaluru is emerging as a cosmopolitan city as it is increasingly embracing people from different parts of the country and also from the globe. Giving a free hand to the fundamentalists will have wider ramifications affecting the progress of our district. 


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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 2 2018

    Its because of BJP our freedom is curtailed to celebrate New Year and other parties including immoral and moral policing and what not. Better vote Congress party only. If BJP comes everything will be curtailed.

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  • santhu birve, Mumbai/Udupi

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Enjoyed New Year party in Manglore and Mumbai.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Few years ago.. i used to call myself "Proud Mangalorean"

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  • Dinga, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Why celebrate, ur losing one year of ur life. Foolish to celebrate. Instead go to place of worship and pray to forgive our sins.

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  • Rupert, DOHA

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Can anyone increase their life by praying?..when your end is fixed no matter what you do you cant take one extra breath....Instead do good things in this 4 days journey of life...enjoy your life. Let others enjoy their life.
    With love and sharing we can concor the world not by hate

    Happy new year to all

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  • Kiran D Souza, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    We all enjoyed here in Mangalore., nobody disturbed us. Those who wants to do illegal activities & have plenty of Money move to other cities. If all the people of Mangalore think that they have to go to other cities to celebrate New Year, it's possible? ????
    Illogical...

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  • hemanth, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    May be loss for some But it's gain for people who just want to sleep peacefully at night who does not party.

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  • ibrahim, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    The powers are going strong on moral policing..... Why the department still working under sangaparivaar? if mangaluru become crowd city like bangaluru, Mumbai, all goons will disappear automatically, bcoz everyone busy in their routine job.

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  • Vikram, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    With due respect i want to tell you something. Freedom starts from home first. If i am restricting my sisters from going out and enjoy then how i can expect others to have freedom. Freedom should come from each religion then only equality will be there.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Right wings, enjoying is anyone’s right. After working like donkeys everyone likes some good time. It’s recreation and natural.
    Extremities won’t be liked by public. This wasn’t a good move. Certainly will reflect in elections.

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  • NN, NN

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Shame on Police team. They bow down to goons and had a easy escape from their responsibility. Cowards. If I was in charge, I would keep those trouble makers under my custody for 24 hours and let the good people enjoy their freedom. A scavenger in the uniform would have exercised better judgement. Shame, Shame and Shame to those lazy pot bellies.

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  • I wish I was there, Bahrain

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Do we really need these people to tell what and when should we do things, they depend on BD, VHP and other to dictate how Mangalore should be.
    Are we in a war zone or what.
    •Director General of Police (DGP)
    •Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)
    •Inspector General of Police (IGP)
    •Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP)
    •Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
    •Superintendent of Police (SP)
    •Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl SP)
    •Director General of Police (DGP)
    •Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)
    •Inspector General of Police (IGP)
    •Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP)
    •Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
    •Superintendent of Police (SP)
    •Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl SP)
    Life….. For rich it is party for poor it is chance. wake up police force.

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  • vishnu bhat, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    instead of providing good government and administration, the 'powers' are going strong on moral policing. It will neither earn them brownie points nor votes.

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  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    yella okay but edhu yaake

    "they have even warned the police" that they will be held responsible for any untoward incident"


    What the heck....!

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  • Shammi, Karnataka

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Rule is that when there is such a ban ,any certain secular
    based organisation should have gone to commissioner of police just like how BD approached them.And force the Commissioner to send a memorandom issue to CM.He would have definitely look into matter.Just like how in Bengaluru it is taken care of.CM had put a strict ban on these Bhakths we all remember they had their huge bike rally.and how it got flop.
    Many politicians from mangaluru had sent a memorandom at that time.If anyone of us with 10-15members would have gone it would have made some changes.Everything has a system ,we should have followed the procedure.
    This is now sone pe suhaga for police force ,nobody came and they are happy as their huge burden is being taken away.

    We have to unite irrespective of cast ,colour, Creed,this is the only way we can eradicate cancerous BD like organisations.

    Happy new year guys.Lets make aresolution.

    UNITED WE STAND,DIVIDED WE FALL AND TODAY THIS DIVISION COSTED US SO MUCH

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  • Manoj, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Dear Police officers.... Please transfer your salary amount to those 8 BD activists who threatened and ordered you to stop and control all new year party's in my city. If you can't take your own discission to provide security to businessmen from whom our government looting gst more than enough, also general public to live with freedom and peace please hand over your post to those goons. And let us live as per their wish....

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  • William dsouza, Karmataka

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    First let this right wing group and bajarang dal stop daily boozing in wine shops and those people who fall in drainage pits. Most of these rowdies and their dumbo followers don't practice what they preach. Rest of the year you will find them in bars eating chicken 65 and whisky.

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  • Alwyn, Kudla

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    It is a human right issue. Sad police who is restricting for public in celebration of new year by 12pm whereas new year begins after 12pm. Very insane police team not able to handle simple task of new year celebration in the small city of mangalore. This events goes on for years and all of sudden these terrors telling the police how to run thier job and police are taking the order from them. May be more training is required for mangalore police to be competent in thier professions to manage city events. If such trend continues mangalore city will have a negative effect on its economy and name

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Inspired by Taliban I guess

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    If organisers would have taken the security cover of 'Bajrang Dal' who runs parallel business of private security firm by threat and fear then Mangalore wouldn't have lost the charm.

    Future 'smart city' of India under Sanghi Taliban!
    Anyway happy new year for the Mangaloreans. Hope they will think wisely in the future.
    Jai Hind

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  • Roy, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    To all the saffron activist,
    Why don't you stop your kids who were grown in Indian tradition from going to western countries for studies and work? I see majority of kids of these BJP , JD, RSS run away from India in the name of higher education and job... But the fact is that they are bored of Indian culture and wanna live rest of their life's western culture. Can any activist answer how you are going tackle this? Or is saffron culture lost against west :)

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    My Dear SP, Instead of telling the public to enjoy Giving order and ristiction .Eating on public tax payer's money. If you can't take care of the suit at ion then go home

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  • Sam, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    I have seen a daughter of a BJP activist from Mangalore having FUN ☺ in a disc in bangalore. Why don't they stop these girls first. I know it's not possible. Youths a slowly adopting western culture.

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    These goons are destroying the good name of Mangalore. Unfortunately lot of police members are RSS men hence the goons are not bothered with law and order as they Know that police are on their side. Like people going away for celebrations, business to will move out of the area. Unfortunately congress MLA's of Mangalore have no guts to say anything as they want to exploit this situation for election. Police should be ashamed of themselves .

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Shame. If such trend continues why we need a police portfolio in city of mangalore. Tax payers can save lots of money shutting down the police department. BD will take care of law and order now on. Also tell people what to celebrate, what to eat, how to dress , whom to marry and how to live a life. Shame of such idiots meddling with society like terrors. Where is govt? Where the city of mangalore headed? Shame on you. I feel so sad my mangalore is in such terror dictator way of living

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Moral Police have let down Mangaluru & Hindu's ...

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  • Sameer, Saudi

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Gud news for all from now no police or no government rule bajaranga dal rule.. but not sutaible for border or conduction apply ...what in mind I don’t know ...any way who cares

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  • Shobha, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Temple music is irritating others .... same way the new year DJ music will also irritate others. A good move in mangalore......

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  • Roy, Bangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Mam, there is difference between screaming in public and making noise with in the 4 walls. Moreover it's once a year not everyday or week. No matter what these people do, u can stop youths. They have already choosen an alternative. Western influence will dominate for ever... Bolo Bharat maatha ki .... ☺

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  • Anil, Mp

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    I think you hold functions such as marriage, and lot in without music....

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  • NN, NN

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Temple music is different than the New Years Music. New Years music does not irritate people daily.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Police is bd and bd is police.

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  • Seetharama, Kundpaura

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    One way good. There will be fewer accidents and problems. I have seen terrible accidents occurring in new year eve due to excess indulging in alcohol etc. Let's celebrate new year peacefully at our homes. No issues

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Kundapuradalli party jor ella antha kansutte.

    Happy New Year 2018.

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  • nicholas, Canada

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Mangalore people elected BJP Candidates especially people like Nalin, Shoba, so now bear the consequenss. There is a saying Reap what you sow

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  • vasu, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Law order is state responsibility.Muncipality can put restrictons. BOTH ARE GOVERNEY BYCONGRESSO.That why safe to electricityexetower BJP..

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  • SB, Mlore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Mangalore : Congress state govt , Congress MCC, Congress MLAs
    Madikeri : Congress State govt, BJP MLAs
    GOA: BJP state govt, Bjp MLa (Pasco, Panaji)


    Just saying . Because someone promised end to Moral policing and Milked Pidis votes.

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Mangalore has New Year restriction claiming alcohol, and women safety. According to Economic Times, condom sale in Gujarath increases by 50% during Navratri and there is considerable increase in alcohol sale during Ganapati festival in Mahararashtra.

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  • DON, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Election Year.
    Better to put restrictions before any calamity takes political shape.
    Blaming police is illogical perception where the intention to block the freedoms by certain people who are hell bent on creating unrest, need to be looked at.

    Cattle class in India will never ever improve their mentality where as Thailand reaps millions on tourism.

    Only liberal minded majority Hindus can reform India from the clutches of fundamentalism.

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Why should we pay the taxes if we receive this cowardly service from the police. Police and rowdies both non payers of taxes attack innocent, law biding, responsible, tax paying citizens. Name should changed to " Legal Rowdy City" not Smart City.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Three fourth of the world is celebrating New Year today. A New Year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hand. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.

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  • Tom Cat, Navi Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    As long as congress and Bjp rules Karnataka mangalore will suffer, chaadis have infiltrated the police.

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  • roy pinto, mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    BAN THE RIGHT WINGS. THIS IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION FOR PEACE OF MANGALORE OTHER wise 2018 WILL BE WORST.
    2017 SHOULD BE THERE LAST YEAR FOR RIGHT WING.
    IF POLICE WILL NOT TAKE ACTION WE CITIZEN HAVE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THIS TERRORIST.

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  • U.Suresh, Udupi

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    U r state is ruled by ur congress only.why blaming BJP?

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  • Austin Prabhu, Nantur-Chicago

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    It is sad that our police force in Mangaluru is surrendering to Hindu Talibans and losing their ground as peace keepers; shame!

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  • HOFZ, MANGALORE - KARNATAKA

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Bajranga Dala appointed commissioner or Government. ? Shameful

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  • vijay, KUDLA

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    police lost against BD VHP SENES. ITS NOT GOOD for mlre buisness world. not gd decesion by mlre police dept. new year has to be celebrated in grand manner.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    What else can we expect from Congress ruled state

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  • Not a bhakt, India

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Lol says the guy who probably voted for RSS. Sorry I mean. bJP

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    God is very generous to me and I am lucky to have visited many places around many countries. Out of all the pleasure I had , a cruise by a boat on New Year night in Goa's Mandovi river with singing and dancing is the most memorable one to me.
    I wish all a Happy New Year.

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  • Donald, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Mumbai police can handle such huge crowd and celebrations. Y can't mangalore police? We our self are spoiling our cities reputation. Y can't we celebrate new years eve peacefully as people in other states? I don't think our police is not capable. But there are is some reason.. I don't know what.. But if mangalore should improve then we have to be bit open minded.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Congrats Mangalore. You are hereby officially under the "Chaddi"ban regime. Did not expect this from the cops. Shame on you.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Youngsters should remember this when voting in next election in Karnataka, they should see which party started these outfits & who thrive with their violence & hafta gathering activities.
    The ruling party need to arrest these goons before a day or two to prevent them from carrying out these illegal threats & blackmail tactics, otherwise we will think either the department or the govt., wants them to carryout these threats & to get votes in next election too.

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  • Swamy, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    I solely blame Mangalore Police for this unprofessional and biased approach which resulted in putting a question mark on the title 'Smart City'. Police should have shown more confidence in its law and order issue and assurances to the public with control over the situation instead of playing into the hands of opposition rowdies and goondas and giving more credit for thier ultimatums and turning a blind eye to innocent civilians who are enjoying this events while getting thrashed by these very goons. This practice by police to appease opposition threats is going to be costly for the state and Mangalore. Looks like vote bank politics is Supreme at any cost.

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  • Vinayak Prabhu, Mangalore

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    Good move by Bajrang dal..by restricting we are avoiding many accidents...should declare dry day...will save many lives

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Dec 31 2017

    @Vinayak Prabhu mangalore,Accidents happen not only on newyear day,but all year throughu without alcohol too.Mangalore Police have failed complete here.Instead of threatening Bd,for taking law in their hand,bowing to them.Scandal.Why we need polic e at all?By next voting BD can think again.But enterprainer ,hotels too can protest here for loosing their income due to police .Dont pay any hafta to police.very bad ,people going out and certainly enjoy their Newyear celebration is ok.Afterall noone know whether next year celebration of new year is able to attend.due to sickness ,move out of city or many other reasons.Wish you all a happy new year with all the best of luck ,and health and wealth.HAPPY NEW YEAR:

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  • Ramesh k, Mangalore

    Mon, Jan 1 2018

    Do you not drive worrying that you would some day meet up with an accident? Going by your comments here you sound like one of those pessimistic sissy's who wouldn't.

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