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Mangalore This Week - July 8 to July 14

by Shalmi Monteiro

July 15, 2007

The begining of the week saw a shocking incident. Human skulls and bones were found in a garbage bin at Hampankatta, here. Two days later the week witnessed another incident, a which an express bus which was plying from Udupi to Mangalore caught fire due to an electrical short circuit.

It was matter of great honour for Konkani activist, singer-music writer, organizer and Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy president  Eric Ozario who has been chosen to receive the prestigious Konkani Kutam - Bahrain annual award for 2007.

Another achievement was made by Karnataka Bank chairman Ananthakrishna as he completed 7th year in office on July 12, 2007. Ananthakrishna has already completed two three-year terms and has now stepped into the second year of his third term for 3 years as chairman and chief executive officer of the country’s premier private sector bank.

Mangalore: Human Skeletons Found in Garbage bin at Hampankatta Old Bus-stand

Mangalore: Express Bus from Udupi Catches Fire - Passengers Safe 

Eric Ozario Bags 'Konkani Kutam Bahrain Award 2007'

Mangalore: Karnataka Bank Chairman Ananthakrishna Begins 8th Year of Tenure

Roads Have Become Runways

Road mishaps are incresing, some because of brake failure, some caused by smooth roads while othere due to the bad conditions of roads.

Every week, either Udupi district or Dakshna Kannada district witnesses road mishaps.  The week starts off with the mishap, or ends off with it. As a result of reckless driving of one person, many innocent people die or suffer for life. Many drivers drive at a breakneck speed. Not only the bus drivers but also the private vehicle owners drive recklessly and end up with losing control over the ehicle thus leading to accidents. The drivers not only ruin their lives but also the lives of other people and also cause damage to the road side shops etc.

Mangalore: Speeding Car Goes on Rampage near Infosys

Government to Earn More Revenue

Arrack has been banned completely in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, as elsewhere in Karnataka. But still we find people selling the liquor sachets illegally.

Only the arrack has been banned but not liqour. Higher tax is levied on liqour. The government can earn more on liquor than on these sachets.. So only arrack has been banned in DK and Udupi. The higher the sale of liquor, the richer the government gets.  But think of  those people who drink would suffer, mostly the people from poor families, who cannot afford to buy branded liquor and instead take recourse to much cheaper arrack. It is a known fact that drinking is bad for health. Bu there is an opinion around that when the governemnt has banned arrack it should have banned liqour too. Incidentally, if the government has taken this step in the interests of the poor, what about the rich and their families?

Mangalore: Two Arrested for Selling Arrack Illegally

Transport Ore by Railway Route

The main reason for the bad condition of roads is the regular movement of trucks overloaded with manganese ore. These trucks whick carry manganese ore ruin the roads, and giving rise to potholes.

If these loads of ore are transported through railway transport, the roads can be spared. Roads will soon undergo a facelift and they will again be spoiled by the transport of iron ores. The ore transport by road should be banned and it should be done only by railway. There is railway transport in most states of the country. It is ironical that the governments ban is imposed in trivial matters, but there is no ban where it is actually needed.  

Mangalore: As ore Trucks Ravage Roads, Trains Run Empty

Unique Personalities in Undived DK District

The undivided district of Dakshina Kannada seems to be populated with unique and talented individuals. We find students topping their exams, gifted with unique talents as well as professionals with extraordinarylas with extra superficial knowledge.

The undivided district should be proud enough to have such personalities. The doctors here have done a great job by making a rare surgery which gave life to an18-year-old boy by name Ryan Prashanth. The surgery was denied by any other doctors owing to high-risk involved in the surgery. We have witnessed many such cases in the district where the child is saved even in its critical condition,even when the surival of it is doubtful. Ryan Prashanth is one among them whose surgery was successful after the six hour long process to remove the tumour of 8 cms size. The credit goes to the witful / brave doctor.

Mangalore: Rare Surgery Gives New Lease of Life to Ryan Prashanth

Mighty Rains

The heavy and never ending rains caused lots of damage to the people as well as the properties.

This year, the rainfall, though it arrived late, damaged and ruined the lives and property of a number of people. The rainfall was plenty and along with the rains there were heavy winds everyday due to which there were landslides. The seas were rough. Many old houses collapsed in the undivided district.  Due to the rough sea the 'DenDen' ship also sank and people sailing in it suffered, whereas a few lost their lives. Apart from this the houses situated along the coastal belt also collapsed and the people sustained injuries.

Mangalore and Udupi: Rain Loss Put at Rs 45 Crore

New Courses at Varsity

People residing in coastal Karnataka are indeed educated. This is mainly becauses of our educational institutions.

Educational institutions in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts are providing the best of education to the students. All the institutions here are well equipped and are suppported by good infrastructure.They are not only well equipped but also they have good qualified and well experienced lecturers. Every year most of the institutions introduce new courses for the benefit of the students. The students also make best use of the facilities made available to them.

Mangalore Varsity Introduces New PG Courses

That was quite a busy week, with some tragic news and some good news, along with news that disappointed some and made others happy.

Hope the coming week would make all happy with lots of happening and good news.
Until then, it's bye!

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