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  • Karnataka: Refusing food to non-Brahmins at temple kicks off a row April 23, 2014

    Udupi: The 800-year-old Sri Krishna temple at Udupi in Karnataka is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The seat of 'Madhva' tradition (a part of Vaishnava tradition) strictly follows the caste system even today. Non-Brahmins are not allowed to eat with the Brahmins at temple's dining area where...
  • IB asks Karnataka to tighten security to prevent communal violence September 11, 2013

    Bangalore: The Central Intelligence Bureau (IB) has asked Karnataka government to take precautionary measures to prevent communal clashes in the state. According to a top state government source, the IB has warned about a possibility of communal violence ahead of General elections, early next year. The IB letter has been sent...
  • Manipal gangrape: Another accused to be produced before court June 30, 2013

    Udupi: One of the two accused, who allegedly attempted suicide fearing police action in the gangrape of a 22yearold medical student, was on Sunday formally arrested after he was discharged from a hospital in Udupi as the condition of the other continued to be serious, police said. Anand, one of...
  • Manipal student gangrape: Condition of main accused remains critical June 29, 2013

    Bangalore: The condition of the main accused in the Manipal student gangrape case, who allegedly committed suicide, remains critical. Yogesh Poojary has been put on ventilator support. Meanwhile, the condition of second accused Anand who was nabbed from Sannakkibettu village near Bangalore, while he was allegedly making an attempt to...
  • Manipal student gangrape: Suspect sent to 5day police custody June 28, 2013

    Udupi: A court in Udupi on Friday remanded the third accused in the Manipal student gangrape case to five days of police custody. Hariprasad, arrested on Thursday along with two other accomplices, was produced before the district court. IGP (Western Range) Pratap Reddy said two other accused, Yogesh Shantappa Poojary and...
  • Manipal student gangrape: Udupi Police arrests third accused June 27, 2013

    Manipal: A week after a girl, who was studying medicine in Manipal, was abducted and gangraped, the Udupi Police succeeded in arresting the third accused in the Manipal student gangrape case on Thursday. The other two accused were arrested by the police on Wednesday. The autorickshaw which was used to...
  • Will trace the Manipal student gangrape accused in 1 or 2 days: Karnataka CM June 27, 2013

    The student was returning to her room from the library when the culprits kidnapped her from the Manipal University campus and gangraped on June 20 night. ...
  • Manipal student gangrape: Main accused attempts suicide June 27, 2013

    Bangalore: The main accused in the Manipal student gangrape case allegedly attempted suicide in custody and has been admitted to the hospital. He, along with another accused, was arrested by the Udupi Police on Wednesday. The autorickshaw that was used to abduct the survivor has been seized as well. The...
  • Manipal student gangrape: 2 arrested, autorickshaw seized June 27, 2013

    Bangalore: The Udupi Police has arrested two people in connections with the Manipal student gangrape case and the autorickshaw that was used to abduct the survivor has been seized as well. The third accused is still absconding. Two days ago the police had questioned 30 people after releasing CCTV footage...
  • Medical report confirms Manipal student was raped June 26, 2013

    Udupi: The medical report of the Manipal MBBS student has confirmed that she was raped. The 22yearold final year MBBS student was allegedly abducted when she was returning to her flat from the college library on Friday night. She was then taken to a nearby forested region by three unidentified...
  • Manipal student gangrape: CCTV footage of the incident night released June 25, 2013

    Udupi: Police on Tuesday released the CCTV footage of the night an MBBS student of Manipal University in Karnataka was raped by three unidentified men. The footage shows an autorickshaw going out of the Manipal campus at 11:36 pm in the night and then an autorickshaw entering the campus at...
  • Manipal gangrape case: Sketch of an accused released June 25, 2013

    Udupi: The Udupi police on Monday had released a sketch of one of the suspects in the Manipal medical student gangrape case. The sketch was prepared on the basis of the description given by the 22year old survivor, who was abducted by three persons from Manipal University campus while she...
  • Karnataka: 3 men abduct, gangrape Manipal medical student in Udupi June 22, 2013

    Udupi: A 22yearold medical student was allegedly kidnapped and gangraped at Manipal, seven kilometer from Udupi, in Karnataka on Friday night, a senior police official said. The final year MBBS student was allegedly abducted from the Manipal University campus when she was returning to her room from the library late...
  • Three men allegedly gangrape medical student in Udupi June 21, 2013

    Udupi: A medical student was allegedly sexually assaulted in Udupi, Karnataka on Friday. The 22yearold medical student from Manipal University was kidnapped and allegedly gangraped by three men. No arrests have been yet made in the case. More details are awaited. ...
  • Karnataka: Christian prayer house attacked, 7 hurt March 9, 2013

    Bangalore: Seven persons were injured when they were allegedly assaulted by Bajrang Dal activists during an attack on a Christian prayer house at Moodubelle in Udupi district, on suspicion that conversion activities were being carried out there, police said on Saturday. The attack was carried out on Friday night after the...
  • Hoax call death: Jacintha Saldanha laid to rest December 17, 2012

    Udupi: Indianorigin nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who had committed suicide in a London hospital after a prank call about Princess Kate from an Australian radio channel, was laid to rest at her husband's hometown of Shirva in Udupi on Monday evening. Jacintha's husband Benedict, her son Junal and daughter Lisha accompanied the...
  • Heavy rains lash coastal K'taka, Udupi flooded August 9, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka has been hit by incessant rains for the past eight days after battling a drought for two months. Coastal Karnataka has reportedly received the most rainfall, while parts of Udupi are flooded. Heavy rains are also being reported from previously droughthit areas like Raichur, Shimoga, Hassan and Belgaum as well. The...
  • Karnataka: Husband forces wife to drink his urine July 14, 2012

    Bangalore: Close on the heels of a girl child who was made to drink her urine as a punishment in Shantiniketan, a dentist, who suspected his wifes fidelity, allegedly forced her to drink his urine. Unable to bear his torture, the 27yearold woman has filed a case against him and...
  • K'taka: Setback for Gowda, BSY may be reinstated March 21, 2012

    Bangalore: The loss of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha bypoll for the UdupiChikmagalur seat may prove to be a gain for former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. The win by the Congress in the UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha bypoll by a margin of 40,000 votes over the...
  • K'taka: UdupiChikmagalur bypoll counting today March 21, 2012

    Bangalore: Counting for the March 18 bypolls to UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha seat will be taken up on Wednesday, election officials said. With BJP government in Karnataka facing turmoil, there is intense anticipation and anxiety in ruling and Opposition Congress circles over the outcome of the bypolls. Electoral authorities said tight security arrangements...
  • Over 60 pc voting in Karnataka LS bypoll March 18, 2012

    Bangalore: The bypoll to Karnataka's UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha seat ended peacefully Sunday with over 60 percent of 1.24 million voters casting their ballots. "Around 60 percent voting has taken place and the process was peaceful," a spokesperson for the state election office told reporters in Bangalore. Booths opened at 8 am...
  • K'taka: Bypoll for UdupiChikmagalur LS seat today March 18, 2012

    Udupi: About 12.53 lakh voters are expected to seal the fate of 14 candidates in the bypoll to UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday, where three major parties Congress, BJP and JDS have gone on a high voltage campaign. This is the second bypoll being held in Karnataka after DV Sadananda...
  • BJP scandals vs Cong scams in Karnataka bypoll March 1, 2012

    Bangalore: Udupi is known for temples and Chikmagalur for enchanting coffee plantations, but over the next two weeks a battle of controversies will unfold in the two Karnataka districts. It will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) scandals against Congress scams in the byelection to the UdupiChikmagalur Lok Sabha seat. The...
  • How cameras caught ministers watching porn February 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Allowing TV channels to cover the legislature proceedings from the visitors' gallery cost the BJP government in Karnataka dear, as video cameras caught its two ministers watching porn in the Assembly. The state legislature secretariat, which for security reasons banned video and photo journalists from covering the proceedings from...
  • Rave party held to increase tourism in Udupi February 4, 2012

    Udupi: St Mary's Island on the Malpe coast played host to hundreds of foreigners and tourists who had come from Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Goa and other parts of India to participate in a threeday Rave Party called 'Spring Zouk' the Island Festival that began on Friday. Over 600 couples...
  • Karnataka: Around 20 pc voting in first four hrs April 30, 2009

    Bangalore: Around 20 per cent of estimated 15.5 million eligible voters had cast their ballots in the first four hours of polling in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka, officials said on Thursday. Polling has been brisk in the constituencies of Dharwad, Haveri, Bagalkot, Dakshina Kannada, UdupiChikmagalur, Shimoga and Davangere with...
  • Disabled artist comes to India seeking true parents January 8, 2008

    Mangalore: Abandoned as an infant in Bangalore Minda Cox, a disabled artist, was adopted by an American couple over two decades ago. Now, 20 years later, Minda made an emotional journey back home and managed to track down her biological parents. Born without arms and legs, Minda's journey began at...
  • Pics: Citizen report on environment May 31, 2007

    The area near the ManipalUdupi route has now become a huge dump yard, says citizen reporter Bhaskar Ballal. ...