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Mangaluru: Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy will give away its annual awards for the year 2016 at the three-day Konkani Lokotsav to be held from February 10 to 12 at Town Hall. Addressing the media, Academy president Roy Castelino said Cyril G Sequeira (CGS Taccode) (Konkani literature), Vasudev Shanbagh (art) and Clara Siddi (folk) have been chosen for the honorary awards.

Mangaluru: Past president of Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists and International Federation of Gynaecologists Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arul Kumaran will visit Fr Muller Medical College here January 22. He is expected to deliver a session at the Continuing Medical Education at the college. Sir Kumaran has authored many academic textbooks including ‘The management of labour’ that are used for post-graduation teaching. He is passion about clinical research and post-graduate teaching.

Udupi: State Minister for Fisheries and Udupi District Minister Pramod Madhwaraj on Thursday urged the KSRTC to enhance bus services from rural areas to Udupi. “Interests of students should also be kept in mind while permitting new buses,” the minister said while presiding over the Traffic Adalat at the DC office.

Manipal: The Department of Geopolitics and International Relations will be holding a series of special lectures by former Indian ambassador to Myanmar, Rajiv Bhatia, who was also former Director-General of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi, from Jan 23-25, at the Old TAPMI Building, Manipal.

Manipal: The Meet and Greet event organised by ReachOut Club of Melaka, Manipal Medical College, had two special guests of honour - former Sri Lankan cricketers Roshan Mahanama and Romesh Kaluwitharana. Mahanama, a prolific scorer and a former ICC official, and the wicket-keeper Kaluwitharana, both members of the 1996 World Cup winning team, spoke about their association with Sri Lankan cricket and recalled the WC win in 1996.  They also displayed some memorabilia of the 1996 World Cup with signatures of team members.

Mangaluru: Jayanti Baliga, mother of murdered RTI activist Vinayak Baliga, passed away on Jan 8 due to a massive brain haemorrhage in the brain. She was 80. According to reports, Jayanti lost consciousness on Jan 7 and passed away the next day. She reportedly wanted her only son to perform her last rites but her son-in-law performed the duty. The Baliga family reportedly donated Jayanti’s eyes to two persons. Her daughter Anuradha received a letter saying that both her mother’s corneas had been successfully transplanted.

Mangaluru: The CCB police arrested a Ghanaian national in Mallikatta and seized cocaine worth Rs 5.5 lakh. The arrested has been identified as Christopher. Police said that Christopher had arrived in India on a business visa two years ago. But he continued to stay in the country even after the visa expired. Police also seized two mobile phones and cash worth Rs3,300.

Mangaluru: The Konkani Writers and Artistes Association has urged the government to name the stretch from Valencia Circle to Koti Chennaya Circle Road after late Wilfy Rebimbus in recognition of his service to the cause of Konkani language and literature. A memorandum in this regard was submitted to JR Lobo, Mangalore South MLA by Association president Ronald Sequeira, secretary Florine Roche and members Roshan Madtha, Wilson Kateel and Henry Mendonca.

Manipal: An international conference on the ‘Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children’ was organised by the Manipal College of Nursing in collaboration with 24 institutions from 14 countries.   The conference began at the Dr T.M.A. Pai Auditorium on Monday. Following the formal inauguration by Priyanka Mary Francis, Chief Executive Officer, Udupi Zilla Panchayat,speakers from different  countries sharing their experiences with about 425 participants.  

Manipal: This year's annual New Year Awards function 2017 organised by Manipal University, Academy of General Education and Syndicate bank will be held on January 14. Four persons from Dakshina Kannada will be honoured for their meritorious service in the fields of Education, Commerce and Industry and Social Service.

Puttur: Aneesha Nayak, a tenth standard student of Sudana Residential School in Puttur, has bagged the gold medal at the International Festival of Engineering, Sciences and Technology (I-FEST 2) being held in Tunisia in North Africa. Aneesha research paper on "Hydrophobocity of Colocasia Extract as wall paper protector” won her the gold medal. As many as 50 young researchers from various countries are participating in the week-long event which commenced on Jan 6. Aneesha’s paper had also won her prizes in several national and international events.

Mangaluru: The city police on Thursday received 25 high-tech Maruti Ertiga Hoysala police patrol vehicles to fight crime. The vehicles were handed over to the police by Home Minister G Parameshwara. After flagging off the vehicles, Parameshwar said the new vehicles would enable the police to perform their duty “efficiently” as they would be able to reach crime scene quickly at any time.

Mangaluru: Former deputy mayor and corporator Judith Mascarenhas, fondly known as Judy Bai, passed away on Monday. She was 85. Judith had been bedridden as she was suffering from paralysis for a long time. According to reports, Judy reportedly donated her house to St Vincent De Paul Society.

Udupi: Noted Carnatic musician and playback singer Dr KJ Yesudas visited Sri Krishna temple here on Tuesday and rendered a popular track 'Krishna Nee Begane Baaro' much to the surprise of many devotees. After offering prayers, he sat next to sanctum sanctorum and rendered the devotional song, although were no musical accompaniments. He later received blessings from Pejawar seer Sri Vishveshatheertha swami.  

Udupi: Three US nationals from California are journeying through India in an autorickshaw to create awareness and raise funds for protecting environment and child welfare.   The team comprising Terry Allen Blesso, Trent Stanton and Stuart Lee Vaganor commenced its journey from Kochi on January 2. The journey will conclude at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on January 15. After checking out the town, the team left for Goa.   

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