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Udupi: The Udupi Police arrested seven members of a gang who had kidnapped and robbed a Kerala based jeweller in Manipal on March 17. The arrested have been identified as: Muhammed Irfan alias Irfan (30) of Hemmady in Kundapur taluk, Javed (25) from Kodavoor , Ashraf (34) of Vinaya Nagara near Belapu, Ilahid alias Manzoor Ilahid (24) of Hemmady in  Kundapur, Ravichandra N alias Ravi (41) of  Kergal in  Kundapur taluk and Sumant Kumar (24) of Kirimanjeshwar in Kundapur taluk.

Manipal: Manipal Institute of Technology’s AeroMIT has finished 4th in the SAE AeroDesign in the Micro Class Division competition held at Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The team of 20 design, fabricate and fly remote controlled aircraft, MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicle) and research modern drone technologies. “We broke into the top 10 spot in season 5, top 5 spot in season 6 and now have gone one up to 4th place in season 7 of our participation,” said team leader Shloke Chaudhuri. 

Manipal: Manipal University, Manipal, and NGO Bharathiya Vikas Trust (BVT) signed a MoU on Tuesday.  As part of the understanding, Manipal University will provide long-term institutional support to the BVT to continue its mission. The signatories to the MoU were Dr Narayan Sabhahit, Registrar of Manipal University and Mr KM Udupa, Managing Trustee of BVT. 

Manipal: Manipal University entered into a technology transfer agreement with Rajalakshmi Govinda Variar Research and Innovations Private Limited (RGVRI), a Bengaluru based company, recently for a dietary supplement to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetic patients. 

Mangaluru: Eminent rationalist Prof. Narendra Nayak, who has been relentlessly fighting for justice in the RTI activist Vinayak Baliga murder case, escaped a possible attempt to assault him by outwitting the miscreants on Wednesday morning. Incidentally, Prof. Narendra Nayak had prior information of a possible attack on him.

Manipal: Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS), ranked No.1 in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Human Resource Ministry in 2016, has made it to the QS World University Rankings of 2017. 

Udupi: The Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research, WGSHA, in association with Mantra Travel and Tourism Development Company, Udupi, organised a fish festival at the Malpe beach recently.

Mangaluru: The OBG nursing department of the Father Muller College of Nursing celebrated the International Women’s Day by organising a workshop on March 8. The theme of the workshop was ‘Save a Mother Save a Family: A Bold Step for change.  Dr. Savitha Pramilda Cutinho welcomed the gathering. 

Mangaluru: Dozens of BJP leaders and workers celebrated the party's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in Mangaluru on Saturday. Party leaders including former deputy speaker Yogesh Bhat, MLC Monappa Bhandary gathered in front of the party office and shouted slogans. Later, party workers burst crackers and distributed sweets. Speaking on the occasion, Bhandary said the results dispelled the perception that the BJP was an upper caste party, as it had won the support of all sections of the society.

Mangaluru: A 43-year-old prisoner accused of rape charge under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act escaped from Mangaluru jail in the wee hours of Friday. The accused is identified as Jinnappa Parava (37), son of Chennappa, a resident of Gardady village, Beltangady taluk.  

Manipal: Dr. Subhageetha, consultant obstetrician and gynecologist and an animal activist from Manipal, and Pavana Acharya, an artiste and musician, were felicitated on Wednesday on the occasion of International Women’s Day.  The event was held at the Chaitya Hall in Fortune Inn Valley View in Manipal and jointly hosted by Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Department of Commerce and School of Communication, Manipal University. . The theme of the event was Avyaya (indestructible). 

Mangaluru: State Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa on Thursday directed the tahsildar to clear long-pending  Akrama-Sakrama (Bagar Hukum) applications and issue ownership documents (title deeds) without further delay. At a meeting attended by Deputy Commissioner KG Jagadeesha, MLA Abhayachandra Jain, and revenue officials, Thimmappa warned of action in the event of delay in issuing title deeds. 

Mangaluru: Mangaluru City got a woman Mayor – Kavita Sanil on Thursday – a day after the International Women’s Day. Kavita of Congress beat BJP candidate Poornima with a margin of 18 votes. Rajaneesh of Congress is the deputy Mayor, who was elected unopposed. In the 60-member elected council, the Congress enjoyed majority with 35 seats. There were three strong contenders from Congress for the office of Mayor. However, Kavita emerged favourite after the party conducted an internal voting on Wednesday.

Udupi: Creator of Manipal's famous Heritage Village, Vijayanath Shenoy (83) passed away here on Thursday. He leaves behind wife, son and daughter. The last rites will be held at Beedinagudde on Friday, said family sources. Shenoy had painstakingly created the heritage village restoring and relocating traditional, ancient old buildings and artefacts through Hasta Shilpa Trust.

Mangaluru: The Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology (AIMIT),St Aloysius College, Beeri, hosted ‘Sanjeevini’, a voluntary blood donation camp in collaboration with the Indian Red Cross Society. The event was inaugurated by chief guest Dr. Vikram Shetty, professor and Unit Chief at K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangaluru. Dr Vikram shetty spoke on the importance of donating blood and also encouraged people to take time off to work on charitable causes. He congratulated the organisers for organising the event. 

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