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Mangaluru: Mangaluru bandh called by Sangh Parivar opposing Kerala Chief Minister’s visit to the city here has left many students – especially those who had exams – in lurch on Saturday. No buses were plying since morning. Students of I PU class had their exams scheduled today. But to their shock, none of the government or private buses were plying. Students were seen cursing the district administration for not providing any alternative arrangements to them.

Mangaluru: Tension prevailed for some time near Mangaluru Central railway station when escort personnel of Karnataka and Kerala had a bitter argument over who should escort Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is here to participate in Karavali Souharda programme on Saturday.

Mangaluru: Senior Congress leader Janardhana Poojary slammed Hindutva outfits for giving a bandh call on February 25 to oppose the participation of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan in the communal harmony rally. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Poojary said the bandh call was in contravention of the Supreme Court ruling against giving bandh calls and therefore was tantamount to contempt of court.

Manipal: Dr HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Manipal University, on Friday said the university would strictly “enforce the helmet rule”. Speaking at the helmet awareness campaign organised by Dr. Prabhudev B Mane, Chief Operating Officer, Campus Safety, Manipal University, Dr Ballal said he was pained to see students riding around without helmets and urged the riders to wear helmets. “With so many accidents taking place everywhere, some fatal too, it is advisable to keep your helmets on at all times – even when you are outside the campus,” he told students. 

Manipal: The SCIO Foundation Group of Manipal will hold its fifth medical camp at Sri Vaishnavi Durga Temple, Arbi Kodi, 80 Badagu Bettu Village in Dasarath Nagar on Feb 26 from 9am. There will be free checkups on diabetes, eye tests, fall risk tests and ergonomic consultation tests. The camp at Dasarath Nagar will be held in association with Diabetic Foot Clinic, Department of Occupational Therapy and Department of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal.

Mangaluru: Years of study on condition of beedi workers, construction labourers and other unorganised workers completely destroyed in the fire accident at CPI(M) office located at Thokkottu Olapete near here on Wednesday. It is learnt that the office was allegedly set on fire by some miscreants to express their opposition to the visit of Kerala Chief Minsiter Pinarayi Vijayan. Senior Communist leader is expected address a gathering at Nehru Maidan, here onFebruary 25.

Manipal: To commemorate International Mother Language Day (February 21), Centre for Hospitality & Tourism and Department of Allied Hospitality Studies, WGSHA, Manipal University observed ‘Matrubhasha Divas’ at Hirebettu primary Kannada Medium School, Athrady, Udupi District on February 21. To promote dissemination of mother tongue and create awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world to inspire solidarity on understanding, tolerance and dialogue, the UNESCO has declared February 21 as the International Mother Language Day.

Udupi: Visitors at Malpe beach found themselves soaked in food and great music at the ‘Seazzle’, a one-of-a-kind beach festival organised here, recently. The festival was organised by Mantra Travel and Tourism Development Company with Centre for Hospitality and Tourism Research, WGSHA, Manipal University.

Manipal: Eminent writers and artists will be attending Manipal University's seminar ‘The Kitchen World’ to be held on Feb 25 and 26 at the Dr Gangubai Hanagal Hall, MCPH Building. The seminar is being organised by the Dr TMA Pai Chair for Indian Literature. 

Mangaluru: Alumni associations should not be mere establishments but active and robust, observed Abdul Rehman, Kannur University former vice-chancellor and former chairman of Mangalore University Bio-Sciences Department. He was addressing a gathering of alumni of Mangalore University ‘Sanga-MAA’ organised by Mangala Alumni Association (MAA) at Mangala Auditorium here on Sunday.

Manipal: Manipal University took the next big leap in teaching by launching its virtual classroom on Monday.   The online classroom was launched at the MIT through a live demonstration. Dr Ranjan Pai, CEO and MD, MEMG Bengaluru, urged everyone to make best use of the technology to enrich learning.

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on Monday asked CM Siddaramaiah to drop ministers involved in corruption or face political consequences.  Addressing a protest against the Congress government in front of the DC office on Monday, Kateel also claimed that over 15 MLAs would quit the Congress and join the BJP in the next two months. The MP also mocked Siddaramaiah, terming him a ’tenant’ in the Congress party. Nalin alleged that the Congress leaders were more concerned about their own welfare rather than the welfare of the state.

Mangaluru: Parents of two-and-a-half-year-old Arnav conducted their son's 'chaulopanayana', a ceremony held by the GSB community while cutting the child's hair for the first time, in a unique way. In a noble gesture, Parents Ashwin Prabhu and Shreelatha Prabhu, residents of Mannagudda, donated the hair to 'Pantene Beautiful Lengths', a US-based company which prepares wigs for cancer patients. 

Mangaluru: DK District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai asked the district administration to take "all precautionary measures" to prevent a water crisis in the wake of Mangaluru and Bantwal taluks being declared as drought-hit taluks. 

Mangaluru: Senior Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary said he was unruffled over reports that the Congress party's High Command had recommended disciplinary action against him. But Poojary said he would not leave the party. Addressing a press meet on Saturday, Poojary said he was waiting for the notice and that he would be "happy" to receive it. Poojary said he would not quit as the "Congress party was in his blood".

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