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District administration permitted to extract sand in CRZ areas with GPS: Sasikanth Senthil

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Sasikanth Senthil

Mangaluru : Dakshina Kannada district administration has made global positioning system (GPS) a must on boats permitted to remove sand in CRZ areas. This new arrangement will come in to vogue in next 15-days. In addition, these boats will also be painted in a distinct colour to help authorities concerned identity them with ease and […]

Boats for sand extraction should have GPS, says DC

Friday, November 10th, 2017
GPS

Mangaluru: The District Sand Monitoring Committee will make it mandatory for traditional boats engaged in sand extraction from rivers in Coastal Regulation Zone to install global positioning system (GPS) and colour code matching with sand blocks allotted to respective permit holders, within a fortnight. Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, who is also the Chairman of the […]

GPS on autos: District administration yet to approve proposal

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
GPS on autos

Mangaluru: In what could go a long way in ensuring the safety of both passengers and the drivers, a proposal has been submitted by a society of autorickshaw owners and drivers to have the Global Positioning System (GPS) installed on all autos plying on the city’s roads, along with LED advertisement display. National Institute of […]

Autorickshaw drivers’ association plans to go cashless

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
Autorickshaw drivers association

Mangaluru: Mangaluru auto rickshaw drivers are planning to adapt cashless transactions soon. They are waiting to be upgraded with the technology as well as for the permission from the concerned authorities. Addressing reporters in Mangaluru, autorickshaw union leader Ashok Shetty said that the union wants to install GPS and to display advertisements on autorickshaws. Authorities […]

‘Don’t interpret our desire for peace as weakness’: Pak on strikes by India

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Islamabad: Strongly condemning “unprovoked and naked aggression” by India along the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of the country. Sharif also warned that Pakistan’s intent for peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as its weakness, Radio Pakistan reported. He said […]

Sand extraction in CRZ areas yet to resume

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Sand

Mangaluru: Even as permit holders are yet to commence sand extraction from rivers in the Coastal Regulatory Zone in Dakshina Kannada district, after the ban ended on Monday, the Chennai Bench of the National Green Tribunal extended the stay on sand extraction in CRZ areas of Udupi district till September 13. As the two-month ban […]

‘Make GPS compulsory for trucks transporting sand’

Friday, April 17th, 2015
GPs

Mangalore : The district-level Task Force Committee on sand extraction on Thursday decided to make it compulsory for all trucks transporting sand to be fitted with GPS and for the Mines and Geology Department to continuously monitor it. Any violations of the permit conditions or deviations from routes would result in the cancellation of the […]

Ahinda urges admn to fix GPS for oil, gas tankers

Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Ahinda President Lolaksha,

Mangalore : Ahinda President Lolaksha who convened a press meet here on April 12, Friday, expressed his deep concern over the recent gas tanker tragedy at Perne that claimed eight lives. He urged the district administration to initiate steps to prevent such mishaps in the future. He also took  strong exception to the failure of […]

Here’s a Smart Shoe for the Visually Challenged

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012
Smart Shoe

Mangalore : Here’s a smart shoe that will of great help and boon to the visually challenged, thanks to  some innovative young minds from the Srinivas Institute of Technology in Mangalore. Four final semester Electronics and Communication Engineering students of  the Institute  have developed the footwear equipped with sensors and Global Positioning System (GPS) A […]

City police nab lorry thieves and seized property worthy Rs 60 lakhs

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
lorry thieves

Mangalore : The city police have nabbed two lorry thieves and have seized the property worth Rs. 60 lakh from them on Feb 22 Wednesday. The arrested are identified as Naveen Noronha (36) and Dhananjay (25) from their residence at Kulshekar in Mangalore. Speaking on the occasion, Mangalore Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that […]

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