Mangaluru : Three more deaths of Covid-19 reported on Sunday

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Mangaluru : The Mangaluru witnessed three more deaths due to Covid-19 on Sunday taking the death toll in the Dakshina Kannada district to 13. The deceased include a 51-year-old woman from Jokatte, 57-year-old woman from Bantwal and 31-year-old man of Idya in Suratkal. As many as 49 people testes positive for coronavirus cases including 16 […]

51-year-old woman from Jokatte dies of COVID-19 infection

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Mangaluru: A 51-year-old woman died of COVID-19 in the district on Sunday, June 28. The deceased is a resident of Jokatte. She was suffering from tuberculosis and was admitted to a private hospital in the city where was tested positive for COVID-19. The district reported 3 COVID-19 deaths on Sunday. Earlier in the day a […]

Mangalore : A number of trains have been canceled due to landslides

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Mangaluru : Several trains have either been cancelled or postponed after a landslide occurred near Kulshekar on Friday, August 23. The affected trains are Netravati Express terminated at Jokatte, and will commence return journey from there. Matsyaganda has stopped at Suratkal and will return to Mumbai from there. Mumbai-CST train has reached Suratkal and will […]

Dust accumulation reported in Jokatte, residents seethe in anger

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Mangaluru: Residents of Jokatte and Kana area in Suratkal have been seething in anger after incidents of pet coke ‘ash’ accumulation was sighted yet again on houses, shops and business establishments, schools and prayer halls in the area. Since the last two-three days people have been complaining of air pollution because of the ash, reportedly […]

Bus topples in Baikampady: More than 35 passengers injured

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

Mangaluru: Over 35 passengers were injured when the private bus in which they were travelling overturned at the curve that leads to Jokatte from Baikampady. The accident occurred at around 8 am on September 11, Tuesday. The bus was heading towards Mangaluru from Katipalla-Kaikamba. The injured have been admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru. […]

Suspicious death of cattle trader

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Udupi: A cattle trader hailing from Jokatte in Mangaluru has been found dead under suspicious circumstances in a coffee plantation near Perdoor in Udupi. The deceased has been identified as Husainabba (65). It is said four persons including Husainabba had escaped on seeing the cops. Of the four, Husainabba was found dead this morning. Sources […]

Fly Ash from MRPL Owned Sulphur Plant Continues to Harm Locals in Jokatte

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Mangaluru: Fly ash released from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) owned sulphur plant continues to pollute nearby residential areas at Kalavaru, Jokatte area and created panic among locals. Many residents have faced serious health issues following rise in the quantity of ash in the region here on Wednesday, local said. The local residents have […]

Land for buffer zone in Jokatte to be surveyed

Monday, April 4th, 2016
AB Ibrahim

Mangaluru : Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim has directed the Forest and the Survey departments to jointly survey the land between Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd.’s (MRPL) coke and sulphur units and the Jokatte area for creation of a buffer zone to prevent air pollution in the nearby residential areas. At a meeting on Saturday, Mr. […]

Miscreants stabbed BJP activist at Jokatte

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
Prakash Poojary

Mangaluru : Two motorcycle-borne men attacked a 36-year-old shopkeeper near Jokatte here on Sunday. According to Surathkal police, Prakash Poojary, a BJP activist and resident of Thokur, was returning from his shop in Jokatte to his house on a scooter. Near Jokatte Third Gate, the two persons on the motorcycle blocked his way. The two, […]

DC, MRPL officials visits Jokatte coke affected area

Friday, February 5th, 2016
DC Mrpl Visit

Mangaluru : Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim said on Thursday that a letter would be sent to the State government for the acquisition of land in Jokatte and Neermaje that are facing air pollution problems from Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited’s coke and sulphur recovery units. Talking to presspersons here after going around the affected areas […]

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