Social activist G Rajashekar passes away

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

Udupi : Thinker and social activist G Rajashekar died at a hospital, after a prolonged illness, in Udupi on Wednesday. He was 75. Rajashekar, who is survived by his wife and two sons, was on the ventilator for some time now but failed to respond to treatment. Known for leading pro-people agitations, Rajashekar firmly raised […]

Social activist Ravi Katapady wins Rs 12.5 lakh in Kaun Banega Crorepathi

Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Ravi Katpady

Udupi : A social activist and construction worker Ravi Katapady from Udup participated in Kaun Banega Crorepathi programme and won Rs 12.5 lakhs cash prize. The 35-year-old Ravi Katapady made headlines for his philanthropic activities. Since 2013, Ravi has donated over Rs 50 lakh for children battling deadly diseases. He has provided financial support to children suffering from […]

Social activist catches ‘transgender men’ looting money from public at Kadri Park

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Mangaluru: Two conmen dressed up as transgender men to loot money by fooling the public were caught red-handed here at Kadri Park by social worker Sowraj Mangaluru. There were several complaints from the public that some thieves dressed up as transgender men were begging and harassing in the park and other public places. The con […]

Medha Patkar promises legal help to Ejipura evictees

Friday, February 15th, 2013
Medha Patkar

Bangalore : Social activist Medha Patkar, who visited the Ejipura economically weaker section (EWS) quarters on Thursday, promised to take up the eviction of slum dwellers at higher levels through senior lawyers. Patkar, who patiently listened to the woes of residents, told reporters that what happened at Ejipura was an example of primary land encroachment […]

Anna Hazare most trusted personality in India, says survey

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
The Brand Trust Report

Mumbai : Owing to his nationwide campaign against corruption, social activist Anna Hazare has emerged for the second consecutive time the most-trusted personality in India, while mobile handset-maker Nokia the most trusted brand, a new survey has found. The survey, titled “The Brand Trust Report 2013′, carried out by the Trust Research Advisory, however, placed […]

CFI protests in Mangalore against Israeli attack on civilians in Gaza

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
CFI protests

Mangalore : A protest was staged by the Udupi district unit of the campus Front of India  in front of the Clock Tower in Mangalore on November 21, Wednesday urging the Indian government to mount pressure on Israel to stop attack on civilians at Gaza. The agitators also burnt the flag of Israel as a […]

Developmental projects harm common people: Medha Patkar

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Medha Patkara

Mangalore :  Narmada Bachao champion and award-winning social activist Medha Patkar said inequality is the major problems of the country. She was speaking at an interactive session held at Roshni Nilaya, the School of Social Work on March 6 Tuesday. Speaking on the Narmada Bachao Andolan, she said that, though the movement was started 26 […]

Rich tributes paid at city’s condolence meeting of tears for Dr. V.S. Acharya

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Mangalore: Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, an advertiser and social activist organised the condolence meeting at city’s Sharada Vidyalaya in Kodialbail on February 15, to remember the light of, and pay tributes to, late Dr. V.S. Acharya of Udupi who passed away February 14 on Tuesday, afternoon in Bangalore. That is when coastal admirers gathered on Wednesday […]

Roshan Castelino elected as MRPL Employees’ Union president

Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Roshan Castelino

Mangalore : MRPL employee Roshan Castelinohas been elected as the president of the MRPL Employees’ Union. Castelino, a social activist based in Mangalore, is also the president of Sparsha Social Service Centre, which provides services such as counselling. He is also the member of the management committee of Link De-addiction Centre, which treats and rehabilitates […]

Anna Hazare in Bangalore for treatment

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Anna Hazare in Bangalore for treatment

Bangalore: Social activist Anna Hazare arrived here on Thursday for treatment at a private hospital on the city outskirts. Hazare, 74, who is leading a campaign for a strong Lokpal Bill, has been unwell for some time. A group of his supporters from India Against Corruption movement were at the Bangalore airport to greet him […]