BJP misusing government machinery in Karnataka as Assembly elections nearing

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

Mangaluru : Former Minister B. Ramanath Rai on Thursday, November 17, questioned a circular encouraging participation of government primary and high school teachers to accompany students for a two-day programme organised by Sangh Parivar outfits in Mangaluru.  “If it was a programme merely for the enrichment of students’ knowledge, we do not have any objections. […]

Wthdraw weekend lockdown : B. Ramanath Rai

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
Ramanatha Rai

Mangaluru :  Karnataka Government should withdraw weekend lockdown that is causing hardship to people, said former Minister and senior Congress leader B. Ramanath Rai in Mangaluru on Tuesday. He told reporters that the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is prevalent in the district and other parts of Karnataka, has not caused any serious aliment among […]

Other states waives electricity bills, here Electricity tariff increased : B. Ramanath Rai

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Mangaluru : Former minister and Congress leader B. Ramanath Rai has said that the government has hit hard the poor by increasing electricity tariff at a time when people are already distressed due to Covid lockdown and fuel price hike.   Speaking to reporters at the Congress office here on June 16, Wednesday, he said some […]

Toll Gate Virodhi Horata Samithi announces temporary withdrawal of dharna

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Mangaluru: The Toll Gate Virodhi Horata Samithi, whose indefinite dharna demanding closure of NITK-Surathkal toll plaza on NH 66 entered the 11th day on Thursday, said that it is temporarily withdrawing the protest following positive assurances from district in-charge Minister U.T. Khader. Mr. Khader visited the dharna venue at Surathkal Junction on Thursday evening and […]

Rahul to visit temple, church, mosque in Mangaluru today

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Mangaluru: The Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who will arrive here on Tuesday for a rally, will visit a temple, a mosque and a church late in the evening. Addressing presspersons here on Monday, B. Ramanath Rai, Minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada, said that Mr. Gandhi would visit the Church of Our Lady of Rosary in […]

Now city gets a taste of Indira canteens

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Mangaluru: The State government opened its first two Indira canteens, at Urwa Stores and near the service bus stand in the city on Tuesday. According to V. Prasanna, Project Director, District Urban Development Cell, each canteen serves food to a maximum of 500 persons at a time. Thus each canteen would serve food to a […]

Rai to lay foundation stone for projects in city today

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Mangaluru: Minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada B. Ramanath Rai will lay the foundation stone for development projects estimated at ₹2,266.65 crore under the jurisdiction of Mangaluru City Corporation on Tuesday. It will include 65 projects costing about ₹2,000 crore, under the Smart City mission. Mayor Kavitha Sanil told reporters here on Monday that four major […]

Activist seeks Governor’s nod to prosecute CM

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Mangaluru: Mangaluru-based social and environment activist H. Shashidhar Shetty has petitioned the Governor seeking his sanction to prosecute Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Ministers D.K. Shivakumar, B. Ramanath Rai and U.T. Khader for the alleged misuse of office and power for personal gain and profit using tax payers money. Mr. Shetty told reporters here on Thursday […]

Spat between Congress MLAs

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Mangaluru: A reported innocuous comment by Mangaluru City North MLA B.A. Mohiuddin Bava led to a spat between him and Mulki-Moodbidri MLA K. Abhayachandra Jain in the presence of Minister for Planning, Statistics, Science and Technology M.R. Seetharam at the Shivaram Karanth Pilikula Nisargadhama here on Thursday. Mr. Bava reportedly introduced Mayor Kavita Sanil to […]

Govt. committed to developing all communities, says Rai

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Mangaluru: While asking people to maintain peace and tranquillity in Dakshina Kannada, B. Ramanath Rai, Minister in-charge of Dakshina Kannada, on Friday affirmed the State government’s commitment to work for the development of all communities. “The all-round development of the nation should be the sole goal of all,” he said. Speaking at the Republic Day […]