Boats for sand extraction should have GPS, says DC

Friday, November 10th, 2017

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 […]

Sand extraction in CRZ areas yet to resume

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

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 […]

Boats sail into the sea after the end of fishing ban

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Mangaluru: Finally, after a gap of two months, mechanised boat entered the sea in search of fishes from Monday. As the fishing ban imposed on the mechanised boats ended on July 31, many mechanised boats were seen sailing on the sea. There are nearly 75 purse net boats and 1050 trawl boats in the city […]

Unidentified youth : body yet to be traced

Saturday, March 12th, 2016
Netravati Jump

Mangaluru : Search operations went on but the body was not found who reportedly jumped into the river from the Netravathi Bridge on Friday. It is said that the youth came walking along the bridge and all of a sudden climbed over the wall of the bridge and jumped into the river. Several commuters on the […]

Fire accident on Malpe Beach costs a loss of Rs. 40 lakhs

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Fire accident

Malpe : Four country boats and a small boat on Malpe Beach at Padukere near a transformer that sparked of a fire due to short circuit, burnt all those boats costing a lost estimated to be Rs. 40 Lakhs. This is not first time boats have caught fire in Malpe. This 5 boats were the […]

Udupi dist admn extends ban orders under Section 144 in Malpe coast till Dec 20

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Udupi: Udupi Deputy Commissioner MT Reju has in a press communiqué informed that the district administration has extended the ban orders under Section 144(1) in Malpe coast till December 20 from Wednesday midnight. This step has been taken in the wake of reports which mentioned that illegal fishing of cuttle fish continued by the fishermen […]

Six boat mishaps in 2 weeks point to apathy

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Boat Mishap

Mangalore : A spate of boat accidents in less than two weeks here has had both the fisheries department and the fishermen’s association blame boat owners for lapses in maintenance. Also, many boats are not equipped with state-of-the-art gear like disaster alert transmitters, GPS and so on, which can alert authorities in case of an […]

Nine alien boats with fishermen taken into custody

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Mangalore: The Coastal Security Service Personnel near Mangalore at the Arabian Sea region in Ullal, kotepura and Kudroli, on their inspection of all fishing boats moving there, with local fishermen as their eyes and ears, stumbled upon some alien boats on Tuesday which they did not see in the past here. The fisherman in those […]

Lakshadweep business Catches on: Jetty on the anvil

Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Lakshadweep business

Mangalore : A 300 metre long Jetty has been proposed to be built on the northern side of the old Mangalore harbour, on the specific request of Lakshadweep bound Tourists, local people and traders who carry goods. The Lakshadweep( a thousand islands) are nearer to Mangalore and frequented by launches, boats and ships carrying passengers […]

Kerala to have Hanging Bridges in 30 places

Monday, November 8th, 2010
Hanging Bridge

Kanhangad: Students use boats to cross rivers even in rainy season to reach their schools and then get back to homes at great risk when rainy waters may be in spate. Seeing their struggle Kerala govt has decided to erect hanging bridges above rivers and rivulets criscrossing Kerala Coasts, especially in Kasaragod dt, and Kanhangad […]