Power production shortage forces Escoms to shed load

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
power supply

Mangaluru: With the thermal plants in Karnataka clutching at straws than much needed coal affecting power production, electricity supply companies including Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (Mescom) have been forced to resort to unscheduled load shedding. While there is no official word on load shedding, Mescom has already resorted to load shedding for 45 minutes to […]

Problems galore at Gombeyata Academy in Uppinakudru village

Saturday, November 4th, 2017
gombeyata academy

Kundapura: The small village of Uppinakudru, recognised for taking the traditional puppet show to the international level, is now marred by negligence by the department concerned. The art is now struggling for its existence. Initially, Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) was a hindrance for the construction of the Gombeyata Academy building. But, currently, the mismanagement by […]

Water supply will normalize by Thursday evening

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Mangaluru :  The city will be restored Normal water supply by Thursday evening, according to Mayor Kavita Sanil. Water supply had been disrupted after two pumps at the Thumbe pump house developed a snag late on Sunday. Addressing press persons here on Wednesday, she said that though the pumps were brought to order on Monday, […]

MCC sent out  notice to Mescom to pay Rs 59 lakh fine for digging footpaths

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Mangaluru : The Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) has served a notice on Mangalore Electricity Supply Company (Mescom) Limited for digging footpaths to lay underground cables without taking pre-requisite permission from the local body. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday here, Mayor Kavitha Sanil said that she has directed the officials to serve notice as the Mescom has to pay […]

First Phase of Underground Electric Cable Project worth Rs 6 Cr begins in city

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
cable work

Mangaluru: Work on the first phase of underground cabling at the cost Rs. 6 crore project has already begun in the city giving a big fillip to the development process. J R Lobo said that in the second phase substantial cabling work will be undertaken as more funds will be allotted for the purpose. He […]

Equal pay for equal work urges MESCOM contract basis workers

Saturday, January 21st, 2017
mescom DYFI

Mangaluru: As per the Supreme Court orders the Central and state governments should pay equal salary for equal work, urged MESCOM contract basis workers in a protest staged in front of MESCOM head office at Bejai on Saturday. Addressing the protestors CITU State Vice-President Vasanth Achari said that the SC has clearly said that those […]

‘Outsourced workers should be ensured PF benefits’

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Mangaluru : Regional provident fund commissioner (grade-I), Mangaluru, Julian Tobias on Wednesday said the principal employers should ensure provident fund (PF) benefits even for their contractual workers. Participating in an interactive session organised by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) to create awareness on Pradhan Manthri Rozgar Protsahan Yojna (PMRPY), new developments in PF scheme and […]

‘Take all steps to tackle water scarcity in Udupi’

Friday, January 6th, 2017
Janardhana Poojary

Udupi: Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister of State for Fisheries, Youth Services and Sports, on Thursday directed the officers to take all steps to tackle drinking water problem, wherever they occurred in the district. He was speaking at a meeting of officers of urban local bodies and engineers on drinking water at the District Offices Complex, here. […]

Farmers unhappy with fiat to cut off power supply to pumpsets

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Mangaluru: Farmers living in the Baje-Hiriyadka belt are sore over the district administration’s fiat to cut off power supply to irrigation pumpsets which pump water from the Swarna to save water at the Baje reservoir to supply drinking water to Udupi city. These farmers reside on the right and left banks of the river in […]

New solar power plant at NITK Surathkal to be inaugurated on November 12

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Mangaluru: “National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK) has installed solar power plant on the roof of its building. The new solar power plant will be inaugurated by NITK Board Governors President Vanitha Narayan on November 12,” said NITK Director Prof K N Lokesh. Speaking to the reporters on Thursday at NITK Campus, he said that […]