Social activist Vidya Dinker to get Lawrence Pinto award

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Mangaluru : social activist Vidya Dinker has been chosen for the Lawrence Pinto Human Rights Award 2016 by Friends of Lawry, which has instituted the award. The statement said Ms. Dinker was unanimously chosen for the award, as she has dedicated many years selflessly to fight for people’s rights; taken on the might of the […]

Social activist Vidya Dinker threatened with rape and murder

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Mangaluru: In a shocking incident, a city-based social activist has been threatened with rape and murder after the activist raised her voice against the forcible stopping of screening of the movie ‘Dilwale.’ Several Sangh Parivar activists have issued threats to activist Vidya Dinker, Convener of Citizens Forum for Mangalore Development. Bajrang Dal activist Puneeth Raj […]

‘Dilwale’ screening halted for second day

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Mangaluru : Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer Dilwale continued to remain off the screens in Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday as well. While the police have not taken action against Hindutva groups that stopped the screening, arguing that protection to cinemas could be provided “only if sought”, Mangaluru-based social activist Vidya Dinker  has approached the Mangaluru South police […]

Forum against Atrocities to hold ‘Walk for Women, Walk for Justice’

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Mangalore : Forum against Atrocities on Women along with a host of other women activists groups across Karnataka have decided to come together to hold a silent march, candle light vigil and public meeting in Mangalore on Saturday, January 24 opposing repeated sexual assault on women. Speaking at the press meet held at Press Club […]

Awareness programme on violence against women held at St Agnes College

Saturday, January 5th, 2013
St Agnes College

Mangalore : An awareness programme on violence against women and measures to check the same, was held at St Agnes  College auditorium on January 5, Saturday.  A protest rally was also organised and there were  various programmes like dance, skits debates  highlighting the violence against women and measures to prevent them. Advocate and CWC Chairperson  […]

Street play campaign to create awareness on water problems

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Janabhivraddhi Vedike

Mangalore : The Karnataka Janabhivridhi Vedike  has launched  campaign to sensitize the people of Mangalore on  the likely water scarcity in the city in the next few months if water supplied for industrial purposes was not checked. The first street play in this regard was staged by Tirikita team  in front of the MCC office […]

Controversial MSEZ corridor road project: HC orders status-quo

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Mangalore:  The state High Court has ordered status quo on the MSEZ corridor road and pipeline project that has come under stiff resistance from residents of Melukoppala and Athrebail on the Phalguni Banks at Kulur over the issue of dumping of mud on Phalguni. The Court order has been in response to a Public Interest […]

Vidya Dinker, 4 others released ; Samithi to move HC tomorrow

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Vidya Dinker

Mangalore : Vidya Dinker of Citizens’ forum for Development of Mangalore and four other social activists who were recently arrested following a complaint lodged by the Deputy Commissioner stating they obstructed him from doing his duty, were released on bail on May 26, Saturday. Several social activists were present and received them. Meanwhile, the  Kulur, […]

Arrest of social activists : Pejawar seer urges govt to intervene

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Pejavar seer

Mangalore: Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt has urged the Chief Minister to intervene  in the case of the arrest of five social activists including Vidya Dinker in Mangalore on the charges of obstructing the Deputy Commissioner from doing his duties. Speaking to reporters in Koppal, the seer said he already spoke to the […]