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Renovation of Mangaluru Malali Mosque brews new controversy

The renovation of the Assayed Abdullahi Madani Mosque in Thenka Ulipady village on the outskirts of Mangaluru, the coastal district headquarters in Karnataka has sparked a new controversy hitherto unheard of. An architectural design carvings on the walls found below the Juma Masjid is the new subject for public discussion in the communally sensitive coastal districts of Mangaluru, Udupi as well as the whole state. Going by the pictures that have been made viral, perhaps one need not become a historian, epigraphist or an archaeologist to conclude that the remains traced belong to a temple. Now these very findings have become a bone of contention between people of two different faiths trying to prove one another wrong. The case in this connection is making rounds in the local Mangaluru court and the Bengaluru high court. As of now the Mangaluru court has consented to hear the petition filed on behalf of the Vishwa Hindu Parishat to inspect the Assayed Abdullahi Madani mosque in the Thenk

VG Siddarth: Mystery ends as body surfaces in Nethravathi river backwaters

VG Siddarth, Cafe Coffee Day(CCD) founder's body was traced this morning at around 6.30 am in the backwaters of Nethravathi river backwaters near Mangaluru and thereby ending all the rumours that were set afloat following his missing about 36 hours back.It may be recalled here that the sudden disappearance of the CCD founder on last Monday evening near the same Nethravathi river had led to a pandora's box and intriguing questions about his possible whereabouts and fate? Basavaraj Patil, his driver had complained to the police that his owner had directed him to drop near the river bridge and wait for him at the end of the bridge. Though VG Siddarth walked the distance suggested by him but preferred to return on the same bridge from the opposite side.In spite of waiting for long, VG Siddarth didn't return while his cell phone was getting a switched off tone. It was only after the arrival of some CCD staff and on their persuasion, the driver formally filed a missing complain

VG Siddarth: Once a ray of hope to coffee growers who were on the brink of disaster​

VG Siddarth was an iconic figure during his lifetime for multiple reasons apart from being a ray of hope and inspiration for many a Coffee grower who was on the brink of disaster due to falling prices of the crop in the international market. Thanks to his dream concept of Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), many a coffee grower had a big sigh of relief for their produce. It was a period of the early Nineties when the coffee growers of the state were literally on the crossroads.Cafe Coffee Day, within a short span of its launch, not only witnessed a meteoric rise but developed into a global brand in a time frame unheard of till then. From a typical middle-class coffee grower's family, VG Siddarth plunged into a business venture by borrowing a handful of lakhs from his father.This small amount of seed money was enough for the once small-time coffee grower to develop into a big entrepreneur running a huge business to the tune of a few thousand crores.He also had a

BJP surges ahead to spring multiple surprises in the first round of polls

F ourteen Lok Sabha constituencies in the old Mysuru(South Karnataka) region are going to the polls tomorrow i.e, Thursday, 18 April in the first round of general elections while polling is scheduled on 23 April for the remaining 14 constituencies spread over Central and North Karnataka areas comprising of erstwhile Mumbai and Hyderabad province territories. Image source : The constituencies going to polls tomorrow are as follows: Chamarajanagar, Mysuru-Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi-Chikkmagaluru, Hassan, Mandya, Bengaluru Rural, Bengaluru North, Bengaluru South, Bengaluru Central, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru and Chitradurga . Southern Karnataka has been known for fierce battle between the Indian National Congress(INC) and the Janata Party/Dal hitherto party of the Old Congress or Congress(Organization) since early eighties.Although a Congress led Janata Dal Secular(JDS) party supported state government came into being during 2004 for the first ti

‘Giant Killer’ George Fernandes passes away unnoticingly!

‘Giant Killer’ George Fernandes passes away unnoticingly! A rare jewel in the present day politics in the form of Socialist and Trade Union leader George Fernandes is no more. His demise after a prolonged attack of Alzheimer’s disease and having remained literally a vegetable for years together is unthinkable of a fearless public figure known for volatile and candid remarks in public. Born in a joint catholic family of six children at Mangaluru in Karnataka, George as a lad of 16 years landed in Bengaluru to become the priest of a church. However within three years of his stint as a Christian missionary he underwent enough experience to realize the paradoxical situation on what was being preached and practiced. He quit his priesthood and reached the then Bombay not knowing what to do! Initially he had no one to stay in the country’s business capital and did petty jobs for livelihood sleeping in bus and railway stations. While loitering in this fashion he also got an opp