Author: Caroline Biscotti

Heavy rains lash coastal, south Karnataka

Heavy rains lash coastal, south Karnataka

BENGALURU: Heavy rains of up to 15 cm lashed coastal and southern Karnataka, causing rivers to overflow and creating a flood-like situation in villages and towns in the region, said an official on Saturday. “Heavy rains are being received in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, and Udupi, along with south interior districts of Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu and Shivamogga,” the Director […]

NOTA option introduced for first time in MCC council polls

NOTA option introduced for first time in MCC council polls

MYSURU: Besides the delimitation of several wards, and reservation of 31 of the 65 seats of the (MCC) council, elections to the ‘Heritage City’s local body will witness another first – the option of None Of The Above (NOTA) on the Electronic Voter Machines (EVMs). The sudden announcement by the Karnataka Election Commission to hold polls to the has resulted […]

In two years, 97 drowning deaths reported at beaches

In two years, 97 drowning deaths reported at beaches

PANAJI: As many as 97 deaths from were reported in the last two years in Goa, with a majority of these fatalities reported along Goa’s popular beach belts. Lifeguards also succeeded in saving 338 people from drowning and other related accidents along the state’s long coastline. When back-to-back drowning cases were reported in June this year – five visitors from […]

Special task force to avert lynching formed

Special task force to avert lynching formed

PANAJI: The has constituted a special task force (STF) to gather intelligence and track rumours or unverified news that could lead to to pre-empt incidents of mob lynching in the state. The STF is headed by superintendent of police crime branch. A senior police officer said as of now no lynching incidents have occurred in the state. “The STF shall […]

These green warriors aid battle against plastic

These green warriors aid battle against plastic

PANAJI: From toothbrushes and combs to sanitary pads and diapers, civil engineer Vaishali was appalled by the average person’s dependence on daily-use items made of and how they are ultimately tossed into the bin. A trek to the Himalayas with her husband and seven-year-old son proved life-changing for Chauhan, who has given up her career to run a store that […]

Fatorda duo drug, abuse teenage girl

Fatorda duo drug, abuse teenage girl

MARGAO: The town police on Friday arrested two persons, Aqib Sheikh, 24, and Kaffil Sayed, 19, on charges of outraging the modesty by a 19-year-old girl by taking her photographs and video in an inappropriate manner after drugging her. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Police sources said the duo, both from , one a businessman, and the other a […]

Police bust international matka operation at Candolim, 29 persons arrested

Police bust international matka operation at Candolim, 29 persons arrested

PANAJI: Crime branch of Goa on Friday successfully busted an international operation, ‘Bombay Bazar Matka’, being run from the state and arrested 29 persons. Crime branch attached several cell phones and computers. However, no cash was seized during the police operation. SP (crime branch) Karthik Kashyap said crime branch successful raided a matka den operating from a residential premises at […]