Bye bye 2009... Hoping for better days

Bye bye 2009...  Hoping for better days

JANUARY

5 — Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj takes charge as Dakshina Kannada DC.
11 — A mega Hindu Dharma Jagruti Sabha held at Nehru Maidan.
12 — Air India Express launched daily night-flight services between Dubai and Mangalore
12 — ‘Anti terrorism awareness campaign for students’ organised by State Government which was attended by thousands of students at Nehru Maidan.
14 — K K Pai, the former Chairman and Managing Director of the Syndicate Bank, passed away.
17 — Vishwa Konkani Kendra inaugurated by Goa CM Digambar Kamath at Shakthinagar.
The infamous pub attack.22 — Three persons were burnt alive when a parked autorickshaw they were sitting caught fire at Borugudda in Kannur.
24 — Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) international convention held at St Agnes Special School grounds
24 — Sri Rama Sene barges into pub, beat up boys, girls at Amnesia Pub in Mangalore.
27 — Sri Rama Sene State Vice President Prasad Attavar’s arrest led to tension, pelting stones to buses, trucks;
30 — Underworld don Ravi Poojary’s aide Dhananjaya was shot dead in an encounter at Amai near Gurpur on the outskirts of Mangalore.
30 — National Women’s Commission Member Nirmala Venkatesh visits ‘Amnesia’ pub in Mangalore.

FEBRUARY
1 — Union Ministry of Women and Child Development Joint Secretary Dr Kiran Chadha visits Mangalore (over pub attack);
6 — Manjeshwar MLA C H Kunhabbu’s daughter Shruthi, a II PUC student in St Aloysius college was abducted by Hindu outfit members for having spoken to her friend’s brother belonging to other community.
7 — 19th all India Konkani Sahithya Sammelan begins in Kundapur
7 — Police arrests five inter-state robbers at Kudpu and seize two pistols, 6 live bullets, 3 swords, 4 mobile phones and one Maruthi car.
11 — Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Renuka Chowdhury was issued a notice by city based advocate P P Hegde for her statements that ‘Mangalore has been Talibanised’ and that ‘there is a clean communal divide in Mangalore where a Hindu girl is prevented from talking to a Muslim boy in Mangalore’.
11 — A 15-year-old girl committed suicide at Aikala near Kinnigoli following the alleged harassment by a group suspected to be members of Bajrang Dal for talking to a Muslim youth.
16 — District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar lays foundation stone for the second vented dam across river Nethravathi
18 — Santhosh alias Candle Santhu was murdered
19 — 175th anniversary of arrival of first missionaries of Basel Mission in India
25 — Dr A P J Abdul Kalam’s in
teractive session with students.

MARCH
3 — New SP Dr A S Rao takes charge.
12 — Spinner B S Chandrashekar was honoured with Vandana Award.
12 — Installation of 67-foot statue of Charlie Chaplin on Ottinene beach near Baindoor opposed.
15 — Hindu Samajotsav amidst huge turn out; violence erupts in Kaup while the participants             return.
17 — Violence in Puttur after moral police assault students from Mangalore; police resort to lathi-charge; ban orders clamped.
18 — Puttur bundh; minor untoward incidents; section 144 continues
25 — 8 Naxals visit houses in and around Muniyal in Karkala urging people to boycott polls.
30 — Rashid Malbari, notorious Interpol notified criminal and aide of Chota Shakeel was held.

APRIL
9 — Naushad Kashimji, a City-based advocate shot dead by unknown assailants. Naushad was arguing for Rasheed Malbari.
11 — Gandhian, veteran litterateur, three time MLA B M Idinabba passes away.
11 — Rev Fr Lawrence D’Souza (76) from Mulky, popularly known as ‘UNESCO Father’, passes away.
26 — UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi addresses election rally in Mangalore; huge turn out.
26 — 11 Kerala cops arrested for creating nuisance on Panambur beach; Kerala Home Ministry orders probe.
30 — Lok Sabha elections; 74.33 pc polling in DK-the highest in the State; centralised SMS system introduced for the first time; four persons exercise “right not to vote”.

MAY
1 — The Labour Day (May Day) turned out to be fatal for a Dalit labourer Aithappa when Andra Pradesh reserve police opened fire at him killing him on the spot and injuring other two seriously at Dharmasthala temple premises on Friday over a trivial issue.
10 — Mandd Sobhann confers lifetime achievement award on Wilfy Rebimbus
16 — Lotus blooms over Dakshina Kannada and Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha constituency with Nalin Kumar Kateel and D V Sadananda Gowda defeating Veteran Congress Leader Janardhan Poojary and Jayaprakash Hegde respectively.
31 — The New Mangalore Port Trust has achieves a record performance in fertilizer handling by discharging 10,544 metric tonnes of urea from MV D D Vigilant.

JUNE
3 — District witnesses hullabaloo over expired food in anganwadi centres.
9 — As many as 62 students studying in a Muslim Residen
tial School at Natekal near Derakatte fell ill on Tuesday after consuming breakfast.  
9 — Month of June was seen as month of Swine flu cases with people going hysteric over the issue. However the first suspected case of swine flu was reported in Mangalore on June 9.

JULY
5 — Rowdy-sheeter Vamanjoor Rohi alias Vamanjur Rohidas Shetty was brutally murdered by unidentified miscreants at a house in Santhoshnagara on the outskirts of Mangalore.
Houses partially submerged in Bantwal due to heavy rains in July.6 — In the wake of Ulaibettu tragedy, the district administration gave discretionary powers to the Block Education Officers (BEOs) to declare holidays in their blocks/taluks considering the intensity of rains.
7 — Heavy rains, Water at Thumbe vented dam started overflowing more vigorously compared to previous year.
8 — DK forms expert team to tackle monsoon havocs
10 — Four arrested in connection with the murder of rowdy sheeter Vamanjoor Rohi.
14 — Silver jubilee celebrations of Fr Muller Homoeo college kicks off
14 — P Jayarama Bhat has taken charge as the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Karnataka Bank Ltd replacing Ananthakrishna
17 — 18 crew members of Chinese vessel ‘MV Asian Forest’, which was stranded near Mangalore coast were rescued by the Coast Guard. Rain death toll goes up to 12 in DK.
18 — Founder of Kanyadi Rama Mandir near Dharmasthala, Atmananda Saraswathi Swamiji passed away at 82.
20 — The third all India open fide rated chess tournament commenced under the aegis of South Kanara District Chess Association.
23 — Kumta bank burglary case solved, 5.9 kg gold, cash recovered.
25 — Various associations stage protest demanding cancellation of extension of Mangalore- Bangalore train to Kannur.
27 — Kannada, Tulu, English litterateur and researcher Shekhar Idya (72) passed away.
29 — 48 MBBS aspirants seek media help as the medical seats allotted to them by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) were denied by Yenepoya and Nitte Universities.
30 — Parish Priest Rev Fr James Mukalel (39) of St Mary’s Church near Kadaba was found dead on the roadside under mysterious circumstances.

AUGUST
1 — The cargo handling workers in NMPT workers goes on strike against the implementation of award of the National Industrial Tribunal, for the new manning scale and deployment of workers in various departments.
6 — Golden jubilee celebrations of NITK begins
7 — NMPT workers’ strike hits container traffic. Many vessels diverted
8 — The Konkani Kutam Decennial Award presented to renowned poet, composer, singer, playwright, writer and editor Wilfy Rebimbus.
9 — Karnataka Fisheries Development Corporation (KFDC) launched its first air conditioned retail fish outlet cum aquarium sales unit at Krishna Towers in Ladyhill -Chilimbi in Mangalore
9 — 6 cases of swine flu suspected in M’lore
12 — Major fire at Trade Centre in Balmatta. 6 hurt, over 70 rescued. Workers strike at NMPT called off
13 — District administration urges colleges to quarantine students returning from other states or countries for one week as precaution to Swine flu.
13 — The month long ‘Sri Krishna Maasotsava’ kicked off at the Sri Krishna Mutt in Udupi.
14 — 36 swine flu cases suspected in DK. Seven confirmed.
20 — Ban orders in Mangalore following six stabbing incidents, desecration of temple and mosque.
Ban on head scraf at SVS college in Bantwal kicks up a controversy.
KPL Mangalore team named ‘Mangalore United’, Logo released.
21 — A 3-day painting expo “Eternal Ganesha” by the artists Purushottham Adve and Jayavanth was forcibly stopped by the Sanathana Samsthe activists. The expo resumed at Shiroor mutt on the following day. However, Samsthe claims ignorance on threat after two days.
24 — A two year old murder case of Siddappa (36), a native of Bagalkote, was solved by the police. The body was unearthed and the murderers were arrested.
25 — Santhosh Bhandary elected DK ZP chief, Jagannath deputy
26 — Gladys Almeida elected Udupi ZP chief, Santhosh Shetty deputy
28 — 21 persons injured when a bus plunged into 200 metres deep ditch at Puchcheda Katte in Mudipu.
28 — Newly elected President of DK Zilla Panchayat Santhosh Kumar Bhandari was expelled from KPCC.
29 — The day train between Mangalore and Yeshwanthpur flagged off by Railway Minister for state Muniyappa.

SEPTEMBER
1 — Central team visits rain-affected areas in Belthangady
5 — Another ship mishap averted in M’lore
6 — Acharya announces Rs 1 lakh cash award to yakshagana artiste every year; Yaksha Kalanidhi awards conferred on Malpe Ramadasa Samaga, Kolyur Ramachandra Rao
7 — Mangalore United launches website; Coast Guards rescues 8 fishermen
8 — Lokayukta sleuths raid PWD engg dept
13 — Baindur railway station has been finally renamed as Mookambika Road Baindur.
14 — All the churches in Mangalore diocese held special prayer meets throughout the day on Monday to commemorate the first anniversary of attacks on places of worship in the region, that is, on September 14, 2008.
15 — 5th Kannada Vijnana Sammelana begins
15 — Adamaru mutt seer passes away.
18 — Navaratri festivities at Kudroli
23 — Governor of Karnataka H R Bharadwaj launches Community radio station ‘Sarang’ at St Aloysius College
23 — 5-year-old succumbs to H1N1 in Udupi

OCTOBER
1 — Aerofest-2009 kicks off in Manipal
8 — Little Rock founder Dr C T Abraham passes away
9 — MRPL gets 29,000 MT crude oil from Rajasthan
11 — Golden jubilee celebration of Konkani monthly ‘Sevak’
21 — Serial killer Mohan Kumar (46) hailing from Kanyana of Bantwal taluk nabbed
25 — S M Krishna inaugurates first Haj flight from Mangalore.
31— Seminar on “Diversion of Netravathi, business and economic development: Yesterday, today and tomorrow” held as part of Vishwa Tulu Sammelan.

NOVEMBER
1 - The State government approved Rs 21 crore special grant for the infrastructure development of district in view Vishwa
Tulu Sammelan.
2 - Newly built Kadri fire service station at Kuntikana opened.
5 - District administration demolished 6 houses and other illegal structures worth more than Rs 5 crore at Someshwar and Uchil.
6 - 6th Alva’s Nudisiri begins in Moodbidre
15 - Two persons were killed while several others suffered injuries during the Muslim League convention in Kasaragod.
16 The Kasargod district hartal, call given by United Democratic Front condemning the police firing during Muslim League convention.
19 - 11 persons travelling in a jeep killed after it collided against a private bus near Baindoor.
30 - Sitting MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary filed nomination from the BJP for the Legislative Council elections from Dakshina Kannada local bodies constituency.

DECEMBER
1 - Sitting MLC and Congress candidate Prathapchandra Shetty filed nominations for the Legislative Council election from the local bodies constituencies.
2 - Two new Fast Patrol Vessels have been provided to Office of Commissioner of Customs, Mangalore.
Cine stars including Sunil Shetty at Vishwa Tulu Sammelan held in Ujire.4 - BJP candidate Kota Srinivas Poojary and Congress candidate Prathapchandra Shetty elected MLCs unanimously.
6 - ‘Kadala Parba-Kadala baritha Gobbulu (sea shore games)’ organised by the District Mogaveera Yuva Vedike as part of the Vishwa Tulu Sammelana at Chitrapura beach.
10 -  Four-day Vishwa Tulu Sammelana kickes off.
13 - Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily hinted inclusion of Tulu language in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
14 - Yeswantpur – Mangalore –  Express extended to Kannur.
23 - Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for Kannada writer Vaidehi.
28 - Former MLA Padmanabha Kottari has been elected as the Dakshina Kannada district president of BJP.
29 - SMIT Singapore Private Limited (SSPL), the Singapore based salvage company commenced salvage operations for the removal of oil from the sunken vessel M V Asian Forest.
30 - Mega Bible exhibition for the Catholic Christians started at Milagres Junior College Campus.

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