Several government projects have ‘technically’ flouted regulatory norms

From bureaucratic tangles, lack of awareness – even by some government departments – to staff shortages, the implementation of Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) norms in the district is hit by administrative issues.

: If you're worried about garbage piling up in your locality, just send an SMS to 9900536633 in this format -- COM, ward number, area/street name, waste not cleared for (number of) days.

Units to be set up in B'lore, M'lore, Belgaum, Gulbarga

The State government has decided to set up Disaster Response Forces (DRFs) in Bangalore, Mangalore, Belgaum and Gulbarga.
The four DRFs, each with a fixed area of operation, will cover the entire state taking up rescue and rehabilitation works in case of any natural calamity or man-made disaster, according to official sources.

The people's movement against the proposed 4,000-MW ultra mega power project (UMPP) at Niddodi near Moodbidri is gaining momentum with villagers of Puthige joining them in the fight.

NMDC is setting up a 1.8-million-tonne-per-annum (mtpa) beneficiation plant and a 1.2-mtpa pellet plant at an investment of Rs 650 crore

KIOCL, a steel ministry undertaking facing severe shortage of iron ore for its pellet plant in Mangalore, is planning to partner public sector mining giant NMDC for a pellet plant in Karnataka.

Heavy rains that lashed the State’s coastal districts claimed five lives in Dakshina Kannada and two in Kasargod district on Tuesday.

Four persons of a family were killed when a compound wall at a higher reach collapsed on their tiled roof houses below, in the wee hours of Tuesday, at Dalit Colony, Thottilaguri near Bajpe, in Mangalore taluk.

'Second phase of Kudcemp work will deal with water supply'

The urban development department is pursuing the proposal to include Mangalore under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM), said Urban Development Minister Vinaya Kumar Sorake.

Consortium partners will sign memorandum of understanding on March 18

A consortium led by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC) will do a feasibility study on setting up a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal at the New Mangalore Port. The proposed terminal will have an initial capacity of 2-3 million metric tons per annum (MMTPA), which can be expanded to 5 MMTPA.

Oil minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday ruled out a rollback in the Rs.1.50-a-litre hike in petrol and 45 paise a litre increase in diesel rates, saying only a small raise has been passed on to consumers.

“I think everybody would appreciate that we have not put a lot of burden on consumers. It is only small doses,” Moily told reporters. “Our country imports 73-75% of oil. We need to pay R7 lakh crore for the imports. Where do we find that kind of money?” he said.

ONGC, BPCL soon to sign an MoU for putting up LNG terminal at Mangalore

ONGC, Six years after the $1 billion project was put in cold storage, state-owned Oil & Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will by this month-end revive plans to set up a liquid gas (LNG) import terminal near its Mangalore refinery in Karnataka. “In next 10 to 15 days, ONGC and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) will sign an MoU for putting up a LNG terminal at Mangalore,” Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily announced at the inauguration of state gas utility GAIL India Ltd’s Dabhol-Bangalore gas pipeline.

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