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Manipal’s Pothole Problem

Manipal has often been synonymous with strong monsoons. Every year they result in potholes on several roads including the 87 kilometre-long national highway 169A connecting Malpe and Udupi. The incessant downpour in and around the region leads to an average rainfall of nearly 500 cms....

Manipal Lake: No longer free for all

Popularly regarded as one of the best places to visit in Manipal, the Manipal Lake (Manna Palla) is a commonly visited scenic and quiet spot. However, due to a change in ownership, visitors are now charged a 10-rupee fee to enter the lake premises. Krishna Recreation,...

Bike farm for a greener campus

Manipal: The Bike Farm Campus, a full-fledged sales and service centre for bicycles, was inaugurated at D block, Manipal institute of Technology (MIT) on March 5 in an attempt to promote a cleaner, pollution free campus. The objective of the initiative was to encourage the usage...

Record attendees for Bird Day

Manipal: A record number of over 100 birders attended the sixth annual ‘Bird Day’, a bird watching event organized by the Manipal Birder’s Club on February 7. Along with Ramit Singal, author of “A Birder’s Guide to Manipal”, they covered 15 locations in and around...

INOX Landslide: The real story

When the much awaited movie on extinct reptiles “Jurassic World” had released, not many Manipalites would have realised that they were watching it sitting in a place made by destroying the habitat of a few reptiles themselves. In the last month INOX cinemas at Manipal...

Inox closed for 2 months

Manipal: Due to the landslide experienced by the access road to INOX, Manipal’s only theatre hall will be closed for the next two months. It is believed that a bridge is under construction, that will allow the stream to flow freely underneath....

Landslide on INOX Access Road

Manipal: Heavy rains and soil erosion has triggered a landslide, causing a land cave on the access road to INOX cinemas in the student town of Manipal on Sunday, the 19th of July. Durgadas, a watchman in the nearby complex said, “It was around 12 in...

UPCL starts Unit 2 – Development doubles or the problems?

Udupi: Undeterred by huge criticism and numerous protests, the Udupi Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has gone a step ahead by kicking off the operations of its second unit on September 12, raising many eyebrows over its environmental and agricultural impacts on the villages of Padubidri. “UPCL...

Where to draw the line?

Udupi (Malpe): The waves break gently onto a golden strip of sand. The warm breeze carries the hypnotic sound of the ocean. Beaches like these, that dot the district coastline, are known to attract tourists from all over. That is ostensibly why the district tourism department...

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