Sastan St. Thomas Church ready for Inauguration Today - St Thomas the Apostle of India.
Sastan St. Thomas Church ready for Inauguration Today - St Thomas the Apostle of India.

The legend of ‘Apostolic Christianity’ has been deep rooted in our blood and the ancestors always remained reverential to this wonderful gift. With this primary knowledge, the Christians settled in Airody, Sastan and Kodi etc were celebrating the feast of St Thomas and Bartholomew every year. With that devotion the community built a Church way back in 1926, led by holy Rev Fr Zephrine Noronha, (th

Stone inscriptions of Vijayanagara King Immadi Devaraya found at Kemmannu
Stone inscriptions of Vijayanagara King Immadi Devaraya found at Kemmannu

Stone inscriptions of Vijayanagara King Immadi Devaraya found at Kemmannu Udupi, May 8: The stone inscriptions belonging to the times of King Immadi Devaraya of Vijayanagara empire have been found at Mudalakatta between Kemmannu and Nadamballi of Moodutonse village under the limits of Kalyanpur g

FERNANDES GROUP inaugurates its Overseas office at Deira, Dubai, UAE
FERNANDES GROUP inaugurates its Overseas office at Deira, Dubai, UAE

The new office of Fernandes Group, a Leading name in Overseas Recruitment in India was inaugurated by well known Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Mr Ronald Colaco on Sunday the 13th March, 2022. Rev Fr Denis Saldanha, Parish Priest of St Mary’s Church blessed the premises at the 8th floor of Makateb Building office, near Sultan Group, behind A.W Rostamani Head-office, Deira, Dubai.

KEMMANNU UTSAV 2022 - A perfect family entertainer to celebrate & conclude the parish feast….
KEMMANNU UTSAV 2022 - A perfect family entertainer to celebrate & conclude the parish feast….

Today on 16th February 2022, the parishioners of Kemmannu Church celebrated their patron – St Theresa of Little Flower Annual Feast with all solemnity and divinity as they gathered in large number to thank Almighty Lord for all favours and blessings bestowed through her benevolent care throughout the year. Rev Fr Chetan Lobo PRO of the Diocese con-celebrated the Holy Eucharist with priests of the

Thonse Health Centre chairman BM Zaffer gets Indian Achievers’ Award 2021
Thonse Health Centre chairman BM Zaffer gets Indian Achievers’ Award 2021

Chairman of Thonse Health Centre BM Zaffer has been awarded the Indian Achievers’ Award 2021 by the Indian Achievers’ Forum. He has been awarded in recognition of outstanding professional achievements and contributions in nation building, a press statement from the forum stated. Zaffer is the founder secretary of Qidmath Committee, Hoode and founder sports secretary of Young Men’s Association Ke

Vehicular Overpass at Santhekatte junction : Public meeting held.
Vehicular Overpass at Santhekatte junction : Public meeting held.

The public meeting on vehicular overpass at Santhekatte was held to discuss the pros and cons of the proposed overpass and to take suggestions from the public at Mount Rosary Church Hall here on Sunday, October 24. Vehicular overpass at Santhekatte, Kallianpur has been sanctioned by the central government as per the statement to the media by Minster and District MP Mrs. Shobha Karandlaje last wee

‘Old Man’s Club’ – A collection of 25 selected hilarious articles by Joe Quadrus,  released in Udupi…..
‘Old Man’s Club’ – A collection of 25 selected hilarious articles by Joe Quadrus, released in Udupi…..

Catholic Sabah General body Meeting was held in the Parish Hall of Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi on 19th September, 2021, which commenced at 11.30 am. To begin with the program, the Founder President Oscar Fernandes was fondly remembered for his great contribution to Catholic Sabh

Increasing Traffic at Santhekatte Junction - ’Nightmare to commuters’
Increasing Traffic at Santhekatte Junction - ’Nightmare to commuters’

Santhekatte/Udupi : The density of vehicular traffic at Kallianpura, Santhekatte, NH 66 is increasing day by day. Traffic jams are common these days, Especially during the peak hours in the morning and evening We are bringing you the clips this morning at 9 AM (Monday Sep 6, 2021)

MONTHI FESTH at the door steps,  A FLASHBACK, TRANSITION & THE CURRENT SCENARIO….
MONTHI FESTH at the door steps, A FLASHBACK, TRANSITION & THE CURRENT SCENARIO….

Feast of nativity of Blessed virgin Mary on 8th September, was / is the one we eagerly looking for and involving with heart and mind, during our primary School days, probably next only to Christmas. Every parish had its own unique way for its preparation as well as celebration…..the ‘Nine days Novena’ was devoutly observed and participated, with Church full to its capacity, than any other occasio

Personal Reflections of 17th Century Account of South Canara - By Joshua Fernandes
Personal Reflections of 17th Century Account of South Canara - By Joshua Fernandes

Gabriel Dellon (1649-1710) was a French traveller who visited India in 1673. He is one of the lesser known 17th century European travellers to India as compared to Bernier, Tavernier or Manucci. He was otherwise well known as a foreigner who was tried in the Portuguese Inquisition in India. Historian Ira Vangipurapu has shown that though he was a devout practising Catholic, he would wish to ente

The grand Initiation of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of, ‘Servant of God FR ALFRED ROCHE’ has been given a sublime start at Holy Family Church, Brahmmavar.
The grand Initiation of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization of, ‘Servant of God FR ALFRED ROCHE’ has been given a sublime start at Holy Family Church, Brahmmavar.

Today, 15th August, 2021, at 8.00 am, although it was a rainy Sunday, bright Sun was more than radiant with the pleasant morning breeze of heavenly grace, as the jubilant whole parish family joined together with the Diocese of Udupi to celebrate the ‘Initiation of the cause of Beatification and Canonisation of the ‘Servant of God Fr ALFRED ROCHE’, amidst the august presence of His Excellency the B

The life of ‘Servant of God, Rev. Fr. Alfred Roche’, OFM Capuchin.
The life of ‘Servant of God, Rev. Fr. Alfred Roche’, OFM Capuchin.

It’s a proud moment for Christians of Karnataka in general and of Udupi diocese in particular. Holy priest Fr Alfred Roche OFM Cap (baptismal name Peter John Roche), fondly known as AmchoPadryab, will be the first person of the newly-carved Udupi diocese to be declared Servant of God. He will be declared Servant of God during a solemn Eucharistic mass to be offered by Bishop Gerald Issac Loboat 8

Amcho Padryab - Fr Alfred Roche – 3-04-1924 to 31-12-1996,  Will be declared as Servant of God…..
Amcho Padryab - Fr Alfred Roche – 3-04-1924 to 31-12-1996, Will be declared as Servant of God…..

With immense gladness and gratefulness to Almighty Lord, this is to inform all of you the loving admirers that, Amcho Padryab REV FR ALFRED ROCHE, OFM Capuchin, will be declared as ‘Servant of God’ on Sunday, 15th August, 2021, during a thanksgiving High Mass to be celebrated by Rt Rev Dr Gerald Isaac Lobo, the

Fondly remembering - An educationist, historian, ‘Father of South Kanara Archaeology’, Dr P. Gururaja Bhatt – 1924 -1978.
Fondly remembering - An educationist, historian, ‘Father of South Kanara Archaeology’, Dr P. Gururaja Bhatt – 1924 -1978.

It is said, Historians neglected and in a way resident Barkurians unaware of the rich heritage of Barkur. Especially after the fall of Vijaya Nagara Empire and more so thereafter during Keladi Kings, the place lost its prominence…. Once the capital of Alupa Kings with a royal fort with a palace near Shimhasana Gudde, the seat of political power in Coastal Karnataka or Governorate of Vijaya Nagar

‘The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature’ – A F Prevost.  Now a special day for all Fathers too…..!
‘The heart of a father is the masterpiece of nature’ – A F Prevost. Now a special day for all Fathers too…..!

We have 365 days in a year….and United Nations and other National and International agencies took initiative to allocate a particular date or a Sunday for a particular professional, such as Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, Engineers day etc and at times a distinctive

Kemmannu Panchayat gets decaying ’Keppa Thodu Canal’ cleaned
Kemmannu Panchayat gets decaying ’Keppa Thodu Canal’ cleaned

’Keppa Thodu Canal’ is one of the major canals of Thonse Panchayat. It’s length is over 3 kilometres, which starts from Thottam and joins River Swarna near Kambla thotta. The canal is useful to carry excess rain water to the sea. A mini dam is constructed near where the canal joins the river. Every year the dam is shut and in good old day the canal water was used for agriculture by farmers who hav

Now the time has come to choose between a Smart Phone and all other media……
Now the time has come to choose between a Smart Phone and all other media……

After a real dull one year with no social celebrations, due to Covid19 threat, our community slowly coming to normal track. Lot many weddings, engagements, roce, Jubilees etc are taking place and this summer thought to be hectic one with severe heat and humidity. Heap of Invitations, that too on Saturdays / Sundays more than 2 – 3 functions. It so happened, we missed few by oversight that is why n

Udupi: Prathiksha Shetty, Kemmannu wins Gold Medal in Senior State Power-lifting championship 2021 - 3 New State Records.
Udupi: Prathiksha Shetty, Kemmannu wins Gold Medal in Senior State Power-lifting championship 2021 - 3 New State Records.

Prathiksha Shetty daughter of Mrs. Padma Shetty and late Mr. Jayaprakash Shetty from Kodi, Kandanala near Babbuswami Temple in Kemmannu made the District proud by securing the Gold Medal in Senior Power lifting Championship 2021 held on the 9th and 10th of January, 2021

Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, is changing her country’s perception of the ocean
Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer, is changing her country’s perception of the ocean

(CNN)Despite an abundance of coastline, long stretches of beach and swell on both sides of the country, India has traditionally been a surf-shy nation. But over the past decade, the tide has gradually started to turn. Ishita Malaviya, India’s first professional female surfer and one of the early pioneers of the sport in her country, remembers googling "surfing in India" back in 2007, only for no

Obituary:Augustine Saldanha (90), Kambla Thotta, Kemmannu
Obituary:Augustine Saldanha (90), Kambla Thotta, Kemmannu


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