Visually challenged children became navigators for car drivers for the day during the ‘BMW – Navnit Motors Guiding Stars 2013’, an annual Round Table Treasure Hunt, conducted recently. A total of 120 participants — including visually-challenged children from Roman and Catherine school — took part in the fourth edition of the rally flagged off by U.T. Khader, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, said a release. The children sat alongside drivers trying to decode a set of clues – written in Braille — given to them. After having decoded 31 clues, navigator Anita led Vasudev Kamath and team to victory, while, with 28 clues, navigators Bhavya and Mohammed Khaif, along with driver Sanjay Kamath, came runners-up.

Father Muller to

hold health camp

Father Muller Medical College Hospital will organise a one-day health camp on Thursday at Nithya Sahaya Matha Church, Parapady, Karkala between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Doctors from the department of medicine, OBG, paediatrics, ENT and ophthalmology along with personnel from hospital laboratory and nursing will participate, said a release.

KMC to observe

World Diabetes Day

KMC Hospital will organise a walkathon from its hospital premises at Ambedkar Circle to the hospital premises at Attavar on Thursday at 7 a.m. to mark the World Diabetes Day. Apart from the walkathon, the hospital will also carry out free fasting blood sugar test, said a release. Free ECG tests, physician examination and Eye tests will be done on those who fix an appointment. The event will conclude with a talk on diet and diabetes, exercises for diabetes, and talks on complications of diabetes and annual check-up and goals of treatment. For details, contact 99805 43637.

Hike in registration fee decried

The district unit of the BJP has condemned the move by the Congress-led State government to increase the registration fee without any discussion with stakeholders or other political parties. After making the submission of a survey map before mutation necessary, the government has wronged the public by increasing the fee from Rs. 600 to Rs. 1,500 in rural areas and Rs. 2,500 in urban areas, said the party in a release. With the district having fragmented landholdings, multiple mutations become a long and expensive procedure in case of handing over the land to multiple persons (for example, inheritance to children), said the release.

Power shutdown

Power supply in certain areas of the city will be disrupted on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. due to maintenance work being undertaken on the 110-kV Konaje sub-centre, said a Mangalore Electricity Supply Company release. The areas to be affected are: Ullal, Kolya, Kumpala, Kotekar, Talapady, Kinya, Kuttar, Deralakatte, Konaje, Pajeer, Natekal, Asaigoli, Harekala, Thokottu, Uchil and surrounding areas.

Additional Director

at Karnataka Bank

Karnataka Bank Ltd. has appointed Rammohan Rao Belle, former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SBI General Insurance Co Ltd., as an additional director. A release, said during his 38 years at SBI, Mr. Rao has hands on experience in retail, corporate and international banking, 

banking operations, credit, risk management and IT; and was involved in setting up of Credit Information Bureau in India.