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Rivers are lifeline of our country: Suttur Seer

 ‘Cauvery Nadi Habba-2019’ held at Kushalnagar “Rivers are lifeline of our country. We need to protect them,” urged Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji. He was speaking at ‘Cauvery Nadi Habba-2019’ organised by Cauvery River Trust in association with Cauvery Maha Aarati Balaga and Cauvery Nadi Swachhata Samiti in Kushalnagar near Ayyappa Swamy Temple. The…

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Only Yellow Board jeeps allowed to Mandalpatti

After according permission to jeep owners to ferry tourists to the hilly tourist spot of Mandalapatti in North Kodagu, with some riders and conditions, the Kodagu District Administration has now decided only to permit Yellow Board jeeps (taxis) to transport tourists. At a meeting of Mandalpatti Management and Supervision Committee held at the Deputy Commissioner’s…

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World’s only Barefoot Marathon at Pollibetta on Dec.8

The 5th Edition of the world’s only Barefoot Marathon for the people of Coorg will take place at Pollibetta in Kodagu on Dec.8, under the joint aegis of The Coorg Wellness Foundation and Milind Soman. The category-wise prize money is as follows: 42-km: Rs.42,000 – 1st place and Rs.30,000 – 2nd place; 21-km: Rs.21,000 –…

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Thekkada Bhavani, first Indian woman to get trained at Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand

After pegging the National Flag atop Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia, T.N. Bhavani of Coorg has one more feather in her cap in being the first Indian woman to have undergone training at the Mount Ruapehu, an acclaimed Stratovolcano in New Zealand. Bhavani is the daughter of Thekkada Nanjunda (Shambu) and Parvathi (Divya)…

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MP Pratap Simha at Nathu La Mountain Pass

Mysuru-Kodagu(Coorg) MP Pratap Simha trying his hands at one of the hi-tech long range guns during his visit to Nathu La Mountain Pass along the Indo-China border in Sikkim. Pratap Simha is one among the Parliament’s Committee on Defence that is on a week-long visit for a practical study to get first-hand information on the…

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Rs. 8.20 crore approved to restore historic Madikeri Fort

Works to begin from Dec. 12, Govt. informs High Court Shifting of Government Offices from Fort underway The State Government has given administrative approval to repair the historic Madikeri Fort at a cost of Rs. 8.20 crore. Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy has submitted a proposal to the Government to restore the landmark structure…

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K G Bopaiah: Tipu Sultan was a fox

The Virajpet MLA claimed that Tipu Sultan was not the Tiger of Mysore, but a fox. Stating that the government had cancelled Tipu Jayanti and the Sultan was not a freedom fighter as the Class 7th textbook is trying to portray him. He further claimed that Tipu Sultan was  had caused a lot of suffering…

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Committee formed to look into the chapter on Tipu Sultan

Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has formed a committee to submit a report regarding a chapter on Tipu Sultan. Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan had requested the education minister S Suresh kumar to have the chapter removed. CM Yeddyurappa said that based on the committee’s report a decision will be taken. When queried about the ruling…

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Madikeri Fort & Palace Restoration: High Court orders contempt petition against officials

The Karnataka High Court has expressed its displeasure over the neglect of the historic Madikeri Fort and has directed the Government Advocate to register a Contempt of Court Case against officials for not obeying Court directives. The Court was hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by J.S. Virupakshaiah, a retired IAS Officer and a…

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Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan demands exclusion of a chapter on Tipu Sultan from school textbooks

Appachu Ranjan(left) with R Ashoka . File photo Claiming that Tipu Sultan was no freedom fighter, Rajan visited Bangalore to hand over a letter to Education Minister S Suresh Kumar requesting the minister to remove a chapter in the school book which claims that Tipu was a freedom fighter. The MLA claimed that Tipu Sultan…

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