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Kunjiyanda Machaiah bags World Wildlife Week Award

Kunjiyanda Machaiah bags World Wildlife Week Award

Amateur photographer Kunjiyanda Machaiah (Machu) from Kodagu District has bagged World Wildlife Week 2017 Award and Certificate of Merit for his photograph of three tigers shot at Kabini Forest Range. Every year the first week of October is celebrated as World Wildlife Week all over the world. As part of the Week, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological…

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Elephant resists shifting to Chhattisgarh: Breaks chains, jumps off truck at Dubare

Elephant resists shifting to Chhattisgarh: Breaks chains, jumps off truck at Dubare

The grand plan of the Forest Department officials to shift six tamed elephants from Dubare and Mathigodu elephant camps in Kodagu to capture wild elephants at Chhattisgarh met with stiff opposition from one of the elephants. Probably, realising that he is being transported to an unfamiliar location, a male elephant jumped off the transport vehicle…

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An Appeal: Support to Save Kodagu from Destruction

An Appeal: Support to Save Kodagu from Destruction

The Environment, the Forests, the Landscape and the very future of Kodagu and its people are at stake due to the proposals for two destructive projects of Railways and four Multi-lane National Highways through Kodagu. With the felling of lakhs of trees across Kodagu, the death of River Cauvery will be only a matter of time. In this regard,…

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Gen. K.S. Thimayya Memorial to be ready in 3 months

Gen. K.S. Thimayya Memorial to be ready in 3 months

Belagavi:  The renovated General K.S. Thimayya Memorial in Madikeri will be dedicated to the nation in three months, said Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree. She was replying to a question raised by MLC Veena Achaiah at the Winter Session of the Assembly in Belagavi yesterday. The Minister said that General Thimayya’s house “Sunny Side” at Madikeri…

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Huthri festival on December 3

Huthri festival on December 3

Napoklu (Kodagu): Huthri, the harvest festival of Kodagu, will be celebrated on Dec.3. As per tradition, members of Bhakta Jana Sangha, 13 Thakkas of the district and elders assembled at Padi Igguthappa Temple recently and decided on the date of the festival. Devara Kallacha Festival will be celebrated on Dec. 2. As part of Huthri festival in…

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Justice K.S. Keshava Narayana Judicial Commission grills Kodagu SP

Justice K.S. Keshava Narayana Judicial Commission grills Kodagu SP

Bengaluru: Close on the heels of CBI team beginning a detailed investigation into the alleged suicide of Dy.SP M.K. Ganapathy, Justice (retired) K.S. Keshava Narayana Judicial Commission that was formed by the State government to probe the case interrogated Kodagu Superintendent of Police P. Rajendra Prasad in Madikeri on Monday. SP FUMBLES: Sources said that Rajendra…

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Greens cry foul over Railway line cutting through Kodagu

Greens cry foul over Railway line cutting through Kodagu

  Mysuru: Following the announcement of a survey work for the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru Railway line that will pass through Kutta, Kanoor, Balele and Thithimathi in Kodagu district cutting across thick forest area, Green groups in Kodagu have opposed the project. They have threatened even to stop the survey work that will be a prelude to…

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Dy.SP M.K. Ganapathy’s death: CBI recovers bullet from Madikeri lodge

Dy.SP M.K. Ganapathy’s death: CBI recovers bullet from Madikeri lodge

Recovery of bullet nearly a year-and-a-half after the incident raises questions on botched up probe Mystery deepens: The mystery of this “suicide” has further deepened as there is no investigation report of the 3 shots fired out of a service pistol of  9 mm calibre which is a very powerful and loud weapon when fired. It…

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Karnataka, Kerala agree on revised rail route to Mysuru via Kodagu

Kozhikode/Bengaluru: After prolonged difference of opinion on the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru railway line, the Kerala and Karnataka governments have agreed to conduct a survey before preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) on the revised Thalassery-Mysuru line via Manandavadi in Kerala. The railway line will pass through Koothuparamba, Manandavadi, Kutta, Kanoor, Balele, and Thithimathi to  reach Mysuru.…

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Kodagu Mahila Sangha hosts Food Fest

Kodagu Mahila Sangha hosts Food Fest

Hundreds of Kodava women took part in the ‘Fun Fair and Food Fest’ organised by the City’s Shree Kaveri Kodagu Mahila Sangha at Kodava Samaja, Vijayanagar 1st Stage here this morning. Prof. K.C. Belliappa, Chairman of Sree Cauvery Educational Institutions, Kuvempunagar, inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. The event featured a number of stalls…

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