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Residential houses on Forest Land to be regularized by Karnataka Govt

The State Govt is contemplating to “regularize” residential houses built on forest land in the Malnad region. In short, “encroachment shall be legalized in the forest land”. Coorg itself forms a part of the Malnad region and the catchment for River Cauvery. It came as a surprise when the primary and secondary education minister Mr.Visveshwara…

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The Spa at Club Mahindra

Svaastha – the Harmony Spa, was inaugurated at Club Mahindra yesterday by none other than the Mahindra Group honch, Mr.Anand Mahindra. Svaastha is a 9000 sq ft spa with six indoor & two outdoor spa therapy rooms, a gym, beauty salon, relaxation, yoga and meditation deck. Watch out! Sudarshan Kriya is coming to Coorg as…

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Ranjan angry over induction of Renukacharya.

There are signs of revolt in the BJP with a bunch of MLAs being unhappy with Chief Minister Yeddyurappa granting a ministerial berth to the scandalous MLA Renukacharya. Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan has expressed his displeasure and frustration over sidelining him and other senior MLA’s, while expanding the ministerial berths in the Karnataka Govt.

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High Court refuses to stay the Hydel project coming up at Madikeri.

The Karnataka High Court has refused to stay the 10 MW mini-hydel project coming up at Manjadka reserve forest area at Madikeri, while issuing notices to state and centre regarding the grant of license to Bhoruka Power Corporation Ltd. The PIL was filed by Coorg Wildlife Society. The division bench that passed the order was…

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Orange Scam hits Coorg

MLC M.C.Nanaiah and former MLC A.K.Subbaiah have pointed out that the governor would be updated shortly with the issue of Nagpur variety of Oranges samplings being distributed in the district. The issue has already snowballed into a controversy cum possible scam. NGO’s had previously taken up the issue of the Nagpur Orange samplings being distributed…

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Indian Railways & Karnataka Tourism Department in love with Coorg Traditional Attire.

Indian Railways & Karnataka Tourism Department in love with Coorg Traditional Attire.

The male waiters of The Golden Chariot to serve the guests in Kuppya and Chele, Coorg Style ?. What next? Female attendants in Coorg Saree ? But any Coorg(Kodava) is not going to like this one for sure. The Kuppya and Chele are sacrosanct to the Kodava People.. The Karnataka Tourism Department or the Indian…

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C B Muthamma passes away

Chonira Belliappa Muthamma, the First women IFS ( India Foreign Service ) Officer passed away in Bangalore on Wednesday. She was 85. Born at Virajpet in Coorg on Jan 24, 1929, she was the first women to appear for the Indian Civil services examination in 1948. She joined the Foreign Service in 1949. She took…

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The Forest Dept and Timber Mafia Party busted

The Forest Dept and Timber Mafia Party busted

If we thought the threat to rape Coorg forests is only from the Mafia, we must have been day dreaming. Some of our very own, who are there to protect the forests of Coorg were caught red handed colluding with the Timber Mafia. And they are not some small fish. The DCF ( Deputy Conservator…

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Kodagu BJP goes after NGO’s

Kodagu BJP goes after NGO’s

Cauvery Sene and few other NGO’s are the receiving end of BJP’s anger, after the sene alleged that bribe had exchanged hands in the Nagpur Variety of Oranges being distrubed in Coorg by the Horticulture Department. The BJP even threathed Cauvery Sene and Other NGO’s “with severe action” if they do not stop opposing development…

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COORG IN IMMINENT ECOLOGICAL, DEMOGRAPHIC DANGER

StaryofMysore.com – “Kodagu(Coorg) is our motherland and it should be protected now before it is too late.” This was the resolve of the Kodavas for the conservation of Kodagu, the source of Cauvery river. The leaders of Cauvery Sene, environmentalists and the prominent citizens exchanged views on the steps to be taken for the conservation…

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