Star of Mysore

Star of Mysore is a pioneering daily from Mysore. SOM contributes news stories related to Coorg at Coorg.com

Ian Selley imparts training to Coorg’s budding footballers

Coorg is synonymous with hockey and the annual Kodava Hockey Festival is quite popular and a huge crowd-puller, providing a platform to budding players. In recent years, young sports enthusiasts from the district have also been showing interest in football too. As a result, many clubs have come up and have been organising tournaments to…

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Air Marshal Nanda Cariappa releases ‘War – The Ugly Mistress’

Air Marshal Nanda Cariappa releases ‘War – The Ugly Mistress’

Air Marshal (Retd.) K.C. Cariappa (Nanda) released Dr. Lata Muthanna’s novel “War – The Ugly Mistress” at a programme organised by Mysuru Book Clubs-2015 at Sri Kanteerava Narasimharaja Sports Club (Mysore Sports Club) on Lalitha Mahal Road here last evening. Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal Nanda Cariappa said that his profession is related to…

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A visual treat at Raja’s Seat

A visual treat at Raja’s Seat

The annual fruit and flower show which began at Raja’s Seat in Madikeri, yesterday has proved a crowd-puller as thousands of tourists are thronging the venue. The special feature of the flower show is the depiction of the lifestyle and traditions of Kodavas through floral depiction of ‘Kodava Ainmane’ or ancestral homes (in picture) that…

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Three-day Flower Show to open in Madikeri tomorrow

Three-day Flower Show to open in Madikeri tomorrow

The annual Flower Show will be held from tomorrow till Feb.10 at the Raja Seat Garden. A preliminary meeting was chaired by Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy yesterday to review the preparations for the event. Horticulture Deputy Director Chandrashekar disclosed that cultural shows will be presented by the Department of Kannada and Culture tomorrow, by…

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Coorg champ selected as National Coach by Hockey India

Coorg champ selected as National Coach by Hockey India

Ankitha Suresh has been selected as Assistant National Coach by Hockey India for the Indian Senior Women’s Hockey Team. She is now a member of coaching staff who is training senior hockey players at the ongoing National Coaching Camp till Jan. 21. She will represent India as Assistant Coach and will be a part of…

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Works on Super Specialty Hospital in Madikeri to begin soon

Works on Super Specialty Hospital in Madikeri to begin soon

The demand for a Super Speciality Hospital in Coorg seems to get fulfilled with a 450-bed hospital to come up soon at the campus of Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences in Madikeri at a cost of Rs. 100 crore. As per the guidelines of Medical Council of India, a teaching hospital of a Medical College…

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Joshna Chinappa nominated for Sportstar ACES Awards – 2020

Joshna Chinappa nominated for Sportstar ACES Awards – 2020

The International Squash player Joshna Chinappa from Kodagu has been nominated for the Sportstar ACES Awards – 2020. Joshna is nominated for the ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ award in the Racquet Sports category along with P.V. Sindhu (Badminton) and Archana Kamath (Table Tennis). Nominees for ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award in the Racquet Sports category are G.…

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Mini-Airport to come up at Kushalnagar

Mini-Airport to come up at Kushalnagar

Bidding open under UDAN 4.0 by Civil Aviation Ministry Airport first proposed by Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan Kushalnagar: In a significant development, Kushalnagar in Kodagu has been selected among the four airports in Karnataka for which bids have been announced under the fourth round of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) or the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN)…

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Wildlife First alleges illegal works taken up at Nagarahole Forest

Wildlife First alleges illegal works taken up at Nagarahole Forest

Wildlife First President K.M. Chinnappa has alleged that illegal works are taken up at Nagarahole Reserve Forest. He has stated that earth-moving machines were being used to level the sides of the safari route at Nagarahole Reserve Forest, which was in gross violation of the Wildlife Act. Addressing the students during the slide show programme…

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Puthari celebrations at Mysore and Kodagu

Puthari celebrations at Mysore and Kodagu

Huthri(Puthari) festival was celebrated with grandeur and traditional fervor in Mysuru and Kodagu districts yesterday. It is a festival of harvest and getting the harvested paddy crop home. Kodavas and members of  Kodagu Gowda community visited paddy fields in their traditional attire and harvested the new crop after offering prayers. The festival is observed either…

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