Star of Mysore

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

African Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop

African Snails gnaw their way through coffee crop

By Arathi Menon As monsoon clouds delayed their presence over the verdant hills of Kodagu in June this year, coffee planters of North Kodagu were caught in a bizarre tussle of apprehension and relief. A delayed monsoon is never good news for farmers in the Western Ghats who are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of climate change-induced…

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Minister Somanna holds meeting on Theerthodbhava

Minister Somanna holds meeting on Theerthodbhava

With Nada Habba Dasara round the corner, Kodagu District in-charge Minister V. Somanna held a meeting with officials on the preparations for Dasara festivities and Cauvery Theerthodbhava at the DC’s office here on Monday. Addressing the meeting, Sri Bhagamandala Talacauvery Temple Management Committee President B.S. Thammaiah said that the Cauvery Theerthodbhava will take place on Oct.…

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Kodava Convention in US

Kodava Convention in US

Over 400 attend grand ceremony in Boston Boston: The North American Kodava Convention was hosted by Kodavas of Greater Boston area from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Kodavas from across Continental US, Hawaii, Canada, India and UAE joined the convention that was one of the largest gathering of Kodavas in North America. Over 400 people…

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Former President of Kodagu Cricket and Hockey Assn. Kumar Appachu passes away

Former President of Kodagu Cricket and Hockey Assn. Kumar Appachu passes away

Former sportsperson and one of the best-known hockey umpires Machimanda Kumar Appachu passed away yesterday. He was 70. Kumar, a resident of Ammathi, was the President of Kodagu Cricket and Hockey Association. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mysuru. He leaves behind his wife Seetha, son Koushik, a host of relatives and friends. Appachu…

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Some hope about Kodava Heritage Centre and Museum at Madikeri

Some hope about Kodava Heritage Centre and Museum at Madikeri

Works remain incomplete even after eight years The ‘Kodava Heritage Centre,’  at Madikeri, envisaged by the Government in 2009-10 for introducing the unique Ainmane tradition of Kodavas with a Museum, is now in a limbo. When the project was envisaged in 2009-10, the cost of the project was estimated at Rs. 1.45 crore, but now…

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Army recruitment rally in Madikeri from October 13th

Army recruitment rally in Madikeri from October 13th

An Army Recruitment Rally will be held at the District Sports Stadium in Madikeri from October 13 to 18 for the posts of Sainiks (General and Technical), Trademen, Clerks, Store-keepers, Nursing Assistants and Pharmacists.  Candidates, who have passed SSLC, PUC and D.Pharma, are eligible to participate. Candidates from Kolar, Bengaluru City/ Rural, Tumakuru, Mandya, Chamarajangar, Ramanagar,…

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Railway, Highway Projects to spell doom for Coorg

IISc. Scientists warn of further natural disasters The disaster caused in Coorg(Kodagu) due to landslides, floods and cloudbursts will further aggravate if the Governments implement the proposed Railway and Highway projects in the district. The projects will spell doom for the ecologically fragile district, warns a new study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bengaluru.…

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Anechowkur Gate area classified as Tiger Zone

Anechowkur Gate area classified as Tiger Zone

* Night ban on travelling might be imposed * Nagarahole Conservator of Forests allays apprehension The Kallahalla Range of Nagarahole National Park has been handed over by the Centre to the Tiger Zone under the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. This means, the Anechowkur Gate that connects Mysuru and Bengaluru to South Kodagu will come under the Protected…

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Elephant electrocuted at arecanut plantation

Elephant electrocuted at arecanut plantation

An elephant has been electrocuted at an arecanut plantation in Kutta-Badaga village in Virajpet taluk on Saturday night. The plantation belongs to Mukkatira Deepu and the carcass of the male elephant was found on Sunday. The elephant, aged about 55 years and well built with long tusks, may have entered the plantation in search of…

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Heavy Rainfall throws Coorg out of gear

Heavy Rainfall throws Coorg out of gear

Image: Rescue boats being sent from Mysore to Coorg So far, seven people have lost their lives in Coorg and over eight persons are missing. 58 places in Coorg have been marooned and landslides have occurred in 15 places. Latest reports from Coorg say that 34 relief centres have been established and 2,866 people from…

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