Star of Mysore

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

Rivers are lifeline of our country: Suttur Seer

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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Channira Bansi Ponnappa Promoted As Lieutenant General

Channira Bansi Ponnappa Promoted As Lieutenant General

The hilly Coorg district, which has a long and illustrious history of courageous top Defence officers, for which it is known as the ‘Land of Army Generals’, has added one more feather to its cap, with the promotion of Channira Bansi Ponnappa, AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal), as a Lieutenant General of the Indian Army.…

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Only Yellow Board jeeps allowed to Mandalpatti

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

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

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

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

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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High Court halts Mysore-Coorg Railway Line

In a huge victory to environmentalists and conservationists, the Karnataka High Court yesterday asked the Indian Railways and the Ministry of Railways to seek environment-related clearances before commissioning two rail projects in Coorg — Mysuru-Kushalnagar line and the Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line. The High Court Bench, led by Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, gave these directions…

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Shooting: Coorg girl qualifies for Nationals

Shooting: Coorg girl qualifies for Nationals

Harshel Kaveri, a member of Ashwini Sports Foundation – Karumbaiah Academy for Learning & Sports (KALS), Kodagu, has qualified for Nationals in Shooting with a score of 377/400 at the 29th All India G.V. Mavalankar Shooting Championship-2019  held at Ahmedabad from Sept.13 to 29. She took part in the 10m Peep sight Air Rifle (NR)…

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Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery today midnight

Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery today midnight

The Annual Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery in Kodagu district will be held in the intervening night of Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 at 12.59 am as per the Hindu almanac on the Tula Sankramana Day, Karkataka Lagna. Temple authorities told Star of Mysore that this year, the holy occurrence is set to take place in the…

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