Star of Mysore

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

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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Barefoot Marathon held at Coorg

Barefoot Marathon held at Coorg

The 5th Edition of the Barefoot Marathon for the people of Coorg, organised under the joint aegis of The Coorg Wellness Foundation and Milind Soman was held at Pollibetta in Kodagu this morning.  The Barefoot Marathon, which was a fund-raiser event was held to create oneness with mother earth. Over 400 runners including 100 runners…

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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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