Star of Mysore

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

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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First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20

First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20

The annual ritual of selecting Dasara elephants is on and the Forest Department officials are going to different elephant camps in Mysore and Coorg to prepare a preliminary list of elephants that are eligible to participate in the grand event. An initial list of 14 elephants has been prepared. The Forest officials and the Department…

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Hon. Wildlife Warden calls on Coorg elephant attack victim

Hon. Wildlife Warden calls on Coorg elephant attack victim

K.C. Biddappa, President, Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) and Hon. Wildlife Warden of Kodagu District, visited Apollo BGS Hospital in city recently, to enquire about the health condition  of Kavitha, a victim of an elephant attack in Valnur village, Kodagu. She had suffered multiple injuries and has recovered. Biddappa, who spoke to the duty doctors and…

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Rainfall picks up at Coorg

Rainfall picks up at Coorg

Road link to Kerala severed as Highway caves-in; DC bans traffic for three days; Vehicles moving towards Kerala diverted via Gonikoppal, Manandavadi Virajpet/ Madikeri: The dark clouds have finally opened up in Coorg after a long break and it has been raining heavily since the last three days. Rains, accompanied by landslides, have caused extensive…

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Doctor promoted as Flight Lieutenant

Doctor promoted as Flight Lieutenant

Dr. Inanda B. Kaveramma has been promoted as Flight Lieutenant in the Indian Air Force (IAF), probably becoming the only Kodava lady who is serving in the IAF as a doctor. She had undergone the training as part of her internship in medical education and cleared the Short Service Commission exams while continuing her medical…

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Suspected teak wood smuggler killed as vehicle overturns

Suspected teak wood smuggler killed as vehicle overturns

A suspected teakwood smuggler from Coorg was killed when a vehicle, laden with the wood, overturned at the Regional Forest Park at Induvalu in Mandya early on Friday. Manju (40) is the deceased. Manju, who was part of a four-member gang, had entered the Induvalu Nature Park (Induvalu Prakruti Udyanavana) late on Thursday night and…

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Three poachers arrested inside Nagarahole National Park

Three poachers arrested inside Nagarahole National Park

n an effort to curb the entry of poachers, illegal miners, timber smugglers and encroachers while protecting forests, frontline Forest Department employees at Nagarahole National Park have arrested three poachers with arms and ammunition. Department staff cornered the three persons on the night of July 25 while they were trying to make an entry into…

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