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

Shops Open Only On Monday And Friday

Shops Open Only On Monday And Friday

Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal has clarified that people of the district will be allowed to shop for essential commodities only twice a week (Monday and Friday) as per Government guidelines. Pointing out that though the Government while announcing a 14-day Statewide COVID induced lockdown from May 10 to 24 in order to control the spread of the…

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Forest Department red flags Thalassery-Mysore Rail Line

Forest Department red flags Thalassery-Mysore Rail Line

Following an adverse report by the Karnataka Forest Department that pristine forests of Western Ghats (in South Kodagu and Mysuru) will be destroyed if the proposed Thalassery-Mysore project is implemented, the State Government has stalled the project and has conveyed the same to the Centre, reports said. The ambitious project, costing more than Rs. 5,000 crore, has been identified…

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SP launches Emergency Response Vehicles

SP Khsama Mishra launched 7 ‘Emergency Rapid Response’ vehicles at the District Parade Grounds here yesterday. Speaking after flagging off the vehicles, Kshama Mishra said that Emergency Rapid Response vehicles are meant for the benefit of public. Pointing out that the public can call the National Helpline No.112  in case of emergencies or any crisis…

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Transfer 11,722 hectares land to Forest Department: High Court instructs Government

Transfer 11,722 hectares land to Forest Department: High Court instructs Government

A lot of forest land was diverted for the construction of Harangi Dam. The High Court (HC) of Karnataka has directed the State Government to transfer the entries in respect of 11,722.29 hectares of lands identified under C and D categories in Coorg district to the Forest Department as was decided four decades ago to…

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Tusker Kusha to be set free into the woods

Tusker Kusha to be set free into the woods

Wild tusker Kusha, who has been re-tamed after his escapade into the woods in search of a mate from Dubare elephant camp in Coorg, will finally be freed. His release from the elephant camp was ordered by Forest Minister Aravind Limbavali yesterday following the intervention of animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi. The…

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Unchain and release Kusha: Maneka Gandhi

Unchain and release Kusha: Maneka Gandhi

Pressure is mounting on the Karnataka Forest Department to release elephant Kusha who has been recaptured from the wild after it strayed from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu. Animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who is a sitting MP, has written to People for Animals (PFA) Mysuru to look into the issue and has also…

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Dr K B Cariappa at Sainik School

Mother Teresa Medical Centre, RO Plant Inaugurated At Sainik School

Dr. K.B. Cariappa, Director and Dean, Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri, inaugurated Mother Teresa Medical Centre, school’s medical inspection room at Sainik School in Coorg on Mar.30 in the presence of Dr. K. Mohan, District Health Officer, and Dr. Rupesh, Resident Medical Officer. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest lauded the Sainik School…

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K C Ganapathy is first Kodava Yachtsman to qualify for Olympics

K C Ganapathy is first Kodava Yachtsman to qualify for Olympics

Four sailors from India to compete at this year’s Tokyo Olympics In a historic first for India, four sailors from the country will compete at this year’s Olympics after the pair of Kelappanda Chengappa Ganapathy – Varun Thakkar and Vishnu Saravanan made the cut for Tokyo at the Asian Qualifiers in Oman on Thursday. This was…

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Expert committee forms guidelines for protection of Western Ghats

Expert committee forms guidelines for protection of Western Ghats

Henceforth, any land-use projects must be approved by Disaster Management Authority The Expert Committee appointed to study landslide-hit regions of Western Ghats submitted its final report ‘Landslides in Western Ghats and Coastal Karnataka: Prevention and Mitigation Strategies’ to Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa in Bengaluru on Thursday after conducting a detailed study on landslide prone areas. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief…

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Tusker Kusha put into Kraal at Dubare Camp

Tusker Kusha put into Kraal at Dubare Camp

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be tamed and Dubare Camp has many such Kraals. Kusha, in a ‘Musth’ condition, had ventured into the forests after breaking his heavy chain…

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