Star of Mysore

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

PIL against Railway lines via Kodagu: High Court gives two weeks to Govt. to make its stand clear

Government has to either say Yes or No to the project or it must say that the project is under consideration or underway NOTE: The Railway Ministry’s ‘advice’ to the Kerala government to ‘seek specific approval’ from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to carry out a survey for the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru…

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Book on Sri Ramakrishna in Kodava language released

Book on Sri Ramakrishna in Kodava language released

Guru Poornima was celebrated in a grand manner at Sri Ramakrishna Sharada Ashrama Ponnampet in South Kodagu. A series of programmes have been organised since yesterday at the Ashrama premises at Ponnampet and several other places including Kushalnagar and Madikeri. At the event held at Ponnampet this morning, Swami Mukthidanandaji Maharaj, President of Advaitha Ashrama…

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Dharmasthala Rural Development Project hands over Rs. 1 lakh cheque to Kodagu Model School

Dharmasthala Rural Development Project hands over Rs. 1 lakh cheque to Kodagu Model School

Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (DRDP) has come forward to assist Kodagu Model School run by Sri Kavery Kodava Association, Mysuru East, under its development projects. DRDP District Director Vijayakumar Naganal handed over a cheque for Rs. 1 lakh to School President K.K. Aiyappa at a function held at the school premises in Vidyashankar Layout, Sathagalli…

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H S Chandramouli appointed as State Public Prosecutor

H S Chandramouli appointed as State Public Prosecutor

The State Government on Monday appointed senior advocate H.S. Chandramouli as State Public Prosecutor (SPP). This is Chandramouli’s fourth stint as the SPP. Chandramouli, who hails from Kodlipet in Somwarpet taluk of Kodagu district, was allotted the Congress ticket from Madikeri constituency in the May Assembly polls. But a couple of days after the allotment…

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State has not permitted any survey in Kodagu for Railway line: CM Kumaraswamy

State has not permitted any survey in Kodagu for Railway line: CM Kumaraswamy

The State Government has not accorded permission to anybody to conduct a survey on the proposed Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line via South Kodagu, said Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. He was replying to a question in the Legislative Council raised by MLC Sunil Subramani yesterday. The MLC had submitted a detailed question to the Speaker about the…

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Encroachment of government land in Kodagu: PIL filed against Virajpet MLA

Encroachment of government land in Kodagu: PIL filed against Virajpet MLA

Acting on a PIL seeking directions to clear the alleged encroachment of Karnangeri Reserve Forest in Madikeri, the Karnataka High Court yesterday sought response from the State government. The petition stated that the Forest Department had not taken any action against 68 persons, including Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah, who have allegedly encroached reserve forest lands…

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Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line Survey By Konkan Railway Irks Villagers

Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line Survey By Konkan Railway Irks Villagers

Even as the Central Government has been repeatedly saying that the controversial and environmentally destructive Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project via South Kodagu has been shelved, officials of Konkan Railway Corporation have been silently conducting a survey in South Kodagu and its green belt for Railway line to pass. Yesterday, a few officials of Konkan Railway…

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KRS likely to be full this year: IMD

KRS likely to be full this year: IMD

Moderate to heavy rainfall in Kodagu Mysuru: There is good news for Mysureans as Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam in Mandya District, which has not filled to the capacity since many years, is likely to be filled to the brim by touching the magic figure of 124.80 feet. The hope is the prediction of 97…

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It’s official: Center is not pursuing Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line project, says Piyush Goyal

Issue has to be resolved between Karnataka and Kerala Bengaluru:  It’s official. The Centre has shelved the vexatious Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line project via South Kodagu which has run into opposition from environmentalists and people of Kodagu district. The Railway Ministry has said that the issue has to be resolved between Karnataka and Kerala. “As such…

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Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line – Centre has not approved project: Pratap Simha

Thalassery-Mysore Railway Line – Centre has not approved project: Pratap Simha

Even as people of Kodagu are vehemently opposing the two Railway lines (Thalassery-Mysuru via South Kodagu and Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Mangaluru), Member of Parliament Pratap Simha, speaking to Star of Mysore this morning said that he had met Railway Minister Piyush Goyal regarding the Railway line and the Minister informed him that the Centre has not approved the Railway line. “I…

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