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World’s only Barefoot Marathon at Pollibetta on Dec.8

World’s only Barefoot Marathon at Pollibetta on Dec.8

The 5th Edition of the world’s only Barefoot Marathon for the people of Coorg will take place at Pollibetta in Kodagu on Dec.8, under the joint aegis of The Coorg Wellness Foundation and Milind Soman. The category-wise prize money is as follows: 42-km: Rs.42,000 – 1st place and Rs.30,000 – 2nd place; 21-km: Rs.21,000 –…

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NCC Day celebrated at Kudige Sainik School

NCC Day celebrated at Kudige Sainik School

A road cleaning drive marked the NCC Day celebrations at Sainik School in Kudige near here recently. More than a hundred ninth standard students of the school undertook a cleaning drive of the roads near Ganapathy Temple, Forest Office, KSRTC Bus Stand and Ayyappa Swamy Temple at Kushalnagar town and cleared the roadsides of all…

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Chenanda Kuttappa & Lt Gen BNBM Prasad presented Rajyotsava Award

Chenanda Kuttappa & Lt Gen BNBM Prasad presented Rajyotsava Award

Chendanda Kutttappa(left) with Mr.Vijayakumara Salimath, Conservator of Forests, Karnataka Indian boxing coach, Chenanda Kuttappa &  Lt Gen BNBM Prasad were honored with the Karantaka Rajyotsava Award. Both hail from Coorg. Dronacharya awardee, Chenanda Kuttappa is credited with the success of ace boxers – Vijendra Singh, Amit Panghal, Suranjoy Singh, Shiva Thapa and others. Kuttappa is…

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K G Bopaiah: Tipu Sultan was a fox

The Virajpet MLA claimed that Tipu Sultan was not the Tiger of Mysore, but a fox. Stating that the government had cancelled Tipu Jayanti and the Sultan was not a freedom fighter as the Class 7th textbook is trying to portray him. He further claimed that Tipu Sultan was  had caused a lot of suffering…

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Committee formed to look into the chapter on Tipu Sultan

Committee formed to look into the chapter on Tipu Sultan

Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has formed a committee to submit a report regarding a chapter on Tipu Sultan. Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan had requested the education minister S Suresh kumar to have the chapter removed. CM Yeddyurappa said that based on the committee’s report a decision will be taken. When queried about the ruling…

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Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan demands exclusion of a chapter on Tipu Sultan from school textbooks

Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan demands exclusion of a chapter on Tipu Sultan from school textbooks

Appachu Ranjan(left) with R Ashoka . File photo Claiming that Tipu Sultan was no freedom fighter, Rajan visited Bangalore to hand over a letter to Education Minister S Suresh Kumar requesting the minister to remove a chapter in the school book which claims that Tipu was a freedom fighter. The MLA claimed that Tipu Sultan…

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Railway Line Alternative to Coorg – Co-ordination needed between Ministries of Roadways, Railways, Civil Aviation and Environment

Railway Line Alternative to Coorg – Co-ordination needed between Ministries of Roadways, Railways, Civil Aviation and Environment

By  U.B. Acharya Sir, This refers to the recent news item that the cost of Rail Line between Mysuru-Belagola and then on to Kushalnagar has entered the “pink book”. This would mean that it is practically ready for execution. Considering that Railways are building a huge office in Madikeri, it is clear that their immediate…

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70 groups come together to preserve green cover

70 groups come together to preserve green cover

Over 400 volunteers to plant 50,000 seed balls, 10,000 saplings near Anechowkur  Mysuru: Year-by-year weakening of regular rainfall in Coorg and depleting green cover along the Cauvery River basin and the resultant shortage of water has made environmentally conscious groups to come together to organise a massive tree-plantation drive in Coorg, the principal catchment of…

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Govt bans land conversion at Coorg for commercial purposes

Deccan Herald is reporting that the state government has imposed a ban of land conversion for commercial purposes. More than 1000 applications are pending with the DC and at least 500 have been rejected by the DC. The DC has taken into account the fragile ecosystem of Coorg, while taking the decision. An RTI query…

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Simha files nomination

Simha files nomination

Incumbent Mysore – Kodagu MP, Pratap Simha filed his nomination today for the Lok Sabha elections. Simha has toured most of Coorg, meeting party workers, addressing and overseeing party workers and public. Others in the fray are N.K Kaveriamma as Independent, V. Asha Rani from Actor Updendra’s Uttama Prajakiya Party and C H Vijayashankar from…

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