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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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CM wants to upgrade Channarayapattana to Madikeri Road to national highway, 4 Lanes

While opposition to widening of road between Kushalnagar & Sampaje is active, the CM Kumaraswamy yesterday discussed with PM Modi the up-gradation of road from Channarayapattana to Madikeri via Holenarasipura, Arkalgud and Kodlipet –  to national highway. In June, during the meeting  with Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Nitin Gadkari, he had…

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District Court to be shifted out of Madikeri Fort

District Court to be shifted out of Madikeri Fort

Image: Arnab Dey/2018/Google Deccan Herald is reporting that the new District Court Complex at Madikeri will be ready soon, hopefully by April. The current court complex housed in Madikeri Fort, which is in shambles. The Archaeological Department has been requesting the government since long to shift government offices out of the fort so that they…

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General P C Thimmaiah appointed as chief of training command

General P C Thimmaiah appointed as chief of training command

Mysuru: Lieutenant General Pattacheravanda Chengappa Thimmaiah has been posted as the Commander of the Training Command in Shimla, which is one of the seven Commands of the Army. Lt. Gen. Thimmaiah is the third Commander from Kodagu to have been appointed to the post after K.C. Cariappa and B.C. Nanda. He studied in Sainik School…

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Zilla Panchayat President and CEO trade angry exchanges

By K K Aiyamma The simmering differences between Kodagu Zilla Panchayat president B.A.Harish and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Charulatha Somal came to fore again, reports Deccan Herald. Harish claimed that; Panchayat development officer (PDOs) are not issuing no objection certificates (NOCs) for the construction of farm houses.  Also that officials are also not taking action against…

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Bike Rental faces opposition in Coorg

Bike Rental faces opposition in Coorg

Virajpet MLA K.G.Bopaiah at the inauguration of Royal Brothers at Madikeri. Image: Twitter By: K K Aiyamma Tour operators have protested against the bike rental services being offered at Coorg. According to the Economic Times report; Taxi Drivers have also supported the protest. Royal Brothers a bangalore based biked rental  company has been offered permission…

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CWS reiterates its request to declare Coorg as Eco-Sensitive Zone

CWS reiterates its request to declare Coorg as Eco-Sensitive Zone

By K K Aiyamma Taking note of the urbanization leading to sweeping changes in the landscape of Coorg (which forms a part of Western Ghats) –  Coorg Wildlife Society has reiterated their request to declare Coorg as eco-sensitive zone. According to the report in Deccan Herald, the president of the Society, Col.(Retd) C.P.Muthanna, asserted that; River…

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