General News

Works on Super Specialty Hospital in Madikeri to begin soon

The demand for a Super Speciality Hospital in Coorg seems to get fulfilled with a 450-bed hospital to come up soon at the campus of Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences in Madikeri at a cost of Rs. 100 crore.
As per the guidelines of Medical Council of India, a teaching hospital of a Medical College should have 750 beds but the present hospital has only 300 beds. Read More

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Mini-Airport to come up at Kushalnagar

Bidding open under UDAN 4.0 by Civil Aviation Ministry
Airport first proposed by Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan

Kushalnagar: In a significant development, Kushalnagar in Kodagu has been selected among the four airports in Karnataka for which bids have been announced under the fourth round of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) or the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik (UDAN) 4.0 recently. Read More

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Puthari celebrations at Mysore and Kodagu

Huthri(Puthari) festival was celebrated with grandeur and traditional fervor in Mysuru and Kodagu districts yesterday. It is a festival of harvest and getting the harvested paddy crop home.
Kodavas and members of  Kodagu Gowda community visited paddy fields in their traditional attire and harvested the new crop after offering prayers. Read More

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Barefoot Marathon held at Coorg

The 5th Edition of the Barefoot Marathon for the people of Coorg, organised under the joint aegis of The Coorg Wellness Foundation and Milind Soman was held at Pollibetta in Kodagu this morning.  The Barefoot Marathon, which was a fund-raiser event was held to create oneness with mother earth. Read More

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Channira Bansi Ponnappa Promoted As Lieutenant General

The hilly Coorg district, which has a long and illustrious history of courageous top Defence officers, for which it is known as the ‘Land of Army Generals’, has added one more feather to its cap, with the promotion of Channira Bansi Ponnappa, AVSM (Ati Vishisht Seva Medal), as a Lieutenant General of the Indian Army. Read More

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Only Yellow Board jeeps allowed to Mandalpatti

After according permission to jeep owners to ferry tourists to the hilly tourist spot of Mandalapatti in North Kodagu, with some riders and conditions, the Kodagu District Administration has now decided only to permit Yellow Board jeeps (taxis) to transport tourists. Read More

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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 plastic wastes. Read More

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Thekkada Bhavani, first Indian woman to get trained at Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand

After pegging the National Flag atop Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia, T.N. Bhavani of Coorg has one more feather in her cap in being the first Indian woman to have undergone training at the Mount Ruapehu, an acclaimed Stratovolcano in New Zealand.
Bhavani is the daughter of Thekkada Nanjunda (Shambu) and Parvathi (Divya) of Perur village near Napoklu in Kodagu. Read More

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MP Pratap Simha at Nathu La Mountain Pass

Mysuru-Kodagu(Coorg) MP Pratap Simha trying his hands at one of the hi-tech long range guns during his visit to Nathu La Mountain Pass along the Indo-China border in Sikkim.

Pratap Simha is one among the Parliament’s Committee on Defence that is on a week-long visit for a practical study to get first-hand information on the requirements of Indian Army. Read More

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Rs. 8.20 crore approved to restore historic Madikeri Fort

Works to begin from Dec. 12, Govt. informs High Court
Shifting of Government Offices from Fort underway

The State Government has given administrative approval to repair the historic Madikeri Fort at a cost of Rs. 8.20 crore. Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy has submitted a proposal to the Government to restore the landmark structure at an estimated cost of Rs. 8,20,45,674. Read More

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