General News

Minister Somanna holds meeting on Theerthodbhava

With Nada Habba Dasara round the corner, Kodagu District in-charge Minister V. Somanna held a meeting with officials on the preparations for Dasara festivities and Cauvery Theerthodbhava at the DC’s office here on Monday. Addressing the meeting, Sri Bhagamandala Talacauvery Temple Management Committee President B.S. Thammaiah said that the Cauvery Theerthodbhava will take place on Oct.…

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Kodava Convention in US

Over 400 attend grand ceremony in Boston Boston: The North American Kodava Convention was hosted by Kodavas of Greater Boston area from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Kodavas from across Continental US, Hawaii, Canada, India and UAE joined the convention that was one of the largest gathering of Kodavas in North America. Over 400 people…

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Some hope about Kodava Heritage Centre and Museum at Madikeri

Works remain incomplete even after eight years The ‘Kodava Heritage Centre,’  at Madikeri, envisaged by the Government in 2009-10 for introducing the unique Ainmane tradition of Kodavas with a Museum, is now in a limbo. When the project was envisaged in 2009-10, the cost of the project was estimated at Rs. 1.45 crore, but now…

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Army recruitment rally in Madikeri from October 13th

An Army Recruitment Rally will be held at the District Sports Stadium in Madikeri from October 13 to 18 for the posts of Sainiks (General and Technical), Trademen, Clerks, Store-keepers, Nursing Assistants and Pharmacists.  Candidates, who have passed SSLC, PUC and D.Pharma, are eligible to participate. Candidates from Kolar, Bengaluru City/ Rural, Tumakuru, Mandya, Chamarajangar, Ramanagar,…

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Heavy Rainfall throws Coorg out of gear

Image: Rescue boats being sent from Mysore to Coorg So far, seven people have lost their lives in Coorg and over eight persons are missing. 58 places in Coorg have been marooned and landslides have occurred in 15 places. Latest reports from Coorg say that 34 relief centres have been established and 2,866 people from…

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Bearing the brunt of Rainfall

Image: WOMEN POWER: When a disaster strikes, it always calls for a joint effort by the District Administration to bring solace for the people affected by floods. This picture shows three women officers (from left) Kodagu DC Annies Kanmani Joy, SP Dr.Suman D. Pennekar and ZP CEO Lakshmipriya walking the talk at Karadigodu in Siddapura…

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First batch of Dasara elephants likely to arrive around Aug. 20

The annual ritual of selecting Dasara elephants is on and the Forest Department officials are going to different elephant camps in Mysore and Coorg to prepare a preliminary list of elephants that are eligible to participate in the grand event. An initial list of 14 elephants has been prepared. The Forest officials and the Department…

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Rainfall picks up at Coorg

Road link to Kerala severed as Highway caves-in; DC bans traffic for three days; Vehicles moving towards Kerala diverted via Gonikoppal, Manandavadi Virajpet/ Madikeri: The dark clouds have finally opened up in Coorg after a long break and it has been raining heavily since the last three days. Rains, accompanied by landslides, have caused extensive…

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Doctor promoted as Flight Lieutenant

Dr. Inanda B. Kaveramma has been promoted as Flight Lieutenant in the Indian Air Force (IAF), probably becoming the only Kodava lady who is serving in the IAF as a doctor. She had undergone the training as part of her internship in medical education and cleared the Short Service Commission exams while continuing her medical…

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CNC to hold Satyagraha in New Delhi on Nov. 1

Codava National Council (CNC) has decided to hold a Satyagraha on Nov.1 on Parliament Street in New Delhi to highlight the demand for Codava Quest for autonomy, said CNC President N.U. Nachappa. Addressing a press meet here yesterday, Nachappa said that volunteers, hailing from different parts of Kodagu, clad in traditional costume, will participate in…

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