General News

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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Ban lifted on tourist entry

As the rains in Coorg has subsided, the ban on tourist entry has been lifted. Tourists can visit Coorg from tomorrow(10th September). Deputy Commissioner P. I. Srividya, has issued a press statement regarding the same.

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District-In-Charge Minister S R Mahesh sets up his office in Madikeri

District in-Charge Minister S.R. Mahesh inaugurated his office at the District Administration Block (First floor)  here, yesterday. After performing puja at the office, Mahesh, speaking to press persons, said that he would attend to the grievances of the public at the office on second Friday of every month exempting holidays. He further said that he was quite…

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A S Ponnanna promoted as First Grade Additional Advocate General

Additional Advocate General (AAG) Ajjikuttira S. Ponnanna from Kodagu district has been promoted as First Grade Additional Advocate General. An Advocate General is a legal advisor to a State Government. The post is created by the Constitution of India and corresponds to that of Attorney General of India at the federal or Central or Union…

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Ichettira Uthaiah appointed as Rear Admiral

Madikeri: Ichettira B. Uthaiah from Kodagu(Coorg) District has been appointed as Rear Admiral of the Indian Navy. This is for the first time in the history of the district such an appointment has been made in the Indian Navy. In the Army, however, Kodandera M. Cariappa has risen to the rank of Field Marshal (Commander-in-Chief)…

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PM Narendra Modi releases MP Pratap Simha’s achievement booklet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen releasing the achievements booklet of Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha in New Delhi yesterday. The booklet, titled “Saaf Niyath, Sahi Vikas” (clean administration and right development), lists out the Rs. 11,000 crore grants that has been sanctioned to Mysuru by the NDA government. Various development works including road, railways and airport…

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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 (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

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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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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