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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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Monsoon to become active again from tomorrow: DC issues Orange Alert

With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicting very heavy rains in the district (115.6mm to 204.4mm), for five days from July 18 to 22, Kodagu Deputy Commissioner (DC) Annies Kanmani Joy has issued ‘Orange Alert’ across the district. Orange level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to make a significant impact on people living in…

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South West Monsoon takes a break this year

District receives only 9 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours; waterfalls weaken. KRS water level stands at 89.85 feet against a maximum level of 124.80 feet. Weatherman predicts that rains might pick up pace after July 17. Monsoon has taken a break in Coorg and in the last 24 hours, the average rainfall recorded in…

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Shilpi Najappa to pursue research in Kodava language

Shilpa Nanjappa, an acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer from Coorg(Kodagu), has also been awarded the prestigious Fellowship by the Indian Government’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) for 2019-2021 for being an outstanding artiste. Speaking to Star of Mysore, an elated Shilpa said that the two-year Fellowship meant a lot for her and she has chosen to…

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Land Acquisition process on for Mysuru-Madikeri Expressway

Existing National Highway 275 will not be widened due to land hurdles New Expressway will directly connect Madikeri to Paschimavahini in Srirangapatna Vehicle pressure on National Highway (NH) – 275, the lifeline between Mysuru and Madikeri, will be a thing of the past and the present scenario of bumper-to-bumper traffic during weekends and holidays will…

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