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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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Chenanda Kuttappa & Lt Gen BNBM Prasad presented Rajyotsava Award

Chendanda Kutttappa(left) with Mr.Vijayakumara Salimath, Conservator of Forests, Karnataka
Indian boxing coach, Chenanda Kuttappa &  Lt Gen BNBM Prasad were honored with the Karantaka Rajyotsava Award. Both hail from Coorg.
Dronacharya awardee, Chenanda Kuttappa is credited with the success of ace boxers – Vijendra Singh, Amit Panghal, Suranjoy Singh, Shiva Thapa and others. Read More

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K G Bopaiah: Tipu Sultan was a fox

The Virajpet MLA claimed that Tipu Sultan was not the Tiger of Mysore, but a fox.
Stating that the government had cancelled Tipu Jayanti and the Sultan was not a freedom fighter as the Class 7th textbook is trying to portray him. Read More

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Committee formed to look into the chapter on Tipu Sultan

Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has formed a committee to submit a report regarding a chapter on Tipu Sultan.
Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan had requested the education minister S Suresh kumar to have the chapter removed.
CM Yeddyurappa said that based on the committee’s report a decision will be taken. Read More

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Madikeri Fort & Palace Restoration: High Court orders contempt petition against officials

The Karnataka High Court has expressed its displeasure over the neglect of the historic Madikeri Fort and has directed the Government Advocate to register a Contempt of Court Case against officials for not obeying Court directives.
The Court was hearing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by J.S. Virupakshaiah, a retired IAS Officer and a resident of Somwarpet. Read More

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Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan demands exclusion of a chapter on Tipu Sultan from school textbooks

Appachu Ranjan(left) with R Ashoka . File photo
Claiming that Tipu Sultan was no freedom fighter, Rajan visited Bangalore to hand over a letter to Education Minister S Suresh Kumar requesting the minister to remove a chapter in the school book which claims that Tipu was a freedom fighter. Read More

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Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery today midnight

The Annual Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery in Kodagu district will be held in the intervening night of Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 at 12.59 am as per the Hindu almanac on the Tula Sankramana Day, Karkataka Lagna. Temple authorities told Star of Mysore that this year, the holy occurrence is set to take place in the early hours. Read More

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SP admits daughter to Anganwadi

While majority of officials admit their children to study in educational institutions of repute, Coorg SP Dr. Suman D. Pennekar has set an example by admitting her two-year-six-month-old daughter Kushi to an anganwadi centre located near Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa College, here. Read More

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