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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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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. Read More

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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 attended the event. Read More

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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 the estimate has almost doubled to Rs. 2.68 crore. Read More

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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. Read More

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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 817 families have been accommodated in the centres. Read More

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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 yesterday. Read More

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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. Read More

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