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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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Gen. K.S. Thimayya Memorial to be ready in 3 months

Belagavi:  The renovated General K.S. Thimayya Memorial in Madikeri will be dedicated to the nation in three months, said Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree. She was replying to a question raised by MLC Veena Achaiah at the Winter Session of the Assembly in Belagavi yesterday. The Minister said that General Thimayya’s house “Sunny Side” at Madikeri…

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Huthri festival on December 3

Napoklu (Kodagu): Huthri, the harvest festival of Kodagu, will be celebrated on Dec.3. As per tradition, members of Bhakta Jana Sangha, 13 Thakkas of the district and elders assembled at Padi Igguthappa Temple recently and decided on the date of the festival. Devara Kallacha Festival will be celebrated on Dec. 2. As part of Huthri festival in…

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Justice K.S. Keshava Narayana Judicial Commission grills Kodagu SP

Bengaluru: Close on the heels of CBI team beginning a detailed investigation into the alleged suicide of Dy.SP M.K. Ganapathy, Justice (retired) K.S. Keshava Narayana Judicial Commission that was formed by the State government to probe the case interrogated Kodagu Superintendent of Police P. Rajendra Prasad in Madikeri on Monday. SP FUMBLES: Sources said that Rajendra…

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Dy.SP M.K. Ganapathy’s death: CBI recovers bullet from Madikeri lodge

Recovery of bullet nearly a year-and-a-half after the incident raises questions on botched up probe Mystery deepens: The mystery of this “suicide” has further deepened as there is no investigation report of the 3 shots fired out of a service pistol of  9 mm calibre which is a very powerful and loud weapon when fired. It…

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