Former President of Kodagu Cricket and Hockey Assn. Kumar Appachu passes away

Former sportsperson and one of the best-known hockey umpires Machimanda Kumar Appachu passed away yesterday. He was 70.
Kumar, a resident of Ammathi, was the President of Kodagu Cricket and Hockey Association. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Mysuru. He leaves behind his wife Seetha, son Koushik, a host of relatives and friends. Read More


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. Read More


Centre And State Govt’s Have Failed To Address Coffee, Sugarcane And Paddy Growers Problems: HDK

JD(S) State President and former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said that the Central and the State Governments had failed to address problems of coffee, sugarcane and paddy growers in Kodagu districts as the minimum support price announced by the Government was less that the market price.
Speaking to media persons here yesterday, Kumaraswamy who said that  Kodagu District Minister M.R. Read More


Kodava Dance Enthralls Visitors at Expo

The artistes of Kunjalageri Folk Art Troupe from Kodagu seen performing the traditional Kodava dance at Dasara Expo premises last evening. Picture right shows Karnataka Exhibition Authority (KEA) Chairman R. Murthy, Congress leader Sharada Sampath and others with the artistes.
The audience at P. Read More


Missing – Chendanda Muddappa

Chendanda C Muddappa, has been missing missing since 13/9/2014 evening 5 .30 pm from Naganathapura, near Electronics city, Bangalore.
Age: 60 years
Height: 5.10
He was wearing white full sleeve shirt,  green and white shorts and black flip-flops.
He is an ex-serviceman and is under medication for mental illness.
If found, please inform the nearest police station or his wife Rathy. Mrs. Read More


Save Cauvery Initiative

The Kanni Kavery Trust conducted a walkathon from the birthplace  of the river Cauvery to Kushalnagar to raise  awareness on the exploitation of the river and to also awaken the district administration to the rampant encroachment of its river banks and illegal sand mining along the 90 km stretch.
The walkathon was led by Muthanna Baba Sai Ram and its members, including C.K. Read More

Senior Citizen of Kodagu Origin Missing – Help Sought in Tracing Him

Senior Citizen of Kodagu Origin Missing – Help Sought in Tracing Him

By Richard Lasrado /with inputs from Mohan Devaiah Ballimada
Bangalore: Machangada N Poovaiah (68), a senior citizen of Kodagu origin, has been reported to be missing from the city from about 1-30 pm on December 1.
He had met a friend of his at a medical shop near Kaggadasapura and collected an outstanding amount of Rs 1,000. Read More



The Madikeri Assistant Commissioner’s Court has ordered reclamation of government land worth crores of rupees in Kushalnagar Town, which was illegally transferred to private parties by revenue officials.
Senior Assistant Commissioner Dr. M.R. Read More


Thalassery-Mysore Rail Line Action Council wants the railway line to pass through Coorg

Minister of State for Railways K.H. Muniyappa recently announced that the new survey has been completed and an alternative route(Nilambur-Wayanad) has been choosen. But the “Action Council” seems to be hell bent on having it pass through Coorg. Read More


Govt to Center & UNESCO: Development in Western Ghats will take precedence over Conservation

This monkey does not like it. Lion Tailed Macaque is one of endangered species found in Western Ghats.
Image:By Kalyanvarma via Wikimedia Commons
The State Govt has decided to reject the proposal of UNESCO to allow certain contagious areas in Western Ghats to be nominated as UNESCO World Heritage site.  The state govt is going to write to the center refusing UNESCO the permission for the same. Read More