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MLC Candidates file nomination and declare assets. Suja is the richest.

Image: Suja Kushalappa
All 3 candidates, Suja Kushalappa, Dr.Mantar Gowda & H U Isaq have filed their nominations and declared their assets. Suja was the first to reach DC’s office in the morning and file his nomination, with MP Pratap Simha and his brother, the sitting Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan & Virajpet MLA K G Bopaiah accompanying him.
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MP Pratap Simha extends helping hand

MP Pratap Simha has extended a helping hand to accident victims after a car toppled on Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway near Maddur yesterday afternoon.
A group of people were travelling in a Toyota Innova MUV when the driver lost control of the vehicle as one of the tires of the car burst and toppled. Due to the impact, the vehicle toppled and was dragged for about 100 mts. before coming to a halt. Read More

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37 Coorg Medium Regiment celebrates Cauvery Sankramana

The Officers and ladies of 37 Coorg Medium Regiment (situated in forward army base in Western Sector) celebrate all Kodava festivals by following the customs and traditions of Kodavas. Incidentally, there is no Kodava Officer in the Regiment at present. Read More

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Coorg DC Charulatha Somal transferred to Raichur

Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal has been transferred to Raichur. Raichur DC B C Satish has been transferred to Coorg.

He will be taking charge soon. Read More

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Cauvery Theerthodbhava At Talakaveri On Oct. 17

The Kaveri Theerthodbhava will occur at Talacauvery in Coorg on October 17.
A decision on whether to allow devotees to witness the occasion will be taken soon after the meeting to be chaired by the Minister in-charge of Kodagu district, said Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal. Last year, devotees were not allowed to witness the Theerthodbhava event due pandemic. Read More

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Forest Department red flags Thalassery-Mysore Rail Line

Following an adverse report by the Karnataka Forest Department that pristine forests of Western Ghats (in South Kodagu and Mysuru) will be destroyed if the proposed Thalassery-Mysore project is implemented, the State Government has stalled the project and has conveyed the same to the Centre, reports said.
The ambitious project, costing more than Rs. Read More

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SP launches Emergency Response Vehicles

SP Khsama Mishra launched 7 ‘Emergency Rapid Response’ vehicles at the District Parade Grounds here yesterday.
Speaking after flagging off the vehicles, Kshama Mishra said that Emergency Rapid Response vehicles are meant for the benefit of public. Pointing out that the public can call the National Helpline No. Read More

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Transfer 11,722 hectares land to Forest Department: High Court instructs Government

A lot of forest land was diverted for the construction of Harangi Dam.
The High Court (HC) of Karnataka has directed the State Government to transfer the entries in respect of 11,722.29 hectares of lands identified under C and D categories in Coorg district to the Forest Department as was decided four decades ago to compensate forest area utilized for Harangi Dam project. Read More

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Tusker Kusha to be set free into the woods

Wild tusker Kusha, who has been re-tamed after his escapade into the woods in search of a mate from Dubare elephant camp in Coorg, will finally be freed. His release from the elephant camp was ordered by Forest Minister Aravind Limbavali yesterday following the intervention of animal rights activist and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi. Read More

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Unchain and release Kusha: Maneka Gandhi

Pressure is mounting on the Karnataka Forest Department to release elephant Kusha who has been recaptured from the wild after it strayed from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu. Read More

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