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Local news from Coorg(Kodagu)

Mother Teresa Medical Centre, RO Plant Inaugurated At Sainik School

Dr. K.B. Cariappa, Director and Dean, Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences, Madikeri, inaugurated Mother Teresa Medical Centre, school’s medical inspection room at Sainik School in Coorg on Mar.30 in the presence of Dr. K. Mohan, District Health Officer, and Dr. Rupesh, Resident Medical Officer. Read More

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K C Ganapathy is first Kodava Yachtsman to qualify for Olympics

Four sailors from India to compete at this year’s Tokyo Olympics
In a historic first for India, four sailors from the country will compete at this year’s Olympics after the pair of Kelappanda Chengappa Ganapathy – Varun Thakkar and Vishnu Saravanan made the cut for Tokyo at the Asian Qualifiers in Oman on Thursday. Read More

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Expert committee forms guidelines for protection of Western Ghats

Henceforth, any land-use projects must be approved by Disaster Management Authority
The Expert Committee appointed to study landslide-hit regions of Western Ghats submitted its final report ‘Landslides in Western Ghats and Coastal Karnataka: Prevention and Mitigation Strategies’ to Chief Minister B.S. Read More

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Tusker Kusha put into Kraal at Dubare Camp

Kusha, the 27-year-old male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu district, has been put in Kraal now. Kraal is a wooden log enclosure into which elephants are driven to be tamed and Dubare Camp has many such Kraals. Read More

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Tusker Kusha captured near Dubare

Tied to a tree at Meenukolli, elephant sheds tears and continuously trumpets for mate.
Kusha, the male elephant that went missing from Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District, has finally been caught by the Forest Department on Tuesday. The tamed elephant ventured into the forests one-and-a-half years ago in search of a mate and had not returned. Read More

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MP Pratap Simha Greets New NSG Director General

Senior IPS Officer from Coorg district, Maneyapanda A. Ganapathy, yesterday took charge as the Director General of National Security Guard (NSG), an elite counter-terrorism unit under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Picture shows Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha congratulating M.A. Ganapathy at the NSG Head Quarters in Palam, New Delhi, this morning. Read More

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Tusker Kusha in no mood to return to Dubare camp

A male wild elephant always travels in search of its mate. He will jump from one herd of female elephants to another until he finds a female willing to mate. After a bull elephant has mated with a female, he will stay with the female and guard her from other males.
Sometimes, bull elephants are known to travel great distances in search of a partner and may not come back to its original place. Read More

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Include Kodavas in ST list of Constitution: CNC

Members of Codava National Council (CNC) led by its President Nandineravanda U. Nachappa recently met Scheduled Caste Welfare Department and Justice H.N. Nagamohan Das Commission in Bengaluru urging him to include Kodava tribe in the ST list of the Constitution.
The meeting took place at Yavanika, the One-man Commission’s office on Nrupathunga Road in Bengaluru. Read More

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Ian Selley imparts training to Coorg’s budding footballers

Coorg is synonymous with hockey and the annual Kodava Hockey Festival is quite popular and a huge crowd-puller, providing a platform to budding players. In recent years, young sports enthusiasts from the district have also been showing interest in football too. As a result, many clubs have come up and have been organising tournaments to boost their interest in the game. Read More

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Air Marshal Nanda Cariappa releases ‘War – The Ugly Mistress’

Air Marshal (Retd.) K.C. Cariappa (Nanda) released Dr. Lata Muthanna’s novel “War – The Ugly Mistress” at a programme organised by Mysuru Book Clubs-2015 at Sri Kanteerava Narasimharaja Sports Club (Mysore Sports Club) on Lalitha Mahal Road here last evening.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal Nanda Cariappa said that his profession is related to the book. Read More

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