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Local news from Coorg(Kodagu)

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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Railway, Highway Projects to spell doom for Coorg

IISc. Scientists warn of further natural disasters
The disaster caused in Coorg(Kodagu) due to landslides, floods and cloudbursts will further aggravate if the Governments implement the proposed Railway and Highway projects in the district. The projects will spell doom for the ecologically fragile district, warns a new study by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) Bengaluru. Read More

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Anechowkur Gate area classified as Tiger Zone

* Night ban on travelling might be imposed
* Nagarahole Conservator of Forests allays apprehension
The Kallahalla Range of Nagarahole National Park has been handed over by the Centre to the Tiger Zone under the Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. Read More

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Elephant electrocuted at arecanut plantation

An elephant has been electrocuted at an arecanut plantation in Kutta-Badaga village in Virajpet taluk on Saturday night. The plantation belongs to Mukkatira Deepu and the carcass of the male elephant was found on Sunday. 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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Hon. Wildlife Warden calls on Coorg elephant attack victim

K.C. Biddappa, President, Coorg Wildlife Society (CWS) and Hon. Wildlife Warden of Kodagu District, visited Apollo BGS Hospital in city recently, to enquire about the health condition  of Kavitha, a victim of an elephant attack in Valnur village, Kodagu.
She had suffered multiple injuries and has recovered. Read More

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Rainfall picks up at Coorg

Road link to Kerala severed as Highway caves-in; DC bans traffic for three days; Vehicles moving towards Kerala diverted via Gonikoppal, Manandavadi
Virajpet/ Madikeri: The dark clouds have finally opened up in Coorg after a long break and it has been raining heavily since the last three days. Read More

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Doctor promoted as Flight Lieutenant

Dr. Inanda B. Kaveramma has been promoted as Flight Lieutenant in the Indian Air Force (IAF), probably becoming the only Kodava lady who is serving in the IAF as a doctor. Read More

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