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Local news from Coorg(Kodagu)

Man-eater on prowl. Nitoor?

Stop encroachments into the forest, and i shall leave you humans alone.
Tiger Tiger Burning Bright!
The video has been removed for copyright issues.
PS: This is not the Coorg Tiger,she is just a good angry tigress,somewhere in india,sending the message of her folks across. Read More

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CNC to oppose national park in Kodagu

MADIKERI: The Codava National Council has strongly opposed the proposal to establish Greater Talacuavery National Park and 400 high tension power line passing through South Kodagu. Read More

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Coffee Planter commits suicide.

Another one bites the dirty dust,and they say alls well in the coffee heartland of India. 
Worried over heavy borrowing, a person committed suicide at Somwarpet.
According to police,G.S.Lingaraju, 45, committed suicide by hanging inside an estate. Lingaraju was reportedly missing since 12th of June. Read More

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Fears of another Hydel Project in Kodagu.Another headache for people of Coorg.

Large number of villagers, led by Cauvery Sene staged a protest against a mini hydel project proposed at Koodoli Kundh near Surlabbi in Somwarpet taluk.
Villagers from Surlabbi, Kumbaragadige, Mankya and Garvale came in large number to the spot yesterday as media and members of Kaveri sene went there. They stated that a Bangalore based company did survey. Read More

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Three Cheers to Enviromentalists, Barapolay Hydro Electric Project stayed.

It is good news for all the environmentalists and nature lovers of Kodagu, for the construction of Barapolay Hydro Electric Project proposed to be established across Barapolay at Palathinkadavu has been stayed by the Supreme Court of India. Read More

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MLC Arun Machaiah Lambasts officials.

MLC Arun machaiah addressed a village development meeting near Virajpet and alleged that the official delay is hampering the development of the district.
Continuing his talk in Maggula village yesterday, he lambasted the officials and said that lakhs of rupees sanctioned for the development was returned, as the funds could not be utilized on time. Read More

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Protests against smuggling of timber and improper vigilance.

THE MEMBERS OF Cauvery sene yesterday laid seize to the forest department at Shanivarsanthe and alleged that crores worth of forest wealth is being looted under their very nose.
 
Led by convener Ravi Chengappa, the protestors along with villagers rounded up the forst office and accused them of encouraging smuggling. Read More

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KARNATAKA’S 3 CROPS GET GI CERTIFICATION (orange of Coorg, Beetle vine of Mysore and plantains of Nanjangud will get Intellectual Property Rights)

Three crops in Karnataka have received Geographical Indication Registration (GI) certificate.
Orange crops in Coorg, Beetle vine of Mysore and plantains of Nanjangud will enjoy the Intellectual Property Rights, which identifies a product as originating from a specific region. The certification will also prevent exploitation of these crops, as the growers will have the ownership. Read More

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Power Grid Corporation of India’s Nagarhole National Park degredation Plan.

The Coorg WildLife society today took strong objection to Power grid Corporation of India planning to pull a 400 KV power line to Kerala from Nagarahole National Park.
Addressing a press conference here, president of the CWS, Col. Read More

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Dr.Gregg Cox develops script for Coorg Language

Madikeri: Kodavas and Kodava-related issues have been in the news. Be it inventing a new script for the Kodava language or determining the origin of the Kodavas through DNA tests. Reactions, barring a few individuals and organisations, have been few in comparison with the slew of write-ups that have appeared in the media. Read More

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