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Elephant Abhimanyu tows van stuck in slush in forest
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Elephant Abhimanyu tows van stuck in slush in forest

Madikeri: Dasara Elephant Abhimanyu was brought to tow a pick-up van which had reportedly got stuck in slush recently at Majjigehalla Reserve Forest coming under Thithimati forest range in South Kodagu. JCI, Ponnampet, in association with Forest Department, had organised a seed-ball planting programme in the forest. The pick-up vans were used to ferry the…

A proud moment
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A proud moment

New Delhi: It was a proud moment for Colonel Bommanda Dhiraj Chengappa from Kodagu as he led a contingent of 46 horse-mounted Bodyguards and presented the National Salute to President Ram Nath Kovind. The President’s Bodyguards also escorted Kovind to the Parliament House for the swearing-in. Later, both President Kovind and ex-President Pranab Mukherjee were…

Repair work begins on caved-in Perumbadi Road: To be opened for LMVs in four days
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Repair work begins on caved-in Perumbadi Road: To be opened for LMVs in four days

Virajpet: Perumbadi Road near here connecting Kodagu-Kerala Inter-State Highway, which had caved-in owing to heavy downpour, would be restored in four days, according to Kaddaniyanda Harish Bopanna, Personal Secretary to District in-charge Minister Sitharam. Bopanna, along with PWD officials, visited the spot yesterday. PWD Superintending Engineer Prabhu said that the road had no stay wall…

Harangi Dam full, Gates open
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Harangi Dam full, Gates open

Kushalnagar: The four crest gates of Harangi Dam in Somwarpet Taluk of Kodagu district were opened this morning releasing water to the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. The gates were opened at 11 am and 1,200 cusecs of water was released as the first instalment. Henceforth, the gates will be open as and when the…

Virajpet-Kerala Road to be closed for two months
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Virajpet-Kerala Road to be closed for two months

Virajpet: The road that connects Virajpet to Kerala via the Perumbadi Check-Post has been cut off, thanks to incessant rains and it will take two months to restore the road.Till then, vehicles moving towards Kerala will have to take the road via Gonikoppal, Ponnampet, Kutta to reach Manandavadi in Kerala. The road caved-in on June…

One more elephant electrocuted in Kodagu; July toll 7
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One more elephant electrocuted in Kodagu; July toll 7

Siddapur: Close on the heels of six elephants dying of electrocution in Kodagu, one more elephant died of the same cause yesterday taking the toll of elephants in July alone to seven. A 12-year-old female elephant was electrocuted at Abyathmangala. A dry tree was found fallen on electricity wires and this might have caused the…

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Coorg Calling

It’s raining in Kodagu and you won’t get a better place to spend your weekends and holidays amidst tranquil, pristine and serene atmosphere. The lush green surroundings and tourist spots have been beckoning tourists who are ready to spend a day or two amidst nature. Kodagu is also home for a number of waterfalls which…

Claims of Kerala IPS Officer’s wife over Kodagu forests rejected
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Claims of Kerala IPS Officer’s wife over Kodagu forests rejected

Madikeri: The Karnataka Forest Department has rejected the appeal by Daisy Jacob, wife of former Kerala Director General of Police (DGP) Jacob Thomas, demanding the cancellation of proceedings initiated by Madikeri Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF). The ACF had issued an  order asking her to vacate 151.03 acres in Madikeri, which is part of a reserve…

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