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Perseverance pays for BJP’s Niranjan Kumar in Gundlupet
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Perseverance pays for BJP’s Niranjan Kumar in Gundlupet

Chamarajanagar: At last, ‘Lotus’ has bloomed in Gundlupet Assembly Constituency with BJP candidate C.S. Niranjan Kumar (94,151 votes) defeating Dr. Geetha Mahadevaprasad (77,467 votes). Since the first General Election in 1952, Gundlupet Constituency has seen 15 elections including a by-election. However only five people had represented the Constituency and now Niranjan Kumar will be the…

Rains in Gundlupet, Bandipur
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Rains in Gundlupet, Bandipur

Gundlupet: There was welcome showers in Bandipur and other places bordering the forest yesterday, thus bringing slight relief to the people and animals. It has rained in several places including Bandipur, Gopalaswamy Betta, Devarahalli, Kadligowdanahalli and Gopalapura villages. As it has rained in Bandipur, the forest staff have heaved a sigh of relief because the…

Two leopards found dead in Kollegal, Gundlupet
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Two leopards found dead in Kollegal, Gundlupet

Kollegal/ Gundlupet:  In separate incidents, two leopards were found dead at Thimmarajipura village in Kollegal and Mantipura in Gundlupet. In the first incident, a four-year-old leopard, which tried to cross the electric fence installed illegally around the field of one Suresh at Thimmarajipura, died after being electrocuted. Suresh had allegedly put up the electric fence…

Four arrested for illegal mining
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Four arrested for illegal mining

Gundlupet: Terakanambi Police have arrested four persons on charges of illegal mining in Patta lands in Kundakere village in the taluk and have also seized explosives used for illegal mining. Acting on a tip off, where the  mining was going at the fields of Mallappa and Ankappa without a valid permit, the Police raided the…

Gundlupet’s own Believe It or Not!
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Gundlupet’s own Believe It or Not!

Gundlupet: In a straight ‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not’ scene, copper pieces are oozing out of a wounded man’s leg at the Devarahalli village in Gundlupet taluk. Originally hailing from Doddatuppuru village, D.M. Mallappa is residing in Devarahalli. While he was working in his farm a few days ago, he hurt his leg. The gash…

Rescued elephant calf dies
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Rescued elephant calf dies

Gundlupet: The nine-month-old elephant calf, which was rescued by the Forest Department personnel after a selfie-frenzy mob separated it from its mother on Jan.1 and being treated by the veterinarians for exhaustion, died yesterday. The calf had come to the border of Kurubarahundi village near Omkar Forest Range coming under Bandipur Reserve Forest along with…

Selfie-frenzy public separate elephant calf from its mother
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Selfie-frenzy public separate elephant calf from its mother

Gundlupet: In what could be termed as an inhuman act, a group of villagers not only disturbed a herd of elephants which had come to the village border but also separated a mother elephant from her calf and got busy clicking selfies with the calf while it was crying for its mother. The incident took…

Forest officials prepare to drive ‘Gopal Bhakta’ back to the woods
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Forest officials prepare to drive ‘Gopal Bhakta’ back to the woods

Gundlupet: The Forest Department is preparing to drive the wild Tusker that comes every day to Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple to eat leftovers and prasadam offered by devotees. The 20-year-old elephant, called ‘Gopal Bhakta’ by devotees, visits the temple every evening, goes around the temple lifting its trunk and leaves the premises after consuming leftovers, catching…

Expensive tickets: Safari at Bandipur National Park takes a hit
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Expensive tickets: Safari at Bandipur National Park takes a hit

Gundlupet: The Forest Department’s decision to hike the entry fee and camera fee at Bandipur National Park from Nov.1 has taken a toll on visitors as the number of tourists visiting the National Park has come down considerably. Thousands of tourists flock the park during weekends and as such, the counters at the Park witnessed…

Illegal white marble mining rampant in Gundlupet
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Illegal white marble mining rampant in Gundlupet

Gundlupet: There has been a rampant increase in the illegal white marble mining at Gundlupet in Chamarajanagar district. The official apathy is such that despite being witness to the transportation of white marble in tippers every day, they have turned a blind eye on the issue. People involved in illegal mining have also been exporting…

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