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Addiction to lavish lifestyle: SSLC rank student turns ATM thief
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Addiction to lavish lifestyle: SSLC rank student turns ATM thief

February 25, 2021

Buys bike worth Rs. 1.27 lakh; Stays at Lalitha Mahal Hotel from ill-gotten money T. Narasipur: A 22-year-old PUC dropout, who turned into a thief targeting elderly customers and villagers at ATM centres, was arrested by T. Narasipur Town Police yesterday. Police have recovered several cards from him. Interestingly, the youth scored 590 out of…

Bird census at Bandipur concludes
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Bird census at Bandipur concludes

February 9, 2021

Rare birds spotted; Volunteers issued certificates Gundlupet: The three-day bird census held in Bandipur National Park concluded on Sunday.  About 80 volunteers, who were divided into batches, set out to their designated zones in the 13 Zones of Bandipur National Park, recorded their findings and handed over their records to the Forest Department officials. During…

Leopards on the prowl
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Leopards on the prowl

January 7, 2021

Chamarajanagar/Mysuru: Frequent sighting of leopards, has shocked the residents of Gundlupet town, while another leopard entered the quarters of the staff of Chamarajanagar Government Medical College yesterday night.  In Mysuru too, a leopard that entered the premises of Advaith JCB Company at Hebbal on October last, has taken away a sleeping dog. All the above…

Project Tiger completes 47 years: A thumps up for Big Cat conservation
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Project Tiger completes 47 years: A thumps up for Big Cat conservation

November 20, 2020

Gundlupet: It is definitely an occasion to celebrate. The ambitious ‘Project Tiger’ launched in 1973 to protect the dwindling tiger population in Karnataka forests, has completed 47 years. On November 17, 1973, the then Chief Minister D. Devaraja Urs declared Bandipur Park as ‘Tiger Reserve’ heralding a new era of tiger protection in the country….

Tiger sighting enthralls tourists  at Gopalaswamy Hill
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Tiger sighting enthralls tourists at Gopalaswamy Hill

November 6, 2020

Gundlupet: Tourists, who were returning from Gopalaswamy Hill, were a happy lot as a tiger came in front of the KSRTC bus and sat on the roadside giving pose to them yesterday evening. As entry of private vehicles is banned to hilltop, tourists and others visiting the Temple atop the Hill have to take KSRTC…

Tourist guide ends life at Bandipur
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Tourist guide ends life at Bandipur

October 31, 2020

Gundlupet: A 56-year-old tourist guide, who was said to be depressed in life, committed suicide at a resort near Bandipur, where he stayed,  late on Thursday night. Kuttappa (56) of Masinagudi in Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, bordering Karnataka, is the deceased. Kuttappa, who was also a naturalist, worked as a tourist guide for over…

Actor in dock over Tiger’s video in social media
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Actor in dock over Tiger’s video in social media

October 24, 2020

Served notice to appear for enquiry Gundlupet: Forest Department has served a notice on Kannada actor Dhanveer Gowda for allegedly putting a video clipping of a night safari in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on Thursday. He has been asked to appear before an enquiry today failing which a First Information Report (FIR) will be filed for…

Bandipur contract employee dies after drinking water tanker turns turtle
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Bandipur contract employee dies after drinking water tanker turns turtle

September 13, 2020

He was among others transporting water to Anti-Poaching Camp when the accident took place Gundlupet: A 53-year-old contract employee at Bandipur Tiger Reserve died at a hospital after the tractor, which was supplying drinking water to an Anti-Poaching Camp (APC), turned turtle last afternoon. The deceased is Palani, who was working at Bandipur Tiger Reserve…

Leopard hiding inside house caught
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Leopard hiding inside house caught

June 9, 2020

Gundlupet: A leopard that had taken shelter inside a house has been caught by the Forest Department staff. The leopard, which had sneaked into a house of one Mahadeva at Baragi Tribal Colony in Bandipur Reserve Forest’s buffer zone, had stayed put in the house, scaring the residents who informed the Forest Department officials. The…

Illegal entry of foreign nationals into Bandipur
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Illegal entry of foreign nationals into Bandipur

June 9, 2020

Forest officials, Police take them and bikes into custody Gundlupet: Three foreign nationals, who had entered Bandipur Tiger Reserve Forest illegally on bikes on Sunday and allegedly created nuisance with the Forest staff, have been taken into custody along with their bikes. The three foreign nationals are Ricardo, Miguel Garrido, and Thomas Pinho, all from…

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