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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…

Apparition in Gundlupet farm rattles farm hands
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Apparition in Gundlupet farm rattles farm hands

Gundlupet: The evening breeze was blowing across the fields, the dogs were barking at a distance, even as a few labourers, mostly tribal women were involved in their daily routine of farm work. Suddenly, the farm hands had a life-changing experience, as an apparition appeared descended from nowhere and it grew in size. A loud…

Forest Officer attempts suicide
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Forest Officer attempts suicide

Gundlupet:  A Forest Officer, working at Bandipur Project Tiger as a Range Forest Officer (RFO), attempted suicide at the Forest Department Guest House on Monday over personal problems. The RFO, who attempted suicide, has been identified as 46-year-old K.R. Mukund, a native of Hunsur, who was staying alone at the guest house since four years….

Miscreants waylay car near Gundlupet
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Miscreants waylay car near Gundlupet

Gundlupet: An incident of miscreants waylaying a car near Gundlupet and making away with the vehicle, cash and mobile phones has been reported on NH 766 on Saturday night. The person, who lost his car, cash and mobile phones, has been identified as Ajmal Ahmed, a resident of Tamacherry in Kerala. Ahmed was proceeding towards…

Devotees, officials enter into duel over entering forest for temple visit
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Devotees, officials enter into duel over entering forest for temple visit

Gundlupet:  The National Highway 766, which connects Kerala with Karnataka, was blocked for over three hours near Maddur check-post in the taluk, following a duel and clash between the Forest Department officials and devotees of Inuru Marigudi Temple yesterday. A Forest Department official was reportedly injured in the clash. The temple is located in Kalkere…

Bommalapura social boycott case: Warring groups engage in wordy duel
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Bommalapura social boycott case: Warring groups engage in wordy duel

Gundlupet: Even as the controversy rages over the boycott of 25 families of Bommalapura village in the taluk for voting in favour of BJP candidate in the Gundlupet Assembly by-poll held recently, two warring groups entered into heated exchange of words and virtually came to blows right in front of State Women’s Commission  Chairperson Nagalakshmi…

Heavy loss as rain breaches tank in Gundlupet
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Heavy loss as rain breaches tank in Gundlupet

Gundlupet: The Vijayapura Doddakere tank bund in the taluk breached following heavy rains and the water gushed out, resulting in crops being destroyed. The Vijayapura tank was filled to the brim with heavy rain. Suddenly, the tank bund cracked open and water poured out into the low-lying areas. As a result, hundreds of acres of…

Bachahalli tank full
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Bachahalli tank full

Gundlupet: The villagers in the border village of Bachahalli adjoining the Bandipur National Park were a happy lot as the heavy rains that lashed the taluk on Thursday last filled the Bachahalli tank to the brim. The region was experiencing drought for quite a few years. The villagers performed Ganga Puja and offered bagina to…

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