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Flood victim commits suicide
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Flood victim commits suicide

August 25, 2019

Bylakuppe: A 57-year-old man, who had suffered huge losses during the recent floods has committed suicide at his house in S.L.N. Layout near Bylakuppe of Friday. The deceased is N.K. Kariyappa. A resident of Koppa village in Periyapatna taluk earlier, Kariyappa had bought a house at S.L.N. Layout and had moved into the new house…

Sixth body found at Kodagu village
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Sixth body found at Kodagu village

August 23, 2019

Madikeri: The death toll in the huge landslide at Thora village in Virajpet taluk bordering Kerala has risen to six, with the discovery of the body of a 55-year old woman on Thursday. The deceased woman has been identified as Leela (55), wife of one Appu.  Ten persons had gone missing after the massive landslides…

Railway, Highway Projects to spell doom for Kodagu
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Railway, Highway Projects to spell doom for Kodagu

August 21, 2019

IISc. Scientists warn of further natural disasters Bengaluru: The disaster caused in Kodagu due to landslides, floods and cloudbursts will further aggravate if the Governments implement the proposed Railway and Highway projects in the district. The projects will spell doom for the ecologically fragile district, warns a new study by the Indian Institute of Science…

Thora landslide: Efforts to trace  missing persons continue
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Thora landslide: Efforts to trace missing persons continue

August 20, 2019

Madikeri: On Varamahalakshmi festival day, the landslide in Thora village in Virajpet taluk brought down the Manipare hillock killing five persons and another five going missing. The search for the missing persons has been on for the last ten days but in vain. Four excavators and over 50 personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)…

One year over, body of girl yet to be traced in Jodupala
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One year over, body of girl yet to be traced in Jodupala

August 20, 2019

Madikeri:  The body of Manjula (15), who was buried in the landslide and washed away in flood that hit Jodupala village an year ago during last August, is yet to be traced. Manjula was the daughter of Somaiah, a resident of Bettathur. She was studying in 10th standard at Mademaheshwara High School at Madenadu. As…

Kodagu Disaster: Too much and Too little
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Kodagu Disaster: Too much and Too little

August 14, 2019

2020 may well be a repeat of 2018 and 2019 if urgent measures are not taken By Maj. Gen. (Retd.) S.G. Vombatkere (VSM)  We need rain for drinking water and for survival. But there are also people who fear rain, especially heavy or continuous ones, like many who live in Kodagu and elsewhere in the…

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Heavy to very heavy rains pound Kodagu

August 11, 2019

Over 2,136 people are taking shelter in 25 relief camps across Kodagu District and the number of people being shifted to relief centres will see a dramatic increase as the rain is showing no signs of relenting. Life in Kodagu has been severely crippled with torrential downpour continuing to pound the district with more intensity….

Kodagu District Minister orders distribution of houses for flood victims
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Kodagu District Minister orders distribution of houses for flood victims

June 9, 2019

Madikeri: Kodagu District in-charge Minister S.R. Mahesh has directed the district administration to publish the list of houses meant for distribution among flood victims in all Gram Panchayats within two days. Presiding over a flood relief meeting  here on Friday, Mahesh instructed the officials to prepare a list of victims who lost their houses completely…

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