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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS
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KODAGU DISASTER: MUSINGS

By Vikram Muthanna While everyone was busy mourning Vajpayee’s death, tragedy struck Kodagu as rains and landslides swallowed everything — humans, livestock, coffee estates, vehicles and homes. On the evening of August 18, I got a call from Kushalnagar where my uncle informed me that he had taken in three families as floods made their…

Kodagu floods: Three more bodies found near Madikeri
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Kodagu floods: Three more bodies found near Madikeri

Madikeri:  The rescue personnel, involving Garuda Police Command Force and Kodagu District Police, have succeeded in discovering three more bodies trapped in landslides that rocked Kodagu ten days ago. The rescue team recovered the body of a woman from Jodupala near Madikeri on Saturday, even as two more bodies buried under mud and shush were…

ISKCON arranges food for flood victims
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ISKCON arranges food for flood victims

Kushalnagar: ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) distributed food to the victims put up at the Sai Layout. The food was prepared at Vasavi Convention Hall and distributed in  three vans. Social worker Addangada Harish Thammaiah working with ISKCON, speaking to Star of Mysore, said that if they were informed, they were ready to supply…

Fraud after flood
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Fraud after flood

Kushalnagar: Shocking, but true. Truckloads of relief items that were meant to provide some succour to the flood victims sheltered in Kodagu have been diverted to private godowns by politicians and party workers to be used to woo voters in the forthcoming Kushalnagar and Somwarpet Town Panchayat elections. Following a series of complaints from the…

ISRO team to study landslides in Kodagu
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ISRO team to study landslides in Kodagu

Madikeri: A team from Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to reach Kodagu today to study the massive landslides that has ravaged the district. Landslides of such a magnitude have never occurred in Kodagu and it is for the first time that the district is reeling under widespread devastation. The ISRO team will study…

Man walks three days in forest to reach son-in-law’s house
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Man walks three days in forest to reach son-in-law’s house

Gonikoppal: An aged man Chandru, hailing from Hebbattageri, Mukodlu village, walked for three days in the forest in torrential rain and strong winds and finally managed to reach the main road from where he got a lift in a truck to his son-in-law’s house in Devarapura. Along with him, 40 other residents from neighbouring villages…

Echo of Kodagu’s flood disaster: City Ex-Servicemen Assn. urges Addl. Controller General of Defence Accounts to hold one more Pension Adalat in December
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Echo of Kodagu’s flood disaster: City Ex-Servicemen Assn. urges Addl. Controller General of Defence Accounts to hold one more Pension Adalat in December

Mysuru: The Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of Mysuru-based ‘Kodagu Ex-Servicemen Welfare Association, Mysore East’ was held at Chamundeshwari Convention Hall, Bannur Road, here recently. Even though there were many agenda points to be discussed at the AGM, the members were found discussing about the problems being faced by the people of Kodagu due to…

4,000 reported missing in Kodagu
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4,000 reported missing in Kodagu

Madikeri:  Over 4,000 people are reportedly missing from Madikeri and Somwarpet Taluks of Kodagu district following the catastrophic floods that hit the district. The number of missing persons is more in Madikeri Taluk where over 13 villages have been wiped away from the district map. The Kodagu District Administration has conveyed to the State Government…

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