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Thalassery-Mysuru Railway line through Kodagu: Conserve natural forests for future generations
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Thalassery-Mysuru Railway line through Kodagu: Conserve natural forests for future generations

By Dr. Kodira A. Kushalapa Every educated person is now conscious and knowledgeable about the role of forests, their need for conservation to live safely and comfortably on this planet Earth, thanks to Supreme Court directions to introduce environmental science as a compulsory subject in all colleges and schools. Forests play a significant role in…

Collision between KSRTC buses: Death toll rises to 3
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Collision between KSRTC buses: Death toll rises to 3

Mysuru: The death toll in the head-on collision between two KSRTC buses near Shanthagiri estate close to Suntikoppa on Mysuru-Madikeri highway in Kodagu district on Thursday, has risen to three, with the death of a woman passenger of one the buses, at a private hospital in the city in the wee hours of today. The…

KSRTC buses collide; two drivers killed
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KSRTC buses collide; two drivers killed

Kushalnagar (Kodagu): Two drivers of two KSRTC buses were killed on the spot and more than 15 passengers were injured when the buses collided head-on near Shanthagiri Estate close to Suntikoppa this morning. The impact of the accident was such that the front portion of the buses was mangled and the bodies had to be…

Halt construction of Rly. Guest House at Madikeri, demands M.C. Nanaiah
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Halt construction of Rly. Guest House at Madikeri, demands M.C. Nanaiah

Madikeri: The proposed construction of a Guest House by South- Western Railway at Stuart Hill in Madikeri has received stiff opposition from all quarters. While environmentalists have questioned the necessity of such an office when the people are up in arms against Railway projects in ecologically sensitive Kodagu, Former Minister M.C. Nanaiah has written to…

Protest in Mysuru to stop Railway line in Kodagu
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Protest in Mysuru to stop Railway line in Kodagu

By Battakalanda Poovaiah Muthanna, Retd. Superintending Engineer Why Railway project is detrimental for Kodagu district and how it may prove fatal to the forests of Kodagu, its environment and its biodiversity; and its further effects on rainfall? The proposed Railway project in the thick forest areas of Kodagu district will have further disasters to the environment…

Naxal shadow looms large on Kodagu: ANF starts combing operations in District’s forest region
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Naxal shadow looms large on Kodagu: ANF starts combing operations in District’s forest region

Madikeri: The Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) started combing operations after they received information that three Naxals were spotted moving around in Kodagu’s border and Madikeri Taluk’s Koyanadu, Sampaje and Sulya forest region. It has been reported that the three Naxalites visited a few houses in Koyanadu forest region on the night of Feb.2 and demanded groceries…

Brother shoots Brother: Two shot dead over property dispute
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Brother shoots Brother: Two shot dead over property dispute

Madikeri: A man in Kodagu fired gunshots at his brother and sister-in-law over property dispute near Murnad village in Kodagu, killing them instantly. He later aimed the gun at his chest and shot himself. The shots were fired from a close range and the shooter died while he was being shifted to a hospital. The…

Controversial Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line: Kerala’s hopes dashed as Budget makes no mention of Rail Project
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Controversial Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line: Kerala’s hopes dashed as Budget makes no mention of Rail Project

New Delhi: Here is some good news for Green Groups and residents of Kodagu as the Union government has not mentioned anything in the 2018-2019 Budget about the controversial Thalassery-Mysuru Railway Line via Manandavadi and South Kodagu. But environmental groups are not in any way relenting from the protests against the Railway line that will…

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