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Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande inspects rain damage in Makutta
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Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande inspects rain damage in Makutta

Madikeri;  Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande today visited the Kodagu-Kerala Inter-State Highway at Makutta in Kodagu which was heavily damaged following heavy rains recently and took stock of the situation. The Minister instructed the officials to repair the damaged roads, cut down weak and old trees on roadsides besides assuring that there was no shortage for…

Doctor’s Diagnosis !
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Doctor’s Diagnosis !

Koppa was a small village town in Kodagu. The only government departments there are the ubiquitous Police Outpost and the Post Office. The government hospital was 20 kms away in the Taluk Head Quarters at Virajpet. The village town was in dire need of a doctor. When a young man Narayan from Kodagu completed his…

Naxal Movement: High alert in Kodagu
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Naxal Movement: High alert in Kodagu

Madikeri: A high alert has been sounded in parts of Kodagu that borders Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada following the movement of Naxalites. Anti-Naxal Force is conducting combing operations in places including Bhagamandala, Talacauvery Forest, Karike and Kakkabe in Kodagu. Kodagu Additional SP Satish told Star of Mysore this morning that villagers residing in these…

Audit Report questions land conversion, sale in Kodagu
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Audit Report questions land conversion, sale in Kodagu

Report says no agriculture and plantation activities can be taken up in ‘Jamma Baane’, ‘Sagu Baane’ lands as it belongs to Government Madikeri: An audit team from the Office of Accountant General (Revenue) in Bengaluru has conducted an audit of the Office of Deputy Commissioner, Kodagu district, on the revenue receipt and expenditure accounts for…

Kodagu receives 150% above normal rainfall
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Kodagu receives 150% above normal rainfall

Madikeri:  Heavy to very heavy rain, accompanied by thundershowers, is continuing to lash Kodagu district and in the last 24 hours, the tiny district has received 102.68 mm rainfall. Except for one casualty where a worker from Kerala was killed in a landslide, no other deaths have been reported though the normal life is thrown…

Heavy rain in Kodagu severs Road link to Keralawood
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Heavy rain in Kodagu severs Road link to Keralawood

Madikeri: Even as massive landslides leading to huge traffic pileups were reported in the Charmadi Ghats and coastal regions in Karnataka as the  monsoon fury continued unabated yesterday, rivers and rivulets continue to overflow, blocking several roads in Kodagu. Trees have been uprooted at many places, cutting off power lines and roads have caved-in blocking…

Planter commits suicide by shooting self
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Planter commits suicide by shooting self

Madikeri: A coffee planter, who was depressed as he was unable to repay the debts, committed suicide by shooting self with a gun at Perur village, Napoklu in Kodagu. The deceased planter has been identified as Machhura Pavan Mandanna (67). It is learnt that Mandanna had taken loans for agricultural activities and was unable to…

Heavy rain lashes Kodagu
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Heavy rain lashes Kodagu

The Southwest Monsoon has intensified in Kodagu district which is the catchment area for the Cauvery, in the last 24 hours.  Heavy rain has been lashing Kodagu and it threw normal life out of gear. The water level in rivers Cauvery and Lakshmanatheertha have increased considerably. Incessant rain in the district has resulted in loss…

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