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Driver panics after seeing wild elephant, rams car into tree
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Driver panics after seeing wild elephant, rams car into tree

September 20, 2021

Madikeri: A man, who was proceeding in his car towards Siddapura from Polibetta in Kodagu, rammed the vehicle into a tree after seeing a wild elephant on the road near Hundi village in Virajpet taluk yesterday. It is learnt that the man, working as a Manager of a private Bank, was driving his car, when…

Mini Vidhana Soudha to come up at Kushalnagar
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Mini Vidhana Soudha to come up at Kushalnagar

September 19, 2021

Bengaluru: With Kushalnagar in Kodagu district becoming a Taluk Centre, a Mini Vidhana Soudha will be built at Kushalnagar at a cost of Rs. 10 crore, according to Revenue Minister R. Ashoka. Replying to a question by Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, R. Ashoka said that the process of identifying…

Not so sweet…: Honey trade falls in Kodagu
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Not so sweet…: Honey trade falls in Kodagu

September 16, 2021

By Prasad Sampigekatte  Madikeri: Pollution and disappearing green cover have driven away nearly 40 percent of the visiting bee populations and the last decade has seen little activity from the regular bee keepers due to sustainability factors and due to gross neglect by the Government and officers who had taken up the responsibility of producing…

Kodava organisation demands establishment of Kodava Development Corporation
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Kodava organisation demands establishment of Kodava Development Corporation

September 16, 2021

Madikeri: The United Kodava Organisation has appealed Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to set up a Kodava Development Corporation exclusively for the welfare of Kodava community. In a press statement, the Organisation’s Convenor Manju Chinnappa said that the previous Government headed by B.S. Yediyurappa, responding to  pleas and representations, had formed Veerashaiva-Lingayat, Vokkaliga and Maratha Development…

8 Kodagu soldiers in United Nations Peacekeeping Force
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8 Kodagu soldiers in United Nations Peacekeeping Force

September 12, 2021

Madikeri: Kodagu has the honour of having enriched our armed forces since ages. Now, eight soldiers from the district have been selected for the United Nation Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon.  Soldiers who are currently serving in various regiments in the Army will join the camp soon. Pemmanda S. Ravindra from Ponnampet, Karotira Lokesh from Pollibetta,…

Dancer adapts Kodava poems to Bharatanatyam
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Dancer adapts Kodava poems to Bharatanatyam

September 7, 2021

Submits two-year Fellowship thesis to Centre for Cultural Resources and Training Mysore/Mysuru: Acclaimed Bharatanatyam artiste from Kodagu Mukkatira Shilpa Nanjappa has recently completed her two-year fellowship research with the Central Government’s Ministry of Culture. She was awarded the prestigious Fellowship by the Indian Government’s Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) for 2019-2021.  Her topic…

Human-animal conflict on the rise again in Kodagu
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Human-animal conflict on the rise again in Kodagu

September 1, 2021

KPCC Legal Cell President A.S. Ponnanna demands permanent project Madikeri: Repeated incidents of man-animal conflicts are on the rise again in Kodagu and people are being killed as they are coming in the way of wild animals, especially elephants.  Rapid decline in forest cover has reduced the inhabitable area and resources for elephants and as…

Tourists crowd purple hills despite weekend curfew
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Tourists crowd purple hills despite weekend curfew

August 29, 2021

Police, Forest Department officers face Herculean task of turning away visitors  Madikeri: The blooming of Neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthiana) or as the local villagers call it ‘Kurinji Poo’ or ‘Aralupoo’ at Mandalpatti, Pushpagiri and Kotebetta in Kodagu district is drawing tourists in droves and even during weekend curfew yesterday, the places saw a rush of tourists….

Youths, tourists clean Kotebetta
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Youths, tourists clean Kotebetta

August 27, 2021

Somwarpet: Members of Somwarpet Young Indian Farmers Association and tourists conducted Shramadhan by cleaning the trash left behind by tourists at Kotebetta near Garwale in Kodagu. With rare purple flowers blooming on the hill, a lot of tourists are visiting the hill to view its beauty in recent days.  The tourists, who arrive at the…

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