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Historical Lushington Bridge near Kollegal washed away
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Historical Lushington Bridge near Kollegal washed away

Kollegal: The oldest heritage stone bridge in the erstwhile princely State of Mysore that was constructed in 1818 at Shivanasamudra near Madhyaranga across River Cauvery was washed away yesterday in the gushing floodwaters of River Cauvery. The 400-metre bridge is called the Wellesley Bridge by the locals. But historical references say that while initially the…

Two leopards found dead in Kollegal, Gundlupet
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Two leopards found dead in Kollegal, Gundlupet

Kollegal/ Gundlupet:  In separate incidents, two leopards were found dead at Thimmarajipura village in Kollegal and Mantipura in Gundlupet. In the first incident, a four-year-old leopard, which tried to cross the electric fence installed illegally around the field of one Suresh at Thimmarajipura, died after being electrocuted. Suresh had allegedly put up the electric fence…

Father ends life hearing about son’s suicide
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Father ends life hearing about son’s suicide

Kollegal: Man’s relationship with man works at different levels. The bonding between mother-daughter, brother-sister, father-daughter are all very unique and special. One more bonding that is equally unique is the father-son relationship. But, strange are the ways that destiny works and even such sacred relationships can go horribly wrong and even end in tragedies. One…

Four from Tamil Nadu rescued from swirling Cauvery waters
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Four from Tamil Nadu rescued from swirling Cauvery waters

Kollegal: Four members of a family from Tamil Nadu, who had come to visit Shivanasamudra near Sattegala in the taluk, had a miraculous escape when they were rescued by the villagers after they were found stranded in the middle of Cauvery river. The four persons from Madurai in Tamil Nadu, including a woman, are Palaniappan,…

Kollegal tailors refuse to stitch ‘transparent’ girls’ uniforms
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Kollegal tailors refuse to stitch ‘transparent’ girls’ uniforms

Kollegal: Today the Government claims to be ‘transparent’ in all its dealings. Unfortunately, sometimes, it takes it too literally. The result is embarrassment not only to it but also to those on whose behalf it takes decisions. Such a ‘transparent’ incident has occurred in Kollegal where the tailors have refused to stitch uniforms for girls,…

Teacher suspended for fifth time!
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Teacher suspended for fifth time!

Kollegal – Chamarajanagar District DDPI Manjula has suspended a teacher for threatening higher officials and for dereliction of duty. Chandrashekar, serving at Pachedoddi Government School, is the suspended teacher. Incidentally, this is the fifth time that Chandrashekar has been suspended for his wayward ways. Education Officer Thimmegowda, after learning about Chandrashekar failing to perform his…

Parimala Nagappa joins BJP
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Parimala Nagappa joins BJP

Former MLA and JD(S) leader Parimala Nagappa joined the BJP at a programme organised at MM Hills in the taluk yesterday. Parimala Nagappa is the wife of former Minister Nagappa, who was killed by forest brigand Veerappan about 15 years ago. Speaking after joining the BJP, Parimala said she was joining the party in order…

S.M. Krishna visits M.M. Hills
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S.M. Krishna visits M.M. Hills

 Former Union Minister S.M. Krishna visited M.M. Hills in the taluk yesterday. Krishna, accompanied by his wife Prema, performed special pujas at the temple as Lord Mahadeshwara is said to be the home deity of Krishna. Speaking to presspersons later, Krishna said that the visit to the temple was just to have a darshan of…

Woman succumbs to injuries
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Woman succumbs to injuries

A woman, who was being treated at a private hospital for injuries sustained in a road mishap on Krishnaraja Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, breathed her last later in the evening. The deceased, a native of Kempanapalya in Kollegal, who was staying at her son’s house in Bogadi, has been identified as Kempadevamma (45). It is…

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