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Stone mining threat to KRS Dam: I have no objection to stop mining, says Mandya District Minister
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Stone mining threat to KRS Dam: I have no objection to stop mining, says Mandya District Minister

Mandya:  Mandya District Minister C.S. Puttaraju has stated that he has already directed the District authorities to take steps to curb illegal mining at Chinnakurali, Baby Betta Kaval, Amrutha Mahal Kaval, Honaganahalli, Bastipura, Beechanakuppe, Avverahalli and Bannangadi. He was reacting to Star of Mysore report published yesterday under the title ‘Stone Mining at Baby Betta:…

Nature’s way of washing away waste
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Nature’s way of washing away waste

The rains may have stopped and the water levels are slowly receding from flood-hit areas. But authorities have another uphill battle — disposal of waste. Flood waters have left behind tonnes of solid waste including tree branches, uprooted creepers, waste clothes and plastic in towns and villages, like this one at the historical Wellesley Bridge…

Outflow to river from KRS stopped after 40 days
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Outflow to river from KRS stopped after 40 days

Mandya: With the intensity of rain coming down in Kodagu district, the outflow from KRS Dam in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district to the river has been stopped from today morning after a gap of 40 days. However, water is being released from the dam to canals. With heavy rains in Cauvery River catchment areas…

Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!
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Saving the Souls at Ranganathittu!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD It was distressing to read reports that thousands of birds’ nests, eggs and hatchlings at the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary were washed away recently when the floodgates of the KRS Dam were opened to let out the water that exceeded its storage capacity. This is not the first time that…

An open letter to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy
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An open letter to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy

Dear Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, I read today with dismay that the iconic Brindavan Gardens is to be redeveloped on the lines of Disneyland USA. The dream project of the Mysore’s teenaged King, Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar was to construct a dam across the Cauvery for human benefit and he appointed Sir M. Visvesvaraya as the…

Six firemen marooned during rescue operation saved
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Six firemen marooned during rescue operation saved

Mysuru:  A group of fire service personnel had a narrow escape as their boat turned turtle after hitting a rock in a rescue operation of a woman who jumped into the water that was being released from Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam. The boat toppled and the rescue personnel landed in strong water currents. All…

Is security at KRS Dam fool-proof ?
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Is security at KRS Dam fool-proof ?

Mandya: With Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district full to the brim, there seems to be no fool-proof security at the dam site if one goes by yesterday’s happening where the security guards themselves had let some visitors with VIP influence enter the tourist spot through the restricted entry gate,…

Melange of Colours at KRS
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Melange of Colours at KRS

Mysuru:  Sight-seeing during night at the illuminated KRS Dam and Brindavan Gardens is always fascinating. To make the experience memorable, KRS engineers have now illuminated the area from where thousands of cusecs of Cauvery water is being released from the Dam every day. Over 500 LED lights have been used to light up the symmetrically…

KRS Dam near full: flood alert sounded
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KRS Dam near full: flood alert sounded

Mysuru, Mandya/Bengaluru: The District Administration has issued a flood alert as water from KRS Dam has been released. Eleven crest gates were opened at around 1.15 pm today. A puja was performed by officials before water was released. Authorities of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Limited (CNNL) told Star of Mysore this morning that 20,000 cusecs of…

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