Tag: Kushalnagar

Wild elephant stuck in cement barricade, freed
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Wild elephant stuck in cement barricade, freed

November 21, 2022

Kushalnagar/Madikeri: A wild elephant, which was stuck in a cement barricade at Tondur village near Kushalnagar on Friday night, has been freed by the Forest Department in a four-hour operation. The cement barricade was constructed by the Forest Department to prevent wild jumbos from entering the village coming under Anekaadu Reserve Forest limits on Kushalnagar-Suntikoppa…

Villagers build 3-km road across Bettadapura Hill
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Villagers build 3-km road across Bettadapura Hill

October 25, 2022

Pool in Rs. 13 lakh to build road to Chola-era Sidilu Mallikarjunaswamy Temple Kushalnagar: Villagers of Bettadapura and surrounding villages in Periyapatna decided to have faith in their own abilities to carve a road out of a hill after failing to get the administration and public representatives to move to their plight even after repeated…

Arunachal CM visits Golden Temple at Bylakuppe
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Arunachal CM visits Golden Temple at Bylakuppe

October 22, 2022

Interacts with monks and students of Sera Jey Secondary School Bylakuppe/Kushalnagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu visited the Namdroling Monastery, the Golden Temple in Bylakuppe on Thursday. Khandu was on a two-day visit and the roads on which the CM travelled were decorated with Rangolis like in Tibet. The board members of the Monastery…

Water Resources Minister visits Harangi, Kabini Dams
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Water Resources Minister visits Harangi, Kabini Dams

August 22, 2022

8.80 lakh cubic metres of deposited silt to be removed from Harangi Reservoir Takes exception to illegal private resorts fleecing tourists in Kabini backwaters Kushalnagar: After a long delay, the State Government will finally begin work on removing silt from the Harangi Dam in Kodagu district in November this year. Harangi is the main Cauvery…

Salaries hiked: Mahouts, Kavadis withdraw Dasara boycott call
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Salaries hiked: Mahouts, Kavadis withdraw Dasara boycott call

August 4, 2022

Kushalnagar: The dark clouds that had overshadowed this year’s Dasara celebrations over the boycott threat of Mahouts and Kavadis have cleared as the State Government has hiked the salaries. The strike has been withdrawn now and all the elephant handlers will participate in the festivities that will begin with Gajapayana on Aug. 7. In a…

Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions
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Elephant handlers live in miserable conditions

August 3, 2022

Roofs leak, mud walls ooze moisture inside hutments; unequal access to toilets at Dubare Elephant Camp Kushalnagar: Dubare Elephant Camp in Kodagu District might be a tourist spot for many that earns handsome revenue both to the Tourism and Forest Departments, but the living conditions of the Mahouts and Kavadis in the camp are miserable….

Two more safari points at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve
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Two more safari points at Nagarahole Tiger Reserve

July 30, 2022

Safari will come under buffer zone, not inside core area: Forest Department Kushalnagar: To ease pressure on the existing wildlife safaris at Nagarahole National Park or Nagarahole Tiger Reserve (NTR) and to cash in on the tourist flow to Kodagu, especially during weekends and holidays, the authorities at Nagarahole are setting up two more safari…

Rafting thrill draws tourists to rapids at Dubare, Barapole
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Rafting thrill draws tourists to rapids at Dubare, Barapole

July 24, 2022

Kushalnagar: Adventure lovers who have been pining to get some adrenaline rush are heading towards Dubare and Barapole in Kodagu district for whitewater river rafting and rappelling in the rapids. Rafting in the Cauvery and at Barapole is an exhilarating experience. Rafting usually starts once the inflow into the Cauvery and Barapole increases and the…

Mahouts to boycott Dasara
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Mahouts to boycott Dasara

July 21, 2022

‘We take the highest risk in tiger capture operations and Dasara but our pay is pittance,’ say upset jumbo caretakers Kushalnagar: Facing years of neglect by the State Government and Forest Department, Mahouts and Kavadis have taken a unanimous decision to boycott this year’s Dasara by not taking their elephants to Mysuru if their immediate…

Kodagu receives 748 mm rainfall from July 1 to 13
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Kodagu receives 748 mm rainfall from July 1 to 13

July 14, 2022

98 percent more rains compared to previous year data High inflow and outflow from Harangi, KRS reservoirs Kushalnagar: The Southwest Monsoon this year has brought bountiful rains to Kodagu and the district has experienced above-normal rainfall in the month of July. As a result, the outflow from the Harangi Reservoir to the Krishna Raja Sagar…

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