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Old private bus stand at Madikeri likely to be an open public space
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Old private bus stand at Madikeri likely to be an open public space

Madikeri: Taking note of suggestions made by Star of Mysore Editor-in-Chief K.B. Ganapathy in his column ‘Choomantra,’ published in Mysooru Mithra, sister concern of Star of Mysore on Nov.1, Kodagu District Minister S.R. Mahesh, who is also the Tourism Minister held a meeting with officials to chalk out a plan to construct a tourist-friendly park…

Madikeri’s Tourist Express stops chugging since three months
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Madikeri’s Tourist Express stops chugging since three months

Madikeri: Mysuru has a sizable population of people from Kodagu and for Mysureans too, Kodagu is a favourite nearby hill station to enjoy their holidays in cool environs. Apart from this, Mysuru and Madikeri (capital of Kodagu) has one thing in common – defunct toy train. While Mysuru’s famed toy train is located in Bannimantap…

Hunting goes wrong: Hunter shoots man mistaking for a wild animal
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Hunting goes wrong: Hunter shoots man mistaking for a wild animal

Madikeri: A hunter, mistaking a man to be a wild animal shot and killed him at Yemmetalu village, Madikeri taluk in Kodagu district yesterday evening. While the deceased has been identified as Ranjith Machaiah (31), a resident of Yemmetalu village, the hunter who reportedly shot Ranjith is 40-year-old Kalimada Dinesh, who is absconding. Yesterday, evening,…

BJP leader shot dead in Kodagu by GP Member
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BJP leader shot dead in Kodagu by GP Member

Madikeri:  Even as Kodagu is yet to recover from the natural disaster which hit the district in August, a BJP leader was shot dead by a JD(S) supported Gram Panchayat member at Maragodu in the taluk on Monday. Kaanadka Tilakraj (40), a local BJP leader of Maragodu is the victim. The murder is said to…

People squabble over ownership of uprooted trees
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People squabble over ownership of uprooted trees

Madikeri:  The recent rain and landslide havoc in Kodagu has uprooted thousands of trees. State Chief Secretary and the Deputy Commissioner of the district have entrusted the responsibility of clearing the uprooted trees to the Forest Department. But the forest officials are now faced with a piquant problem as the owners of the lands are…

15 arrested for assault on Tahsildar at relief centre
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15 arrested for assault on Tahsildar at relief centre

Madikeri: Kushalnagar Police have arrested 15 persons, including two women, in connection with the assault on Somwarpet Tahsildar Mahesh at a relief centre in Kushalnagar town on Tuesday night (Sept.18). The arrested have been identified as B.T. Sanjeev, P.V. Vasanth Kumar, T.G. Siddu, R. Annappa, P.K. Sanju, P.K. Thimmappa, P.K. Majunath, M.N. Mohan, Anand, T.V….

Despite objections, State Govt. pushing for Madikeri-Kadamakallu-Subramanya road works
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Despite objections, State Govt. pushing for Madikeri-Kadamakallu-Subramanya road works

Madikeri: Even as Kodagu is slowly recovering from the recent devastation caused by floods and landslides, it seems that the State Government, taking advantage of the situation, is going ahead with the controversial Madikeri-Kadamakallu-Subramanya road works which was rejected by the Supreme Court’s Central Empowered Committee (CEC). The Rs.10 crore project cuts through areas that…

Devastation of Makkandur village is beyond words
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Devastation of Makkandur village is beyond words

Madikeri: Cleaved hillocks, collapsed boulders, heaps of mud with no semblance of a road that existed, strewn coffee plants, remnants of collapsed houses… This is the cruel sight in and around Makkandur village devastated by the recent rain, floods and landslides. Makkandur earlier was a picturesque place with plenty of greenery amid plantations of coffee…

Tourist Ban to Kodagu stays
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Tourist Ban to Kodagu stays

Madikeri: The ban on visit of tourists to Kodagu district has been extended till Sept.9. The Kodagu District Administration had earlier banned tourist entry to the flood-ravaged district till Aug.31. A press release from Deputy Commissioner P.I. Sreevidya said that road connectivity in several parts of the district was yet to be established. The DC…

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