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Four of a family from Mysuru arrested for stealing temple bells in Kodagu
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Four of a family from Mysuru arrested for stealing temple bells in Kodagu

January 11, 2023

Bells weighing 750-kg worth Rs. 10 lakh recovered; The accused had also stolen temple bells in Periyapatna, Hassan, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar Madikeri: The Kodagu Special Police team have cracked various cases of temple bell thefts in the district by arresting four inter-district robbers, who are members of the same family. Addressing a press conference, Kodagu…

23rd Kodava Hockey Festival from March 20
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23rd Kodava Hockey Festival from March 20

December 13, 2022

Hosts Appachettolanda family expecting participation of more than 350 teams Madikeri: The Kodava Family Hockey or ‘Hockey Namme’ is back with a bang after a gap of four years. This time, the tournament will be hosted by the Appachettolanda family from March 20 to April 10, 2023 at Napoklu village in Kodagu. “After 2018, the…

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…

Work begins to restore loose wall of Kodagu DC Office
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Work begins to restore loose wall of Kodagu DC Office

November 20, 2022

Repair costs of expensive but shoddy retaining wall to be footed by project contractor Madikeri: The 40-ft high and 140-metre wide retaining wall that was built to protect the Kodagu Deputy Commissioner’s Office at Madikeri that gave way at many places due to continuous rains and shoddy works is being repaired again. The contractor, who…

‘Agriculture is a profitable occupation if innovative’ 
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‘Agriculture is a profitable occupation if innovative’ 

October 31, 2022

Progressive farmer and Rajyotsava awardee Somengada Ganesh Thimmaiah shares his thoughts  Madikeri: Kodagu’s progressive farmer Somengada Ganesh Thimmaiah of Nallur village near Ponnampet in the southern part of the district has won the Rajyotsava Award for agriculture. Though coffee and pepper are the prominent commercial crops in Kodagu, Ganesh Thimmaiah has been growing both agricultural…

700-year-old Shiva Temple discovered near Virajpet
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700-year-old Shiva Temple discovered near Virajpet

October 23, 2022

Madikeri: An ancient Shiva Temple, said to be about 700 years old, has been discovered at Bollumadu village in Virajpet taluk. The temple, found at a spot behind the Post Office on Kadanga Paraane is in a highly dilapidated state and is on the verge of total collapse. The temple, said to be built using…

Thousands witness Cauvery Theerthodbhava
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Thousands witness Cauvery Theerthodbhava

October 18, 2022

Madikeri: Thousands of devotees from Kodagu, across the State and Tamil Nadu congregated at Talacauvery in Kodagu last night to witness Cauvery Theerthodbhava amid chanting of mantras and other religious rituals.  The holy event took place exactly at the predetermined Muhurtha of 7.22 pm in Mesha Lagna at the foothills of Brahmagiri inside the Holy…

Talacauvery geared up for Theerthodbhava tonight
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Talacauvery geared up for Theerthodbhava tonight

October 17, 2022

Madikeri: The Annual Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery will be held today (Oct. 17 ) at 7.21 pm as per the Hindu almanac at Mesha Lagna. While the rituals and rites related to the event will commence at 5 pm, the Theerthodbhava is slated to take place at 7.21 pm. Theerthodbhava celebrates the birth of River Cauvery…

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