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Geologists warn of more landslips in future
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Geologists warn of more landslips in future

September 10, 2019

Landslide at Talacauvery caused due to multiple contour trenches and cutting of slopes  Madikeri:  The Geological Survey of India (GSI), a Government of India body, has concluded that slope modification without proper precautions is the main reason for recent landslides in parts of Kodagu. The scientists, who have conducted extensive field study and research, have…

Biddanda K. Subbaiah no more
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Biddanda K. Subbaiah no more

August 26, 2019

Madikeri: Biddanda K. Subbaiah,  fondly called as Jack Subbaiah, who was revered as a Guru by thousands of people in Kodagu and outside, passed away in Bengaluru last evening. He was 84. Subbaiah founded Soham Dhyana Yoga and owned Modur Estate near Madikeri. He was also the President of Kodagu Vidyalaya.  He propagated Advaitha philosophy…

Perumbadi-Makutta Road open for light vehicular traffic
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Perumbadi-Makutta Road open for light vehicular traffic

August 20, 2019

Madikeri: Kodagu Deputy Commissioner (DC) Annies Kanmani Joy has said that permission has been given for light vehicular movement on the landslide-hit Perumbadi-Makutta Road till Sept.30. The Public Works Department (PWD) has carried out temporary works to facilitate the movement of vehicles. The vehicles should move at a speed not exceeding 40 km an hour,…

Thora landslide: Efforts to trace  missing persons continue
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Thora landslide: Efforts to trace missing persons continue

August 20, 2019

Madikeri: On Varamahalakshmi festival day, the landslide in Thora village in Virajpet taluk brought down the Manipare hillock killing five persons and another five going missing. The search for the missing persons has been on for the last ten days but in vain. Four excavators and over 50 personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)…

One year over, body of girl yet to be traced in Jodupala
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One year over, body of girl yet to be traced in Jodupala

August 20, 2019

Madikeri:  The body of Manjula (15), who was buried in the landslide and washed away in flood that hit Jodupala village an year ago during last August, is yet to be traced. Manjula was the daughter of Somaiah, a resident of Bettathur. She was studying in 10th standard at Mademaheshwara High School at Madenadu. As…

Mother fails to rescue daughter, both killed in landslide
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Mother fails to rescue daughter, both killed in landslide

August 11, 2019

Madikeri: A terrible landslide owing to incessant rain took away the lives of a mother and her daughter at Thora village in Virajpet taluk on Friday evening.  The most heart-rending part was that the mother who tried to rescue her daughter failed with the two getting killed. The deceased are  Mamata (40) and her daughter…

Cook dies after drinking ‘holy water’ sent through parcel: Wife, paramour arrested for sending cyanide-laced ‘holy water’
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Cook dies after drinking ‘holy water’ sent through parcel: Wife, paramour arrested for sending cyanide-laced ‘holy water’

August 8, 2019

Madikeri: Somwarpet Police have arrested a woman and her paramour for sending cyanide-laced ‘holy water’ (Theertha) through parcel to the her husband T.J. Suresh in the name of a temple in Kerala resulting in the death of Suresh. The arrested are 32-year-old Radha, wife of the deceased and a resident of Thanniruhalla and her paramour…

Rain continues to batter Kodagu; KRS inflow touches 22,719 cusecs
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Rain continues to batter Kodagu; KRS inflow touches 22,719 cusecs

August 7, 2019

Madikeri / Mysuru: Kodagu District Administration has sounded Red Alert in Coffee District Kodagu till Aug.10 following intensified rain under the influence of South West Monsoon. The decision on whether to extend the alert will be after assessing the rain situation.  With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting heavy rainfall and issuing ‘Orange and Red’…

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