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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…

Aadhaar cards re-issued at relief camps
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Aadhaar cards re-issued at relief camps

Madikeri: To ensure flood victims are not denied relief for lack of identity papers, the Revenue Department in Kodagu has launched Aadhaar centres in relief camps across the district. Residents are being issued printouts of Aadhaar cards by verifying their biometric details on the spot. The first such Aadhaar centre was set up in Jodupala,…

Kodagu district administration bans Disaster Tourism
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Kodagu district administration bans Disaster Tourism

Madikeri: With a large number of people visiting flood and landslip-hit areas in Kodagu district following the recent natural calamity, the district administration has ordered a crackdown on ‘Disaster Tourism.’ Earlier this month, following landslides and floods caused by incessant rains, the district administration had imposed a ban on tourist entry to Kodagu, while also…

Kodagu rehabilitation work: Relief Commissioner releases updated report
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Kodagu rehabilitation work: Relief Commissioner releases updated report

Mysuru:  The newly appointed Relief Commissioner Gangaram Baderiya, who is also the Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, has released a report on rescue-relief operations and rehabilitation process in flood-affected Kodagu. The relief work is going on at full pace following considerable reduction in rainfall. The joint rescue teams are screening each and every house in landslide-affected…

Management of relief centres
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Management of relief centres

Madikeri: Even as thousands of people have been left homeless following devastating floods and landslides across Kodagu district, 3,824 people have taken refuge in 31 relief centres and camps in the district, while some have chosen to take shelter in the homes of relatives elsewhere and as well as in some home stays. About 1,500…

Kodagu floods: Three more bodies found near Madikeri
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Kodagu floods: Three more bodies found near Madikeri

Madikeri:  The rescue personnel, involving Garuda Police Command Force and Kodagu District Police, have succeeded in discovering three more bodies trapped in landslides that rocked Kodagu ten days ago. The rescue team recovered the body of a woman from Jodupala near Madikeri on Saturday, even as two more bodies buried under mud and shush were…

Saving lives: A Braveheart’s account
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Saving lives: A Braveheart’s account

Madikeri:  This is one of those daring moments that confronts a man’s life especially during onslaught of nature’s fury and this is the time to show spunk, grit, determination and presence of mind. All these qualities were in abundance when the former Zilla Panchayat President Shantheyanda Ravi Kushalappa, with his bold moves, rescued hundreds of…

Rains destroy not only houses, but marriages too in Kodagu
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Rains destroy not only houses, but marriages too in Kodagu

By Prasad Sampigekatte Madikeri: Torrential rains in Kodagu has not only caused floods and landslides but also destroyed marriages. Soon after the rainy season (monsoon), the Shravana begins and with that, the marriage season which is suspended during Ashada, begins again. Whether one is rich or poor, months and years of planning goes into a…

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