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Poachers shoot Stag at Madikeri estate
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Poachers shoot Stag at Madikeri estate

Madikeri: A Stag, aged between 10 and 12 years, was found shot dead at an estate here. The carcass of the animal was found when estate owner Sheshappa was proceeding to the guest house there and he immediately informed the Forest Department officials. ACF Nehru, RFO Vijayakumar and staff examined the carcass of the Stag…

Naxal shadow looms large on Kodagu: ANF starts combing operations in District’s forest region
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Naxal shadow looms large on Kodagu: ANF starts combing operations in District’s forest region

Madikeri: The Anti-Naxal Force (ANF) started combing operations after they received information that three Naxals were spotted moving around in Kodagu’s border and Madikeri Taluk’s Koyanadu, Sampaje and Sulya forest region. It has been reported that the three Naxalites visited a few houses in Koyanadu forest region on the night of Feb.2 and demanded groceries…

Brother shoots Brother: Two shot dead over property dispute
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Brother shoots Brother: Two shot dead over property dispute

Madikeri: A man in Kodagu fired gunshots at his brother and sister-in-law over property dispute near Murnad village in Kodagu, killing them instantly. He later aimed the gun at his chest and shot himself. The shots were fired from a close range and the shooter died while he was being shifted to a hospital. The…

Army Tank for General Thimayya Museum arrives at Madikeri
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Army Tank for General Thimayya Museum arrives at Madikeri

Madikeri: An Army Tank that is a remnant of the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war has arrived in Madikeri yesterday. The tank will be placed at “Sunny Side,” Gen. K.S. Thimayya’s house that is being converted into a museum. The tank was transported by road from Kirkee War Cemetery at Khadki, a town near Pune in Maharashtra,…

Congress ‘Sadhana Samavesha’ at Madikeri tomorrow
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Congress ‘Sadhana Samavesha’ at Madikeri tomorrow

CM to launch development works worth Rs.121.55 crore Madikeri: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah will address the Congress Government’s ‘Sadhana Samavesha’ at Crystal Hall in Madikeri at 12 noon tomorrow (Jan.9). During the Convention, the CM will launch a slew of development works across Kodagu, totally worth Rs.121.55 crore. The works to be launched include construction of…

Railway office construction at Madikeri invites protest
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Railway office construction at Madikeri invites protest

Madikeri: At a time when the residents and Green Groups of Kodagu are vehemently opposing the two Railway Lines (Thalassery-Mysuru via South Kodagu and Hunsur-Periyapatna-Kushalnagar-Madikeri-Mangaluru) cutting across the green and ecologically sensitive district, a new office of the South Western Railway (SWR) is coming up at Madikeri. The construction has raised the hackles of Green…

MP Pratap Simha must intervene: Col. Muthanna
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MP Pratap Simha must intervene: Col. Muthanna

Madikeri: Reacting to the construction of the Railway building at Stone Hill in Madikeri, Col. Cheppudira P. Muthanna, President, Coorg Wildlife Society, who is spearheading a movement to stall the Rail projects, told Star of Mysore this morning that it was an unfortunate development. “MP Pratap Simha must use his influence to stall the construction….

Undertrial escapes from Madikeri District Hospital
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Undertrial escapes from Madikeri District Hospital

Madikeri: An undertrial, who is facing theft charges and was admitted to Madikeri District Hospital after he had consumed phenyl in a bid to commit suicide, has hoodwinked the jail staff and escaped from the hospital toilet on Jan.1. The undertrial, who managed to escape, has been identified as Ganesh alias Ganapathi, a resident of…

Wild elephants head back to forests in Madikeri
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Wild elephants head back to forests in Madikeri

Madikeri: The two elephants that had entered the main roads of Madikeri early yesterday morning have returned to the forests last night. Forest Department officials did not spot the pachyderms since last evening and they walked up to eight kilometres into the forests in their attempt to chase the elephants away. Tension prevailed in Madikeri…

‘Huthari’ festival celebrated on a grand scale in Mysuru, Kodagu
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‘Huthari’ festival celebrated on a grand scale in Mysuru, Kodagu

Mysuru/Madikeri: The harvest festival of Kodavas ‘Huthari’ was celebrated on a grand scale at the premises of Cauvery Educational Institutions in Kuvempunagar here last evening and the function was organised by Mysuru  Kodava Samaja. The festival rituals were performed under the guidance of Anjanda Kaverappa, a senior member of Kodava Samaja. Prayers were offered to…

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