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Farmer ends life
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Farmer ends life

Periyapatna:  A 52-year old farmer, unable to clear debts, ended his life by hanging self at his farm at Poonadahalli in Periyapatna taluk yesterday. P.V. Ramesh (52), son of Venkatappa of Poonadahalli is the deceased. Ramesh was said to be in deep debts, after borrowing loans from banks and private money lenders. Ramesh, who was…

Villagers allege re-commencement of illegal mining in farmers’ land
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Villagers allege re-commencement of illegal mining in farmers’ land

Periyapatna:  Villagers have alleged that illegal mining has re-started after it was stopped sometime back and have accused the authorities concerned of turning a blind eye towards it. Villagers Chandru, Manja, Ravi, Anand and others have complained that the villagers of Ragi Aaladamara, Hasuvinakavalu and surrounding places in the taluk were suffering because of illegal…

Elephant menace: Periyapatna villagers living under threat
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Elephant menace: Periyapatna villagers living under threat

Periyapatna:  Accusing Forest Department Officials of failing to check wild elephant menace, villagers living in forest border areas in Periyapatna taluk have vented their ire against official apathy. Uthenahalli is one of the most affected villages with wild elephants repeatedly straying into agricultural lands along the forest borders, destroying crops such as ragi, paddy, banana…

CM launches Grameena Dasara at Periyapatna
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CM launches Grameena Dasara at Periyapatna

Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy seen showering flower petals on the idol of Goddess Chamundeshwari to launch the Grameena Dasara at Periyapatna Kasaba Hobli this morning. Picture below shows womenfolk dancing to the beats of Dollu Kunitha artistes. Later, the CM left for Madikeri, Kodagu.

Crops destroyed by breached tank
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Crops destroyed by breached tank

Periyapatna:  In yet another calamity, crops grown in over 50 acres of land were destroyed, when an overflowing ground-level water tank bund breached in the taluk late on Tuesday night. Following heavy rains that lashed the taluk on Tuesday, Hunsekatte and Somanakatte water bodies at Benagalu village overflowed and breached, with water gusting into the…

School compound damaged by drainage works
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School compound damaged by drainage works

Periyapatna: In a bizarre incident, the compound wall of a Government School at Bylakuppe in the taluk collapsed when the soil loosened while constructing an underground drainage just adjacent to the compound. The compound wall of Bylakuppe Government High School was built in 2015-16 at a cost of Rs.7 lakh, with Rajya Sabha Member D….

Youth commits suicide
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Youth commits suicide

Periyapatna:  A 21-year-old, reportedly committed suicide by jumping into Lakshmanatheertha River last evening. The deceased is Krishna, son of Nanjundegowda and a resident of Tatanahalli in the taluk. Krishna, who left his house, arrived at Hunsur in a bus and called his home over his phone and informed them that he was jumping into the…

Residents protest supply of contaminated water
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Residents protest supply of contaminated water

Periyapatna: Accusing the Town Municipal Council (TMC) officials of apathy in supplying pure drinking water, residents of Mahadeshwara Ashraya Layout in the town staged a demonstration in front of the TMC here yesterday. Claiming that contaminated water is being supplied to the layout in which Dalit labourers stayed, the protestors said the use of contaminated…

Pests found in Mid-day Meal; parents stage protest
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Pests found in Mid-day Meal; parents stage protest

Periyapatna:  Upset over pests found in food served for school children under the Mid-day Meal scheme, angry parents and villagers staged a demonstration in front of Manchadevanahalli Government Higher Primary School in the taluk this morning. Blaming the negligence of Manchadevanahalli School Head Mistress and the cooks for the same, the protesters demanded that the…

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