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Caller demands Rs.1 crore ransom from Virajpet MLA
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Caller demands Rs.1 crore ransom from Virajpet MLA

January 7, 2022

K.G. Bopaiah files Police complaint Madikeri: In an act of blackmail, Virajpet BJP MLA K.G. Bopaiah was demanded to pay a ransom of Rs. 1 crore by a caller who telephoned him in the guise of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) sleuth. The MLA has lodged a complaint with Madikeri Town Police in this regard. The  person,…

Boy ends life after parents ask him to switch off TV
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Boy ends life after parents ask him to switch off TV

January 2, 2022

Virajpet: A 13-year-old boy, who got depressed after his parents asked him to switch off the TV, reportedly committed suicide by hanging self in Virajpet Rural Police limits. The deceased boy is Nithin, son of Sibi, an estate worker and residing in labourers’ quarters of B. Beemaiah at Kadanga Marur village near Virajpet. The boy…

Miscreant barges into house, flees after assaulting man with knife
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Miscreant barges into house, flees after assaulting man with knife

December 30, 2021

Virajpet: A miscreant, who barged into a house at Nalkeri village near Srimangala in South Kodagu, allegedly assaulted a man with a knife before fleeing from the spot. The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon. The man, who sustained injuries on his left hand is Sullimada Gopal Thimmaiah, a coffee planter and former President of…

One killed, two seriously injured as milk van topples
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One killed, two seriously injured as milk van topples

December 27, 2021

Virajpet: One person was killed on the spot, while two others including the driver of a milk van sustained serious injuries when the van transporting milk packets toppled when the van driver lost control of the vehicle due to heavy mist and thick fog at Biligunda Cross in Imangala village in Virajpet taluk yesterday early…

Bribe for surgery: Virajpet General Hospital CMO trapped by ACB
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Bribe for surgery: Virajpet General Hospital CMO trapped by ACB

December 9, 2021

Virajpet, Dec. 9 (Manjunath& KS)- The Kodagu Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Police have arrested Virajpet General Hospital Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Vishwanath Cimpi while accepting bribe for performing surgery. Surya, a patient suffering from appendicitis, had visited the hospital and consulted Dr. Vishwanath, who advised him to undergo surgery and had demanded Rs. 5,000…

Four arrested for trying to sell tiger teeth
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Four arrested for trying to sell tiger teeth

November 11, 2021

Six teeth recovered; two-wheelers seized Virajpet: The Virajpet CID Forest Mobile Squad personnel and Thitimathi Sub-Division Forest Officials, in a joint operation, have arrested four persons on charges of trying to sell tiger teeth and have recovered six tiger teeth besides seizing 2 two-wheelers from them. Those arrested have been identified as 20-year-old Y.C. Ganesh…

Avid Birder’s Wildlife Message Cards-2021
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Avid Birder’s Wildlife Message Cards-2021

October 11, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: Dr. S.V. Narasimhan, a family physician based at Virajpet in Kodagu, is an avid birder, nature lover, adept at computers, Karnatak music and astronomy. Author of Feathered Jewels of Coorg, a field-guide to 310 species of birds found in Coorg, Dr. Narasimhan is the pioneer in spreading wildlife conservation messages through his unique hand-painted…

Three arrested for smuggling pangolin
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Three arrested for smuggling pangolin

September 26, 2021

Virajpet: The Virajpet Forest officials have arrested three persons on charges of smuggling a pangolin (ant-eater) and have rescued the mammal besides seizing the Maruti Omni van used for transporting it. The arrested are 28-year-old T.K. Ramappa of Hammiyala in Somwarpet taluk, 39-year-old L.N. Vasanth Kumar of Magge village in Sakleshpur taluk and K.B. Suresh…

Village Account killed as bike hits bridge
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Village Account killed as bike hits bridge

August 31, 2021

Virajpet: A Village Accountant (VA) was killed when the bike on which he was riding hit the bridge near Bittangala village on Virajpet-Gonikoppa Road on Sunday night. The deceased is Gowdaja Praveen (24), the VA of Ammathi hobli. A native of Kadabageri village in Harapanahalli taluk of Vijayanagar district, Praveen was working as the VA…

Driver killed as bus hits tree
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Driver killed as bus hits tree

July 20, 2021

Virajpet: The driver of the KSRTC Ambari Bus was killed on the spot, while the passengers escaped with minor injuries after the bus hit a roadside tree here yesterday. The deceased is Swamy (43), son of Raju and a resident of Kolathur in T. Narasipur taluk. Details: The KSRTC Ambari Bus (KA-40-F-1180) left for Kerala…

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