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Three arrested for attempting to sell Star Tortoises
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Three arrested for attempting to sell Star Tortoises

February 26, 2021

Virajpet: Virajpet CID Forest Mobile Squad personnel have arrested three persons who were attempting to sell two Star Tortoises, which have been listed as endangered and have rescued the tortoises from them besides seizing a car used for transportation.    The arrested are 20-year-old M. Ramamurthy of Kanakapura, 31-year-old V.K. Ramesh of Channapatna and 20-year-old B.N….

Wild tusker tramples estate worker to death
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Wild tusker tramples estate worker to death

February 26, 2021

Elephant barges into coffee drying yard after breaking metal fence Virajpet: Close on the heels of tigers spreading terror ion South Kodagu, an estate worker was trampled to death by a wild tusker at Siddapura village in Virajpet taluk. The incident occurred last night and the elephant had entered a coffee pulping yard after breaking…

Work on Kootupole Bridge on Karnataka-Kerala border resumes
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Work on Kootupole Bridge on Karnataka-Kerala border resumes

January 20, 2021

Virajpet: Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah recently inspected the work on a bridge across Kootupole near Makutta which provides connectivity between Karnataka and Kerala. The bridge is at the Karnataka-Kerala border and is part of the Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP) road between Thalassery and Valavupara. The bridge work has resumed as Karnataka Wildlife Board has…

Ponnampet Tahsildar takes charge
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Ponnampet Tahsildar takes charge

November 20, 2020

Taluk begins official functioning Ponnampet: The new Ponnampet Taluk that has been carved out of Virajpet Taluk officially began functioning from yesterday with the new Tahsildar Kusuma taking charge. A puja was performed at the Tahsildar’s office at Ponnampet that was attended by many senior citizens and stakeholders.  They honoured the new Tahsildar and wished…

Rare or Rear Shooting !
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Rare or Rear Shooting !

November 10, 2020

Two years ago, a lady from Kodagu, the land of warriors, came to Mysuru to witness a circus with her family members. She was very much inspired by a person who hit the target by aiming the gun backwards.  After going back to her native Tavalageri village in Virajpet taluk, she literally took up the…

Citizens Forum demands inauguration of newly formed Ponnampet taluk
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Citizens Forum demands inauguration of newly formed Ponnampet taluk

November 9, 2020

Virajpet: Months after it notified the formation of Ponnampet taluk, carved out of Virajpet taluk in Kodagu district, the Government is yet to inaugurate the newly formed taluk, which has become a cause of worry for the residents of the new taluk. The State Government had issued an official notification on the formation of Ponnampet…

Akhila Kodava Samaja Youth Wing formed
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Akhila Kodava Samaja Youth Wing formed

October 11, 2020

Chammatira Praveen Uthappa unanimously elected President Virajpet: Chammatira Praveen Uthappa has been unanimously elected as the President of the newly-formed Akhila Kodava Samaja Youth Wing. This was announced by Akhila Kodava Samaja President Mathanda Monnappa at the General Body Meeting of the Samaja held at the Samaja Auditorium in Virajpet on Saturday. Addressing the meeting,…

Wild tusker that created panic among villagers captured
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Wild tusker that created panic among villagers captured

October 5, 2020

It is the tallest elephant captured in Kodagu  Released at Moolehole Range in Bandipur Virajpet: A wild tusker, which had killed a man and attempted to damage vehicles besides causing panic among villagers since four months has been finally captured. The pachyderm was released yesterday midnight at Moolehole Range in Bandipur Tiger Reserve on instructions…

Nine arrested in Kodagu for trying to sell liquid metal Mercury
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Nine arrested in Kodagu for trying to sell liquid metal Mercury

September 7, 2020

8 kg Mercury, swords, daggers, knife, iron rods, chilli powder, seized Virajpet (Kodagu): Virajpet Town Police have arrested nine persons who were trying to sell liquid metal Mercury and have seized 8kg Mercury, chilli powder, swords, daggers, knives and iron roads  from them. The arrested are 35-year-old D.H. Vadiraj of Brindavan Layout in Mysuru, 34-year-old…

Captain Maletira S. Muthappa is ADC to Army Chief
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Captain Maletira S. Muthappa is ADC to Army Chief

August 28, 2020

Virajpet: Captain Maletira S. Muthappa has been appointed as aide-de-camp (ADC) to Chief of Army Staff. Muthappa is at present serving in the Defence Ministry and joined as Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army in 2016. He hails from Kedamulloor village near Virajpet and is the son of Maletira Rathna Subbaiah and Usha. Muthappa is…

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