Tag: Virajpet

Coffee planter fires in the air; saves man from tusker attack
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Coffee planter fires in the air; saves man from tusker attack

May 30, 2024

Pollibetta: A farmer heroically saved a man from a wild elephant attack by firing gunshots in the air at Pollibetta in Virajpet Taluk last night. The incident occurred when Chandra, a motorist, was on his way home near the Lourdes Hill Convent School on Siddapura Road and was attacked by the elephant, resulting in serious…

First woman newspaper editor of Kodagu dies at 93
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First woman newspaper editor of Kodagu dies at 93

May 22, 2024

Virajpet: Jayalakshmi Govindarao (93), Founder of ‘Rashtramata’ weekly newspaper and the first woman newspaper editor of Kodagu district, passed away at her residence on Jain Street on Tuesday morning. She leaves behind three sons, one daughter and a host of relatives and friends. Jayalakshmi, who started ‘Rashtramatha’ weekly in 1974, was the editor of the…

Four die after voting
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Four die after voting

April 27, 2024

Virajpet: A voter in his mid-fifties died moments after exercising his franchise at B. Shettigeri village in Ponnampet taluk of Kodagu district on Friday. Manohar (55), a resident of B. Shettigeri, is the deceased. Manohar, who came out of Booth No.179 at B. Shettigeri after exercising his franchise at 11.45 am, collapsed after complaining of…

Constable on duty dies of heart attack
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Constable on duty dies of heart attack

April 13, 2024

Virajpet: A  Police constable attached to Virajpet DySP office, died of heart attack while on duty yesterday. Anand Dollin (35), a native of Sangolli village in Gokak taluk of Belgavi district is the deceased cop. Dollin complained of chest pain while on duty at DySP office at about 6.30 am on Friday, following which he…

MLA Ponnanna operates rice transplanter; earns accolades
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MLA Ponnanna operates rice transplanter; earns accolades

August 13, 2023

Ponnampet: While others of his ilk engage in political activities, attend ceremonies and boast about the achievements of the Congress Government, A.S. Ponnanna, the Congress Legislator representing Virajpet in Kodagu district, is fostering a connection with his Constituency by involving himself in paddy cultivation. Just yesterday, he arrived at a field in Nallur village near…

College student ends life
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College student ends life

August 2, 2023

Virajpet: A 22-year-old girl student, reportedly committed suicide by hanging self with a veil at the Police Quarters in Virajpet town yesterday. The deceased is H.K. Madhumita, daughter of D-Group employee at Police Department H.P. Kumar and Tejawathi couple. Deceased Madhumita was studying second year B.Sc course at Maharani’s College in Mysuru and was staying…

Relocated tusker travels from H.D. Kote to Kodagu 
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Relocated tusker travels from H.D. Kote to Kodagu 

July 16, 2023

Drona covers 100 kms from Antharasanthe in 20 days to return to its familiar territory near Virajpet Madikeri: A wild tusker, which was captured and relocated from Virajpet Taluk in Kodagu District to H.D. Kote jungles, has defied expectations by making an astonishing journey back to its original capture site, covering approximately 100 kilometres in…

Industrialist shot dead near Virajpet
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Industrialist shot dead near Virajpet

April 17, 2023

Three persons rain bullets on him for objecting illegal tree-felling Virajpet: An industrialist, who objected illegal cutting of a tree by three persons, was shot dead by the trio at Padachi Kaadi in Thora village of Vijarpet taluk on Saturday midnight. The industrialist, who was shot dead, has been identified as B.S. Madhu (44), a…

NCC Officer slips to death at house
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NCC Officer slips to death at house

March 27, 2023

Madikeri: A woman, who had sustained head injuries after she accidentally slipped and fell in her mother’s house, has succumbed to injuries at a private hospital in Mysuru. The incident took place at Kadangada Mururu village in Virajpet taluk and the deceased is Dr. Capt. Balyanda Beena (Sannuvanda-Devanageri), an NCC Officer at Cauvery College in…

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