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Domestic tourists prefer Mysore-Kodagu tour packages

Domestic tourist arrivals may go up this festive season if the inquiries and bookings for touring Mysore and Kodagu are any indication.Surprisingly, there have been bulk bookings from non-t...


The thrill of rafting

Kodagu district is synonymous with adventure. Be it ardous treks in idyllic forests, rappelling down awesome waterfalls, climbing up treacherous rocks or rafting down rivers, the district beckons...


Holiday for schools, colleges in rain-hit Kodagu

With heavy rains continuing to batter Kodagu, leaving the river Cauvery in spate, the district administration declared a holiday for schools and colleges on Wednesday. Rains, however, receded in neighbouring Dakshina Kannada and in Belgaum and Shimoga districts. As landslides were reported from various parts of the Kodagu district, Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari declared a holiday. Houses ...


Mysore-Kozhikode power line gets nod

Despite protests from environmentalists, the State government has decided to go ahead with drawing of a 400 kV power line from Mysore to Kozhikode via Kodagu, to evacuate power from Kaiga nuclear...


J&K downpour - stranded Udupi photographer safe, Kodagu famliy in trouble

Udupi, Sep 9: It is gathered that photographers from Udupi and Kundapur, who were on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir and got stuck there due to heavy rains which lashed Kashmir valley, are hale and hearty.


BJP demands special package for coffee growers

Kodagu BJP district unit President Mandepanda Suja Kushalappa has said that a delegation comprising MLAs and MPs of Kodagu, Chikmagalur and Hassan districts will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi shortly to urge the Central government to announce special package for coffee growers. The growers are in distress following heavy rainfall. Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday, he said that the ...


Good monsoon, but farmers disappointed

With Kodagu receiving good rains this season, water from Cauvery and Hemavathy rivers have been released into canals, but, it has not reached the tail-end, leaving the farmers fuming and agricultural activities taking a beating. Tail-end farmers of Malavalli and Maddur taluks under KRS Dam, farmers in parts of Mandya, Pandavapura and Nagamangala taluks, under Hemavathy Dam are yet to be ...


Congress flays BJP's bandh call

Criticising BJP's Kodagu district bandh call, District Congress President B T Pradeep has questioned the saffron party as to why they didn't solve the problems which were there during their tenure itself. Bandh call is just an attempt to grab the attention of public, he said. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Pradeep said that the problem of imposing tax on Jamma land was there ...


Bhagamandala faces flood threat

Rains continued to lash across Kodagu district on Monday. With Brahmagiri, Pushpagiri experiencing good rainfall, the inflow of water to rivers Cauvery, Lakshmanatheerta, Barapole, Harangi, Chiklihole has increased. The water level at Triveni Sangama has also increased, with only four to five feet left before it overflows onto the bridge. As a precautionary measure, the district administration ...


Umashree trying to shift Classical Kannada Centre: MP

Member of Parliament from Mysore-Kodagu Prathap Simha has blamed Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree for trying to shift Centre for Studies and Excellence in Classical Kannada in Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) from Mysore to Bangalore. Addressing media here on Monday, he said that the Classical Kannada Centre should stay in Mysore which is the cultural capital of the State. "I ...


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