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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Heavy rains in Karnataka may shrink coffee output

Incessant rainfall over key coffee growing regions of Karnataka, the largest producing State, has resulted in berry droppings that may impact the overall bean output for the next season starting October.

Mangalore: Besant Evening College hosts national conference LIBTRANS-2014

Mangalore, Aug 22: Besant Evening College Mangalore in association with Karnataka State College Librarians Association Bangalore, Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu Library Association Mangalore organized fifth UGC sponsored National Level conference 'LIBTRANS-2014- Libraries and Librarianship in Transition: Challenges and Opportunities here at the Beseant College Auditorium on Friday August 22.

KRS heading for maximum level

The major reservoir on the Cauvery, Krishnarajasagar (KRS), is heading towards its maximum level with the increasing inflow on account of continuous rains in the catchment of areas of Kodagu

Seeking to preserve Kodagu’s ainmanes

The much-awaited book on ‘Ainmanes of Kodagu’ (ancestral homes), authored by researcher-couple Boverianda Chinnappa and Nanjamma Chinnappa has hit the stands. The book was written after exte...

ZP members, MLA furious against forest dept officials

The Kodagu Zilla Panchayat members came down heavily against the Forest department officials and alleged that they act as barriers for every development work in the district. In the meeting which was chaired by District-in-Charge Minister K J George, they also demanded to stop giving salary to the forest department staff who blackmail in the name of Central government laws for everything. MLA K ...

Railway minister's son seeks anticipatory bail in rape case

Karthik Gowda, son of railway minister DV Sadananda Gowda, on Saturday moved a court for anticipatory bail in a rape and cheating case filed against him by Kannada actress Maithreyi.

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