Archive for the ‘General News & Stories’ Category
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Enviromentalists, NGO’s and Villagers alleged that thousands of acres of Sacred Groves have been encroached by people and politicians are not bothered. There have launched a campaign to protect and demanded the Sacred Forests be scientifically suryed and encroachers evicted. – Greens, Locals join hands to protect Sacred Groves – TOI
Karnataka Housing Board planning to develop a layout in Madikeri - KHB to form housing layout in Madikeri -DH
Balarama leaves for Mysore Dasara - First batch of dasara jumbos reach Mysore – TOI
CM has assured to release 50 Lakh for Madikeri Dasara function - CM promises 50 lakh for Madikeri Dasara – DH
Monday, September 10th, 2012
Ray of Hope. Ray with one of his prospective
Bikramjit Ray the Foodie – seen on NDTV, is in Bangalore and on a hunt for a plate full of pandi curry and a bride with his new show Fat Man and 13 Brides. This time on his hit list is a Kodava woman. Ray has a hearty appetite for south-indian women.
He told The Hindu that:
He likes his coffee, filter and his women, south Indian. “I love southern women, they are more vociferous and strong, more beautiful and more confident”, he concluded. He is looking forward to meet the Kodava Girl at Bangalore and is feeling shy.
We wish Ray luck and advice the Kodavathi to keep the Odikathi handy, just in case…..
Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Pilgrims at Tala Kaveri Temple, Courtesy: Pranchiyettan, Wikimedia commons
Talacauvery Temple Committee feels that men and women do not dress properly and litter around. They plan to enforce dress code and campaign against littering by visitors - Talacauvery temple panel to enforce dress code – DNA
Sakala has been very effective in Kodagu and few other districts – Sakala gets 1 crore applications – TOI
The Indian Army is looking for men, recruitment rally to come to Coorg. - Join Indian Army, be a winner of life – TOI
Railway Minister says the rail link between Mysore and Kushalnagar will be completed within 4 Years - Kodagu on railway map soon: Minister – DH
Dubare Elephants get GPS - Security: GPS fitted on two elephants in Kodagu – DH
Kaveri Ponnapa goes fishing down memory lane and we smack lips while she cooks the catch - Fishing for compliments - DC
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Enjoy your wine and pork !
Let Goddess Kaveri usher more Peace, Joy & Prosperity.
For the reluctant Non-Vegetarians, Click here for something you will find tasty.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
In a interesting move that High Court after initially halting the Madikeri Private bus stand project, now has now quashed the PIL against it, paving the way for the private bus stand on BOOT basis to come up at Madikeri.
In 201o P Mahadevappa and others had filed a writ in the High Court questioning the construction of star hotel, commercial complex along with the bus stand. Opposition members had also questioned the way the contract was awarded to one private company on BOOT( Build Own Operate & Trasfer) basis.
It is unsure if the same private firm is still in the race and the CMC commissioner Shashikumar has said that tenders will be invited and awarded shortly to a private company to manage it for 25 years. Previously CMC was planning to award it for 30 years.
Friday, July 27th, 2012
Tata Coffee which has partnered with Strabucks in India, will serve coffee to Starbucks from their 3 crore, 375-tonne-a-year roastery at Kushalnagar in Coorg. Tata will source, roast and supply beans to Starbucks cafes in India, according to a report in The Hindu. Starbucks will supply Tata Coffee with the knowhow and technology for the process.
Hameed Huq, Managing Director of Tata Coffee told The Hindu that they will source and roast the best Arabica coffee beans from Tata Coffee estates for Starbucks as well as other coffee retailers.
Friday, July 27th, 2012
Claiming that the World Heritage Tag will have adverse effects on people’s life in Coorg, Bopaiah said that he will resign from the Speaker’s post if it need be, a move seen as a tactic to pressurize the BJP Govt in Karnataka to accept his demands. He was quoted in DNA stating;
I would not have been a Speaker if there was no Kodagu. For me, Kodagu comes first and later is the question of my state and country. I cannot compromise on the interests of Kodagu. I am ready to quit the post of Speaker, but cannot give up Kodagu.
Bopaiah found support in the assembly as the house adopted the resolution opposing the heritage tag. The forest minister C P Yogeshwar is also contemplating a mission to the central govt to request a cancellation of the heritage tag given to western ghats. He also said that he had written twice to the central govt regarding the same, but had not received any reply from them.
The minister had previously rejected a new tiger reserve proposal for the state from the Center stating;
The tiger population has increased in the state; we don’t want yet another reserve
JD(S) Leader M C Nanaiah had rapped the minister for his knowledge and callous attitude about issues concerning man-elephant conflict in Coorg.
Friday, July 20th, 2012
According to a report in TOI, Mangalore University will be offering certificate, diploma and postgraduate diploma courses in Kodava language from the next academic year.The university is waiting for the Governor’s approval for the same. The aim is to promote and popularize the rich culture and tradition of Kodavas. University Deputy Registrar Prabhakar Neermarga told TOI that the duration of both the diploma and PG diploma courses is one year and that all diploma and PG diploma aspirants had to compulsorily pursue the certificate course, which covers the basics of Kodava language.
The Karnataka Kodava Sahitya Academy is also contemplating a request the Governor, to allow offering Kodava as a third language from class VI to class X in schools.
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
When Appachu Rajan asked the Superintendent of Police Manjunath Annigeri, the reason for the increase in criminal cases in Coorg, the SP had a googly waiting for the minister. The SP told the minister that; 79 constables have been transferred out of Coorg and 27 more have applied to be transferred out of Coorg. There is a shortage of 100 constables in Coorg, he told the minister.
Thursday, July 19th, 2012
Virajpet MLA & Karnataka Assembly speaker, K.G.Bopaiah lost his cool with the reporters who queried him about his opposition to the World Hertiage sites in Coorg.
According to Deccan Herald; Bopaiah made his displeasure with UNESCO quite evident and shot back stating:
“I will soon write to the authorities concerned condemning the move. Forest is our base, we were born there. Our ancestors have protected the forest for many years. People of Kodagu need not be taught how to protect the forest,”
As reporters hard pressed him on his opposition and ignoring the benefits of being a World Heritage site. Bopaiah said;
“Give us a separate state and we will show you how to protect the forest.”
Matters escalated when a overenthusiastic reporter tried to drag the all the Coorgs into the reporting repertoire and asked Bopaiah;
“Whether Kodavas considered Kodagu their private property?”
Bopaiah hit back stating;
“Yes, it is our private property… I speak like this only”
Not wasting time in taking advantage of the situation, the Karnataka State Congress President told reporters;
“We are in a federal system. Bopaiah who holds a responsible position shouldn’t be making provocative statements, which could divide the State. Bopaiah should apologise to the people of the State. The Congress will take up the matter in the Assembly,”
According to a report in DNA, Bopaiah has clarified his stance and said he had not made any divisive statement while talking about preservation of forests.