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326 women farmers of Kodagu transform abandoned land into paddy field, turn entrepreneurs

12 Sep 2021

Family of seven left homeless after house pulled down in Kodagu, seeks justice

"The land on 215/8 is still owned by the Waring family and we never asked Kunji’s family to vacate the place,” said Avril, one of the members of the family who is now settled in Chennai

03 Sep 2021

Largest family tree: Kodava clan portal with 16K profiles makes it to India Book of Records

The portal has documented the lineage of some families up to 14 generations since the 16th century

01 Sep 2021

Changes in rainfall pattern affects Arabica coffee variety in Karnataka's Kodagu

While the price of Arabica variety has increased in the international market, many planters of Kodagu are reluctant to maintain this variety of the crop.

29 Aug 2021

Hillocks in Kodagu bleed purple as rare Kurinji flower blossoms after 12 years

“Locally, they are called Kurinji flowers and are scientifically known as Strobilanthes kunthiana. It is true that they bloom once in 12 years,” confirmed Poovaiah, the Madikeri DCF

17 Aug 2021

Experts against reopening of schools in Kodagu as kids make up 62% of active COVID-19 cases

“The district has an increased number of active cases in this age group and starting schools for these kids will be disastrous," said Dechamma, a resident of Madikeri

16 Aug 2021

Ex-military personnel protest in Madikeri over attack on soldier, demand police action

Ashok Kumar, a soldier in the Indian Army, met with a minor road accident near Boikeri. He and his family were subsequently attacked by the driver who caused the accident and ten others.

30 Jul 2021

Kodagu district achieves 137% success in inoculating degree students

Kodagu district health department managed to surpass its target of vaccinating degree students even as it faced an acute shortage of vaccines due to the limited supply of doses from the state.

25 Jul 2021

Kodagu district utilises every drop of Covid vaccine, records negative wastage

However, these people have been vaccinated using 19,946 vials, that ideally contain 1,99,460 doses.

15 Jul 2021

Over 100 families in Karnataka tribal settlement COVID-free since outbreak of pandemic

Muthamma, the leader of the settlement, said many tribals have been rendered jobless in the process, yet, are managing their needs with the help of a few donors

14 Jun 2021

Anganwadi teacher from Kodagu plays multiple roles to fight Covid

BM Pushpavathi, an Anganwadi teacher from rural Kodagu, has donned multiple hats during the pandemic.

13 Jun 2021

Karnataka anti-Naxal commandos distribute food kits to forest dwellers in Red-hit Kodagu

Across Kodagu, the ANF commandos have so far distributed nearly 100 food kits to tribals residing in naxal-hit areas.

10 Jun 2021

Fearing side effects, 1500 tribals in Nagarahole refuse to take COVID-19 vaccine

When officials visited their settlement to register their names for the drive, they were yelled at by the women who said, “Our tribal lord will save us. We do not need any medicine or vaccination.”

01 Jun 2021

After mother tests positive, Karnataka auto driver offers free rides for Covid patients

BV Prashanth Kumar offers free transport to residents who have tested positive. He has so far helped ferry 55 COVID patients and will continue to do so until the end of the lockdown.

31 May 2021

Despite rising conflict, forest officials in Kodagu neglect radio collaring of wild elephants

While resources and manpower are available to enable radio collaring of elephants in the district, officials seem to have turned a blind eye to the increasing conflict

27 May 2021