• Kannada medium govt schools in dire straits in Madikeri

    Madikeri: As many as 53 Kannada medium government primary schools in Madikeri district are on the verge of closure. And the reason is simple: these 53 schools have less than 10 students. Though the state government took many steps to increase the standard of education in government schools and coll...

  • The wretched plight of Kodagu-Kasaragod road

    Madikeri: The Kodagu-Kasaragod road is in a pathetic condition owing to lack of maintenance since five years. The road, which passes through Patti Ghat reserve forest and Talacauvery wildlife sanctuary, receives annual rainfall of more than 200 inches. The heavy rainfall damages the road badly. And...

  • A Madikeri village stuck in a time warp

    Madikeri: Kudiya Harida Kallu village under Galibeedu gram panchayat limits seems to be stuck in a time warp. Though the village is situated just 14kms from district headquarters Madikeri, residents are facing a lot of hardships.The tiny village has has no road even now. Villagers have to walk 3 k...

  • CA arrested for growing marijuana in backyard

    Mysuru: A chartered accountant was arrested for allegedly growing ganja (marijuana) at his house backyard in Mysuru city. K Jagannathan has been detained on charges of growing ganja and selling it to college students. According to the police, Jagannathan grew ganja at his house premises located at B...

  • Dates out: Mysuru Dasara to be held from Sept 21-29

    Bengaluru: Mysuru Dasara festival will be held in a grand manner from Sept 21-29. Announcing the dates, CM Siddaramaiah said the government has allocated Rs15-cr for the festival this year, up from Rs13-cr spent on last year's festival.On the names of those who would inaugurate the festival, Siddar...

  • Home-stays in Madikeri have lost their way: Madikeri SP

    Madikeri: District SP P Rajendra Prasad has warned of stringent action on home-stay owners caught harassing tourists by stopping their vehicles. Speaking at a function organised in Rotary Hills recently, Prasad expressed his displeasure at home-stays having lost sight of their original function."Hom...

  • Water level at Harangi reservoir at record low

    By Indresh Madikeri: Where's the rain? That's what farmers and residents in the district are asking. Though the met department predicted normal monsoon, rains have been nothing but normal, with Harangi reservoir recording its lowest storage levels in the last three decades for the second week of Jul...

  • Unrest in DK could affect investments in K'taka: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Mysuru: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday expressed concern over communal unrest and violence in Dakshina Kannada. The BJP leader said that recent developments could affect investments flowing into Karnataka.Speaking to media persons in Mysuru, Sitharam...

  • Police nab bike thieves who stole from TN and sold in Mysuru

    Mysuru: Police officials from Mysuru's Devaraja Nagar Police station nabbed two men who stole bikes from Tamil Nadu and sold them in Mysuru. The two have been identified as Mahadesh, 35, a resident of Kumbarakoppalu, and Vasanth, 37, a resident of Sharadadevinagar.According to police, the two men de...

  • Leopard takes away calf from former minister's farm house in Mysuru

    Bengaluru: Villagers in Krishnapura, HT Kote taluk, Mysuru district, are a worried lot after a leopard took away a calf from former minister M Shivanna's farm house in the village on Thursday.According to reports, the leopard sneaked into the cow shed in the house and took away the calf. As news spr...

  • Farmers jittery as rains slacken in Madikeri

    Madikeri: Farmers in Madikeri are feeling anxious after monsoon rains slackened a bit. During July, the district is swamped by heavy rains, but the reduced intensity of rains, if it continues, could hamper agricultural activities. However, plantations remain unaffected.The district has received 743....

  • Had to release water or else TN would have gone to SC: CM

    Hassan/Mandya: In the wake of widespread protests over the release of Cauvery water to TN, CM Siddaramaiah on Monday said the government was releasing water as per SC's orders."But we are not releasing all the water. In the water sharing dispute, Tamil Nadu doesn't tell the truth. If we don't releas...