State Junior Athletics championship

State Junior Athletics Championship

State Junior Athletics Championship

Results of State Junior Athletics championship held at Sree Kanteerava Statium, Bangalore.


(Pls note: Only those events in which Coorgs participated are included.)

The first day of the event certainly belonged to the fairer sex as Mridula A Halgekar became the third girl to create a meet record. The 13-year-old from Belgaum completed the 600 metres in the U-14 category clocking 1min 42.3secs. The old record was in the name of Nithyashree CA (1:43: 0, 2008).  Archana K (Madikeri) was second followed by Shreelatha (Kudige).

Under-20: 100M: Moulya BU (Alva’s,Moodbidre) 12.7, 1; Bebi Sumaiah (Sports School, Kudige) 12.9, 2; Namithisree (Alva’s) 13.2, 3. 800M: Shruthi KC (DYSS, B’lore) 2:18.7, 1; KC Mamatha (Alva’s Moodbidre) 2:22.7, 2; Krupayini A (Tumkur) 2:59.6, 3. Long jump: Pallavi Sukumar (SJCC) 5.60, 1; Aishwarya GM (Indo-German SC) 5.57, 2; Anitha HV (DYSS, Mys) 5.04, 3. High jump: Aishwarya G M (Indo-German) 1.50, 1. Triple jump: Joyline M Lobo (Alva’s) 12.30, 1. NMR. Old: 12.28 (Shilpa Sequeria, 1999); Shubha BB (SAI, B’lore) 11.46, 2; Sneha P (Tumkur) 10.42, 3. Javelin throw: Shahejahani (DYSS, Mysore) 37.80, 1; Kiran (Garden City College) 18.88, 2. Shot put: Sushma S (DYSS, Mysore) 10.63, 1; Sharmila K (DYSS, Mysore) 9.58, 2; Renuka Jadhav (Bagalkote) 8.38, 3.

Under-18: 100M: Nirupama Sunderraj (Indo-German Sports Club) 11.6, 1. NMR. Old: 12 (Yamini D Rao, 2006); Rebecca Jose (DYSS, B’lore) 11.8, 2; Priyanka S Kalagi (SAI, Dharwad) 12.1, 3. 800M: Swetha S (SAI, Shimoga) 2:25.2, 1; Sowmya S (SAI, Madikeri) 2:28.5, 2; Lasika K R (SAI, Madikeri) 2:30.4, 3. High jump: Sumithra PB (SS Kuduge) 1.43, 1; Sneha PJ (Bangalore Sports Club) 1.35, 2; Harhita P L (SAI, B’lore) 1.25, 3. Triple jump: K Bhavya Mandanna (Indo-German) 10.96, 1; S Ramyashree (DYSS, Mys) 10.90, 2; Chandravva VS (SAI, Dharwad) 10.84, 3. Discus throw: Kavya K (Govt. College Rippempet, Shimoga) 28.18, 1; Brundala M (CSTI, School) 25.09, 2; Neelakka R (BS Patil College, Bijapur) 23.22, 3.

Under-16: 100M: Bhuvi B Shankar (SS, Vidyanagar) 13.0, 1; Shashikala (Dharwad) 13.3, 2; Sampada Kamat (UK) 13.9, 3. 800M: Priyanka V (CSTT, B’lore) 2:20.5, 1; Nayasree (Vidyanagar) 2:23.5, 2; Nithyasree CA (CSTT) 2:30.3, 3. Javelin throw: Bhargavi Chouudary C (Devmatha, B’lore) 12.15, 1. 1000M medley relay: Sports Hostel, Mysore (2:27.4) 1; SAI, Madikeri (2:32.2) 2; Devamatha School (2:45.7) 3. Discus throw: Athira Varkey (SS, Vidhyanagar) 25.27, 1; Yamini Dwarakanath (IIS) 20.15, 2; Shinanda (SS, Vidyanagar) 18.19, 3.

Under-14: 600M: Mrudula Halgekar (Belgaum) 1:42.3, 1. NMR. Old: 1:43.00 (Nithyashree C A, 2008); Archana K (Madikeri) 1:42.4, 2; Shreelatha (Kudige) 1:43.2, 3. Triathlon: S Praneetha Pradeep (Indo-German) 1629 points, 1; Niveditha Sawant (UK) 1340, 2; Vaishali Somaiah (Indo-German) 1338, 3.

[Source: BangaloreMirror ]


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‘Elaborate steps needed to tackle wild elephant menace’

kodaguelephantElaborate discussion is necessary regarding tackling of the wild elephant menace, and hence, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has been requested to visit the district after the rainy season, said MP H Vishwanath. 


Addressing a press conference after visiting gruel centres at Gonikoppa and Nelyahudikeri on Friday, he said since the elephant menace is one among the issues of the Western Ghats, it requires elaborate discussions. “The Centre has already announced its commitment towards protecting the Western Ghats. In this backdrop, the State government too should give its share. Both the Centre and State governments are ready for the task,” he said.

“Since the questions of the MPs are selected randomly in the parliament, it is uncertain when the question on elephant menace would be raised. Hence, it has been decided to bring minister Jairam Ramesh himself to the district to get a permanent solution,” he said.

Answering a question on loss to coffee plantations, the MP said the government has already announced a Rs 10,000 crore package. Its benefits will be made available to the growers of the district too, he added.

District-in-Charge Minister J Krishna Palemar, MLA M P Appachuranjan, BJP district head Sunil Subramani, DCC President Veena Acchaiah, ZP President S N Rajarao were present. 

[Source: Deccan Herald]

Thandagundi bridge waiting for a disaster

DangerThandagundi bridge at Bethri near Virajpet is in a precarious condition. Since the bridge is on the Virajpet highway, the density of the vehicle plying on this bridge is high, the possible mishap will undoubtedly be a serious one. 


The bridge was constructed by Public Works Department in 1996-97 and the heavy rains last year washed away one part of the bridge. The collapsed portion is caving off continuously and if the vehicles continue to ply in the same manner the bridge will completely collapse soon, cutting off connection between Virajpet-Bethri-Murnadu-Madikeri.
The villagers of this region have been requesting the officials to take action to repair the bridge but nothing has been done so far.

No signboard
The department has prohibited plying of vehicles on one side of the road temporarily but they have not even installed a ‘danger’ signboard here. Officials have informed that the bridge will either be repaired or another bridge will be built after the next budget but the residents say that till then plying on the same bridge will be a dangerous thing to do.

[Source: Deccan Herald]

KSRTC buses may enter bus stand from today

Raja's seat

Raja's seat

KSRTC buses will be allowed to ply from Raja Seat road to KSRTC bus stand from 4.30 pm to 8 am for the convenience of the general public on the back drop of Major Mangerira Muthanna circle- private bus stand concrete work.


The order will be implemented from today (Thursday) onwards.
The decision was taken on Wednesday during the meeting held between District Superintendent of Police, KSRTC Depot Manager and Police Officials.

As per the Town Municipal Council resolution the buses should reach KSRTC bus stand via Sampigekatte but since the public will face problems with the buses plying through residential extensions, the order was issued for the movement of bus from Raja Seat road.  The buses will ply till KSRTC bus stand till 10 am for the convenience of students specifically.  KSRTC Depot Manager H P Lakshmegowda said that over 90 buses will come to the bus stand from 4.30 pm to 8 am.

Route change:
The routes have been changed at various places for the convenience of the public. The changes will be enforced from today onwards. SBI Junction to Convent Junction will be one way and entry of vehicles have been prohibited from SBI junction towards Convent junction.
These vehicles can ply from SBI road-Industrial extension-Pathrika Bhavan (left turn)-Webs junction (left turn)-Race Course road. Parking has been prohibited in front of Raja Seat road- Webs junction-Sai Hockey stadium. Parking has been prohibited from in front of KSRTC bus stand-Kohinoor road-SBI junction to College road and from Pathrika Bhavan to Aravind Motors junction.
One way traffic will be allowed from Kohinoor road to Industrial extension while vehicles have been prohibited from Patrika Bhavan junction to Industrial extension.

[Source: Deccan Herald; Photo: ]

Work on highway may not be completed before deadline

Makutta Road

Makutta Road

The work on Virajpet-Makutta-Kerala inter-State highway may not be completed before the December 31, 2009 deadline set by the Karnataka High Court.


Work on the 16.5-km stretch of the road has been taken up at a cost of Rs. 28 crore. Only 40 per cent of the work (laying of “base layer”) has been completed on the road which is a vital link between Kodagu and Kerala.

Of the total 72 culverts along the 16.5-km stretch, work on 68 has been completed. However, only 350-m stretch had been concreted so far, the source said.

Residents of Kutta, Nalkeri, Srimangala, T. Shettigeri, Hudikeri, Kanur, Bekkesodlur, Birunani, Harihara, Badaga and surrounding villages in Virajpet taluk of Kodagu, who have formed a citizens committee, are planning a demonstration at the Ponnampet-Kanur-Hudikeri junction, near Ponnampet, on November 11 to protest against poor condition of the roads, among other demands.

The State Government had given a grant of Rs. 1.37 crore for filling potholes on 537 km of road in Kodagu recently. Another Rs. 82 lakh was granted for taking up pothole-filling work on major district roads (up to 852 km). Since the rain had abated, the works would be speeded up in the coming days, the source said.

[Source: The Hindu]