Beary annual Get-together And Merit award function 2010

Sunday jan 17th bangalore: Beary Welfare Assosiation, conducted the Beary annual Get-together And Merit award function in which students with Distinction marks in the previous accademic year were awarded by the governor of karnataka, Mr Bharadwag, at Ambedkar, Bhavan Bangalore 

Master Ramshid From Madikeri was awarded for his excelent scoring in the SSLC EXam with 94% marks.

Ex Central minister Oscar Fernandis, MLA P.A Haris, U.T Khadar, R Roshan Baig, M.B Abdul Rahman – Karnataka Beary Academy President , And The president Of  Beary Welfare Assosiation Mr G.A Bava were present at the function.

Mr B.A Mohidin, eX Education minister, was awarded for his life time achievment on this function.

Cultutral programs entertained the gathering

-Report and photographs by Umar-Ul-Farooq, Madikeri

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-Report and photographs by Umar-Ul-Farooq, Madikeri

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Vehicles of devotees allowed on Konanur-Makutta road

Madikeri: Kodagu Deputy Commissioner K.H. Ashwatha Narayana Gowda has granted temporary permission to devotees from Kodagu to use the Konanur-Makutta State highway to visit Bythurappa temple (Vayathur temple) in Kerala for the annual festival from January 22 to 25. Vehicular traffic on the road is banned in view of the road laying works.

Mr. Gowda had banned use of road for all category of vehicles to facilitate roadworks. Konanur-Makutta road connects Kodagu with Kerala. Devotees could use light motor vehicles only, not hired vehicles, to reach the Bythurappa temple located in Kerala, only as a special case. Such vehicles should not cause any hindrance to the ongoing roadworks, Mr. Gowda said, according to an official release here.

Permission sought

The Puggera Kodava family, which is involved in organising the annual Bythurappa festival in Vayathur in Kerala, in the name of Bythurappa Sangha, Devanageri village, near Virajpet, had sought permission from the district administration on January 8 to open the road for light motor vehicle traffic in view of the festival at Vayathur.

The opinion of the Public Works Department, which is executing the roadworks, was obtained earlier. The issue was brought to the notice of the Speaker K.G. Bopaiah, Urban Development Minister Suresh Kumar, Madikeri MLA M.P. Appachu Ranjan and MLC M.C. Nanaiah, who too had concurred with the idea of opening the road temporarily to facilitate movement of devotees from Kodagu to Vayathur as a special case.

-The Hindu

Help desk at the office of Superintendent of police

The Superintendent of police, Manjunath Annigeri informed that a help desk is opened at his office for the assistance of the grieved.

In a press statement issued here, he has said that if any police station refuses to register an FIR, people can come and register the case in his office. FIR would be prepared through computer and sent to the concerned police stations.

SP has also said that action would be initiated against the officers who refuse to accept complaint and prepare FIR.

-Shakthi Daily

Rains prove dear

Arabica coffee beans are withering away due to the incesant, untimely rains that has been lashing over the Chikmagalur district over the last 6 days. 

 Arabica coffee beans are withering away due to the incesant, untimely rains that has been lashing over the district over the last 6 days. It is said that about 50 per cent of arabica crops and about 30 per cent of robusta crops have been lost, said Karnataka Coffee Growers’ Association President Dr N K Pradeep.

He said that robusta plants are bearing blossom, which indicates that the yield will be lesser next year. “Coffee sector has incurred loss of Rs 1,000 crore over the last 3 years. If the Centre does not understand the gravity of the situation and release special package, then lot of growers will be compelled to end their lives,” he said.

Coffee growers of Hassan, Kodagu and Chikmagalur district are all facing same problems. He said that intense protest will be staged if the banks pressurise the farmers to repay the loans. Coffee Board President Krishna Rao will visit the district on January 2 and inspect the region and then submit a report to the government, he said.

25 pc paddy loss in Kodagu
Madikeri: As much as 25 per cent of coffee crops have been estimated to be lost over the last 5 days owing to the unseasonal rains that has been lashing over the district. The rains continued washing away little hopes left in the farmers of sun shine. Though there are no statistics available about paddy loss, it is estimated to be at 25 per cent.

Joint Director of Agriculture K R Krishnaiah said that Assistant Directors of all the three taluks have been directed to submit a report of loss.  Coffee Board is still on with its survey works to estimate the loss but the growers say that the coffee loss mounts to 25 per cent. 


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Risk on the rise as home stays mushroom in Kodagu

Kodagu is not only the land of warriors but also known for its hospitality. Several home stays have come up in the district giving a competition to the resorts. Even small houses have been repaired and converted into home stays. 

 The home stay where  Shankar was killed.  dh photo
As a result, the government employees who get transferred to Kodagu find difficulty in getting a house for rent.

Owing to the shortage of lodges, home stays have attracted the tourists in the district. Within few years, several home stays have mushroomed in the district amidst coffee estates, extensions and so on. However, the home stay owners should be cautious of the tourists who come from outside. In the backdrop of the murder of a home stay owner Shankar at Mekeri, there is a need to review the home stays. As the tourism grew, the number of visitors visiting Kodagu also doubled.

Police have been urging the home stay owners to maintain a register to give complete details of the tourists including name, address, telephone number and vehicle number.

However, nobody knows whether the home stay owners follow the rules strictly. The home stay owners should stop giving rooms to outsiders without knowing the background. Police can not check all the tourists who come to the district. However, home stay owners can keep an eye on their visit.


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Move to shift hockey turf project opposed

The president of the Government Junior College Development Committee at Ponnampet, Addanda C. Cariappa, on Friday opposed the move to shift the synthetic hockey playing surface project from the Government Junior College Ground in Ponnampet to a private school in Gonicoppa.

He was speaking to presspersons here. Mr. Cariappa said that the Government had sanctioned Rs. 2 crore each to four districts for laying the artificial hockey playing surface in the State, including Ponnampet in Kodagu, in the previous budget.

Funds promised by the Government should be utilised only to lay the turf at the government college, he added.

The zilla panchayat-run sports school functioned at the Government Junior College premises and the students could use the synthetic turf there unlike other locations. Some people were making efforts to take the project either to Virajpet or Ammathi, which had caused confusion resulting in the delay of the project, he said.

He had apprised Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah and Madikeri MLA M.P. Appachu Ranjan of the issue, who too had supported his idea, Mr. Cariappa claimed.

Ponnampet is a major hockey centre in Kodagu. Many Kodava hockey festivals are held here.

This spoke of the popularity of hockey in and around Ponnampet, Mr. Cariappa said. Efforts being made by certain political leaders and a senior official from the Department of Youth Services and Sports to shift the project to Gonicoppa was unfortunate and the Government should ensure that it was not shifted from Ponnampet, Mr. Cariappa said.

He appealed to sports lovers to protest against the move to shift the project to Gonicoppa and said the committee would organise a protest if the move was not dropped within 15 days.

 -The Hindu

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6 held for stealing diesel from ONGC pipeline

Tanker, two cars, drilling machine, meter gauge, digging tool, cordless phone, cell phones and Rs 1.86 lakh seized 

District Crime Intelligence Bureau (DCIB) police have nabbed six persons in connection with theft of about 12,000 letres diesel from ONGC’s Mangalore-Bangalore pipeline in Neriya forest of Belthangady.

The arrested are Edward M D’Souza (42) from Kana in Suratkal, Avil Coelho (48) from Nayarkudru in Thanneerbavi, Chandrashekhar (33) from Katakeri in Kodagu, Seetharam (37) from Mulikaru of Dharmasthala, Chinnaiah (35) and Thammaiah (21) from Piriyadka of Belthangady.

DCIB Inspector H N Venkatesh Prasanna on Friday said two other accused Thimmaiah, owner of a petrol bunk and Ramesh, a broker, are absconding.

Police have seized a tanker, two cars, a drilling machine, meter gauge, digging equipment, a cordless phone, seven cell phones, and Rs 1.86 lakh cash from the arrested.

A case had been registered in Belthangady police station on January 4 that certain miscreants had stolen diesel from the ONGC’s Mangalore-Bangalore pipeline near Santyaya river in Puduvettu village by making a hole in the pipeline. Superintendent of Police Dr A S Rao had formed a special team of the DCIB police to probe the case.
Investigations have revealed that the accused stole 12,000 letres diesel from the pipeline and sold the same to a petrol bunk in Madikeri owned by one Thimmaiah with the help of one broker Ramesh from Hassan. They sold the diesel for Rs 3.60 lakh, Prasanna informed.

The petrol bunk has already been locked. The ONGC will be cancelling its licence. The role of ONGC officials themselves has been suspected in this major theft case, he said. Cases will be filed under Essential Commodities Act and Petroleum and Mineral Pipeline Act, he added.