Kodagu dist gets Rs1 crore for rain damages

The government has released Rs 1 crore for rain damages in Kodagu. The district administration had submitted a report pegging damage to the tune of Rs 20.43 crore.

A person was killed in the rain havoc. The zilla panchayat incurred losses to the tune of Rs 15.68 crore, PWD of Rs 4.47 crore, Chescom of Rs 25 lakh and properties of city municipal Council here at Rs 3.5 lakh.

The government has released Rs 10 crore to about 12 districts of the state through Calamity Relief Fund. The amount shall be utilized to pay compensation for life loss, house loss, crop loss, drinking water and other emergency necessities.

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RBI slaps fine on bank

RBI has slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the Kodagu District Central Co-operative bank here for violating norms.

The apex bank has directed the co-operative bank to close all mutual funds, a rule enacted recently and applicable to all financial institutions. The DCC Bank had Rs 60 crore as mutual funds and had recalled around Rs 44 crore. The managing director of the bank was summoned to Mysore recently by the RBI for an enquiry.

The apex bank has directed the co-operative bank to close all mutual funds, a rule enacted recently and applicable to all financial institutions. The DCC Bank had Rs 60 crore as mutual funds and had recalled around Rs 44 crore. The managing director of the bank was summoned to Mysore recently by the RBI for an enquiry.

-TOI

‘Adventure’ tourists cautioned of flash floods in Kodagu

Tourists visiting the hilly district of Kodagu, which receives a high amount of rainfall, have been asked to be cautious when they go on adventurous sojourns like trekking and hiking during monsoon as flash floods could cause danger to their lives.

Deputy Commissioner Chandregowda today cautioned the tourists and asked them to take enough care while they go on their own in the countryside in this district known for its coffee plantations.

His comment came after a TV Channel photographer drowned due to flash floods in River Cauvery at Balamuri two days ago.

Shekar, a satellite TV photographer, met with a watery grave while attempting to walk through an abandoned bridge with overflowing with water.

The official had asked hotel and home stay owners to educate the tourists about dangerous spots.

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Beary Literary–Cultural Convention held at Madikeri

“Regional languages and culture are facing the onslaught of globalization and it’s the responsibility of everyone to foster regional art, literature, language, and culture,” said Manu Baligar, commissioner, state Kannada and Culture department.

He was speaking after inaugurating the Beary Literary–Cultural Convention, held at Kaveri Hall, here recently.  It was organized by the Beary Sahitya Academy.
“Although our country has many religions and a diverse culture, there is unity among Indians in diversity,” added Baligar.“Beary Sahitya Academy does immense service in promoting Beary language. Although Beary and Kodava linguists are few in numbers, the state grants equal funds for their Academy.  It’s significant that the Academy’s role is much more important than the people,” stressed Baligar.

Beary Sahitya Academy president M B Abdul Rehman, in his presidential address, said that the Academy has been laying stress on literature, education, and thereby works for the betterment of society. “It’s not restricted to one community,” he said. Former MLA K M Ibrahim, Karnataka Kodava Sahitya Academy president Rani Machayya, and Badriya Jamaat president M E Hanif also spoke on the occasion.

Academy registrar Umarabba welcomed the gathering. A poets’ session was held after the stage programme which was chaired by B A Shamsuddin Madikeri. MLC M C Nanaiah presided over the valedictory ceremony.

Kodagu district Kannada Sahitya Parishat president T P Ramesh and G Rajendra, chief editor, ‘Shakti’ Kannada daily, spoke on the occasion.

Moilnji Makers troupe staged ‘Beary Qavvali’, Star Singers Padubidri group staged Beary folk singing, Beary Media Makers group and Madikeri Crescent School students staged various cultural programmes.

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KVK Chief’s wife brutally murdered

In a shocking daylight murder, Gonikoppal Krishi Vijnana Kendra (KVK) Chief Naryanaswamy’s wife Pushpa (41) was brutally murdered on Tuesday at her house on Shishuvihar Road in Gonikoppal, police said.

The victim’s neck was cut with sharp material and her husband Naryanaswamy found her dead when he entered the house for lunch in the afternoon, they said.

Daughter Kannika, studying in 6th standard at Coorg Public School, Gonikoppal, was at school when the incident took place.

The reason behind the crime is yet to be known. Dog squad and fingerprint experts were pressed into action.

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Fake doctor arrested in Kushalnagar

Police in Kushalnagar in Kodagu district have arrested a person who faked as a child specialist and had been practicing for the last ten years.

Police said here today, Suresh Kumar, a resident of KR Nagar, had been practicing in the city for the last one decade as an MD. Besides the illegal medical practice, Suresh Kumar, who had studied upto seventh standard, had formed a trust under the name �Karunya Charitable Trust� and had been collecting money from people by promising to double or triple it.

He had been conducting few service projects like health camps, distributing live stock in villages by inviting district officials and VIPs to gain confidence of the people.

Police estimate that he had raised over Rs five crore in the district through the trust and invested the money elsewhere.

On receiving complaints from the people, police arrested Suresh Kumar along with his manager Prabha.

-Sahilonline