The mandatory installation of solar water heater as a precondition to obtain power connection has been resented by people in Kodagu. The main reason being the non-feasibility of such a condition due to the climatic condition in the district.

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission, in its amendment to the various clauses of conditions of supply of electricity, had made the use of solar water-heating systems mandatory in certain categories of buildings.

In Karnataka, 2,500 farmers took their lives last year. But the BJP government is turning a blind eye to their plight, reports Imran Khan

The High Court of Karnataka on Wednesday refused to grant permission for the proposed translocation of 25 elephants from Alur forest range to Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

During the hearing of a suo motu petition over increasing elephant deaths, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice A S Bopanna said permission for translocation cannot be granted unless experts’ opinion is obtained.

Area near Kodagu forests to be developed as tourism village
Kanjirakolli, a village on the foothills of the Western Ghats bordering the Kodagu range of evergreen forests in Karnataka, is set to be developed as a major highland tourism destination.


Bangalore: Rain woes continued on Friday also, with several parts of the State receiving heavy rainfall.  Four persons lost their lives - two in Belgaum and one each in Udupi and Kodagu districts. As many as 13 houses have partially collapsed in Haveri district, while several roads are inundated in Belgaum district.


Union Minister of State for Power K C Venugopal has urged Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to clear the roadblock in Kodagu, which has stagnated works on the 440-KV power transmission line between Kozhikode in Kerala to Mysore.

Addressing reporters after his meeting with Yeddyurappa in the City on Thursday, Venugopal said that the project, which is being implemented by the Power Grid Corporation

Scheme aims at increasing paddy, maize production by 20 pc
Madikeri, As many as 58 villages and 19,000 hectare land will reap the benefits under

Bangalore, While the Health Ministry may maintain that the incidence of cholera has seen a decline, experts feel otherwise.

A decision has been taken to submit a proposal to the Central government with the intention to establish a rehabilitation and training centre of elephants in Hemavati backwater region of Hassan district, informed Forest Minister C H Vijaya Shankar.

Speaking to media persons on the sidelines of Ambedkar Jayanthi celebration on Thursday, the minister said capturing rogue elephants and shifting th