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    Tata Coffee Ltd has informed BSE that Mr. V. Leeladhar has been appointed as an Additional Director on the Board of the Company with immediate effect.

    source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com / Business Line / Home> Companies / source: BSE – www.bseindia.com / December 22nd, 2014

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    December 30th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment

    Gowda Samaja, Kushalanagar and Karnataka Arebhashe Mattu Sahitya Academy have jointly organised a cultural get together on Dec. 27 at 11 am and Silver Jubilee celebration of the Samaja on Dec. 28 at 10 am.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / Thursday , December 25th, 2014

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    December 28th, 2014adminSports

    Mysuru :

    The annual sports and games meet of Kodava Samaja Cultural and Sports Club, Vijayanagar, Mysuru, will be held tomorrow.

    Various Kodava Sanghas from Mysuru city will be participating in the sports meet.

    The Kodava Samaja Cultural and Sports Club will be organising Adengada Seethamma Memorial Throwball Tournament for Women and Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament for Men. This apart, Tug-of-War and Shot-Put (various age categories) will also be organised on the occasion.

    While, the throwball competition will be held at Sree Cauvery Educational Institution premises on Adichunchanagiri Road, Cricket Tournament will be held at Maharaja’s College Grounds and Railway Grounds.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / Wednesday , December 24th, 2014

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    December 27th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment

    Land identified for starting Shooting Academy’

    Deputy Commissioner Anurag Tewari has said that Kodavas should start a community radio to exchange views on Kodava culture, literature and agriculture activities.

    Speaking at Kodava Samskrithika Mela organised by Kodava Sahitya Academy and Hudikeri Kodava Samaja on Sunday, he said that community radio has been playing a vital role in development of a community in other parts of the country.

    Emphasis should be laid for conserving Kodava culture and tradition. There is a need to introduce Kodava culture to tourists who visit the district round the year, he added.

    The DC said that land has already been identified for starting Shooting Academy in Kodagu district.

    “Possessing arms is an integral part of Kodava culture. Hence, the people from Kodagu if given training might achieve success in national and international tournaments,” he said.
    Kodava Vidyanidhi President Koothanda P Uthappa said that one should not neglect to preserve the culture of the land.

    There is a need to preserve the sanctity of river Cauvery. Youth from Kodagu should excel in competitive examinations.

    Ajjinikanda T Bheemaiah also spoke.

    Senior physician Dr Kalimada Shivappa, teacher Kirundanda Ponnamma Nanjappa, Kudiya Samaja President Kudiyara Muthappa and others spoke.

    Mahadevada Pommakkada Sangha members presented Ummathat on the occasion.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / DHNS – Gonikoppa, December 21st, 2014

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    December 27th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment

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    It was an evening of fun and fashion as designer Ramesh Dembla showcased his clothes at the Kodava Night.

    The night saw the state’s warrior community enjoy music, fashion and food, along with their favourite beverages.

    The fashion show saw three former Miss Indias — Parvathy Omanakuttan, Natasha Suri and Himangini Singh Yadu — walk the ramp along with city models.

    We also spotted actor Adityaa having fun with his friends at the party.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> City> Bengaluru> Namma Metro / TNN / December 20th, 2014

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    Vested interests are creating confusion in the minds of people’

    To preserve the greenery in Kodagu, there is a need to implement recommendations of Kasturirangan report on conservation of Western Ghats. If the recommendations are not implemented, then the environment will be at stake, said office bearers of Wildlife First.

    Addressing a press meet here on Thursday, K M Chinnappa, A Thammu Poovaiah, T M Somaiah, P M Muthanna and M K Appacchu said that the report will not harm environment and its dwellers. However, a few vested interest, politicians and officials are engaged in creating rumours against the report. It has created fear in the minds of the people.

    “Timber mafia, mining lobby and encroachers are engaged in misleading people. Thousands of trees have been felled to facilitate the work on high-tension wire in Virajpet. Will the environment in Kodagu intact if hydel power and railway line projects are implemented,” they asked.

    “Those who have opposed the report have not read the report. It is better if people read the report on their own. If we initiate a discussion, then we are projected as pseudo environmentalists and anti-development.”

    He lamented at the untoward incident reported during state-level committee’s visit to collect opinion on the recommendations in Madikeri.

    The office-bearers said as per the recommendations, only 37 per cent of the Western Ghats have been identified as Specially Economic Areas. There is no problem in taking up development work in the remaining 63 per cent of the area. “ESAs are those areas considered sensitive, less populated, National Park, Reserve forest, project tiger and elephant corridor areas. Only 55 villages in the district have been identified as SEAs and not the entire district,” they said. “There is no proposal to acquire agricultural and coffee estates. There is no restriction on the felling of trees on private land. The land owners can seek permission and fell trees in Kodagu as per the Karnataka Forests Act 1963 and Karnataka Preservation of Trees Act 1976. There is no proposal to check felling of silver, acacia trees grown by the land owners.

    They said “the recommendations have not laid down any restrictions on the cultivation of coffee, black pepper, paddy and oranges in Kodagu. It has not laid down restrictions on the construction of houses as well. Commercial activities like coffee, tea processing units, home stays, commercial complex, cement unit, furniture units and tiles manufacturing units are listed in green zones and no restrictions have been laid down on it.”

    The recommendation has banned quarry, sand mining, setting up of thermal power projects and construction of more than 20000 square metre building in the identified areas, they added.

    source: http://www.deccanherald.com / Deccan Herald / Home> District / Madikeri – DHNS, December 19th, 2014

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    December 25th, 2014adminSports

    New Delhi :

    Hockey is not just a sport for these players as it runs in their blood and is a part of their family. The Thimmaiah brothers – Nithin and Nikkin, who have been playing hockey together since their childhood and are currently representing Uttar Pradesh Wizards in the Hero Hockey India League. As hardly a month left the 3rd edition of the Hero HIL, both Nithin and Nikkin are practising dutifully to bring more success for their team in the prestigious hockey league.

    Nithin and Nikkkin both play at the forward position and are vital assets for the Lucknow-based franchisee. (TOI Photo)

    Nithin and Nikkkin both play at the forward position and are vital assets for the Lucknow-based franchisee. (TOI Photo)

    Nithin and Nikkkin both play at the forward position and are vital assets for the Lucknow-based franchisee. In the previous two seasons, they played key roles in the team’s success and contested hard to maintain Uttar Pradesh Wizards’ position at the respected third place in the points table. Elder brother Nithin alongwith playing the role of a senior player in the team, he also acts as a coach and a good guardian for his younger brother Nikkin. Both the siblings have gelled-well in this franchisee based out of Lucknow and their bonding in the forward line proves to be a huge boost for their team.

    Speaking on his younger brother Nithin Thimmaiah said, “We have been playing together for many years. It is not just a sport for us, it is also a common topic for our discussions making it an integral part of our lives. It’s good for us that we are playing together in the same team. Nikkin is a very talented player and has a bright future ahead. He has international experience and this is helping him to compete with the best players in the League. UP Wizards is doing very well in the league and we have maintained a solid position in the league table. We are among the top contenders of the League in this edition; our aim is to win the title.”

    Speaking on his elder brother Nithin, Nikkin Thimmaiah stated, “It’s a good experience to play and support my brother at the forward line as well as playing with other top players in the Hero HIL. His presence in the team is very motivating for me as I have been following his game since childhood. Whether we win matches or lose during the HHIL, we express ourselves and motivate each other. We have made plans for this year’s HHIL also, aiming to finish at the top. We are practicing hard and in touch with other players and coaches to improve our game on a daily basis and learn as much as we can before the start of the League. This year our aim is to perform even better than the previous editions and look forward to lift the title of the HHIL 2015.”

    The 3rd edition of the Hero Hockey India League will start from the 22nd January 2014 and Uttar Pradesh Warriors will play their first match on 23rd January against defending champions Delhi Waveriders in Lucknow. The opening day of the League will witness Kalinga Lancers taking on Ranchi Rays in Bhubaneswar.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> Sports> Hockey> Hockey India League / TNN / December 23rd, 2014

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    December 25th, 2014adminSports

    Mysuru:

    The annual sports and games meet of Kodava Samaja Cultural and Sports Club, Vijayanagar, Mysuru, will be held tomorrow.

    Various Kodava Sanghas from Mysuru city will be participating in the sports meet.

    The Kodava Samaja Cultural and Sports Club will be organising Adengada Seethamma Memorial Throwball Tournament for Women and Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament for Men. This apart, Tug-of-War and Shot-Put (various age categories) will also be organised on the occasion.

    While, the throwball competition will be held at Sree Cauvery Educational Institution premises on Adichunchanagiri Road, Cricket Tournament will be held at Maharaja’s College Grounds and Railway Grounds.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / Wednesday – December 24th, 2014

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    Chikkarangappa. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

    Chikkarangappa. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

    S. Chikkarangappa defended his title in style at the CG Open Golf 2014, producing a final round of four-under-66 at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club course on Saturday. The Bengaluru golfer totalled 17-under-263 in the PGTI Super Series event and also topped the Rolex Rankings.

    Om Prakash Chouhan bettered the course record with 10-under-60 in the fourth round, and was rewarded with the second spot carding 16-under-264.

    Overnight leader C. Muniyappa of Bengaluru returned a card of 15-under-265 for third place.

    Chikkarangappa (67-66-64-66) started with pars on the first three holes, birdied the fourth, fifth and seventh.

    Muniyappa bogeyed the 11th, as the former struck form to manage birdies on 16th and 18th for the title.

    Final scores (after fourth round):

    263: S. Chikkarangappa; 264: Om Prakash Chouhan; 265: C. Muniyappa; 266: Sanjay Kumar, 267: Shamim Khan and Mukesh Kumar; 268: Abhijit Singh Chadha; 271: Kapil Kumar; 272: Anura Rohana; 273: Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.

    Rolex rankings (after CG Open): 1. S. Chikkarangappa, 2. Om Prakash Chouhan (Mhow), 3. Shankar Das (Kolkata), 4. Rashid Khan (Delhi), 5. Anura Rohana (Sri Lanka), 6. Sanjay Kumar (Lucknow), 7. Mukesh Kumar (Mhow), 8. C. Muniyappa (Bengaluru), 9. K Prabhagaran (Sri Lanka), 10. Shubankar Sharma

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Sport> Other Sports / Mumbai – December 07th, 2014

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    When Kannada actress Prajna launched her event management firm — Live Spotlight Events (which she runs with Ankita Naik, Prince and Partha) — to coincide with her birthday celebrations earlier this week, her pals from the industry turned up in droves to support her.

    Sanjjanaa

    Sanjjanaa

    Prajna played perfect host, welcoming her guests to a sneak preview of what her firm had on offer and a party to ring in her big day.

    We spotted Sanjjanaa, Harshika Poonacha, Sindhu Loknath, and Bhavana enjoying the dance-and-fashion extravaganza that was put up from the front row.

    As the evening wore on, Ragini Dwivedi, Srujan Lokesh, Tilak, Ramya Barna and Deepika Kamaiah, among others, joined in the celebrations.

    As DJ Hussain spun Bollywood hit after hit, the guests took to the dance floor, with Tilak showing off some impressive moves.

    source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / Home> City> Bengaluru> Namma Metro / TNN / December 19th, 2014

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