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Man attempts suicide by leaping into Kali river thrice, rescued by police, fire services 28.3.2018 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Police and fire services personnel, on Wednesday, rescued a man who threw his baby into the Kali river here and tried to commit suicide by jumping into the river himself.   Police said that Shankara Banjara (40) a construction worker from Hangal, was the man who attempted suicide. He jumped into the river clutching his child on Tuesday night. He and the baby were rescued by workers of the Devbagh Beach Resort and admitted to the district hospital.   However, on Wednesday, Shankara Banjara escaped from the hospital naked, came to the Kali river and leapt into it again. Without drowning, he sw
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Decoding Dandeli 28.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Ever been to a place where you screech through the rapids yet cautiously backpack through the woods while being dazzled by the landscape and wildlife around? Yes, thats Dandeli- the adventure capital of the south! Nestled amidst the dense forests of the Western Ghats, the contrasting environment supports a wide range of wildlife from squawking hornbills to fierce big cats, while stocked with tens of resorts and stays dotted among its surroundings, particularly alongside river Kali which runs through the town. We were a group of five adrenaline junkies heading from Bengaluru who took an overnight train to Londa- the nearest station (about 30 kilometres north of our resort) and reached there early morning. From Londa, we used public transport just as every budget traveller would, though the resorts provide pickup/drop services from/to your preferred location in their vicinity at an extra cost- depending on the distance. We alighted at Ganeshgudi, a town 20 kilometres west of Dandeli. One does need to be ...
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Govt okays tourism dept's house boat, floating canteen proposals 16.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Breaking News Rss Feeds
The state government has approved tourism departments's ambitious proposal to introduce house boats and floating canteens on rivers and seas abutting Karnataka coast. The tourism department has proposed to introduce house boats similar to the ones in Kerala and Kashmir on Kali river, Sharavathi and at Mangaluru. "This is the first time we have proposed this. This is different from caravan tourism and cruise tourism. We are hoping that there will be no coastal zonal regulation issues on this. However environmental impact and clearance for this will be required," a tourism official said.     T
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Mahadayi: Goa's plaint now irrelevant: Karnataka 13.2.2018 Deccan Herald - State
The Karnataka government on Tuesday told the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal that the complaint filed by the Goa government was no longer relevant as it has conceded that the availability of water in the basin was 113.50 tmcft as against its previous claim of 54 tmcft. Putting forth its arguments, state counsel advocate Mohan V Katarki submitted before a bench presided over by Justice J M Panchal that Goa has claimed that there was absolutely no scope for diversion of water outside the basin to Malaprabha river but there was no averment in its complaint that Malaprabha was a surplus river. The state government also contended that there was no express claim by Goa in its complaint that its interests or that of its inhabitants would be affected by the acts of Karnataka. The Goa government had objected to the Karnataka government building big reservoirs in the basins of Malaprabha and Kali rivers, beyond its own requirements. Karnataka sought diversion of over 7 tmcft of water from Mahadayi basin to ...
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Get set for the adrenaline rush 29.1.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
There was a time when water sports enthusiasts of Karnataka had to go to a distant place to ride the waves. Not any more. On the contrary, people from across the country, and even outside, are visiting the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada to explore places that have emerged as the finest spots for water sports. There are several beaches in this region that have a great potential for tourism and adventure activities. Right from Someshwar beach near Ullal (in Dakshina Kannada) to Majali beach in Karwar (Uttara Kannada-Goa border), there are more than a dozen beaches that could be the best in the country. Tannirbavi, Panambur, Surathkal, Mulki (in Dakshina Kannada), Kaup, Malpe, Maravanthe (in Udupi), Murudeshwar, Bhatkal, Gokarna and Honnavar (in Uttara Kannada) are a few to name. Besides, rivers such as Nethravathi, Gurupura, Nandini, Shambhavi, Swarna, Udyavar, Seetha, Sowparnika, Chakra, Kali and Sharavathi also offer water sports opportunities. Unexplored areas Though ...
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Guardians of the forests 27.11.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Doctors at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi had almost given up on Bharmappa (name changed), a 48-year-old forest watcher at the Kali Tiger Reserve, who was attacked by a female sloth bear. His lower jaw was ripped apart and his face had several cuts. But six months later, Bharmappa was back to work, doing what he does the best: patrolling the thick forests of Western Ghats and warning the passing tourists not to smoke or litter the forest. In February 2017, when 28-year-old Murigeppa Tammangol, a forest guard at Kalkere range of Bandipur National Park, got a call from his higher officers regarding the forest fire that had already engulfed 500 hectares of forest area, he rushed to the spot without a second thought and tried to extinguish the fire using weeds. Alas, he did not succeed, and lost his life on duty. A day in their life Call it compulsion or passion, every day, around 5,850 frontline forest staff - deputy forest range officers, forest guards and forest watchers - of ...
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Karnataka’s pristine river 8.11.2017 Hindu: Crafts
The beauty of Aghanashini River has been highlighted in a documentary of stunning visuals and brilliant storytelling
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‘Port construction at Tadadi will affect Aghanashini ecosystem’ 7.11.2017 HBL: Shipping News
A scientist at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has opposed the construction of a port under the Sagarmala project at Tadadi in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Delivering the keynote addres...
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In tandem with nature 2.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Turn left and watch out. You can see a pair of great hornbills, one of the most romantic creatures in the animal kingdom, on the huge tree. They are called vaire in local language. Whenever we see old couples, we call them vaire, too," Parashuram drew an analogy as he deftly manoeuvred the well-paved but snaky roads that cut deep into the forests of Joida taluk. With every bird, animal and plant we spotted, our admiration for Parashuram's sharp observation and knowledge increased. He is one of a bunch of local talents who have grown with tourism in Joida taluk in the last one decade. The biggest taluk in Karnataka, Joida is sparsely populated as dense forest covers a major area. Known for its rich natural resources including the famous Kali river, a major source of electricity for the State, the people here found a new source of livelihood in the form of homestays, a little over a decade ago. But unlike in other regions where tourism has often disturbed nature, in Joida taluk the entrepreneurs have come ...
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Death sentence to Kali Valley? 22.8.2017 Deccan Herald - Opinion
A Karnataka cabinet subcommittee has taken a decision to reduce the protective nature of the forest cover under Ecologically Sensitive Zones (ESZ) in Kali Valley from 1,202 sq km to 312 sq km. This is endorsed by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in Delhi (MoEFCC). The collusion of the state and central governments, with different political thoughts, is a definitive indicator of the way our natural resources are appropriated by the powerful elite, tweaking rules and regulations on their own behalf. Kali Valley is part of the fragile Western Ghats region on the border of Karnataka and Goa in Uttara Kannada district. Although the Kali River originates only 32 km from the coast, it traverses 183 km majestically in the midst of Kali Valley to join the Arabian Sea at Karwar. The catchment forests in the valley, covering 1,890 sq km, are well-known as biodiversity hotspots, hosting the world-famous Dandeli teak, hornbills, and rich flora with rare medicinal plants. The 2006 declaration of ...
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Key depts divided on waterways proposal for 11 rivers in state 9.8.2017 deccanherald.com
The Centre's ambitious plan to develop 11 rivers in Karnataka as National Waterways to enable transport of goods has not gone down too well with the Water Resources Department, which has questioned the very feasibility of the idea. The Public Works Department (PWD), however, is in favour of the project. The management of rivers comes under the Water Resources Department, whereas ports and inland water transport belong to the PWD. Last year, the Centre notified 106 river canals as National Waterways, including 11 in Karnataka: Bhima, Ghataprabha, Gurupura, Kabini, Kali, Malaprabha, Netravathi, Panchagangavali (Panchagangoli), Sharavathi, Tungabhadra and Udayavara. The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), under the Nitin Gadkari-led Shipping Ministry, has estimated Rs 25,000 crore to develop national waterways, which are "well in line to become the lifeline of the country." "There are practical difficulties. Karnataka's river basin is not suitable for waterways. There are already dams and barrages ...
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Great Canara Trails to be re-routed to bypass Kali Tiger Reserve 28.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The route of Great Canara Trails, the most-awaited forest trekking and canopy walk in Karnataka, will now change. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting between Forest Department officials and representatives of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on Friday. "We have decided to alter the route of the 257-km trail, as 97 km of it passes through core areas including the pristine Kali Tiger Reserve. Since the NTCA did not approve of the original route and the project was delayed for long, it was decided to alter the route. The project is very much on track and we aim to open the route after the monsoon," Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) P Anur Reddy told DH. The new route will be redone by the Karnataka Eco Tourism Development Board (KEDB) and deputy conservators of forests of all forest areas. A formal announcement will be made thereafter. The route will be changed wherever the trail passes through the core areas. The maximum changes will be done in the Kali Tiger ...
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Mhadei case: K’taka’s witness agrees to overestimation 14.7.2017 TOI: Goa
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The bridge to a better life 12.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
We could not afford to fall ill during the monsoons until the bridge was built," recalls Gopal Bhat of Shivapura village in Uttara Kannada. The district has many such villages that are surrounded by rivers or backwaters and thus cut-off from the mainland. For example, though Shivapura is in Joida taluk, reaching the taluk centre was difficult for the villagers as one had to cover a distance of 40 km on non-motorable roads crossing hills and forests in the Kali Tiger Reserve. While Yellapur town is just 20 km away with good road connectivity, the backwaters of Kodsalli Dam blocked the access throughout the year. Barge was the only means of transport and people always lived in a state of readiness to manage the situations. Circumstances have changed for the better after a suspension footbridge (SFB) was constructed across the backwaters two years ago. Shivapura Bridge has not only connected two taluks, but also improved the lives of people and boosted tourism in the region. "Shivapura has become a tourist ...
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Watch: The first kayaking festival in Kali river, Dandeli 3.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Over 160 kayakers participate in the event that will put Karnataka on the “white water map”
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Go Kayaking in Kali river 3.6.2017 Hindu: Home
Showcasing Karnataka’s potentials as an adventure tourism destination, the three-day kayaking festival in Kali river in Dandeli saw great enthusiasm from both participants and spectators. On day two, ...
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‘Kali Kayak Festival’ from tomorrow 1.6.2017 Hindu: Cities
Over 125 persons to participate in white water kayaking on Kali river
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Putting Karnataka on the adventure tourism map 26.4.2017 Hindu: National
From straightforward invitations encouraging tourists to visit Karwar beach or the Mysuru Palace, the State’s tourism pitch has now veered towards showcasing Karnataka as an exciting destination for a...
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The hills are far from alive 17.4.2017 HBL: Home
Ill-conceived ‘developmental’ projects along the Western Ghats are vitiating the water crisis
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Tanks that served Uttara Kannada 17.4.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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