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NANJANGUD BY-ELECTION: Surprise checks on poll freebies

DG&IGP reviews poll security; DC asks officials to conduct night raids Director General and Inspector General of Police Rupak Kumar Dutta visited Nanjangud constituency this afternoon to take stock of the law and order situation and the security arrangements that have been made for the forthcoming by-election on April 9. In another meeting held at...
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SSLC exam begins

Over 39,323 students in Mysuru appeared for the SSLC examinations which began throughout the State this morning. The Department of Public Instructions (DPI) has set up 134 exam centres throughout the district for 19,831 boys and 19,492 girls. DDPI H.R. Basappa and Zilla Panchayat CEO P. Shivashankar visited various schools overseeing the arrangements. Flying squads...
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Lorry strike from tonight: Transportation to be badly hit

Transportation of goods is likely to be hit severely with lorry owners going ahead with their proposed strike from midnight today. The lorry owners are strongly opposing the steep hike in insurance premium for lorries and the move to scrap lorries older than 15 years along with other pending demands. Speaking to SOM this morning,...
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Lok Sabha passes all four GST Bills

India moved a step closer to becoming a unified market in line with the federalist vision of the architects of its Constitution with the passage of the GST Bill in the Parliament yesterday, which extends pan-India except to Jammu and Kashmir for now. Jammu and Kashmir will need to pass all four bills in its...
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Pensioner-Form 15G or 15H

The pension received in the hands of the pensioners is taxable under the Income-Tax Act, 1961. The pensioner whose income after allowing certain deductions, exemptions or allowances or set-off of certain loss as per the provisions of the Act crosses rupees two lakh fifty thousand up to the age of 60 years, rupees three lakh...
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Accident victim succumbs to injuries at hospital

Harshith (18), son of Ravi Kumar, a X-Ray Technician at K.R. Hospital and a resident of Gejjagalli village in the taluk, who was admitted to a private hospital in city following serious head injuries after he rammed the car into a parked lorry near Madashettypura Gate on T. Narasipur Ring Road on Mar. 28 at...




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Columns

Thank God for Everything…

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story: A bird, very sick, no feathers, nothing to eat or drink, no shelter too to  live, was cursing his life day in and day out. One day an angel was crossing  that desert. The bird stopped the angel and inquired, “Where are you going?” Angel...
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Yugadi arrives again…

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore. Yugadi also called as Ugadi is fast approaching and people are already making preparations to welcome it. The word yugadi is a Sanskrit composite word, yuga and adi; and it means the commencement of a yuga. In this context,...




In Briefs
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    Calling talented children

    Mysore Sahitya Mathu Samskrutika Prathishana, Srirampura, has organised a function to present  ‘Balashri’ award for those in the age group of below 14...

  • In Briefs

    Nominated

    B. R. Sumithra, has been nominated as the Mysuru District Woman President of Human Rights Protection Committee while Venkataram Kashyap has been nomin...

  • In Briefs

    Graduation Day

    St. Maria Montessori Kindergarten and Nursery Teachers Training Institute, Kalidasanagar, is celebrating its 10th Graduation Day at Ganabharathi’s Vee...

  • In Briefs

    Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram birth anniversary

    The District Administration in association with ZP, MCC, MUDA and Social Welfare Department will be celebrating Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birth annivers...

  • In Briefs

    First round of Pulse Polio on April 2

    The first round of administration of polio drops will take place across the district on April 2 (Sunday). The District Administration has set up 1,588...

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Who made God Perfect?

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist I recently heard an Odia song where Lakshmi and Parvati tease each other by mocking each other’s husbands. Lakshmi wonders about the health of Shiva’s mount, Nandi, who she describes as an old weak bull. Parvati retorts by describing Vishnu as a cowherd who should know...
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Metal Power

By S.B.S. Surendran In the theory of the five elements in Feng Shui, each of the elements have a specific significance and importance. The element Metal signifies many important aspects in our life like strength, networking luck, mentor support etc. Metal element in Feng Shui décor is symbolized by round shape and circular decor items...
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LOOKING BACK . . . Precious Things

Musings on my Ma’s Memorabilia… By D. Lalitha Rao There are philosophical systems like Feng Shui that speak of harmony between people and natural forces. For example, one belief is that if a mirror in the house reflects gardens and trees outdoors, it brings positive energy into the house. While the scientific basis for such...
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Tree Facts: Pretty Periwinkle

With shiny leaves and pretty flowers ‘Periwinkle’ is a unique plant, which blends ornamental values and medicinal properties. It has earned the name  ‘Sadabahar’ in Hindi as the flowers are literally ever blooming. French referred to it as “Violet of the Sorcerers” as it could ward off evil spirits. In  Kannada  it is  “Nithya pushpa”,...
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  • Unruly Monkeys Troubling in Ramakrishna Nagar
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    Unruly Monkeys Troubling in Ramakrishna Nagar

    The residents of 2nd Main, H Block, Ramakrishna Nagar, have been horribly terrified by monkeys for the last two days and are finding it hard to go out...

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    MCC responds

    Following the publication of the news item with the above picture titled ‘Overflowing sewage water at Hebbal Industrial area’ on Mar. 9 in the WhatsAp...

    MCC responds
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    MCC responds

    To the news item with the picture above titled ‘Sewage water overflowing on DD Urs Road’ published in WhatsApp Us column on Mar. 17, the MCC has clari...

  • Atrocities on Doctors: IMA submits memorandum to DC, Top Cop
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    Atrocities on Doctors: IMA submits memorandum to DC, Top Cop

    Indian Medical Association (IMA), Mysuru Branch, submitted a memorandum regarding the ‘Atrocities on Doctors and Hospitals’ to Deputy Commissioner D. ...

    New team for ISHRAE
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    New team for ISHRAE

    Prof. K.S. Lokesh, Registrar, JSS Science & Technology University, installed the new team (2017-18) of Indian Society of Heating  Refrigeration an...

    Excel at techNIEks ‘17
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    Excel at techNIEks ‘17

    MICA (Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts) students — (back row – from left) Akshay, Harshith (front row) Sagar, Reyan and Shreyas of B.Com 2n...

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EDITORIAL

Editorial

Portraying profiles palatably

No small wonder that women, who have made a seamless entry into the world of men by taking to callings from which they mostly kept away until not too long ago, have not taken to the virtually male-dominated, artful profession of cartooning. Still greater wonder that women have rarely figured in the caricatures drawn by...
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Wondering, Worrying, Wishing

Occasions witnessing speakers of all hues fantasising about the land’s glorious past and the legends associated on one side and platforms from where people are face-to-face with the land’s literati worrying about the fast deteriorating quality of life across different sections of society on the other side are being reported in the dailies. Sandwiched between...
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Travesty of transparency

Broadly speaking, democracy, such as the system familiar to the land’s literati, per force needs politicians whose presence in the land is expanding in geometric progression with each passing year, if not each passing day. Considering the interface between democracy as a system of governing a country and the politicians, more so their sway over...
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Cherishing-Nurturing gen next

The greater part of the land’s population, currently estimated to be on the cusp of crossing the figure of 135 crore, comprising those born in the 1990s, has reached a stage in their life representing a mix of capabilities to survive ranging from very poor to excellent, due to factors not-all-that unclear. We are well...
OBITUARY
  • Anjana Suresh
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    Anjana Suresh

    Anjana Suresh (48), former Principal of GSSS and daughter of late B.S. Pandit, passed away at a private hospital in city early this morning following ...

  • Apadanda Machavva
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    Apadanda Machavva

    Apadanda Machavva (Mandepanda), a Lakshmikanthanagar, Hebbal 1st Stage, in city, passed away yesterday. She was 84. A native of Hechinadu village in K...

  • Apparanda Dala Subbaiah
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    Apparanda Dala Subbaiah

    Apparanda Dala Subbaiah (67), a resident of Kakkabe in Kodagu, passed away at his daughter’s residence in Bengaluru yesterday. He leaves behind five d...

  • Chotteyandamada P. Kariappa
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    Chotteyandamada P. Kariappa

    Chotteyandamada P. Kariappa (84),  a retired Police Inspector and a resident of N.R. Mohalla here, passed away last night. He leaves behind a daughter...

  • S. Abdulla
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    S. Abdulla

    Abdulla (82) of a provision store at Santhepet in city, passed away on Mar. 23 at his residence in Bannimantap here. He leaves behind his wife, three ...

  • K.R. Venkatesh
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    K.R. Venkatesh

    K.R. Venkatesh (53), Manager of Madhus Mill Store & Automobiles and a resident of J.P. Nagar in city, passed away this morning. He leaves behind h...

SPORTS

Sports

KSCA Mysore Zone Inter-collegiate Tournament: Sharath Kumar shines

A hundred by middle-order batsman S. Sharath Kumar (100, 9x4s, 4x6s), and a five-wicket haul by left-arm spinner K.M. Sharath (five for 15), helped PGSC to register a big 223-run win over Yuvaraja’s College and enter the semi-finals in the KSCA Mysuru Zone Inter-collegiate Cricket Tournament played at Gangothri grounds here on Tuesday. Brief Scores:...
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