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Block Sayyaji Rao Road, Police Intervene

Mysuru, June 29- Around 1,000 street vendors today protested against the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) officials in front of MCC premises on Sayyaji Rao Road for their alleged high-handedness in the eviction of street vendors from various places in city and not rehabilitating them as per the policies of the Government.

The protesters disrupted vehicular traffic for about five minutes and were seen shouting slogans against MCC officials. It is a gross violation of human rights, claimed the office-bearers of Sri Chamundeshwari Shramajeevi Rasthebadi Vyaparigala Rakshana Vedike, the organisers of the protests.

Elaborate security arrangements were made by the City Police to thwart any untoward incidents during the protests.

The Vedike has also demanded rehabilitation of street vendors in places where they were carrying out their business earlier, undertake a survey of all the street vendors and issue them Identity Cards. ...more

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Remembering Emergency days under Indira Gandhi

Every year since 1977 the people of India remember June 25, 1975 when internal Emergency was declared and imposed on an unsuspecting people of this country.

It all started in 1975 when the Allahabad High Court found Mrs. Indira Gandhi guilty of winning the Parliamentary election by means foul violating the election code of conduct and disqualified her election. The maverick and acerbic, socialist politician Raj Narain, who lost the election against her, had challenged her victory in the Allahabad High Court. Though he had lost the election, he had won the case that made history.

Consequently, instead of resigning her office as Prime Minister, like J. Jayalalithaa did in a similar situation but under a different case, Indira Gandhi chose to protect her positions by declaring Emergency. It is said, the architect of the Emergency, however, was the former West Bengal Chief Minister Siddhartha Shankar Ray even though Indira Gandhi’s first reaction to the adverse High Court judgement was to resign. She had even got her resignation letter typed out but her Cabinet Minister, including Jagjivan Ram, prevailed upon her not to resign, says R.K. Dhawan, who was then the Private Secretary to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

It is one of the ironies of history, that Jagjivan Ram, who countenanced Emergency and prevailed upon Indira Gandhi not to resign, later, after 1977 General Elections, reneged, joined Janata coalition and became the Dy. Prime Minister.

According to Dhawan, Swaran Singh, a senior Minister in the Cabinet, was the only dissenting voice in the Cabinet meeting that was called at 6 am on June 26 to ratify the Emergency. Dhawan recalls that Indira Gandhi was misled by Intelligence Bureau (IB) reports which had predicted that if election was called in 1977, she would win up to 340 seats. This turned out to be her nemesis. She called the...more

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Caption:Members of Girgitle at the Bangalore Ultimate Open - 2015.

Girgitle — City’s first Ultimate team, talks about the sport, the spirit and its soul after their fiery performance at the recently concluded Bangalore Ultimate Open.

By Kedar Koushik

Frisbee is not native to India. It is neither steeped in the culture like Kabbadi nor is it an obsession like cricket. But over the last couple of years, Frisbee has become a sport that has garnered active participation from the young and is becoming as popular a game as in any other country. With more than 30 teams nationwide, India is following the footsteps of the United States, Europe and Japan.

Frisbee or Ultimate, as it is popularly known, is a sport that conveniently mixes the features of basketball, rugby and football. Seven players pass the Frisbee by slinging it to each other as they make their way up the field. When a player catches the disk, he or she cannot move. A point is scored when a player catches it in the scoring zone behind the baseline.

Several Ultimate-teams have sprung up across the country. While most of the teams are concentrated in the metro cities, the rest of them are not far away. Mysuru has now woken up from its slumber to this unique and exciting new game. For the past few months a group of young enthusiasts of the game has formed the first official Ultimate team of Mysuru — Girgitle.

Girgitle participated in its first official Ultimate tournament — The Bangalore Ultimate Open 2015 at Jain International Residential School on Kanakapura Road, Bengaluru, held between June 26 and 28.

After topping Group F that had teams like Blitz Legacy, Slip Disc, Disc Qualified and Teen Guna Lagaan, Girgitle finished 4th in the bronze pool after losing against Chakra in a relegation match. Girgitle are now seeded at 20 out of the 31 teams that took part in the tournament. For a team participating for the first time in an official tour...more

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