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School teacher from Kodagu dies under mysterious circumstances

Mysuru: A 33-year-old school teacher died under mysterious circumstances at Hebbal Second Stage in city yesterday and according to her family members, she was murdered by her husband. The husband has now been taken to custody by the Police for interrogation and further investigation is on. The woman has been identified as Pandira Sujaya, daughter...

Rs. 55 crore to develop arterial roads in city

Mysuru: The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) will launch a series of development projects worth over Rs. 150 crore and will complete them by December 2017. Speaking to Star of Mysore, MCC Commissioner G. Jagadeesha said that the arterial roads that connect the city would be widened at a cost of Rs. 55 crore. The MCC...

Mysuru, Mandya students protest against change in college timings

Mysuru: Strongly condemning the Government’s move to ban Student Unions in Colleges, over 50 members of the Akhila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishat (ABVP) staged a demonstration in front of the DC’s office here yesterday, as part of a Statewide stir. Claiming that the Government’s move was an insult to the Constitution and against the spirit of...

Woman held in fake marks card racket

Mysuru: The City Crime Branch (CCB) Police have busted a fake marks card racket. This incident came to light with the arrest of a woman from whom the Police recovered hundreds of fake marks cards. The arrested is Yashaswini, 45, resident of Gokulam. Including the Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), fake marks cards of several...

IMEI number changing racket kingpin arrested

Mysuru: The city Police, who had arrested two persons for tampering with IMEI (International Mobile-station Equipment Identity) number of mobile phones, have now arrested the kingpin of the racket. The kingpin, who has been arrested is 50-year-old Raviprasad Khunja, a resident of Mangaluru. He had close contacts with Shoaib and Kasib, who were earlier arrested....

Panel examining inclusion of Tulu, Kodava languages in Eighth Schedule

New Delhi: The Union government yesterday said that an internal committee of the Home Ministry was looking into inclusion of Tulu and Kodava languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution as several law-makers have demanded expansion of the Schedule. Responding to a private member’s bill moved by B.K. Hariprasad (Congress), Minister of State for...

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Be it currency shift, Aadhaar, GST, there is a mad rush; People feel cornered, vexed. Why this mad rush?

Usually life gets simpler as nations progress. But not in India where a barrage of sudden changes, new rules and revised regulations are making life burdensome for ordinary people. First, it was demonetisation. The dislocations that abrupt adventure triggered are still haunting people. As if that were not enough, a whole new mess has developed...

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    Pitru Tharppanam at Nanjangud

    Karnataka Nair Services Society, Mysore Karayogam, is organising Pitru Tharppanam on Sunday (July 23) in Nanjangud near Sree Ayyappa Swamy Temple, on ...

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    Shubharamba: Date extended

    The District Administration has extended the last date to enrol for ‘Shubharamba,’ the mass marriage to be held in the first week of August at Chamund...

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    Recruitment of Teachers

    Government Deaf and Dumb High School, Tilaknagar, Mysuru, has invited applications from qualified candidates for the vacant Science Teacher (1) and Ka...

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    Bellippadi Yaksha Samskruthika Trust, Mysuru, in association with Sri Panchajanya Yakshagana Kalatanda, Neralekatte, will be presenting Yakshagana ‘Go...

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    Haj training camp

    The Management committee of Masjid-e-Azam Markaz Ahala Sunnath-o-Jamath on Ashoka Road has organised Haj-2017 training camp for Haj pilgrims on July 2...



Feature Articles

Coorg Calling

It’s raining in Kodagu and you won’t get a better place to spend your weekends and holidays amidst tranquil, pristine and serene atmosphere. The lush green surroundings and tourist spots have been beckoning tourists who are ready to spend a day or two amidst nature. Kodagu is also home for a number of waterfalls which...
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The sage who hears silence

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist While in American families, one is encouraged to verbalise ‘I love you’, in most Indian families you don’t need such overt expressions to feel loved and included. Through silence, many things can be communicated: love, hatred, acceptance, rejection, suffering, understanding. The unmanifest (nirakar) is seen as...
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And I was ordained a Jenukuruba…

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Caste and religion has today become an inseparable part of the daily discourse.  Whether it is a discussion around a marriage in the family, or renting out one’s house or the politics of the nation, we seem to have reconciled to this being a part of our DNA. While some of...

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Lazy, lethargic, lax land

Just to keep the democracy of the country going, mostly as a show piece, public funds amounting to God-knows-how-many-thousand-crore rupees are blown away once in five years in the general elections to the Parliament as well as State Legislatures, apart from a few lakh smaller units of administration namely City Municipal Corporations, Town Municipalities and...

Chasing Creativity

Given the mounting numbers and nature of problems being faced by people as individuals, society as a community, governments as custodians of administration and, last but not the least, the nation as a country of relentlessly expanding population with diversity that no other country in the world hosts, it is presumptuous to feel complacent about...

Uninformed and Unconcerned

The simplest advisory ‘Eat to live, don’t live to eat,’ that is not heard often nowadays, cannot be surpassed for its power of wisdom guiding one to go on a journey of healthy life spanning the full distance of four score and twenty (one hundred years). The expression, attributed to Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), noted American...

Wonder world of teachers

Sayings such as ‘Home is the first school for the child’ and ‘Mother is the child’s first teacher’ have become cliché in our times. The profile of the typical Indian home, as is being explained to the children in primary school, hosting large joint families, must be making the children already wonder about the difference...
  • T.R. Ranga Rao

    T.R. Ranga Rao

    T.R. Ranga Rao (83), a retd. Agricultural Officer and a resident of Jayanagara 16th Cross, passed away early this morning at his residence following a...

  • Thammanagowda


    Thammanagowda, a retired employee of JK Tyres (Vikrant Tyres) and a resident of Hebbal 1st Stage, passed away yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, th...

  • B. Chandra Prakash

    B. Chandra Prakash

    Chandra Prakash (83), son of late Badri Prasad who was the founder of Indra Bhavan Group of Hotels and a resident of Yadavagiri, passed away on July 1...

  • Hanumanth Nayak

    Hanumanth Nayak

    Kumbla Hanumanth Nayak (92), retired Joint Director of Land Records Department and former President of Saraswatha Brahmin Samaj, passed away yesterday...

  • Nizamuddin


    Nizamuddin (45), Congress leader and a resident of Mandi Mohalla, passed away yesterday at his residence. He leaves behind three sisters, four brother...

  • Hebbal Narayanachar

    Hebbal Narayanachar

    Allah Baksh (Bakshi),  a senior Congress Minority leader and a resident of Rajivnagar near Nimrah Masjid, passed away yesterday at a private hospital ...



WGM Soumya Swaminathan in city

Woman Grandmaster (WGM) Soumya Swaminathan, an employee with PSPB, is a former National Champion (2011), World Junior Championship title winner (2009), Commonwealth Women’s Champion (2012) and has finished second in the 2016 Moscow Open. The 28-year-old WGM is one of the top women chess players’ in the country, and the top-seed in the ongoing 44th...

44th National Women’s Challenger Chess: Rindhiya shocks Bhakti

Lowly rated V. Rindhiya from Tamil Nadu (Rating 1485), playing a excellent game on the fifth board with white pieces, shocked fifth-seeded WGM Bhakti Kulkarni of Air India (Rating 2255) in 39 moves in the lone upset, on the inaugural day of the nine-day 44th National Women’s Challenger Chess Championship-2017, conducted by the Mysore Chess...



Mysuru's favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 39 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it's readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.