Date: March 1st, 2017

DC stays Kukkarahalli Lake development works
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DC stays Kukkarahalli Lake development works

Bowing to pressure from Green Groups, the District Administration has decided to temporarily stop all the development activities at the Kukkarahalli Lake. The order was issued by Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep this morning. It may be recalled here that the University of Mysore and the district administration had jointly planned to implement a Rs. 3…

Victory for  NGOs for now
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Victory for  NGOs for now

It was a great victory, at least for now, for the warriors of the Kukkarahalli Kere Ulisi Samithi, (Save Kukkarahalli Lake Committee) who had staged a protest demonstration yesterday at the DC’s office demanding that the planned developmental work of the lake be stopped as it would damage the biodiversity of the lake and its…

Free breakfast for Pourakarmikas: Project fails to take off
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Free breakfast for Pourakarmikas: Project fails to take off

The Mysuru City Corporation’s ambitious plan to provide free and regular breakfast to Pourakarmikas in city has failed to take off. Reason: Only seven individuals, who have no experience and resources to supply food, have applied for the tender, forcing the MCC to reject all applications.  The MCC is now toying with the idea of…

‘Vishesha Kala Poshaka’ Award conferred on S.K. Lakshminarayana
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‘Vishesha Kala Poshaka’ Award conferred on S.K. Lakshminarayana

S.K. Lakshminarayana (Babu), Secretary of Bidaram Krishnappa’s Rama Mandira and Member of the Governing Bodies of Sri Nadabrahma Sangeetha Sabha, Raaga Vaibhava  and Swara Sankula, was conferred with ‘Vishesha Kala Poshaka’ Award by Vishesha Fine Arts, Bengaluru, on the occasion of Vishasha Utsava-2017. The award, which is given to a person who has been striving…

District Minister inspects road concrete works
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District Minister inspects road concrete works

Says concrete works of Dasara route will be completed by April District Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa, accompanied by MLA M.K. Somashekar and officials inspected the ongoing road concrete works near the Gun House here yesterday. Speaking after inspecting the concrete works, the District Minister said that the concrete works of the Jumbo Savaari (Dasara procession)…

Milk production drops sharply in State
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Milk production drops sharply in State

Severe drought coupled with shortage of fodder has badly hit milk production in the State, with milk production dropping by 7 lakh litres a day. Speaking to press persons here yesterday, Animal Husbandry Minister A. Manju said that Karnataka is the second highest milk producing State after Gujarat. The State produces 72 lakh litres a…

State may not face power crisis this summer
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State may not face power crisis this summer

Although the State is reeling under the worst drought in over four decades, the State may not witness any power crisis this summer as 1,300 MW of power is added to the State’s power grid. The 1,300 MW power includes 550MW generated from solar power systems and 800MW generated at Yermarus Thermal Power Station in…

Gold jewellery worth Rs. 2.4 lakh stolen from house
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Gold jewellery worth Rs. 2.4 lakh stolen from house

An incident of gold jewellery weighing about 80 grams and worth Rs. 2.4 lakh being stolen when the family members were in the house has been reported at Nazarbad in city yesterday morning. The incident took place in the house of one Vikas (Vinay), a resident of Durga Devi Temple Street in Nazarbad here and…

ACB traps DDPI Mysuru Office staffer
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ACB traps DDPI Mysuru Office staffer

A gazetted assistant attached to the DDPI office was trapped by ACB (Anti-Corruption Bureau) officials at his office on D. Subbaiah Road yesterday while accepting bribe from the son of a deceased teacher for putting up a file related to a job application. Siddalingappa, 59, is the trapped gazetted assistant. Chetan, 26, had submitted an…

Congress suffers setback as JD(S) candidate wins APMC top post
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Congress suffers setback as JD(S) candidate wins APMC top post

The ruling Congress suffered yet another jolt in the Chief Minister’s home district, with the JD(S) candidate winning the Mysuru taluk APMC President’s post in the election held yesterday. JD(S) candidate Mavinahalli S. Siddegowda, who was elected from Jayapura seat bagged the President post, while Bandipalya Basavaraju of the Congress was elected Vice-President. Mavinahalli Siddegowda…

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