Date: March 2nd, 2017

So many mothers, and tongues
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So many mothers, and tongues

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik -Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist The devas were threatened, as usual, by the rise of yet another asura. This time it was Taraka, and he was exceptionally powerful. He had declared that only a six-day-old child could kill him. The devas wondered who could father such a powerful child and they concluded it…

Bengaluru Steel Bridge Project scrapped
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Bengaluru Steel Bridge Project scrapped

The State Government’s ambitious and controversy-ridden Steel Bridge project in Bengaluru has been scrapped. The Congress Government was all set to begin the 6.7 km steel bridge in the IT Capital between Basaveshwara Circle (near Raj Bhavan) and Hebbal flyover at an estimated cost of a whopping Rs. 1,761 crore. The project had met severe…

Minister Roshan Baig holds MUDA review meet
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Minister Roshan Baig holds MUDA review meet

Discusses R.T. Nagar, Ballahalli Layouts and Hale Unduvadi drinking water project Karnataka Urban Development Minister R. Roshan Baig held a closed-door review meeting at the Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) this morning. The Minister discussed about the complications related to Ballahalli Layout and regarding a possible out-of-court settlement regarding legal complications related to R.T. Nagar…

National Science Day celebrated at CFTRI
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National Science Day celebrated at CFTRI

“The Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has been contributing immensely to science by inventing new technologies which will help the future generation in food conservation,” said Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep here recently. He was speaking after inaugurating the National Science Day Celebrations-2017 and a colloquium on ‘Current Food Safety and Regulatory Concerns’ at CFTRI…

RTE: Govt. to hike fees paid to schools
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RTE: Govt. to hike fees paid to schools

Law Minister T.B. Jayachandra yesterday said that the tuition fee for seats under Right to Education (RTE) Act in private unaided schools will be hiked from the academic year 2017-18. Reimbursement for primary classes has been increased to Rs. 16,000 from Rs. 11,000 per child per year. For nursery classes, the refund would go up…

Classical Kannada Centre stays in Mysuru
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Classical Kannada Centre stays in Mysuru

To be housed temporarily in Mysore University campus The issue over shifting the Centre of Excellence for Studies in Classical Kannada from Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) in Mysuru to Bengaluru has ended with the Centre being retained in Mysuru by CIIL authorities. Announcing this during the inauguration of the two-day ‘Visioning Workshop and…

Bandipur Forest Fire: Injured staff discharged from hospital
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Bandipur Forest Fire: Injured staff discharged from hospital

Three Forest Staffers including a Range Forest Officer (RFO), who suffered burn injuries while trying to extinguish fire that had broke out at Bandipur recently and were admitted to a private hospital in city for treatment on Feb. 19, have been discharged from the hospital on Feb. 27. The forest staff, who were discharged, are…

Automation A boon or a bane?
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Automation A boon or a bane?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC I was deeply disturbed by a recent article wherein it was said that about 1.5 million  professionals working  in the three verticals of Telecom, it and Banking  would become redundant in the coming years. Yes, you heard me right. It is not Donald Trump who is doing this…

Ex-Dy. Mayor T. Devaraj passes away
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Ex-Dy. Mayor T. Devaraj passes away

Former Deputy Mayor T. Devaraj (59) passed away at a private hospital here last night following heart attack. A resident of Brindavan Extension, he leaves behind his wife Sukanya, a daughter, 3 sons and a host of relatives and friends. Devaraj was elected as a Corporator for 3 terms and had served as Deputy Mayor…

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