Month: June, 2017

Ashada rush at Hill Temple
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Ashada rush at Hill Temple

Mysuru: Thousands of devotees thronged the Chamundi Temple, atop the landmark of the City, Chamundi Hill, since morning, on the first Ashada Shukravara that began today. Even as people alighted from the buses ferrying them free of cost from the Helipad, the more faithful who had made vows, climbed the thousand-one steps to pray for…

6,015 highway bars will go dry from today midnight
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6,015 highway bars will go dry from today midnight

Bengaluru: The day that tipplers and bar-hoppers in the State dreaded is here, as over 6,015 liquor outlets and restaurants with bars within 500 metres of the highways will either shut down or go dry from today midnight. In Dec. 2016, the Supreme Court ordered that no establishment would be permitted to sell alcohol if…

Many yoga performers on June 21 could not be counted, says DC
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Many yoga performers on June 21 could not be counted, says DC

Mysuru: Thousands of people attended the Guinness Record attempt mass yoga performance on the sprawling campus of Mysore Race Course on June 21 but all of them could not be counted to arrive at a definite number, said Mysuru Deputy Commissioner  (DC) D. Randeep. “There were more than 54,101 people in Mysuru while yoga performance…

Pre-GST sale in city: Shopaholics indulge in shopping-spree
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Pre-GST sale in city: Shopaholics indulge in shopping-spree

Mysuru: With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into effect from midnight today, it’s raining discounts at many of the showrooms across the city to clear the inventories. Shopaholics were seen making a beeline to the shops at the main shopping areas to purchase clothes, shoes and electronic items. Some of the shops are…

Solar fencing to check elephant menace in Kodagu
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Solar fencing to check elephant menace in Kodagu

Bengaluru: The State Government has decided to install solar fences to check the elephant menace in Kodagu district. Elaborating on the measures, Minister of State for Statistics, Planning and Science and Technology M.R. Sitaram, who is also the Kodagu district in-charge Minister, said the government will install solar fences across the borders of forests and…

Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama
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Dengue: The Dilemma and the Drama

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD There is no denying the fact that our city is facing the very real problem of thousands of people suffering from a very rampant wave of fevers that frequently end in much morbidity and even mortality. Almost every household has someone who has recently gone through or is going…

Apollo Hospitals extends Air Ambulance services to Mysuru
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Apollo Hospitals extends Air Ambulance services to Mysuru

Mysuru: Apollo Hospitals has announced the extension of its air ambulance services network to Mysuru through its current hubs in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. Several people in India do not get medical attention within the ‘Golden Hour’ which is very crucial in saving lives. Apollo’s air ambulance service will address the emergency medical need of…

A curator who promotes young artists
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A curator who promotes young artists

By N. Niranjan Nikam There was no razzmatazz. He was quietly going about hanging the paintings on the wall even as the lady who had segregated it was guiding him. The art shows are usually a hep affair. But the lady, N. Vijayalakshmi, though a Mysurean, was back to her roots after almost 40 years,…

Beef-eating row at Kalamandira: Minister Umashree seeks report
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Beef-eating row at Kalamandira: Minister Umashree seeks report

Bengaluru/Mysuru: Kannada and Culture Minister Umashree has sought a report with regard to consumption of beef during a function organised at Maneyangala in Kalamandira recently. Sources said that Minister Umashree had instructed Kannada and Culture Director M.S. Archana to file a report on the issue which occurred during a seminar organised by one of the…

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