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Kovind sworn-in as President

New Delhi: A lawyer-turned-politician, Ram Nath Kovind, took oath as India’s 14th President this noon at a ceremony in the Central Hall of the Parliament. He is the first BJP member and second Dalit to occupy the country’s highest office. The first Dalit President was K.R. Narayanan. Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and 71-year-old President-elect Kovind...

Dasara will be a perfect blend of simplicity, grandeur: CM

Bengaluru: The world famous Mysuru Dasara will be celebrated with much fanfare from Sept. 21 to 30 despite uncertainty of monsoon being normal in Karnataka this season, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah said yesterday. Speaking to reporters, he said though the early monsoon was tardy, it was expected to bring sufficient rain to farmers lead a normal...

Lalithadrinagar Layout: MUDA to issue notification tomorrow

Mysuru: The Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) will tomorrow issue the notification for distribution of sites of various dimensions to the public at Lalithadrinagar (North). The Lalithadrinagar Layout has been developed in an area of 145 acres and 820 sites have been formed. Among this, 541 sites will be distributed. Notification on the remaining 114...

Hippo, elephant give birth at Mysuru Zoo

Mysuru: It’s time to rejoice at Mysuru Zoo as an Asiatic Elephant and a Hippo have given birth. Though a Wolf, Bison, Sambar Deer and a few animals had given birth during February and March this year, an Asiatic Elephant has given birth after a gap of 13 years at the Zoo. On July 21,...

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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...

In Briefs
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    CITU plans protest on Aug. 14

    The CITU is planning a stir against anti-labour policies of the State and Union Governments. CITU leader Puttaswamy alleged due to anti-labour policie...

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    Cosmopolitan Club

    K.V. Basavaraju, with 351 votes, was elected as the President of Cosmopolitan Club at the elections held on Sunday. K.N. Dhanyaprasad with 373 votes w...

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    Skill Development

    Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra in city has begun the free skill development training programme for aspirants of Assistant Electricians, Food and Bevera...

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    GP Employees Association meet

    Karnataka State Gram Panchayat Employees Association will be conducting its district-level meeting under the aegis of CITU on July 27 at Hotel Govardh...

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    Condolence meet

    Mysuru City and District Brahmin Association will be conducting a meeting at Srirama Mandira at Krishnamurthypuram today (July 25) at 5.30 pm, to cond...



Feature Articles

Vibrant homes for prosperity

Identifying the good sectors based on the orientations of the building, compass directions and neighbourhood afflictions and countering the ill-effects of the bad sectors within the building is the basis of authentic Feng Shui analysis. We literally mirror our environments and it is a known fact that like attracts like and vibrates in harmony. The...
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Yes, Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who delivers on her promises

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry  Nirmala Sitharaman was in city recently to participate in the day-long programmes that included meeting BJP workers to see the progress of Vistarak campaign and interact with the trade bodies on GST. In spite of her busy schedule, the erudite, highly articulate, thinking-politician, who does not hesitate...
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Mandatory protocol for Surgeons?

By K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief On July 3, 2017, I wrote in this column about Dr. NO. Now, let me write about the same profession where some fail to follow medical ethics. They work like robots that too make mistakes, not because they are irresponsible but because of some technical error. But what about the human...
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Krishnappa Venkatappa An Artist Extraordinaire

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bangalore Krishnappa Venkatappa, the renowned artist, painter, sculptor and musician was among the few artists of his time to embody the idealism of the revival movement. His family had come to Mysore from Chitradurga during the reign of Krishnaraja Wadiyar III and were accomplished court painters (chitragaras) who were known...

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Travel travails

The land has hosted many legendary scholars, savants, sages, saints, philosophers, chroniclers and countless number of common people who have walked across its vast territory in the distant past during times when walking was the only option to reach places fired up by an undaunted spirit of exploration. We are now reading about their exploits...

Plastic prattle

Many a scourge has tormented the earthlings over centuries taking toll of lives in numbers hard to determine. As if adding insult to injury, the human species has not lagged behind to hurt themselves in small measure by fighting wars for pride and gain, as recorded in history. Neither occurrence of afflictions nor wars is...

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...
  • Lt. Col. Srikantiah

    Lt. Col. Srikantiah

    Lt. Col. Srikantiah (Retd.) of Maratha Light Infantry Regiment passed away early morning today at his residence in Metagalli. He was 79. He had a meri...

  • Usha Valecha

    Usha Valecha

    Usha Valecha, Director of Sai Education Institutions and Bachpan School, passed at her residence in N.R. Mohalla yesterday following to brief illness....

  • T.S. Shivaswamy

    T.S. Shivaswamy

    T.S. Shivaswamy (79), a resident of Thyagaraja Road 5th Cross near Agrahara Circle, passed away at his residence this  morning. He leaves behind his w...

  • K. Shankar

    K. Shankar

    Shankar (47), son of Kenchaiah and a resident of V.P. Bore in the town, passed away last night following heart attack. He leaves behind his wife, thre...

  • G. Radhakrishnan

    G. Radhakrishnan

    Radhakrishnan (68), President of Vijay Wires and Filaments (VWF) Group of Companies, partner of Akshaya Nursing Home in Siddarthanagar and a resident ...

  • 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...



‘I want to be a Grand Master’: WGM Mary Ann Gomes

WGM Mary Ann Gomes is a three-time national champion (2011, 2012, 2013), Asian Junior Girls Champion (2006, 2007, 2008) and Asian U-16 junior girls title winner. One of the top women chess players in the country, this 28-year-old Chess champion wants aims at becoming a ‘Grand Master’. She is currently residing in Kolkata and is...



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.