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Student’s suspected dengue death triggers protest

Mysuru: A student of Maharani’s College died of suspected dengue yesterday triggering protests from students who said that they were forced to live at the college hostel that was poorly maintained. The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Sanchitha S. Aradhya, a second B.Sc student and daughter of Shanthakumar, a resident of Periyapatna. She was...

Centre bans sale of cows for slaughter; restricts cattle trade

New Delhi: The Union Environment Ministry yesterday modified the animal cruelty rules, making it mandatory to ensure the cattle are not bought or sold with a purpose of slaughtering. As the Ministry notified the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules-2017, it asserted that the aim is to regulate animal market and...

We will resolve differences in JD(S) through talks: MLA S.R. Mahesh

Mysuru: Admitting that there were differences in Mysuru District JD(S), K.R. Nagar MLA S.R. Mahesh has said that all differences will be resolved through meetings to take place after June 16. Speaking to SOM over phone yesterday, S.R. Mahesh said that Chamundeshwari MLA G.T. Devegowda was a senior leader of the party and party had...

Supercop KPS Gill, who curbed Punjab militancy, dead at 82

New Delhi: ‘Supercop’ former Punjab DGP Kanwar Pal Singh Gill died yesterday at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. He was 82. He had been recovering from peritonitis but died of sudden cardiac arrest due to cardiac arrhythmia. Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said KPS Gill was suffering from end stage kidney failure...

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Columns, In Black & White

Stop breaking in India…before making in India

On May 22, the much-talked about “India’s first high-speed semi-luxurious train” Tejas Express, was launched. The train runs between Mumbai and Goa. It is equipped with modern amenities on board like LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, closed circuit camera, Bio-vacuum toilets and touch-less water taps. As the new Tejas Express rolled in from Delhi to Mumbai, from...
Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

Parking woes of our city

Animal world outside Zoo According to Political Science, good governance means the greatest good of the greatest number. Not the good of a community or a vested interest. Last Wednesday around 5 pm I was passing in front of the main gate of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysore Zoo) in my car. The road was...
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Generic Drugs: The Murkier Side

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last week, I explained the difference between branded and generic drugs and also told you why most doctors prescribe branded drugs exclusively although they may be considerably more expensive than the latter. Today in our country most branded drugs are manufactured by very reputed companies and because their very...
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Pet talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka, answering one of her readers if it is necessary to shave dog to protect him from a heat stroke, gives tips on what can be done to keep pets cool during summer. I just got a puppy. He has been howling constantly and is not passing any...

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    Free workshop for KAS aspirants

    University of Mysore (UoM), Negilayogi Vidyavardhaka Competitive Training Centre, in association with Mysore District Backward Class Welfare Departmen...

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    Free yoga camp

    On account of International Yoga Day, a free Yoga camp is arranged from May 28 to June 21 at Chaitanya Bhavana, Sri Krishna Temple premises, Gokulam, ...

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    Cricket Tourney for industrial workers

    The final match of the industrial workers Cricket Tournament, organised by Indian People Theatre Association (IPTA) in association with AITUC, will ta...

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    MUDA Board Meeting postponed to May 30

    The Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Board Meeting which was scheduled to take place today has been postponed to May 30, according to sources...

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    Nidhi Apke Nikat

    Nidhi Apke Nikat will be held at the Sub-Regional Office, EPF Organisation, Bhavishyanidhi Bhavan, 2nd Stage, Gayatripuram, on June 12 in the followin...



Feature Articles

Drum Beats Awaken Slum Kids’ Talent

By S.N. Venkatnag Sobers They are not the neglected lot but the environment, circumstances and the social stigma has made them feel left out which has denied them exploring opportunities to flourish in the society. We are talking about the children who live in the pourakarmika colonies across the cities. Though being a part of...
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Tracing Mysore’s Connection with the Crawfords – 2

[Continued from yesterday] By N. Niranjan Nikam Descendants at Hirvate Estate: “I had never flown in an airplane before in my life. This was the first time and I sat just behind the engine and I hated it. Bahut Kachada,” said David Clement Crawford Lake, grand nephew of Lt.Col. William Loftus Carlton Crawford (1868-1951), sitting...
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Tracing Mysore’s Connection with the Crawfords – 1

Craword Hall is one of the most iconic buildings in the Heritage City of Mysuru. Now, with the founder of University of Mysore Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar’s statue that was installed during the Centenary Celebrations of the University, hardly anyone passes by without offering pranams to the great builder of institutions. However, very little was known...
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The transformation of Chikkaputti

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Many years ago, I ran chasing young Manjula (whom I used to fondly call Chikkaputti), a 7-year-old Jenukuruba tribal girl. She was determined to escape being caught and was trying her desperate best to avoid coming to our school.  Not someone who would give up easily, I went after her as...

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Global genocide

Incidents of suicide, road fatalities and deaths caused by rogue elements from across the country’s border with an ill-behaving neighbourhood land are being reported in the media on a daily basis with all relevant details, including their numbers. These numbers have come to be treated as lifeless information, called statistics (for record purposes) only to...

Against the colonial rule then… Against the self-rule now

The discord between the establishment, read the ruling class, either by monarchy or otherwise, on one side and the masses on the other side seems to have woven its yarn through the fabric of the land’s history recorded over centuries. Many legendary leaders, such as Lakshmi Bai of Jhansi, Chennamma of Kittoor, Abbakka of Dakshina...

Power-driven playtime

In an unwitting betrayal of their mindset, aspirants for votes of the land’s ever gullible masses are openly talking of capturing power and adorning authoritative posts in the government. Next comes the lobbying for plum portfolios promising avenues for syphoning off public funds in the name of taking up projects under broad banner of development....

Dawn of dicey days

Old timers take fascination to share among their cohorts recollections of golden days they lived while moving from middle age to old age and be described as senior citizens. The celebrated English Poet Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) may soothe them as he wrote his famous line “Old order changeth yielding place to new.” Every generation is...
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    Maya Sharma

    Maya Sharma (67), wife of B.S. Sherpa Sharma, passed away yesterday following heart attack. She leaves behind her husband, 4 children and 7 grandson. ...

  • R. Mahadevappa

    R. Mahadevappa

    Mahadevappa, a retired employee of Revenue Department, passed away at his residence at DVC Layout in Ramakrishnanagar on Friday. He leaves behind his ...

  • S. Nagesh Rao

    S. Nagesh Rao

    Rao (84),  a Retd. Southern Railway Employee and a resident of Siddarthanagar Layout, passed away at a private Hospital following  a brief illness. He...

  • Mohammed Zubair

    Mohammed Zubair

    Mohammed Zubair (62), a resident of Sathyanagar, passed away yesterday in city. He leaves behind three sons including Chote Afzal, SDPI Ward 51 Commit...

  • Aiajaz Ahmed Khan

    Aiajaz Ahmed Khan

    Aiajaz Ahmed Khan (50), a resident of Udayagiri in city, passed away yesterday at his residence following heart attack. He leaves behind his wife, bro...

  • Vasantha Rama Rao

    Vasantha Rama Rao

    Vasantha Rama Rao (87), wife of late Dr. S. Rama Rao of Mysore Medical Hall and a resident of Lakshmipuram in city, passed away this morning following...



FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup 2017: Team India knocked out

The Junior Boys and Girls representing India have ended their campaign at the FIBA 3×3 U18 Asia Cup 2017. The junior boys lost their first game against Lebanon 12-18 and went on to lose their second game against Turkmenistan 9-20 to finish with a 0-2 record in the tournament and did not make it out...

Mother seeks job for disabled swimmer

An incident of a mother pleading Deputy Commissioner D. Randeep to help her disabled son get a government job was witnessed during a meeting held to discuss the problems faced by disabled persons at c here yesterday. Naveena Kumaraswamy, mother of a disabled swimmer, informed Randeep that her son, who had 75 percent disability, had won...



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.