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Mysuru boy Harshal dies of chemical burns

A 14-year-old boy died of burns sustained in an open field at Shyadanahalli near Belavatha on the city outskirts. The incident occurred on Apr. 13 when the boy got stuck in loose soil at a vacant plot that was used to dump chemicals illegally. The soil had a high concentration of chemicals. The victim has…

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Bandipur Tiger Prince’s chopped off snout found with missing canines

The controversy surrounding the death of ‘Prince,’ the most photographed tiger in Bandipur, is refusing to die down with new angles for the death emerging on a daily basis. While the news of the tiger’s death has been hitting headlines since Apr. 2, environmentalists, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers have claimed that Prince was poached and…

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Ayub Ahmed – The Messiah Of Unclaimed Bodies

Here is the story of a good Samaritan from the city who is the messiah of unclaimed bodies. He does the odd job of shifting unidentified and unclaimed bodies from different parts of the city to the MMC&RI mortuary and even performs the last rites of some as per their religion. Ayub Ahmed, a resident…

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Water situation at Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Dam grim

Krishnaraja Sagar (KRS) Dam, the lifeline of Mandya residents and farmers has gone dry with absolutely no increase in water level from the present dead storage level. At present, the dam has 8.2 tmcft of water at the dead storage level of 74.76 ft. While the maximum capacity of the dam is 124.8 ft, last…

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VVPAT Makes Debut At Nanjangud By-elections On April 9

Mysuru DC D. Randeep, together with Nodal Officer Satish, gave a demonstration of the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) Unit to be used in conjunction with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in the by-poll. They said that 355 VVPAT units have been brought from Uttar Pradesh and 236 of them would be used along with…

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New Subway, lifts, free Wi-Fi services at Mysuru Railway Station

The facilities at Mysuru station include a 65-metre subway that connects all the platforms and two lifts with a carrying capacity of 20 persons at Platforms 2-3 and 4-5 and free Wi-Fi facility. In Bengaluru, the projects included 3 lifts and one escalator and free Wi-Fi facility. A new train between Bengaluru and Hasan was…

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Traditional sport wrestling fighting for survival

Mysuru overshadowed by the grandeur of its Palaces and the magnificent world famous ‘Dasara Festival’, has seen the age old tradition sport wrestling slowly going into oblivion and dying a slow death. Wrestling, which was patronised by the erstwhile rulers of Mysore, has slowly been dwindling and is been less practiced in the Garadis (wrestling…

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Pravasi Mitras take out cycle rally to save wildlife in Mysuru

The Department of Tourism, Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) and the District Administration had organised a cycle jatha from Mysuru to Srirangapatna via KRS Road yesterday. The jatha was organised as part of “Year of the Wildlife” to spread awareness on saving the flora and fauna of the land. The rally, with theme “Save…

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Prof. Venkata Subba Setti – An unsung aviation hero from Mysuru

Did you know that India’s first aviator was from Mysore? In this article, Dr. Anantha Krishnan M. throws light on the contributions of Prof. Venkata Subba Setti who has been featured in ‘Modern Review’ magazine in 1912 under the title: ‘The First Indian Aviator.’ Till a few years back, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, more famously…

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