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Unscientific planting of tree-saplings on NH
Voice of The Reader

Unscientific planting of tree-saplings on NH

Sir, I am concerned about government planting tree-saplings on the NH (T. Narasipur Main Road) unscientifically even without thinking that the NH will get broader; at least in ten years it may become four-lane. The saplings planted on either side of the road which is just 6 feet away from the road edge  will definitely…

Traffic woes near Schools: Some suggestions
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Traffic woes near Schools: Some suggestions

Sir, As schools are essential parts of our life, one will find them in all residential areas, commercial areas and even on main roads. Without going into the details of the traffic problems near these schools, I would like to make some suggestions which would require active participation of the school, civic body, Traffic Police…

Stop flow of sewage into storm-water drains
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Stop flow of sewage into storm-water drains

Sir, Mysuru city, which was previously rated the numero uno cleanest city in the country has slid down to 5th place now. But our city is not completely clean because of the foul smell emanating from storm-water drains. The name storm-water itself implies that the drain is meant to drain off rain water only. But…

JCBs’ wrong usage: Use flat buckets
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JCBs’ wrong usage: Use flat buckets

Sir, Nowadays JCBs are being used for all digging and soil- filling purpose. Work is being accomplished fast with minimum physical labour. With this advantage, some problems are created by JCBs. When one half of the road is dug and trenches filled after laying down of pipes, repair etc., the JCBs use spiked buckets to…

More on Teacher’s Day in the US
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More on Teacher’s Day in the US

Sir, I read with interest the article,  “Musings on Guru Poornima Day” by Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy (Star of Mysore dated July 15).  I would like to share my humble opinion on Teacher’s Day in the US. AVN’s opinion based on the information given by his daughter in the US is incorrect.  Being a teacher…

Clean City: Descending from one to five
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Clean City: Descending from one to five

Sir, The hopes of Mysuru for a hat-trick, on being adjudged as the cleanest city for the third time, was shattered when it was pushed down to the fifth place, conceding the honour to Indore which, like Mysuru, is an ex-Princely State in Madhya Pradesh ruled by Holkar Dynasty. The most benevolent and revered ruler…

HOPCOMS: Some suggestions
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HOPCOMS: Some suggestions

Sir, HOPCOMS is catering to the vegetable and fruit requirement of consumers in the State. However, most of the outlets need proper upkeep and cleanliness. At present, there is no proper arrangement to notify the day’s rates for items that are available for sale. Whatever the salesman demands has to be paid. I am witness…

National Teacher Day is celebrated in the US too
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National Teacher Day is celebrated in the US too

Sir, In his article “Musings on Guru Poornima Day” (Star of Mysore dated July 15) Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy has mentioned that Teacher’s Day is not celebrated in the USA, which is not correct. Traditionally, the Tuesday of the first full week of May is celebrated as National Teacher Day in the US. Hence, the…

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