Mysore Weather:    Temp Max:  NA  Temp Min: NA   The Editor |  Contact Info | Guestbook        Search  Go
                    Home |  General News |  Editorial |  Voice Of the Reader |  Abracadabra |  Hocus Pocus |  Feature Articles |  In Brief |  Sports News |  Todays Toons
  November 30, 2015
 This Evening
  General News
  Voice of the Reader
  Hocus Pocus
  Feature Articles
  In Brief
  News Sparklers
  Sports News
  Editor's Bottomline
  Todays Toons

  29 Nov, Sunday
  28 Nov, Saturday
  27 Nov, Friday
  26 Nov, Thursday
  25 Nov, Wednesday
  24 Nov, Tuesday  



Caption: Mysuru Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha, who is also the District Magistrate, is seen holding an inquiry at the DC Office Complex in Madikeri this morning. Picture right shows applicants waiting for their turn to record their statements.

Madikeri (Kodagu), Nov.30- Mysuru Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate C. Shikha, who has been ordered by the Government to conduct a probe into the violence that took place in Madikeri during the bandh call given by the BJP and Hindu outfits in protest against Tipu Jayanti celebrations by the State government on Nov.10, began the magisterial inquiry at the third floor of the DC Office Complex in Madikeri this morning.

The Office of the Inquiry Officer here has till now received 38 applications, seeking to record their statements in connection with the violence.

Meanwhile, media persons and members of the public were not allowed to watch the proceedings. However, the Police were seen video-recording the entire proceedings held in-camera.

As a precautionary measure, tight Police security was provided around DC Office Complex.

People were seen gathered in large numbers outside the Inquiry Hall.

This is said to be the first magisterial probe ordered in the history of Kogadu in connection with any violence.

The hearing in connection with the probe, which was earlier scheduled for Nov. 26, was postponed for today on account of Huthri festival and also the DC's preoccupation with Council polls from local bodies.

It may be mentioned here that two persons were killed in separate incidents in Madikeri on Nov.10.

While VHP leader Devappanda Kuttappa (65), was allegedly killed in the violence, a 23-year-old youth Sahul Hameed, who was shot at near Neerkolli on Madikeri-Chettalli road in the afternoon of Nov.10, breathed his last at a private hospital in Mysuru the following day on Nov.11.


Advocate robbed of Rs. 55,000

Caption: Lakshmipuram Police in mufti seen seeking details from advocate Sudarshan (extreme left) today about the incident.

Mysuru, Nov.30- In a bizarre incident, a gang of five persons, including a woman, held a lawyer at gun-point and ransacked the adjoining office of another lawyer with whom he shared an office and made away with Rs.55,000 in cash.

On Nov.28, at about 8.30 pm, five persons walked into the office of lawyer Sudarshan and asked for lawyer Subramanya. Incidentally, both Sudarshan and Subramanya share the top floor of the building (see pic. above) which houses two rooms on 1st Main, 3rd Cross in Lakshmipuram here.

Sudarshan, who was alone in the office at that time, told the ‘visitors’ that Subramanya had gone home for the day and would be available only the next day.

The group, which was already in an agitated mood, suddenly pounced on Sudarshan and one of them held him at gun-point asking him to keep silent. Meanwhile, others broke open the adjoining office of Subramanya and ransacked it. They left as soon as they found Rs. 55,000 in cash which was kept in one of the drawers in Subramanya’s office.

It is said that the group had in fact come to attack Subramanya as he had given a biased legal opinion over a real-estate deal, which had caused them loss.

Based on a complaint filed by Sudarshan, Lakshmipuram Police, led by Inspector Siddaraju, visited the spot, conducted a mahazar after which a case was registered. Meanwhile, Lakshmipuram ACP Mallikarjun, DCPs Dr. H.T.Shekar and N.D. Birje visited the spot yesterday along with Finger Prints Squad Inspector Rajashekar and SI Appaji Gowda. The Dog Squad was also pressed into service.


Kushalnagar (Kodagu), Nov. 30- Kodagu District in-Charge Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao has said that there are no evidences to prove the role of outsiders in the violence that erupted during Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Madikeri on Nov. 10.

Speaking to press persons during the chariot festival of Ganapathy temple here yesterday, Dinesh Gundu Rao said it was true that people from outside the State had taken part in Tipu Jayanti. However, they are not from outside the country, he said while maintaining that the citizens have a right to attend any programme and accordingly the fans of Tipu had taken part in the celebrations.

The Minister further said that the investigation into the violence is in progress and stringent action will be initiated against the culprits.

Graft: Referring to a query on corruption charges against Social Welfare Minister H. Anjaneya, he said that the State Government has ordered a CID probe into the matter and an official has been suspended in connection with the charges.

Asserting that the Chief Minister cannot take action against a Minister based only on a TV channel report, Dinesh Gundu Rao hit out at the Opposition for wasting precious time over the issue during the recently concluded Winter Session.

On the Government’s move to oust Upa Lokayukta, he defended it saying that while there were no direct charges on Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao, Upa Lokayukta Subash Adi was facing direct charges on him, which necessitated action by the Government.

Dinesh Gundu Rao also said that a proposal has been forwarded to the Government on appointing a special Tahsildar for Kushalnagar’s Nada Kacheri and action will be initiated for constructing a Bhavan in memory of former Chief Minister late R. Gundu Rao who hailed from Kushalnagar town.

Continuing, he added that the garden work at Harangi would be completed soon and the dam will soon be opened for tourists.

Congress leaders Mittoo Chengappa, H.B. Jayamma, H.K. Kariappa, Abdul Khader, Manjunath Gundu Rao, K.K. Manjunath Kumar, K.M. Lokesh and B.S. Chandrashekar were present.


Mysuru, Nov. 30- Showing their commitment for rejuvenation of centuries old ‘Kalyani’ (Holy water pond), the residents of Hinkal began ‘Shramadan’ yesterday.

Hundreds of residents, who gathered at the pond site at about 7.30 am, began work in right earnest.

The residents had brought the implements necessary for cleaning the pond from their home. The residents cleaned up the mud that had covered the footsteps of the pond, thus displaying their commitment to team work.

The residents and villagers, hell bent on cleaning up the holy Kalyani of Nanneshwara Temple, are said to have planned to complete the entire rejuvenation work in a week through manual labour.

Meanwhile, MUDA Chairman K.R. Mohan Kumar, speaking to Star of Mysore, said that the area where the Kalyani is located belongs to MUDA. The MUDA launched rejuvenation work three days ago using earth moving machinery.

Another machinery will be deployed at the site for cleaning the Kalyani, he said.


Mandya, Nov.30- The ashes of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Intl. Working President Ashok Singhal were immersed at Triveni Sangam in Srirangapatna here yesterday by VHP State Organising Secretary Basavaraju.

During the rituals conducted under the supervision of Dr. Bhanu Prakash Sharma, the ashes were immersed after performance of Panchamrutha, Panchagavya and Rudraparayana abhishekas.

VHP Vice-President Shankarappa, Rajendra Babu, Kumarappa, TP Vice-President T. Sridhar, Ganesh, Swaroopananda Swamy and others were present.


Mysuru, Nov. 30- With winter setting in, seasonal citrus fruit Orange has made its way to city with fruit markets flooded with oranges from Kodagu and Nagpur.

Apart from making its way to the markets, oranges can be seen in most of the fruit shops (retailers) in city and are even sold on footpaths here. The city is receiving nearly 15 truckloads of oranges from Nagpur and Kodagu daily and though the season began in October, fruit merchants say that the peak season has just begun which has resulted in high inflow of oranges.

Meanwhile, Pattar Babu of RMS Fruit Shop, a wholesale fruit trader in RMC, speaking to SOM, said that following high inflow of oranges to the city, the wholesale rate of the fruit has crashed from around Rs. 50 per kg a few weeks ago to Rs. 20 to Rs. 25 per kilo now and added that the retailers were purchasing the fruit in bulk.

Babu further said that the fruits are purchased in bulk by retailers not only from Mysuru, but traders from surrounding districts including Hassan, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and even Kodagu. Oranges from Nagpur are flooding the markets as very less oranges were coming from Kodagu.

He said that there is a good demand for oranges in the city and added that he is getting four truck loads (about 7 to 8 tonnes per truck load) of oranges and added that more than 3 truck loads were being sold everyday.

Health benefits of oranges: A major source of Vitamin C, oranges boost the immune system, improve the skin and may additionally help reduce the risk of respiratory diseases, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers and kidney stones. Apart from helping to prevent cancer, oranges also helps in preventing kidney diseases, reduces cholesterol, boosts heart health, fights viral infections and helps create good vision among others.


Caption: Addl. Regional Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi, who was conferred Prof. HSK Memorial Literary Award, senior writer Pushpa Iyengar (left) and Padmashri Jain Mahila Samaj President Sheela Anantaraj, who were conferred ‘Sahitya Ratna’ award, during the ‘Sahityotsava’ are seen with poetess Dr. Latha Rajashekar, writers Dr. C.P. Krishna Kumar, Prof. K. Bhyravamurthy and others.

Mysuru, Nov. 30- “Rashtrakavi Kuvempu was outstanding for his writing skills in all literary forms,” opined poetess Dr. Latha Rajashekar.

She was speaking after inaugurating a State-level literary meet (Sahityotsava) in memory of Kuvempu, organised under the aegis of Gramantara Buddhijeevigala Balaga marking its 30th anniversary, at Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Bhavan in JSS Hospital premises here yesterday.

Noting that Kuvempu was not restricted to one category of literature, Dr. Latha Rajashekar said that Kuvempu spread the message of humanity (Vishwamanava) in all his writings.

She also said that Kuvempu, who had great concern for nature and environment, always advocated the need for conserving nature.

Additional Regional Commissioner Dr. M.R. Ravi, who was conferred Prof. HSK Memorial Literary Award on the occasion, observed that organisational work was more difficult than writing.

Noting that only those having a big heart can achieve success in organisational work, Dr. Ravi lauded the role of Gramantara Buddhijeevigala Balaga in achieving success towards that end over the past three decades.

Padmashri Jain Mahila Samaj President Sheela Anantaraj and senior writer Pushpa Iyengar were conferred ‘Sahitya Ratna’ award.

Also, writer Bherya Ramkumar’s edited work ‘Vishwa Kuvempu Noorondu Nenapu,’ Mirle Chandrashekar’s ‘Dhare Hotti Uridode Nilabahude?’ Krishnasharma Kashyap’s ‘Putani Purigadale,’ and Manjula Poojera’s work ‘Manjula Dhaare’ were released on the occasion.

Senior litterateur from Dharwad Shiva Bidarakatti presided. Writers Dr. C.P. Krishna Kumar, Prof. K. Bhyravamurthy, Bannur K. Raju and Hanchettira Fancy Muthanna (Kodagu), City Hotel Owners’ Association President C. Narayan Gowda, Dr. H.B. Rajashekar and others were present.


Renowned Urdu poet N.M. Ghouse Khateeb feted

Caption: N. M. Ghouse Khateeb Nagmangali, renowned Urdu poet, who was felicitated by Anjuman-e-Urdu of Farooqia PU college in city yesterday, is seen with (standing from left) Prof.Riyaz Ahmed (President), Prof. Mohammed Ziaulla (chief guest), Prof. M. Sayeed Ahmed (Hon. Secretary) and Abdul Jabbar (Principal).

Mysuru, Nov.30-Anjuman-e-Urdu of Farooqia P.U. College, Tilaknagar, celebrated “Jashn-e-Urdu” at its premises yesterday.

Prof. Mohamed Ziaulla, who was the chief guest, spoke on the contribution of Moulana Abul Kalam Azad to Urdu literature. On the occasion, N.M Ghouse Khateeb Nagmangali, retired lecturer and renowned Urdu poet, was felicitated by the Anjuman-e-Urdu of the college for his contribution to Urdu literature.

Khateeb is a recipient of State- level Adarsh Guru Award (1992), Best Teacher award for Mandya District (1995), Karnataka State Best Teacher Award (1997) and Rajyotsava Award in 2014.

Prof. M.Sayeed Ahmed, Hon. Secretary of the college, read the citation while Prof. Riyaz Ahmed, President of Rifahul Muslimeen Educational Trust (RMET) felicitated Khateeb.

On the occasion, Syed Yaseen, II PU Commerce student received rolling shield for securing first place in Syed Mohammed Memorial Inter-collegiate Essay competition in Urdu. Roshan Banu of Arts received a special prize for scoring highest marks in II PUC Urdu exam.

Prof. Riyaz Ahmed presided over the function which commenced with Qirath by Abdul Hameed of I PU commerce. M.K. Zakir, lecturer in Hindi, recited Nath. Abdul Jabbar, Principal, welcomed. Shahwar Jahan, lecturer in Urdu, presented a report on the activities of Anjuma-e-Urdu. Samreen Banu of II PU Arts, recited Taran-e -Urdu. Shabreen Taj of II PU Science compered. Mohammed Habeebulla of II PU Science proposed a vote of thanks.

Jashn-e-Urdu was followed by a Mushaira. Abdul Rahman Gowher Tarikervi presided over the Mushaira dedicated to elderly poet late Razaq Afsar.

Syed Yaseen, who compered the programme, gave a brief introduction about the rich contributions made by the late poet. He said the late poet’s creative work was published in the form of six books titled ‘Aabshar,’ ‘Aetaraf,’ ‘Shab Chirag,’ ‘Harfe-Abdeda,’ ‘Zaber Jad’ and ‘Ujli Khusbo.’

The poets, who recited their poetic tribute to the late poet are: Dr. Irfan Ahmed Riyazi, Hakeem Sayeed, Mushtaq Sayeed, Khateeb Nagmangali, Gowher Tarikervi and Naveed Ahmed Siddiqi.

Earlier, Samreen and Party rendered Tarane Farooqia composed by late poet Razak Afsar.


Caption: Dr. M.S. Natashekar, Dr. Mahadevappa, Dr. Mahadevu, Dr. Sumana, Dr. P.A. Kushalappa and Dr. A.L. Hemalatha.

Mysuru, Nov. 30- City doctors, who are members of the Mysuru Branch of Indian Medical Association (IMA), yesterday evening kept their stethoscopes and other medical equipments aside and picked up mikes to enthral the audience with old Kannada and Hindi melodies at the musical programme organised by the IMA Mysuru Branch at the Platinum Jubilee Hall in J.K. Grounds here.

The programme began with Dr. M.S. Natashekar singing ‘Navaduva Nudiye Kannada Nudi...’ from the movie Gandhada Gudi followed by Dr. L. Hemalatha singing ‘Omme Ninnannu Kanthumba Kanuwase Yelliruve...’ from the movie Galimaathu and Dr. P.A. Kushalappa singing ‘Baare Baare Chandada Cheluvina Thare’ from the movie Naagarahavu.

Dr. Vasanth Kumar, dressed in special attire, gave unique entrance by singing the song ‘Bombe aadsonu mele kuntawnu namge nimge yaake tensionu...’ amidst the audience and climbed the stage grabbing the attention of those gathered at the venue while Dr. P. Sathya mesmerised the gathering by singing old Hindi melodies ‘Aa Chal Ke Tujhe Mai Le Ke Chalu’ and ‘Pukartha Chala Hu Mein.’

‘Banigondu yelle yellide...’ by Dr. M.A. Shekar, ‘Kannadada Makkalella Ondagi Banni...’ by Dr. T.M. Mahadevappa, ‘Suryangu Chandrangu Bandare Munisu...’ by Dr. Mahadevu, old Hindi melodies like ‘Jeevan Se Bhari...,’ ‘Neele Neele Ambar...,’ ‘Dil Aisa Kisine Mera Toda...’ and ‘Agar Tum Mil Jao...’ also enthralled the gathering.

Earlier, speaking after inaugurating the prog., IMA State President Dr. G.N. Prabhakar said that this type of musical prog. was necessary for doctors who are always under stress and expressed happiness about the enthusiasm of Mysuru doctors.

JSS Medical College Principal Dr. G. Basavanagowdappa, MMC&RI Dean and Director Dr. B. Krishnamurthy, MMC Alumni Assn. President Dr. S.P. Yoganna, MMC&RI Teachers Assn. President Dr. M.A. Shekar, IMA State Vice-President Dr. Sarvesh Raj Urs, IMA Mysore Member Dr. C. Rajan, Hon. Secretary Dr. B.N. Ananda Ravi, Treasurer Dr. D. Parameshwar Naik, Dr. Suresh Rudrappa and Dr. Prakash were present.


Caption: Guest Speaker Raj Raghavan

Mysuru, Nov. 30- Raj Raghavan, Director and Country HR Leader, Amazon India, who visited MYRA School of Business in city spoke to the students and gave them an overview of the company Amazon.

Raghavan said that Amazon was one of the fastest growing and most exciting e-commerce brands today and added that Jeff Bezos built the Amazon empire on strategies and principles that thinks always of the customer and never of competition.

He said that Amazonians decide on the best solution for a problem and do anything and everything only with a focus on the customers and added that their board meetings are held with an ‘Empty Chair’ that represents the customer and their decisions are based on discussions that would meet with the customer ‘sitting’ in that chair.

Raghavan said that the three pillars on which their mission is achieved were Customer Obsession, Innovation to simplify and Leaders who ‘Think Long Term’ – totally ‘Customer-Centric’; and every contributor —individual contributor or the manager of a large team.

He also shared the fact that Amazon India has a number of projects to facilitate loans to local entrepreneurs across the country to purchase delivery trucks, two wheelers and provides all support to ensure timely and quick delivery of products.

Prof. Sumant Bakshi, Advisor, MYRA delivered the vote of thanks. MYRA Chairperson, Prof. Shalini R. Urs, Executive Director Dr. Shrijay Urs, MYRA Faculty, students, staff and special invitees from local industries attended the session.


Mysuru, Nov.30- A tourist from Bengaluru, who was in city on a tour, passed away following a cardiac arrest in K.R. Police limits here on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as H. Narasimhamurthy (45), son of Hanumanthaiah, a resident of J.S. Layout in Bengaluru and an electrical contractor by profession.

It is reported that Narasimhamurthy, who arrived in the city on Saturday on a tour, checked in at a hotel in K.R. Police limits.

At about 11.30 pm on the same day, Narasimhamurthy complained of chest pain following which he was shifted to K.R. Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

K.R. Police, who have registered a case, are investigating.


Hassan, Nov. 30- In a tragic road mishap, three persons from Bengaluru including a couple were killed on-the-spot when the car in which they were traveling to Dharmasthala collided head-on with a lorry near Katharighatha Gate in Channarayapatna here yesterday afternoon.

The deceased have been identified as Sundaresh (59), who was at the wheels, his wife Usha (51) and their friend Prasanna Kumar (55), all residents of Bannerghatta in Bengaluru.

It is reported that the incident occurred when Sundaresh, who was driving a Hyundai Ertiga car (KA05 MH-6567) lost control of the car while taking a turn and collided head-on with a lorry coming from Hassan. Leaving the punctured lorry at the spot, the driver has fled the scene.

Rural Police, who rushed to the spot on information, extricated the bodies from the completely damaged car and shifted them to the mortuary at the local Government Hospital before registering a case.

News | Editorial | Voice Of the Reader | Abracadabra | Hocus Pocus | Feature Articles | In Brief | Sports News

All rights reserved © 2003-2004, Star Of Mysore
Site Developed & Maintained by InterAxe Technologies