Rahul Gandhi speaks to Maharani’s students

Mysuru: Either the students of Maharani’s College were bowled over by Rahul Gandhi or he was won over by the students. Maharani’s Science College in city witnessed a fruitful interaction between the Congress President and over 600 girl students this morning where there were several moments that sent the audience into peals of laughter. One...

11 injured as balloon to welcome Rahul explodes

Mysuru: Eleven persons including six children suffered injuries yesterday when a giant gas balloon exploded at Cauverypura in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district. The group of people was making arrangements to welcome Congress President Rahul Gandhi and was filling the balloons from a cylinder, when the accident occurred. The workers from an advertising agency in...

Rahul performs ‘Sankalpa’at Chamundi Temple

Mysuru: Barricaded roads, ban on vehicle entry, armed commandoes covering the VVIPs, people barred from certain points, thick security cover, bandh-like atmosphere, argument between media persons and the Police — these were a few scenes witnessed at Chamundeshwari Temple atop the imposing Chamundi Hill in city this morning when Congress President Rahul Gandhi came calling....

Pollution Control Board officials visit Sewage Farm

Mysuru: The Sewage Farm and the Excel Treatment Plant at Vidyaranyapuram is back in news after a break of three months. This time, it is the visit of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) officials, who inspected the plant on Thursday and took objections to the unscientific way the waste is being treated. The CPCB officials...

SC decides land dispute in favour of University of Mysore

New Delhi: The Supreme Court yesterday decided a dispute over eight acres of land in favour of University of Mysore (UoM), holding that the University is in its lawful possession. The judgment was pronounced by a two-Judge Bench comprising Justice N.V. Ramana Reddy and Justice S. Abdul Nazeer. The matter pertained to donation of about...

Govt. notifies Lingayat religion tag

Bengaluru: The State Government yesterday issued a notification on granting religious minority status to “Lingayats and Veerashaiva-Lingayats who believe in Basavanna’s ideology” while the Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha demanded a change in the nomenclature. In a nine-point resolution passed by the Executive Committee of the Mahasabha headed by senior Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa, it was...

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Columns, Over A Cup of Evening Tea

Loved by one & all but gone forever

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD In the recent and very untimely demise of Dr. M. Shivakumar Shetty, the medical fraternity of our State has lost a very lovable and unique person. Born on 12th March, 1953 at Bidar to Madivalappa N. Shetty and Pushpavathi, he studied under-graduate medicine at Bellary and completed his MD...

Is Life fair to all ?

By N.K.A. Ballal, Retd. Sr. Vice-President, ITDC An interesting story from Mahabharata: Once Karna asks Krishna, “My mother left me the moment I was born. Is it my fault that I was born an illegitimate child?  I did not get education from Dronacharya because I was considered a non-Kshatriya. “A cow was accidentally hit by...
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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains what a cat’s behaviour says Why do cats have slits in their ears? Upon closer inspection, you may have noticed a small pocket at the base of the cat’s ears. This pocket is called Henry’s pocket and is a skin fold that’s also present in...
In Briefs
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    Disruption in water supply

    Mysuru, Mar.24- On account of maintenance works being taken up at the ground-level water storage tank in Vani Vilas Water Works (VVWW), there will be ...

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    Alumni Meet of JSS PDA

    Mysuru, Mar.24- The Alumni Association of JSS Polytechnic for Differently Abled (JSS PDA) has organised its Alumni Meet at the Architecture Division o...

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    Matrimonial meet

    Karnataka Rajya Savita Samaja Naukarara Sangha has organised a matrimonial meet of Savita Samaja brides and grooms at Rajendra Kalabhavan on Ramanuja ...

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    Sharana Sangama

    Sri Basaveshwara Seva Samithi will be holding its sixth edition of ‘Sharana Sangama’ at Sri Sankashtahara Ganapathi Temple, Vishwagurumarga, E & F...

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    Calling female swimming coaches

    The Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports has invited applications from female Swimming Coaches for coaching women at the newly-built swimming po...


Feature Articles

Declining traffic sense in Mysuru: A cause for concern

By Ashvini Ranjan Efforts by organisations like Mysore Grahakara Parishat (MGP), the Police and the students of various educational institutions coming together in conducting a survey of Mysuru traffic is timely and welcome. Periodical study is necessary and will help plan for the future changes as a consequence of the growth of the city and...
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Even Gods played the Sport

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik Sport, as we know it today, comes from ancient Greece where games were part of the funeral rituals to honour dead heroes and leaders. India also has a long history of sport. In Harappa, one finds seals that suggest that the people of Harappa were familiar with bull fighting or bull...
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The Day War was Declared on Coorg

By C.P. Belliappa Courtesy our friends Pemmanda Jepu and Jemy Ganapathy, we spent four wonderful days at the Ooty Club, a place steeped in colonial history. The trophies, the silverware, the honour lists and the photographs of the ‘Masters of the Fox Hunt’ date back to early 1840s. During our stay, I got an opportunity...

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In the august company of teachers and doctors

The section of the land’s population, fortunate to be engaged on white-collar jobs, doesn’t seem to realise the plight of the aforementioned workforce bugged by serious threat to their health, short span of work life, low wages, lack of education and living in insanitary environs. Although governments are expected to comply with worker-friendly laws through...

Brazen betrayal

The elected members of India’s Parliament, the supreme legislative body of the nation, are figuring in the media prominently for all bad reasons over  the past two weeks. The daily routine of its two houses namely Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and Lok Sabha (House of the people) starting with the members trooping in and...

From here to where?

Figures of (a) number of towns and cities in the country and (b) number of residents in each of these steadily expanding territories and head counts have emerged as the most talked about, saying that cities are larger geographical areas than towns and also more densely populated amounts to spelling out the difference between the...

Prioritising priorities

To decide which of a number of different jobs or tasks are most important or urgent and dealing with them first mandates to have a good grasp of the issues and knowing how to prioritise the choice of those tasks in the descending order of their importance is all about prioritising priorities. The powers that...
  • Pailwan Chandrashekar

    Pailwan Chandrashekar

    Pailwan M.K. Chandrashekar (68), a resident of Ittigegud in city, passed away here yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a host ...

  • B.K. Mahadevappa

    B.K. Mahadevappa

    B.K. Mahadevappa (84), of Bookanakere in K.R. Pet taluk of Mandya District, passed away here yesterday. A relative of State BJP President and former C...

  • Kempamma


    Kempamma (70), wife of late Javarappa and a resident of Chamaraja Mohalla, passed away this morning. She leaves behind three sons, three daughters and...

  • Puttathayamma


    Puttathayamma (85),  a resident of Jainahalli village, K.R. Pet Taluk, passed away last night. She leaves behind four sons — General Secretary of Jnan...

  • Punith


    Punith (25), a newspaper distributor at Saraswathipuram and a resident of K.G. Koppal in city passed away yesterday. He leaves behind his family and a...

  • M. Nataraj

    M. Nataraj

    Nataraj (58), an employee of Canara Bank Hinkal Branch and a resident of Bogadi Bank Colony, passed away yesterday. He leaves behind his wife, two son...



New Garadi Mane at K.G. Koppal

Former Prime Minister and JD(S) Supremo H.D. Deve Gowda inaugurated the newly-constructed Srirama Hatthu Janara Garadi Mane at K.G. Koppal in city yesterday. Former MUDA Chairman L. Nagendra, Arpitha Pratap Simha, former Mayor R. Lingappa, Adichunchanagiri Shakha Mutt’s Sri Somanatha Swamiji, Karnataka Kavalu Pade State President M. Mohankumar Gowda were present. Inaugurating the Garadi Mane,...

VTU Inter-Collegiate Mysuru Zone Kho-Kho on April 6 and 7

The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru, will be organising the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Inter-Collegiate Mysuru Zone Kho-Kho Men’s Championships 2018-19 on  April 6 and 7 at NIE Golden Jubilee Lecture Theatre Complex Sports Field. The Engineering College Kho-Kho Teams of Mysuru, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar, Mandya and Ramanagara Districts are expected to participate in the...



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