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Dasara JUMBOS Reach Palace

Mysuru: The first batch of eight Dasara elephants were accorded a warm welcome at the iconic Mysore Palace this noon. A shower of flower petals from the balconies of the Palace, traditional music, Police Band performance and a large number of tourists marked the occasion. The eight elephants that were stationed at Aloka Palace were...
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Poet Prof. K.S. Nissar Ahmed to inaugurate Dasara on Sept. 21

Mysuru: Noted Kannada poet of Navya Movement and Padmashree Awardee Kokkare Hosahalli Shekh Haider Nissar Ahmed, popular as Prof. K.S. Nissar Ahmed, will inaugurate this year’s Dasara celebrations atop the Chamundi Hill on Sept. 21. The announcement was made by Mysuru District In-charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa here this morning. Prof. Nissar Ahmed is loved...

Union Minister Piyush Goyal in city tomorrow

Mysuru: Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, will be arriving in city tomorrow. 10 am: The Minister will fly from Bengaluru in a helicopter and land at Mandakalli Airport in Mysuru. 10.30 am: Goyal will address a press meet at V.K. Function Hall...

Kumaraswamy seeks Suttur Seer’s blessings

Mysuru: Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy visited Suttur Mutt yesterday and sought the blessings of Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji. He spoke to the Seer for about 30 minutes about the present political scenario in Karnataka, directions of JD(S) and his future moves. Former Mysuru-Kodagu MP A.H. Vishwanath, who joined the JD(S) recently after quitting Congress,...

City Palace ticketing goes hi-tech

Mysuru: District in-charge Minister Dr. H.C. Mahadevappa has said that the entry to the Mysore Palace has been made easy for the tourists across the world with the introduction of  hi-tech ticketing system and opening of extra ticket counters. He was addressing the media after inaugurating the ticket counters at Amba Vilas Gate opposite the...

Jackal dies in roadkill near Manasagangothri

Mysuru: An Indian Jackal was killed in a road accident (roadkill) on Tuesday night, near the Amphi Theatre outside the Manasagangothri Campus on the road connecting Bogadi and Hunsur Roads. (Incidentally, this road was proposed to be named Rashtrapati Road, to mark the visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to inaugurate the year-long Centenary Celebrations of...

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Abracadabra By K. B. Ganapathy, Columns

50 years of Freedom and Failures

Going back 20 years, on this 70th year of our Independence, Star of Mysore produces here the Abracadabra published on 14th Aug. 1997, the eve of India’s 50th year of independence, for your reading pleasure.—Ed This is an occasion for important magazines and newspapers all over the world to write about India’s 50 years of...

Shivapura Flag Satyagraha

By Prof. A.V. Narasimha Murthy, former Head, Department of Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Mysore I was a child when India attained freedom from the British in 1947 and even at that age I was electrified by the joy of becoming free under the guidance of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar...

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    Appointed as Notary

    Advocate G. Veena, W/o J. Mahesha and a resident of #101, MIG-1, 1st Cross, Group-IV, KHB Colony, Hootagalli, Mysuru, has been appointed as authorised...

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    Charles Lewis.

    The Telugu Samskritika Samithi has convened its AGM at Sri Kanteerava Narasimharaja Sports Club, Lalitha Mahal Road, Mysuru on Aug. 20 (Sunday) at 5 p...

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    The Annual General Body Meeting (AGM), of the All-India Anglo-Indian Association (AIAIA), Mysuru Branch, will be held at the Railway Institute, near R...

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    Lecture at IEI

    The Institution of Engineers-India (IEI), has organised a lecture programme at S.P. Bhat Hall in its premises, JLB Road, on Aug.19 (Saturday) at 6 pm....

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    Kalasuruchi has organised story-telling for kids by Pandithaaradhya, Retd. Professor in Kannada, University of Mysore, Mysuru, tomorrow (Aug. 19) from...



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Guru of Gurus

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Datta, the son of Atri and Anasuya, is considered Adi Guru, the first teacher. He is visualised as under a banyan tree with a cow (who provides) and four dogs (who protect), while he enlightens. Who was his teacher? Nature, he replies. In the Avadhuta Gita,...
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City entrepreneur upgrades Mysore Palace Board website

By S. Kenneth Shishir The upgraded version of the Mysore Palace Board website (, which is fully responsive, user-friendly and content-protective with e-ticketing system and world class design, is all set to be launched tomorrow. The website has been upgraded by Naveen Kavirathna of Future Design Technologies, Mysuru, who has also developed the online ticketing...
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Clean Energy Movement

For most of us, home is where we spend most of our time with our near and dear ones. Feng Shui has some simple yet useful advice and solutions, in order to let the ‘Chi,’ the energy, flow smoothly around the house. According to Feng Shui philosophy, Chi is influenced by everything concrete in our...

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Magnificent men, winsome women

Societies all over the world stand identified and classified in myriad ways helped by many characteristics, some handed down through the process of natural selection into races and the rest contrived by humans dictated by expediency at different times over centuries. The case of India’s current estimated 1.3 billion headcount falls into a special slot...

Culture at crossroads

Many a public speaker, addressing an audience comprising a mix of diverse backgrounds, finds it fascinating to dwell on the land’s glorious past, not forgetting to lament in impressive rhetoric about the current decline in the values of life carefully nurtured and guarded by past generations. Some semblance of the ways of life traced to...

Footwear for fair-sex foot-soldiers

Sculptures adorning the land’s places of worship in virtually all regions across its length and breadth by artisans whose identity is sadly lost in antiquity have almost preserved their original image over centuries but for the uncultured act of iconoclasts as recorded by chroniclers at different periods in the long history of the sub-continent. While...

Voting janatha, ruling junta

The question mark next to the middle term in the caption for this column is intended to raise issues connected to the role of the land’s masses, specially the literati and intelligentsia, expected as well as required to be played by them (or not played by all who have a duty by their motherland) in...
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    Pani Devi

    Pani Devi (96), wife of late Pukhrajji Palrecha and a resident of Nazarbad here, passed away this morning. She leaves behind three sons, two daughters...

  • Kambiranda Aiyanna

    Kambiranda Aiyanna

    Kambiranda Aiyanna (98) passed away last night at his daughter’s residence in SBM Colony, Srirampura 2nd Stage. He leaves behind daughters Palandira V...

  • Ibrahim Khan

    Ibrahim Khan

    Ibrahim Khan (59), elder brother of Rafeeq Ahmed Khan, Proprietor, R.K. Palace function Hall and a resident near Kantharaj Urs Park in Lashkar Mohalla...

  • P.K. Sharadamma

    P.K. Sharadamma

    P.K. Sharadamma (76), wife of former Agro Corporation Chairman P.K. Shivappa and a resident of the town, passed away yesterday at a private hospital i...

  • C. Puttu

    C. Puttu

    Puttu (65), JD(S) Ward 20 President and a resident of K.G. Koppal here, passed away this morning at a private hospital in city. He leaves behind his w...

  • Lathif Manzil

    Lathif Manzil

    Lathif Manzil (54), a resident of A.J. Block in N.R. Mohalla, passed away this morning. He leaves behind his wife, three sons, daughter and a host of ...



Chief Justice Hombegowda Memorial Inter-Collegiate Football Tournament: Narrow win for AIISH

A goal each by right-half Ashik (31st) and centre-forward Amar (36th) helped All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysuru to register a narrow 2-1 win over National Institute of Engineering (NIE), Mysuru and enter the quarter-finals in the Chief Justice Hombegowda Memorial Gold Cup Inter-Collegiate Football Tournament 2017 organised by Department of Physical...

Pro Kabaddi 2017: Fortunegiants rout Telugu Titans

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Fortunegiants brushed aside Telugu Titans with a convincing 29-19 win at The Arena in Ahmedabad in the second match of Wednesday evening. Sachin produced another magnificent performance that saw him rack up a total of 11 points, including a Super 10. Telugu Titans opened the scoring with a two-point do-or-die raid through Vikas...

Nikin Jose at the helm

S.J. Nikin Jose will lead the Mysuru Zone U-19 cricket team in the U-19 KSCA Inter-moffusil tournament 2017, to be held at Bengaluru from Aug. 21. The team: S.J. Nikin Jose (Capt.), Gowtham Sagar (VC), B. Dheemanth, P. Gaurav, K.B. Nandan, M. Venkatesh, L.R. Kumar, Tushar Harikrishna, Munish Chengappa, Sathvik Shamanur, M. Utham Aiyappa, S....


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