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Hotels see 40% increase in bookings

Mysuru: Here is some good news for hoteliers who have been complaining about lack of bookings even in peak season. Almost all hotels of all categories within city limits and resorts on the outskirts are seeing a steady increase in bookings since yesterday, the first day of Navaratri. While yesterday saw an increase of 10...

CM offers ‘bagina’ at Kabini Dam

H.D. Kote: With Kabini dam in the taluk full to the brim following good rains in catchment areas, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah on Thursday offered ‘bagina’ to the river. Speaking on the occasion, the CM said the dam has been full after a gap of 2 years and he felt happy to offer bagina to the...
Dasara 2017, News

Finger-licking treat at Dasara Aahara Mela

Mysuru: One of the most popular events of the annual Dasara festival is the Aahara Mela or the Food Mela. And the popularity is proved by a large number of people who flocked the Scouts and Guides Ground behind Deputy Commissioner’s Office soon after the mela was inaugurated yesterday. Scouts and Guides Ground is one...

State is against Cauvery Management Board: CM

Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has said that his government was opposed to the formation of the Cauvery Management Board and that the lawyers representing the State had been asked to put forward this position very strongly in the Supreme Court. He was speaking to reporters after Dasara inauguration atop Chamundi Hill yesterday. “The judges in...

I will be the Chief Minister for the next 5 years too: Siddharamaiah

Mysuru: Asserting that he will continue as the Chief Minister for the next 5 years too after winning the 2018 Assembly Polls, Chief Minister Siddharamaiah has said that he was sure that the people would bless him in the next elections. Speaking at the Dasara inauguration ceremony atop Chamundi Hill here yesterday, Siddharamaiah said that...

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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about diet for calves’ How does one recognise pure ghee? To check the purity of ghee at home: Method 1: Put a spoon of ghee on your palm, if it starts to melt that is pure. Normally, pure ghee melts at the body temperature. Method...
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Dismal Theatre Scene in Mysuru

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD My recent article about the play ‘Barff’ which I attended at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall in Bengaluru and my own experience while attending a medical conference, which was similar to that of the main character in the play, has drawn many responses from readers. While all of them have written...

In Briefs
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    Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Information Technology Cell, Queen’s Road, Bengaluru has appointed Niral C. Shah as President of Mysore City (Dis...

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    Annual Meetings

    Bhavana Housing Co-operative Society Limited has convened its 3rd Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) at Nityanam Kalyana Mantap in Visveshwaranagar on ...

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    Renewal of animal adoption

    Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru, has renewed of Adoption of a Tiger by MAC Group CNC India Tools & Service (P) Ltd, Bengaluru, under ...

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    Story-telling by Kathachavadi

    Chinnara Kathachavadige Banni has organised a moral story telling programme from books for kids at Srujana Kalamandira, 18th cross, Jayanagar, Mysuru,...

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    Annual Meetings

    Mysore and Chamarajanagar District Central Co-operative Wholesale Dealers Association will hold its 53rd Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) at its prem...



Dasara 2017, Feature Articles

“If my husband had not continued the tradition there would have been no Dasara in Palace today”

Renowned poet Prof. K.S. Nissar Ahmed inaugurated the Dasara celebrations atop the Chamundi Hill today. This tradition traces back to Raja Wadiyar who, following the pomp and pageantry of the Vijayanagar rulers, started the Dasara celebrations in 1610 at Srirangapatna. Continuing this legacy today is Rajamata Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, who is a part of the...
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Meet Nawab Shafath Ali Khan- 3

When Star of Mysore Features Editor N. Niranjan Nikam travelled all the way to meet the Sharp-Shooter at his den in the midst of the jungle at the Safari Land Resorts in Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, Nawab Shafath Ali Khan and his son Asghar Ali Khan, drove this writer in the jungle in their American Jeep...
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Strengthening inner self through surroundings

Water Bamboo with nine stalks helps in ushering in good luck. It has been emphasised in the science of Feng Shui that every corner, sector and area of a building has a influence and impact on some aspect of our life and our aspirations. A cut corner often also referred to as missing corner, cluttered...
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Meet Nawab Shafath Ali Khan- 2

The crux of the man-animal conflict today is that old, weak and handicapped species are pushed out of the forest by the younger and stronger animals. These animals before they could create havoc were eliminated. The village folks were happy, revenge killing was never heard of and we didn’t have elephants straying into private lands...

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Arab-Camel enactment

In the narrative “The Book of Fables and Folk Stories” by Horace E. Scudder ((1838-1902), an American man of letters, an episode of human generosity resulting in a none-too-comfortable situation is presented. The story concerns an Arab who was resting in his tent on a cold winter night confronts his camel pleading with him with...

Calling copy-cats

Poets, essayists and novelists, granting their rich vocabulary in the language of their proficiency and a deep desire to express their thoughts as well as life’s experiences deserve to be thanked by their captive readers for sparing their intellectual acumen, in addition to leaving a record of past happenings virtually on the sands of time....

Innovative initiative

The appearance or emergence of Planet Earth in the boundless universe, compared to a mere dust particle for its relative volume has been chemically determined to have taken place about 4.5 billion years ago or 450 crore years ago. The tenure of human beings on the Planet, as they physically appear in our times, has...

Healthy Healthcare

Similar to voices being heard from all sorts of circles, marked by mutually rivalling concerns, relating to the major afflictions bugging the land’s masses, particularly the uninformed rustic population, we also  read in the dailies virtually everyday reports from both government departments and voluntary agencies keeping a hawk’s eye on the efforts to arrest fatalities...
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    Kizhakkekara Mary Zachariah

    Kizhakkekara Mary Zachariah (87), wife of late K.V. Zakhariah and a resident of KHB Colony in R.S. Naidu Nagar passed away yesterday at her residence....

  • D.N. Jagadeesh

    D.N. Jagadeesh

    D.N. Jagadeesh (63), Committee Member of Sri Ayappaswamy Temple, Nanjangud, passed away last night. He leaves behind his wife Padmavathi, two sons, da...

  • M.R. Anandkumar

    M.R. Anandkumar

    M.R. Anandkumar (72), retired Shirstedar and a resident of Kuvempunagar, passed away on Sept. 17. He leaves behind his wife, son, daughter-in-law, gra...

  • S.L. Lakshmegowda

    S.L. Lakshmegowda

    S.L. Lakshmegowda (99), retired Public Prosecutor, former Legal Advisor of KSFC and a resident of Saraswathipuram here, passed away last night. He lea...

  • N. Nalini

    N. Nalini

    Nalini (50), a resident of 5th Main, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysuru, passed away at a private hospital in Bengaluru in the wee hours of today following brie...

  • Raghavendra S. Jamkhandi

    Raghavendra S. Jamkhandi

    Journalist Raghavendra S. Jamkhandi (77), who previously worked for Samyuktha Karnataka in Hubballi and a resident of V.V. Mohalla passed away here ye...


Dasara 2017, Sports

Dasara Games begin

Mysuru: The State Level Dasara Games 2017, conducted by the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports (DYES), Government of Karnataka  and Dasara Sports Committee was inaugurated women cricketers Veda Krishnamurthy and Rajeshwari Gayakwad  and  Grand Master M.S. Thejkumar at the Chamundi Vihar Stadium here yesterday. Minister for Youth Empowerment and  Sports Pramod Madhwaraj hoisted the...

New gallery at D. Devaraja Urs Multi-purpose Stadium inaugurated

Mysuru: Chief Minister Siddharamaiah inaugurated the newly constructed gallery at D. Devaraja Urs Multipurpose Stadium here yesterday. The gallery has been constructed at a cost of Rs. 4 lakh. After inaugurating the new seating facility, CM Siddharamaiah watch the wrestling bout for more than an hour after wishing good for all the wrestlers. Later, addressing...

Panthers storm into finals

Hubballi: Hat-tricks from Anand Doddamani and D. Avinash were just what the big occasion of a semi-final needed resulting in Belagavi Panthers 14-run victory at the KSCA Rajnagar Stadium in Hubballi to seal their place in the final of Karbonn Smartphones Karnataka Premier League 2017, powered by Cycle Pure Agarbathies, here yesterday. Doddamani ended with...

KSCA to host first ever women’s KPL exhibition match

Hubballi: Stars of India’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 campaign, Veda Krishnamurthy and Rajeshwari Gayakwad, along with international cricketers Karuna Jain and V.R. Vanitha will be in action at Hubballi this Saturday (Sept. 23) for the first ever women’s KPL exhibition T20 match initiated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). KSCA President’s XI led...



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