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Elderly villager murdered for diamond ear studs

Mysuru: A 75-year-old man was murdered for a pair of diamond-and- pearl-studded ear studs given to his family by the erstwhile rulers of Mysuru. The killers had torn off the old man’s earlobes to snatch the jewel. The murder came to light yesterday night when the frail old man’s body was found amidst bushes at...

A day before Rahul’s anointment: Sonia says “I will retire”

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi broke silence on her role within the party a day ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s anointment as AICC President. Speaking to mediapersons, the veteran Congress leader said that her role is to retire now. Rahul was declared elected as the new President of the Congress party on Dec. 11. The...

DC entrusted with powers to distribute sites to shelterless: Minister Kagodu

Mysuru: Maintaining that Deputy Commissioners (DCs) have been entrusted with powers to allot 20 acres of land for distribution of sites to the shelterless, Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa has directed TP Executive  Officers and GP PDO’s to prepare a list of the shelterless in their respective jurisdiction. Chairing a review  meeting of district-level officials of...

One killed, five injured as car topples and falls into canal

Srirangapatna: In a tragic incident, one person was killed on the spot while five others sustained serious injuries, when the car in which they were travelling toppled and fell into the canal after the driver lost control of the vehicle near K. Shettahalli on Bengaluru-Mysuru highway in the taluk yesterday. While the deceased has been...

More trouble for Ravi Belagere as one more warrant is issued

Police scramble for corroborative evidence; will now book tabloid editor under Wildlife Act Bengaluru: It appears like more trouble is brewing for Ravi Belagere, journalist and editor of ‘Hai Bangalore’  Kannada weekly tabloid, with another arrest warrant being issued against him in connection with a seven-year-old case.  Belagere, who has been granted interim bail, is...

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Pet Talk

By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains, how study of animal faeces can be helpful and also about the harmful effects of fireworks on animals. Why do scientists study animal faeces? Faeces can be a treasure trove of information about wildlife. The teeth and hair contained inside a carnivore’s excrement can reveal...
Columns, Point of View

Looking beyond a sham Election

By TJS George No harm would have come to the Congress Party if Rahul Gandhi was named President one fine morning. Much harm was done to its image by staging a charade of an election. As many as 89 sets of nomination papers filed for Shri Gandhi. Not even one nam-ke-wastay opponent. (Dissidents? What dissidents?)...
Columns, In Black & White

Mysuru Chocolate !

When it comes to food, our city has always been famous for Masala dosa and the ever popular Mysore Pak. Now an expat in city is making Mysuru famous for its chocolates! David Bello, who makes artisan chocolates from his unit in Mysuru, is now gaining international repute. Intrigued, I found his company ‘Earth Loaf...
In Briefs
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    Co-curricular contest for teachers

    A district-level co-curricular activities contest for Primary and High School teachers has been organised on Dec.16 at 10 am at JSS High School in Sar...

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    Pensioners Day

    Railway Pensioners Welfare Association (RPWA), Mysuru, will be celebrating ‘Pensioners Day’ at SC/ST Association Hall (next to Railway Co-op. Bank), S...

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    ZP Meeting

    The Special General Meeting of Mysuru ZP, presided by ZP President Nayeema Sulthana will be held on Dec. 19 from 11 am at ZP Hall, according a press r...

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    PMEGP interview on Dec.18

    District Industries Centre has organised an interview on Dec.18 at 10am at Chamarajendra Technical Institute in city to select beneficiaries under the...

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    Free Training

    Keonics is offering free training in ONLINE NEET for 2nd PUC students. Desirous students may contact Keonics, 47/D, 1st floor, opp. ...



Feature Articles

Upgradation of stretch between Kalamandira and Mosque: A Design Engineer’s Perspective

By V. N. Prasad, Design Engineer & PMC; Roads (Retd.) With due respects to my learned friends who staged silent protests against straightening of the stretch between Kalamandira and the Mosque on Hunsur Road near Jaladarshini Guest House, I wish to make the following observations from a design engineer’s perspective.  Having practiced Road Engineering from...
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Old Rishis, new Rishis

By Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik – Author, Speaker, Illustrator, Mythologist Hindus believe that knowledge (“veda” in Sanskrit) comes not from a human source, but from nature at large. This knowledge reveals itself to one who is clear in mind and pure of body. Such a person is called a rishi, which means ‘one who can see...
Feature Articles

Reviving Tribal Medicinal Practices

The National Workshop on Tribal Healers and Exhibition of Tribal Medicines, being held at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) premises on Irwin Road, Mysuru, has several tribal healers from various States who aim to revive the traditional healing practices. The workshop focuses to document their methods and practices that will be studied for future...
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Rich Tribute to Muthuswami Dikshitar

By Dr. Rama V. Bennur A different variety of programmes marked Muthuswami Dikshitar’s Day at Ganabharathi of Mysuru on Nov. 25 and 26 at its Veene Seshanna Bhavana.  Prof. Vishweshwaran gave an erudite lecture demonstration on the 25th and vocalists and instrumentalists paid rich tribute to the great composer on the 26th. The topic of...

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Fatalities in Fast Forward mode

From the times of a distant past, when roads, meant mainly for walkers alongside those commuting in animal-drawn carts, were narrow and dwellings were roomy, we have reached a point of laying wide roads and huddling in not-so-roomy dwellings, now called apartments, flats and whatever, in multistoreyed buildings, particularly in urban spaces, a scenario in...

Unlawful law-makers

As the nation launched itself on the new-found onerous task of ruling on democratic lines, the top brass in the fledging government at the Centre sought advice of a British expert in administration by name Appleby. Call it irony or whatever, the expert advice had to be sought from the British colonialists who, having ruled...

Meeting medicare gap

The set of initials of names for different indigenous systems of medicare as well as healthcare being practised virtually in all regions of the country is becoming familiar to the literati as the acronym AYUSH. For starters, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy have been chosen by the authorities in the Union Government for zeroing...

Fair fare for females

Law-making in the land can be traced to a period of its centuries of history, whether recorded or not, to as far back as one’s ability to look back. Narratives which are part of the country’s epics including Ramayana and Mahabharata too have their share of references to law-making. Not only India’s much-adored Constitution is...
  • Annapurna


    Annapurna Chandrasekharaiah (92), wife of late A.M. Chandrasekharaiah and a  resident of Saraswathipuram, passed away yesterday. She leaves behind thr...

  • Puttashetty


    Puttashetty (74), retired Deputy Conservator of Forests and a resident of Kuvempunagar 3rd Stage, passed away yesterday. A native of Kikkeri village i...

  • Parvathamma


    Parvathamma (84), a resident of Vijayanagar 2nd Stage, passed away yesterday. She leaves behind son S.R. Satishchandra, Medical Officer at JSS Hospita...

  • G.S. Lalithamma

    G.S. Lalithamma

    G.S. Lalithamma (78), wife of late G.S. Subbaramaiah, a resident of Gargeshwari in T. Narasipur taluk, passed away on in city yesterday. She leaves be...

  • Syed Rafiq Khan
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    Syed Rafiq Khan

    Syed Rafiq Khan (80), a resident of Dawood Khan Street in Lashkar Mohalla, passed away this morning at his residence here. He leaves behind five daugh...

  • S. Prakash Lodha Jain

    S. Prakash Lodha Jain

    Prakash Lodha Jain, son of P. Shanthilal Jain and a resident of Mandi Mohalla, passed away early this morning following a heart attack. He leaves behi...



District Police Sports Meet begins

The three-day annual District Police Sports Meet organised by District Police at DAR Grounds located in  Jyothinagar was inaugurated by City Police Commissioner Dr. A. Subrahmanyeswara Rao, here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, he said that it was important for the Police have good physique and balanced mind and added that to cultivate  both sports played...

Indian Super League 2017: Bengaluru FC scores over FC Pune

Bengaluru FC consolidated their position at the top of the Indian Super League 2017-18 points table by coming from behind to beat FC Pune City 3-1 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune yesterday. Adil Khan opened the scoring for Pune but a double from Miku and a Sunil Chhetri strike in...

Narinder Batra elected IOA President

International Hockey Federation (FIH) Chief Narinder Batra was elected the President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in an Annual General Body Meeting on Thursday. He will succeed N. Ramachandran from Tamil Nadu. Batra was elected unopposed as his competent Anil Khanna, former All India Tennis Association (AITA) President, had already withdrawn his candidature for the...



Mysuru's favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 39 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it's readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.