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Palace Queen will boost tourism, says Modi

Mysuru:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Palace Queen Humsafar Weekly Express train at the Mysuru City Railway Station yesterday. The train will run from Mysuru to Udaipur in Rajasthan. Flagging off the train, the PM said: “This Palace Queen Humsafar Express train which connects Mysuru and Udaipur is a historical step and would...

‘Replace Commission Government with Mission Government’

Mysuru: Asking the people of the State to throw away the ‘Commission Government,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here yesterday that the State needs a ‘Mission Government’ under the BJP to ensure all-round development. Addressing a mammoth BJP rally — Parivartana Yatra — at Maharaja’s College Grounds, Modi said that the State will continue to...

PM Narendra Modi  commissions Mysuru-Bengaluru Railway Line electrification

Mysuru: The electrification of the Railway Line between Mysuru and Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway Station in Bengaluru was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the City Railway Station yesterday. The electrification project will cover four major districts in Karnataka — Bengaluru, Ramanagaram, Mandya and Mysuru. The Rs. 208.73 crore worth project will benefit...

PM’s tribute to Puttannaiah

Mysuru: At the BJP rally, PM Narendra Modi paid his tributes to farmer leader and Melukote MLA K.S. Puttannaiah who passed away on Sunday. “I pay my tributes to Puttannaiahji. He fought for the cause of farmers’ welfare and rights and also inspired hundreds of others to take up farmers’ cause,” he said. The gathering...

Post PM Modi’s visit to city: Pourakarmikas, BJP activists, contract workers on a cleaning-spree

Mysuru: The sprawling Maharaja’s College Grounds where PM Modi addressed a mammoth gathering yesterday, wore a deserted look today with Pourakarmikas, BJP activists and contract workers who had constructed the stage and installed barricades along the route of PM’s convoy were busy cleaning the premises and removing the stage and barricades. The Maharaja’s College Ground...

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Columns, Point of View

How not to facelift Culture

By T.J.S. George Indian literature is the richer for the election of Chandrashekhara Kambara as President of the Sahitya Akademi. The sad part of the story is that the distinguished Oriya writer, Pratibha Ray, was put up as a political opponent and was defeated at the polls. A novelist and academician of international fame, her commitment...
Columns, In Black & White

Stop Spending & Start Mending

The other day I was at my parents’ house and decided to clean out my old cupboard when I stumbled upon my old school shoe. It was an old pair of black lace up Bata’s. The pair looked like it had gone through multiple surgeries to extend its life; it had white stitches all over...
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China: Close to superpowerdom, but…

By T.J.S. George Confidence, authoritativeness and clear warning signals echoed from China’s published statements on the Maldives crisis. Keep off, it tells the UN. Any military intervention will be strongly resisted, it tells India. This is the new China rising to world leadership at a speed that is both remarkable and worrying. Usually China does...
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    Registration for training

    Social Welfare Department, Periyapatna, intends to provide skill training for unemployed ST youths for 2017-18. Registration can be done online by vis...

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    Health camp held

    Millath Baitul Maal, Udayagiri, had organised a free medical and dental check-up camp on Feb.11. Over 450 patients were examined and free medicines di...

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    Cadet on board of Indian Naval Ship

    B.A. Prasanth, a Naval NCC Cadet from Yuvaraja’s College, (3rd year B.Sc) student, has been selected to Overseas Deployment to Mauritius, Seychelles a...

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    Magic show on DVG’s ‘Kagga’

    On the occasion of two-day Akhila Bharata Kannada Samskritika Sammelana to be held at Sarada Vilas Centenary Hall on Feb.27 and 28, Film Director and ...

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    Workshop on FDA exam

    Krishik Sarvodaya Foundation, in association with Adichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust, will be organising a workshop for the benefit of rural students wh...


Feature Articles

Dr. R. Shamasastry Mahamahopadyaya of Mysuru who discovered the lost treatise Arthashastra!

By Dr. S.N. Bhagirath, Anaesthesiologist, Bengaluru Mahamahopadyaya Rudrapatna Shamasastry was an extraordinary scholar who brought international fame to the city of Mysuru. He was born on 12th January 1868 at Basavapatna, to parents Venkataramaiah and Puttamma. At the age of 13, he came to Mysuru to study under Pt. Kallikote Sastry. He later joined Maharaja...
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Geeth Gaatha Chal…: A musical sojourn of yesteryears

The 17th edition of the popular music programme Geeth Gaatha Chal… by the doctors and their family, yet again provided a grand musical treat to the music-lovers, at Kalamandira here last evening. Well-known Sugama Sangeetha artiste H.R. Leelavathi, who was the chief guest, was felicitated by industrialist Dr. M. Jagannath Shenoy, who has been sponsoring...
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This migrant from Kerala revives traditional handicrafts

By M.T. Yogesh Kumar India is a country with creativity as reflected in its arts, culture and exquisite handicrafts which one can see across the length and breadth of the geography. However, as technology takes over, skilled hands are disappearing with the most creative handicrafts created by skilled craftsmen becoming a thing of the past....

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Combustion-free commuting Farewell to fossil fuels

Many years have already passed since the times the world got alerted about the stock of fossil fuels nearing zero point sooner than later, although with no signs of the warning heeded by any of the stockholders as well as the stakeholders. As if to mock at the people who are knowledgeable about the earth’s...

Factoring human resources

The air is abuzz with opinions hinting at despair as well as plans of action expressed in various circles portraying the country’s scenario of human resources quantitatively and qualitatively with words and figures that has set many thinking, the rest befuddled. While the successive governments are yet to lay a clear road map for the...

Pathanjali power

Having welcomed with open arms as it were, western culture in its multiple avatars, notably allopathic medicines, attire, food habits and music, not to forget favouring English medium schooling, Indian society has begun to bestow its attention on naturopathy, ayurveda, yoga, organics and whatever in a rush of blood matching tsunami and cloudburst. The yoga-guru-turned-entrepreneur...

Thank You

It was this day, nay this very evening, 40 years ago that STAR OF MYSORE was born in this city as an Evening English Newspaper. Happily it continues to be your favourite eveninger. From this evening, we will be entering 41st year of our publication. And as we do so, we gratefully remember all those...
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    Alhaj B. Ilyas Ahmed

    Alhaj B. Ilyas Ahmed (86), Founder and President of Hilal Education Society, former Pradhan of Gargeshwari Mandal Panchayat and a Senior Congress lead...

  • Rangaswamy Shetty

    Rangaswamy Shetty

    Rangaswamy Shetty (60), who was serving as an ASI at Bettadapura Police Sub-Station, passed away yesterday following a heart attack. With just four mo...

  • M.V. Gopalakrishne Urs

    M.V. Gopalakrishne Urs

    M.V. Gopalakrishne Urs (86), a resident of Rajarajeshwari Nagar and a retired SBM main cashier, passed away on Feb. 13. He leaves behind four sons, tw...

  • M.K. Seetharamaiah

    M.K. Seetharamaiah

    M.K. Seetharamaiah (79), retired Vice Principal of Kanakapura Rural PU College and a resident of Srirampura 2nd Stage here, passed away yesterday in c...

  • N.S. Moganna

    N.S. Moganna

    N.S. Moganna (82), a retired staff member of Analytical Quality Control Department, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru, passed away on Feb.11. He leaves behind his wi...

  • S. Doddamallappa

    S. Doddamallappa

    Doddamallappa, a retired Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) at KEB and a resident of Kuvempunagar here, passed away on Feb.8 (Thursday). He is survive...



Aryan Kids Chess Tournament: Akshay, Aditya excel

Akshay with 6 points from 6 rounds and Aditya with 5 points from 6 rounds won the titles in Senior and Junior sections respectively in Aryan Kids Chess Tournament conducted by Vipraa Chess Academy at Aryan Kids School premises in Sharadadevinagar here on Sunday. In the Junior section, Akshay, I. Kavin and I. Kalal secured...

26th BRDCA State Open Rapid Chess Tourney: Sriram Sarja clinches title

Sriram Sarja with 6 points from seven rounds clinched the title in the 26th BRDCA State Open Rapid Chess Tourney held at Bengaluru on Feb.18. Ojas Kulkarni (5.5-26), H.G. Santhosh Kashyap (5.5-24.5), M.G. Gahan (5.5-24), Sameer Ghotane (5.5-22.5) and Sushrutha Reddy (95.5-22.5) tied with 5.5 points and secured the places from second to sixth respectively...

M.S. Dhoni breaks T20 world record

While the focus was on Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who fashioned India’s 28-run win over South Africa in the first T20I on Sunday, M.S. Dhoni quietly broke a world record. After he took a catch to dismiss Reeza Hendricks off Bhuvneshwar, Dhoni created a new wicketkeeping record of having taken 134 catches in 275...



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