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Piyush Predicts New India in 2022

Mysuru: Union Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal arrived in city for the first time this morning and in his message to the public, he said that a New India would emerge in 2022 under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Piyush Goyal,...

Veteran theatre legend Enagi Balappa no more

Enagi (Belagavi): Veteran theatre personality and Nadoja Enagi Balappa (103) passed away at his residence in Enagi village here this morning. Balappa, who had inaugurated Dasara cultural programmes at Palace in 2013, entered theatre through Chikkodi Shivalinga Swamiji, who was his first Guru. Born to Balamma and Karibasappa in 1914, his very first role in...

Missing mother-daughter found dead at Kukkarahalli Lake

Mysuru: A 29-year-old woman and her seven-year-old daughter reportedly committed suicide by jumping into the Kukkarahalli Lake in city. The incident came to light last evening when a few walkers noticed the bodies floating in the lake. Both the mother and daughter were found missing from their house on Wednesday. The deceased have been identified...
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Dasara jumbos on a weight-and-watch mission

Mysuru: The first batch of eight Dasara elephants, which arrived in Mysuru on Aug. 12 and were welcomed into Mysore Palace yesterday, underwent weight checking this morning as they would undergo rigorous training for Jumboo Savari from tomorrow. The elephants were brought from the Mysore Palace to Sri Sairam and Co., Electronic Weighing Centre on...
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Golden Chariot to touch Mysuru twice this Dasara

Mysuru: The Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) will run luxury train Golden Chariot on two short trips to Mysuru during Dasara celebrations. Popularly called Palace-on- Wheels, the Golden Chariot covers important tourist destinations in Karnataka in the southern circuit. The seven nights, six days tour reaches Mysuru from Bengaluru and the tourists are taken...

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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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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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To eat or not to eat

The saying that an army marches on its feet may sound strange in our times, given the dominance of air power in waging wars, remote-controlled missiles that hit targets after cruising thousands of kilometres and, not to forget, robots and crew-less flying machines. The similar-sounding expression “An army marches on its stomach,” attributed to Napoleon...

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...
  • S.J. Ravi Keerthi

    S.J. Ravi Keerthi

    S.J. Ravi Keerthi (83), Retd. Assistant Executive Engineer and Founder of Associated Engineers and Saga Tiles and a resident of No. 17/B, 5th Main, 8t...

  • Pani Devi

    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...



‘Stressed out’ forest staff take to volleyball

Forest officials and guards, who spend most of their time in protecting wild animals and the forest, participated in the volleyball tournament organised at the Bandipur Forest Campus, yesterday. Inaugurating the tournament, Bandipur Project Tiger Director Ambadi Mahadevu said that the officials and guards were working round-the-clock saving the forest and added the with participating...

Pro Kabaddi 2017: Gujarat end home leg undefeated

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Fortunegiants ended their home leg at The Arena in Ahmedabad yesterday undefeated with a 26-26 draw against Bengal Warriors. Sachin top-scored for Gujarat with eight points, while Deepak Narwal bagged a total of nine points for Bengal, including a crucial last point of the match that ended the game as a tie. Both...

Kodagu Golf Open Championship in city from tomorrow

Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Golf Club (JWGC) in association with Association of Kodagu Golfers of JWGC will be organising a two-day Kodagu Golf Open Championship-2017 in memory of Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa and Gen. K.S. Thimayya from Aug. 19 at MRC Golf Course in city. The Tournament will be teed-off by Kodagu Golfers Association President Dr. P....

Tablet Cup Cricket Tournament in city on August 19, 20

Karnataka Registered Pharmacist Association will be organising a two-day Tablet Cup Cricket Tournament from tomorrow at JSS Medical College Cricket Ground at Bannimantap. Addressing the presspersons, Association President D. Kaushik said that the tournament will be inaugurated by JSS University Vice Chancellor D. Suresh on Aug. 19 (tomorrow) at 9.30 am. JSS Pharmacy College Principal...



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